The sun has finally been shining this weekend and today to I’ve been a little over-optimistic and started looking into bralets to wear with a pair of high waisted jeans. The four below that I found in Topshop are amazing and reasonably priced. Plus I’m loving the floral print and the range of styles for both day and night
This season as I’m sure you already know, it’s all about pastels.
I think it’s quite difficult to dress “dressy” in pastels, so heres a few gorgeous sequinned tops that will definitely add a little glamour to any outfit.
My personal favourites are the green (top right) and white (bottom right).
These are all from Topshop (of course, where else?!).
This week I’ve become a little bit obsessed with accessories! I have a real adversity to gold so I literally have to hunt around to find good accessories in silver. I won’t even buy a bag that has gold detailing so this can be quite a challenge.
There are two reasons I don’t like wearing gold…
1. I have a platinum wedding band so I like to make sure all the metal I’m wearing is the same colour
2. I’m reeeeeeeeeeally pale and gold just makes that even more glaringly obvious than it already is
I found these last night
Topshop Leather Side Zip Satchel – £85.00
ASOS Fine Cross Bracelet – £6.00
Lipsy Apple Stud Earrings (also from ASOS) – £8.00 (I know these look gold but they are definitely silver!)
These pearl flower earrings are by far my favourite, they’re from Oasis and can also be purchased via ASOS. They come in a pack of 3 (other earrings are shown) – £8.00 for all three.
Have you found any cute silver accessories recently? If so please let me know so I don’t have to hunt around as much
I can’t sleep so decided to have a little look online via my iPad to see if I could find a cream cardigan to my friends wedding (I know, weird).
I decided to look at the Gilly Hicks (The cheeky cousin of Abercrombie and Fitch apparently) website and what did I see but a note that said they would be opening a brand new Flagship store on Regent Street – excellent more choice and stock availability.
And then I saw it… They’re opening a store right where I live in the Bentall Centre, Kingston! I hope I read this right because I literally cannot contain my excitement right now. It’s my favourite place to by undies and they have some cool hoodies to relax around the house in/ wear to the gym along with some quite pretty tops.
I went to the Bentall Centre last weekend though and I didn’t spot any hoardings up (unusual as I’m quite observant) so I might have to have a little look around this weekend to find out if it’s true and if so where abouts the store will be.
If anyone’s heard a store definitely is coming to Bentalls please let me know!
This season’s all about pastels and if, like me, you’re not quite brave enough to wear them yet, you can test the water with these fab nail varnishes (All £5 from Topshop)
These Topshop Nail Varnishes are fast drying, extra long wear with lasting glossy finish and perfect coverage.
As I said earlier I have Parma Violet (see below). I’ve had to apply 3 coats to get an even finish but I really love the colour and it’s totally brightened up my outfit!
I know I write a lot about Topshop and how amazing it is but I don’t work for them – honest! Perhaps I should though.
It’s another cloudy, rainy day here in London and the colour of my clothing reflects the damp dark weather, I’ve gone for all black.
I actually love wearing black, it’s my favourite colour to wear I must admit.
I recently bought a retro Casio watch which I’m wearing today (I vaguely remember my dad having a similar one when I was a child) on Amazon for £17.15 (model number LA-670WA-1UW). The same watch is being sold for upward of £30 on ASOS and in American Apparel at the moment so I think I managed to find myself a bargain.
I’m really happy with this watch for one main reason which is I have unbelievably tiny wrists (added to my all over gangly/lanky appearance) and it doesn’t look totally ridiculous. I started of really wanting a TOY watch but unfortunately they were far too big for me, the watch case was actually wider than my wrist!
I’ve also added a splash of colour by painting my nails with this amazing lilac coloured nail varnish (called Parma Violet, £5 from Topshop)
Do you use painting your nails a bright colour to brighten up an outfit too?
Recently I heard about “sulphate free” shampoo’s being the next big thing as apparently shampoos that contain sulphates strip your hair of colour. I have to colour my hair because unfortunately if I don’t my roots are really dark and the ends become really light! Which would be great if I suited that kind of look but unfortunately I don’t so every 6 weeks I colour my hair so that the ends are the same colour as my roots.
My hair is dry from about the middle to the ends but I have oily roots, it’s also quite flat too so I’ve been looking for a long time to find a shampoo that addressed the lack of volume effectively and is OK to use on coloured hair. I’ve used so many different products from a range of different brands from Kerastase to Pantene.
