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My Style: An Unconventional Prom Outfit with Boohoo*

By March 25, 2015 My Style

So, as I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I’ve teamed up with Boohoo on a little prom outfit! Last year I worked with New Look, so it’s been really interesting to compare the two sites and what they have to offer. I’ve definitely noticed a difference which is why this is more of an ‘uncoventional’ prom outfit idea… but then, I’m pretty much always unconventional…

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com


WHAT I WORE: Shaggy Faux Fur Jacket £20.00 (Boohoo)* // Magenta Prom Dress £18.00 (Boohoo)* // Metallic Temporary Tattoos £4.00 (Boohoo)* // Floral Necklace (Boohoo)* // Zebra Top (Jumble Sale) // Eye Clutch (Sunita Mukhi)* // White High Heels (New Look)*


Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Obviously (well to most people anyway), the dress is the most important part to a prom outfit. In my opinion, you could wear a jumpsuit, a top and trouser combo, anything you like, but a dress sometimes looks good too. This dress really jumped out at me for the colour and the shape. It’s actually an off-the-shoulder dress but due to me being a tiny little thing, it’s more like an… ‘off-the-elbow’ dress. I managed to save it and still make it look half prom like with my nifty zebra roll neck top. I honestly love that top.

I also honestly love this jacket. I have to be honest with you, it isn’t the best quality, but I think the texture is very unusual. Along with this prom dress, I’ve been loving wearing it with 70s style denim and chunky platform heels. It’s the perfect day-to-night piece, don’t you think? I think for a prom too, it’s a great cover up for those chilly nights.

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

For accessories, I decided to top the look off with a chunky necklace (which I actually, really, really love) and a cute, sparkly clutch. The necklace is a sort of raindrop style, dark transparent grey with a dark chunky chain… something I’d usually avoid but actually looks kinda’ funky on. Oh and the shoes you ask? Well they’re actually from last year’s prom post but I still love em’. I did however get some other Boohoo shoes which you can see styled up in this DIY blog post.

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

Unconventional Prom Outfit - Boohoo.com

You may noticed throughout this post that I have put some snazzy geometric overlays on my images… well, well, well. These are actually in fact metallic temporary tattoos! How cool? You can see them on me above. I’m so obsessed. It’s such a cool idea and adds that tiny detail extra. It’s all a great way to avoid wearing heavy jewellery and bracelets that fall off whilst you dance the night away. They really are quite shiny and I definitely need to purchase some more. SO. COOL.

What do you think of my prom outfit? What are you wearing for your prom? I’d love to know in the comments!

(Items marked with an * in this post were sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid to write or publish this blog post by Boohoo. Read my full dislcaimer here.)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Paris Fashion Week Inspired Fashion Design Sketches

By March 20, 2015 Designs

Wow-wa-wee-wah. What a day, huh? First a total eclipse happened in Europe (well, I saw a partial eclipse, but it was still pretty epic) and now a fashion design post? I was actually kind of unsure whether to publish these designs because I personally don’t think they’re great… but then I guess we’re all our own worst critics so I thought I’d leave it up to you to decide! They’re not digital which is something new, and that means imperfections like pencil marks and wobbly lines… but hey ho! Here are a few Paris Fashion Week inspired design sketches :) Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love some feedback!

Paris Fashion Week PFW Fashion Design Sketches

Red Skater Dress with Sequin Patches & Thigh High Leather Boots…

Over the fashion week period I noticed quite a lot of ‘sexy’ red pieces… yup! Skimpy red mini dresses and plunging neck lines. All very saucy indeed, so I decided to take that and make it my own. A figure hugging skater dress with sequin patches for a hint of glamour. The leather thigh high boots are also quite risqué and feature 2 panels of tight lacing to reveal skin and add to the drama of the look.

Leopard Panel Shirt & Striped Pencil Skirt with Tulle Hem…

I saw quite a bit of leopard print in some of the shows too, specifically at Miu Miu, and it really inspired me for this piece. Combined with another PFW trend of laid-back styles, I think it’s quite a cool combo! The skirt is perfect for tucking the shirt into and compliments the different colour panels. I also spotted hints of tulle down the Parisian runways, hence the cheeky bit of tulle hemming.

