Thursday, 19 May 2016

Summer Holiday Shopping at La Redoute - 25% off

It's nearly summer holiday season and one of my favourite online retailers have got a massive 25% off their summer holiday shop with the code HEAT - I'm not sure how long this offer is valid so don't hang around with this one....... there are some great buys, from perfect essential dresses that you could wear for day or night, to fabulous skirts and shorts. La Redoute also have a children's and men's holiday shops with the 25% discount at the moment so you could do a stylish family holiday shop!

I could have selected even more, but here are some of my favourites (I've given the price before discount so there is then 25% off this price!);
















Holiday wardrobe sorted!

I'd love to know if you buy anything so please tag me in your pictures on Instagram or Facebook or message me.

Thanks for reading
Luisa
xx








Sunday, 15 May 2016

J D Williams Summer Edit

I don't know about you but I find dressing for Summer difficult, the majority of shorts and skirts on the high street are just too short for my late thirties legs these days, vest tops can be too revealing.......and when you're chasing after a toddler or doing the school-run, you don't want something too flimsy that is going to flash too much flesh and leave you red-faced.

I met up with some friends a couple of days ago in the midst of the heatwave and our conversation turned to what do you actually wear in the summer, wether you've got issues with your tummy, legs, arms etc etc there seems to be no hiding place with summer fashion that allows you to feel comfortable, stylish and most importantly happy with what you are wearing.

When JD Williams asked if I would like to look at their summer collection I was pleasantly surprised, to be honest I didn't know that much about JD Williams before, other than they had a range with Lorraine Kelly, but they create stylish clothes for women of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on quality, trend and individuality.
Their summer fashion is very wearable and a great price point, and they have a dedicated holiday shop where you could stock up without even having to leave your sofa!!

Here are a few of my favourites;


A maxi dress is a great Summer shape, perfect for holidays with sandals or dressed up with heels for an occasion. The cape print maxi dress taps into the bohemian trend perfectly with its pretty floral print, and is great if you want to conceal the tops of your arms or shoulders, wear with tan sandals for an effortless everyday look, or heels and a matching clutch for a special summer occasion.
The beaded maxi dress is so so pretty and prefect for a summer wedding, team with gold heels and a gold clutch bag for a glamorous bohemian look.





Summer dresses should be fun, fresh and flirty, which I think these three are. The off the shoulder style is a major trend this Summer so this bardot jersey dress from JD Williams is a great buy, perfect for holidays you could throw it on over your bikini or dress it up with a statement necklace and sandals for a chic evening look.
I love the pink of the floral dress, it's pretty without being too girly, I'd wear this with a leather jacket to toughen up the look. The spotty shirt dress has a vintage feel to it which I love, wear with ballet flats for a classic chic everyday look, or bold contrasting accessories for a more modern feel.





3. Moda in Pelle Rubertia Sandals £79.00

I think I need a pair of each of these in my summer wardrobe! The Lotus sandals are inspired by a style I love, the classic Menorcan sandal, these are a perfect everyday sandal which look great with summer dresses or denim jeans or shorts. The Moda in Pelle sandals are both gorgeous and could be easily dressed up or down for day or night.


I hope you like my selection, I'd love to know your thoughts......

Thanks for reading,
Luisa
xx

This post was written in collaboration with JD Williams

Thursday, 28 April 2016

H & M Discount - My Edit

H & M has to be one of my favourite stores, there is generally always something thats on my wishlist from there, and it just seems to be getting better!! Their prices are just so affordable, and even though the sizes are sometimes a little off (I can have to size up 2 or 3 sizes sometimes!) their designs are so good and always perfectly on-trend.

H & M currently have a promotion on online which is running until the 1st of May
So if you are thinking about adding to your summer wardrobe its definitely worth taking up this offer, their summer holiday section is great and they have some gorgeous accessories at the moment.

