Wednesday, 21 June 2017

FASHION || Psyche Ladies Fashion Photoshoot P1

Psyche Fashion in Middlesbrough
Hey Everyone, 
This is a little different from my usual post because I was recently invited down to Psyche Fashion in Middlesbrough for a photo shoot to show off the range of ladies collection they have. 
Heather Francessca Pro Makeup Studio Middlesbrough
MUA makeup studio
Before the shoot, I was kindly invited to Heather Francessca Pro Makeup Studio which is just down the road from Psyche, to have my makeup done by the talented Heather who I'd be following on Instagram for months and seen so many looks I wanted. We went for a less glam makeover as the shoot was during the day and I wanted to create looks that would reflect my style, so more causal. 
Heather Francessca Pro Makeup Studio Middlesbrough

This is part 1 of my mini shoot with Psyche as we shot 4 different looks using the collections in store. 
The first look I picked out was a 'glamorous festival' style look. I wore this Little White Lies 
bell sleeve embroidered dress and paired it with a Kendall & Kylie lips detailed leather mini tote bag, which was so cute! 
Kendal + Kylie lip tote bag
little white lies embroidered bell sleeve dress
Outfit 2 - Casual 
Kendall + Kylie Jenner gold sliders
The second outfit was more casual. I wore a quirky long sleeve jumper by Moschino. The design featured animal & floral embroidery. I paired this outfit with the Kendall and Kylie sliders which feature a rubber and leather construction that has been detailed with a matte chain finished upper pane. These are by far the comfiest sandals I've worn... ever! 
FASHION || Psyche Ladies Fashion Photoshoot P1
Jumper - Love Moschino
Jeans - Primark
Bag - Love Moschino 

BTS From The Shoot 

Keep an eye out on my blog for Part 2 of my photoshoot with Psyche Fashion. 

Psyche Fashion, 175-187 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 4AG |  Follow Psyche at @PsycheFashion or visit

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

FASHION | WODEN Trainers Unboxing

 Scandinavian brand Woden (WOrks of DENmark )
Hi Everyone, 
This week's blog post is dedicated to the Scandinavian brand Woden (WOrks of DENmark ), who are all about change, style and passion. I kindly sent my second pair of trainers from the brand. My first collaboration was just under a year ago when they sent me a pair of their copper sneakers, which you will have seen if you're following me on Instagram. 

I thought it was only fitting to do a blog post unboxing of the trainers to show them off in all their glory. I'll be doing a second blog post showing you how I've styled them up. 

This collaboration was to promote their SS17 trainer collection which I got to pick a pair from the range. I went for something a little bit bold but I think would be perfect for summer as they feature the blush pink cameo print. 
Woden sneakers are made of natural materials such as high-quality suede and cork, so they're definitely more unique than your high street trainer design. Not only are they comfortable but they are a bold, statement piece than can be worn with almost anything. 
 Their shoes are sold in over 500 stores Worldwide and are available in the UK at Psyche fashion. If you're after this particular design then the UK stockist of these are available at Eleven Boutique. 

Ellie Rees x 


Friday, 2 June 2017

FASHION & FOOD | What I Wore to the Turtle Bay Menu Sampling Night

Hey Everyone,
Last month I received an email inviting me down to Turtle Bay which has just opened in my local town, Middlesbrough. If you've not heard of the restaurant, then where have you been! Turtle Bay is a national establishment that specialises in Caribbean food and drink. It's all about Jerk... Rum.. Reggae.... and that's definitely what I got from my latest visit. 
As Turtle Bay has a chilled out atmosphere and overall vibe I didn't want to get overdressed. I went for the 'heels & nice top' combo. The top happened to be a frilly light pink blazer style jacket from Topshop, which I also have in white. I love the shade especially on this jacket as it's perfect for SS17 and I'm sure I'll get my money's worth. 

To go with the blazer, I bought a pair of EGO shoes 'Bella frill detail court heels in blush faux suede. These heels I feel are the perfect style staple which I now want in every colour. I also wore my blue ripped detailed heels to casual up the overall look of the outfit. 

Heels - Ego Shoes
Jeans - Primark 
Long Sleeve White Top - Primark
Blazer - Topshop 
Hair Extensions - Pink Boutique 

Now onto the food & drink! If you've been following me for the last 3 years. You'll know my love for Turtle Bay. I used to be there weekly when I lived in Preston. Check out my blog post about my previous experience there | HERE |

 Starting with the drinks, during happy hour it's 2'4 1 on the cocktails, so myself and my friend took full advance of this and had an array of cocktails including: 
Koko Kanu coconut rum, dark rum, pineapple, coconut syrup & cream, grated nutmeg

Koko Kanu coconut rum, banana liqueur, pineapple juice, pomegranate syrup & bitters

Dark rum, banana liqueur, Kahlua, coconut, fresh banana & cream

White Rum, with blackberry liqueur, fresh lemon & club soda. Try as classic with Tanqueray gin
Turtle Bay food & drink review - Blogger
For food I decide to have:

Slow roasted shredded duck, with sweet onion, soy sauce & chilli, stuffed in toasted rolled flatbread, served with sour orange chutney
Turtle Bay food review - Blogger
24 hour marinated, jerk pork belly, slow braised & pit grill. Served with pork rind, sweet onion chutney, fresh green seasoning & sweet potato mash, with your choice of jerk glaze. 
Turtle Bay food review - Blogger
FASHION & FOOD | What I Wore to the Turtle Bay Menu Sampling Night
Turtle Bay's atmosphere takes you away from Middlesbrough and into a tropical beach hut paradise with its relaxing lighting and reggae music. The staff are faultless and so friendly it's like being served by one of your friends, I like how they go out of their way to make a conversation with you and make you feel comfortable. I've already planned my next visit to Turtle Bay, so Thank you to all the staff & management for making me feel so welcome, I cannot wait for my next Carribean meal. 

Ellie Rees x 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

FASHION || IKRUSH Kimono DIY + Gucci

Hi Everyone, 
I've been lucky enough to collaborate with the online fashion brand IKRUSH they offer quality, stylish fashion at affordable prices. This month I have quite a busy diary with lots of social events planned, therefore I need some dressy outfits & heels to wear. 

 The first event I had was a very close family friends Hen party which was festival theme 'Henbury' held in a garden but then also included a night out after, which meant I needed something that would fit both settings. IKRUSH let me pick anything off the website, when I spotted this longline kimono in a floral print , I thought it would be perfect for the festival theme. 

Kimono - IKRUSH
Heels - Ego Shoes 
Bag - Gucci 
Watch - Henry London 

When it arrived I realised I could make it into a dress by pinning the top & bottom ensuring no wardrobe mishaps. This kimono features an all-over floral print and a flute sleeve, ideal for summer! I'll definitely be getting my wear out of it. I had so many compliments on the night, with people saying it would be perfect for a summer wedding.

Straight after picking this dress online I went to Ego shoes and looked for a pair of heels to match. I'd seen these frilly detailed heels previously on their Instagram and when I saw them in this dark blush pink shade I had to have them. I don't usually wear stiletto heels due to comfort but surprisingly I last all day/night in these beauties. 
Floral Longline Kimono IKRUSH
FASHION || IKRUSH online fashion brand collaboration featuring floral Kimono and Gucci handbag.

Ellie Rees x 
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