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“Why, Hello Old Sport!” – Great Gatsby Flapper Dresses

“I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” – Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Great Gatsby Flapper Dress
So if you haven’t heard about ‘The Great Gatsby’ by now I am not sure where you’ve been! but don’t worry you can just Google it to catch up of course. Anyway I thought that I would do another Great Gatsby style related post, if you have been with me on my blogging journey from the start you’ll know that I did a post similar to this one about flapper dresses this time last year, but now more people are aware of the film and book I thought it would be good to do a bit of ground cover and go over it again!
There is something so nostalgically mystical about the 1920’s, it was a new era for everyone especially the ladies! who had come out of their Victorian shell and started to become more outgoing and independent! These ladies were fearless as it would seem, their make up was flawless and energetic and the icon of the ‘flapper girl’ came into action.
Flapper dresses were a massive hit, they were partially over the top, glitzy and extravagant. These dresses were a thing of the past until the emergence of ‘The Great Gatsby’ which revived the admiration and adoration for these loose fitting and stylish dresses.
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Sunshine & Summer!

So I have only just started using Polyvore and although I am still getting use to it I think I kinda understand haha but this is my first little set I made! I love it because you can mix and match any of these items and they’ll go, I love the Adidas top especially as I like the way its more girly than usual Adidas tops and the way its scrunched up.Summer

TFNC strapless dress
$80 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Adidas t shirt
adidas.com

Crop top
$12 – chiarafashion.co.uk

Denim shorts
2020ave.com

Short shorts
thirteenvintage.com

Converse sneaker
$91 – johnlewis.com

Black sandals
$50 – lamodauk.com

ALDO satchel handbag
aldoshoes.com

The Row round sunglasses
$450 – montaignemarket.com

15 Things Questions!

I’ve seen a lot of these question posts around and I thought I would take a crack at it as it’s an excellent way to get to know someone more! I couldn’t find one online that I liked enough to do & I prefer to make up my own questions most of the time, so I thought up my own questions gathered from online and my imagination and put it in a little blog post! 🙂

  1. Hair style? – Mid length straight hair with a side fringe.
  2. Make-up style? – Natural/minimal
  3. Favourite colour? – Green
  4. Favourite food? – That’s super hard! Lasagne & Garlic bread I’d have to say right now
  5. Reading? – I love it!
  6. Smoke? – Nope
  7. Drink? – Not really, I rarely ever drink (surprising for a student I know)
  8. Restaurants or Bars? – Restaurants = food! 🙂
  9. Favourite animal? – Great White Shark
  10. Cats or Dogs? – Dogs! I wish I had a puppy 😦
  11. Twitter or Facebook? – Both?
  12. Hobbies? – Blogging, reading, gaming, watching movies etc etc…
  13. Fears? – Spiders, the dark (sometimes!), creepy people.
  14. Starter or dessert? – Dessert I love cake in general 🙂
  15. An accomplishment this year so far? – Made new blogging friends & started blogging more!

So that was 15 little questions I made up to give you all more insight into what kind of person I am, hope you enjoyed it and if you feel like doing it too then go for it! Let me know if you do, so I can check out yours. Thank you for reading 🙂

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Fashion Union Melodie Black 10 Pu Biker Jacket with Faux Fur Review*

Happy New Year Everyone!

I haven’t blogged in a while and that is because it has been exam period and also Christmas! I thought today would be an ideal day to start my post because it is now 2014. So a while ago I got in touch with Fashion Union, a really lovely and unique online fashion store that has a wide range of clothes and accessories at really good prices! They were lovely enough to send me a wonderful jacket to review for all my lovely followers, being winter I absolutely loved the jacket and thought it was an ideal sample of clothing to review so I was very happy! I got sent the Melodie Black 10 Pu Biker Jacket with Faux Fur* which you can find on their website or by clicking the banner at the side of my blog! When the package arrived it was packed really well, I opened it with haste and excitement and I got exactly what I was expecting but more! It was a really lovely jacket, I usually am rather fussy when it comes to coats and jackets because size and material is a big issue because in winter you want a coat that looks great but is big enough so you can wear jumpers and cardigans underneath without looking awful, and this jacket was great because it is big enough that I can wear those warm jumpers underneath and still looks amazing anyway.

Another advantage is this jacket can go with practically anything I wear, it is durable in the rain and is really warm – overall a big thumbs up! Fashion Unions customer service was excellent and even emailed to let me know if there would be any delays and such, they were one of the friendliest companies and I will be shopping there again! 🙂

Big thank you to Fashion Union, also I hope you all had a wonderful New Years!

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Kimonos and Capes

So the fact that it is Autumn has taken its toll on what I wear, sadly the times of dresses, shorts and vests are long gone because the weather is bitterly cold and windy lately and lets not forget the rain! So I have been wearing items that are more warmer as well as comfier and two trends that I really love this Autumn are capes and kimonos, they are creative and colourful as well as comfy and stylish and a great autumn/winter must have!

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Kimonos have been in fashion this year quite a bit I don’t think the trend has died down once and I doubt it will for a long time and for a good reason, they are stylish and comfortable and that’s all we care about in the colder months. Many retailers and online stores sell some really lovely kimonos that look fantastic and I really wish I had the money to go and buy them all but sadly that’s a dream! With this in mind, capes are also very much in trend and desire, for many of the same reasons as kimonos and fortunately I am lucky enough as I brought a red and black cape last year and it is a staple wardrobe piece that I love to wear with t-shirts and jeans and all sorts of combinations!

