Saturday, 30 January 2016

My Wishlist : Topshop

Topshop is one of my favourite high street brands and so I thought it was only right that I put together a wishlist of items that I am loving so far this year from their new season arrivals.

It literally gets to this time of the month (around payday) and my online browsing just seems to step up a level or two! My wishlist items and basket seem to fill pretty quickly without me even noticing how much it's going up by - whoops!

So i'm going to share with you my picks from Topshop and what I'm lusting over ....

Mega Buckle Boots £89
Buy here 

Knitted Midi Dress £39
Buy here 

Harriett Stud Strap Boots £82
Buy here 

MOTO Mid-Blue Mom Jeans £40 
Buy here 

Brushed Joggers Grey £25
Buy here

Multi Pocket Jacket Khaki £45
Buy here 

MOTO Block Stripe Shirt £36
Buy here 

RAVELA Laser Cut Out Sandals £68
Buy here 


Jersey Sporty Crop Top £10
Buy here

Saddle Bag with Ring Detail £32
Buy here 

Leather Biker Jacket £165
Buy here

These are just a few on my wishlist - how good right ?
Let me know your favourites?! 


Friday, 29 January 2016

My Wishlist : RIVER ISLAND

Welcome back! 

I've decided that as it is the first month of 2016 and there are so many new Season styles making their way onto the high street and online that I would put together a 'wishlist' post to let you all know what i'm really liking at the moment. 

Perfect for treating yourself to some payday treats i've selected my favourites from RIVER ISLAND

I will also provide links to the items so that you 'click to buy' 

Tan Suede Lace-Up Heeled Shoe Boots £60
Buy here 

Black Suede Fringed Stiletto Heels £58
Buy here 
(also available in Khaki)

Cream Knitted Lace-Up Slouchy Jumper £36
Buy here 

Black Smart D-Ring Culotte Jumpsuit £45
Buy here 

Beige Lace-up Utility Mini Skirt £30
Buy here 

Light Pink Tassel Front Saddle Handbag £32
Buy here 

Beige Jersey Belted Trench Coat £65
Buy here 

Brown Faux Suede Tie Waist Skirt £35
Buy here 

Black Leather Studded Tote Handbag £48
Buy here 

Bright Ripped Hem Amelie Superskinny Jeans £42
Buy here 

As you can see moving into the new season styles tan and khaki are still making a strong appearance. So if you invested in some key pieces last year they're sure to be a hit this year as well. Textures such as leather and suede are also still huge trends with tassel and lace detailing. 

You may also find some inspiration being taken from the Victorian times with the vintage style lace. 

Remember to check out River Islands website for more great buys!

Let me know if you have any favourites or recommendations. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My Wishlist : Cruise Fashion

You may or may not have heard about Cruise Fashion but it should definitely be on your radar.
If you haven't heard of Cruise then let me tell you a little bit about them. 
It was originally established in Edinburgh in 1981 and it has grown from it's first store selling cutting-edge designer Menswear to a collection of successful designer boutiques specialising in high end fashion products for both men and women. 

Being from the North East of England I am only a short drive away from the Newcastle store and it is one of my all time favourite places to go and visit. It stocks some of my favourite designers from Christian Louboutin, Givenchy and Valentino to Celine and most recently Self Portrait. 

They are constantly evolving and introducing new brands to their collections and so I have decided to put together a list of items which are top of my wishlist from the new seasons arrivals. 

Saint Laurent Monster Fringe Bucket Bag £1,250
Buy here 

Saint Laurent Small Suede Monogramme Tassel Snatchel £1,150
Buy here

Gucci Genius Momogram Scarf £150
Buy here 

Balenziaga Giant 12 Silver City Bag £1,125
Buy here 

Polo Ralph Lauren Heidi Shirt £100
Buy here 

Vivienne Westwood Melomania Bag £260
Buy here 

Self-Portrait Tear Drop Peplum Dress £250 
Buy here 

Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber £625
Buy here 

Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses £210
Buy here 

Givenchy Micro Antigona Satchel £1,060
Buy here 

Valentino Rocketed Ankle Strap Heels £620
Buy here 

These are just a handful of the brands and products available on Cruise online, various brands are also available in selected stores. 

Do you have any favourites? 
Have you heard of Cruise before or even shopped there?

Let me know I love hearing from you all. 

Don't forget to visit their website for more products 

You can also find me featuring on Cruise website as their official Guest Blog writer. 
I've featured a number of times already which you can catch up on now and there's more to come this year so stay tuned! 


Friday, 22 January 2016

On Trend : Bomber Jacket

On Trend 

Bomber Jackets have always been 'there' somewhere in the background as a great alternative jacket to through on and add a little edge to an outfit. Over the last few months they have gone from strength to strength in the fashion world and they have been a huge staple piece in every fashionistas wardrobe for the last couple of seasons and they don't appear to be going anywhere. 

Personally I love a bomber jacket and I own a couple myself in various colours with my favourite being the MA1 Zip Bomber Jacket from Topshop which I have in both black and khaki. 
You can find it here

 I find that they are so versatile and add a little something to each look. They look great worn with jeans or you can even throw one on over a simple midi dress. They're definitely a staple piece which I think is going to be on trend for a while and so now is the time to invest in one or more! 
They are available in various different high street stores as well as online and even designer brands. As well as brands you will find an array of colour options also available so you are bound to find one that suits your style. 

Here are some of my favourites which are available right now.

