Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bath in Fashion 2014

I recently hopped the train over to Bath to attend a Bath in Fashion blogger event. The day started off at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, which is stunning, the gardens were lovely and I could have stayed there all day sipping tea and eating biscuits! We were given a presentation of the upcoming events at Bath in Fashion, which will include talks by Meadham Kirchhoff and Topshop MD Mary Homer along with a whole host of Catwalk shows, Fashion Fairs, Workshops and films including Sabrina starring Audrey Hepburn! You can check out the full calendar of events on the Bath in Fashion website.

After the presentation we were sent off on a scavenger hunt, I was in a team with Tara, SJ and Polly and as each of us was a little late to the presentation (darn you Sunday trains!) we called ourselves team Last But Not Least! We were given a list of trends and a list of friendly shops that were willing to accommodate us crazy bloggers as we rushed round looking for the trends to mark off our lists. We posted pictures of each trend we found to Instagram and were given extra points if we posted pics of ourselves wearing the trend! So much fun! Here's a little selection of my Instagram shots!



We dashed over to the Fashion Museum, which was our finish line, and had a little rest while we waited for all the teams to get back. After we'd had a breather we looked around the exhibits at the museum whilst the scores were counted. The special exhibit for 2014 is Georgians: dress for polite society.





How beautiful is this Georgian inspired Vivienne Westwood evening gown; someone take me to a ball?







We also got the chance to check out the 2013 Dress of the Year, which had only just been installed and is a Christopher Kane dress chosen by Susie Lau of Style Bubble.

After we'd had a good look around the museum exhibits we headed back upstairs for a glass of Champagne and found out which team had won the scavenger hunt! Sadly all our dashing did not pay off and we didn't win but we did come second, huzzah! Everyone got a lovely goody bag full of treats and was particularly excited to find out that Anthropologie would be opening a store in Bath on 30th May and we were given lovely notebooks and pencils as part of the goody bag. Also included were treats from BiOrganics, Weleda and Liz Cox. Bath in Fashion runs from 3rd to 10th May so definitely check it out if you're in or around Bath! Big thanks to the Bath in Fashion team; I had a great time at the event and I slept well that night after our mini marathon around Bath's shops!

B

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Lavish Alice Skater Dress



 Dress: c/o Lavish Alice, Necklace: Gift, Shoes: ASOS

Finally the sun is shining and wanting to make the most it I headed out in my new Lavish Alice skater dress that I was sent a couple of weeks ago. I chose a size 8 and I think the skater style shape is really flattering. I LOVE the colour, it makes me happy, I just want to swish the skirt around and pose for no one in particular.... haha. I think the collar really brings it all together and makes the outfit stand out, I wasn't sure if I would like how the collar looked on me as it's not a style I would normally choose but I loved it. I can definitely see me dressing this down with a pair of converse or ballet flats for a more casual look, here's hoping the sun sticks around! You can have a peek at all the lovely dresses available at Lavish Alice here. I'm so looking forward to this Bank Holiday weekend, I'm off to London on Friday to catch up with some friends and I can't wait. What's everyone up to this weekend?

B

Monday, 7 April 2014

Springtime in New Look and Joe's Jeans



Jacket: New Look, Cami: New Look, Jeans: Joe's, Boots: Park Lane, Bag: Primark

Just a little outfit post from last weekend. It was a super windy day so not perfect photography conditions! I got the cami and jacket from New Look to take to Australia and I was not impressed to come home and find that it wasn't warm enough to wear them here. Luckily the sun peeked out enough for me to wear them last weekend. My jeans are from Joe's, I got them for a bargain from TK Maxx last year and I've been waiting for some spring like weather to wear them. I just love the colour and they are so comfy. My boots are from Park Lane and they are one of my absolute favourite pairs of shoes, so much so that I don't wear them that often in an attempt to keep them for as long as possible! Here's hoping the weather clears up soon so I can bust out some more spring/summer pieces that I'm just dying to wear!

B

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bristol Fashion Week SS14



On Saturday, I took a little trip to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway to check out Bristol Fashion Week. I've been travelling around Australia these last few weeks and it was good to get back home and get stuck back in to some fashion fun! I love Bristol Fashion Week, I say it every time, but it's still true, it's such an awesome event. I went along with my partner in crime Tara from The Style Rawr and we got stuck in to the snacks and yummy mocktails while we waited for the show to start!


Marks and Spencer kicked off the show with the first scene. I'm loving all these spring colours and cute prints. I also now want a cake themed fascinator... if only one of my friends would get married; then I'd have the perfect excuse!


I've developed a bit of a thing for print trousers lately, so I'm loving this middle look from Wallis. The maxi dress on the left is definitely up my street as well! I've just noticed it's on offer on the Wallis website for £36... Someone hold me back....



I love a good nautical theme for Spring, it's such an easy look to put together. I'm not usually one for one pieces, I'm more of a bikini kinda gal but I'm loving this one from John Lewis. It looks so flattering, I could be converted!


Ann Summers brought the heat with their Bollywood themed looks! I'm loving the orange and pink colour combos here.


River Island really stole the show for me this time around. It's so young and fun and I'm loving the the look on the far right. I need all those pieces in my life, starting with the blue geometric shorts!



My second favourite look of the day was this maxi skirt and crop top look from Marks and Spencer, it's so simple but the orange is really striking.


The final scene was Carnival themed, which was such a fun way to end the show and how awesome does this model look?!

I posted a couple of little videos of the show to my Instagram if you want to have a peep!

I can't praise Bristol Fashion Week enough, so I'll just end by saying see you for Autumn/Winter!

B
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