What I Wore: Nelly Launch

Waiting in the cold!
Veebs, Nicole, Harriet and Me in the Nelly Photobooth

New hairstyle, ring by Whistles and nails in Nails Inc. Cadogan Sq

First foray into bright orange nail wraps- so quick and so easy!

This week saw the UK launch of Scandinavian ASOS-esque department store Nelly, and what could one expect but a fabulous invite only party?!

At the beautiful AQUA sky bar in Oxford Circus all sorts of bloggers, PRs and generally fashionable folk came together to appreciate an array of divine shoes, delectable cocktails and great music. Free shoes and free drinks were the order of the day as every guest was entitled to a complimentary pair of gorgeous Nelly heels (I had my heart set on some studded coral babys- yes please!) as well as several gorgeous cocktails including an inviting but intoxicating lychee and rose water concoction dotted with rosebuds. 

I also won a little Twitter competition to win £250 to spend at after tweeting an Instagrammed pic of some lovely studded heels. Hello black suede Jeffrey Campbells, you've been  a long time coming...

Anyway, the guests at the Nelly launch were surely a stylish bunch- all decorative collars and outlandish trousers- so I felt I should make a bit of an effort. In the end I plumped for an ethereal Zara lace maxi, obligatory blazer and my faithful Prada handbag.

On the beauty front I decided to mix things up a bit by adding a bit of texture to my long bob. I just tonged a few curls into my hair and tousled it up with plenty of Batiste- I quite like the softer, bohemian look but the humidity is not it's friend. I also tried out a new lipgloss- the bargainous Collection 'Lock'n'Hold' gloss in Rock Steady 3- a creamy peachy pink which actually lasts brilliantly and is the best £2.99 I spent this week! I certainly recommend a purchase if you're looking for a lipgloss to withstand excessive cocktail sipping and canopy consumption.

The finishing touch for my Nelly look had to be some fabulous shoes and I settled for my boxfresh Office snake wedges (annoyingly reduced to £25 this week!). However, twenty minutes prior to leaving, I went to put my shoes on only to notice the sorry state of my toenails. Chipped polish just ruins gorgeous shoes, so I had to get a quick fix! Nail Rock to the rescue! My first attempt at nail wraps went surprisingly well, and I received a few compliments on the glossiness of my tootsies would you believe?! You just need to trim them down to size and stick them on (following instructions in the pack). I went for the neon orange ASOS options and they added a zingy pop of colour to my simple outfit- very on trend! (£6.70)

Above are a few pictures for you to browse- and a post on Nelly's finest wares shall be coming shortly! Enjoy ladies and gents!
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