Houndstooth coat with Teal & Mustard

Monday, 20 October 2014

 Ahh houndstooth coat, i bought you and then had no idea how to style you. I know it's a coat and therefore outerwear, so really it doesn't need to go with the outfit underneath, call it style-ocd, but i like my coat to match my outfit. Which can be annoying and a little fussy, but it's my thing and i'm ok with it. Back to the coat, it is a recent Primark purchase after deciding i obviously didn't have enough coats in my life and there was a space in my coat loving heart for another (i have a big heart, what can i say;)  I tried on a few but nothing felt right, infact they all pretty much looked like i had borrowed it from lost and found, the sleeves were mostly too long, the shoulders were to big and the length wasn't right, making me look like lil orphan Annie,lol!
After quite a few coats i settled on this one. But i'm just not sure. I guess it was a rushed purchase and something still doesn't feel quite right with it.
Opinions ladies please, what do we think? Is it a keep or return? (i only tried it on here to see what it was like from a 3rd person perspective,it's still tags intact , which makes me wonder if i loved it would i have ripped those tags off? ponder ponder)
Teal and mustard what a great autumn combo. I absolutely love the contrast between these two colours. I am now on the look out for more teal and mustard combinations.
Is it a colour scheme you would try?
 As for the shoes, as it is Shoetober, i went for the classic pointed black heel. The shoe every lady should have in their show armoury.
The goes with everything, always chic, will never be out of fashion perfect shoe. I've had these simple matalan beauties for over a year and i have to say they are still a complete go-to shoe for me.

 Coat: Primark
Shoes: Matalan
Bag & Scarf: F&F
Sweater: New Look

Don't forget it's Shoetober all month and this weeks AMAZING giveaway is for Shoetique. Be sure to go enter to win a pair of shoes of your choice! Yep ANY pair from their website, you lucky lucky ladies!
Go enter here

Warehouse; My faithful brand (& a scary walk down memory lane)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

I mentioned in summer how Warehouse has been the brand i have turned to year upon year, since the age of 18 when i first started to make a wage.
Whenever a special occasion would arise i would always turn to this particular brand and they have never let me down, especially with their perfect dresses{swoons}
I took a little walk down memory lane and found some photos from over the years of me and my beloved Warehouse pieces.
Want to take a scary walk down memory lane with me?(i hope you're nodding)
 Left warehouse dress this summer, right Warehouse mint blouse also this summer
Tie dye top 2013
 Paisley warehouse dress layered over a turtle neck in the depths of winter
 Me on the right in a tropical Warehouse skirt
 about 5 years ago celebrating on a night out in Cardiff
 about 7 years ago going to a wedding

It's so funny looking back, there's one dress i LOVE and still have but have no photos of. It's the Warehouse dress i was wearing when i first kissed the man that would later turn in to my husband :) 
Special dresses evoke great memories. 
I have a knack of remembering what i was wearing to any special event for the past 10 years. 
It's quite the skill i tell you,lol!

So with my special birthday fast approaching, and of course the festive season, i know Warehouse will be the shop i turn to once again.
Infact, i've already started looking(haha!) nothing like being prepared if you ask me!

First up, by birthday-day.
In the day time, i'm thinking lunch out with the hub's and being in the depths of winter, sleeves are a must.
You all know me, Red is my all time favourite. So the Red Roll Cuff Shirt Dress is the absolute top of my lust list. Add in a biker jacket, knee high black boots and a clutch and that is outfit heaven to me.
The black zip waist dress looks like the perfect all-rounder. Add a tartan scarf and a camel coat and winter is looking good.

Second up the prints:
Window pane is still big this winter and i found a new love for the drop waist this year so i am crushing on this flippy dress.
The graphic print of the second dress is fun and funky. Some ankle boots and tights would make this dress work in winter, remove the tights add some sandals and it's also great for summer.

The big night out.
My oh my, this Off the shoulder jumpsuit!! how absolutely stunning, Chic and sexy all in one go, perfect for the Christmas doo with a great pair of earrings and statement clutch.
Or The perfect LBD, flippy and flowy, this little number is so fun! Every girl needs their perfect LBD and this might just be mine(plus its on sale for £15, what the what?!)

