Saturday, 20 September 2014

Neon Daisy

Today I'm sharing with you the outfit i wore on Sunday day at Plus North, Sunday was a more relaxed day with a clothes swap and talks from fellow bloggers. I only stopped on Sunday for the swap as i was meeting the Mr for food with Lisa so i wasn't able to stop for the talks. I got some great bits at the swap which i will be sharing with you soon, i even ended up wearing a whole outfit from the swap on Sunday night.

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The top was another piece i bought in the Manchester Simply Be store. Again its from Ax Paris but i can't see it on the website anymore unfortunately. I'm not surprised its sold out to be honest as its such a cute easy to wear top.

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I'm wearing a size 24 here as i wanted a looser fit to really show off the swing style. The top doesn't have any stretch to it really so i would advise to get your usual size or maybe one size up if you do manage to get your hands on it.

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I teamed this with my acid wash shorts from New Look inspire which are no longer in stock, and my trusty New Look jacket. I decided to take this with me to Plus North as i thought it went well with all my outfit choices and i was a bit stuck for space as my case is only really small, but it does look like a penguin so its worth it!

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I think i did quite well at packing light for Plus North and i managed not to forget anything along the way. Although when i do forget something while packing its usually the most important thing!
I hope your all having a good weekend do you have any plans?
XOXO

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

In The Swing

As i mentioned in my previous post i didn't get many pictures at Plus North and i also forgot to take a picture of my outfit before i set off i think i was a bit too excited to get there!
Here is what i wore on the day, although it was really hot in the event so the jacket didn't stay on for too long.

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This dress is from Simply Be and by Ax Paris. I'm wearing a size 22 which is a perfect fit for me, it is a really good length, short but not short enough to flash anything. Its such a nice bright colour and the collar is just too cute. Unfortunately this dress is no longer on the website but you could try your local store if you have one.

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I bought this dress when i went to the Simply Be store in Manchester and this was the first time i had worn it out. I had been worried that i would spill something down the middle of it but i managed not to somehow! I hadn't worn a swing dress before this one but know I'm a total convert i love the style so much.

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This jacket has had quite a lot of wear since i first bought it. It was from New Look inspire and a size 18 as i wanted a more fitted look. i really love how all the colours looks together.

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I also wore my amazing custom made Black Heart Creatives princess earrings on the day too which i love!



Have you found a style you love after thinking it wasn't for you ?
XOXO


Monday, 15 September 2014

Nine X Lingerie

I was contacted recently by Nine X to ask if i wanted to review their Aila leopard print babydoll. I have never actually owned a babydoll so i wasn't sure what to expect, but as soon as i tried it on i was happy i had said yes.

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The material is really soft and silky and does have some stretch to it. The size 22 fits me but not in the loose way it looks on the website. I actually like the fitted look of this but i would suggest sizing up if you did want it to look looser. The quality of this is really good, all the seems and edges have been finished well, so for £19.99 you get good value for your money.

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There is a cute lace trim under the arms and around the back which adds a nice touch too. The halter neck fastening is adjustable so you can wear it as high up as you want. Around the waist the material is ruched so it adds a nice shape to the babydoll and there is a flare of material at the side where the gathering is.

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I think this babydoll is really cute and it made me feel like i had made an effort with my lingerie. You can get this from the website and it's also available in zebra print and a darker leopard print too. I have had a look around the website and they have so many cute pieces including many is sizes 12-30. 
So if you are looking for some good value, great quality lingerie that will make you feel fabulous then try NineX.
XOXO

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Modelling at Plus North

A few weeks ago  i was at Plus North an annual event and i got to model for Simply Be, like last year i had a blast! I'm afraid to say i was a bad blogger and forgot to take any pictures as i was busy chatting with lots of lovely people and browsing the stalls full of beautiful pieces.
Lisa did manage to snap a few pictures on my phone so i will share those and i was lucky enough to be able to keep the pieces i modelled so that i can show them to you today.



There are lots of post about Plus North if you want to read more about the day and if you search #plusnorth on instagram you will find so many amazing pictures. Also Katy has done a vlog of her time at Plus North so take a look here, she also managed to get most of the catwalk shows filmed too, it was great to see everyone modelling as i had missed one of the catwalks.
So first up i modelled this beautiful playsuit in a size 22. The fit is great and as it's made from a soft jersey material it's so comfy. This playsuit has a beautiful lace detail over the top and shoulders, and the cut out at the front which turns what could have been quite a plain playsuit into something special.
I will definitely be getting lots of wear from this, i think its a really easy piece to dress up and down.

