31 October 2013

Happy Halloween + My Latest Purchases | Haul

Happy Halloween everyone!

I thought I would share my latest purchases with you:

Eyelash Knit Dip Dye Jumper Dress, £45 £30 @ Roman
I bought this jumper dress in Street, Somerset at the Clarks Village. It's super soft and cosy! Definitely has the fluff-factor! I love the dip dye effect. This is a versatile piece that I could stay cosy indoors with or dress it up with my faux leather trousers and a statement necklace for going out.

Silver Disc Necklace, £12 @ School Gate Style
I had been looking for an affordable statement necklace for a while and was so happy to stumble across this beauty! It has 9 dull, slightly beaten silver discs and sits on a delicate, adjustable snake chain. I love it! I can see this piece fast becoming a favourite!
I have to give a big thanks to Liz over at What Lizzy Loves as it was her own SGS purchase that led me to discover this one! Thanks Liz!

Floral Dress, £29.50 £23.60 @ A|Wear
I spotted this a little while back and instantly fell in love. I couldn't quite bring myself to part with the cash at the time, but the other day I saw the discounted price and just had to have it! So happy I bought it as it's now nearly sold out in all sizes! This dress is such a perfect Autumn piece and it can be dressed up or down for different occasions.

Bryce Boots, £59 £35 £17.50 @ JustFab
It was actually an online ad that brought me to discover this site. Basically, you sign up and fill in a quick style questionnaire then you are given a personalised boutique to shop from. If you become a VIP member you will receive an additional 50% off your first purchase, then any other footwear is £35. Unfortunately, there is a catch. Once you complete your purchase and become a VIP member, you will then receive a monthly email featuring a new personalised boutique to shop from. If you don't wish to make a purchase that month, you have until the 5th of the month to go onto your account and click "Skip The Month". If you fail to do this then you will be charged £35 which turns into a store credit which you can use on your next purchase. You can "Skip The Month" as many times as you like. You can also cancel your subscription at any time. I may place another order or two then I will probably cancel, just because I don't like the subscription idea.
On to the actual boots:

As always, I was skeptical about purchasing these as I don't often have much luck with footwear. I am pleased to announce that these fit very well and are super comfy! I love the distressed leather-look suede-feel material and the lining is sort of cushioned for ultra comfort. Very good quality except from one of the straps is stitched in place and the other is not. You can't really tell but I may remove both in the end as they still look great without the straps. I was more concerned about the fact that they actually fit! I also love the red zip detail at the back!

South Peplum Dolly Coat in Tweed, £55 @ Isme
I recently purchased this lovely new Winter coat. When it arrived it was damaged so I had to return it. Isme's replacement policy advises you to order as usual if you require a replacement. Well, I am refusing to pay a total of £7.90 in postage fees for another coat when it was down to their own fault that caused me to return it. I'm currently awaiting a reply to my email to see if they would oh-so-kindly give me free postage so I can re-order this coat. I hope they do as apart from the large hole around the lining of the arm, it was a great fit and overall a great coat! Fingers crossed. UPDATE: After numerous emails, Isme finally decided to refund my original postage of £3.95 so I now have the option to repurchase... or not?! Haha. I probably will but I think I may just go mad if it happens again!

Have a great Halloween guys!

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Winter Warmers #2 | Fashion

Get set for Winter with my second installment of Winter Warmers! Check out my first post here.

1. Pale Blue Polka Dot Pudding Christmas Jumper, £27.99 @ New Look
Get into the Christmas spirit with this fun, novelty jumper featuring snow-like bobbles and diamante detail.
2. Reindeer Convertor Gloves, £10 @ ASOS
Add some fun to those cold days with these novelty reindeer mitten-style gloves!
3. F&F Christmas Pudding Beanie, £6 @ Tesco
I love this beanie, it's so cute! Love the pom-pom detail.
4. White Dogtooth Snood, £14 @ Dorothy Perkins
Keep stylish this Winter with this knitted dogtooth snood.
5. Diamante Beanie Hat, £6 @ Asda
Keep warm in this sparkly diamante pom-pom beanie.
6. Gingerbread Man Ankle Socks, £3.50 @ Topshop
Keep your toes happy with these cute gingerbread man socks.

