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My Style Editorial & GIVE-AWAY: Desert Rebelle*

By April 6, 2016 Competitions, My Style

Today’s My Style post is slightly more editorial hence the slightly wider post and the ‘read more’ button for those of you on my homepage. I’m super happy with these photos, so here’s a big shout out to Papa Posh and all his hard work. He’s been my photographer since the beginning and he’s come such a long way. I won’t be talking too much in this post, so just appreciate the mini shoot… and also a little give-away at the end!


Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot


Accessories: Scotch R’Belle*Dress: Spiritual Hippie Trainers: Nike Leopard TR Fit 5.0 (JD Sports)*


Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot


OOTD My Style Outfit Seventies Bohemian ASOS Dress 1B99 Dr Martens

DESERT REBELLE SOUNDTRACK:
Come (Jain) 🎶
Makeba
(Jain) 🎶
Flashbulb Eyes – Dennis Bovell Remix 
(Arcade Fire) 🎶
Late Night in Kauai 
(Childish Gambino) 🎶


Not only is this actual shoot rather editorial, but the outfit itself is kinda’ high-fashion inspired in my opinion. It’s mainly inspired by the desert with my gorgeous new Scotch R’Belle cap which itself has a desert inspired print with camels and pyramids making an appearance. It’s also got those floaty, wind catching vibes with the dress (which is one of my favourite recent purchases).

It’s still not perfectly warm and sunny at the moment, so I have a pair of leggings underneath, topped off with my trusty Nike trainers to tie in all of the colours. It’s sporty, it’s simple, but it still has a lot of depth and texture going on throughout. My new favourite combination, I think!

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot
Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R’Belle is actually the teen range of Scotch & Soda who also have Maison Scotch under their name; I’ve owned one of their blouses for a while now so to have some more specifically teen focused items in my wardrobe from them, makes me particularly happy. Everything’s such lovely quality too, and because of that, I’m going to give away a little something for you! Scroll on down for more details…

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot

Scotch R'Belle Give-away - Fashion Editorial Photoshoot


~ GIVE-AWAY ~
To win this leather iPhone 6 case, use the Rafflecopter below to enter! European only… all T&Cs below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms & Conditions: European only. The prize will be sent out by Tolly Dolly Posh but was gifted by Scotch R’Belle. The give-away ends on April 17th. Mandatory Rafflecopter entries must be completed for a chance of winning. If you are 13 years old or under, please make sure you have your parent/guardian’s permission as Tolly Dolly Posh will need your postal address. 


Good Luck! Let me know what you thought of this shoot in the comments and how you’d style up the cap and scarf yourself (that’s a give-away entry already!) I hope you liked this post as much as I did…

(This is not a sponsored post, although I was gifted a few samples from Scotch R’Belle. You can read my full disclaimer here.)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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#MooiEnLiefbyTDP Christmas Gift Guide & GIVE-AWAY

By December 3, 2015 Competitions, General

So Christmas is now right around the corner (22 days people, 22 days!) so I thought it would be a perfect time to share some little gift ideas for those of you who are need that last bit of inspiration in the form of a Christmas gift guide. For some reason I’ve been really struggling this year – why are you so hard to buy for Papa Posh?! 🎅 Each set of gifts are inspired by my collection of socks with Mooi en Lief because I thought it would be quite fun to put together. According to The Telegraph Gift Guide 😉 socks are a great gift idea… Top Of The Pops magazine think so too; you can spot them on the wishlist page on January 20th 2016! Also, scroll on down for a give-away! 🎉

Christmas Gift Guide and Give-Away - Mooi en Lief by Tolly Dolly Posh - ASOS Urban Outfitters

~ HOMO SUPERIOR ~


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For the Homo Superior pair of socks, I decided to stick with a very gold based colour palette as the yellow is more of a mustard tone so it works really well. Although the design is pretty fun, it’s also really versatile which means it works well with other prints and more simple items like this super cute Monki beanie from ASOS. The Vagabonds are the ones I wore in the Mooi en Lief by Tolly Dolly Posh lookbook, so if you know any big 70s fans, I’m sure they’ll love a pair of these as a treat (they’re on sale at the mo’ too).

There are also a few miscellaneous items like the Hunky Dory album by David Bowie which is actually one of the inspirations behind this pair of socks (hence the name – Homo Superior – from Oh You Pretty Things), as well as this super cute little Instax frame from Urban Outfitters (I’ve already put this on my own Christmas list!).

