31 January 2014

Designer Lust: Givenchy Medium Antigona Bag | Fashion

What a miserable, wet and windy day we've had here in Dorset! Dean and I ventured out into the cold this morning to Dorchester to browse the shops on our last day off together. We took shelter in a cute little cafe called The Pantry which was lovely! We had lunch and a hot drink to keep us going, then checked out a few more shops before heading home. Although we stuck to the main roads where possible, I ended up driving through my first ever floodwater - yikes! There was so much surface water on the roads, but we made it home, thankfully!
It's back to work for me tonight, so I thought I'd browse my favourite designer website and share with you what I'm currently lusting over (among other items!):

It has a very simple, clean design with a neutral go-with-anything colour palette. It's sleek and structured, with an air of business-like sophistication. I love the black triangular panel with the designer lettering. This is the perfect handbag for your Workwear wardrobe and will see you through every season!

Any plans for the weekend?
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Valentine's Day | Gift Ideas

With Valentine's Day just a couple of weeks away, I thought it only appropriate to do a little gift guide for you! If any of these catch your eye, make sure to leave hints for your other half, i.e. leave the product page in the browser window, comment about the item e.t.c.
1. White Gold Plated Purple Crystal Heart Necklace, £29.95 @ John Greed
This 18ct white gold necklace is truly gorgeous, set with a purple Swarovski Elements heart-shaped crystal.
2. I Love You Leather Pouch, £135 by Anya Hindmarch @ Net-a-Porter
This beautiful, raspberry-coloured real leather pouch would be the perfect gift for a girl who likes the finer things in life. Use as a purse, clutch or make-up bag.
3. Lustrous Heart Ring, £44.95 @ John Greed
This pretty ring is crafted from polished sterling silver and is topped with a polished 9ct gold love heart.
4. Ziegfeld Collection Pearl Earrings, £150 @ Tiffany's & Co.
Who wouldn't love to receive a little blue box on Valentine's Day?! These gorgeous freshwater pearl earrings are the perfect elegant and sophisticated gift.
5. Ice Watch Stone Set Pearlised Strap Watch, £150 £74.99 @ H.Samuel
Isn't this watch just gorgeous? I love the unusual pearlised wrist strap and the crystal detail around the dial.
6. Leather Pavé Heart Bracelet, £49.90 @ Lola & Grace
This leather bracelet is perfect for someone who prefers something a little different with an edge. With rose gold coloured hearts with diamante detail.
7. Champneys Spa Indulgence Best Of Spa Deluxe Gift Set, £20 @ Boots
Create a wonderful spa experience with this lovely gift set containing body scrub, shower gel, bubble bath, body cream, hand cream and a body polisher.
8. Scottish Heather Gift Hamper, £47.50 @ The Highland Soap Company
Pamper in true luxury with this gorgeous, organic gift hamper including hand & body lotion, bubble bath, soaps, a bath melt and a soy wax candle.
9. Valentines Sweet Treats Box Selection, £7.50 @ Harrods
Ooh, yes please! This yummy selection includes strawberry bon bons, chocolate hearts and vanilla marshmallows.
10. A Dozen Red Roses, £39.99 @ Lakeland
You really can't go wrong with this beautiful, traditional Valentine's Day gift!

What have you got planned for Valentine's Day?
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30 January 2014

Tonight's Outfit | Fashion

Tonight Dean and I went out for a meal at India Cottage in Henstridge, Somerset. I suppose you could call this a belated New Year's celebration and an early Valentine's celebration! I can't believe I will be Mrs Everleigh in just four months! We had a lovely meal; I opted for my usual Chicken Korma with a Peshwari Naan - I know, it might seem boring to some, but it's my favourite Indian dish! Now I think we're going to watch a movie from LoveFilm.

Here's what I wore tonight:
(Dean was trying to make me laugh!)

