Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Holiday Edit

Hey Guys!

So I'm not going on holiday till late August/early september time but that doesn't mean I can't be excited and plan some holiday appropriate outfits! :) I've also included my holiday make up essentials!

The Outfits

For me, holiday outfits mean lots of bright prints and florals and light clothing to keep cool! I think when I'm abroad I'm also a little more adventurous in what I wear as I feel more comfortable to step out of my comfort zone and try new things! 

Generally day wear for me abroad is a bikini, a kimono and some flip flops - but of course you do need some light outfit options for when you're exploring! Me and my partner always end up lost on some isolated mountain together or in a random cafe in the middle of nowhere - but I think thats the fun of it! :) Here are a couple of day wear outfits I will be packing!

Pastel Florals

Newlook Floral Mint Dress - £19.99 // Primark Brown Bag  // Breo pastel blue watch* - £30 // Mint & Gold Accesorize necklace - £8

I love the colours on this bright floral strapless dress, and it goes perfectly with the lovely Breo watch I recently received for a perfect pastel summer look! 

Stripes And Floaty Skirts 

Topshop Striped Top - £12 // Newlook Pink Floaty Skirt - £14.99 // Primark Necklace // Newlook Daisy Hat - £9.99 // Newlook Wedges - £19.99 // American Apparel belt - £32 // Primark Bag

This look would be perfect if you're going out for the day but have sun burn (I always do without fail!). The skirt is made from thin material and isn't too much to handle in the hot sun! :) 

Crotchet And Print

Topshop Tile Print Top - £16 // Topshop Crotchet Skirt - £38 // Primark Bag - £4.99 / Newlook Brown Wedges

One of my favourite outfits! I don't know why but the print on this top just reminds me of holidays! And I love how it looks with the white crotchet skirt!

Tapestry Print

Topshop Tapestry Dress - £36.00 // Primark Brown Bag - £4.99 // Primark White Wedges -£10 // Newlook Gold Necklace - £7.99

Another holiday inspiring print - this tapestry dress caught my eye straight away when I spotted it in Topshop! 

I'll also need some clothes for nights out on the trip, I usually like to bring a selection of "Bar-street-all-nighter" outfits and "Relaxed-meal-and-a-few-drinks" outfits! So for the more wilder nights I'll be packing some outfits like these :

Tropical Topshop

Topshop Tropical Print Dress - £42 // Asos Heart Bag - £19.99 // Newlook Cardigan // Topshop Necklace // Newlook Black Shoes - £24.99 

Fruit Print Fun

Oh My Love Fruit Print Dress - £39.99 // Red Topshop Mini Satchel // Topshop Gold Necklace // Red Newlook Heels - £19.99

And for the more chilled out nights I'll be wearing some outfits like these:

 Zara Swing Dress

Zara swing dress - £29.99 // Primark Necklace  - £4.99 // Asos heart shaped clutch -  £19.99 // H&M white blazer // Newlook Black Shoes - £24.99 

Red & White Florals

Omg Fashion Red Dress *- £20 //  Newlook Black Shoes - £24.99  // Asos heart shaped clutch -  £19.99

I love this red dress from Omg Fashion - I've seen similar in some other online retailers but this one is much more purse friendly at only £20! 

The Make up

For the hot summer days it has to be minimalistic - I definitely can't cope with foundation in the heat! Here are the few products I'll be wearing on my face this summer/holiday!

Clinique Lash power Mascara  
I've mentioned this mascara before (see here) but it had to be mentioned again for the holiday edit! The most perfect water resistant mascara ever! You can jump in the pool and it stays on fine, and then jump in a hot shower and it falls off beautifully without any pander eyes or effort! It's my go to mascara from clinique and I just LOVE it!

Rimmel Match Perfect Concealer 
Everyone raves about the collection 2000 concealer however I find it drys quite quickly and isn't a patch on my trusty Rimmel concealer! I rub a small bit between my fingers (to warm it up so it goes on easier) then lightly pat it under my eyes and around the redness of my nose! I also hide the odd spot with it!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Just to help with shine on the nose and and rest of T zone! I go for silky beige to add a bit of colour too!

Clinique Chubby Stick
This little beauty is not only moisturising but it leaves your lips with some nice colour which stays on very well I find!

And thats all for now, thanks for reading and see you next time! :) 

Gabby x 


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Style for less #3 - Entire summer outfit for under £45!

Hey guys!!

