Monday, 14 April 2014

Stripes

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(Outfit Details: Top - Urban Outfitters, Skirt - H&M, Bag - Zara, Boots - Primark, Sunglasses - Primark, Hat - Primark)

Dare I even say this is my favourite outfit post of mine? Because I think it may just be, so apologies for the photo overload. I've had a rather fun few days, with a bloggers event at Bonbar I attended on Saturday (more info on that in my next post) where I had the most wonderful time. I also received a phone call this morning saying that I'd been this weeks Intu Metrocentre Style Hero, so I've won myself a £100 gift card and if I win the next round, I'll be in a national competition - mad right?! I'm one win away from being the Intu Metrocentre Style Hero and only two wins away from being the national Intu Style Hero, eek!

And now, onto the outfit. I am head over heels in love with combination at the moment, and I can see myself wearing it a whole lot. The outfit is a bit of a bargain, with this roll-neck striped tops being a sale find I picked up in my local Urban Outfitters store for a whooping £5. I thought it tied nicely with this skirt I picked up in H&M a long long time ago, it's a tad big, but I love it nevertheless and I always find it makes me rather short legs look much longer, which can never be a bad thing, right?! And the glasses, can you believe they're from Primark? Nope, me either. I've acquired many a pair of sunglasses in recent weeks which I can't wait to show you - they're proving perfect as hayfever has hit and my eyes tend to suffer - so expect to see them a lot in the future! I'm also wearing some boots which I bought in Primark a few weeks ago and have been glued to my feet ever since, they're a great height making them incredibly easy (and comfy) to walk in! I feel as though my personal style has grown a lot in recent weeks, and for the first time I feel confident enough to wear them further than my garden - hooray!

I hope you're all having a lovely day.

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Ps - Don't forget to vote for me as 'Best Personal Style' in the Company Magazine awards, it would mean the absolute world!
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Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Girl In The Bowler Hat Needs You!

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If you've read my blog for a little while now, you'll know that favourite magazine of all time is Company magazine. You may also know that I was actually featured in the October issue last year as the October blogger, which if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram was a total dream come true and to be quite frank, the total highlight of 2013.

And now this is where you come in. You probably have already seen it mentioned on many peoples timelines, but it's that time of year - the Company Style Blogger Awards! And well, I'm not going to do some sob story as to why I deserve it, but lets just say it would really really really mean a lot. I understand the category I'd fit into is probably the hardest category to get a nomination in, with the blogosphere full of oh so many incredible blogs. But I like to think that you can never dream too big, and things are always worth a go, right? *flutters eyelashes*

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This is what you have to do:

1. Visit the Company website here.

2. Vote for my blog (www.thegirlinthebowlerhat.com) under 'Best Personal Style Blog'

3. Fill in why you like my blog ('cos I da best innit? - lolol jkjk)

4. And you're done! That is all. It'll take approximately 30.7729 seconds.. I totally counted. And honestly it would be the absolute world!

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And whilst we're on the topic; if you could vote for me in this Style Hero competition - here - I'd really appreciate it! The voting closes on Monday but you're entered into a £100 prize draw just for voting. It'll take 2 seconds!
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Friday, 4 April 2014

Fashion Live at Intu Metrocentre

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(Outfit Details: Coat - M&S, Top - ASOS, Skirt - H&M, Boots - Primark, Necklace - Miss Selfridge)
(Thanks to the lovely Charissa for this photograph!)


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Last night, I was invited down to the Intu Metrocentre by the lovely people at Capital FM to view a fashion show they're running from 3rd April until 6th April, called Fashion Live. In association with HELLO! magazine, this catwalk show is being held 4 times a day (except for Sunday when it's only showing 3) and highlighting the latest fashions from stores in the Intu Metrocentre, with everything from Topshop to Primark to House of Fraser.

Myself and Charissa were greeted at our reserved seats (oh so fancy) by staff, who were incredibly welcoming and told us all about the upcoming show. We were also told all about the amazing scheme they're currently running with The Empty Shop (but more on that later). Last night's show included brands such as GAP, Tessuti, House of Fraser, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Coast and more - we were really in for a treat. Full of floral blooms and summer hues, the outfits were just my cup of tea and really introduced me to brands I'd never really shopped at. Plus with dance intervals provided by an adorable group of children from the Sage Academy (and even some dancing from the models) I had the most wonderful time!

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Now, on to the outfit I chose to wear. I'll admit I made a little rookie error with these outfit photographs as I totally forgot to alter the ISO to fit with the lighting and they all came out grainy - oops. However, you can see what I wore to attend the event above. I've been looking for my perfect spring coat for months now, and finally found the one at M&S of all places! Although I'd originally had my eyes set on a pastel coloured coat, I fell in love with this grey cocoon style coat, and can't wait to start styling it. I paired it with a geo-print top I recently bought in the ASOS sale and also a skirt I bought in H&M many months ago. I was actually photographed by a street-style team for a national competition with the Intu Metrocentre before the show too - result!

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What are your favourite outfits?
(and please comment below letting me know what you think of the photographs - I'd massively appreciate it!)

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And for those living in Newcastle/North East, Intu Metrocentre are also currently holding The Empty Shop, which encourages people to donate your old clothing. All items will be going to young homeless people, which is a great idea - I'm always a big supporter of helping those in need. A number of celebs have already got involved, such as Jade from Little Mix whose donated a few pieces, and all will sold on Centrepoint's ebay site. They're particularly asking for  Plus, if helping a wonderful charity isn't enough, everyone who donates will be given a goody bag - what are you waiting for?!

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