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POTW - The NYE Dress...

This weeks 'Piece of The Week' is exceptional and, not just for it's beauty... 1) I've not bought it 2) I've not even touched it...

POTW - SS14 Preview....

This week there is no actual 'one' POTW, there are hundreds of them and they are all courtesy of Monsoon and Accessorise! 

POTW - The Sweatshirt...

My Mum always said  to me and Our Kid as children "I want, doesn't always get..."!! 
(Granted, this was usually aimed at toys/biscuits) 

 Mum, I wanted, I got!!! 

Fashion & Baubles at HoF...


I've been in complete denial that Christmas is JUST around the corner, I've shielded my eyes from the lights, the sparkles and all things Santa related so when an invite popped up for the House of Fraser Christmas Event in Bristol last night it was now or never, time to get my bells a jingling!

The Cosy Jumper...

A few weeks ago I posted this outfit on my usual outfit sharing sites,  WIWT/TIW/Instagram and after posting the similar look yesterday (yes, I wore the same outfit twice), I got a lot of love for the jumper sooo, I've decided to write up a post on it!

POTW - Metallic Trousers...

This week's POTW is inspired by a pair of trousers I saw online....

Style To Succeed...

In today's world, getting the outfit wrong for an interview could be the difference between landing 'that' job or not! So, when Poppy of WIWT fame dropped an email this afternoon about running a piece on interview styling, I was all over it!!

POTW - Leather Skirt Love...

Investing in a trend is one thing, I quite possibly need to SLOW DOWN on the leather purchases as I've made a 'couple' of cheeky buys in the last few of weeks, one of which is this leather skirt from H&M! 

Soooo Dope....

I'm a 'never say never' kinda' gal and when it came to the plaid shirt, it was listed under 'highly unlikely/probably never gonna' happen'...

In Brogue...

It's happened, I've invested in flats...Something that's not my running trainers, Converse or flip flops...

POTW...The Zara Corset Boot...

Although these aren't strictly 'new' this week, it would be an injustice not to feature them on POTW!!

100th Post & £100...

A few weeks ago, this happened! You can read the full write up here.

POTW - Primark Leopard Print Heels...

1) I LOVE leopard print heels
2) There's no nicer feeling knowing you've got a bargain
3) My lovely friend Liz, is a LEGEND!

The Red Tia Bag...

If you're following Mission;Style on Instagram, WIWT, TIW..(Yep, I upload to these sites most days...), you may have spotted a new addition to my bag collection..

It's my pleasure to introduce you to Tia!

Check Mate...

You'd be hard pushed to have missed the 'check' trend, IT.IS.EVERYWHERE!

It first hit my radar in the Spring courtesy of Topshop with this print..;

Bristol To Bondi...Part 3

Day 3...

It was this morning (my 3rd morning there), just after we had picked up coffee that I realised I'd only been there 48 hours, it honestly had felt like I'd been there weeks by this point, in a good way obviously! 

Today was a special day, the reason (in the main) why I was on the other side of the world...If you've followed the link to Andrea's post (from my first Bristol to Bondi post) then this will make sense, if you haven't and you just like looking at pictures and clothes, this is also fair enough...I would! 

The Spring temperatures cranked right up to bring another scorcher in Bondi, we walked the 'famous' (everyone talks about it if you're there or have been there) Bondi to Coogee walk, which is a slog... An up hill/steps/uneven ground slog! That said, it has the most incredible scenery and let's be honest, it's perfect for people watching and drooling over the most luxurious homes set into the landscape (over looking the ocean and beaches), I have EVER seen...Just when you think you've seen it all, there's something bigger, more elegant around the corner. The locals run this 5km trail in the crazy hot temperatures, I felt like I was gonna' combust just plodding along it!

This place is Icebergs, a restaurant come public swimming pool that looks over the beach and set into the coast line...This is actually one of my pictures (i.e. not robbed off another site), taken on my iPhone no less...A moment in time that actually I'm reasonably smug about! 

So, back to what we wore...(clearly I'm not ditching the reason I'm here for scenery shots)...

Saturday night saw a whole group of friends meet up at The Shangri La in the centre of Sydney for cocktails on the 36 floor..I had no idea what awaited us... We had to be there for 5pm to get a table... no bookings, first come first served...Just a little after 5.30pm the place was full (not in a shoulder to shoulder way, comfortably full) and we were on the 'list' for a table...There were guests in black tie, ball gowns, full uniform and then general smart/fabulousness, everyone had somewhere to be after clearly however, started their evening here...

I'd packed half my wardrobe but still, I ended up in something new and something borrowed (lets be honest, permanent loan)...The photos were a bit rushed as we were running late, probably due to the fact the the humidity had taken control of my locks and there wasn't anything I/my trusty straighteners could do about it!..;

Top - (now the property of moi from Andrea's wardrobe) - Peplum top with exposed zip detail on the back, Topshop last year.

