Tag Archive: Rebecca Minkoff

Dec 17 2013

Technology: Acer Iconia A1

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I have always been a lover of technology and gadgets and it seems over the years I have been collecting tablets and laptops in all different sizes. I have the iPad that seems to be a great size for watching movies, I then have the Microsoft Surface which is perfect for working wherever you are with the handy keyboard, and now it seems I have found a tablet that is perfect to place in any handbag including my new Rebecca Minkoff beauty that has been my weekend bag.

I find that I blog in all sorts of places, whether in my office, on the sofa while watching a film, or out-and-about at a cafe, but my larger tablets sometimes don’t fit into my go-to handbag and that is where this Acer Iconia A1 has been perfect.

It is easy to use as it runs on the Android system, the same as my HTC One, which means that all the apps I use on my smartphone are easier to use on the 7.9″ screen – especially the WordPress and photo-editing apps such as Snapseed and VSCO Cam that I use. Plus it is great to use with Skype as it is hand-sized so easy to hold and it is lightweight. It also comes with 16GB memory, which is generally plenty, but it also has a microSD slot if you want to add more or in my case want access to large photos to add to the blog.

Like with my Android smartphone the Acer tablet is easy to organise all my apps, I am kind of a little OCD on keeping everything clean, so it is great you can create groups of apps – so I have all my social media favourites together and my photograph app, as well as information apps and my reading material. Going through all my favourite blogs on Feebly is so much nicer than on my mobile.

I have only been using the device for less than a week but this budget tablet really is great value for money. Granted it doesn’t feel as good as the iPad, the plastic casing feels a little breakable but I always think a cover is the best way to go, and it might not be as fast, but this little beauty did really well putting this blog post together!!!

Have you try out the Acer Iconia A1? Would love to hear your thoughts on this budget tablet.

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Also as it is Christmas, I thought it would be fun to dress up my Acer tablet with a live wallpaper that I picked up for free in the Google Play store – come on who doesn’t want a Christmas countdown as their background? Plus that 3D Christmas tree is so pretty!!!

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Want to find out more about this tablet? Then check out Acer Tablet Reviews to find out the pros and cons of this handy sized budget tablet.

**I was gifted this Acer tablet – but all opinions are my own**

Jul 02 2013

My Style: Denim Skirt, Sunshine, and Fountains

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Last week when I was in London having a spot of afternoon tea, I stopped by Somerset House, because why the hell not really, but I realised while walking around and of course getting snapped by Sherin that I rarely see the fountains as the square is normally taken over by the London Fashion Week tent.

It was weird just admiring the gorgeous architecture, dancing in-between the fountain jets, and generally seeing the square without the hoards of fashionistas, and best of all not cursing the cobbles when rushing off to a show. To show how pretty Somerset House is in the sun I did a 360 Instagram video, if you want to check it out head on over to my Instagram feed.

As we seem to be seeing a little sun lately I have been trying to embrace my summer wardrobe, I know that my last style post was also a denim skirt, but that one was a pencil skirt and this cutie is a flared one from Topshop’s tall collection.

Granted only subtle differences but I love that this flared skirt can literally just be thrown on with nearly anything. I paired mine with a lace detailing black top from H&M, tribal StylistPick flats that I picked up in their sale last summer, and added a pop of colour with one of my favourite bags by Rebecca Minkoff.

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My Style: Flared denim skirtTopshop // Black lace top, H&M // Black tribal flats, StylistPick // Glasses, Retro54 (c/o) // Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (c/o) //

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My #ArmCandy: Panda watch, New Look // Vintage white gold bangle // Heart ring, designed by me with Stephen Einhorn & HTC (c/o) //  Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Wisdom skinny bracelet, Astley Clarke (c/o) // Hope skinny bracelet, Astley Clarke (c/o) // Beaded bracelets, Accessorize // Monica Vinader bracelet //

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 **Thanks to Sherin for taking my snaps**

Apr 06 2013

My Style: Denim & Stripes With Added Arm Candy

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This week has been kind of quiet – with the Bank Holiday I haven’t been into London much, instead I have been baking up a storm for the Great River Bake Off *more to come on this*, but on Thursday night I did venture into the snow storm, I know I thought April was all about the rain showers but apparently Thursday was the coldest April day in Blighty for the past 50 years – seriously crazy weather.

