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Valentine’s Day Outfit for the evening!

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It’s Valentine’s Day and I thought that I would put together a quick post with a few outfit ideas for this evening.

1. The first is this really cool blue Phase Eight Becky lace dress. It’s a body con that has high neck with short sleeves. It’s really on trend and would be great for Valentine’s Day, this with a black pair of heels and a cute bag.

2. The second is a long sleeved knee length dress and these are one of my favourite trends at the moment. I love this dress especially because of the bright colour combination and the ruffles. The floral print ruffle dress from Next is beautiful and would be great with a pair of short boots, drug and fab accessories in black.

3. I adore this cute Bee Love t shirt from Silk Fred. Is so simple and so cool for Valentines Day. It’ll go with a ripped pair of jeans or maybe even a fab pleated skirt. Perfect!

4. This bright Pink Lace Shift Dress from New Look is so pretty. It had a real Self Portrait feel to it and is a beautiful bright colour that will make anyone who wears it the bell of the ball.

5. This Black Lace Panel Tiered mini dress from Next is another Self Portrait inspired dress. It’s gorgeous and gives a real rock chick feel. Team this dress with a pair of cool platform heels for the ultimate wow!

6. Pleated skirts are a real trend that is sticking around. If you’ve been looking for the perfect style, story look no further than this Navy pleated skirt from Next. It’s a beautiful colour and it sits really well on the hips, and will look great with a black lace shirt or a cute printed t-shirt.

Do you like any of these outfits? Will you be buying any of them for this evening? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

 

Beauty Fashion

January Favourites!

It’s that time again so here’s my January favourites. There’s been some fabulous beauty and fashion items that I’ve been loving. Keep reading to find out!

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At the beginning of the month I had an appointment at my local Aveda where they looked at my hair and scalp and gave me some advice on my hair. They suggested that I started using this balancing shampoo. I’ve been using it ever since and it’s really helped with my scalp, side effects the sensitivity of the skin and the look on my hair. It’s looking fab. I was suggested some other products too so I’m looking forward to going back and buying soon.

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I’m not someone that usually wears a very heavy base/foundation so I like to stick to light coverage product.  This BB Skin Detox Fluid  from Clarins is one that I’ve been using for the full month. I only use a small amount, just two to three pumps, it lasts all day and looks amazing. It also as an SPF 25 in too. Mega bonus! I’ll be doing more of a review in the coming weeks so keep an eye out on the site.

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I bought this lipstick/lipshine is from the Rosie for Autograph  ( Marks and Spencers)line. I bought it just after Christmas and I fell in love with the name of it initially as it’s called  Love of my life which very apt for the time of year.  When I looked at the colour I fell for it even harder and realised that I just had to buy it and I’ve worn it every day since. It’s lovely layered over the Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in Amoureux and it really lasts. My most favourite thing about it is that the lipstick itself is so moisturising even when you have chapped lips which I have this week due to being ill, it helps lock in that moisture and soften them.

IMG_4587I was sent some beautiful hand creams from Crabtree and Evelyn. I love the hand creams as they’re thick and so moisturising. My favourite of the month is this Pear and Pink Magnolia ultra moisturising hand therapy as it has such a pretty yet subtle smell. It’s also been great for my hands and nails which have been in some need of a little TLC.

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I bought this Armani scent Si in the January sales and I’m so glad that I did. It really is a beautiful fragrance and it’s one that I’ve been wearing a loth throughout the month too.  It’s perfect for the time of year, subtle yet fruity and it has floral notes to it. It’s one that you have to smell if you see it for sure.

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I seem to be allergic to every hand wash ever except this brand Bayliss and Harding. They recently brought out this limited edition fragrance in Pink Prosecco and Cassis  to my local Sainsbury’s and I’ve loved using it the whole month. The bottle itself with the rose gold accents is beautiful too.

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I’ve also loved the combination of the leopard print snood that I received for Christmas and this beautiful burgundy jumper from Miss Selfridge. It’s a warming combination thats also very soft and it’s made me feel extra snuggly when under the weather this month too.

What things have you been loving this month and will you be jumping to buy any of these items? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

Fashion

New Look OOTD: Fitness!

Although I’ve not managed to escape the dreaded flu this season, viagra approved I am still on a fitness kick and will be making my way back down to the gym soon enough. When New Look got in touch to try out the recent fitness releases I jumped at the chance. Here’s some of my top picks for this season.

I love a good pair of thick black leggings for spending time in the gym and classes. They are the most flattering in my experience and go with everything. I always love to liven them up a little though and choose pairs that are a little bit different so I’ve chosen these Black Believe Print Leggings. The touch of bronze in an outfit is really stylish and there’s always room for positivity too.

The Dark Grey Cowl Neck sports sweater is great for sports. It’s dark grey/green colour is so flattering but it will still go with every outfit. It also has a lower back so it’ll cover those bits you may be a little more self conscience of. More importantly it’s amazingly soft and great for running in the cold. This one will be staple for my wardrobe now.