Paris Fashion Week PFW Fashion Design Sketches

Green and Orange Leopard Coat, Mesh and Tulle Skater Dress & Knee High Leather Boots…

Another Miu Miu inspired piece with this green and orange ombre print coat. The bold print is complimented by the sweet style of the collars and fitted arms. Bold buckles fit together at the cuffs for a more structured look. Underneath is a mesh and tulle skater dress for another touch of sauciness. The skirt of the dress is a thick layered tulle in bright yellow; this is also featured on the cuffs of the dress too! A similar pair of leather boots but instead of two panels, just the one laced panel down the front to elongate the wearers legs. What do you think?

High Neck Cape-Top & Striped Mini Skirt with Tulle Hem…

One trend for AW 15/16 that seemed stronger than ever, was the all-black combination. This look is sort of inspired by lots of different shows but now that I look at it, it does sort of remind me of the Chanel show (such a cool show, set in a Parisian style cafe). The cape-top is a structure piece which looks like 2 separate layers. The bold white buttons have tulle detailing on them which joins in the with the skirt. The skirt of which is a striped mini skirt again with the same tulle hemming. The look would be paired with a white box clutch with the same tulle buttons as on the cape-top.


These designs are my own original ideas and I would really appreciate it if you didn’t publish/use these images without permission. Get in touch if you’d like to use them. 


So yup! Do let me know what you think of these… I’ll try to post more designs but as my days get busier (I’m talking Mooi en Lief by Tolly Dolly Posh kinda’ busy) it’s pretty hard to publish them regularly. Anyhow, I shall be back soon.. watch out, it’s a prom post next :D

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Bohemian Bedroom Decor Ideas & Wishlist

By March 17, 2015 DIY & Lifestyle

So I wasn’t quite sure what to write about for today but seeing as I have been using Pinterest a lot more recently, I thought I would do a bit of a lifestyle post for you! I’m really eager to re-do my bedroom and make it more about me. I feel like my past few layouts and decor bits and bobs have all been to do with the furniture in the room so this time I just want to make it for me and my personal relaxation. So as you can tell by the title, have been loving boho things recently. So here are some bohemian bedroom decor ideas (and a lil’ wishlist)…

Bohemian Bedroom Ideas - Urban Outfitters, H&M, Society6~ THE INSPO: IMAGES VIA PINTEREST ~

Okay so I know these images don’t all look bohemian, but they’re a bit of a mix between both boho and minimalism. I really want to have statement pieces in my room, like bedding and feature posters on one wall. I think these pictures pretty much sum that up. Colour but in a very simple way, plus very rustic, paisley printed pieces thrown in. I’ve found my favourite place to stalk is Urban Outfitters, which is a place I would never normally shop, but some of their decor pieces are awesome. For a bit of fellow-blogger browsing, UO recently interviewed Sara from WAISTE which included pictures from her flat (which is basically the bomb.com), and I’m in awe!

Bohemian Bedroom Ideas - Urban Outfitters, H&M, Society6~ THE WANTS ~

I had a little look online and collected a few things which I’ve being eyeing up for a while and have displayed them for your viewing pleasure. I really really really like the idea of having a brightly coloured tapestry/rug behind my bed. I think it adds a cosy feeling but also adds that cool, bold design element too.

Like I mentioned above, I’d also like to have another wall which features several posters, especially the black and white typography kind. They match most colour schemes and you can pick out ones which are specifically tailored to your mood and style. I think then adding things like wall hangings and frames makes the wall even more interesting, and one day I’d love this bison skull hook in my room… SO COOL!

I also found this super cute cactus jewellery holder on H&M’s website and it’s so cute! I really need to de-clutter my jewellery stash so it would be a good start to possibly cut it down to maybe 1 or two of these holders… it’s probably for the best, I hardly ever wear any of it! I have a tiger on my bed… I have a fake tiger on my bed, which means I sort of need the odd pillow to counteract it’s weirdness and size, so I found this cover (also from H&M) which adds for a bit of texture.


