I’ve had the best, most relaxing weekend as my boyfriend and I stayed at the amazing Midland Hotel in Manchester as an anniversary present. 

We booked in for a spa day which was absolute bliss! Facials and massages, I don’t think it gets much better! 

We had an evening out in Manchester’s Northern Quarter where we went to a few of our favourite bars.


I wore this amazing lace bodysuit from ASOS, which I think was only £28! My black Joni jeans from Topshop and my white blazer jacket from Primark, which was only £15! 


I love the simplicity of this look. I used bronze and gold eyeshadows on my eyes, with white shadow in the corners to open my eyes up! 


I also accessorised this look with my gold Swarvoski earrings, my gold DKNY watch and my best friend also bought me this gorgeous chocker style necklace, also from ASOS, which I love! 

What do you think of my look? Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! X

Winter Wedding Wonderland

To beat the Thursday rainy blues, I’ve written up some ideas to bring you some Winter Wedding inspiration, to help you if you’re attending a wedding or even getting married yourself!

The Black Tux have inspired ME to help the clueless and confused wedding guest on the appropriate attire for a Winter wedding, or a wedding in any season for that matter! The Black Tux are a fabulous suit rental company started up by two friends. Read their great story, and have a browse of their website here.

Firstly, with any wedding you would think straight away the most important element: the dress! However, let’s not leave the men out here! Suits are important too! I love a classic suit, but I also think different colour ways and patterns, such as – tweed and pinstripe, are a great way to add a fun twist!

Here are some of my top picks:


A three piece suit – you can never go wrong! This dapper grey suit is from The Black Tux and to rent this full outfit is only $195! I think this is classic, and super smart. To shop this look, click here.


If you’re wanting to channel your inner 007, look no further! Again, you cannot go wrong – it’s like a little black dress for men! I love the bow tie – it definitely gives an air of elegance. This is also from The Black Tux, to shop this look, click here.

I love keeping the colours warm within Winter, I’d have lots of gold accessories, and lots of greens, burnt oranges and reds. Perfect! 

To accessorize within a wedding, I’d go for beautiful gold cuff-links for men and a jewelled necklace or some statement earrings for ladies.


This gorgeous necklace from Swarovski, I think this is perfect for a wedding to wear with an evening dress! It sits just on your collar bone – which I find very flattering, and retails for £99.

I find the best places to shop for formal accessories, for men and women, would definitely be Accessorize and Monsoon, Swarovski, The Black Tux and Next.

Now, onto the dresses!


Or playsuit! This dreamy number is from Topshop, and I’m obsessed with it! I’m loving the dusty rose colouring, perfect for a wedding! This would obviously be suited to a girl in her teen years, up to mid twenties I would say! Pair with some gold strappy heels and matching clutch and your good to go!


For the more mature lady, I think this red lacy dress from Next is perfect! You could even add a fascinator for the finishing wedding touch! Gold heels and maybe some killer earrings and I think this would be stunning.

What do you think of my wedding inspiration and ideas? What else would you suggest?

If you’d like some more inspo, take a look at my Pinterest!

Emily xo

H&M X Balmain

Hello everyone!

I think everyone who loves fashion knows the STRUGGLE that today has been! I’ve been counting down until the launch of the much anticipated H&M X Balmain collaboration for months, and as soon as it launched… MELTDOWN.

The website and app have been blowing up with people desperate to get their hands on some Balmain goodness, I waited and waited for probably about three hours to see the collection. I haven’t been able to get any pieces yet, which I’m heartbroken about, seriously!

I think the reason people go crazy for collaborations like this is simple – affordable luxury. H&M is a Swedish brand that has taken over the high street, and I think will only continue to get bigger. I always compare H&M to Primark in sense of prices (it’s super affordable and reasonable) BUT has the quality and style of places like Topshop.

Balmain is everything I look for in a designer brand, as soon as you see a piece from a Balmain collection – you know. It’s very distinctive. I LOVE the mustard yellows, the emerald greens and monochrome colour schemes they have used in this particular collaboration, I think it’s just gorgeous.

Here are a few of my top picks:


This dress! As you all know, I’m obsessed with velvet. Hellloooo, hints in the name. High necked, long sleeved bodycon dresses are my dream! I think it’s super sexy, but very classy at the same time. You’re not showing excess amounts of skin, but your body shape still shines through. If I could have one piece from the collection, this would be it! Lace up heels, scraped back ponytail and a simple clutch. Simply gorgeous.


