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 

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 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

FASHION | Social Media Detox & Quiz Clothing Collab

 Hey Everyone, 
I've had a social media detox the last few months so I apologise for the lack of posts, I'm hoping to post at least 1 post a week for the foreseeable future. I have some exciting collaborations coming up which I excited to share with you all. 
 I think a social media detox is something everyone should do from time to time to ensure you don't become overly dependent on social media, which is easier said than done, especially when you're going through a tough time. On social media, the majority of the time you only see the aspects of people's lives, that they want you to see and it paints an unrealistic picture of someone's life. You end up feeling like everyone around you online & offline is living their best life making you feel more isolated and down. 
I decided to take some time out and instead of posting depressing posts online, I took the time & spent it with my family instead, which improved my mood a lot more than scrolling through a feed every 10 minutes. So if you are going through something a little shitty at the moment switch off your phone, even for a week, trust me you're not going to miss much you might even find it refreshing. 
Now back to the fashion! I've worked with Quiz Clothing throughout my 3-year blogging career and worked on some great collaborations. So when they contacted me seeing if I was interested in a monthly collaboration with them I jumped at the chance. Whenever I wear pieces from Quiz I always get so many compliments and people always seem surprised when I tell them they're from Quiz, which is why I'm always so keen to promote this brand. 

Frill Hem Trousers - Quiz Clothing
Heels - SIMMI Shoes 
Body - Primark 
Hair Extensions - KoKo Couture 
Leather Jacket - Zara 
I was lucky enough to pick a piece from their 'Blogger Hot-List' section of the website and when I spotted these black high waist frill hem trousers, I knew I had to have them. The frill hem is a huge trend at the moment not just in a top but also in trousers. So far I've got about 5 pieces in the frill hem style (Blog post coming soon). So I knew they'd go well in my wardrobe. they're smart but still chic and figure flattering due to the colour and high waist style. I'm very much looking forward to styling them up in different ways. 
Ellie Rees x  


Thursday, 16 March 2017

FASHION | 4th and Reckless

Hey Everyone, 
I'm channelling my inner rock chic in this week's blog outfit and shock I’m wearing black again! I’m so pleased the weather is warming up and you can just go out in a shirt without wearing a jacket. I’m sick of hiding my outfits under coats and layers! Finally, I can show off this graffiti Zara oversized shirt that has the coolest slogan graffiti on the bag. I’m big fan of slogan t-shirts so I’m loving this new trend of slogan and patterned shirts! 

4th and Reckless a badass shoe company that I found on Instagram have recently collaborated with ‘Your Daily Dose of Style’ and they kindly sent me a pair of their rock chic heeled boots. I love the 4th & reckless brand, I especially love their tag line ‘Promise To Stay Wild’, the whole brand identity represents that. They’re definitely a #GIRLBOSS brand so if you haven’t already, go check them out! 

Shirt - Zara
Leggings - Ebay 
Hair Extensions - Kystellie Fashion
Watch - Elie Beaumont
Bracelet - MK
Rings - Primark 
Marble & Grey Nails - Primark
I’ve finally taken my hair rings out | FEATURED HERE | and they lasted just over 2 weeks can you believe that! That means I’m back to wearing my beloved hair extension. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I don’t leave the house without my ¾ hair piece in, which I get in chocolate brown in either curly or loose waves. 

They are a synthetic hairpiece that tends to last me 2/3 months before I purchase a fresh one. Last month Krystellie Fashion kindly sent me out one of their hairpieces to try and I’ve not had it off. They take around 5 minutes to put in your hair and that’s it, I tend to just style the hair that on show so mainly my fringe, so it’s a life saver when your rushing on a morning. 

I'd also love to give a shout out to 'Elie Beaumont' (not an AD) who are a watch company who kindly hooked me up with this gorgeous Oxford Mesh silver watch which is a flagship of their collection. I've recently been loving silver accessories, but I'm not one to wear rose gold & silver at the same time so this watch is a perfect new addition. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

BEAUTY | Mothers Day Gift Ideas with Crabtree & Evelyn + Bathroom Tour

Hey Everyone, 
This week's collaboration is with a brand that has been around for over 40 years! That brand is Crabtree & Evelyn. This brand has evolved since 1972 from a small, family-run business specialising in fine soaps from around the world, to an international company with over 500 stores, my local store is in the North East at Dalton Park. 
Crabtree & Evelyn kindly sent me 3 products which I picked off their website to try and I feel after trying them they’d make perfect Mothers Day gifts either as a set of individually. Crabtree also have pre-made gift sets if that is something you’re after. This brand is relatively inexpensive especially compared to other beauty brands and you defiantly get value for money from the products.
 I’ve decided to also feature these products in my newly decorated bathroom which went under a huge transformation a few months ago and I designed the whole room myself so it, of course, features a lot of marble & Instagram-worthy backgrounds! 
The first item I picked was the Crabtree & Evelyn Heritage Collection Hungary Water Eau De Cologne Splash, which comes in a 100ml bottle & is limited edition.

 Fragrance: This perfume has notes of rosemary, spearmint and cypress wood, a very fresh smelling scent. 
The second item I picked off the website was their award-winning Lily Hand Therapy cream. I picked this as it states on the website that it contains myrrh extract to condition nails and cuticles as well soothes the skin while exfoliating the skin.  - The ideal hand cream. 

Fragrance: A heart of lily of the valley blended with dewy greens, woodland mosses, musk, and ylang-ylang.
The 3rd product I picked was their Crabtree & Evelyn Heritage Soap in Black Seamud & Seaweed. I’m not going to lie the main reason I chose this was because the soap was black & I imagined it would go perfectly with my bathroom interior. I have black toothbrushes and grey accessories so it matches pretty well. The soap itself smells lush and will surely last a long time and I love the packaging. 

Bathroom Tour - 
Mirror - The Range 
Tooth Brush Holder - Dunelm
Soap Dispenser - Dunelm 
Succulent Candle - Primark 
Black Toothbrush - Colgate 
Toilet Brush - Dunelm 
Toilet Roll Holder - B&Q 
Marble Tower - Dunelm 
Grey Towel - ASDA Living

Ellie Rees x  

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