Sunday, 30 December 2012

New Years Eve Outfit Inspirations

I don't know about you, but you either love or hate New Years Eve. I'm one of those people that hates it. I've always have, and probably always will. I just feel the night holds such great expectations, and you're setting yourself up for disappointment. But of course, never one to be unprepared, I've come up with a number of outfits depending on the occasion!
Party: If there's any night of the year when you can go a little over the top it's New Year's Eve. I've taken a simple black dress, tights and shoes- which every girl has in their wardrobe and accessorized it. This cape from River Island is gorgeous, and would be perfect for the occasion.You don't need any necklace, and adds instant glamor to a plain black dress. Keep everything else simple with stacked bangles, and a gold/neutral eyeshadow, with lashings of mascara. Top it all off with glitter nail polish for an extra bit of sparkle.


House Party: Now for me personally House Parties are great on New Years. There's not a lot of pressure to have the "best night of the year" and you can just have fun with friends. If I go to a house party I'd love to wear something like this. This Topshop pleather skirt, is a firm favorite in my wardrobe, it's a flattering style and can be worn dressed up or down. I'd love to pair it with a purple sequined T-shirt, black ankle boots, stacked rings and a funky baseball cap. Not to everyone's taste I know, but I fricken love the baseball hat trend, and will continue to rock it ;) I'd wear cool green nail varnish to compliment the purple and tone down the outfit with a neutral toned clutch!
 Fancy Affair: If I had somewhere mad fancy to go on New Years Eve, I'd go, regardless of how I felt about the night. Truth be told I love dressing up in evening gowns,I feel so sophisticated and elegant in long dresses and wish there was more occasions to wear them. This gorgeous dress is from New Look. The colour is so rich, and red is such a festive colour, making it perfect for the occasion. The Hi-Low hem is still very much on trend, and gives you a chance to show off some skin, while still being demure. I've paired it with a blazer for a bit of warmth. To compliment the dress I paired it with gold accessories. I'd opt for earrings over a necklace on this occasion as I feel it's more dressy, and tie in the whole outfit with a fully sequined bag! To keep the outfit classy a nude lip, and nails would be perfect!
Dinner and Drinks: Since a lot of people are like myself, and would perhaps just go out for a dinner and a few drinks with their friends or other half. I've no solid plans as of yet for the night but I'm swinging on wearing something like this! I'd love to rock floral leggings, and a sexy sheer top, with either pumps,ankle boots or my well loved wedges. It's an effortless look, that's comfortable and easy to throw on! Add a statement necklace, and nails and you're ready to go! Don't forget to wear a nice bra, as there's nothing worse than wearing a sheer shirt, with a bad bra! 

What's everyone's plans? Whatever you do, I hope you have a safe and fun night! 

S xxx

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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Sale Shopping Tips

 Hey Girls! I know many of you will be braving the January Sales tomorrow, so I just wanted to do a few tops for you. I know Sale shopping can be a little bit stressful, but if you prepare in advance, you'll make it as stress free as possible!
  •  Before you leave make a wish list, of items you've wanted before Christmas.
  • Check online. You might find everything you want in the comfort of your own home! Everywhere has pretty much started their sales online now.
  • Start early. The early bird catches the worm bargains.
  • Set a strict budget, and don't go over it.
  • Shop on your own. That way you can spend as long as you want in the store, without feeling pressured to leave.
  • Wear comfy clothes.You'll want to be as comfortable as possible dealing with the crazy crowds. Leggings, a comfy T-shirt and Cardigan, with an across the body bag would be the best option. Don't forget comfortable shoes! 
  • Eat before you leave the house, to keep your energy levels up.
  • Don't buy it just because something is majorly reduced, if you wouldn't buy it full price, don't but it, full stop.
  • Don't buy into trendy items. Yes that item may be the height of fashion now, but come next season it will be yesterday's news, and chances are you won't want to wear it.
  • Buy Wardrobe staples. Black Dresses,Jeans,Blazers, Leather Jackets,Basic t-shirts,leggings etc. will never date, and you'll always have a use for them. If they are on sale, snap them up! 
  • Think long term. The great thing about the January Sales is they have items for all seasons. See a really cute Summer dress, that you know you'll wear, pick it up for your Summer holiday's.
  • Know the Returns Policy on Sale Items. Some shops are flexible while others aren't.
  • Enjoy yourself, after all shopping is meant to be an enjoyable experience.