Christmas Gift Guide and Give-Away - Mooi en Lief by Tolly Dolly Posh - ASOS Urban Outfitters

~ BLUE BOOTIN ~


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I’m not going to lie, this is probably a Tolly gift guide rather than just a general one because… I love every item. I think bold block prints always work well with either a contrasting colour or monochrome… it just seems to compliment these sorts of prints really well. I had to include at least one Skinnydip item in this gift guide as they have so many exciting pieces now… I mean, look at that ZAP bag?!

Speaking of bags, this awesome Dr Martens number is so beautiful. My black backpack has had so much wear already so I can definitely recommend their bags as much as their boots… who wouldn’t want Dr Martens under their tree, though?

I’ve also included some adorable stocking fillers like some holographic stickers, a book for budding photographers and a keyring incase the ZAP bag is a bit too much for your gift receiver.

 Christmas Gift Guide and Give-Away - Mooi en Lief by Tolly Dolly Posh - ASOS Urban Outfitters

~ CAMP BLANC ~


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I think when styling up primary colours, it’s best to stay within the primary colour spectrum, so that’s why for these socks I went with some red and blue pieces that compliment the socks really well. Plus, most people like reds and blues especially when it comes to winter and Christmas, so these gifts might be great options. There are quite a few stocking fillers listed too, if you’re looking for smaller gifts. Belts, hats, scarves, gloves and even socks, are great for simple gifts for friends when you’re really stuck for ideas – even if it does sound boring!

I’ve seen lots of these mittens now, going along with the 70s trend, and they look super cosy! Match them with a beanie and you’re good to go… you could even jazz it up with a matching floral crown (I’ve done this with floppy hats before – it magically transforms your hat!). Also for an extra touch of cosy – mugs and hot chocolate are always a great combo!

 Christmas Gift Guide and Give-Away - Mooi en Lief by Tolly Dolly Posh - ASOS Urban Outfitters

~ MOOI EN LIEF BY TOLLY DOLLY POSH ~


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I know, kind of cheeky for Electric Blue, but hey, if The Telegraph thinks these socks make a good gift, then you should too 😉 *cringe* The other reason for this part of the gift guide though is to introduce the give-away! I wanted to give you guys a bit of a Christmas treat this year so why not enter and win yourself some socks of your choice? Enter with the widget below! Good luck and… Merry Christmas! 🎅

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Rules + T&Cs: This give-away is open worldwide and will close on the 17th December 2015. The prize will be sent out by Mooi en Lief and the winner will be chosen randomly. You must enter all/as many as possible entries into the Rafflecopter widget above. The prize is one pair of #MooiEnLiefbyTDP socks of your choice.


What do you think of my Christmas gift guide? Has it given you any ideas for your friends and family? Let me know in the comments… make sure you enter the give-away too!

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Starting An Ethical Wardrobe | ASOS Africa Give-Away

By July 17, 2015 Competitions, Ethical

Aloha! Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m sure most of you would have seen my updates, but if not, I’ve been on a bit of an “accidental” blogging break. I totally ran out of motivation and ideas, but by the looks of things, *fingers crossed*, I’m back! And today, I’m talking all things ethical… (ooh and yes, that title does read “give-away”…)

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~ ASOS AFRICA  BLOUSE ~

After watching The True Cost (which is on Netflix now by the way), I have genuinely not purchased anything other than something second hand, and well, this gorgeous blouse. I’m not saying the film will turn you away from shopping and fashion completely (I mean, seriously, who could live without either), but it will definitely change your mindset. Fo’ sure. So, when I was browsing ASOS (as you do), I remembered that they have an ethical line called “ASOS Africa“, and I knew I had to have a nosey!

I straight away, saw this gorgeous blouse that was in the sale and I knew that the jumper I had been eyeing up, would simply be left to be purchased by somebody else… within a few moments, the blouse was paid for. Now, I probably am rather late to the ASOS Africa train, but I still think it’s something to look into. What on earth is it, you say?

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ASOS Africa is the collection which is produced by SOKO (a clothing workshop in Kenya). It provides donations from sales and donates them to the workshop and fund. In all, it helps families in Kenya, providing free lunches and on-site childcare. I have to be honest, that I can’t find anywhere else that says much more than that, but I do like the idea that my purchase goes to helping workers more than just a few pence or pounds.

Every ASOS Africa piece is made in Kenya and is part of ASOS’ “Green Room” group. The Green Room is a selection of brands that are either ethical, sustainable or both. Brands like People Tree are part of the group which makes it super easy to shop online, knowing that you’re doing some good.

I’m so glad that I’ve started my ethical wardrobe with a brand I adore and trust. So… with that, I want you to start building your ethical wardrobe too! So, y’know, I made a give-away and all that jazz…

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Give-Away Image


THIS GIVE-AWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED! CONGRATS!


