Weekly Workwear Picks

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Hi! Happy Wednesday! We are having the most stunning weather in London this week which has put everyone in a good mood. You can totally tell the difference from when it's dark and gloomy. As soon as the sun makes an appearance, people are instantly smiley and more sociable!

I hope you had a nice weekend. I started mine with a girls night out at one of our locals, the good old Sugar Hut. We had such a fun night. I spent the rest of my weekend spending quality time with family. 

This week is my birthday week! It's my birthday on Saturday (independence day!), and I'm praying this weather lasts until then. I’m off for dinner Friday night at STK with a few of the girls, then my boyfriend is surprising me with an evening in London on Saturday night. Tres excited!

Until then, it's work work work! To celebrate this fabulous weather in London, I've put together a few of my favourite Summery dresses (both new in and in the sale), to see you through the Summer in style, together with the most stunning tomato red Michael Kors bag that's currently 50% in the sale!! Bargain!

I've included a pair of the dreamiest of dreamy shoes I have ever laid my eyes on. I spotted these absolute beauties (bottom right corner) yesterday and couldn't buy them quick enough. I will be wearing these to death, at work with a dress, and at the weekend too. 

Have a fabulous week! 


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Sunday Brunch & Cocktails

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It was one of my best friend's birthdays a couple of Sundays ago. To celebrate, Jen rounded up her closest friends for Sunday brunch at The South Place Hotel in London. Brunch is my favourite meal of the day, so I was excited with the prospect of spending my otherwise chilled Sunday sipping unlimited bellinis and eating as much as I can!

As soon as I saw the menu, I spotted the delicious choice of desserts, so I decided to skip starters and opt for a main and dessert instead. 

I ordered wild mushroom and butternut squash mac n cheese for main. Whenever I see mac n cheese on a menu, I simply have to order it! I am obsessed. 

We could choose between prosecco, bellinis or a non-alcoholic cocktail for our unlimited drinks. I chose a bellini, one of my faves! As soon as I had a few sips left of each glass, a brand new one was placed in front of me! 

The restaurant was buzzing with like minded people celebrating birthdays or just the fact it's the weekend! 

As we began eating our mains, a jazz band began to play next to us
My mac n cheese was lovely but so rich and filling! As much as I adore mac n cheese, I think I'm going to stick to having it on the side in future, as it was far too filling for me and I only managed half of it otherwise I would never have been able to eat dessert too!

We let our mains go down and enjoyed countless more bellinis before ordering dessert. 

No birthday is complete without candles, even if it's just the one, so we secretly asked the restaurant staff to pop a candle into Jen's dessert and we all sang happy birthday as it was brought out and placed in front of her. 
I ordered the milk chocolate mousse, but got serious food envy when a plate of waffles with chocolate sauce was placed opposite me! I had to get an action shot! 

My dessert arrived and instantly put an end to my food envy! I love anything chocolatey, so this was my idea of a perfect dessert. Creamy white chocolate mousse layered with crumbled milk chocolate biscuit on top. 
Yum! The perfect cure for my sweet tooth! 

We couldn't leave without a group photo, so we took a couple on our way out!
I wore my favourite little white dress from the Kate Moss for Topshop collection, with silver Topshop heels. As the silver heels are now sold out, I've found some similar versions below...

We were in the mood for more cocktails, so we walked 5 minutes around the corner to Coq d'Argent to sit in the sun on their rooftop terrace. 

A few of us ordered one of my favourite cocktails of all time, the Pornstar Martini. 
Coq d'Argent's roof terrace boasts some of the best views of the City, and we enjoyed our cocktails with the more beautiful backdrop. 

The perfect backdrop for a selfie!

I don't know whether it was the cocktails, or the fact that my friend Vikki is one of the funniest people I know, but what started out as smiling normally for a photo, turned into a major case of the giggles and we genuinely could not stop laughing!

I'm so glad this was caught on camera! 

Just before we left, Vikki ordered the birthday girl one last gift, a shot of tequila! It would be rude not to! 

What a perfect day with the loveliest girlies.

Happy birthday to one of my favourite people in the entire world! I hope you had the most magical birthday, you deserve it! I love you!
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She Goes Wear turns 2 & a Giveaway!

Happy Birthday She Goes Wear! I can't believe my little blog is 2! It's two years ago today that after years of wanting to start my own blog, I eventually plucked up the courage and published my first post. It was short and sweet, and reflects how nervous I was about how it would be perceived. In these two years my blog has grown in confidence and I could honestly say I'm so glad I plucked up the courage to press publish. 

I wanted to say a little thank you for stopping by and reading my blog over the years, so as I was placing one of my regular beauty orders at feelunique.com last week, I decided to pick something extra up as a thank you present!

I'm giving away a brand new Naked3 palette by Urban Decay! I wanted to give away something I adore myself, so I bought this from Feelunique in the week. The palette features 12 beautiful rose-hued neutral shades, to enable you to create tons of different looks. 

