19 December 2014

Zombie Wishlist! | Iron Fist

I've admired Iron Fist shoes for a long time, but I've never actually purchased any... until now! They currently have a 50% off sale, and I just couldn't resist ordering some awesome zombie shoes. As I sit here anticipating their arrival, I've decided to write a wishlist post sharing a few more Iron Fist Zombie items that I'm coveting right now.

Grave Dancer Mini Skirt: I want the whole Grave Dancer collection, particularly this skirt - I love the pink combined with the Zombie design! £14.50 on eBay.

Grave Dancer Purse: I'm in need of a new purse, and this is the one I've got my eye on... £14.99 on eBay.

Grave Dancer Creepers: These are just amazing. Zombies and pink glitter? Yes please. Did I mention that these have eyeballs on the back of each heel?! I need them. £36.99 on eBay.

Zombie Stomper Platform Heels: These are ultimate combination of creepy and cute; I will definitely be getting these when I have enough money! £49.99, but I found them here on eBay for £24.50.

Zombie Stomper Sneakers: These are the shoes that I ordered! They're in the Iron Fist sale for only £25 right now, and I'm in dire need of some comfortable shoes, so I can't wait for these to arrive!

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8 December 2014

Christmas Party Wishlist... Great Gatsby Style!

It is certainly no secret that I adore the 1920's Great Gatsby-esque style. In fact, last Monday I went to a prohibition-themed ball and wore a gorgeous dress covered in jewels... (I have a blog post about that coming soon!) So when I was contacted by George @ ASDA to create a Christmas Party outfit wishlist, I knew exactly the look I'd be going for. The party season is the ideal opportunity to go all out with a glitzy outfit, and what's better than this gold dress with tassles?! It's perfect for dancing, and totally wearable for Christmas and New Year parties. Oh and did I mention that it's only £29.99!?

With such an eye-catching statement dress, I'd obviously need to keep the accessories very minimal, so I scoured George's accessories section and found these metallic bracelets, and a black cutwork clutch bag. To finish the look off, I needed a pair of black heels, and I found these gorgeous court-style ones for only £14!

Make sure to check out George @ ASDA's party range, especially the dresses! They have so many, and the prices are amazing!

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This post is sponsored by George @ ASDA, but all opinions are my own.

5 December 2014

OOTD: Blue Vanilla & Madame Tussauds

Just chilling with Albert Einstein...

Firstly, I just want to apologise for not blogging for what feels like forever. My Macbook literally died, and my whole hard drive was wiped; I lost everything. I had so many photos for blog posts and they're all gone, plus all of my music, personal photos and worst of all, my documents. As I study Classics at University, of course I was devastated that my notes and essay plans were gone, so once I finally got my Macbook fixed (which cost pretty much the rest of my student loan), I had to spend my spare time this week working on my essays (I have 3 due in after Christmas).

What's worse is that the wonderful people at Blue Vanilla sent me a gorgeous dress back in October to review, but I couldn't get the post up and lost my pictures!

My birthday was on Halloween, so my family came up to London to see me and we went to Madame Tussauds. It was the ideal photo opportunity to show off the lovely "Edna Floral Print White Contrast Collar Dress". This 3/4 length-sleeved dress has a pretty navy and dark red ornate pattern all over it, and I love the jewelled details on the collar. I can't believe it's only £26!

How gorgeous is this?!

I'll be wearing this dress to an upcoming Christmas party, so I'll definitely write up another *decent* post with better pictures (my mum took these ones on her phone, so I'm sorry about how blurry they are). Blue Vanilla really are my new favourite brand, you should check them out! Their clothes are lovely and such good quality for a low price.

Oh hey, Orlando Bloom! ;)

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* I was sent the dress from Blue Vanilla via EtailPR blogger network.

19 October 2014

Mallzee, my Favourite Fashion App

I love fashion. I could spend hours trawling the internet, scouring for new trends, pretty clothes and good deals. However this hobby is very time-consuming, and as a student, I don't really have hours to spare to browse my favourite online stores and blogs. I came across Mallzee a while ago, and it really has changed the way I enjoy and buy fashion.

I like to shop around all of the high-street stores, so I typically have about 10 tabs open on Safari: ASOS, Topshop, Warehouse, New Look etc. Mallzee really has made it easier to browse different shops at once, and they've made it even more fun with a "tinder-like" app: you simply swipe left or right to rate the items as "yay" or "nay".

What's even better is that every item you swipe with a thumbs up is saved, so if you want to see it again or buy it, you can check out your saved items list. The items you dislike will not be shown to you again, which is another good feature!

Great for on-the-go browsing

I have to travel to University every day, which typically takes half an hour on the London Underground or nearly an hour on the bus. Rather than getting bored or falling asleep, I keep myself entertained by listening to music whilst continuously swiping "yay" or "nay" for the clothes, shoes and accessories that appear on my Mallzee app. 

