It’s event season! At least I definitely always feel as if May, June and July are the busiest months with a ton of events going on. I’ve been quite slack in writing up the stuff I’ve attended and will be trying to catch up with that this week.

regent tweet

One of the events I look forward to every year is RegentTweet, a shopping day for bloggers to discover the different stores on Regent Street. It’s in its fifth year now, and so far I’ve been lucky to attend 3 of them. They’re always a lot of fun, plus you end up with lots of cool goodies from the various stores!

The idea of the day is pretty straightforward: each blogger gets a set of cards detailing the time and activity at a certain store. Sometimes it’s to pick up a goodie bag, sometimes it’s a taster session of food and drinks, other times it’s a competition or presentation. I remember one of the first years where you could easily do all the cards/stores in one day. Now? So many companies are participating, you really need to choose which ones you want to go to!

regent tweet bloggers

The RegentTweet basecamp this year was Brasserie Zedel. It’s a lovely underground restaurant and cafe; I’ve walked past this place so often, but never realized how big the place actually is! We all started here to register and pick up our initial RegentTweet bag and info, plus a handy gadget charging bar had been set up to make sure you could tweet and cover the day. We also got lunch here at their main restaurant: a nice steak haché with pepper sauce and fries (see image below).


That wasn’t the only food and drinks that we got to enjoy though. Throughout the day there were various restaurants and cafes that were providing lovely refreshments for us. I love the chocolate dipped strawberries from Godiva; so pretty and so tasty!

I also enjoyed the coffee art session at illy’s. Again I had no idea there was an illy’s in Regent Street (it’s just north of Oxford Circus), but I’m so going to come back more often! We got to see various techniques on how they made their coffee art; my favourite was the elephant you can see below. And of course we were allowed to have the coffees afterwards. I’ve always liked their ice coffees, but this is the first time I had their Neve Fondente: espresso with hot milk and cacao power topped with a layer of cold frothed milk. It’s hot and cold at the same time!


Another highlight for me was visiting the United Nude store. I adore their shoes: they’re so unique and pretty, but somehow also quite geeky. We got to meet their creative director, Rem D Koolhaas, and actually see their 3D printers in action. We all were allowed to choose a 3D printed ring or bracelet that had been created in that store. So cool!


There were so many other things to do during the day, half of which I think i didn’t get around to. Here’s the RegentTweet video showing some of the highlights:

At the end of the day we ended up with a ton of gorgeous goodies! My favourites: a crease-free (!) white shirt from Brooks Brothers, an espresso cup from illy, a £50 voucher from Banana Republic (I’ll blog about the dress I bought with it later this week), lipstick and eye shadow from Kiki and peppercorn shower gel from Molton Brown

regent tweet goodies

Like all the previous years, RegentTweet was a lot of fun! Thanks to Regent Street and Sister PR for organizing it and inviting me along. I can’t wait to see what next year’s one brings!

Tags: Fashion, Girly

What do you call an adorable dress featuring numbers in its design? Obviously: The Sum of Adorable!

the sum of adorable

You can get this dress for $79 on ModCloth. I still have never ordered something from ModCloth, mainly cause I know how tricky it is for me to get stuff to fit right and I just can’t help but think ordering clothes online is still too much hassle. Anyone else have any experience with ModCloth so far?

It’s Spring! I got this dress a few weeks back while it was still cold, but the flowers really make it a proper spring dress.


You can find this dress at The Joy Store for only £30.

A couple months back I blogged about my first pair of United Nude shoes (see that post here). I adore that pair, so when I heard about their Christmas sale I just knew I had to take a look to see what I could find. I ended up getting one of their recurring designs, Fold (in Dark Fog):

united nude fog

These are so awesome! They’re super comfy, yet so stylish and eye-catching; I constantly get asked where I got them from.

I am so tempted to get a second pair in a different colour now though… Each year United Nude brings this design back, but in new gorgeous colour combinations. The two designs from the current collection that I like are:


I’m not completely convinced though; there are colour designs from previous years that look so much more interesting, fun and (most importantly) more “me”. I think I’m going to have to wait till next season’s set or see if I can find the older ones still online. Either way I’ve got my heart set on getting a second pair of these!

Dress of The Day: Quilt Dress

November 26th, 2013

I think Miss Selfridge is slowly becoming my favourite store for dresses. I keep coming across interesting and flattering designs! I bought this dress last week and it’s so pretty, comfy and warm:


Cute, right? It’s available at Miss Selfridge for £49.

When is a dress a dress? I bought two what-I-thought-were-dresses last Sunday at Dorothy Perkins. Only it turns out that both of them aren’t on the website as dresses, but as tunics…

The first one is a black polka dot flare dress:


I admit it does look a bit too short on the model and for her I’d say it is a tunic. On me though, it falls longer than that (to about two-thirds of my thigh).

And here’s the second one:


Again it’s pretty similar; it falls much longer for me than for the model. I love both these “dresses” though; I’ve only had them a week, but they’re both comfy and pretty.

I usually don’t post articles this late at night when barely anyone is awake to actually see it, but with this dress it felt like the right thing to do:


Cute! I love the print, plus the cut of the dress looks super flattering. Is it bad that I kind of wished it would glow in the dark?

It’s available from Modcloth for $129.99.

I’m not even gonna try and come up with something clever to say about this bracelet; the Modcloth page already does it for me. “Need an accessory that will take your outfit that extra inch? Then, try this rad Monserat De Lucca by Defy bracelet on for size.”


Cute, right? It’s available on Modcloth for $52.99.

Tags: Girly

I love the designs from Closet. I’ve only got one dress from them, but it’s definitely my favourite dress. It looks great, has an awesome yet slightly psychedelic print, and has pockets (maybe I’m alone on this, but for me a dress dramatically increases its value if it has pockets)!

This latest design definitely caught my eye: it’s got a flattering flare shape and the print has an interesting pattern and colour combination.


I’ve had my eye on getting another Closet dress for ages, but I’m currently in-between their sizes, with neither size looking great on me. Still it’s a gorgeous dress, so I’m tempted to at least try it out.

I bought this dress last weekend and I’m so happy with how pretty it looks! It’s got a cool metallic tree print, an interesting neckline and a flattering full skirt (with pockets!). Plus it looks awesome on me, which obviously is always a good thing!


What I didn’t realise though was that I already had blogged about last year’s version of this dress! I was gutted to miss out on that dress then, but didn’t dare ordering online, cause I wasn’t sure how the fit would have been. Fingers crossed they bring out another print next year?