Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Floral Tapestry & Being an Auntie.

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If you didn't already know, I am going to be an auntie soon! Come January our first little baby is coming to the family, meaning my parents will be grandparents, my siblings and I aunties and uncle and of course my beautiful sister a mum!! I can't believe it. My mum and I planned a baby shower for all Ashleigh's friends and family so we could all celebrate as well as play funny games, eat and talk all things baby! It was lovely to share the day with everyone and see my sister so glowing and healthy ready to be a new mum. 

For the day I did most of the creative decoration and my favourite thing was putting together a photobooth! It went down very well and everyone got snap happy with funny props and poses. Below are a few of my favourites! 

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For the day I wanted to wear something pretty but not too dressy. I chose my new tapestry full skirt from Chicwish, which is adorable at above knee length. Lately I have been a bit obsessed with styling a roll neck jumper under pinafores or like this, with a pretty skirt. It's one of my go to looks this winter. I put on my trusty Topshop boots, grey tights and a pretty necklace and I was good to go. 

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Jumper - Primark
Skirt - Chicwish
Tights - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Topshoop
Necklace - Primark
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Coast Store Visit Gunwharf Quays.

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Hey all, so as you may know I live in Portsmouth (but of course work in London). One of my favourite places to go in Portsmouth in Gunwharf, which is a shopping outlet retail park type thing. There are designer, highstreet brands and amazing restuarants that sell at discounted prices, fair to say it's amazing. As a local I hear about opportunities through my blog and I love being able to share them with you guys, especially as you get to see how I would shop in my own home town. 

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I visited Coast, which has only been opened for a few weeks now. It was great looking around the store as well as getting a personal shopping experience. I was showed around the collections and was helped with what styles to pick for myself. By the time we got to the dressing room I had about 20 or so things to try! It was refreshing to pick things up i'd never usually and get advice on what looks good. I went away with a beautiful green knee length body con style dress with a pleather front panel. They closed off 2 fitting rooms for me and gave me advice on each item. If you ever shop in Gunwharf then the staff at Coast are very friendly and would happily help you choose just the right thing, I really enjoyed taking a look round especially in time for the festive party season!

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

The things I am loving from Esprit

Hey guys, it has been ages since I reviewed a web store and actually put together a wish list! I seriously don't get much time any more for fun things like this so it's good to put this together. After looking through this store Esprit for the first time it is refreshing for me to find something new. 
I feel the store has a more grown up vibe to it, which is perfect for young adults and 20 somethings onwards. The site itself is easy to navigate and clean, which is important when online shopping.
Of course I am focusing on the women's range, but they also sell Mens, Kids and home wear! I love a good mix of products to keep me browsing. There is a real charm to the way it is all put together and that aesthetic definitely suits the clothing.

Usually I am quite garish when I shop online, I look for something that is going to instantly make me want it by standing out. Although I didn't get that punch from Esprit straight away, what I did have a feel of is that most of the items are timeless and come across more expensive in style. There is a mix of casual, smart and workwear so the choice is varied. I have put together a few of my favourite items with a little description as to why.

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The knitwear looks of great quality and although there wasn't many to choose from, the two above would definitely be great additions to my wardrobe. The green is very autumnal and wintery where as the blue would be great all year round. The tops I have chosen are both more evening styles, simply because they stood out to me the most. I love the classy delicate detailing and soft prints. 
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The skirts I chose to show you are very similar, but I just love them all! I would have all of these in my wardrobe and feel like I could wear them for years and they wouldn't go out of fashion. Especially the grey and black one, it is timeless and would go with everything!

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Lastly, dresses! I have a bit of a love hate relationship with dresses right now. It is very easy to become bored with them so quickly because they can almost make an entire look on its own. these wintery styles are great though because you can style them simply and look effortlessly chic. The roll neck dresses are so lovely and I can imagine some great boots and embellished necklace combo!

Check out Esprit here.
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