House Of Fraser Girls Dress Review...

I love dresses my daughter loves dresses. Polka dots, floral and patterns being our favourites. I know what styles she likes, she knows my style to a tee.

She had a couple of new dresses for Christmas season nothing since. I was going to treat her to a nice new dress in the sales but nothing had caught my eye, that was until I was introduced to the Joules range from House of Fraser.


Last week House Of Fraser asked me if I would like to review something from their children's range. I would not normally shop in House Of Fraser except for Christmas pressies and the odd bits and bobs. As my regular blog readers know I tend to buy budget and try to put my unique styling on them.

This then was a pleasant surprise. They have a beautiful range at competitive prices and I was torn between this dress and another lovely style with foxes on. Being House Of Fraser you know every item is quality, the old adage of "you get what you pay for" springs to mind. Excellent.

I knew how much she likes my flowered dress so I knew she would love this one. She did! She wore it all weekend.

  • Joules Girls sleeveless floral bow dress.
  • Fullly lined.
  • Day dress.
  • Machine Wash 30°C.
  • 100% Cotton.
  • Girl.
  • Sweet bow belt.
  • Buttons up the back.
  • In sale : £29.36

My thoughts on the dress:

The dress caught my eye straight away. Such a sweet vintage style dress, with a beautiful pink and floral pattern. The dress also comes with a lovely turquoise satin bow belt which is tied at the front.

The dress is a top quality 100% cotton and fully lined. I would love all of our clothes to be cotton. I always think cotton is the best fabric for me and my daughter to wear, it feels nice, lasts, is natural and adds a touch of class to anything made from it. Obviously there are many grades of cotton, whilst I am no expert, you can tell instantly that the dress is high grade cotton. (Soft to touch, Good colour retention, excellent strength etc.)

The dress is buttoned up at the back with some sweet little vintage style buttons. my daughter is 9-10yrs  I always go a size up as she is big for her age. This size fit perfectly.

All in all the dress is beautiful, high quality and worth ever penny. We need to go somewhere nice now to wear it ...

About this post :

I got to pick a girls dress from House Of Fraser to review. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest option. 

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Clairejustineoxox : Top Posts Of 2014...

Happy New Year everyone. Just a quick post today to share my 4 most view posts of 2014 with you.

1.) What I wore Diamond League. What an amazing day!!


2.) Tom Tom Cardio Watch Review. My new best friend again now Christmas is over...


3.) Bop It Beats Review { love this game} 


4.) Creative Mondays !! My favourite blog hop of the week!


So here is my top viewed posts. What are your most viewed posts this year?

Don't forget Creative Mondays starts back this week and you can still link up here 


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Jive Blouse Review from StreetHub...


Just recently I was introduced to StreetHub.

A sweet website which is filled full of beautiful and unique products.

They sell clothing for all the family. With special gifts for everyone, from some amazing boutiques in around London all the way to Brighton and beyond.

How does it work? In their own words 
  • StreetHub enables you to browse and shop the best home and fashion boutiques both on your desktop and mobile. 
  • Wherever you are, StreetHub will help you discover things you love, near you.
  •  Everything you see is in-stock and available to click and collect or for (same day delivery, Sometimes within 90 minutes. London and Brighton Only)

StreetHub is built to be:
  • Local. 
  • Whether you are in your local area or somewhere completely new, you can get the local knowledge on all the hidden gems nearby.
  • Instant. 
  • Everything in the app and on the desktop site is available now, just click and collect or get same day delivery straight to your door.
  • Unique. 
  • With a handpicked selection of boutiques and our careful curation of products you can find the very best of home and fashion right at your fingertips without trawling through the shops.

Buying what you want is...
  • Easy. 
  • Purchase items on the go through the app or on your laptop from the comfort of your sofa. 
  • Add to your basket and you are ready to go. 
  • With an eclectic mix of products carefully curated by the individual boutiques finding something unique has never been so easy.
  • Fast. 
  • Once confirmed your item will be ready for collection instantly or if you opt for our speedy same day delivery service we can get the item to you within as little as 90 minutes.
  • Fun. 
  • With lots of unique products to discover, a trending feed that allows you to find the most popular items right now and a wish list where you can compile a Pinterest style board of all your favourite items, shopping online has never been so fun.


I picked this beautiful polka dot blouse from Wears London and here is a little bit about it:
  • This fab blouse has peter pan collar.
  • Front fastening with cute little square buttons.
  •  Puff sleeves.
  • Available in; Red and white Black and white Blue and white Pink and white Black and Orange Plain cream Plain Black Floral.
  • Size 8 to 14.
  • In stock.
  • Price £39.00
  • CLICK & COLLECT ~ Buy it now and collect it in the shop.
  • SAME-DAY DELIVERY ~ Have it delivered in as little as 90 minutes with Shutl.
  • 9a Greenwich Market, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HZ.


How beautiful is my top? I adore polka dots { red white white spots being my all time favourite}. I love the vintage style and sweet Peter Pan collar. The website is lovely and filled with lots of unique and wonderful things. Something for everyone.

About this post~

I was gifted this beautiful blouse for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...


