The Long Goodbye (For now!)


World's most obvious post award goes to me and this post, since I'm posting this indefinite hiatus notice FIVE MONTHS after my last post. Woops! 

Life caught up with me & blogging fell by the wayside, yada yada, you've heard it all before, right?! I've loved blogging here at She's Dressing Up for the last seven years, but I feel like times are a-changing & it's time for a shake up. 

I can't just leave blogging behind forever though, so check back soon. Brand new things are on the horizon!

In the meantime, you can still catch me on instagram, for a lot of food, some fashion & a hell of a lot of unnecessary selfies, much like below!

 She's Dressing Up x


(It's a Helluva Town)

[Dress: F&F, Jacket: Matalan, Pumps & Bag: F21]
[New York: October 2014]

I think I've just about recovered from my vacation, although I've not still not sorted through all of my photos, woops. I ate a lot, walked a lot, spent a lot and laughed a lot, so I think it was a week very well spent!


How To Not Pack For A Trip

[Jeans: Topshop, Tee: Gift, Cardigan: H&M, Shoes: Topshop]

I'm going on vacation to New York in a week & I've decided to start packing early. I am, if I'm being honest, a horrific packer. I inevitably leave packing until 11pm the night before I take a trip, and end up throwing in a strange mix of pieces that really don't match with each other, plus totally random shoes that aren't fitting for the weather/ activities/ also don't match the clothes. A horrific packer.

So, this time I'm going to be prepared! I'm going to be organised and sensible and EVERYTHING WILL MATCH! 

I've decided to try to take a mainly-black wardrobe.  Black jeans, black tops & accessories to make things more interesting. Like, maybe, red shoes or a beaded cardigan! 

Let the packing commence!


Falling into Autumn

[Necklace: New Look, Dress: Chloe, Boots: Acne Sudios, Skirt: Balmain]

I've been a terrible blogger this Summer. But it is Autumn now & I'm all sorts of inspired! \o/

Apologies for falling off the face of the earth recently. Life got in the way a little bit. But I have lots of posts lined up & I'm raring to go!

Since I think Autumn is my favourite fashion season, I'd love to know what yours is. Does the thought of darker days and golden leaves get you as excited for dressing as it does me?


iPad Mini: My new beau.

Okay, I'll be honest: I always thought that I was a PC. I use a Windows laptop, I have an (old, dying, in definite need of being put kindly to rest) android phone. The only piece of Apple technology I've been faithful to so far in my life is my iPod. But, now the tides have turned.

You see, now I have an iPad mini. And I love it. I feel like everything has fallen into place. Tweeting and instagramming is no longer an awkward, desperate keysmash on my old phone or the big, ol' laptop. Instead, it's sheer joy!

I'm not going to lie - sometimes I cradle my iPad mini like a baby. Yup. My love runs deep.

I have the 16GB, white version, from Argos (which, has a wide range of iPads available on-line & in-store). It's the perfect size and weight for popping inside your handbag, or getting out in a coffee shop and not feeling like it's taking up half of your table. I sat comfortably on the train with it this weekend and whiled away a tedious journey with a few obsessive games of Beehive Bedlam (I'm totally stuck on level 19, ack). But, the main thing about being an iPad mini owner that has surprised me, is how many awesome fashion apps there are out there, and free ones at that.

Here are the three that I'm becoming inseparable from:

The ASOS app makes shopping (and pre-payday browsing & adding to your saved items) super easy. Plus, all of the ASOS trend guides and editorials are there too, for some quick inspiration before dressing in the morning.

The polyvore app has been one that has totally sucked me in. It's so much nicer to be able to use touch-screen to create collages, rather than using the web version on my PC; and browsing other people's collages on the full screen is such a visual feast.

Instagram may seem pretty obvious, but, honestly, it's probably my favourite fashion focused app. I think this may have something to do with the screen size on the iPad mini being such a perfect size for viewing insta-pics. It just feels like I'm viewing everything at its optimum level on the iPad, and means I get stuck in the #ootd and #fbloggers hash-tags for waaaay longer than I usually do!

All in all, fashion has never felt so forward!

(Written in collaboration with Argos.)



Saint Laurent Paris, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Topshop, Acne 

Silver seems to be the colour I'm most attracted to at the moment & so I am on the hunt for the perfect metallic leather jacket before Autumn swoops in on us!

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