Friday, 24 August 2012

new look #holidayhop giveaway

The lovely Michelle at daisybutter has joined forces with New Look for an amazing giveaway. Four lucky bloggers will win upto £400 of summer clothing, who would say no?! This was the brief..

'Imagine you are going to Ibiza for a long weekend. Create a post on your blog stating which items from the New Look store you would wear to complete each of the following outfits on your holiday. You have 5 outfits for 5 occasions, so which items would you wear and why? Head over to the New Look store and start picking your favourite party dresses, bikinis and accessories. Style these Looks: Travel Style, Poolside, Beach It, Sunset Supper, Beach to Club'

So here's my entry...(I've added little hearts to the clothes/accessories I love the most!)
It's Summer and I'm bored, I'm even looking forward to going back to Uni and having something to do. Another day in front of the TV I think to myself, yawning. Suddenly the phone rings, 'Oh my goddddd, Rosie! I got my Uni results and Dad's paying for me and a friend to go on holiday...WE'RE GOING TO IBIZA!' my best friend sings in her best Vengaboys voice. I cringe, but I'm so excited! After hanging up the phone, I run upstairs and begin to look through my wardrobe. No. No. No... before long, clothes are all over the floor, and I'm panicking. I need a holiday wardrobe, fast. Where do I go? My favourite shop New Look is literally the only answer for everything holiday related...

 Apricot Cream Crochet Crop Top £19.00/ Black Embellished Pumps £17.99Black and White Stripe Jersey Maxi Skirt £16.99/ Misumi Black Moustache Jumper £19.99/ Mischa Barton Dark Red Baxter Music Bag £78.99
Total Price - £152.96

I always have to be comfortable when I travel, but also being a little bit OCD, I panic about deep vein thrombosis, so refuse to wear jeans or other tight clothing. I wanted loose clothing so I chose this gorgeous maxi skirt, which has the added bonus of covering you up, so you don't freeze from the plane's air-con! I'd throw on this cute moustache jumper if it got too chilly though. I also wanted my feet to be comfy, there'd be plenty of time for heels in Ibiza, so I chose these sparkly flats, which add a touch of glam. I chose the cropped lace top so I'd be instantly able to feel the heat when I landed, it gives that 'holiday' look. My outfit is monochrome, but I wanted to add a colour pop in the form of this bag, which is big enough to hold all of my carry-on essentials, while still looking lush. I think this outfit looks great put together, I'm really into maxi's at the moment, they're so versatile and lightweight, so this would be the perfect travel outfit for me.

 Pink Coral Double Sleeve Frill Beach Tunic £9.99/ Floral Tiered Triangle Bikini Top Now £7.00 Was £12.99/ Floral Frill Tie Up Bikini Pants Now £4.00 Was £7.99/ Shellys Blue Stripe Suede Wedge Shoes Now £30.00 Was £59.99/ Blue and Red Stripe Bow Shopper Now £9.00 Was £16.99/ M:UK Leona Catseye Sunglasses Now £7.00 Was £12.99
Total Price - £66.99 - I got so many bargains with this outfit, wow!

We can all dream we're Beyonce lying by the pool, covered in jewels and strutting around in the highest of heels. But with these gorgeous wedges, we can be! They give you extra height, (but not too much, we don't want to be toppling into the pool!) I bought this bikini as soon as I saw it, I love how the ruffles on the bikini top draw attention away from my not-so-small booty, (hey, we want to be Beyonce, right?) I went for a coral and blue theme for this outfit, I think these colours really compliment each other, and look so summery. I'd paint my nails coral too for that extra touch. Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from the sun (and checking out the hotties without being caught, hehe). The bag is the perfect size for carrying my book and suncream around, and fits in with my theme perfectly. I chose this lightweight kaftan as it's perfect for when you want to cover up, but not wear a full outfit.

Rich Purple Stripe Waterfall Cardigan £19.99/ Deep Red Suedette Cut Out Heels £19.99/ Black Sequin Bandeau Dip Hem Dress Now £21.29 Was £29.99/ Black and Gold Square Stud Earrings £2.99/ Black Patent Quilted Envelope Bag £15.99
Total Price - £80.25

I wanted to have a sultry, classy look for my sunset supper, (it's nice to dress up sometimes!) and I think this sequinned maxi dress does the job perfectly. Bang on trend, the dipped hem shows off your newly tanned pins, yet doesn't show off too much, which = one elegant girly! I teamed it with black and gold earrings, a gold bracelet, and traded my poolside beach bag for a black and gold clutch. The heels are gorgeous and add an air of sophistication, even if I do have to walk a little slower in them! I picked up some fake eyelashes in New Look (told you they have everything!) so I glue these on, and bam, instant glamour. I'd also keep this purple cardi in my bag, since we're dining al fresco, it may get chilly later on.

