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Outfits of the Night - Marmaris, Turkey

It's nearly been a week since we got home from our relaxing holiday to Marmaris in Turkey and I feel like I've been thrown straight back in with the holiday blues and back to work blues in tow. I'm going to review our hotel in full because it's an absolute hidden gem that I would recommend one hundred times over but until I've got the time to get all my thoughts and opinions down I'm sharing some outfit pictures. Each night after a full day in the sun I got dressed up ready to head for dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment with some drinks. The temperatures were still high after the sunset, reaching 30 degrees most nights, and the humidity was unreal so getting my outfit, makeup and hair right was no easy task!

Flip Flops: Primark
Jewellery: Tiffany's, Pandora and Annie Haak

Bodysuit: Forever 21
Skirt: Forever 21
Sandals: Accessorize

Playsuit: New Look
Sandals: Primark

Top: Primark
Skirt: Boohoo
Sandals: Primark

Back to Work Wishlist

I cannot believe my 6 weeks of Summer holidays off work is over already. The time has absolutely flown past. It's been packed full of wedding excitement including trying on wedding dresses, buying my bridesmaids' dresses and buying, designing and making wedding admin and decor. I've spent a week in a lovely little cottage with friends and attending 2 weddings and then a week in Marmaris in Turkey. I've also had the chance to relax and recharge my batteries which was definitely needed after an intense and busy final term last year. Now that I'm feeling refreshed I'm ready to get back to work and back to routine. Back to school always needs a bit of Back to School Shopping, even if I am the teacher! I'm lusting after a big mix of Summer and Autumn items ready to transition into the colder weather and things to try and keep me organised and inspired. And after getting quite spendy throughout the summer quite a few of these things are sale items found through Love The Sales which is a must use website when it comes to finding some of the best offers. 

What was your favourite thing to buy when you went back to school shopping? I'm like a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to stationery, definite teacher problems. A wardrobe update is another must, pushing the boat out by wishing for a new Michael Kors bag but a girl can dream.

Summer Wedding Outfit | Chi Chi London

Dress: Chi Chi London, Shoes: Primark, Fascinator: Dorothy Perkins

I've got another Summer wedding outfit and this time instead of lace and bodycon I went for big and bright and absolutely loved it. I spotted this dress on Chi Chi London a couple of months ago and it was sold out at the time. I waited rather impatiently for it to come back in stock and I'm so glad I did. It's such a flattering style and with so many colours I could have accessorised in so many different ways. I kept it simple with a pair of nude heels from Primark. They were so comfortable with a chunky heel and big platform. I wore them for the whole night and danced loads. My nude bow bag is also from Primark and it was great for tucking a scarf into for keeping me dry during the downpour of rain as we left the church. My fascinator was a last minute purchase from Dorothy Perkins. I had a different nude fascinator but it was a bit darker and when I spotted this beauty in the sale for only £15 I couldn't resist. We had a fantastic day celebrating with my uni friends and it was made even more special as it was 365 days until our wedding! Time to get organised.

One Year To The Wedding Photos

It's less than 365 days until our big day and to mark the official countdown we had a pre-wedding photo shoot as part of our wedding package. We were engaged for a few months before we found our photographer and we didn't want to wait until just before the wedding to be our first time in front of the lens so we opted for a One Year To Go shoot. Our photographer is reasonably new in the world of wedding photos so it was great for us to have a little practice as well as see exactly what she could do and most importantly have some fun photos we could cherish forever.
Choosing a wedding photographer is no easy task but it's so important to find someone that you can click with. I've experienced some bossy ones, awkward ones and worst of all ones who just don't produce the best photos at the end of it all. Obviously budget comes into play and when you can find a photographer with a pre-wedding shoot included it's great to put your nerves at ease. We headed to the play park then onto the beach for some light hearted, natural and fun photos. We couldn't have been luckier with the weather and the time flew past after those first few clicks of the camera. Now for the tricky part, which photos will we get printed?
This next year is going to fly past and I can't wait for all the little details of the day to be captured by such a friendly and relaxed photographer. £10 Day Event

It's that time of year again for fans, their big £10 Birthday event. Everything on their website is £10, whether it's a VIP Collection Dress or a jacket in preparation for winter, a playsuit for a girls night out or a snug suit for hungover days, a skirt for work or trainers for the gym it's worth checking out. There's free delivery over £50 and worldwide shipping to add to the excitement. I've picked out 4 of my favourite outfits from their site* and to buy them during their £10 Birthday Event would save over £60! 

