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Monochrome Stripes With Yours Clothing

Back in the day I used to wear cardigans ALL the time, but the last 5-6 of years not so much as I used to wear them more to cover up my upper arms with sleeveless dresses before and that is something I've stopped doing as my confidence have become better. But when I saw this cardigan from Yours Clothing I couldn't help to pick it when they asked me to review one of their items.

5 Things Every First Timer Should Do On A Trip To Las Vegas



When it comes to finding something unique for a memorable family vacation, there's nothing quite like the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas. It's a city that provides its own assortment of food, fun, games and more to offer something for everybody. From resort style pools and roller coasters to some of the nicest restaurants in America, there's no shortage of things to do in Vegas. Here are a just a few of my suggestions for what you absolutely have to try on your own trip to Vegas.



Experience One of the Michelin-Starred Restaurants



Everyone knows that there's no shortage of amazing restaurants catering to the rich and famous, but did you know there are four different Michelin-starred places for you to sink your teeth into? If I had to pick, I'd recommend Gordon Ramsay Steak. You'd be hard pressed to find better beef in town, and the menu boasts many more of Ramsay's signature dishes including his famous beef Wellington.



The Buffet at the MGM Grand



While you don't want to miss out on the fine dining restaurants, you also shouldn't overlook the incredible buffets. The buffet at the MGM Grand will blow your mind with an incredible selection of dishes that ranges from prime rib and king crab to sushi and more. That's not to mention the all-you-can-eat shrimp! No trip to Vegas is complete without a trip to one of the famous buffets, and it's also a great way to keep the kids happy thanks to made-to-order waffles and an eye-popping assortment of ice cream toppings!



Stop By the Roulette Wheels



You can find pretty much every kind of casino game online these days, but nothing quite beats the experience of playing the real thing in the thrilling atmosphere of a Las Vegas casino. This is particularly true for games you're never going to be able to properly recreate at home, like roulette. It's also a perfect game to try your hand at for first timers. A big part of it's popularity is that it is accessible for players of any skill level. It's definitely worth your time to spin the wheel a few times and try your luck. I recommend checking out the wheel over at Caesar's Palace if you really want to feel like a high roller.



Ride The Roller Coaster at New York-New York



If you're arranging a family trip to Las Vegas. it should go without saying that you'd better make sure your hotel has a pool. But in Vegas, virtually everywhere has a pool, so why not take it one step further for the little ones and offer them a full-on roller coaster. The roller coaster at New York-New York runs through both the inside and outside of the hotel and has become one of the staples of the skyline of the Las Vegas strip. It's also a fun way to tour the casino that definitely beats walking, and takes less than half the time. Take the whole family on this fantastic thrill ride and don't forget to look at your screaming picture on the way out!



Enjoy the Spa At Mandalay Bay



With all the excitement surrounding you every second you're in Vegas, it's important to take a moment to relax and enjoy yourself. It's tough to find a more relaxing spot than the spa at Mandalay Bay. From the luxurious pools to the Eucalyptus steam rooms and heated whirlpools, there's plenty of space to stretch out and soak it all in at this spa. One day passes aren't even too expensive, and I'd highly recommend checking it out either in the middle or toward the end of your trip.




Outfit August- Day 6 and 7.

For Outfit August Day 6 and 7 I've been wearing these two outfits.


 August 6th






 The dress is from Lindy Bop I think and was a gift and I really like it. Isn't the cat print just the cutest? I'm an animal lover that is allergic to cats and dogs so the only cats I can have is on my clothes so this dress is perfect.

This size is 24 and is a really good fit for me as there is lots of stretch in the fabric. It's a silky satiny fabric. Quite unusual for Lindy Bop dresses as all the other dresses I've got from Lindy Bop are made out of a thicker cotton material. But I like this dress all the same. It's a pencil shape with a wrap around neckline style dress, and I've got into using these style dresses lately as I think they are very flattering on bigger girls and why not show off your belly instead of hiding it in flared styles all the time? I wasn't sure of the colour when I first got it as it's a rusty/browny kind of red and I'm more into the post box red, but this colour has grown on me and I think I will be using this dress a lot in the autumn.

Dress from Lindy Bop (gift, but no longer on their website I think, but not long since I got it)
Shoes from Primark (old)

What do you think of this cat dress? Do you like it?

August 7





The photos of this outfit are really bad, but I completely forgot to take proper photos as I was out for dinner with Mike and my family and these are the only photos I've got. This dress is an old one from Yours Clothing I think. I've had it for years and years and is still one of my favourites. It's such a cute dress. Black and white and dots. Can't go wrong with that.

Dress from Yours Clothing (old)
Handbag from Asos (old)
Shoes from Primark (old)




Outfit August- Day 5

5 days into this challenge and I had to go with my husband to St. Albans with my mother in law as she is going to Spain on holiday. We drove her there in her car so we could borrow her car while she is away as our car broke down yesterday. Hopefully it will be fixed soon, but we don't know how much it's going to cost us to repair it. Unfortunately, another worry added onto my from before bad MH problems due to my physical health issues that keep me from working at the moment and again making things a bit tight financially. Mike needs a car to get to and from work, so it worked out well, thankfully, that she was away this week.

I chose to wear something easy and comfortable for the journey and this is what I wore.




 This top was a birthday present, but it's from Evans and is in the sale HERE for £15.
Jeans are old from Very
Shoes are old from Evans.

