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Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Helene Berman Classic Pea Coat From Gray And Osbourn Review...



A few weeks ago I was asked by Gray & Osbourn if I would like to review something from their Autumn/Winter collection. I was happy to be sent a sneak preview email of what will be arriving in their on-line boutique next season. The collection looks great and this lovely Helene Berman classic pea coat caught my eye straight away. 

Every Autumn I like to treat myself to a new coat, something that is going to last the distance. Being worn each day throughout the Winter. It has to be good quality, a great style and a colour that will go with almost everything. I love this Navy coat, I think the colour is very versatile and goes with my outfits that I will wear this Autumn and Winter.

I pictured this coat looking very stylish with fitted jeans and long boots. Perfect for looking casual and stylish for the school run and days out shopping. Also great for wearing over dresses for nights out. I was right, it does look great with everything.





About the Helene Berman classic pea coat from Gray & Osbourn
  • This iconic, military-inspired coat comes in a luscious blend of rich wool and sumptuous cashmere for a refined appearance and wonderfully soft touch. 
  • Authentic double-breasted front, crested silver-tone buttons, front pockets, long sleeves with buttoned tab trims and buttoned half back belt.
  • Dry clean.
  • 68% Wool, 17% Cashmere, 15% Polyamide. 
  • Fully lined: Acetate.
  • Product available in sizes: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.
  • Colour ~ Navy
  • Price £199.00

A perfect addition with jeans for the school runs and dresses for shopping and nights out.





What I think about the Classic Pea Coat

I really like this coat, Navy is strongly becoming my new favourite Autumn colour. The coat feels so stylish and very high quality. 

I am a size 10 and was advised that this style can be slightly slim in fit, and I was recommended to go a size bigger. I would say not to go a size bigger and choose your true size in this coat. This size 12 feels so big, definitely a full bodied 12. I am sure the size 10 would have been a perfect fit? (not sure if you can tell from the picture with the buttoned up front? but it sticks out at the back). 

 No worries though, it will come in handy for the winter when lots of jumpers are required. As it is too big I prefer it open for a classy look. 

About this post-

I got sent this coat for review.

All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...


Sunday, 27 July 2014

What's In My Bag : Dash Beach Bag Review...

The weather is amazing and I am so looking forward to taking the children to the beach. Yesterday the post man delievered me this lovely raspberry stripe tote bag from Dash to review. 

A perfect sized bag for what I would need.

 Not to big, so you can find things quickly and not to small, so you can fit just enough in. 

This bag will come in very handy for a day out to the beach.





What's in my bag?

Everything for a day at the beach.

Sun cream, jelly sandals, towel...

Phone, camera, money...

and train tickets..


I packed my bag straight away, with my essentials for a day out to the seaside. Whoops forgot the sunglasses in the picture!! being on my head!!

Now my bag is all packed, I can not wait to go to the beach with the children.

About the bag
  • Raspberry Stripe Tote, a classic pop of colour for every ensemble.
  • With navy pu trims and durable canvas straps, this beach bag is the ideal summer accessory.
  • Finished with a cotton lining and zip closure.
  • Fabric Detail: 100% Canvas 
  • Wash Inst: Wipe With Damp Cloth 
  • Style: Tote
  • Was £19.00 now £12.00

What I think of the bag

It is a nice medium size bag that fits all the above in perfect. I like the fact it has a zip along the top so nothing can drop out. It fits nicely over your shoulder without hanging down to low. There is no inside pocket, which is a shame as I like to put my phone or purse inside a pocket for easy access. The first thing my 17 year old son as was "is your bag designer?" I could tell he thought it looked nice and expensive. Loving the pattern, it is very stylish. I think it is a great buy for only £12.00.

About this post-

I got sent this bag for review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mastershoe-myshu Sandal Review...



 Children have broken up from school, for the holidays. A whole 6 weeks of summer fun ahead! We are now busy planning days out, trips to the beach and a holiday at the seaside. Come September I will be worn out.


With all the walking that I will be doing, my feet will need plenty of pampering to keep up with the rascals. One thing I love to wear in the summer holidays weather permitting are sandals.

They have to be ~ flat, COMFY, rub free and look good, all rolled into one.

With this in mind I was excited to be sent some new leather, flat sandals to try out.


How sweet does the flowers look?

 A few weeks ago I was introduced to a brand I had not heard of before Mastershoe-myshu who asked me if I would like to review a pair of their Oxygen sandals. After taking a look at the sandals. flat, comfy, sweet design all came to mind.