This is an obvious one! I’m a sucker for embellishment and beading, if I could buy beaded socks, I would! The angel that is Kendall Jenner is wearing this gorgeous blazer at the Billboard Music Awards, perfect with some black knee high booties.


Angel number two, Rosie, wearing these AMAZING patterned flared pants. These are to die for – I’m really loving funky flared pants at the moment. I love how she has kept to the same colour pallet, she looks incredible. I will definitely be on the hunt for these (or something very very similar!)


Last but by no means least – keeping in simple in this black velvet Balmain tee. I think this is great – mixing it up with casual simple clothing. I’d wear this with my black jeans and little suede heeled boots and a great leather jacket! This also comes in white – but I definitely much prefer it in black.

What are your thoughts, what would you pick? Were you lucky enough to grab some limited edition Balmain pieces?!

Love to hear from you!

Emily xo


Hello everyone! 

I’ve been trying to switch up my look lately and been wanting to go in a new direction, I’ve completely changed my taste in clothes within the past year!

I really love the boho-chic kind of look, which is the direction I’ve been trying to go in! I also love dressing up when I can and trying out new trends! 

You may have seen in previous posts that I’m loooovvvvinnnng thigh high lace up boots! I bought a pair from Public Desire a few months ago and had no idea how to style them! Black jeans and a bodysuit is one of the ideas I had, however when I had the chance to go out for my friends birthday, I took the plunge and wore them!

My white Kylie Jenner esque dress is from BooHoo originally but I bought this from a lovely girl on Depop for £15! Bargain. I thought as the boots are quite sexy I’d wear a dress that complimented them and showed them off, however didn’t show too much skin.

I got so many compliments and I loved my outfit in the end – I was a little unsure! 

I just styled it up with a little leather clutch from H&M and some little gold earrings from Swarovski

Contrary to belief – my boyfriend was baffled – they’re so comfortable! Your foot and ankle is so supported and they’re super easy to walk in. 

What trends are you living for at the moment? I hope you enjoyed, comment your thoughts! Xo

If you want to keep up to date with my new buys and obsessions follow me on Instagram: emilypells

Top Tips

Hello everyone, I’m sorry that my posts are seemingly slim and far between at the moment! I’ve been working full time since I’ve come home from travelling and I’m finding it quite hard to adjust to splitting my time between work / boyfriend / family / friends /alone time / social life / blogging haha! 

Today I wanted to write about all my little saving tips and tricks that I try (try VERY hard) to stick to! Saving is of course, very important – however, shopping comes right under that!

My first tip is – perfumes.

I’m one of those girls who love to drown themselves in perfume, which always ends in me running out very quickly! Sad face. It’s especially annoying if you’ve spend £60 plus pounds on perfume that’s gone in weeks! 

I’ve been buying Next’s perfume for years, to wear day to day and saving my expensive perfume for occasions. They smell amazing let me tell you! Even better is they range from £4 – £12. I’m really liking “Sparkle” at the moment for £8. They smell strong (in the sense that you can actually smell you have perfume on) and they have amazing lasting power for the price! 

My second tip is slightly contradictory! Spend more, save more. 

In the sense you get what you pay for. I’m trying now, to buy make-up and clothes that are slightly better quality. Which means that I buy less of them and keep them longer. I used to buy quite a few essentials from places like Primark and they just fall to pieces or go see through or break! I feel like if you get a number of good quality pieces that you can mix and match with, you’ll save a lot more! 

My third tip is charity shops and boot sales! 

You can find some asolute gems at boot sales and charity shops! Designer items, never been worn garments and brand new styles very often get dropped off at places like this. Quite often, people don’t realise the worth of clothes and let them go for peanuts! 

Another good tip of mine is, rummage in the sales!!! There is no shame!!! 

I think Topshop do really good sales, a really big range. I always have a good look in the sales, if it has stains on or buttons missing – it’ll come off no doubt and you’ll find new buttons on the inside of the garment of buy them new for pennies! If you comment on the problem you may even get more money off. 

If a style is a few sizes too big, but I love the item. I always think, will it look good over sized? Can I put a belt with this? It’s worth a try! 

My last tip is buying online. 

I just bought this beauty from Miss Selfridge for £14! It was supposed to be £20 in store, so it says on the label. 

