Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Red Rock Giveaway

I have good news, REDROCK are running a competition where you can win £65 worth of vouchers!! As you will have seen in my last post I was lucky enough to win a pair of the bluey's rose shorts from REDROCK and since then I have been a big fan of their site. They have the perfect mix of vintage and modern wear with a lookbook which makes you want to own everything on sale. As I'm currently on a spending ban (going back to uni and keeping up my spending habits has resulted in me being unsure how I'm going to pay my rent next month...) I thought I'd put together an outfit I'd buy IF I had £65 (plus some- who could resist these horse print shorts?) to spend at REDROCK

Wild Horses Shorts: £42
Gladys Top: £25.99
Total Cost: £67.99

All you have to do to win £65 of modern and vintage goodness and look as cool as the REDROCK models is: 

1) Follow REDROCK on Twitter at: @TEAMREDROCK_ 
2) Follow REDROCK on instagram at: @TEAMREDROCK_
3) Leave a comment on this post with your email, twitter and instagram name 
(If you have a blog then follow me on GFC too please)

This closes on the 17th of November and the winners will be announced on the 18th- it's such an amazing competition so get following and get involved :)

For more information abou#TEAMREDROCKBIGBLOGGERCOMP click here.

*you must have a valid twitter and instagram account to enter this competition
*this competition is open internationally

Monday, 15 October 2012

Rose Rock

top: urban outfitters (old), shorts: c/o red rock via Lydia's giveaway, shoes: dixi, necklace: c/o wired jewellery via Vicky's giveaway, belt: primark, hat: rokit

I won these amazing shorts a couple of months ago when Lydia hosted a giveaway for Red Rock Fashion, I wore them on holiday but hadn't worn them since as it's been pretty cold and I thought they were too summery. But last week I paired them with a long sleeved top, tights and bobble hat and wore them into town where I bought this coat from Topshop and am in loveeeee.. Red Rock is one of my favourite up and coming vintage brands, they have the nicest customised items and the photos used on their website and lookbook are AMAZING. Go and check them out if you haven't already!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Tassled Up

tee & levis: camden market, belt: vintage, boots: primark

I got a Glastonbury ticket WOOOOO. So happy, can't believe they sold out in 1 hour and 40 minutes this year it's crazy.

Oh hey I'm fake tanned... wore this outfit to Brisfest a couple of weekends ago, (where I was meant to meet Chloe but we were both so drunk we kept missing each other aha- making up for it this week with a spot of window shopping though) the sun was shining and besides getting kicked out of the hat shop and having to try and put tights on in the middle of a field it was the best weekend and the perfect end to the summer.

My outfit it is so summery which is sad as it's starting to get so cold! I don't usually wear pink but when I saw these shorts I fell in love, I'm a strong believer on never having enough levis- I think I have 6 pairs now which I promise is not excessive at all... 

I've also wanted to own a top with tassles on for such a long time, I 'tassled' one of my tops a while back but it looks awful with everything I own. I found this in a stall in camden for £12, however I'm wearing it inside out as the other side has a skull on it which I'm not a fan of! I went into COW vintage last weekend and they have the best selection of tassle'd tees, including plaited ones which I hadn't seen before. As I'm on a spending ban (due to the extravagant month I have ahead- Amsterdam YAY) I'm planning to DIY a few tees I already own, there are going to be too many tassles in my wardrobe. Wow I've said tassles a lot in this post... it's starting to sound like a made up word. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

Black Heart

dress: c/o glamorous, belt: vintage from the dandelion, gloucester, shoes: ebay

How beautiful is this dress from Glamorous? It is 100% my favourite item in my wardrobe- I don't tend to wear dresses that often but I want to wear this ALL the time. The lace detail is really pretty and it has an underskirt which makes the dress puff out a little bit making it more dressy and perfect for me for a more glam look. This dress retails at just £37.99 and don't forget you can enter GLAMOROUS20 at the checkout for 20% off.

Usually when buying dresses for special occasions I have to go to the shop to try before I buy to make sure that it fits and suits my figure; this usually ends up with me spending a fortune on something I could have picked up online for half the price (although with Glamorous I don't have this problem, both this dress and the dress I wore to my ball fitted perfectly!). The other day I was sent this article about how to buy dresses for your body shape and have found it really useful. Although I wouldn't put myself directly into the 'athletic' category I have quite a straight figure and definitely agree that dresses with a tight top and a-line or skater skirt suit my figure best- bodycon definitely isn't for me. 

Here's the article, do you think these tips are true for your body shape?

Party Dresses For Every Shape

It's party season and you want a new dress. You want to look the best you can, be the envy of your friends, but you don't know how to do it - sound familiar? Buying party dresses can be a challenge, but knowing your shape and what will suit you can really help navigate the mammoth task.

Pear Shaped

For pear shaped ladies, A-line skirts are definitely a blessing. They skim the hips, making the bottom half appear smaller and also highlighting your waist at the same time. A tighter top will show off your bust by drawing attention to it, creating the look of curves and a strapless dress (or one with narrow spaghetti straps) will accentuate your shoulders, balancing them out with you hips and improving your proportions.

Apple Shaped

Women who are apple shaped will suit a low scooped neckline as this will draw attention to the larger bust. Detailing or folds on the stomach of a dress will make it appear smaller. A wrap dress will also make you appear as if you have a waist, drawing attention to this area while clinching it in at the same time. Dresses with an empire line also flatter as the fabric skims over the stomach.


Petite women suit a tailored look, with fitted garments creating lines and making you appear taller and more in proportion. It would be better for a petite lady to choose a dress specifically made to petite proportions to ensure that the dress sits right.


You want to wear something that will clinch you in at the waist, highlighting it and showing it off to its full effect as it's your narrowest point. A scooped or v neck will highlight your bust and a dress that skims over your hips will make them appear smaller while still showing off your curvaceous figure too. Detailing around the neck will also draw attention to the bust.


Fitted tops and A-line skirts suit an athletic figure, giving the illusion of curves. The dress itself is less important with this figure, whereas accessories are extremely important in adding that desired look of femininity to an outfit.

In the end, it's really down to what you feel most comfortable in that matters but hopefully these pointers will help you to be able to get it right first time so you're not wasting hours and hours trawling around the shops trying on endless dresses which fail to flatter your figure.