Friday, 11 October 2013

Almost Natural~

Dress [click!] - Motel Rocks
Top [click!] - Motel Rocks
Necklace - Accessorize
Tights - F&F @ Tesco

You know what's weird? I almost feel like I look photogenic, despite this being taken straight on rather than in profile or otherwise and without me making some ridiculous angle or whatever. In fact, also speaking of 'almost', the photo content itself is almost perfect... if only it weren't for that damned slightly upturned hemline!! Grr...

For the first time ever I took my OOTD photos using a self timer, and I've got to say, it was a lot of hard work. It probably didn't help that I can't pose for life and I forgot to put a marker on the floor to indicate where I'm supposed to stand and I kept on tripping on the tripod when checking on how the shots are going, thus, shifting the frame into disarray... yeah, lots of problems.

So in this look I'm wearing some of the wonderful goodies I got from a recent Motel Rocks sample sale [mentioned in this post] and I've got to say, I am not regretting my picks one bit! My only issue really is that both items are a size too big (samples mainly come in S = size 10), but at the same time, for the dress at least, I'm kind of liking the slight oversized-ness, so could be worse! ^^

-Philippa. x

PS.: as usual, for a 20% discount in the motel rocks online store, just use the code 'meowy' at checkout! =D

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Motel Rocks Sample Sale haul!~

Ahhh, I'm so excited that I get to do another haul post!! Coz you know what that means? New goodies, yayyy!

So last week, one of my all-time favourite brands, Motel Rocks, held another one of their super fabulous sample sales in London and this time, as a street team member, I was able to help make it all happen as a volunteer by getting all the clothes ready, assisting the showroom set up beforehand and helping run everything on the opening day itself.

As thanks for my hard work (12 grueling hours in total!), the Motel team kindly gifted myself and the other volunteers with some store credit, meaning... immediate shopping spree, wheee! And so, without further ado, here's all the stuff I got with said credit! x3

-original price = £22 (each)
-sample sale price = 2 for £10!

-original price = £40
-sample sale price = £15!

Motel Camilla Dress in Black
-sample sale price = £15!

Motel Jenna Crop Knit Jumper in Grey
-sample sale price = £10

Motel Kasha Bralet in Black
-sample sale price = £7 (2 for £10!)

-original price = £25 (current online sale price £20!)
-sample sale price = £7 (2 for £10!)


Total spent = £60
Total value = almost £200!

I must say, I was very lucky in the sense that most of the stuff I got is or was in my wish list at some point or other, so how cool is that? Just had to spend all my free time perusing through hangers and hangers to find it all... but, overall, the end rewards were definitely worth the aching wrists and feet!

For those of you who missed out on the sample sale this time and can't wait for a bargain to come by soon enough, fret not!, for just below this is a banner with a code which you can use at any time for a 20% discount on all* Motel Rocks purchases! Woooo, happy days for everyone! =D

-Philippa. x

*are sale items included? no idea; i've heard that they are but i've never actually tried myself, so... =/
PS.: oh, forgot to mention that i can also put this down as further work experience, so once again, yayyy! xD

Friday, 4 October 2013

Audacity is my middle name~

First things first: whatever you do, do NOT tell/show my mother! Or any other of my relatives! That is all.

Body - Motel Rocks
Headband - eBay
Socks - F&F @ Tesco

This photo was the result of a failed shoot. I had initially been trying to do a last-minute shoot for one more entry for an ASOS Fashion Finder competition featuring this Motel Rocks body, but it really did not go well... however, I really didn't want to waste the effort completely and was feeling a little brave and so decided on this rather risque shoot to follow!

My main objective was to show off the sexiness of my (at the time) newest leg garter in all it's glory, but I look absolutely hideous front-on, so everything ended up being taken of my profile, which is a shame for the garter. HOWEVER, if you want to see more of it and maybe even BUY it, the link to the etsy store I bought it from is above, so click click click!!

PS.: as usual, you can head over to my lookbook and/or chictopia (links at the side) to hype, like, favourite, comment on or whatever look if you dig it!