6 February 2016

Love Moschino at Lights of Soho

I was really excited to go to the preview launch of the Love Moschino Specsavers glasses range at the Lights of Soho-London's first light art gallery, this week.

As a lover of Moschino I was looking forward to seeing the designs, which launch on 10 February. There are twelve designs and two sunglasses designs and for any Moschino addicts you're guaranteed to be spoilt for choice!

Ahh, Love Moschino!!!

The sunglasses designs in black or white frames-very retro inspired

A close up of both designs in the sunglasses range

Lights of Soho was the perfect venue for hosting the event, lots of mesmerising light artwork to compliment the designs on show

This design is sure to be popular-so vintage inspired and very stylish and quirky!!

More of the range-loving this red pair!!

I was smitten with this style- all the arms on the glasses feature the Love Moschino logo and this one with the hearts is a definite favourite of mine!

The full range which will be available from 10 February on Specsavers amazing 2 for 1 offer!!

Love is all around!!

Thanks to everyone at Specsavers for hosting such an amazing evening-it was lovely to catch up with  the lovely stylists and bloggers who attended and enjoy some canapes, cocktails and prosecco whilst perusing the range-I can't wait to go shopping!!

27 January 2016

Welcome to a Stylish 2016- Favourite Trends and Buys for January So Far!!

Happy January to You All!! Its great to see in a new year and I really hope I'm going to contribute to my blog on a fairly regular basis this year- style inspiration permitting of course! It goes without saying that I hope to catch up again soon with you on either your blogs, instagram, twitter and pinterest too! I admit to being a more regular contributor to instagram as its so easy and slightly obsessional to interact this way-if not a tad lazy though!!

Anyhow I've been inspired by stripes- from mutual bloggers, friends, style magazines, social media and mainly the fact I've always had a 'thing' for stripes-Breton in particular. Navy or red  in any style combination works great for me and I seem to be constantly adding to my ever growing collection.

Here are some pictures (credit: pinterest, google) that have really piqued my interest- you really can't beat a red, navy and white combination!!

Love how Kate is rocking this red cardi/jacket over her Breton top!!

One of my favourite striped looks, I recently shared this pinterest on instagram. A reverse of above really!!

A red bag is an essential with navy stripes if a red jacket is unavailable this coming season!!

Love the crop top and those sleeves are just soo cute!!

So here are my new Adidas Pro Model high tops that I snagged in the sale a few weeks ago- I purposely was looking for some Nikes or Adidas that could scratch the red stripe itch and these fit the bill perfectly!! I also caved in to my renewed vintage bag obsession, starting this year with a new to me Louis Vuitton Speedy 25!!!

I defintely needed (ok-wanted badly) a red and white striped Breton so this lovely new Armor Lux version is going to be seeing a lot of action!! 

So slightly off topic on stripes but going back to the bag itch- I hunted for an oversize black tote and found this perfect one for me in Primark in the sale for £5!! Perfect for work and afterwards when you've forgotten to put a few plastic bags in your handbag for those last minute grocery purchases!!

So onto a really coveted thrift find- I do love a logo sweater so I was really pleased to score this 90s original Benetton sweatshirt in a local Cancer Research for just £6.99!! Perfectly my size and a year round item that can be worn with anything- I love it!!

Onto another Primark find, these new pleather fronted leggings which were only £10 and perfect for daytime wearing  with a sweater and trainers during the day or with a structured jacket in the evening

I admit to another striped top and more Louis Vuitton but I'll share that another time!! So what is inspiring you this January- have you indulged in any purchases that will be seen regularly?!! I look forward to seeing your new items for 2016 in action!!

Thanks as always for stopping by, reading, commenting and remebering I'm still here too!! Wishing you all a fabulous 2016!!

9 November 2015

Hotter Autumn Winter Collection Launch 2015

Hi Everyone!! I was really excited to be recently invited to the Hotter Autumn Winter Collection Launch to celebrate their newest selection for this season.

Their collection showcases gorgeous berry colours, rich Autumnal shades in sumptious leather, suede and patent. Whether it's riding style boots, ankle boots, party shoes or something for daytime, you'll find something to fit the bill for this coming season.

Their Autumn trend tips recommend certain styles to compliment this seasons current trends- so if you're doing a 70s vibe, winter florals, animal print or chic all black then you can't go wrong with styles such as the popular Tammy court, or the Seaton buckle brogue for example!

The launch itself was an amazing affair as we were treated to canapes and fizz followed by an energetic Lindy Hop dance class, held at where the Strictly Come Dancing crew come to train- we missed Peter Andre by a whisker!! The dancing was such a fun affair and gave us all a chance to put our new Hotter shoes to the comfortability factor test! My Vanity boots passed with flying colours!!

The Hotter Bus never fails to make an appearance at the Hotter Collection Launches!!

So many different wonderful styles to choose from- the Viviene T Bar is a real stylish modern classic!!

 I've not been in a dance studio before especially one where professionals train- unfortunately the experience didn't transform me into a Darcey Bussell but I had an incredibly fun time learning some new moves!!
I wasn't the only one to choose the popular Vanity boot in black, it proved to be a really chic and comfortable choice and even the high heels were really amazingly easy to walk in!!

The black Tammy Courts are also another firm favourite for me-not only are they the perfect party shoefor the festive season but they look lovely for a chic daytime look with skinny jeans and a black polo neck- my kind of perfect look for this season!!

