Fashion

How To Style White Trainers

how-to-style-white-trainers-style-rarebit-fashion-blogIf you told me last year that I would be wearing trainers everyday in 2019 I would have laughed in your face. But here I am, nearly 27 and already wearing the footwear of someone reaching retirement, or at the least in need of a podiatrist. It’s totally ok though, because Balenciaga said it is and after they released a collection of hideous trainers I fell completely in love with them like the fashion hypocrite I am.

Saying that, it took me a while to find the right dupes and many, many polls on Instagram to help me decide what to pick. There were two pairs from Zara that were promising, but my friend Valerie said they looked like orthopaedic shoes. So I definitely wasn’t going to keep those. The thing with this trend is that you need them to be just chunky enough that they give you height but not too chunky that you look like you have foot problems. You know?

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I finally found a good pair from H&M which I was waiting to come back into stock and after weeks of checking they were finally here. Honestly, I don’t 100% love these, I wish they looked slightly less wide but I’ve still had loads of compliments. I do however like that they give me some extra height and are more like buffalo boots than running shoes.

As for how I’m styling them, I definitely want to avoid anything remotely sportswear. For me the trainer trend looks way more chic with some tailoring or a long wool coat rather than leggings and a t-shirt. I really love pairing them with this skirt for example as it’s such a classic piece and gives them a more dressy feel. I think tighter clothes are better too, just to give you some definition as trainers can look a little frumpy.

Something else I’ve noticed is that leaving your ankle bear looks way better than covering it up. So whether you’re wearing skinnies, or a skirt,  just pop some short socks on and make sure you leave that gap. I think it’s because your ankle is so much slimmer so the contrast between that and the chunky trainers really helps to slim your legs!

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Holly Willoughby’s Must Have Denim Edit Lands In Cardiff

holly-willoughby-marks-and-spencer-1I rarely get to watch This Morning but on the off chance I do I’m always in awe of what Holly Willoughby’s wearing. Apparently I’m not the only one either as pretty much everything she wears sells out within minutes of her appearing on the show. I’m guessing that’s why her collections for Marks and Spencer are insanely popular too and her new denim edit launching on the 26th of February promises to be just as good. Luckily for us it’s launching in both of the Marks and Spencer stores in Cardiff so we have twice as much of a chance of getting hold of the pieces.

The collection is really wearable and focuses on Holly’s signature hourglass silhouette with high waisted skirts and denim shirts that are cinched in at the waist. There’s a particularly great dress that’s cut to flatter and would be perfect with the cowboy boots that are also part of the line. There are 16 pieces altogether including tees and accessories and they’re all easily interchangeable and really wearable which makes them great investments.

Of her new collection Holly said ‘This edit has been really fun to pull together, I have always loved the simplicity of a denim dress and I live in a high waisted skinny jean at the weekend. The pieces in this edit are really versatile but are also super stylish too. I am a huge fan of wearing different denim pieces together – effortless but with a cooler edge! If top-to-toe denim isn’t for you, add a crisp white tee and a simple ankle boot, for a classic look that will see you through season after season.’

My personal faves from the edit are the jumpsuit which is really affordable at £55 and would be perfect now that it’s getting a little warmer. I’m also a big fan of the denim dress that would literally flatter anyone and is just £49. I would pair both of these with the white cowboy boots which are such a big trend this season or the classic navy court shoe to dress them up.

I’m so excited to see the edit at the Cardiff Queen Street and Culverhouse Cross stores on the 26th, these pieces are so timeless and versatile so they’re definitely worth picking up. Let me know what you guys think of the collection and if you buy anything I’d love to see your outfit pics! For more information on Holly’s Must-Haves head to www.marksandspencer.com/hollywilloughby

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How To Find The Best Vintage Clothes On eBay

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know that I’m pretty obsessed with vintage clothes. It all started when my nan handed me a patent leather, Louis Feraud belt when I was 12 and I haven’t really looked back since. In fact I would say a good 50% of my wardrobe is vintage and it’s way better quality than anything I’ve picked up on the high street. This is why scrolling through eBay has become such a habit for me, because I can get a Hardy Aimes blazer cheaper than a tee at H&M.

