Monday, 30 March 2015

Spring Florals with Wolf & Whistle.


I've been a little MIA on my blog over the past week or so, but I promise I have good reason! Last week I was in London for the Curvy Kate 'Star In A Bra' top 10 shoot (I'll be sharing the photos soon!), but I also used my time there to catch up with my friend Shannon and her little boy. At the weekend I had a trial shift at one of my all-time favourite shops - Lush! I got the job, and will now be working there part time as a sales assistant. Yay!! With graduation creeping up on us I wanted more financial stability, and working for a brand that I genuinely love is ideal.

Despite lots and lots of rain, it is beginning to feel more like spring. As a change from my usual pastels, I decided to try this slightly punchier, tropical floral print dress. It's from Wolf & Whistle's exclusive collection at ASOS, and the tailored design is so flattering. I let the print do the talking and paired it with black accessories and a matching pink lip, shrugging a pastel pink coat on to keep away the lingering chill.

I have a few gorgeous items currently hanging on my clothing rail waiting to be worn and photographed! On Wednesday night I'm heading down to Cornwall to spend some time with my family over Easter, and I'll be sure to utilise their stunning gardens and shoot lots of of outfits! I'm in awe at how quickly this year is zipping by. There's not long to go until our final deadlines are due, then graduation, then real life begins...

get the look...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Bristol Fashion Week Preview with Oasis.

Earlier this week I was invited to The Mall Cribbs Causeway to take part in a styling challenge with Oasis ahead of Bristol Fashion Week. The Mall has a special place in my heart as I remember it opening in 1998 very clearly. It was so exciting, and going on shopping trips there with friends soon become the 'it' thing to do! It felt so shiny and magical, so I'm always happy to see events like Bristol Fashion Week keeping it relevant. From Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th March seventeen catwalk shows will be taking place, filled with all the SS15 trends.

Prior to the styling challenge we all met at Cafe Rouge for drinks and nibbles, where the lovely Gina talked us through some of the plans for Bristol Fashion Week and the key trends we should keep an eye out for when styling our outfits. It was then off to Oasis where we were let loose in the store, fuelled on cakes and fizzy! Together with Tara from The Style Rawr and  Jo and Victoria from She and Hem, I picked through the rails gathering an array of pieces to try. Instinctively I was first drawn to a corner full of summery pastels, a number of which I tried on. Given my coord obsession, I was also drawn to the striking 'Shadow Floral' prints. Not only are they the perfect nod to the monochrome trend, but they're a nice change to the top/skirt coords I usually opt for! I ended up getting the matching duster and shorts, with a contrast hardcase clutch as a finishing touch. The look is a little different for me, but I can't wait to get some proper photos of it!

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Bristol Fashion Week fun and excitement! Last season's show was so full of energy and colour, and I hear this year will be packed with even more surprises. Tickets start at £8.95, including a goodie bag and M&S refreshments. There's also a Q&A event being hosted for people wanting to work in fashion. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth checking out!