Outfit styling with Fashion World

I love clothes and shoes and bags and jewellery and just about everything else you can buy in online fashion stores. I do like to clothes shop on the high street, but sometimes I just do not have the time to go to the nearest city which is about 50 minutes away from home. So I turn to online fashion retailers.

I generally shop online when I need something for an occasion, it’s not often I have a browse through and buy lots of new things. As much as I would love to do this, I just do not have the time to spend hours looking for new clothes.

Fashion World on-line got in contact and challenged me to put together an outfit with only got in contact and challenged me to put together an outfit with only £100. I’m always up for a challenge and I love to shop so I thought why not.

My outfits from Fashion World

It took me hours to select items that I loved, that would then go with something else. I kept on adding trousers, jackets, t-shirt, dresses, boots, bags and jewellery to my shopping bag. Then removing them, then finding something else.

In the end I was able to put together two out fits for the £100 budget. I chose a two different dresses, pair of boots, a handbag and a belt.

I love dresses, it’s not often you will see me wearing jeans or trousers, in fact I don’t think I have one pair of trousers that are not jeans. I find that you can dress most of them up and down depending on what you are wearing them for.

The first dresses I picked was the Vero Moda Ally midi dress (on the left) is more and everyday dress, that I can wear in with flat shoes, one of my large tote bags and a scarf. Or I can dress it up with the heeled boots, the belt and the quilted bag, which I think would look lovely for a meal out with my Hubby or friends. I wore this dress out for lunch with my Hubby and his Aunty and Uncle yesterday, I had a few people comment about how pretty it is. One of my school Mum friends even asked for the link for it. 

All Images from Fashion World

The second dress Scarf Print Midi (Below) dress Is to me more of a evening out with friends style, I can see it in the cocktail bar while out with my girly friends drinking one to many cocktails. It will go perfectly with the belt, bag and boots. I love the pattern of this fabric, it also feels lovely to wear, if I didn’t want to wear it with the boots I have chosen, I could easily add a pair of heels.

Fashion World have a fabulous selection of different clothes to choose from, and the other thing I love is that they come in a wide range of sizes. The footwear is also available in a range of width fittings as well, which is perfect for me as I have wide feet.

I will be going back to Fashion World when I’m next shopping around for something nice to wear.

What do you think to my outfits?

 

*thank you Fashion World for sending me these items in exchange for this post.*

The Wedding Elements That Will Make Your Day Memorable

It’s hard to make a wedding unique because there have been millions of them throughout human history, and there will be millions more to come. But if you want your big day to be memorable then here are the elements that you have to make special.

Personal touches

Personal touches can really make a wedding memorable for the couple and their guests. This shouldn’t feel like a typical ceremony pulled out of a magazine or even a glitzy Hollywood film; it should feel like your day. Little details can really make the difference. Even the lead-up to your wedding should be memorable. Sending handmade save-the-date cards to your guests will make them feel truly welcome to one of the most important moments of your life. Maybe you could include a photo booth at the reception so you and your guests can all take silly pictures too. That’ll make the event memorable.

The entertainment

Make sure the entertainment is spot on too. If you want your wedding to be unforgettable then you have to set it apart from other weddings. Even the transport to the reception venue could be entertaining; maybe you could take your guests in a party bus or even hot air balloons if you’re feeling adventurous. You might even want to consider looking at professional live bands for corporate and high-end wedding events. That’ll give you and your guests some quality live music to enjoy whilst you dance in an inebriated state. Remember, the entertainment for your big day really does make the whole event memorable. It doesn’t have to be overly complex; simplicity is often the key. Weddings are all about getting on the dance floor with your loved ones and making fools of yourselves.

Dining options

A wedding might be a deeply symbolic occasion that marks the lifelong union of two people, but let’s be honest: everybody’s thinking about the food. You and your guests might feel an emotional pull when it comes to the personalised elements of your big day, and the right entertainment will make the event fun for everybody. However, delicious food is the thing that will tie your entire ceremony and reception together. It will be the icing on the cake, you might say. That’s why you have to make your dining options spectacular if you want your entire day to be spectacular. A wedding needs a good standard of cuisine if it’s going to be memorable for the right reasons; people remember their food-based experiences in life.

Make sure you cater to all of your guests. Have meat-based, vegetarian, and even some vegan options available. Have nut-free options too. You need to think about different dietary requirements and make sure that any guests with allergies or an intolerance of certain foods have their own dining options. As for the cake, you should think outside the box. Many traditional wedding cakes are fruit-based, but that might not be your favourite flavour. Why settle for a bland and unexciting cake on your special day? Get a Victoria’s Sponge or a classic chocolate cake to celebrate your matrimony. If you choose a flavour that you and your guests actually enjoy then the cake will be more than a symbolic fixture of the day; it’ll be a tasty and iconic memory that sticks in everyone’s minds.

My home, my lighting style

My regular readers will know that we are planning to move home soon, fingers crossed it will be at some point this year. As always I am dreaming about how our forever home will look, what colour themes I want to use in different rooms and the same with lighting. I do have some nice lampshades and light fittings in our current home, however I do not want to take them with us. So I have started to look at the lighting design trends for 2019.

I’m not always into the latest trends and styles in both my fashion sense and my home, I generally look at what I like and how it would fit into my home. So seeing some of this years trends has really made me think more about my interior style. Festive lights have out together their very own lighting design trends for 2019.

lighting style

Living room

I have seen lots of homes this year have dark navy walls, it seems to be popular with lots of interior designers. They then add blush, gold and copper shades along with dark wood furniture, and it looks fabulous all together. I really love this look and would love to have it in the living room, long with some tinted glass ceiling lights and geometric shaped table lamps in the gold and copper shades. I may even add an Edison bulb to give that extra bit of warmth to the room.

Kitchen

It’s a difficult one for me, as I have no idea how I want the kitchen to look. The only thing I do know is that I would love to have a country feel and have a large dining table or island that seat 8-10 people. Then have three lights hanging down over the table with an industrial look. It would appear the industrial light style is really popular this year.

The bathroom

The bathroom is one room I have spent a lot of time thinking about, since we stayed in at the beautiful Eynsham Hall last year. The en-suit bathroom in the hotel I have been thinking about since, pale green shades, with traditional white bathroom suit, roll top bath and a splash of industrial lighting. I loved it. I would love to have this style in our new bathroom. At the very least we would like a patterned tiled floor, with some industrial lighting.

Our daughter bedroom

Our daughter has just turned 5, as like almost all little girls she has a love of unicorns and mermaids, so she is wanting something that has space for her collection. I was thinking pale green, baby pink and then adding flashes of unicorns throughout. I have found most lovely unicorn night lights and even some LED string lights that we can add to her room. She will be in love.

Our son’s bedroom

Our son is almost 10, how that happened I have no idea. For his new bedroom I would love him to have something that will grow with him into the teenage years. So I am thinking grey, white and navy with star theme. Not little boy room starts but big bold stars, on the walls and then using the current trend of astronomy designs for the lighting. I want to design him a room that he will love and so will his friends.

Our bedroom

For our bedroom, I am hoping for a luxurious feel, with pale grey walls, crisp white bedding and then blush velvet lampshades and a chair sat in the corner. I love vintage furniture so I am hoping to source a dressing table and mirror set to finish the room off. My friends daughter is very talented at watercolour and she painted me a water bouquet that is full of colour that I want to hang in the bedroom and it will give us a base to work with.

I’m sure that when we find our forever home my ideas will change numerous times, but for now this will give you an insight into what styles I am thinking about.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*