Quiz Blogger Challenge- Day and Night

A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d like to take part in the Quiz Clothing blogger challenge which essentially involved choosing a dress from their website and styling it up for both day and night. I’m always up for a challenge and although my style is nothing compared to the other bloggers taking part I thought I’d have a go regardless.
The dress I chose was the Black Graphic Print Dress which sells at £24.99
As you can see, it’s quite a bold dress and perhaps a little loud for everyday wear (but since when has that stopped me?). I kept my look really simple with no jewellery and some simple black flats from Matalan (and a random cat for good measure)

I think I just about managed to pull this off as a day dress thanks to the thick black tights…for warmth I’d add a plain black jersey cardigan to tone things down a little bit and it would be more of a shopping/lunch date outfit than one I’d turn up to work in.
For my Night look I kept things pretty similar because of the need for tights still. In the ideal world I’d be rocking a bare leg. I added some killer studded shoes and a simple but bold torque necklace (which typically you can’t see). It’d be an outfit for going to a nice bar, sitting and talking rather than walking around town but I like it and it’s exactly the kind of thing I do wear when I go out.

As for the dress itself, well, I’m impressed with both the shape and the quality of this and had I not been sent it for the purpose of this post I would have quite likely purchased it for myself at some point as I am often found browsing the Quiz website having had some great pieces from them before.
What do you think of my two looks? What would you do differently?

daisy chain dreaming: get your SWAG on

I appear to have a bit a bracelet obsession at the moment if recent wish list posts are anything to go by,
there is something about Summer (ha!) and the baring of arms that makes me want to stack them up…
the brighter and bolder the better.
I recently discovered yet another place to haunt for Jewellery online; a little place called SWAG,
a family run business which has 40 years experience of providing beautiful jewellery from fashionable names such as Chlobo, Guess, DKNY and Pandora through to pre-owned watches from luxury brands such as Rolex and Cartier.
Today my lustings come from the Thomas Sabo section of the website…I don’t (yet) own any pieces myself but taking a look at the selection of pre-made bracelets- ideal for those like me who take forever to choose, I have fallen head over heels for the bold yet cutesy Disney themed designs
Fairytale completed bracelet featuring Minnie Mouse, £177.85. I was Minnie obsessed as a child and I love how her pink and girly style has been paired with the bold black.

Kermit! £134.80. I LOVE Kermit, so cute and the pastel pink is perfect for Summer days

Tinkerbell, £104.85 just too cute not to include and perfect for the girly girl.
Ok so they aren’t the most grown up pieces I’ve ever picked but in my eyes Summer jewellery is about having fun.
If this isn’t your thing then why not check out what else SWAG has to offer? 
(I also recommend Chlobo and the Pandora S/S collection)
Drop a few hints, buy a few gifts or just treat yourself…come payday I just might!
What do you think of these bracelets? Would you opt for a completed one or design it yourself?

back to basics

Top: Mango
Jeans: Next
Boots: SoYouShoes
Necklace: gift
I can’t remember when it was that I wore this outfit, I am so behind on outfit posts- and posts in general. Still, here it is anyway, a good old jeans and baggy top basic ensemble made up from some of my comfiest pieces. This top is one of those perfect ones for when you want to mooch around eating cereal from the box and drinking litres of tea, it hides everything.
Did everyone have a good bank holiday weekend? I spent most of mine at the Boy’s, chilling out in the sunshine (R.I.P.) and eating childish foods. It was the perfect break from life as the working week had been manic, I could have done without the super bad back but you can’t have it all.
The Bank Holiday itself was spent slobbing out at home and catching up with my parents. I’m feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever challenges this week may bring.
I think I have a blogging break looming,
my parents go on holiday for a week in 6 days and I think I’ll use that week to have a total break from posting, just catching up with other blogs where I can. Hopefully that will clear my head a little and give me some inspiration.
If anyone has any suggestions for what they’d like to see on the blog please do share.

Sarenza Sunday- Metallic Miista

I did warn you my blog was basically a giant wish list this week but I promise this is the last of it (what can I say, the spare time I’ve had I have spent window browsing)
This week’s object of desire from Sarenza is the Shona by Miista in Rose Gold costing £145. I’m all for a bit of metallic for day time as well as for the evening and these would go with everything from denim to a LBD…
what I need are some metallic coins to buy them with.

Father’s Day at Find Me a Gift

In just a few weeks it will once again be Father’s Day and if you’re anything like me you’ll find Dad a challenge to buy for. I’ve put together a little list of gifts from the fabulous find-me-a-gift.co.uk to help you get some inspiration. I love this site, it’s jam packed full of gift ideas for all occasions and all budgets, I’ve used it many a time and always found the service unbeatable.
Personalised Tea and Biscuit Jars, £16.99

Personalised Dad Loves Typographic Poster, from £19.99

Grow Your Own Hops- Grow Me Beer Monster, £3.99

Superman Dressing Gown (towelling), £35.99

Joseph Joseph Chopping Board- Vinyl Record, £14
What do you think of my selection? Has it helped at all? If not, why not take a look at find-me-a-gift for yourself, they have a wide selection of Father’s Day gifts…let me know what you’d get your Dad in the comments.