Little Black Friday

Friday, November 27, 2015

Here it finally is, the biggest shopping weekend of the year! Okay, so the Black Friday sales are traditionally American in nature, but seeing as we Brits have joined in on the discounted action, how can we not get involved?

With a great range of offers, promotions and sales available across pretty much every retailer in the UK, it's definitely a time to get your Christmas shopping started, if not finished, already! Of course, I decided to get involved. Not only will I be shopping my little heart out (yes, I have been saving myself for this day), but I have also collated offers from my favourite brands across the world fashion and beauty just to share with you!

So, take a little look through and see if there are any Black Friday deals that you're dying to swoop up...

My top faves...
Topshop: Up to 50% off selected lines & free standard delivery
Oasis: 25% Off with the code BRIGHT25
ASOS: 20% off with code CYBER

High Street must haves...
Warehouse: Up to 30% off everything
River Island: 11-3 20% off with the code BFRIDAY15 between 11am-3pm on Friday, Up to 50% off Winter Warmers & free delivery on orders over £65 on Saturday & Monday, Free standard worldwide delivery on orders over £10 with the code SOFA15 on Sunday
Missguided: 20% off with the code CYBER20
New Look: Up to 50% off selected lines
Miss Selfridge: Up to 50% off everything & free standard delivery

Perfect brand picks...
Jack Wills: Up to 50% off selected lines & save £25 when you spend over £100
Ralph Lauren: 20% off orders under £300 & 30% off orders over £300
J Crew: 20% off full priced items & 30% off sales
Hunter Boots: 20% off selected lines
Barrington Gifts: 10% off everything with the code SHOP10

Accessories offers...
Daniel Wellington: 25% off all watches & straps
Sunglasses Shop: 25% off with the code 25GIFT
Kurt Geiger: 20% off everything & free standard UK delivery
Dune: 20% off everything
Accessorize: 30% off selected lines
Public Desire: 20% off everything with the code CYBERBAE

Best of beauty...
Look Fantastic: 20% off with the code LFBLACK & special deals on all items found in my exclusive Little Black Friday Box that I've featured on Instagram, all of which can be found on site!
Beauty Expert: 20% off selected offers with the code BLACKFRI
Boots: Exclusive deals on beauty, fragrance and more!
Feel Unique - 15% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY15

And an exclusive launch...
Before you pop along to shop, I also wanted to share details of the exclusive launch of Tom Ford's Lips and Boys collection at Selfridges today - three days earlier than any other retailer! So if you're dying for some new Tom Ford, head over to Selfridges for a snoop.

NB: Please do check the terms and condition & exclusion of each offer on site. Most offers are running until Monday 30th November, but do check the end date as soon as possible. Happy Shopping!


Feeling Festive with Jack Wills

Thursday, November 26, 2015

With less than a month to go until the big day, I have to admit - I'm getting a little excited for Christmas. There's nothing I love more than to take some time, decorate the house, dress festively, eat well and enjoy moments with my loved ones. You just can't beat it. 

At this time of year, I love wearing separates that just really feel festive. Tartan and plaid prints are oh so classic and very traditional at winter times, but they also feel so Christmassy. I love them. This Jack Wills skirt has become an absolute favourite of mine. It's so easy to wear and just as flattering.

I couldn't help but team it with the girliest blouse I own and go all out. It looks great with bows and monochrome, but I'm also excited to style it up with knitwear as we hit December - which I'm sure you'll see more than enough of in December. 

The best thing about this skirt? You can have one too! Yes, that's right - I'm hosting a giveaway! You could win a skirt to wear for yourself. To win, all you need to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment, telling me how you'd style yours and the size you's need! That's it. 

Good luck girlies! I know this is a good one, you're going to love styling up this skirt!


Insta Lately

Friday, November 20, 2015

Okay, so I know that it hasn't been all that long since my last Instagram round-up post, but I've been styling a few of my new favourite pieces as well as enjoying a few beauty and lifestyle bites and I wanted to share them with you all. 

I've been working on putting together a few Christmas Gift Guides for you all and I'm really excited to share them. This is the first year that I'll be showcasing the products properly, rather than in a wishlist style post, so I hope you guys will like my suggestions - they'll be with you soon!

Style wise, I actually had a Wedding Reception style evening do this month and wore this amazing head to toe Missguided look. I am so obsessed with this velvet and lace dress and it is currently 40% in their partywear promotion until 9am Tuesday (24th)!

If you're starting to think about your partywear looks for the Christmas season, I cannot recommend Missguided enough - I never fail to find the perfect party dress and already have my eyes on a few others. I do also have a couple of partywear looks coming up over the next week fews if you're in need of a little inspiration!

I was lucky enough to be send this gorgeous 'Paperback' scent by The Library of Fragrance and I am hooked. As soon as I heard of it, I'd fallen in love with the idea. Books are my absolute fave and I just adore this complementary scent - I've been spritzing it all over the place. 

With the lovely British weather we've been having lately, I have absolutely loved dressing for the occasion. My newest New Look additions have been perfect and I've practically lived in this roll neck - it goes with everything. And you all know how I feel about checked prints... this skirt is a dream and it's currently on sale!

