Sunday, 30 November 2014

Advent Gift Calendar: Day 2 Pringle Socks

For many socks might be  something to be overlooked but  when socks are by Pringle, you 'd wish you'd  receive them by the bucketful , at least I would. The quality is superior, the patterns are both classic or innovative and feet clad in novelty socks just cheer everyone up.
From the Pringle White Label for women this nice box of socks is a great stocking filler (pardon my pun). As well as the traditional Christmas designs like robins or owls, there are some unusual colours like this beautiful purple and black, my favourite.
From the Pringle White Label for men this gift set is lovely with Christmas decor but not too loud. Gift sets with socks and a boxer are available, a nice idea because it is not just women that should receive underwear for Christmas.
From the Pringle Black Label this nice gift set with a pair  of socks and a pair of boxers will be much appreciated by virtually everyone. It is a tradition and one that brings good luck, to wear new underwear on New Year's Day, so put on the shopping list some Pringle gift sets like this one.
I love these three pair of socks set by Pringle White Label for women. Cats is a passion of mine and having socks like these mean that you will never loose yours in the washing machine. They are already on my wish list. Treat yourself and your loved ones at www.sockshop.co.uk as well as finding Pringle socks nationwide at the best department stores.





Advent Gift Calendar : Day 1 The Perfume Shop

We are dangerously near Christmas  and now it is really time to start buying our presents, stop procrastinating this duty and start looking for ideas with value for money and the certainty that what we are going to buy will be well appreciated. The Perfume Shop has got tons of ideas and all right for everyone taste. You are never wrong with a perfume or something related like a gift set with fragrance and body lotion or a candle.
The VivaBox at The Perfume Shop is one great idea. Samples of the seven best selling fragrances at The Perfume Shop are in this nice box so if you are not sure which one could be the right one, with this "teaser" the receiver will sample seven different perfumes and when the choice has been made, in the box there is a voucher to be redeemed in any store. There is a version for women and one for men, both priced at £ 39.99.
 Angel by Thierry Mugler is my favourite fragrance and at The Perfume Shop there are quite a few gift sets which include a bottle of perfume, hand cream or body lotion or both and all the Thierry Mugler fragrances  come in  a set or just the single bottle in all their options.

"Daisy Dream" by Marc Jacobs has got a lovely bottle and the fragrance is light, fruity and flowery. A gift set is available as well with EDT, shower gel and body lotion. Chloe is a classic and its bottle is vintage looking with a lovely ribbon tied  at the bottle neck. Reveal by Calvin Klein is the newest fragrance from the CK collection and it has got some sensual notes and an oriental feel.  This one as well is available in a gift set with EDP and body lotion.
"Boss" by Hugo Boss for men has been an iconic fragrance for decades and still going strong. At The Perfume Shop check the limited edition bottle and you will be sorted for this Christmas with at least a man in your life, "Boss" is a classic.
With " Chanel N. 5" you don't go wrong. It is a timeless fragrance, loved by virtually everybody. After all it was the pyjamas choice for  Marilyn Monroe and who could blame her ? As well as this fragrance, The Perfume Shop has got the whole range of Chanel perfumes so that you can choose among the men and women options.
Among the Celebrity fragrances I think that " Rogue" by Rihanna gets my stamp of approval. I like the notes of jasmine, plum, peppercorn and musk, making it an edgy yet a feminine fragrance. At £ 19.99 it is the perfect gift for a teenager dealing with her first "grown up" perfume. Check online for more ideas and to register your "The Perfume Shop" card in order to redeem rewards at www.theperfumeshop.com . The website is very easy to navigate so you can see all the options available for each fragrance.







Saturday, 29 November 2014

Pull & Bear

Have you ever been to a Pull & Bear shop? The Spanish brand has got a fantastic range of womenswear and menswear as well as accessorises. For this season Pull & Bear has explored the 20th Century especially the 1960s, 1970s and the 1990s with looks taken form those decades.
All white for this ensemble knitted skirt and jumper and the hooded raincoat which really took my fancy when I've seen it at the press day . A cool metallic maxi clutch bag will hold just the indispensable  like a tablet and few bits and pieces. Accessorise the outfit with trainers in order to dash from one place to another one in pure comfort.
I find this pair of ankle boots absolutely great. I love the chunky heel and I adore the chain detail at the front.  These boots are perfect with anything, skirts, dresses, trousers. You buy a pair of shoes and you are fine for the rest of  the season.
This denim skirt is lovely, it has a very 1960s vibe but at the same time is very modern. Team it up with flat shoes and a tight jumper for that "Grease" look. I can see wearing the knitted hat with this outfit while ice skating and after that sipping a hot chocolate.
I believe that this biker is gorgeous. It is double sided with a faux fur collar, and a pale blue colour that gives a new face to something that would have been the real star in " Top Gun". I am a bit obsessed with biker jackets and this one is the winner. Check the website at www.pullandbear.com to find out where is the nearest store.




isme.com shopping with a click

Now that the full season of shopping and gifting is on us why leave the warmth of your house and trample in crowded streets when you can do your shopping just clicking through isme.com website obtaining the same result? Now it is the right time to look for something new to wear for the next Christmas party while sipping a hot drink in front of the computer.
The Savoir tunic is perfect for any occasion may arise . It can be worn as a mini dress with sheer tights and a pair of strappy heels or with black tights and boots or ankle boots, or also with a pair of leggings, the choice is endless. With £ 45.00 you take home something that is going to be a staple in your wardrobe.

