Wednesday, 16 April 2014

More Summery Loveliness From Primark

Hi guys,
If you want to see some images that will immediately have you craving some summer sun then these newest press shots from Primark definitely won't disappoint. I can only buy cup sized swimwear (which pretty much limits me to shopping in Bravissimo) and this is something I curse every summer. But it is a new experience to be cursing my body because I'm craving after swimwear from Primark! There is some serious swimsuit hottness going on, and at prices so affordable that you could have a different one for every day of your holiday!
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Picture 1: Swimsuit £10, Skirt £10, Bag £8, Earrings £1
Picture 2: Bikini top £8, Bikini Bottom £4, Earrings £1
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Picture 4: Shirt £10, Bikini Bottom £4, Sunglasses £3, Earrings £1, Rings from £1.50
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Picture 6: Swimsuit £10, Skirt £10, Earrings £1

I love the Prada-style pineapple print bikini with the high waisted bottoms: It's almost worth buying those bottoms to pair with a plainer top! I also love the casual styling of the short sleeved boyfriend-style shirt with the bikini bottoms. Maybe it's because I'm going on holiday in a fortnight and maybe it's because the sun has started shining, but I can't remember the last time I had such positive feelings about swimwear!

What do you think of the latest Primark swimwear picks? And have you picked up anything fantastic in store lately? It's been a while since I popped into my local Primark, so I have no idea what's in store!

Love Tor x

Thursday, 10 April 2014

My summer staple dress from Oasis

Hi guys,
We're now T minus 3 weeks away from our first holiday of the year - a week in Greece with Mike's family. I don't usually commit to summer clothes too early in the season, but because this holiday is fast approaching it meant I had to shop for my summer clothes whilst there was still frost on the ground this year! Luckily for me, my luck was in during an impulsive pop into Oasis, where I fell in love with the very first dress that I tried on: in fact, I liked it so much I got it in three different colours!
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Stripe V neck maxi dress, £38
Coloured V neck maxi dresses, all at £28
Palm print V neck maxi dress, £40 


I have the navy and white stripe, the black and the grey. They're super stretchy (but not form fitting), lovely and lightweight, and although they will look nice on holiday I got them because they will look just as good teamed with a jacket for the cooler spring days we get here too. I can also run around the park all day in them without having to worry about flashing my bum when I bend over to scoop up Wilbur: a win win situation for everyone involved!

I don't find summer clothe shopping easy, because my style involves wearing lots of layers and interesting details. So I was really pleased to discover these super versatile and easy to wear jersey dresses: definitely highly recommended by me!

Love Tor x

PS - Don't forget to enter my competition for your chance to WIN a gold plated bracelet from Jamie London. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

WIN: A gold plated bangle from Jamie London

Hi guys,
It's been a while since I've done one of these, so how about a little competition to brighten up what is, frankly, a very gloomy Monday! I have been sent this gorgeous gold plated charm bangle from Jamie London (worth £35) and I have another one to give away! I've been wearing mine all weekend: it's lightweight and it looks great worn above my chunky gold watch. I always have been a sucker for all things gold, and trinkety charms are my weakness, so I knew I was going to like it as soon as I saw it. It would look great stacked together with loads of other skinny bangles too: more is, after all, more!

Want to win one of your own? Here's how:
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The usual comment and follow entry procedure applies. Simply make sure you're a follower of the blog (hey, why aren't you already?) and leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me what outfit you'd like to wear this bracelet with. You can also check out the rest of the Jamie London jewellery collection here. 

The competition will close at midday on Tuesday 22nd April, and the winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. Good luck!!

Love Tor x

Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Shoes: Crazy For Kenzo Sneakers

Hi guys,
I'm a sucker for an unusual shoe: I like my footwear to make a statement! So it's easy to see why I'm currently completely obsessed with these Kenzo trainers with the espadrille sole. The colours, the mixed patterns, the flatform-style base: these shoes were just made for the park in the summer!
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Kenzo shoes are having something of a fashion moment at the mo: I remember lusting after those logo pumps last season (along with everyone else in the country, apparently) and there are some pretty tasty brogues in this season's offerings too. Sports Luxe isn't really a trend that suits my figure or my style, but there's something about these shoes that I just haven't stopped thinking about since I saw them a couple of weeks ago.

If you like this model as much as I do then they can be yours from Spartoo for £309.99. Admittedly it's a lot more than I would usually spend on a pair of shoes, but can you really put a price on style (apart from, obviously, just over £300  a pair!) What do you think? Will these lovelies be making your lust list?

Love Tor x

*Post written as part of a partnership with Spartoo shoes 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Beauty: Adding Quirky Nail Embellishment

Hi guys,
It's amazing what you can buy for a pound: That is the official slogan of Poundland, and something I say all the time when I'm in there! When shopping for craft supplies yesterday I came across these Nail Rock nail emellishments, and at such an affordable price (less than the cost of my car parking) I just couldn't resist giving them a go.
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They had two varieties instore: sweets and fruit. Obviously I went for the sweets! The lilac shade of varnish is by Models Own. I then sealed the embellishments in place using Nails Inc Kensington Cavier topcoat. The pack did come with nail glue but I didn't want to ruin my nails so I just secured them in place with varnish instead. I slept on them last night and they're still all in place, so so far so good! Here's how they look: photo nailrock2_zps31e4622d.jpg
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I have no idea how long this look is going to last (I'll let you know how durable it is) or quite what the other mums at the children's farm will think when I turn up with nails like a toddler today. But looking at these makes me happy: and that's definitely worth the 30 minutes it took to do it, even if they do only last for the day! I'm going back to buy a couple more packs before they sell out: I'm planning on doing these for my holiday, and for my sister's Hen 'Do!

What do you think? Will you be running to your local branch of Poundland to pick up some of these?

Love Tor xx