Friday, 22 March 2013

Cabot Circus 48 Hour Fashion Fix

Last weekend I headed down to Cabot Circus to check out the 48 Hour Fashion Fix event. The weekend featured a hook-a-handbag competition, Beauty Bus and pop-up fashion shows around Cabot Circus, like a fashion flash mob!



Outside House of Fraser I had a go at the Hook-a-Handbag competition where the prize was either the handbag you 'hooked' or the top prize was a Marc Jacobs bag, sadly luck was not on my side and when we passed by later on I noticed the MJ bag was gone, so congratulations to whoever won - I'm not jealous at all...


The Beauty Bus was situated in Quakers Friars and some of the brands on board were Nails Inc, Benefit and Superdry, we obviously picked a busy time as it was packed with giggling girls when we got there so sadly didn't get to try out any treatments.

This was a pretty cool event and I just need the sun to come out to play now so I can get in the SS mood!

B


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Harvey Nichols SS13 Fashion Show

Last Tuesday I attended the Harvey Nichols SS13 Fashion Show at the Bristol Museum. The Museum is such an awesome venue and the set up of the show completely transformed the foyer.

When we arrived the foyer was already packed and so we dashed to try and get some seats before they were all gone! Luckily we were still in reach of the refreshments!

The show consisted of six looks; White Out, Colour Pop, Metallic, Monochrome, Mixed Prints and Fantasy Frocks:

Michael Kors, Seven for all mankind
Photo by Michael Bowles / Rex Features (220793eh)
Michael Kors Jacket, Finders Keepers blouse, 7 For All Mankind Jeans, LK Bennett pumps and Gucci bag. 

The first look was White Out and as the name suggests the models were sporting all white statement outfits. I was instantly drawn to the print on these 7 For All Mankind jeans and I could see myself wearing the Michael Kors jacket again and again.

joseph dress, shourouk necklace
Photo by Michael Bowles / Rex Features (2207953dh)
Joseph dress, Shourouk necklace and Jimmy Choo pumps.

Looking at this Joseph crepe dress just makes me want to be in Miami enjoying the sunshine on South Beach. I love the neon pink rope chain on the Shourouck necklace, eeep!


Raoul
Photo by Michael Bowles / Rex Features (2207953df)
Raoul top, Raoul shorts, Sam Edelman sandals and Stella McCartney bag. 

I think this look is so wearable, the jacket and the laser cut shorts (I did think it was a skirt at first!) are my favourite pieces.

Alexander Wang, Joseph, Celine
Photo by Michael Bowles / Rex Features (2207953eq)
Alexander Wang jacket, Joseph shirt, Joseph leggings, Saint Laurent Paris pumps and Celine bag. 

I want this entire outfit and that's all I have to say about that. I love the models hair and makeup in this photo too, basically I just want to be her.

Mary Katrantzou
Photo by Michael Bowles / Rex Features (2207953db)
Mary Katrantzou dress, Christian Louboutin wedges.

I absolutely adore the print on this Mary Katrantzou dress. You can't really see in the photo but the wedges have a multi-coloured trim and print around the heel, I need these wedges in my life!

A lot of the models were sporting cute fishtail braids, I'd love to try out this look but I think I'd have to get someone to help me as I find I can't stretch my arms round enough when it comes to braids/plaits haha.

I had a great time and I really enjoyed the show, it's definitely given me some ideas for SS!

B

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Lucky

I can't wait for the weather to start warming up, I'm so tired of being cold and today we had crazy rain with thunder and lightening! Alas until the sun shows its face I'll be staying wrapped up and trying to keep warm.

Jumper: ASOS £24.50
In an attempt to stay warm I've bought a few new jumpers recently and this Lucky jumper from asos caught my eye and fell into my shopping basket. I've just noticed it's gone in to sale aswell, so typical!


I paired the jumper with my trusty Charley 5.0 jeggings which are just so damn comfy and my favourite Park Lane boots. I love these boots so much that I get a bit scared to wear them as I don't want them to start looking worn! 

I went into Cabot Circus today to check out the 48 Hour Fashion Fix event that's on this weekend, so look out for a little post about that some time soon!

B

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Bristol Vintage Fair

On Saturday I headed down to the Passenger Shed at Temple Meads to check out the Vintage Fair. I didn't expect it to be so busy and was a little surprised to find a bit of a queue outside to get in, especially as it was so cold outside!

After a short wait I got inside in the warm and started making my way round the stalls, checking out all the interesting pieces of jewellery and clothes.

Rose Swallow Necklace
I caved and had to buy this cute necklace. 
I had to stop myself from buying something from each stall but ended up with this necklace and a pink rose ring that is a nightmare to photograph! There was just far too much to take in from the rails and rails of clothes, the vintage hair salon and the cute tea party area where some people got up and danced!

vintage
I don't need anymore bags...

I couldn't resist trying on this headband!
If you head to thevintagefair.com you can find out if there's a vintage fair near you sometime soon and the next vintage fair in Bristol is the 20th April if you want to check it out. :)

B


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Ottoman Hands Ring Bling

I've recently started to try and include more rings into my jewellery collection. I've always been a little scared of rings as I never thought they suited me but I've forced myself to wear a couple recently and I'm starting to embrace the idea.

Whilst searching for rings to add to my collection, I kept finding that when I liked the look of something it was almost always an Ottoman Hands ring.

Mini Delicate Ring £15 - asos.com

This type of ring is definitely where I'm at right now, not too flashy, simple, but cool.

Double Pear Ring £40 - asos.com

I think this Double Pear ring is super cute and I love that all the bands and settings look a little beat up and raw.
Large Stone Ring £60 - asos.com
Once I'm feeling brave enough I'm definitely going to start trying out statement rings. This one is a bit pricey for me at the moment but once I'm feeling a bit more confident, I wouldn't mind splashing out a little on an awesome ring.

The brand is currently stocked on asos.com and if you head to the Ottoman Hands website there are lots more styles and stones to choose from. I kinda wish I hadn't found the website as now I'll never be able to decide which one to get!

B

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Mother's Day Outfit

             
The lovely ladies at The Style Rawr are holding a competition with Next to win an outfit up to the value of £200. All you had to do was create a Mother's Day outfit for your mum and blog about it, as my mum and I are big fans of Next I had to get involved!

Mother's Day

                         

My mum loves to wear dresses and I'm sure she'd love this peplum dress, I also know she doesn't like to have her arms on show so I think this lace jacket would be the perfect cover up. My mum and I wear the same size shoes and she's always snooping around my shoe collection, I could see myself borrowing these colour block heels if she had them! No outfit is complete without a bag and everyone knows mums carry the whole universe in their bags and I think this nude tote bag fits the bill. Finally I chose this gold bracelet to top it all off, my mum loves a bit of bling and I think she'd like this gold bracelet.

So that's my entry, I hope you like it and if you want to enter head on over to The Style Rawr for all the details!

B 
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