It helps you save money!

Mallzee cleverly notifies me whenever any of the items I have saved go on sale, which is great because as a student, I'm always looking for sales and deals. Plus, the app is free, so what have you got to lose?

How to get the most out of Mallzee!

1. Choose your favourite brands, so that the app shows styles that you like (or for me, prices I can afford).
2. Create a style feed if you're looking for a particular item. You can select the type of item, colours, brands and price range. I find this so incredibly useful when I'm looking for a certain type of dress or pair of shoes.
3. Check out the features on the homepage: the app often showcases trends, sales and bloggers!

I made a short video showing myself using the app to show you how easy and fun it is:

This blog post is an entry for Mallzee's amazing blogger competition, which ends tomorrow. Mallzee are giving away some wonderful prizes for blogging, including an iPad Air courtesy of Ebuyer.com, a £250 voucher for a shop of your choice (what an amazing haul that would be!), a Canon Printer (as a student, this would be a life-saver!), and best of all, a blogging short-course at the London College of Fashion! I've been wanting to improve my blog for so long, and I'm living in London now for University, so that would be my favourite prize - to learn from industry experts would be wonderful.

Of course these prizes would be a dream come true, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed until the winner is announced! Good luck to everyone else entering.

Click here to download Mallzee, it's available on iPhone and iPad for free!

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17 October 2014

University Series: Picstick Fridge Magnets!

I managed to get a small fridge in my room at University, so of course I wanted to get some magnets to decorate it with. Picstick were offering bloggers a set of personalised magnets of your choice, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to review some!

The process of ordering with Picstick was so simple, you choose 9 photos that you want as magnets, either through uploading, Dropbox or Facebook, and voila! They were very quick to arrive (1-2 days for the UK) and I'm pleased with the image quality of each one.

Each magnet is 50x65mm, the ideal size for my fridge.

As you can see, I chose a few pictures of me with my friends, my little brothers and my dogs; it's nice to have a few memories of home in my university room.

If you're looking for personalised photo magnets, I really recommend Picstick for a fast, high-quality service. It only costs £9.50 with free worldwide delivery, and you can get 25% off with my code CARM25!

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15 October 2014

University Series: Outfit #1

As part of my new "university series", I've decided to start doing outfit posts! I hope you'll bear with me for a while as I attempt to take decent-ish photos that show the whole outfit with minimal background clutter and somewhat acceptable lighting. This challenge has proven quite difficult in my small university halls bedroom, and my lack of camera tripod doesn't help!

Today I wore an orange full skirt (River Island) with my new striped top from Tmart, a pair of black tights and my navy H&M duffel coat (when I went outside).

Tmart let me choose an item from their website to review, so I chose this cute Taylor-Swift-style embroidered top, which is also available in black. The top is only £8.74, but such amazing quality; I am very impressed with the thick cotton material and I love the embroidered detail. I will definitely be browsing Tmart's clothes section in the future when I'm looking for inexpensive fashion!

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3 October 2014

University Series: Fairy Lights!

As I started university nearly 3 weeks ago, I've decided to start writing a series of blog posts about university. To begin, today's post is about the gorgeous fairy lights that I'm using to decorate the pin-board above my desk.

Blaze On, an ethical company that sells fairy lights and candles, were kind enough to send me some handmade fairy lights to review. After much deliberation (they have so many beautiful designs), I eventually chose the "Chelsea Rose" ones in the colour "Summer's Bouquet", which is a lovely variety of pinks and cream. I got the smaller length, which comes with 20 LED roses - the perfect size to display around my university pin-board. I'll be doing a post showing all of my bedroom decor soon, so you'll be able to see how cute these lights look in the room: they match my bedding perfectly.

In my opinion, the best part about these lights is that they are Eco-friendly. Blaze On use LED bulbs, meaning that they don't create heat, which is great because a lot of universities don't actually allow fairy-lights due to fire risk. Despite not emitting heat, these lights give off a lovely warm-looking glow imitating traditional ones, but without the safety hazard. They also use significantly less energy - up to 90% less than other fairy lights! Blaze On also use Fair Trade and ethically-sourced materials wherever possible.

The "Chelsea Rose" fairy lights are priced at £31.90, which is amazing as they are handmade with high-quality and Eco-friendly materials used, and they last up to 100,000 hrs/ten years! In addition, they come with 1 year of electronic guarantee and UK technical support. If roses aren't really 'your thing', Blaze On sell other varieties of fairy lights too, including lanterns and cute wicker hearts! As an honest reviewer, I completely recommend Blaze On for the most gorgeous fairy lights I've ever seen.

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