 Ibiza clubbing can get very wild, especially at foam parties, so I didn't want to wear a posh dress or anything too heavy that I would be worrying about all night. This beautiful frilly bikini top is perfect for a day at the beach, but also works perfectly with the blue high-waisted shorts and matching black and white skull wedges. After spending all day in the sea, my hair would be volumised and wavy, so it wouldn't take long to get ready for clubbing. Some bright red lip gloss, cat eyes with this black eyeliner, and a statement ring, and I'd be ready to go! This minimal outfit means I can go straight from the beach to the club, and don't have to carry a whole new outfit around all day. The shorts and the wedges can also be worn throughout the holiday with other outfits, so it's a win win.

Kelly Brook Mono Polka Dot Bikini Top £16.99/ Black Knotted Bikini Briefs £3.99/ High Waisted Blue Hotpants £16.99/ Black Skull Ankle Tie Wedges £24.99/ Purple and Gold Lattice Ring £4.99

Total Price - £67.95

Green Palm Leaf Print Cut Out Swimsuit £22.99/ Iron Fist Indecent Sunglasses Now £12.00 Was £24.99/ Light Blue American Flag Denim Shorts Now £10.00 Was £22.99/ Jelly Toepost Sandals Now £7.00 Was £12.99/ Red Wooden Parrot Earrings Now £2.00 Was £3.99
Total Price - £53.99

The bright, 90s, Ibiza party look is really hot at the moment, and I tried to capture this in my beach outfit. This green palm leaf swimsuit is perfect for showing off your tan, and the cut-out look is bang on trend. I like to go for more unusual, eye-catching outfits, who wants to look like everyone else? So I'd add lots of bright colours the swimsuit. I'd paint my nails bright pink, and add a slick of blue eyeliner. The parrot earrings are so cute, different, and perfect for a holiday look. The bright pink sunnies match my nails, and compliment the orange jelly shoes, which I absolutely love, takes me right back to my childhood but they're so cool now. The sand can get really hot, so these are the perfect shoes for keeping your tootsies cool, and you can wear them in the sea, no jelly fish stings, and no shoes floating away, yay! I'd also wear these American flag shorts while walking down to the beach, they give even more of a party look. 

I also picked up a few holiday essentials from New Look - 
Miss Cole Survival Tools Kit £7.99. This fab little tub includes body scrub, body wash, body cream, bath soak and a pink shower lily. Everything you need in mini sizes, perfect for a holiday!

Iced Crystal Spearmint Face Mask 99p. This is ideal for cooling your face down after a long day under the sun, amazing price too.

Ball Of Foot Gel Cushions £3.50. I couldn't go on holidays (or a night out) without these little life-savers!

Hope you enjoyed this! Which was your favourite outfit? x


  1. Love your outfit ideas, the travel style look is awesome! x

    1. Thankyou lovely :) I love the lace top. Will check your blog out now x

  2. wow! This is brilliant!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog - i've followed yours, as I can't wait to hear more from you!
    Good luck and well done!
    Lots of Love
    Blondie X

    1. Thankyou very much! :) I can't wait to see more of your illustrations. Good luck to you too! xo

  3. Hi,

    I've just come and taken a look at your blog and holiday hop post after your kind words on my blog and you left me your link! Loving your choices, and I so nearly picked the moustache top too! I cannot get enough of the moustache trend at the moment!!! I currently have a pair in my ears! Ha ha!

    Good luck in the competition! xx

    1. Hi :) Thankyou lovely, it's gorgeous isn't it, I found a similar version on ebay which I love too, :)
      Good luck to you too! :) xo

  4. hey, its a really nice blog and i love those outfits :)

  5. love that first pic <3 great looks

    Alexa <3

  6. Hey, I also participate in the competition Feel free to check out my entry on
    Btw the sunset supper outfit is absolutely awesome, I want that dress in my closet.
    Good luck! :))
    PS: I'm a follower, I'd be glad if you follow back :))

    1. Thankyou! I love that dress too :) I'll check out your entry now xo

  7. I absolutely love how you mixed the crochet texture with the stripe print in travel style.
    How did I miss those parrot earrings! Fab job and thanks for the follow, you've been followed back. xx

    1. Thanks lovely, I love that outfit too :) Haha they're so cute aren't they :) xo

  8. I love the airport outfit, in fact I love them all! :)

  9. My fave of your outfits was the travel one :) great entry, fingers crossed for you :) take a peek at my entry if u get the chance? :) xx

    1. Thankyou! :) I didn't win but I had so much fun putting them together, yep I'll check it out now :) xo

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