It's the industry's all-time best selling eyeshadow palette, and it's obvious why!

All you have to do to enter is follow a few steps on the Rafflecopter below and & share this blog post by clicking the share options below! 

The winner will be chosen at random on the 7th July by Rafflecopter and checked to see whether they have completed the steps and shared the post. 

Good luck and thank you so much again for continuing to stop by and read my blog!

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An evening at Oscar de la Renta

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When the great Oscar de la Renta sadly passed away in October last year, the entire fashion community and those who adored his work went into mourning. 

Oscar enjoyed a long career in fashion, beginning in Madrid where he was enlisted by Cristobel Balenciaga to sketch for him, before moving to Paris to work at Lanvin. His talent didn't go unnoticed for long and whilst in Paris he was asked to design a haute couture collection for  Pierre Balmain. His next move was to New York in the early sixties, which is where his very own label was born. 

Since the very beginning, the Oscar de la Renta brand has been the epitome of elegance, reflecting Oscar's Latin heritage and passion for making women feel feminine and beautiful. 

Shortly before Oscar's passing, Peter Copping was chosen by Mr. de la Renta himself to take over as Creative Director. 

I was kindly invited along to a gathering at the brand's store on Mount Street to welcome Peter Copping to London and introduce his first resort collection as creative director.

My plus one for the evening was my fabulous friend Jenie, and we began our evening at The Connaught hotel bar, a stones throw from the store. I asked for something fruity and vodka based, and this delicious beauty was placed in front of me! 
I wore my favourite dress from last year's highly anticipated Kate Moss for Topshop collection. I like to call this my "all occasions" dress, as I can wear it to any event, whether it's a casual lunch or a fancy dinner. I paired it with simple black heeled sandals, my Zara coat thrown over my shoulders and a fringed clutch. 

We left The Connault and moments later arrived at the doors of Oscar de la Renta. After checking our names off the list, we were invited inside and presented with a glass of champagne. 

Even the store itself is elegant, and had a very Parisian vibe with a beautiful cast iron staircase and French vintage style wallpaper lined the walls. 

Models began walking down the winding staircase dressed head to toe in Oscar de la Renta resort 2016. 

The dresses were simply breathtaking, and it soon became clear that Peter Copping has captured Oscar de la Renta's vision impeccably. 
We made our way downstairs to admire the recent collections. 
One particular dress caught my eye. 

It was the most beautiful little white dress I've ever seen. The dress was designed with the most luxurious structured fabric and featured subtle beading throughout. A ladylike, elegant dress that would be a dream come true to have hanging in my wardrobe!
Whilst browsing through the rails, I fell in love with some gorgeous workwear pieces. I took some photos of a few of my favourites for inspiration. There is no shock that all of my favourite pieces are black and white!
The shift dress, a staple item in every work wardrobe!

We were also able to see the entire Resort 2016 collection up close. There are no words to describe how incredible these dresses are, and seeing them up close makes you realise how much work goes into designing and making these works of art. 
As you can see from our smiles, we were in heaven!
Having explored the bottom floor, we headed upstairs to see what other gems we could find. Upstairs held the most fabulous shoe collection, ready to wear collection, jewellery and homeware. 

I spotted from across the room a striking black silk cocktail dress, featuring the most beautiful gold elephant embroidery. It's a dress so unique, that it'll have people constantly asking "where on earth is your dress from?" 

I almost let out a Carrie Bradshaw scream when I turned the corner and spotted the gowns from the Resort 2015 collection.

When I saw the floral dress below (far right), with the baby pink bow that elegantly drapes down the back, I instantly remembered where I'd seen it before. Carrie Bradshaw wore it for one of the looks in the December 2014 issue of Bazaar Arabia. I told the shop assistants, and they told me I was wrong. I'm stubborn when I know I'm right, so I found the photographs online and proved them wrong! They couldn't believe they hadn't seen it before. How could I forget such a beautiful dress? 

If there was one dress that represents the Oscar de la Renta brand, it would be this dress. Feminine, elegant and glamorous.

We then moved onto the homeware section. I once read that De la Renta himself was renowned for his dinner parties and was always the most exquisite host. Oscar and his first wife Francoise were once described as the Social Lions of New York, regularly serving the best food at their home and creating an experience for their guests when it came to the decor.

Looking at the dinner table below, I could imagine Oscar and his friends seated around in his home, sharing stories over incredible food and wine.
After we finished exploring the top floor, we made our way downstairs for one last look around.

Anna Wintour once said "his designs reflected his extraordinary personality: optimistic, fun, sunny, romantic." 

Oscar's personality certainty shines through every aspect of the brand, from the clothing and accessories collections, to the homeware. Peter Copping has captured Oscar's vision perfectly through his first collections as creative director. Congratulations!

The future looks bright for the Oscar de la Renta brand!
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