7. Knitted Hat, £7.99 @ H&M
Love the faux fur pom pom on this cable knit wool-blend hat!
8. Leopard All-In-One, £40 @ Lipsy
Pink and leopard print: all you need in a onesie!
9. Faux Fur Hottie, £14 @ Next
Keep cosy this Winter with this gorgeous faux fur hottie!
10. Louche Leo Mittens, £10 @ Joy
These cute leopard print mittens are really fun and will keep your paws warm.
11. Black & Grey Faux Fur Stole, £25 @ Miss Selfridge
Stay glamourous in this gorgeous faux fur stole.
12. Faux Fur Pom Pom Slippers, £12 @ Peacocks
These furry slipper boots look super cosy and would make a great gift this Christmas.

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30 October 2013

The Coat Collection 2013 | Fashion

The time has come to unleash my coat collection for A/W 2013! I've been wanting to do this for ages! I've scoured the internet for the best coats and for your convenience, I've put them in ascending price order.

1. F&F Quilted Panel Mixed Texture Coat, £40 £32 @ Tesco
This biker-style coat features textured paneling with quilted sides and shoulders, exposed zips on the cuffs and an adorable collar to add a ladylike touch!
2. Colour Block Coat, £32 @ Asda
This neutral-coloured biker-style coat features on-trend colour-blocking, a tailored look and silver stud closures at the neck.
3. Sleek Double-Breasted Trench Coat, £42.75 @ Forever 21
This heavyweight wool-blend coat in classic black features an over-sized collar and silver embossed buttons.
4. Teal Faux Fur Trim Hooded Duffle Coat, £44.99 @ New Look
If you're looking for a less formal coat, try this teal-coloured duffle coat on for size. Featuring faux leather piping, faux fur trimmed hood and classic toggle fastening.
5. Belted Military Double Breasted Woolen Navy Coat, £49.99 @ Krisp
This soft wool-blend coat in classic navy features military-style button detail, a feminine tie-waist and a high neck.
6. Roxie Wool Mix 2-in-1 PU Biker Coat, £50 @ Boohoo
This biker-style wool-blend coat in seasonal burgundy features a faux leather panel and exposed zip detail.

7. Grey Tweed Fit & Flare Coat, £69 @ Dorothy Perkins
This wool-mix tweed coat features a lady-like collar and bold, black buttons down the front. Subtle pleating to the skirt and two front pockets.
8. Hooded Wool Blend Coat, £79 @ M&Co.
Made from a cosy, wool-blend fabric, this double-breasted coat in navy features a gorgeous, over-sized cowl hood.
9. Red Check Pea Coat, £85 @ Miss Selfridge
This pea coat is bang on-trend with the red check. Featuring a faux leather collar and faux leather trim on the pockets.
10. Phoebe Wrap Over Coat, £85 by Jovonnista @ Topshop
This camel-coloured coat features a gorgeous wrap-over style, embossed detail trim and a belted waist.
11. Dolly Coat, £85 @ ASOS
Join the pink coat club with this adorable offering from ASOS! Made from a soft wool-blend fabric, this fit and flare style coat is super stylish and girly!
12. Khaki 3-in-1 Faux Fur Parka, £100 @ River Island
This khaki parka features a faux leather panel with quilting detail on the arms and a faux fur collar.

13. Long Bonded Faux Fur Coat, £110 @ Warehouse
This grey suede-look coat features subtle biker-style detailing and a gorgeous over-sized faux fur collar.
14. Coat with Gathering On Shoulder, £129 @ Zara
This collarless coat in pearl grey features a sleek, simple, stylish finish and oozes girl power!
15. Oversized Brushed-Felt Coat, £1,350 by Carven @ Net-a-Porter
If there was an award for cosiest-looking coat, I would nominate this pink beauty! In a bubblegum-pink shade, this coat screams feminine! With a an oversized collar and fluffy finish, this coat is sure to turn a few heads!

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29 October 2013

New In This Week | Fashion

Unfortunately the predictions about the storm were right! We were without power for around 10 hours yesterday, so sadly I was unable to post this on time. Thankfully everything is pretty much back to normal now!