I liked this outfit, but think I would rather wear this top with a skirt in the future as I think it's a bit too long for jeans. Just a couple of inches or so. I like my tops a bit shorter when I wear jeans, while I was wearing a skirt I could tuck it in and it would look perfect. It's such a lovely top. Perfect for summer. Light and airy. And very pretty and girly. It's no stretch in the fabric so I would size up if you have big boobs. I'm wearing a size 26 and it's a good fit over my boobs.

Update.  Wearing it with a skirt here and I love it so much.








I will definitely be wearing this top again, but with skirts to give it a bit more shape.


Xxx

Outfit August- Day 2, 3 and 4



It's time to recap the last few days and the outfits I've been wearing. It's been a few hectic days so I've not been able to post every day, but I will try and post a bit more often at least at the weekends.

August 2nd





I went to London for a travel event and it was so rainy so I opted for this dress from Pink Clove that has become a firm favourite of mine. I paired it with knee length leggings and open toe shoes(stupidly!!!) and felt really comfortable all night. Had an amazing time and even forgot to put my trusted red lipstick on as it was so much fun!!! :)

August 3rd






A mix of old stuff I've got in my wardrobe that I'm using quite a lot and I love.

Top from New Look
Vest top from Primark
Skirt from Asos
Shoes from Simply Be

It was a couple of hours of lovely sunshine so my black outfit became a bit too gloomy for the weather, but before I knew it, it was grey again so apt for English summer :D

August 4th








Simple outfit and I love wearing shorts. :)

Old t-shirt from New Look
Shorts also from New Look also old
Sandals from Pavers

I was so happy and carefree and just enjoying my walk. This was before our car broke down and I got all depressed!!! I don't know how much it will cost to repair it and since I'm not working at the moment we aren't having too much extra cash to spend so I'm quite worried.. But oh well, that is life. Car costs a lot so just have to find the money for it.

I love all three of these outfits and I think they are so cute. It's amazing how much stuff you can find just by having a little look in your drawers and wardrobe. I really like this challenge and are already looking forward to tomorrows photos!!!

Xxx

My Favourite Make Up Brand Right Now

I'm a late bloomer when it comes to makeup and I still are so inexperienced when it comes to applying it. The only exceptions are mascara and lipstick which I've used since I was 13!!!
I'm a lipstick whore!!! I hoard lipsticks!!! If I'm quite new in liking makeup in general, lipstick is a whole different story! I love lipsticks!!! I need to make a different blog post about my lipstick obsession as it's a long and intense love affair!!!

But to makeup in general. I've found out I love playing with different looks and different kinds of makeup. Not just mascara and lipstick.  And even if I have had quite a lot of make up over the years (some of my friends would say I have had more than a lot) compared to many I've not had a lot apart from certain things. I've never had a favourite brand, just bought what has been cheap and what I've liked the look of, but lately I've been watching a lot of beauty tutorials and gained new knowledge and interest. So I've been starting to buy things like highlighters, bronzers, bb creams, contouring etc.
And I've found a favourite brand!!!

NYX!!!



Outfit August- Day 1


It's August already! Hasn't that come around quickly? It's not long since I was looking forward to summer and now the last month of summer is here. So this month I'm going to do as many fun things I can and one of these things I'm doing is taking part in a challenge that my wifey Leah over at Love Leah has been doing for a few years already but that I haven't taken part in yet. But this year I wanted to take part as I can post when I want to, so I will probably do outfits every day, but do posts every few days. The aim of this challenge is to hunt what you already have in your wardrobe and that is exactly what I've been doing all year so it's perfect for me to take part in this as it's a great opportunity to show off more of my hidden gems. There are some other ladies taking part in this challenge too which I will link to at the bottom of this post so take a look at their posts too.


Not Since I was A Child.....




Have I owned a rain jacket!!! Insane, right? I know!!! I'm 42 now and I haven't owned one since I was about 10!!!! That is a long time for someone who has lived most of my life in very rainy countries like Norway and England. The only times I haven't needed a rain jacket was when I was living in Canada, Portugal and Spain, but the time I lived there is about 2 years so as you can tell I really need rain proof clothes.


Lovely Pastel Lace With Yours Clothing.

Let's talk lace on my blog today. Lace is a very lovely material if you get it right and it's an awful material if you get it wrong.
There is nothing prettier than a beautiful lace that is soft and delicate and feels amazing to touch and soft on your skin. It feels exclusive and sensual, feminine and youthful. Then you have the horrible lace that is itchy and hard and it's awful. Imagine those fancy dress costumes from China that come with a stiff lace that can cut you skin open like a knife if you're not being careful. And then other times they mix lace with thin elastic and the lace starts fraying and it looks like you've got really a really hairy garment on.

I've always loved lace and this beautiful Rose Pink Lace Skater With Sweetheart Neckline* from Yours Clothing is no exception. Isn't she a beauty?


Rejuvenating An Old Outfit Doesn't Have To Cost Much.

I've just had a big massive clear out of ALL my clothes and I was completely taken back by the amount of clothes I have got!! Already this year I've been trying to buy as little as possible as I've been consciously using clothes I already got in my wardrobe and stored away that I had forgotten about. And it's been so much fun. Cause I've found so many things that I'd forgotten about that I really loved wearing and didn't sell or got rid of for a reason. 

This outfit contains two items I had forgotten about. The bright yellow pleated skirt from H&M that I bought a few years ago that are so cute and so perfect for summer. And the cropped denim vest that I've made myself.