Faux leather culottes

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Ruffle blouse: ASOS

Faux leather culottes: ASOS

Nude heels: Boohoo

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Liz Clairborne wristlet: JcPenney

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This outfit compiles everything that I am loving in fashion right now – ruffles, bell sleeves and culottes. I wore it to the wedding of a dear friend, and it is only the second time in my life that I have worn trousers on the bottom half, instead of a skirt or a dress (and I have been to a lot of weddings). I felt proud of myself for doing something different.

I have always been fascinated with culottes, wondering if I could pull off the wide leg look without appearing frumpy. They are definitely the highlight of this outfit. I didn’t think that my first pair would be faux leather because I don’t own anything in leather, but I’ve realised that my style is evolving and I am coming out of my comfort zone. These are high-waisted, so they work well on my slight hourglass frame.

I kept the colour palette monochromatic with nude heels, a brown belt, my gold wristlet (from this post) and camel coat, which you can see a peek of in the last image.

What do you think of the outfit?

 

P.s. I apologise for the bad quality pictures. My phone was used to take them.

Mich x

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Ruffles and lace

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Ruffle lace pencil dress: ASOS

Heels: Shoegeeks.com (similar here and here)

Watch: Daniel Wellington

It’s been a while since I’ve put up an outfit post. I’ve been through a lot, but I’m glad to say that I’m getting back to my usual self and feeling confident in my skin again.

I’ve worn this dress before to a wedding in Birmingham (from this post here), but I hated it. I was still struggling with my illness and I didn’t like how I looked. You can tell from the way I have dressed, because I kept my coat on the whole time! Can you believe that?

It’s true that when you are confident, it shows. Look at me then and now. There is a clear difference, especially in the way I’ve styled the dress. I wore it to another wedding last month, but didn’t care because the same people wouldn’t have seen it. I even showed my arms, which is something I hardly ever do since a bump developed on the back of my left arm, after receiving an injection in school (I think it was my fault. I was crying so much that I tensed my arm).

I didn’t add much to this outfit — just black heels, a small necklace, a bracelet, one ring and my Daniel Wellington watch. The simpler the better.

When I bought this dress, ruffles weren’t as big as they are now and I didn’t even notice them. But they are slowly becoming my new favourite thing (in January I bought a white ruffle-sleeved top from H&M).

What do you all think? I’m hoping to have more outfit posts in the future.

Thank you for reading.

Mich x

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*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

A Valentine’s night outfit

Valentine’s Day is five days away, and although I have never been and still am not fussed about it, I think my hubby and I may be going out that weekend for dinner. Even if we didn’t go out and just spent that day indoors, I  wouldn’t mind at all.

Still, I have put together a red and black themed Valentine’s outfit. This is something I would wear – simple and sophisticated.

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DRESS | SHOES | EARRINGS | BAG

  1. I love the belt and pockets on this midi dress. It adds a nice touch to an otherwise simple ensemble.
  2. Confession time: I have never owned a pair of red heels. I know right! I feel as though they’re a basic in any woman’s wardrobe, and a black dress with red heels does go quite well together. Red seems to be the first colour we think of when we want to add a pop of colour to a black outfit. But I guess the reason I don’t own a pair is because I don’t have a LBD (little black dress) either. Shock horror! I’m full of confessions today. Maybe I might just buy this entire outfit and be done with it. Pointed courts are one of my favourite style of heels and I am loving these from Topshop.
  3. These silver leaf drop earrings are a statement on their own. No need for a necklace. Just wear your hair up and these swinging beauties will do all the work.
  4. This clutch bag adds the finishing touch with its simple, structured design. Matching heels and hand-held accessory – check!

What do you all have planned for V-day? Even if you’ll be spending it alone, make the most of it.

Have a great weekend, and see you in three weeks (refer to my previous post for info on the digital detox I am doing).

Mich x

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Get ready this holiday season with Aislestyle

The holiday season is fast approaching and there’s no doubt that everyone is searching for an outfit for that holiday party or evening out.

If you are searching for something a little more extravagant, Aislestyle’s selection of cheap prom dresses could tickle your fancy. But don’t be put off by the word ‘prom’. They offer a wide selection of high quality custom-made dresses, and from scouring their website, quite a lot of them could easily be worn for more mature affairs (see my options below).

I actually don’t have any major Christmas events to attend this year or for New Year’s, but these are moments of the year when people go all out to commemorate a new start.

If I did have any special event to attend this holiday season, this selection of UK prom dresses would be my first picks. I have chosen a range of long prom dresses and short prom dresses, because the more variety, the better. Click on the pictures to be taken to the links and have a browse for yourself:

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Gold is a gorgeous holiday colour
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My favourite

 

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You have the option to input your measurements to have your dresses made specifically to fit you. This is personally the option that I would choose.

What do you think of Aislestyle? Could your next evening dress be waiting for you there?

Mich x

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Thank  you to Aislestyle for sponsoring this post.

 

A Rose Gal wishlist

When Rose Gal reached out to me to review their products, I wanted to choose items that would be beneficial and useful for me. I don’t like shopping when I don’t have a need, so I made sure not to make any decisions on impulse.

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The first item I picked was this white guipure lace splicing openwork blouse. Thankfully, I got it in the right size, which was the only thing I found frustrating—it’s not so easy to identify your size. Even when I thought I’d gotten it right with the polka dot blouse I’d also chosen, that still arrived too small for me and unfortunately, couldn’t be a part of this post.

The material is opaque so it’s not see-through, but it’s also lightweight and perfect in this hot September weather we’ve been having lately. I had been hoping to wear it to a bridal shower (the theme was white top and denim jeans), but it didn’t arrive in time, so I wore it to a wedding instead. That post will be on the blog next week.

I love the lace detail; it’s what makes the blouse what it is. And what girl doesn’t love lace?

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The second item was this black tote. I needed another work bag and chose it in the safest colour—black; it also comes in beige and orange. I only have one other work bag, but I wanted something a little smaller, as there are days when I don’t need to take so many things with me.

The size is perfect. It has four compartments on the sides, which means that my small knick knacks like my charger, phone, keys and lipgloss can be tucked away. The snakeskin detail is a nice touch and I love the fact that it comes with a detachable strap (I didn’t photograph that). This is a big deal for me; I must always have the option of wearing my bags across my body or holding them by the handles. Options are essential.

The material is softer than I expected, but I didn’t bother about that because it is as durable as I need it to be. I’ve been using it regularly and nothing has happened to it, so that’s a good sign.

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The last items I picked were these rose gold eyeshadow make-up brushes. I have been pining over eye make-up brushes for a long while, because I am keen on perfecting how I do my eyeshadow. The more beauty vlogs I watch, the more I realise that different brushes do different things and that the one brush I have in my make-up bag will no longer suffice.

Then comes Rose Gal to the rescue, giving me a chance to fulfil that desire. The rose gold chrome colour is simply stunning, but that’s not what mattered the most for me, especially since it is made of plastic rather than a metal material I expected. It was of course the bristles. They are softer than I am used to but they do the job very well, which I’m happy with.

Overall, I’m pleased with my choices from Rose Gal.

Below is my A/W wish list; I’m preparing for the cooler weather, which I’ve decided is my favourite time of year. I can handle the chill, but not the heat.

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Why not visit their website and see what you can get your hands on. They do free shipping worldwide, which is definitely a bonus.

Have you every purchased anything from Rose Gal before?

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Mich x

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