You can get so many discount codes online too. If you’re a student sign up to Unidays! You will not regret it, so many discounts! 

I also think, signing up for newsletters is a bit of a bonus. It may be quite annoying getting numerous emails, however you get lots of codes and offers! Some offers you can only redeem if you sign up for a newsletter. 

What are your top tips for saving? What do you think of mine!? 

Have a lovely week! Xo

Keep it Social

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a fab week?

Just a quick post on keeping up with me on my social media platforms! I do love social media, I’m a confessed addict! I pour all my inspiration and favourite fashion images onto here, so give me a follow! (I follow back!)

Firstly is Pinterest. I’ve only really got back into Pinterest about a couple of weeks ago (hence the poor number of followers!) but I’m obsessed with it! I love pinning all my favourite images and gaining inspiration. Follow me at – emilypells.


Now I really am obsessed with Instragram! I post new purchases, inspiration and the occasional photo of my adorable pooch (nothin wrong with some puppy lovin). I love following new people and seeing what they’re up to and their style! Follow me at – emilypells.

And lastly is my Twitter! I have to say I do tend to ramble, but go on – follow me! I love retweeting pics of my favourite styles and mooching through celebrities outfits and posting them! Look me up at – emilypells.

Okay. So I might as well have told you to just put “emilypells” in everywhere that may have saved time, but now you’ve got all the info, take a look at my profile and give me a follow! 

Post your names below and I’ll follow you back!

Have a lovely weekend! X


My boyfriend and I spent the weekend in Manchester for his belated birthday pres, from me👸 

We stayed in the fabulous Macdonald Manchester Hotel for the weekend and went out for some food and drinks!


(Before we got a curry and became the messiest humans alive..) 

My outfit for Saturday;


I wore my black Joni high-waisted jeans with my new ASOS flatforms, a white floaty top from Topshop and waterfall jacket from online boutique “Sorelle UK”. 

I adore this jacket, it was only £19.99! An absolute barg, it goes with so many outfits – take a look at their website. So many gorg bits, and for an amazing price!

I thought it was just the right amount of dressy.


I also added this thin gold body chain from Lamoda (online fashion retailer) underneath! I love this soooo much, I’d wear it with everything if I could, and I was less than £5! 

Then into the night time for drinks I switched into this;

I’m in loooove with this chain mail esque top from Missguided. I have to admit it was a bit of an impulse buy – but I’m so glad I bought it! It would look so good over a bikini, or if you’re daring enough, black hot pants and a bra top.

I got quite a few compliments about it, can’t wait to style it up again!

And finally, on Sunday I wore pretty much the same as Saturday however I wore my American Apparel bodysuit, which I just wear with everything, and you can see my Lamoda bodychain a bit better! 

What do you think of my looks?

I hope you had a lovely weekend! X

Smart-Causual? Eh?

Whenever you receive an invitation to an event, party or even just dinner the first thing that flies through my mind is “what shall I wear?!” “Is it dressy?” “Can I wear heels?!!!” 

Us girls (and growingly men) are just confused nowadays on the dress code, you can’t be under dressed and look scruffy, and the fear of over dressing and having all eyes on you is too intense for my liking! 

I think the worst event to choose an outfit for, is weddings. You can’t wear white, black is a no-go! Is it outside? Do I need a jacket? Is it dressy? It’s just a nightmare. “Smart-Causal” what does that even mean? 

Recently, wedding experts Paul Fredrick contacted me and asked me to help them with this dilemma.

As I said above, Men are finding this harder too. Bow ties or top button undone? Brogues or boat shoes?

Paul Fredrick a menswear company is making waves in the wedding industry. They created this infographic with the help of a handful of experts. 

Take a look at this;  

Do you agree with these stats? I have to say.. Flip flops would be a no-go, not at my wedding! Even if it is causal! What would you suggest? 

I adore three piece suits, and think that they’re ideal for a black tie/formal event! 

These two above are from Paul Fredrick. I love the baby blue colour of the first one, I think it’s super classy – perfect for a gentleman! 

The second suit, I chose as I love the mis-match of the colours and patterns. I think staying within a similar colour family (mustard and beige for example) you can pull off the mis-match look! However, don’t go too far out, purple and green would not be a good look. 

