Friday, 28 November 2014

Fabulous Friday: Black Friday Fashion

Happy Black Friday!

Have you braved the madness in the shops? Or are you waiting in the queue to get access to a website? Either way everyone is out to grab the best deals in the preparation for Christmas.
This Friday's post has brought together a few fashionable items that I feel are worth investing in on this discount day! Of course this is a mere drop in the ocean of what's available out there but these are my favourite winter picks, which I feel are great wardrobe additions. Don't hang around!

1. Topshop Fairisle Yoke Jumper: £25 (was £36). I love love love this jumper! It's very festive and appropriate for the time of year, but it's traditional so will last you through many winters to come and still look on trend! A great price at £25 too.

2. Zara 70s Doll T-shirt: £15.99 (was £19.99). Super cute and a bit Moschino-esqu! Although the reduction isn't huge, this T-shirt is a great piece to update your basic t-shirts with.

3. Cooperative Teddy Coat in Navy: £77 (was £110) Available at Urban Outfitters. This coat is so now! Fluffy and soft but in a classic navy colour which makes it a little more versatile than the pastel colours we are seeing elsewhere. A reasonable price  for an investment coat too!

4. Zara Chain Detail Boots: £47.99 (was £59.99). These boots are so classic and at less than £50 you can't resist them! Classic black with subtle chain detail around the heel. These are too good to be left in the shop!!!

5. Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Pom Hat in Brown: £14 (was £28). I love the vintage feel to this UO hat. The faux fur looks real and the cute pom on top adds a bit of fun to a more formal looking hat than your average fluffy pom pom knitted hat.

So what do you think? Let me know what deals you manage to get! There's loads out there but don't go crazy!
The following are also offering amazing deals not to be missed!:
Asos: 20% off
Banana Republic: 30% off instore
Boden: 30% off
Cath Kidston: 15% off
House of Fraser: up to 40% off
Kurt Geiger: 20% off until midnight Sunday.
Miss Selfridge: up to 50% off
River Island: 20% off between 11am and 3pm today
Tobi: 50% off
Warehouse: 25% off
Whistles: 25% off
Wildfox: 20% off
Selfridges: 20% off

Good luck and Happy Shopping!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Fabulous Friday: Love the Fluff

Happy Friday everyone! How have you all been?
I've had a really busy week starting a new job. It has been quite challenging.
My Friday post this week is all about fluff and fur! I love wrapping up in a faux fur scarf or hat. And coats!!! This winter I have noticed so much more effort going in to fur designs- bags, keyrings, shoes. You can get practically anything with a touch of fluff to it!
I've picked a mix of real and faux fur. Real fur on sale today is still somewhat controversial, but the choice ultimately comes down to you. I have included designer Charlotte Simone who has real and faux fur alternatives to her designs. So here it is:

1. River Island Cream Faux Fur Oversized Coat- £100. RI are really on form with the faux fur this season. This coat looks super luxe and more expensive than £100. It's got a classic feel to it and won't go out of style after this winter season. A safe sure investment for your winter wardrobe!

2. Monki Furia Faux Fur Cross Body Bag- £25. Quirky camo pattern on faux fur. The colours are easy to pair with most outfits but are something different from basic black. A super affordable price too! Available at ASOS.

3. Charlotte Simone Popsicle Fur Scarf- £299. I love these scarves so much, and there is one definitely on my Christmas list. The great thing about Charlotte Simone designs is that the choice is yours- real fur or faux fur. More colours and designs available.

4. Dune faux fur keyrings- Jangles and Jaffa- both £15. The little balls of fluff look great on a handbag, or on the zip of a furry clutch for complete fur impact! A really affordable wardrobe update. Jangles is available in black and berry, Jaffa is available in Berry, Teal and Black.

5. Finally, a bit of fluffy fun! This New Look Pink Faux Fur Cat Clutch is so cute!!! It adds a bit of humour to a day or night time outfit but still looks stylish! Also comes in Black- £19.99.

So what do you think of my selection? There's so much great faux and fantasy fur out there at the moment, plus some amazing vintage fur pieces available at vintage fairs and online, you're spoilt for choice! What would you pick? Where can you recommend some great faux fur pieces?

Have a fab weekend!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Fabulous Friday: Jazzy Jackets

How have you all been this week? I think we've all noticed the drop in temperature lately! I love winter so I'm feeling happier now I can start to bring out my proper winter wardrobe. Boots, scarves, hats, gloves and big handbags! Like many I have still been rushing around everywhere so haven't really found it suitable to get my full-on, longer winter coats out. A warm jacket with hat and scarf has sufficed. So this week I'm picking out 5 of the best jackets around (in my opinion!) with some lovely scarves to accessorise with!


1. Joules Moredale Quilted Jacket in Deep Pink- £89.95. The quilted jacket is a wardrobe basic these days, and many brands offer the same types of jacket. I love this Joules one because of the pink colour. It's girly without being sickly. If you're not a fan though it also comes in black, navy and green.

2. Whistles Cassie Boucle Knitted Jacket- £155. With wool and mohair mixed in to the composition of this jacket, this is perfect for dashing around the city as it will keep you warm but is easy to throw on and off. This would look great dressed up with a fur scarf or kept casual with a cotton wrap. It's very classic too so will last you through some seasons.

3. Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Tartan Print Jacket- £59.90. Tartan and checks are 'so in' this winter (if you haven't already noticed!) so this jacket is a practical and functional way of getting in on the trend. It gives a nod to Moschino tartan a few years ago, and due to its super light nature, this jacket is easy to put in your bag if you don't need it when you're out and about.

4. French Connection Felix Checkered Cape £185. Capes are huge right now so I couldn't not include one in this post. This FC cape is subtle but on trend and would look great with jeans and boots or dressed up with leather trousers and heels.

5. Topshop Ultimate Faux Leather Biker Jacket- £58. I have loved this every since I saw it a couple of months ago. It's the perfect jacket to layer up with a jumper and the faux fur collar will keep your neck warm!


Zara Checked Scarf- £19.99. This is a wardrobe staple! It will look amazing swathed around your neck and shoulders and is so versatile.

Banana Republic Cashmere Scarf- £79.50. A timeless luxurious scarf that will definitely keep your neck warm year after year. Comes in 5 colours- Black, pale pink, ivory, heather grey and dark anthracite.

Jack Wills Welbury Snood- £24.50. Simple but stylish, this snood comes in 3 colours- grey, petrol and white. Perfect with a quilted jacket.

Zara Faux Fur Snood in Contrast Dot print- £29.99. A glam faux fur snood to add to a boyfriend coat or blazer gives a great laid back luxe look. At only £29.99, this Zara one is perfect.

So which jacket and scarf would you pick? What have you been wearing this week?

Have a warm weekend!