The Savoir Cowl Back Embellished Tunic scream Christmas party all over. Available in green or wine, the tunic is an array of sequins artfully embroidered in order to give sparkle. The back is very sexy and the price is great at £ 75.00, so expect a queue under the mistletoe.
This red wrap  dress by Savoir is from the Petite  range and it flatters the body hiding all those small sins due to many mince pies. It is a timeless model and it can be accessorised easily maybe buying something to match on isme.com given the very affordable price of £ 25.00 for this dress. A pair of high heels and a clutch bag and some bangles and a necklace. They could be all in gold for a Christmas feel or black for a night out.
Another pick from the Savoir collection, this beautiful roll neck jumper with side splits. Depending on the rest of the outfit it could be great for work or for a day out. In fact, with a pair of smart trousers it can be worn at work, while pairing it with jeans is perfect for a day out with a nice stop in some country pub. At £ 22.00 it is a garment not to be left online.
I love faux fur and again Savoir ticks all the boxes with this Three Quarter Faux Fur Coat in a beautiful cream colour. At £ 79.00 it is a steal and it will be the perfect outwear if you go out in the evening or Sex and the City style with jeans and a jumper. Check more styles and lots of ideas for nice gifts at www.isme.com   . Have a look at their Home section for a bit of revamping in your house.




Sunday, 9 November 2014

Carnaby Street Shopping Party 13th of November

It is that time of the year and it is that time that you really need to go out and do some serious shopping because Christmas is coming and there are only six weeks left. Every year we say that we are not going to buy anything and every year at the end we have to buy at least a present for this or for that. Carnaby Street Shopping Party helps you in finding  the right pressie  with a 20 % discount in shops participating in the event, and the shops are so many that the choice is endless. You can sort out your Christmas list in one night which is going to be the 13th of November from 5pm.
Also it will be possible to win a fantastic goodie bag filled with treats. How to win it? Very easy, first of all dress to kill, at Carnaby Street they will be spotting somebody who is wearing something quirky, trendy, fantastic. The main accessory will be at least a shopping bag with your purchase from one of the stores participating in the 20% discount event. With these two must have requisites you are half way through to win a £ 200 worth of goodies stored in a beautiful Carnaby Street canvas bag. Check online for all the event on the night and to register for your free ticket at www.carnaby.co.uk and see you there.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

SaltSpin Denim

It is very difficult to find the perfect pair of jeans and even if you already find one, it is never enough to own another pair or more. The British brand  SaltSpin is the place where you can find a huge denim range to suit everyone 's taste. There are more than 40 styles of jeans in this amazing London website and they are all designed with making a woman comfortable and stylish as the same time with details and dyes to die for ( pun intended)
This faded denim super skinny jeans is the Topaz model. Every pair of jeans at SaltSpin bears the name of a mineral or gemstone. The website went on air a couple of days ago after five years of planning and developing the brand, sourcing the denim from the best mills in Italy and Spain.
The Zinc model is a bit like the boyfriend's denim, a bit slouch, but in the case of SaltSpin, it will follow the feminine design of the body enhancing the silhouette. All the denims have a bit of stretch for more comfort and the fabric is very soft. The Opal model for example has got that soft feel that really it looks like silk.
Because of the stretching and fit, it is advisable to order the jeans a size smaller because they will fit perfectly. I am generally a size 28 (inches at the waist) and for my SaltSpin jeans I find the size 27 perfect. I love the fact that the branding is very demure with just a small little tag that you can't see unless you go very close and the embroidery of the rear pocket is very discreet as well.
Among the 40+ styles of jeans available at SaltSpin you can find the traditional blue, the black, the grey but also coated jeans in pastel shades or with a bit of glitter. All of them have a fantastic feel, looking like leather but peach soft.
The SaltSpin website is very easy to navigate, depending on your choice of jeans you can find them all divided by kind, so skinny, super skinny, straight, bootcut. Needless to say that the luxury factor is predominant given the high quality fabric and all the details that make a pair of jeans something a bit more than just a pair of jeans. I have lots of appreciation when I wear them and you feel confident because you know that they fit you like a glove. If you are in London you might have same day delivery depending at what time you order them, for the rest of UK is next day delivery free of charge. Go, browse and order at www.saltspin.com






