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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

ModCloth Uniquely You Campaign

About a week ago I was contacted by ModCloth (ahh how cool is that!?) asking if I wanted to participate in their Uniquely You Campaign with Wanelo. All I had to do was pick up to seven other pieces sold on their site to style with the Bouquet of the Season dress and create a storyboard with them on Wanelo.

Honestly, this dress is gorgeous but not something I would typically pick out for myself. However, I was sure that I would be able to find some awesome pieces to style it with to make it more me. Immediately I knew I wanted to do some kind of print mixing, and this Lady Bug printed top was perfect for that. As well as adding a contrasting print, layered over the dress it gives it a more casual look which was exactly what I was going for. I went on a more 'matchy' route with the shoes and bag (which of course is a Cambridge Satchel in a colour I now think I need!) because I love how the mint and aqua colours look with the pinks and corals of the dress. Finally, I added this Cherry necklace, which I thought was adorable and really unique, adding another quirky element to the look! If you like the Bouquet of the Season dress you can find tons of other gorgeous ones HERE!

I really enjoyed this style challenge, and I think the look I put together truly is 'Uniquely' me. ModCloth will  be choosing a winner on Monday, April 28th so keep your fingers crossed for me!

You can see my Wanelo storyboard HERE! Let me know what you think of my look!

Monday, 21 April 2014

If the compass breaks then follow your heart '78

elizabethlola - VintageStyleMe Mermaid Skirt 1
elizabethlola - VintageStyleMe Mermaid Skirt 5
elizabethlola - VintageStyleMe Mermaid Skirt 2
elizabethlola - VintageStyleMe Mermaid Skirt 6
elizabethlola - VintageStyleMe Mermaid Skirt 4
Cropped Tee Shirt - H&M
Skirt - Vintage Style Me Mermaid Skirt (sold out - They do the same style in a few other gorgeous prints though HERE!)
Shoes - Winners
Bag - Cambridge Satchel Company
Sunglasses- zeroUV
Necklace - Ladybird Likes (review HERE!)

I bought this skirt over a month ago now and have been itching to wear it ever since, and finally the weather is cooperating! The colours/style just don't work with tights (black ones anyway, I think pastel ones would look good but of course I have none!). I have a huge thing for anything ocean/under the sea themed right now and anything turquoise or mint so this skirt went on my wishlist immediately not staying their long as I bought it pretty soon after! This is the second order I've made from Vintage Style Me (the first one you can see in THIS post!), and I am once again super impressed with it!

The shoes are also new, I found them at Winners (Canada's version of TK Maxx if any of you were wondering!) for just $35 and had already tried them on in a previous visit so I went ahead and bought them! I'm not a huge fan of sandals and much prefer the closed toe sort so these are perfect. I wore them without socks/tights for the first time today which ended up in a lot of blisters but I'm sure they'll break in fast.

In other news, I've got my blog layout/everything basically sorted out how I want it EXCEPT for the blog title font. Nothing seems to  look right/go with everything else, let me know what you think of the current one, and be honest I won't be offended I promise! Also, is there a way to change the font of the date of each post, I can't seem to find it in the template designer, I think the blog title would look better if the date's font matched.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Billy Talent - Stand Up And Run

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Ladybird Likes Sample Sale

Ladybird Likes Review 1
The Etsy shop, Ladybird Likes, had a sample sale a few weeks ago and I bought a few bits that I wanted to share! The shop is owned by Zoe Bateman, who designs and creates tons of gorgeous necklaces, collar clips, brooches and other adorable accessories. I've been a fan of the shop for a while now, but hadn't yet bought anything, so when Zoe announced that she would be having a sample sale through Instagram and Facebook I jumped right on it. I was also very lucky to not be working that day!
Ladybird Likes Review 2
I wore these two together last week and you can see the picture on my Instagram!
Ladybird Likes Review 4
Ladybird Likes Review 3
Ladybird Likes Review 5
Printed Bow tie (not available in this colour anymore but there are lots more!!)
Each piece I bought was only £3, and I think a few were meant to be seconds but I honestly can't remember which ones as they all look absolutely perfect to me. Everything was also packaged really beautifully, everything wrapped in colourful polka dotted paper, I wish I had taken a picture! I'm so pleased with the pieces I bought and I will definitely be making a proper order soon.

I've been favouring more dainty unique/quirky jewelry lately (even giving away most of my hoard of statement necklaces to my sister) so I think I'll get tons of wear out of these gorgeous pieces!

I hope you enjoyed this post and are having a wonderful Easter Weekend, I'll be spending mine watching my new Frozen DVD an endless amount of times! (And possibly being sick from an over consumption of Mini Eggs uhoh.)

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Trust your instinct like you trust what's in the mirror '77

Top - Zara
Trousers - Suzy Shier
Satchel - Cambridge Satchel Company
Shoes - Miista
Sunglasses - eBay
Headband - eBay
Wig - Lockshop

I wore this clash of patterns to work last week, floral and leopard is seriously the perfect combination and I wear it a lot! These trousers are the most comfortable pants I have ever worn, they may not be the most flattering shape but they are so soft and the print is the perfect amount of obnoxious/tacky - my favourite! I wore this with my iridescent brogues from Miista, which you may have noticed have become my most worn shoes! I desperately want a few pairs from Miista's Spring/Summer collection but they're so expensive. I was really lucky to find these beauties on eBay for only half price, let's hope that happens again!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Lights will appear '76

Top - H&M
Midi Skirt - H&M
Boots - H&M
Sunglasses - Le Chateau
Bag - ASOS

I didn't realize this was such an H&M heavy outfit unless I wrote this, they've had such great stuff recently! I still can't get over this midi skirt, it's so fun to wear and I feel very princessy in it! 

I'm so happy the snow is finally gone and there's lots of sunshine again! I've taken full advantage of the gorgeous weather and have gone running a few times in the last week, it's always so difficult getting back into it but so worth it.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

I never worry, now that is a lie '75

Shorts - Winners
Shoes - Miista

I really liked this monochrome black and white outfit, but it was way too windy to take these outside so I made do inside! I know my regular background isn't exactly the nicest but I thought this was even more so, so I got somewhat creative with the editing. I think these turned out kind of cool? Not something I want to do regularly but I think it works with the monochrome look. Different my my usual photos too, and that's a good thing sometimes!