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Shopping: Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness Sweatshirts

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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- Uniqlo-LG-lipstick Uniqlo-LG-eyes Uniqlo-LG-hands Uniqlo-LG-lips

Shop – Uniqlo x Lulu Guinness:

My Style: The Kooky Cat

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I like black, I like colour too, but black has to me go-to wardrobe staple, I think it is because in my head it is slimming, and to be honest I need all the help I can get. But to jazz up an all-black look I like to either add bright accessories, normally a bracelet stack, a colour-pop handbag, or in this case a quirky top.

I have already shared my love for Lulu Guinness’ collaboration with Uniqlo a number of times, and I have to say that this second collection is better than the first and it is all to-do with the summer-feeling sleeveless tops. My favourite being the updated Kooky Cat, you might remember the grey t-shirt version last year, well this is the revamped style featuring a cute dotty Peter Pan collar.

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My Style: Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo Kooky Cat top, Uniqlo // Skater skirt, Topshop // Long cardigan, AllSaints // Ankle boots, Topshop // Panda watch, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 // Skinny belt, Primark //

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Have you checked out Lulu Guinness’ latest collaboration for Uniqlo? Which pieces are your favourite?

My Style: When Hudson Met Lulu

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This weekend actually felt like spring, it was sunny, it was warm, and it meant that I could finally wear something that wasn’t layered up – cue the crop jeans, the statement tee and a colourful pair of trainers!!!

A couple of years ago I am not so sure I would have got my ankles out for a pair of jeans, that was because I hadn’t been introduced to the boyfriend style of denim, since I got my Gap pair I have been a little obsessed in finding a pair that was a little longer in length that would be perfect with trainers, and then Jeanography came along and recommend these Hudson Jeans and I think I can safely say they are going to be my spring/summer staple.

As we had friends over this weekend we took full advantage of the sunny weather and took in the sights, shops, and gorgeous parks of St Albans, a market town that I haven’t been to in a while and it is so pretty. As we were doing a bit of walking around I decided to wear my new Onitsuka Tiger trainers, so, so comfortable and I am in love with the gorgeous pink colour, which works so well with blue denim.

To complete my look of first time wears, which wasn’t intentional I just realised while writing this post, was my Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo doll face tee. You may remember I was a big fan of Lulu’s first collaboration with the Japanese fashion brand, I have the Kooky Cat and the original doll face, so when the collection came out earlier this month I couldn’t resist updating my wardrobe with the new style and at under £15 this tee is a bargain.

If the sunny weather keeps up like this I think you will be seeing a lot more of these jeans, these shoes and an array of statement tees!!!

Do you have a go-to sunny Sunday afternoon attire?

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My Style: Hudson Jeans Bacara in Vancouver, Jeanography (c/o) // Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo Doll Face tee, Uniqlo // Panda watch, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 // Bracelets, Marc by Marc Jacob // Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico 66 trainers (c/o) //

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My Style: A Pop Of Colour & A Gorgeous Cambridge Garden

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I have lived in the Cambridge area for just over five years now and for years I have driven past the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on my way into town and wondered what was behind the magnificent gates, so when my Mum came to stay we decided to do something a little quieter, a bit more relaxed than our tourist day trip to London and take in the scenery of the heritage gardens.

Boasting more than 40 acres – this is one hell of a garden – filled with gorgeous flowers, huge trees, a water lily inspired fountain and a rock garden to envy – as well as one of the most gorgeous collection of cactuses – the only plant I can seem to keep alive!!!

Well as it was a garden I decided to add a pop of colour to my casual look – well it would be rude not to in such a beautiful place wouldn’t it!!! You will have seen this Primark knit before, I am obsessed with the Barbie pink colour as well as the blue fleck that runs through it, which never seems to come in pictures, but that is why I decided to team it with my blue spotty dog scarf I picked up from New Look.

My favourite aspect of this look though has to be all the gorgeous arm candy. I am working my new black and gold flowerball bracelet from Folli Follie, a fairly new brand to me but since I went for afternoon tea at their store last year I have been obsessed with all their pretty jewellery.

I also wore my new bracelets that I bought at Urban Outfitters for the first time – two gold initial bracelets with ‘D’ and ‘P’ in love hearts highlighting mine and my boyfriends first names – I wanted to do ‘DWS’ for my name but they were all out of ‘W’ so I thought a soppy declaration of love would be more fitting!!!

Also at Urban Outfitters my Mum bought me this super cute Gemini friendship bracelet – I love the colours and the charm and it can basically be worn with anything and it was less than £10 – my sort of bracelet.

My final piece of arm candy is the exquiste and delicate evil eye friendship bracelet from Astley Clarke, which has become my new jewellery brand to lust over – I am obsessed with their ring stacks. This is my first and only piece from the brand, but it sure wont be the last!!!

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As well as striking a pose it was nice to have a wander around this magnificent garden, especially the Winter Garden, filled with burnt oranges, deep reds and gorgeous snow drops. My other favourite spot had to be the lake, seeing the reflections of the trees flickering across the water was so relaxing, and I wanted all the brightly coloured flowers from inside the greenhouse – especially this powderpuff flower.

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My Style: Neon pink jumper, Primark // Top with double collar, Primark // Dark grey skinny jeans, Uniqlo // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Gemini bracelet and the ‘D’ and ‘P’ initial gold bracelets, all Urban Outfitters // Black and rose gold flowerball bracelet and a match and dazzle ring, both from Folli Follie // Blue scarf, New Look // Parka, Barbour // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // WAH Nails manicure //

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**Pics snapped by my Mum and me and belong to Fashionista Barbie**