21 Oct 2014

FASHION | Monochromes with Lasula

Back in September Lasula contacted me with a collaboration idea, where I styled up 3 of their outfits. To keep a theme I suggested me picking some of their monochrome items, as I'm least familiar with wearing black and white, and they agreed it would be a good idea!
These 3 outfits are the results. From outfit one, to outfit three, I have also lost 3.5KG (7/8lbs) so that may be funny if you can notice, and I've also had my hair done! Safe to say I'm looking a little more together with life by outfit three ha! 

I think this would shock a lot of people to be a casual dog walking outfit of mine, but yes - I wore this to the beach to walk my dog! Hey who says you have to wear sweatpants to walk your dog? As long as you're comfy, I say dress how you damned like! And no it wasn't a handbag dog, just your regular Jack Russell.

I liked this faux leather set as I just think monochrome stripes are timeless, also so easy to dress up. I just layered it with this faux fur white coat, along with black accessories and shoes. I can't say the lighting does my skin/hair colour much justice here, I wish I could blame it on dodgy fake tan...

Outfit two: Check Mate Dress

Keeping to the monochrome theme I went for this checked dress, with a slight petticoat. As this is more of a statement piece, I thought it would work well with block colour, so went for the pop of pink with the lips and blazer! I definitely plan to wear this one for a night at Cirque le Soir, as it has that American Horror Story Freakshow vibe going on, which I'm loving right now. The petticoat underlay makes for a flattering flair at the waist, which I also think is a nice touch. 

For my final outfit, it wouldn't be right if I hadn't picked a LBD for a monochrome outfit challenge! This is actually my favourite outfit, despite being the most Wednesday Addams (well, sort of...), which is most unlike me. I think it may be because I'm in festive season party mode, where anything with a shimmer catches my eye! It doesn't show up well on camera but the dress actually features an all over glitter! I've also paired this up with another Lasula item, one of their longline black jackets, which will be a versatile item for me to wear with other outfits. I had to pair this outfit up with my black fluffy heels, as what's a festive night out outfit without them?!

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I hope you enjoyed my three looks, and something a little bit different today! I always find it interesting when people have free run of a website, what outfits they come up with. What was your favourite of mine?
Lasula doesn't just stock monochrome though, so if you would like to see their full range, you can find it here:

*This post was sponsored by Lasula, to find out more about sponsored posts, please read my disclaimer.

LIFESTYLE | Meet Percy, the guineapig we found! (Guineapig started kit with Pets at Home)

As some of you may have already read, on Saturday my cat sadly passed away. My boyfriend and I decided to take a walk to the nearest petting zoo (animal farm), so I could cuddle the bunnies and feel a bit better! On the way we discovered something quite odd in a graveyard. I noticed 5 or 6 magpies jumping around and pointed them out, for Charlie to mention a guineapig was amongst them! Assuming this was an escapee from the animal farm (petting zoo) we tried to catch it! After a few attempts I had this little pig in my arms, proving that he would be no match to any hungry animal! When we crossed the road and got him to the farm, they checked all their hutches but he was not one of theirs, explaining it is common that people with small pets just 'let them go' when they decide they do not want them anymore. As they couldn't take on another male, the animal lover I am, decided I was taking him home until we could think something over! Surely this was a sign...
He was and still is very skinny, and has a few little holes in one of his ear lobes - other than that, and of course being extremely timid to start with, he was a lovely little pig! Since Saturday we've had him in a temporary run, giving him lots of attention and feeding him up.

The original plan was to take him back to the Isle of Wight to live with our two rescued girls, however once we found out he was a boy, that plan went a little out of the window! One of our pigs back home is elderly and has been showing signs of decreasing health recently, whereas the other was adopted a couple years ago as a youngster, to keep the elderly one company after her companion passed away. The plan now is for this guy to live with us until the elderly one is no longer with us, then he has to have 'the little op' (sorry Percy) so he can live with our younger female so she isn't lonely! 

So now we have a guineapig in our flat with nothing permanent for him to live in... That's where the absolutely lovely Pets At Home came in!
They ever so kindly agreed for us to pop down to the Blackheath store to pick up a starter kit to cater for his needs. On arrival the whole team were so friendly and helpful! Manager John was an absolute pleasure to deal with, and he went around the store with us, assisting our choices. Although we already own guineapigs, he was still able to tell us a few things, helping us pick out their favourite treats and toys. We also picked up a carry case, just so we can take Percy to the Isle of Wight with us, if the flat is ever going to be empty! Photos speak louder than words - so I've included all the items we were kindly gifted at Pets At Home with a few of Percy's first moments in his new home! 

Time for this little pig to see his new home!

Straight to the kale and tomatoes! Happy to see he's using this treat ball, as it will be great exercise and stimulation for the little guy!

Exploring the rest of his new home...

Turns out he loves the apple treats too! If you have a guinea, make sure you try them with apple drops - Percy can't get enough of them!

Everything in the photos, excluding Percy, can be found here at Pets At Home! If you are thinking of getting your first guineapig, or like us - another addition, it is always great to speak to a member of the Pets At Home team, as they will be more than happy to advise you on what you need for your 'guineapig starter kit'! I couldn't be happier with Percy's new home - and I don't think he could be either! I think it was a sign we found him, and his life has taken a positive turn! Big thanks again to Pets At Home, the Blacksheath store and to John their brilliant manager! 

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