I post everything I pick up on my Instagram and I get loads of questions from you guys about how I find the best pieces and what I search for. It’s actually way easier than you might think but I’ve put a few of my go-to tips below that I think you’ll find really useful.

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Select The Vintage Clothes Category

This is the number one thing I would say to do as the true vintage pieces tend to be listed here. It’s so simple but once you’ve searched for your item you need to make sure that you’re looking in the ‘Vintage Clothing & Accessories’ category. I would then narrow it down further by clicking ‘Women’s Vintage Clothing’ or whichever one is more applicable to your search. I know this is really simple but sometimes eBay will default your search into the ‘Women’s Clothing’ category and you’ll miss out on all the vintage!

Search For An Exact Item or Decade

There is so much on eBay that it’s really worth getting specific with your search, especially if you don’t have hours to scroll through items. For example rather than looking for a vintage dress try ‘1920s style dress’ or ‘flapper dress’ to narrow it down. You can also search by decade, like ‘1970s’ and then select the ‘Women’s Vintage Clothing’ category to find pieces from your favourite era.

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I love shopping for vintage blazers but if they’re too big the shoulders can look a bit crazy so I always include my size in the search. This helps to eliminate all the pieces that would be too big or small for me so that I’m only looking at garments that fit. That being said I don’t mind them being slightly oversized so I search ‘vintage blazer 8, 10, 12’ which brings up all the items in the sizes I’m looking for.

Consider Alterations

If you find something that’s one of a kind but it’s not in your size then it’s 100% worth investing in alterations. Some vintage pieces are so timeless and going to a tailor is a great way to get them updated. It may be a little pricey, but if you’re going to wear it forever then it’s a good investment.

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Remember The Brands You Love

I’ve made a list on my phone of all the vintage brands I love, especially the ones that I know are great quality, to help narrow down my search. Some of my faves are Escada, St. Michael and Louis Feraud but there are some great brands that I forget about so it’s always worth noting them down.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For More Pictures

As a lot of the listings on eBay are by regular people and not shops some of the listings may not have the best pictures. I’ve asked loads of times for people to send me more and 90% of the time they reply because they want to sell their item.  Don’t be afraid to ask for close ups or specific angles either so that you know exactly what it looks like.

Or For Measurements

One of the hardest things about shopping online in general is finding clothes that fit but vintage clothes can be particularly tricky. There’s quite a few listings with vague sizes too like ‘medium’ which doesn’t really mean anything, so I’d definitely ask the seller for measurements. This is especially good for high waisted, vintage jeans or skirts that you want to sit really tight around your waist.

Save Your Searches And Favourite Sellers

There’s this really great feature on eBay where you can save your favourite sellers and searches. This is so useful as all your categories and shipping preferences will be saved too. I use this a lot for my favourite brands or if I’m looking for a specific thing as I can just click on my favourite search and it’ll bring up all the new items. It also works for eBay sellers, so if you find a great vintage shop you can save it to your profile too.

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Get The App

This is dangerous but also amazing and I’ve found some of my most loved pieces on the train home from work. The eBay app is way easier than shopping on the desktop version and it also means you can bid on items when you’re not at home. It’s also free so there’s no excuses.

These are the basics and as much as they’re really simple tips I hope they’ll help you guys to find some great vintage pieces. I love shopping on eBay and I also love that it’s totally sustainable and saving lots of clothes from landfill. Which makes me feel way better about spending too much money… whoops!

The dress I’m wearing in this post is vintage Mondi and the belt is vintage Escada both from eBay. My bag is vintage Dior, which was a hand-me-down from my grandmother but I’m sure you could find one on eBay too!

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My New Year’s Resolutions 2019

How is it 2019? I swear it was only yesterday that we were stuck inside thanks to a snow storm but that was all the way back in March. It’s honestly blown my mind how quickly this year has gone and after the craziest month I’m very much ready for a fresh start.

This time last year there were a lot of boring resolutions on my list. Things like saving money, passing my driving test and finally plucking up the courage to get braces. They weren’t exciting but definitely necessary to help me get to where I wanted to be. As great as it was getting them done I really need some more excitement now though and I want this year to be the year I finally get working on some of my bigger ideas.

