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The Weekly Top 5 #8

Posted on May 31, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend? Today’s weekly top 5 is a little different to usual, basically I was supposed to put together an outfit post showing you what I wore for the wedding I went to last Friday, but after a series of unfortunate events including forgetting my camera when we went to the wedding, then being really ill – which still hasn’t gone away properly, so I’m just not up to having my taken right now, I’ve decided to include my outfit in today’s post instead!

I’m a massive fan of vintage clothes (I actually used to run a vintage clothing store a few years ago) and my favourite eras are definitely the 50’s and 80’s. From the 50’s I love pretty prom style dresses with full circle skirts and petticoats, and I love anything loud and brash from the 80’s like bright prints and gold jewellery – I also collect 80’s jewellery too 🙂

So for the wedding I went with this beautiful Lindy Bop Ella dress from Lucy Loves Vintage. This style of dress really suits my shape as I have a larger bottom half, so it skims over that and emphasises my smaller waist which is ideal! The Ella dress comes in plus sizes too which is fantastic, and it’s also available in a range of different colours. I went for this gorgeous turquoise / teal shade (called slate) which I obviously have a thing for as my mum pointed out it’s the exact same shade as the vintage dress I wore for my wedding reception (you can check that out here)

I wore a plain black Short Sleeve Shrug (£15) over the top to cover my shoulders and arms, and for undies, I wore some big pants to suck everything in, and this super pretty Heidi Klum Intimates Amelia Underwired Bra, which is currently in the sale at House of Fraser. It was £38, and is now £30.40.

I’ve slightly embellished in this post because I don’t actually have the gorgeous shoes and bag I’ve included. I just wore some very non-exciting plain black shoes, and ended up taking a big ‘practical’ bag for all Fred’s necessities like wipes, toys and juice. If I had my way though I’d definitely wear these beautiful Lotus Isabelle Peep Toe Heels (was £59.99, now £41.99) partly because they’re so pretty and a great alternative to black shoes, but also because Lotus offer half sizes, which is perfect for me as I’m dead on a 5.5! I also included this stunning Phase Eight Rita Jewelled Box Clutch (was £79, now £63.20) just because it’s so pretty and finishes off the outfit really well!

I’d love to hear what you think of my outfit? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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It’s Norwich Fashion Week!

Posted on March 8, 2015

Hi Guys!

Forget London Fashion Week, it’s now Norwich Fashion Week!! 😀

The fun kicked off on Thursday evening with the opening Retailers catwalk show, where local companies sent the best of what they had to offer down the catwalk. I was very excited to have VIP tickets and hopped along to the show with my BFF Laura. In the VIP area an amazing thing happened, I tried a glass of wine and I ACTUALLY LIKED IT. The bar were serving coffee based alcoholic drinks, but I don’t like coffee, so I reluctantly went for a wine, knowing I wouldn’t like it either, but then some sort of magic happened and I drank the whole glass without grimacing! It was a revelation! I contacted the lovely guys at Grey Seal Coffee who kindly let me know the wine was Lynton White from local Mark Lynton, so I need to track it down now.

Anyway I digress, the show was fantastic as expected, and it was great to see a mixture of bigger and smaller companies represented on the catwalk. I’ve included some of my favourite looks below –

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The boys all looked fabulous, of course. I loved the sleek suits from House of Fraser.

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I just knew I’d love what House of Fraser had to offer for the ladies too – and I did! There were some fantastic floral prints coming down the catwalk, and the most beautiful pleated skirt.

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And lastly Jarrold, I loved all of their looks, with lots of spring pastels, clashing prints and fun accessories – check out that holo clutch guys. I was really impressed.

…Fast forward to this afternoon (Sunday, in case you’re reading this later) I headed into the city again with Laura for the second scheduled show – the Vintage Show held at Norwich Puppet Theatre. The Puppet Theatre was a bit harder to find – thank God for google maps – but we got there in the end, and it was a complete contrast to the previous retailers venue. Hosted in a converted church, the Puppet Theatre was the perfect setting for the Vintage Show, we sat on an old style theatre, watching the models from the front row. I loved the intimate yet relaxed atmosphere, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the show… but we’re a bit surprised by the ending though!

