Monday, 13 February 2012

WHAT I WORE & GIVEAWAY!




Lookbook | Chictopia
Jacket/Shoes/Ring: Primark
Dress:
Holly Willoughby for Very*
Clutch Bag: Dorothy Perkins

I was contacted last week about featuring a dress from the Holly Willoughby collection she has at Very and if I'd like to run a little Valentines give away for you guys on here. As I love all my readers I thought this was a perfect way to share the love! So cheesy, but so true.I choose this dress after seeing a selection of Hollys favourites and even though this dress wouldn't be something I would usually pick, I thought I'd go for it and once again try something out of my comfort zone. The dress is so lovely in person, it's a beautiful jersey fabric so it clings to you but not in the horrible way certain items can do. It's very fitting because of the lining it has down the side but it's certainly not like a bodycon dress! I feel very comfortable and I think it's very flattering to my curves. I'm really pleased I had the chance to wear something like this because it's really changed my opinion on these types of dresses and if I was going out for Valentines day I would certainly wear this little number!

I often get asked what I do to make my hair curly and i always answer with ''I'm just really lucky, all I do is tie it in a bun'' but I can't take the credit for the curls in today's outfit pics as that's down to the AMAZING Amplify Jumbo Weaver from Enrapture. I honestly can't get over how good it is and I absolutely love the results! I think I'm going to film a review/demonstration video on it so if you'd like to see that please let me know and I'll film it this week!

I'm going home this weekend and which should be really lovely, I haven't been home by myself since the Summer so I'm looking forward to some quality time with my parents and Ken the kitten, who probably isn't much of kitten any more! My Dad cooks the best things too so I'm hopefully going to pick up some new recipes to try for when I'm back!

Hope you all have a lovely week! How is it the middle of February already?!


Giveaway

If you want a change of winning either a Nails Inc polish or some Thorntons chocolates then all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me the plans you have for Valentines day or what you'd like to do if money was no object! This is only open to those in the UK and I'll be picking a winner on Friday at 10am. I can't wait to read your comments!

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81 comments

  1. This looks really pretty on you, like the Leather Jacket with it too for an edgier look :)

    If money was no object I would be going with all my girlies to a Luxuorious Spa with lots of Champagne and Shopping! xx

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  2. Oooo you look fantastic. I would love to win some chocolates! Me and my boyfriend James are going for a less conventional valentines day. We'll be seeing the woman in black :) I also bought his tickets to see rhod gilbert in june! If money was no object I'd like to travel the world and visit all the sites of famous lovers :) I really cant see the appeal of the really soppy but travelling sounds pretty awesome! xxx

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  3. love this whole look :)

    for valentines day, since me and my 3 main girls are single all at the same time for once, we're planning a big night in with takeout and movies and maybe a couple bottles of wine, quite looking forward to it actually :)

    xxx

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  4. not from the UK so i can't enter the comps, but I just wanted to stop by and say how amazing you look in that dress! So flattering!

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  5. You look amazing in this outfit!
    My plans for valentines day invlove the 4 of my closest girls, pizza, ice cream, pick'n'mix and soppy films! Can't wait :) Sam xx

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  6. Love this outfit! Style is all about pushing boundaries and going outside of your comfort zone to find new ideas/items/styles that you love! And this one is great, really edgy and girlie and sexy! xx

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  7. You look gorgeous in that dress and generally. haha
    For Valentines I can't say I'm doing anything "romantic" but I'm going to make macarons for my loved ones. I'm looking forward to waking up early and all the preparation involved. :) x

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  8. My boyfriend's ill right now so i'll be spending Valentine's taking care of him! We were planning on having a fajita night so that's postponed now until he gets better. If i had all the money in the world, i would still probably have a fajita night with him in front of a film because that's what we enjoy! A cosy comfy night in :)

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  9. Love the outfit !!!

    well y boyfriend and I are doing nothing really neither of us have any money being students so are having a disney movie night in :)and if money was no object i would whisk us abroad to the Maldives oooo that would be amazing ha !

    email- charlione@tiscali.co.uk

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  11. Lovely outfit!

