Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Figleaves Press Day & Some Gift Idea's

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending the Figleaves press day at Claridges.  This post has been a while coming as to cut a long story short, the beautiful bra set that was gifted to me didn't fit and I was then sent a voucher.  Well I've finally spent it hence I can now include it in my post and round up of the lovely day I had.  Figleaves have some stunning lingerie in for anyone who wants to give a subtle yet easy hint to their other half.  A couple of my favourites below. 

For the more 'comfortable' lounge dressers amongst us they had the cutest selection of slippers lined up - the Ugg ones being my favourite.  Followed by the cashmere - oh the cashmere, I homed straight in on this part of the closet.  They had their own range as well as some DKNY.

It's all about the hearts!
Don't forget they sell Men's items too - great for gifts if you are stuck!
The setting wasn't bad either!

Not only did I get to browse their collection but I was given a gorgeous manicure, what a treat!  And it lasted well over a week as well - that's a record!
Bracelets; Annie Haak, Valentino & Tiffany
A hazy lift selfie of my outfit, it was the Summer holidays and whilst rushing the get the children ready there was no time to ask anyone to take a semi-decent picture of what I wore!

Top; Sandro
Bag; Balenciaga
Jeans; Gap
Shoes; Hobbs
So after coming back from my hot Summer holiday to our very cold weather, it was only fitting I upgraded my PJ's as I wanted something warm and cosy.  I'd heard of Cyberjammies before but didn't own a pair and these were 100% brushed cotton so I though I'd give them a go.  Not forgetting my slight cashmere addiction I also grabbed some socks with it in!

When they arrived I was sold straight away - the pyjamas are the softest, most comfortable pair I own.  Aside from when they have to be washed, they have pretty much been worn non stop since I've had them.  I tried to take a photo of me in them but decided it really wasn't necessary for you to see me in that light, there are some things that really don't need to be shared!  Oh and the socks, another fab find.  I can honestly say both have been welcome additions to my wardrobe - and I don't have to say that either I promise!

When I spent my voucher I was just thinking 'warm cosy treat' - and why not.  However only today did I even think to check if they had this fabulous bra I found at the CK outlet in the Summer.  Low and behold, they stock it, oops!  So this is probably what I should have bought, the Calvin Klein Push Positive bra at £42.00.  If like me you struggle with bras and wires digging in, this is amazing.  There are no wires but still enough padding to help what I have!

Yes, all those pretty lingerie pieces and I chose to buy pi's.......!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

My Christmas Party Outfit

My silk Uniqlo shirt was worn for the first time at the week-end for my husbands works Christmas party.  Over the many years he's been there it's been a bit of an evolution as far as my party froc is concerned.  I used to stress for months in advance and buy such a sparkly dress I would rarely have the occasion for it again nor would dream of wearing it to the next Christmas party they threw.  The dress code has also got more relaxed, smart trousers are accepted and peoples outfits really vary.  I really didn't want to buy something I was never going to wear again.  I already had everything in my wardrobe apart from the shirt.  I grabbed this when it was on sale last month for £19.90.  

It was far too cold to stand outside for a more scenic shot and was dark anyway.  Must work on finding a good corner somewhere in my house for photos and better lighting!
I decided last minute on my shoes and accessories.  I did a shout out on my Facebook page as to which shoes a while ago.  It was either a suede bow court or these animal ones.  The majority ruled so animal it was!  I really fancied clashing a little more so went with my blue clutch and red festive nails but put a little more blue in with my bracelets as well just so there was some more colour elsewhere on me!

Skirt; H&M
Bracelets; Swarovski & Annie Haak
Clutch; Miu Miu
Shoes; Mulberry
Just peeping through my shirt was my little diamond heart necklace

Because they deserved a picture all of their very own!  'Strokeable' as well!
We completely forgot to get a proper shot together, this was a quick one taken by a friend!
So are you all party ready?  Have you purchased a new froc or recycling current pieces with the odd new one thrown in?  I am really pleased with how my outfit turned out.  I love the skirt, it's a real show piece as has a lot of volume to it.  I can't believe I nearly returned it!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Ash Jalouse Boots

I mentioned a few posts ago that I had made a sneaky purchase at the Ash sample sale.  It wasn't planned, they weren't on my shopping list (bugger, forgot to do one for this month, oops!) and truth be told I didn't 100% need them BUT, I'm not sure what I was wearing before as they've lived on my feet since.  They are a great heel, not too high or short, I adore the suede and the distressed worn look and they are very comfortable.  The way the boot dips at the front really elongates the leg, especially when worn with skirts and dresses.  I actually changed into them as soon as I bought them in London and walked around the city in them for the rest of the day, which is really unlike me - I do tend to mull over a purchase for a little too long!

My PTA Christmas Fayre outfit - I stood on a stall for hours in them!
Jumper & Jeans; Topshop
Boots; Ash

My cashmere jumper I bought from M&S in the Summer months was worn today, it's so warm and snuggly.  I returned it as it went down again and ended up paying something like £32 for it from their Autograph section, it was £129 full price.  I know, I know, a proper bargain hunter that's me!

Jumper; M&S
Jeans; Topshop
Boots; Ash
Tail; My cat Lizzie's - not mine!

A closer picture of the worn/aged look
I paid £75 for these from the sample sale but they retail at about £145.  They are true to size but can be a little tight getting on to start with.  There were also navy and grey ones but these fitted the best and I have some old black Topshop boots that 'needed' to be replaced (after I found these and justified them to myself of course!).

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