Sunday, 2 November 2014

Debenhams Winter Collection

Full of bold colours and great shapes the new season collection at Debenhams both from the in house creative team and from the Designers selection. I fell in love with more than one outfit. I'm going to post my choices for a wish list/fantasy wardrobe of mine. And I suggest a visit, or more than one in store.
I love this lace bomber paired up with a pair of red trousers from the Preen Edition Collection, this outfit is  perfect for coming Christmas season, a touch of red to wear when out and about partying the night away. The Jonathan Saunders Edition dress is very 1970s' and sporting my favourite colour in all the shades. Here it has been styled  with this fabulous stud leather biker jacket by Todd Lynn Edition for a rock chick feel.
I adore tartan and Red Herring put a clashing print outfit which is amazing. The cape coat with the hood is very subdued with the colours because the top and the trousers do all the job of being bright. I must admit that the cost is very reasonable with the trousers at £ 29.00 and the top at £ 26.00, while the cape is priced at £ 75.00.
This lingerie matching set Reger by Janet Reger is part of a capsule collection designed by the queen of luxury lingerie is beautiful. The delicate powder pink colour is so subtle that really reminds me of a box of face powder on a beauty table in a boidoir. The black lace details make this matching set very sophisticated.
Look s like a painting this Butterfly by Matthew Williamson printed dress. This is a multi faceted dress because it can be worn just like that with tights and shoes or boots, or jazzing it up with a pair of skinny trousers and high heels or ankle boots. It is very versatile and all the colours make it very easy to add accessorises.
Don't fear the cold snap anticipated for this winter while hopping from one Christmas party to the other one. Hi By Henry Holland has thought of that creating a parka jacket lined with fake fur to keep warm. A lovely velour dress in a rich night blue colour and sequins stars applied on the front will be the party dress of choice for many.
For the important office Christmas party where you have to be at your best, nothing better than this maxi dress by Principles by Ben De Lisi  made with metallic triangles and mesh sleeves. Just put your hair up and wear some fabulous earrings and nothing else. At Debenhams the choice of costume jewellery is huge and I'm sure there is a pair of amazing earrings to wear with this incredible dress. Check online at www.debenhams.com to plan your shopping spree and to see which one is the more convenient Debenhams close to your home or office.







Saturday, 1 November 2014

Geox A/W 14 Collection

I've written before about Geox because this brand really has got  street credits and it has been around forever. In Italy is the first stop for everyone who wants a pair of shoes that are stylish, comfortable and with a hidden bonus like the breathable insole, so that means that when you wear a pair of Geox you will never have humid socks. I've taken the pick for this current season, all with gorgeous colours.
This absolutely fantastic pair of sneakers are the New Club model which is available in lots of bold colours. Obviously being purple my favourite one I could not miss the opportunity to flag it. These beauties are made in eco leather with a back zip that gives that extra twist. The inside has got the famous patent sole by Geox which is breathable and waterproof.
It might look like that the creative team at Geox came to me and ask for a choice of colours but I swear that this did not happen. Only that my favourite colours are all present in this season collection : purple, orange and teal. These lovely pumps, "Lola" are  made in suede with a big golden buckle. As well as the sneakers, these shoes have got the special sole for comfort and to stay dry.
The Charlene models are great for work, smartening up a trouser suit or a short skirt. It is possible to choose between synthetic patent leather or in suede, with an elasticated band as a detail on the front. Perfect shoes for travelling, where your feet will be in comfort and easy to be taken off at the airport security. Nearing Christmas time, this is a thought that should be in everyone's mind in order to waste as less time as possible before taking off.

Aren't these boots gorgeous? Made in suede and leather with a 9 cm heels, these Inspiration Stiv  boots are perfect with any kind of outfit. Obviously, for me that I love colours, I would go for the red ones.
The Brianna pumps will be the staple in the shoes cupboard. They are made with a beautiful iridescent patent leather, in gorgeous colours like avio, dark coffee and grey. The heel is medium height, quite chunky so perfect from day at work to evening out somewhere nice without feeling any pain.
Patrick Cox has been collaborating with Geox for many years, bringing every season a small collection to die for. This season the inspiration is very pop art. I love the wedges boots with patent leather toe.
The same models covered in sequins are just terrific. With the Christmas party season looming over us these shoes would be amazing  so you would have all the glitters without renouncing to comfort. Obviously all the shoes at Geox have got the trademark sole with breathable and waterproof qualities. So every shoes picked in store or online no matter about the style will have this special sole that will nurture your feet. Great shoes for men and children as well, being this brand in Italy  the first port of call when kids start to walk. Check online for more models and to know where is the nearest shop at www.gb.geox.com