Belt - ASOS bought last Christmas...It doesn't get much airtime as far as my accessories go, probably because I still questioned whether I looked like a superhero in it..

Skirt - This little gem was purchased just the day before in our quick rampage around the North Sydney shops. It's from Sheike (not online but check out their skirts here). I know I mentioned in my last post how much I loved this store...their pieces are just that little bit different to those in the UK and with regards to this particular skirt, I loved the cut at the bottom which, also carried on around the back...

Heels - These are the £12 Primark beauties that have (and still get) so much love, £12 people, £12...!! 

Superhero accessory...


Lace top - Purchased from Topshop earlier this year. I had tried this on early Spring time and never purchased...Andrea assured me it was back on line and YES, it's here (and in my cart!!)

Skirt - Again, Topshop earlier this year, along with the shoes too!

The detail...

We watched the sunset from the 36 floor panoramic view at The Shangri La (click here for an incredible picture of the view on their homepage) over the Sydney Harbour bridge and the Opera House before heading off for food (only because we had to) and then dancing at Bungalow 8 in Darling Harbour...(FYI - Darling Harbour is just that, rammed full of incredible vessels with vast queues of revellers waiting to board for drinks and dancing...)

From our table at The Shangri La...The Harbour Bridge at Sunset.
Day 4...

Once the hangovers cleared, it was time to shop...The venue; Bondi Junction, an enormous piece of retail heaven under the Westfield ownership!!

Pre shopping coffee whilst admiring the Festival of Wind (1,000's of kites) on the beach..

Bag - Mulberry Cecily as featured here.
Cami - Topshop, buy here.
Trousers - New from Zara before I left, buy here.
Sunglasses - Chanel.

First stop (why break tradition), Zara!! It's weird, The Aussies are just going into Spring, in some cases it was like stepping back in time with the stock yet, there were still stacks of rails with exciting new stuff I hadn't seen! I'm guessing we were in there an hour, maybe more... who knows...What I do know is that we had more than the 10 items each for the changing room and (even when narrowed down) came out with a few bags!

Both clutching our (soon to be) buys at the till!

There were also significant purchases made in Portmans, again, another firm Aussie favourite for me now too!

The evidence and the wine... A productive day with my shopping partner!

More to follow on these purchases in Part 4, the final instalment!


Bristol to Bondi...Part 2

I had every intention of getting my next posts up A.SAP...I didn't factor in the fact that the jet lag was gonna' hit me as hard as sledgehammer slung by the strongest person in the world, twice!...Since coming back I was straight back to work for 2 days and have crammed in getting my hair cut and coloured and some sleep...I still haven't unpacked!!

So anyways, here goes...The next part of the adventure in Oz (read part 1 here).

Day 2...

The best thing about the spontaneous trip is that nothing was planned and we kinda' just made it up as we went along...Andrea and I are exactly the same, we don't do sitting around all that well. Naturally, I was awake from 4am and trying to work out when was socially acceptable to run and jump on her bed!! After she (finally) stirred we spent quality time going through her wardrobe, trying on, swapping clothes, putting looks together and then we darted into Sydney for a 'quick' trip around the shops..;

This little haul is about an hours work... Andrea and I have always shopped very well together! 

Training stopped play (shopping that is) ...Not just any old training, training with her insane (but bloody lovely) PT, Andrew! I'm not sure Andrew (of gold medal fame, no less) quite realised what had hit him when we both whirl winded into the gym...Still a great sessions that I could feel 3 days after!! 

I remained bright red for about 2 hours after!

Andrea getting her sweat ON!
That evening we went into Sydney for pre-dinner cocktails at the award winning Eau De Vie. The surroundings, drinks, ambiance and company were truly fantastic!! What we wore..;

Dress - From Bella Sorella as featured here
Shoes - Valentino as featured here
Clutch - Old Topshop leather box clutch
Armwear - Stolen from Andrea

A lot of love for the leopard print bangle!

Dress - From our haul earlier that day from Sheike (which, is one of my new favourite Aussie stores annnnnnd, who ship overseas!!)
Heels - Topshop earlier this year.
Clutch - Aldo.
Strut - Her own!

Poor pic - This is our equivalent of our baby photos in the back of a town car!

Warm up drinks - Mojitos in jam jars!

Joined by the gorgeous Mel who, introduced me to my next favourite Aussie Store...
We dined at The Victoria Rooms, if you ever find yourself in Sydney, you MUST! Basically it like tapas (so you just order loads of dishes) but, the variety and quality is In.Cred.I.Ble...;

This was just half the table..

I hope you've enjoyed 'Part 2'...


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