Next Wish List!

When my friends at Next asked me if I wanted to compile a #Nextmaswishlist to share with my readers, I jumped at the chance! I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but they have some seriously amazing items online and in store at the moment!

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Pyjamas – Who doesn’t need a new pair of super cute pyjamas. It’s funny how much time we spend wearing pyjamas and yet how infrequently we buy them. These cuties had to make it onto my wish list!

Loafers – Classic and cute!

Meow Jumper – I fell in love with this when I saw it, too cute!

Agent Provocateur Perfume – I blogged about this here and I would love another bottle!

Narciso Perfume – Because one perfume at Christmas is not enough and this perfume is heaven!

Scarf – It’s Winter and you can never have too many scarves!

Leather Bucket Bag- I have a major bucket bag obsession at the moment. This leather bag is right up my street. Black, sturdy and capable of fitting lots in! Oh hi Mary Poppin’s!

Perfume bottle handbag- This can be worn as a clutch or a shoulder bag. Either way, it’s fabulous, beautifully made and a real show stopper. I actually can’t believe how cheap this bag is! It’s funny both perfume and a perfume bottle handbag made it onto my wish list!

Blue metallic shoes – Fabulous right?!

Glitter Shoes- When I was at university I used to have oodles of pairs of glitter shoes. Where have they all gone?! Perhaps my New Years resolution should be to buy more glitter shoes, starting with these silver beauties!

Statement Necklace – Because it is too good to leave on the shelf and it will brighten up any dull jumper!

What would make it onto your Next Wish list?

Win! Ray-Ban Clubmaster from Sunglasses Shop! RRP £122

Recently my blog has picked up a lot of new followers and I wanted to say *Thank you* to everyone by hosting a giveaway with Sunglasses Shop. That’s right, you can win Ray-Ban sunglasses!

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If I may say so myself, this is a pretty spectacular giveaway! Enter and you could be the proud owner of a pair of Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses, worth up to £122! This classic style of Ray-Ban are a fashion favourite as they are easy to wear, comfortable and give you an instant cool look. You could literally wear ripped jeans and a vest top with these sunglasses and look cool. Amazing right?!

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of Ray-Ban Clubmaster shades from Sunglasses Shop, all you have to do is ‘like’ their Facebook page and comment on this blog post to let me know which style you would like to win.

This giveaway to win Ray-Ban Sunglasses will run for two weeks and it is open Internationally! Good Luck!!

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#MyShoeStory

Recently in London it has been cold, wet and quite frankly, a little miserable. On these days you have two choices, stay at home and feel sorry for yourself, or dress in clothes which are cute but cosy. Recently, I have been working with John Lewis to share #MyShoeStory, I’m excited to tell you about my new Winter boots!

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About 10 years ago, Ugg boots were crazy fashionable, then a few years later, they became really unfashionable. Now, they are cool again, thanks to their new lease of life with their Creative Council. I’m a big fan of Ugg boots these days, I love to be warm, cosy and dry (did you know Uggs are showerproof?) while the rest of the world is cold and soggy!

Ugg boots can look super cool when worn with a fringed leather jacket, long silver chains, skinny jeans and a beanie hat. Quite 70’s-rock’n’roll-goth.

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I am also a fan of wearing a 60’s dress with a pair of Ugg boots. I think there is something really cute about a short 60’s hemline, pea coat and chunky Ugg boots. It’s a really fun look!

Finally, I love to wear my Ugg boots in a 90’s-hip-hop-ghetto girl way. Think bomber jackets, hoop earrings, gold chains and vintage Moschino.

For the last couple of weeks I have been wearing my Ugg Boots loads, I have been to a million meetings, press days and appointments in them and I have been happy, warm and dry and I think they have looked pretty good!

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What’s your shoe story?

Logonstyle.com wish list!

Have you heard of Logonstyle.com? I recently discovered it and found some great pieces at great prices, as well as some new designers I had never heard of before. They asked me if I would like to compile a wish list of my favourite items. How could I resist? Here they are!

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United Nude Shoes – Fun, colour block shoes. A great way to give a little edge to a pretty dress, or perfect with black skinny jeans.

Statement Rings – These statement rings add a pop of colour to any outfit!

Coin Necklace – This double coin necklace is a great way to a little bling to your look. You can wear it alone or layer up with other chains. Also, coin jewellery makes you look wealthy, it gives the impression that you have so much spare cash you can hang it around your neck.

Vintage inspired Dress – This vintage inspired dress is super cute. Wear with white tights, a fur coat and rock a 90’s style Courtney Love vibe. Or style it up with black tights and simple pearl earrings for a classic Chanel vibe.

Houndstooth Coat – The monochrome trend is hot right now and this coat with an all-black outfit, is a super simple way to achieve the look. Add a white handbag to amp up the look!

Turquoise Collar – I’m crazy for coloured fur right now and this collar is oh-so-pretty!

Melissa Slippers – Flat, studded, stylish and comfortable. We all need a pair of these in our wardrobe!

Cocktail Ring – Oh la la! With all those Christmas parties coming up, this ring is bound to come in hand-y! Or if you plan on skipping the parties in favour of eating mince pies while watching Home Alone, this ring will look good with pyjama’s too!

Yellow Satchel Handbag – Add a pop of colour to a grey day with this leather, vintage inspired satchel handbag! Swoon!

Which items make your wish list?

Another day, another pair of Docs

I have a major Dr Martens obsession and it’s getting serious! Last week I went to Northampton to visit their England factory and I splashed out on a whopping four pairs while I was there (more about that later, I promise!). Since then I have had another two pairs drop through my letterbox. The postman must think I have OCD, and I think he might be right!