So with this in mind, I’ve again decided to write down my resolutions in the hope that it will cement them in my brain and I’ll make them happen!

Getting My Shit Together

I’m one of those people that has a new idea everyday but executing them is a challenge as I’m just so damn unorganised. This year I really want to get more of a routine down so that I can make more time to work on creative projects. I’ve bought a diary and I’ve been looking into apps that are good for planning and organisation to make it a little less painful!

Buying A Car

Soo if you know me in real life then you’ll 100% know about the 2 year saga of me learning to drive. It was such a nightmare and after I finally passed I couldn’t think of anything worse than getting back in a car. I have however finally got over it and myself and have started to love driving now that I can sit in the car on my own, haha! So this year I really want to buy my own and stop sharing my mums. I’m guessing that it’s going to be pretty awful considering my budget is £0 but it’ll be nice not to have to get public transport everywhere and to have a little more freedom.

Style Rarebit

I feel like I’ve been saying this for quite some time but my content has taken a bit of a random turn and I really need to get this blog back on track. I think once you start gaining traction as a blogger it’s hard not to get distracted by collaborations that aren’t related to your chosen niche. This has definitely been an issue for me this year and as much I’m really grateful for every opportunity I really want to get back to writing about fashion and personal style over anything else.

Giving

I haven’t volunteered since I was in high school and it was compulsory and as much as that’s probably the same for everyone, I feel a little ashamed about it. I think giving back is really important and something that I really want to help with is the homeless community in Cardiff. There are more people on the streets now than ever before and it seems to be a fast growing problem in the city. I’ve been looking into it and I’m going to sign up with one of the local charities this year to do some volunteering at the weekends, which I’m really excited about!

Exercise

So cliche but I’ve been trying to fit exercise into my routine for so long and I always fail. I’m moving this week though and I’m hoping I’ll be able to walk to work which will make such a big difference. There’s also a really cute park and a pier close by which I can run around so there’s no excuses!

A Plan For The Future

I’ve never been much into planning but am more of a wing it and see how it goes kind of girl. That being said I’ve definitely realised the kind of life I want to live in the future and I really want to start making a concrete plan to help me get there. I know this is super vague but in my head it makes sense and I think taking some time out to explore my options career wise could be really beneficial this year.

And that’s it for my 2019 resolutions! God only knows if I will stick to these but I’m so glad I’ve written them down and have a blog post to refer to. I would love to know if you guys have any too and what your plans are? So let me know in the comments, I’m super nosey. Anyway, here’s to positive vibes and goal getting… HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Everything I Loved At The Matalan Blogger Event

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Blogger events always inspire me to keep blogging and every time I go to one it really makes me wish that Style Rarebit was my full time job. They’re just always so much fun and it’s the nicest excuse to discover some new products and hang out with my fave bloggers. Last week was no exception, as on Thursday I went to the newly revamped Matalan store in Cardiff for a little shopping spree and some lunch.

The store is so big considering it’s right in the centre of town and they have loads of clothes, accessories and home wear making it the perfect place to pick up some new season pieces. I decided to spend my time trying on some autumn outfits though as I’m really trying to mix up my wardrobe a little bit this winter and add some more colour. I was so surprised at how many cool pieces they had while also having clothes to suit a lot of different age ranges and sizes.

The first thing I tried on was this gorgeous green check coat with the quilted, mustard mini bag. I love this outfit for everyday and I think it worked really well with my uniform of jeans and a jumper. The coat is also really reasonable at £40 and is such a classic cut that you could wear it for several seasons.

style-rarebit-fashion-blog-matalan-blogger-eventThese were my two favourite bags, they had so many more styles but I just really love these two colours for autumn. The smaller teal bag is a nod to the Chloe trend and will work with pretty much every outfit. I paired it with a spotty dress as you can see below and I think it’s a really good buy if you wear lots of black.
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The next thing I tried on was this gorgeous polka dot dress, it’s not very warm but I think with over the knee boots and a long coat it’ll work really well for autumn. I also paired this with some pointy, suede boots that had studs around the bottom. I love these, they look way more expensive than Matalan and were really, really comfy.style-rarebit-fashion-blog-matalan-blogger-event

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Next I tried this aviator jacket as I keep looking at them but I’m not 100% sure I can pull them off. I thought it was gorgeous though and it fitted really well compared to other ones I’ve tried. The big collar is also really 70s which is a big trend this season so I think it’s a great piece to pick up before it goes.

