Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!


So here we are, New Year's Eve! 
It really doesn't seem that long ago since I was was writing this same post last year. 2012 has been a great year for me, and I'm excited to embrace whatever 2013 has in store!

Thank you to all of my readers for your continued support, comments and encouragement.
Wishing you all a fabulous evening and a bright start to the new year!

Laura
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Image via Everything Fab


Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday's Fancies: New Years Eve


Not only does today mark 1 year of linking up with Friday's Fancies on Long Distance Loving, it's also my 400th post! And what better way to celebrate than with some sparkly New Years Eve attire! I love this shade of green, especially when paired with gold accessories. This girl is not sick of glitter just yet :) Roll on the festivities!

Have a fabulous weekend all!

Laura
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Time...




Hello all!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 
The past few days have been a whirlwind of eating, drinking, dressing up and present giving. I can't believe how fast the time has gone! It has been so nice to get a chance to relax with family and catch up with friends too!

Here's a little round up of what I've been wearing....

Laura
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Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas


It is most definitely my favourite time of the year! 
Wishing all of my readers a very Merry Christmas. I hope the days ahead are full of sparkle and magic!

Laura
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Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday's Fancies: Holiday Best


Happy Friday all!
It has been a busy week, but finally it's almost time for the holidays to start! With 'Holiday Best' as today's Friday's Fancies theme, I had to break out this red dress again. Teamed with a little glitter and statement jewelley, it's the ideal look for any festive gathering over the next few days.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I'm looking forward to catching up with friends over a few cocktails tomorrow night. I've been busy gathering inspiration on Pinterest and I think these strawberry Santas will definitely have to feature at my party :)




Laura
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Pamper time..


We all deserve a little bit of pampering at this time of year. With glamorous parties to prepare for and days spent running around the shops, it's nice to unwind with some indulgent skincare. I was very excited to receive this beautiful package from Sanctuary recently, and I couldn't wait to try out the goodies inside.

Containing everything from bubble bath and body scrub, to hand cream and mini nail files, this set would make a lovely gift for your mum, sister or best friend this Christmas. The first thing that drew me in was the divine citrus scent, lightly perfumed and long lasting on the skin. My favourite product was without a doubt the body butter, which melted into my skin with ease, leaving it feeling smooth and refreshed. The handcream is also great, and just the right size for popping in your handbag for an instant moisture boost when you are on the go.

The only product I have yet to try is the luxury bath float, so that is definitely on the 'to do' list before Christmas! I just need to find a few hours for a little at home spa time :)

Best of all, this set is only £20! Visit Sanctuary to explore their gorgeous range of Christmas gift ideas.

Laura
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*This set was sent to me to review by Sanctuary. All words and opinions are my own

Monday, 17 December 2012

Style Star: Blake Lively


Happy Monday all! It's the last working one before Christmas :)

In honour of the last ever episode of Gossip Girl, Blake Lively is this week's Style Star. While Blair was always my favourite character in the show, there's no denying Miss Serena has serious style. I love this Isabel Marant leather dress and her hair is gorgeous too!

Who else is looking forward to the series finale? Will the real Gossip Girl be revealed at last?

Laura
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Friday's Fancies: Serious Sparkle


I've already done a post on sparkly party wear, but in honour of Friday's Fancies, here we go again! After all, a girl can never have enough glitter. I fell in love with this dress when I saw it on Carrie Underwood recently and it is definitely one for the lust list! Wouldn't it be perfect for New Year's Eve?

This weekend I'll be busy finishing all of my shopping and getting everything wrapped up - a task I look forward to every year! My gold & black gift wrap is ready and waiting since late November!

Visit Long Distance Loving for more sparkly looks!

Have a fabulous weekend.

Laura
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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Luxe Loungewear


After all of the glitz and glamour, there's nothing nicer than cosy days indoors over the holiday season. It's the one time of the year where it's acceptable to stay in your PJs all day! I've always been obsessed with pretty loungewear and I love to have everything co-ordinating. Soft, sumptuous fabrics and luxe cashmere are guaranteed to make you feel glamorous as you unwind in style.

Laura
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Miranda for Mango



I was very excited to hear the recent news that Miranda Kerr is set to become the new face of Mango, taking over from Kate Moss. It's a match made in fashion heaven! I love the brand and it fits her style perfectly. Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming Spring collection. I can't wait to see more!

Laura
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Beautiful Gifts...


Beautifully packaged sets are an ideal gift for any beauty obsessed girl at Christmas.
I love trying new products or receiving my favourites packaged up in festive style! Here are a few of my top picks...

John Frieda Full Repair Range: One of my favourite launches this year, this range leaves hair feeling silky and light with a gorgeous glossy shine. It's a must for over-processed hair in need of a moisture surge. Enriched with Inca Inchi oil, the deep conditioning treatment is a lovely treat for parched tresses.

Clinique Chubby Sticks: I'm addicted to my Chubby Sticks and tempted to buy this set for myself! Containing 5 miniature colours, she'll never be stuck for a pop of shine with this collection. Ideal for the girl on the go, there's one for her bag, her car, her desk drawer and her secret stash!

Jo Malone: Another classic gift for any beauty lover, Jo Malone scents are always sublime and the packaging is such a treat to open on Christmas morning.

Mac Brush Set: Easily one of their best Christmas sets yet, I love everything about the MAC Making Pretty holiday collection. Bows and pink trims...need I say anymore!

Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Bath & Body Trio: It's always nice to give a gift that someone wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves. This bath and body set is an indulgent treat for someone who deserves a little pampering!

Laura
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Monday, 10 December 2012

Weekend Style...


