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STYLE | London Retro District Glasses

Saturday, 24 October 2015
So if you follow me on instagram, you may have already seen me showing off my new glasses. I was asked to pick a pair from Glasses Direct, so I thought I'd let you know my thoughts on the glasses and my experience with using the website. I've used Glasses Direct before for sunglasses (as part of another review here) but this time I wanted to pick a pair of proper glasses. I already have a pair of black framed 'geek' glasses - you know the ones I mean, but this time I wanted a smarter pair, and in a warmer tortoise shell colour. I love the glasses from London Retro - they have such a good range of styles that I really struggled to find a pair I liked. The website makes it easy to filter through all the glasses by colour, brand, price range etc. I knew I wanted a dark tortoise shell finish so I filtered the results and finally settled on the London Retro District frames in 'Havana'.  

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The glasses arrived within 7 days and I had an email to let me know when they'd been dispatched. The frames were exactly what I'd hoped and I'm so happy with them. They also come in a really lovely brown leather case, which makes a nice touch as well. The good thing about Glasses Direct is that you get a free home trial for 7 days where you can pick up to 4 pairs to try on at home. You can then pay for the ones you like, and send the others back in a free post envelope. How handy is that?

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At the moment and until the 1st of November, Glasses Direct are offering 50% off most frames over £55 if you use the code 'SPOOKY' at the checkout. They have plenty of other offers throughout the year (including a free second pair when you spend over £55), so you can always get a good deal.

What do you think of these frames?

xox 

p.s did you know you can follow my blog on facebook?

*glasses provided for review, picked by me. all opinions my own. 

OUTFIT | Autumn Loves

Thursday, 22 October 2015
I know I say it all the time but Autumn is my favourite season and this is one of the many reasons why - beautiful backgrounds everywhere you go! If you follow me on instagram, you'll have probably noticed that all I do this time of year is go on long walks, followed by a tea and cake break. It's what I did on Saturday, and on Sunday and it's what I intend to do this weekend. And I'm not even sorry. I just love being outdoors when everything looks so pretty, and the weather is cold and crisp. 

Today's post is part of a campaign with People Make Glasgow, showcasing what Glasgow has to offer when it comes to shopping. As someone who's main past time (other than Autumn walks) is shopping, I can personally vouch for Glasgow as one of the best shopping cities. With 200+ stores in the city centre and many of them open late mid-week (7/8pm), you can always find what you're looking for. The St. Enoch Centre is open til 7pm Monday-Friday - perfect if you fancy a shopping trip after work or college. For my part in the campaign, I was challenged to find an Autumn outfit in the St. Enoch Centre, and here's what I put together.

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Over the Knee Boots Outfits

I've been looking for a pair of flat suede over the knee boots for ages now, but every pair I've tried have been too loose at the top. I felt like I'd died and gone to boot heaven when I saw what Garage Shoes had on display. If you're looking for over the knee boots, you need to go and have a look (they're online too if you don't live nearby). They had 15+ pairs of over the knee boots in all different styles - I was in my element trying them all on and finally found this pair which are exactly what I was looking for. Can you believe these were only £35 too?

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My favourite way to style over the knee boots is with a loose fitting dress like this one from H&M. The print and colour are perfect for Autumn, although there was one problem - the dress was slightly too long to be worn with these boots. Luckily, I was feeling super efficient and some hemming tape, scissors and a set of straighteners later, I'd taken it up a few inches. With boots like this, it's important that everything else is the right length to balance out the shape - so I also went for this camel coat in the petite size. This meant it was slightly shorter than normal and gave the right order of coat, dress, tights then boots where they all met.  

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What do you think of this outfit? 
Have you ever been shopping in Glasgow?

xox


Outfit Details --> Flared Dress*: H&M | Camel Coat*: Dorothy Perkins | Hat: H&M (similar)
Over the Knee Boots*: Garage Shoes | Bag: Primark 

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EVENT | Soap & Glory Glam to the World

Tuesday, 20 October 2015
I don't want to be that person but .. it's time to start thinking about Christmas. But don't panic, because today I'm going to show you some easy gift ideas for Soap & Glory lovers (which is basically everyone). Last week I went to the Soap & Glory Christmas event in Stravaigin, Glasgow. I'd never been before but I'll definitely be back, the food was unbelievably good. Anyway, let's talk about the beauty products. Soap & Glory are one of the brands that totally shine at Christmas, so I couldn't wait to see what they'd came up with this year. 

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Let's talk about the 'Kissmas' crackers first - how adorable are these? I love little things like these at Christmas and the first thing I thought was how perfect they'd be for a Secret Santa gift or as a little stocking filler. Inside is a Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss in what's described as the suits-everyone-shade 'Rose & Shine'. 

