Summer Style with Pretty Little Thing

Summer Style with Pretty Little Thing

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I recently went to Greece, which in case you don’t know is technically like a home to me as I am half Greek (my dad’s side)

My parents have a villa in a beautiful place called Porto Heli, so I always try and go and have a relaxing holiday there at least once a year!

This time when I went I shot a summer style lookbook with one of my favourite brands, Pretty Little Thing.  These are some of my favourite summer pieces I have selected from PLT. These pieces are perfect to wear on holiday, and some of them are a little bit festival-esque too! I hope you like my lookbook 🙂
pink cactus sarong pink cactus sarong

How cute is this cactus sarong I actually can’t deal!! I also fell in love with this shell cup, makes me feel like a mermaid!

Shop the cactus sarong: here

sun sand slay sunhat stylish

Sun, Sand, Slay! What more could you want from a chic sunhat?

Shop: here

black bandage bikini black bandage lace up bikini bikini accessories style ibiza accessories style

Not joking this is my favourite bikini EVER! I just find the fit perfect, and I love that rather than showing a bit of cleavage it shows underboob instead, which seems to be quite popular at the moment.

Shop the bikini top and bottoms

Unfortunately the silver belt has now sold out. But they have similar stuff: here 

white fur cuffs top

I am a big lover of anything fluffy, so trust me even in a summer lookbook to find in a way to work in a top with fur cuff sleeves! I absolutely fell in love with this top as soon as I saw it. The beautiful white lace is so pretty and delicate and the fur cuffs add such a uniqueness to it.

Shop the top: here 

floral summer trousers

How beautiful is that sky behind me?! Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever seen better sunsets then the ones in Greece.

Unfortunately these gorgeous floral print trousers have now sold out, but the top is still available: here

Shop the lace dress: herehttp://bit.ly/2qQtPFH

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!

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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

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Surprise New Years Eve trip to Amsterdam!

New Years in Amsterdam!

So this New Years eve I had absolutely no idea what I was doing as my boyfriend had planned everything, and on Christmas day he handed me a big black box with a masquerade mask in and some tickets to Amsterdam!

We stayed for 4 days at the amazing 5* Hotel Sofitel the Grand right in the centre and had just the best time ever!

On New Years eve we spent the night at the hotel and experienced our first ever masquerade ball. It was such a beautiful grand hotel and the ball was amazing, everyone was really dressed up and you weren’t allowed in unless you were wearing a mask so it was nice that everyone was in ‘costume’.hotel grand sofitel amsterdamWe also experienced some excellent food – we visited two ‘tasting menu’ restaurants ‘Senses‘ and ‘Envy‘.

Both restaurants consisted of 6+ courses of delicious combinations of flavours and textures.

Our courses from Envy:

( I’ve written below the photo roundabout what was in them if I remember haha)

Oysters with yoghurt, chilli and roasted spring onions.

Mussels and razor clams with a creamy lemon sauce

Salmon paired with a soup inspired by Indian spices

Traditional steak tartare

Braised short rib with jerusalem artichoke and roasted mustard seeds

Mushroom with nori seaweed cracker

 

Mushroom miso soup

Selection of 6 cheeses with toasted almonds and honey glazed cashew nuts

Cinnamon and poached pear and coffee dessert (delicious!)

Our courses from Senses:

I can’t really explain the texture of what looks like bread – it was like a foamy biscuit and the filling was sun dried tomato and something else I can’t remember.

Each 3 of these little treats were pumpkin based.

Quite literally the most delicious bread and butter I have ever had. The butter, oil and salt was all infused with lemon and I’m not sure what else but it tasted AMAZING!

Salmon with different toppings including seaweed and pickles.

Chicken with roasted chestnuts, parmesan and truffle (my favourite)

Oxcheek with season vegetables

Kaffir lime ice balls

Coffee and hazelnut

Aside from the food the shopping in Amsterdam was also so good. The nine lines were great as they had a lot of independent boutiques and a lot of vintage stores. I managed to find a great oversized denim jacket which I have been looking for all my life.

The high-street is great as well it has literally every single shop you could want.

I also loved the fact that everywhere was walking distance, literally everywhere we wanted to go to was always no more than a 10 minute walk away.

All in all it was an amazing trip and I will certainly be paying a visit to Amsterdam again.

Lastly – I just want to say I’m sorry for the lack in my posting lately, some people may not think it but blogging is actually a super busy job and sometimes things do get a bit much and I can find it hard to keep on top of things. BUT with that said it’s a new year and one of my goals is to make sure I post back to how often I used to, every Wednesday and Sunday. I promise to keep it up too so please keep on supporting and reading as without you guys I wouldn’t be able to be doing my dream job so I thank everyone that takes the time to follow me and read my posts 🙂

Go Green

Going ‘Green’ is the theme of today’s post & I’m writing it whilst sat by the pool in Greece 🙂 

It is becoming more important than ever to ‘go green’ and ensure we are acting in a sustainable and eco-friendly way! 

I try to do my part by eating organically and recycling as much as I can, and trying not to be wasteful. Every little helps. 

This even comes to play with our clothes, I try to buy natural fabrics as much as possible as these are better for the environment and easier to recycle. 

I also sell on my old clothes or give them to charity shops. There is always someone else who wants it or will have a need for it! 

Check out my depop @toularose

These photos don’t even do this bomber jacket justice. It is the most stunning silk material and fits like a dream! 

I haven’t taken it off recently. The soft green means it goes with nearly everything.

I also am loving jumper dresses at the moment, and they will certainly be a stable wardrobe piece as the weather starts to cool down as we hit Autumn. 

Bomber jacket: Missguided

Jumper dress: Missguided 

Shoes: Missguided