1. Fern Slub Long Sleeve Swing Tunic, £15 @ Boohoo
For a casual look, try this slouchy marl top on for size! In a pinky hue, you'll be bang on-trend!
2. Julia Taffeta Prom Dress, £45 @ Tesco
This floral jacquard dress is enriched with gorgeous purple hues and has a flattering tailored fit. It features a pretty bow at the waist and is gathered at the skirt. This would make a perfect Christmas party dress!
(online exclusive)
3. Contrast-Cuff Cashmere Sweater, £295 by Chinti & Parker @ Net-a-Porter
At first glance, this is a pretty basic sweater, but made from 100% soft cashmere, this gives you a luxurious feel. The bright cuffs add a lovely pop of colour to your outfit!
4. Tan Brogue Chelsea Boots, £27.99 @ New Look
With classic brogue detailing, these tan leather boots will look great with a pair of skinnies and a cosy jumper.
(wide fit)
5. Sequin Animal Print Eyelash Jumper, £18 @ Asda
Eyelash knits are so popular this season! You must get one if you haven't already! This pink offering from Asda features added glitz from the sequin animal print detail.

6. Iconic Fit & Flare Dress, £19.75 @ Forever 21
This gorgeous textured-knit dress features a sweetheart neckline and antique-style buttons.
7. Cream Colour Block Faux Fur Scarf, £25 @ River Island
If you have strayed away from this season's pretty-in-pink IT coat and instead chosen a black, grey or army-green one, then if you want to add a little wow factor to your look, try this gorgeous, over-the-top faux fur scarf!
8. Combined Checked Blazer, £49.99 @ Zara
These muted tones have an Autumn feel and this blazer is sure to add interest and style to your outfit.
9. Grey Waterfall Coatigan, £65 @ Dorothy Perkins
I love the waterfall draping style! This coatigan is a thick-knit piece with black trim. Perfect for Autumn layering.
10. Leopard Print Pencil Skirt, £36 @ Topshop
Love leather? Love leopard print? Why not team them together and be a bit daring with this polished pencil skirt?!
11. Satchel Bag with Pony Insert, £40 @ ASOS
This handy faux leather satchel features a teal pony-effect panel!
12. Bellfield Kirkwood Woodland Animal Print Tee, £18 @ Joy
This cute woodland animal print t-shirt will fit perfectly into a country-chic wardrobe!

13. Knitted Jumper, £14.99 @ H&M
This arrow print jumper features roll edges at the neck and a dipped hem.
14. Black Floral Print Chiffon Playsuit, £30 @ Fashion Union
This playsuit is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty floral print and keyhole detail to the front. With long sleeves, this is perfect for Autumn!
15. Black Camouflage Print Tunic, £34 @ Wallis
Another big trend this season is camouflage. I would team this tunic with black leggings - perhaps leather ones - and black ankle boots with some stud embellishment.
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27 October 2013

Designer Lust: Nina Runsdorf Multi-Stone Earrings | Fashion

I've spotted these on Net-a-Porter a few times now and I just had to share them with you!
Unfortunately, these lovely earrings have an out-of-my-world price tag, but it's nice to dream, isn't it?!

£12,940 @ Net-a-Porter

These handmade 18-karat white gold opal earrings are made up of sapphires, emeralds & diamonds.
The colours are absolutely stunning! Instead of saving for special occasions, I'd probably wear these quite frequently as they are just too beautiful to keep boxed away.

Your thoughts on these beauties?

Please Note: there is a risk of a severe storm coming in tonight to the UK and if this does happen then this could affect tomorrow's post as there is a risk of power cuts. So, if you don't see my New In post tomorrow, this is probably why, but I will try my best to post it on time!

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25 October 2013

Roman: Top 10 Picks | Fashion

1. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, £35
Update your work wardrobe with this sophisticated, on-trend faux leather skirt.
2. Dip Dye Jumper, £30
This fluffy jumper is super stylish yet comfortable! I bought myself one of these yesterday at the Clarks Village in Street, Somerset; it instantly caught my eye when I walked in to the Roman shop! It's RRP is £45.
3. Printed Stud Button Cardigan, £30
With bejeweled buttons and a subtle stud-embellished neckline, this red abstract animal print cardigan is sure to get you noticed!

4. Baroque Print Slim Jeans, £25
With an all-over baroque print, these jeans will be the statement piece in your outfit!
5. Contrast Cowl Neck Top, £18
Get on-trend with this gorgeous monochrome beauty!
6. Floral Notch Neckline Top, £22
Add a bit of floral to your Autumn wardrobe with this buttoned navy blouse.
7. Abstract Pattern Coat, £55
This patterned wool-blend coat will keep you warm and stylish all at once!
8. Paisley Print Knit Tunic, £30
This soft knitted tunic has a lovely paisley print and I love the ruched sleeves. I nearly bought this one too! Kind of wish I had now!
9. Contrast Knit Dress, £35
Love the style of this knitted dress and the red contrast trim adds a touch of colour to an otherwise neutral piece.
10. Abstract Tailored Jacket, £40
This textured zebra print blazer looks gorgeous and would make a great addition to a smart-casual outfit or the finishing touch to an evening out look.

