Saturday, 18 February 2017

Birthday bomb: Motel Rocks Hedi Dress

If it's pink, I'll take it. If it's got sequins I'll take it. And no doubt if it's from Motel Rocks I'll be sure to take the hell outta it too. This backless rose sequin Hedi mini dress from Motel Rocks  seemed like the perfect sequel to the previous Motel metallic rose dress I've rocked before on the blog. I know most fashion blogger gals can probably relate that if you like a dress enough, you damn well have to buy it in a similar style! That's the only problem with Motel, they keep launching and launching these tempting trends and well... my bank is going to go krupt. 90s vibes are a big deal and Motel Rocks seem to strike it right every time. I can't wait to wear this dress more in the hotter months. Although ridiculously unpractical (aren't all my clothes for the blog tho), I can definitely see it making waves at the beach. The bonus of course being that I won't have to freeze my a$$ off to wear it. 

No sunflowers featured in this shoot (unfortunately, dammit) but instead a shell shop backdrop to keep my sea-salt soul satisfied. I'd been enchanted by this aqua hued shell shop for a long while and wanted to make it my mission to shoot here at some point. After we shot this party NYE look, I knew I wanted to start getting more and more experimental with photoshoot backdrops, and so the idea for the shell shop came about. Hence our day out in Folkestone last week, and after Graham had kindly spoken to the owners and shown them my blog business card, they said they were more than happy for us to get some shots outside their gorgeous shop. I thought that was so kind, especially as they were re-stocking at the time. They said that we should come back in the summer when it's not so cold, and I'm definitely dreaming of that. You can't beat unique gift shops with friendly owners and of course, the pretty beach-y shopfront has my heart 100%. 

It's my birthday next Tuesday so Graham's sweetly taking me away tomorrow night and we're staying away for a couple of days which is just the loveliest, I can't wait! I also think this pink glitter affair is appropriate for a pre- bombin' birthday look; whatddya think? I'll be back mid next week and getting back in the groove of blog commenting which I've fallen so far behind on. Bring on the celebrations! 

Are you feeling Motel Rocks's stock?
What trends are you looking forward to for Spring?

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Valentine's wishlist: mermaid magic

With Valentine's/Galentine's season fast approaching, one key question keeps hitting me hard; what would a mermaid want? I've been browsing Love the Sales to discover all the stuff mermaids would dream of and have found some transfixing treats to get even the most magical of merbabes totally entranced. For starters, how gorgeous is this ASOS metallic scallop clutch bag? The metallic choker bandeau adds that bit of futuristic fun to proceedings whilst this Missguided metallic denim jacket is just the right side of street to sass things up. I'm also crushing hard on these ASOS space pointed heels, mermaid meets scifi? Sounds like a killer combo to me! Despite the promise of hearts and flowers, February is still a pretty grey month in terms of temperature, so what better way to jazz it up than with a concoction of metallics, silvers, purples and general mermaid magic? 

No celebratory season can shine without the aid of disco balls and my eyes were totally OMG-ing when I caught sight of this disco ball dream of a necklace from Topshop. Have you ever seen anything like it? I know I certainly haven't! Colourful rhinestone boots are surely sent straight from cloud nine, and these dreamy studded boots have been magnetised into my mind for longer than I can remember. And of course, the ultimate mermaid fantasy; a kaleidoscope of sequins for you to stash all your shells in, this Boohoo rainbow clutch bag will make you the brightest star on the beach. Last but not least, what can beat a full on glitter glitz of a dress? This silver sequin dress from Pretty Little Thing will be sure to get going the most gorgeous Galentine's to end all Galentine's. 

Is there anything you're currently coveting? 
Do you have any Valentine's/Galentine's plans?

*post via lovethesales