Monday, 8 December 2014

My fake Christmas.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, you get too see all your loved ones, go to all the parties and eat all the food, what more could you want!? Dan and I have so many Christmas traditions, ones that have transpired from our own family traditions and ones we made up. For example every year Dan buys me PJ's to open on Christmas Eve just like I had when I was growing up, it always goes in my stocking and it always puts the biggest smile on my face. Our second tradition is Snowballs! Every Christmas morning without fail for the last 6 years Dan and I have started our day off with a frothy glass of sugary snowball nothing like a glass of alcohol before 9am to really set the day off. Lastly our tradition is to buy cheesy Christmas jumpers which we always wear when we get up in the morning to post our Christmas morning selfie, we are cheesy like that you see. Everyone loves a good novelty jumper, so this year I was sad knowing that I wouldn't get to wear one being that Christmas this year is being spent on a tropical island in Thailand ( I know such a hard life right) because we are missing out on all our traditions we decided to have the best of both worlds with our very own fake Christmas, We invited our friends over, drank lots of booze and ate far too much food than we should have! The jumpers were kindly sent to us from George at ASDA and they really helped make our our fake Christmas a little more real. Don't forget that you can help donate to children's charity Save the Children by wearing a Christmas jumper to work on the 12th of December for Christmas Jumper Day  I have done so for the last two years and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I have done something meaningful for someone else. So if you get the chance, get yourself a cheesy crimbo jumper, donate some money to a wonderful charity and have a really special Christmas I will be sure to update you of my travels in Thailand, where my morning snowball will be a morning cocktail!
Merry Christmas and love to you all Callie x


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Little black... Coat.

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Every winter we all search for the perfect coat, one that will keep us cosy whilst making us look hotter than Beyonce, unlikely but worth a shot no? Over the last few years my coats have been far more adventurous then ever before, more colour, different shapes and patterns all which have worked excellently with my ever growing wardrobe, however sometimes in the words of our dear Amy Winehouse 'I'll go back to black' Black', Sometimes a black coat is so slick and smart, it goes with everything and it a non fussy option for those days when you just can't be bothered. This IGIGI Lorenza wrap coat is the perfect example of this, its smart, yet stylish and actually really quite warm! I had a number of compliments on it when I was out and about and have worn it pretty much every day to work. If you are looking for a great coat to get you through Winter and Spring definitely check this one out it's a goodun I promise. 

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What I am wearing:

Coat - IGIGI
Jeans - Evans Clothing (added rips myself)
Bag - Simply Be

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Festive Fun with Evans.

As well as Christmas being the party season, it is also the season for all things cosy, because lets me honest there isn't anything better than putting on a fresh pair of cosy PJ's when it gets cold out? As well as glamming it up for our party shoot with Evans Danie, George and I got all up close and cuddly for our own Christmas PJ party. To be honest I am more of a PJ girl than I am a party, although I love a good dance and a drink with my girls, there is nothing more fulfilling than getting in taking off my bra and getting into some cosy PJ's. Evans have so many cute night wear options on site at the moment including onsies!! How cute does George in hers? As well as some really work perfect Christmas jumper options, so pop on over and treat 'Yo-self'' or someone you love this year to these gorgeous Christmas cosy treats. Watch our video below!

 



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Monday, 24 November 2014

Missguided Plus.

It's exciting when a brand that you kinda always wish did items in bigger sizes finally bites the bullet and tries a plus size line. There was quite a hype about this news when it was released a few weeks ago and lots of you seemed to be excited at the concept of another fashionable high street style option. Looks like we all had reason to be excited because to be honest the line was on point, well for me anyway... Not a butterfly print in sight, instead some excellent printed Co-Ords, Duster Jackets, Midi Skirts, Playsuits all the things that I love to wear. The girls over at Missguided also invited myself and Danie out to lunch to the very lovely Urban Tea rooms to get some of our feedback and have a good natter about all things plus, they also very kindly treated us to to an outfit or two of our choice. First up is this literally incredible Khaki Green Duster Jacket which I paired with ripped jeans and chunky boots. The hat was added pretty last minute and I thought it worked pretty well. Over all I am beyond impressed with the options available, this is Missguided's soft launch but hopefully will some success they will look to expand, (hopefully with their sizing too) but so far I think this is a very fashionable step in the right direction.


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SHOP MY LOOK AND MY FAVS.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Evans Bloggers Party Edit.

Last week you may have noticed from my excessive amount of Instagram posts that I was on a shoot with Evans. Myself, George and Danie were asked to be involved in some filming for the Evans Style for your Shape Studio showing you what Evans have to offer for the party season. We had so much fun and it was great to be on the camera with my favorite girls, as you can imagine we had such a ball and the location of the shoot was just so perfect (so many props to use for Instagram pictures!) We each chose three party looks that reflected our own personal style as well as a fun Christmas Jumper and PJ shoot which I will share with you later. I thought I would show you my three chosen looks for the shoot and explain why I chose them as well as give you guys an exciting chance to win one of my looks by entering my giveaway below.





Look One - Metallics 



I chose to this bronze shell top with the tube skirt and simple black booties as I am absolutely loving metallics right now. The colours remind me of Christmas and this look could easily be worn to work in the day then taken from day to night adding heels.

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LOOK TWO 


This second look is perhaps my favorite, you all know I love a good pair of Skinny Jeans and these are such a good buy and a little bit different to wear to a party. Adding the glittery top and shoes this outfit went from something I could wear to work to a night on the razzle dazzle.


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Look Three 



The final look I chose was the my ultimate party dress. Yes another glittery number, I just cannot resist, all black with some sparkle is always a win for me. Subtle party looks are more my thing and of course everything is made better with a Biker Jacket. This black and grey number is just perfect and a great way to make an outfit like this look a little more casual.





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*This post was in partnership with Evans, as always all views are my own. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Stories... by Kelly Osbourne Polka Dot Jumpsuit.

As promised here is the second feature of the two items I tried from the Stories...by Kelly Osbourne fashion line. You all know I love a jumpsuit, they have been featured on here many of a time but this Polka Dot Jumpsuit really stood out to me. I loved the style of the sleeves and the elasticated waist and knew it would work well with my body shape. The style of the plunging neck line really added some sass to the jumpsuit whilst also having a popper for those less comfortable showing their chest. In terms of sizing the range comes up large, my usual size is a UK 22 which is the equivalent to a 2XL and when that size arrived it was actually way to big for me, The 1X (UK 18/20)  however fitted perfectly so I would say that those bigger than a 3XL could be able to fit into this. Aesthetically this ticks all the boxes for me and basically I am obsessed with it, it feels very me and I felt really good wearing it! My only issue (it really is tiny and preferential) is that I wish the leg was in a more peg style, personally I prefer to have an ankle length but that can easily be achieved with rolling the fabric which as you can see I did. I have taken photos both with the legs rolled and unrolled for reference. So tell me what you think... do you like the Stories range? Does it tick your style boxes?


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