Monday, 9 April 2018

Recent buys and how to style them

I've made a few bargainous (yeh I've just made that up I think) purchase's over the last month or so, so I thought I'd bring them together in a blogpost with some advice on how I'd style them too. 
You are welcome! ;)


Lets start...


Green wrap blouse




I got this blouse in the H&M sale for £10.99. It is also very popular on Instagram in a dress form. The print and colour is beaut and very flattering. A great spring/summer buy. unfortunately its out of stock but is still available in the polka dot print here. 
Also, here is another alternative along with the kind of outfit I would style it with.



Top- New Look // Jeans (That I've also bought recently)- H&M // Bag- Topshop // Wedges- Topshop.





Polka dot wrap dress




This one I LOVE. Also from H&M (in fact most of what I've bought, is from H&M) and I had a voucher so I got it for £14.99 but is still only £19.99 which I think is a great price. This dress would be fab in summer for weddings or parties. Now I would size up, possibly TWICE because it can be very "booby' even if you don't have much tit, it will show them! I'd wear a black lace bra underneath as its a nice feature added to the neckline. I'd style with these items below for an evening- keeping it classic and simple. For daytime flat sandals in tan or black and denim jacket or white shirt tied at the waist. It would even look great with black high top converse or Doc martens and leather biker jacket or shacket for a festival  look. An all round great dress IMO.
Also  a bold red lip or pinky/corally colour (for me personally).


Dress- H&M // Bag- Mango // Shoes- ASOS // Lipstick- H&M.





Leopard blouse




Ok so everyone should probably own at least one leopard item. In this case I'm going with the leopard blouse. This one is from H&M at £19.99. I like it because it is long with a peplum hem which gives you options on how you want to wear it. I think out would be better for a more casual look with a flat mule and tucked in for a more dressed up style. 

*Tip* If you feel confident enough wear a black lace bra underneath and undo one more button than you usually would to add a subtle sexiness to the look and to make it  less "work like". And also add a bag with colour i.e. red or green.


Blouse- H&M (Grrr this particular blouse is not available now, its available in floral here or some similar leopard blouses here and here  // Jeans- Topshop // Bag- Mango // Boots- Topshop




Green jumper




I appreciate that we probably shouldn't be buying chunky knits in april but tbh I wouldn't buy this in the winter anyway as I wouldn't have a coat to go over it and I hate feeling all stuffy and heavy. So, I see this as a spring item as I would wear it with no coat and jeans and mules on those chilly spring days. Its gorge and oversized and in the sale for £17! 


Jumper- River isand // Jeans (as above)- H&M // Shoes- Topshop // Sunglasses (not available now but some similar)-  H&M.



Blue sweatshirt




I'm not sure if you know but I LOVE a sweat top. They're so comfortable and quite versatile I think. You literally could wear a sweat top with a pair of jeans or a leather skirt and it would still work in that effortless way.
I usually go for grey or black but I really loved this colour for spring/summer and it would look so good against a tan!
I'm looking to style mine with jeans, trench and high top converse (when I get some new ones).

Ps. I did also buy it in grey ;)



Trench coat- New Look (currently £10 off) // Sweatshirt- H&M // Jeans- H&M // Converse- Office (cheapest I could find them plus free delivery).



So thats it. Looking forward to spring/summer so I can switch up my wardrobe a bit and get out of my winter slump. I might even wear a bra again lolz! 



I hope you've enjoyed the post and thanks for reading! x


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Mother’s Day edit

Mother's Day is coming soon so time for a gift edit... 
Its  a bit of a random selection but things I like and hopefully your Mom will like or You would like... in which case send your other halves or kids this way. Or if you're anything like me just by your own present and get them to give it to you lol (such a mom thing to do).

So, here are some lovely bits...



Gift Ideas




Pyjamas- H&M (ok I cannot find the pjs now but i actually prefer the nightshirt)
Little things plate- Oliver Bonas
Book- ASOS 
Candle- H&M





Scarf- Warehouse 
Perfume- Chanel at John Lewis
Cup- H&M 
Book- ASOS




Teapot and mug- Oliver Bonas
Pyjamas- H&M
Trinket box- H&M
Bag- Zara






Cashmere jumper- Boden
Gloves- H&M
Book- Amazon
Flowers- Bloom and Wild 





Mother print- Etsy
Trinket box- H&M 
Book- Amazon



Yep I said it was random
Failing that, you could always take her for a sunday lunch or just buy a card. Us Mamas really don't want for much*

*except me, I need the stuff ;)




Thanks for reading! x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Spring inspo


I'm back  after a break (quite a long break tbf *eyeroll*) and ready to talk all things pretty again. So, with that said....  this may be a little premature as its still bloody F-Reeezing outside but spring is coming  and I've been having a mooch at some springy items. Here are some faves I've come across....




Top Picks





Red blouse- H&M 
 Sunglasses- Zara 
 Bag- Topshop
 Jumper- H&M
Blue blouse- H&M






Top- H&M
Mules- Zara (sorry these don't seem to be available atm-
but keep your eyes peeled)
Sunglasses- H&M





Blazer- Topshop 
Blouse- Zara
Sunglasses- H&M
Boots- Topshop 





Silk shirt- Zara
Denim jacket- H&M
Hoody- Zara 
Bag- Topshop 



All of these pieces are great for the transition into spring. All work fab with jeans, coats and boots until the summer with shorts/skirts and sandals.

