Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New Brand: Find

As if i wasn't a massive Amazon prime addict enough, with deliveries probably at least 3 times a week, convenience with prime is just so flippin' good, i fear it may be about to get worse as they have just curated a fashion brand that i must say looks rather fabulous.

Find is the new kid on the block that offers key on trend items that look both rather fun and wearable.

It seems to be pitched around the likes of Mango, Zara and a bit of H&M style so if those are your normally shopping haunts then this may be for you..
Take a look at some of the items that, i have to say, i absolutely love!

I absolutely adore this. The pink contrasting ribbon to the red print of the dress makes this look exquisite. I adore the print too and how this can be worn on its own as a dress, through autumn with tights and boots, summer with sandals, and also layered with jeans. 

The oversized check trench is absolutely bang on trend this season, what a great chuck it on trench. And we all know how much i think of a trench coat. This will work tremendously hard for you and with a pop of red.. super fashion points all round. 

I'm quite partial to a slogan tee but the slogan has to be right for me and this one most definitely is. I love the swirly cursive writing too as well as the slogan. 

I've been on the hunt for some panel jeans but being a pear shape and the panel often running on the outer leg i find they can emphasise my hips more than I'd like them to. The inside darker panel on these jeans would be much more flattering on my shape and I adore the contrast and straight leg style.

Embroidery is still a trend that is going strong, and the grey marl and yellow flowers is a lovely take on it. There's lots of red and pink floral emboridery so i really like how this one stands out for being a bit different. It also adds a rather marvellous bit of interest to a jeans and sweatshirt type of day.

Possibly my favourite item. How absolutely gorgeous is this. The billowed sleeves, the peplum edge and the gorgeous colour with the blue print... Divine.
It is very low cut but i do think with a little cami peaking out from underneath it could look rather lovely.

Perfect on trend item again. I love the idea of this for office wear but also an evening out, or even for just throwing on, as above, with jeans and a slogan tee. This type of jacket is all over social media at the moment and this one is a really good take on the trend with an excellent price tag.

The prices all seem pretty on the money too, with items starting at £10 and the most expensive piece i've seen so far is the trench at £60.00.
I'll be placing an order soon so shall keep you posted on the quality.
There's a discount code for 20% off at the moment too if you fancy a dabble with something:
Happy Shopping!

Have you had a look at the Find Collection yet?


Monday, 18 September 2017

Trench Coats: A Must Have For Every Woman

You may think the title is a bold statement but its something i truly believe.
A trench coat really is one of those pieces that really works pretty much all year around (well in the UK it does). It can be a light jacket when needed or work well with layered knitwear.
Whenever anyone asks me what coat they should have in the wardrobe my first thought is always, always a trench coat. It is a simple but necessary item.

Not only does it work trans-seasonally but also with a multitude of outfits.
Dresses, skirts, trousers, jeans and smart, casual, business or pleasure, a trusty trench coat just works.
I've had a trench coat in one way shape or form for as many years as i care to remember. I upgraded about 18 months ago and i would definitely say that like bags and shoes a tench coat like from Aquascutum is high worth investing in.

I love how a trench makes me feel instantly put together. It gives an air of french chic, even if i lack any other grace that goes with that tag, a trench does make you appear it even if you aren't 😜
Perfect for throwing on for the school run, or out for an evening., i honestly wouldn't be without mine.

There is definitely a shape, fit and colour for everyone of a every age. I like a long neutral beige- cream, i find for me this fits my frame well and works well with dresses and the colour works with everything. A good friend of mine feels like a flasher in a long line trench (lols) and therefore opts for a hip length shorter trench to wear more with jeans and sweaters and my mum prefers a navy option finding the lighter colours not working with her silver hair.

Do you have a Trench Coat and is it something you invest in?

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Classic Stripes ( & #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

I think i could quite happily live out my days dressed mostly in stripes. I think its just that i've found an easy to wear style that i love and therefore it becomes my default outfit. If i counted the number of striped tops i have in my wardrobe we would definitely be in double figures, all of them different of course, red stripes, black, navy, and then this one which has a lovely blue, red and white. This one took my stripe loving heart instantly, the Le Weekend stitched motif (which sadly we didn't manage to capture fully in a photo, but you can see it here much clearer) is just perfect as stripes on weekends for me are pretty much my uniform (and any other day too really 😂), comfy yet pulled together, wear with shoes or sneakers.
I paired it with this gorgeous navy long pea coat from Boden that i actually picked up from Ebay for a mere £7.99. Its like new (it still had the pickets sewn up as if it had never really been worn) and it felt even more amazing for the fact i'd grabbed myself such a bargain. I have a love hate relationship with Ebay, people always manage to swoop in and outbid me in those last few seconds. Or god forbid, you manage to get in to a bidding war and you just cant stop bidding ..ha!
So when you get a bargain like this one, well you can see why i was just so pleased.
I can see me getting a lot of wear out of it too.

Are you a love of stripes?

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

To Have and To Hold: The Perfect Ring

Many moons ago when my now husband took me to Cardiff we went and looked in a few jewellery shops together, me gently nodding and smiling in the direction of the ones i found the prettiest, him mentally making notes of what i liked and didn't like.
We sat and I tried some on and gazed longingly at my adorned hand. The engagement was yet to come, but it hung poignantly in the air around us as it only can with young love. We were both filled with love and excitement at the idea of spending the rest of our lives together.

Picking out the perfect ring, a ring that will be with you for the rest of your life is a big deal, almost as much as picking the right partner 😉 . Its symbolises your love and commitment to one another and indicates to others that you are a partnership.
The ring is as much a commitment as the relationship itself as one will wear it on your finger for the rest of your days, it needs to be to your taste, comfortable and a pleasure to wear.
The perfect engagement ring of course is different to everyone.
Me? I have square set trilogy on a platinum band. I remember instantly falling in love with it as soon as i saw it. I remember pointing out three particular rings when we were together that day, and then we left, me not knowing when the proposal would come or what ring it would be with.
The proposal came 2 weeks later with the most beautiful ring, my favourite and it would appear his too.
I cried tears of happiness, marrying the man i loved and receiving the ring of my dreams.
I felt like a lucky lady.

Later we added in a diamond eternity ring as my wedding band, and most recently a Clogau welsh rose gold and white gold tree of life ring.
Each representing different stages, engagement, marriage and then 10 years of being together.

Each time i look at my rings, even now, i still feel the same fizz of excitement i did from when i was first given them with the question of a lifetime with my soul mate.
Im also reminded of the times we've spent together over the last 11 years, the ups and the downs.
They act as a reminder to me each day that i am in this for my life, and i am the first to say that sometimes it hasn't been easy, life never is really is it? But my rings, along with my marriage are some of my most treasured possessions.

Tell me, Do you have any rings that are treasured possessions?

If you're married, did you choose your ring or was it a total surprise?

* Happily this is a collaborative post that has evoked such wonderful happy memories.. don't you just love when that happens :)
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