Top 3 Websites for Vintage & Antique Lovers

Today’s post is all about some online gems that I love to scour when I’m after vintage and retro pieces or just to pass the time! I hope you like them. First up is We Are Cow – this is an amazing vintage & retro shop and online store. I’m lucky enough to have one on my doorstep in Nottingham but they also have stores in Manchester, Birmingham & Sheffield. Luke and I often pop in for a browse when we’re in town, it’s such a cool shop. I’ve picked three of my favourite pieces that they’ve had new in online recently to share with you guys. I love this blue denim midi skirt, this digital print boxy dress and this polka dot jumpsuit.

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Wish List – The Pandora Edit

It’s about to hit November and people will soon begin to lose their minds over the excitement and stress of Christmas! It’s true, it happens to the best of us, I’ve just been reminded that it’s only 58 days until the big day, how did this happen!? I don’t even have a single clue what I want for Christmas right now, let alone what I’m going to buy for anyone else! But to give a little helping hand to those awesome people who are on the ball and already Christmas shopping (you’re amazing!) I’ve picked out my top 5 pieces for thoughtful Christmas gifts from Gift & Wrap‘s Pandora range. (I also like all of these pieces, FYI any one who’d LOVE to buy me a pretty Christmas present!)

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ASOS Mid-Season Sale Picks: Dresses

ASOS are cracking out another lovely little sale and of course I’m straight on it and on the hunt for some bargains! I’ve picked out six of my favourite dresses from the sale that would be great for everyday work wear and a few that could be easily dressed up and taken out for after work drinks!

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Glamorous Cocoon Cardigan

Another super cosy addition to my winter wardrobe is this Glamorous Cocoon Cardigan. This is so soft and comfortable, it’s perfect for dressing up in the day and wearing to work, this is a typical work outfit for me! It’s also amazing if you want to cuddle up on the sofa with some leggings – the perfect winter investment! I’m wearing it with my new favourite Warehouse skirt, some lovely chunky ASOS Chelsea boots and an ASOS v-neck tee.

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Monochrome Sports Luxe

This post is all about the softest, buttery leather skirt I have ever seen! It’s so comfy and easy to wear, it goes with anything but for this outfit post I decided to go for a more casual look with my Nike Air Max Thea trainers & a Vans t-shirt. This skirt is from Warehouse, a brand I’ve often walked past I’ll admit it, in favour of other places like Zara but I will definitely be shopping there more in the future. I’ve recent just bought the leather jacket in a wish list post I did a few weeks ago and I’ve been so impressed with it. I had a faux-leather skirt from Miss Selfridge which was a size too big for me and looked nowhere near as nice as this one so that’s been forever shunned in the place of this beauty! My favourite new A/W piece. Check out the rest of the skirts at Warehouse, you’ll definitely find one that you’ll love!

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Boohoo Maxi Dress Holiday Style

Let me introduce you to one of my favourite holiday outfits, the Boohoo Maxi Dress. I love the pattern, the back detailing and the split up the sides. I always find maxi dresses really hard to walk in because my legs get all tangled up but this one is super flowy and easy to move around in! I had to get this dress taken in as it was swamping me as it only came in S/M/L which is always dangerous sizing ground I think but my all star Mummy took it in for me.

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The 5-Piece A/W Monochrome Wishlist

Today, I’ve got a little wish list of AW lovelies that I’ve got my eye on. First up is this Marc Jacobs watch from Watches2U, I was recently having a little Google sesh for a leather strap watch and I came across this MJ one on Watches2U, isn’t it lovely? Next up is this beautiful Matt & Nat Bag from ASOS. It’s such a classic and simple design and it looks amazing quality. Continuing the leather love-in I’ve got this Warehouse Rib Sleeve Biker Jacket included. This may have already made it’s way into my wardrobe but it’s so beautiful I couldn’t not put it in my wish list to share it with you guys! Also, Warehouse are doing 20% student discount at the moment so definitely get your skates on and take advantage of that.

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Holiday Style Inspiration

Today’s post is coming at you scheduled in as I’m currently in sunny Portugal with my boyfriend and the in-laws, hopefully having an amazing time. The only issues I had with going on holiday were, a) I’m terrible at packing and b) I’m terrible at outfit planning and you kind of need to be able to do both to go on holiday when you’re trying to pack light! We do that penny saving thing of only taking hand-luggage which is an awesome idea and it also makes you take less stuff and really think through what you’re going to wear. Hopefully I’ll have a holiday style diary to share with you guys next week when I’m back because I have meticulously planned my evening outfits!

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Urban Outfitters #UOLeicester Store Launch

This week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the opening of Urban Outfitters in Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre. When I visited the Nottingham opening a few months ago, it was really fun. Urban Outfitters always put on great events and this one was no different! There were muffins, for a start and we were able to take home a piece from the collection and get 30% off anything else that we bought on the day. I chose this lovely Pins & Needles Tartan Shirt and some black rip-knee Cheap Monday jeans.

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Clarks X Orla Kiely AW Collaboration

The ‘Queen of Prints’ Orla Kiely is on for her second collaboration with classic British footwear brand and one of my personal favourites – Clarks. This capsule collection of six shoe styles for the Autumn Winter season  is synonymous of the 60s and 70s, fueled by colour and chunky style and the attention to detail is absolutely amazing. The collection was previewed at London Fashion Week in February ’14 and is perfect for the vintage/retro lover going into the colder months. Here’s a snapshot of the whole capsule collection, all of the styles come in at least two different colour-ways.

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