Thursday, 21 February 2013

all that glitters

Last week got in touch asking me to take part in their latest style project, 'How To Wear'. I was given a budget of £80 and paired up with the metallic trend. The aim of the challenge was to buy 3 different metallic items and style them my own way.

I usually try and stay away from metallics as I don't favour the disco ball look, so made this a personal challenge to wear metallics whilst keeping them subtle enough that I was still confortable! My three items were a Topshop jumper (£39), a bargain ASOS skirt (£10.50) and a Vero Moda dress (£26), which are all linked below, totalling in at £75.50. How do think I did?

outfit 1: casual day wear
jumper: ohmylove via topshop* (£39) | dress: ax paris* | shoes: river island

I incorporated some subtle metallics into my go-to daytime combination of a pretty printed dress (bonus points for having a cat print!) with a jumper, as it's still a bit cold outside! The jumper has lovely metallic threads mixed through the knit aswell as some tiny sequins, unfortunately this didn't pick up too well on my camera!

outfit 2: dinner and cocktails with the girls
top: cameo rose | skirt: asos* (£10.50) | shoes: river island

This skirt was an absolute bargain at £10.50 and although I wasn't too sure about it when I saw the picture online, it arrived and I really like it! I think it's one of those items that can be dressed up or down so it will no doubt get lots of wear! I promise my body isn't as long as these photos make it look either, oops.

outfit 3: party time!
dress: vero moda via asos* (£26) | shoes: topshop

Finally I picked this Vera Moda dress, again another sale bargain from ASOS. It's a little more green toned than the pictures showed but I like it all the same and once I nip it in a little at the waist I can see it becoming one of those dresses that you can always rely on when you feel like you have nothing to wear!




  1. It looks fantastic! I especially like the skirt :) xxx

  2. I love the party dress outfit, and that dress you've layered under the sparkly jumper with the cat print is fab :) X

  3. love the outfits you've created especially the tee shirt with the metallic skirt. x

    1. This is my fav too!x

  4. That dress is the perfect shape on you, very nice!

  5. I love the dress! Perfect party outfit :)
    Yasmin xx

  6. You look gorgeous, the first outfit I think is my favourite! Your hair is looking amazing too xo

  7. Great choices :) I really like the dress!

    Rosie x

  8. love the skirt girl, I'd pair it with something really grungy I think - maybe a little jersey grey or the likes and some docs or anything-but-dainty shoes... very nice :) x

    Girl In The City Glasgow

  9. I love the dress. I have one that shape that's slouchy cotton material and it's a lifesaver. Would love to have a spangly version of it like this. x

  10. I love thre first outfit and third Vero Moda dress, what a great little collab!


  11. I love all of these outfits, they're so different and so gorgeous! I think the second one is my favourite, I'm a sucker for a moustache! xx

  12. OOh I can't decide whether the jumper or the dress is my favourite, either way you look oh so pretty in all the pictures!


  13. I love the moustache and glitter skirt this is my favourite and love the dress. Not a fan of the jumper tho I think you suit your cat jumpers better :)

    PS you should wear the glitter skirt for our work night out!

    Jonathan x

  14. I had several reactions when I visited Jonny at his old flat, so it's a mystery how I've not had as much as a single sneeze down to having to Maggie in our new home. My inner crazy cat lady has never been happier.