Ladies Day Epsom Derby

Ladies Day Epsom Derby

I am super excited as I will be attending my first ever Ladies Day at Epsom Derby on Friday 2nd June.

It has been one of those events that I have always wanted to attend but have just never got round to going to – well now I am!

Every year on the first Friday of June, people gather at the Epsom Downs racecourse for a day of exciting horse racing, music, glamour and fashion!

I have already sorted my dress out, I will be wearing a beautiful nude (of course) dress by the fabulous Chi Chi London. They are the perfect brand I go to when I have a formal event such as this to attend. I would really recommend their dresses if you are ever attending a races day, or perhaps a wedding!

I’ve shown you guys a little sneak peak of my dress below, and will post a full picture of me in the dress on the day.chi chi london  

What I am looking forward to at this Ladies Day is to see all the ladies and gents in their most formal attire! I love that it is tradition for ladies to wear a hat or a fascinator!

I still need to find one to wear myself so if anyone has any suggestions for the perfect fascinator then please do send them my way!

I am going to opt for some simply nude court heels most likely, as these are comfortable yet still elegant and will compliment my dress beautifully.

As I have opted for a nude colour, I most certainly will need a tan.  Luckily I am in Greece from the 21st – 28th May so will hopefully be a nice colour just in time for the Ladies Day 🙂

My hair style will all depend on what hat/fascinator I opt for, but I will most likely do some bouncy waves and leave my hair down as that is when I feel my best.

I have also already prepared my make-up look – I am going to opt for a soft nude colour. My Toofaced sweet peach eyeshadow palette is perfect for this as it has a beautiful array of peachy nude tones and I will wear my trust NYX Cairo lip cream on my lips.

I am honestly so excited! Be sure to follow me on instagram @toularose and snapchat: toula_rose to see pictures from the day of what I get up to!

I believe there is also going to be an after party on the Hyperion lawn that Mark Wright is DJing at.

If you guys fancy heading down for a fabulous day then just head to the website and purchase yourself some tickets!

Click here for tickets

Hope to see you there!

#ThisistheOne #DerbyStyle #IAmChiChi #TheBloggerProgramme

Summer Nights with Superdry – How to dress for summer nights

Summer Nights Style with Superdry

It’s finally that time of year again and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, summer is nearly here!

Superdry have a really cool campaign at the moment all about what you wear during those amazing summer nights you never forget. Whether it’s a warm night on holiday, or a night with friends locally – Superdry’s summer clothes will have you covered.

Check out their Holiday shop here>>

Sometimes the best summer night outfits could literally be a pair of shorts pulled over your swimsuit you were wearing for the day and a pair of flip flops!

The pieces I opted for made for an easy day-to-night transitional outfit. After spending the day by the pool or the beach in my swimsuit and short, I could easily change change my top for a new more dressy look.

I added the neck scarf as accessories are instrumental into changing our outfit and can make all the difference. To be honest I never really wear neck scarves like this but when I saw it at Superdry I just instantly pictured myself by the beach wearing it!

I love the new dynamic it gives to my outfit.

Shop the whole women’s shop here

These denim shorts are literally perfect! I love the colour of the denim and they fit like a dream. These will for sure be my go to pair of shorts for the summer. They are super easy to style and so easy to wear to the beach or style it with a nice top to go out to dinner in the evening! Denim is your friend are your options on how to style it are endless!

Shop the denim shorts > here

Shop the neck scarf > here 

Shop the pineapple swimsuit > here

Shop the black top > here

superdry denim shorts

I hope you enjoyed this post on Summer Nights Style in collaboration with Superdry 🙂

Are you a blogger looking to attend some blogger events or are you a brand interested in organising a Blogger event? Check out my post > here on Blogger Babe Events

Blogger Babe Events London

blogger babe events londonSo I am super excited to reveal that I have just launched my very own event company – Blogger Babe Events London

BB Events London specialises in organising spectacular events for Bloggers – cohesively connecting brands and influencers together.

 FASHION|FOOD|LIFESTYLE|TRAVEL

Our events are predominantly London based, however we will be organising several international blogger trips and events.

Why did I start this?

After working in Marketing and Events for a number of years before becoming a blogger, I have experience in both sides of the industry from what it takes to plan and run an excellent event. & of course being a blogger I have plenty of experience in attending events. On average I attend 2/3 events per week so am able to see what works best and what format of events are most successful with fellow bloggers.

Over my time in blogging I have established several relationships with both brands and influencers and therefore have what I need at my fingertips.