FEATURED ITEMS: Overdyed Rug (Urban Outfitters) // Screw Perfection Poster (Society6) // Frida Khalo Poster (Urban Outfitters) // Do It For Fashion Poster (Society6) // Bison Skull Hook (Urban Outfitters) // Frilly Pillow (H&M) // Cactus Jewellery Dish (H&M)


What are you decor wants right now? Are you thinking of re-vamping your room? Let me know in the comments below :)

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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DIY Ripped & Dipped Jeans | Dylon Dyes*

By March 13, 2015 DIY & Lifestyle

I think you are all excited for this post. A while back you guys were like ‘Please do some DIYs’ in my reader survey and I listened (like I actually kinda’ felt bad for not posting any), so here we are! DIY numero uno of many more to come! The peeps over at Dylon Dyes challenged me to get ma’ dye on, so I had a think and came up with a pretty darn simple but pretty darn awesome looking, do-it-yourself. I’m talking DIY ripped jeans and dip dye…

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes~ THE LOWDOWN ~

First up, what do I mean by ripped and dipped? Well my friend, I’ve combined 2 pretty cool trends and made them into my own thing; ripped jeans with a dip dye effect. As soon as I saw these jeans (£3.50 in the ASOS sale), I knew that I could do something to spruce them up and that involved, well, essentially destroying them. I didn’t really know whether the ripped knee trend was my kind of thing but now that I’ve done it, I’m obsessed! It just adds that edgy touch to a simple outfit, don’t you think?

The dye idea of course came in when Dylon got in touch and the navy colour really poked at me. It’s not a super bold colour but because I incorporate a lot of blue into my wardrobe, it just seemed to work really well. So you wanna’ make your own pair, huh?

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes


WHAT YOU’LL NEED: White Jeans (ASOS) // Pencil // Scissors // Serrated Knife // Tweezers


To Rip…

To rip your jeans, I would highly advise watching The Line Up’s DIY video because it is fab and super clear! But just so you can see it in writing, you will need to do the following… put on your jeans and with a pencil, draw a light line across your knees (this is where you will cut). Take off your jeans and lay them out on a flat surface. Get your scissors and make an incision across the lines you drew (be careful not to cut through to the back!). Be careful not to make them the cuts too big as they will naturally stretch out.

Next, grab your serrated knife and start to brush over the rough edges that you have made. The edges will start to fray, which is a good start! Then start pulling at small threads with the tweezers, and create the ripped effect you want. Carry on until complete on both cuts! Add smaller cuts on the back of your jeans or anywhere else if you want :)

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes


WHAT YOU’LL NEED:  1 Sachet of Dye (Dylon)* // Weighing Scales // 250g of Salt // 6L of Water // Bucket/Metal Sink // Large Spoon // Protective Gloves


To Dye…

I’d recommend reading the sachet instructions first but really, all you need to do is fill up a bucket/sink with 6 litres of hot water (40°c) and pour in 250g of ordinary salt. Next up, you should mix the salt into the water so it’s nicely dissolved and then add the sachet of dye. Mix up the dye and salt and get ready with your jeans! Make sure you’re using protective gloves when completing this project!

Get your jeans and slowly dunk one leg into the dye-filled water. Gradually dunk the one leg into the water until it reaches just below your ripped knees. Don’t go too much further unless you want the dye to seep over the rips. Squeeze and bunch the submerged fabric so that the dye really soaks in. Now, you will need to really carefully sink the other leg into the water, careful not to get even more of the other leg covered in dye. Repeat what you did on the first leg, just careful not to spread dye everywhere!

Set the top half of your jeans (the un-dyed part) to the side of your bucket/sink, making sure that it can’t accidentally slip into the water. Leave for 45 minutes and voila!

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes

DIY Ripped Jeans - Dip Dye Tutorial - Dylon Dyes


WHAT I WORE: Holographic Rain Coat (ASOS) // Stripey Top (Johnnie B @ Boden)* // Ripped & Dipped Jeans (DIY) // Holographic Shoes (Boohoo)*


So, what do you think? I’m actually quite impressed with my DIY attempt. Do let me know what you think in the comments and tweet me a picture if you make your own version! Also, let me know anymore do-it-yourself ideas that you’d like to see on my blog… :)

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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