From Prim to Partywear!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

One of the best aspects of blogging by far has got to be the opportunity to collaborate with some pretty amazing brands. Marks & Spencer contacted me and asked if I would take part in their Prim to Partywear campaign, which is essentially taking your outfit from day to night and I may have let out a little squeal of excitement when I received their e-mail because well, it's Marks & Spencers! Being asked to collaborate with such a well known and quintessentially British brand is such a huge compliment! I own quite a hefty amount of old school St Michael's gear through vintage and charity shop shopping, so it was nice to wear something from the brand that is a little more current!

Anyway onto the project, I chose Marks and Spencer's Limited Edition Checked Shift Dress because i noticed it was an investment piece that could be layered with jumpers, cardigans and worn over collared tee's in the winter months and worn alone during the warmer months.
"Prim" | Coat* . Warehouse | Dress* . M&S | Turtleneck . H&M | Bag . Kelsi Dagger | Loafers . New Look.

The transition from "Prim" to "Partywear" wasn't as difficult as I had anticipated. The first outfit was worn to uni in the morning, then I came home, and literally let my hair down in the evening. I applied some lipstick from the LOLA range and put on my signature cat eye liner et voila! Party face sorted, now onto the clothes, to dress it up, i just removed my turtleneck, put on some statement tights, a leather jacket and a pair of faithful heels. Unfortunately I wasn't on my way to a bar for some cheeky drinks with friends, but it sure did feel like it!
Partywear" . Dress (Same as above) | Jacket . F21 | Tights* . M&S | Lipstick (Cheeky Cherry - Dupe for Mac's 'So Chaud')* . M&S | Heels . New Look

Luckily for me, I have a few Christmas parties lined up and a wedding to attend, so you'll be seeing this dress soon, most probably with berry coloured tights and a lace collared shirt! So, what do you think? Have I managed to pull off the Prim to Partywear look? It's not often I get to dress up and feel like a lady, and it was interesting trying to create two very different looks using just one dress, so this was so much fun to do!

Everyone knows M&S do incredible food but they do also have loads of partywear pieces and dresses in at the moment which are affordable and pretty darn stylish!

Hope you've all been having a fab week! I've finally finished for Christmas so i'm looking forward to catching up on some much needed rest and blogging!


  1. Gorgeous! Loving both of these outfits but the night is definitely my fave...smokin! And what a great opportunity :)


  2. oh my god your hair is so beaut down, such a babe! love the dress and how you've styled it, who knew M&S had such gems?!x

  3. I love both looks! and you let out your hair!!!(i'm so used to seeing it all packed up). beautiful

  4. Love everything on this outfit babe, specially your leather jacket <3

    Kisses ♥

    1. I like both, but the night is my fv too!

  5. You look so purdyyy. I'm liking the way you've styled that dress!xx

  6. Great outfit change, that dress is super cute.

  7. Oooh I love this post! Posts like these are always fun to read as it's nice to see how you can use an item both day and night time. Congrats on the collab! I would have never thought to wear this dress in the day time as I would have just kept it for parties and evening wear I think but I like how casual you've worn it for day time... although I think the night outfit is still my fave haha.
    Saadiya x

  8. you are one of my favorite bloggers :) Love both looks, and your hair is gorgeous!
    Do you think you could do a hair post?

  9. Congrats on the collaboration with m&s! Love both looks!

  10. I'm away on the 23rd and back on Boxing Day and upon my return, we shall have that cheap wine. You look fab in these photos. I love the way you've layered that dress. x

  11. Both looks i am loving! Such a great piece x

  12. Oooh love that Warehouse coat - it's fab on you!

  13. love both these outfits, you look amazing! this post has actually made me think about looking in M&S

    amy x

  14. oh my congratulations on the campaign! So jealous, and you definitely rocked the looks. I have never met another girl named Sade like me…. and as well…. looks like me lol.. Beautiful

  15. those leggings are amazing.....

  16. So I think I'm kind of completely in love with your hair and the outfit of course x


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