My latest pair are too special not to show off fully. They are from the Made in England collection, they were made in the same factory I toured last week and they are black glitter covered with a beautiful tan detailing above the iconic Dr. Martens bounce sole.

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They are so special and so fabulous. I actually feel nervous about wearing them, as they are so beautiful I want to keep them perfect!

Welcome to my wardrobe, you glitter coated dream boats! You can buy the Made in England Collection online, or at the Spitalfields Store (located on Lamb Street).

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Nicolette Mason x Modcloth

A few weeks ago, I was in New York and I met up with Blogger / Marie Clare Columnist / Megababe, Nicolette Mason. I have been reading her amazing blog for a few years now, so it was a real treat to meet up with her for ice cream and chats!

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Nicolette is super intelligent, creative and cool. In fact, she recently collaborated with Modcloth to create her first line of clothing. The collection is named, Girl Gang and the campaign shots (as above) feature Nicolette and her real life girl gang looking awesome!

Nicolette and Modcloth co-founder, Susan met last year and instantly bonded over their views on the industry’s approach to body diversity and that’s when they decided to join forces to make a cool, yet inclusive collection. The collaboration comes in sizes from XS to 4X, if you want to buy from the line, you better hurry, it’s selling out fast!

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Shop the collection here and read Nicolette’s blog here!

Coney Island!

Can you believe this was my fifth trip to New York city, yet this was my first ever visit to Coney Island!?

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Living the Dream

Over the years, there have been plans to close the retro New York pleasure park for good and just last year it was badly hit by Hurricane Sandy too, for years I have felt like my visit to Coney Island is like a ticking time bomb and if I didn’t hurry, I would never get to see it!

So finally, earlier this month, we took the F train to Brooklyn and enjoyed the iconic New York getaway! If you have never heard of Coney Island, it is for the New Yorkers, what Margate or Brighton is to London. Before the time of long holidays and flights abroad, the city dwellers fled the city by train for a day of fun at the seaside. Coney Island is an old school fairground, pier and beach. Think Blackpool without the modernisation and Hen parties, or a scruffier version of Brighton but without the lanes, shops and hipsters, instead just plenty of fairground rides and an aquarium. For me, it’s everything I wanted and more. It’s vintage Americana, a beautiful long pier and broadwalk, lots of hotdog and ice cream joints and so countless old school fairground rides. Literally everywhere you look is beautiful and just couldn’t stop taking photos of everything!

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What to do

During our visit to Coney Island, we walked the pier and broadwalk, ate pancakes in a diner, took a million photos and generally just soaked in the Coney Island joy! It was a funny kind of atmosphere when we were there, as it was the last week before it shuts down for the season (it shuts for winter at Halloween), so the whole place was gearing up for closing for the next few months, the rides were shut, but the shops and restaurants were open and there was just a few locals milling around. The weather was beautiful, the beach was peaceful and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. It was the perfect day to see Coney Island!

If you have never been to Coney Island, you need to go! It is shut now until early next season, but it takes just 40-60 minutes by Metro from Manhattan and costs just a few ‘bucks’ to get there. Once you get off the Metro it is right there with no big walk or bus journey. Pick a nice day weather wise and even if you don’t go on any rides like we didn’t, you will love it!

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Ps. Want to see what I wore to Coney Island?

Petit Bateau x Fifi Lapin

It might be cold and dark outside, but today a collaboration launched which will warm your cockles and transport you to a sunny climate, perhaps France, where both brands were born!

Petit Bateau have joined forces with illustrated Fashion bunny Fifi Lapin and it is possibly the cutest collaboration this year!

Petit Bateau bring you simple, chic clothes, often with a breton stripe. While Fifi Lapin is the ultimate illustrated clothes horse, or bunny in this case. There is nothing Fifi Lapin doesn’t look cool in, and this collaboration sees her looking casual yet chic dressed in Petit Bateau.

The illustrations are made into tee shirts for women and children and the prices start at just £18 available online at the Petit Bateau website. Do I want one?! Of course I do!

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What do you think of Petit Bateau x Fifi Lapin?

Links of London: The Narrative Collection

Bespoke gifts are always a good idea, which is why I love this new offering from Links of London, The Narrative Collection.

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This new Links of London collection is a selection of pendants in all different shapes and sizes, all ready to be hand engraved. You can select a word, initials, dates, anything you want!

The pendants are solid with beautiful detailing around the edge and they have a lovely thickness and weight to them. They also a highly polished finish so they have a beautiful shine to them; the perfect surface to show off your engraving!

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You can order The Narrative Collection online, or pop in to your local Links of London store. Pendant prices start at just £55 and if you spend over £200 during November, you can get a Narrative Oval Pendant on a chain for free (RRP £75).

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That’s a pretty great deal!

New shoes! Russell & Bromley!

I have been stalking the Russell & Bromley website for a while now as I love their loafers. In fact, I love all their shoes, they are all made in Italy, beautifully designed and built to last. Russell & Bromley have been making footwear for the past 120 years and they know exactly what they are doing!

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Last week I went in store to try the loafers on and somehow I left the shop with a pair of Black Monk Strap Shoes instead. I’m not sure what happened, I just tried them on and decided I *had* to have them! I absolutely adore them, but part of me is still thinking about the loafers and who knows, I may have to go back to buy a pair of those too. If in doubt, buy them both! For now though, ‘Welcome to my Wardrobe!’ Monk Strap shoes. I love them so much, I think they look really cool and they are really comfortable!

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Oh! And I almost forgot to mention, while I was deciding on which pair of shoes I wanted, my boyfriend found a pair for himself. One for me, one for him!

What do you think of my new shoes?