Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Afternoon Tea

On Saturday one of my BFF’s (old skool) took me out for afternoon tea and what a delight it was! Not only was I treated to some amazing cup cakes, but she also made me some as part of my birthday gift. I must admit, the picture of them was taken on Saturday and there is now only 3 left!! I wouldn’t class it as greedy deluded as they are so small, 3 is probably equal to one. When it comes to food and clothes, I feel no guilt 'tehe'. I decided to opt for a casual outfit, dressing it up slighty with my new tweed blazer.

Enjoy the Pics
Holly x

(Thanks BFF!)

Leather Trousers-Topshop
Boots-Kurt Geiger
Bag-Topshop (Sale)


Thursday, 19 April 2012

D.I.Y T-Shirt

Most of the Blogs I read seem to have done a D.I.Y (Do it Yourself) piece of some sort. One of my favourite D.I.Y bloggers is, Style Marmalade, she seems to make her pieces so effortlessly … envious!

So, I have decided to take the plunge and try it myself, starting small and keeping it simple.
Have Fun!!
Holly x

What you will need:  A plain T-shirt, A4 Card-board (I have used an old Cereal box, Honey Nut optional:P) and a Fabric Pen (Black).

2. Because I wasn't confident at drawing the Cross free hand, I drew a rough one on the cardboard as a guide (See below).

3. Then I placed the card board in the middle of the T-shirt so I was able to see the cross through the material.

4. With the fabric pen I roughly drew the cross onto the T-shirt. While doing this I found that the pen wouldn't stay in a straight line, but this actually looks a lot better so i just went with it.

5. Then repeat to finalise your cross.

And there you have it, an individual T-shirt. (For care details see the Fabric pen as these may vary.)

(Sorry about the dodgy pose it was late and I was tired!)


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Night to Day

As far as I am aware, most of my girlfriends, including myself, will have at least one dress in there wardrobe that will only come out to play on an evening. In my opinion it is a shame and also quite a waste of wardrobe space. So why don’t we utilise these pieces in our wardrobe?
 Maybe it’s the way the dresses are marketed towards evening wear in shops and magazines, or maybe some people believe that if you wear an evening dress during the day its to ‘dressy.’
Don’t miss judge this blog. Some dresses you own may not be appropriate for daytime wear, but im sure you can use your common sense and work out the ball gown you own probably wont do for a trip to the market!
So, I have decided to see if it is possible to wear one of my dresses that I would class as 'evening wear', during the day and where better to start than with the LBD. This is probably one of the easiest dresses to wear during the day. Firstly, I teamed my dress with a casual oversized cream cardigan, a brown belt to break up the black and then my favourite ankle boots. I added simple accessories; such as my brown bag  and necklaces (See pics). I decided to use a lot of brown tones in this outfit as it is a casual colour.
I think the key thing to remember is; if your going to try it out, keep things simple. Try adding a simple leather jacket, that always seems to work, or even adding tights.
Honestly, I would recommend you try wearing an evening dress during the day. What do you think?
Enjoy the Pics
Holly x


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