Monday, 30 March 2015

Competition Time, An Update On My Wallis Styling Session & WIWT

So just over a couple of weeks ago I was all in a dilemma about what I was going to wear (see here) for a very exciting day with Wallis as I'd been invited to style & model some of their latest collection.

Well today I can share with you the some of the pictures that were taken on the day & the three outfits  I styled together with an amazing competition....more details of which I'll share in a minute!

Each outfit I absolutely love & would quite happily wear on a daily basis, so without further ado here's what I pulled together starting with this gorgeous black cross over jumpsuit.

Having found my strapless jumpsuit so useful for summer holidays I simply couldn't resist trying this jumpsuit on.  It's the perfect piece for dressing up or down not to mention taking on your hols.  

For the photoshoot I've teamed it with a statement pair of red wedges, which are also available in black (see here).  Simple, classic & stylish but equally the jumpsuit is perfect for dressing down for the daytime too - team with a simple pair of flat sandals (such as these), a denim jacket (such as this one) & a statement shopper (see here) & you'd be good to go.  It's also fantastic for customising with different accessories to create a multitude of looks such as teaming with a wide statement belt (I love the look of this one) or a statement necklace or two.

Wallis Black Wrap Tapered Jumpsuit Wallis Red Suede Platform Wedge Shoe My Midlife Fashion

Red Suede Platform Wedge Shoe Currently £64.60

For my next outfit I simply had to try on this stunning shift dress.  I'd clocked the navy version (see here) at their press day & loved it at first sight - a great dress for simply throwing on & looking amazing & they've just brought out the same dress in yellow too (see here).  In the photos I teamed the dress with some flat tan sandals but equally a tan pair of wedges would also be perfect or maybe even these clog buckle heels, which would also be stunning teamed with flares.  

My Midlife Fashion Wallis Khaki Woven Tunic Dress

Now we all know I have a 'thing' for the odd blazer or two, so for my final outfit I just had to try their lovely bracelet length sleeve jacket.  I'm wearing the ivory version, but it's also available in navy, black & stone (see here).   If you love jackets but always feel like they're a little too stiff to wear for an occasion other than work then you should definitely try one of these blazers as the fabric is lovely & giving - think a mix between a formal blazer & smart cardigan.  They're great for dressing up (as shown below) as well as dressing down - boyfriend jeans & a pair of trainers would equally be fab teamed with this kind of jacket.

As you can see below I've teamed the blazer with a simple cami & a pair of luxury smart jogger style trousers together with their fabulous strappy heels, which I again fell in love with at their press day (also available in grey here).  

Wallis Fashion My Midlife Fashion Ivory Bracelet Sleeve Ponte Jacket Black Camisole Khaki Pinstitch Skinny Trousers Black Leather Peptone Sandals

I had an amazing time during the photoshoot - I mean seriously who wouldn't love playing dress up & styling such lovely pieces & the team were amazing.  Plus just in case you're tempted Wallis currently have 24% off everything for today only - happy days, click here to get shopping!!

And of course here's my outfit for today - not quite the same quality in photos I'm afraid but I'm going to try & stop doing the mirror selfies time permitting even if it means planning my wardrobe a week in advance & getting hubby or son to take the pictures of a weekend as I'm generally still in my running gear when they leave the house of a morning!

My Midlife Fashion, Boho Top, Skinny Jeans, Stella and Dot, Zara, Mango

Top - Zara
Necklaces - Stella & Dot
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Mango

Boho & Distressed Denim, Shop My Style, Zara, Boden, Accessorize, Boho

Top - Zara £29.99
Necklace - Accessorize £17

Now as I mentioned at the beginning of the post I've also got a fantastic competition for you.  

Regular followers will know that I've recently launched a styling business where I'm offering various personal services including helping those who've lost their fashion mojo & want to break out of a style rut, need help & ideas for breathing new life into an existing wardrobe, have a special occasion coming up or need advice on how to work a capsule wardrobe/travel light on holiday.  With all these services either being available face to face (I'm happy to travel to you) or via e-styling & done through Skype/email etc.

Another service I'm also really excited about launching is something I'm calling the 'Changing Room Buddy'.  How many of us have ever been stood in a changing room deliberating over whether what we're trying on does us any favours & would love a second opinion, or love it but are at a loss to know how to style it & what to wear with it?  Let alone not sure what we're wearing on a daily basis or for a night out works & would love to ask a friend for advice before stepping out the door?!  Well for a small monthly subscription unlimited photos can be sent direct to me for friendly, honest & constructive advice - email me here for further details.

Right so back to the competition - in celebration of the launch of my styling services I've teamed up with Wallis to offer one lucky follower half a day's personal styling (with me) together with a £100 Wallis gift voucher!  

The competition rules are simple - all you have to do is follow both myself & Wallis on Twitter (click here & here) & re-tweet one of the competition tweets.  The competition is now live from this morning & will finish at midnight on the 7th of April with the winner chosen at random.  You just need to be available for a shopping spree in London - so get tweeting & lots of luck :-)

Have a great day & don't forget you have to be in it to win it - I can't wait to meet the winner & spend a few hours shopping & styling together!

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New Outfit Post - Dressing Down A Delicate Top

Morning ladies, I hope that some of you got to enjoy a lie in this morning without the normal school rush.  Unfortunately we still had a school run to do, as for the next three days our son has revision classes to attend.

Anyway back to today & now we're officially in Spring, I'm desperate to get some of my summer tops out from hibernation.  So today I thought I'd team a pretty top from Mango with my oversized cardigan & dress it down with some distressed boyfriend jeans & trainers.

Cardigan - Rachel Wears
Top - Mango
Jeans - Zara
Trainers - Mango

Styling a Broderie Summer Top

Cardigan - Rachel Wears £135
Top - Next £26
Jeans - Mango £29.99
Trainers - Next £28

I've found this oversized cardigan so useful that I'm now debating if I need an equivalent black cardigan in my life?!  How about you are you finding oversized knitwear a great wardrobe staple & go to for an extra layer?

Have a fab day.

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