Here are some of my favourites (I could have gone on and on but this is an edited selection!);
















There is so much more that I love too......... I'd love to know if you buy anything!
Thanks for reading 
Luisa
x




Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pom Pom Sandals



I am an absolute sucker for anything with a pom pom trim so when I saw these pom pom sandals in Zara I was sold! 
The girls sandals are available up to a UK size 6 so are a great buy if you can squeeze your feet in to them, I do love the bold colours of the womens ones though - how amazing would they look with a floaty boho dress in summer!
I know it might seem early to be thinking of sandals but I always leave it too late and all the best styles have sold out!!

Thanks for reading
Luisa
xx

Friday, 22 April 2016

Seven Boot Lane Shoes & Discount Code

I have followed and admired Seven Boot Lane for a while now on Instagram, their shoes and boots are just so beautiful and stylish, so when an email arrived seeing if I'd like to work with them I was ecstatic!

If you're not already aware of Seven Boot Lane, they are a family-run business based in Somerset, with their shoes being made in a family-run factory in Elche, Spain. Their styles are perfectly on-trend whilst being timeless too, I was spoilt for choice as I love literally every style they do! The quality and craftsmanship is incredible, with every detail being thought about to create the most comfortable and well-made shoes you could wish for.

These are my favourite styles from the Seven Boot Lane Spring/Summer 2016 collection;

Seven Boot Lane edit




The Freya chelsea boots are amazing, I did order these initially but I have really narrow feet and they were a bit big, I absolutely love them though and think they would look amazing with a summery dress and denim jacket thrown over. 

I am a trainer devotee so I love the all the trainers and slip ons they do, I particularly love the animal print ones but you can't beat a classic black leather trainer like the Flame Black Leather Slip On Trainer as it goes with EVERYTHING in your wardrobe - I think these would look amazing worn with a trouser suit for a relaxed tailored look. The Flame slip on trainer also comes in sand suede here which is a great colour way for tricky Spring footwear, when its not quite warm enough for sandals but too warm for boots.

Looking forward to warmer weather and holidays the sandals and espadrilles are all gorgeous, the espadrilles are made from the finest suede for a luxury take on a classic holiday shoe - I just need to book a holiday!!

After much deliberation I finally decided on the Fleur lace up shoe in charcoal suede, it's such a classic style that I know I will wear time and time again.
This is my usual 'mum uniform' kind of outfit- skinny jeans, flats and a shirt, for a day out with the kids in the school holidays. The sun has finally appeared just in time for our school holidays so we have been enjoying the warm days and light evenings, I love lace-up shoes with ankle-grazer jeans so now I can finally bare my ankles without freezing!





You can shop the Fleur Lace-up Shoe here £120


I am really pleased to be able to offer my readers an exclusive 15% off at Seven Boot Lane from 22nd April- 6th May with the code ASTYLISHSOMETHING - go on and grab yourself a bargain!!

Are you a fan of Seven Boot Lane? Which is your favourite style?

Thanks For Reading & Happy Shopping,
Luisa
xx

*I was very kindly gifted the shoes, however all the opinions are un-biased and my own.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Blue & White Shirts

I have a bit of a thing for blue and white striped shirts at the moment, forget any Sloaney styling ideas - think of it in a modern way, worn casually and loosely, a few buttons undone flashing a bit of cleavage or a peep of a lace bra underneath.

A striped shirt makes a great transitional piece so is prefect for now, wear it layered under a jumper or with an oversized cardigan, or simply with a white vest and denim. Then in summer it will look gorgeous and effortless worn with denim cut offs.

Here are some of my favourites on the high street;






And if you need some inspiration on how to wear a striped shirt then here's a few perfect examples;


images all from Pinterest

Thanks for reading
Luisa
xx

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Mum Uniform - Grey Slogan Sweatshirts

Mum Uniform - Grey Sweatshirts


Ok so its not revolutionary or completely fashion-forward, but a grey slogan sweatshirt is my fail-safe school run outfit. Comfortable and practical, its the perfect item to throw on with jeans and trainers for an everyday outfit, but I also wear a grey sweatshirt to dress down a look, teaming it with a midi skirt or leather pencil skirt for a stylish but casual evening outfit.

I also LOVE these superfood sweatshirts from the lovely ladies at House of Violet.
sweaters all £45.00


Are you a fan of the humble grey sweatshirt?