Spring/Summer 15 – What’s on the High Street

I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to go Spring/Summer shopping when there is still snow on the ground outside! However, as a Scottish lass, I am used to four seasons in one day so it shouldn’t be such a struggle. To get me in the mind frame of wearing light jackets and open toed shoes again, I have been looking online to see what there is and I have picked my top 8 items…

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1. Black Stripe Print Tie Waist Slim Fit Trousers, £19.99, New Look

2. Biker jacket, £60.00, Next

3. Cream fringe heels, £39.00, Dorothy Perkins4 5

4. Pink Jacquard Full Skirt, £120.00, Untold at House of Fraser

5. Blue lace back jumper, £22.00, Miss Selfridge6 7 8

6. Floral handbag, £55.00, Star by Julien Macdonald at Debenhams

7. Yellow floral print top, £42.00, M&Co.

8. Floral scuba coat, £23.00, Primark.


I would love to hear your thoughts on my picks! Do you have any of the items I have included? How do you style them, or how would you if you did? Comment below I would love to hear your ideas… 🙂 xx

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to… Making your home cosy for Autumn!

Darker evenings, falling leaves, colder nights…now that summer has decided to leave us for another year, we have now had to come to terms with the fact that it’s autumn. One thing that softens the blow for me is shopping. After I have stocked up on a new winter coat, scarves and boots, it is then time to shop for the home. It doesn’t have to be expensive, as a few key pieces really make a difference. Snuggle up under a throw, light some candles, grab a hot chocolate and aaaah… Don’t you just love autumn?

Here are a few top tips on how to make your home feel warm and cosy for autumn…

  • Swap your bright summery cushions for some cosy faux fur ones. You can pick up some great ones on the high street and all reasonably priced too. Drape a cosy throw over the corner of the sofa for easy reach when your chilly watching the telly.

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Faux Fur Cushion & Chevron Cushion,  £4 each, Primark

  • Nothing says “autumn’s here!” like spicy, scented candles. Look for candles with a winter berries, cinnamon, clove or spiced apple scent to provide instant comfort. Yankee Candles are great, or try Asda or Primark for great priced candles.

 photo (44)Apple & Spice Pillar Candle, £3.50, Asda

  • Invest in a cosy lamp for when the nights start to become darker earlier. Use a lower watt light bulb to give the room a warm glow. Fairy lights are also a great, low cost way to give a bit of light without being too glaring. Try white or red for a cosy feel, without being too ‘Christmassy’.  Wrap them up and sit in a clear glass vase or hang over your mantelpiece or shelves.

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 Silver Moroccan Shade Lights, £6, Primark

Passion for Patterns!

Chuck the jeans, why not try a patterned trouser this summer? From palazzo pants to skinny cigarette leg, these are my top picks on the high street…

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Bikini top £6, trouser £12, sandal £12, bag £4, sunglasses £3, rings from £3, all from Primark

 

Navy Floral Print Palazzo Trousers

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River Island, £35.00

 

Blue Aztec Print Joggers

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New Look, £17.99

 

Floral culottes

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Miss Selfridge, £35.00

 

 

Jessica Wright Diaz Floral Trouser

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Lipstick Boutique, £40.00

 

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Tropical print vest £20, Tropical Print Joggers, £24, both from Dorothy Perkins