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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HER: UNDER £15!

Christmas is exactly ONE MONTH away!! YAY! WOOP! and other excited noises!

I’m pretty much done with the Xmas shopping – when you’re a shopping addict like me, you start early!! But if you’re still looking for something to grab for a special someone, or a secret santa or that one friend who you NEVER know what to buy for, then here are a few lovely gifts on the high street and online, perfect for a lovely lady and all for less than £15! Strapped for cash? Take a look at my list of gifts for her for under £10 here :).

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  1. Shopper – £14.99 – H&M
  2. House of Disaster Bunny Storage Pot – £14 – ASOS
  3. Faux Fur Pom Beanie – £12 – Oasis
  4. Nightshirt – £14.99 – H&M
  5. Grey Geo Print Pom Pom Slipper Boots – £12.99 – New Look
  6. Salt & Pepper Wash Bag & Pamper Set – £14.99 – ASOS
  7. House of Disaster Cat Polka Dot Cup and Saucer – £15 – ASOS
  8.  Real Leather Belt – £12.99 – New Look
  9. Sterling Silver Open Heart Necklace – £15 – ASOS
  10. Cream Unicorn Microwaveable Bean Bag – £10.99 – New Look
  11. Glitter Star iPhone 6/6S Case – £14 – Skinnydip
  12. Doiy Rainbow Polaframes – £12 – ASOS
  13. Watch – £14.99 – H&M
  14. Satin kimono – £14.99 – H&M
  15. Ohh Deer Unicorn Case – £12 – ASOS
  16. White Fluffy Dog Slippers – £14.99 – New Look

Happy Christmas Shopping!
Love,
love EJ xo

THE LIGHT AND DARK SIDES OF EMBROIDERY – SHOP THE TREND

There are so many ways to wear one of this summer’s hottest trends – embroidery. It’s colourful, folky and therefore perfect for the summer months! One way to make sure you’re always on trend with the look? Keep the base colour basic. I love embroidery on black and white. There are loads of other colours out there, reds and blues and baby pinks, but I think the timeless looks (and easiest to style) are those that sit on black and white backgrounds.

So which side do you belong to? The dark side – with bright pinks, teals and contrasting white embroidery? Or the light side – whites and creams with bold blues, reds and black embroidery? Maybe some of my favourite options below will help you make up your mind – or show you that you like a little bit of both!

embroidered darkCelebs on the dark side (L-R): Anna Kendrick, Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo
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  1. Short skirt – £19.99 – H&M
  2. Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Envelope Clutch Bag – £16 – ASOS
  3. Embroidered Shirred Dress by Nobody’s Child – £30 – Topshop
  4. Embroidered skirt – £24.99 – H&M
  5. Embroidered Mini Skirt – 29.99 – Zara
  6. Embroidered Dress – £49.99 – Zara
  7. Embroidered Bralet by Glamorous – £39 – Topshop
  8. Embroidered bucket bag – £29.99 – H&M
  9. Floral Embroidered Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £68 – Topshop
  10. Embroidered Lace Pencil Skirt – £70 – Oasis

light celeb embCelebs on the light side (L-R): Kate Middleton, Lily Collins, Katie Holmes, Blake Lively
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  1. Embroidered Jacket – £89.99 – Zara
  2. Glamorous Petite Embroidered Sleeveless Top With Tassel Detail – £41 – ASOS
  3. Orange Tassel Embroidered Tote Bag£24.99  £11 – New Look
  4. Cream Embroidered Trim Fray Hem Cami – £19.99  £11 – New Look
  5. TALL Embroidered Bib Playsuit – £26 – Topshop
  6. White Embroidered Trim Strappy Dress – £29.99 – New Look
  7. Star Mela Placement Floral Embroidered Clutch with Tassel – £49 £22 – ASOS
  8. Embroidered Poplin Shirt – £29.99 – Zara
  9. Embroidered cotton blouse – £35.99 – Mango
  10. Embroidered Contrast Bomber Jacket by Glamorous – £45 – Topshop

And some final top tips? Go for floral and bold and bright for an all over pattern, but tribal, basic and subtle for an embroidered trim. Also try not to over-do your outfit by wearing a heavily embroidered piece with other bold patterns and bright colours – let your embroidered item stand out and do the talking to keep things super chic!

I hope you like the lovely items I’ve pulled together – let me know if you’ve got any great embroidered items this summer and where they’re from!

Love,
love EJ xo

Oasis does Monochrome Palms Perfectly

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I’ve been holiday window shopping and I am obsessed with Oasis‘ monochromatic palm print tops (they have many skirts too, but what can I say? I’m a shorts gal), they are all perfect for the build up to summer and will go with smart black jeans for a day in the office, or denim short shorts for an afternoon in the park.

Allow me to share this perfection with you – gaze upon them at your leisure!

