Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Resident Ice Ice Breo - Too Cold Too Cold!

Early Summer is a tricky old thing. It's sunny, but windy with a chill in the air so whilst I'm trying to transition with skirts and sunnies whilst clinging onto my leather jacket and boots for dear life!

I've just got a new pair of Breo Resident Ice Mirror sunglasses (£30) and I'm a bit in love. I was a bespectacled child so I get a little antsy when sporting eyewear as an adult, but these are so comfortable that I forget they're there! Breo's unique Soft-TRM finish makes the super lightweight smooth rubber frame feel peachy soft on my nose and ears and I just love the mirrored lenses. Come at me sunshine!

Outfit: Sunglasses - c/o Breo, Dress - Daisy Street, Jacket - Pull & Bear, Bag - H&M, Tights - Pretty Polly c/o My Tights, Boots - Dr Martens, Bracelet (worn as necklace) - c/o Swarovski, Necklace - Vivienne Westwood, Bangle - Vivienne Westwood.
uk fashion blogger liverpool Breo Sunglasses Dr Martens outfit post Swarovski Slake Bracelet

I feel like I could wear these sunnies with every type of outfit, though I am particularly loving them with the greys and blues in this one! I'm also wearing a particularly pretty Swarovski Slake bracelet around my neck, it's a wrap bracelet with a snap closure but it looks really cute as a choker in my opinion :) Got to love a bit of versatility and the colour is just a perfect match for this look!

uk fashion blogger liverpool Breo Sunglasses Dr Martens outfit post Swarovski Slake Bracelet

I'm obsessed with these Pretty Polly OTK Secret Socks Tights (£9.95 from MyTights). Unlike other faux suspender or OTK tights these ones actually look and feel like you've pulled a pair of OTK socks on over tights! They feel thick and warm with a ribbed top and everything. Pretty Polly have totally nailed it with these, if they did a grey pair or contrasting colours I would be in hosiery heaven!

uk fashion blogger liverpool Breo Sunglasses Dr Martens outfit post Swarovski Slake Bracelet

How are you adapting to this warmer weather? Can you guys believe we're going into May next week? This year is flying! 

J - Ch-ch-changes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Warehouse Cropped Mac and Nica Floral Satchel

Have you missed my famous train shots!? I thought the blinding sun and Easter crowds would make taking these photos almost impossible but thankfully my expert photographer (aka my mum) came through for me. The weather has been a bit changeable as of late, but last Saturday was glorious and called for a fashionable lightweight jacket - say hello to my awesome new cropped mac from Warehouse!

Short Mac Jacket
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Jacket: c/o Warehouse - Jeans: c/o Twist and Tango (last season) - Bag: Nica - Brogues: ASOS - Hat: H&M

Warehouse Cropped Mac
Nica Alicia Satchel Bag

I remember buying a similar jacket from Warehouse when I started university approximately a million years ago. I parted with it a while back but this stylish updated version is just the ticket! I wore it with my Twist and Tango Tina trousers, ASOS brogues and this pretty floral Alicia satchel by Nica! This bag is the perfect size, as much as I love my Sara cross body bag, this one is a little more roomy and oh so springlike. It also comes in various other colours, I really want the pink floral version next! I was lucky enough to meet and interview designer Nica a couple of weeks back, she's so sweet and talented and I can't wait to see more from her.

Do you own any cropped jackets? Are you a fan of satchels?

T - Springalicious.

Monday, 21 April 2014

#OOTD - Eastpak Padded Pak'R Cheetah Backpack and ASPCA Cat Vans!

We're all about the backpacks this week, but we've been casting aside our little girly Clueless styles for some serious one strapping with Eastpak who thought we'd appreciate a little cheetah in our lives, and they'd be right!