    If money was no object I would be off to Paris to eat macaroons and sip champagne.

    Twitter - @Lolaa_loves
    wwwe.lolaloves.blogspot.com

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  12. Nice outfit, I absolutely love leopard print :)

    As I don't currently have a boyfriend so I'd do something with my friends. I'd take them to Paris for Valentines day. We'd see the sights, go shopping, eat pastel coloured macaroons and enjoy being single! (for now anyway!)

    xxx

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  13. I love the dress.

    My plans-romantic dinner :)

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  14. You look fantastic! Its so all about curves! Xx

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  15. I would love to rent out a cinema for the day and get them to play all our fav films we have seen together.

    Chocolates, popcorn, hot dogs and endless amounts of Ben and Jerry's too!

    xxx

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  16. That dress does look really nice :)
    My plans for Valentines day involve a night out with my uni course friends to celebrate passing our exams.
    lottie03@msn.com
    -x-

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  17. Love the dress it's gorgeous!

    I would love to go on a romantic trip to the Maldives with the boy so we can just relax and pamper ourselves not to mention how gorgeous the scenary is! I think because of how busy life is, in London, i definitely need an island getaway with no form of contact from anyone a part from laying in bed and soaking in the sun with the boy =].

    Ofcourse i can't afford to do that right now but i can dream!

    Tahira x

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  18. Love this dress, it would be great for a valentines day date!

    One of the best valentines I had was someone took me to an old church which was projecting Breakfast at Tiffanys and Casablanca, and other old romantic films. I doubt I could come up with anything interesting myself though!
    x

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  19. That dress is georgeous. I'm always abit scared of jersey dresses as they can tend to cling in all the wrong places so it's nice to see one thats flattering.
    Me and my boyfriend have a long distance relationship which means that I won't be seeing him on Valentines day. It does however also mean that I can buy him lots of goodies in the sale after Valentines day and give them to him when I next see him! He won't know and I will save myself some money to spend on pretty things. Win all round I thinlQ

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  20. You look fab in this outfit ! It really suits you !

    As I have no Valentine this year, I am planning to have a homecooked dinner with my roommate and watch a chick flick in bed (typical singles night!) xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  21. love this!

    for valentines day i don't get to see my boyfriend because we live quite far apart, but i think i'm having a home cooked slap up meal with my flatmates! yippeeee

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  22. That dress is super flattering on you. Love the jacket too, might have to get myself to Primark!

    If money was no object I'd like to fly to New York for a holiday with my single girlfriends! In reality I'll be going to my creative writing group and trying to forget that it's V-day!

    xx

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  23. I love your hair in these photos - of course the outfit is lovely too though.

    I have no plans for valentines, it's honestly just going to be another day for me!!

    x

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  24. Dress looks absolutley lovely! I want an enrapture curler so bad!

    My bf doesn't really do vday but if he did and money was no object! Paris...or NYC would be so amazing to celebrate Valentines
    xxxx

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  25. WOW you look bloody amazing! HOT TO TROT gurllll!

    On valentines I am going to eat loads of pancakes and try and get this blasted assignment done :-( if money was no object I'd love to be taken to Harry Potter World ngl!

    x x x

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  26. I can't believe your jacket is from Primark - what a bargain!! You look lovely!

    Valentines day I'm off with the fiance to see 'Woman In Black' stage production at the theatre, we bought tickets ages ago & it coincidently fell on valentines day...so my lucky fiance gets out of having to think of places to take me! :)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  27. Victoria, your outfit post photo's are always so stunning! Your hair looks amazing, would love to see a tutorial :)

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  28. lovely outfit! i never really like animal leopard print things but the dress is awesome! i absolutely love your hair too! if i had unlimited money i'd travel to london and do major shopping buying absolutely everything and maybe go and see a musical too! x

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  29. your hair always looks amazing but I really love the effect here! you should do it more often [:

    unfortunately for Valentine's I'm in Uni 9-4 and then working 5-9! So I won't get to spend time with my boyfriend boohoo ]: if money was no object, I would travel - cliche I know - and would love to see China, Egypt and Italy and pay for my boyfriend to come too! Wouldn't mind a romantic break to the Maldives either.

