Tagged: Fashion

Product love of the week: Black acrylic cat earrings

cat earringsSo most of the time my shopping posts are a collage of items. However, sometimes a product is just so special that it needs its own post!

This is exactly how I felt when I stumbled upon these earrings on Truffle Shuffle.

I’m not even a cat person and I find them adorable!

I just think they would be so fun to wear and would make an outfit. If I was to style them then I would team them just with a black top and skirt so they stood out. Plus, when you have quirky accessories, it’s better to keep the rest of your outfit simple, otherwise you sometimes end up looking a little too kitschy.

Anyways, they are a rather reasonable price of £11.99 if you want to purchase them. As I said, they are great for yourself, however, if one of your friends and family love cats, they it may be the perfect Christmas present too!

Have fun shopping!

Sam x

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Anna Wintour will receive Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s BFA’s

The British Fashion Council has announced that Anna Wintour will be receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards.

The Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue will be given the honour at the awards evening, which takes place next month. It celebrates the contribution that Ms Wintour has made to the fashion industry throughout her lengthy career.

Talking about the decision to select Wintour as this year’s recipient for the award, Natalie Massenet MBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, said:”Anna Wintour has helped, nurtured and advised the careers of some of the world’s most brilliant and creative designers.”

“There isn’t a person working in fashion who has not been inspired and influenced by Anna’s leadership…”

As well as being in charge at Vogue since 1988, Brit Wintour is also artistic director for Vogue publisher Condé Nast.

This year’s BFA’s will take place at the London Coliseum on December 1. Nominees for awards include fashion favourites such as Christopher Kane, Charlotte Olympia and Cara Delivigne. 

British Fashion Awards 2014: Nominees Unveiled

bfa2The nominees for this year’s British Fashion Awards have been announced.

Renowned named in the fashion industry are up for awards, including Roland Mouret, Christopher Kane, Charlotte Olympia and Stella McCartney.

The prestigious ceremony, which will take place at the London Coliseum on December 1, will once again be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall. The annual event is organised by the British Fashion Council to celebrate the creativity and success of those in the British fashion industry.

Categories at the event cover emerging and established stars and brands in all aspects of the fashion industry. This includes menswear, womenswear and accessory designers. There is also awards for ‘International Designer’ and ‘Red Carpet Designer’, meanwhile Cara Delivigne, Jourdan Dunne and Sam Rollinson will fight it out for model of the year.

The awards have been known to attract A-list celebrities, with guests and presenters at last year’s ceremony including Kate Moss, Donatella Versace, Harry Styles and Sienna Miller.

To find out more about the event, including the full list of nominees, visit the British Fashion Awards website. You can also follow all the latest news for the awards on Twitter.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Helping through the highstreet

October is the official month of Breast Cancer Awareness. This is a cause that is very close to my heart as many women in my family have suffered with the disease.

That’s why I’ve decided to write this post to recommend how you can easily help raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause just by visiting the high street. Check out the products to look for below & remember that you can also raise awareness by having a ‘Pink Friday’ event at work, school or at home or even entering the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run this Saturday (Oct 18).

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1. Office Metallic Pink Heels – £65 (30% goes to charity)

2. Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Bath & Shower Gel (250ml) – £15 (£1 goes to charity)

3. QVC Charm Bracelet – £23.98 (100% goes to charity)

4. Office Cecilia Pink Glitter Pumps – £56 (30% goes to charity)

5. Official Ribbon & Hearts Tea Towel Pack – £7.99

6. Elemis Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (100ml) – £99 (Elemis are donating £10,000 to the charity)

7. Official Pink Heart Mug – £7.95

8. Asda Tickled Pink Care Bear Onesie – £15 (£1.50 goes to charity)

9. Rosa Rosa Skincare Set – £80

London Bridal Fashion Week to launch next year!

Bride and groom making a toast with champagneGet excited all you brides-to-be as it has just been announced that London Bridal Fashion Week (LBFW) will be launched next year.