Its been a while since I blogged so I'm easing myself back in gently. I have been lacking inspiration which I feel happens a lot during the healing process- It can be very up and down at times. 
But with some spring vibes coming soon, we all good. 

  


Thanks for reading! x

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Parka coats

Quick post on parka's as I received lots interest on my 5 year old Topshop one that I posted on Instagram yesterday. 

As I said, I've had mine for 5 years which I bring out every winter so I see a parka as an investment and a wardrobe essential, especially in weather like this. But also for casual days with trainers and jeans. 



The Look


Images from Pinterest.




My Style

Wearing my old faithful Parka from Topshop yesterday (and probably everyday for the foreseeable) with oversized Zara jumper, black jeans, Hunter boots (available at Office) and bobble hat. Snow chic maybe?!




Top Picks

Top left- ASOS // Top right- Zara // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- Mango 



Top left- Uniqlo // Top right- Topshop // Bottom left- New Look // Bottom right- H&M



So that concludes the parka picks. Hope this has been of some help.

Thanks for reading! x


Monday, 4 December 2017

Let's Disco





Party season is upon us people and I've had so many ladies say to me how they just can't find the perfect dress for their christmas do- this including myself. I love dresses but rarely wear them so I always find it hard to get the right one to suit me... however I have out together a selection of my faves should they suit YOU!



Zara

Top left- click here // Top right- click here // Bottom left- click here // Bottom right- click here


Click here.




Topshop



Top left- here // Top right- here // Bottom left- here // Bottom right- here




ASOS



Top left- here // Top right- here // Bottom left- here // Bottom right- here.



Sister Jane @ ASOS.




H&M


Top left- here // Top right- here // Bottom left- here // Bottom right- here.




New Look

Left- here // Middle- here // Right- here.


Click here.



I tried and purchased the left dress (pictured above) and even though its lovely- I particularly like the top and neck part, it just didn't feel like 'Me'. I was happy to step out of my comfort zone Y'know as its christmas an all but you've gota feel like YOU haven't you?! So, it went back but if this is a bit of you, I would defo give it a try!



Mango


Top left- here // Top right- here (green sold out but black available) // Bottom left- here // Bottom right- here.




Oasis


Top left- here // Top right- here // Bottom left- here // Bottom right- here.


*Final Tip* If going for a short shift dress I would wear a light denier tight with sock boots or heeled ankle boots. And if wearing a longer, tighter dress, I would go for a bare leg and thin strappy sandals to keep it elegant and classy... ok, not groundbreaking info but just my personal style preference :)


Now rememeber... get yourself a dress, get your sass on, grab a cocktail and work that shit!




Thanks for reading! x

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Gift guide for the ladies

Yep the panic is on, I can feel it. What does she want? What does she like? Well, I'm here to save you (sort of) and help you to find a nice gift or at least give you a guide.

First of all I'm going to talk about a couple of things I've had gifted to me from some lovely brands. I appreciate that I got these things for free but I honestly wouldn't big them up if I wasn't happy with them and I think they would make great gifts.


So, first up are these slippers from Morland Sheepskin. They are so divine and soft, literally heaven on your feet. Excellent quality- I love them!



Next up, I got sent this skincare regime from RosehipPlus. I didn't know too much about Rosehip oil prior to this gifted but I read up on it and it has a lot of benefits to the skin i.e. Moisture, anti ageing, scar treatment plus many more and obvs gives you a nice glow. I haven't been doing the regime for very long but my skin has no dry patches (and I always have dry patches) and it feels super soft. So far so good! 
In this package I received; Rosehip oil, cleanser, day cream, night cream and reshape oil roll on. But you can buy them all individually. Another great gift for someone who likes to try new skincare.





Lastly,  this beautiful flower subscription from Bloomon. I have already written a blogpost about this which you can read here. You can buy a gift card by going on to the website and selecting what size flowers you would like, how many deliveries you'd like to send and when you'd like them and all this will determine the price of the gift. I receive mine every fortnight for 3 months and I honestly really look forward to receiving my fresh bouquet every other friday so if you know some who loves flowers, I highly recommend this as a gift. 


*If you do go for this you can get a free gorgeous vase, worth £25 buy entering code 'jovase'*




More gift ideas

Top left- H&M // Top right- Morland Sheepskin // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- John Lewis.



Top left- H&M // Top right- Topshop // Bottom left- H&M // Bottom right- H&M.



Top left- UK Lingerie // Top right- Zara // Bottom left- John Lewis // Bottom right- H&M (no longer online, similar here.



Top left- H&M // Top right- Mango // Bottom left- ASOS // Bottom right- Amazon.



Top left- H&M // Top right- John Lewis // Bottom left- Amazon // Bottom right- New Look.


Top left- Amazon // Top right- Debenhams // Bottom left- Warehouse // Bottom right- ASOS.




Top left- H&M // Top right- Amazon // Bottom left- John Lewis // Bottom right- Majestic Wine



I hope that has given you some help... or better still your other half/family some help. Send them this way!



Thanks for reading x