A Chic New Years Eve Outfit

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Getting dressed up is one of my favourite things to do, and especially when it’s an outfit that I love. You don’t really get the chance to do it every day, as you’re heading to uni or work, so it’s so nice to spend the time to do your hair and makeup and choose a great outfit to live the night in. New Years Eve is always a special occasion for me and means a lot, so this outfit will have some many memories for me from an amazing night with family, friends and my boyfriend.

IMG_3139The main piece of my outfit was this gorgeous blush pink blazer from LKBennett, and was also such a bargain. It was such a great buy from Biscester Outlet village, and was supposed to be orginally around £348, and I got it for only £83. I couldn’t believe the price tag when i first saw it on the rail, and as soon as i tried it on i fell in love with it. Not only is the colour so gorgeous, it also fits like a glove and looks so classic. It looks elegant and chic, but still has a young, feminine twist, which i know will never go out of style. It’s a piece ill be able to keep in my wardrobe for years and something i know I’ll love forever.

So to make the most of this gorgeous piece, I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit fairley simple and put together, to draw the look into one. To do this, I paired the blazer with my favourite black lace cami from new look. I love how chic and femine this looks, and it contrasts the hard tailoring of the blazer perfectly. It’s also so comfortable and such a staple in my wardrobe. I just wish they brought them out again, as i’ve wanted more ever since, and really fancy a grey, mink or blush pink one.

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Then, to finish the look off I paired it with a pair of grey, faux leather trousers. They might look a bit weird, but they add so much class to an outfit and a bit of luxury, as it’s not the traditional denim jeans. As well as the trousers, I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to my outfit, and so i added thsi goregous opal necklace, that i bought from a small independant jewellery stall a few years ago. I dont get that much chance to wear it, but it looked perfect with this outfit and the pink of the blazer picked up the pink of the opal perfectly.

What did you wear this New Years Eve?

Rachel x

 

 

My Partywear Wishlist

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Heels | Office, Dress | Kiss The Sky, Top | Zara, Playsuit | ASOS, Bag | Zara, Clutch | Lulu Guiness , Heels | Public Desire, Dress | River Island

Party wear has to my favourite type of clothing because I really love getting all dressed up and feeling super glamourous, on a night out. I’m a real girly girl and I love being able to don a real good pair of high heels, a pair of false eye lashes and I’m ready for the great night ahead. When it comes to my party style, I either love a good statement piece, that I can throw on and instantly look put together, or I prefer something more simple and timeless; that I can dress up or down and is great piece for any occasion. So, as I’m really in the party spirit at the minute, with lot’s of my friends 18th birthday celebrations and even a hen do to go to, I thought I would share some of the items I’m lusting over at the minute.

Handbags are one of my true obsesions in life and I love collecting unique and wonderful gems, that I can treasure forever. This Lulu Guiness lips clutch is one clutch i’ve been lusting over for years, because it’s such an iconic and feminine design. I love how this one channels the popular metallics trend, which adds a hard edge to the piece, with the soft curves of the lips design.It’s such a statement piece, super timeless and although it’s expensive, I’m hope one day I’ll will be able to add it to my collection.

A really good pair of high heels is something you can’t beat on a night out, and to have a really gorgeous and super feminine, statement pair is even better. This lovely pair from Public Desire are literally giving me so much shoe envy, as they’re so unique and really pretty. They’re my favourite style of heel, as they’re really strappy and not too high. So the whole vibe of the shoe is elegant, sophisticated and gorgeously feminine. I think I’m going to have to add these to my collection, in the next few months.

What’s your favourite partywear vibe this year?