The three-day event, which will feature the latest bridal collections from leading brands and designer labels, will be held at Old Billingsgate in London from May 17-19.

Alejandra Campos, former Director of the National Wedding Shows, is organising the event. Ms Campos has also revealed that menswear, accessories and occasion wear will also feature at the event.

Applications to participate in the fashion shows and exhibition are open now. Those who want more information on the event should visit the LBFW website or contact the team via Twitter.

Label Love: NICCE London

Today’s post is all about a clothing label I have come to love – NICCE London.

The streetwear brand is new on the scene – only being established last year. However, it’s already become increasingly popular in its field, thanks to its contemporary designs and clean, classic cuts.

I found the label when I was hunting for new finds in the botton of the Oxford Street Topshop where the brand is stocked and I’m so glad I did, as it’s fast becoming a firm fashion favourite of mine.

Below I’m wearing the brand’s classic t-shirt which was £28. I loved this due to its simplicity and it literally goes with anything. As you can see, I went for an urban look and dressed it with a chunky chain and orange nails. However, if you want a more sophisticated look I’d recommend teaming it with skinny jeans and pointy heels.

As well as being stylish, prices are reasonable too, with the dearest items only setting you back around £45.

Check out some of my favourite pieces from the brand below and go to their website for more and to shop! Also me know what you think of NICCE London by leaving a comment below if you get a minute!

Sam x

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Get it right: Dressing for the office

writing 2Dressing for the office can be a tricky one. Get it right and it could help you land your way to that promotion, however getting it wrong could lead you to become the laughing stock of the workplace. That’s why I’ve created this handy guide so that you can bluff your way to the perfect professional look from now on.

Don’t go too tight and skimpy

The first rule for office dressing is to not show off too much. You may think that your bum-skimming dress make you look dead sexy, but they really won’t do you any favours in an office environment. For one, it may attract some unwanted attention from a colleague, which could lead to extremely awkward situations. People are also not likely to take you that seriously in the workplace if you are showing them what you had for breakfast.

Avoid frumpiness

Although you don’t want to be showing off the outline of your butt cheeks, don’t feel like you have to dress like a nun in the workplace. You don’t have to wear a dress right down to your ankles for people to take you seriously. The trick is to dress for your body in the right way. Make sure all your clothes are the correct size and flatter your figure nicely for a winning combination.

Buy staple items

Those who work full-time spend most of their week in the office, which means a lot of different outfits. It’s understandable that you may want to impress your colleagues with your wide array of fashionable items, but if you’re not careful this could lead to a big credit card bill. The trick to keep your work wardrobe and your bank balance happy is to invest in staple items that will see you through. This means key items such as a pencil skirt, smart trousers and a handful of nice shirts and blouses. If you cleverly mix and match these items then you will keep your workwear style fresh all season.

Go for the best quality you can afford

Although you don’t want to max out your cards on your office wardrobe, it is advisable to buy the best quality you can afford. A well-made item is far more likely to see you through the year than something you picked up for a pound in a jumble sale. It is also a lot less likely to fall apart when you are having that important meeting.

Invest in your footwear

There is nothing worse than someone wearing terrible shoes – it is just a fact. Even if you have spent hundreds of pounds on an outfit for work, wearing a pair of tatty old shoes that you have had for the last decade will leave you looking scruffy and unkempt. Make sure you have at least one good pair of black heels, which tend to go with everything. Flats are also great for the office, especially if you can’t hack it in stilettos all day.

Keep it clean

Of course what you wear matters, but even if you are wearing a smart outfit, you will not look your best if it is dirty, stained or un-ironed. For example, going into a meeting in some trousers with half of yesterday’s lunch down them hardly screams professional does it? It may even be a good idea to keep a spare outfit in your desk drawer in case of any lunchtime mishaps.

So there you have it, your perfect guide to office dressing success! Now go wow your colleagues and clients…