British Style Collective - Style Diary

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Can you believe how fast time goes? It's crazy that it has been nearly a month since The British Style Collective was in Liverpool! Here is what I wore during the 3 most fashionable days of the year so far.

Top - Missy Empire* | Trousers - River Island | Bracelet - Matthew Pretty* | Bag - Forever 21

Day One

I decided to keep things chic and simple for the first day. I knew that I really really wanted to wear an all white outfit that included interesting textures and patterns. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I talk A LOT about these River Island trousers and I mean a lot... I literally wear them every week since i've bought them without fail. They instantly glam up any outfit with just the perfect amount of lace. This was also the day I was featured on the 6pm BBC News with my girl Emma from The Emasphere; discussing all the latest summer 2017 trends. Definitely one of the greatest moments of my blogging journey so far! ♥

Dress - Missy Empire* | Sunglasses - Topshop | Beret & Shoes - Zara

Day Two

Being a fashion blogger has it's major perks when it comes to occasion dressing; thankfully Missy Empire kindly gifted me several new pieces for the wardrobe which were showcased throughout the BSC weekend. This included this fabulous blue-ruffle number. I was instantly drawn to the gorgeous puffy-sleeves and thought it was a perfect pairing with my Topshop sunnies and really kitsch shoes from Zara - I call this my 'k-pop' look ^.^.

Sunglasses - Prada | Jacket - Missy Empire* | Bodysuit & Trousers - Zara

Day Three

Now this outfit is completely out of my comfort zone! First of all these Zara white trousers are completely new to me! I'm not usually a white-denim kind of gal but the boxy-fit of these were definitely needed in my jeans collection. Something in me thought they would go really well with this Red Missy Empire jacket and Zara bodysuit, a casual and cool look ensued...


I have my final instalment of the BSC series to share with you all soon - which will include a Vlog! Stay tuned for more my lovelies :)


Did you know the British Style Collective was formerly known as The Clothes Show? Have you been before?

Love, Pingkan x

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Paul & Joe Beauty - Summer 2017 Collection Review

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Let's talk about Blush 

Now, normally I am not a Blush kind of gal and if you have ever raided through my makeup bag, you know that I am forever hitting pan on my bronzers. I always find myself wanting a sun-kissed and chiselled look, whilst previous blush experiences have consistently left me looking like a Pokemon - much like Pikachu and not in the cute way!
Literally in the 'Girl... I can see your blush from a mile away' type of look... *sigh*

This brings me to happily introduce you to... the Paul & Joe Summer 2017 Gel Blush!*

Now this Blush is really something else! First of all the consistency is almost like a bouncy jelly, you know, sorta like the jelly you get in bubble tea but a little bit more buttery. The formula itself feels very cooling on the fingertips and very refreshing when you dab it on your cheeks. I have the colour Fantasy (001), which is described as 'A meltingly sweet glow, this soft pink is the perfect shade'. On my skin tone it is a lovely peachy-soft-nude-pink toned blush; which is so perfect for me as i'm not too fond of the bright red or orange blushes for me personally - cos ain't nobody wanna be looking like something out of an Anime on an every day basis⚡️.

I find that applying it with my fingers works the best rather than using my blush-brush as the product easily melts and melds into the skin; giving it a more soft and luminous look. Also as it is quite cooling, it makes my morning routine that bit more refreshing.
Now this product does have a slight scent but it's nothing too over powering - more of a light floral / sweet smell which is quite delightful really :). I enjoy how this product still dries to a dewy look - so flattering especially for the summer months. Side note; I recently tried this blush as an eye shadow primer for a pinky, makeup-look and it worked like a treat. My pink-toned eyeshadow stayed on with no creasing whatsoever, look out for it on a video soon!

How have we got this far into this blogpost without mentioning the packaging? 
Okay, seriously aren't these just the cutest packaging ever? I mean, it literally has everything from palm trees to love hearts and cute cat illustrations - how bloody adorable!

I am a sucker for anything cute / kitch and this just ticks all the right boxes for me.

Now the Paul & Joe - Face & Eye Colour* box is just beautiful. These can be swirled together to give an extra glow to the skin as blush, or you can use them on the eyes for eyeshadow. They are enriched with Jojoba oil, Orange Flower Water, White Lilly extract and Rosa Roxburhii Fruit Extract which makes them super soft powders! And are totally suitable for sensitive skin gals like myself.

