I Love The Sales

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January is one of my favourite shopping months because there are so many great sales and bargains to be had! My friends and I always hit the boxing day sales even though they can be a a bit manic as a sort of New Year’s tradition…but now January is coming to an end and so are the sales 😥 or at least that is what I thought before I discovered Love The Sales- Q for boyfriend and bank balance to simultaneously let out a sigh of relief…

Love the Sales is a website that brings together the sale items from 500 of the biggest UK retailers. I wanted to dedicate this post to this amazing little corner of the internet because I think that everyone should know about them. They offer 75% off on some of the most incredible pieces, from Michael Kors bags, Missguided dresses, Armani watches and All Saint scarves. Fashion and shopping lovers, I tell you, they have it all!  There are so many pieces that would usually be super expensive which you can find for under £15 – It’s just the perfect place for finding some great looks because you can shop all the stores in one place! The products listed change daily, there are just so many great bargains to be had, from homeware and electronics to clothes, I really couldn’t recommend them enough!

Hurray! Finally sales all year round!

So here I am wearing a sick mesh panelled knitted dress that I had my eye on for a long time from Missguided, that I got from Love the Sales, in the sale! Today it was really sunny, so I wore it around East London and styled it with a wide brimmed hat and sequinned creepers.

Let me know what you think and thank you always for your amazing comments 🙂

Abi xxx

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Wearing

Black Mesh Panelled Knitted Dress (Missguided) – LOVE THE SALES

Sequinned Creepers – LONDON REBEL

Black Brim Hat – ACCESSORIZE

Leather Backpack – ZARA

My White Picket Frock at the Dorchester

   I am so happy to be able to announce that this month, myself and My Girls On Tour are off to France and TURKEY which I am super excited about!!!!

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Last weekend as a very special treat we went to one of the most beautiful and famous hotels in the world, the Dorchester, for afternoon tea. Now a good old afternoon tea is, for me at least, right up there with probably one of the best inventions of the 19th century, with the likes of the light bulb, the steam boat, the telephone, the rubber band, the lawn mower and the dish washer. Am I exaggerating? Perhaps a little, but really how many other countries do you know of that have come up with what is basically a three course cake feast?

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For such a pampering and girlie afternoon I decided to wear a gold and turquoise bodice dress from White Picket Frock. What I loved about this dress were the rich colors and the beautiful heart shape of the corset. I felt like a Princess wearing it and so feminine. It was a perfect length, just above the knee, so it looked really sexy but also super sophisticated and smart. I paired it with a long gold arrow necklace to compliment the dress which shined in the light and sparkled as I moved. I really can’t get enough of this beautiful little London boutique’s dresses, they are just so perfect for special events. I can not recommend them enough!

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The atmosphere was amazing at the Dorchester Hotel. Staff gave presents to guests are they descended from their rooms, the staff were immaculately dress, so polite and the flower bouquets so beautiful. A place where the present Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner part the day before her engagement was announced. This place oozed old school class and wealth.  I felt so chic and feminine wearing my Khalea Strapless Jacquard Midi Dress, whilst sipping pink champagne. The scones were so scummy and the fruit tea that I choose delicious. My favorite part were the little cakes which we couldn’t quite finish for fear of death by chocolate. A must do, even if it is just once in a lifetime 😉

Let me know what you think of the dress, do you like the look? What is your favorite White Picket Dress? Let me know 🙂

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Wearing

Khalea Strapless Jacquard Midi Dress – WHITE PICKET FROCK

Metal Twirl Stilettos – DUNE

Long Arrow Gold Pendant – Accesorize

Green flower earrings – Accessorize

Don’t forget that you have until the 11th October to use your 15% code “MGOT” on all dresses!!!!!