Here are a few of my favourite looks and collections –

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The Frock Spot showcased some amazing vintage wedding dresses – my favourite was the tea length satin number on the far right – beautiful!

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I also fell in love with this exquisite 1950’s evening dress from Retreat Vintage. It was covered in the most beautiful intricate beading.

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I should also mention that the Vintage Show had an oriental theme, there were some fantastic oriental style looks on show.

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And there were undies! I loved the contrast of lace and rubber – very 50 shades! I’d never heard of Proudlock & Harry before, but they’re a boutique lingerie store on London Street, I’ll definitely be giving them a visit!

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And the show ended (rather surprisingly) with a burlesque dancer. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t quite prepared for her. She was literally right in front of me, gyrating and spinning and she was just AMAZING. I was mesmerised! (She had some nice undies on too!) I’m afraid I don’t have the name of this burlesque beauty but I’ll add her link when I find out!

So far we’ve had a fantastic time, there are two more main shows to come next week so keep your eyes peeled for another post! xxx

Pre-Summer All Weather Look

Posted on May 14, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I thought I’d put a little outfit look together for you today – and yes I know what you’re thinking, there’s nothing on the bottom half. I didn’t forget! My leg-wear of choice for this look would be a simple pair of black leggings. I did add them to the pictures but it just didn’t look right in the photos, so you’ll have to visualise they’re there!

I was trying to put together a look that suits the weather at the moment, I don’t know where you are but it’s been raining one minute here, then sunny the next. So the point of this outfit is a kind of all weather, pre-summer look.

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I’m completely in love with this La Redoute Biker Style Blouson Jacket in Navy. It’s made of top quality faux leather, but really looks the part, and the best thing is it’s on sale at the moment and only £38.50, what a bargain!

The blouse underneath is my Nasty Gal Nude Sheer Blouse, purchased last summer. This top is so chic with it’s floaty volume and mini gold pyramid buttons. It also has a cut out section on the back which you can’t see. I’m yet to wear this but I’m hoping to bust it out this summer!

Of course no outfit would be complete without accessories! I’ve added a gold tone Primark Necklace, with some of my favourite Vita Fede Titan bracelets, and a stunning transparent bracelet with a gold tone lock I was gifted by a friend.

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My bag, I’ve had for years. This gorgeous cream quilted leather chain bag is vintage and was purchased from a local charity shop many moons ago.

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And finally these Ting Ting Fashion Mid Calf Buckle Detail Boots finish the look off – I know the buckles are silver and I did question them matching the rest of the outfit, but I quite like the contrast of the two different metals 🙂

I hope you like my look! I’d love to hear your thoughts xxx

My Gorgeous Argento Bracelet

Posted on April 16, 2014

Hi Guys!

Today I have the prettiest charm bracelet to show off to you! Argento kindly sent me this gorgeous Charmed T Bar Carrier Bracelet, in sterling silver. It also came with a free disco ball charm! Bling bling!! 😀

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This is kind of a late Mothers Day treat for myself! I chose a Charmed Love Love Love Locket to add to the bracelet as I thought I could put pictures of my little boy and husband in there (aww!) Clever me got some photos printed but they all came out too big! So rather than squeeze half a face in there I thought I’d just show you the bracelet as it is 🙂

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The ‘Charmed’ charms a just fantastic, Argento hold a massive selection so there’s something for everyone, and none of them cost over £30 which is amazing!

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See how dinky this is! I love that it’s a proper locket that opens up! I’ll update this post soon when I manage to sort the photos out!

Do you have any special jewellery? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

OOTD – Vintage Dress Up

Posted on May 6, 2013

I’ve been feeling a bit ill lately with a cold, so what better way to cheer myself up that dressing up! I love dressing up, it instantly makes me feel better! This is a red vintage dress from the 1980’s with a sheer mesh panel on the chest and gold studs on the arms, with a vintage gold tone necklace. (p.s my new camera is on charge, better pics will be coming soon!)

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