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I was also sent a leopard print underwear set to model, which had me super excited. I was sent this gorgeous bra and these knickers that hug your bum in the most amazing way! I was sent the knickers in a 22 which fit really well and are comfy too. The bra was a size 42F and although i thought it would be far to small when i first saw it it actually fit me really well and didn't feel tight or uncomfortable at all.

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Sorry for the lack of pictures during the event but as i say i was having far too much fun! I hope you are all having a great weekend.
XOXO


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

You Beauty

It's that time again my You Beauty box has arrived and I wanted to share it with you.


This months box was a total winner for me! My first choice this month was the Pixi waterproof eyeliner.


I have tried this and I can confirm it is waterproof and actually took some time to get off. I was sent this is black which I was pleased about as I really only use black liner. The pencil is quite small for the price tag of £11 but it's definitely worth the money. It's super soft and is easy to use and apply. You can buy this direct from the Pixi website along with loads of other colours.


My second choice was Wild About Beauty nutrilips. I didn't know which colour I would be getting in this either and when I opened it to see a nude colour I was a bit disappointed but once I tried it my mind changed. It doesn't wash me out like some other pale lipsticks and it is super moisturising. For me this is more like a lip balm with colour than a lipstick. I would love to try this is a red or pink. This lipstick had a rrp of £15 so my box was worth £26 but I only paid £6.95!



Finally here are my free samples that I was sent.


A £25 Hello Fresh gift card, probably not something I will use but great if you wanted to try the boxes without paying full price. Two tea samples which I will probably take to work with me and try, and a make up sponge.


This month we also got a full pot of Toni and Guy plumping whip. This was to celebrate You Beauty's first birthday and a really good extra in the box. Getting this too took the total cost of my box to over £30. I would recommend this beauty box to anyone, you can't go wrong for the price and you choose which items you are getting too. 
XOXO

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Busy Busy

I thought I'd just do a little post to let you all know what I've been up to as its been a bit quiet on here the past few weeks. First up was Leeds festival which I went to with some old school friends. I had an amazing time, there was lots of dancing, drinking and fun times, and a few shifts behind the bar too.

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Once I got home it was time to relax, I managed to unpack pretty fast this year so I spent the rest of Monday in bed. I ended up getting a chest infection at Leeds as I didn't listen to everyone telling me to pack extra warm clothes, silly Rachel!
Then before I knew it it was time for Plus North, there was lots of chatting and runways shows during the day and lots if partying at night. Me and Lisa actually ended up stopping over an extra night so we could go out again with the lovely Sam, Amanda and Elana.




It was a great weekend I had a blast. I'm going to do a proper post about the weekend, what i wore and the outfits i modelled for Simply Be over the next week or so.
And last but not least after wanting to for ages I've had my septum pierced and I love it!


XOXO

Friday, 22 August 2014

Leeds Pride

Its been a few weeks since Leeds Pride but i wanted to share my outfit with you from the day. This whole outfit has come from New Look inspire. It was nice weather for Leeds Pride but as i had to set off at 8am that morning i took a jacket as i wasn't sure what it would be like later in the day.

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This jacket is a size 18 i had to size down by two sizes to get the fit that i wanted. If you want this to be a more oversized jacket then you could always go for your usual size. They had loads in store so if they don't have your size online you could always try your local New Look. 

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The jacket is really thin so you won't overheat in it and it you are going away and want to take a jacket this would be perfect. The jacket doesn't have any pockets which is a little disappointing but the cut and bright floral design more that make up for that.

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I wore my acid wash shorts which are no longer online and this cute leopard print vest i got last year. The short are a size 20, i had to size down to get them to be fitted due to the stretch material. These are really comfy they are made from the softest material ever! 

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The vest is a size 24 and is a good fit for me. It has a nice gold detail around the neckline which is what made me want it last year. I think the leopard and the floral from the blazer went really well together. I also wore a pair of bright pink pumps which i ended up having to throw away, i think i danced the soles right off!
I took lots of pictures on the day which you may have seen if you follow me on instagram if not and you want to follow me you can find me here.
XOXO