STYLE | Boots by Style Edit

Happy New Year!

Christmas seems so far away now – right?!

I thought I would share a new addition to my footwear collection purchased from a company called Style Edit.

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Style Edit are an online store that sells Shoes, Bags and accessories. I met the lovely founders of the company at the FAB event I attended last year – two super friendly and engaging ladies who not only have a real passion for bringing affordable style items to the masses but also really engaging of the blogging community!

As is the norm shortly after our meeting, I started following Style Edit on my Instagram feed (my instagram name is ‘stylefacebeauty’ if your not already following me) so I could view any new releases and promotions ….

Then it happened…. the day I saw THOSE boots! Which happen to be called ‘Laura’.

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I’m normally really cautious about buying boots online as I’m normally a ‘try on before I buy it’ kinda gal, especially as these boots were knee high, I was worried that they might be too baggy or tight in places and then if I had to send them back *sigh and eye roll* – however I just couldn’t resist buying them because ….
1. My wardrobe was seriously lacking a pair of nice black books,
2. I also wanted said boots to be knee high,
3. Dare I mention again they were affordable!

I decided to take the plunge, I purchased the boots with a 30% discount in the Style Edit sale, this sale is still on so I got the boots for £31.49 instead of the normal £44.99 – bargain!

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The boots are a very good quality faux suede unlike anything I have seen so far and extremely well made, and well worth the price. The boots come packaged as expected in a box, but also with a dust bag to protect them whilst not being worn. The boots themselves have a zip on the inside leg and a split at the back with a discreet elastic banding right behind the knee which helps the boots to stay up but also provides the flexibility needed when walking, driving etc …

I have been wearing these boots most weekends since I received them, the initial creasing due to packing has since smoothed out and they simply mould to the shape of my legs, they are also super warm and the heel whilst not completely flat provides the right amount of height and real comfort – there’s no pinching or rubbing or achy foot arches here!

I received super fast FREE delivery, the boots arrived around three or four days after I ordered them on 23rd December – right in time for Christmas.

So as you gather I’m super pleased with my purchase. Style Edit are definitely a brand to keep an eye on if your looking for affordable and well made footwear, bags and accessories!

Have you purchased anything new in the sales – feel free to share below!

Thanks for reading …

N x

STYLE | Gap Kids Sale Purchases

I absolutely love shopping for my kiddo!

As she continues to grow, it tends to be the weekend and preschool clothing that needs replacing quicker than anything. 

We try to keep in simple …. Tops, leggings, jeans, joggers oh and denim, good ole trusty denim is so hard wearing so we tend to get skirts, dungarees, jeans etc. 

I like to dress kiddo in all colours, although quite obviously pink is her favourite colour! I think I may have watched to many re-runs of ‘Mean Girls’ whilst pregnant perhaps…?

Anyway, we had a fab time in Gap yesterday (Saturday), after I had given up all hope of getting anything for myself read more about that here.

Gap have a sale on too, here’s what we picked up:

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All items, with the added 20% off sale items came to a mere £13 and some pence…Say what…!!!!!

Parents get yourself down to Gap kids for a bargain! 

Thanks for reading ….

 N x

STYLE | Meet you at the Mallzee!

Today. Shopping. Fail – Im attending the FABB Birmingham event next Sunday and yes you guessed it I have nothing to wear.

I’m not even supposed to be shopping this month as I’m off on a little trip next month…. I will share more about that soon!

I spent a small part of today browsing a couple of shops, but being a Saturday the shops were just a tad bit too busy! Kiddo bless her was as good as gold, she did better than me and ended up with a few lovely items from Gap.

I have 7 days – no pressure…..my search continues and before I set my sights on the obvious choices like general web browsing, Pinterest etc I have found an app which ‘enables’ you to browse and BUY!

Mallzee is a personal shopping app, which is like a shopping centre or Mall in your pocket well actually on your smart phone…erm ……you know what I mean.  

Mallzee brings together all of your favorite highstreet, slightly higher end and internet brands in one place.

Not only this you can tailor and search for specific pieces for an outfit by creating what’s called a Style feed.. I created one called Blogger Event.

Here’s how…

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I’m using this on my ipad – here’s how it works:

Swipe to the left you tell the app you don’t like the item, red thumbs down and the app keeps searching for more.  

Swipe to the right, green thumbs up – more of that please! The app serves you items similar to that style or theme of items you like….

Also if like me your a little indecisive, you can save items whilst you decide, however in the meantime the app keeps track and can alert you if the price decreases!

