Sunday, 28 April 2013

Outfit Post | To Sell or Not to Sell

 Jeans and Hat | Topshop
Top | Primark
Creepers | Garage Shoes
 Necklaces | Empty Casket 
If you follow my Instagram or Twitter you may know that I am constantly selling my clothes on eBay (click here if you want to have a nosey at what i'm selling!), however I have a bad habit of 'claiming' clothes back that I intended to sell but then change my mind just before I put them up for auction. In this case I did it with this yellow vintage style bird print blouse from Primark.
I haven't worn it in over a year (admittedly I kinda forgot about it) but rediscovered it as I was sorting my clothes out for eBaying, and decided it was a keeper after all! To prove to myself that I did need to keep it I wore it today to go shopping in and this is how I styled it.
I have also rediscovered my creepers that I bought last summer now that the weather is finally getting milder, it's a welcomed change from wearing ankle boots!
CC x 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Latest Buys | Under £20

 Top, Belt and Ring | Primark | £5, £4, £1.50
Bag | H&M | £7

As a former student and now currently unemployed, I am not unfamiliar with having to tighten the purse strings and control myself when i'm in Topshop (this is definitely a skill). So these are a few bargains I picked up this weekend to curb my fashion cravings!

I haven't been in Primark for a while as it's one of those places where I have to be in the mood to shop there, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found these few bargains on my latest visit. I have been looking for a western style belt for a while and was actually going to buy one very similar from H&M for £9.99 (which is still a good bargain!) then I found this one in Primark which looked nearly identical to the H&M one and for £6 cheaper.

I love the detailing and the colour of the stone on the ring, and the black and white Aztec patterned vest top will look great with some neon accessories and a white blazer. In one of my recent wishlist posts I posted a holographic bag from Nasty Gal for £31.70, but found a more than adequate replacement at a cheaper price! The bag I bought was in the sale and had 50% off in H&M.

So in total I got 4 new items for £17.50, SUCCESS.

CC x

Friday, 19 April 2013

Company Fashion Forum | Manchester

Yesterday I had a really fun day out in Manchester at the Company Fashion Forum! I saw the advert for the event in last month's Company magazine and I knew that I needed to go (nothing to do with the free goody bags...ahem). After my recent job loss and relentless hunt for a job/internship in fashion, a chance to receive expert advice from Victoria White, the editor of Company magazine (my dream job!) along with a panel of fashion industry insiders seemed like an opportunity not to be missed.

The Panel 

The Panel
 The event was held at Manchester University in one of the lecture rooms which was full of fellow bloggers, fashion students and enthusiasts, all of whom were super stylish! It was a great opportunity to get some fashion inspo as well as fashion job advice.
The event involved the panel talking individually about themselves and their jobs, and how they managed to get where they are today. Their jobs all varied so much but a lot of the advice was quite similar; work hard, make yourself indispensable and you will get the job!
I decided to take notes of things I needed to improve/do based on the advice I received:
  • Make your job application stand out; send your C.V in the post with a handwritten letter in a package and be as creative as possible.
  • If you're sending an email make the subject line stand out with something funny or interesting, otherwise it will just get deleted without being read.
  • Keep cover letters brief; all the employer wants to know is why you love the company and want to work for them and what you can offer.
  • Cut out any irrelevant jobs/work experience on your C.V, the employer doesn't want to know your life story! Make it short, snappy and to the point.
  • Offer to set up and look after the social media for a local fashion boutique or store that doesn't have a strong online presence, it all counts as experience and you are helping them out for free.
  • Get a LinkedIn account and Twitter, this is the best way to network online and 'stalk' the people/companies you want to work for!
  • If you have a blog make it good; there's no point in having a blog if it's rubbish!
  • Get as much experience working for magazines as possible, once you've worked for one the chance is you will get to move around and work for many more.

This was just a fraction of the advice given to us at the event, if I told you all of it this post would be pages and pages long! It was all super inspiring and motivating though, and I will be spending a lot of time taking on board all this advice and improving my chances of landing a job in fashion.
Now on to the important stuff, the goody bag!

