Saturday, 30 May 2015

Topshop Waistcoat.

 

Waistcoat Topshop
Top Topshop
Trousers Primark
Necklace Primark
Shoes Ebay

This is a very sophisticated look for me. I like the waistecoat belted because it looks a bit more feminine without loosing the structured fit.

 I'm growing my fringe out so as you can see my hair is always up. I'm going to the gym most days too so its just so easy to put it up instead of constantly washing it.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

My New Job.


 

Dress Loving Youth
Necklace New Look
Boots Topshop

 

So anyone who has been a reader for a while will know that it has been my goal for a few years now, to become a personal shopper!

I am very, very, VERY! happy to tell you all that I finally achieved that goal!

I've been in the job about 3 weeks now, and its just been non stop, hence why its taken me 3 weeks to finally share the good news!

Here is my little "office" based in Topshop, Glasgow Argyle Street.

Its beautiful isn't it! 
Its actually the same design as the 5th Avenue store, a little piece of NYC glamour in Glasgow.

 

So for anyone who doesn't know what Personal Shopping at Topshop is like, well its a lot of fun!

All you have to do to book an appointment is to contact the PS booking line, Online or By Phone, which you can find here. Or if you are really keen you can come right in to store and the personal shoppers will be happy to book you in there and then.

The information that the shoppers need will be things like; your style likes and dislikes, your sizes, different items you need and for what occasion and any other relevant information we might need to build a brief for you. We then use that brief to pull items in store we think you will love. Easy peasy! All the best bits about shopping without having to lug a huge pile of clothes around the store. 

Throughout the appointment the shoppers will be on hand to give honest style advice and opinions to help you leave feeling a million dollars. We will also do all the running about for you, you need another size, we got it! You'd like more colours, we'll find them! "what would go well with these?" we know just the thing!


The best thing about the service is that it is completely FREE for any Topshop customer. I think a lot of people think that you have to pay to do it, or that there is a minimum spend involved, but nope, its completely free. 

There are appointments for any occasion, some people book appointments for Birthday treats, special occasions like weddings and honeymoons, at the moment it is all about the holiday shop! We have a number of appointments specifically tailored to each type of clients requirements, but every appointment is bespoke to the customer and what they need and want.

 

These first few weeks in the job have been a blast, I've met so many new people and after years of being a sales assistant with 10,000 things to do, I feel like I am finally able to give that above and beyond service, and it makes such a huge difference to get to know your customers on a higher level, real job satisfaction.

I've been non stop for weeks, and to be honest I don't really mind if it doesn't slow down, I'm loving every minuet of it.

Over the summer Topshop Personal Shopping Glasgow is going to be making big waves. We have loads of amazing events planned and we can't wait! 

We recently had our first event with #Blow Finneston in Glasgow and I will be sharing the details in tommorows post, it was a great event and, like I say, there are more coming in the summer.

 See you there!

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x




Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hefty Skirt.

 

Top Primark
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Vivienne Westwood
Boots Topshop

I'm never 100% on this skirt, I love the colour and the pattern, and I really love the zip detailing, even though its not usually my style. Still, there is something about this skirt that makes me feel ... hefty ... its a size 4 so I know I'm not fat, I just wonder if the style isn't the most flattering on me, or if I'm just over thinking.

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Harry Style Style Icon.

 

Shirt Miss Selfridge
Bralet Topshop
Jeans Topshop
Boots Topshop

I based this look on something I seen Harry Styles was wearing ... no word of a lie. 

He is a style icon, for real.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Monday, 25 May 2015

The Flares Again.


Top Topshop
Trousers Topshop
Necklace Vintage
Sandals New Look

Yip. I am in Love with these flares, definitely.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Friday, 22 May 2015

Topshop Blue Abas.

 

Dress Topshop
Jeans Topshop
Necklace Primark
Boots Topshop

Cheating on my usual fitting room mirror, naughty Bran.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Topshop Geometric Skirt.

 

Top Topshop
Skirt Topshop
Sandals Primark 

Please Mr Sunshine come out so I can wear this skirt everyday.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Topshop Jersey Flares.

 

Top Topshop
Trousers Topshop

I tried on these flares never expecting in a million they'd fit never mind that I'd fall in love with them. Be advised I'm wearing spanx down to my knees with these ... they are not forgiving.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Band of Gypsies Co Ord.

 

Top Topshop (Band of Gypsies)
Jeans Topshop 
Boots Primark

This top is part of a co ordinate with shorts that match this. I'm going to Barcelona/Benicassim in July so I thinking I could wear it then ... since the sun probably won't show its face this "Summer".

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Monday, 18 May 2015

Topshop White Lace Dress.

 

Dress Topshop

I feel like if I was making my communion at 25 this is the dress I'd wear. 

Ha.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x
 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

#knowmysize

On Wednesday I was invited along to Breakfast at Debehams as part of their #knowyoursize Bra fitting event!

I've never - yip never - had a bra fitting before so I was really excited to go along and get fitted.

 

 


 

After stuffing our faces with breakfast goodies we learned about the whole process of making a bra. From fabrics, to shapes, wires and even onto nightwear and supported swimwear.

Debenhams have an amazing lingerie section full of brands and shapes for all occasions so you can imagine its like being like a kid in a sweetie shop. I thought it wouldn't really cater for the smaller busted girl, but thankfully I was wrong.

 

After raiding the shop I took my sets in to try on, before the assistant fitted me for my real size.

I went in a 28A and left a 28D ... the cheapest boob job of my life.

Apparently 75% of women are wearing the wrong bra ... but to be fair I was always aware I was wearing the wrong bra ... well whenever I wear a bra, which is probably less than one day a month, the gals like to be free what can I say.



