March 2013 archive

Breakfast with Lands’ End

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Happy Thursday Londonistas.. & it is a happier Thursday than most indeed, since we have a 4 day long weekend coming up. Gotta love Easter!

To get me kick started into the Easter spirit was the Bloggers Easter Breakfast last week, held by Lands’ End; The Wisconsin based brand that was originally founded in Chicago as a yachting company and has expanded into a global, multi-channel home shopping brand.

Lands’ Ends roots are clearly visible in their preppy, classically American designs. Viewing their SS13 collection over breakfast I was impressed with how they produce a range of great quality pieces at affordable prices and above all, the brand really prides itself on providing great service. It’s the little touches that has built up such a loyal customer base for Lands’ End, with its monogramming service, free custom hemming and ‘100% satisfaction or your money back’ promise.

Check out my photos from the AMAZING breakfast and my picks for Spring from their website.

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The pieces I fell in love with for Spring were..

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Women’s Regular Floral Cropped Stretch Chinos – £44.95 & Women’s Regular Long Sleeve Floral Print Supima Cardigan – £49.95

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Women’s Regular Cropped Trench Coat – £110.00 & Women’s Drifter Cable Crewneck – £39.95

Thank you to Lands’ End for a FABULOUS Easter breakfast!

Thanks for reading Londonistas.. until the next post!

xox

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My Day with Style Sequel..

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Everyone deserves a second chance right? Well, so do their wardrobes. Cue Style Sequel, an online designer-resale service. Praised by the likes of Vanity Fair, Vogue and Elle to name a few, Style Sequel is the go-to place for previously owned, sold out treasures.

What really sets Style Sequel apart and ahead of the game, is the love Founder, Emma Allen, has for what she does day in, day out. She has a passion for taking beautiful designer goods that have worn out their welcome in one wardrobe and finding them a loving new home.. Think of it like Toy Story 3, except instead of Woody, Buzz & Co getting a second chance of being played with, you have Vintage McQueen, Chanel & Burberry Prorsum getting a new lease on life…

After I was first introduced to Style Sequel during LFW last year, I kept in touch and indulged in a few “TweetIllectual” conversations with Emma. Last week she was kind enough to invite me down to their HQ to play dress up! Walking into their trendy Warehouse-esque office and further into their stock room, the first question to fall out of my mouth was.. “How are you not bankrupt, wanting to buy everything that comes through here?”

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As you can probably tell, I was incredibly spoilt for choice. Surrounded by every designer brand under the sun, every single item I touched had my jaw dropping just that little bit further. I picked out a few of my fav’s which turned out to be a some of Emma’s favourites too!

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Christopher Kane Resort 2011 Galaxy Print Silk Top

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Alexander McQueen AW09 Red & Black Silk ‘Escher Bird’ Dress

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Chanel Black & White Wool Tweed Gilt CC Button Jacket

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Mother of Pearl SS10 Navy Silk ‘Insecticide’ Print Maxi Dress

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 Christian Louboutin Daffodil Decorapump Crystal Teal Suede Heels

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Shourouk ‘Phenix Alabaster’ Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Cuff

Thank you to Style Sequel for having me and more importantly letting me spend a day surrounded by all the beautiful things that the finest fashion dreams are made of. Check out Style Sequel’s take on my visit here!

Thanks for reading Londonistas.. Until the next post!

xox

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Friday Finds.. 15 Under £50

Happy Friday all!

Returning from my brief hiatus from blogging, I thought I’d start off by sharing a few beauts that have caught my eye recently online.. AND they are all under 50 quid!

So here are my Fifteen Fabulous Finds For Friday.. (That’s some serious alliteration going on there) Enjoy!

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Midi Skirt in Lime Green, ASOS – £30

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Shark Dress by Tee & Cake @ TOPSHOP – £3081103559_OW-81312569_02-83208345_02-83650048_02-83601043_02-1 81103559_OW-1 81312569_02_B-1

Cropped Tuxedo Blazer & Striped Trousers, MANGO – Both £34.99

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Colorblocked D’Orsay Wedges, FOREVER 21 – £29.90

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Larysa Long Sleeve Jersey Maxi Dress, MissGuided – £17.99

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Basic Sandal, ZARA – £39.99

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J by Jas M.B iPad Clutch, Urban Outfitters – £20 (Was £68!)

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ASOS Double Stone ID Bracelets – £18

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Chaka Printed Wedges, MissGuided – £29.99

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Stripe Print Satchel, TOPSHOP – £34

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Dazed Contrast Chelsea Boots, Office – £50 (Down from 85!)

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Studded Front Across Body Bag – Urban Outfitters – £20 (Was £42!)

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SICK Girl black beanie, ASOS – £25

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Monochrome Chain Collar, TOPSHOP – £18.50

What’s better on a Friday afternoon than a little bit of Retail Lusting?

Thanks for reading Londonistas.. Until the next post!

xox

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Throw Back Thursday.. #002

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Good evening all.. it’s that time of the week again.. TBT!

With “trends” I find that as years go on, they tend to repeat themselves more and more, the gap between each reoccurring trend becoming less and less. Some may say that it is indicitive of the lack of originality within the industry these days but it does have it’s upsides. The silver lining to this, ladies, is that we can raid our wardrobes for items bought merely a few seasons back that fit within the jurisdiction of being highly “current” and “on trend”.

I bought the dress above from Primark mid 2012. At a mere £16, the bold tribal print with a hint of neon immediately caught my eye and when I wore it out later that night.. It did not disappoint. Pairing the dress with a statement necklace, an array of bangles (Both were also Primark) and my $25 bargain booties from Charlotte Russe resulted in an outfit that demanded attention – and all under £50!

Since this season Monochrome and Neon are again key trends, I thought I’d try to recreate the look with items available in stores at the moment..

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Black & White Aztec Bodycon Dress, New Look – £16.99, Neon Green Spike Necklace, New Look – £14.99, Electric Blue Twisted Bracelet, Altitude – £33.16

There’s a lot of “Midi Length” aztec print dresses in stores at the moment but due to my height (or more specifically.. lack of), I’d prefer something a little shorter to atleast give me the illusion of not being stub sized (Alternatively, you can find a longer version here). I paired it with a statement neon necklace also from New Look and an Electric blue twist bracelet for an additional splash of colour.

Now.. I searched high and low for the right kind of shoes.. and I must say that I am pretty dissapointed with what high street stores currently have to offer.. So if you’re willing to splash the cash a bit.. get ready to have a shoegasm!

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Giuseppe Zanotti for Christopher Kane IT38 – £189.99

Aren’t they a sight for sore eyes? Maybe not exactly within the 50 quid mark but these shoes would carry the entire outfit and nothing on the high street could even come close..

Anyway, that’s enough of me drooling over those puppies. Hope you enjoyed my post tonight lovelies!

Thanks for reading.. Until the next post!

xox

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