So there we have it, my absolute favourites. I have in my basket ready to be purchased, the red shirt dress and the flippy fun LBD but i just can't commit, as i want them!
Do you own many/any Warehouse pieces?
Do you have outfit/memory association like me? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Super Shoetique #Giveaway & Passion4Fashion Linkup

Friday, 17 October 2014

It's been a grey dark and dank week. Lots of rain, chilly weather and a horrible cold i can't shift. Big snuggly jumpers have been nice to keep me cosy, but i've attempted to keep things still smart with a stretchy skirt and these killer boots  from the super shoe brand of Shoetique.
SHOETOBER continues over here thanks to these wonderful boots turning my outfit from meh to uhhuh!! Thank goodness for great shoes.
This is what inspired me to start Shoetober. I just love how an outfit can be brought to life with the addition of some great footwear.
Knee high boots are seriously back in on the fashion front. Biker boots and ankle boots have had a good few seasons (and are still a great boot essential) but i'm so happy to have Knee Highs back in the game. I'll never forget my first pair that i LIVED IN at the age of 18, they were my go to shoes and never failed me. I even got them re heeled when they wore down and kept them going for as long as possible.
My second pair were a beautiful tan leather Bronx pair that were a special purchase in New York on my 21st birthday. Again, those babies were never far from my feet.
And now i have these Clarks beauties...swoon!! They have cushioned soles and a slight front platform so they are reallycomfy and easy to wear.
Delightful for the feet and making me feel fabulous all at the same time. Win Win!
Thank you Shoetique for bringing my feet such happy moments ;)

Want your feet to be happy too? Well LUCKY YOU, Shoetique are GIVING AWAY a pair of shoes OF YOUR CHOICE to one lucky lady (or man.. you never know). Amazing i know. I will be doing a Favourites post in the next couple of days but for now be sure to enter on the widget below!

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The lovely brands that work with me are very generous so lets give them some excellent support.
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You have 2 weeks to to reply to the email or a new winner will be chose,
Good luck, and thank you thank you thank you!

And now Passion For Fashion

Come join me and my lovely co-host this week Angela of Reasons To Dress Be sure to go check out her wonderful blog where she documents her life as a mamma in the stylish streets of Italy

Fashion is for everyone. 
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!
Anything fashion goes!

Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!
Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
Follow both hosts so we can come visit you!

If you could link back to us via text link or button 
and help spread the 
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Then go visit, blog hop, follow and comment on all the fabulous ladies you are meeting!

Yosa A/W drop

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

You guys know how much i love this time of year, right? Well can you imagine my excitement now i have Yosa and i get to pick out all the lovely autumn winter goodies.. I was like a kid in a sweet shop i tell you.
So i thought today i would just do a quick post to show you my lovely readers, some of our new things and what's been going on.

The much anticipated clutches arrived (yippee) 
We have two types The Everyday Clutch (comes in Pink, green or orange)

and the Perfect Party Clutch (comes in sparkle Gold, Silver or red)

Each are perfect for storing your essentials, lippy, phone, money and good to go!
I love the sparkle clutches SO much, mine has been making quite a few trips out with me, even on the most mundane errands. But lets face it sparkle clutches are always welcome :)

We also have an abundance of Amazing Earrings!


Pendants have landed! My lovely customers asked for pendants so i bring you pendants! Feedback makes me happy so when i was first asked if i would stock a pendant style i hopped straight on to it and fund these beauties. All have a matching earring available and look perfect together.

And lastly but my no means least, some stunning new necklaces. From ornate and fancy to minimalistic. 
I hope to have something for everyone here.

 And my current absolute favourite: 
The majestic collar! Fit for a queen (but without the huge price tag.. just £16 can you believe!) 

We also had our first beautiful Yosa Cover Girl:

The beautiful Katie of Pouting In Heels wore the wonderful Tealy Easy earring and looked stunning.
We change our Yosa Cover Girl every month so be sure to let me know if you would like to be involved. 

We also had some fabulous new ladies in the look book, be sure to check these stunning ladies out and get some fabulous style inspiration whilst your there!

 And of course an update wouldn't be an update without a little offer for you my lovelies.

British readers help yourself to free Shipping with code: FREEUKSHIP
International readers you have yourselves half off shipping with code: INTSHIPOFFER

Also don't forget, each order receives a sneaky surprise gift from Yosa to you.

Thank you all again, so so much for your love and support.
Having my little shop brings me so much joy and i really hope you enjoy the pieces i bring to you.
This is a completely open shop by the way, If there is something you want but can't find, you just let me know and i shall do my very best to find it for you.

And on that note i shall love you and leave you. Happy Shopping! Don't forget every time you place an order a fairy gets her wings*.. So go buy, shop and be happy.


*Not actual fact but could be true ;)