Guess what I’ll be doing tonight then? Swipe, swipe, swipe…

Thanks for reading …

N x

STYLE: Mixed Prints – OOTD

We’re enjoying a long weekend here in the UK, this due to it being the last official bank holiday until Christmas (yes I said – only 120 something days left!)

The weather whilst still slightly warm, is getting noticeable cooler. Here’s what I wore today…

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Top – H&M 
Skirt – H&M 
Sandals – NEXT
Watch – ToyWatch
Bag – Louis Vuitton 

I hope your having a lovely weekend!

N x

STYLE: handmadecharlie – Review

I will let the pictures do the talking first shall I……

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My birthday is well and truly over, and the month of July is sadly drawing quite quickly to close.

The pictures above shows you one of the lovely gifts I received from my bestie.

It was purchased from a company called handmadecharlie.

My necklace is handmade from: sterling silver, fabric, paper and resin. It’s lovely to know I’m wearing something which has not been machine produced.

Designs are based on old fashioned florals and fabrics. (I love the vintage inspiration!).

The website confirms all jewellery is made by the owner, Charlotte – in the lovely city of Birmingham, UK.

Whilst there is a website and ETSY to buy other designs, I’ve noticed Charlotte also makes good use of the popular areas in and around Birmingham to sell her jewellery such as Moseley arts market, regular Digbeth market events – check out the twitter @handmadecharlie for updates.

I think jewellery by handmadecharlie are gorgeous pieces and make lovely gifts for family and friends.

It’s worth taking a look at the website and if you live in or near Birmingham or are ever visiting Birmingham I think it would be worth checking out handmadecharlie.

Thanks for reading …

N x

STYLE: Hashtag Normcore, The New Movement!

You tell me?

Reading a copy of Grazia on Saturday I came across an article talking about this new style trend, craze, movement …call it what you like it’s the new style buzz word around the cool kids!

I also researched Vogue online to find out their take on it!

The history of #Normcore according to Vogue, this new styling is born out of William Gibson’s (science fiction writer) first painting which represented the look through one of his characters, which in short was referred to as a functional non descript dresser. Read more here about what Vogue makes of #Normcore.

It seems, no longer is it about flashing labels and dressing like your loaded, actually it’s about non descript un-identifiable bland fashion and bland in a good way … But overstated!

I’m thinking….Is this someone’s sick idea of a joke…. Secretly I like it and think its genius …. Am I weird?

How I would wear #Normcore….

The white trainer (sneaker), which must be whiter than white.

The denim jeans, or should I say the said jean of choice should be a Levi 501…. In my case it would be GAP jeans…..Oooo I love a good pair of straight cut GAP Jeans.

Plain white tee, plain pull over (black, grey, navy) …. Just un-identifiable nothing-ness and sometimes it’s nice just not to be a walking advert for brands!

Here’s some of my Normcore picks…. Which I am going to try not to mention where the clothing is from (although I a sure you can tell where some are from) in keeping with all things #Normcore and the unidentifiable…

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Yes I know all very boring and bland looking….

Thanks for reading! x

STYLE: The Oscars 2014 – Who… Wore….What?

So I’m sure most of the world tuned into The Oscars last night …..Sadly I didn’t (as I needed an early night last night after a fun filled weekend – more on that later in the week! ) I do hope to catch up on The Oscars later in the week via TiVO.

So who… wore …what ….simply means this evening I have been catching up on The Oscars best dressed list via Styleite and whilst it would be relatively safe for me to write about Lupita N’yongo (who by the way I think pulled off another winner in the style stakes wearing a Prada pastel gown).

I have to talk about another lady who I feel brought about an effortlessness to her attire….. That lady being Anne Hathaway who wore Gucci.

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Who doesn’t love Anne Hathaway, I’m probably going to sound really predictable here and say I most loved Anne in her role playing ‘Andi’ the aspiring journalist in the Devil Wears Prada, who ventured into the wonderful world of fashion and landed a job ‘most girls would kill for’ working for the editor in chief of a fashion magazine (played by Meryl Streep). I won’t give you chapter and verse of the film, it’s an adaptation of the Lauren Weisberger novel which has the same name (and which I also think is a great read!)

So any way, as I loved what Anne wore on the red carpet for The Oscars, I thought I would look around for inspiration in stores right now… And at a fraction of the Gucci price tag:

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I stumbled upon this Coast Aura Maxi dress currently being sold at Debenhams and on sale now for £156 originally £195.

I think this dress would look lovely when paired with a small black clutch bag and shoes. It’s just a shame I have no swanky evening soirées lined up any time soon! Ah such is life…*sigh*

Who were your style inspirations on The Oscars red carpet last night?

Thanks for reading! N x