“Promises, Promises” outfit I wore for a hen do recently

"Promises, Promises" outfit I wore for a hen do recently

Chi Chi sleeveless dress
£25 – modcloth.com

Pandora sterling silver cz ring
£35 – bloomingdales.com

Benefit false eyelash

Expanding My Horizons with Lashes of London

Lashes of London
Lashes of London is a fantastic online shop which sells 2 of my favourite trends – sequins and pastels. The prices are fantastic and I’m a little bit in love with how they name their trends – Unicorn’s kiss or Reckless Muse anyone??
Lashes of London have just launched a blogger competition to win £200 to spend on Lashes goodies. This is my entry so get crossing your fingers for me. It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had a decent splurge on clothes.
It’s not all sequins and pastels they also have some amazing animal print dresses plus their sale items are at ridiculously low prices so please go check out the website here and wish me luck with the competition!

Christmas Party…. With Barratts Shoes

Christmas Party.... With Barratts Shoes
Another day another fab giveaway I’ve stumbled across: Over at Kel Loves one lucky blogger can win £70 to spend on pretty shoes in Barratts. Go check out Kel’s blog for full details. Bloggers who want to take part have to come up with a Christmas themed outfit, mines is for a Christmas party.
It is the festive period so if you cannot be over the top now then when can you? This dress has a lovely flare to the skirt (cue lots of swirling around in it) the over the knee socks make a welcome change from black opaque tights and the boots pull the whole look together with the accessories.
I spent aaaaaaaaages looking at the Barratts website as they had so many pairs of shoes and boots that I want.
What do you think of my entry? Would you wear this to a Christmas party?

Next’s Dress For Christmas

Next's Dress For Christmas

£30 – next.co.uk

Black pants
£36 – next.co.uk

Leather handbag
£72 – next.co.uk

NorthernMum is running a competition with Next to give a lucky reader a £500 giftcard for Next just in time for Christmas. All you have to do to enter is make a mood board featuring what you would wear from the Next range on Christmas Day.
The above is my entry and would be perfect for my Christmas Day off visiting my granny before eating an obscene amount of delicious food and partaking in silly games!

What’s All The Fuss About?

Think I’m gonna make this a semi regular thing were I blog about people and/or brands that I just don’t understand what the big deal is about them.

First up is Alexa Chung

Sure she’s pretty in an indie English rose kind of way but does she really warrant Style icon status?

She presented various shows on Channel 4 and seemed to be famous for dating cool indie band guys here in the UK before heading over to the States.

Her style is rather off putting to me – it’s all tiny shorts and oversized jackets, she very rarely looks “polished”. Even at red carpet events she still looks a bit scruffy to me!

It’s not that I dislike her but I just don’t understand why so many people rave about her fashion sense. And yes of course I am jealous of her having a Mulberry bag named after her but what sane woman wouldn’t want that???

Am I the only person not enthralled with Alexa Chung and her Style Icon status?? Would like to hear from like-minded peoples! Or even if you are a fan, tell me why