THE MESH PINK DRESS | WAL G


Bright hot pink with revealing mesh details? Definitely something that I wouldn't normally initially go for. However, my mind completely changed once I put it on, and had styled it up with my trusty black leather jacket from Zara, with the classic converse. The Wal G pretty pink number is not to everyone's taste, but you can style it and make it your own. It's a very rock-meets-girl kind of look, with the mixture of deep pink and dark black going on. But, I kind of like it. It's very different and edgy in comparison to what I would usually wear, and sometimes, it's good to step out the box and out of your comfort zone. For just £35, this dress is worth every penny. Read on to know why.....

HOW TO: SURVIVE FRESHERS | UNIVERSITY GUIDE


Hi guys! First of all, well done to all of you that got your results and are off to Uni, wherever that may be! As you may or may not know, I will be going into my 2nd year in September, so I thought it would be only fitting to let you all know what you're letting yourselves in for at uni life. I know that most of you will be feeling worried, asking yourself loads of questions like Will I fit in? What if nobody likes me? But you've just got to remember that everybody is in the same boat as you, and all those worries WILL disappear. This, is my 'How to: Survive Freshers' guide, with the main tips that I would give to the newbies....

MONORCHOME STRIPES & RED WEDGES | QUIZ CLOTHING


I do love stripes and monochrome, so when Quiz Clothing kindly sent me this pleated skater dress, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I've noticed that Quiz have developed drastically over the past year and increased their blogger outreach - in turn, their clothing has become much more on trend, stylish and versatile. Whereas admittedly before, I never used to really go into a store until recently. This particular dress is a prime example of that. To me, it has a very '60s vintage vibe going on, so I went with that and added the red shoes and red lip (Bobbi Brown Red 10!) to really pull it all together. The contrasting red clashes perfectly with the black/cream stripes without looking too much. It's a great colour-blocking technique. Although, like with anything, it does have it's positives and negatives.....

THE DIAMOND DRY CUT | MICHAEL VAN CLARKE


Situated in the up-town district of inner London, is the Michael Van Clarke salon, tucked away on Beaumont street. My google maps app on my iphone came in handy, taking me from the bustling Oxford street through to the quiet clean ones of the Marylebone area. It immediately hit me how beautiful this salon was - the outside already looked inviting with the half-frosted windows and natural trees. A nice contrast against the towering buildings and surrounding offices. I was around 15 minutes early to my appointment, but it was thundering outside and I didn't have an umbrella. So, in I went to an exclusive and professional hairdressers, with my own hair looking pretty worse for wear...... 

48 HOURS IN IBIZA | SWIMWEAR365


Swimwear365 have challenged me to show what I would get up to, if I had 48 hours on the sun-kissed party isle of Ibiza. Tight schedule, but not impossible - and well, I sure do love a challenge. I can think of plenty of things that I would do if I had the chance. I'm a very spontaneous yet plan-ahead kind of person, so here is my jam-packed fun itenary. I haven't been to Ibiza before, so dreaming of the Paradise island and being whisked away from the concrete jungle of Leeds is a pure fantasy - and I could really do with an injection of sun, sea and sand in my life! For many, Ibiza means endless partying and terrible hangovers. I do love a good night-out, and I probably would hit the world-famous Pacha club just to experience the most popular party place on earth. But, if I had the opportunity to visit, I would definitely spend more time exploring than just being hungover in the hotel room! Whether it's relaxing on a golden beach and dipping in the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, or visiting the Old town and wondering down the hippy markets. Ibiza has a massive cultural charm other than its labelled party-lifestyle. This year, massive A-listers from Kim K to Orlando Bloom have been at the hot-spots, so it seems to definitely be the place to be....

'GEORGIE' DRESS | CHI CHI LONDON


I'm the kind of girl who loves a good party dress, but that is classic and girly without being too revealing. This 'Georgie' Chi Chi skater dress is the perfect option. It can be worn for a day-time stroll in the park, or cocktails in an up-town bar. It is very much a day-to-night dress, from casual flats and a cardigan, or dressed up with court heels and leather jacket combo. The lace on the bodice area is elegant-looking and actually has a few sequins sewn within it too. I know what you're thinking. "I bet that will look tacky.." but you're completely wrong. It isn't overloaded with them, and it just catches the sunlight and makes the dress glisten, without looking like you're an extra in Twilight. But seriously though, who doesn't want a dress that glistens without looking like you're old primary school disco dress (cringe - let's not go there). Interested to hear more? Carry on reading.....

MY BLONDE HAIR HISTORY | JEROME RUSSELL HIGHLIGHTING KIT


One of the most irritating things about being a blonde, is up-keeping your roots. It's a massive pain. Even though I actually am a natural blonde, when I was in my early teens it started to go a darker/dirtier blonde colour - so I just kept highlighting it and highlighting it, until it gradually became blonder and blonder. If I don't have the money or time to go to the hairdressers, then I turn to the next best thing. The 'Bblonde Hightlighting Kit' by Jerome Russell. Now, I have actually been using this stuff for years, and I'm so impressed with it, so when they kindly offered to review a package for me just when my roots needed touching up, I thought, why not show you guys the results. Even my sister (she did my hair for me, thanks sis!) who is a hairdresser swears by this brand. Keep reading to see the results and my own hair history.....

AUTUMN/WINTER WISHLIST | RIVER ISLAND


Hi guys! So it's been a while since I've done a wish-list based post, and I wanted to do one purely because of all the Autumn/Winter ranges that are starting to slowly hit the shops. Now, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Summer and I am in no way wishing it away - but I can't help but get excited for winter clothes and new trends! After all, the weather in Britain isn't always so fabulous, some of these particular items you can even get away with wearing now. Also - it had to be from my favourite high-street store - River Island. I've had my eye on plenty of new arrivals these past few weeks, so I thought why not share them with you all....

A DAY IN LONDON | RIVER ISLAND PLAYSUIT


A few days ago, I visited one of my favourite cities ever - London. From the bustling world-renown oxford street, to the much quieter and cleaner ones in Soho, it made for the perfect backdrop for an ootd post. It was super hot, so throughout the day I completely changed my outfit for the Missguided AW event (see my last post here) into this light blue number from River Island. Lightweight, comfortable and stylish - it's a girl's pastel dream. Featuring short sleeves, a gold-tone zip back fastening and clinched in waist, it's a great day-to-night alternative....

MISSGUIDED A/W '14 EVENT | EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW


I attended the #MISSGUIDEDAW14 press event (thanks so much for inviting me!) and what was in store was above and beyond my expectations. The venue was tucked away in a little side street of Soho, and the inside of it was transformed into a beautiful woodland theme. A high contrast to the outside bustling streets of London. Antler's on the walls, logs and fur throws - you name it. Everything was beautifully displayed, and I was already thoroughly impressed. There were rails jam-packed full of gorgeous clothes -think of an array of textures, muted colours and an explosion of floral prints in a wide variety of styles and designs. I also spotted a few co-ordinates here and there, which I'm so happy to see are carrying on through to next season....