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Are we still allowed to say Happy New Year? Whatevr. I’m saying it.

January for me has been momentous in many ways. Hence the lack of blog. I’m also a year older so celebrations have been keeping me busy. One celebration I’m actually blogging about now. My oldest and bestest friend Holly treated me a belated birthday treat, taking me for cream tea at ‘Forest’ above Selfridges and then to the HAIR exhibition at Somerset House. IMG_0216

I was in HEAVEN. The HAIR exhibition featured a mock up Chanel runway, endless issues of Vogue and deep insight into fashion shows over the years.  

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Gwarrrrn Kate

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…We then had a very chic and relaxing stay at the K-West hotel & spa in Shepherds Bush. The K-West used to be a recording studio once upon a time and keeps to it’s ‘funky’ roots with a sassy design and modern features. Not to mention we had the best night sleep we’ve had in a while…

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1. Bathroom at K West

We were given the huge Embassy suite for our stay (bed as big as your goals) – but my favourite part was the spa. The spa at the K-West actually has a SNOW paradise. So cool (literally).  It’s the only place in the UK to cater for the ‘hot/cold therapy’ alternating between steam and ice environments.

1. Snow Paradise - K Spa

How brill is that?! Admittedly I only lasted a minute in the snow room as I’m a huge wimp but trés exhilarating for sureThe other spa features included a huge hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, and chill out cabins. Whata dream.

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Embassy Suite at K West- lounge

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My outfit for the evening festivities! (top – Zara, Jeans – Versus Versace)

 It’s safe to say we were kept thoroughly entertained at the K-West Hotel with a great room, an amazing spa, a lively bar and a bangin’ eggs Benedict for breakfast. 

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being invited to view the Arcadia AW collections.  Arcadia run Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, to name a few. I was obviously particularly excited to sneak a preview of the Topshop collection and I was NOT disappointed – however, Miss Selfridge delivered an incredible collection and Dorothy Perkins particularly surprised me. The only bad news is that we have to wait for aaaaages until these incred designs hit the stores!

TOPSHOPIMG_1784topshopIMG_1789IMG_1788Alot of the pieces from Topshop’s AW collection seems to theme around ‘pretty punk’. Grungy but still feminine and a LOT of pink. I absolutely love the sheer jumper with the bra underneath and all the writing over the pieces. I have always loved painted text on clothing.
IMG_1799topshop1Every now and then, Topshop release a KILLER pair of leather trousers. GRAB them whilst they are there otherwise you will definitely regret it.
topshop3I am absolutely loving the Carrie Bradshaw style shirt with the bralette over the top! Also another big trend that I’m seeing is the casual hoodie underneath a structured trench coat.
IMG_1808IMG_1809Massive vintage vibes! RED LEATHER, high waisted trousers with 70’s style belts… oh my.
IMG_1807IMG_1802IMG_1797So the dress above and below are definitely going to be in my wardrobe as soon as I can get my hands on them. I am absolutely in LOVE.
IMG_1810IMG_1814Fur bomber jacket… NEXT LEVELS. 
IMG_1813IMG_1815And finally, I’m going to end the Topshop collection with this period style dress. I have not stopped thinking about it since it first caught my eye. It is so elegant and the choker absolutely makes it.

miss selfridgearcadia1Miss Selfridge has certainly delivered. With a clear theme of either floral or B&W chic the items are creative and drop dead gorrrrgeous. P.S. I NEED THE BEIGE SANDALS BELOW. 
missselfridgemissselfridge2missselfridge1IMG_1749This coat absolutely screams 90’s/early 2000’s Miss Selfridge… I’m pretty certain they stocked this coat back then as it’s very familiar, maybe my mum had it or something… but I need it.
missselfridge5Love the cropped element of this leopard print fur coat!
IMG_1742Get in my wardrobe!!!!
arcadiamissselfridge3IMG_1772These shoes are also my favourite from the day.. the shirts below I’m absolutely loving too. CHIC AF.
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dpIMG_1765Dorothy Perkins has COMPLETELY upped their game. With a whole new team of designers, I predict a whole new audience purchasing their clothes including myself. These Miu Miu inspired shoes stole the show from their collection and so did their other booties. IMG_1767IMG_1769Following Fendi’s lead – DP has also done a range of handbags with collectable/different style straps.
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Featuring some of my favourite couples in aid of February 14th! N’aww.

Get some ideas of what you want your partner to get you for the amorous occassion. Or on the contrary, get some ideas of what you wanna buy yourself to impress that special someone…. or your cat. Whatever the situation, it’s an excuse to buy some pretty things! Click on the photos in my gift guide to buy the items directly.

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The day has finally come! I have been working on transforming my successful blog into an app since August and you can NOW download it https://appsto.re/gb/49Mu_.i

Happy to announce I am the first EVER UK fashion blogger to turn my blog into an app. Not only can you access my blog with major ease – my blog will always just be there on your home screen BUT there are brand new features such as a flashy membership section. You can sign up for a special membership which allows you to access locked features such as ‘Makeup Tutorials’, ‘Betsy’s Secret Diary’ (where I talk about personal experiences and issues you may also be facing as well as advice), and the ‘Playlist of The Month’ section where an exclusive music cover will be posted monthly especially for members.  All these sections will be updated monthly along with other exciting features to come. At just £1.50 PM you can have your very own membership and access these features. You can also access the membership on a computer/any device.

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This months ‘membership’ posts include my daily makeup routine on the ‘Makeup Tutorial’ section. In ‘Betsy’s Secret Diary’ I’ve written a book about my true experience of the X Factor where I spill juicy gossip and share all of my never-before-seen behind the scenes videos. And a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ is in ‘Playlist of The Month’.

 

Hope to see you all as members! xo

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It’s not often that you see me without my studded leather jacket, or my silver calf-length booties. Or even my Chanel suspenders. But sometimes you gotta chill out… and when I got sent the ‘Good For Nothing’ womens collection, that’s exactly what I did. And I still felt pretty fashion forward at the same time. Of course, I still added my own touches – such as my retro beret and signature neck tie. GFN clothing is all about the comfort – as well as looking pretty cool at the same time. Sticking with the neutral black, grey and white palette – the collection oozes modern, chilled-wear and a lil bit of British heritage. We like that!GFNwithouthairgfn8gfn2“Gate Keeper Cropped Sweat”

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P.S. I LOVE MY CAT!!! 

gfn23“Apollo Cropped Zip Hood” and “Apollo Jog Pant”

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I’m so pleased that I’m finally able to share a makeup tutorial with you exclusive members! I’m requested makeup tutorials DAILY so when I was deciding to create an app – this was the first thing I wanted to include. ENJOY! Tweet me what you were loving about the video @betsyblueoffic

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Hey guys, so as most of you know – i’m currently in Los Angeles soaking up the sun, seeing friends and attending some very exciting meetings etc. And of COURSE blogging for you gorgeous followers. This blog post particularly excites me as i’m wearing my new favourite jacket from one of my fave designers Alice McCall. I’m completely obsessed with it. I’m ALSO wearing a shirt from one of my best pal’s upcoming t-shirt brand AndieXJane. The brand hasn’t been released yet but i’m sure people are going to love it – it has a James Perse vibe, chic and comfy basics. You can’t go wrong with a plain tee that fits like you came outta the womb wearing it.

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My friend Cameron Palatas shot these images, we went for the paparazzi vibe outside some random persons home (sadly not ours).

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