Tuesday

2015 Outfit Round-Up

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 I'm not a big one when it comes to New Years, I've never properly celebrated, made any 'resolutions' or set myself goals, it's just not for me. But to round off the year here on Fashion Dew I decided to round up some of the better outfits of the year. It's safe to say that the latter half of 2015 wasn't just better for me personally but clearly for my outfits too. 2015 has been a lot about me working out who I am and where I fit, and clearly working out my personal style. My only hope is that it keeps on improving because some of those looks were questionable to say the least.

Whats your favourite look of 2015? 


|| Now Playing || Jackie and Wilson - Hozier || Shawn Mendes - Running Low || Godzilla - With Confidence || The Feeling - Justin Bieber ft Halsey || 

Thursday

Christmas Eve


Forgive me for the lack of posts, the last couple weeks have been a little crazy and I'm so bad at planning ahead, but as it's the season for forgiveness and Christmas tomorrow, am I okay? ;)

I've spent the last fortnight travelling to Berlin (posts coming soon!), visiting family and generally enjoying the company, but the next couple of days I can relax a little and focus on spending time with my family. We have far to much food in this house for just the four of us and a mountain of presents to get through which is leaving pretty confident tomorrow is going to be a good day. Christmas is one of my favourite days of the year simply because I get to spend it with my family and there's nothing I love more. So tonight will definitely be spend chilling with my parents, drinking fancy liqueurs and watching trashy festive films like all good Christmas eves in this house!

I hope all your Christmases are everything you're hoping for and spent with good company, do you have any special plans? 

Merry Christmas everyone xxxx

|| Now playing || Memories - Shawn Mendes || Decemeber - Neck Deep
 || You Don't Own Me - Grace ||

Sunday

4 reasons it's okay to not feel festive


I've been reading a ton of posts lately about Christmas, obviously, it's Decemeber and a given people are going to be posting gift guides, Xmas outfits, decoration inspiration. But I'm sitting here reading through and I feel like the grinch or something because I'm so not feeling it. I'm not in a festive spirit at all, no Christmas songs or sitting down watching Christmas movies for me. Hopefully I'll start to feel festive whilst in Berlin this week but for now it's just not happening. But, for those of you who are feeling a bit like me I thought I'd tell you, it's okay, it's okay not to feel festive and here's a couple reasons why.

Its just one day, just 24 hours.
This probably does sound grinch like but essentially it is just one day and chances are you'll sleep for half of it. There's a lot of pressure to make sure that one day is perfect, sometimes there can be quite an overwhelming pressure to ace 'The perfect Christmas' but let yourself breathe a little. Try and take the pressure off, it's just one day.

High expectations = Disappointment
We're all guilty of letting our imagination run a bit wild, we start to have expectations which are so not realistic and essentially we're left disappointed. We don't just do it for Christmas but birthdays, holidays etc as well, it's just at this time of the year expectations get a little out of control. I find it best to just have mild expectations, not really get massively excited for anything and that way when good things do happen its much more exciting.

It can be a difficult for personal reasons
Christmas can be so hard if you've lost someone close to you. I lost one of my close friends 18 months ago and not only is it hard not having her here for this time but her birthday falls in the middle of December. So, this month especially, I can constantly feel her absence. Last year was the worst, it was the first Christmas and birthday we spent without her and it was so hard for me to feel happy without feeling guilty about it. This year it's a little easier and every year it will be but it doesn't mean it doesn't feel wrong to be happy and festive without her here.

 It's okay, your feelings are vaild
It probably feels like everyone around you is throwing tinsel around, dancing to Christmas songs and generally getting all cheesy and festive, or that's how it feels for me anyway and I feel a little bit like I'm looking into a snow globe with everyone else inside. Weird example, moving on. But you just have to accept how you feel is how you feel, you just need to accept it. Once I accepted how I felt it was like a whole weight was lifted, I let myself relax a little bit because it's okay to just not be feeling it. And who knows, maybe a more relaxed approach will allow me to start enjoying the season a little.

But what about you, are you feeling festive or not so much this year? How are you dealing with it, any advice to help a gal out?

|| Now playing || Buzzfeed Emo playlist on Spotify (definitely not christmassy!) ||

This post was inspired by Jodieloue.


Wednesday

Holiday style guide with The Black Tux


Didn't I tell you we've got some exciting things coming up here? 



Jumpsuit - H&M
Shoes - M&S (similar)
Bag - Primark


I've never been to a proper Christmas party before, just my age I think, or that none of my circles reached that far. But this year, with a few parties coming up, it was time to jump in with all of it, and honestly, I found it a complete nightmare! Trying to find the perfect look just left me with so many questions (and hours in tiny fitting rooms), is it too formal? Is is too casual? Too much skin? Not enough skin? Age appropriate? Yeah, I think we've all been there and then, once you've finally found 'the one', how do you style it? Well luckily for me, this year, I've teamed up with The Black Tux to grab some styling tips and share their holiday style guide. Plus, bonus points, they'll help style your date too ;)

Thinking forward to my event, it was a pretty sm-ancy affair, but not to over the top that meant I had to wear an evening gown, something slightly formal and 'adult' were the only guidelines and to my surprise I found just that in H&M. Seen as dresses leave me in all sort of a tizzy, I opted for a jumpsuit, not a classic party look but it gave me a gorg silhouette plus, I was totally feeling myself. The slightly masculine, power-woman appeal of this jumpsuit completely won be over, a garment that can embody a whole new feeling, a new confidence, is always a winner in my book. The only down side is the jumpsuit probably isn't made for ladies with a little bit more on top, safety pins are my saviour.

 In terms of styling I went back to The Black Tux's style guide for a little guidance, cause sometimes I'm pretty hopeless. Even though I found myself a little in between formal and professional, I decided to mix the two together, letting the jumpsuit do the talking but making sure my accessories made an impression as well. These lace up heels were there to add a playful touch, and even though I was wearing for the first time my feet survived the whole night, which was a complete blast btw, and I managed to bag a ton of compliments, winning!

Hopefully this little guide can help you out too, plus, The Black Tux are a great source to grab your date a look too with their tuxedo rental service, perfect party season for both of you!


|| Now Playing || All My Friends - Snakehips ft. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper || Beyonce - 7/11 || Grace - You Don't Own Me ||

Post in collaboration with The Black Tux but all views and opinions expressed are my own.