This month, I was also sent a Little Black Box from the courier company TNT to celebrate Black Friday. With only one week to go, I thought it was quite appropriate to include. It has the cutest little black gifts in it and the perfect Moleskin notebook to keep in my bag. I think I'm going to put together a little post ready for the day with the special deals from my favourite brands, what do you think?

I have to admit, I have a bit of a thing for faux fur coats. This little beauty from Dorothy Perkins arrived this week and I could not be any more in love with it. I am really obsessed. I already know that I'll be wearing it with a whole bunch of partywear looks throughout December.

Definitely much more of a lifestyle thing, but stylish all the same, is the newly branded Diet Coke cans. Diet Coke have teamed up with Breast Cancer Care for their Tickled Pink charity campaign. Limited Edition 15-can multipacks are available in Asda stores whilst stocks last and 40p from each sale will be donated to Tickled Pink. So definitely keep an eye out for those!

And I'm on to yet another New Look number. This blazer is perfect for autumn and I love the faux fur collar. I sure do know how to pick them, because this is also in their sale! I know I said I lived in my cream roll neck jumper, but I've secretly been alternating it with this one from River Island (I also wore it in this post). And I'm still obsessed with the PD boots!

And finally, I'll leave with with a little something special from Boots...

I recently received a gorgeous little beauty box from them filled with goodies and these four have been my favourites so far. Brow bits are always a fave and I am already a loved of Wet Brushes - this leopard print is so pretty. But I definitely think the addition of the teeth whitening strips is perfect for pre-party season pampering!

 I hope you've enjoyed this little round up, but as always, you can also follow me on Instagram if you don't already to spot more of my looks and lifestyle bites!


The Perfect Winter Complexion

Thursday, November 19, 2015

If there ever was a permanent skin goal, wouldn't it always be radiance? It sure is for me! Yes I hate blemishes as much as the next girl, but blemish free skin isn't a goal, it's a chore. For me, having healthy, glowing skin is all I ask for.

Okay, so that does feel like a pretty big ask, even at the best of times, but it's completely achievable - even in winter. You see, ever since my last skincare post, I really got to thinking about winter skin. Most years, I always think I've got it covered and then all of a sudden, winter is here and my face isn't happy. This year, I'm prepared.

I've pulled together a few recent favourites that, when combined, create the perfect winter complexion. Hello radiance! Starting with the prep. I am a big, big advocate of masks. I love nothing more than to indulge in a pamper evening or two and really take care of my body in the process.

What I love about the Sarah Chapman Instant Miracle Mask is not only the way it feels on my skin (you can really feel it getting to work), but the application. Using the shaker, a little water and the sachet, you create your own mask and without sounding like a six-year-old, it's super fun.

Combing this with the Sarah Chapman Chin and Jaw Lift gives the perfect results (am I at risk of over using the word perfect yet). It's the perfect lower face-lift in a mask. And that is something I never thought I'd say. During winter, I'm always so cautious of stopping my skin from ageing and so far, this has been the perfect addition to my routine.

You already know what my all time favourite cleanser is, so I wanted to skip right on over to my current serum of choice. I'm an absolute serum obsessive and there's no surprise that the amazing Elizabeth Arden Superstart is my absolute new-found favourite of all time! I was dying to try it after reading that it was great for both renewing skin and protecting it, but I've really fallen in love. My skin is brighter and definitely feels smoother - there is no way I'm letting my skin routine ever be without it!

And finally, for yet another new love. Ugh, where do I start with this one. The Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm has been an absolute treat for my skin. Since adding it into my daily morning routine, my skin has felt fresher and had a definitely dewy glow. Pro-Radiance is really what it is. Depending on the day, I've been using it as a moisturiser or over the top of a my moisturiser and I'm never looking back.

So, by using my final perfect of this post, for the ultimate winter skin this year, I cannot recommend these four products enough! Have you ever tried any of them or do you have any recommendations for great winter skincare? I'd love to know what winter skincare you're using right now.


Old Faithfuls

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sometimes I feel like I have two sides to me. It really does depend on how I'm feeling that day, but I can opt for an ultra-feminine look on an outfit that brings out my casual side. If you haven't guessed already, today's attire is the latter.

You know what it's like, there are those days where you dream of comfy tees, easy to wear jeans and sensible shoes, all pulled together to create something quite special. It may not seem all that exciting to you, but finding new combinations of my favourite, easy to wear pieces is a blessing. It's so easy to get stuck in a rut, wearing the same things day in, day out - just because we know they work.

But when you find a new way of wearing those same favoured pieces, it's fun. It brings a new lease of life to an already 'done' look and that is hard to beat. New pieces are easy, they've never been worn before and are easily styled in some many fresh ways. It's always much more of a challenge to take on older pieces and succeed. Not to mention rewarding.

So I guess my point in this post is, some of your old favourites can be even more exciting then styling something new. Your lived-in jeans, go-to tees and staple shoes can look completely different with your chosen coat of the season or a little print thrown in. Honestly, give it a go. You might find a rekindled love in something you almost gave up on!

I'd love to know if you're as passionate about styling honestly as I am? Are you a proud re-wearer? Who says style has to be new and current, in my experience, the old faithfuls are always the best kind!

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