The Evening Gown

Last week I was lucky enough to receive my beautiful Niamh dress from Ruby Prom from which I won in the branded lab competition. I have never owned a dress, or anything for that matter, which costs this much so I was so excited. This full length sequin gown is gorgeous and perfect for a special occasion (someone please invite me to one). 

I decided to go for the classic old hollywood red lip and cat flick to finish off this glamorous look. The back of the dress is just as amazing as the front, with cut out detail adding a subtle hint of sexy. ( we all have to have a subtle sexy day). I wore the dress with simple black heels too add some height to myself and make the dress drop beautifully.

I am not one for dressing up like this often, but I am so glad I have the chance too even if it was just to try this dress on! It makes me want to live the life of an upper east sider in Gossip Girl and wear dresses like this purely when nipping to the shop. 

How would you style this dress?

*Thank you so much to Branded Lab and  Ruby Prom *

Weekly roundup.

I honestly feel as though I have not stopped this week, all the days have blurred into one and I am pretty sure an hour ago it was monday?

I have just gone back to uni and already I am so stressed and have so much work to do, but the great thing is that I love doing it (geek?). We have been told to produce a full magazine in pretty much 4 weeks and well you can imagine how much time and effort this takes up. So my week has consisted of university, working on my project for university and working as a waitress to fund my project for university. WELCOME TO FINAL YEAR EMMA.  Oh, remember that branded lab event I posted about a few weeks ago? Yeah well I won a competition, a £300 dress kinda competition and I am so excited because I have never in my life worn or owned a dress that was worth over £80 so a HUGE thanks to branded lab pr and ruby prom dresses. (watch this space for outfit pics)

How has everyone's week been?


Yesterday me and my friend, Sarah attended the press day for AX Paris. The day was a chance for bloggers/vloggers/instagrammers to get together and take a peek at the new AW14 collection. I was dying to try out 'home sweet home' in Manchester's Northern Quarter so to start of the day we went for some lunch there, which by the way, is so delicious and the decor is amazing! 

Even though I live in Manchester I am forever getting lost so after walking around for a while and using maps on my phone (nightmare) we arrived at the Black Dog Ball Room all ready for the AX Paris event. It was so lovely seeing the girls I worked with when I did my internship and as soon as we walked in we were offered complimentary drinks. As I opted for a coke (driving), Sarah had a yummy looking cocktail and we sat with a  lovely talented lady and had henna done. 

The clothes at the event were beautiful and got me so excited for the A/W seasons. There were so many lovely faces there and it was great to finally meet some bloggers who's blogs I have been following for a long while. I had a lovely chat with Laura (the pixie cut) who was as lovely in person as she in pictures. With a Photo Booth in one corner (must have) and an Instagram picture printer in another (how amazing) it is safe to say us bloggers were in our element. 

Sadly I had to leave early to attend work and I was so sad I was still so full from dinner when they brought out lovely little burgers and pizza and wait for it... sweet potato fries. I couldn't even face eating a cupcake! Nether the less they still all looked delicious. 

To top it off as we left we were handed a packed goody bag full of amazing treats including: a full sized Lee Stafford 'Frizz Off', Full bottle of NKD SKN fake tan, eyelashes from the Vintage cosmetic company, A make-up brush from Nanshy, Anatomicals face mask, Buddy scrub body scrub, Zoeva eye liner, Batiste plumping powder, Lipgloss from MeMeMe, Gelly nail paint from Barry M, Lip butter from Collection and not forgetting yummy treats from Tea pig, Pop chips, Jelly Belly and Vita Coco. 

Thank you to AX Paris for a wonderful event!