Definitely a key piece to anyone’s wardrobe and a star buy 🙂

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Millie ‘n’ Mae Boutique – Brown Vintage Carriage Scarf and Tan Brown Leather Bracelet Promotional Present with discount code*

A long time ago I came across a very sweet and unique boutique called “Millie ‘n’ Mae” and I loved this online boutique because it seemed to sell such quirky and cute things! I emailed them and asked to do a blogging promotional exchange and they happily agreed, so lucky me I got to review two of their beautiful items from their online store here on my blog for all your lovely followers to enjoy!

The boutique sells items such as necklaces and bracelets as well as scarves and other various fashion fun pieces, if you’re looking for a signature piece to complete your outfit then I suggest taking a look here! Not only is the service incredibly fast and friendly, they made me feel more than welcome and were happy to always help! I excitedly received my parcel in the post from “Millie ‘n’ Mae” and took a peek at the treasures inside, I had chosen to review a brown vintage carriage scarf made of 100% polyester and a lovely tan leather brown magnetic clasp bracelet.

The quality of these items was good and they really looked lovely! I loved the colours of the scarf as it can be worn with a variety of vests, t-shirts or even dresses and the bracelet looks really exceptionally well made, I love that it has a magnetic clasp as it makes it easier to take off and put on as well.

Overall I would say the whole interaction with the store has been more than pleasant and very jolly which is always great 🙂 Millie ‘n’ Mae were also kind enough to give all my followers a further 20% discount from there already reasonably cheap prices which is utterly lovely of them and I am sure my followers will love to browse around their online boutique!

The discount code is: URBANITE20

There are photos below of the items, but as I am home from university and my usual photographer is not over at the moment I had to take some self shots! Please excuse the camera quality as the real life items are so much more beautiful in real life 🙂

Make sure you take a look at their home page here: http://millie-n-mae.co.uk/ and they also have Twitter as well so be sure to follow them and show your support for there ever emerging business! https://twitter.com/MillienMae

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Going Nautical This Summer

So the temperature has cranked itself way above the normal average for England and has made it perfect beach weather and what better way to shine with style at the beach than dressed in one of this summer’s favourite wardrobe trends – Nautical!

Looking like a sailor has never been so fun! In the past if you told somebody you wanted to look similar to that of a man that stays on a ship for long periods of time, you probably would’ve just got some weird looks and glances. But now thanks to marvelous world of fashion this vibrantly quirky reoccurring trend is making its debut once again!

Think anchors, ships, blazers with gold embellished buttons and stripes! Blue, red and white are the most commonly associated colour with the nautical trend and it’s such a great style to pull off because the colours are so complimenting of each other. This summer however all our favourite stores and retailers are quickly equipping nautical themed stock, there will be a mass of our favourite clothing pieces mixed with this quirky and fun style and will be sure to bring the sailor out of you!

*Photo’s from Tumblr.

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Just Trade – Carved Tagua Nut Shark Necklace Review*

A little while ago I had asked Just Trade if they would consider doing a promotional exchange with me because I loved the items they had in their online store! Just Trade is an online shop that sells delicate fair trade and beautifully designed jewellery.

A couple of mornings ago I received a small parcel in the post which contained a beautiful black bag and inside the bag was a black box containing a Tagua carved nut in the shape of a shark. I was super thrilled as I love sharks and they are my favourite animal and not to mention I really love fair trade jewellery and items.

The whole experience with Just Trade was friendly and the posting of the item was super quick and was elegantly presented upon opening the parcel. The shark itself is so delicately carved and looks wonderful, such a beautiful piece of jewellery. As Just Trade’s online store states in the description of this amazing necklace it says that it was hand carved in Ecuador which is wonderful and I love the idea that the fair trade aspect of these items in their store are helping others globally.

This is a definite love!

Please check out Just Trades website and also their social sites!

Web store: http://www.justtrade.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justtradeuk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justtradeuk?fref=ts

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So a big thank you to Just Trade for this wonderful promotional exchange 🙂

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Upstaged Vintage In Leeds Photo Shoot Pictures

So a while ago I did a review on a shop I really loved in Leeds called Upstaged Vintage, the shop has clothes from decades past and stocks some really unique and colourful items.
In return for my review on their shop the owner asked me if I would like to have some complimentary photo’s done as a thank you and also to go on their shop website, I of course agreed happily! So on Friday just before I came home I went and had them done, I chose three outfits and these were the pictures – very happy with them! 🙂

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My Outfit Of The Day – First Day Back At Home

Today was my first day being back at home, I must admit it was super nice to wake up in my double bed in my house and feel at home! I haven’t been home for about 4 months now as I have been away at University in Leeds as you would’ve known if you’re a constant follower of mine! 🙂 I’ve missed being at home and missed seeing my family, but I thought to mark the occasion of me being back at home I will write a little post about my outfit of the day today!

Me and my parents went to town and just went to Costa to grab a coffee and catch up so today I wore:

  • My blue skinny jeans
  • My tan boots
  • My leather black jacket
  • A mustard dark brown fitted jumper with cute shoulder buttons!
  • My new handbag – which is beautiful 🙂

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It was super sunny today so the picture is a little bright, but that’s my overall outfit of the day for a casual day out 🙂

Hope you all are having a lovely day!

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