    [: xx

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  30. my plans for valentines are to make 2 cards for my children and sneak them into the letter box,i do this every year and they love it! my son is always so embarrassed but my daughter sits all day thinking who couldve wrote it lol

    makes the day special for all of us.

    happy valentines victoria xx

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  31. My valentines day is going to be awful - i'm stuck at work! So if money was no object i'd quit my job because I hate it anyway and spend the day with my amazing boyfriend.
    Luckily he is meeting me from work when I finish at 8 and we're gonna get a chinese and cuddle while watching a film!

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  32. I actually had my most perfect valentines last year, my boyfriend picked me up from my house with flowers and champage then organised for us to go up tower bridge looking out over the river with champange chocolates and a person playing the harp, and then from there he took me to jamie olivers resturante [which I've always wanted to go to]

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  33. You look incredible! That length on you is stunning. Hope you have a lovely time at home xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  34. this year my boyfriend and i are going for a meal then having a quiet movie night in with tonnes of films and food! :) you look gorgeous by the way :)
    http://vckyv.blogspot.com

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  35. the dress looks lovely!!xx

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  36. The dress on you is beautiful!!!

    Me and my 4 closest friends are all single, even though we are all legal to go out clubbing and drink we are going to go to laser tag on valentines day and have fun instead of crying over soppy films, then obviously stuff our faces with food!

    www.gemsies.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  37. um wow, you look grrreat! :) the enrapture wavers really are incredible aren't they?! i love mine so much. x

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  38. forever envious of your hair :(

    and if money was no object on valentines, I would spend a long weekend in London with my boyfriend and go to the theatre, and I'd love to have a dinner in a private pod on the london eye! xx

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  39. That dress looks really lovely on you and I love it paired with the leather jacket :)

    Me & my boyfriend have set a £5 limit on presents which I naturally broke and spent a wee bit more :) then I'm going to attempt to cook a balti curry completely from scratch!! :D

    Have a lovely Valentines day!
    Erin
    x

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  40. this is really nice, i love a bit of leopard print!

    This year im putting a pack of lovehearts underneath my mum, dad and sisters pillows and my bf popping candy cakes and a love heart on top of each one!

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

    Jough x

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  41. Your hair looks gorgeous!

    If money was no object I'd take a trip to Paris, eat macarons at Laudree, drink champagne at the Eiffel tower and eat lovely food in Montmartre!

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  42. I Love the dress, it really suits you.

    Tomorrow I am baking Mississippi Mud Pie and Cupcakes for my Boyfriend, and getting a dine in for 2 for £10, he's at uni all day so we'll be having a chilled out evening :)

    www.lucyslilworld.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the dress - anything leopard print is always a winner for me - it's so flattering on you too :) jealous!

    I'm seeing my boyfriend at the weekend for our valentines where we're going to the restaurant we had our first date at for a meal on Saturday.

    If money was no doubt I'd love a romantic city break in Venice or Paris <3

    sarah.parkins88@gmail.com xx

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  44. I love this looks, so old school and glamourous!

    For valentines im ~~forever alone~~ [sob] but ill be visiting my sister at uni and going to see joe wells, a comedian, perform at the union, so it should be fun! :)

    Romina
    ignitingbones.blogspot.com

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  45. That dress looks amazing on you, but that hair, THAT HAIR! Absolutely bloody gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing a demo of it being done!

