Sunday, 14 December 2014

OOTD: My working wardrobe!

Hi Ladies!

I wanted to share the great news that I have now got a new job which I am so happy about! I have left my ex employer after four years and couldn't be happier, my new career is still within Recruitment however I no longer have he words 'administrator' 'assistant' or 'receptionist' within my job title - I am now a Recruitment Coordinator and looking forward so much to taking a step in the right direction on the career ladder.

So in light of this I wanted to dedicate a post to what I wear to work as the office dress code is smart/business dress which is a great change to my former work place which was a sort of casual/anything goes.

Here is a round up of some of the outfits I've worn since being at my new place, I always work around a staple item each day...

Tartan Dress
I love this dress - I got a few compliments on it too - it's just the right length and teamed with a cardigan or suit jacket helps smarten it up a touch more
Dress - Primark

Cropped Trousers 
These nude trousers go well with so many different tops but this week with the bitterly cold weather I decided to wear this simple jumper (that goes with SO much by the way) and then the finishing item is a statement necklace
Trousers - River Island
Jumper - Primark
Shirt - George @ Asda 
Necklace - Primark

Red blazer
I love this blazer and I think the shades black and white go really well with it and make the red POP!
Blazer - ASOS
Top - River Island
Belt - Primark
Skirt - Primark

Lace Dress
This dress is so cute, I have never been the biggest fan of lace until this year and the nude underlay is lovely. I have some nude heels and flats that go really well with this
Dress - Primark

I am definitely looking forward to sharing more smart outfit combinations and I hope you will keep checking back for them. If not make sure you follow me on Instagram and let me know!

What do you think? Leave comments below!


Friday, 28 November 2014

Avon UK Domestic Violence Campaign - #Wall of Silence

Hi Everyone!

This year the world of social media has really been helping everyone acknowledge a heap of charities for well worthy causes such as the Ice bucket challenge for ALS , the no make up selfie for breast cancer, selfie with your dog for the Manchester dogs home and many many more!

Although I have taken part in the majority of them when I heard about this great campaign that Avon has started I had to write a blog post to accompany my selfie and donation because it is something that I rarely discussed and it touched me. Avon UK are running the #wallofsilence selfie campaign in aid of  Domestic Violence and I am shocked that I did not know about this sooner.

This is my 'SHHH' selfie and for every selfie with the hashtag wallofsilence, Avon will donate £1....

Avon UK launched its Speak Out against Domestic Violence campaign in 2009 and has raised more than £1.5 million for charity partners Refuge and Women's Aid. Learn more about Avon UK's support for women's causes here.

I have experience domestic abuse myself - I have been head butted,  man handled and emotionally/mentally abused by an ex partner. Until this day he would never admit the violence he made against me, infact he told everyone that I had made up him head butting me the night it happened which upset me greatly. However when we broke up he did apologise for mistreating me as a boyfriend - whether this includes the violent/emotional abuse I do not know but at the time I didn't listen to family and friends. I went back to him and I shouldn't of. I never spoke out about it again - until we broke up. But everytime I see domestic violence on a show or a friend comes to me because of something they have experienced I can not help but be deeply touched by it all because I have been there too.

Not many people speak up about it - men or women - and we really should! So I wanted to let anyone know who is reading this now that you can speak up about your experiences; to your family, friends, to me if you have to, my email address is available so I am more then willing to give any advice I can.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, or think you know someone who might be,
please reach out and get support: | |

Please help spread the word and share your selfie!

(Please note this is NOT a sponsored post)

Face of the Day: Welcoming back plum lipstick

Hi Beauts!

I love that I can wear my darker shades of lipstick in Autmn and Winter, although there is nothing wrong with wearing them in Summer, I just feel better rocking them in the colder months. And today I welcomed this lovely shade out of hibernation....

Shade & Brand to be confirmed

Although this lipstick was bought from my local black hair shop in Wolverhampton it can pretty much be found in plenty well known brands such as Rimmel, MAC etc. (When I visit the store again I will be sure to add the definite name of the lipstick brand and shade)

What are you go to beauty brands and shades for the colder months?


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Outfit Inspiration: Wrap up it's Winter

Hi Lovelies!

Here's a new outfit I created based around the lovely tartan cape. I think Winter is insisting on us wrapping up in our thermals, and sometimes we have to give in, but sometimes we have to stay fabulous so take a peek at these items I thought went well together....

 All items available from River Island

What are your thoughts on this outfit?


Monday, 24 November 2014

Calling all fabulous singles looking for love!!

Hi Everyone!

A super quick post for the single guys and gals out there reading my blog, I want to draw your attention to the following bit of info:

When I spoke to the lovely Marina at Two Four Productions she had the following to say about the opportunity.....

"We're doing some research for a new observational documentary in which we’ll be giving single people the opportunity to take part in a social experiment and explore a new way of dating.  From hopeless romantics who always fall for the wrong person, those just out of a long-term relationship and ready to get back into the dating game, to anyone wondering why they’ve never found ‘the one’, we’re looking for warm, engaging and funny individuals who would like to try and increase their chances of finding love.

I’ve attached a flyer (with my colleague Farrah’s details) and I wondered whether you would be kind enough to mention it in your brilliant blog, any editorial, in your social media, tweet and / or share our details on Facebook, anyway to spread the word?  It really is a fantastic opportunity and I’d be very grateful for any help in reaching out to fabulous singletons."

If you're up for it then there's not a lot of time left to get in touch with Two Four! Leave a comment if you do go for it.