So the other day I was contacted by Farfetch about entering a competition with them, all  I had to do was plan my perfect designer party outfit. I mean – it’s hardly a task when it’s something I pretty much do all of the time anyway! I’m quite a simple dresser and generally prefer to go for things with an interesting cut or texture rather than bright, more showy items! So I’ve gone for a black, white and gold outfit with plenty of different textures. I had far too much fun doing this! Please can I have the outfit now? If you feel like treating yourself I’ve added the links below:

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How to shop using Instagram

I remember when I was younger (yesterday) wishing that everything I liked on Instagram would just appear in my wardrobe and be mine. Well people, I’m here with a very important message – it can! kind of. Last week I was accepted on to the Reward Style programme, it’s basically an affiliate site which as I explained before means if you buy something that you’ve seen on my blog, I get a small percentage of the sale – everyones a winner. They also have an app, well not so much an app as a programme? which works with instagram, now this is where it gets interesting. How it works is that you follow their instagram account @liketoknowit and register at www.liketoknow.it and it literally does what it says on the tin, you like to know it, what I’m wearing that is. Put simply, I share a photograph, you like it, you then get an email with direct links to the product’s I’m wearing sent straight to you’re inbox. You can literally like a picture and buy what’s featured within minutes. This could be dangerous! You never have to ask where something’s from again! Once you sign up you’ll start to realise just how many people are signed up to this and how amazing it can be! You can thank me later!

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Home Haul // Blogger Props

What do you do when you have a day off? Go to Ikea and stuff you’re face with meatballs of course! I did however have a hidden agenda, photography props. Now I know what you’re thinking, this girl is taking instagram far too seriously, someone help her. But honestly, how am I gonna get that, breakfast in bed shot without a tray and a pretty bowl? and yes I did post that this morning – not ashamed at all! Anyway, for those of you that also want to make your photographs pinterest worthy, Ive done a little blogger prop / homeware haul. Did you know, you can actually pin my photographs to pinterest by clicking on them in the centre- a little self promotion never hurt anyone!I was obsessed with these pretty plates and the bowl above, definitely wish I’d got the entire set for when I have my own house but for now one plate and one bowl will do for those ‘food porn’ shots! I’ve also become some what of a collector of fake flowers and at £1 a pop I couldn’t resist those fake orchids!I’ve decided that this year I will become a domestic goddess (slight overreaction) and have a wrapping theme. Which by the way I only just realised was a ‘thing’! They could make great backdrops too no? The rug was only £10 and although I prefer my real one it’s gone slightly creamy coloured which isn’t exactly instagramable now is it?! What lengths do you go to to get the perfect shot? please make me feel better! Also why not make my day and follow me on Bloglovin’? You know you want to! All from Ikea! Tray, Orchids, Plate, Bowl, Rug

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September Haul

I thought I would do a little September haul post for you guys as you seemed to really like my Stockholm Haul! I love hearing feedback from you so feel free to drop me a comment and let me know if there’s anything you want to see more of or anything you want me to do that I’m not already! I’ve definitly bought more than this but these are my more memorable pieces and the ones that I know I’ll be loving all autumn right through to winter! I’m looking at the amount of shoes here (bear in mind these aren’t the only ones) and thinking it’s slightly out of control and perhaps I need to get some more space to store these beauts! River Island I’m not usually one to shop in River Island but a couple of weeks ago when I was having a wonder around Cambridge I popped in to have a quick look. I’m so glad I did! I usually write RI off, they do nice bags but they’re always emblazoned with the huge logo and their clothes are usually a bit much for a jeans and t shirt kinda gal like me, but I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself in the shoe department. Savvy shopper I am, I remembered that I had a 25% off voucher from my ELLE magazine and went home to order online – free delivery and 25% – who could resist? I’ve wanted a pair of these flats for forever I literally try them on in every store I see them and then put them back, they either make my feet look too long (I’m a size 8) or they’re too expensive. 1) these were £28 (£21 with my voucher) 2) I fit into a size 7 which is enough to make my buy any pair of shoes! The boots were just an impulse buy because at £45 (£37 with my voucher) for real suede you can’t say no! I also love the colour and the pointy chelsea boot style. Linzi Shoes I was lucky enough to be sent these, shout out to the lovely girls over at Linzi Shoes HQ for sorting me out with these beauties! They are honestly so comfortable, I wore them the other day for work and they didn’t hurt one bit – bear in mind I am on my feet all day! I honestly love everything about them, the heel, the wrap detailing, the colour I’ve actually worn these more than my RI ones! You can see me wearing them in my Three Ways to wear post here.Forever 21 I’m pretty sure I’ve already raved about this on here already, but here we go again. Nineteen pounds!!! for the perfect denim shirt, in my opinion anyway! I’ve wanted a denim shirt for so long but I hate the western-ish style. You know the dipped hem and the tailoring, it looks great on other people but it just isn’t my style and apparently it’s all anywhere…

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Triangl Bikini Review

I’ve been meaning to do this post since I came back from holiday but somehow I’ve only just got round to it, pretty helpful to get a bikini review at the end of September hey?! Well, to be fair a Triangl bikini is definitely an investment and those lucky few who are jetting off to warmer climates for some winter sun can take this advice on board! I know there’s a lot of umming and arring when buying a bikini that exceeds £20 (well there is for me anyway!) so I thought it I’d do a little Triangl bikini review! Firstly, I’m lucky enough to own two of these beauties, the Farrah in Wild Thing which is a triangle shaped bikini with crochet detailing, and the Brigitte in in the summertime, which is a bralet style also with crochet detailing. Fit I found the fit really good, the material is neoprene which unless you’ve been living under a hole and have never heard of Triangl before I’m pretty sure you’ll be aware of! This means that your bottoms don’t fall down when you get out of the pool and there’s no gaping, usually when I swim in a bikini the water goes in and my top goes down. I found it really comfortable to wear and because of the nature of the fabric it’s a good snug fit. It’s worth mentioning that the straps are adjustable as well which helps to get a good fit. Sizing I guess the first thing to mention is that I am lucky if I fill a 34A cup on a good day, I have zero boobs. If you’re blessed by the god of tits you may not find this post helpful! I’m generally an 8/10 depending on where I shop and how I want it to fit, of course with a bikini, I want a tight fit! The sizing is XXS – XL, I’m not sure what they all stand for but I know XS is 32A and S is 34B so I guess the rest goes up/ down in a similar way. They also have S+ and S++ for those of you who are a smaller size but have bigger boobs which I think’s quite good. To be honest I was told that there was an online chat service for sizing and I didn’t even hesitate before using it! The girls at Triangl are honestly so lovely and helpful, I just gave them my bra size and they told me which would be best. I had the issue that I’m a 34A so I either compromised in the cup or the waist, because I got the Farrah first I went for the S, with it being a triangle style I thought it wouldn’t matter if the cup was a little big. It fitted so well, there was definitely room for me to go smaller but I wanted to be on the safe side. The next time I was a bit more adventurous, don’t get me wrong I…

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