Draped Top, Ghost | Lace Trim Vest, Tesco | Boucle Jacket, Matalan | Jeans, Next | Bow Flats, Faith | Clutch, Faye London | Necklace, unknown

What are your plans for the weekend?
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On-Trend for SS14: Pastel Pink | Fashion

This will be my first of many SS14 trends posts. Pastels are huge for Spring/Summer 2014, and as there are so many beautiful pastel pieces out there, I thought I'd break up the pastels trend into colours so that I can showcase more items for you to look at.
Today we are looking at pink items, focusing on the pastel shade but with a few other pinks thrown in.
1. Juleen Bouclé Mini Skirt, £109 @ Ted Baker
Oh, I do love a bit of bouclé! This mini skirt actually incorporates two shades of pink as the the back is a neon pink colour in non-bouclé material. Perfect for dressing up or down.
2. Basic Blazer, £25.99 @ Pull&Bear
This pale pink blazer can also be dressed up or down and features a cute polka dot silky lining which you can place on show by turning up the sleeves for a casual daytime look.
3. Pink Textured Skater Dress, £24.99 by Quiz @ Debenhams
Textured pink always looks wonderful and this skater dress is no exception. This features a pretty, jewelled neckline and figure-flattering panelling. This too would look wonderful day or night.
4. Georgia Winged Handheld Bag, £32 @ Accessorize
Now, strictly speaking, this bag is actually lilac in colour, but I think I can get away with including it in this post! It's such a simple yet sophisticated design and the gold-tone hardware works well with this shade.
5. Pink Leather Snake Satchel, £45 @ River Island
I'm loving this updated version of the satchel! I love the contrasting black piping and stitching and again the gold-tone hardware works well with this shade of pink.
6. Candy Swirl Cable Jumper, £25 @ Dorothy Perkins
For chillier days, this chunky-knit acrylic jumper will keep you cosy and on-trend. Team with light-wash denim jeans.
7. Cotton-Blend Piqué Skinny Pants, £225 by Moschino Cheap & Chic @ Net-a-Porter
For a truly feminine, tailored look, try these gorgeous baby-pink textured skinny trousers. Pair with a silky top for a sophisticated look.
8. Feeling Festive Waffle Knit Sweater, £19.75 @ Forever 21
This muted-pink sweater features metallic threading and a gorgeous chiffon trim. This piece will give you an effortless, chic look!
9. F&F Supersoft Bardot Jumper, £10 @ Tesco
This soft-pink acrylic jumper with Bardot-style neckline is really simple yet it looks quite luxe, and for just £10 you really can't go wrong! This is a really versatile piece that could become a wardrobe staple.
10. Faux Ostrich Waist Belt, £8 @ ASOS
Spruce up a white dress or light jeans with this pretty, faux leather belt.
11. Technical Fabric Top with Jewel, £29.99 @ Zara
This gorgeous top features scuba-like material and pretty jewel detail. This has a sporty (also on-trend!) feel but is kept feminine with the colour and added sparkle!
12. Grin Platform Court Shoes, £120 @ Kurt Geiger
Dazzle your look with these diamante-covered heels!
13. Tab Loafers, £14.99 @ Deichmann
Jazz up your casual day look with these cute, studded loafers.
14. Woven Tribal Statement Necklace, £18 @ Warehouse
This tribal (also on-trend!) bib necklace features woven details and beading.
Are you loving pastel pink for SS14?
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29 January 2014

Three Spring/Summer Looks | Fashion

Today we have three SS14 outfits, focusing on on-trend pastels and statement accessories. All of these outfits are fun and colourful! For these looks, I have not restricted myself to one retailer, so all of these looks are made up of items from a variety of stores - just click the links for more info.