The red mesh back sports vest is really light and goes well with a black or grey pair of leggings or jogging bottoms. It actually comes in several colours such as purple, prostate grey, red, black and white so I’m sure to be going back to New Look to invest in a few more. The top keeps it’s shape really well and is actually really flattering too. It also goes really well over a crop top.

I love to wear sports crop tops especially in Yoga or Ballet Barre which I’ve just started at my local gym. They’re also great to wear in the Summer when the weather starts to get a lot warmer. They can be worn over sports bra’s and this Black Padded sports Crop Top is really stylish and it’s fast becoming one of my favourites. It’s really soft, and it fits perfectly and again doesn’t loose it’s shape easily.
Do you have any of these fitness items or will you be hot footing it down to New Look to get any of these items ? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter.

Happy Shopping!

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Fashion Lifestyle

Castle on the Hill & an OOTD!

I went down to Colchester Castle recently and it seemed the perfect time to take some candid shots of an outfit that I’ve been going back to a lot in the last month.

The beautiful blue and black mottled effect jacket with black faux fur is from Warehouse. It’s warm and goes with everything. The jumper is a gorgeous warm bergundy jumper from Miss Selfridge. I love this colour in Winter and it seems to go well with the jacket too. The tabby striped snood that I’m wearing has been a definite fixture to my Winter wardrobe. It was a Christmas present from my auntie and her family that she bought in a small boutique near where she lives. It’s actually one of  my favourite clothing items at the moment.

I teamed this combo with a high waisted denim skirt from Oasis which is currently in the sale. It has a retro Sargent Pepper military feel to it as it has six buttons going up it but that are mostly hidden here. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this a lot in the summer too. I teamed this with my black ankle boots, troche some black leggings and my DKNY bag which is never far away from me.

What are your wardrobe favourites at the moment. Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

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Beauty Fashion

A Mac and more competition!

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After a pretty eventful January, more about I thought that I would pop up another competition. This one includes a few fab items. The first is one of my favourite Barry M nail polishes Sugar Plum which is a gorgeous pink/purple which really reminds me of the ballet of Sleeping Beauty. It’s a colour that goes with every outfit. The second is a beautiful short gold flower Oasis necklace and finally the competition also includes a Mac lipstick of your choice.

To enter this UK only competition just add me on Twitter and tweet about the competition too. As an added extra you could also follow me on Facebook and Instagram and you can do this below. Competition ends on Sunday 19th February 2017.

Good Luck!

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Fashion

A Quiz Wish List!

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Quiz is one of my go to sites for dresses for a special occasion. The site often has a few pretty everyday gems too. With this in mind I thought I would put together a wish list of items that I would love to own and tips on how to wear them.

1. Cream Poppy Print Satin dress

This cream poppy satin dress with it’s full skirt is perfect for a posh picnic with wedges or a pair of flats and a cardigan. Alternatively add some high heels, adiposity accessories and a red lip and it will be a fabulous outfit for a wedding too.
2. Blue Stripe Embroidered Flower Shirt

I love embroidery which is big at the moment and this blue striped shirt with light pink appliqués is a lovely example. It would be perfect for the daytime with jeans and flats, but you could also dress it up with a skirt, jacket and some heels.
3. Cream and Coral Floral Sleeveless Midi Dress

This dress would be perfect for a Spring/Summer wedding with a shawl or a white jacket over the shoulders. Add a pair of heels you’ll be the best dressed.
4. Nude and Navy Mesh Flower Appliqué Dress

 

The flower detailing and high neck of this dress is stunning. With a gorgeous pair of heels and statement earrings you’re sure to be the bell of the ball in this outfit.
5. Cream and Pink Floral Bubble Midi Dress

This dress is perfect for the office with a pair of flats and a jacket, but pop on some heels your brightest lippie and  it will be a perfect evening outfit too.

Let me know which one is your favourite and how you’d wear it in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

*In collaboration with the lovely people at Quiz

 

Fashion

A Brantano Wish List!

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I’ve put together a shoe wish list from Brantano and I’ve chosen one for every occasion.

1. Emilio Luca X – Clare  These Mary Jane’s will take you from the office to the pub or club. The heel is wide and sturdy so will be really comfortable. Great for your feet when you’ve been on them all day and for dancing the night away too.

2. Emilio Luca X – Trumpet  Knee high boots and thigh high boots have been having a moment this season so it’s important to find yourself a pair that suits your style and is something you’re comfortable in. The heel on these gives you a little height but can be something that will go with everything.

3. Emilio Luca X – Buckle Croc I love texture on a shoe or boot whether that’s suede or a print so this croc design is great. The two tone contrasting colours will look great with a pair of straight leg or skinny jeans or maybe even a cheeky jumper dress.

