Dress* - Quiz Clothing, Bag* - Fiorelli, Sandals - New Look (old, similar here), Jumper - H&M, Hat - Bought at Reading Festival (similar here)
Brrrrr its chilly here, I've been waiting for a good sunny day to shoot this dress but alas it didn't happen. Even when I decided to face the cold today with a jumper and hat the heavens opened and poured down on Auckland leaving me waiting for a good hour and a half in a coffee shop waiting for it to stop.
This dress was sent to me along with a pair of heels (more on these in another post) from Quiz Clothing, an affordable fashion brand that has been making an appearance on quite a few blogs recently. I think its a super versatile dress, I've dressed it down here with a hat and jumper but I'm also planning on wearing it with some killer heels to a black tie event in November. The bag is from the Fiorelli AW14 collection and can also be seen in my LFW outfit post here.
These photos were taken by my mum aka my new photographer and for a 2nd shoot I think she did pretty well!
What do you think of the outfit?
L'oreal Elnett - £6.45 , John Frieda Extra Strength Frizz Serum - £6.29 , Loreal EverPure Colour Care Shampoo & Conditioner - £6.20 , I&K Hair Extensions 18" p4/27 via Hairtrade - £54.99*, Philip Kingsley Elasticiser - £28 (full size)
L'oreal Elnett - £6.45
This is a real hair staple for me, it holds my hair well and doesn't feel sticky or stiff. Although it isn't the cheapest of hairsprays I find I don't actually need that much.
John Frieda Extra Strength Frizz Serum - £6.29
Frizzease has been my hair saviour for years. I have tried so many lotions and potions to control my curly frizzy hair put none do it quite as well as this. It is also super affordable which is a met for me as I go through it like crazy, I actually have 5 backups…
Loreal EverPure Colour Care Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner - £6.20 each
With newly coloured hair I needed something to keep it from fading, that was where these came in. I had heard about the no sulphates range from essiebutton but I didn't realise the line was so big. Not only is it colour care but it is also smoothing which is great for my hair! The shampoo lathers really well and the conditioner makes my hair super soft. I can see they will definitely be a repurchase.
I received these a few weeks ago when my hair was blonde so I wasn't able to put them in until last week when I went back to brown. My hair was a little more ashy so I gave them a purple shampoo and voila, perfect shade! I have never tried extensions before but these are super soft and feel like a good length for me at 18".
Philip Kingsley Elasticiser - £28 (full size)
I got a sample of this in a magazine about 6 months ago but I just got round to using it. It is an intensive hair mask treatment that is meant to repair and moisturise. Although it says to put on 20 minutes before washing hair I have found it actually works best when applied before bed and being washed off the next morning.
For the TOGA presentation I headed up to the Renaissance Hotel in St Pancras. As I walked in I was created with a fabulous live jazz band, a drink and a press pack explaining the concept and cation. Based around abstract paintings and entitled “Fragment, Reflection, Foating”, the collection was mainly neutral yet with a few uplifting pops of colour and laying between the lines of soft and sharp. For me and those I talked to there standout was certainly accessories, be it the unique bags, colour blocked shoes or oversized mirrored jewellery. I also really loved the mirrored pieced on some of the clothes. If I had to choose, my favourite look would be the camel coat with brooches, it looked modern and timeless. In all honestly if I could have it all, I would. There was not a single garment I didn't like.
Floral Playsuit* - WalG, Boots - Doctor Marten, Fringed Bag - ASOS, Bracelet - New Look, Necklace - New Look
I received this playsuit a few weeks ago from WalG and I really love it, the material is lovely and the style of it also flattering. At first I though that it might be a bit too long, but this actually makes the whole playsuit much more appropriate for going to college. Unsurprisingly my Doctor Martens remain to be my staple shoe and I hope to get another pair in the next week or so, let me know if you have a particular pair! My mum took these photos for me up on Mount Victoria, a hill overlooking over the city. A great place to visit if you are ever in Auckland!