Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#lookscary with o2 & blackberry

primark studded pumps
eylure 224 eyelashes
claires accessories bow headband

A week or two ago me and my good pal Zoe from the London Lipgloss hosted a party for Blackberry and 02 at the London Dungeons. It was to celebrate the launch of the new Red Blackberry Curve 9320 which is exclusive to 02. We went on a trip around the London Dungeons, I've never been so it was a real experience! But it was good fun and we all really got into the pre-halloween spirit!

You may or may not know but I hurt my back the day before I moved back to London and I literally couldn't walk or move! My Aunty had to drive me to Newport as I couldn't physically put my bag on the train! Anyway, I was in a lot of pain but I soldered though because it was too fun to not go to! I was going for a Lady Gaga / Evil Dolly kind of look as Zoe wanted to go as Prison Gaga from the Telephone video. I wore a Topshop dress (it's now not online), Primark studded flats (although Missguided gifted me these awesome Gaga inspired shoes, but due to my back problems I couldn't wear them) and an amazing wig I got off ebay!

Big thank you to the people at 02 & Blackberry, and of course the London Dungeons and everyone who came along to the event! It was literally the most fun I've had at an event ever! Blackberry have created a ton of content related to Halloween and looking scary on their Youtube Channel! Check it out because some of the ideas are awesome! The Red Blackberry Curve 9320 is exclusive to O2.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post, 02 & Blackberry paid for my outfit but I was not compensated for anything else to do with this project.

Monday, October 29, 2012

this lullaby

primark necklace
swatch watch

This is the outfit I wore yesterday but I really liked it and ended up snapping it today to show you guys. The lighting is terrible at the moment, now that I've accepted winter is coming and should therefore take my outfits much, much earlier! I'm pretty sick today as my cold has sort of upped its game and I'm a snotty, sniffling mess! I bought some lemon and honey to make some hot drinks to get me through the rest of the day! After I did these outfit photos I admittedly changed back into my onesie, frog socks and dressing gown!

I love this ASOS swing dress, I have the long and short sleeved versions as I think it's so wearable and perfect for any occasion. I paired it with my beloved black New Look fur stole, which had it's first outing of the season. I can't express how much I love that stole! It's perfect for adding a luxe edge to any outfit! I don't know if they have them this season, but I know you can buy them from Topshop or River Island at the moment! Currently this River Island jacket, that Im literally asked about all the time is in stock on the ASOS website so I recommend snapping it up if you've had your eye on it! I know River Island have been sold out of this grey version for a while now! A black and a red version are still on River Island though!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

sunday portrait 138

001. What a week, Back to "normality" with a side of flu and general rubbishness! I've been ill most of the week and today is no exception! I was in bed for most of the day, did a little retail therapy (see above mini haul video) and now I've just got back from collecting a cheeky Nandos (Ooops) now that I live even closer to it! I had a lovely weekend as I went to see the new James Bond movie and then I went to possibly my favourite restaurant in London Meat Liquor! Honestly, if your in London check it out! We went around 6/7 and did have to queue a while before we got in, and then had to wait some more at the bar. But it's just sooo good. Dead Hippy Burger FTW.

002. Halloween is my favourite of all holidays! Any excuse to dress up! Im either going to a halloween party next weekend as the Keyboard Cat or a unicorn. When I decide I'll post a photo up! Not 100% sure yet! Speaking of dressing up, I've got some snaps to share from a party me and Zoe hosted at the London Dungeons where we hosted a party for 02 and Blackberry to celebrate the launch of the red Blackberry curve! Was so much fun and we have some great photos to share!

003. This week I did a fancy smancy shoot with Estee Lauder and Heart with a few other bloggers for something they are doing around Christmas. I hate being on camera, then to do it on a professional level with 10+ people there to stare at you is highly daunting! I hope it comes together in the end though, I'll share it once I do! I've done some TV work before but nothing like sitting in front of the camera and trying to talk through things! My intro took about an hour of the whole shoot and that was just me saying "HI IM LILY MELROSE AND TODAY IM GOING TO BE DOING..."

004. JWLRY is reopening next week! Once I was settled I knew I was going to reopen the store again, It just took a lot longer than I anticipated! I've been getting so many questions about this at the moment so hopefully that will clear up all the answers (: I'll be restocking the 5 mixes first, and then the individual rings will be back a few weeks after that!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

winter florals

really old floral new look dress
claires accessories and black tied bracelets*
asos boots*
swatch watch

I have to admit I've had this New Look dress for a very long time. If you didn't know I used to work at New Look, and dabbled in a bit of Visual Merchendising. It wasn't my dream job by any stretch of the imagination but I think the dressing up and setting of clothes was always fun and kept me busy! This dress was part of my uniform. I think it's the perfect winter floral print in soft greys, blues and pinks. As you all probably know I'm not that big on patterns, florals especially but this one really does it for me!

First outing of my ASOS flat Chelsea Boots that they kindly got for me when I did my ASOS Haul video. I really love them actually even though they are a bit on the stiff side! I hardly walked anywhere today (well I walked from my house to Clapham Common) and I have some blisters already ): Must keep going as these are definitely going to my my new favourite boots!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

more of the same

forever 21 fur gilet
claires accessories turquoise cross bracelet*
kukee ring & local market stall ring
essie skirting the issue & accent nail in stay the night by OPI* (see post)

I couldn't resist wearing this River Island drop hem tee despite it being ridiculously creased from being in storage. It's one of my favourite pieces as it has a really unusual dipped hem back that has a sheer triangle cut out back. I don't rate H&M leggings, and these ones are no exception. Too baggy on the knees, they don't fit properly on my hips so slip down and are already fraying at the seams. 100% sticking to my usual American Apparel ones!

Getting back into routine today with working, blogging and life. My room is semi-sorted so I felt a bit more settled to sit down and do stuff again! I should be at events tonight but I'm a bit ill at the moment from stress and just general being run down-ness (plus, that time of year/things going round!)
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