4. Emilio Luca X – Stud These ankle boot wedges are a style that will be around forever as it’s one that never seems to go out of fashion. They’ll look great with a pair of jeans and with a ditsy print dress. They’re a boot that looks great in all weather but will keep you warm in the winter months. These are in the sale at the moment too. Bargain!

5. Nike Revolution trainers A good pair of trainers for those gym sessions is always important. These Revolutions are stylish but quirky with the tricolour pattern and those bright blue soles are superb. They’ll brighten up every gym outfit without even trying. Perfect!

What do you think of these shoes and boots? Will you be buying any for the up coming seasons? Let me know in the comments below or alternatively on Twitter.

Happy shopping!

 

*In collaboration with Brantano.

 

Fashion

Winter Outfit of the day!

Winter outfits are some of my favourite to style so I thought that I would share with you an outfit that I’ve been going back to time and time again.

This Warehouse jacket was a gift from my dad. It’s really warm, sale I love the mottled blue and black colour and how it has buttons instead of a zip. The black faux fur comes off too. Underneath I’ve chosen some thick black leggings and a thick blue, black and white checkered Topshop dress with elbow length sleeves. The dress is actually in the sale at the moment at a great price and most important it’s really warm too.

The boots are from Office which are again are in the sale. They’re really comfy even with the pointy toe. The Michael Kors bag was also a fab present from my husband. It’s a great size and fits in so many things that you need while out doing errands or on an evening out.

What’s your favourite go to outfit this winter? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy shopping!

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What I got for Christmas 2016!

I always love to see what people got for Christmas, sildenafil not to show off but because they’re really interesting and fun posts to read so I thought I would pop up a few of my favourites from what I received this Christmas.img_4384

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So these items are a few from my mum that  love. I’ve been going on about the Stella McCartney Pop fragrance and I actually ended up buying it for my mum too. Great mind! The DKNY perfume is one of my all time favourites and so i was very happy to get this. And my mum knows me well as a pretty lipstick and nail polish is very me.

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Next are a few cute presents from my sister in law. I was really spoilt by her as they are all from Ted Baker. The smaller items are firstly a gorgeous deep red lippie and nail polish set. I’m really looking forward to saving these for a special occasion to wear them as it’s a really gorgeous colour and will really add to an outfit. Things that I really love is a fab hand cream and nail file so these ones are perfect. The print is so cute too. Lastly is this fab checkered Ted Baker shopper and I love these bags as they’re so useful especially in the summer so this one will be getting a lot of use.

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My in-laws really spoilt me this year too and I thought that I would just choose a selection of the things. They know that I’m a blogger so when I opened this little E plate my first thought was, ooo this is very instagram-able. The gold is so pretty. I have Thomas Sabo bracelet, and so a little tortoise charm was perfect to remind me of my recent holiday to Mexico. It’s so cute. I also received a little Cath Kidston Lip butter and hand cream set. So pretty!

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My dad and sister bought me a coat from Warehouse that I asked for. I love the mottled blue and black effect that it has and it’s really warm. It also goes really well with the faux fur snood I got from my aunty. I received a little Michael Kors card holder too as I never have enough room for wallets or purses in evening bags so I really needed something cute for them to go in.  I really love this.

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Lastly I received a few amazing gifts from my husband. We actually almost bought each other similar things too which is strange. First up is this candle from Neom. I’ve been after one of these for so long as it smells incredible. I can’t wait to start burning it. Next up is this a fragrance I adore from Jo Malone. Peony and Blush Suede is such a pretty floral fragrance. Every time I go past my local shop I always pop in and smell it. I always use them up so fast though as I love the JM fragrances so much. I’m saving this one a little more though. I’d seen this cute little E key ring in Accessorize recently, I always loose my keys so it was so cool to get this. Perfect!

My big present from my husband this year was this super cute black Michael Kors evening bag.  I’ve been to a few events recently and had to borrow a friends black bag to go with my outfit so my husband chose a stunning one for future events. It’s made of saffiano leather which means it’s really durable and doesn’t scratch easily.  It has space for a few cards, a bit of make up and my phone. What more could a girl need.

What did you get for christmas? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy

Beauty Fashion

January Sale Purchases

I love sale shopping and you can always get some fabulous bargains. The best bargains in my experience are ones that you already done research into so you have an idea of items that you would get.

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This year my sale purchases have been great even if I do say so myself. I have been after a new bag for a while but I haven’t found one that was right or that was the perfect price but I was walking by the bag sale in Fenwicks, viagra order Colchester and came across this beautiful DKNY Bryant Park Saffiano Shopper  . It was a fab price and it didn’t take much persuading for me to buy it. The bag is a great size and perfect for work.

I was also after a perfume, pharm Si by Giorgio Armani that I had seen in Boots, and when the sales came on, it was at a great price, better than all of the other places that had it so nabbed it quickly. It came in a set with a beautiful mascara with I couldn’t wait to try out.

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What have been your bargain sale purchases? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Shopping!

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