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Lastly I found this black sweater and just fell in love with it. I don’t have anything like this in my wardrobe but I really liked the font and the black and mustard combination. I’m not loving it with these jeans though so I’d probably pair it with a high waisted skirt instead.

I hope you liked this quick post, I thought Matalan had some really cute things and I’m definitely going to go back to the home section for some Christmas decorations soon!

How To Wear Corduroy In 2018

how-to-wear-cord-style-rarebit-fashion-blogLast weekend I went to London for my mum’s photography exhibition and it was right around the corner from this shop called YMC. The whole way there my mum was questioning my rust coloured, corduroy jacket so you can imagine how smug I was that the whole shop window was rust corduroy. There were coats, trousers, dungarees and even a matching cap for total cord overkill.

Despite my new found outfit confidence, corduroy isn’t something I ever thought I would wear or ever thought would be in fashion. I used to work at M&S and the only people who bought cord were men in their 80s for gardening purposes. Chic. This season though it’s officially a ‘thing’ and in particular rust coloured cord jackets which i’m totally on board with. Now don’t get me wrong, this definitely isn’t the first trend I’ve slagged off and am now wearing but like the fashion slave I am, I’m so glad I went for it.

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If you’re going for trousers a high waisted pair that are slightly cropped would be the most flattering as they’ll help to give you more of an hourglass shape and your legs some definition. For jackets pick something cropped or one like mine that you can draw in or wear open. No matter what you go for just make sure that it fits really well and doesn’t add bulk to areas that you’d rather your clothes skim over.

how-to-wear-cord-style-rarebit-fashion-blogIn terms of colour I don’t think there are any rules. Rust is a major trend but something bright and colourful could look just as cool so it’s worth being creative. One thing I will say though is to avoid cord that looks really shiny or that’s stretchy as it’s often the sign of a way cheaper material and it never looks as good in pics.

My cord rules aside, let’s not take it too seriously. There’s always that one trend every season that divides people but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it out or experiment with it. On the plus side you could always raid your grampy’s wardrobe for a cool piece if you don’t think it’s worth investing in, am I right?…

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5 Transitional Outfit Tips

transitional-styling-tips-style-rarebit-fashion-blogThere are two types of people in this world. Summer people and winter people and I am definitely the latter. As soon as it gets a little colder I start planning my winter wardrobe, stockpiling pumpkin spice everything and looking out for Christmas presents. I just love this time of year, mainly because I spend so much time with my family and friends and because it always brings the best memories.

Before I go totally super fan on the winter months I need to state the obvious in that autumn hasn’t even started yet. For the last few weeks we’ve been in that awkward, transitional limbo where it’s not hot but it’s not quite cold either. This is definitely the hardest time to figure out what to wear and one of the things you guys asked for some tips on via my Instagram stories. As a fashion blogger I have a few go-to transitional outfit tips. They’re not really complicated but rather some basic rules that help me make the most of the awkward weather. I’ve popped my faves below and I hope you find them useful!

1. Layer up

This is the most obvious one but layers are the easiest way to warm up your summer outfit and make it more weather appropriate. Even popping a tee under a strappy dress can make a huge difference so it’s definitely worth it now that it’s getting colder. I particularly love polo necks and thin knits for this but even a sweatshirt that you can tie round your waist would be perfect.

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2. Swap your bag

In the summer it was all about raffia bags in light woven fabrics but as the weather gets colder they can definitely start to look out of place. Now is the perfect time to reach for your leather or more textured bags that will help to bring your outfit up to date with the weather.

3. Swap sandals for boots

Changing your footwear can make such a difference, especially if your summer shoes are really light and dainty. A heavier shoe or boot can look amazing with a floral dress and give it a more boyish feel which works perfectly for this time of year.