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1. Placement Palm T-Shirt – £35.00 / 2. Placement Palm T-Shirt – £28.00 / 3. Mono Palm Print Top – £35.00

AND THEN, as if those weren’t lovely enough, they go and throw in this beauty. I am in love, there are no two ways about it! Now does it come in tall…?

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Palm Print Playsuit – £50.00

Hats off to you Oasis, you wonderful summer dwelling fashionistas have outdone yourselves. If I had a palm to hand I would gladly fan you with it while feeding you grapes (and wearing that playsuit)!

Love,

love EJ xo

Play it by ear

This season’s hottest jewelry trend is all about the rings, big chunky finger rings and long sparkly earrings. The celebs are all wearing their hair swept back and up with long dangly earrings grazing their sexy bare shoulders. The glitzier the better!

Rachel McAdams :: Carey Mulligan :: Mila Kunis :: Blake Lively

Jessica Szohr :: Taylor Swift :: Leighton Meester :: Nicole Scherzinger

1. Pearl Chandelier Earrings – £14.00 – Topshop

These stunning chandelier earrings are reasonably priced and are glitzy without being tacky. They’re 12cm long, so will rest gently on shoulders and really make a statement.

2. Filigree Earrings – £7.99 – New Look

With the hanging chains adding length to these filigree earrings they will have a nice swing to them. They have tiny diamantes embedded in them to add some sparkle and at such a low price they’re a bargain!

3. Oasis Chandelier Faux Pearl Earrings – £16.00 – ASOS.com

These are probably my favourite design out of them all. They are long and delicate, and the faux pearls add a vintage feel. They’re also studded with diamante so they will shimmer when they catch the light.

4. Erikson Beamon Purple Multi-Leaf Drop Earrings – £12.00 – Debenhams

These earrings apear black at first, but when they catch the light they are really a deep mottled purple. The leaf shapes are similar to those of the earrings worn by Taylor Swift in the image above and create a beautiful shape when put together. They’re also reduced from £15.00, so bargain! Debenhams have so many beautiful earrings on offer, and many of them very reasonably priced, so go and check out their website for more.

5. Coast Venner Earrings – £18.00 – House of Fraser

These stunning earrings really make a statement, with glitz-galore they will add instant Hollywood-glam to any outfit. Too much glitter can look tacky, but these avoid that and add a touch of class, plus with mini dangling diamante disco balls, you’ll be the life and soul of the party!

Also… Go check out places like Primark and Peacocks for earrings on a smaller budget, they always have a wide range of jewelry and you can be sure that prices will be kept low.

Just a Note… If you are going for the long drop look, then make sure they do not conflict with your outfit, you don’t want embellished shoulders getting tangled up with your earrings. The best way to wear the long drop and make a statement is to let them speak for themselves, with a strapless/one shoulder dress, hair swept back and simple make-up.

White Lace for Winter

 

So many celebrities are opting for the white lace look this winter season, so I thought it was fitting to choose 5 amazing items all on  a low budget, so us paupers can try and recreate the look for upcoming Christmas parties!

Lauren Conrad looks stunning in Marchesa at a recent book signing

Milla Jovovich pulls off asymmetrical Emilio Pucci at a recent premiere

1. Embroidered Dress by Pins & Needles £52.00 (available from Urban Outfitters)

So, this is cheating a bit as it’s embroidered, not lace, but the pattern could be easily mistaken for lace, and the shape of the dress is so stunning. With an exposed metal zip in the back, the softness of the shape and fabric is beautifully contrasted.

2. Oasis Lace Skirt £40.00 (available from ASOS.com)

This skirt is sexy and sleek. It could be worn either with a white or nude vest top and bare legs to create a classy nighttime look, or with black tights and boots for the day time.

3. Yumi Cap-sleeve Dress £50.00 (Available from Very.co.uk)

This dress is not quite white, but the creamy colour is gorgeous, it looks amazing with a tan. It’s super short, so there’s a lot of leg on show, but the fact it’s a high neck makes up for that. It’s another one that can either be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

4. Flower Lace Dress £25.00 from Dorothy Perkins.

With a high neck at the front but a low scooping back, this dress makes a real statement. With black tights and Sky-high black heels this is the perfect christmas party look on a budget.

5. One Shoulder Dress £45.00 from Miss Selfridge.

Again, not quite white… But near enough!! One shoulder is very in this season, and the embroidery on the shoulder adds a little something extra to this lacy number. The silvery tint to the dress adds a christmassy feel and would look amazing in a club.

And Finally…. Why try and recreate a look when you can simply buy it?! Taylor Swift wore this gorgeous crochet dress by Reiss to the 2010 Radio 1 Teen Awards in November. Available from the Reiss website for £195, still expensive, but definitely more affordable than the likes of Marchesa!  Click here to buy the dress!

Taylor Swift wearing Reiss