RULES ETC: The give-away is open worldwide (please see ASOS’ delivery guide for more info), and will close on the 27th July 2015. You must select a prize from the selection above. The prize will be purchased by myself, and is in no way partnered with ASOS. If you’re under 13, please get parental permission as I will need your delivery address.


Aren’t I nice? Just follow the instructions above, and one of those items could be yours! Take a peep and see which takes your fancy! 🙂 It’s open worldwide too, so pretty cool, huh? I hope you liked this post and it opened your eyes to something a little bit different. I’ll hopefully speak soon, and in the mean time…. GOOD LUCK! 😀

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Welcome – Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion 2.0 GIVE-AWAY

By October 25, 2014 Competitions

Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion 2.0

Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion 2.0

~ WELCOME ~

Eeeee! HOW, crazy is this?! Welcome to Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion 2.0! I’m so excited to finally show you the new design! I literally cannot contain my excitement! I hope you have had a little nosy around and got used to all the new functions and features… it’s a little different isn’t it?

Where do I begin… for ages now, I’ve been thinking about giving this place a bit of a re-vamp, but have never just ‘gone for it’. It’s hard to let go of certain things when they just seem so comfortable and normal to you. My old design had been with me since Day 1, which I believe is fairly unusual for most bloggers. I’ve seen many bloggers change from design to design every month or so, but I was pretty happy with the way it was. Recently though, it just felt a bit dated. The whole look and feel was a bit old fashioned (in my opinion), and I was just simply growing out of it! I started blogging properly when I was 11, and now I’m 14, so clearly my tastes have changed.

The scariest part for me was leaving my header behind. The aztec headband and peace sign poses were not me at all anymore, and needed to go. They had been a big part of my journey, some might say they were my ‘branding’. The old header pictures were featured in magazines, so how I could I not feel a bit hesitant on letting it go?! Plus, you guys seemed to love the old design, so it’s been a tough decision. I’ve done it though, and I don’t regret it one bit! I hope you adore it as much as I do! The design is much more me. It’s still colourful and has a lot of my personality injected into it, but it’s cleaner and more professional. It also gives me the opportunity to change it up every now and again, seeing as the header is a collection of my favourite outfit posts. The other images can also be changed and that makes me so much happier.

With my old design I was held back by everything being so uniform. My Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profile pictures all matched, and whenever I liked a picture of myself (okay, that doesn’t sound vain at all), I couldn’t just quickly switch it around. It might have been the perfectionist in me, but that needed to change, and now I can do that whenever I want. YAY to freedom!

Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion 2.0

~ NEW IDEAS ~

When I finally finished the main bulk of the design, I realised that I needed to actually think about what I want to do with my blog. You may notice that my header no longer says ‘Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion’, and I don’t want this to alarm people, because look at the URL! I’m stilling calling this a fashion blog, because it is one, but I also want to reach out to other topics. I enjoy writing, so I want to share my other opinions and feelings with you too! I’ve also come to the realisation that I need to go for ‘quality over quantity’ within my posts. Ever since I posted my tennis court photoshoot, I’ve been so inspired by photography and fashion editorials, that I’ve decided that’s the route I want to go with certain elements of my blog. From now on I’ve decided to focus on the quality of outfit posts rather than the amount that I post. I know you guys absolutely love them, so I want to make them the best they can be! I’m actually soon to be investing in an even better lens than I already have which is super duper exciting, so hopefully that will all tie in nicely.

Another new idea I have is called ‘Series Sunday’. Every Sunday from now on (excuse tomorrow, you can let me off just this one time) there will be a post from a set series which I am running. I’ve noticed that I never really carry on series posts so I thought it would be a good way to change that. One Sunday you might see an A-Z Fashion post, the next you might see a Scrap Social post, who knows! I hope you like this idea and that you are now looking forward to your Sunday’s 🙂

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~ A PRESENT FOR YOU ~

So after all of this excitement, I have decided to give you guys a little present! I’ve teamed up with Johnnie B (Boden) for a give-away! It’s just a little thank you for supporting this blog for such a long time, and to celebrate the launch for the new design! Here’s all the details you need to know…

PRIZE: 2 pieces of choice from Johnnie B at BodenDon’t be alarmed if you are 9 or 29, because there are some awesome accessories and shoes on the site, which I’m sure would be suitable for any age!
WHERE: This is a worldwide give-away! (Please check T&Cs for more info.)
WHO: I will need your postal address to send onto the team at Boden, so please make sure you have permission to give it to me.
WHEN: This give-away will end on 8th November 2014. I will be announcing the winner via Twitter and will email them directly.
HOW: Use the Rafflecopter widget below. In order to win you must: leave a blog post comment (telling me what 2 pieces you would like to win from the Johnnie B range) & follow @BodenClothing and @TollyDollyPosh on Twitter. You can also grab yourself more chance of winning with the other optional tasks!

