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I’ve had the best, most relaxing weekend as my boyfriend and I stayed at the amazing Midland Hotel in Manchester as an anniversary present. 

  
We booked in for a spa day which was absolute bliss! Facials and massages, I don’t think it gets much better! 

We had an evening out in Manchester’s Northern Quarter where we went to a few of our favourite bars.

 

I wore this amazing lace bodysuit from ASOS, which I think was only £28! My black Joni jeans from Topshop and my white blazer jacket from Primark, which was only £15! 

 

I love the simplicity of this look. I used bronze and gold eyeshadows on my eyes, with white shadow in the corners to open my eyes up! 

  

I also accessorised this look with my gold Swarvoski earrings, my gold DKNY watch and my best friend also bought me this gorgeous chocker style necklace, also from ASOS, which I love! 

What do you think of my look? Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! X

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Winter Wedding Wonderland

To beat the Thursday rainy blues, I’ve written up some ideas to bring you some Winter Wedding inspiration, to help you if you’re attending a wedding or even getting married yourself!

The Black Tux have inspired ME to help the clueless and confused wedding guest on the appropriate attire for a Winter wedding, or a wedding in any season for that matter! The Black Tux are a fabulous suit rental company started up by two friends. Read their great story, and have a browse of their website here.

Firstly, with any wedding you would think straight away the most important element: the dress! However, let’s not leave the men out here! Suits are important too! I love a classic suit, but I also think different colour ways and patterns, such as – tweed and pinstripe, are a great way to add a fun twist!

Here are some of my top picks:

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A three piece suit – you can never go wrong! This dapper grey suit is from The Black Tux and to rent this full outfit is only $195! I think this is classic, and super smart. To shop this look, click here.

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If you’re wanting to channel your inner 007, look no further! Again, you cannot go wrong – it’s like a little black dress for men! I love the bow tie – it definitely gives an air of elegance. This is also from The Black Tux, to shop this look, click here.

I love keeping the colours warm within Winter, I’d have lots of gold accessories, and lots of greens, burnt oranges and reds. Perfect! 

To accessorize within a wedding, I’d go for beautiful gold cuff-links for men and a jewelled necklace or some statement earrings for ladies.

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This gorgeous necklace from Swarovski, I think this is perfect for a wedding to wear with an evening dress! It sits just on your collar bone – which I find very flattering, and retails for £99.

I find the best places to shop for formal accessories, for men and women, would definitely be Accessorize and Monsoon, Swarovski, The Black Tux and Next.

Now, onto the dresses!

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Or playsuit! This dreamy number is from Topshop, and I’m obsessed with it! I’m loving the dusty rose colouring, perfect for a wedding! This would obviously be suited to a girl in her teen years, up to mid twenties I would say! Pair with some gold strappy heels and matching clutch and your good to go!

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For the more mature lady, I think this red lacy dress from Next is perfect! You could even add a fascinator for the finishing wedding touch! Gold heels and maybe some killer earrings and I think this would be stunning.

What do you think of my wedding inspiration and ideas? What else would you suggest?

If you’d like some more inspo, take a look at my Pinterest!

Emily xo

H&M X Balmain

Hello everyone!

I think everyone who loves fashion knows the STRUGGLE that today has been! I’ve been counting down until the launch of the much anticipated H&M X Balmain collaboration for months, and as soon as it launched… MELTDOWN.

The website and app have been blowing up with people desperate to get their hands on some Balmain goodness, I waited and waited for probably about three hours to see the collection. I haven’t been able to get any pieces yet, which I’m heartbroken about, seriously!

I think the reason people go crazy for collaborations like this is simple – affordable luxury. H&M is a Swedish brand that has taken over the high street, and I think will only continue to get bigger. I always compare H&M to Primark in sense of prices (it’s super affordable and reasonable) BUT has the quality and style of places like Topshop.

Balmain is everything I look for in a designer brand, as soon as you see a piece from a Balmain collection – you know. It’s very distinctive. I LOVE the mustard yellows, the emerald greens and monochrome colour schemes they have used in this particular collaboration, I think it’s just gorgeous.

Here are a few of my top picks:

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This dress! As you all know, I’m obsessed with velvet. Hellloooo, hints in the name. High necked, long sleeved bodycon dresses are my dream! I think it’s super sexy, but very classy at the same time. You’re not showing excess amounts of skin, but your body shape still shines through. If I could have one piece from the collection, this would be it! Lace up heels, scraped back ponytail and a simple clutch. Simply gorgeous.

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This is an obvious one! I’m a sucker for embellishment and beading, if I could buy beaded socks, I would! The angel that is Kendall Jenner is wearing this gorgeous blazer at the Billboard Music Awards, perfect with some black knee high booties.

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Angel number two, Rosie, wearing these AMAZING patterned flared pants. These are to die for – I’m really loving funky flared pants at the moment. I love how she has kept to the same colour pallet, she looks incredible. I will definitely be on the hunt for these (or something very very similar!)

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Last but by no means least – keeping in simple in this black velvet Balmain tee. I think this is great – mixing it up with casual simple clothing. I’d wear this with my black jeans and little suede heeled boots and a great leather jacket! This also comes in white – but I definitely much prefer it in black.

What are your thoughts, what would you pick? Were you lucky enough to grab some limited edition Balmain pieces?!

Love to hear from you!

Emily xo