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Fashion: Autumn 2016 Accessories Update – Kurt Geiger / Skinnydip / ASOS

Posted on October 3, 2016

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Hi Guys!

It’s that time of year again where it’s starting to get cooler, the nights are drawing in and we’re all looking forward to Halloween! Yes Autumn is upon us, and I thought it was about time I did a little accessories update…

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The pièce de résistance of my latest bunch of goodies is without doubt my brand new Rink boots by Carvela Comfort at Kurt Geiger. I LOVE Kurt Geiger shoes and boots, and yes I know they can be on the expensive side but they’re well worth it. I’ve pretty much been living in a pair of glittery Carvela flats until they wore out, so now winter is looming, I’ve been on the hunt for some more season-appropriate footwear.

I was so pleased when I came across the Carvela Comfort range – I hadn’t even realised it existed until I started hunting around the site. It basically offers all the fabulous styling of the Carvela brand, whilst making comfort a priority.

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The gorgeous Rink Boots just jumped out at me – they’re made of soft black suede, with an awesome gunmetal grey sparkly glitter heel. I love that the heel is quite low (I can’t walk in high heels) making the boots look more dressy whilst still being comfortable.

And just look at this gorgeous scarf from Bianca Elgar! I’m a big fan of oversized scarves and wear them every autumn and winter – but silk scarves are new to me. I feel like this is more sophisticated than other scarves I have, and it feels gorgeous to wear. I can’t wait to pair this with some outfits!

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I also treated myself to a new Nali Bag from ASOS. When it comes to bags, I like something spacious (to hold all my precious things) and I also like a grab handle as well as a long strap – so you have plenty of options you know! This bag by Nali stood out to me because it pretty much ticked all the boxes for me, and it was also in the sale – bonus!

I then happened to come across some awesome stickers on the Skinnydip site, and thought they’d go perfectly with my new bag! If you’re a fan of customising your clothes and accessories, you can see all Skinnydip’s awesome stickers, badges and pins here.

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I also picked up this awesome Nope Hannah bag from Skinnydip while I was looking around the site. I love it so much!

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And yes I know it’s technically not a fashion accessory, but I had to include my new Paperchase cat pencil case from ASOS! It’s just so cute!

And finally I also picked up this sweet little Primark Necklace when I was last in London. Its rose gold coloured with grey sparkly triangles – and it was only £3.00!

I’d love to hear how you’ve been updating your wardrobe for autumn? I  hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples and items I bought myself

St Patrick’s Day with The Glow Brand

Posted on March 17, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy St Patricks Day! I hope whatever you’re up to today has some sort of Irish theme!! As perviously mentioned, I’m not too well at the moment, so unfortunately as much as I want to, there will be no Guinnes swilling or attempts at the Riverdance for me today, I’m not even up for hunting for leprechauns – sad times! I do however, have a gorgeous new pair of heels to comfort me in my time of need, these amazing shoes are super high, neon green and made of rubber type material called thermoplastic polyurethane, and they. are. everything.

Ok I know they may not exactly be to everyone’s taste, but they are so me! I’ll happily admit I’m not the best at walking in heels, and I try not to actually walk in them at all costs – I’m more of a shuffle from the limo to the bar kinda girl, and just sit and look pretty if you know what I mean! ;D

Anyway my fabulous new heels are in True Green (for Paddy’s day of course) this colour supports the Missione Sogni Foundation, which is the Italian version of The Make-A-Wish Foundation. I love that The Glow Brand work alongside a wide range of charities, so you know that a percentage of your money is going to a worth while cause. Also, The Glow Brand also have loads of other bright (and a couple of less bright) colours on offer, with each different colour representing a different charity. You can see all the details on their site here.

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I was also lucky enough to grab the opportunity to interview the founder of The Glow Brand, Tammy Haines, so I could learn a bit more about them and the work they do –

1.    I’d love to hear the background story behind The Glow Brand?

My mother, Jennifer Haines, passed away some years ago from Cancer. She was someone who really did a lot for other people, simply from the goodness of her own heart without expectations and so I wanted to do something in her memory. My mother was also someone who was incredibly athletic. She was quite well known for running ultra-marathons e.g. the Comrades (in South Africa, 89km long) and at this time you would often see runners, raising funds for charities and wearing a silicone wrist band.

My mother had also started a new life for our family, she came ahead of our immigration from South Africa to Europe and literally went from stay-at-home mother to business lady, rediscovering fashion along the way. 

In my mind the stiletto is the ultimate power symbol for women, so it made sense to me to redefine this particular wardrobe item. I want the stiletto to be about the wearer, that they literally make a stand for their beliefs and values. Hence the classic design and beautiful use of colors, each representing a charity.

2.    Can you explain how The Glow Brand work with charities?

The Glow Brand looks for charities that have an intimate partnership with anyone contributing to their cause. As a start-up we expected in the beginning to be selling few units, and we got a lot of blocks from charities that expected guaranteed minimum contributions starting from 10,000 Euros and upwards. 

As a growing company, we hope to eventually be able to give this, and more, but this administration made us wonder how transparent it was on how clearly we would be able to see the difference on what our contributions where making. So this and our relationship with the charity has become very important to us.

We have looked for charities that touch every part of our lives and are either international or in a country that we haven’t had a chance to make a difference in. In fact, the color: Lady Greystone, hasn’t been allocated a charity yet and we are looking for one possibly helping with support in times of crisis such as supporting with medical supplies, fresh water or building homes. We welcome suggestions and contacts!

3.    I love the neon colours the shoes are available in – why did you go for neons rather than more traditional colours?

