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That time I got stuck in a dress!

Yes that’s right! But before I get into the gory details, I just want to explain a little bit about my absence from this blog (I can’t believe this is my first post of 2015 – shameful!).

So I got a job as a copywriter, which is great as it allows me to do what I love but because of this I have let things slide with the blog. As to be honest, after writing all day I literally feel as thought I have no more words left to give!

But when this funny little thing happened to me, I found myself wanting to share it with you guys, reciting the story back to myself as though it were a blog post – so hopefully I haven’t forgotten anything…

The first thing you need to know is that it’s wedding season at the moment, I have two family weddings in the space of a week to go to. So I’ve been searching, and searching, and searching for not one but two dresses to wear. After ordering many dresses and being disappointed, I saw two dresses online that I liked the look of (one more than the other) and quickly ordered them. The dresses came two days before I was due to go on holiday (Menorca – it was lovely!) and I quickly tried them on. Neither dress was right, but the second made me look like little bo peep, something a little reminiscent of …

I couldn’t stop laughing at how stupid I looked, so quickly ran around the house showing each family member. After getting dragged into a conversation about the holiday, I went to my room to take the dress off.

What I should’ve told you first is that when I put the dress on the zip didn’t seem right, it looked uneven but went up without too much of a fuss so I didn’t think too much of it – until it came to take the dress off that is. The zip wouldn’t move, not even one teeny-bit, it just kept getting to the same spot and jamming – great!

Unfazed, I went to my mum for assistance (she can pretty much fix anything). She tried and tried moving that zip up and down but it wouldn’t budge. OK, so what now?

My mum had a light bulb moment and suggested that we try soap, so we gave that a go being careful not to stain the dress in the process. No matter how much soap we put on that zip it didn’t move one inch. It wanted a war!

I’m not going to lie, at this point I was starting to get really frustrated. It was a hot day, I’d just finished work for my holiday and this dress palarva was seriously killing my vibe! Maybe a change of perspective was what I needed.

So I went to my dad, who after looking at me as though I was crazy attempted to jiggle the zip up and down before giving up and getting back to shouting at Serena Williams on the TV (Wimbledon-season). So that was a fail. What about my older brother? He gave me the same bizarre stare before doing the same thing and giving up – what is it with these men?

At this point, I was really start to loose it. Don’t get me wrong, at first I found it hilarious but after an hour and a half of being in this dress I began to feel as though this was going to be my life. I pictured myself boarding the plane in the dress, going to the pool in the dress, diving into the clear blue water in the dress – that’s it I thought, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

So after some more time spent flailing around in the dress, I called the company up. Yes that’s right, can you imagine how embarrassing that phone call was? After trying to get my situation across to them on the phone (I really don’t think they understood the severity of my distress but whatever) they gave me permission to cut myself out of the dress. I had to practically stop myself from squealing down the phone – that’ll teach this monstrosity of a dress from trying to hold me hostage!!!

I spun the dress around and started to cut the material closest to the zip (realising that it had gotten seriously caught in the zip). After a few minutes, I was able to wriggle free! And then … FREEDOM! I forgot how good it felt to move about, so started prancing around doing a mini-celebration dance in my bathroom! Wednesday would have been proud…

My story ends with an awkward walk into store the next morning to take the two dresses back, I practically wanted to fling them at the counter and run, but of course they were expecting me. The dresses were returned without fuss and I got a full refund, I was even complemented on my handy work!

You’ll be happy to know I boarded the plane that weekend in a nice, safe, predictable pair of capri-pants (hurrah). Oh and I did secure two dresses for the weddings that I have coming up, finding them was surprisingly stress free after all that! 😛

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Autumn, Welcome!

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A month ago I was weeping at the thought of those long hot summer days disappearing for another year, yearning to reverse the last few months so that I could experience the summer all over again. But this week, things changed. I stepped out to endless scattered orange leaves on the ground and a cold winter chill in the air and I got so excited! Excited for wrapping up warm with big woolly scarves, for Sunday walks with the family in the crisp air and for the countdown to Halloween/Bonfire Night!

So Autumn thank you for coming 🙂 let’s go have some fun together!

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Wish List |Slip Ons

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Ok so I am a little late on this trend but at the moment a pair of slip on trainers is right at the top of my summer wish list! 🙂 For a girl who practically lives in her jeans, I just love how chic slip on shoes look with a pair of skinny/cuffed jeans and am currently on the look out for a navy/black pair.

Now that summer is drawing to an end (it’s ok guys we still have a few more weeks left), these Vans-inspired pumps are also going to be a great transitional shoe to head into the autumn months with.

So with all that said, I think it’s about time I go find myself a pair… 😉

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Summer Holiday | Fun In Corfu!

Γεια σας guys!

Apologies for my absence from the world of blogging but I went on holiday with my family and got a little swept away by summer!

We went to Corfu and stayed at a hotel in Glyfada, (as you can tell we like to visit Greek islands) and I had a week full of sun, sea and relaxation- it was lovely. My only grumble is I wish I was still there! 😉

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(View from Corfu Town)

Now that I’m back I will try to get myself back into some kind of schedule- but go easy on me guys!

Hope you’re all  having a great summer!

Xxx

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YouTube Hauls for Inspiration| Zara

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Zara- £22.99

I love getting fashion inspiration from watching shopping hauls on YouTube, I could honestly spend hours having a nosey at what people have bought! Two of my favourite vloggers are MissGlamorazzi and FleurDeForce and after watching their latest haul together, I really cannot wait to hit the Summer sales! One of my favourite pieces that was shown in the video, was a multi-coloured palm tree dress from Zara worn by Ingrid (a.k.a MissGlamorazzi). 

I immediately searched for the dress online but it had unfortunately already sold out, 😦 so I guess the only thing left to do now is to go searching for it in Zara!

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Style Diaries | Channelling Ms Hepburn

I have had a pair of black H&M capri pants for the past 3 years and have worn them to absolute death! Whenever I wear them I cannot help channelling Audrey Hepburn, pairing them with my favourite monochrome flats and a basic top. They have been an absolute God send in the Summer months too, providing me with an alternative to wearing just shorts and dresses!

The time however has now come to say goodbye to my beloved capris and find a new pair to play with! There’s no harm keeping them tucked into my bottom draw though . . . just in case!

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Changing With The Seasons | The Skinny Jean

As summer comes to a close, many of you will be looking towards purchasing key items for your Autumn/Winter wardrobe! But why not incorporate key pieces from your Summer wardrobe with you into Winter?

One item I think is perfect for all seasons is the skinny jean! Those featured are by H&M and are priced at £14.99. They come in a variety of great colours and the ones featured below are great transitional pieces that can move with you through the months. Whether they’re paired with a flat or worn tucked into boots, the skinny jean this year is an essential!

          H&M – £14.99

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