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I know that mermaids and unicorns are EVERYWHERE at the moment and there are some super tacky bits out there… BUT some of us have loved unicorns and mermaids since way before they were cool and their new mainstream appeal only means that there’s even more amazing-ness out there for us to collect and covet. Totes like Ariel in her cave :).

You might have seen my post with some great Unicorn gifts, this time I’m all about the mermaid vibes, shells and holographic wonderousness. I’ve trawled the internet for my favourite mermaid themed goodies and gifts.

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?


  1. Mermaid Passport Holder – £8 – ASOS
  2. Spectrum: The Glam Clam – £60 – Beauty Bay (Please note family members, if I don’t get this for Christmas I will cry my eyes out).
  3. Mermaid Shell Backpack – £30 – Skinnydip
  4. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults – £6.49 – Amazon
  5. Mermaid Shell in Pink Glitter – £30 – Skinnydip
  6. Mermaid Holographic Shell T-Shirt – £17.53 – Etsy
  7. Set of 2 Plastic Exercise Books – £15 – Paperchase
  8. iPhone 6S Plus Case In Holographic Snake – £8 – ASOS
  9. Holographic Shell Watch – £18 – ASOS
  10. Iridescent Lunch Bag – £14 – Paperchase
  11. Sea Shell Locket – £7.91 – Etsy
  12. Mermaid Snack Pots – £8 – Paperchase

Hope you all have a mermaizing day!
love EJ xo



Embroidery is EVERYWHERE this season – as already discussed in my previous post :). A great way to mix it into your wardrobe in a versatile fashion is in bags. Plus who doesn’t love an excuse for a new handbag?! Stick with a black background with bright and colourful embroidery to keep it chic and easy to wear with anything!

From intricate floral patterns to cheeky lipstick and emoji motifs, embroidery is the fun way to add interest to your look this autumn, so all aboard the embroidery train! While you’re waiting at the platform, have a browse some of my high street favourites…


  1. Embroidered Clutch – £29.99 – Zara
  2. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Envelope Clutch Bag – £16 – ASOS
  3. Mix & Match Mini Crossbody Bag – £35.99 – Zara
  4. Black embroidered velvet clutch – £30 – River Island
  5. Quilted Patches Crossbody Bag – £45.99 – Zara
  6. Black Embroidered Floral Print Chain Shoulder Bag – £19.99 – New Look
  7. Embroidered Detail Crossbody Bag – £45.99 – Zara
  8. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Rose Cross Body Bag – £20 – ASOS

Alternatively, if you’ve got a favourite black bag you want to instantly make on trend, or you’re on a budget… Why not buy some embroidered patches to stitch on? Take a look at just a few available online, or pop into your local haberdashery where they will have countless others to choose from! Or take a look on Etsy for dozens of super cute, unique patches here.


  1. Skinnydip x Coca Cola Patches – £12 – ASOS
  2. Evil Eye Iron on Patch – £1.89 – Etsy
  3. Ohh Deer Get Lost Patch – £4.95 – ASOS
  4. Embroidered sew on applique patch – £3.69 – Etsy
  5. Thunderbolt Iron-On Patch – £2.30 – Etsy
  6. Orelia Star Patch – £5
  7. Embroidered ‘FRIES BEFORE GUYS’ junk food patch – £4.99 – Etsy
  8. Skinnydip Wild Child Iron On Patches£10  £6 – ASOS

Happy patching pals!
love EJ xo





I am in LOVE with all of these lovely little (and some not so little) gifts and cute items that are amazing, but you’d not usually buy for yourself… Unless you were looking for a special treat 🙂
Hint hint family members – Christmas isn’t miles away now!

Take a look at some of my favourite unicorn bits and bobs below – mostly below £10, all below £40!


