i'm craving.. coral dresses

26 June 2011

Missguided is everywhere at the moment! And if you haven't noticed it then you must of been hiding under a rock. OR you're following the wrong blogs ;) I have made orders, got friends on the bandwagon and find myself surfing the site almost daily at the moment. Along with the colour blocking I have been doing more of recently I have discovered a more colourful wardrobe which is great for me as i've always been quite safe with colours. One colour that has really stood out to me recently is coral and on browsing missguided's website (yet again) I have found so many coral dresses that I adore. So come on, which is your favourite?

My most craved has to be the twist cut out maxi as I love the way the cut out section falls in place of wear tummy tone is without showing off too much.

A huge shout out and thank you to everybody that voted for me in the Filofax blogger style off! I Won :D I am absolutely over the moon! My package of 12 filofax's to give away arrived yesterday and I have already given away 3 on twitter! ..bet you wish you followed me on there now don't you :P I now have 8 left for you guys and no my math isn't off, Shaun nabbed an orange and black one :) I will be holding a giveaway or 2 here during the next couple of weeks, so watch this space!

♥ abby

800 followers celebration giveaway : winner

14 June 2011

A huge thank you to everybody that entered my celebratory giveaway. It was a pretty much a great success for companies participating also so thank you.

Another thank you to the companies that contributed to this giveaway, thank you so much for the support.

On to the winner and wow it took a lonnnng time counting and calculating the number of entries etc. These extra entry giveaways are crazy! But hey ho.. using random.org and my calculations (that have been checked and confirmed by others I should add!) the winner isssss :

Congratulations sweets! Check your emails :)

I'm probably going to do a blog design giveaway in July or August and have had some interest on twitter already so would love to know your thoughts.. there will of course be some restrictions but it would essentially be a full redesign!

♥ abby

colour blocking with filofax

6 June 2011

what is colour blocking?
I'll admit I am not the most bright and colourful with regards to clothes, makeup and most things actually and this reflects through out my blog. But recently the more bold coloured items of clothing, accessories and nail polish have been attracting my attention. What I understand colour blocking to be is simply block coloured items of clothing, preferably a colour that stands out i.e not beige, with little pattern and detailing and bright accessories. Worn together in a way that does not blend but stands out whilst complementing each item. As someone who is new to brights and this trend I think that is somewhat of a good start.

Vogue say: "Loud and proud colour combinations make for a dynamic, confident look. Team colours from the same family together for a harmonious look. Think bright pinks with vivid fuchsias, turquoise with royal blue. Keep warmer tones like orange and red together. Go for a neutral-toned shoe to keep it simple. Work regal purples in with contrasting, fiery oranges. Try lime green with melon or rosebud pink for a pleasantly jarring combination. Go to town on the look with a loud, contrasting shoe or handbag" That's what I said.. right??

key pieces
I find popular high street and online shops a great inspiration for style especially when it comes to trends i'm unfamiliar with or feel I would find hard to dress and so have have been scouring a handful of my favourite online shops for ideas and key pieces to compliment my new apex filofax for the blogger style off.
Looking at the Apex the individual colours are quite electric even on their own so I tried to pick out similarly striking blues but had a little trouble with the yellow as everything seems to be toned down to a lemon shade. But still.. I definitely think I can make a few things work!

I decided to share these with you in a similar way to my previous post on festival style. It would be great to know how you interpret colour blocking in your wardrobe as i'm fairly new to the idea and the injection of bold colour into my wardrobe but I really like it!

Also, let me know what you think of the these outfit ideas /inspiration boards that i'm doing at the moment.. do you like it or is it a bit ott? I want to inject some colour and life into my blog without messing about with the design and really like this way of presenting ideas and inspiration. Yay or nay in your books?

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

♥ abby