We started with 5 neon colours in order to grab attention, the same way the bright silicone wrist bands do. We saw that it explained our goal faster and young women where really having fun putting color back in their wardrobes. Looking around now, floresecent colors are quite popular in clothing.

We started last year also with traditional colour, not to be conservative, but to also embrace the ease of wearing The Glow Brand on a more day-to-day basis. E.g. Not every fashionista wants to wear rubber boots when it rains, The Glow Brand stilettos are perfect for bad weather in a extremely classy and eye catching way. Talk about brightening up your day!

4.    Is there anything else you’d like your potential customers to know?

A start-up is not easy; and in the fashion industry breaking the norm with new materials is extremely difficult. What we are doing is beautiful, designed with heart and honest. We aren’t supported by the marketing money of hiring well known celebrities to flaunt our product. 

Our stilettos are shoes for the people, worn by the people. We hope that the logo will eventually be known for the wearer and what that person wants to see improved or supported in their lives. The world is much bigger than one person. I owe this philosophy to both my parents, and I think this is a fabulous way to act as an entrepreneur. We need more businesses with this approach.

I’ts been great hearing the story behind the company, and I love that they work slo closely with many charities. I’d love to hear what you think of my amazing shoes!? xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Clarks Dunbar Animal Print Flats

Posted on January 22, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Today I want to talk about Leopard print. It’s a bit of a marmite pattern, some people love it and some really can’t stand it. To some it conjurs up images of the famous Pat Butcher from Eastenders, with her AMZINGLY massive earrings and loud clothing, or if you’re a bit older you may remember Bet Lynch from Corrie, with her platinum blonde beehive? Leopard print, or animal print in general can look a bit, ahem, cheap, but I personally love animal prints! I actually had a good five years of my life where I pretty much lived in H&M brightly coloured leopard print vest tops, teamed with equally bight contrasting coloured cardigans – such good times! For those who might want to dabble with a bit of animal print though, without it being OTT, shoes and accessories are a great place to start.

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This is where my amazing new shoes come in! Their full name is the Clarks Dunbar Cruiser in Tan Interest Leather, from Shoetique. ‘Interest’ I’m guessing means the print. These super comfy flats are a traditional moccasin style (which I have to say wouldn’t usually appeal to me) they’re made with leopard printed leather and have a textured pony hair upper, and I LOVE these shoes! They’re perfect for jazzing up an every day outfit, they look great with jeans, leggings, or frocks. They really are super versatile. They also have a cushioned leather insole for comfort, amazing!

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So what do you think, have I tempted you to try leopard print out?? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

This post contains a sample provided for review

Luxury Gift Guide For Her!

Posted on November 8, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Following on from my Luxury Gift Guide for Him I’ve now put together one for the ladies! I’ve tried to include a mixture of gorgeous gifts and accessories – no beauty products though as I’m saving them for a separate post of their own 🙂 Everything in this guide is what I’d class as ‘luxury’ at £50 plus, don’t worry if these fabulous things are out of your price range though, I’ll be putting together some budget guides too with amazing products that won’t break the bank!

  1. Tarsier Necklace by Violet Darkling, £115
  2. Eartha Soft Double Handle Mini Satchel by Zac Posen at Revolve, £309.42
  3. Rockstud Small Leather Bracelet by Valentino at Selfridges, £105
  4. Lunar Small Candle Holder by Lara Bohinc, £50
  5. ‘Wild’ Laser Cut Perspex & Leather Clutch Bag by Kzeniya at Coggles, £158
  6. Liberty Print Ianthe Navy Leather Diary by Liberty, £60
  7. Monogramme quilted textured-leather cardholder by Saint Laurent at Net-a-Porter, £160
  8. Grey Marble Cat eye Sunglasses by Stella McCartney at Liberty, £190
  9. Layla leather and iridescent metal headphones by Frends at Net-a-Porter, £140
  10. Camilla Velvet Heeled Ankle Boots by Kat Maconie at Coggles £135
  11. Mini Axis Silver & Sapphire Ring by Pamela Love at Net-a-Porter, £160

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

New Quiz Clothing Ballet Flats!

Posted on August 29, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I was really excited when I received an unknown parcel in the post the other week, I opened it to find these gorgeous ballet flats from Quiz Clothing via Etail PR! These pumps are exactly what I needed as my current flats of choice are starting to fall apart as I wear them all the time! This pair is made of soft faux leather, with a pretty sparkly diamante bow on top 🙂

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(FYI – if you’re a blogger and you’re not signed up to Etail PR yet, you can check them out here – make sure you sign up to their blogger network asap as their September samples will be available from today! – Friday 29th August!)

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You can by these gorgeous pumps from Quiz Clothing here and they’re now in the sale for only £9.99, what a bargain!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Fantasy Shoes Wishlist!

Posted on September 5, 2013

Hi Guys!

So what would I do if I had all the money in the world?? I’d spend it on shoes obviously!!

I like anything that’s a bit crazy or unusual – check out my Harvey Nichols fantasy shoe wish list below!

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  1. Roland Mouret Quatro Suede and Leather Pumps
  2. Nicholas Kirkwood Lace Ankle Boots
  3. Sophia Webster Sienna Leopard Patent Leather ankle Boots
  4. Gianvito Rossi Cut Out Suede Sandals
  5. Stella McCartney Faux Leather Pumps
  6. Rupert Sanderson Wedge Glossed Leather Ankle Boots
  7. Sam Edelman Mila Studded Suede Ankle Boots
  8. Toga Buckle Embellished Ankle Boots
  9. Saint Laurent Suede Sandals

Do you have your eye on any amazing shoes for this autumn? xxx