Fashion Undateables

House of Fraser are hosting a Styling competition called 'The Fashion Undateable's'.  Basically after choosing between two guys to style (Jarrod or Melvin) I had to style them a perfect date night outfit.

Jarrod's profile states he is a 28 year old male who likes spending time with the 'lads'. Keeping this in mind I began my search on the House of Fraser website to create the perfect date night outfit for the lads' lad. I got the vibe Jarrod wasn't really a 'dress up smart in a suit and tie' kind of guy so I opted for an outfit which was smart/casual to ensure he would still feel comfortable.

I chose the theoretcial date night to be a dinner, with a possibility of drinks afterwards. Denim is a wonderful thing. It can be worn casual or dressed up to create an evening look. Taking these Burton Skinny Jeans, I teamed them with a simplistic white tee. Stopping here, this would be the perfect daytime outfit, however seeing as Jarrod is going on a hot date, I then decided to add a smart shirt  which he would wear over the top (unbuttoned, of course). So far so smart, but even guys need accessories. I then added some classic casual converse to keep the laid back vibe to the outfit and finished it all off with a smart Marc Jacobs watch.

I feel like this outfit is smart and on trend but not too try hard. Taking hints from his profile, I think Jarrod will wear this feeling comfortable and look dapper for his date.

You can see all the competition details here if you fancied having a go yourself. You can also shop the whole look I created over on the House of Fraser menswear section here.

Shirt / Tee / Jeans / Converse / Watch

How To: A Summer Festival/ Party look//

 Before I even start this post I am just going to put it out there: In no way am I a professional make up artist, I can just about manage to make myself look half decent so this tutorial and look is what I like, and what I do. House of Fraser contacted me and asked me to collaborate with them on creating a summer festival/party look.  This summer I am attending various parties from birthdays to graduation celebrations to weddings and I can't wait to get myself glammed up,  so I thought I would show you a how too on one of my fave summer looks.

1. Get your base: Start by using your favourite primer, followed by your foundation of choice. I buffed my Rimmel Match perfect foundation into my skin using my Zoeva 104 Buffer brush.

2. Cover it: After i've got a good foundation base I begin to cover up my pesky spots using the Mac pro long-wear concealer. Remember to finish this step off with a powder, I use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in translucent. 

3. Brow Time: Using a combination of a brow pencil and powder, I underline my brows and fill them in using the Zoeva 322 Brow Line brush. I then finish them off and keep them in place with the Maybelline brow gel.

4. Shadow: Taking my W7 palette I take I pat on a cream shade as a base colour on my lids. I then take a bronze and gold shade, combine the two and pat it in, again all over my eye lids.

5. Colour it in: Taking a little No.7 shadow I darken my crease and the outer of my eye lids to give my eyes more depth.

6.Highlight those Brows: Taking a shimmery white shade from my Naked Basics palette I gently highlight under my brow bone to make those bad boys stand out.

7. Taking my Zoeva 317 Wing Liner brush, I dip it into my black gel eyeliner and create a subtle cat eye look. When this had been perfected, I took my Mac false lashes mascara* and added a couple of coats to each eye.

8. Glow: With my Rimmel Bronzer and bronzer brush I run the colour in a motion of '3' down the side of my face.

9. Liven it up: To add some pretty colours to my face I take the Naked flushed palette* by Urban Decay and use the blush on the apples of my cheeks.

10. Shimmer: Using the same Naked flushed palette* I take the highlight colour and add this to the top of my cheek bones, running up towards my temple.

11. Contour: To add a slight contour I take the bronzer out of the same palette and with my Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint, I add some shadow under my cheeks.

12. Line it: Using my Mac Lip liner in the colour spice, I line my lips and shade in the edges, yes I look ridiculous and this point, No I am not staying like this.

13. Perfect the pout: Finally, I take the Mac Lipstick in the colour Shanghai Spice* and fill in my lips with an all over colour.

The Products//

 1.Rimmel Fixy and Perfect Pro Primer / 2. Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 100 Ivory / 3. Lasting perfection concealer / 4. Mac pro long-wear concealer in NW15 / 5. Rimmel Stay Matte powder in transluscent

6. Rimmel Sun Shimmer Bronzer in Light Matte 
7. Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette in Strip* 
8. Mac False lashes Mascara* / 9. No7 eyeshadow / 10. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette / 11. Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil in Medium Brown / 12. Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown / 13. Benefit eyeshadow primer / 14. Seventeen Gel Eye liner

 15. W7 In the Buff Palette
16. Mac Lip Liner in Spice / 17. Mac Lipstick in Shanghai Spice*

I'm so sorry for the amount of text and images in this post! I love this makeup look and feel like I am definitely going to over wear it this summer. House of Fraser have a fab selection of makeup which can help you create this look or your own favourite look. You can shop the Mac Products I used here, and the Urban Decay products I used here. Let me know what you think of your looks and please feel free to tag me on insta (@emmakellyxxx) with the looks you have created, every girl needs a bit of inspo!

** Items marked with an Asterix have been sent to me by House of Fraser.
Weddington Way

Date Night with Weddington Way//

I love date nights. Whether they be slobbing out on the sofa with a tub of ice cream and Netflix or getting dressed up and going out to a nice restaurant, spending time with my boyfriend is one of my favourite things to do. I was inspired by Weddington Way to take one of their lovely dresses and style it as if  I was going on a date night with Kyle.

As Summer is finally here (kind of, I do live in England) I thought it was a perfect opportunity to style up a little pastel dress which would love lovely on a sunny evening. I opted for the 'Claire' dress in a beaut mint colour which would also look amazing if I had a bit of a tan.

I chose some white public desire heels to add some edge to the dress and kept the jewellery classy and minimal with my Michael Kors Bracelet and Double Heart Tiffany necklace. I wanted the outfit to give off a romantic, but still on trend vibe.

Beauty wise I would reach for a nude mac lipstick and team this with Naked flushed palette on my face. Wanting long lashes I would then use the Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to complete my look.

Realistically my date nights are more of the Netflix kind, however planning ahead for a romantic meal out never goes a miss. You can find some lovely dresses from Weddington Way here.What is your idea of a perfect date night?