FASHION / In with a bang

Welcome to 2017 y’all!This is the first #ootd post I’ve done since May 2016. Not gonna lie- I’ve spent most of last year feeling rubbish as I’ve gained a bit of weight and insecure about a lot of things in my head (as well as being in front of a lens because I still can’t pull a decent pose!) But I can’t change very much of that immediately, so I thought I’d just go for and take a first step by posting my first proper outfit of the year.

I wore this look to the premier events of the Hull City of Culture calendar – In With a Bang, a mahoosive fireworks display (think London on NYE with a northern spin) and Made in Hull, a trail of visual projections and soundscapes covering 70yrs of city history. Both were awesome, the latter is definitely worth a visit if you live close enough to stop by.

I would’ve worn something a bit more weather appropriate but on NYE PLT kindly sent me this jacket (amongst a sassy haul of other of other things) as part of an insta giveaway an dot seemed perfect. If you can’t turn up to watch fireworks dressed as a firecracker then…we’ll, I’m not exactly sure how to finish this sentence except to say I owned it and was super cosy!

Jacket Pretty Little Thing/Raiders tee Pretty Little Thing/ Coated leggings Next/ OTK boots EGO/Bag Miss Pap

Looking forward to this year will bring, hope you are too!

Stay stylish,

J 😘xx


FOOD/ Old House

 

Date nights are great. Impromptu date nights to places you haven’t been before are AWESOME.

Obviously not content with the ridiculous amount of food we consumed in London over Easter, Mr Alice and I finally hit up Old House in the old town of our fair City of Culture 2017. We’d heard good reviews about this place (we’ve walked/stumbled past on many a night out in our youth) and we were definitely not disappointed!  

 Soup of the day – celeriac and apple with truffle oil served with sourdough bread

 36hr cooked pork belly- served in warm flatbread with signature slaw, watermelon salsa, bourbon glaze and beef dripping ‘cracked’ fries

 Wagyu beef pie with garden peas, gravy and Parmesan truffle fries
 Brownie with vanilla ice cream and chantilly cream

Great food, lovely staff and background music that created a nice and fun atmosphere. 

Verdict- We’re soooooo coming back for you soon!! 

Don’t forget about my blog giveaway that’s running until Sunday- get your hands on some of the hottest nude lip products around! Take a look and enter here

Stay Stylish (but not hungry, NEVER hungry)

J 😘xx


EVENT / Hull Fashion Week

I’m proudly from #Hull and now we’re the City of Culture for 2017 it’s getting more exciting to be here all the time. But we’ve actually had our own Fashion Week for the last few years – promoting #fashion that can be picked up locally and pieces that are made locally too. We’re a pretty creative bunch you know! It’s lovely that they appreciate the relevance of #bloggers to this type of event and the #HullBloggers are equally as obsessed… 

     

This wassome #selfystick fun in the photobooth…I need to work on how to use it still! Tips appreciated. 

Presenters

We had the pleasure of some of our fave local personalities as hosts – Stylish weather girl Keeley Donovan (@KeeleyDonovan) and fly guy rapper  Nineties Boy (who’s music is amazeballs!). They were joined by star stylist Lewis-Duncan Weedon (@ldweedon)  who styled their stage looks and talked the audience through the trends from each catwalk presentation.

  

Catwalks

I’ve just included a selection of my faves but there were lots! 

Sports Chic – this included a really  cool insert of polo wear in support of the local club, and the cute as a button mini model        

 Festival/ Summer Wear          

Upcycling and Customising Presentation by  Poor Boy Boutique 

You can see more pictures by following @HullFashionWeek and searching #HullBloggers or #HullFashionWeek 

Hope you enjoyed a bit of home town fashion! 

Stay Stylish

J 😘xx