Sunday, 18 January 2015

Matching Co-ord, Vero Moda at ASOS.

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Matching Two-Piece

Oversized Blazer - Vero Moda at ASOS

Skirt - Vero Moda at ASOS

Polo Neck - HM

Chunky White Heels - New Look (*)

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This is actually only the second matching two-piece / co-ordinate set I own, whatever you'd like to call it. 


When I first spotted this online, I knew it was risque, but all the more reason I was drawn to it, not forgetting it was in the sale (top + bottom) for a whopping total of £20. 

This matching co-ord is by the fashion brand Vero Moda, who have various collections sold online at ASOS. I loved the idea of being able to wear together as a two-piece, as well as both separate items, giving me the pattern palette to mix and match lots of different outfits.
 
The oversized blazer is so versatile, I've already had various comments on my 'coat' / 'jacket' / 'blazer' and it really could be all those things. The quality is great, and made with a really thick fabric, I got this in a Medium, but as you can see its pretty long and covers my bum, which is a huge plus. 

One day I'm going to rock up to work wearing this eye-catching number (minus the heels) really don't think they would be too appropriate, ha! 

The typography design is a great contrast with my red lippy and dark polo neck. You'll definitely be seeing a lot more of these matching items incorporated into my future outfits. 

xo. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Vintage Prints.

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Vintage Jumpsuit

Vintage Patterned Jumpsuit - HM

Chunky Heels - New Look (*)

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HM have always been a favourite high-street store of mine.

Problem?

Online shopping with H&M is like being back in the middle ages, they seem to be pretty lost on the modern tech front, social savvy front.
Delivery would take about a century, and the closest store to me is Crawley, and frankly its normally a pile of poo! 
However, I recently stumbled across this design of joy and fell in love with my local store all over again. 

As soon as I saw the top half, with an oversized cross-over long sleeve blouse complete with dotty patterned loose trousers on the bottom half - I was smitten. You'll know by now, baggy fit with gathered waist suits me just right! 

I love the top half of this HM jumpsuit so much, I really wish they did it in a separate blouse design too, I would buy it again, just to have separately. Anybody know if they do? 

I also like the vintage feel to this jumpsuit, creating a modern twist on old school patterns - I love it. 

xo.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

When your days turn to nights.

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Oversized Pastel Pink Coat - NEXT Sale (£30)

High Neck Top - New Look

Jeans - Topshop

Knee-high Riding Boots - Boohoo


You’ve probably noticed I’ve been a bit absent from the blog recently. Or maybe you haven’t, I'll let you off, after all I don’t expect you to be tracking my every move. 

I was all geared up to have a really productive Christmas with lots of blogging posts and trips out to take photos, but that really didn’t happen.

I’m not in a place right now where I feel I want to share with you what's currently going on, or anyone for that matter. But maybe soon, I’ll find myself channeling my personal emotions through this blog; depends if this blog turns into a personal outlet for me, rather than just light-hearted content, I haven't really thought about what approach I may take.

For now, I’ll just be posting where I can. Dont get me wrong, I love blogging, I love showing you my latest purchases, and shopping is definitely a great therapy for me. But some days the last thing I want to do is get out of bed, get dressed and stand outside taking photos, pretending everything is fine. But this is just me, I know everyone actively voices their opinions on blogging routine and how some think it shouldn’t be a chore if its something you love.. etc. 

But sometimes a pause in life is just necessary, and even the things you love have to be put on hold so you can channel the focus elsewhere. Its important to remember that routines are personal and they differ from person to person.

Sorry if I'm coming across as bitter, I guess right now I'm just in a head space where life is making me feel bitter.

Serious shit aside,

I did find one day after Christmas where I sheepishly followed Alex into the sales. It was the first Saturday after Christmas, and it was infact the first time I’ve even considered venturing out into the chaotic shopping centres that close to the holidays.