Look #1:
SS14 Look #1
Dress, £35 | Satchel, £28 | Sandals, £69 £34 | Necklace, £4.90 £3.43 | Earrings, £3 | Belt, £45 £31.50
Total Outfit Cost: £134.93

Look #2:
SS14 Look #2
Jumper, £14 | Jeans, £25.99 | Flats, £18 | Bag, £25 | Sunglasses, £12
Total Outfit Cost: £94.99

Look #3:
SS14 Look #3
Dress, £29 | Shoes, £39 | Satchel, £28 | Belt, £45 £31.50 | Necklace, £14.50 | Sunglasses, £10
Total Outfit Cost: £152

Which look is your favourite?
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28 January 2014

New In This Week | Fashion

A day late, here's what's New In This Week!
1. Cream Plaited Thread Necklace, £14.50 @ Topshop
Channel the Tribal trend for SS14 with this cream rope necklace with copper-coloured accents.
2. Buttoned Blazer, £49.99 @ Zara
This bold-blue blazer will give you a smart, tailored look. With blue buttons with gold surround to add extra depth to the garment.
3. Light Pink Suedette Court Shoes, £19.99 @ New Look
Get your pop of pastel-pink with these suede-feel heels!
4. Pegaso Gunmetal-Dipped Quartz & River Pearl Necklace, £615 by Rosantica @ Net-a-Porter
This gorgeous layered necklace features silver and grey pearls and quartz beads and will make the most casual outfit look stunning.
5. Satchel Bag with Scallop Flap & Slot Through Straps, £28 @ ASOS
This mint-coloured satchel is just perfect for Spring! With faux leather fabric and pretty scallop detail.
6. G21 Wave Knit Jumper, £16 @ Asda
Keep cosy while introducing some next season colour into your wardrobe with this coral-coloured chunky-knit piece.
7. Light Pink Daisy Jacquard Cropped Jacket, £50 @ River Island
This daisy-print, collarless jacket is sure to put some Spring in your step!
8. Lily Print Lace Trim Cami, £25 @ Warehouse
This cami is really pretty and delicate. Wear with black trousers for a great evening look.
9. Bow Printed Skater Skirt, £9 @ MRP
This voluminous skirt features an all-over bow print on textured fabric.
10. Overlay Playsuit, £45 @ Miss Selfridge
This lime-green playsuit features a visible black underlay at the back and has a gathered waist. A perfect next season buy in a popular colour!
11. Faux Leather Sleeve Drape Coat, £85 @ Oasis
I am so in love with this gorgeous draped coat! I love the faux leather trim on the belt. The perfect coat to wrap up warm against the elements!
12. Flash LW Skinny Jeggings, £33.12 @ Vero Moda
These are just the kind of jeans I am looking for at the moment; light-washed skinnies. A great shade to go with Spring/Summer pastels and bright colours.
13. Ribbed Panel Sweater, £34.99 @ Mango
This fine-knit cotton sweater features a structured-look style and will become a great staple piece for your casual wardrobe.
14. Denim Shirt, £29.99 @ H&M
For a laid-back yet stylish look, check out this dusky-pink denim shirt with studded collar.
15. Maris Knot Necklace, £28 @ Coast
This is the most glam rope-style necklace I've seen! This would look great with #13 for a touch of luxury in a casual outfit. Love this.
16. Indigo Cleo Jumper, £59.95 @ Joules
I really love the style and colour of this slim-fit jumper. With chunky cable knit and ribbed hem and cuffs, this will give you a great casual look.
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27 January 2014

Today's Outfit + A Trip To Compton Acres | Personal

As Dean has this week off with me, we are trying to make the most of it so we went for a day out at Compton Acres in Poole, Dorset, right next to the enviable Sandbanks! It was smaller than we had expected but it still made for a good day out.
How do you like my multi-tonal hair?! It's not that visible in "real life", thankfully! I'm trying to grow out the dye and then I'll get a new colour for the wedding.
Coat, South | Jeans, New Look | Plimsolls, Dorothy Perkins | Scarf, School Gate Style | Bag, Osprey
There were lots of unusual and interesting sculptures.
Thankfully, the rain held off for our walk around the gardens. There was a downpour on the drive home though!
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