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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Outfit For My Sister's Wedding ...

Whilst my blog is definitely not a fashion blog, I thought I’d share my outfit idea for my sister’s wedding at the end of this month.

Now before I explain my outfit, I blogged months ago about being a bridesmaid for her wedding, but unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances this isn’t be possible. I was a bit sad about this as I’ve only ever been a bridesmaid once before and I think I was too young to enjoy the experience, so this would’ve been nice. 

However, the dress looks like this:

Lucky escape perhaps?

Anyway, the wedding is a traditional African wedding – which is like worlds away from me as I didn’t grow up with my siblings and my ‘real’ family – so I want to play it safe with something in neutral colours.

Wedding Outfit

The Outfit:

The dress is definite; I love it so there’s no way I’ll be picking anything else.

I hate to show my upper arms – hate – so I need something to cover them up. I realise that I can’t wear the blazer all day/night so I might need an alternative but at the moment I’m thinking of this.

I really wanted this bag, which is only £15 on eBay. I’ve seen in a few posts that they’re lovely and slouchy and quite big so would have been perfect. However, the seller is in HK so there’s no way it’d arrive in time.
The BooHoo bag isn’t to my taste exactly, but I definitely want a brown envelope clutch.

Would love these, as I won’t be able to get the Heels.com shoes due to them also being abroad. The New Look shoes are a bit risky as I’m not sure they’ll go completely so I need to see them in the store.

Overall I know it looks like beige/nude overkill, but I think they’ll look okay considering my dark skin tone.

What do you guys think?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wants this Week ...

Finally went back to uni yesterday after missing classes due to illness. Don’t really know why I was dreading it, as it was actually okay. I can honestly say I don’t miss the ridiculous commute (almost 2 hours :() but oh well.

Starting FatMumSlim’s February Picture a Day challenge, so will probably be posting a lot of those pictures here. Today’s picture is ‘Your view’ :)

Anyone else doing this? Post your Instagram handle in the comment section so I can follow you! Mine is LolaStar

I can safely say I’ve used every product in my Glossybox and I’m officially in love with all of them. Especially the Clarins creams, which was my worry!

Quick round up with my Wants this Week from ASOS. Plucked most of them from the sale section, because I practically live on that section of the website!

  1. ASOS Lace Waisted Dress with Contrast Lining – was £40 now £20
  2. ASOS Dress With Contrast Panel Detail – was £45 now £22.50
  3. ASOS Mini Tulip Dress with Flute Sleeves – £35
  4. ASOS Sleeveless Mini Dress With Double Skirt – £35
  5. ASOS Tulip Dress in Spot – was £75 now £31.50 ABSOLUTE STEAL!
  6. ASOS Shift Dress with Pleat – was £30 now £15

Feel free to buy me any of these dresses and you'll be loved forever. Please and thanks =] 

Anyone else lusting over ASOS right now? What are your wants this week?

Lola ..x 

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini Shopping Haul ..

Decided to do a little haul of the stuff from my shopping trip.

Picked up some Clean & Clear Blackhead Scrub from Boots because of my combination skin. Although it does get very, very oily, it’s also really dry so I love to use this to give it a good scrub and get rid of any dead skin.

I also get really dry lips and was using EOS lip balms for a while but just found that they didn’t do much for me. So I’m back to my oil faithful, Carmex. Absolutely love this stuff! Hadn’t tried the mint one before so I picked up one for my boy and I to try.

For valentines day last year, my boyfriend got me a pair of gorgeous flats from Zara and I literally wore the heck out of them until they pretty much fell apart – okay, they didn’t fall apart but they got quite dirty! So when I saw these in H&M I just HAD to buy them. They’re almost the same, just not as good in terms of quality. 

I also picked up these black shoes too. I actually haven’t had any black flats in a while, my last ones got ruined in the mud and since then I’ve stuck to anything brown. These were from Dorothy Perkins and were £23, but they’ve got an offer on at the moment for students to get 25% off so I couldn’t pass that up! I’m not a huge patent shoe fan, but these are undeniably cute. Weirdly they say Barratts inside – even the woman at the till was confused but they definitely have them in other stores and online!

Didn’t buy a lot of clothes, I hate shopping usually. I’m an ASOS girl – I love ordering stuff online because I HATE trying on clothes in the shop. ASOS Premier is like heaven to me!
Again from DP, got some cute PJ bottoms. Don’t really wear them in bed that often, so they’re mostly for slobbing around the house!

They’ve got a really cute ribbon at the waist, which is handy because I bought a size too big.

Last thing I bought was this dress from H&M. As I’ve mentioned before I don’t wear trousers so pretty much live in dresses and this was an absolute steal at £10 – could hardly contain my excitement when I got to the till and it scanned at £7! The bottom of it is slightly silky and the top is just like a t-shirt. It’s got really nice folded, capped sleeves and a cute little pocket on the front too.

Please excuse the pictures. My boyfriend and I have set up a bed on the living room floor – yes, we’re big kids! – and that was the only space I had to take the pictures.

I also got a t-shirt for the boy and a cute cardigan for my friend Zoe.

Anyone else addicted to the sale section? Picked up anything nice recently??

Still waiting for my H&M online order (humph!)

Lola ..x

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