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I suppose that’s it then! How exciting?! This is rather a big step for me, and I hope you appreciate it as much as I do. Hopefully things can only get better from here on out, and that this blog will be an even better place than it already is. I’m excited to take you on my future journeys, and if you’re new here, I hope you enjoy the ride… *apologises for the cheesiness*

(A big thank you to Johnnie B at Boden for sponsoring this give-away! Read my full PR disclaimer here.)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Top 5 Fashion Books & Give-Away*

By April 20, 2014 Competitions, Fashion

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Hellooooo! Happy Easter! Today I have a post which has taken me quite a while to get together, but hopefully it shall be worth it because 1, you will like it and 2, there is a give-away at the end! I’ve picked out 5 of my favourite fashion books and am going to review all of them for you! I hope it is helpful and you find some new reads at the same time! Enjoy! Look at me as well… putting a picture before the intro! Something new 😉 …and yes that is a McDonald’s Hello Kitty toy… Please note that this post isn’t in an order!

TEEN VOGUE HANDBOOK//FASHION & FASHION DESIGNER DICTIONARY//DREAMING OF DIOR//STYLE FEED//STYLE DIARIES
fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbook fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbook fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbookTEEN VOGUE HANDBOOK – £7.49 – AMAZON

Let’s start with the most obvious one… by that I of course mean, the Teen Vogue Handbook. I have read this all the way through, and it is pretty darn good! It’s basically a book going into the lives of people in the fashion industry, and how they got there, along with tips and tricks on how you can get there. The cool thing is that as you go along, it asks questions to do with each job that there is available. You get to learn so much about each part of the industry.

The layout is beautiful and all the pictures are gorgeous which makes it such a nice book to read. In each section they have a page which is a ‘tool kit’ for that job, and I love it! There are pages focusing on people like Anna Wintour, the Teen Vogue Fashion Market Team, Phillip Lim, Mario Testino, Marc Jacobs, and many more, so you really get a feel for what life is like in the fashion industry. One of my favourite pages is page 206, where they tell you how a shot was created for a photoshoot, and it is hilarious! At the back of the book they have a list of design schools, the prices, what are the benefits of each one etc, and it is actually surprisingly helpful!

Would I recommend it? – Yes! It’s really interesting and you learn a lot.
Who would you recommend it to? – I would recommend it to anyone who thinks they might want to have a job in the fashion industry, or anyone who is generally interested in fashion!
Any cons? – The only con really is that because there are so many pictures, at times you forget to actually read the book, so if you are a looker not a reader, then this might not be for you!

fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbook fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbook fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbookFASHION & FASHION DESIGNERS DICTIONARY – £7.96 – AMAZON

The next one I have is the Thames & Hudson Fashion and Fashion Designers Dictionary. Now you might think, Tolly, why are you reading a dictionary? Well my friend, because it is very very insightful. Although I read it before bed and I cannot actually remember things off the top of my head… that is not to say it is a bad book! I don’t really know how I can describe this book because it literally is… a DICTIONARY! It’s full of everything about fashion, and it is actually what helps me make my topics for my A-Z series.

Not like the Teen Vogue Handbook, you can actually read it without getting distracted as there aren’t that many pictures. I would probably like a few more for things like shapes etc, but I wouldn’t say it is a problem. For the value, I think you are getting a lot from this book and it has been really helpful for me!

Would you recommend it? – Yes! Not much more to say, but a definite yes!
Who would you recommend it to? – Anybody who needs/wants to learn about fashion. I would say any fashion student needs this book in their life!
Any cons? – Only the fact that sometimes a few more pictures/diagrams are needed!

fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbook fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbook fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbookDREAMING OF DIOR – PRICE VARIES – AMAZON

This is a book I didn’t really realise I was going to like until I read it page by page. Dreaming of Dior is a book all about a collection of dresses that the author has inherited and she basically tells the story of each dress through this book. Some of the stories are heart-warming and some are sad, but the book is just gorgeous to read, and it’s all real!

Each story is quite short so it’s a great book to either read all the way through, or time to time. I love looking at the illustrations of the dresses and deciding which one I would wear, or not, or how I would change the dress to make it suit me. It’s not necessarily a learning book, but it’s too lovely not to include.

Would you recommend it? – Absolutely! Even if you don’t learn from it, it’s a great read!
Who would you recommend it to? – Anybody who loves clothes will enjoy this book!
Any cons? – Nope… maybe the stories could be longer, but maybe that is what makes the book great!