The shade I have is the Mon Petit Chat (109) described as 'A sweet, girly style that is the look of pure love'. Hues in the palette include: A lovely pink with tints of silver, sweet pink that is rich with hues of red; and light pink with silver and pearl undertones'. Be warned this product is no joke, even though the packaging is so super kawaii it really packs a punch in terms of pigment. One swirl of this and several taps of excess powder later and you are good to go. With that in mind I really do like the finish it gives to my skin - a lovely flush of colour on the cheekbones to make them appear that bit more radiant.

Have your heard of Paul & Joe Beauty before? What are you favourite blushers for the summer time?

Love, Pingkan x

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British Style Collective Day 1 Picture Diary

Saturday, 8 July 2017

What an INCREDIBLE first day at the The British Style Collective 💓.

I thought I would squeeze in a post to share with you some of the things that I got up to yesterday and was able to capture.

So yesterday I sat on two panels where I spoke about breaking into the wonderful world of blogging! I was surrounded by some of the finest bloggers within the community as well as being sat in the #FROW with the most influential fashion leaders in the industry! And to top it all off, I made it onto the 6pm BBC NEWS! 

Check out the BBC Interview here - where I mention some key summer trends and you can see some neat footage from what is 'Europe's biggest runway event' ! 

Let's just say... Mama I made it! ✨

Gingham Dreams with Edeline Lee

A/W Winter with Philip Armstrong

With the amazing Hilary Alexander OBE, Caroline of Knickers Models Own, Sabina of Fashernablylate & Emma of The Emasphere

With the gorgeous Emma & Megan of Pages By Megan!

Stay tuned for more in-depth blog posts following on from yesterday and make sure to follow me on Instagram and Insta stories where I will showcasing more of what The British Style Collective has to offer this weekend 💛.

Love, Pingkan x

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Trench Coat Styling Tips

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Today’s fashion report is dedicated to the trench coat.

There is something so effortlessly chic about the impeccable design of a classic trench coat. Not only are they the most stylish outwear piece to own for transitioning from season to season but they literally go with most of what you would have in the closet. The timeless appeal of a trench is an absolute must-have in any fashionista wardrobe.

With a wave of new lightweight trench coats in the high streets from pastel coloured; to geometric patterned, sleeveless ones; there are now many new exciting updates to the classic designs out there. You can see why the fashion industry always re-vamps the iconic look simply because they can add functionality and trendiness at the same time as keeping what just, works!

Here are some of the ways a trench coat can be styled for the summertime:

1. For those chilly summer nights, pair your trusted trench with a floaty maxi dress and sandals for that extra chic factor.

2. A cropped trench with a pair of blue denim jeans and t-shirt is a perfect everyday accompaniment to make the rest of your outfit shine. Another way to style a cropped trench is to have it open over a midi-dress and create a fluid yet relaxed silhouette for the spring / summer months.

3. Why not try and keep it casual and cool by wearing your classic trench coat with a simple tee and ripped denim.

For more outfit inspo and ways to style a trench coat check out Jack Wills* style guide here.

How would you style your trench coats for the coming seasons?

Love, Pingkan x

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This blog post was kindly sponsored by Jack Wills*

JORD Wood Watch Review + Giveaway!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The one thing that makes me feel put together, even when i am in a crazy rush in the mornings; has to be the moment I put on my watch. There’s something about adding it to your wrist, the extra weight, the shine, that just makes you feel like you’re ready to take on the world and you're ready to go; guns blazing.

Now as you can imagine when I received an email from JORD* to collab on a blog post I was over the moon! JORD focuses on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. They believe that a value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. 

'Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time'

JORD* kindly gifted me this stunning Ebony & Copper-alloy watch to review and that also means I can host a nice giveaway for you guys! Firstly, I am instantly drawn to the Copper ring and dark Ebony wood - A total show stopper. The craftsmanship and every detail included in this watch is really something quite special as you can see from the close ups below ^.^ There are a variety of styles with different finishes and metal accents that I do believe will never go out of style. A definite one-of-a-kind timepieces for your wrist game.