A big thank you to all at Hotter shoes and Wingfield PR for such a wonderful evening and giving me a chance to roadtest this seasons shoes and boots!

 I can always say with a hand on heart that I really recommend them, not just for comfort and style but they've also earned top brownie points for winning this year's Manufacturer of the Year-Made in the UK 2015. A really big well done as there are not many brands around that can boast this and being the UK's biggest shoemaker the award is definitely well deserved!!

8 June 2015

Choosing Hotter for Summer Comfort and Style

Hi everyone! As you may well be aware from reading my blog, I'm a real fan of the UK shoe company Hotter-not only has my mum worn them for years as a devoted and loyal customer, but with style being a real contributory factor for me in choosing shoes, boots and sandals every year, Hotter are my definite go to brand every season!
As their Style Notes say...Spring/Summer 2015 sees the introduction of a kaleidoscope of shades, from cool neutrals to bright explosions of colour. And with styles that stand out from the crowd, give a gentle nod to the latest trends, they are the most comfortable you'll ever wear!

With a passion for style, Hotter's Senior Designer Ellspeth showcases the shoes she loves and the trends we're all lusting after this season. "One of my favourites has to be Flower Power because I love big, bold prints. And nautical too, it's fun, eye-catching and it's a trend that's here to stay!

"In every pair we design not only do we hide secret comfort concept features like underfoot cushioning, lightweight flexible soles, and super soft leathers but we also carefully craft the finishing touches that gives our shoes their stand out appeal."
Whatever style or design you're after, Hotter have nailed it- Styles for feeling pretty, Nautical niceness, Tuxedo Inspiration, Colour and Flower Power are all the current trends featured for this Summer Season!
Having recently attended an intimate blogger event to catch up on the latest styles currently on sale for this season it was also great to get a sneaky peek at their deliciously wonderful Autumn/Winter range, it really promises some fabulous designs that will prove very popular not just in style  and current trends but in comfort too! 
Of course you can't have a Hotter meeting without the Hotter Bus in residence!

We fine dined and the food was truly delicious, paired with good company from fellow bloggers and Michelle from Wingfield PR and Melanie at Hotter:

A big thanks to Hotter and Wingfield PR for hosting such a wonderful get together!!
 So of course I couldn't wait for my new sandals to arrive and this Summer I plumped for the gorgeous Leeward design, which unsurprisingly is part of their best seller range for this season:
To me they have a nod to the Swedish hasbeens but obviously with the wonderful Hotter comfort concept thrown in! They really are perfect for Summer and being neutral means they will go with virtually anything and everything in my Summer wardrobe!!
If you've not already chosen your summer shoes yet, not just for every day but if you've a special occasion or event to go to then do check Hotter out- not only are they availbale online but there are lots of branches nationwide you are sure to find one not far from you!!

9 March 2015

Thrift Inspiration.....Doing it 70s Style for Summer 2015!!

Hi everyone! Like a lot of style bloggers I'm really inspired lately by all things 70s and 70 style- soft tobacco hues in suede and leather for jackets, boots and handbags are the perfect accompaniment for cream crotchet peasant tops and flared denims or the perfect denim 70s style skirt.

So accordingly I've been taking my inspiration from the Spring/Summer designer catwalks, pinterest and fellow bloggers to find the perfect thrifted pieces that will be featured a lot in my Spring and Summer wardrobe this year:

Chloe Spring/Summer 2015

This is a find from last Autumn and is a deliciously soft tobacco suede shirt/jacket from a neighbouring towns St Francis Hospice charity shop and was just an amazing £2. The picture doesn't do it justice really-it's as new and a perfect nod to the 70s style theme of the season:

I'm so loving cream crochet and lace for the summer and two more fairly recent finds inspired by the likes of the ladies below at Milan Fashion Week will see my purchases being worn regularly with the perfect 70s style denim pieces:

This crochet lace peasant top feels like cheesecloth but is a very light jersey and I picked it up just before Christmas from my local Salvation Army charity shop for just £3.99:

This original 70s Marks & Spencer crochet waistcoat was a bargain find last week again from the Salvation Army for £3.99 and I'll wear it as a top with just a couple of the top buttons done up:

Well when I saw this Gucci handbag on pinterest I really swooned- who wouldn't want this in their wardrobe not only for this season but as a forever investment piece-totally and utterly divine!!

So on yesterdays thrifting trip I was really pleased to find this original 70s leather bag for just £5 in the Cancer Research charity shop- this will be my go to bag this Summer for sure, I'm loving the chain belt detail, the colour and how it will go with endless items already in my wardrobe:

I love it when my son comes thrift shopping with me as he's definitely got the eye for it and tends to look in places I've missed-which is just as well because he found my star buy for the year so far- an authentic vintage Gucci belt for only £5!!

Not only did I need a black belt, I've wanted a Gucci belt for such a long time but finding a preloved or vintage one in the right size has been like finding a needle in a haystack but my boy came up trumps! Can't wait to wear this with some perfect denim flares and a yet to be purchased 70s style denim skirt!!

So as usual denim is on my radar for this season, I really want to find the perfect style skirt and I'm lucky that I've already got some fabulous Topshop thrifted flares and some French Connection ones that I thrifted in my local Sue Ryder charity shop last Autumn for under a fiver!!

So is 70s style on your shopping list this Summer- what pieces are inspiring you and where are getting inspiration from- I'd love you to share!

Wishing you a lovely week and look forward to receiving your lovely comments too!


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