Tag Archive: Ernest Jones

Jul 02 2012

My Style: One Wedding, Two Looks

At the weekend I went to my boyfriend’s oldest friends wedding, they were born an hour apart and have been friends ever since, so I decided to work two very different dresses from the Marks and Spencer Limited Collection. I know what you are thinking two dresses to a wedding that isn’t my own is a little excessive, well in my defence I was invited to the wedding ceremony at the church and then the evening bash, so with the downtime in-between I decided that I wanted to try out my new LBD in the evening.

So, for the main event the wedding ceremony was in the most gorgeous church just behind Poole Quay, and I decided to be extra brave and work this amazing bright coloured digi-print from Marks & Spencer’s amazing Limited Collection. As soon as I tried it on I knew instantly that I loved it because of the colours and the flirty silhouette, I was a little worried however if I could pull it off. As it was so bright, I knew that working a bright pair of shoes would be perfect, as well as a bright colour on my nails, I went for Rimmel’s Peppermint shade. I did also look for a bright blue clutch but I couldn’t find one anywhere, but I am so glad that I went for this Art Deco-style clutch box from Warehouse as it will go with everything.

My Style: Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection, Abstract Print Dress, £39.50 (c/o); Warehouse, Deco Box Bag, £26; Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection, Red Raffia Sandals, £29.50; Swarovski Bracelet; Thomas Sabo Charm Bracelets.

For the evening bash, which was in the RNLI’s Head Quarter’s right on the quay, I decided to work my new little black dress, basically I loved the print number but I forgot my white blazer and the black didn’t work and it was a little nippy, so I went for a black number teamed with my fiery heels.

Firstly I am in love with this dress, only £25 from Marks & Spencer it is a complete bargain and it is super flattering, I felt slim and sexy all night and I loved it paired with my blazer from New Look. I broke up the black with a skinny cream belt from Warehouse, which matched my clutch perfectly. I also changed up my jewellery a little and added a cool gold beaded doll bracelet from Maggie Angus’ new autumn/winter 2012 collection, which got a lot of lovely comments.

My Style: Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection, Scoop Neck Plain Dress, £25; New Look – Blazer; Warehouse – Clutch as above; Warehouse – Belt; Marks & Spencer – Limited Collection heels as above; Swarovski Bracelet; Thomas Sabo – Charm Bracelets; Maggie Angus – Doll Bracelet (c/o).

So which look do you prefer? Full on print or LBD?

[Pics: hotel shots taken with my Olympus Pen, outside at the wedding on my Blackberry – no room in clutch for proper camera]

Jun 18 2012

My Style: I Brightened Up My Weekend With Olivia Rubin For Dorothy Perkins

This weekend I embraced the sun, granted for most of the weekend it was a little glum but when the sun did shine I was totally dressed for the occasion in my Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins printed maxi dress and peplum top.

On Saturday, the weather wasn’t amazing I am in slight denial I want it to be summer so I can wear all my pretty clothes, so I decided to do just that with this pink and white floral printed maxi dress, which is one of my favourite pieces from the Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins collection.

My beautiful and uber-comfortable maxi was teamed with my adorable Kate Spade New York Armadillo, it’s first outing since I was gifted it at the Kate Spade event I went to a few weeks ago and I am totally in love with it. Finishing off my look is a Barbie pink cardigan from New Look and a stack full of bracelets from Thomas Sabo, Ernest Jones, as well as two I made and my white gold bangle that my Mum got me for my 21st birthday that I just re-discovered in my jewellery box.


Yesterday, I went for a more casual vibe for hanging out with my friends in the garden, while trying to enjoy the rare glimpses of sun. This pink sleeveless bird print top is fast becoming one of my go-to tops, I love the shape, the vibrant print, as well as the exposed back zip, which I stupidly forgot to snap!!!

