Category Archive: Shopping

Oct 29 2014

Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop-Up

Ted Baker Royal Mint FB Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag

Can you believe that everywhere is already starting to look a lot more Christmassy? I am a festive season junkie normally but this year my Christmas cheer has been put on hold a little due to a little thing called my wedding!!! However, I couldn’t but feel a little in the party mood when checking out Ted Baker’s amazing Royal Mint pop-up in Selfridges this week.

The enchanted space, complete with two gold horse guards, is open until January and it features everything that is sparkly, shiny, and bejewelled from gorgeous clutches to sleek shoppers and shimmering crystal jewellery. There were more than a few pieces that I fell deeply in love with including the exclusive gold shopper bag that comes with a matching pouch, the cute bow clutch bag, especially in dusky pink, and the chic faux fur accessories from gloves to gorgeous collars.

But the one piece that made my heart flutter the most had to be ‘Lela’ the crosshatch trapeze shopper, this beauty can basically carry everything, and I definitely think my gorgeous black one will be my go-to bag this winter.

The regal accessories pop-up is on the ground floor in Selfridges near the Duke Street entrance and as well as just going to spy what you want to add to your wardrobe there are also loads of goodies that you can pick up for your fashionable friends and family this Christmas.

Have you drop by the Ted Baker Royal Mint pop-up yet?

Ted Baker Royal Mint 2 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag Ted Baker Royal Mint 7 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag Ted Baker Royal Mint 1 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag Ted Baker Royal Mint 3 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag Ted Baker Royal Mint 9 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag Ted Baker Royal Mint 5 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag Ted Baker Royal Mint 8 Shopping: Ted Baker Royal Mint Pop Up %tag

[Pics: Top image – Fashionista Barbie // The rest – Ted Baker]

Oct 20 2014

Hitting Stores Soon: Eddy Anemian For H&M

HM eddy anemain 1 Hitting Stores Soon: Eddy Anemian For H&M %tag

H&M have a long list of designer collaborations, next month will be a certain Alexander Wang, which you will see everywhere, but for me all attention should be on the incredible Design Award winner Eddy Anemian who has created a gorgeous, elegant 10-piece capsule collection.

Inspired by Tilda Swinton’s character in ‘I Am Love’ and the work of French painter Ingres, the gorgeous line features a craftsmanship that you just don’t expect from someone who is still a fashion student at the visual art school La Cambre in Brussels and a high street name, the meticulous construction and texture of the pieces is going to surprise a lot of people, especially when the prices range from £19.99 to £215.

The pics don’t do the collection’s technique and textures justice, but the structures and abstract patterns have been intricately created by using cut floral upholstery fabric into strips to create the skirts, jackets, trousers and tops.

I am totally in love with the long yellow floral skirt constructed from vertical strips, as well as the blue floral jacket and matching trousers, and the gorgeous white skirt made from horizontal raw-edged ruffles to give the impression of the patterns found in marble. Simply divine and this is coming from a fashion student – imagine the greatness after a few collections under his belt.

If the bold pieces weren’t enough to get you excited, the collection also features a white jumpsuit with floral sleeves, a black heavy twill top, and a pair of white high-waisted trousers to provide contrast and the tailoring looks exquisite.

The collection launches in select H&M stores, as well as online, from October 23 and I can tell you now that I will be trying on that incredible maxi skirt.

Are you excited to see new talent like this getting exposure on the high street?

HM eddy anemain 4 Hitting Stores Soon: Eddy Anemian For H&M %tag HM eddy anemain 2 Hitting Stores Soon: Eddy Anemian For H&M %tag HM eddy anemain 3 Hitting Stores Soon: Eddy Anemian For H&M %tag

Oct 13 2014

New In: Mr Men x House of Holland

Mr Men x HOH 5 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag

Since I was little I always wanted a Mr Men book to be named after me, I have to be honest I don’t know why, but I loved those books and I am now more than a little jealous that Henry Holland has been immortalised as ‘Mr Quiffy’ in honour of his famous quiff. I think at the time my Mr Men or should I say Little Miss character had raving crimped hair, it was the eighties, and I was called Miss Stone, I was a child it wasn’t original and I had just learnt how to spell my name!!!