Something I was super excited about was the 'Belle of the Ball' gift. My favourite S&G scent is Smoothie Star and 'Belle of the ball' is a huge Christmas bauble filled with limited edition Smoothie Star scented goodies including a body lotion, body wash, body scrub and hand lotion. I love the packaging of this one! Another lovely Smoothie Star scented product is this body spray (below) - we were kindly given one to take away and I've been spraying it constantly ever since. It's such a lovely fresh and pretty scent and a good one to keep in your bag to freshen up throughout the day. 

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The Christmas range this year also includes some make-up gift ideas. For someone who swears by Supercat liner, this made me very happy. The Eyes Box contains Thick & Fast mascara (which is another favourite of mine), Smoulder Kohl liner, Supercat Extreme and Archery Brow Tint & Shaping pencil - all for £18 in a lovely gift set. If you're buying for someone who likes make-up - you really can't go wrong with that. 

I've saved my favourite product until last and that's the limited edition neutral palette, 'Perfect Ten'. This is like Soap & Glory's take on the Naked palette and the shades in it are beyond beautiful. There's some gorgeous champagne shimmers and coppers which would work well on any skin tone. This one's on my Christmas list!

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The Soap & Glory Christmas range is now available in Boots here.  

What do you think of these gift ideas?
What's your favourite Soap & Glory product?

xox










OUTFIT | Aviator Jacket

Sunday, 18 October 2015
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So I'm finally getting round to showing you all an outfit with the aviator jacket I've been swooning over recently. The good thing is that it's now reduced - so it's the best time to get one if you'd like to experience the cosiest thing in the world .. ever. I picked this up from Red Herring which is part of the Designers at Debenhams who, by the way, have totally upped their game recently. I had spotted quite a few things that I loved at the Debenhams press show in September and when they very kindly gave me a voucher to spend, I was stuck between this coat by Red Herringthis bag by Savannah Miller (or, actually, all of the Savannah Miller accessories) and the jacket above but when I tried this on, there was no way I was going home without it!

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The neutral colour means it goes with pretty much everything in my wardrobe. It's casual and simple but can still hold it's own over a plain jeans and t-shirt outfit. In this outfit, I'm wearing it with my new boyfriend jeans that I talked about in my last post - a lot of you said you'd had similar problems finding boyfriend jeans and were going to try these too! I love them and it's good to have a change from my normal skinny jeans. 

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So what do you think of this outfit?

xox

Links --> Aviator Jacket*: Red Herring (now on sale!) | Crochet Shirt*: Boohoo | Ripped Jeans: Matalan | Bag: Topshop | Cut Out Brogues: Clarks | On my Nails: Essie 'Merino Cool'








STYLE | A Few New Things

Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Hello lovelies! So over the last week and a bit, I've had to sacrifice my blogging days in aid of decorating our bedroom. It's now SO close to being finished and I can't wait to show you it soon! But in the mean time, I thought I'd show you some recent additions to my wardrobe.  I've been trying to focus on house-y things this month but I couldn't help pick up a few wee things to start off my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. 

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1. Boyfriend Jeans £18 | Matalan 
Finally, a pair of boyfriend jeans! I've been looking for the perfect pair for so long and had almost given up when I saw these. They fit like an absolute dream and look exactly like I'd wanted the Topshop Hayden jeans to look on me - and for half the price! These will be so easy to wear on casual days with trainers or flat shoes.

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2. Striped Shirt £14.99 | H&M
If you read my wardrobe basics post, you'll know I love a good striped shirt and count it as one of the essentials in any wardrobe. This is a really versatile style that I can smarten up for work but also wear it casually with jeans at the weekend. I think it's meant to be much more oversized, so I got it in a size down for the fit I wanted.

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3. Aviator Jacket £59 | Red Herring at Debenhams*
This is the jacket of my dreams and I can't even begin to explain how happy I am with it. It's lined with the softest faux fur ever, inside the arms and round the edges, so you literally feel like you're wrapped snugly in a big blanket. The neutral colour means it'll go with everything which is good considering I'm never taking it off.

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4. Grey and White Dressing Gown £20 | Sainsburys
The problem with big supermarkets is that you go in for some bread, and come out with a dressing gown. Although I actually think this time it was fate, because this dressing gown is exactly what I've been looking for recently. It's grey and white, so matches my room when it's hanging up (does anyone consider things like that, or am I crazy?), it's a super soft, thick and cosy material and it has a hood to hide my crazy hair in the morning.

*****

Let me know if you enjoyed this kind of post. I think I'm going to do more mini-hauls like this every couple of weeks. rather than saving it up for an end-of-month haul. It means I won't forget to include anything and, more importantly, you'll have a better chance of finding things in stock if you want to buy them too. 

What's the last few things you bought?

xox

*item was purchased with a press voucher but chosen by me. 

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