The Perfect Pair

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I hate hated wearing jeans. As my nearest and dearest will tell you, I avoided the wardrobe staple at all costs as I failed to find a pair that fitted well. Too tight in all the wrong places, and never made for little legs, I shunned the denim department in favour of comfy leggings. That is, until now.

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Primark’s new range of Supersoft skinny jeans aren’t stiff like usual denim, and come in a range of leg lengths (horaay!). I went for a pair in an acid wash shade, which fit snugly but aren’t restrictive as they’re so soft. I know they’ll feature a lot in my Autumn wardrobe, and at £11 it won’t break the bank to replace them if they lose their shape. They must be in high demand as I had to search a few different Primarks to find the right size – so grab a pair quick if you want them!

What To Wear At Walt Disney World

I’m finally back after taking a break from blogging to go on the holiday I’ve been dreaming of for years. Granted, I only went abroad for two weeks, but that – plus changing jobs and having a severe case of blogger’s block – meant I hadn’t written any posts for a quite while. However, going away has given me a few new ideas for posts – the first being how to dress for Disneyworld! Having a year to plan for our trip meant I’d already picked up a few tips on what to/not to wear, but I made a few outfit errors and learnt a lot more for myself whilst we were there…

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Take Ponchos! 

Yes, they look stupid. Yes, they are essentially a bin liner with arm holes cut out. But you’ll be the one laughing when everyone else is getting soaked in the afternoon storms, or reluctantly forking out $15 for an official Disney World poncho. Save yourself some money and buy a few from the 99p store before you go.

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Headwear

‘I don’t need to wear a hat, I’ll be fine’ I said as we set off for our first full Disney Day. By 3pm my poor little English head was frying as we waited in the burning sun for the afternoon parade, and by 5pm I was begging to go back to the hotel. For the next 13 days my hat stayed firmly on my head at all times. Lesson learnt! Take a hat you don’t mind getting squashed or flattened in a bag, as you don’t want it blowing off halfway down Mount Everest.  

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Wear sensible shoes

I’ll admit – I’m totally baffled by what the best choice of footwear is in this situation, and I’d suggest Crocs if they weren’t so disgustingly ugly. Both my sandals and espadrille pumps (which I though were the best option as they keep my feet cool) got completely ruined in the daily downpours. Even though flip-flops are waterproof, they can easily fly off and aren’t always the most comfortable choice. If anyone has any good ideas please share below! 

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Take advantage of Primark before you go!

 I’m a sucker for a souvenir, and however tempting the Minnie Mouse 2014 Florida Holiday t-shirt is, I know full well it will go in a drawer and never see the light of day again once it gets back to England. So I made sure I bought all my Disney t-shirts before I went – £6 from Primark is much more purse friendly than $25 in the gift shop. They’re great for photo ops, and the compliments from other Disney fans never gets old. 

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Denim is a no-go.

One ride on Splash Mountain and I had to endure a soggy bum for the rest of the day.  Even though playsuits can be a bit awkward, they’re far more comfortable and the thin material meant they dried out much quicker.  

I hope this helps if you’re planning a Disney trip, and if anyone else has got any other tips or tricks then please share them by commenting below!

Cheat Or Treat: Blackboard Nails

Ciate’s Chalkboard Manicure has been the newest trend in nail art, but at its £25 it’s definitely out of my price range. However, I couldn’t resist trying out Primark’sBlackboard Nails kit‘, especially as it was half price and a measly £2.

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 Like Ciate’s kit, it includes a black matte polish, nail pens and a matte top coat. The black polish is thick and gives a nice even finish –  I would happily wear it alone without using the nail pens on top. However this is where my praise for this kit ends. The pens weren’t very brightly coloured, and one of the nibs broke while I was still doing my first hand- leaving me in a sticky mess. The topcoat was far too thick and actually, I preferred the finish of the black polish to the one the topcoat gave.

That said, the black polish alone was worth the £2 I paid for the whole kit, and I’d still rather use it with my other nail art pens than pay £25 for the Ciate set.

Have you tried the Ciate or Primark sets? What were your thoughts?

What’s On My Nails Wednesday – 26th March

Today’s post is the start of a new series thought up by Paige from Paige’s Preferences. I change my nail colour every week (mainly because it chips off within a few days), and this series is a good opportunity to show off my favourite colours and to be nosy and see what other people are wearing on their nails!

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I don’t usually wear false nails, and this Fingrs set had been lurking in the back of my cupboard for years. But, as I went to a charity ball last week I thought it would be a good excuse to get them out. As they’re a short style they didn’t need much reshaping or filing, and fitted my nails perfectly. I used Boots nail glue which has held them on amazingly well, and I’ll definitely be using it again next time. Unfortunately, they’re pretty impractical for my job and I’ll have to take them off soon – so I’ll be back to nail varnish for next weeks post!

Guest Post on HiFashion

Being a lazy blogger (slap on the wrist!) I haven’t done a proper post this week, but make sure you have a look at the guest post I did for for HiFashion last week – My OOTD for Sunday 9th March.

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And have a read of her post on Summer Outfits below!

My Summer Outfit – Guest Post by HiFashion

Hi guys, Sherin from HiFashion here. I’m really excited to be posting on Emily’s blog today.

For me, Summer is all about just relaxing in the sun. I prefer Spring/Summer clothes to Autumn/Winter, and love being in fun and floaty outfits. I feel you can be a lot more carefree with your outfits for the warmer weather. I find that I’m more colourful and experimental with my fashion in the Summer too! The last few days have seen the sun peeking out slightly, so I’ve been getting out all my Summer dresses and preparing all my looks for when the heat really comes in.

So, what will I be wearing this Summer?

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A fun and printed dress is the starting point to all my Summer looks. I love a good flowy dress in bright colours. I always avoid them in the Winter, but flock towards them in the Summer. And obviously a pair of wedges – wedges are definitely my favourite type of shoe. They have all the glam of heels, with none of the pain.

In terms of make up, I like to keep it natural as I feel like I’m melting in the sun if I have too much on in the heat. Red lipstick is a must though. I never leave the house without red lipstick – it just makes every look a bit more special.

To finalise, I always add some jewellery. I love statement pieces of jewellery – they’re always great for any look – be it a simple dress, or something for a party. I love stacked bracelets and large rings particularly!

What will you guys be wearing this Summer?

Sherin xx

 

Essex Bloggers Meet-up – Crown Street

Last week fellow blogger Haydn Squibb (squibbvicious.com) and the lovely people of Crown Street arranged an exclusive shopping evening for us lucky Essex bloggers. Tucked down this little side street are stylish boutiques, salons and of course, Mr. Essex’s famous shop- Fusey. Some of the shops had kindly stayed open later so we could have a wander round, and I thought I’d share two of my favourites!

The French Quarter is a homeware, gifts and general knick-knack shop which sells products not only from overseas but from local artists. Despite being a small boutique, every surface is adorned with handmade cards, candles, jewellery and more. Rather than bog standard shelves and rails, the products are displayed on gorgeous pieces of furniture which are available to buy and order.

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One of the newer additions to Crown Street is Petit Cherubs - every little girls dream shop. It boasts possibly the most stylish children’s outfits in Essex and is crammed with tutus, bows and sparkles. Perfect for gifts, this adorable boutique offers edgy alternatives to plain high street clothes. 

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These hidden gems are definitely worth a visit if you’re in the Essex area, or click here to visit the Crown Street website for more information. Many thanks to Haydn and the people of Crown Street for organising the event!