About Mastershoe-myshu
  • Mastershoe-myshu is an online/high street footwear retailer.
  • They stock the top high street brands at very competitive prices.
Oxygen - Charlotte - Red - Womens
  • This fabulously feminine flip-flop with rustic leather flowers and string toe-post with flexible plastic casing is a great essential for any sun seeker. 
  • With its contoured cork footbed and thick man-made outsole, the Oxygen Charlotte offers great all day comfort. 
  • Complete with Oxygen branding to the footbed, and logo on the side strap this design is sure to draw the right attention.
Colours available
  • Khaki
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Tan

Oxygen Charlotte - Size Conversion
  • UK 3 - Euro 36 - US 5.5
  • UK 4 - Euro 37 - US 6.5
  • UK 5 - Euro 38 - US 7.5
  • UK 6 - Euro 39 - US 8.5
  • UK 7 - Euro 40 - US 9.5 
  • UK 8 - Euro 41 - US 10.
Price 
  • £34.99


When I put the sandals on I noticed they felt a little strange at first. Maybe the ridge around the sides felt a little different? After about 10 minutes of wearing them around the house, they started to fell slightly different. Possibly starting to mould to the shape of my feet? They were comfy from the outset.

During the next few days I wore them on walks to the shops, around the house etc Essentially using them as an every day slipper in the house. After my initial feelings that they were an unusual fit, I need not have worried as they have slowly adapted to my foot shape, becoming like a second skin.

Being leather they have not rubbed or cut my feet (which is great as new sandals usually do).
I have worn them enough now to know they are a great all-round sandal possibly the best I have ever owned. Would just to love to try them on a beach any beach. If my hubby reads this please take me on holiday soon.!

I think these sandals are perfect for the summer they are comfy having very good support. I found the sizing to be accurate, no need to go slightly under or over your regular size.

Topping them off they are my favourite colour too.


About this post-

I got to choose a pair of sandals the point of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

What Are The Best Colour And Style Tops To Go With The Classic White Jeans?

A few weeks ago over on twitter F & F (Clothing At Tesco) had a twitter party where they was giving away
some gift vouchers to spend on new clothes. They were asking their followers to tweet using the hastag #SummerSOS and ask them your summer dilemma fashion question. They tweeted back an answer to help you out with your fashion question and also entered you into the draw for a prize.


Here is what they tweeted...


F&F ‏@FandFclothing"Watch our video with fashion expert @AngelaButtolph. We'll be solving your style dilemmas live on Tuesday. #SummerSOS"


I have a few pair of white trousers and never ever wear them. Thing is with light trousers is I am never sure of what to wear with them. So my question was...

"What are the best colour/style top to go with the classic white jeans? I have 2 pair never wore @FandFclothing @AngelaButtolph #SummerSOS"


I got this very helpful reply ..

Hi @Clairejustineo. Update classic white jeans with SS14's neon shades. Shop #SummerSOS: here F&F and my personalised Vine message.


Later I received a message to say I had won a voucher to pick something on-line from there website. Yeah.. So here is all the tops I brought to go with my white jeans. Most of them were in the sale too so I got plenty of fun shirts, vests and a lovely t-shirt...


Now my question would be..

"which top first to wear with my white jeans!?! ;) 

Sharing my winning post over at the Share-in-Style at Mis Papelicos as this weeks theme is white..


Sunday, 20 July 2014

A perfect SummerDay Is When The Sun Is Shining..


A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~James Dent





Thankfully it is a lovely day again today....

I am not liking the flash floods, thunder and lightning!!

No way of getting out on the bikes with the children yesterday!!

Saturday I did my first Park run 5k race in 5 months.

Back on the running yeah...

But my slowest time, noooo...

27 minutes 10...

On good thing is I've set a goal to improve on..

Will I ever get to 24 minutes?


"Setting a goal is not the main thing. 
It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan." 
Via~ Tom Landry


What I wore~

Sunglasses ~ Primark
Dress ~ c/o Kaliko
Shoes ~ c/o Cheekyshoes


Hope your all having a lovely weekend?


Thursday, 17 July 2014

NYC...


One place I have always dreamt of going to is 'New York'. 

All the best films are set in NY, don't ya think!?!

 How amazing would it be to go!?!

Shopping, site-seeing and amazing food...

Man v Food style meals..

Not that I could eat to much but I would take a look at the sweet challenges.

