Summer Staples

My last look in collaboration with George at Asda is just a laid back, everyday summer outfit.  It’s very simple but the printed culottes speak for themselves and add some detail to the look.  Culottes have been the ultimate summer staple this season and the good news is they’re hear to stay for AW14 too.  Obviously if you’re not much of a heels-wearer then you could substitute those for some flat sandals but you know me and my heels!  I hope I’ve opened your eyes to the world of George this week as there are some great pieces in their collections and next season looks equally as promising.
Shoes – Next (Similar here)
Bag – F&F*
Colour on Nails & toes – LA Colors in ‘Lucsious Wine’
Items marked with * have been gifted
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Integrate

Today I’m integrating one of my favourite George pieces (Biker jacket) with my existing wardrobe.  I think a biker jacket is an absolute must for anyone’s wardrobe and it’s certainly staple for me (as you may have noticed!).  I’ve teamed it with my new Victoria Beckham boyfriend jeans (Thanks Coggles!) and a simple Topshop knit with the occasional accessory.  It’s an easy casual outfit so I added some black suede courts just to give ‘umph’ to the look although for running around the city I’d probably swap those for my Nike Free Runs or Converse.

Bag – Chanel
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
Colour on Nails – LA Colors in ‘Luscious Wine’
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It’s In The Detail

It’s all about those little details, fringing, lace, tassels, embellishment; and the G21 range at George has it all.  This little cami dress with beaded embellishment is perfect for festivals, chilling in the park, partying, a beach/pool cover-up…it’s a beaded all-rounder!  I’ve teamed it with this rather jazzy tassled statement necklace and lace fringed kimono which is the ideal cover-up for summer.  

Boots – Zara (Similar here)
Colour on Nails – LA Colors in ‘Luscious Wine’

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Oversize

So we’re on Day 2 of my takeover with George at Asda and today I’ve gone for this rather slouchy, boho vibe.  This over-sized floral shirt is perfect for layering over jeans or leggings if you’re that way inclined.  The print is so pretty and perfect for this season and best of all the shirt is chiffon and bat-winged…thus meaning lightweight and airy on the old armpits (oh yes!).  These boyfriend jeans are some of the best that I’ve seen on the high street as they really are a boy fit, none of this high waisted ‘mom’ fit nonsense.  They come as full length jeans but I’ve turned them up so I could pop on  pair of heels and just polish the look slightly.  I don’t go anywhere without keeping a pair of flats with me so these super-comfy jeweled sandals are perfect for a quick change in this summer heat when one feels the need to dash up and down the tube escalators.  Please note, I don’t partake in this kind of activity for fun, I’m just always rushing to get somewhere

Hat – Accessorize* (Similar here)
Heels – Zara (Similar here)
Sunglasses – Primark (Similar here)
Colour on Nails & toes – LA Colors in ‘Luscious Wine’

Items marked with * have been gifted

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George At Asda Takeover

This week I’m doing an Instagram Blogger Takeover with George at Asda so make sure you follow their account (@georgeatasda) to see exclusive pics!  They have some great pieces in right now and it’s all so affordable.  I’m a big lover of the G21 range because there are some amazing prints and styles to choose from.  I love these shorts from the G21 range and they are a great day to night piece.  The guys at George have spoilt me and sent me loads from their current range so stay tuned for the rest of the week to check out my other outfits!

Sunglasses – Storm*
Bag – Balenciaga
Colour on Nails & toes – LA Colors in ‘Luscious Wine’
Items marked with * have been gifted
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NAILS: George at Asda Gel Pro Polish

So it seems that every cosmetics brand under the sun have created a Gel collection and I’m more than happy to keep testing them all 🙂  I’ve tried out this Gel Pro range from George at Asda which retail at £3 per bottle.  I’ve swatched 4 colours here (the ones I thought most appropriate for this season) however there are 15 colours (including a clear top coat) to choose from.  Price-wise £3 is pretty darn good, but does that mean a compromise on quality?  Not really in this case.  There are a few bug bears I have with some of the colours and I wish that there had been some more ‘Spring/ Summer Trend’ colours added into the collection (i.e. a lilac, a grey, a white) but all round it’s a good polish.  
First of all we have ‘Classic Pink’ which actually is more of a bright coral.  The colour is great, it looks pretty opaque even just one coat (although I did add a second just to be safe).  The glossy finish is certainly more adequate than their standard polishes but the drying time isn’t as swift as some others like the Collection range.  My problem with this colour is that it did require hefty amount so f polish remover and effort to get rid of the staining that it left on my nails and fingers but sometimes you do get this with this kind of colour.
Next up is ‘Pink’ which is a very girlie candyfloss pink and again I did 2 coats of this, but no staining or issues with removal one this one so thumbs up to that!
The nude colour in this range is ‘Beige’ and I did actually add 3 coats of this one to really get that opaque, non-streaky block nude shade and I hope you’ll agree, it’s gorgeous!  It’s so subtle yet with a super high gloss, perfect for everyday wear especially if you work in an office (where no crazy nails are allowed, Boooo!).
Lastly, you can never have too many red polishes so I tried out ‘Red’ (C’mon Asda please be more creative with your names).  Now this one was really, really impressive.  I got the desired colour and gloss from just one coat, yup, one coat!  I thought I may have issues with staining like with the ‘Classic Pink’ shade but no issues there.  I kept this one on for a few days because I loved it so much and I even put it on my toes.  4 days ahead and zero chippage and still super glossy!  This one would be my absolute must-have if you feel tempted to try one out.  For £3 I really would say that these polishes are pretty good, perhaps not great for morning applications as the drying time isn’t the fastest but certainly a thumbs up from me on gloss and durability.  

Christmas with George

You don’t get much cooler than this!
Last week I went to visit the team from George at Asda for their Bloggers Christmas Party.  Now I know what you’re thinking, Isn’t it too early for all this?  The answer is quite simply…No!  If I had it my way, I’d have Christmas celebrations starting in the summer.  A lot of Christmas press days are actually in July so an October Christmas party is pretty close to the mark.  It was a lovely event just for us Bloggers, with cocktails-a-plenty, a festive atmosphere and plenty of Christmas jumpers to try on.  I also got to scope out their party wear ranges which are lovely and there’s something for all ages, from G21 to Moda.  There were a few pieces that really tickled my fancy, the collarless leopard coat (below) for one which is an absolute bargain at only £29!  I also love the black mesh panel dress from the G21 collection, thats £14…just amazing value!  Obviously their triumph this festive season is ‘The Christmas Jumper’.  We are utterly spoilt for choice this year when it comes to a festive knit and Georges’s collection won’t let you down.  Some of the styles have already been released and sold out online!  Eager beavers!  Check out my jolly jumper edit below and let me know which one is your fave!

Just a mere handful of the Jolly Jumpers on offer at George this Christmas

My Fave! Collarless Leopard Coat £29.00