What I Wore TO London Fashion Weekend: Petite Edit

Hello Ladies,

Happy Friday! London Fashion was back in February and all the buzz around it has faded away now. I was browsing my media library and I wanted to share with you lot, what I wore to London Fashion Weekend.

Petite Fashion

 

Coat: Benetton Paris

Scarf: H&M Paris

Bag:  Benetton Paris

Shoes: Thanks to Petite Shoe Boutique.

It was really cold here so I decided to wear my petite coat( I wore a petite dress from Topshop [under the coat]) and petite shoes.  I love thecoat, I bought this from Benetton Paris while I was there for my birthday two years back. It fits me perfectly and falls just above my knee, what a blessing. I am sure you petite ladies would know what I am talking about. For us petites, a coat that falls just above the knee is a rare reality. I love this coat, most of my coats are from Paris. Paris is great place to shop for elegant clothes, you can also find petite clothing if you are searching well. My shoes are from Petite Shoes Boutique, do check them out if you have petite feet.

I went to London Fashion Weekend with my bloggy friends Jodie and Vicki, it was great to catch up with them. We attended the trend catwalk show and a session about blogging by remotely fashion blog. The talk was really inspiring for us bloggers. We also went to the marketplace designer outlets to check out their collection. It was a great day and I really enjoyed it.

Hope you liked my coat.

Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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Introducing Solillas Footwear Brand

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Hello Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine. We have been blessed this week with great sunshine, fingers crossed it remains this way. Talking of sunshine I would like to introduce you to a footwear brand from The Balearics called Solillas. I was invited by Lucy Dartford PR to attend press launch of Solillas at Boxpark Mall in East London, last week.

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At the event, Solillas showcased their new SS14 collection designed for women, men and kids. Their range is colourful and fun which draws inspiration from the bohemian Balearic lifestyle. Their new Balearic sandal collection is also stocked at Office stores ( UK footwear brand). Every pair of Solillas sandal is handmade in the small Menorcan town of Ferreries with highest quality materials supporting traditional craftsmanship skills and the local economy. The leather for Solillas is sourced from Spain and Italy, making sure only the finest quality ingredients are used.  Solillas have also teamed up with great Balearic designers, artists and illustrators to produce their much awaited women’s clothing range. The event also marked the launch of their women’s clothing range along with live hand painting of a special edition of Solillas sandals by Emma Charlton who is a body painter based in Ibiza. I absolutely loved the sandals exclusively hand painted by Emma and they are among my favourite sandals.

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To be honest I am not huge fan of sandals but the sandals from Solillas have a good shape, apt for people who don’t want to show their toe nails too much like me. The sandals for women are priced between £44 to £52. You can have a look at their website for the full range. If you like to try out stuff before buying and do not prefer online shopping , then there is good news for you. l is resident at Boxpark Mall for few months now, so you can now try out the sandals before your purchase. You can check out Boxpark Mall website for opening times and more information.

The starting size of Solillas sandal for women is 36 ( UK 3). I would suggest all you ladies to go and check out Solillas range, you will not be disappointed.

Did you know about Solillas? Do like sandals? Do share your thoughts with me.

Stay elegantly fashionable xx

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How to clean makeup sponge?

 

How to clean make up sponges

Hello ladies!

How was your weekend? I got a chance to go to Peak District this weekend and enjoyed great outdoors on a sunny day. How did you spend your weekend?

I am in the process of writing a series of posts called #beautytips. Each week I will share beauty tips with you. Look out for the #beautytips posts and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Today I am going to show you how to clean makeup sponge? I have very oily and acne prone skin and I need to clean my sponge each time I use makeup. I used to apply mineral makeup however I don’t like the powdery finish. So I have started using liquid makeup since January and I love how I can achieve a flawless finish using sponge. I will soon do a review about the makeup sponge I use soon,  be sure to look out for the post.

Here’s what you would need to clean your makeup sponge:

1. Any washing-up Liquid ( I use Fairy)

2. Olive Oil

Steps:

1. Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on your pal.

2.  Pour 1 tablespoon of washing-up liquid on to the oil on your palm.

3. Mix oil and liquid and swish the sponge around the liquid. Use your fingers to get the makeup out.

4. Under running tap water clean the sponge.

5. Pump out excess liquid.

6. I often cover the sponge with a clean towel and squeeze it to dry out the water.

7. Air dry on a clean towel.

Tip: Be sure to clean your sponge a day prior to your use. If you use make-up everyday like me, then clean the sponge the night before.

Hope this was helpful.Please do let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day ladies.

Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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Outfit Of The Week: Blue & Yellow

Outfit of the week

 

Dress: Dunnes Store £38

Shoes: Next  £30.00

 Earrings:What’s About Town? £14.95

Clutch: Next  £24

Hello Everyone! The Racing season is around the corner, I have curated an elegantly fashionable look perfect for races or lunch with your girlies. Hope you guys liked it.Do you go to the races?  if yes which ones do you go to? Do let me know.