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Shoetique Boots Review...


Last week I was kindly asked by Shoetique if I would like to pick some footwear to Review. With the cold weather I have been wearing my boots, so I picked out some nice ruby coloured boots to try out. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had made the right choice. They looked great, a cheer me up, vibrant colour for Winter. They fitted perfectly as soon as I slid my foot in. Usually I have to bed new footwear in before I leave the house. Not with these boots they were comfy straight away.

On Saturday I walked about 8 mile in them. A few mile to the park, then mid morning into town and in the afternoon Christmas food shopping. They are lovely boots and as I said so so comfy. I even noticed a woman in the chip shop was just staring at my feet, think she loved them too!! ( Or else loves feet?!)

About Heavenly Feet Boots Pippa2 Ruby Boots
  • Heavenly Feet Pippa2 are a comfy casual.
  • Lace up ankle boot .
  • Perfect for wearing with skinny jeans or a floaty dress
  • Made with a ruby red synthetic upper.
  • A wraparound lace up front to provide a snug fit.
  • Complete with a side zip to allow for easy on and off.
  • Soft fleece linings keep feet warm.
  • Cushioned leather insole delivers long lasting comfort.
  • Built with a low block heel and a hard wearing patterned rubber sole.
  • Colours available Ruby, Ocean, Black, Moss.
  • Upper Material: Synthetic.
  • Lining: Fleece.
  • Fastening: Zip.
  • Heel: 1 inch.
  • Boot Shaft: 6.5 inches (based on a size 5).
  • Insole: Cushioned leather insole.
  • Outsole: Patterned rubber sole.
  • Price ~ £39.00 on offer at minute now £33.10




I am enjoying wearing these boots at the minute. Perfect colour to go with most of my clothes in my wardrobe, so comfy and great for shopping days and school run. They look great with dresses, jeans and leggings with a jumper dress. Watch out for lots of ways to wear them. I will be styling them over on my fashion blog Clairejustine too.


About this post~

I was gifted these boots from Shoeique for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...

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Where I'd Rather Be Umbrella Review...


Earlier this week I was excited to be sent a beautiful umbrella from Where I'd Rather Be to try out and review.

I love to listen to the rhythm of the falling rain hitting the windows, when it is cold outside and you are all cosy inside. I am not a fan of being caught outside in rain though! Now though if I ever am, I can be caught in style with this beautiful umbrella.

Last week I got to share all their 8 designs over on my fashion blog here. what better time to try it out, pouring with rain and windy outside. Like most people I would avoid the rain if possible, sometimes though needs must.

Not knowing which design I would be sent I was pleased to receive my favourite design ~ Life's a beach folding umbrella.





About my umbrella~

Where I'd Rather Be, offers a visually captivating collection of umbrellas so you can imaging your somewhere else. With world first 360° under canopy photo designs to help us Brits escape the wet UK winter.
  • Double layer canopy with quick dry, water repellent coating.
  • 100% electroplated steel frame and shaft. 
  • Invert & revert from wind without damage.
  • Manual open/close.
  • Non-slip matte black handle with elasticised wristband.
  • Compact umbrella case
  • Umbrella height when open 57cm, folded & closed length 29cm.
  • Canopy diameter 99cm .
  • 360 design .
  • Wind resistance.
  • Quick dry.
  • Quality construction.
  • £3.99 for Express Delivery (1 to 2 business days) within UK.
  • £27.99 for the folding umbrella (the one I reviewed) 
  • £29.99 for the classic umbrellas.
 There is 8 designs to choose from with just one question~ Where Would You Rather Be?













The umbrella is made with really high quality material. Double layer with a lovely design on the inside and plain black material on the top. The first day I used it the wind was so bad it blew my umbrella inside out, no problem here though. I just folded it up and opened it again. Perfect and no damage, (every other umbrella this has happened to before usually breaks) Not with my Where I'd Rather Be umbrella as it is Invert & revert from wind without damage. I think this one is really going to last the distance.

I think this would make a lovely present for Christmas.


About this post~

I was gifted this beautiful umbrella from Where I'd Rather Be. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...

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Christmas Jumpers From Bonmarche Review...

A few weeks ago I was kindly asked by Bonmarche if I would like to review some clothing from their website. The first thought that sprang to mind, was how my Grandma loved this shop. When she was alive we used to go on a regular shopping trips. We could never pass Bonmarche without calling in, so she could pick out something new to wear.  


When I read the email I wondered if they would sell anything for my age group? Thinking back to when my Grandma shopped here, she would often ask me if I would like anything, but at the time there was never really anything I liked.

Taking a look at their website before I decided to do the review and these sweet Christmas jumpers were the first things I noticed. Then I had a look through all their other clothing. Wow what a transformation from what I remember there were plenty of things I liked and would love to wear!  As I say the jumpers caught my attention straight away, but I also had my eye on some David Emanuel beautiful designed party dresses too. (Just in case Santa is reading!)


The first item I wore is this fun penguin jumper, so adorable!?! Designed wearing his ear muffs and scarf on. This jumper is so cosy, warm and so much fun to wear. I can guess it will go with loads of things in my wardrobe.

