On Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Make Up Revolution 2nd at Cafe de Paris in London. After a whistlestop half day at my day job, I hopped on the train to meet the lovely Emma, Khila and Laura to drop in on the afternoon tea press launch of the latest products from Revolution, Freedom, I heart makeup and the latest product from the brand, Frizz Free before an evening of dancing the night away and drinking themed cocktails.
For my outfit I fell back on my go to shirt dress from the AX Paris Curve Collection at Simply Be (similar at Tesco Clothing). I’ve had a couple of shirt dresses from AX Paris and I find they’re just so comfortable and easy to wear but the prints and colour let the dress do the talking. If you look super closely at the print you’ll see cassette tapes and guitars, which I have to admit, I didn’t notice until someone pointed them out to me but is really cute detailing nonetheless.
I teamed the dress with this amazing statement cropped black PU jacket* from Alice & You which has bonus fringing along the bottom of the jacket and arms which is very Stevie Knicks and is the perfect “dressier than a biker jacket but not too dressy” staple for my wardrobe. You can never have too many “little jackets to just throw on”, right?
The bag is my latest pride and joy, so much so that I recently picked up its brown with gold detailing buddy in the M&S sale. This mock crock black box bag is from the Limited Collection at Marks & Spencer, has a flap over fastening and beautiful rose gold hardware detailing on the clasp and the corners of the bag. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, is pretty roomy inside and is therefore the perfect size for fitting in your essentials (no kitchen sinks here!). The black and the brown (which I originally wanted) are in the sale but the black has sold out online, if you hurry you may find it in store.
Comfortable shoes were key for this outfit seeing as I left the house at 8:30am for work and got home at 2am (ouch) so with a pair of basic heeled Chelsea boots on my feet from Primark and a swipe of Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte lipstick in 1975 on my lips, I was set to celebrate the Revolution in London.