I am thrilled to be bringing you some great gift idea posts over the coming days. With it being December 1st, we can all agree that Christmas has officially begun :)
There are so many wonderful gifts to choose from out there and finding the perfect one is getting harder and harder (damn you consumerism!).
I wanted to bring you all a guide that features some of the lesser known brands as a great alternative to the usual heavy hitters, to help you all find something new for someone special- or even yourself this Christmas!
Candles make an ideal gift for pretty much anyone. Some people find candles to be a bit of a cop-out gift. But personally, a large, beautifully wrapped, scented candle can be the most lovely token of all.
Maison Ves are a great British brand who appeal to modern woman. They include hashtags on all of their candles and encourage you to post to your social media! Their Christmas candle is absolutely exquisite, made with a blend of essential oils. These candles are beyond a luxury gift and will totally help you to achieve your #pinterestgoals.
I think that the absolute best feature of this brand is that they can make you a bespoke candle too! Now that’s what you call a personal gift!
Apologies for the delay in this post going live. I have had some issues with WordPress but it’s now all fixed :)
I hope everyone is doing well and getting into the Christmas Spirit! There is no colour that reminds me more of Christmas more than red. Red is th most Christmassy colour- think Santa, Rudolph’s nose, baubles and kisses under the mistletoe!
With the weather being so up and down in the UK, some days it has been bitterly cold and others, the air has been more autumnal; it can be difficult to know how warm to dress. This gilet has been my failsafe on days like this. Even though they are sleeveless, I tend to wear a little Moto jacket on the windier days. This is faux fur but is such great quality, it has a real feel to it.
Oh and can we just take a second to talk about this dress?! Camouflage and funnel sleeves- absolute favourite dress!
Fur Gilet: eBay | Dress: Zara | Boots: Office | Bag: Michael Kors
Hey dolls! I hope everyone is having a great day. Can you believe that November is almost over? I can’t. This month has flown by and Christmas is quickly approaching. I love this time of year for so many reasons except one…the rain.
I actually have nothing against the rain really; it’s more the effect that it has on my hair. When you have curly hair, the rain becomes your arch enemy. It changes my look from hot to hot mess in seconds. In these photos I actually considered cropping my head out. My hair is in 2 milkman plaits with my grown out fringe framing my face. What you can’t see are the thousands of pins and product used to try and keep it in place #firstworldproblems.
I love a little bit of leather and am loving this super soft, can’t-quite-believe-its-not-real-leather dress from Forever 21. It’s perfect for work and even looks cute with a sweater on top and worn as a skirt.
Sweater and Dress: Forever 21 | Boots: Zara | Bag: New Look (Zara have a beauty for just £19.99!)
Happy Monday! A few weeks ago, a friend and I went for dinner. It’s been ages since I did a restaurant review so I thought it would be good to share my experience with you. I am such a big fan of Asian food and love any menu that includes a healthy selection of sushi (despite not eating shellfish!)
Aqua Kyoto is part of a group of restaurants- 2 of which are situated right next to each other Aqua Nueva (Spanish influence) and Aqua Kyoto (Japanese) right above London’s busy Oxford Street with a great ambiance and even better food.
I visited there a few weeks ago with a friend and we really loved the food. To be honest we did book a set menu as we wanted a light meal and the meal included 3 courses and a cocktail for £29…bargain!
The food as I said is really great and even for a set menu, the selection was quite varied:
The Starter: a selection of sashimi
The Main: Wagyu Beef
The Dessert: A selection of Aqua Kyoto specialities (best ice cream ever!)
We did order a few extras- purely because we were more hungry than we realised and have an insane love for food. In addition to our set menu we ordered some vegetable tempura and tuna sashimi.
Pricey but worth it: The Wagyu Beef- probably the best meat you will ever have the pleasure of eating!
Make sure you finish your evening on the roof terrace with its own bar and great music.
I hate taking blog photos inside. But sometimes you wear a coat that doesn’t actually suit your look but is literally the first thing you see when getting ready to leave the house in a rush. The result is a blog post indoors with poor lighting but some half decent editing that brings them to life!
Similar to my last post- I am in a knitted dress. I cannot stop wearing these wonderful wardrobe staples. My love from them stems from the fact that although I love fashion and will buy lots of great items…I’m actually quite lazy in my day to day look. I like clothing that I can literally fling together. This is the main reason I love dresses. It is a whole outfit in one. Simple and sophisticated, I like to think!
If you check out my Instagram you will see my posts today are all about simplicity!
Dress: Forever 21 | Heels: JustFab | Bag: Forever 21 | Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics in Rebel
I am feel especially happy today and ready for the new week. I shouldn’t be so excited as of today I am working 3 weeks in a row without a day off! Eeek!
It’s OK, less than 6 weeks till holiday so I’m happy to be busy!
I am living in knitted dresses at the moment. The temperature has finally dropped and it is safe to say that Autumn is turning into Winter. I love the shape of this fitted Forever 21 dress. It is simple and a little but special at the same time. The length unusual for me but I like it. There’s something so elegant about a fitted dress with your hair slicked back that is reminiscent of old Sadé or the more up to date Kim Kardashian. This style is also very necessary as my hair does not behave well in wind or rain!
Coat: H&M | Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Just Fab | Bag: Zara
There is nothing I love more than a look that carries you from work to a night out.
Something smart enough for day but cool enough to wear for dinner or drinks. Lightweight fabrics mixed with tough leathers and subtle detailing to give you a chic all round look. I had my hair down for the office and soft make up but at night, I slicked my hair back and added a little lipstick and eyeshadow.
**Sidenote: These are possibly the most comfortable boots I have ever owned.
Coat: H&M (old) | Chambray Shirt: Mango | Skirt: Dorothy Perkins | Boots: Zara | Bag: American Apparel
After last week’s posts being dedicated to health and beauty, I am bringing back the fashion and style.
Today’s post I wanted to ask you guys some questions. I love prints and wanted to find out your favourites. So that I can do a few “how to style” posts.
Leopard print is my all time favourite print. I honestly cannot get enough of it. I would love to know your opinions on it? Some people still see it as trashy and a little bit 90’s; others see it as a fashion staple.
Is there a print that you would never be seen in? Or something that you are too scared to try? Let me know and I will try and conquer the fashion taboos.
I love it. I have always been a fan of slimming teas. I have tried everything that Holland and Barrett has to offer. I am a like the one woman advertising team for slimming teas even if they do not really aid slimming! I have been raving about these teas for years thanks to my mum introducing me to them very early on. Now when there are so many teas on the market, you have to remember that they all do the same thing, whether it costs £2 a box or £40.
I was sent 2 packs of Slendertox tea– one for day and one for the night. This is a 2 week detox and the instructions are simple: boil water and steep the bag in water for 2-3 minutes. You can drink them hot or cold. You should drink the daytime one soon after waking and the one for night an hour or so before bed. They don’t taste great, but I sometimes add a spoonful of honey or a teaspoon of lemon juice to a cup to make it more palatable!
The results are pretty simple…you go to the toilet…a lot.
I have tried lots of different teas and I must say that the Slendertox teas are quite good. They have ingredients that help to cleanse your colon- which when you think about it is really quite important! Think about all the old food that inside your system (GROSS!). These products do come with a disclaimer- weight loss can only be achieved with a controlled diet and exercise which is 100% correct, but by incorporating these teas into your regime you will see a noticeable difference. I especially feel lighter and i don’t get bloated the second I eat a morsel of food.
I think in the run up to the Party season- it would be great to get yourself a 2 week detox and get that tummy flatter for your LBD!