Tonight I wanted to share with you some lovely items I was lucky enough to receive today, which I actually think go perfectly together to make a budget friendly summer outfit!! 

Firstly, the lovely floral crop top you see is from Miss Pap. You can actually wear it two ways as either a halter neck or just a normal strappy top - which is perfect for getting more looks out of the one item! It's also elasticated at the back which makes it such a comfortable and flattering fit! The top is priced at £11.99 OR you could use my discount code GABBY10OFF and get it for only £10.80. The code applies to anything on the website - so go check them out and grab a bargain! (The top is part of a 2 piece as well if you're looking for the perfect summer co-ord!).

Find the top* here 

The other lovely items you see are from the wonderful people at Hidden Fashion! You might be wondering how I can wear jeans in this heat BUT they are made from a lovely thin material (which is super soft btw)! I love the washed out minty colour of them and I think because they are high waisted they fit together perfectly with the floral crop top as they show just the right amount of my tummy! 

Find the jeans* here

The jacket, also from Hidden Fashion, is beautifully made with a lace detail back and I just think it finishes the look off perfectly! Can you believe the jeans and the jacket are only £4.99 each!! What a steal!! 

Find the jacket* here

The bag was another recent bargain find from Primark - again only £4.99 and the shoes were from Newlook a while back (under £20)! This gives you a total summer look for under £45 which I think is pretty damn good!

Hope you enjoyed, see you next time!

Gabby x 


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Angel Eye London Press Day!

Hi Guys! 

Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

I was recently invited to London to attend the Angel Eye Fashion press day, showcasing their current and future collections. I wasn't sure what to expect from the press day but to sum it up.. it was like every shopping obsessed girls dream; I had an entire showroom of beautiful clothes to myself and was told to try anything I wanted on!! I was completely in my element!! Not only that, they actually let me choose 8 pieces to take home with me from the current and next season collection ... it was truly an amazing day and I felt so spoilt!

I began with their current spring/summer collection which had such a variety of stunning pieces. Here are a few pictures of this beautiful part of the showroom (can I please have a walk in wardrobe just like this??)

They had everything from beautiful formal wear like the lovely floral detail maxi dress below..

..To more casual pieces such as this beach/festival perfect orange striped dress!

Next I got to look through the Autumn/winter 2014 collection. It was full of deep reds and blues, plus of course the darker florals which I love!! This part of the show room was equally as beautiful, as shown below!

This collection was actually my favourite - I just seemed to fall in love with everything I tried on!! I felt this collection had a very vintage classic style to it - with my favourite vintage piece being the polka dot ruffle dress as shown below:

I also loved this ox blood red dress with the stitching detail, again such a vintage classic style and something which would be perfect for day wear during the autumn/winter months! 

Already being a massive floral fan, the following floral dress in orange/red was another favourite! Such pretty colours, and I think again something that could be worn as day wear, but also dressed up with some heels for night wear!

I also found yet another beautiful ox blood red dress, this time in a more formal style - perfect for a meal out or for somewhere special! 

I even got to have a peak at their spring/summer 2015 collection which was just full of fabulous pastel coloured pieces! Yet another beautiful part of the showroom:

In particular I loved this pastel blue dress with the laser cut detail! Perfect summer day outfit!

I also found a beautiful rose print dress which I imagined myself wearing on a summer picnic! Just beautiful colours and lovely detail! 

I even brightened up my day with this yellow collar front dress - another beautiful summer piece!!

And just look at this amazing pink blazer from the more formal part of the spring/summer 2015 collection! It felt very Cher Horowitz - I loved it!! 

After my lovely experience and getting to see most of their stock I can honestly say they're now one of my favourite brands! They currently supply direct to big brands such as misguided, boohoo, ark clothing (which is based in Leeds) and other big clothing companies, but soon they will be introducing a new website where you can buy direct! If there's anything that you've seen that you'd like to buy before the new website is ready then just drop them an email at and they will sort it :) You won't be disappointed - these clothes are not only beautiful but the material quality is perfect too! 

I wish I could share all the pretty things I tried on but there just isn't the space in one blog post!! I will however be doing a post very soon showing how I style all the lovely items I received! I'd like to say a special thank you to the lovely Hannah and Sam for being so welcoming and making it such a fun experience! I can't wait to wear all my pretty dresses and I'm so grateful for the opportunity!

Thank you for reading and have a lovely week ahead!

Gabby x 

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