I love a little (or a lot!) of sparkles for the holiday season! After browsing through the new Selfridges app in hope of being on the list to be notified of the pre Christmas sales, I found Jenny Peckham that does a few amazing sparkle dresses for all body types! Check these out and chose the one that suits you.
For the Daring Sparkle
It’s possibly going to be in minus degrees outside, but you love the sheer trend and if Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé and rock it. So can you! Wear with a bit of sass and turn the heat up in this tulle beauty.
For the Classy sparkle
Do you have a fancy Christmas gala or theatre to attend? Be the belle of the ball in this beautiful silk gown! All eyes will be on you in this masterpiece.
For the Sassy Sparkle
This dress seems quite understated compared to the previous, but this can be versatile with the length! Style under a skirt to change it up, and it’s the perfect length if you’re petite like me!
Pair all outfits with some plain shoes and minimal accessories to keep you from looking like a walking party! (Or go all out.. you wild thing, you!)
Let us know which dress is your favourite and which sparkle are you??
Too much glitz for your taste? Don’t worry, you can always jazz up a plain outfit with a sparkle in our next blog post ‘Holiday glitz shoes that you need right now!’
It’s Black Friday tomorrow and some retailers have already started and are stretching out over this weekend up to Cyber Monday! Here’s some tips, tricks and discount codes that you NEED to take advantage of!
Selfridges Christmas Comes Early
Selfridges annual crazy sale has started today! Aside from Boxing day, this is something you NEED to take advantage of. Use the discount code ‘SELFCCE‘ for 20% off online or screen grab the barcode here to use it in store. Valid from 24th Nov – 27th. Unfortunately, not all brands are covered and it’s only 10% off beauty. Check out the excluded list here. It’s mostly the luxury brands that aren’t included e.g. Chanel, LV, Gucci etc.
VIPs get a notification a day early. But if you download the Selfridges app or follow them on social media you’ll be the first of the masses to know!
Here’s some great gift ideas for her, him, and me:
If you are looking for discounts on luxury designer brands then you need…
Black Friday at Flannels.com
Flannels is known as the shop on the high street that stocks only luxury designers, but online you can get 20% off everything with the discount code ‘BF20‘ and get an extra £40 off when you spend over £200! Here you can snap up a pair of classic coloured Jimmy Choos, or the latest Gucci wear.
Gift ideas for yourself (Classic investment piece), for her, and for me:
The best for beauty…
Rewards member exclusive preview finished at 8pm today but the offer of 25% off extends to this weekend for everyone! You can get 10% off beauty and free shipping off everything on their website. Their loyalty card is a great way to earn points and get seasonal rewards if you love their exclusive brands.
Gift ideas for you (a lust purchase… party shoes?!), for her and him:
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
What’s better than Black Friday sales? Black Friday sales ON TOP of outlet prices! I signed up for the VIP card and also the invitation for the Black Friday offers pre sales, and one hour I was there was NOT enough! Unfortunately, there wasn’t any Black Friday offers that I was interested in but the sales they already had there already was amazing! 50% off everything on top of outlet prices at All Saints Outlet and 25% off everything at Radley Outlet, I couldn’t pass up some leather cleaning products that keep your leather in tip top condition! The Kooples outlet has just opened last Friday, and the cuts are just the prefect shape for my body.
Why don’t you ever see prestigious brands on sale like Chanel and Christian Louboutin?
Because their in such demand that they tend to sell out before much of it can make it to a sale. Also, their brand is so well known and their clientele is the rich, so they wouldn’t ever put a sale price on any items. Chanel tend to put everything away in the back, so if a customer requests anything they can bring it out right away.
Get cash back during your online shop
Save more shopping the sales from the comfort of your own home with TopCashBack. You shop through their website and receive cash back straight to your account! Unfortunately, it can take up to a month to receive the money and the majority of the time you cannot use it in conjunction with any other offers. It’s great if you’re renewing your insurance anytime soon or buying a new phone/Sky/broadband line.
Use this referral link here and receive a £5 amazon gift card!
Nothing gets me more into the mood of summer than a beautiful floral print! Here’s one that I stitched together recently….
I can be a right good procrastinator when it comes to completing tasks with no deadlines! So I picked out this beautiful floral print fabric that I really liked from Abakhan, and went straight back home to get cutting and sewing.
DIY Floral Skirt
Coming from a surface design background I’m quite picky with my prints, but this had the right sized florals and a beautiful selection of colours. It even had a beautiful brushed cotton texture to it!
So I googled a simple box pleat skirt pattern, eyeballed the right size and started cutting (I recommend using a pattern or taking some time to really work out the right size to include the extra width for the pleats!) Here’s a great tutorial I found later that includes a pocket!
I’ve had this drape back top from Topshop for a while now, but now there’s all sorts of drape tops available! Keeping the rest of the outfit simple by styling the skirt with plain tops is a fool proof way of working floral print into any outfit.
I also found these super comfy nude heels from M&S. Unfortunately, they were part of a limited edition range of real leather classics, but I have found a similar pair at Aldo Shoes. I always go to M&S for comfortable shoes as their shapes are perfect for my feet, and most shoes have a soft padding inside to give you that ‘walking on cushions’ feeling. I fell in love with the shape of the heels as they not only give your feet the most appealing angle of heel height, but they look really similar to Louboutins!
Check out how I made this simple skirt in my vlog here:
Start from 2:16! Source – https://youtu.be/nCRzinbRej0?t=2m16s
A little late due to technical mishaps, and some downright laziness due to hot weather. This weekends vlog I show you the ‘Birkin’ Hermit* bag I found online for £30! I’ll take you with me to making my must have spring/summer skirt, lots of eating with the family, and as always a cameo of my cat Misty The Moggie looking damn cute. Don’t forget to like and subscribe!
This outfit revolves around one of my most chic investment jacket! I think everyone needs that one jacket that they love and will wear to death. So not only will you get your moneys worth, but you’ll look so chic doing it!
Throwing in some texture to an outfit will bring plainer pieces to life and style it up. You can make a super casual outfit instantly chic and sophisticated by adding a structured jacket.
Doesn’t this Ted Baker jacket give you the Coco Chanel vibes??
To stand out from the crowd I’ve team it with some faux snake River Island strappy sandals. These are super comfy with padded soles and support your feet in all of the right places!
This is style with my £30 ‘Hermes’ Bag, we’ve now donned names for replica/inspired pieces that have come from unfortunate fumbles of online shopping. So this bag will now be called ‘Hermit’ Check out the full list of donned names here, and add your own!
I was given a Christmas gift with a fashion and tech twist, the Apple Watch! Here’s my review 4 months on…
I was quite hesitant on purchasing the Apple Watch because the lowest price point is £259 going all the way up to £13,500! But as a wearable tech enthusiast coupled with the new pretty colours for women and after using it for 4 months, I now think I would have saved up to buy one!
Most people know of the Apple Watch as a glorified time piece or a fitness tracker. It took a while for me to get used to it but once I did, I realised there are many other uses to the watch.
The set up is an easy step by step process that syncs the watch to your Iphone. From there, it syncs the data and applications between the devices. I have been using mine for almost 4 months now and these are my favourite applications.
It pings your phone
I love the feature where you can ‘ping’ your iPhone from your watch when you lose your iPhone, which is very often for me! And, the best bit is it still works when your iPhone is on silent. So no more asking your friends or family to call your iPhone when you lose it!
Another feature that I love is the ability to see all of my calendar events, time and date at a glance. I only need to tilt the watch for the screen to illuminate. The only downside is it sometimes has calibration issues where the screen will flicker on and off and eats away at the battery.