With the unpredictable weather this top is perfect teamed with jeans, the ones I am wearing here I have only had a few weeks but they are my new favs and they are from Warehouse, they are a little higher in the waist than other high-street jeans and so comfortable – they make me feel and look a little slimming, which is always a good thing.

Because my top is so bright I decided to go neon with my jewellery with my pink, orange and yellow bracelets, teamed with my Thomas Sabo pink bracelet but this time with my new dragonfly charm that I got for my birthday, and finishing up with my neon pink F*** Me I’m Famous Ice-Watch.

Finishing off my look are my Chanel sunglasses, I do love these beauties mainly for the cool chain-arm, but they are a little loose so I am afraid that I am going to damage them, and comfort rules with this outfit so only my bright pink Keds would do.

Saturday’s Look: Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins black printed maxi, now only £25Kate Spade New York Armadillo (c/o); pink cardigan from New Look; black Thomas Sabo bracelet with Barbie poodle charm; pink Thomas Sabo bracelet with butterfly charm; White gold bangle; shell bracelet; red beaded bracelet; and silver wrap bracelet from Ernest Jones (c/o); brown buckle flats from F&F at Tesco; and Versace sunglasses.

Sunday’s Look: Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins sleeveless bird print peplum top, now only £17; Thomas Sabo dragonfly charm; Ice-Watch (c/o); Warehouse ultra skinny jeans; Chanel sunglasses (c/o); and pink Keds (c/o).

Which day do you prefer? Also do let me know if you have bought any of the Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins collection, if not check it out online as a lot of the line seems to be in the sale.

Apr 23 2012

Jewellery Loving: My Ernest Jones Wishlist

It is no secret that I love jewellery from the quirky signature Barbie necklaces or the laser-cut animals from Maggie Angus, adorable charms from Thomas Sabo, and even a colourful watch or two from Ice-Watch, so when Ernest Jones sent me over their trends lookbook for spring/summer it was heavenly. Ernest Jones have picked out six trends, from the roaring twenties to the flirty fifties, mighty brights vs sorbet shades,  molten metallics and gorgeous prints, and there really is something from everyone, and if like me you love colour then you’ll be extra happy.

To celebrate the awesome collection they asked me to create my ultimate wishlist, I have to warn you some of the pieces I chose are pretty expensive, but come on what are wishlists for it not to dream, but there is an upside of wishing as Ernest Jones has created a Facebook app where you could win your wishlist, all you have to do is ‘like’ items on their website and it takes them directly to the app.

So here are my five sparkling wishes:

1. Cacherel sterling silver red enamel poppy bracelet, £75 – I love simple mixed in with cute and these poppy charms are adorable and would work as an everyday bracelet, plus I am starting off small as this beauty is the cheapest on my wishlist!!!

2. Most of my jewellery is either silver or white gold, and this Cacharel sterling silver cubic zirconia leaf necklace, £135 really stood out because of the simple chain teamed with the textured leafs and the drop necklace detail makes it stand out for me.

3. and 4. is the battle of the watches, as basically I couldn’t decide between the soft sorbet purple Michael Kors watch, £195, and the mighty brights Raymond Weil ‘Maestro’ watch with white mother of pearl diamond dot dial and pink leather strap, £1,475. Yep, I am a lover of both extremes – cute vs bright, and affordable vs serious investment!!!

5. Finishing off my wishlist is the most expensive, but also the most divine ring I have ever seen, the Le Vian 14ct white gold and chocolate diamond ring, which retails at £2,699, but what a beauty this statement ring is. It has an old-Hollywood feel to it, the right amount of vintage glamour, and bling with those gorgeous diamonds that you want from a cocktail ring. Now if only I can win the lottery to buy it.

So what will you choose on your Ernest Jones wishlist? Head on over to their Facebook page and check out the app. Also don’t forget to comment below and let me know what you think of my choices.

**I also want to say a big thanks to Ernest Jones for sending me a lovely hinged, silver bangle engraved with my blog name on – I love the classic style of it and I will share to you all soon in a style post.**
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