Monday, 24 June 2013

Warehouse: Prom Style for us Tall Girls!

Standing at 5"11, finding an aptly-fitting prom dress was always a nightmare. Luckily, Warehouse have a fabulous range of floor-length dresses perfect for us leggy ladies, just in time for prom season! I've created a prom-perfect look using one of my favourite Warehouse dresses, the Embellished Yoke Maxi.

I literally squealed a little when I came across this dress. Not only is it bang on trend with the embellished neckline and neutral colour, but look how long it is on the 5"10 model - you could sweep the floor with it! Warehouse even have a clever tool which allows you to virtually try on items. The Fitting Room allows you to create your own online body, using measurements such as your height, weight, hips and waist, which you can save for use in the future. It will then suggest the most appropriate size for you and show you how the dress will look on. Here's an example using my measurements...  

Absolutely genius! A must for us tall ladies - definitely worth a try before you purchase to avoid disappointment of a dress being just-a-little too short. Here are a selection of other lovely "tall-friendly" Warehouse dresses worn by the same 5"10 model. You can check out the other lovely Warehouse dresses here.

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Where do you go for your extra-long dresses?


Thursday, 20 June 2013

ShopStyle's #festivalchallenge - My Entry!

If you're a regular reader, you'll know how much I love creating outfit sets. When Gwen contacted me about the ShopStyle Festival Shopping Challenge, I knew I had to become involved! The competition is running across ShopStyle UK, France and Germany, where one overall winner will receive a huge £1,000 cash prize to spend on a new wardrobe, and two runners up will each receive £200 to spend on their outfit. Amazing right?! The lovely Natasha is the UK ambassador, and you can check out her blog post for more details on how to become involved here. You can see my entry below...

Total: £199.47
(Could I have been any closer to the £200 budget?!)

I know I'm being a little hopeful for nice weather with my outfit, but a festival to me connotes glaring sunshine, blazing music and short shorts! Fringing is essential for any festival look - I love this H&M multi-toned bralette for its burgandy and orange hues. A pair of short shorts are essential to show off tanned pins and to also stay cool! Topshop is my go-to shop for denim, especially for their Tall section, and they certainly do not disappoint with these ripped hot pants. This gorgeous aztec-style kimono is ideal for stylishly shielding you from the sun whilst watching your favourite bands in awe, also from Topshop. 

I completed my look with my favourite New Look gladiator sandals and sunglasses, and of course a big floppy hat - a must for festival chic. The paint swirl blossom bag from Paul's Boutique is the perfect size and style for festivals - big enough for a couple of essentials but not obtrusive.

I went for a boho-chic style for my festival outfit, and I am really pleased with how it's turned out. I would definitely wear this outfit myself, and could see the kimono becoming my summer staple should I be lucky enough to win! If you decide to enter this amazing competition, you have until tomorrow at midnight to enter, and please leave me the link to your look, I would love to see it!

Do you like my festival outfit?


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

La Roche Posay Serozinc - My Skincare MUST HAVE & UK Stockist!

Toner has always been that pointless step for me: maybe a little refreshing on a warm summers day, but lets be honest, how many of them do we get?! I'd happily use them, but with no noticeable results... until now. Enter La Roche Posay Serozinc!

After seeing this toner raved about by the likes of Anna, Lily and Caroline, I knew it was something special. The only catch - it isn't readily available in the UK, which made me want it even more. After weeks of desperately scouring the internet for a stockist and even contemplating a visit to France for it, I found a UK stockist. Extremely excited, I ordered 2 bottles and they arrived the very next day, along with a couple of french skin care samples! I put it to the test straight away, and it has completely changed my opinion on toners.

A simple zinc sulphate solution that claims to soothe and purify skin irritations, razor burn, skin imperfections, and even a baby's bottom. I have only tried it on my face, but it really lives up to the hype! It definitely soothes redness and I have seen quite a remarkable difference in my skin - all from using a toner! My spots are literally so few and far between now, it's unbelievable. I've gone from having about 6-7 active breakouts all the time to a couple a MONTH! My scarring is significantly reduced, and it even hydrates my skin too, leaving it very soft and comfortable. I am in love with this toner, and have even ordered 2 more bottles: the seller's stock is going fast, as you can imagine!

I bought the Serozinc toner from this UK seller for about £10 and I received it the very next day! Now it is a lot easier to get hold of, I would recommend it to all of you, whether it be for the blemish-busting abilities, soothing or moisturising qualities. Something I thought I'd never say - this toner is fantastic.

Have you tried Serozinc?