Hope these tips help you when you tackle the January sales!
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Outfit Idea's

Hey Girls!
Now I don't know about you, but I have to plan my outfits over the festive season! I'm a busy bee next week and if I don't plan my outfits, I'll A) buy something last minute, that I'll never wear again or B)wear something I'm not really comfortable in. Neither are viable options in my opinion! I've put together a few looks Christmas looks, ranging from Kris Kindle with the girls to a Family Christmas Eve celebration! I hope this helps any of you who haven't a clue what their going to wear over Christmas :)
 Work Night Out

Work Night Out: For me personally I only work with a handful of girls, and as a result we're great friends. As I work in retail, I don't have to worry about being conservative or being wary of what I wear. Of course this doesn't mean I'll go out in a hoochie dress or anything of the sort, but It's a little more relaxed as opposed in an office environment for example. I love this outfit. It's festive, fun  and glamorous. It's sexy without flashing the flesh, and with the injection of pink, makes this outfit stand out a little. H&M always have sequin tops, as do Topshop. For plus size options Asos Curve, Simply Be and Yours Clothing always have something a bit sparkly ;) For Pleather skirts also try Asos/Asos Curve, River Island and Topshop! I recently got one in Topshop for €58! 
Kris Kindle with the Gals
Kris Kindle:  The Day after I go out with the girls from work, I have a Kris Kindle evening with some of the girls,which I'm really excited about! As I'll be a little bit tired ;) I've put together a comfy outfit, with a bit of festive cheer thrown in. The world and their mother will be wearing Christmas Jumpers this year, and yours truly will be no different ;) I'll pair mine with denim hot pants, thick tights and my Topshop Vectra's. I'll no doubt be wearing something novelty on my face/head..all in the spirit of Christmas! I needn't tell y'all where to get Christmas Jumper's as all the shops are swimming with them! If you're lucky though Primark may have a few left ( Check both the men and women's sections!). Since my lips get crazily chapped after a night out, I'll have my trusted carmex on hand, as I've to prepare for the following night....
 Girls Night Out: A Few of my other friends and I are going out on the Saturday before Christmas for dinner, cocktails and a night of festive fun! To be the only colour choice for a Christmas  night in my opinion is red! This lovely lace dress is from Miss Selfridge, but Penney's and Asos/Asos Curve have similar ones too! I've added gold accessories to warm up the red, as well as a gorgeous Leopard print bag to make the outfit stand out. And of course not to mention Reindeer Antlers...but those are pretty much essential for Christmas.

Christmas Eve: So it's the night before Christmas, and with all the partying, the last minute shopping and the working crazy hours, let's face it you're wrecked! You want something easy to wear, that's pretty, dressy and festive! You can't go wrong with a black skater dress (bonus points if it's glittery!) It's easy to throw on and easy to accessorize. I teamed this outfit with a baby pink faux collar(From Tesco!) and a gorgeous beaded clutch from Accessorize. It looks like you've made an effort, but in reality it's pretty much an effortless outfit. Pair it with black tights and a black court shoes and you're set to go! 

Christmas Day: After the excitement of present exchanging and slobbing around your Christmas Themed Jammies(Bought especially) you'll no doubt have to haul yourself up and get dressed! Personally I'm wearing a gorgeous red velvet dress on Christmas Day, as I saw it back in October and HAD TO HAVE IT. It's gorgeously ruched and is very flattering on my curvy figure! If I hadn't already seen it, I'd most likely hot foot it to River Island and pick this baby up! It's more taupe in real like and have black panels which has an instant slimming affect, which is perfect after that selection box ;)! F.Y.I plus size gals look at Simply Be, Asos Curve and Yours Clothing for something similar :) I'd keep it nice and elegant with the luxurious Wolford tights and suede platforms for gold detailing, a long with gold accessories. To finished the outfit off I'd wear this gorgeous Faux Fur coat, and a slick of MAC "Ruby Woo" Lipstick :) 
 St Stephens Day/Boxing Day: Now after all the eating and drinking over the last couple of days, if you have to get dressed and go out in St Stephens Day you want to be comfortable! No doubt after Christmas Day, you're still stuffed! If I go out I plan on wearing an outfit very similar to this! An Over sized Dressy Jumper, wet look leggings and wedges are one of my all time favorite outfit combinations! Add a clutch, bright lippy and a statement necklace, and you'll be ready to continue the festivities! There are tones of over sized jumpers in all stores, both straight sized and plus size, as well as wet look leggings! This Particular jumper is from Romwe, an online store, that I'm falling in love with! It definitely feeds my over sized clothes addiction!

Anyway, no matter what you're doing girls, find an outfit that you feel a million dollars in :)

S xxx

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