Monday, 13 February 2012

What Milly Wore: Mary & Charnos Armery

Hi guys,
hope you're surviving the cold!

I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of Armery by Charnos to try,
as part of the Charnos Blogger Challenge.
I was asked to style my Armery any way I like
to go up against the other bloggers on facebook!

But what are Armery I hear you cry? (I swear I can hear a few of you!)

You may have heard of them if your a fan of Mary Portas & watched Mary queen of frocks,
if not they are quite a simple but ingenious concept.
They are basically tights, for arms!
If like me you are not a fan of your upper arms,
they do a great job of covering them, 
whilst supporting and slightly holding you in.
Most importantly they do all of the above without adding bulk.

I was sent my Armery in Indigo, in a M/L which fit perfectly (I'm a 14)
I tried them on with all sorts of dresses that I normally don't wear without a cardigan,
and I can honestly say they are brilliant!
They look sleek and stylish 
and most of all dont look like you are trying to cover up if you get what I mean!
They are really stretchy and opaque,
and go with almost everything.

To vote for me to win the Charnos Blogger Challenge Click Here
and 'like' my picture
I'd really appreciate it, I could win some more Charnos goodies!
So here is how I wore mine:

Indigo Armery: Mary Portas for Charnos
Chinese Fan Printed Dress: Trollied Dolly
Black Treggings: Next

(close up of print on dress, Isn't it pretty! Love the indigo background colour)
Flower Hair Band: Accessorize
(It's deffo not a fascinator, we all know how much Mary Portas hates those)
Navy Blue Leather & Suede Boots: Clarks (Style Name Knitting Yarn)

(Here's a better picture, I love them they make me feel Victorian!)

So yes,
overall a brilliant product,
If you like they way I've styled them,
please go over to Charnos Facebook page and vote :)


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Fashion Fix: New Season Arrivals

Hi Guys,
Loads more awesome stuff has arrived in stores this week
and I thought I would show you my top picks ;)
Feather Wing Ear Cuff - Topshop £15
love this, not for everyday wear but would look awesome in a photoshoot
Slip On Lo Pro Leopard Vans -  Office £39.99
these would be great to wear all the time with skinny jeans
you know I love leopard print and  I bet they would be really comfy

Grey Aztec Print Jumper - River Island £25
you can never have too much aztec print in my opinion
the more the merrier

Embroidered Leather (Pu) Jacket - ASOS £70
this jacket really reminds me of a different take on the All Saints Owain jacket.
so if you loved that one but it was out of your price range
this is a great alternative.

Aztec Print All In One / Onesie - Topshop £34
be quick if you like this onesie, topshops last onesies sold out in record time
Aztec + Onesie = <3

Scarf Print Leggings - Topshop £20
these scarf print leggings are very 90's Versace / Mochino
and we all know the 90's are back to stay!

Knitted Union Jack Jumper - Topshop £46
what can be more patriotic than a flag jumper?
I really like the look of  this one from Topshop

Premium Spike Cross Necklace - Topshop £30
 gotta love a bit of studs and spikes,
combined with a cross shape this necklace is perfecto!

 Mexican Print Skater Dress - ASOS £75
I love this pretty skater dress
the bright colours and prints are fab,
and a very flattering shape too.

Leather Rhinestone Peter Pan Collar  - Topshop £45
already sold out, this collar is ahmahzing
I'm hoping it will come back into stock soon.
would add a great edge to a girly dress.

Panda Jumper - ASOS £30
eeep this is so cute,
quirky jumpers are everywhere this season
and this is my absolute fave

Pastel Colour Block Bucket Bag - ASOS £35
the pastel colours on this bag are gorge,
very chic but still fun and girly

I would literally buy all of them if I could,
I love seeing the new season stuff arrive!
Have you got your eyes on anything?


Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fashion Fix: Funky Bling Jewellery

Hey there readers,
A bit of a different post here today,
I thought I'd introduce you to a brand I have fallen in LOVE with

Through the joys of the internet I got in touch with the lovely lady behind Funky Bling
as I wanted to find where I could buy her jewelery online,
and the answer was you couldn't!

Funky Bling pieces have been spotted on some MAJOR celebs, 
(including Nicki Minaj, Little Mix, Will.I.Am)
and I wanted to get my mitts on some.

To cut a long story short, we became friends,
and I helped her out with some web design,
and she now has a web shop

She makes amazing cuffs & necklaces, all made from laser cut acrylic
in various styles and colours, saying whatever you like!

The prices vary depending on how many Swarofski Crystals are added
( for me you can never have to many)
But prices start at around £55 for the smaller necklaces
up to around £160 for the fully 'blinged' custom cuffs.

I was kindly sent some pieces as payment for my work
and OMG I love them, I'm such a lucky girl :)

I got the Dream On Necklace
and a Fully Blinged Custom Cuff saying 'Milly'
I stuck with black and white so they would be easy to team 
with anything in my wardrobe.

Can you tell I'm chuffed with them :D
The dream on necklace is the same one that Little Mix wore on the Xfactor,
except theirs said Little Mix obvs!

So yes,
This brand is about to hit the big time,
having been featured in many magazines including Vogue (swoon)
and the lovely lady behind it is beautiful and awesome too!

I definitely recommend them

Check out their Facebook Twitter & Shop

Muchos Love


*Jewellery was given to me as payment for some web/graphic design work. All opinions are my own and I would neither work for nor promote a brand I didn't genuinely love. Funky Bling is awesome. Full Stop ;)