Friday, 14 February 2014

What Milly Wore: Valentines with Asda!

Hi everyone, Hope you've has a lovely valentines!
Whether your taken or single, its a great excuse to get dressed up :)
You may or may not know I've been with my boyfriend Neil for just over 9 years,
and we're not really into going out, so we've had a quiet night in and it's been lovely.

I was lucky enough to be sent this gorgeous outfit to wear by George at Asda




I chose this gorgeous knitted dress
It's called the Graduate Fashion Week Knitted Midi Dress and is £18
it's currently sold out online, but you may be able to find it instore.
Or they have a similar one in a maxi style here

Designed by the winner of the knitwear award at Graduate Fashion Week Caitlin Charles-Jones
It's black and orange, and has a gorgeous geometric illusion pattern on it
and it's very slimming and flattering. 
I got my usual size 14, but actually could have sized down to a 12.

I was also sent a surprise accessory!!
which was this great gold and black necklace with triangles that is £6
it goes really well, with the shapes theme and it's a good length for the neckline


I wore my asda goodies with:

Long sleeved black t-shirt (underneath) - Primark

Long sleeved black cardigan - New Look
It's pretty cold so layering up was essential!

Black Leggings - Matalan

Black Leather Waist Belt - Warehouse (many moons ago)

Black leather biker boots - Clarks Majorca Sun (lasy year or the year before)

Black leather barrel bag with gold studs - Deena and Ozzy - Urban Outfitters (sale last year)

Todays Make-Up: 
Face - Lancome Foundation - Tient Idole Ultra 24h shade 005 (palest)
No7 pressed finishing powder
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Lightscapade
 Bronzer - MAC Wonder Woman Pink Power Mineralize Skinfinish

Eyes - Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows
Charlotte Tillbury Colour Chameleon Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil - Bronzed Garnet

Lips - Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick

Did you wear anything special today??
xXx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

What Milly Wore: Singing in the rain!

The weather in the U.K at the moment is quite frankly, rubbish (that's the censored version!)
So when I was sent these Spats Wellies to review they came at just the right time.

 

As you can see I've given them  a thorough test out and they passed with flying colours.
Perfect for wearing with a nice outfit on a rainy day, or to a festival. 
they are completely waterproof, have amazing vintage styling and are practical to boot!



Polka Dot Dress - New Look (sale) a few years ago
Topshop Kirsten Jeans - Sale last year.
Black Pearl Yarn Cardigan - Miss Selfridge (recent sale) £27


Black Pegasus Wings Necklace - Tatty Devine (£30 ish)


Red Polka Dot Oil Cloth Bag - Cath Kidston (Gift from the boys mum)
This bag is perfect for bad weather,
I don't have to worry about it getting marked or soggy!
The wellies are rubber, they do up with three poppers, and feel secure on the foot.
With them being ankle length they are a great alternative to calf length wellies
if you struggle to fit them round your calves like me!

I'm a size 4.5 (literally half my shoes are a 4 the other half a 5)
I went for a size 4, and I'm really glad I did, they fit a little on the large size
so if in doubt size up.


They are available from spats themselves, 
or are also sold through Office and other shoe shops retailing for £49.99

What have been your go to shoes for this unsettled weather?

xXx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Frugal February Challenge!

Hi guys,
hope you've all had a lovely start to 2014!

If you're anything like me then you'll be feeling the pinch,
although payday has just arrived, my bank account is still reeling from Christmas spending and January sales.
So for the second year running I'm doing


Frugal February!!!

For the month of February I will not spend ANY money on anything except essentials.
So that means:

No Clothing,
No Make-Up
No Jewellery
No Shoes
No Bags

Even if there is a super mega once in a lifetime sale. :/

I'm literally only allowed to spend money on bus tickets, driving lessons & food
(but nothing extravagant on the food front, no takeaways unless someone else is paying!)
I'm going to try to avoid toiletries etc too 
(unless I run out of deodorant or something, I don't want to be a stinker!)

Last year I managed it, and saved an entire months worth of wages
unfortunately I spent all the money I'd saved by splurging in march. Oops.
So this year whatever I save will be moved to my savings account and go towards a car!

Will you be partaking?
Don't worry if you've not started yet, even if its half way through the month.
Its still a great challenge to set yourself any month of the year.

:)

xXx


Monday, 30 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 12: Tacky Vintage Christmas

So Christmas is over!
Hope you all had a lovely one, I'm not back at work just yet
so although I'm full of cold I'm grateful for the time off :)

So for my final Christmas outfit I wore: 


Black leggings fom Matalan
Red & While Spotty/Polka-Dot Bodycon Dress from Topshop (sale, summer)
Check Bobble Beanie Hat from Miss Selfridge (sale a week or two ago)


I saved the best jumper till last!
This one was a present from my sister last Christmas
I challenged her to find me the tackiest, cheesiest xmas jumper
and she succeeded!
It's vintage and features a fully embellished applique Christmas house scene
complete with furry dog and teddy bear!

I used my Black Yasmin Rising Orb Tote by Vivienne Westwood
I thought the colours went really well.
This is one of my favourite bags, It was from My Wardrobe a couple of years ago, 
and I'm dying to get my mitts on it in red.


Finally it was super cold so I finished with my trusty pale gold shimmer Uggs 
that were from ASOS many moons ago.

And thats it,
Hope you've enjoyed this series and hopefully I'll continue blogging more in 2014!

Have a fabulous new year, and speak to you soon!

xXx

Friday, 27 December 2013

The Christmas Jumper Challenge Day 11: Festive Skull Fairisle

 Hi everyone,
hope you're all having a wonderful festive season
I didn't get a chance to post the last couple of jumper pictures before Christmas
so here they are now!

 For this blue and grey themed outfit
I took some Cobalt Blue Skinny Jeans from River Island


and added this AHMAHZING jumper
By Sister for Sibling at Topshop a couple of years ago
Its got this fairisle skull pattern made from sequins
and its festive and spooky at the same time, what is not to love!

For my bag, I used this glitter/galaxy print bag by Peter Pilotto for Kipling
I love Kiplings collaboration bags, really practical but look great too. 


To finish I added my New Balance 410 trainers in Grey

xXx