Friday, 25 April 2014

Fashion & Lifestyle: Engagement Party, OOTN and Nails!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well! Today I thought I would do a quick outfit of the night (OOTN) post and nail art post! These photos are actually from my engagement party last weekend so you will have to forgive me for the delay as I have been back in work this week and I like to stick to my usual Monday and Friday posting schedule!

OOTN

I thought I would take my OOTN shot from the photos we took on the night (ah the infamous bathroom shot) as to be honest these were the best and taken with a better camera than my Iphone that's for sure! For mine and Gareth's engagement party we decided to go out to our local Wetherspoons with around about 15 of our close friends. We wanted something quick, simple and affordable for everyone which I think we accomplished. It was also really nice seeing all my close friends and being able to catch up with the 1:1!

So lets get on to my actual outfit! My cardigan is one I wear all the time for work, nights out and days out its a great cardigan to throw over any outfit and to be honest I need to pick up a new one! I picked it up from New Look around a year ago. My dress is from Primark and I got it last year. It is one of those dresses that is pretty but unusual. It is a very light blue and is made from all over stretchy material. The flower design on the dress is actually raised from the rest of the dress and is embossed in other areas - very unusual and different! Well done Primark! The dress is pretty much body con which is why I don't often wear it! I don't have the confidence to wear it often! My belt is from ASOS a few years ago! My leggings are from Peacock and my combat high heeled boots are from New Look. I absolutely love the boots! New look have them in a range of styles and if my bank balance would allow it I would buy all the styles! They're the only heeled shoe I can walk in!

Barry M - Prickly Pear, Yellow Topaz and MUA Top Coat

My nails were kind of a last minute decision to do! I had some free time so I thought I would pamper myself! I chose to use Barry M and painted them using their gelly polish in Prickly Pear topped with Yellow Topaz gold glitter polish also from Barry M. I then used MUA's top clear coat to top them all off!

Engagement Party

We had a fantastic night and I am so happy that we managed to see a lot of our friends on our engagement night! I would like to thank everyone that came out that night and I would also like to thank all of you that have commented on my announcement post and tweeted me with your congratulations and well wishes. Considering I don't do too many lifestyle posts I was shocked by how well it was received! 

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12 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you both! I hope you had an amazing time at your party! Now the fun/chaos starts as you start to think of wedding plans! You look so pretty too!

    xx Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations! That nail combo is gorgeous <3 x

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    1. Thank you very much! I have had a lot of compliments on my nails so I'm glad I did them now!

      Claire

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  3. Congrats on the engagement! You look lovely and those nails are stunning.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I have had a lot off compliments on the nails!

      Claire

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  4. Hiya, you left me your link yesterday during #lbloggers so I thought I'd stop by and say hello :)

    Congratulations on your engagement! Your blue dress is really pretty and I love those nails xo

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    1. Hello! I always love to see where people have found me! Thank you so much!

      Claire

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  5. Congratulations on your engagement! I absolutely adore your nails - you've inspired me to get the glitter out for when I do my nails later
    Sarah - hereyoume.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I love Barry M glitter coats - they add just that little bit extra!

      Claire

      xxx

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