  1. iPhone SE/5/5S Glitter Unicorn Case– £18 – Skinnydip
  2. Silver Plated Unicorn Necklace – £19 – Estella Bartlett (I own this in rose gold – GREAT work leaving present)
  3. Unicorn Robe – £30 – ASOS
  4. Unicorn Mood Light – £8.95 – Mythological Lighting
  5. Unicorn Print Always Be Yourself – £9.99 – Etsy
  6. Unicorn Cookie Cutter – £5 – Meri Meri (NEED THIS!)
  7. Keep Calm and Colour Unicorns – £4.99 – ASOS
  8. Unicorn Light Up Slippers – £39.99 – The Gift Oasis
  9. Sterling Silver Unicorn Bracelet – £38 – Dogeared (YES PLEASE!)
  10. NPW Unicorn Tape Dispenser – £10 – ASOS

I hope you all have mythical and wonderful Fridays!

love EJ xo


So, the bralet trend isn’t a new one, but it’s certainly one that I’m on board with!

As a larger busted lady, I can’t partake in this day-to-day, I need the support! However there’s nothing I love more than getting home after a long day at work and ditching the bra. For those of you blessed with the ability to go bra-less or to live without wires, the hottest trend by far at the moment is the lace bralet. Team your delicate and feminine bralet with the masculine staple of an over-sized shirt for an immediately chic look. Add in some faded, distressed denim for the ultimate cool.

When it comes to colours, the darker the better for the bralet – think black, navy and deep wine colours. And for the shirt, lighter is fresher, you can’t beat a crisp white shirt or a lovely light blue.


So whether you’re looking for a casual but sexy evening look, or if you’re just on the look out for something a little more sexy and comfortable to slip into in the comfort of your own home, I’ve scoured the high street for the best out there…

shirts and bralets

  1. Daisy Lace Non Wire Soft Bralet – £12 – Next
  2. Warehouse Relaxed Curved Hem Shirt – £29 – Warehouse
  3. Gilly Hicks Removable-Pads Lace Triangle Bralette – £14 – Hollister
  4. ASOS Soft Twill Oversized Shirt – £36.00 – ASOS
  5. Lace triangle bra – £19.99 – Mango
  6. Monki Oversized Shirt – £25.00 – ASOS
  7. Triangle lace bra – £19.99 – Mango
  8. Warehouse Oversized Shirt – £32 – Warehouse
  9. Aerie Lace Cross-Back Bralette – £18.00 – American Eagle
  10. Oversized cotton shirt – £29.99 – H&M
  11. Wavy Hem Scalloped Bralette – £7.69 – Etsy
  12. Long Sleeve Frill Back Shirt – £36.00 – Topshop
  13. Lace Detailed Bralet – £22.00 – Topshop
  14. Slim Boyfriend White Shirt with Pleat Detail Back – £25.00 – ASOS

love EJ xo


This summer it’s all about the Swimsuit. Bikinis are great for the tan, but for style 2016 = the year of the one-piece. It’s all about the bright colours, high leg cut and low scooped back – 80’s throwbacks galore! Mix your bold and bright swimsuit with a stand out slogan to be instantly on trend.

Private Party

I am loving the slogan swimsuits by Private Party (available on ASOS) – they have great colours, slogans and a really sexy, but flattering shape. HOWEVER they’re also £65 – fine if you’re pushing the boat out, but if you’re holding on tight to the purse strings this summer then never fear as I’ve scoured the net for the best slogan swimmers around… Take a look at my top picks:


  1. BAE WATCH – £7.06 – eBay
  2. BEACH SQUAD – £17.99 – New Look
  3. SUN SQUAD – £20 – boohoo
  4. DOPE – £20 – PrettyLittleThing
  5. ST TROPEZ – £24 – Missguided
  6. MERMAID – £42.97 – Etsy (not quite as cheap, but needed to include this one!)
  7. LOVE – £32 – Vero Moda
  8. SUNS OUT BUNS OUT – £18 – Missguided
  9. NOT YOUR BAE – £14.99 – H&M
  10. PALM SPRINGS – £28 – Topshop

Hope you find something you like!
Why not pair your new swimsuit with an amazing inflatable for the pool?!

Have a wonderful summer all!
love EJ xo