Sunday, 14 September 2014

How I style the Topshop Red Lace Bodycon Dress

Hey guys!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

I recently purchased the very popular red lace bodycon dress from Topshop, so thought I would do a post showing some of the different ways you can style it, and also where you could wear these looks! :)

1. Checks & Lace

Lace bodycon tunic dress - £36 Topshop / Check Co-ord Top - £16 Miss Selfridge / Aztec Necklace - £3 Primark / Brown Wedge Heels - £19.99 Newlook / Brown Bag - £5 Primark

Where would I wear this outfit? I think this would be great for a day out somewhere, maybe exploring a new city and visiting a museum! Or alternatively I think if you swapped the shoes to some black heels and ditched the hat it could be great for a smart work look!

2. Simple Lace

Where would I wear this outfit? This is definitely one for a big girls night out! I love the Newlook heels as they remind me of ballerina shoes - perfect for dancing the night away in! (as long as I don't break my neck in them lol!) 

3. Fluffy Mohair & Lace

Lace bodycon tunic dress - £36 Topshop / White mohair jumper - £19.99 Newlook / Black Bag - Missguided /  Silver & black Statement Necklace - £11 Rose And Storm / Black Strappy Heels - £19.99 Newlook

Where would I wear this outfit? I think this one would be great for a date night such as a meal out, since the lace and heels makes you feel dressed up, whilst the fluffy jumper keeps you warm on those chilly autumn nights!! 

I also added this stunning statement necklace* from Rose And Storm which I think jazzes up the plain jumper perfectly - I can't get over how gorgeous the detail on it is! It costs just £11 including P&P to buy from their ebay shop and I think it's a great piece to own for when you need to turn a simple outfit into something more special! You can find the link to their shop here. :)

Grungey Lace 

Lace bodycon tunic dress - £36 Topshop / Black Fedora Hat - £25 Topshop / Grey Aztec Cardigan - £17.99 Newlook / Black Fringe Bag - £19.99 Newlook / Black Wedge Boots - £10 Primark 

Where would I wear this outfit? I think this would be great for going to gig in. Even though it's quite a girly dress it can be made into a more grungy look by adding some black chunky boots, a black fedora & casual aztec cardigan! 

And that's all for tonight! What do you think - how else would you style this dress for different occasions? I'd love to know your opinions :)

Thanks for reading!

Gabby xo

Monday, 8 September 2014

My September Faves- Featuring Trinket Avenue!

Hey Buddies!

I cannot believe we are already in september? I feel like I blinked and summer was over! But I guess it's not all bad news as autumn means lots of pretty layering and cute jumpers right? :)

Tonight I thought I'd share with you a few of my September faves,  aka all of the things I have somehow managed to splurge on despite being only 8 days into the month (oops!). Hope you like!

Earthy Prints

Floral Chiffon Playsuit - £39.99 Topshop, Brown Fedora Hat - £7 Primark, Black heels, Brown bag & belt - Newlook

First up is this oh so beautiful playsuit that I purchased from the Oh my Love London concessionary stand at Topshop! The darker floral print & earthy accessories make it perfect for Autumn wear :) The brown Fedora hat is also a lovely new addition to the collection (and was just £7 THANK YOU Primark)!

First of the pastel coats 

Blue A Line Coat With Panel Detail - £80 Asos,  Pink Scallop Detail Satchel - £19.99 Asos, Pink Heels - £19.99 Newlook

So just because we're moving onto colder times doesn't mean we can't bring some bright pastels with us into winter! Well that's what my thought was anyway when I purchased this pastel blue beauty from Asos last week! I just love it and I have a feeling it's going to be the first of many winter coats to grace the winter wardrobe!

Size wise I'm usually an 8-10 but went for the 8 and it fits perfectly - hope this is useful for any of you ladies who are in-between sizes like me!

Halter necks & Tassels 

Green Cropped Top - £10 Topshop, Gold Skirt - Topshop (last year),  Dark Red Fedora Hat - £25 River Island, Dark Red Bag - £7 Primark, Bronze Tassel Necklace* - £4.99 Trinket Avenue

Whilst browsing Topshop I came across their range of halter neck crop tops and decided (I needed) to have them in a few different colours - you can never have too many basics!

I thought the deep green went perfectly with this super stunning tassel necklace I received from Trinket Avenue. I own quite a few pieces of jewellery from there now and they are all brilliant quality and of course look amazing! I would recommend to anyone who is looking for some unique jewellery pieces without wanting to break the bank - check their website out here!

