Monday, December 8

- Clothes Show Live 2014...

A few weeks ago, Carolin was lucky enough to win a competition with Olympus and managed to bag two tickets to this year's Clothes Show Live. When she tweeted me asking if I was going, it didn't cross my mind that she was about to invite me to go with her! I was super excited, not only for the show, but for also getting to spend the day with a lovely blogging buddy!

We chose to attend the show on Friday as we thought this would be the least busy; incase you didn't know Clothes Show Live runs annually for a long weekend. For my outfit, I chose a metallic & deep red theme to match the festive season. I really like the scallop hem of the top (River Island) with the zip detail of my leggings (Zara).

The NEC, Birmingham really is the perfect venue for this event as there were masses of stalls eager to sell their items. These were mainly fashion & beauty brands, both well-established or up and coming, selling their products at bargain prices. Beauty brands included Barry M, Rimmel, Maybelline, Models Own, Nip + Fab, Binky London, Spectrum brushes, and Ciaté to name just a few.

Clothes Show Live really is a great place to grab some bargains as there were huge discounts and most brands were giving away goodie bags for £10. Having said that, I actually managed to resist buying anything as I didn't desperately need anything and I'm trying to save after Christmas Shopping!

As well as getting to spend hours wandering around the stalls, there is also an hour long show. This includes guest appearances, dance routines and what I was most exciting about - a catwalk show. Presented by Henry Holland, the show was really impressive! First, there was an energetic performance by Neon Jungle followed by the fashion and dance performances. The dancers were all very talented and cleverly entertained the audience in between the fashion shows. The fashion trends were New York based & the Wintery looks stood out to me the most.

After the show, me and Carolin decided to head into Birmingham City Centre for some yummy South American food at Bodega. She then showed me around the main parts of Birmingham which was really lovely and we stopped off at a Crepery in the Christmas Market (banana & chocolate come at me). We also admired the appropriately dressed Bull - I love the different themes they do! Overall, Friday really was an amazing day and it was so lovely to hang out with the super sweet Carolin!

Did you go to Clothes Show live this year? What do you think of this post?

54 comments:

  1. It's the first year in 5 years I haven't been! Always so good x

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  2. I have never been to a fashion show but would like to be invited to one someday! I love your scallop top :)

    Milan
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  3. Wow, great pic, I would love to been there too! Bet it was a fun day!

    xoxo Colli // my blog - tobeyoutiful

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  4. This sounds and looks like such a great day! I'm glad you had a lovely time. I love your outfit! X x

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  5. It looks like you had a lovely day! I won tickets for the Sunday, but I wasn't able to make it :( Well done for resisting the urge to buy anything, there's so many amazing bargains around I don't think I could have done the same!
    sammy xx

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  6. That gold top is fabulous! And that Chanel bag. I am obsessed. <3

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  7. Oh wow it sounds like you had an amazing time! I love your bag so much xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  8. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.
    Judging from the pictutures it looked amazing.
    Also like your outfit, you looked great.

    Xx Anne
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  9. I'd love to go to an event like this, it looks amazing! I must try my best for next year show anyway! Your outfit it gorgeous and it sounds like you had an amazing day x

    Beauty with charm

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  10. I went to this too. It was amazing!
    Glad you had a good time. I love your outfit :)
    xxx
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  11. Looks like so much fun. You both looks so cute in the pic.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  12. This looks like so much fun! I absolutely love the River Island top!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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  13. I love the top you wore, is amazing!

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  14. Love, Love, Love!!!

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  15. Such a fun experience! Love your top so much!
    Thanks for stopping by! Keep in touch! xoxo
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  16. I went to the Clothes Show with school when I was 14, I'd love to go again, maybe next year. Last time I went to the NEC was for a workshop, unfortunately.

    Corinne x
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  17. Oh wow, it looks like a fabulous event! I never heard of anything like this here but I will try to find out if we actually do. What an amazing opportunity to attend that!