I wasn’t infact looking for anything, just browsing, however, with me these type of trips always seem to turn into the most lethal of spending trips! Nothing too extreme to report, only that I picked up this beautiful pastel pink coat in the Next sale for a mere £30! Now, I do own a lot coats, and I’m actively attempting to clear out my collection, I promise! However, the perfect pastel coloured coat has been on my radar since the beginning of their high-street stardom, with the seasons changing I kind of just thought I’d end up getting one next year when I was bored of my current coat collection.. but with one left in my size, featuring an oversized fit and this gorgeous pastel pink hue, I couldn’t resist. I paired with my new knee-high riding boots which I got for Christmas from Boohoo.

Have you picked up any great bargains in the sales so far?

xo.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fluffy Bomber Jacket.

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 Fedora - ASOS

Fluffy Bomber Jacket - TheDesignStudio

Dreamcatcher Necklace - Trinket Avenue (*)

Skinny Jeans - Topshop

Heeled Chelsea Boots - Missguided


You know when you discover a new awesome brand, their talents hidden amongst the depths of the deep, dark internet?

You just want to give a little song a dance about it and share it with all of your fashionista followers?

Cause you know your doing a good deed, right? Helping others to spend their cash on items you know they will love!

Thanks to the super-famous, photo sharing app, Instagram (a clear favourite of mine - I'm obsessed!), I discovered this exclusive, unique clothing company, The Design Studio, a while back. 
I've been following the mother and daughter design duo, stroke trend setters for a while now, constantly lusting over their new design creations..

If you like oversized fluffy knits and faux fur bombers.. you'll be hooked. They're currently very in demand and selling exclusively via their Instagram account (from my research anyway), I think a website is to come soon. I ordered the fluffy knit (above) via a comibination of Instagram and email, simply requesting via the comments sections and liasing with the team behind The Design Studio as to which design I wanted to buy.

I had to share with you a piece I picked up myself, I finally caved. I'll be honest, the items can be a little pricey, and at £40+ for a cardigan / bomber its definitely a lot more cash that I would usually part ways with, however, designed and hand-made to order, by a single person, what do you expect? 
I'm now the proud owner! :)

I've even seen Suki Waterhouse sporting one of their latest faux fur creations on her Instagram! Slightly annoying now I'm desperate for a faux fur bomber myself - they all look bloomin' marvelous. 
Sigh - better get saving. 

One thing I love about social media and blogging is discovering new niche fashion brands, and if I can do my bit, sharing the love and appreciation for the talent and hard work behind these brands, I'm a happy little blogger! 

I hope you enjoying their creations as much as I do!

If you'd like to see more follow their Instagram @thedesignstudiohawarden

Don't forget to give me a little follow me too - @rightupmystreet

xo. 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Treat Yourself!

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ASOS Treats

Typography Oversized Blazer - Vero Moda @ ASOS

Backpack with Chunky Zip - ASOS

Knitted Hat - Vintage

Polo Neck - HM 

Skinny Jeans - Topshop

Chelsea Platforms - Missguided


Every once in a while its good to treat yourself! 

Especially if its something that doesn't break the bank.
Recently my treat to myself came in the form of this beautiful typography over-sized blazer from La Moda at ASOS. Its actually part of a two-piece with a matching skirt, but you can buy each separately. It's a pretty bold pattern, maybe a tad risky, but I thought it would give a sharp edge to any work outfit. 

The blazer features an over-sized fit, with a breathable woven fabric. Its fab quality and is more like a jacket coat, which I'm really happy with because now I can mix and match the two pieces as I like, creating lots of different statement outfits as I please. 

This typography blazer was originally £50 - so I'm counting my lucky stars that I've got my hands on this while its a mere £14. 
That's a treat well worth sharing! So for both jacket and skirt its only £20. 

Another ASOS treat, came in the form of an early Christmas present. My sisters heading away this Christmas skiing with her boyfriend, so this will be my first alone at home, without her. 
It will definitely feel very strange :(! 
We exchanged gifts this weekend and she surprised me with this gorgeous burgundy Asos backpack with chunky zip. 
It's just what I was after 
*I've actually asked for a similar River Island one on my christmas list*
Check out another favourite rucksack of mine I've featured previously from MyGreenBag. 

