18 May 2015

09 May 2015

22 April 2015

Outfit | Black, White, and Grey



Hat C/O NastyDress | Leg Avenue Bodysuit | Thrifted Belt | Skirt from Forever 21 | Steve Madden Pumps

20 April 2015

Outfit | Leopard and Denim


Vintage Denim Jacket | Leopard Print Top C/O NastyDress | Thrifted Skinny Belt | Jeans from Forever 21 | Steve Madden Pumps

12 April 2015

Review | Irresistible Me Clip-In Hair Extensions


First new video in a while. In this one, I review a set of Irresistible Me's Royal Remy clip-in extensions. I had never tried proper hair extensions before as I've always had long hair, but I had been curious about trying a set for adding some volume and thickness so when Irresistible Me contacted me I was keen to give them a go!

And the lovely people at Irresistible Me gave me a coupon code for any of you to use!  

Code: IrresistibleAbbey for 10% off on Irresistible Me.

11 April 2015

Floral




Thrifted Floral Print Dressing Gown | Lace Slip from Forever 21 | Wig C/O Nasty Dress

07 April 2015

A Pop of Pink

 

The Penelope bra and panty set by Agent Provocateur's l'Agent line is made of vibrant soft jersey and mesh and walks the line of sexy vs. girly perfectly.

I think I've previously mentioned my preference of classic colours for lingerie. Black, cream, white, and so on make up the majority of my little collection. I just find them the most flattering. And typically I'm not very keen on wearing pink. I don't think I own any pink clothing outside of an old multicoloured sequinned mini-dress. So, it's safe to say I wouldn't typically seek out pink lingerie. But while browsing Shopbop's lingerie section recently, something about this set quickly caught my eye. It's not a set I would normally go for and I couldn't quite put my finger on what I liked about it, I was just purely drawn to it in some way. This seems to be a recurring theme in my life lately, in matters more meaningful than just picking out something new to wear underneath my clothes.

Now, I don't see myself adding a fuchsia cocktail dress or baby pink coat to my wardrobe anytime soon, I'd still find that all a bit much. Wearing a pretty bright pink lingerie hidden underneath an all black outfit, on the other hand...

Alternatively, underneath a slightly grungy jeans and jean jacket sort of outfit. I'm all about interesting contrasts.

P.S. Shopbop's Friends & Family Event begins today, running till April 9th at 11:59am PST. Get 25% off your order with the code SPRING25! Just in time for a little spring shopping.

01 April 2015

26 March 2015

Review | Nastydress.com

Every so often, in the course of running a blog that is often centred around fashion and beauty, small online shops will contact me about possible collaborations. Most recently, I received an email from Nastydress.com, an online shop based in China, about taking part in their fashion blogger programme. Having never before heard of this shop, I did a bit of research and ultimately decided to collaborate with them for a review. I always do some research before working with any shop as it's important to me to be as certain as possible that any shops I am collaborating with are legitimate and worth recommending to those reading this blog. It's also important to me to be completely open and honest in reviews, regardless of whether I am reviewing something I have been sent or have bought myself. So with all that said, let's begin the review itself!

Ordering

The process of placing an order on Nastydress.com is not unlike many other online shops. Choose your items, create an account, and place your order using the payment option of your choice.

Processing/Shipping/Packaging

Nastydress.com offers worldwide free shipping. Shipping time varies by location, but for Canada and the United States, the estimated shipping time is stated to be 8 to 15 business days. In my case, it took exactly 14 business days. Prior to shipping, processing the order took 4 business days (which is the stated average for processing). It may take a little longer than is ideal, but it is not an unusually long time for processing in my experience collaborating with other online shops similar to this one.

As for packaging, the three items were bagged individually and packed inside a plastic post bag. The only thing of note here is that one of the items (a wide brim hat) was slightly squashed, but the creases were nothing a hot iron weren't able to sort out.

Now onto the three items themselves!



The first item is a crossover leopard print top. I've been loving this style of top recently, and I've always had a soft spot for leopard print. The quality is decent for the price, but I will be making sure to line dry this top and keep it out of the drying machine because it does feel like that type of fabric that quickly begins to appear worn after too many turns in the dryer. This is not a complaint, however, as this top is far from the only clothing item that I make sure to keep out of the dryer for the same reason. It is a O/S item and fits like a small.

Quality: 3.5/5
Similarity to Picture: 5/5
Price (considering quality): 4/5



The second item I chose was a synthetic wig. Since I was a teenager I loved playing around with wigs and have ended up with a little collection of synthetic wigs, mostly from online shops such as this one and Hallowe'en clearance racks. The quality of this wig is as good or better than the majority of my others and lost only a few hairs when brushed out. The only thing of note regarding this item is that it is slightly curlier than it appears in the photo, but I still quite like the look of it.

Quality: 4.5/5
Similarity to Picture: 4/5
Price (considering quality): 4/5


Wide Brim Hat, $10.50

The final item is this black wide brim hat. I had been looking for a hat like this one for a few weeks before seeing this one of Nastydress. It looked just like the ones I had been looking at on eBay and I decided to give it a go. According to the tag, it is a 50/50 poly/wool blend and it is 57 cm in diameter. Quality-wise, it's quite similar to hats I've bought at shops like Claire's Accessories or Ardene in the past.

Quality: 5/5
Similarity to Picture: 5/5
Price (considering quality): 5/5

Based on my experience and the three items I was sent, I would give this shop a 4/5 rating. Do keep in mind that experiences with online shops differ and I can only speak to the quality of the items I chose, but as far as cheap online shops go, Nastydress.com gets a passing mark from me.

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21 March 2015