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  46. This look is absolutely gorgeous - on valentines day with no budget i would exactly the same as i am doing this year - going out clubbing with my friends to celebrate my birthday (11th) :)

    www.charchiccc.blogspot.com x

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  47. that dress fits you like a glove - you look phenomenal, so so so gorgeous!
    I have zero plans for Valentines Day as my boyfriend lives in Leeds and I'm in Dundee, but if money were no object I'd fly us both over to Venice where we spent last Valentines day, except this time I wouldn't have a really horrible stomach bug, we wouldn't get lost in the fog and we'd stay in a hotel room that didn't require sharing a bathroom with the whole floor! (I made it sound like a horrible trip, but it was really nice on the whole haha oh dear) xx

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  48. I have just been told that me my mom n dad are going for a dinner, how strange for dad to plan to do something on valentines day (i cant get my head round it) lol.
    but i would have loved to spend sometime wit my boyfriend who is working 2morrow and lives far from where i am :(, nonetheless its about spending good times with your loved ones be it your parents or bf/gf.
    x

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  49. You look absolutely gorgeous! That dress is perfect on you. x x

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  50. This dress is beautiful, it really suits you! Holly Willoughby's collection for Very, it is so tasteful!


    I am doing nothing but staying in bed on Valentine's Day. If money was no object, I would go for a nice picnic in a park and as the weather isn't usually nice in February, it would have to be an indoor picnic. I'd do this even if money was an object, I think it would be the perfect way to spend the day with the one you love as it is so sweet and personal :}

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  51. if money was no object.. i would probably be taking all the girls for a new york trip, however that is not the case and i will most probably be going out for dinner/having drinks with the girls
    amber-tanc.blogspot.com

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  52. Your hair looks lovely, and so natural considering you used a styler!

    My valentines plans consist of girly films and cake with my mumma, followed by and a luxury vegetarian spread for my guinea pigs. An if money was no object I'd probably do the same, cos Mums and guinea pigs are the best!

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  53. My valentines day will be spent finishing off my dissertation (my final hand-in is in exactly one month, eek!).

    Rubi x

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  55. You look AH-MAZING, this dress looks gorgeous on you!

    I'd love to win some nails in polish or Thorntons chocolates! My Valentines Day will consist of serving coffee in a hideously unattractive olive green t-shirt and burgandy apron to the demand of my boss who hasn't got a clue whats going on. Meanwhile, my boyfriend is enjoying the sun in Florida - sucks to be me! If I had unlimited money, I'd jump on a plane and surprise him on Valentines Day - oh so soppy ;-).

    I can't believe it is the middle of February either, my boyfriends birthday is 1st March and I'm already stressing over what to buy him! xx

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  56. There is no man in my life so for Valentine's Day I will be hitting the town with all my single friends. Who needs a frickin' ball and chain?? I am still young, and am not going to pine over the fact I don't have a boyfriend.
    If money was no object I would throw a huge party for single ladies only which would include champagne, chocolate fountains and swag bags full of beauty goodies. We would have an amazing DJ and just celebrate the fact we are all young and free to do pretty much whatever we want!

    P.s. you look amazing in the Very dress and I love your hair. Please share your secrets! And please pick me! :)

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  57. my friend has the enrapture waver too and she raves about it also!

    if money was no option for valentines day i would take my girlfriends to vegas, first class, for the tackiest maddest long weekend rave...sometimes you've just gotta blow off some steam!!

    xo rosie

    www.getbitchesmakemoney.blogspot.com

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  58. Such a lovely dress! This valentines day I am staying in and having a pyjama day with the mr. However, if money was no object, I would love a champagne hot air balloon ride! xx

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  59. For Valentine's day I shall be ironing, and watching TV and then probably on the internet, I don't really have anyone to spend it with but that's fine :)

    If money was not worry I would spoil my mother because she works hard to make sure I have some live and food in my belly etc; so I'd make her retire and look after her making sure she'd never want for anything

    http://runawaychampion.blogspot.com/

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  60. I love a bit of leopard print! You look amazin Victoria and I am loving your curls too :)

    If money was no object I would take my boyfriend on holiday, no preference where but ideally somewhere hot! And I would propose to him!! Well it is a leap year lol

    Love Amie

    www.creditcrunchchic.blogspot.com

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  61. My husband has to work late so I'll be heading to the gym with my mother in law!

