Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Graduate

So I finally did it :)
 I graduated from University with a 2:1 degree
here are a few photos from the day -

Friday, 19 July 2013

Graduation Dress

"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human 
contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." 
- Miuccia Prada 

Dress - Ginger Fizz 

I love the style and the floral print on the dress I chose for my graduation it's so pretty, girly and perfect for a smart occasion as it isn't very revealing. The material has a silky feel which makes it very lightweight, (a must in the abnormally hot weather we are having in UK at the moment) especially as I was going to have to wear a huge gown over it. 

Deciding on a dress took a very long time as i'm quite picky and I feel that graduation is almost as important as your wedding day, it's a day where the pictures and memories will be kept forever and you don't want to remember yourself looking horrific. I decided it was definitely best to pick something classic and timeless, and I also wanted a lighter coloured dress as it would stand out under the gown, compliment my darker skin tone and be more suitable in the heat. 

These were my other choices :- 

Monday, 15 July 2013

OOTD - Paisley

I love finding clothes which have been forgotten about, it's like going shopping in your own wardrobe.
- Mishymoo

Trousers - Zara  (You can try to find the same ones on ebay by searching 'zara palazzo trousers' or similar here -1..2..3..4) // Top - Topshop (plain vest top)// Heels - Asos

I bought these paisley print wide leg palazzo trousers from Zara a few months ago, for some reason I'd hidden them deep within my wardrobe and only just discovered them again recently when rummaging through. I am so glad these have reappeared and at the complete right time as they are perfect for summer, so vibrant, striking and elegant, best warn with mid heels (because the trousers cover your shoes you tend to look like a stilt walker if the heels are too high) and either a black or white plain vest top or t-shirt. 

Paisley in general is such an opulent print and when added to such a lovely silky material with the mix of royal blue and emerald green and the final product is beautiful.


My nail varnish Is 'Speed dial' by Ciaté, 
bright pinks and oranges are my go to colours in summer.

Friday, 12 July 2013

OOTD - Dress of the jungle

Heels- H&M// Dress-H&M 

I adore this dress and have wanted it since it was full price at £19.99, I just never got round to
buying it but I am so happy about that now as I managed to get it on sale for just £10 :). I love the
pattern and that there's so much going on in the print making it extremely eye catching, from my experience I can guarantee people will be instantly drawn to it and many compliments received. A great thing about the dress is that due to it's complexity it can be easily just thrown on with any neutral heels and it would seem like a lot of effort was made to put the outfit together 

I've previously talked about the H&M conscious collection which uses more sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester making it very eco-friendly. Most items in the range (mainly in store) feature tropical, leafy and mirrored patterns which are extremely on trend, these styles are seen everywhere at the moment and especially stores such as Zara and Mango. 



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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Shine bright like a diamond ...

Although this dress is literally about 3 years old from Topshop, I wore it a few days ago for the first time on a night out and have absolutely fallen in love with it. This is definitely mainly to do with the bright, vibrant colour and has made me eager to purchase some more bright evening dresses. 

When I first bought the dress I was very skeptical as I thought the colour was too over the top for a night out (I would usually stick to dark or light neutrals), however I'm glad I gave it another chance. Bright colours compliment all skin tones and as long as the style of the dress is nice and flattering, can be very classy. 

Here are a few other dresses I've been coveting since I discovered my love for the brights :- 

ASOS Bodycon Dress with Cut Out Sides and Bar Detail Yellow and Red