The art of layering can be a tricky phenomenon, especially living in London. I make the mistake year after of putting together thick chunky knits, heavy coats, bobble hats & scarves…and then I get on the bloody tube, cue sweaty betty. So I have amended my layering technique with this River Island faux fur gilet (zero sleeve, pits can breathe!) worn over a biker jacket and under that a much thinner baggy jumper with a loose fitting cowl neck. Gloves are in my bag for emergency cold finger moments but this less is more layering has worked for me over the last few nippy days.
You all know by now that I love to switch up my hair pretty often, like every week…no joke! I had my hair chopped off into a shoulder length bob last January and I loved it at first but like all things, I got bored. I’ve been growing my hair since then, changing up the colour, cutting myself a fringe etc and recently I found myself lusting after having luscious long locks again. My hair is currently ‘top-of-boobs’ length so the easiest option to get the length and volume that I’ve been wanting is hair extensions. I have gone for clip in’s because they don’t require daily maintenance like pre bonded extensions. My go to brand for hair extensions is Beauty Works and they kindly sent me these new Balayage ones designed by Jack Howard (In colour Bronde, length 20″) which are just perfect! As you can see they add some much needed volume to my hair and obviously the extra few inches of length that I wanted.
These are great for party season so I have an exclusive discount code for you all to get 10% off at Beauty Works Online! Code: EMMA10
Is anyone else slightly addicted to coat buying? I probably have a sufficient amount of coats to get me through winter but they seem to be my weakness at the moment and if I see one I like I can’t help but get it! I spotted this long soft grey coat at Dorothy Perkins (also comes in blue here) and I instantly fell in love with it. What’s even better is that there’s currently upto 40% off on a big range at DP so I got the coat for £52.50 which is truly bargainous, and even better than that, I had a gift card, mwhaaaa!
Back with another Christmas gift idea and also a 15% off discount code! Wahooooo! Daniel Wellington watches are currently storming the blogosphere, they are the must-have watch to have. When I was offered to select my favourite as a gift from the brand I jumped at the chance having lusted over them for months. I chose the the Classic Glasgow watch in rose gold. The designs are very simplistic but I think that’s what makes them highly sought after and certainly what appeals to me the most! This would be a great gift for him or her!
A look that’s I always think is so chic in winter is the ‘winter whites’ look. It’s pretty brave to wear such pale colours during the winter months but it just had to be done. I haven’t gone for head to toe white, instead breaking it up by wearing my pale grey cocoon coat from Primark and this cream chunky knit from Topshop. By breaking the colours up I feel like it gives the outfit more depth and I feel less like an extra from Winter Wonderland. Obviously I’ve given myself a little festive mani, I’m sure this will be the first of ‘mani’ (get it!) to come, mwhaaaa!
I thought I’d share with you a cute gift idea for this festive season! A couple of weeks back I was sent these gorgeous pieces from Astrid & Miyu. This is a brand that I have adored for some time now and I thought it would be perfect to talk about them now when everyone is in need of some Christmas gift inspo. My first love of theirs are their rings, they sure do know how to create the prettiest and delicate pieces from stacker rings to midi rings and there are a couple of cocktail pieces in their collection for those of you who prefer a more statement piece. What’s great is that they make pretty much every style in 3 metal colours; Gold, Silver and ‘of the moment’ Rose Gold. Here I have the Zodiac ring in Silver with my birthstone Peridot (Leo) and also the Floating Leaf midi ring in Rose Gold with white stones. Quite a few of their designs are open rings therefore making them adjustable so no need to worry about sizing issues and the midi rings are just the right size that they are sure to fit on at least one finger. There is also a wide range of necklaces, earrings and bracelets, most of which match their gorgeous ring designs. I have the ‘Eye See You’ necklace in Rose Gold, and it’s so pretty and delicate looking, it’s great for layering with other pieces and this is why I’m so fond of this particular brand. There’s honestly not one piece I wouldn’t love to own from their entire range!
If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving then they have this great gift concept (or treat for yourself) called the ‘Secret Box’. For only £39 (with FREE UK/EU Postage) you will receive a handpicked selection of Astrid & Miyu pieces every 3 months (cancel whenever you want!). The pieces selected for you (or the person you wish to gift) by the Astrid & Miyu team are based on a style survey which they get you to complete once you subscribe, ensuring that you get pieces which perfectly match your style and taste! But hurry because the last date to order the December gift box by is the 10th December.
They have just brought out a cute Snowflake range which is perfect if you want to treat yourself to a little festive bling, I know I do