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27 August 2015

Watch Collection

If you said to me a few years back that I wouldn't be able to leave the house or would feel practically naked without wearing a watch I would have laughed and wondered why a stranger was talking to me about my watch future. But on this day, 27th of July 2015, I can finally admit that I am addicted to watches. Not necessarily the buying of watched as I only have three proper ones (by proper, I mean wasn't bought from Ebay for £1.99), but I am addicted to wearing them. I feel like I've lost a limb if I'm not wearing one and as soon as I put one on, I feel complete! I thought I'd share today my three 'proper' watches with you guys, as they're each very special to me and I love reading/watching other people's collection posts/videos!

Wooden watch* // Silver watch // Gold watch*

So first up is the newest in my collection. It's this increadibly beautiful wooden watch from JORD. It is made so gorgeously (is that even a word? It is now) and has so many increadible features like of course the wooden strap and frame, it's see-through face, and my favourite - the fact that you can see all the cogs and wheels on the inside actually moving and working! JORD does both men's and women's watches but this particular model is from the men's range. Personally I'm not one to strictly stick to certain genders whilst shopping, so after finding this one in the men's section, I knew it was the one!

 Next we have my trusty black and gold French Connection watch. This watch is really special to me as it's the first item I received as a blogger from a big brand. It made me so happy to receive this as it gave me great confidence in my blog at a time when I felt I wasn't doing to well with it! I've had it for a couple of years now and despite it having a few scratches here and there, I still love it dearly. It's the perfect balance between classy and simple, yet has a little bit of bling on the face. It's gotta have a bit of bling for me to own it!

 And finally, my definite favourite - my 21st birthday present from my parents. This watch from Michael Kors was my main present for my birthday but also the Christmas after (£177 is a hell of a lot to spend on one birthday present!), so I didn't receive it until that Christmas but it just made me even more excited to receive it! Like I said earlier, I'm a big lover of bling so I knew I wanted one with lots of stones and when I saw this one it was literally love at first sight! I also wanted something engraved on the back as it was a special occasion, so my parents got this (pictured above on the right). 

22 August 2015

Boho Dresses and Chunky Heels

For the last couple of days it's been dreary and rainy here but this morning the sun is shining so I thought I'd share this summery look with you all. This Peacocks dress is perfect for a day like today where you want to look like you've made an effort when it's actually just a case of throwing on a dress, belt and some accesories, yet still staying cool in the heat. Unintentionally, this whole outfit is made up of just Peacocks and H&M pieces, meaning it's super affordable and easy to recreate!

Earrings // Dress* // Belt

14 August 2015

Stylist Pick Wishlist

A few years ago I worked with Stylist Pick to style a bag from their site and I'm not going to lie, I had almost forgotten about them since than but I was reminded of them through the team at i.LEVEL Software, who are the UK’s leading fashion software company for apparel stock control and concessions, and their page of clients (which I'd advise you to take a peek at as there are loads of brands that I had never heard of before but have some gorgeous products!). I also haven't done a wishlist in a long time so thought I would make one sharing some of the amazing shoes that I am desperately lusting after from Stylist Pick. Which of these pairs grabs your attention? Or are you like me and desprate for them all?!

 I have more shoes like this in black that I wear all the time but when it comes to outfits that would look better with brown strappy sandals, then these would be perfect! If I had a choice, I would always have at least a little heel on all my shoes so this just makes these even more ideal! And if you needed any more persuading, they're in the sale for only £16 right now!

 Normally I'm not one for stiletto heels as I find them super hard to walk in and to be honest, just end up falling over whenever I wear them! But these just caught my eye as I love the gorgeous colour so much and mix of boot style and peep toe, so I'm willing to forgive that it has the deadly heel! They are another pair that is in the sales so once again if you're tempted, it's not quite as bad!

 I can imagine that like me most people will have simple, generic black and brown sandals for summer, but sometimes it's nice to have something a little different like these silver flats. And once again, they are in the sale! They're a little more than I would pay for them, but still affordable if you are on the market for a statement sandal.

 These are the kinds of shoes that, whenever and where ever I see them, I fall in love instantly and want them all! What I love about these is the chic beige colour, mixed with the chunky white platform which makes them easy to style and super comfortable.

 Another classic style that I'm sure many of you lot might have, but I am still yet to get a pair. What I like about these is that they are the classic black boot heel, but have other really cool details like the peep toe, cut out heel and zip down the front. If I had to pick a winner out of all 5 of these pairs, it would have to be this pair as to me, they are an all round winner! 

