Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Uni wear to office wear...

When you've spent the last three years heading out to lectures in hoodies and jeans, knowing how to dress for the working world can be something of a struggle. The bad news is that a hoody in an office is not going to go down well with the boss, but there are ways to convert your student closet into a professional wardrobe that works for you.
Switch your hoody for a simple black blazer. These tailored pieces work with everything from trousers to dresses and skirts, and have the power to smarten up an outfit in an instant. Find one to fit your newly grownup taste as well as the current trends from this season's women's jackets. Wear with a classic pencil skirt for a flattering and feminine take: experiment with colourful styles for a fun way to liven up your look.
A pair of black cigarette trousers are perfect for the office and make a great substitute for the leggings you loved in your uni days. Classy and flattering on all shapes they're a slim fit without being inappropriately tight. Choose a white blouse and pair with your blazer to create a sophisticated but youthful outfit.
Taking your first steps into the working world can be tricky enough without also worrying about what shoes to wear! It's time to say goodbye to those once-white-now-grubby-grey hi-tops that kept you company during those long winter seminars and embrace the court shoe. Working out your ideal heel height is a case of trial and error, but if you start off with a low style you can always work your way up from there. This isn't the student union club night, so five inch heels should be avoided: they may look amazing but your feet will be dead by the time it gets to five o'clock and the commute home!
Versatile pieces like blazers, cigarette trousers and court shoes can tidy up any outfit for work, so save those uni favourites for the weekends and say hello to office chic!

Sarah xx

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Joules Wishlist...

Hello lovelies!

With Christmas fast approaching I've been thinking of things I can put on my list to Santa, not something I normally have a problem with! Joules is one of my favourite shops in town and I always pop in when I'm passing so I just had to add a few of their products to my list!

I already own a pair of Joules wellies and I love them so much. Gone are the days of the old boring green wellies, this stylish black and gold pair would suit any outfit. 

I can't have a wishlist without having something on it for Amelia Rose and I LOVE this bandana bib! Amelia is teething at the moment and seems to be forever dribbling and these fashionable little bibs stop her clothes from getting soaked.

I know quilted jackets have been around for a while now but they never seem to go out fashion. Joules have a wide range of Women's quilted jackets but this was definitely my favourite. I love the gold buttons and the lining is gorgeous! 

Anthony has promised me that in the new year we can finally decorate our bedroom and I've been looking for some new bedding so when I spotted this offering amongst Joules Duvet Covers I knew it was the one! I think the colours are beautiful and the best thing about it is that it's reversible, two duvet covers in one, result!

I'd love to know what's on your list to Santa this year.

Sarah xx

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Glamour Magazine Freebie - Nails Inc Polish & Swatch

Hello my lovelies, I hope you're all well.

Food shopping is never exciting and with a baby in tow it has to be one of my least favourite tasks so when I spotted that Glamour magazine are giving away a full size Nails Inc nail polish (worth £11!) it certainly brightened my day!

For the price of £2 you get to pick from four beautiful shades (or you can opt for all 4 if you can't resist!) The shades are:

Soho Silver (silver metallic)
Uptown Glamour (gold metallic)
Big Apple Red (festive red)
New York Noir (glossy black)

I opted for Big Apple Red simply because I'll get most use out of it over the next couple of months and who doesn't need yet another red nail polish in their collection?!

Nail Inc - Big Apple Red

How gorgeous is this shade?! It's a 'postbox' red & the perfect festive polish. As you'd expect from a Nails Inc polish the formula is easy to apply, opaque in 2 coats and has a beautiful shine. 

I'm now contemplating picking up New York Noir too!

Have you picked up Glamour magazine this month & if so which shade did you go for?

Sarah xx