Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fine Knit Jumper



Shirt, Necklace and Jumper- H&M
Trousers- Topshop

Bargain of the outfit: Fine Knit Jumper

I brought this jumper a couple of weeks ago from H&M, at full price it was £12.99 but that week they had a special discount offer with UNiDAYS where they were offering 20% of all items in store. So I picked it up for a reasonable £10.39. UNiDAYS are great for any students out there, it's free to sign up (as long as you are a student) and offer lots of discount off various stores. It means that you never have to pay full price for anything, yipee! 

Hope you enjoyed my first outfit of the day. 


Yours, 

Emma Dilemma

P.S. Quote of the day- "Happiness, not in another place but this place... not for another hour, but this hour." 
- Walt Whitman 



Monday, 24 February 2014

Change

After 6 months of blogging my blog has changed and adapted a lot. I have really enjoyed blogging, but I feel that more change is needed. Lately I have been very busy with my third year of University (no excuses) but I'm looking for a way to blog more to keep myself and readers more engaged in a way that fits around my time. So, I have decided to add some #OOTD or #TIW post's to my blog. All of you fashion bloggers out there I am sure are very familiar with these hashtags,  but for any of you who are not #OOTD stands for Outfit of the Day and #TIW stands for Today I'm Wearing. When incorporated into blogs they are great way to get fashion inspiration which is something I have taken from these posts when reading fashion blogs over the past few months. I have decided to create my own posts, as I thought it would be a great way to put some of my charity shop finds and and bargains into context. I hope you enjoy my future outfits of the day and also a daily quote too! 


Yours, 

Emma Dilemma 

P.S. Quote of the day: "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." 
- George Bernard Shaw 


Friday, 21 February 2014

The Holiday Bid Game


Dear Reader, 

Many of us (me included) want to travel or even have a holiday every now and then, but unfortunately due to money circumstances this isn't always possible. However, today's post is about The Holiday Bid Game which provides you with the opportunity to win a holiday or other lovely gifts with the lowest unique bid! This website is great for students (although we often love travelling we rarely have the money to do so) and anyone who likes holidays for that matter. 




Often sites that promote winning a holiday are not very trust worthy and the 'winner' can be exploited and be ripped off, but this company could not be anymore different. My sister is the commercial director for The Holiday Bid Game (some of you may recognise her in reference to her Plutonium Sox blog which I sometimes talk about, she is after all the one who got me into blogging) so I can confirm this site is more than genuine and the previous winners can do the same! 

How to play: 

For a chance to win a holiday you have to bid on one of the holidays up for grabs on the site. Bid packs start as low as £5, and you can get 6 bids for this price. You then have to make an attempt at the lowest unique bid for this auction. When the auction closes, if your bid is the lowest unique one then you win the holiday. Previous winners have won trips to Thailand (for 93p) and France (for 16p). Current auctions on the site include a week for two in the South of France, and a week in New Quay for SEVEN of your friends/family, how cool would that be as a post exam treat?

South of France for two?
Cottage in New Quay for seven?
What's brilliant about this company is that 10% of any profits that they make go to Maternity Worldwide, this is one of my favourite charities. Maternity Worldwide work hard to save lives in childbirth in parts of the world where dying in giving birth and pregnancy is likely but can be easily prevented. The Holiday Bid Game also run charity auctions where all the profits go to Maternity Worldwide and are currently running a recipe book auction. 

And it's not just holidays! There are currently some mini auctions on some lovely handmade products made by Meebee Designs, who has created exclusive beautiful handcrafted luggage tags and a passport covers which can be won in the mini auctions. And with a maximum of 50 bids allowed on the small auctions,  the odd of winning are ever in your favour! 

So good luck and remember you've got to be in it to win it!



Yours, 

Emma Dilemma 

P.S. Quote of the day- " Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers."
- Mark Gorman