My love affair with Mr Men has continued into adult life, who doesn’t love Mr Men characters, and I generally want all the pieces from the new Mr Men x House of Holland collection. There are 14 pieces in totally, including patchwork jeans **my favs**, cute character T-shirts, dresses, knits, shirts and jumpsuits featuring the new Mr Quiffy print, as well as a cool appliqué badge bomber. Oh and if that was cute enough, the entire collection is available for all mini mes, so mum and daughter can dress a like.

The collection is available at Liberty London, Colette in Paris, and online at HouseofHolland.co.uk, I think I really need the Mr Bump jumper, those skinny jeans with Mr Men embroideries on and the Mr Messy clutch – and I totally want to wear them all together!!!

The line ain’t cheap though, we are talking £220 for the jeans, £400 for the adult bomber and £170 for the kids, and £150 for the sweatshirts. The T-shirts are the most affordable pieces at £90.

So if you could be immortalised as a Mr Men character what would you be called?

Mr Men x HOH 6 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag Mr Men x HOH 4 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag Mr Men x HOH 2 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag Mr Men x HOH 3 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag Mr Men x HOH 1 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag mr quiffy New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag
Shop the collection:

350 New In: Mr Men x House of Holland %tag

Sep 22 2014

Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts

Uniqlo LG car Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag

So is anyone tiring of designer collaborations yet? I think I am a little over the lower-end brands teaming up with designers and hiking up their prices just for the name, though I do love them when they expose emerging designers to the masses, and I also can’t help adding them to my wardrobe when they are as reasonably priced as Uniqlo collaborations always seem to be. So to answer my own question, I am still a little on the fence.

I am a huge fan of Lulu Guinness, I have many of her handbags, purses, and card holders, and that is mainly because she brings such humour and fun to her designs, when you add that to Uniqlo’s incredible UT collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts you know that you are on to a winner.

This is her third hook up with the brand **I think** , but I am going to go out on a limb and say this is her first with sweatshirts, and if it isn’t I totally missed that and I have four of her T-shirts from the previous collections. There is always a kitsch vibe to Lulu Guinness’ collections but I love that this isn’t all about the lips, don’t worry they are still there, but covers everything from 50s Americana to painted nails, lipstick and even a cute updated doll face that I totally need.

The heavy focus on beauty kind of made me think that Lulu could be wanting to give Paul & Joe a run for their money for the cutest beauty packaging, ooh wouldn’t that just be so amazing. Sorry I have totally gone off topic – back to the shopping!!!

It is hard to say which is my favourite, at £19.90 a piece that are all pretty good value for money, but I do love that blue sweater with the hands wrapped around it, as well as the Lulu meets Miami car, and the wine coloured sleeves of the doll face fluttering eyes just looks so cosy, I think that might need to be my travelling to New York sweater!!!

Which Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness sweatshirt is your favourite? Uniqlo LG animal eyes  Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag Uniqlo LG lipstick Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag Uniqlo LG eyes Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag Uniqlo LG hands Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag Uniqlo LG lips Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag

Shop – Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness:

350 Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts %tag

Aug 21 2014

Shopping: Fashion Week Inspiration at H&M

hm fashion weeks 2 Shopping: Fashion Week Inspiration at H&M %tag

It is three weeks to London Fashion Week, I say it every season but wow it really did come around quickly this time, and it means I have started my panic/preparation for my outfits. I always find it more pressure during fashion week, everyone seems to go a little crazier, a more exaggerated version of themselves, whereas I generally like to stick to black, black and a bit more black, unless of course I am in jeans!!!

So thank god for H&M’s new Fashion Weeks collection that is a monochromatic minimalism masterclass, while still offering that quirky fashion week edge. I basically want the whole collection, but I think these pieces have to be favourite, starting with this gorgeous simple black crepe cami dress – I love the clean lines, the fact it actually falls at the knee and the sporty mesh panel to the front, but most of I adore the price of £12.99. Also it works perfectly with the wide coat, another bargain at £39.99, just pair with classic black heels and this is one stylish and comfortable look.

The other look that is high on my shopping list has to be the oversized white blouse, £24.99, nipped in at the waist with that large wide belt, £24.99, teamed with very cool black jersey leggings, which for £14.99 they are a great price but I think I would need more model-like pins to pull them off, but I think the blouse and belt would work just as well with jeans.