Lady In Red

Bardot Layered Red Dress - £65 Asos, Silver Statement Necklace - £7.99 Newlook, Black Heart Clutch - £19.99 Asos, Black Strappy Heels - £19.99 Newlook

I've been loving all these "I look like a co-ord but i'm secretly a dress" pieces that have been popping up everywhere - and when I saw this lovely red one on Asos I knew I had to purchase! It's made from quite thick material which means it will be perfect for a meal out on a chilly night!

And Accessorise! 

No outfit is complete without the accessories and every time I go to Primark recently I seem to leave with a new bag! Their autumn/winter range is just amazing! My favourite is this black and gold across body bag with the adorable bow detail!

Well I don't know about you guys but I'm so excited for autumn/winter now! There's plenty of reasons to be excited too -  Printed tights, lots of hot chocolates filled with marshmallows, pretty coats and of course the little matter of CHRISTMAS!!! (Sorry, too soon i know!)

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave me your blog links if you comment so I can check them out :)

Gabby xo

Sunday, 31 August 2014

VMA Inspired Outfit Post Featuring Missy Empire

Hey Guys!

So after seeing all the fabulous red carpet outfits from the recent VMA awards I decided I would do my own little VMA inspired look, as well as picking some of my favourites outfits from the awards!

The dress I chose to show you tonight is a stunning black mesh maxi dress which I was lucky enough to receive from the lovely team over at Missy Empire! It's such a classy and beautiful piece, definitely award show worthy in my eyes! :)

Teamed with a killer pair of heels and a statement necklace I felt properly dressed up, and at only £21.99 it's an absolute steal! You can find the link for it here :)

I actually think I would be the most awkward person ever on the red carpet! I mean, I don't know about you guys but I get shy enough as it is posing in front of my boyfriend let alone a crowd of people! But I do love looking at all the ladies who are confident enough to walk the carpet and wow us with their outfits. Speaking of which - here's a few of my favourite outfits from the awards...


 Beyonce looks so flawless (as always!) in this black maxi dress with the gorgeous lace detail by designer Nicolas Jebran! 


I'm already a huge fan of Iggy Azalea and she absolutely rocked this silver Versace gown - man I wish I had her curves!!


And last but not least is my absolute fave from the awards, the STUNNING red silk Charmeuse dress worn by mega babe Rita Ora! She looks like she walked straight off of a bond film set - so amazing! And that diamond choker is just perfect! 

And that's all for tonight! :)  Hope you liked the post and you should deffo check out Missy Empire for some gorgeous celeb inspired dresses!

Until next time!

Gabby xo

Monday, 25 August 2014

Work Wear #5

Hey Guys!

Sooo it's that time again where I wanted to share with you my favourite work outfits from the past week or so! :) Can't believe I've already done 3 weeks at the new job already, it's gone so quick!!

First up is probably my favouritee...

River Island Hearts & Pastels

River Island Yellow Heart Print Shirt - £25 / River Island Blue Box Pleat Mini Skirt - £25 / Newlook Black Heels - £19.99 / Asos Black quilted bag - £19.99  

I love this bright yellow River Island shirt - you can't get cuter than heart prints right!? And when I found this pastel blue skirt shortly after browsing the shop I knew they would be a perfect match to create a cute office look! :)

Miss Selfridge Mini Check Print Co-ord

Miss Selfridge Check Print Top - £16 / Miss Selfridge Check Print Pencil Skirt - £25 / Newlook Brown Wedge Heels - £19.99 /  Newlook Silver Statement Necklace - £7.99 / Primark Brown Bag - £8

I decided this co-ord would be the perfect little investment for my work wardrobe since not only can you wear it together but you can mix it up with different tops and skirts to make lots of different office looks!! 

New Look Rose Print Skirt & Blazer 

Newlook Black Scuba Rose Print Skirt - £14.99 / Newlook Black Scuba Rose Print Blazer - £24.99 / Boohoo White Lace Detail Top - £10 / Newlook Black Heels - £19.99 / Newlook Brown & Black Bag - £19.99 /
 Boohoo Gold Necklace - £7.99

WHAT A SURPRISE I'm wearing florals. Ha I can't help it I'm a little floral obsessed okay! So you can imagine my excitement when I found this jacket recently in Newlook having already purchased the skirt a while ago! It was meant to be! 

And that's it for work looks this week! :) Hope everyone's had a great bank holiday weekend! We went to the new "Almost Famous" restaurant in Leeds which was just pure food heaven! I had the besttt burger which had fried macaroni cheese and doritos in it - so yum!! We also had lots of cocktails - my fave being the raspberry martini with white chocolate foam!  Here's a few snaps of some below :)

Thanks for reading & see you very soon! :)

Gabby xo