Sunday, 28 August 2016

FASHION | Whistle Candy

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend Everyone, 
I feel like I’m the only one that hasn’t gone out this weekend but I’ve got a feeling I’m not missing much! I’ve decided to make use of my chilled night in and catch up on some blogging work! 

I’ve recently collaborated with Whistle Candy who kindly sent me some shoes which I picked on their website.  I’ve already worn these shoes to death as they go with so many of my outfits, especially my denim blue jeans that I’m never out of at the moment. So I thought it was only right I featured them on my blog! 
The trend I’m currently loving, are shoes that have a lace up the leg detailing. So when I spotted these tanned wedges, (£12.50) I had to have them! They are perfect for summer and suitable for any occasion day or night. The camel colouring is so versatile and easily matches any outfit. Plus, the lace-up design is bang on trend and the open heel design is very flattering. 

What I’m Wearing|
Top – Primark 
Choker – Quiz Clothing 
Jeans – Primark 
Shoes – Whistle Candy (£12.50)
Chloe Bag - YesStyle (Dupe)

You’d think because of the low price, the quality would be effected, but think again. They were beautifully packaged and wouldn't look out of place in River Island or other high street stores. I also love the branding of this Whistle Candy, down to the packaging and promotion, its very Instagram worthy. 

Ellie Rees x 


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

FASHION || Pretty Little Thing (UNiDAYS Summer Campaign)

Hi Everyone, 
Last month I was lucky enough to collaborate with UNiDAYS on their summer campaign featuring a number of their brands they have which offer student discounts. kindly let me pick an outfit off their website to style up and feature on Your Daily Dose of Style. I’ve been after some more smart / casual outfits. I spotted these trousers on the website and I realised I didn’t have a pair of tailored trousers in my wardrobe; being an essential staple I had to get my hands on these. I love the unique style of these bottoms they are tailored trousers with a definite twist, with the winged cross front design, which I think add the perfect edge to a minimalistic outfit. 

To match the bottoms I decided to go for a contrasting coloured top which would compliment the outfit’s colour. I’d been eyeing up this off the shoulder piece for a while and thought it would go perfectly with the bottoms. Pretty Little Thing does it in a range or colours but I decided to go for the rose ribbed version. This top is, in fact, a bodysuit, which is even better for wearing with trousers and even skirts. I’d personally size up with both these items and the sizing is a little on the small size. 

What I'm Wearing || 
Bodysuit - Pretty Little Thing 
Shoes - SIMMI shoes 
Watch - Henry London (TIC WATCHES)
These clear sided suede stiletto heels were also part of my UNiDAYS summer campaign so I thought it was only right I included them in this blog post, not to mention they go perfect and are surprisingly comfy for a pair of thin heels! 

If you want to check out my other blog post showing you what else I got in my UNiDAYS collaboration | CLICK HERE | 
Ellie Rees x 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

REVIEW || Hollywood Bowl Teesside

Hey Everyone, 
As I am a huge bowling fan, it was great to be invited down to Hollywood Bowl @ Teesside Park in Stockton to have a couple of games and eat some great food with my family. 

I’ve not been since the refurb as Hollywood Bowl have recently re-branded all of their bowling alleys to make them more on trend and have the style of ‘boutique bowling’. I loved the d├ęcor and the American theme, it had a great atmosphere and I couldn’t wait to get bowling!Once we arrived, it was really easy to book in. As a fashion blogger I love the fact that you no longer have to wear the ugly bowling shoes that always ruin your outfit and as long as you have flat shoes on you can play in your own footwear, so of course, I took my Adidas trainers with me! 

We were lucky enough to be playing in the VIP section of Hollywood Bowl, which was a new element since the refurb. We were also treated to a bottle of prosecco on arrival, which is always going to be a winner in my eyes. The VIP section has touchscreen displays making setting up the game a lot easier. They also feature VIP ropes, red velvet curtains and VIP walls making playing a lot more private. 

There’s something wonderfully social about bowling, however, bad you are. Needless to say, I’m still rubbish but at least I actually managed a strike.

Once we finished our game of bowling, we were lead through to our table in the restaurant area. We  sat in a cozy booth and given time to read the menu. I really wasn’t sure what would be on the menu but there were so many great options and after a lot of deliberating, I decided to share a Harrys Combo made up of spicy chicken wings, sweet potatoes, mozzarella dippers and more! Then for the main I opted for a Sloppy Joe's beef burger. You couldn’t fault the food, we were all definitely in a food coma by the time we’d finished our mains. 

Of course, you can’t come to bowling without going on the amusements, this was another chance for my family to show its very competitive side! We had a number of games of pool, followed by an intense game of air hockey and not forgetting an extreme game of basketball! 

Disclaimer: I was invited to review Hollywood Bowl and so did not pay for the meal or bowling. I would happily return and pay full whack, as it really is bloody brilliant and is the perfect place to unwind after work. 

To book a game | CLICK HERE

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