I've been looking at lots of capes recently and finally settled on this open knitted one from Vero Moda. It's so warm and cosy, almost like being wrapped up in a blanket! I also wore my new Zara TRF boots for the first time yesterday - they come in black too and they are perfect for wearing with casual skinny jeans and leggings! 

Laura
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Friday, 7 December 2012

Friday's Fancies: Pretty in Plaid


Happy Friday all!
For this week's plaid inspired Friday's Fancies, I've got my eye on this gorgeous check cape by Numph!It's almost like a blanket and looks so cosy! Keep the rest of look simple with black skinny jeans for easy relaxed weekend style.

Laura
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Style Star: Miranda Kerr


Miranda Kerr is back on my Style Star radar once again! I love this off duty look, that is both cosy and chic. A statement coat and eye catching accessories are all she needs to make her skinny jeans and tee combo look uber glamorous!

Laura
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Spring Preview: Reiss


Christmas planning is in full swing but the fashion world is already looking ahead to Spring! When the new Reiss lookbook popped into my inbox this week, I couldn't resist a peek. The new collection 'celebrates modern femininity at its most wearable'. Colours are cool and prints are vibrant, with a wonderful mix of fabrics and textures. I love all of these fresh, minimalistic looks - and how fabulous are the shoes?

Laura
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Monday, 3 December 2012

Sparkly Days...


At this time of year, sparkles are a must for both day or night! These glittery knits are perfect for a adding a dose of festive cheer. I've styled them up with tailored shorts, for a look that is both cosy and chic! I'm very tempted by the blush Oasis number! 

Laura
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Saturday, 1 December 2012

December GIVEAWAY!!


I'm very excited about today's post! Not only is it the the start of the official countdown to Christmas, I've also got a fabulous giveaway to announce!

Last week I was lucky enough to receive some gorgeous jewellery from Argento, and I'm thrilled to team up with them to offer one of my readers the opportunity to win this gorgeous Disco Ball bracelet!



All you have to do is be a follower of my blog via google friend connect or twitter. Then visit the Argento website (here) and leave a comment below telling me what item would be top of your Christmas wishlist!  Don't forget to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact the lucky winner!

The lovely people at Argento are also offering my readers an exclusive 20% off their Dirty Ruby, Karma and Disco Ball ranges. Just enter BLOG20 to redeem your discount!

Good Luck!

Laura
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Image via, collage Styled by Laura



Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: Dress Yourself


Hello weekend and happy Friday friends!

When set the challenge of pulling together a look that is 'totally me' for today's Friday's Fancies, a combination of bows, glitter and blush tones was a natural choice! It doesn't matter how many bow adorned pieces I have in my wardrobe, I'm always drawn to them when I hit the shops. The same can be said for my love of neutral tones. As anyone who regularly reads this blog will have noticed, I'm all about the soft, girly, sparkly details! That being said, I like to create a balance of pretty and chic, so a pair of leather look trousers add the perfect edge to this outfit!

What's your signature style?

Laura
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

A Tiffany Christmas



There's nothing quite like a bit of Tiffany magic to instill that warm, fuzzy, festive feeling! I'm always mesmerised by their stunning advertising campaigns and window displays, and this year is no different.  
I love the concept of these homely scenes, currently on display in the windows of the flagship Fifth Avenue store. The level of detail is incredible!

What I wouldn't give to peer into these in person!

Laura
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Images via Tiffany


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Festive Red...


Whether you're off to party or just looking for a pop of colour on a cold winter's day, a flash of red is sure to inject a dose of glamour to any look! I love red teamed with classic neutral accessories, as seen at Jil Sander this Fall. I've already got my red dress ready for the party season, but I have always wanted a red coat for Christmas morning! These gorgeous Louboutins remain on my lust list too, with their famed crimson soles offering the perfect finishing touch to any red ensemble!

Laura
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Style Star: Emma Stone


This week's Style Star goes to Emma Stone, looking suitably festive in Burberry at the recent CDFA/Vogue  Fashion Fund Awards. I love the peplum and sequins combo! 

Laura
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Weekend Style...


Happy Monday all!
I had a lovely quiet weekend, spent getting decorations ready for Christmas and planning all of my party outfits. I'm so excited for the festive season to begin! 

For lunch yesterday, I pulled out my new H&M faux leather skirt, teaming it with a cosy Zara jumper and black tights. The pale pink hue was just what I needed to brighten up a dull, wet Sunday!

Laura
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday's Fancies: All Black




How is it Friday again already?! Each week seems to be going quicker than the last, as we head full on into the festive season! Today's all black outfit an ideal a day to evening look. Skinny black jeans are a staple of mine and I've dressed them up here with a beautiful Karen Millen lace top. Killer heels, a glam clutch and gitzy earrings add the perfect finishing touch.

Have a great weekend, and happy shopping for anyone braving the Black Friday sales stateside!

Laura
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Argento Jewels....


My Monday was made a whole lot brighter this week, with a gorgeous delivery from Argento jewellery! I was delighted to receive some fabulous pieces from the beautiful Karma collection and I cant't wait to experiment with them over the party season!

The heart necklace and silver bracelet are gorgeous and would make ideal Christmas gifts! I also love the statement vintage necklace - perfect for jazzing up an all black look for a night out! 

As someone who gets very excited about packaging (!), I loved the red festive envelope that everything arrived in! It was like Christmas had come early as I found three boxes inside, each one containing a  little pouch with the goodies wrapped carefully in tissue paper.

The Argento website has a wonderful range of brands to choose from, at great prices too.
It's an ideal one-stop shop for Christmas gifts, or if you just feel like treating yourself to something special! I've already got my eye on this gorgeous pearl bracelet!

Wishing all of my American readers a very happy Thanksgiving today!

Laura
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*These items were sent to me c/o Argento. All words and opinions expressed are my own