Sunday, 9 November 2014

What Lucy Wore: Lindybop Ophelia dress from Nyla Rose

Hi Launderette's hope you're all well!
I've been pretty busy being a grown up so I've not been blogging as much recently.
But I'm still happy to pick it up here and there,
and who knows, I might get right into it again!

Anyway the purpose of todays post is,
I was lucky enough to be sent a gorgeous vintage style dress from Nyla Rose
I don't know if you've heard of them, but they stock a whole range of cute vintage style
clothing, accessories and home ware.
I actually first came across them on facebook (they run amazing competitions FYI)

I was sent this fabulous Red Ophelia Dress, by Lindy Bop (RRP £45)
Unfortunately when it arrived it was too big for me,
but I knew of the perfect girl for the modelling job......

Introducing the lovely Lucy,
the amazing baking beauty from Delicate Bakes ltd in Great Malvern!

I'm a 12 to 14 on top, so ordered the 14 as it looked quite fitted.
It was pretty baggy and unflattering on me, the 12 would have been fine.
Lucy here is a 14-16 on top and the 14 (as you can see!)
fits her perfectly,and hugs in all the right places :)
So if you are in doubt about size, go down.

Its a great midi length, the fabric is lovely quality and has a nice amount of weight and stretch.
It would be great to wear to any posh occasion, such as a ball, prom or wedding.
Its such a flattering shape, nips in at the waist, and skims over the hips and bum!
The colour is gorgeous, but this dress comes in a whole host of prints and hues.

The dress also has great movement!
We put a white tulle underskirt under ours to puff it out a tiny bit,
and if you sway or dance it really looks amazing.

Overall both me and Lucy were really impressed with both the dress and the service from Nyla Rose

I'd definitely buy from them myself, and cant recommend them highly enough.

Have you tried anything from Nyla Rose or Lindybop?

Let me know what you think in the comments :)

Bye for now,


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Milly Reviews: Iphone Case with Three Mobile

I don't know about you guys, but since I bought my iphone 5 almost 2 years ago I've only ever had the one case that I bought when the phone was new.  So when Three Mobile contacted me asking if I wanted to review a phone case I was really pleased!

I picked this cute Orla Kiely  Optic Stem Iphone 5 Case in cream, black and orange.
Its really thick and secure and feels very good quality.

 It really feels like it protects your phone, and is very shock absorbing.
In the 3 weeks I've had this case I have to admit I've dropped my phone twice from a height (by accident) and its been absolutely fine!

Also as there is a raised rim around the front edge of the phone, it means if the phone is dropped then the screen will not touch the surface it lands on. They've thought of everything!

It has a large cutout for the camera lense and flash, and overall feels really modern, exactly as you'd expect from the interior/print designer.

All ports and buttons are thought about down to the last detail.
I just love the subtle flash of orange too!
It matches my orange Gelish which makes me very happy :)

 Three have a huge range of  iphone 5 and 5s accessories that are definitely worth checking out.

Do you switch up your phone case regularly?
Or stick to the same one?


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Festival Look on a Budget - with House of Fraser

Hi Guys,
What weather we're having here in the UK eh.
I was set a challenge by House of Fraser, to pick some items from their website to create a festival look.
Easy peasy, I thought..... there was a catch. It was on a budget!!

I don't know about you but I'd never thought of HoF as being somewhere I could shop and get a bargain.
It was all up market, lovely things that mostly I'd have to save up for.
How wrong was I!

They actually stock a wide range of brands, many with items in a purse friendly price bracket.
also their sale section is brilliant, so many things that won't break the bank :)

This is my look, I chose:
Floral Digi Print Maxi Dress - Label Lab £20.50 reduced from £69.00

This dress is gorgeous, such a nice print, easy to wear and versatile for the hot weather.
I got a 14, and could have gotten away with a 12
so if in doubt size down. Also I'm 5.ft 2 and its a wee bit long but most maxi dresses are.

Pink and Silver Leaf Friendship Bracelet - White Stuff £6.00 reduced from £10
I accessorized with this cute adjustable bracelet.
It looks more like a feather to me but I love it whatever it is!

Oversized Half Metal Sunglasses - Warehouse £5.00 (can't find their original price but I'm guessing £15+)
These (and most of the stuff I got actually) are now out of stock.
I totally understand why, because these are a complete bargain!

Daisy Trim Trilby Hat - Jane Norman £10 reduced from £16
I topped off my summer look with this straw trilby,
I've been looking for a sun hate for ages and this was just the ticket!

Total Outfit Cost - £41.50
Including - Dress - Sunglasses - Bracelet - Hat
You can't say fairer than that :)
Just add a pair of loafers like I have here, or a pair of plain flip flops and you're good to go!

One last thing,
As I'm currently doing a Instagram challenge,
(look for the hashtag #tattychallenge if you're interested)
I added my own shell flamingo necklace to my look
£33 - Sale - Tatty Devine

So, will you be shopping at House of Fraser for your holiday outfits?
Are there any other shops surprising you with their affordable ranges?


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Asda Summer Outfit Challenge - Tribal Jumpsuit

June already eh!

Hope you've all been enjoying the small amount of sunshine we've had recently!
I was given a summer outfit challenge by the lovely people at Asda,
and here is what I came up with as my summer style

From the george at asda section I chose this versatile mid wash cropped denim jacket, 
which was the bargain price of £18, for that amount you can't go wrong!
I got my normal size 14 and it fitted great.

 My second item (an the main focus of my outfit) is this awesome ikat print jumpsuit,
which was only £14, can you believe it!
I totally adore it, very on trend, so easy to wear and looks great.
I'm 5ft 2 and a size 14 and this fitted me well. 
Not too long which I was a little worried about.
There is a clever tie over the shoulders at the back,
making it suitable for both tall and short girls,
the legs would just be more cropped on someone taller.
It looks way more expensive than it is, and the fabric is good quality, not see through at all.
 I added my tatty devine trapeze couple necklace
and these cute cat  flat pumps from Zara kids (last year)
very charlotte olympia no?

Asdas current clothing range is really spot on for creating your own summer style
and would be great for getting your holiday wardrobe sorted!


Monday, 5 May 2014

Fun in the Sun with Young Ted!!

 Hi Everyone,
I'm just popping buy to introduce you to a fab new t-shirt brand that is about to make it big!
They do an awesome range of t-shirts, for women, men and kids
all cute and quirky, and all designed/printed in Britain.

 I was kindly given one of their classic logo tees to review in white
I chose a size XL - being a size 14 and not liking things too tight and it was a perfect fit!
Super soft and comfy and really well printed :)

 They have a great range of colours to choose from
and are releasing new designs by the day!

Their kids t-shirts are particularly cute,
and I can imagine it would be great to wear all matching tees on a family day out!

They also have a range of british themed tees,
mustaches and glasses anyone? Yes Please!!

There really is something for everyone,
and its deffo worth checking out for the man in your life, they'd make great gifts.

 Their prices are super reasonable,
and they currently have free delivery,
so why not go have a look?

Also find them on facebook here

Hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday weekend :)


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??

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?


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.