 

 

So this is me in the wrong bra ... a 32A.

I know I'm a 28 back, but nowhere sells 28 or 30 so I just go 32 for ease ... which is probably another reason why I don't bother wearing one.


 

In the end this is the bra I went for ... my old faithful cup-less, pad-less, clip-less bra.

I am just not a shaped bra person, I feel like they are up at my chin, go away pests.

This bra is hands down the greatest bra I have ever had, without a doubt. I never usually feel any support with these bras which I didn't realise I needed until now.

This one came in 6 colours! I'm getting all of them!

Thanks Debenhams!

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Friday, 8 May 2015

60s Style.



Top Topshop
Skirt H&M
Necklace Vintage
Boots Topshop

I wish I was born in the 60s! I got all new make up this week hence the 60s theme as I was testing out all my new stuff! I look like I should be a barmaid in "Heart Beat" Remember Heart Beat ...

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Tied Shirt.


Shirt Topshop
Jeans DIY'd
Hat Primark
Sandals New Look

I have had this shirt for years and have tried to get rid of it a few times on EBay, but I think I've re fell in love with it. I'm thinking in the summer it will be a good shirt dress.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. X

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Topshop Aba Boots.


Full Outfit Topshop

I need to find a way to get higher Res photos!

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Topshop Crochet Dress.



Dress Topshop
Head Chain Primark
Sandals New Look

This dress is one of the best things I have ever bought! Originally £95 I managed to bag it for £5, the bargain of my life hands down. I'm heading to Benicassim in July and I think this will be my travel dress. (I know, it's not Coachella, I don't care)

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. X

Monday, 4 May 2015

Blue Topshop Skirt.



Top Topshop
Skirt Topshop
Belt Topman (Necklace)
Boots Topshop

I got this skirt in the sale for £5. I always get loads of compliments about it, i think cause it looks stained it looks really expensive even though its Topshop. This top is my favorite thing to wear with it because the blues just bounce off each other perfectly.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

HD Brow Academy.






A few weeks ago I was invited along to the new HD Brow Academy in Glasgow. The academy is on 130 West Regent Street, just above Meat Bar. The academy is basically a training school to teach how to do the HD brows.

I've never had HD brows before so I was deffinately going to give it a try.

If you've never had your HD brows done before here is a rundown of the process.
  • You will have your eyebrows dyed, which will dye all your little white hairs, giving the technician more hair/shape to work with, giving you a more defined colour.
  • They will then wax the eyebrows to get a rough shape.
  • Next comes the threading and cutting, which gives you a more perfected shape.
  • They will then pluck away any excess fly away hairs.
  • They then gave my eyes a wee run over with a brow pencil to even out the colour.
Above you can see the final result! Which i am very happy with and I will 100% be going back to get it done again.

The academy is now up and running and they are looking for models. To model for them its only £5!!!! 
I mean obviously its someone in training who will be doing it but the experts are there the whole time, so I trust them.

If you want to model just contact the academy HERE!

Thank you to the staff at the HD Brow Academy for my amazing new brows!
I love them!

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x
 
 
 

Friday, 1 May 2015

Jamie Flare Jeans.

 

Top Primark
Jeans Topshop (Jamie Flares)
Belt Primark
Necklace Primark
Ring Vintage

Today marks the end of my first week of my new job, which you will get to find out about this weekend!

I am loving it so far but I am absolutely exhausted, no rest for the wicked.

Sweet Dreams 

Paula .. x

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Grey Ribbed Polo Neck.

 

Top Topshop
Skirt Topshop
Hat Primark
Necklace Primark
Boots New Look

Again not quite grasping the whole spring wardrobe ... but then again I do spend 40 hours a week indoors so I wouldn't know there was sunshine outside.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Faux Leather Dress.

 

Dress Primark
Boots Topshop
Necklace Topshop

The minuet the sun goes out I dress in all black pleather ... I don't know why I do it to myself. I just struggle with colour, and summer. I'm stuck in that moment just now of not quite grasping the winter to spring transition.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Double Zip Skirt.

 

Top Primark
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Primark

When I first bought this skirt I thought I'd struggle for things to wear it with, but as you can see I've already worn it loads. I feel like the colours will see me through summer and then into autumn.

I'm all about cost per wear at the moment and this ones going to be a very low CPW.

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Checked Trousers.


 

Top Topshop
Trousers Primark
Shoes Ebay
Necklace Primark  

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Sunday, 26 April 2015

#BeautyConfidential









Top Primark
Skirt Miss Selfridge
Boots Topshop
Necklaces Primark
Earrings Vivienne Westwood 

Last week I was invited to attend House Of Fraser Glasgow's #BeautyConfidential event.

This is the first event I have attended at House Of Fraser and it was a great first one, I'm definitely looking forward to more in the future.

First of all we had a master class with Laura Mercier, I've had so many make up master classes recently I'm practically qualified. The Make up artist showed us a technique to get the fuller lip (without that stupid bottle sucking technique) and its honestly change my life! The secret is lip liner ... who knew ... ha. 

After the masterclass we got to venture round the store for all the demonstrations from various beauty counters and various food/drinks promos on offer ... you can guess which I was more excited about.

Tennants were doing a bar with cocktails made from some of their different drinks. They made me a long island iced tea type thing made with their Lemon T. It was amazing, and I was able to get the list of ingredients. Summer time tipple is sorted.

All in all a really good event, one of the best I've been to in while, already looking forward to the next one.

Thanks House Of Fraser For Having me!

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

J'adore This Top.


Top Primark
Jeans Topshop
Boots Topshop

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

2 Piece Dress.


Dress Topshop
Flower Primark
Necklace Primark
Shoes Ebay

Sweet Dreams

Paula .. x