Rachel x

17 Sparkly NYE Buys | Under £50

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Nude Heels | River Island, Sparkly Dress | Zara, Velvet Choker | Dorothy Perkins, Crop Top | Zara, Tee-Shirt | Zara, Sequin Bag | ASOS, Sparkly Dress | Zara, Knee High Boots | Boohoo, Pointy Boots | New Look, Denim Jacket | Boohoo, Embellished Dress | Pretty Little Thing, Bodycon Dress | Topshop, Sparkly Ball Necklace | Topshop, Sparkly Tee-Shirt Dress | Topshop, Pink Playsuit | Topshop, Body Suit | Topshop, Across Body Bag | Zara

Dressing for the festive season is all about raiding your wardrobe for anything sparkly and maybe even buying a few new sequin pieces or two; and New Years Eve is no exception. It’s all about celebrating the last night of 2016 in style, and there’s no way you’re going to be rocking a simple little black number. It’s the one night of the year you can really let your style go and choose a piece that you will sparkle in all night; and know that even if 2016 hasn’t been the best year for you, at least you looked amazing in the last few hours of it. So, as this New Years Eve is just around the corner, I thought I would share 17 Sparkly Buys, all under £50…

When it comes to some of the biggest style trends for 2016, knee high boots and body suits have to be mentioned. These sparkly black, knitted Knee High boots, from Boohoo, have to be the perfect piece of footwear to rock for new years eve. They look super chic, elongate your legs and also look amazing paired with a shift or tee-shirt style dress. This pair also have a really lovely point on the end of each boot, which is bang on trend for A/W 16 & 17 and also adds a sharp contrast to a feminine look. On the other hand, this sparkly body suit, from Topshop, would be a great piece to wear if you love a good sequin or two, and want to create a more statement outfit to wear this new years eve. The high neck adds a sense of class, however the plunging slit on the chest keeps it super feminine and sexy. It would look great paired with a more tailored pencil skirt or even jeans, if you’re looking for a more casual look.

A really good dress is a piece I can never fail to love in my wardrobe, and I think new years is no exception. They create an effortlessly chic vibe to your whole outfit and are so easy to throw on and create instant glamour. This one from Pretty Little Thing would be the perfect piece, as it’s not only in a really on trend nude colour, but with pop’s of embellishment it keeps the piece fun and super party appropriate. I’m also really in the love with the long sleeves and the deep slit on the cleavage. However, is bodycon is not your thing and you prefer a piece that’s much more loose and comfortable to wear, then this sparkly blue, ombre shift dress from Zara, would be the perfect choice. The ombre sequin detail makes it a real statement piece and super easy to throw on and pair with some of your favourite neutral heels. The dress really does all the talking and the loose shift style makes it really comfortable to wear, all night long, and will cover a multitude of Christmas sins.

What are you planning to wear this New Years Eve?

Rachel x

18 High-Street Halloween Costume Buys

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Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Tights £8.50 | Topshop, Skeleton Jumpsuit £25.00 | MissGuided, Flower Crown £12.00 | ASOS, Playsuit £30.00 | ASOS, Choker £10.00 | Topshop Rare, Boots £49.99  | ASOS, Wings £50.00 | Topshop, Dress £35.00 | ASOS, Bunny ears £12.00 | Topshop

Halloween is just around the corner, and of course that means planning the perfect seasonal outfit. It’s the one time of the year you can really go all out creepy, spooky and altogether weird and wonderful. However, a really good Halloween costume can often break the bank, which the majority of us can’t afford. So, I’m sharing 18 Halloween costume buys, with you all, that are all available from the high-street and super affordable.

If you’re looking to add a little bit of that Halloween spirit into your outfit, but don’t want to all out, then a few spooky themed accessories are the way to go. This gorgeous pair of vailed bunny ears, from Topshop, are the perfect piece. They are really chic and sophisticated, but also add that little bit of Halloween sexiness, with the ‘bunny’ vibe. You can throw them on really quickly, add a dark lip or a good smoky eye, and instantly pass off a normal outfit for a creepy Halloween themed one. They’re only £12.00 and are a real bargain, especially as you will be able to wear them for many Halloween’s to come and they will never go out of fashion. I also really love these black feathered angel wings, from Topshop. They add the perfect amount of that ‘dark angel’ vibe, and they can be thrown on with any dress to pull the whole outfit together. They’re super versatile and could be worn with anything, by anyone, however they are a bit pricey at £50.00 and aren’t within everyone’s budget. They’re more of a splurge Halloween piece, for if your throwing a party of your own, to celebrate, or for a very special seasonal occasion. 18-high-street-halloween-costume-buys-rachelspick-2