Hat - Forever 21 | Dress - Little Mistress* | Watch - JORD* Ebony & Copper | Bag - Gift From My Mama

Did I mention that this watch is Automatic? Yep, that’s right - no more replacing batteries ladies and gents ✓. The most surprising factor and what made me fall in love with this watch even more is how comfortable on the wrist and how super lightweight it is. It’s of course by no means flimsy or delicate - actually quite the opposite and you can really tell that it is built to last.

So ff you are looking for a gift for your significant other or family member definitely check JORD out. I'm sure they'll get you that cherished ‘WOW thank you so much’ look ;) OR if you are looking to elevate your own wrist-game then check out the beautiful women’s watches here.

Now for the giveaway! 

JORD has kindly offered a giveaway of not only an $100 code towards any of their stunning watches if you win, but by simply entering; you automatically get $25 off your next purchase! :)

How fantastic is that!

Watch Gift Ideas


* The contest will close July 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on September 30, 2017. For full terms & conditions please see the JORD website. *

Hope you enjoyed this post loves, let me know which one is your favourite timepiece of the range :)

Love, Pingkan x

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The British Style Collective Is Coming To Liverpool!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hey Loves! 

As you may or may not know I am lucky enough to be a part of the official Blogger Squad for the British Style Collective presented by The Clothes Show. This year is the first time the BSC will be hitting Liverpool to host a three-day, citywide fashion and beauty festival like no other!

There is so much to see and do this July; I thought I would break-down some of what the BSC has to offer you and your fashionista needs. 💞

Sunglasses & Top - Primark | Trousers - Missguided | Necklace - Carter Gore* | Shoes - Forever 21

The Albert Dock

A visit to the Albert Dock is a must when you come to Liverpool! 'It boasts an incredibly diverse architectural landscape with traditional buildings sprinkled about; stand out structures which are of course, very Instagrammable at all angles'. You can read about my love for the Albert Dock here.

You can very much expect the British Style Collective to deliver an eclectic atmosphere with 'a unique blend of shopping experiences, classic cars, supercool DJs, pop up 'Best In Show' catwalks, beauty make-overs and brilliantly unique theatre'
There are also amazing handmade & bespoke items; vintage designer makers - including Toucan Tango, Aliyah Hussain, Ruth Allen, Tea Party at the Zoo, Light Fandango, Ida & Rudy, Frilly Industries, BiNO Clothing, Lee Walsh and Random Makes - ready to meet some new owners! So make sure you bring your cash and cards as i'm sure you will pick up something to your liking 😏.

Alcatel Fashion Arena

This year's Fashion Arena will be bought to you by Alcatel, where they will 'take you on an explosive journey through the worlds of fashion, dance, latest trends and catwalk, all combined with live music acts from the next big names in one 60 minute show-stopping spectacle!'.

There will definitely be an abundance of things to do at the arena - everything in the fashion-meets-music spectacular from the likes of TIGI international & Pixi who will bring you the latest hair and beauty trends straight from the catwalk! Not to mention trend reports from Liverpool One where you will also be able to buy all the look showcased during the catwalk.

There will also be various talks from the fabulous Vogue Williams, Kimberley Walsh,  Mollie King, Henry Holland plus many more. Check out the celebrity line up here.

 The Shopping Halls Exhibition Centre

As a self confessed shopaholic I am so so excited to see everything the shopping halls exhibition has to offer! Here you will be able to shop from 200 different high street, Instagram, beauty and skin care brands all under one roof - a bloggers dream.
You will also have the chance to meet your fave celebs and listen to blogger talks at the expert studio. Get those selfie poses at the ready.

St, George's Hall // Designer Catwalks & Inside Fashion Talks

Not only will there be an epic designer catwalks throughout the weekend there will also be industry talks and featured Q&A sessions - this will be a great way of learning more about the different parts of what the creative and fashion industry has to offer straight from the experts themselves. Of course, plenty of shopping experiences from luxury brands will also be on offer.

If you would like to hear myself and my talented fellow BSC Blogger Squad discuss everything and anything from Insta Summer Styles to everything you need to know about the Fashion Blogging world then make sure you visit here to see our schedules! My personal one can be found here 😊.

With all this and more the British Style Collective is not to be missed from your calendar this July! I cannot express how excited I am for it and again feel very blessed to have such a special part in it all. Stay tuned for more info 💓.

Hope to see you all there! 💗

Love, Pingkan x

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