The Eastpak Padded Pak'R Backpack (£55) is a must have in any of it's 48 colours and patterns, but when you throw animal print at such an iconic style it becomes a fashion essential. Aside from looking super stylish, it features a comfortable padded back section and thick padded, ergonomically designed shoulder straps to help handle the vast interior space. In other words, you could pretty much carry Yoda around in it all day and you wouldn't feel him, or The Force. To the outfit . . . 

Outfit: Bag - c/o Eastpak, Tshirt - Wildfox, Dungarees - H&M, Belt - L.A.M.B., Shoes - Vans, Scarf around wrist - Vivienne Westwood, Watch - Casio Sheen. 
Eastpak Cheetah Padded Pak'R Backpack Wildfox ASPCA Vans Dungarees uk fashion blogger liverpool outfit post

The bag is the perfect accessory for this sort of super casual outfit. Sometimes I spend ages trying to figure out a bag for an outfit like this because they all look a bit too faffy or small for such an easy going look, but this is my new best friend! A real grab and go piece.

Eastpak Cheetah Padded Pak'R Backpack uk fashion blogger liverpool outfit post

I love the tan accents against the monochrome animal print, it takes a sporty shape like this to a slightly more stylish level, and means that I can happily wear it with smarter shoes like boots, rather than just pumps or trainers. I know, I have these weird quirks but it's details like this that stand out to me!

Eastpak Cheetah Padded Pak'R Backpack uk fashion blogger liverpool outfit post

I think it's the perfect partner to my new ASPCA Vans. Casual cool and a bit off the wall (no pun intended), both the shoes and the bag are rocking very busy patterns but somehow they stop short of clashing and just work, yey!

ASPCA Vans uk fashion blogger liverpool outfit post

I was shocked to read that Eastpak runs a 30 year warranty on this bag too, as with all it's regular products! I was like, whaaaaaaat?! That's huge. Not that I'm about to go swinging from the trees with it but it's certainly good to know. Oh, and P.S. the Eastpak Pur Sang Collection - check it out, it's SLICK.

And with that, happy Bank Holiday Monday guys! 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Great Antler Brit Kit!

Luggage experts Antler recently carried out a survey to find out how many of us won't leave the country without packing our fave British products and discovered that a huge 41% of us make sure we pack our homegrown essentials before hitting the plane! We can totally relate to hiding our preferred teabags amongst the bikinis and suncream . . .

Anyhoo, we were each given an Antler Brit Kit full of awesome branded faves, both housed in a fab Antler Ferdinand Backpack, so we thought we'd do a little show and tell on a few of our travel essentials!

Tara is an experienced worldwide traveller so she sure does know her stuff, but she's particularly looking forward to Glasto this year! Her must-pack beauty essentials for festivals include :
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightening Mascara
Vichy BB Cream
Johnson's Face Care Makeup Be Gone Wipes
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Blistex Relief Cream
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen 
And the most important item - Johnsons Baby Wipes!

Backpack: c/o Antler - Dress: H&M - Jacket: HIDE Label - Sunglasses: Ray-ban Clubmasters c/o Shade Station.
Antler Backpack Review
Red Ferdinand Antler Backpack

Jade is more of an overnight girl, and whether that means a stay in a hotel or with friends for the weekend it's always about space saving and multi-tasking! So what travel essentials get packed first? 
Benefit Fake Up Concealer
Nivea Creme
Dove Compressed Anti-Perspirant
Lush Flying Fox Shower Gel (if there's no Snow Fairy left!)
Melvita Purifying Roll On SOS Blemish Care
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
And the most important item - Andrex Washlets!

Backpack: c/o Antler - Dungarees: H&M - Belt: L.A.M.B. - Scarf: Vivienne Westwood - Shoes: Vans - Watch: Casio Sheen.

Be sure to check out the official results of the Antler Brit Kit survey, listing the nations fave everyday essentials, beauty brands and indulgent snacks with some interesting facts :) You can also find out how you can win your very own Antler Brit Kit using Twitter!

J & T - Locking Antlers
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