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