So after reading a review of L’Oreal’s new Everpure range on the Daily Mail’s website I decided to give it a go. I purchased the following:
L’OrealParisHair Expertise EverPure Colour Care & Volume Shampoo (£5.99 at Boots)
L’OrealParisHair Expertise EverPure Colour Care & Volume Conditioner (£5.99 at Boots)
L’OrealParisHair Expertise EverPure Intense Mask (£6.99 at Boots)
When I finally managed to get to Boots I guess lots of women must have read the same article because there was hardly anything left but I managed to get the last ones.
So back to the products themselves, the first time I used them I was really impressed with how well the shampoo lathered up as apparently sulphate free shampoos usually have a problem with this. The conditioner was also thick and creamy, it washed out really easily and generally I was pretty pleased. The next time I decided to use the Intense Mask as I felt my hair needed a bit of extra TLC. Again the mask was nice and creamy and it smelt lovely too just like all the other products. Once my hair had dried (naturally, as I do not blow dry my hair, I have been blessed with pretty manageable hair) I noticed it wasn’t feeling as moisturised as expected and throughout the day I noticed it was actually getting more and more dry. It was getting knotted easily and was generally getting on my nerves.
Maybe it’s the mask I thought, so I washed my hair again using the shampoo and then the conditioner. Once my hair had dried it felt even more straw-like, I had an itchy scalp and I was beginning to see (shock horror) flakes of dandruff!
I also began to see split ends and I’d only been using the products for a week. I stopped using them right away and washed my hair with the L’Oreal Colour Care range (not sulphate free) and usually after I use the hair mask from this range my hair’s lovely and soft. I had to use the mask twice and leave it on for 5 minutes to even attempt to repair the damage the other products had done.
So to summarise… did I like this product? Yes. Did I like the outcome when using it? No. Would I recommend it to a friend? Definitely not. I’ve experienced the problems with my scalp before as I have quite sensitive skin in general but I have never seen my hair in such an awfully dry state.
Now I’ve purchased some Moroccan Oil (or Moroccanoil as shown on their website) products that I’m going to start using as soon as they get delivered in an attempt to get my hair back on track. I’ll post a review of them once I’ve used them for a little while.
A few years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d been into a John Lewis store or been on their website recently I would have thought you were slightly mad.
John Lewis had become dowdy, unnecessarily expensive and out of touch with modern society. I would most definately have not even thought of looking there for clothing or anything else for that matter.
When John Lewis first announced they weren’t doing so well on the trading front and then vowed to turn their brand around I thought it was an impossible task. But in recent times it has quickly reinstated itself as a Britsh icon, representing quality, rather than quantity and is fast become one of my favourite stores, much to my amazement.
Now my friends actually get excited when they’re given John Lewis vouchers as a wedding gift and more and more people are talking about going to John Lewis to purchase something they know will last rather than making a trip to IKEA.
The marketing they’ve done around their “Never knowingly undersold” price promise has also improved the perception of John Lewis being unnecessarily expensive.
Husband and I visited our local John Lewis store in Kingston Upon Thames this weekend and I was very impressed with how well their products were placed. All the pieces for brides to be like invitations and table decorations were neatly displayed just inside the entrance along with wedding gift ideas.
And from what I saw they had some very pretty things. If I were getting married… again… then I’d definately be having these:
If you’d like to purchase these cute favour boxes or just take a look at their wedding range, you can do so here
And let’s hope the phrase on this box applies to John Lewis.
Wow this year’s going by so fast, 1st of May already!
This morning I felt like I needed a little colour in my life so this morning I opted for an electric blue oversized jumper from Mango £22.99. Teamed with black super soft Leigh jeans, £40 from Topshop (they really are super soft and super comfy, also available in Tall). And my favourite pair of wedge heels, Lenny, £65 & also from Topshop.
And of course, my new little friend…
They’ve sold out of almost all Lenny wedges but there’s a fab alternative at Dune which you can see here. The image they have used doesn’t really do them justice, they’re also just as lovely!
Usually, I don’t even think to go into Claire’s Accessories but a friend of mine recently had an 80′s themed birthday party (fancy dress compulsory) so I was desperate for some 80′s jewellery.
Walking in I did feel a little odd as very one else in the was pretty much half my height (probably because they were less than half my age) but as I looked around for brightly coloured earrings etc. I noticed this little guy:
And it really was love at first sight! He’s just so cute and cost around only £4 so today I’m proudly wearing him around the office.