Fashion

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.*

Beautiful occasion shoes from Lace and Favour

I love shoes, I have so many pairs. Honestly I have more shoes than I know what to do with, that, however does not stop me wanting more. I have found that over more recent years I wear flat shoes or boots. Gone are the days when I would go on a shopping trip wearing stiletto boots, oh how I loved those boots.

Now however I save my heeled shoes for evenings out with my Hubby or with friends. I might not been out every weekend like I once was, but it doesn’t stop me planning out my outfit when it comes to going out. I so often find I over dress for a meal out with the girls, well that or they just don’t make much effort…. haha!

Occasion shoes from Lace and Favour

Lace and Favour are one of my favourite online bridal boutiques, they have all the accessories you could possibly need for your wedding day, including a lovely collection of bridesmaid dresses. They got in touch recently to see if I would like a pair of their occasion shoes, why would I say no to this?

As my regular readers know, I am very indecisive, I probably spent 3 hours over a couple of nights looking at all of the beautiful shoes. I knew quite quickly I loved the Perfect Bridal Company Esme, velvet and t-bar shoes. Of course it wasn’t quite so simple as they come in a collection of different colours, 8 different options to choose from. Velvet or suede, one colour or two, glittery heal or not. For someone like me it wasn’t easy to choose between them all.

Beautiful occasion shoes

I opted in the end of the berry velvet and gold glitter t-bar shoes, something a bit different. The gold glittery heal and the berry velvet of the toe and base, such a lovely contrast. The t-bar and pattern is made of of a non glittery plain gold leather. The soul is a cushioned leather, as soon as you pop your feet into them, you can feel that they are well cushioned.

Occasion-Shoes-from-Lace-and-Favour

I have not worn them out of the house yet, however they have been used in the house. I like to bed in all of my new shoes at home before taking them out, these are very comfy, I think they will be great for a whole day. Although they have a heel hight of 8.2cm they are easy to walk in.

One thing about Lace and Favour that I love is the way your items arrive packed to you. Ivory tissue paper is wrapped around box, with their own sticker and always a small note, which I love. It’s the little touches that really make a company stand out for me and the whole shopping experience with Lace and Favour really is wonderful. My Perfect Bridal Company shoes, arrived in a box, a beautiful boxed covered in pretty flowers, it’s a box I would happily keep to store other items in. I’m a packaging lover, which might seem odd to some but to me it makes all the difference.

As soon as I spotted these shoes, I know they would be a bit different. Not only would they make for lovely bridal or bridesmaid shoes, I knew I would be able to wear them to a ball or attending as wedding as a guest. I also think I would be happy to wear them with a trouser suit or possibly even a pair of jeans, heading out for dinner. My 5 year old daughter said ‘Oh Mummy they are so gorgeous’ she wasn’t wrong!

What do you think to my choice of shoes? Would you wear them?

 

*This is a collaborative post. I was sent these shoes in exchange for this blog post.*

 

Country walks and comfy boots from Simply Hike

We love a country walk with the dogs on a Sunday afternoon, we don’t really do the hill walks like we have in previous years now we have the children. Plus we don’t always have the time to head over to the Peak District so much anymore. This year however is have spoken about getting out there a bit more. The UK is such a beautiful place and there are so many fabulous walks and trails we can do as a family with the dogs.

Country walks and comfy boots from Simply Hike

We have lots of financial commitments this year, so finding places to go and enjoy that isn’t heavy on the bank balance, is priority. So picnics and nice long walks with the dogs it is, the children will be able to take their bikes sometimes depending on where we go. It will be great to increase our activity, get out and enjoy the beautiful UK.

Comfy walking boots from Simply Hike

I have therefore been looking at walking boots for us all. It’s a bit of a minefield as there are lots of great outdoor brands out there. However, I found a company called Simply Hike online, and they have an amazing collection of outdoor brands. I was drawn to them not just for their collection of walking books but also their collection of ski wear is brilliant. We went to Finland last year and have big plans for another trip next year.

Looking through Simply Hike’s collection I was drawn to the Meindl range. I have friends who have recommended Meindl so I thought I would give them a try. They has a history of producing high quality walking and hiking boots. Meindl pride themselves on being one of only a few footwear brands that hand make their boots. Which ensures the attention to detail is in all of their boots. Each of their styles are specially designed for walking and hiking enthusiasts in mind.

Meindl have a memory foam system for all of their boots to make sure they are the perfect fit just for you. As the boot is worn and the memory foam arms up it changes shape to match the shape of your foot. Say good bye to pinching, rubbing or pressure. It also ensures a high level of comfort for every step you take!

Country walks and comfy boots from Simply Hike

Simply Hike also stock Meindl laces and wet proof spray, so should you ever need to replace your laces you can easily get them replaced.

I really like Meindk Womens Bhutan Lady MFS hiking boot, I really like the traditional style of these. I also really like The Meindl Mens Bhutan MFS hiking boot for my Hubby. The more traditional brown style is very us, they will be great to get us started out on our healthier and more active 2019.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*