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  18. This post was great as I've always wanted to go but when it comes to it I never can so it was great seeing your thoughts on it and hopefully I can go to next years one or possibly the IMATS in the summer x

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  19. I went to the clothes show live a few years ago. I loved it! Would like to go again soon. Such a fun day!
    Charl Jimenez

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  20. I really wish I got to go. It looked amazing xox

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  21. I went to the Clothes Show Live a few years ago and had an amazing time! Looks like you did too. Plus i love your bag!
    Great pictures :)
    <3
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  22. Haha that bull costume is hilarious. I've never been to Clothes Show Live as I've always been to busy around that time of year. But it is deffo on my list of things to do in the near future!!

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  23. This sounds too exciting! I've heard so much about the Clothes Show Live and I really want to go at some point, maybe next year. Definitely a great place to do some Christmas shopping too. ;)

    Olivia x
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  24. It looks like sooo much fun and you look gorgeous! I love your top :)

    Jessica
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  25. I've been intending to go to this for three years now. I love your outfit and it looks like such a good day. Definitely going in my diary for next year! xx

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  26. I'm determined to go for the first time one year! Well done for not buying anything!! xx

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  27. What a great day out, I used to go to the clothes show in London and was always great fun Lucy x

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  28. How exciting! I love that they always dress up the bull XD

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  29. Sounds like you had a great day! I have no idea how you managed to refrain from shopping at all them stalls though, it'd be way too tempting for me! :) xx

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  30. Although I used to go each and every year, I didn't go this year and I'm so disappointed now that I didn't - it looks as though you had a fabulous time! I love the outfit you've chosen, the metallic top with scalloped hemline is adorable and I'm head over heels in love with your Chanel! :o

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  31. Looks like it was amazing! I don't know if I could be as strong as you were and not buy anything though...yeah, no, definitely couldn't do it. :-)

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  32. Looks so cool! - Must have been such a great experience!! :))

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    -Milla

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  33. I really like your outfit, and I think I own the Zara leggings myself! :D Sounds like you had a great time out there with a fellow blogger. It's always great to be able to attend events like that!

    Silke Laura xx

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  34. How amazing! I'd love to go one year. I've never been before. The fashion shows look amazing and so fun! Thanks for sharing this post, I kind of feel like I was there this year now!

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  35. I love this post ive never been to the clothes show live but I would love to go :) your outfit is lovely too :)
    Lucy x
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  36. You look lovely and I'm lusting over your bag !! :) I went to Clothes Show a few years ago, was good fun! Hope you had a great time, sounds like you did!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts;

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  37. Love your bag!

    xo
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  38. Hello blogger friend, this is a great event, and with it you can gain a lot of experiences and make some friends. it is a win-win

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  39. Love your river island top, you can't beat a bit of metallic and scallop edges :)

    Elle
    theellenextdoor.com
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  40. That top rules, and it looks like that show did as well!

    Charity
    www.lostfoundblog.com

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  41. This event looks absolutely amazing! I wish I could find more events like these in London. I love what you're wearing. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  42. love your outfit and it looks like you had a great time! :) x

    cat / je suis cat

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  43. I love the scallop detail of the top! xx
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  44. The fashion show looks stunning!

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  45. Looks awesome!!

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    Kaja xx

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  46. Your outfit is pretty!! http://artdicted2.blogspot.de/

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  47. thanks for stopping by on my blog! I love your top from river island, I too like the scalloped edges. I have the same top but from dorothy perkins about 3 years ago, but it doesn't have the scallops. All the scalloped tops I can find these days are crop tops and I hate them. Looks like you had a fantastic day at the clothes show. I used to go with my friends each year and loved looking around all the cosmetics counters.

    Lorilee
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  48. I went to the clothes show for the first time this year! It was so amazing. It looks like you had a really good day too :) xxx

    www.gracebee.co.uk

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