Monday, 30 September 2013


On Saturday night I had a rare night out with three of my best friends. We don't see each other as much as we would like to but when we do get together it always gets messy. Saturday night was no exception.

I always have a battle with myself when it comes to picking an outfit, so decided to only take one option with me.

Whilst recently browsing on the Simply Be website I came across this beautiful fishtail top in the sale for £19.

I am not sure how I missed this when it came out but I knew I had to have it!

Teamed with my trusty black skinny jeans, a black vest (as the top is quite see through) and some silver heels.... I was ready to go!!

I love a good night out but 6am bedtimes are no go for me.... two days later and I am still feeling it!

Toni x

Thursday, 26 September 2013

La Isla Bonita.....

Jet2 are currently running a bloggers competition for one lucky blogger to win a weeks holiday to Gran Canaria. All you have to do is tell them in less than 200 words they you are the blogger to win! Here's my entry...

There are many reasons I love to travel abroad. The Sun. New places to explore. New People. A new culture. The list could go on and on. One of the things I really love about travelling is the sense of 'family spirit' that you see. Whether it be around the pool, in restaurants or on the beach. There is something free about being on holiday. I don't know if its due to the fact the the stresses of work are forgotten or that the best of people seem to come out when they are relaxed or maybe a bit of both. But it makes me happy. One of things the makes me happy is when other people are happy and laughing. They say laughter is infectious. And right now I could really do with catching that infection!

The closing date is the 15th October and all the information is here!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

OOTD - I've got the Power.....

As a few of you may know, Scarlett and Jo recently launched their new power fit dresses and I was lucky enough to be asked if I would like to try the Black Yoke Powerfit dress.

Available from Evans, the dress now comes in a multitude of colours and prints and is a staple item for every wardrobe. Some of the dresses, including this one, also feature the new mesh lining.

For some reason I get total bitch face when I wear these kind of dress...

I did find the dress was true to size, but I think for comfort I would have preferred a size bigger.

Toni x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Body Gossip

Whilst studying acting in NYC Ruth Rogers feel at first hand the pressure looking 'perfect'. On here return to the UK she decided to start start a movement that challenged 'perfection' and allowed all bodies to be in the spotlight.

Joined by Natasha Devon in 2008, who was already running Body Confidence workshops in school, Body Gossip was recreated...

Body Gossip campaign to banish body confidence by running Body Gossip Schools - aimed at teenagers ages 13-18, across both genders, teaching them self esteem and how to 'rock your own brand of gorgeous' - Body Gossip Tours - aimed at Universities, and also hold a Body Gossip Show.

Show your support to the body gossip movement by buying one of their awesome T-shirts...


Unfortunately the tees only go up at a size 22, but they do stock mens tees and baby grows..

Toni x

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

OOTD - Autumn is upon us...

Yep, that right! My favourite time of year! As much as I love sunshine and hot weather, I am kinda glad autumn is upon us!

Cosy jumpers, oversize knits, woolly tights and boots. All things that make Toni happy!

Whilst on one of my many weekly trips to Asda I saw this jumper and just had to have it!

It has fluffy shoulders!!!!!

What I wore...

Jumper - George as Asda
Skinny Jeans - Next
Flats - Evans

Toni x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

I feel good.......

A few weeks ago Vicky put a call out on twitter to see if anyone was interested in a new blog challenge...

Compared to other challenges, this one is a bit different..

You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped? This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful.

The only 'rule' for this challenge is that you shouldn't use any photograph that you have used before. It can be an old photo or a new photo, as long as when you took it, you felt that you looked great.

The photo I hae chosen is one from Plus North last weekend. The after party was sponsored by Scarlett and Jo and they brought in a MUA to do our hair and make up for the catwalk. The theme was 40th Glam and i looked like this...

I would never do my hair or make up like this but liked the Hollywood feel to it! I never thought red lips would suit me, and I am sure that I will never be able to recreate my hair like this!

What do you think? Yay or nay?







Laura http://laurapantslifestyle.blogspot 






Amy Elizabeth

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Plus North pt2

I apologise now for how picture heavy this post will be but I can't seems to find the words to say how much it means to Becky and myself that you all travelled, stayed came and enjoyed!

We need you guys just as much as we need the sponsors!

For me, they day went buy in a such a blur and I didnt get to say hello to loads of people that I would have liked to.

As always we welcome all feedback, good and bad! We are not perfect or professional event organisers  and as such there is going to be things we learn from each year!!

Heres to Plus North 2014!!!

Toni x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Plus North - Pt1 - Day Dress

As I already mentioned in yesterdays post, last Saturday was the day that me and Becky had been working hard to organise for the last year! PLUS NORTH!

From all the blogs and pictures I have seen I think we can call this years event a success, even if I do say it myself!!

Through blogging I have been lucky to build some fantastic relationships with brands. None more so then Simply Be. I kid you not, half of my wardrobe is made up of Simply Be and my bank account definitely knows when it payday and I have to pay my account!!

As Simply Be were one of our main sponsors this year they kindly offered to dress me for the day event.

I fell in love with the Project D London Piccadilly dress but sadly it was, and still is out of stock :-(

As an alternative I picked another Project D dress. The Lincoln Maxi dress from the past season.

As always, when you have your heart set on something and then it doesn't happen I was a tad gutted, and until Saturday morning I still wasn't 100% sure that I liked the dress.

But I have to say it felt faaaabbbulous on! I received loads of compliments on the dress!

Image courtesy of KJP 

I could have maybe done with a pin to cover my modesty around the boob area, but apart from that I am glad I stuck with the dress and wore it!!

What do you think?

Toni x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Vanity Case


After a crazy few month with Plus North and moving house I think I have finally got my blog mojo back and am ready to bang out some posts!

As most of you know Plus North was last Saturday 7th September, in Manchester (post's to follow!)

The stunning Elena and I were sharing a room and I very nicely asked her if she would perform some magic and beautify me for the event!

For those of you that don't know, Elena is a beautician and runs The Vanity Case.

After deciding on a brow shape and tint, eyelash tint and individual lashes and a Gel manicure and pedicure Elena began to make me over!

Unfortunately I failed to get any pictures on my nails, but I had them a lovely Seafoam green ...

Here are my toes.... AMAZING!!! 

(Yes, I have odd feet)

My brows and lashes before....

Elena also runs monthly Pin Up Make up classes, as well as providing acrylic nails and Bridal make up!

If you are in or around the Northampton area and feel like a pampering, I highly suggest you give Elena a call... she is awesome!

Toni x

Sunday, 1 September 2013

OOTD - Pure and Simple

Some times I don't think about an outfit, I just throw on the first thing that I come across. The other day was no exception!

Stripy jumper - ASOS Curve
Skinny Jeans - Chloe's from Simply Be


Toni x