The occasion was catching up with my good friend and fellow blogger Sherin from HiFashion and also head over to the Kipling x Helena Christensen party at Beach Blanket Babylon – I had planned to wear a new dress I have been dying to wear, but the weather had other ideas so I decided to work my mini flares with a stripy shirt, a classic but an easy style to throw on.

I wasn’t going to do a style post, mainly because I like to take my shots outside and I wasn’t willing to take my coat off in the freezing conditions, but I actually quite liked the moody lighting at Beach Blanket Babylon that I decided what the hell as I really like this look.

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For me this outfit was made fun by my jewellery, which I seem to be obsessed with off late, I just find it the best way to jazz up an outfit or brighten up my mood. This week when mooching around New Look, like you do, I came across this adorable black and white panda watch, I instantly fell in love with it and at £9.99 this watch is the perfect addition to any arm candy party!!!

As I don’t like to mix my metals, I teamed my watch with some of my favourite pieces of silver jewellery – my moo cow necklace that my mum bought me a few years back from Christmas, I literally wear this necklace to death it is so cute, my new ring from & Other Stories, I just love how simple it is, and no jewellery look is complete without a stack of bracelets – I went for these ornate ones, also from New Look. I do love to jingle.

Do you love to jazz up an outfit with your jewellery?

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My Style: Denim jeans, Dorothy Perkins (very old) // Striped three-quarter sleeve shirt, not sure, so old and it doesn’t have a label // Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (c/o) // Panda watch, New Look // Cow necklace, present off my mum // Silver bracelet stack, New Look // Multi-coloured bead bracelet, H&M // Ring, & Other Stories // Glasses, Retro54 // Ankle boots, Topshop // My style denim stripes My Style: Denim & Stripes With Added Arm Candy %tag**Thanks to Sherin for my outfit snaps**

 

 

Mar 11 2013

My Style: Cats & Dogs Without The Rain

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While visiting Columbia Road it seemed rude not to snap my outfit, but instead of a flower stall backdrop I decided that this beautiful floral mosaic wall that was on one of the side streets was much prettier.

It was milder last week than it is now so I was fine to wear this look without a huge winter jacket. I love skater skirts, they are just easy to wear, comfortable, and look great with a statement knit, a blazer jacket and biker boots, which to me equals weekend staple!!!

I know that I have been going crazy on the animal jumpers, I promise this will be the last one, as even though it is pretty it malted worse than my real cats, which is why no close up as the grey furry wool is all over my blazer.

To add a bit of warmth I paired my look with my dalmatian print scarf from New Look, which was a complete bargain at £7.99, and the cobalt colour meant I could get my trusty Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag out of storage – oh how I have missed this bag!!!

What are your go-to weekend staples?

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My Style: Cat jumper, New Look // Black skater skirt, Topshop // Leather contrast sleeve jacket, Dorothy Perkins // Blue dalmatian print scarf, New Look // Leggings, Primark // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // Morning After Bag, Rebecca Minkoff // Leather gloves, Timberland //my style kitty jumper 5 My Style: Cats & Dogs Without The Rain %tag

Dec 20 2012

Festive Fun: Rebecca Minkoff’s Holiday Card

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The festive season is all about adding a little fun and humour into the craziness of buying presents and eating your weight in chocolates and Rebecca Minkoff certainly has done that with her video holiday card.

Filmed to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, no I am not fed up of it either, Rebecca Minkoff has gathered her fashionable pals including The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, blogger Bryan Boy, and the gorgeous Hilary Rhoda to create a very fashionable greeting card.

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What I love about this video other than its smile factor, has to be The Man Repeller’s amazing ‘Jews Do It For 8 Days’ sweatshirt – I totally need one!!!

Now crack out the yule log, grab a glass of eggnog and sing along to this adorable festive fashion video.