ASOS The Bomber Jacket in Jersey £22
Buy here 

New Look Faux Fur Collar Bomber Jacket at ASOS £39.99
Buy here 

Reclaimed Vintage Retro MA1 Bomber Jacket at ASOS £65
Buy here 

Missguided Longline Padded Bomber Jacket Khaki £40
Buy here 

Missguided Padded Fur Hood Jacket Navy/Cream £40
Buy here 

Missguided Slim Fit Bomber Jacket Oxblood £20
Buy here 

You can also find a selection of Bomber jackets available at ;

Topshop click here 

Pretty Little Thing click here

What's your favourite? 
Can you recommend any others.

Monday, 18 January 2016

New Beginnings ; A Fresh Start

January is a month of firsts for a lot of people.
 They may use this month to start a fresh and put the past behind them and move onto better things. The obvious change for a lot of people is of course working out more and becoming healthier, but other things also may include quitting smoking and drinking as well as trying new things. 

For me personally 2015 brought a lot of ups and downs but towards the end of the year things started to change for the better and moving into 2016 I felt better in myself. Throughout 2015 I had lost confidence and certain elements of my own being had disappeared and I didn't believe in myself enough to think anything good could happen. 

You may think this sounds strange, as I may come across completely different from this, however I have battled with my own being for many years now and only over the last few months have I actually come to terms with a lot of things and started to let go of the past. 

 I of course only have myself to blame for letting things get to me before but I also have myself to thank for being able to realise the changes I need to make to become a better person and not hold myself back from creating the life I want. 

By all means I haven't done all of this by myself and I have had some incredible and genuine support from someone very special in my life. Someone who has offered encouragement and support as well as another perspective on life and I will always be thankful to them.
I have found that coming into 2016 with a more positive attitude has completely changed my mentality and it is beginning to change my wellbeing. 

 I have come to the realisation of a few thing over the last few months and I have come into 2016 feeling more motivated than ever. 

My 5 Tips to a Fresh Start 

1. Let go of the past - You can't move forward with anything if you still have hold of the past. Whatever has happened let it go it is in the past for a reason. 

2. Positive thinking - If you find a negative in everything then you're going to have a negative perspective. You need to think positive to enable good thoughts and a happy environment. 

3. Surround yourself with like-minded people - Involve yourself and focus on like-minded people who are as outgoing, positive and driven as you are. Remove those people around you who are trying to bring you down.

4. Make time for yourself - Don't forget you are number one. You need to make time for yourself each day whether its ten minutes or more. Think about the high point of the day and the low point. Once you have thought of the low point remove it from your mind and move on. 

5. Meditation - I have been told about mediation a number of times but didn't quite believe it could work. I've been practicing it for a week now and I feel such a change in myself. It feels as though I'm letting go of any of the negative thoughts I may have as well and instead I am filled with positivity and happiness and hope for a new beginning. 

Of course there are many other things which can help you have a fresh start. Working out is also great for this as it releases endorphins which help you feel happy and positive. Drinking plenty of water is also a great detox in getting rid of the bad from the inside. 

 I hope you enjoyed this post I know it is a little different from anything I've posted before but I wanted to share with you how my year has started and how I mean to continue. 

If you have any tips or advice on anything else which can make a positiver person then let me know! 
Do you meditate? How do you find it helps you?

Leave a message/comment below  


Sunday, 17 January 2016

Workout : Gym Mode

We are a couple of weeks into the New Year and I'm sure a lot of people started with the same resolution in mind 'I must get fit and workout more'. 
As a gym attendee myself I go 5 to 6 times a week but since returning from New York I began to feel drained and the enjoyment I first got from going started to wear thin so I decided to take a break. 
BIG mistake.

When I first took a break from my regular routine it felt good to be able to relax a little and enjoy myself over the festive period eating exactly what I liked and wanted. But now we're into January i'm beginning to feel tired and sluggish so I have decided now is the time to get back into my routine. I have taken a break for long enough and I need some stability in my life. 

For motivation I decided to invest in some new gym wear to keep me focused and I've also decided that when I reach a comfortable goal I will treat myself to something new. This will also give me a little bit more motivation. 

 So i've put together a little something to give you guys some inspiration and get your head back in the game as well. You'll find ideas on gym attire from top to bottom. 

Remained Focused. Stay Positive.
 Never Give Up. 
Start today not tomorrow. 


Nike Pro Hypercool Tights £40
Buy here 

Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra £26
Buy here 

Nike Free Run Distance Trainers £105
Buy here 

Nike Fundamental Training Glove £15
Buy here 

Nike Flex TR 5 Trainers £57
Buy here 

Nike T1 24oz Flow Water Bottle £15
Buy here 

Nike Pro Limitless Vest £35
Buy here 

All of the above items are available from JD Sports and I have made it easy for you to shop the items by linking them so be sure to 'click to buy' 

You can also shop more brands at JD sports here 

Here are a few more of my workout favourites.

Pink Soda Sport 
Buy here 

Buy here 

Buy here 

If you're wanting to stand out from the crowd and bring a bit of fashionable twist to the gym and you have that little bit extra to spend then I suggest you cause a little 'shoe envy' and invest in one of the most sought after collaborations of the year with Kanye West's Adidas Yeezy Boost 350s. 

You can find them on Flightclub which you go to here 

I also suggest you take a look at Luxury Lifestyle Concierge ManBehindTheBrand
Dealing with worldwide luxury personal shopping.

Or on Instagram @ManBehindTheBrand here

Also check out Crepslocker which is another Luxury Concierge Service  

Or on Instagram @crepslocker here 


What's your favourites? Have you started back at the gym? 
Let me know how you're finding it! 

I can't wait to get back into a routine. 

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