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STYLE FEED – £11.55 – AMAZON

Of course being a blogger myself, I had to include a fashion blogging book. Just like the Teen Vogue Handbook, you’ve probably heard of Style Feed before. The book is basically about the world’s top fashion blogs, from 2005 – 2011. It’s written by both William Oliver and Susie Bubble, and it features some really interesting people and their blogs. Of course it is understandable but quite a few of the blogs are those ones we all know about like Tavi G, The Man Repeller, Anna Dello Russo, etc etc, which kinda’ irritated me because I just wish smaller blogs got into these things!

I would say this is more of a coffee table book… maybe not in my case seeing as it was printed awfully (I have to miss out a few blogs), but the reason it is, is purely the fact that I don’t really find it that interesting. Not to say that everyone else will feel the same way, but IMO, it could have a bit more too it. A plus would be the outfit inspiration in this book… they are awesome! The reason it is in my Top 5 though is because I am sure other people will love it more than me!

Would you recommend it? – Yes and no. I think it depends on who you are!
Who would you recommend it to? – Other fellow bloggers and maybe students wanting to learn more about blogging.
Any cons? – My copy was printed terribly, and I didn’t think it was very interesting.

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Along the very same lines we have Style Diaries which I absolutely prefer to Style Feed. Other than just featuring the top blogs in the world it features loads more, smaller ones too! There is so much diversity in this one too, which makes me smile! Plus, there were no printing errors! Yipee!

If you are on the look out for new blogs to read, but don’t want to keep tweeting everyone and anyone, then GET THIS BOOK! There are male fashion bloggers, vintage fashion bloggers, punk, modern, crazy and cute fashion bloggers in this book and you are sure to find a new favourite! Although there are lots of lovely pictures, I would say that this is quite a pricey book for what it is… but for the inspiration, and for all the new blogs to find, maybe it is worth it!

Would your recommend it? – Yes, yes, I would!
Who would you recommend it to? – Bloggers, blog readers, fashion loving people!
Any cons? – The price… as I said, there are a lot of pictures… maybe try find it second hand?

fashion books style feed style diaries dreaming of dior fashion dictionary teen vogue handbookGIVE-AWAY TIME! WIN 1 of 5 COPIES of Model Under Cover

A while ago (here) I promised that I would be giving away 5 signed copies of Model Under Cover by Carina Axelsson, and here I am, doing exactly that! All you have to do is fill in the entries in the widget and voila! 5 lucky people will get 1 signed copy each, where ever you live! I also got to ask Carina a couple  of questions, so check it out underneath the widget!

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 Before you started writing this book, you were PA for John Galliano. Is the writing industry as buzzing and fast paced as the fashion industry? What made you stop and turn to writing?: Fashion is constantly changing so you have to move quickly to keep up. Also, because it’s so youth oriented, fashion is at the forefront of new trends and ideas. All of this gives it a high day-to-day buzz. That’s just fashion: it’s always “on”. For me, as a writer, publishing moves at a much slower speed than fashion, but that’s because the process of writing and publishing just one book takes oodles of time! As soon as it’s publishing time, the buzz picks up and the buzz is intense, and after a while I start yearning for some buzz-free days!

Could you describe the sort of person who might enjoy Model Under Cover?: Ooh! That’s easy! Anyone who wants a thrilling, page-turning read! Model Under Cover: A Crime of Fashion has a juicy mystery, and fresh, young romance set against the glittery, fast-paced world of fashion; these are things that I think interest most of us. I also think that Axelle’s sassiness will appeal to all kinds of girls.

I hope you liked this super duper long post! I will be back with another post on Fashion Revolution Day talking about something quite interesting! See on the 24th April!

(This post is not sponsored or in anyway in work with Amazon or Usborne Books. Amazon links are affiliate links. Usborne Books gave me the chance to give-away some books, so I took the chance! Read my full disclaimer here.) Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Style Blogger Awards 2014: Nominations

By April 3, 2014 Competitions, My Style

Hello my gorgeous munchkins (or handsome, for you boys out there), I hope you are well! Today marks a special day because *dun dun dunnn* the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards 2014 – that’s a mouthful… or keyboard full?… – are open for business! 😀 I do kinda’ hate these posts, but of course any blogger in their right mind wants to let their readers know about special occasions, and this is one of them. Before you read… I am in no way saying you have to nominate me, I only wish for you to if you really feel I and my blog are worthy enough!

