Winter Accessories Wishlist

Hi everyone! The New Year has truly kicked in and I’ve been keeping the winter blues at bay by 1) Mentally planning my holiday later in the year (my brother is getting married in August here in the UK then having a Chinese Banquet in Hong Kong!) and 2) Doing lots of online window (and some actual!) shopping. I’ve recently come across a website (NZDRESS.co.nz) based in New Zealand and even though they specialise in wedding and prom products, they have some really great things for everyday wear too. FYI, one NZ dollar is about 45p. I’ve scoured the website for my favourite accessories and created a Winter Accessories Wish List for you to ogle at!

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I am obsessed with these super-cool leopard print sunglasses – think Gwen Steffani and Miranda Kerr. I particularly love this style because they have the adjustable nose pads which will fit my flat nose haha! Even though it’s winter we can still get the sunglasses out for those crisp sunny days, right? I’ve actually added these to my basket, I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist the temptation yet! Plus, they work out to be less than £10, and the website states shipping is free if you spend over NZD$59 (this may just be local shipping though).

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These black skyscraper heels are definitely not for everyday wear, I’m not even sure I’d be able to walk in them but they are so pretty like a work of art! Suitable for a Valentine’s outfit, I think.

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I love this red bow-detail bag, it’s so cute. I love that you could wear it over the shoulder, cross-body or by carrying the handle. The hot red colour would go perfectly with those leopard print sunglasses!

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There are some really lovely affordable pieces of jewellery nz of nzdresses, mostly they are very glitzy and appropriate for weddings and other glamorous events, but this pretty rose gold flower and pearl drop necklace would look really cute with plain pastel tops and is something I would definitely wear.

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Since I’ve been fantasising about my Summer holidays, this striped nautical tote caught my eye. It’s simple, practical and stylish and would be perfect for a casual summer outfit.

That’s it, I hope you enjoyed my Wish List as much as I enjoyed creating it! Thanks for stopping by today! XO

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post but all words and thoughts are mine 🙂

My Favourite Christmas Presents!

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Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, eaten too much and spent quality time with your loved ones! We did, and now looking forward to round two (New Years!) I received lots of goodies this year, but these are my favourites.

Nikon D3300 – This is by far the best one, (and most expensive – thank you my dear husband!) I did ask for this, and have been waiting patiently for months now. I have used it for family photos at Christmas but I can’t wait to start using it for blogging, especially outfit posts. I do need to buy a tripod soon though so I’ll be able to take them myself.

Cream Scarf – This is an infinity one (or snood) from a friend and I love the chunky knit and neutral colour, I’ll be wearing it a lot!

Statement Necklace – I asked my sister to gift me a statement necklace and showed her a few examples of the kind of style I liked, and she found this one – it’s just what I wanted! I’ve already worn it once and will definitely wear it often, it matches so many outfits. I’ll be wearing it tomorrow (New Years Eve at my sister’s house!)

L’Occitane Shea Butter Gift Set – This was from my mother-in-law and I love these products, I’ve bought the hand cream for myself in the past, it’s one of the best!

Avon Eyeliners and Nail Polish – My twin sister (I have two sisters, one older and a twin – I’m the younger twin, something you might not have known about me!) was an Avon representative and she got me a red nail polish and two eyeliners, a lovely purple shade and a black liquid eyeliner, which is so precise and smudge-proof – I’d really recommend it.

The Chocolate Bath Box – These were from my brother and sister-in-law-to-be and I’m not sure where they are from but they smell delicious! These bath bombs melt in the bath and they even contain real chocolate, I can’t wait to use them!

So these were some of my best Christmas presents, I hope you enjoyed eyeing them! What were your favourites this year? XO

Wedding Guest/Evening Dress Inspiration

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s almost Christmas already?! I thought I’d do a post that’s not Christmas related, in case you’re looking for a little escapism. Maybe you have a wedding or a posh do coming up in the new year or even in the summer (I do, my brother is getting married in August!) and you’re already thinking about finding your perfect dress. If so, I hope you’ll be inspired here!

When the lovely people from Rosa Novias CA contacted me regarding a little collaboration I was at first skeptical as their website seemed to sell predominantly wedding dresses. However after browsing the site I came across some really beautiful, wearable occasion dresses at affordable prices. I’ve selected five of my favourite peices which I would wear myself, and they are all less than £85.

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This pale pink A-line dress with lovely ruching at the neckline is a winner for so many occasions and I would definitely wear something like this for a wedding, particularly in the Spring/Summer. A pair of statement earrings and killer heels is all you would need to accessories this simple but elegant dress.

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I love this deep purple strapless high-low hem dress! It would be a gorgeous bridesmaids dress but also can be worn as an evening dress or a cocktail party. I just wish I had one of those to attend, sigh! I’d wear it with my pearl necklace and earrings, very sophisticated.

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This plum coloured satin bow detail dress is another one which would work as a bridesmaids dress, for a party or as a wedding guest. I adore the bow detail and the diagonal pleats on the skirt. Minimal accessories would let the dress do the talking here.

imageI really like the flowy sleeves of this pale blue V-neck dress. It seems modest but has a low back, so a stick-on bra would be needed!

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This midnight-blue halter neck dress has a gorgeous sheer detail which  covers a bit more skin. I think it’s beautiful and a lovely length too. This would be great for a special dinner as well as a wedding party.

Do you have any weddings to attend next year? I’d love to hear if you liked my picks and thanks for reading!

P.S. This will probably be my last post until after Christmas, so have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO

Note: This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own