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4 August 2015

Mono Prints and Snapbacks

I want to start by saying that this is my 300th post ever written which is odd as I feel like I hate writing and yet have loved each of my 300 posts! Now onto this outfit. I have to confess that I used to despise these shoes with a passion but there's always someone who I see in items I hate, that somehow make them look amazing. I got these shoes with thanks to Lucie who I go to uni with as they look like shoes she has and always looks super cool in them. And even if they're not the most beautiful shoes to walk the earth, they're damn comfortable and perfect for when you want an easy, light shoe in summer. Suprisingly, these shoes and bag are both from Peacocks, which I think is a shop that people often don't think to go to, but they have so many amazing pieces you'd find in Topshop or New Look, but for a fraction of the price!

As you can see with this dress from Therapy in House of Fraser, it came up much longer than I thought from the website but I still love the print and neckline so decided to knot it at the side for a more relaxed look. I think realistically I'll take it up on my sewing machine so it hits my legs at a more flattering length!

What do you think of this look? What are your opinions on the love/hate shoes?

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Dress* // Bag* // Shoes* // Watch

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28 July 2015

Fresh Interior Design Trends to watch out for in 2015

Trends in interior home designs come and go. Every season, new styles are introduced or reinvented. A lot of creative recycling and versatility in decorating themes are seen in this year’s trends. Contemporary designs are mixed with vintage or antique styles resulting in bolder, stylish and unique trends that create surprising solutions in home furnishings and home interior designs. There are actually a lot of creative ways to maximize the use of your space while incorporating new trends. If you are looking into updating the look of your home based on new trends, here are some ideas to help you out.

1.    Statement lights. This is a good way to upgrade any room in your home as they look great whether they are switched on or not. Grid –like light fixtures are the new lighting trends for 2015. They look like sculptures that during the day they can act as statement accessories. They produce a lovely, glowing light and shadow patterns across the room when turned on. You can find statement lights designed by amazing interior designers from Cassina through Shop Mohd, an online furniture shop that features items in line with trends of this year.

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2.    Natural and organic designs. For 2015, it is trendy to make use of nature to make the interior of your home look extraordinarily beautiful. Glass windows are so helpful in letting in natural light. Nature-inspired decorating patterns are likewise used to create an interior that is in tune with the environment. You can create your own herb garden in your kitchen or bring in some plants to place around your homes.

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3.    Vintage stuff. Boost the look of your bathroom by getting a claw-foot tub. It’s a good respite from highly technological homes. Old objects are treasures and you shouldn’t hide them away. You can make use of mason jars as vases. Old shutter windows can be used as statement décor in a living room as they add a point of interest as well as texture to the area. Stop by the flea market next time to find some interesting objects.

Written by M.D
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19 July 2015

Paris Fashion Week Throwback

I recently found these outfit pictures taken my the very talented Emmanuel Robert when we were both in Paris for fashion week in February. We had just finished at the Mugler show (which was amazing, I may have internally passed out when Karlie Kloss came down the cat walk) and were taking a stroll back to Avenue des Champs-Élysées when we found a pretty little walkway where he took some outfit pictures for me. We also got to chat to Scott Schuman, who was surprisingly friendly and let us take a few snaps with him.

Obviously as this was from a little while ago, it's not overly suitible for summer as it was from winter! Until my next post which will be much more summery and colourful, head to Titanbet Bingo's site and their blog to see how you can easily inject a bit more bold colour into your looks, unlike mine down below! 

You guys should also go and check out Manny's work over on his facebook page if you get the chance. He studies fashion photography down in Falmouth with me so if you fancy having a look and giving his page a little like, that would be amazing!

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Jeans // Boots*
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Scott Shuman and me!

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13 July 2015

Mustard Midi Skirt and Floral Heels

Long time no see! Whilst I am still having a break, I have a few outfits that I took a while ago and haven't got round to posting so wanted to share those before I do a whole re-design of my blog and everything!

This look is featuring one of my favourite new skirts from Missguided. Sometimes it's just too much effort to wear a short skirts, and constantly be pulling it down encase my bum is out or worrying if my legs look too big in it, so I love maxi and midis for the girly yet effortless look. I am in love with the colour of it as it's perfect for any season so, whilst I do have specific clothes for summer and winter, I can wear this skirt whenever!

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Top // Skirt // Shoes*
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