Why you gotta be so rude

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Top(*): Dickins and Jones at House of Fraser
Skirt: Primark
Shoes: Ebay
Rings: ASOS

I was sent this top by the lovelies at House of Fraser to review from the brand Dickins and Jones. This top is rather unique being that it is different each side. On the front side you have an number of colours and it has a very summery feel to it, but on the back you have navy and white horizontal stripes. Personally, i would prefer it if the whole top was the same as it is on the front as i'm really loving the print, it's so vibrant. The top is a bit oversized (probably because i got it a size up) but i like it that way. My mum really likes the top too and has vowed to steal it from me - lol. There is a lot of navy blue going on in this top, it's all over the place on the front and obviously in stripes on the back, so i thought a skirt matching of that colour would go nicely, to give a bit of a sophisticated touch. I'm all for matching colours, a lot more so than clashing, i always feel silly when i majorly clash. Considering there's some pastel pink on the top, i thought might cute jellies would be a great match, perfect for summer too! I've kept the accessories to a minimal wearing two gold rings, one with a cute little raccoon on it. Think it adds a nice touch. You can also probably see my loom band bracelet mumsy made me. I've attempted to make something out of them but i'm absolutely useless!

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I can tell there's something in the way

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Hat: H&M
Choker: & Shorts: Charity Shop but Unknown
Shirt: Charity Shop from Next
Shoes: New Look

This summery look is something i wore to the Beer Festival we have in my home town once a year, which i attended with some friends last weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful, it was incredibly hot, so yes, it was a stupid idea to wear a long sleeved shirt. I got to the opportunity to try a variety of different beers, ales or ciders. I'm not a huge beer/ale fan, so i opted to try some ciders. They were all pretty rank in all honesty. I'll stick to my Kopparberg ciders from now on me thinks. Besides that it was a nice to just sit in a field with some friends, enjoying the sunshine and a few beverages. I even treated myself to a lemon ice from the ice cream van, my favourite from when i was growing up.

I'm loving this type of look at the moment. The denim shorts and a plain shirt combo. I think it can looked really sophisticated without looking too over the top, nor showing too much flesh. i bought this shirt from a charity shop after needing just a plain oversized shirt that i could wear with more or less anything. These shorts were also from a charity shop, which were a great find because they fit just perfectly. To jazz this outfit up a bit, i decided to opt for a black fedora, which would keep the sun off my head yet also add to the outfit. I decided to also wear a silver dimante choker which i thought added a nice little touch. This black bag is infact a back pack, my most favourite recent purchase. I absolutely adore it and i think it's the perfect bag to go with this outfit.

If any of you are interested, i recently did a guest post for the Very blog on how to wear dresses from day to night, which you can view here.

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Say goodbye

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Dress & Rings: New Look
Flip Flops(*): Ipanema

I was sent these flip flops from Ipanema through the lovelies at etail PR. Every girl needs a pair of flip flops for the summer, whether you're going away or not. I chose these beauties and i couldn't be happier with what i recieved. Not only are these flip flops comfortable, they have the cutest floral detailing on the sole. I'm loving the coral colour of the straps too, a major favourite for me colour wise.
I decided to match the colour of the flip flop straps to the main colour of my dress which i think works quite well. The dress also has floral detailing on it and is really light which makes for a great summer piece. This outfit is mainly coral coloured focused, but i think considering it's summer, it's all about soft yet noticeable colours, so who cares right!? I thought a couple rings with little studs on them would do nicely, and add a touch of sparkle.

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Grabble Event

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Dress: Topshop
Rings: New Look
Flatforms: Amazon

On Tuesday, i was lucky enough to be invited by Grabble to their #GrabAMakeover evening at the Andrew Barton Salon in Convent Garden.We were told to arrive promptly at 6pm to be ready for an evening full of pampering. There was the opportunity to have your nails done, have a massage, have your hair styled or to have your makeup done. I went for all three apart from the nails as there wasn't enough time to fit all of them in. There were many drinks available from Schwepps and there were these ALCOHOLIC ice lollies from Mahiki Lic  (i know - crazy right!?) They weren't to my taste as there were rather strong, i'm someone who likes to enjoy my alcohol without being able to taste it lol. But loads of other bloggers loved them, and even went back for seconds!

This is the outfit i wore for the event on the evening. I bought this gorgeous pale blue, Victorian-esque floral dress from Topshop, and it was in the sale. (£18 BARGAIN!) I absolutely adore it, it's a typical 'me' dress, something i would often turn to when not being able to choose anything to wear. I'm wearing my trusty white flatform shoes, which are lifesavers when i want to appear taller than i am without actually wearing my heels and a selection of rings. These outfit photos were taken once i got home from the event so excuse the lighting but i was just dying to show you my hair! As i said above, there were hairstylists available on the night to style your hair, this is what one of the stylists did to mine. Doesn't it just look fabulous? She's done some twists and then joined them joined them together at the back, yet left a section of hair to drape down naturally. I absolutely loved it. I've forgotten the name of the woman who styled this for me (i don't think i caught her name actually) But i thoroughly recommend her for hair styling. You can find her at the Andrew Barton Salon or by her twitter page here.

Here are some photos from the event consisting of Andrew Barton himself, Katie Fieldman - the lovely woman who organised the whole event!, Stylingo a blogging duo who i adore, my friend Sarah who lives right by me, and my friend Christine, who is actually someone i met when i was working at my casting company.

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