Victoria’s Secret:Fashion Show and Product Review

In anticipation of the show, of course I bought some biscuits and Christmas chocolates to munch on whilst gawking at the amazing bodies parading in front of me on the TV. It was great inspiration for me to stay fit over the Christmas holidays. Enough exercise for me means I can indulge without being too regretful.

 

Ellie Goulding: I don’t think the first song really worked as she was a bit over shadowed by the models (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is a fashion show) but ‘Army’ for me at least didn’t really work. Maybe it was the way it was performed, that song did need a bit more of a demanding performance when there was so much going on.  Her second song, ‘Love me like you do’ looked and sounded angelic and was really magical for the Winter section of the show.Ellie Goulding

Selena Gomez was amazing, a great performer and she looked awesome. The songs worked well for the section and it blended well with the show. She didn’t overshadow the models and they didn’t over shadow her. She looked more comfortable than Ellie interacting with the models. Maybe it’s because she knows more of them? I honestly don’t know but I do know she owned that stage.  Selena Gomez

The Weekend: were a good asset to the show. The music fitted really well, I enjoyed the set,  for me ‘In the Night’ was the stand out performance for The Weekend .the weekend

The whole show was a fun experience. They really make us mere mortals want to be up there strutting our stuff rather than just admiring the clothes themselves. What I think is great is that the majority of the girls are super strong and their bodies are toned, not just skinny. Of course they’re all still tall and born with a naturally smaller frame, but the most important thing is that fitness and health is becoming the ideal image over skinniness. We need to remember that it is their job to look that good and it takes a lot of work.  Most of us can’t afford or have the time to be in the gym all day.VS

My order from Black Friday came the same day that the show was televised in the UK so I was on a VS overload on Wednesday.  I am super happy with my purchases (see my Black Friday post here).  I was really wary about the sports bras as I ordered medium support as that’s what I could afford.  Amazingly and to my surprise I felt as though there was a great amount of support.  My only worry is that the material will stretch over time and not stay as supportive.  But for now they are truly the best sports bras I’ve owned.  I’ll have to update if they do stretch but for now I’m looking forward to wearing my new bras in class next term.  Both my jumpers also arrived and are really comfy and gorgeous and I still can’t believe I got them for the price I did.

I am looking forward to future fashion shows to watch and products to purchase but for now I’ll be doing pilates and eating healthily with the mind that I will reach a healthy and toned physique.

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Asos Saved List

I thought I would share my saved items from asos.com  I’m forever saving and hardly ever buying.  I love a good daydream, before reality sets in reminding me that I can’t even afford to buy the socks right now.

Black is the dominant colour as that is what I have to wear for college and college is pretty much my life, so that’s pretty much what I have in mind when browsing.

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NB. Prices/stock may have changed since publishing.

Black Friday

I only had a small amount of money to work with so the decision of what to actually purchase was a hard one.  

Since what I needed included sports bras and warm layers.  I decided to go with Victoria’s Secret.  They have some great deals on this weekend, including buy one get one half price on bras and a whopping 60% off sweaters (or jumpers to my fellow Brits). 

VICTORIA’S SECRET

Here is what I went for…

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This boatneck sweater was originally £54.26 and I got it for £21.84.  Not only does it look warm and cosy, I love the shape which gives it an edge compared to the run of the mill jumpers I normally go for.  We’ll see what it looks like on when it arrives, hopefully it won’t disappoint.

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This jumper was such a bargain, at £9.73 it was too good to resist.  I went for black as that is what I wear for college; so my wardrobe is slowly being overcome by darkness.  

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I haven’t purchased a sports bra from VS as of yet, so this was a bit of a risky purchase.  However I have heard good things so thought this was as good a time as any.  This was one of the medium support bras.  I felt that the minimum was going to be useless for me yet the price of the maximum support  was too much of a stretch for my bank account.  I thought I’ll see how the mediums fit and I might stretch for a maximum in January.  Also if the medium support is enough for me I can treat myself to some more at the slightly lower price in the future.  This came out at £16.89 which is cheaper than the M&S ones I usually go for (if you haven’t tried them they work wonders particularly the zip up ones which come in specific bra sizes.)VS buy 4 28:11:15

Again this is another medium support bra.  Again in black, this one however was cut to £8.44 due to the Black Friday deal.  So even if it only works as a crop top rather than a supportive bra I think I will be ok (though I do hope it gives me some support).

TOPSHOP

Even though I couldn’t make any purchases I had a quick look at Topshop to see what I could have got if I had the means.  There weren’t as many items that grabbed my attention as I thought there would be.  Maybe it was because I was shopping online as usually I go into the store and can drool over many pieces.  

Here are my Topshop Black Friday picks…

Topshop black friday 2015 page 1Topshop black friday 2015 page 2

URBAN OUTFITTERS

I didn’t see anything that I thought was a real bargain, but there were decent discounts off of most of the items included in the sale.  This selection was taken from the Black Friday section of the site.

Here are my Urban Outfitter Black Friday picks…

Urban Outfitters black friday 2015 page 1Urban Outfitters black friday 2015 page 2Urban Outfitters black friday 2015 page 3Urban Outfitters black friday 2015 page 4Urban Outfitters black friday 2015 page 5Urban Outfitters black friday 2015 page 6

I hope you enjoy looking through my little Black Friday wish lists.

laurajoan