With influencers becoming one of the most powerful tools for a brand to reach their consumer, it is a very exciting industry to be in.

What do we do? 

We organise most types of events, from small intimate dinners at a top London restaurant to a full travel campaign abroad.

We have access to some of the top influencers around and can guarantee a huge audience reach for every event we organise.

Every event is tailored specifically to the bloggers and the brands participating. We curate every fine details and each and every event is unique.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Blogger Babes Dinner at STK London

Blogger Babes Afternoon tea at Sketch

To register your interest in attending one of our upcoming blogger events please email toula_rose@hotmail.com

If you are a brand and would like to discuss an event please email toula_rose@hotmail.com to receive our Information Pack

Blogger Babe Events London

How to afford Luxury Designer Bags on a budget

how to afford designer bags

So today’s post is all about how to afford luxury designer bags if you are on a budget or just wanting to save yourself some money!

Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to purchase designer bags without paying the full retail price for them.

You’d be surprised at the sort of bargains that are actually available out there. Being a BIG lover of designer bags I have for years been adding to my collection and discovering exciting little places to buy these bags and I am going to be sharing my secrets today with you lucky lot!

I’m not saying I haven’t paid full price for items and got them for the brands themselves because I have and I do love doing so. There is something very exciting about visiting these beautiful stores and picking out your item and receiving it in it’s beautiful packages with the dust bags, boxing and bag. However of course not all of us can afford to do that, or want to spend that kind of money which is why I have made today’s post!

chanel bucket bag

I recently came across an instagram page that sells beautiful designer handbags at a very affordable price.

I was lucky enough to receive the beautiful red suede Gucci bag from them and the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis bag.

They sell items at a big discounted price from full retail price so be sure to check them out. Their instagram page is > worldofbags 

They have pretty much any bag you could wish for. Due to the fact they sell through instagram you make payment either over the phone or via bank transfer, but their delivery is super fast!

If you mention you have visited them after seeing my blog, and end up purchasing anything from them they will gift you with a free purse/wallet to match your bag! Just quote ‘Toula Rose’

gucci red suede dionsyus

louis vuitton pochette metis bag  louis vuitton agenda

Another AMAZING way to afford designer bags would be to buy them second hand.

I have got both this 100% genuine Louis Vuitton agenda diary and this beautiful backpack from an eBay seller who sells hundreds of second hand designer items. They have it all from vintage Chanel’s to pretty much brand new perfect condition Louis/Saint Laurent etc!

My favoured ebay seller is: Quality from Japan

I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough for designer items, they are so affordable!

Just have a look below at my gorgeous backpack I got from them!

 

louis vuitton backpack

Be sure to check them out if you want a safe way of buying bags that you know will be authentic and you know you are protected by eBay and by Paypal!

red suede gucci bag

 

Another great place to buy designer bags other than eBay that I would really recommend would be the Vestiaire Collective 

They are an official second hand designer luxury goods site, the only thing about them is you may pay a little more than if you were to get your stuff on ebay.

I hope you guys enjoyed the post!

Happy Bag shopping!

Dress for Spring with Topshop’s Spring Dresses

It’s that wonderful time of year again – Spring! You know it’s Spring time when the beautiful cherry blossom trees are full and my favourite flowers (peonies) are in season – yay!

Which also means we can start to look forward to warm Summer days and nights and that means we are also able to enjoy wearing dresses and not freeze to death!

Today’s post is all about the perfect Spring dresses. I have styled two dresses from one of my favourite brands of all time – Topshop.

One look is a day casual look, and one is a more dressy look that you could wear to a more formal event like a day at the races or even a night out.

If you haven’t heard already, Pink is this season’s hottest colour. I am super happy about this because honestly there is just something so likeable about pink, all colours of it from pale pastel pink to cherry pink. It is just one of those colours that brightens up your day and can genuinely lift your mood.

I styled this ribbed casual high neck dress with some trainers for the perfect off-duty day look.

Shop the dress > here

spring dress ideas spring dresses toyshop

I am honestly in love with this white ruffled dress. It’s so pretty and the details make it special. It has a mesh lining round the waist, bell sleeves, lace across the chest and beautiful embroidery. It’s really a dress for a special occasion.

When styling this look I took inspiration from the 80s trend. Ruffles and statement jewellery were a big part of 80s fashion and this dress and choker are the perfect combo to represent that.

I teamed my dress with some metallic lilac shoes and of course I couldn’t be without my most trusty accessory – a choker.

Shop all Topshop white spring dresses > here

Shop Topshop chokers > here

topshop white dress