The Goody Bag

From Left to Right Clockwise | Right Guard deodrant spray, Palmer's Cocoa Butter, Little White Lie tanning lotion, Dentek floss picks, Velvotan tanning mitt, Nail Art Nail Tattoos, Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Colour Extreme Hair Art in blue, Sour Cream and Onion Popchips, Gold by Giles Mega Volume Lashes, Miner's The Matte Factor Lip Paint and Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White toothpaste

So the free bag of goodies just made the day even better! My top three freebies have to be the Palmer's Cocoa Butter, Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White toothpaste and Nail Art Nail Tattoos. I shall definitely be trying the Nail Tattoos this weekend for my friends' birthday night out!
And last but not least here is what I wore for the Company Fashion Forum:

Neon Jumper | eBay
Leather Look Leggings and Boots | Topshop
Coat | Missguided
Rucksack | New Look
Neon Necklace | H&M
Black Chain Necklace | River Island

Please excuse my poor quality phone pictures throughout this post!

I hope you all have a nice weekend :)

CC x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Outfit Post | H&M Did Good

 Neon top, Leggings, Jacket and Neon Necklace | H&M
Spiked Necklace | Regal Rose
Rucksack | New Look
Rings | eBay

Me and my boyfriend went out for tea last night and this is what I wore. I struggle to wear colourful clothes as I find that wearing grey/black is so much easier, so here is my attempt at wearing neon! Neon is a popular trend this Spring/Summer, and is a great way to brighten up any plain outfit whether it's with accessories or one statement piece of clothing.

I was surprised as to how good H&M is this season, as I am normally quite hit and miss with the clothing from there. I love the jacket which has a sports luxe feel to it and is great for nights out as a cover up whilst we are still waiting for summer. I love, love, LOVE the neon necklace, which I have layered with a spiked necklace to give it a more edgier look. My inspiration for layering jewellery came from fellow blogger and a friend of mine, Chanda, who recently did a blog post on this which you can see here.

I hope everyone's having a fab week! 

CC x

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Accessory Wishlist

With us transitioning into Spring/Summer fashion it is safe to say my wishlist is humongous! I am obsessed with accessories and definitely believe that a new pair of shoes or an unusual head piece can transform any outfit and all at a small cost. So here is a small selection of the shoes/bags/accessories that i'm lusting after at the moment!

1 | Doc Martens
2 | Sunglasses - Asos
3 | Buckle Sandals - Asos
4 | Holographic Bag - Nasty Gal
5 | Iridescent Stone Ring - Gypsy Warrior
6 | Lime Connection Necklace - Topshop
7 | Floral Crown - Crown and Glory
8 | Quilted Barrel Bag - Asos
9 | Das Platform Boot - Unif

CC x

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Rapunzel let down your hair

It's no secret that I wear hair extensions, it's something I will happily talk about as I enjoy having the choice of what length to have my hair. I always put a lot of effort in to making sure they look as natural as possible as there is nothing worse than hair extensions that scream 'I'm fake!'

So I was pretty happy when I came across online store Foxy Locks hair extensions whilst casually browsing Tumblr a few weeks ago. It's the first time I have seen a company do mahogany coloured hair extensions: the exact colour I dye my hair. They also come with the clips sewn on - no dying and no sewing makes Chloe a happy girl!

They only come in one length (20") but there are three choices of thickness. I went for the Deluxe option which was the medium thickness and worked out just about right for my hair. These came in at a pricey £76 (price varying depending on the thickness you choose), but when I worked out how much I would spend on hair extensions, hair dye and clips before, it didn't actually cost much more and Foxy Locks extensions are almost twice the thickness.

The only negative I have to say about them is that the ends are a bit blunt so i'm going to get them cut so they look a bit more natural.

I have to say I am rather impressed with them and will be purchasing my luscious long locks from Foxy Locks Extensions as of now!

CC x