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Pretty Dresses – and a Fun Quiz with New Look

April 19, 2015
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Sunday is the perfect time to kick back, have a cup of tea and pick a pretty dress (or skirt, or blazer, or…) for that wedding or Summer party you’ll be going to. I already picked a few favourites from New Look, if you fancy any of them just click through. For some reason and despite all the choice available, I ended up picking a lot of light pink. You can never go wrong with pink, right?

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I have something else for you: if you fancy yourself a dress expert on celebrities and dresses, try the quiz after the jump, it’s a lot of fun! I got 21 out of 24 – let me know how many you guessed in the comments!

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Christmas – The Office Party

December 16, 2014

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It’s the season for parties – the blogger’s parties, the friend’s parties and of course, the office party. Just hearing those 2 words together is enough to bring some funny (and sometimes cringy) images to my head, either because of situations seen irl (that’s “in real life“) or on films. Last year I went to two of them, in the UK and in Lisbon… This year I work somewhere else and only got to go to one but it was no less fun, if only a LOT smaller.

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New Look Xmas Wishlist

December 21, 2013

Are you all set for Christmas? Have you got all your party wear and your onesies sorted? I do but there’s always nice things to look at out there. Hope you like this outfit I put together with items from New Look’s website. Christmas is the season for Love so my outfit had to reflect it. This post has been made in collaboration with New Look. Enjoy!

I’m having another office party tonight, I’ll share my festive looks next week, for sure! Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

 

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#FITFORFESTIVEFASHION

September 30, 2013

Autumn has arrived and serves as a reminder that Christmas and the Festive season is fast approaching! Some of my friends are already posting countdowns for Christmas on social media and it is time to start thinking about our gift shopping and our style choices. Soon enough we will need to consider what to wear to the office party, the family do, NYE… Argh! The good thing is, there are plenty of options out there.

I will be spending this year’s festive season in Marrakesh so I created a mood board around some items I would be wearing there. As it is my belief that when travelling you need to respect the local culture, I picked a few items that are not too revealing but are still very stylish and very me.

The rich jewels colours in Moroccan streets and culture have been a definite inspiration for this look. The dress is a 1970’s Victorian style maxi that is brought up to date with the contrast of the studded clutch and geometric shaped accessories. Hair jewelry is now very current and the head piece I picked adds that romantic Arabian Nights feel to the outfit. I would wear a couple of the studded bracelets, stacked on one arm and a few rings to complete the look. I also added tights that are the same colour as the booties as they add interestingness to the look.

Details: Hair jewellery – Asos, Vintage 1970s Kati At Laura Phillips Faux Victorian Lace Maxi Dress – Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique, Hot Pink Ankle Boots – Elisha by Duo (soon will be available in the colour I picked), Studded clutch – New Look, Bracelet – Kenneth JAY Lane at ASOS, Gold Ring – Skool ov Jenius at ASOS, Stud Ring – KR3W at ASOS, Fuchsia Tights – We Love Colours

Have you ever been to Morocco? Would love to hear your suggestions and tips for my week there!

PS: I made this post to participate in a competition organized by Duo shoes, for the launch of their party season collection. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of October, for a chance to style the window of their London flagship store.

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Road trip to Manchester

April 20, 2013

Last Thursday was a busy day! Work in the morning, hospital appointment at lunch time and road trip to Manchester for the rest of the day!

Filipa, Daniela and I got in the car and drove up North to attend the Company Magazine Fashion Forum. We had a laugh on the way there and got to see different landscapes – it’s flat as a pancake where I live and it was refreshing to see some hills.

We arrived a little bit earlier so we still had time to walk around and see the streets and do a little shopping – got myself some bargains on sale at H&M, woopwoop! The rain had also stopped just in time for our arrival. How lucky was that?

Details: Dress – Suncoo (via TK Maxx), Long Sleeve T-shirt – Primark, Cardigan– Vintage, Flatform Shoes – Kurt Geiger (via Tk Maxx),  Crazy Cat Lady BagAhcahcum Muchacha (my current favourite Japanese brand), Jacket – H&M Trend (via Ebay).

After all this we headed to the event, held at one of the  Manchester University buildings. It was full of young girls, some of them with their mums and that was nice to see.

Some of the other atendees. The girl in the pink hair was to me the most interesting looking girl there. I would like to know where her blog is as I think her style was quite individual. (I’m not being funny but I saw 3 different colours of the same H&M sweater in the same room).

The speakers were:

Kathryn Kenny – New Look – Senior Digital Content Manager
Victoria White – Company Magazine’s Editor
Oonagh Brennan – Company’s Associate Editor Fashion
Karen Jones Russell – Stylist
Jen Holmes – Blogger at A Little Bird Told Me and Freelance Writer

The conversation was quite interesting and I came back home with a few more ideas (and clearer ones) on what I want to do and what I should be doing to get there. I particularly liked hearing Jen Holmes talk about her work – I’d love to do the same thing! I’ve been working in the finance industry for too long and it’s about time that I move back towards a more creative field. I kind of owe it to myself!

That’s me, taking photos! Photo courtesy of Amy Jane Alice. Click on the link to see her detailed account of the event.

After the Q&A session we grabbed our goodie bags and drove back to the G. It was a very tiring day but I think that it was worth it.