Then we have the chunky knit, the long line blazer, the fake fur jacket, and the statement tee – basically this collection has everything you need to put together a great fashion week capsule wardrobe.

Whether you are planning for fashion week or not – would you wear this monochrome collection?

hm fashion weeks 5 Shopping: Fashion Week Inspiration at H&M %tag hm fashion weeks 3 Shopping: Fashion Week Inspiration at H&M %tag hm fashion weeks 1 Shopping: Fashion Week Inspiration at H&M %tag hm fashion weeks 4 Shopping: Fashion Week Inspiration at H&M %tag[Pics: H&M]

Jul 15 2014

Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You? 

KITTY CO COLLECTION Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You?  %tag

Charlotte Olympia Kitty & Co

I’m a lover of Charlotte Olympia, so much so I joined the gang recently with my first purchase – some gorgeous green beauties, but I think my heart will also belong to her Kitty flats.

Before you just had to choose a colour, I have the classic black on my wishlist, but now you can choose your personality with the new Kitty & Co capsule collection.

So are you feeling Clever, Pretty or in a Party mood? Or how about showing off your fun side in the Cheeky or Pouty Kitty flats. Or are you madly in Love, acting a little Hippy, or a totally Superstar? I love how each Kitty really does portray the personality perfectly.

There are eight in the collection, each of course in a luxurious velvet finish, and just look at those gorgeous colours, I think I want them all. Priced at £465 each I think you realistic have to choose one, but I have been told from lots of trusted sources that the Kitty flats are super comfortable, so you will definitely wear them all the time.

KITTY CO clever Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You?  %tag

Charlotte Olympia Clever Kitty

I love the Pouty, because they are fun and so Charlotte Olympia, as well as the Love Kitty just because of the gorgeous hue, but I think my favourite has to be Clever as a girl who wears glasses what’s not to love!!!

So which Kitty best represents you?

KITTY CO COLLECTION 1 Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You?  %tag

Charlotte Olympia Pretty Kitty & Cheeky Kitty

KITTY CO love Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You?  %tag

Charlotte Olympia Love Kitty

KITTY CO COLLECTION  Shoe Loving: Which Charlotte Olympia Kitty Are You?  %tag

Charlotte Olympia Superstar Kitty, Hippy Kitty, Pouty Kitty, & Party Kitty

[Pics: Charlotte Olympia]

Jul 06 2014

Shopping: 10 Summer Jackets

Summer cover up 3 Shopping: 10 Summer Jackets %tag

I totally understand winter dressing, I love to layer up, feel all cosy and generally be as warm as possible, when it comes to the summer months I really struggle as I either have beach climate outfits or winter warmers, It seems I have nothing in between. Which is kind of a problem for this variable weather we have been having – one minute boiling hot – the next second a little on the chilly side, which is where these amazing summer jackets come in.

The most important thing with a summer jacket other than the fit, I sometimes go down a size as I don’t have as many layers on underneath, has to be versatility, it has to go with a lot of summer looks and different occasions, as lets face it you aren’t going to buy more than say one or two for the season.

My summer jacket normally revolves around lightweight parkas or a denim jacket, but I was after something a little smarter that wouldn’t look out-of-place with a casual look and that’s when I spotted this soft quilted cropped jacket from Warehouse, which FYI is now in the sale.

It really is perfection, it is light, it is a great colour, goes with jeans, skirts, dresses, and works dressed up and paired down. Plus it has the all important three-quarter sleeve, for some reason I think that makes a summer jacket as you can show off your arm candy!!!

Summer cover up 4 Shopping: 10 Summer Jackets %tag

So the quilted Warehouse beauty might be my favourite and my current go-to summer cover-up but I done a little shopping for the top 10 summer jackets out there at the moment. So whether you after something to wear to a festival, team with a gorgeous dress to an outdoor wedding, or wear to a Sunday brunch with friends – I have found something for everyone.

350 Shopping: 10 Summer Jackets %tag

Which jacket is your favourite?

[Pics: My style pics thanks to Ngoni from I Am NRC]
pixel Shopping: 10 Summer Jackets %tag

Older posts «