Sorry I've been absent posting, there's been a very hectic rush in the office on the run up to Xmas! I'm so excited for my last day next Tuesday, this will be my first Christmas holiday since schoool! I've got a few more scheduled posts on the cards so hope you'll stick around to catch some more!

xo.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The best Sunday Roast in London

The Happenstance Bar


No.1a Ludgate Hill
London
EC4M 7AA

Nearest Tube: St Pauls / City Thameslink

I was invited to experience what was on offer at The Happenstance Bar in central St Pauls. Living south of London close to the countryside there's lots of pubs at hand to offer a scrumptious Sunday lunch, so really there's no need venture anywhere else. 
To mix things up a little bit I decided to head down to London one Sunday and see what culinary experience the city could offer me, in comparison to the hearty roasts of the south...

Here's how my Sunday lunch experience at the Happenstance panned out...
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The vibe at The Happenstance Bar was really welcoming. As soon as we arrived I noticed how bright and airy the decor was, this spacey cocktail bar and restaurant features bold lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and an uncovered industrial style roof. This place really has some personality. We started off by exploring the 'sip menu' and the mixology orientated concoctions on offer.. I must say as soon as I spotted 'goldfish in a bag' I knew this was going to be 'an experience'. 

'Here at The Happenstance, its customary to start your Sunday lunch with a light nibble...'

duck flatbread nibbles sharing board

We were offered a small sharing flat bread to fire up our taste-buds. We went for duck flat bread with hoisin sauce, spring and red onions and cucumber. Duck and hoisin is always a favourite combination of mine, so I was eager for it to please, and it really did.

The hoisin sauce was surprising light and it proved the perfect appetizer before our rather large Sunday roast (little did we know). It was a great suggestion from the staff. 

'Washed down with some quirky cocktails..'


We were then prompted to select some cocktails from the sip menu. For me cocktails and a Sunday roast is not generally something I combine, it was a very new experience, however one I was not going to turn down! 

Alex tried the 'Tales of the Unexpected'(above), this rocked up in a classic golden syrup tin. This cocktail was a mix of beer, gin, wine and elderflower and it was bloomin' marvelous! 
For me its always about the experience factor, if my food can be enjoyable and also involves an element of interaction or quirky design.. I'm sold! Its the thought and creativity behind the presentation of the food and drink which really adds an excitement value. 
(Or maybe I just get far too excited eating). 
Anyway.. I would have never have thought to put these 4 ingredients together and was pleasantly surprised. 

I on the other hand, went for the 'All that Glitters is Gold' cocktail, which arrived with its very own pouring teapot. You definitely feel like your getting your money's worth in portion size with this cocktail! It was delicious, and frankly I thought it tasted like ginger beer.. I told the waiter who I think was a bit confused by my judgement on the cocktail.. 
(Sorry if I have interpreted the mixology wrong!) 
It contained cloudy apple and ginger so I guess I'm not too far off!
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After nibbling on our flat breads and being wowed over by the innovative cocktails we were ready for the main event..

'Bring on The Sunday Roast'


As you can see, our roast portion was in abundance.. plates filled to the brim with thick slices of beef (it could have easily been steak), piled high with a huge fluffy yorkshire and melt-in-your-mouth potatoes. 
If this wasn't enough, we had a side array of veggies. This was seriously delicious and great value for money. Sitting in central London devouring a huge roast, you really can't go wrong paying £12.95 each. I'd be worried if you weren't impressed!
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As you can see, the roast was huge and packed to the brim with colourful goodness. 

'Experiencing the Sip Menu here, there and in-between'


Next, it was time to sample some more cocktails. 
After having a rather disappointing run in with a rather rubbish Pornstar Martini at TGI Fridays I was keen to revive my 'Pornstar' experience (hehe). I choose a 'Skinny Pornstar Martini' from the classic collection. Not only was it 105 calories, it was easily the best Pornstar Martini I have ever had,(no exaggeration). 
The vanilla vokda really came through and I definitely drank this far too quickly. 

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There was no stopping me, I was on a roll. Already very impressed with the two cocktails I had tried, I'd be silly to reject a third. 
This time I choose a Pudding cocktail, the 'Tiramisu Martini', I may as well have been eating a Tiramisu - it was THAT good. 