Khalea Strapless Jacquard Midi Dress

Sophie Embellished Lace Gown

Grace Beaded Detail Gown

Kendall Sweatheart Lace Bodice Gown

Brigitte Drap Straight Gown

Lia Sequin Midi Dress

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Journey of a dress

If you are looking to buy a dress or a eye catching piece clothing for a your next holiday, a party or just for wearing around town, my best advice to you is this: type into Google “scarf print“. Scarf prints are by far my most exciting fashion find of the moment, with pieces of clothing decorated in ornate designs, such as interlocking chains, mosaics cut and placed next to floral fabrics, geometric trellises and oriental prints. There is something here for everyone, from bold colors and shocking contrast to safe and elegant garments. I just love them all and I am sure you will too!

For my holiday to Morocco I had to limit myself from buying two scarf print garments, one a dress and the other a long shirt. Here are the photos of my Mango shift dress touring Marrakesh 😉

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We took a taxi to the Minaret garden where we walked around the lake and went into the house overlooking the olive grove plantation. After a quick visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, we walked around the lush gardens of La Mamounia and then ventured back into the heart of the Medina for a sport of shopping in the souks. If you look away from Place De Jemaa El Fna, to your right there is the Spice Market and there we had a lovely lunch overlooking the square full of carpets, spices, perfumes and wicker work baskets at Cafe des Epices – a great way to re charge whilst still being right at the heart of the action and where we had some of the best food of our trip. I can not recommend the gazpacho, the mini hamburgers and fresh juices enough!

Wearing

Mango Scarf Print Shift Dress – ASOS

Silver Bangle – Afghan Connection (charity supporting education)

Eclipse Flip Flops – Guess

Leather back pack- Souks de Marrakesh

 

Mustard and Navy Blue Satin for my meeting with the flowers

I had been looking forward to seeing the flower fields of Holland ever since I was a little girl. I thought it right to dress up for the occasion and wear a halter neck satin top with chunky choker beads. But we would have to walk around and most people would be in tourist long shorts, socks and sandals or even trainers. I was with my friends and they wasn’t going to be a photo shoot, just a visit of this beautiful place. So I opted against a skirt and combined the top instead with mustard brown jeans.

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These rich colors would not seem out of place in the countryside, but would also not take the focus away from the flowers. The mustard lightened the blue, which otherwise, if combined with anything darker would have looked too harsh against all the surrounding color. I wore espadrilles, to give the outfit a summery feel, but also as these were the closest I had to the traditional Dutch Clogs. Indeed,espadrilles were traditional worn by french farmers and so this seemed a fitting choice and a good alternative to trainers for our outing into the countryside. What do you think?

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French tribute- Baby Blue, Espadrills and Louis Vuitton

Its official, spring has sprung and now summer has arrived! I wasn’t a great fan of Espadrills, but whilst waiting at the cash desk in Zara my eye caught a pair of black leather ones and really it was just love at first sight. They have proven to be really practical and casual, but being black they can also be worn out on a day wear more formal wear might be needed. So far I have worn them out clubbing in Mayfair, to shop and also to a top London thai restaurant. What do you think about espadrills? Can they ever escape their little village roots?

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For today’s look, I have worn a light blue blouse with black pockets. The material is a mix between viscose, silk and possibly cotton. The texture is so soft and light, perfect for these warm days. In the evening it also protects against the cold as it is long sleeve!

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Finally, here is my new Eva Clutch which I bought during my trip to Harrods! 🙂 It can be worn across the shoulder for a more casual look but also with a gold chain for something a bit more sophisticated.

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ZARA SHIRT

ZARA ESPADRILLS

ZARA JEANS

LOUIS VUITTON EVA CLUTCH

A little black dress for my meeting with Ceasar

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So when in Rome… Do as the Romans do. Now Italians are notoriously fashionable. So, this time, I chose to dress up whilst touring the city rather than down. I combined a light, lace and sequin dress which I matched with floral comfortable straw flip flops from accessorize for my tour of the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was cool and comfortable whilst looking a darn sight better than three quarter length shorts, socks and trainers usually warn by intrepid tourists. To save some suitcase space and to attempt to travel light,  I just added some heels for the evening or some earrings for a touch more glamor.

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Wearing:

Yumi sequin and lace dress

Accessorize flip flops

Corte Ingles large Earrings