Sunday, 28 July 2013

My 'Special Occasion' Outfit

Every summer there seems to be a special occasion or family event on the cards, whether it be a big birthday meal or a gorgeous summer wedding. This year, I had my boyfriend's graduation to attend, and being a typical girl I was planning my outfit weeks ahead of the event. I knew exactly what I wanted, but searching shops and websites for my perfect outfit ended up very unsuccessful. So, as always, I decided to just do it myself. After some lengthy searches on the Internet I managed to order a couple of patterns to guide me through and bought some gorgeous crepe back satin material in an ivory colour. A tiring two day stint and a lot of help from my very skilled mother, I had my perfect outfit completely finished! And I have to say, it looked lovely, I couldn't have been happier with the end result. In fact, it looked so good, I'm now in the process of making my boyfriend's mum the exact same outfit for a wedding in September! I see a future business on the cards.. ;)

Monday, 15 July 2013

Inside my holiday wardrobe...

After a busy few weeks and a holiday to Tenerife, I've finally got round to doing another post! So I thought I would use my holiday to it's advantage and show you some of my favourite outfits!

I made myself these trousers from a satin jacquard material and they were perfect for the holiday, nice and cool to wear on an evening. I paired them with this lovely bright yellow silk top (Topshop £15), black and white heels (Primark £12) and a black and silver spiked necklace (New Look).

A little bit of a risky choice but I paired this drop arm vest top (Boohoo £6) with a denim skirt (New Look £16.99) and chunky gold chain (H&M £7.99).

An alternative to the American Apparel stretch leotard, this backless low cut bodysuit is a much cheaper version (Missguided £9.99) teamed with a textured midi skirt with mesh panels (Cameo Rose @ New Look £14.99).

A favourite of mine, I kept this black cutout detail dress (Missguided £29.99) simple with some tan leather sling back heels (New Look £34.99).

Another favourite, I matched this sparkle cutout crop top (Urban Outfitters £17.99) with this black side split maxi skirt (Primark £10) and a simple pair of flats.

And finally, a must-have this year, the white bikini! I may not pull it off like the gorgeous Lucy Meck, but this fringed beaded set certainly enhanced my tan at least! (Tesco Top £8, Bottoms £6).