'And to finish.. Baked Alaska Pudding'


We really don't know when to stop.
I think me and Alex were enjoying our experience far too much that Alex wanted to top off the afternoon (we peaked too early!) with Baked Alaska Pudding which arrived quite literally.. in flames. 

It was smooth, and scrummy and tasted of marshmellows. I've never had a Baked Alaska before, only relation I can make is to the Ben and Jerry's ice-cream and it tasted pretty similar. 
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All in all we had a fab afternoon - a very different Sunday experience, but one I would definitely repeat. 
The food and drinks on offer were delectable and the individual experience factor of each really added the extra finishing touches. 

I wouldn't hesitate to suggest you visit the Happenstance bar..
You won't be disappointed. 

Why not check out the other sisters bars across London, each has it's own unique personality and charm 
(if this place is anything to go by!)


(I know friends who have visited the Folly and rave about it!)
There's more than this, I just picked a few I've heard about and would like to visit.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I enjoyed writing and re-living this culinary experience.

If you'd like to find out more about the story behind The Happenstance Bar and the Drake and Morgan Group visit the website here
xo. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas / New Year Dress Wishlist

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White Feather Slip Dress - Topshop

Blue Embellished Dress - George at Asda

Pink Backless Flare Dress - She Inside

Bandeau Plunge Wide Leg Jumpsuit - Boohoo

Vila Embellished Beaded Dress - ASOS

*This is a sponsored post that contains an affiliate link.

Today I've put together a Christmas Dress Wishlist 
(including a lush jumpsuit thats sneaked in there too!)
I got thinking.. 'I need to plan what I'm going to wear for New Year', which then led me to browsing the internet for ideas. 

Using my trusty polyvore collage tool I created a board of outfit styles I could see myself wearing this party season.  
I've included some of my favourite spots of the moment (there's definitely a lot more out there) but this is just an initial indicator of what's out there! 

My absolute favourite find is the Bandeau wide leg jumpsuit with plunge front, I've pretty much decided I'm buying this as soon as payday hits, its definitely has Christmas party / NY style potential! 
So its made it into my shortlist..
The plunge feature adds a statement to this simple, chic look. I'm also in love with this alternative embellished jumpsuit option from Boohoo which I've already seen Zoella featuring in a style edit of her fav Boohoo picks. 

I'm also quite obsessed with most dresses either embellished or beaded, these beauties are catching my eye everywhere. Especially this unusual blue patterned embellished dress from George at ASDA.. I love the sleeveless look, plus its super cheap find at only £15! 
See more of their bargain dresses suitable for all occasions. 

Finally - I'm all about the colour block, I think these light pastel pink heels would look fab with the plunge bandeau jumpsuit. Throw in the Micheal Kors clutch and you've got the ultimate pastel colour block. Maybe this will be a colour pairing I will consider this New Year.. 

Which of these picks is your favourite?
I'd love to find out whats going to be your go-to look for the coming party season?
xo.

 *I received compensation in exchange for featuring an item of my choice in this wishlist. [Although this post is sponsored, all opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.]*

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Faux Fur

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Faux fur collars, coats, scarfs, its all the rage at the moment. 
With a chill upon us, it's pretty much certain were all running to our nearest high-street store to get our latest fur fix.

Its time to invest, fur is this season's instant glamour hit and it's certain nothing is going to keep you warmer! With this outfit I've kept my colour palette fairly monochrome, which proves the perfect backdrop for my bold orange striped faux fur collar.
It's a shame this piece is currently out of stock on the ASOS website, let's hope they stock back up soon - so you guys can get your hands on it!  

As soon as I saw these statement collars making their way onto the scene, I knew I had to have one. It's just a tough job picking your favourite when there are so many out there to choose from. 

ASOS have a pretty lustful collection, with my other favourite being this Fur Grid Collar, (which is in stock btw!) with other online fashion retailers like Missguided featuring a pretty tasteful collection also, this grey fur collar being my fave, and a little less pricer than the ASOS one.

Next on my fur grab list is a shaggy fur gillet, I know, I'm surprised I don't own one yet either!
xo.