    If he wasn't working, we'd have a nice dinner at home. Something fancy that we wouldn't usually cook for ourselves.

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  62. The outfit is fabulous but I absolutely adore your hair ^___^

    Valentine's day is also my boyfriend's birthday so as a treat I am going up to Manchester to visit him and we are going to a Japanese restaurant he stumbled upon last week.
    Then we will go shopping on Wednesday to treat myself, hehe

    Hope you have a great day ^__^

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  63. fabulous outfit hun! LOVE your hair like this! :) xx

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  64. my plans are a night in with the girls, with a bottle of wine and chocolate, we also have an american exchange at the moment who has never seen ps. I love you so we are going to show her the gorgeousness that is Gerard butler and his irish accent!

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  65. You look beautiful in this dress, so flattering on you. Absolutely love your hair here too. I spent my entire afternoon baking about 20 cakes for my boyfriend so tomorrow I'm going to hope that he gives them the appreciation they deserve and we're gonna go out for dinner, a day of eating

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  66. fitty! that dress looks like it was made for you! xx

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  67. Oh, my plans are a night in. I'm cosied up under a duvet all day today cos I have a cold (again!). And my bf is worlking late today so I will probably end up watching a film with a bowl of popcorn and my cat on my lap. :P

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  68. Oh
    valentine...I am single and in my religion today is also day St.vine
    Soooo I ll take some wine and enjoy in woman stories with my girls :)
    kisssssssses
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everythingisaboutdetails/133145793424691 joxy88@gmail.com

    about the post, love the cluth and color of ur hair, had it the same :))))

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  69. Payday doesn't come until Friday, so we're putting it off until Saturday! Which is going to involve costa, presents and a homecooked meal. I'm really excited.

    I've already had my present- we went to see Brand New on sunday!

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  70. I don't do the dreaded Vday regardless of whether I'm in a relationship or not.

    So tonight I'm going over to a friend's and a bunch of us are having an anti-valentines night. I've been baking cookies all day and we'll watch trashy tv and mess about. Should be good! :D

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  71. My Valentines day wasnt so hot and steamy. No chocolates or declarations of love for me - I was working all evening. Harrumph. If money was no object i'd be taking all my girls to a fancy spa for a day - thick white bathrobe, champagne, hagan daaz and massages. That wold be real love!

    jigglysteph@hotmail.com

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  72. You look beautiful in this dress babe. hoe you had a good valentines xx

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  73. first of all i love this dress, and im really thinking of purchasing it!.
    and secondly, for valentines day, my boyfriend and i made our own pizza's from scratch! which was so fun, and then we watch cars1&2, because those are his fav films (which i got him for v'day).. and if money was no object, i think we would have liked to have made the worlds largest pizza!

    melissajai xo

    www.melissajai.blogspot.com

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  74. Lovely dress, fits just right I can tell! I don't mind which I prize I get but I can tell you V-Day was all ad-lib... I made dessert, he made dinner, film, snuggles then most of last night/today spent in bed at mine (so warm!) xo

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  75. Hi!! I found your blog through gemsmaquillage and I really like it!

    Nice outfit :)

    x

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  76. i had to work on valentines night, booo. serving all the other happy couples in the restaurant and handing out roses and chocs to all the girls! i did get taken to venice last week though so i've had my fair share of treats :) hope you had a lovely valentines day!

    vicki x

    twitter: @rag_magpie

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  77. If money was no object, I'd love to travel the world (or as much as is possible) on the Orient Express. I'm fascinated by it and it seems so elegant! xo

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  78. I like to keep it simple for Valentines - a lovely dinner out and then a night in with a film.
    xx

    rococ0.blogspot.com

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  79. Love your hair! My mum got me a babilysis waver for crimbo too! Such a good look!

    I'd love to win the Nails Inc Polishes... If money was no object I would love to go to Africa and Australia to see all the animals in the bush and the fish in the Great Barrier reef!

    Hope you had a good valentines day! We just had takeaway and watched a film :) xxx

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