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

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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

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The perfect luxury lounge wear

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So I don’t know about you, but I am such a lover of my comfy clothing! As soon as I get home I instantly get changed into something nice and comfortable, and I have been absolutely loving my luxury lounge wear from Pretty You London.

They create the most beautiful luxury loungewear and slippers. How cute are the fluffy slippers I’m wearing? I am sucker for anything fluffy! They are really padded as well so feel lovely to walk in and are really supportive.

Shop the slippers here

I got the two-piece in the colour Oyster and honestly the material is just so soft. I especially love their pieces as they are super unique, they have little embellishment detailing with real Swarovski crystals.

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If you are interested in getting your own luxury loungewear just check them out here > PrettyYouLondon

My favourite skincare products

I thought it was about time I do a post on my favourite skincare products that I use, so behold, I bring you my Top 7 must have skincare products I can’t live without at the moment!

I have never been an avid skincare user, I would always cleanse my face and moisturise day and night but that was about it. However since I have started blogging, I have been lucky enough to be sent quite a few products, which in turn got me more and more interested in looking after my skin and trying the various weird and wonderful products on the market.

I think there is a weird sort of distrust with the beauty industry in which we all just think it’s all fake and doesn’t actually work.. but there are genuinely good products out there and these have been tried and tested by myself and I love them so I hope you will too 🙂

I thankfully haven’t begun to see wrinkles yet, but the best way to prevent them is by using anti-ageing products so I have started to try anything that claims to anti-age. Wrinkles are easy to delay and prevent from appearing but once you’ve got them they can be super hard to get rid of. So believe me even if you’re under 20 I would highly recommend using products to prevent those lines!

1. Clinique Freshly Pressed 7 day treatment £25 

I loved this Clinique product as it was something different, I’ve never seen anything like it before.

It is a simple two-step system containing pure Vitamin C in a fine powder, that activates when you mix it with your normal morning/night cream and you add it into the little pump and it squeezes a small amount out which is all you need. I use a bit each morning and it really brightens up my face. It is also meant to really help with anti-ageing which is always good!

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2. Charlotte Tilbury Mask £45

I had heard so many good things about Charlotte Tilbury products but was a little bit put off by the price of £70 for the magic cream, so I opted to buy this mask instead which I got for £45 & I love it!

It’s a 3 in 1 product, you can use it as a 10 minute mask, a cleanser or balm. It is a gorgeous pink creamy consistency and smells beautiful.

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3. Swiss Clinic Derma Roller Skin Renewal £84

So this was something I was super excited to try as I have heard such good things about derma rollers. I’ve seen a couple of friends go and have it done at a clinic and had really good results, but it is so expensive so when I came across this ‘do it at home’ derma roller I wanted to try it. It comes with a special anti bacteria spray to ensure your skin and the roller and clean and then a skin renewal serum to apply after using the roller on your face. I use it every few days for a few minutes, rolling vertically and then horizontally across my face. The reason it helps is because it creates tiny holes in your face, forcing your skin to basically renew and create new fresh skin! Skin Renewal minimises fine lines, wrinkles and scars, makes skin firmer and smoother, improves elasticity and reduces enlarged pores.

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4. Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster £20 

Ok I promise you I am not just saying this, this is the best face fake tan you will ever use! You apply a few drops and mix it in with your night cream, apply to your face and just wait till the morning. You will literally look like you’ve been on holiday and been sun kissed. It gives you the complete perfect natural sun kissed glow. Every time I wear it someone will say my skin looks glowy! I just love it so much and couldn’t recommend it enough.

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5. Dr. Barbara Sturm Face cream £132 

This is my current go-to face cream. Dr. Barbarba Sturm is a specialist in cosmetic medicine and has released this wonderful range of skincare. I feel like I just trust it so much more because there is a face behind the products and a professional face at that. Her products are inspired by her research into molecular medicine and are harnessed by the power of natural ingredients.

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6. Caudalie Elixir £49 + Caudalie Complexion correcting serum £45

Caudalie is another skincare brand I have always loved, since receiving the elixir free with a Vogue magazine subscription a couple of years back. It smells like roses and feels so soft on my skin I just love it. It is a dry oil so doesn’t make your skin feel too oily, it leaves it feeling perfectly soft and radiant.

The complexion correcting serum is also great, it’s perfect if you have dark spots on your skin as it directly targets them and evens out your skin tone.

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7. Perricone MD Cold Plasma £129  + Blue Plasma £79

These products may not smell amazing but they are truly worth the money. If you read about them online and see the reviews they speak for themselves, they really do help your skin.

Dr Perricone is a board-certified dermatologist and a world renowned anti ageing expert and his products are fantastic.

I try not to use it that often just because of how expensive it is but when I feel like my skin is a bit worse than usual I use the Cold Plasma after cleansing both morning and night.

& The Blue Plasma is a gentle daily peel that delivers the benefits of a traditional peel would but doesn’t have the inflammatory acids that can cause irritation. It basically gets rid of dead skin cells and unclogs your pores, purifying your skin.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Don’t mesh with me – How to style a mesh dress

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Happy Sunday! Today’s post is about this gorgeous mesh dress from Missbardo

I often like to wear a mesh long sleeved top under a band tee for some casual layering or I go super dressy if opting for a mesh dress as obviously it is quite flesh revealing!

This particular nude dress has an inbuilt bodysuit for a bit of extra coverage to conceal those private parts that you probably don’t want to show on a night out haha.

I love the detailing it has down the sides with a black strip with metal rings all the way down, adding a slightly edgy feel to the look.

 

I think a dress like this is perfect for a night out when you are on holiday. I don’t know why but for some reason it is just totally acceptable to wear way more revealing clothes when you’re on holiday haha!

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I paired the dress with my absolute favourite black shaggy coat and some black lace up heels to complete the outfit.

Shop my Missbardo dress for £10 > here 

Check the rest of Missbardo’s new in > here

 

London Fashion Week – AW 17 | what I wore

london fashion week Hi guys! Apologies for the delay on my London Fashion Week post but alas it’s here!

I have attended a few fashion weeks before, but this was my first London Fashion Week as a blogger 🙂 I have been blogging just under a year now and last season I was away on holiday so I was super excited to experience it this AW 17!

Unfortunately I didn’t photograph all of it, I just filmed short videos which I uploaded onto my snapchat and instagram story so I can’t share any pictures of what I saw.. silly me!. But I can show you pictures of the most interesting part (my outfits! haha)

The above outfit was all Missguided.

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I met my friend and fellow blogger Emma and we went together to a few presentations and then headed to the Blogger hangout!

I then met another couple of bloggers and went to the Fantome – Malan Breton show which was one of my favourite!

Such great designs and the music was amazing so it really set such a romantic mood.

See below a few of my favourite looks:

Friday’s outfit:

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The above was my first day outfit all from Pretty Little Thing and the shoes were from Public Desire.

I only attended 3 days out of the 5 – as much as I love fashion I don’t love walking around in London all day from show to show in heels so was happy with doing just 3 days haha 🙂

Monday’s outfit:

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I think by Monday I was literally just wanting to be comfortable and have easy to walk in shoes and not be cold!

As the other days my feet were literally killing so I opted for a more casual look!

Anyway guys that is it for this London Fashion Week outfits. I hope you guys liked them!

Next season I will be sure to take more pictures of the collections that I saw so that I can share them with you too.. perhaps I will even do a vlog!

P.S. If you didn’t know, I have started a YouTube channel where I post weekly a mixture of fashion, beauty and lifestyle videos.

I would love so much if you would check it out and subscribe! > here