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Current Obsessions | Mini Handbags

Mini-bags

Images Copyright of Zara, M&S, H&M and Mango.

 

I’m bag obsessed.

It’s true, ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you how they’ll usually find me in a corner fawning over a small, leather bag whenever we go shopping.

I think it’s because I’m a relatively simple dresser. I’ll try new styles but I know what I like and what I feel comfortable in. That’s where a bag comes in – with the right one I can express my personality and be a bit more adventurous. Sequins, rhinestone straps, bright yellow? Why the heck not. A bold bag can upgrade a simple pair of jeans and a shirt (a go-to outfit of mine) in a second.

So with that said, I thought I’d share my current obsessions – miniature bags – with you. While a miniature bag might not be the most practical, you can’t deny they’re cute!

You can find my bag picks here:

Crossover bag with floral straps, Zara, £29.99

Faux Leather crossover bag, M&S, £15

Shoulder bag, H&M, £29.99

Buckle leather bag, Mango, £35.99

Until next time!

XoXo

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Spring Style Trends | Stripes

         stripe overall 1

                         Zara-£9.99                                                      Mango-£14.99

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                       Oasis-£25.00                                                                 Zara-£9.99

One of the many things I have inherited from my mother is her love of stripes. When I was little I remember her wearing striped t-shirts all the time, and because of the nostalgia this brings I have loved them ever since.  To me there’s nothing that creates more of a fresh, clean look than a striped t-shirt. I am also slightly obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and love the classic look of a striped t-shirt with a pair of slim fit trousers. There are some great variations of the stripe out there for Spring, with some of my favourites being included in this post!

Have a great rest of your day guys and embrace those stripes! 🙂

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Mango | Pick of the Day

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Mango-£29.99

I used to be such a Zara girl, with the store being my absolute favourite place to shop. On a recent trip out shopping, I had the realization that I’m slowly converting to Mango! The new A/W collection at Mango, is really amazing with loads of cool prints and pieces being featured. This floral chiffon blouse in particular really caught my eye, I love its curved neckline and its sheer sleeves give it that cool seventies vibe!

I’m sorry Zara, it’s not you its me 😉  …

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Vogue’s Fashion Night Out 2013| Manchester

Ok guys so here’s my recap of this years Vogue’s Fashion Night Out in Manchester, enjoy…

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I headed down to Vogue’s Fashion Night Out with my cousin on Thursday to experience a unique evening of late night shopping, celebrity guests and fashioned themed events. Manchester truly embraced the night with many shops, restaurants, bars and galleries keeping their doors open late for the event. On walking  towards the centre of Manchester to our first target of the night (H&M) there was a great atmosphere about the city, with everyone seeming to embrace the event and rocking their most fashion ensembles.

H&M was one of our favourite stops of the night, with the whole store being a hive of activity. The store inside was set up with a photo stage where you could take away a photo memento of the night (which we made sure to do), a DJ booth to get the party going and a team from Tony & Guy providing guests with free makeovers! Sounds fun right? 🙂

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The only thing that stole my attention away from all of this was the jewellery section of H&M. I’ve been wanting a statement necklace that could be worn with both casual and dressier outfits for a while now and found this delicate plait necklace that fitted my checklist perfectly, making it my sole purchase of the night!

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H&M-£7.99

After walking out of H&M with our purchases in one hand and our goodie bags in another, ( oh I do love a good freebie) we made our way over to Selfridges. If I ever have the desire to live in a store, Selfridges on this very night would be my ideal home 😉 the store inside was literally a combination of my two favourite things, confectionery and fashion! There were stalls of popcorn, crepes and candy floss (which we made our way over to swiftly 🙂 ) and refreshments served on silver platters. A Chanel pop up manicure bar was centre stage, with a fake tanning booth, a temporary tattoo and hair braiding stall also having their place in the store. For entertainment, music was provided by Eliza Doolittle (see below) and Jameela Jamil who were both DJ-ing on the night.

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After Selfridges we made our way over to Mango, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer  picking up a goodie bag from the Boohoo bus on the way! Our last stop of the night was Harvey Nichols which was beautifully decorated  inside! One of the quirkiest events taking place for VFNO was happening in the store, with guests having the opportunity to have their VFNO t-shirts customized by one of 10 designers including Jonathan Saunders and Sophia Webster!

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Once we left Harvey Nichols the night was drawing in and as we were already shopped out we decided to head home. The journey home was filled with reminiscent memories of our very first Vogue’s Fashion Night Out and the hope to attend again one day!

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Zara + Mango + Oasis| Knitwear

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Zara-£12.99                                                                  Zara-£17.99

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Mango-£34.99                                                 Oasis-£45

Snuggling up in a giant knit is one of my favourite things about the autumn/winter months and seeing all of the fab knitwear designs that are around at the moment has made me realise how much I’ve missed it! The two types of knitwear that I tend to gravitate  towards the most are both bold, layering pieces and cable-knit or patterned jumpers.

Zara as can be seen from the two items above is the perfect place to find those slouchy, layering pieces that come in a variety of colours. This jumper and cardigan duo by Zara are both bold enough to stand alone  but will also look great layered up with some basics. A chunky cable-knit is a classic piece for winter and this Oasis jumper pairs the timeless knit design with this season’s latest colour crush, dusty pink ( a great combo, right? 🙂 ). For an alternative to the cable-knit design,  Mango has a really pretty zigzag patterned jumper that will look fab with just about anything! 

Knits have always been a go-to item for the autumn/winter months, so why not embrace the winter chill by wrapping up in one of your favourite!

Have a great week guys! 🙂

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Mango| Autumn/Winter 2013

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I am absolutely loving Mango’s newest Autumn/Winter collection, with the collection including both soft feminine items as well as more androgynous, grungy pieces. I really like how the styling of  Mango’s campaign reflected this mix also, with Miranda Kerr being styled with flowing dresses paired with  boots or brogues.

Some of my favourite items include:

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£44.99

mango trousers

£44.99

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£89.99

A shopping trip to Mango just might be in order guys! 😉

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Find Your Inspiration | Miranda Kerr

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“For me it’s all about keeping things simple and feeling comfortable in what I am wearing. I prefer investing in classic, well-tailored pieces.”

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