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23 October 2013

Yesterday's Outfit | Fashion

Here's what I wore for my birthday meal yesterday evening at The Half Moon pub in Shaftesbury:

Dress, Boohoo | Necklace, eBay | Loafers, Red Herring via Debenhams

I finally caved in and bought myself some tartan loafers by Red Herring in the Debenhams sale! They are really nice with stud embellishment detail.

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22 October 2013

New In This Week | Fashion

Sorry, this is one day late, oops! Completely slipped my mind yesterday! I'm off out for my birthday meal later, so I'll post photos tomorrow. Hope you enjoy this week's new in items:

1. Red Sequin Sleeveless Bodycon Dress, £24.99 @ New Look
The ultimate festive party dress - bright red with all-over sequins on the front and a v-neck at the back! 
2. Cosy Polka Dot PJ Sweatshirt, £12.90 @ Forever 21
This cute pink polka dot sweatshirt is perfect for popping on first thing on a chilly morning.
3. Embellished Jacquard Dress, £25 by Moda @ Asda
Another party dress - this one has a pretty, subtle embellished neckline and has a fit and flare style.
4. Emily Leopard Print Bodycon Dress, £12 @ Boohoo
I love blue being added to natural leopard print; it just gives it that edge.
5. Gunmetal Tone Twisted Link Necklace, £12 @ River Island
I love this necklace. Gorgeous twisted chain with diamante embellishment.
6. Reclaimed Vintage Smock Dress, £40 @ ASOS
In a gorgeous Winter paisley print, this 100% pure cotton smock dress will give you an easy to wear, effortless look.

7. Montrose Leather-Paneled Stretch-Crepe Dress, £470 by Rag & Bone @ Net-a-Porter
Vamp up your look with this fluted hem dress with leather panels and contrasting textures.
8. F&F Studded Stag Jumper, £20 @ Tesco
A perfect casual A/W item. Grey fine knit jumper with studded stag design.
9. White Aztec 50's Flare Dress, £29.99 @ Dorothy Perkins
Loving this Aztec printed skater dress! Great colours and pattern.
10. Combination Fabric Jacket, £79.99 @ Zara
This wool-blend boucle jacket with zip detail is sure to get you noticed this season!
11. Open Back Bow Dress, £60 by Annie Greenabelle @ Topshop
This vintage-inspired ditsy print dress with box pleats, bow detail and open back is made from 100% organic cotton.

12. Burgundy Juno Shoulder Bag, £40 £36 @ Wallis
Loving this glossy little burgundy number! Featuring a black panel and twist-lock closure.
13. Spike Studded Tube Brown PU Handbag, £29.99 @ Krisp
This spiked brown bag looks like a great everyday Autumn accessory!
14. Bow Shoulder Top, £40 @ Oasis
Adding a little festive sparkle to a striped knitted top, these bow embellishments are too cute!
15. Yellow Bright Placement Pattern Jumper, £40 @ Warehouse
Brighten up your A/W wardrobe with this super-soft grey/yellow lace-print jumper.
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21 October 2013

Let Us Eat Cake! | Personal

Hi guys, I had a great birthday yesterday. Didn't do much shopping as Dean is taking me shopping next week sometime. Captain Phillips was a brilliant film! Unfortunately it was really packed in the cinema and we were up close and personal to the screen! Lunch at Frankie & Benny's was great too.

My cute caterpillar cake! I used to always have these when I was younger because I'm not a fan of the traditional sponge and icing cakes. This was yummy!

And here is my new bag from Next in a lovely berry shade!

I'll leave you with my current wishlist on Shopcade:
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20 October 2013

Happy Birthday To Me! | Personal

Yes, today is my 24th birthday! I will be spending the day with the other half and another couple - two of our best friends. We are going to Yeovil for:


Lunch at Frankie & Benny's!

 The cinema to watch Captain Phillips and then back home to ours for some party food, birthday cake and probably more movie-watching!
I will also be going out next week to a lovely pub called The Half Moon in Shaftesbury for my birthday meal, with Dean, his parents & his brother.
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