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26/05/2015

RAY- BAN 2132 @ OPTICAL EXPRESS! WIN 10 PAIRS!


Ray-Ban sunglasses are an absolute must have accessory, they're classic, sleek and always on trend. I never used to be able to wear sunglasses but now i'm a contact wearer, i'm all over sunglasses and my collection is stocking up nicely. I'd been on the hunt for a staple pair for this summer when these beauties came in to my life and i couldn't be happier! These are the Ray-Ban 2132's from Optical Express. They sell glasses in-store (stores are across the UK) and online with prices starting from £115. There's a range of 4 colours, Havana, Black, Blue and Black Rubber, these are the black ones and aren't they just so perfect?! If you fancy getting your paws on 10 pairs, just head over to the Optical Express official Facebook to enter (ends 1st June!) but if you don't want to wait that long, Optical Express have 25% off all online purchases of designer sunglasses with the code oe25sun. I think i might have to take advantage myself and get another pair for my holiday! Which style is your favourite?

For more information please visit the Optical Express website and Facebook page. 


            

24/05/2015

NAIL IT UK STILETTO FALSIES



Nail It UK is a brilliant eBay store run by the lovely Jade, who designs and hand paints awesome patterns on to falsies. These two sets arrived the other day, they're so much more beautiful in real life and she's done a super job! Stiletto nails have been becoming increasingly popular thanks to the likes of Kylie Jenner and although probably a little impracticable for every day, for a night out they're perfect! I'm so happy with these and i'll certainly be stocking up on other designs soon! 

            

19/05/2015

FASHION TIMELINE WITH NEW LOOK - 1960s




Top: New Look | Skirt: New Look | Shoes: New Look

I love 1960s fashion. I always have done actually; I remember doing a whole project on the fashion for my A Level Textiles project all those years ago and loved every minute of it. I designed and made a shift dress, which at the time felt like an incredible achievement and it was there, I decided that fashion design was the way to go. After making that shift dress I never thought a few years later I’d be designing and making a 6 piece collection and graduating with a 2:1 in fashion design and production.

It’s a trend which has always given a little nod to fashion throughout the years but it’s making a big comeback this year. Although the 70s are everywhere, the 60s are subtly there too. You can stock up on your pastel trouser suits, shift dresses, miniskirts and knee high boots straight from the high street and rock it like you grew up the 60s.

Personally, I always tend to gravitate to pieces which are very 60s inspired and this outfit is right up there. I think the styles and shapes flatter my figure and it’s a trend I always feel comfortable wearing. It’s such a versatile way of dressing too and I think everyone can get involved with it in some way.

New Look kindly invited me to take part in their bloggers timeline where I got to style up a decade with their current in store items. I jumped at the chance to feature 60s and put my own little spin on it and I’m really happy with my picks. I feel like I’ve put a modern touch to a classic fashion decade which broke the rules of fashion.  Pillbox hats off to you Mary Quant and Jackie Kennedy, the fashion world would be a lot different today if it wasn't for you both! 

Here's the New Look fashion timeline.

            
photos by Jenny Sneap

11/05/2015

NEW! YANKEE CANDLE CAFE CULTURE + WIN A BREAK FOR TWO!


Cafe Culture is the new fragrance collection from Yankee Candle. We have Pain Au Raisin, Cappuccino Truffle and Tarte Tatin. You all know i'm a big fan of Yankee Candle, i dread to think how many of their candles i own and there's always one burning in my house. But this collection has got to be my all time favourite. I'm not usually a massive fan of sweet scents, but there's something different about these. They're not sugary sweet. they're rich sweet and to me, that makes a real difference. I love the smell of coffee and coffee cake is my guilty pleasure, so you can only imagine my delight at Cappunccio Truffle. It smells like it sounds, it's an absolute dream fragrance to be honest. Pain Au Raisin is again wonderful, it smells like you live in a bakery. Cinnamon and vanilla is a lovely Sunday morning fragrance when you're doing all your housey jobs. Finally, a bit more fruity than the other two is Tarte Tatin, imagine you've just baked an apple tart and you've got it spot on. Again, it's more of a rich scent instead of sugary. I love these 3 scents, i'd certainly re purchase once they've burnt out.  

I've made myself incredibly hungry after writing this! 

To celebrate the launch of the new collection, Yankee Candle are offering you guys a chance to win a break for two. Click here for more information. Ends 31/05.

            
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