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Necklace £30.00 | ASOS, Tee-shirt £20.00 | River Island, Top £26.00 | River Island, Top £24.00 | River Island, Boots | ASOS , Jumper £30.00 | River Island, Boots £40.00 | River Island, Mask £8.00 | River Island, Playsuit £32.00 | River Island

Alternatively, there’s lot’s of lovely Halloween themed clothing pieces that you can use to create a more chic and feminine Halloween costume. One of my favourite pieces has to be this orange velvet playsuit, from ASOS. The bright, bold colour instantly screams Halloween and pumpkins, however it’s not the traditional black colour and adds something unique to your look. It’s really playful and girly, would look amazing paired with black and silver Halloween accessories and could even be worn for a normal night out, if orange is a colour you really like. I think it’s a great piece if you’re wanting a costume a little bit more main stream and girly, this Halloween.

On the other hand, there’s these thigh-high, black, lace up boots from ASOS. They absolutely scream Halloween and there’s no getting away from there sexy, get slightly creepy, vibe. They would look amazing paired with a playsuit or a dress and would instantly create a stylish and girly take on the gory Halloween costume. The bows on the top look really cute, and pull the look statement pair together; definitely making you stand out in the crowd.

Rachel x

18 Party Wear Buys | Under £50

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Party wear seems like a really relevant subject to me at the moment, as I’m being invited to so many 18th birthday parties and various other party attire style of events. I’m one of those people who finds just as much enjoyment from the whole getting ready process and choosing my outfit, as actually going to the party itself. Therefore, what I’m going to wear is always first on the priority list. So, as I’m sure many of you are in the same situation, at the minute, I thought I would share 18 party appropriate pieces with you all. I’ve also chosen items that are all under £50, to make sure that you’re not breaking the bank, this party season.

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MissGuided Grey Dress | £50, ASOS Earrings | £12, MissGuided Dress | £35, Zara Scarf | £9.99, New Look  Dress | £24.99, MissGuided Bomber | £40, ASOS Dress | £40, River Island Sandals | £48, MissGuided Shorts | £25

When it comes to party wear I’m all about the sparkle, sequins and a good bit of glitter. So this MissGuided Black Sequined Bomber Jacket and Gold Tassled shorts, definitely fit into my partywear vibe. I love how this bomber is not the traditional type of piece you would usually wear for a party, but it gives a bit of a different feel to the normal party look and would look great paired with a strappy top and heel’s or even a dress. The black sequins make it really versatile and super flattering, on any body shape or size. As these tassled gold shorts, also from MissGuided, just completly scream partywear to me, and are exactly the type of thing I would choose. Paired with a nice white blouse or a strappy cami, they would amazing, and you would always sparkle on the dance floor. These are again a very versatile piece, and could even be worn in a more sophisticated and girly way, if you chose to.

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River Island Skirt | £30, Topshop Sandals | £49, Zara Bag | £22.99, Zara Choker | £17.99, Zara Earcuff | £12.99, MissGuided Bag | £22, Topshop Heels | £32, ASOS Top | £40, Boohoo Playsuit | £18

However, party wear is not just about clothing, it’s also about those accessories and a good bit of footwear as well. These Topshop Silver Pom Pom Sandals and Zara Gem Choker, have to be two of my favourite items to pull a whole outfit together. The silver sandals are a complete statement piece and really allow the feet to do all the talking. I’m not sure whether I could pull them off, but I know they would look great paired with an all black, or even an all white outfit. The key with these sandals is keeping it simple on top, and let the party happen at the bottom. Maybe even pair them with the MissGuided Feather Clutch Bag, to tie the whole pom pom vibe into your outfit. On the other hand, a good piece of jewellery can really bring an outfit to life and will hopefully never become worn. This gem choker is the perfect piece of jewellery, for any party look, just because of how sparkly it is; ensuring you will always shine on your night out. It would look perfect paired with a sparkly number, but also as a statement piece, on it’s own, with a more chic and simple outfit.

I hope you’ve found a few gorgeous items that you would love to wear this party season, and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest, for regular fashion and style inspiration HERE.

Rachel x