There are few things that give you that skip in your step, but new shoes sure are one of them. I am so loving all things lace up at the moment, weather it's dresses, jumpers or in this case shoes. This particular pair are from Public Desire and I'm am always so pleasantly surprised to find how comfortable their shoes are! These are the JULIA heels which are faux suede and come in a range of colours. Now for the bonus. If you love this style... well, you can get them in a range of heel heights in an almost identical style! The slightly lower heeled version is called the SOPHIE and the slighter higher is called the VERA. Meaning you can find the perfect pair for you!
I mean, If you really can't choose then why not buy them all. As it says very well in the quote above, life is short buy the shoes. Oh what a moto to live by! Paired with me Newlook jeans (jeggings - Don't judge) and a simple black blouse. A very simple day to night look, although... toes may get chilly if in these all day!
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Jeans - NEWLOOK
Shoes - PUBLIC DESIRE
Shoes - PUBLIC DESIRE (higher heel)
Shoes - PUBLIC DESIRE (lower heel)
There isn't a day in the week when you don't want to sparkle. I seem to go through phases, I recently decided I wanted all my jewellery to be gold but I am definitely back on the silver wagon and I may just find a happy medium with a little bit of both! My latest jewellery additions are these beautiful rings from Gemporia. I have been struggling to find rings that complement my wedding and engagement ring and finally, these fit the bill perfectly. They are not over powering and are not to contrasting, they just work perfectly along side of my other everyday silver jewellery.
Gemporia launched in 2013 and has since been seen on the likes of Nicole Kidman, Pixie Lott, Karlie Kloss and many more stylish celebs. They use only genuine gemstones and precious metals to create unique and desirable designs.
With such a huge range of styles and designs with a just as wide price bracket, you really can find the perfect selection for you.
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White Topaz Stacking Rings - GEMPORIA
1/4ct Diamond Infinity Ring - GEMPORIA
Navy Jumper - NEWLOOK (similar here)
Anyone who knows me, knows I am an absolute sucker for candles and notepads. I think I am almost at the hoarding stage them, but to me... they are those things that always get used so why not stock up! I was recently contacted by www.joessa.com and am so pleased I have now discovered the company! Providing simple yet luxurious handpicked items, they have everything from candles and notepads to lingerie and home ware.
I have been lucky enough to receive this box of goodies, and when I peeled it open I cannot even explain how amazing the smells were that escaped. I sit here writing this post with the candle in front of me, and yes I am compulsively smelling it.
The candle is a coconut wax blend and smells almost like coconut with a more than a hint of mint which you can imagine is so refreshing and is very suitably called 'recharge'. I actually cant stop smelling it, it's so good!
When a note pad meets marble print, to me that is pretty much perfection! Im a huge fan of anything marble and these mini notepads are perfectly handbag sized.
Now for something very new to me, a washable paper bag!
When I saw this I kind of thought to my self... why has no one thought of this before! It folds up small so is great for travelling and then pops open to hold all your essentials. I think this would be really great to store make up in or perfect for keeping soaps and because it's washable, you can rinse it when it inevitably gets grubby.
Lastly, this gorgeous and simple kilner jar. I really love just putting one stem in a vase as I think it really delicate and all the attention is on the one flower. This kilner jar is perfect for that and I think three in a row would look so gorgeous on a window sill or mantle piece.
All of this items are of the highest quality which I was so pleasantly surprised by. They would make the most perfect gifts and am dreading the candle running low and the soap running out... My home has never smelt so amazing and calm.
In the words of the founder her self '' Preserve in life with positive expectations and your life will reveal the most beautiful of things'' - Josephina Taylor
The backpack: An essential item for those of us who need to walk/shop/do whatever we need to do whilst being hands free. The backpack was apparently invented in 1967 by Greg Lowe (little history lesson for you there) and has since evolved in to a wide range of styles with the majority of fashion brands having their own. From the super practical to the stylish ‘It’ bag, we’ve seen it all.
I admit I temporarily lost my love for the backpack in Year 7 when my bag was almost as big and as heavy as me and all I really wanted was a handbag… but luckily I have since rediscovered the practicality and the style that goes with it. Sophie Fleming Is a relatively new brand where each and every backpack is handmade here in England. Made from the highest quality vegetable tanned leather with fittings imported specially from Italy.
In the word’s of the designer herself “I designed this backpack out of a personal need that could not be met from the High Street or Designers at the time; firstly when I became an avid cyclist as a university student, and then when I began commuting to London for my job at Jaeger’s Head Office just off Regent Street. Whilst casual rucksacks were available, I yearned for something that was more formal and structured, with a sense of style and sophistication. Hopefully I have achieved this!” and she absolutely has!
Launched in January 2014, Sophie Fleming backpacks have since been seen In the likes of GQ, Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and more.
Taking you seamlessly from work and meetings to dinner and drinks, I don’t know where I would be without it. Even VOGUE agrees... Read here.
New shoes are guaranteed to put a spring in your step, and these new Public Desire booties didn't fail! The perfect boot/sandal hybrid for the current inbetween season phase (I am desperate for it to be spring!) I have always been a huge fan of khaki, I think it works well with my colouring (even better when I've got a tan!) and absolutely love it paired with other neutrals like, black and white, but also denim blues, camel and of course grey!
Paired with my new kicks, I've kept it simple as I like to a lot of the time. White jeans (because they are not just for summer) with a chunky light grey fisherman style knit, both from Topshop. Also, because every outfit needs something shiny... My Whistles Rivington clutch. Crisp, clean colours creating a fresh spring look while staying warm... possibly minus the toes.
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Boots - PUBLIC DESIRE
Jeans - TOPSHOP
Jumper - TOPSHOP (similar here)
Coat - ZARA (similar here)
Bag - WHISTLES (similar here)