About the jumper
  • Fun and exciting just in time for Christmas are our launch of Novelty jumpers. 
  • Indulge in a bit of festive cheer to entertain the whole family. 
  • These make great cosy warm presents for a touch of fun
  • . Designed with a drop shoulder fit to be flattering to all.
  • Length: 63cm
  • Product Care: Machine Washable
  • Material: 98% Acrylic 2% Polyester
  • Sizes S,M,L,XL,XS
  • Price £20.00


The next day I wore this one. Aww this reindeer jumper is just so cute. I'm thinking this will look great with everything too especially grey joggers!?! and pencil skirts.

About the reindeer jumper
  • Fun and exciting just in time for Christmas are our launch of Novelty jumpers. 
  • Indulge in a bit of festive cheer to entertain the whole family. 
  • These make great cosy warm presents for a touch of fun. 
  • Designed with a drop shoulder fit to be flattering to all.
  • Length: 63cm
  • Product Care: Machine Washable
  • Material: 98% Acrylic 2% Polyester
  • Sizes S,M,LXL,XS
  • Price £20.00
My thoughts

I just love these jumpers. So sweet, warm cosy and unbelievably adorable. I picked size small as I am a size 10 and this size fits perfect. I am so glad Bonmarche got in touch with me as I would have usually walked straight by their stores. As I thought they were not my age group and style of clothes. Not any more I am popping down to my local store this week to go and check out their in-store party range.


Which one do you like best?

About this post~

I was gifted some Christmas jumpers of my choice from Bonmarche. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...


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My Perfect Christmas Dinner with Family Outfit...


A few weeks ago Marisota asked me if I would like to style some clothes for the perfect event this Christmas. I love a nights out, shopping trips and visiting family and the best day of the year for me is Christmas day. I love to spend this day with all my beautiful family. Our eldest son home from university, the children all home together. Perfect. My favourite day of the whole year.


My Perfect Christmas Day would go something like this...

All kids awake, all deny they woke up first, all deny they woke anyone else up. Ok then all up check Santa's sherry drunk carrot for reindeer eaten. Living room door open squeals, shrieks, minutes of shaking Santa has been!!All corners of room taken up by one of our children's presents. Quick breakfast washed down with tin of chocolates and mince pie. (not the whole tin).

Phone up family, wish them a Happy Christmas. Hope they had a lie in, and have had a nice morning.

Quick check all presents have been opened. Me and daughter get dressed up, nice dress the more sparkles the better. Glittery shoes or this year sandals on and a little bit of ruby red lipstick. Remember Turkey is not in oven, quickly dash to start it off.

A glass of wine for the cook when making dinner, perfect start to the day. Big dinner with all the trimming, eek.. Brussels sprouts all-round!! A few hours later it is time to eat again, grandma and granddad is coming for tea...

What I Wore~

Dress ~ c/o Magisculpt Dress
Underwear ~ c/o Lace Body
Sandals ~ c/o T-bar Sandal


About the lace body~
  • The Magi Sculpt value lace bodyshaper offers light control and non-padded cups for a smooth silhouette that’s comfortable enough to wear all day.
  •  Light control.
  •  Full, non-padded cups.
  •  All-round stretch lace with powermesh lining to front. 
  • Bra fastening to back. 
  • Cotton-lined gusset with easy popper fastening. Medium leg coverage.
  • Hand wash.
  • 90% Polyamide, 10% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34DD, 36B, 36C, 36D, 36E, 36F, 36DD, 38B, 38C, 38D, 38E, 38F, 38DD, 40B, 40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 40DD, 42B, 42C, 42D, 42E, 42F, 42DD, 44B, 44C, 44D, 44DD, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46DD, 48B, 48C
  • Available in: Natural
  • Price ~ £24.99

About the T-bar sandals~
  • Add a little panache to your evening wear with this glitzy T-bar sandal by Sole Diva. 
  • The style is complete with wearable heel and buckle-fastening ankle strap.
  • E’ Fitting.
  • Heel 3¼in. (81mm) approx.
  • Upper: other materials. Linings and sock: other materials. Sole: other materials.
  • Product available in sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Available in: Black, Gold
  • Price ~ £28.00

About the MAGISCULPT Dress With Lace Trim~
  • Magisculpt dress with lace and satin trim and short sleeves makes for the perfect day-to-night dress.
  •  This dress contains our Magisculpt control tube that extends from under the bust seam to the lower thigh. 
  • Hem of sculpting tube has a non-slip edge so it won't ride up when wearing.
  • Length 41in/104cm. 
  • Sits below knee.
  • Machine washable.
  • 60% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 5% Elastane, 1% Lurex. Trim: Polyester. Lining: 83% Polyamide, 17% Elastane.
  • Product available in sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32
  • Available in: Black, Ruby Red
  • Price ~ £65-00

This outfit will be just perfect for Christmas day, party and shopping. I have also been having fun mix and matching these clothes up with other items too, the sandals look fabulous dressing down with jeans..

About this post ~

I was gifted this perfect outfit for Christmas day. I picked out all the things I love. All thoughts are my own opinion and I was not paid for this post...

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