Diners, huge pancakes and shopping for Jimmy Choo shoes!!

Dream ,dream , dream... Zzzzzzzzzz...

Nearest thing I will get to NYC at the minute is with this Primark T-shirt!!

Haha...


My husband always tells me 'he will take me one day'..

Maybe one year when the children are older ...

I may train up for the New York Marathon..

2 things at once to tick off the bucket list...


Back to earth with a bang and reality..

All the exercise I have been doing over the last few week have finally caught up with me. 

So a nice easy week for me and back on it Monday...

Just before the children break up for summer on Wednesday...

What I wore~

T-shirt ~ Primark
Scarf necklace ~ c/o BHS
Jeans ~ Abercrombie and Fitch
Shoes ~ Longsdale

Where are your dream places to visit?


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

My Go To Dress..






Morning everyone?

Wow it was a warm night last night.

Hard work trying to get to sleep.

You know when you wake up feeling like you have a hangover?

Without having an alcoholic drink though?

Well that is how I feel today!!

I read this morning a heat wave is coming...

Best get them old jeans I am planning to up cycle into shorts done!!

Does everybody has a favourite item of clothing they love and wear time and time again?

This is mine.

A maxi dress I picked up in the sale from ASDA around 6 ish years ago.

I love this dress as it always looks nice on, does not need ironing and you can even keep it screwed you as the more messy it is, the better it look.

Teamed up with a brown pair of leopard print shoes with a kitten heel, a scarf necklace and a Cath Kidston London print bag ...

Outfit~

Dress ~ ASDA
Scarf necklace ~ c/o BHS
Shoes ~ Ethel Austin
Bag ~ Cath KIdston

In other news my husband found me some new Converse on-line and they arrived yesterday. They are florescent Yellow and look fabulous...

Can not wait to share pictures...

Linking up with-

Styl Elixir

Mama-and More

Elegance And Mommyhood




Saturday, 12 July 2014

June's outfit Round Up...


Wow how quickly has this June gone?

This post I got ready for the 1st of the month, but my oh my I forgot to post it!!

Another month flying by...

Already into July and nearly the school holiday..

Yeah...

Here is a round up of some of my June outfits.

Think I was loving the red Primark Jeggings...

Now where did I put them!!






Share-in-style was fruit.










Day in Bakewell

Was a great month...

Not long before a round up of the next month...


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Visit To Holland Park...


You know when you see something beautiful, dresses up amazing in the most wonderful colours?

You just have to film it!!

No not me, haha

The stunning peacocks...


Last week me and my husband had a rare day 'us time' and 'no children' in London. Thanks to my oldest son coming home from uni and taking his youngest brother and sister to and from school. 

First we went to find Holland Park. 

A park my husband had read about how lovely it is and wanted to see for himself.


They were right!!

Stunning..

Lots of wonderful things to see.

The waterfall and Peacocks being my favourite...


Can you see this fish?

Amazing how big they are!!


We had an amazing day walking around the parks and riding around London on the hire bikes...

What I wore~

Necklace ~ my old shop
Jacket~ Matalan
Shirt ~ New look
Jeans ~ Selfridges
Trainer ~ Pimped up Reeboks
Bag ~ Cath Kidston

Double denim eh, what do you think?

Linking up my outfit post with-

Share-in-Style

Creative Mondays


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Upcycled Trainers, Cut Off Jeans And A Day Exploring In Bakewell..


Don't you just love it when the weather is nice, children are off school and the husband has a rare Sunday off work?

It means 1 thing..

A day out exploring!!

Beats a day stuck inside or around the shops any time..


We love Bakewell and visit for the day often but this time we took to the peaks and walked for miles up the hills. The views were stunning, and we seen some cute sheep and lambs .


I love taking pictures of pretty flowers ..

It is great finding beauty in the wilderness..


Wearing my cut off jeans and comfy pimped up Reeboks


I am so unfit...

Half way up I was dying for a sit down with a cup of tea and a cake...

We even drank all the water we had at the start...

Next time I will remember to pack essentials...

Fizzy pop and sweets!!



The way down was the best..

We rushed to the nearest shop for pop.

"Do you want a carrier bag?", the man said.

Then looked at our faces, 

No? "Know there is some thirsty faces!!"

A big bottle of pop and a trip to the chip shop soon restored out energy levels ...


What I wore~
Top~ c/o Protest
Jeans~ Calvin Klein
Trainers~ pimped up Reeboks

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