Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A night on the town

Well after much debate on what I would wear on my night out, I have found what I would consider to be great finds.

It was tough searching for things on the internet as there is no way to try them on and see if they fit. I am amazed that some online sites do not even offer sizing charts which is terrible considering we have no standard system of sizing.  Don't get me started on the sizing debate, I have a feeling things woill never change!

So I have found this great dress by Bec and Bridge, I love the colours and its perfect for my body shape. I have great legs so I do like to show them off. Its very spring to me and as I was given some excellent measurements of the dress I know ti should fit perfectly. Check out the Bec and Bridge website its

And with the dress all done I went in search for the perfect shoes, hopefully to compliment the colours in the dress.

I came across these hot little things when I went to my favourite online shoe shop Peep Toe Shoes.

I have made many a purchase from them, but be warned their sizes are smaller than normal so for me I'm normally a size 6 but with Peep Toe I buy a 6.5. Their return policy is excellent and I have never had an issue with any of the workmanship on their items.

The shoes have arrived and I must say they are so awesome, although I have vowed not to put them on till my Mum's 50th!

Ok so now I need some accessories to complete my outfit, and since I love all things Mimco I found myself on their website, which is

Since my body type is an inverted triangle, my best necklace length is long, so I have chosen the enchanted range from Mimco, the bracelet is from the same range:

Now all that is left to complete my new look is the perfect little clutch. Ive wandered to and low and behold they have a 30% off sale for 1 week, so taking advantage of that I have found this cute coral evening bag to go with my shoes.

And with that my online shopping experience is complete. I am really happy with my purchases, my dress has yet to arrive but I have everything else and I am really looking forward to putting my outfit together and having a great time at my Mum's 50th.

Stay tuned for the next instalment....

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A night on the Town

So for the second part of my assessment I have been asked to put together an outfit including all accessories for a night out on the Town.

This has left me a little stumped as it's been such a long time since I have been out.

The last 2 years have been a whirlwind of nappies, vomit, nighttime feeding and operating on less sleep than a taxi driver. I have had 2 beautiful babies come into my life, and while I am so blessed and lucky to have my healthy children, it has left very litre time to even contemplate a night out.

Just recently My husband and I decided we did need to start having a life again and we went to dinner. In a former life there would have been a mad dash to the shops to pick the perfect outfit, new shoes and of course the obligatory new handbag, but on this occasion all I had the energy to muster was a pair of jeans and some heels.

Given that our night out was on tight arse Tuesday, I never felt like I needed to try and dress to impress.

So this new challenge has left me feeling a little stressed and asking myself "what would I wear out if I were to go out"?

Luckly Its my mother's 50th Birthday in less than a month, so I have set myself a challenge to find a complete outfit including the shoes and handbag only using online shopping.

Keep posted to see how I go!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Get the look - Sunday Brunch with the girls


Spring is finally in the air and at the AICD we have been set a challenge to create a summer day wear outfit including all accessories for myself.

I set about using Polyvore to complete my task and as the Polyvore site is so easy to use its truly gets all your creative juices flowing!

Ive put together the below to show what I will be wearing to my Sunday Morning Brunch with the girls!

This pink dress caught my eye as its one of this seasons hottest colours. A hat is an absolute must during the hotter months to protect your beautiful face!

As an avid fan of silver its been such a delight to finally change to the tones of Gold, so these earrings were  a great find, I feel its complemented by the gold tones in the bracelets and also the handbag, which by the way is perfectly oversized for me as its perfect to disguise the nappies and bottles I carry for the kids!

So to all those following my blog, take the time to have a look at Polyvore and create your own Sunday Brunch outfit

CJ Dawson xxxx