I love these dress shirts, you can dress these up with a gorgeous suit or play it down with smart jeans and boat shoes. I love the mismatch again of the colours and patterns! Take a look at Paul Fredricks fabulous Dress Shirts page too. They have so many designs, you will be spoilt for choice! I would most definitely recommend. 

I really like these two looks above, both from Next. I think in summer months, with an outdoor wedding these chino shorts could be pulled off! Especially with a matching suit jacket. I think it’s young, fun and a bit different! 

The second look I like as it’s a bit more smart but still casual. Maybe this is the meaning of smart-casual?! Jeans, a shirt and a tailored blazer can take your look up a few levels and still keep it casual enough.

So shoes! I love these loafers from Paul Fredrick. They’re on their website for less than $200 (in the sale guys!) which I think is more than reasonable for leather dress shoes that will last a lifetime. These are the perfect wedding shoe. I don’t think they’d be ideal for a black tie event, but most definitely perfect for a more casual wedding, it would look great with tailored black jeans, or a dark navy suit. 

Finishing touches. Cufflinks are essential for black tie weddings, even more casual weddings in my opinion! These have such a lovely touch, with initials being available to add on. The perfect wedding present to the groom, or you could even get the wedding date on them! Perfect. $59.50 from Paul Fredrick. Buy one get the second half price! 

Ladies! Don’t think I forgot about you! 

This gorgeous co-ord is from Next, and perfect for a summer wedding! £70 for both top and skirt is very good I think, really good quality and one you can wear again and again! Pair with gold sandals and an envelope clutch and you’re good to go! 

I love co-ordinates for weddings and think they’re a funky alternative to a dress, young and fresh! 

These two are from Missguided. For the younger woman/teen I would say. Perfect for a smart-casual wedding again. Pair with strappy heels and maybe a draped waterfall linen jacket for the ceremony. I love these colours too. Bright and fresh, perfect for a buzzing happy day. 

Jumpsuits are really cool too. You can dress them up (like the second image) or keep it free and simple like the first. I think they’re super flattering and a bit different! Both of these are from Next. I love the second lacy number, a blush bandeau – so beautiful. Keep your hair off your face – in a bun or even plaited to keep it elegant.

The first grey jumpsuit would be ideal for a beach or an outdoor wedding! What do you think?

So there we are! Here is my summary on the perfect wedding attire! What do you all think? Anything you would add or recommend, or anything you really loved!? I would love to hear your comments!

Have a lovely week! X 

Sleepy Sundays

As we ALL know, Sundays are for lounging and doing not a single thing.. Except move from the sofa to the fridge.. And repeat as many times as necessary. 

Comfort is key!! Usually I’d definitely be in leggings but ripped jeans are my answer today, very comfy still I must say!

However I broke the Sunday code, and went to a car boot sale with my boyfriend! We love the bargains heh. So jeans we’re semi practical.. I’ll be more comfy next Sunday I promise!!! 


My jeans are by Topshop.

My croptop is by American Apparel, and so is my cardigan.


 I absolutely adore this nail varnish! The colour is my favourite by far, it’s by Barry M – I seem to get all my varnishes from there! They have such nice colours and different types – eg sparkly, cracked and so on!

My watch is from Casio, it’s tough as nails! It survived zip lining, snorkelling, sandy beaches, numerous animals and a daily battering in Asia – the best watch I’ve ever had!! 

My ring is from Pandora and my lovely best friend got it for me, it’s so pretty! My bracelet (which goes quite well with my ring actually!) is from Cambodia, a great memory to keep with me! 

What is your Sunday loungewear?! Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! 

Missguided Launch

So on Monday of this week, Missguided launched their very first store! They’ve always been an online women’s retailer since 2009 when the brand began, but now in Selfridges in the Trafford Centre in Manchester, they’ve opened! 

I went down on Monday to see how it was going on, and I have to say it looks amazing! There’s lots of tassels, suede, lace – it’s perfect for us girls!   


I definitely think it’s got a strong festival wear feel with some of the garments. And even better, it’s sooo reasonable. I saw prices start from about £15! If you look on my recent blog post “Payday Buys” this also applies!!


I’d definitely recommend if you’re in the area – go down and have a look! 

Tomorrow (Thursday) is their official launch – with a DJ, photo booth and lots of fun things – so even better if you’re around go down then! 

What do you think of their new store? What are you fave pieces? Hope you’re having a lovely day!