Quiz Summer Wedding Outfit

Dress, Fascinator and Shoes: Quiz Clothing

Last week my best friends, fiance and I went to our first full wedding of the year and it was an absolutely stunning day. From getting ready together in the cottage we were renting, to prosecco in the garden, followed by drinks on the school bus that took us to the venue. The sun shone all day and it was perfect for the beautiful bride and groom. It was so nice to see everyone together in a gorgeous venue all dressed up and celebrating the newly wed couple. My outfit from head to toe was from Quiz. I loved the bardot style of the pink, lace dress and it was a popular style with lots of the guests. It had a bit of sparkle which matched in with the rose gold heels from Quiz. I opted for a navy fascinator, and had no idea Quiz would have such a gorgeous one. With it being on a hairband it was really easy to wear and made styling my hair a stress free task. I also had a navy bag which never made it into any photos but it was just a cheap clutch from eBay which matched my fascinator and was the perfect size for my phone, lipstick and photobooth prints. My whole outfit cost less than £100 but I felt a million dollars (Cheesey!)

Primark Summer Wishlist

It's been a while since I've been in Primark and I'm planning my next visit with the help of their website. Obviously it's the middle of Summer and with a holiday abroad on the horizon I'm wanting to buy bright clothes and shorts, skirts or dresses but already their Autumn stuff is sneaking in. I'm not ready for the cosy vibes just yet though my first pick might actually be classed as a winter accessory with the amount of glitz it's got. 

Primark has a few different glitter clutch bags in for £5, the silver is my favourite but there's a very mermaid-like blue/green one. Off the shoulder, bardot tops are still on trend and for only £3 I'll be very tempted to buy a coral one for wearing with denim shorts on holiday then jeans once Summer starts to disappear. Chokers are still a firm favourite in the accessories department and it's unreal how many Primark have. I quite like the bling ones more than the string ones and this £2.50 rose gold choker is very me.

Another less Summer themed pick is a black cami with embroidered flowers. It's £6 which is a standard price for vest tops at Primark and a bit of a bargain compared to some other shops. I love the £14 black sandals, they look like they might be comfortable with the chunky heel and platform. If I don't get these in black I'll be looking for the nude or pink ones. Primark has had a few different skirts in this style and I'd love one of the blush tulle skirts to wear with a bodysuit and little pair of heels or maybe some flip flops while I'm on holiday. It's only £10 which is probably around £20 cheaper than H&M or New Look.

My last two picks are very much Summer themed. Primark has had an amazing range of sunglasses again this year and when it comes to trying a different shape or colour getting a cheap pair is much safer than splashing out. These ones are only £3 and are totally different style than my current ones. Lastly is a bargain pair of shorts. I'm not 100% sure on the lilac colour of the £5 crochet shorts, I think there's a few colours to choose from in store but the lilac looks quite fun and girly for summer. There's not much chance I'll be wearing these in the UK!

Tortoise Wayfarer Glasses |

I've been wearing contact lenses for over two years and because of that I don't really wear my glasses very often. At my last eye check my prescription for glasses had changed slightly but not enough to spend a fortune on a new pair, even more so because they won't be worn daily. I didn't want my eyes to be damaged by wearing the wrong prescription so started hunting for a cheaper online eyeglasses alternative. That's where came into the equation. is exactly what it says on the tin, it's an online prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses shop. Using your prescription information from the optician you can order cheap eyeglasses online in loads of different styles and colours. They have womens, mens and kids glasses in different sizes, materials, frame styles and shapes. There's so much to choose from and with their prices it's hard to just buy one pair! I was most drawn in by the Wayfarer style and wanted a tortoise colour as my other pairs have always been black and a fancied a change. They have a try it on feature using an uploaded photo to help you decide if it's the right style for you. I kind of took the risk by not using it, but knowing that they were similar to previous glasses, and so blooming cheap I didn't mind. It was really easy to input my prescription, I just copied it straight from my piece of paper. Delivery took 3 weeks which it pretty good considering they came from America and had to be manufactured first too. Delivery is free over $49 and only $4.95 if it's less. Once it's all converted these glasses only cost about £27 delivered. They look a lot more expensive than that and come with a case, cleaning cloth and anti-scratch coating. I don't think you could get a deal like that anywhere on the high-street.

If you're in a similar new prescription position or just fancy a change in glasses then check out and use the coupon code GSHOT50 for 50% off on all prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. I'd highly recommend it and for the first time in a while I actually don't mind taking a break from my contact lenses just so I can show off my new glasses.

New Look Summer Holiday Haul

It's not even been a whole month since I last ordered clothes on the New Look website and I was back on ordering again. I'm blaming that on the pink anorak jacket that I spotted in store while making some returns and couldn't stop thinking about it after. I think I've got a jacket problem! I feel like it was a little bit more acceptable to make another order because I had returned a pair of sandals and bikini top that I wasn't happy with. I also took advantage of the 10% Student Discount so ordering a few summer basics wasn't quite as expensive. Most of this will be making an appearance in my holiday suitcase next week, especially that gorgeous little playsuit, fingers crossed I won't be needing the jackets in Turkey!