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I still feel bamboozled about the moment when a tweet came in last year saying ‘You’re shortlisted! Congrats’… it was crazy. I think my heart skipped a beat. I still cannot thank you all enough for getting me from being nominated to the actual event… I want to hug every single one of you. Luckily I did get to hug some of you including my best pineapple, Anna and the lovely Alex (they both rock) last year, and I still have the photo-booth pictures to prove it. For some reason I am a lot more nervous for this year. Even though I don’t have to enter or even tweet saying I want to, I just have those extra few butterflies in my tummy. It would absolutely mean the world to me if you clicked the link above (or this one) and just nominated. Obviously you don’t have to, but it would make me smile a tad more 🙂 My awesome GIF tells you exactly how to do it… just in case 😉

style blogger awards 2014 missguided company magazinePlease do nominate other bloggers whilst you are at it, I don’t want you just doing it for me! I want to share the love, so if you’re not sure who to vote for the other categories, here’s a few links… I nominated these myself, FYI!

Best Personal Style Blog – WishWishWish
Best Designed Blog – Miss JoJangles
Best Fashion Blog – Temporary Secretary
Best Style Vlogger – Briar Rose Blog

Thank you SO much once again! Even if I do not get shortlisted, I am so grateful if you go and take the time to nominate me. If you’re thinking of somebody who will be grateful for the award… I sure will be… hehe 😉

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Monster High Get The Look Contest with Claire’s

By March 20, 2014 Competitions, My Style

Not long ago now, I got contacted by the amazing people at Universal Pictures UK, (I know, crazy!) and they asked me to be an ambassador for their contest which they are running along side with Claire’s Accessories. It’s all in celebration of the Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! DVD release! They wanted me to recreate a look as inspiration for anybody wanting to enter the ‘Monster High Get The Look’ competition! Of course I said yes, and here it is!

monster high get the look claire's accessories viperine monster high get the look claire's accessories viperine monster high get the look claire's accessories viperineWhat I Wore: Printed Dress (H&M), Velvet Pinafore £22.99 (ARK Clothing)*, Pastel Blue Petticoat Skirt £20.00 (M&S), Pretty Polly Socks (ASOS), Statement Necklace (eBay) & Jumbo Hair Clips (Claire’s)

I thought I would re-create Viperine from Monster High‘s look, because I thought the make-up was really interesting, and I think when it comes to re-creating something, the make-up is always the strong point. I actually really liked the eye make-up, it was really strong but didn’t really involve much. I have listed all the products I used at the end of the post so you can take a look! I also straight away knew that I had to wear my petticoat because it is just perfect peeping underneath the pinafore like Viperine’s dress. I was chucking out pieces from my wardrobe (charity shop of course!) and I am so glad I didn’t get rid of my H&M dress because the colours are perfect! 
TO ENTER THE CONTEST VISIT THE CLAIRE’S FACEBOOK PAGE
You must be 13 years of age or over to enter!

monster high get the look claire's accessories viperine monster high get the look claire's accessories viperine monster high get the look claire's accessories viperineUnfortunately I don’t have Viperine’s amazing waves, but my Babyliss Curling Wand came in handy! It’s actually a real bargain! The curls look super cute pinned back with my jumbo clips from Claire’s! I’ve had them for ages, and not only do I use them when sectioning my hair, they also make a great accessory! To re-create Viperine’s snake-y extra arms, I popped in some pink ribbons towards the back of my hair and they add that pop of colour! Plus my trusty eBay necklace, which looks pretty good for a replacement of Viperine’s version!

monster high get the look claire's accessories viperinemonster high get the look claire's accessories viperinemonster high get the look claire's accessories viperineNow you maybe thinking, Tolly, why are you holding a make-up palette? Well my friend, it is because the doll version of Viperine, carries around a palette pretty similar to the one I am holding! (Do excuse my weird knee in the first picture… not sure what happened there!) I must say… I am pretty glad I am not Viperine though…. ew. Her skin is all scaley like a snake and I am not a fan of that! Although her dress sense is pretty nice! I am really happy with the pictures of this blog post because I finally know how to get awesome bokeh, and I think I have figured out the settings on my new lens! Eeep! …you might not see my hair as long as it is for much longer! Getting a snip and a few layers popped in in 4 days! (Bit like this…)

monster high get the look claire's accessories viperineProducts I Used: Bobby Pin Eyeshadows, Beauty UK Eyeshadows, Babyliss Curling Wand, Maybelline Permanent Taupe Colour Tattoo, Bourjois Eyeliner, 2True Concealer, L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara & Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio

I hope you liked this little blog post because I really enjoyed doing it! You can pick up your copy of Monster High™ Frights, Camera, Action! here! Good luck if you do enter!

(Viperine Imagery: ©2014 Mattel, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. © 2014Universal Pictures. All rights reserved. I was not paid to publish or create the post. I may have been gifted a few goodies as a thank you, but all opinions are 100% my own, and I was only expecting a share on FB! You can read my full disclaimer, here.)

  Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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Bundle: An Online Blogging Community

By March 12, 2014 Competitions, DIY & Lifestyle

Over the past few months, I have kept something under wraps… I have been hinting in tweets with *cough* from time to time, but I haven’t actually ever told you what I was doing, so today is the day! There are a few reasons why I didn’t tell you, but if you read on, you will know exactly what I am talking about! 🙂

bundle magazine online blogging community fashion lifestyle and beauty bloggersThe thing I have been working on for the past few months is a new site! It’s not another blog, don’t worry TDPFashion is certainly staying put, but it’s created by moi! A while back (i.e last August), I had an idea, and I decided to give it a go. That idea, was an online community, just for bloggers! A place where bloggers can connect, share and blog all in one tidy space without any non-bloggers (we love you really) getting in the way! So after a while of forgetting about it, the new year called for a new start. I got back to it and really started it up. After getting test bloggers, and turning the site off and on again over 100 times, I believe it is ready to let my baby free! If it wasn’t ready then I wouldn’t be writing this blog post… duhh! The site is called Bundle (Mag), mainly Bundle but with a blog/magazine on the side!

The reason I didn’t tell you until now is because I know some people may judge when they hear ‘a teen blogger has made an online blogging community‘. Some people might think it is a bit of a naff site made on Wix (we’ve all been there), and that it really has no purpose. I am here to prove those people wrong! I hope it doesn’t seem like a naff site, because although I couldn’t get high-end site designers to help me, I have tried my best to make it look and feel good! It was really interesting learning how a community site works and how to pull it all together, and I hope you like the outcome of it all! It’s really easy to sign up, you can watch this video here too…

bundle magazine online blogging community fashion lifestyle and beauty bloggersgive-awayI really like it! I think it’s really helpful, and I have already found some great bloggers just from gathering up test ones! As you can see there are many features… you can add people as friends, talk in groups and forums, become blogger of the week, find out what Twitter chats are on, you can even write for the Bundle ‘magazine’! How cool?! Make sure you sign up as there is a give-away for £100 at MasterShoe My Shu! That is pretty cool, I must say… I really do hope you like it and I definitely recommend signing up… 😉 hehe!

Thank you so much for supporting my ideas as usual! That is one of the kicks of starting new projects because I know you guys will love it! 😀 Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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My Style: London Retro & A Give-Away*

By March 5, 2014 Competitions, My Style

Hello! I will explain my theory further in this post, but I believe it maybe my first OOTD of Spring…. oh yes. It is so beautiful outside whilst I write this (sitting on a table by the window – actually quite uncomfortable being a bony person), and I cannot wait to start sitting outside more. Enjoy this blog post because it has a GIVE-AWAY in it and you know what that means 😉

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

What I Wore: Faux Leather Biker Jacket £46.99 (Hearts & Bows – ARK)*, French Navy Bouquet Blouse (Joules)*, Blue and White Skirt €5.00 (Jumble Sale), Blue Floral Keds (ASOS), NANCY Sunglasses (London Retro – My Optique)* & Facial Ring Set (Rings & Tings)*

This outfit is a really good transitional outfit in my opinion. The top half is quite autumnal and the bottom half quite spring like, but the way the blouse picks out the blue from the skirt, makes it acceptable. I have been wearing this faux leather and blouse combo so much since I received them both, and I am literally obsessed. Not only have I really been wanting a faux leather jacket for years, I am also on a bit of a ‘blouse high’. I’ve never been the biggest Joules fan, but my thoughts on the brand have definitely changed since getting this blouse because 1, the women’s shirts are amazing quality, and 2 – just because it has the sort of ‘Polo’ ‘Horse Riding’ theme around the brand, it doesn’t mean you have to style it that way which you can see by this outfit! The leather jacket is so nice, and it fits amazingly. It’s not shiny either so it looks really nice and not tacky. I absolutely love my bargain skirt too but the one thing is the buttons… I think I might do a bit of a tweak to them. Overall as I said, I really like this outfit and it has a good balance of colours and styles.

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

I’ve had my blue floral Keds for about a year now. I had some navy ones (I am pretty sure they were kids – much better size for my slim feet!) but I grew out of them, and just couldn’t live without them, so I went on ASOS and saw they were way cheaper than Schuh or Keds, and snapped up a pair, but unfortunately ‘adult sized’ Keds don’t fit me as well, so although they fit after yonks of waiting, they are still slightly sloppy. In terms of jewellery in this OOTD, I went with my 3 rings from Rings & Tings, which are gorgeous. I’m not the biggest fan of the lips one, but I think the eye and the faux ruby look amazing. I’ve never really worn gold and silver together, but I think they look very nice together.