[Pics: via YouTube]

Jul 07 2012

The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival

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Yesterday I blogged the first of my three looks at The Outnet Summer Style session, well from daytime lunching we went to chic festival fashion, no muddy fields, no Wellington boots, just VIP all the way with tea cups, well that was the brief and I went all out on the right accessories for the job.

Like Olivia Palermo who wore a navy blue and black colour scheme to Christian Dior this week, I also like the combination of the two colours – so I paired a gorgeous, slightly too big for me, black A.L.C. washed-silk wrap-around maxi skirt with a sports-luxe mesh-sleeved jersey Marni top, but for me this look was all about my accessories.OutnetSummerStyle10 The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival %tagOutnetSummerStyle7 The Outnet Summer Style: How I Took Victoria Beckham & Rebecca Minkoff To A Festival %tag

Top of my list of accessories needs were sunglasses, you can’t go to a festival without them and I picked out the most gorgeous pair of Victoria Beckham shades, they had everything I wanted from the retro cat-eye style to the detachable chain – well I don’t want to lose them while dancing now do I!!!

I paired these beauties with one of my favourite clutches from New York designer Rebecca Minkoff, I just thought that my navy/black combination could do with a pop of colour and what better than leopard print, granted you can’t fit a lot in there for a festival but remember I was going to an imaginary VIP festival, and I just had to include Rebecca Minkoff as she is one of my favourite designers.

Finishing off my look were some touches of jewellery, I love the bright pink and blue Dannijo jewels, they worked perfectly with my three silver Philippe Audibert bracelets, and my Pamela Love ring. Plus my only sensible thing were my flat shoes, I really liked the bright blue flash from the Pour la Victoire’s ‘Edilia’ leather sandals.

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Ella from Coco’s Tea Party looked adorable in her printed Thakoon top paired with her leather See by Chloé – if I had her figure and legs I would also have worked tiny shorts. I also loved Kate from I Am Not A Celebrity in neon pink and that gorgeous Pamela Love harness-style necklace.

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Next up will be my eveningwear look, which is my favourite of the three, and you will also spot the Victoria Beckham shades and Rebecca Minkoff clutch making another cameo, I loved them so much I had to include them again.

So what do you think of my chic festival look? I really liked the semi-sheer maxi skirt, would have loved more if it had fitted me – I had to be bulldog clipped in so it didn’t fall down, but I do like the combination of the sporty tee with the more dressy maxi – but for me this look is all about the accessories.

Don’t forget that all the blogger looks are on sale at The Outnet.

[Pics: Abi Marvel, Me, and thanks to Kate for taking my style shots]

Jun 22 2012

Shopping: Rebecca Minkoff Hits The Outnet

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Rebecca Minkoff – Resort 2013

I have long gushed about New York-based designer Rebecca Minkoff, but can you blame me her bags are insane, and her clothing collections get strong each season. This week, Rebecca Minkoff released images of her Resort 2013 collection, see above, mixed full of her trademark vibrant colours and prints, rock n roll influences, studs, zips, killer heels and of course some adorable bags.

These beauties aren’t out just yet, but I have good news as Rebecca Minkoff has finally hit The Outnet, did I hear screams of joy???

There is something for everyone from sunglasses cases to her iconic Morning After Bag, which I still feel is one of my favourite bags in my collection, as well as her pop-bright dresses. To help you decide what to buy I have put together my five bags that are must-haves as well as the three dresses that I am so lusting over!!!

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The five gorgeous bags I want!!!

1. Fairy Tale raffia and patent-leather clutch – was £160 NOW £88

2. Striped leather and canvas tote – was £160 NOW £88

3. M.A.B. Mini leather shoulder bag – was £405 NOW £202.50

4. Neon straw tote – was £160 NOW £80

5. Printed leather sunglasses case – was £65 NOW £39

 

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Don’t forget to check out Rebecca Minkoff’s amazing dresses

1. Maricarla metallic tweed dress – was £295 NOW £147.50

2. Freja pleated printed silk-crepe dress – was £425 NOW £191.25

3. Long Dehlia draped slub-jersey dress – was £340 NOW £153

Will you be buying any of the Rebecca Minkoff collection at The Outnet?

[Pics: Rebecca Minkoff/The Outnet]
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