Stay Elegantly Fashionable

xx

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Natural Beauty Product Review|U Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum

Natural Beauty ProducrU Little Beauty Vitamin C Serum: £13.50

Hell Everyone! How are you doing? Today I am going to be review the Vitamin C Serum from the Australian brand U Little Beauty. If you read my last post about the brand’s cleanser you would know I was quite happy with the cleanser.Just to let you know I did receive this product for trial and have not purchased it.

U Little Beauty is Australia’s number one natural beauty brand. I have been using the Vitamin C Serum for a month now and have been very pleased. Since I have very oil skin this is perfect for me to apply after cleansing my face with their foaming cleanser. However I do apply a sunscreen after that to protect my skin from harmful rays. The serum is filled with the goodness of the Kakadu Plum which is the richest source of vitamin C in the world, Aloe Vera, Licorice and Chamomile. This intoxicating mix helps to hydrate the skin while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines on your skin. For me, the wonder ingredient is Licorice which has been proven for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing effect. Licorice has also been known for its ability to brighten or lighten the skin while preventing further hyper-pigmentation. So if you have acne prone skin and hyper-pigmentation like me, you should try using products with Licorice. Also the serum contains Calendula which promotes skin healing.

My verdict: 3.5 out of 5. The cost of the serum is normally £15.95. But I just noticed there is a discount on the Mahi Naturals website and it’s selling for £10 at the moment. The suggested use of  this product is twice daily once in the morning and once in the evening after your cleansing ritual.I suggest you ladies to give this a try if you are looking vitamin c serum.

Are you using any other vitamin c serum? Do share it with me. I love to hear from you all.

xx

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Out and About: Spaghetti Top & Blazer

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Petite Fashion BloggersBlazer: Boohoo.com

  Spaghetti top: Primark

Shoes: Barratts

How are you ladies? Hope you are doing well. Last week we managed to get some sunshine here in the UK so we (me and my husband) headed towards the country side. I love going on a drive to the country side and enjoying greenery. I am quite lucky living in UK we have beautiful countryside to enjoy. Last weekend we headed to White Horse Hill in Uffington,Oxfordshire. White Horse Hill is home to mysterious chalk hill figure from the bronze age and is internationally renowned scenic site. The area is of outstanding beauty and White Horse can be seen spreading miles across the lush green valley. It’s an ideal location for hike, if you are a beginner and want to go hiking do visit this place. I love hiking however I didn’t venture out hiking that day as it was quite windy. Be prepared to take your camera as you will get the opportunity take photos of scenic landscape.  The hills are ideal for kite flying. So if you wanted to fly and kite with young children and were searching for a place do check out this place.

I learnt about the White Horse Hills on the National Trust website while I was browsing the internet sitting on the passenger seat. We were out on the road and I was trying to find a place to go. I am impulsive and just love going on road trips. Many a times I have decided where to go while we are already in the car. I love being spontaneous. Are you spontaneous? Do just head out without planning ahead of time.

For the drive I chose to wear a black Spaghetti top pairing it with a nude blazer. I love comfortable clothes that’s why I always stick to my good old pair of jeans. I experiment with tops, blazers and blouses. One tip from me would be to have a few pair of  spaghetti tops. You can pair different tops with the same blazer giving your outfit a new look without having to bust your wallet. Spaghetti tops can be found for a fiver(£5) at Primark or you can also check out supermarket clothing sections. Hope you ladies, found my tip helpful.

Do you have a tip that you want to share. Please share it with us on the comments section.

Until next time stay elegantly fashionable xx

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My Petite Outfit for Petite Fashion Week

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Dress: Top Shop Petite

  Shoes: Petite Shoe Boutique 

Jewellery: Forever21

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On 14th March I hosted the second edition of Petite Fashion Week Networking Event in East London. Petite Fashion Week is first of its kind in supporting the Petite Fashion industry and bringing together petite designers/retailers, bloggers and consumers under the same roof. We celebrate Petite Women & Petite Fashion.

The first  edition of Petite Fashion Week took place from 1st to 5th October 2013, which marked the beginning of a  global petite community and provided petite fashion bloggers around the world a platform to address petite girl’s pain points. Petite Fashion Week aims to help upcoming Petite retailers/designers to reach petite consumers globally. After the phenomenal success we also hosted networking events on 14th March in Miami and Dallas.

We had a great turnout at the London event this year and had great Petite retailers like Jeetly Petite, Ego Shoes, Petite Shoe Boutique and The Clothes Lady who showcased their products at the event. We had other retailers like My Haart Beeding, Lipsplash, Biteable Beatique showcasing their products to our guests. Nice Nails Baby provided free nail services to our guests. The giveaway gifts were sponsored by Kukke and Prairie charms. The 16th Bar Petite Women’s Wear provided $150 gift cards to our guests in London, Miami and Dallas.

We had great speakers like Jess Jeetly of Jeetly Petite, Denise Estcourt, Aga Moodley, Rebecca Goodyear speaking at the event about petite fashion and beauty.

For the event I chose to wear Topshop Petite blue shift dress with Shoes from Petite Shoe Boutique and my necklace was from Forever 21.

