Thursday, 27 November 2014

Cambridge Satchel Company. #xmaswithjulie

I was lucky enough to have the chance to meet Julie, the founder of the awesome Cambridge Satchel Company. She inspires me so much as a working mum and her words of "you push on for the children" really rang true to me.

The products that she has worked tirelessly on are fantastic and have reached epic proportions, with epic designers offering fantastic collaborations.

New to the season are some fantastic smaller good items which stand true to the "Great British" leather trademark.
I quite honestly could have spent a mini fortune-not that the goods are sooo expensive-just that I wanted so much! 

I absolutely love my leather keyring gift, which I had stamped with my initials. Another great gift idea!

If you are looking for a gift to make personal why not look into the small goods products and get stamping!

Clarks are stepping up!

I managed to get to Clarks spring/summer press day last week at the crack of dawn 8am! Working full time has had a knock on effect with the blog too unfortunately, BUT I'm mega active on instagram!
I couldn't stay long but I was there long enough to snap a few pics! I genuinely am looking forward to these newbies hitting the store, most will arrive Feb!
Can't wait to style some of these my way!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Coats...Brighten up your A/W wardrobe!

Winter is arriving and my coat fetish is reaching it's peak again! My problem is that I get bored quick but alas, my sister came to the rescue. I love my black Topshop teddy fur coat in black, but this version is just me all over right now. 

A new coat is an easy way to add interest to what you may feel is a boring wardrobe, especially if it is something away from the "norm"

The hubby reckons I have plenty of coats....but there is always room for more!

Plenty of deals about on coats right now too...I am seriously crushing on the below right now!!


Monday, 10 November 2014

The Buffalo Camel Coat. #LAstyleoff

Regular readers of the blog will know that I am always up for a challenge so when I was contacted to take part in this awesome one, no way was I going to say no! Especially that I have been hunting for what feels like an age for "the" camel coat.

So what's it about? Five key fashion bloggers have been given this Buffalo Camel Coat from, we have to style it in the ways we know best. Each of us have styled to our Winter Perfection, and our image has been uploaded to the Facebook page. Now this is where you guys come in, you need to "like" the look you love the most. (The link to vote for me is here) Not to be left out, by liking the image you are entered into a competition to win the coat for yourself!

I have to say that the coat really is awesome. I always speak the truth and only work with a brand that fits within what is me. The material is thick so it keeps me warm and the shape stays put. The cut is flattering and shows the right amount of leg. The belt is also stitched to the side of the waist so no losing the belt fiasco or ending up with one end longer than the other-a serious bug bear of mine. So in all honesty, if you are looking for a seriously stylish jacket to see you through winter, this is worth spending the cash on.

True to my trademark style, I have my bright lippy, sexed up messy hair, statement chunky necklace, faux leather like leggings, ankle boots and of course a funky t-shirt. For accessories of course it has to be my oversize "donch'ya know who I am" glasses and my tassle bag which seems to be glued to every look I rock right now! The result? I call this rocked up glam!

A much needed family day out meant that I got the fantastic backdrop of Framlingham Castle in and got some fab pics with my gang.

Wish me luck and please if you love what you see vote HERE for me by liking the photo.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Annie Haak - Layering Necklaces

I'll be honest, I am fussy when it comes to jewellery. I don't really do earrings and my hands are often embarrassingly too big to fit rings on around my wedding and heirloom rings. I do however love either a chunky necklace or layering necklaces. So when I was contacted about reviewing Annie Haak and I had a look at her site, I was immediately drawn in. I don't review anything that isn't "me", but Annie is.

If you are a fan of-

1-stacking bracelets
2-layering necklaces
3-affordable quality
4-having a splurge
5-looking good
6-unique gifts-the gift wrap is great if you want to send straight on!
7-well overdue a treat for yourself...

then Annie is your girl!!

I quite honestly was torn between the stacked bracelets and what I chose for some time. I did get brave and order a ring too. A total dilemma on my part to try and measure my pinky, but I was brave and went with it. The ring was of course too big for my pinky, but it fits the finger that I wear my great-grandmothers ring on so all is not lost.

The necklaces I chose were true me. An "H" and a tigers tooth. Layering necklaces is a great way to jazz up any bland outfit.

The day they arrived (they arrived bloomin quick!) had been a particularly long shitty work day, so they cheered me up a plenty.

So girls.... enjoy! Share away with friends and family and take a peek at Annie Haaks instagram for lots of inspo. PLUS enter SPARKLER10 at checkout for 10% off (ends midnight 9/11/14)

                                                            initial necklace £29

Thankyou to Annie and her team for giving me the chance to review for you. x