Hey Lovelies, I’m backkk!!! To gently get back into blogging after being away in the beautiful Tenerife (gathering all my photos for a post that will be on here soon) :) I thought I would indulge in a little wish list/style up post, there are quite a few picks today! I thought it would be wrong to let this dark and spooky time of year slip on by! HALLOWEEN! I haven’t got plans this year, like most years I’ll probably be in, wrapped up on the sofa watching a non scary film (I’m a scaredy cat) in my giraffe onesie. But that doesn’t mean I can’t drool over the gorgeous Halloween inspired pieces that are all about at the moment. Which by the way can easily be styled for Christmas/AW too :) Win win!
ASOS Little Mistress Navy Sweetheart Dress
I love the sweetheart neckline on this dress, also the navy colour is not something you would usually see on Halloween. Pair with some black accessories for a modern take on the Halloween night out outfit.
ASOS Pointed Bow Heels
Bows. Is there really much else to say about these shoes. Okay, so yes there is a bit more to say, how freaking cute are these. Taking a classic shoe and adding a simple black bow at the ankle! Genius!
ASOS Green Beaded Clutch
I really like this emerald-green beaded clutch, pair this with a simple all black outfit as a stand out piece.
TOPSHOP Sequin Panel Pleated Dress
Now, this Topshop dress has been on my wish list for ages, well, the wish list in my head that is! It’s stunning I love the different textures and lengths, this could be a possibility for a work Xmas meal outfit at this rate! I LOVE IT!
ASOS Halloween Embellished Choker Necklace
Talk about gothic chic. This is an extremely beautiful and intricate piece of jewellery, reminds me of the costumes in Underworld! Sophia Myles wore some stunning pieces.
TOPSHOP Webbed Tights
Something a little fun! I am always on the look out for quirky tights to wear to work to snazzy up the uniform, these web tights are perfect for Halloween!
TOPSHOP Red Plunge Jumpsuit
I don’t usually gravitate towards red, but this jumpsuit is so elegant and definitely means business, I’d layer this with a mess top underneath and some black high heels for a vampy evening look.
ASOS Halloween Gothic Rose and Lace Headband
This headband is AMAZING! Gothic vibes all around. This really is a ‘wish’ piece as I wouldn’t know where to start with styling it on myself! Definitely something to look into in the future.
TOPSHOP Halloween Scrunchie
Another fun item from Topshop, I love scrunchies and this Halloween themed one is too cute. Especially when you have to wear your hair up for work this is a nice and simple way to incorporate some of the Halloween spirit into your everyday look.
NEW LOOK Mesh Baroque Tee
This tee is fab for layering, using under a dress or jumpsuit or over a bright crop will revamp any piece of clothing in your wardrobe with a gothic twist.
NEW LOOK Black Lace Sleeve Crop
I LOVE this black lace sleeved crop, I can easily see Wednesday Addams wearing this. This would go really nice with a burgundy miniskirt and Docs.
NEW LOOK Pure Colour Burgundy Lipstick
I can’t wait to go into my local New Look and pick up some of their new beauty range. This deep burgundy red is perfect for A/W and for creating sultry vampy make up to complement a gothic look. It would also look great with very natural make up for a stamens pop of colour.
NEW LOOK Black Faux Fur Trim Heels
These fluffy heels are everywhere, I know lots of other places do them, but New Look are my fave high street store for shoes! They are adorable, with fluff adds a cuteness to them and ultra girly vibes. With pay-day looming they might be making a new home for themselves with me very soon.
I hope you like my Halloween inspired picks, if you like them they are all linked above :) Feels good to be blogging again, I am currently settling back into things. I know I was only gone for round about 2 weeks, but you can’t rush things when coming back otherwise it would feel like a waste of a really lovely holiday and time away. And I am in no rush to let go of the holiday vibes! :)
Today is all about my trip with my bestie to London Fashion Weekend. This will be a really heavy photo post! You have been warned! I have also kinda vlogged a bit about it, which can be found here.
Let me start but saying that I had the most amazing day. Be it a very full and tiring day, but still it was a fab day out. Basically London Fashion Weekend is the 4 days after London Fashion Week. A shopping event where you can spy some designer goodies for a cheaper price (but between you and me, still unaffordable)! There are lots of amazing emerging designers/ jewellery + accessory brands, you name it its there. And see either Designer or Trend Catwalk shows for the upcoming season S/S 2014.
When we first got there we queued up to collect our tote bags which contained some really fab goodies. Some hair product, nail varnish, a cereal bar and some other bits and bobs. Of course I couldn’t leave without getting some outfit snaps within Somerset House! Thanks again to Lauren for being my outfit photographer, girl did good! We also got a couple of snaps taken by one of the Canon crew, which we collected later on. The catwalk show we went to was the Trend Show. Which included 4 different trends, Precious Metals, Lace Embrace, Good Sport and Flower Power. I have to say all of the trends were totally wearable. Even the Good Sport section, sport luxe to the max.
After the show we walked around the rooms of Somerset House, stumbling upon known and unknown brands. Having been to London Fashion Weekend before there were a few that I recognised, one being Her Curious Nature, they sell the most gorgeous floral and jewel headdresses, headbands, clips basically anything floral that will go on your head. One of the lovely girls working there even showed me how to wear one of the headbands. I have no idea why I haven’t been wearing a headband like that before. So simple yet so stylish. Being on a budget I was really sad not to make a purchase, but I have found the website and will keeping a look out for when their S/S collection goes live :)
Another highlight of the day was the Canon 360 experience! Kinda like a Matrix moment where three is a ring of cameras around you, you jump in the air and you get an awesome 360 freeze-frame. Lauren and I didn’t do anything too crazy! Just a wonky jump in my case! Ha! It’s hard to jump, smile and try to look good all at the same time!
We then had another explore around the many rooms, lusted over some Vivienne Westwood jumpers and took the opportunity to recharge our phones at one of the charging stains provided by Vodaphone!
We headed over to the Vodaphone Lounge to listen to a talk about the “In Praise of Blogging” which I thought would be really interesting. The talk was hosted by bloggers Remotely Fashion, and was a really honest and real life take on what blogging is like. It’s not all glam. There are haters but if you work hard you can get somewhere with it.
After the talk we then went for lunch and a wander around Covent Garden. I will do a separate mini post about where we had lunch! It was amazing!! I have a couple other posts relating to my day at London Fashion Weekend, but I didn’t want to bombard you with everything in one go! Over the next few days I will be posting some ‘Photo Diary’ style posts with a collection of the many images that I have taken from the day! There just so many to show you guys! I really want to you lovely lot my whole experience. And who knows it may make you guys want to visit the next one in September.
Anyway, I hope you have liked my long-winded summary of my day. Have any of you been to London Fashion Weekend before? What were your favourite bits from the day? Let me know in the comments section below.