If you are petite and want to be involved with Petite Fashion Week. Email info@petitefashionweek or tweet us on @PetitefashionWK

Petite Fashion Week details:

web: www.petitefashionweek.co.uk

Twitter : @PetitefashionWK

Facebook:  PetiteFashionWeekOnline

Pinterest: petitefashionwk

 

Stay Elegantly Fashionable

xx

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Representing Petite Women: Catwalk4Change Fashion Show

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Image credit:James Lyon

Catwalk4change was a fashion show with difference. It showcased mature models and UK bloggers of different height, shape and ethnicity to promote multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, and positive image. The event took place at Water Lilly on 6th September, last year. All funds raised from ticket sales were donated to mental health charity MIND and cancer

I was invited to participate in the blogger fashion show. When I got the invite I was thrilled that I would represent petite women and contribute to the charity at the same time. On the day Guest enjoyed upbeat fashion show hosted by British Actress, Charlotte Avery, paired by pop legend Stacey Jackson. The event was supported by some sought after UK celebrities such as Alex Reid, Charlie Sims, Denise Walsh, Layla Anna-Lee,Lynda Bellingham, Jane Goldman and Sian Lloyd.The show also caught special attention of CEO of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush, who was fully supportive of the cause and was excited to see the impact it made and the issues it raised.

I was extremely pleased by the support and turnout on the day. I was showcasing African prints from two designers. The interesting part of the blogger show was each of us were wearing clothes from different ethnic backgrounds. The Africa girls were wearing Indian clothes, Asian girls were wearing western outfits. It was interesting showcase of fashion from different countries and ethnicity.

The lovely Georgina from Forks and Brushes and the designer I was wearing ( Eldimaa Fashion) took a video clipping of me walking the runway. Enjoy the video below and do let me know your thoughts.

 

Stay Elegantly Fashionable xx

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Natural Beauty Product Review:U little Beauty Foaming Cleanser

 

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U Little Beauty Foaming cleanser £11.50 from Mahi Naturals

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are doing good. Today I am going to review the foaming cleanser from Australian brand U little Beauty. Before I start I would like to let you know I received this product at one of the London Beauty Blogger Meetup and the company I work for used to do PR for this brand in the UK.

U little beauty is an Australian brand specialising in the natural skin care products that are cruelty free and not tested on animals. All their ingredients are natural, organic and free from animal products. I am against animal testing and I love to support companies who are taking the initiative to say no to animal testing. Ever since I have been working in PR specialising in natural beauty and organic products I have learnt of the harmful effects of chemicals that are in our skin care products. I am slowly trying to embark on the natural and organic life journey by first attempting to swap most of my beauty products filled with chemicals to natural alternatives. It’s quite hard to make the move as natural products are bit pricey and makeup products are especially hard to find for my skin tone. However I am on a mission, by end of this year I will use more and more natural organic beauty products as possible.

I have tried the Foaming Cleanser for a month now and I am quite happy with it. Initially I wasn’t convinced the cleanser would leave a squeaky clean finish as it says on the packaging. I was quite surprised it just does what it says on the tin. There are some great ingredients in the product which makes it beneficial for acne prone skin like mine. It includes extracts of Witch Hazel, Rosemary and Calendula. Witch hazel has astringent properties making it ideal for acne and inflamed skin. Aloe Vera, Lavender and Kakadu plum are also present in the cleanser. Kakadu Plum originating from Australia’s remote Northern Territory is one of the richest source of vitamin C in the world. This plant is packed with plenty of natural goodness like miners, amino acids and fruit acids.

After using this product for a month I did noticed my acne has been much better. However due to my eating habits and usage of makeup with chemicals I can’t say I have stopped having breakouts. But the cleanser has been very good helping to clean the skin without stripping off essential oils.

My verdict: 3.5 out of 5. The product is SLS, Paraben and Fragrance Free. The product is competitively  priced for 150 ml bottle in comparison to other natural organic cleanser out there. I would recommend you ladies to try this product.This product is suitable for all skin types.

Have you tried U Little Beauty products? What was your experience?

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Embracing Floral Print Zara Blouse

 

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Blouse: Zara, UK 8

   Jeans: Topshop Petite, UK 10

Shoes: Barratt, UK 3

Happy Monday Everyone!

Since florals have been big this season I thought of wearing a floral top with my usual jeans. I love bright colours and floral prints. Most of my floral print blouses are from Zara even though they don’t have a petite section their size 8 does fit me quite well. I the feel the yellow/orange print compliments my skin tone quite well. What do you think ladies? If some of you are not too much into colours or getting scared that wearing a floral print would eat you up. Here’s my tip for us petite ladies, go for small prints as they look perfect and don’t overwhelm our petite frame. Experiment with different colours and find the one that compliments your skin tone. If you are buying online I would suggest to first go to your nearest mall and try different colours first before ordering something online. Often the colours look different on a computer screen.

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Hope you find my above tips helpful. Coming back to the outfit, I love wearing jeans so I paired this up with bright floral top. I was going out for brunch so this was perfect for me.

Do you ladies shop in Zara? How do you find Zara?

Stay Elegantly Fashionable

xx

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