Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Exploring Leeds Christmas market wearing Sugarhilll Boutique

Hey guys

So I recently signed up with a PR company called etail PR - I didn't know what to expect as I'd never signed up to one before but I'm so glad I did! Within a few weeks of registering I had already received a beautiful new vintage style shirt dress to review from the lovely people at Sugarhill Boutique! 

I decided it would be the perfect dress for an outing to the Leeds Christmas Market since it has quite a festive feel to it. I really love the wine colour of the dress with the cute floral print, and thought it went nicely with my trusty Miss Selfridge camel coat :)

Dina Shirt Dress - £55 Sugarhill Boutique / Button Camel Coat - £59 Miss Selfridge / Brown Faux Fur Hat - £9 New Look / Statement Necklace - £7.99 New Look / Knee High Socks - £3 Primark / Purple & Black Mini Bag - Miss Selfridge (old)

I actually ended up layering it up with a comfy cream Topshop jumper since we were going to be sat out in the cold all afternoon, and there's only so much that mulled wine can do before you start to freeeeeeze! It's always a bonus when you can get more than one outfit out of an item and this dress is perfect for layering :)

I thought about saving this dress for Chirstmas day, but I just couldn't resist taking it for a spin in the end! :)

The Christmas market was good fun. I just wanted to eat everything from every stall! But I settled with a huuuuge german sausage & a chocolate filled donut. And of course plenty of mulled wine & some "hot honey mead" - which I'd never tried before but it's sooo good!

What about you guys, have you been to any christmas markets yet? And how on earth is it only 1 month until christmas!!?

Please do check out Sugarhill Boutique's website (here), as they have some gorgeous dresses plus lots more lovely items! You can use the code PARTYREADY to get 20% off all dresses until Sunday the 23rd of November (and they even do free delivery too!).

Thanks for reading & see you very soon :)

Gabby xoxo

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Motel Rocks Bloggers Party #motelrockstheparty

Hey guys!

So last week I had a bit of a mental 24 hours. I got up on Wednesday morning, feeling horrendous from a works christmas do the night before. Managed to get to work on time despite the worst hangover I had experienced possibly all year, threw up a few times at work (NEW LOWS) then by 4.15 I had gone home, got ready, and was on the train to Landaaan for the Motel rocks bloggers party! Phew!

So first off let me show you what I wore. I was kindly sent this beaaaaut strappy spiral lace dress from the lovely people at Motel. I wore it with some black platform heels from Bank, a leather jacket from Ark Clothing and a medium sized black Topshop bag to store the big beastly camera in :)

Once in London I met up with fellow blogger Sammi (you can find her blog here) and her lovely friend Paige, then after asking for directions a few times and going down a dodgy alley way..we finally made it to the event!

When we walked in we were greeted by a sea of sparkles, glitter and general prettiness everywhere! Both the venue & all the ladies looked serioooously beautiful. My favourite parts were getting to see a sneak pea of the new collection, the errrmazing sweetie buffet & playing beer pong (which I sucked at haha but was so much fun!). I thought the food was spot on too - champagne and pizza? Couldn't have picked a better combination!

One of the coolest parts of the evening was spotting all the bloggers that we follow/love, and actually everyone we spoke to was super lovely! I also have to give a big shout out to the gorgeous sassy lady that is Analise, for organising such a fun event & sending me my awesome motel dress! 

Photo 4 - Analise from Motel Rocks 

The goodie bags were amazing too - the only thing missing from the pic is the huuuuuge pack of charity popcorn which I devoured on the night on my train home! Still unsure how I managed to get home at 3am then get to work for 9am thursday? Anyway, I can't wait to try all these fab products out - we were truly spoilt :)

And that's all for now :) Thanks so much for reading, if you've not found your christmas party dress already then I'd definitely suggest you to have a look at the Motel Rocks range - they have some absolutely stunning pieces - check them out here

See you soon!

Gabby xoxo 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

How I wear the 60's Mod Trend

Hey guys,

Tonight's post is all about one of my favourite trends of the moment, the 60s mod trend! I've picked up soo many lovely 60's style pieces recently (mainly from Topshop) - so here's a look at how I've been styling them :)

Geometric Printed Skater Skirt

Grey Crop Top - £26 Topshop / Printed Skater Skirt - Topshop / Beige Fedora Hat - Primark /  Bracelets - £3 Primark / Brown Boots - £24.99 New Look / Gold Hex Pearl Necklace - £7.99 New Look

Now I'm already a huuuuge fan of the skater skirt (since they're so comfy & also pretty good at hiding unwanted tummy podge!), so when I saw this adorable geometric printed one in Topshop I had to purchase. I felt very 60's in this outfit, and I love how well the hex necklace goes with the skirt to create a cute retro look.

High Neck Jaquared Top

High Neck Circle Jacquard Top - £34 Topshop / Denim Joni Jeans - Topshop / Purple Bag - £7 Primark / Gold Hex Pearl Necklace - £7.99 Newlook / Dark Brown Boots - Boohoo (bought last year)

I fell in love with this top when I saw it in Topshop recently. Sure I may look a little bit like I giant bumble bee in it, but you can't deny it's a super cute print! I styled it with some Topshop Joni jeans for a casual & comfy look - perfect for this autumn weather. 

Alternatively if you're feeling in more of a fancy mood, you can dress the top up with some heels & a skirt for a less casual look.

 High Neck Circle Jacquard Top - £34 Topshop / Black Scuba Flippy Skirt - £25 Topshop / Black Strappy Heels - £19.99 New Look / Daisy Necklace - £7.99 New Look

Monochrome Dot Tile Treggings

Last but not least are these awesome monochrome "treggings" from Topshop. They're so comfy and I loveee the print. Another mod item making my wardrobe look like something from a 60's film set! 

You don't have to go for a super retro look with these treggings, as they're actually quite versatile and can even be styled into a more edgier/modern outfit. I also styled them with a leather jacket & some black chunky boots. 

Dot Tile Monochrome Treggings - £28 Topshop / Burgundy Laser Cut Scallop Top - £14.99 New Look / Black Chunky Boots - £19.99 New Look / Black Bag - £25 Missguided / Silver Statement Necklace - £5 Primark

And that's all for tonight. I'll love you & leave with you a nice bit of food porn in the form of this mornings breakfast! Brioche french toast, fresh fruit & maple syrup from Leeds' lovely ls6 cafe - so good! :) 

Hope you have a lovely week! 

Gabby xoxo