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

The sunglasses I am wearing are from London Retro. As a blogger I know all the gossip about PR reviews and things like that, and reviewing a pair of these I guess is known as ‘controversial’, but I decided I would review them for you, and let everybody know what they are really like. I’m a big fan of quite round sunglasses because I think they look really summery and (London) retro 😉 😉 and when I first tried these on, I wasn’t quite sure they suited me, but looking back at these pictures, I have decided they don’t look half bad!  I would have to say I am more of a ‘big’ sunglasses fan, and these come  up quite small on me, which is one thing to take into consideration seeing as I am only a small little person. One thing I found different compared to the pictures on the site is that the blue in the tortoise shell doesn’t come up as bright and as obvious. For those of you who need prescription lenses, these are available like that too! If you would like to win ANY pair from London Retro… here is what you need to do…

london retro give-away nancy glasses ark faux leather jacket

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What Could You Win? Any pair of London Retro Glasses/Sunglasses from the range.
Who Can Enter? Anyone! The give-away is open Worldwide! As long as you have parents permission if you are under 13!
How do I enter? Simply enter the obligatory entries in the Rafflecopter widget above, and enter any of the additional entries too!

Good Luck! If you liked this OOTD, do make sure to leave a comment below! 😀

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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My Style: Floral, Dots & A Give-Away*

By February 13, 2014 Competitions, My Style

Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. Okay, I need to stop with the ‘Oh my’ thing, but… I am SO excited for this post for 3 reasons. 1 – My chicken pox are gone off ma’ face, 2 – I have my NEW lens and 3 – it includes a give-away! WOW WOW WOW *insert mind blown GIF* But seriously… eee! I’m very very happy! 😀 Anyway, I should stop my really over excited introduction, and get on with this post! Oh wait, one more thing… I have made the images bigger because I think it will make them look even more awesome and snazzy, so yah.

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my style ss14 trends peacocks asos ootd teen fashion shuttersong app give-awayWhat I Wore: Polka Dot Dungarees £8.00 (ASOS), Winter Floral Sweater £10.00 (Peacocks)*, Silver & White Chunky Heels (ASOS) & Black Leather Watch (Shuttersong)*

I’m sorry, but please admire that bokeh and those whisps of hair that actually look alright in front of my face. It’s amazing what a different piece of glass can do… Honestly though I feel like I could become a LookBook.nu professional… jokes jokes. The clothes Tolly, talk about the clothes… well… I LOVE this outfit, honestly it’s super comfortable and is perfect for this time of the year. I picked up this amazing dungarees in the ASOS sale and it’s super slouchy and adjustable which means I can wear it like jumbo, or nice and snug. I also adore this sweater I got sent from Peacocks. I think it looks gorgeous with the polka dots, and it’s  the perfect piece you could take through from summer to winter. It’s not a piece I would usually think of as from Peacocks, but as I have said before, they’re really stepping up their game!

my style ss14 trends peacocks asos ootd teen fashion shuttersong app give-away

my style ss14 trends peacocks asos ootd teen fashion shuttersong app give-away

Papa Posh thought it would be hilarious for me to include that picture above… I guess it does show how slouchy the dungarees are though… hmm 😉 Ooh and look who made an appearance again! My super awesome silver heels that I won. They’re the perfect accessory for an outfit like this because they just add that little bit of ‘formal’ to it. I’m also really liking having my hair up half down. When I was younger at school I used to always do it but I then had it cut shorter and it didn’t look as good, but now it’s grown back and I think it looks just right! You’ll be shocked in the next pictures… I have no nail polish on. A blogger with no nice manicure?! My word! (Jokes… but seriously, I can never be bothered) Oh and you know I mentioned a give-away? Well, I’m re-opening my Shuttersong watch give-away. Unfortunately their weren’t many entries on Facebook, so I thought I’d give you lovely blog readers a chance to win! Scroll down to find out more…

my style ss14 trends peacocks asos ootd teen fashion shuttersong app give-away

my style ss14 trends peacocks asos ootd teen fashion shuttersong app give-away

What You Will Win: A Shuttersong Branded Leather Watch
Who Can Enter:
Anyone at an address in: UK & IRE, France, Spain, Germany or Italy
Rules:
Enter with the widget below. You must have parental permission if you are under 16 years of age. No ‘Give-Away’ social media accounts will be accepted

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Good Luck! Will you be entering? What do you think of this outfit? Make sure to leave a comment below! 😀

Lots of Love… Tolly Dolly Posh xx

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