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4. Wear a hat

Hats keep you so warm which is why they’re so useful in the run up to autumn. Popping a baker boy hat on with a floral dress makes for a great transitional outfit and will help to make your look way less beachy. It’s also a great time to invest in a hat that will see you through the new season, so make sure to choose something timeless that will work with your winter style.

5. Jacket and coats

I love a blazer and I think they’re perfect for the in between months as they’re not as warm as a coat but will help to make your outfits look way less summery. A classic, tailored blazer with some gold buttons is normally my go-to and I’ll pair this with a mini dress and some boots. It makes for the easiest transitional outfit and the same goes for a lightweight trench coat as it’s totally timeless and works with pretty much everything.

I hope you liked these transitional outfit tips and if you have any of your own make sure to let me know in the comments. In the mean time click here to catch up on the AW18 catwalk trends.

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Hat – Moda In Pelle similar here

Jumper – Vintage Elle similar here

Skirt – Stradivarius

Boots – Mango similar here

Bag – Sophie Hulme

Watch – Obaku

Photography – Sarah Barnes

7 AW18 Catwalk Trends You Need To Know

aw-18-fashion-trends-style-rarebit-blogI remember being in year 10 business studies class, hiding in the corner on style.com (I miss it so much!) and looking at all the pictures of the runway shows. There’s something so inspiring about seeing the collections at the start of the season and spotting ideas that you can incorporate into your own looks. Autumn/winter is by far my favourite time for fashion, as my heafty coat collection can attest to and these are the shows that I look forward to the most.

Before you read this post: These aren’t all the trends but I just wanted to share the biggest ones and some tips on how to wear them this season to make it easy for you to update your wardrobe.

Leopard Print

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 Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein and Givenchy

AW18 Catwalk Trend: Leopard Print

Key notes: This is a trend that I feel you can’t really call a trend because it comes back around so often. But leopard print was definitely a major theme for AW18. This season it was more of a head to toe look with most designers incorporating floor length leopard print coats or full leopard outfits into their collections. For the most amazing inspiration just google Hailey Baldwin’s Vogue Japan shoot.

How I would wear this: I think leopard is something you need to be really careful with so personally I would stick to one item pr outfit in the print. I would definitely wear a leopard coat, paired down with brown and black underneath like the look from Tom Ford. However leopard boots, a beret or a silk shirt would be a perfect way to rock this trend too.

Logo Mania

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Gucci, Versace, Fendi, Emporio Armani

AW18 Catwalk Trend: Logo Mania

Key notes: As soon as a saw Erika Girardi on Vogue’s youtube channel, head to toe in the Fendi logo I knew this was going to be huge. The logo trend has been all over instagram but it’s not just Fendi jumping on the bandwagon. Slogan tees were really popular, especially the ones above at Versace and Dior. However at Gucci and Emporio Armani it was way more understated and incorporated into the fabrics in a less obvious way.

How I would wear this: I think the easiest way to wear this trend would be with a slogan tee as it goes with absolutely everything. I especially love the Versace look with a high waisted skirt and some black lace up boots. If I could, I would definitely rock some Fendi logo leggings but I’d have to take my pension out early to afford them.

Cowboy Boots

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Fendi, Emporio Armani, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabanna

AW18 Catwalk Trend: Cowboy Boots

Key notes: In recent years the catwalk seems to be making way for trends that are more comfortable and wearable, making it easy for us to incorporate them into our wardrobes.  The cowboy boot was reinvented in every colour way and fabric this season from glitter to green suede but it’s the silhouette that counts. You can also dress them up or down depending on your style and I particularly love them with a blazer like the look above at Isabel Marant.

How I would wear this: I love the light coloured pair at Fendi or maybe a dark suede pair to put together with jumper dresses or jeans. My go-to outfit would be a dress, a big chunky cardigan, lots of jewellery and these boots.

Neon

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Prada and Balenciaga

AW18 Catwalk Trend: Neon

Key notes: If you live under a rock and didn’t see Kim K’s fluro yellow hair then newsflash girl, neon is a trend. It was really prevalent on the catwalks as an accent colour but it’s something that seems to have trickled down to the high street really quickly. In fact, me and my friends stayed in an air bnb opposite the BooHoo.com offices and they had a neon pair of shoes in the window. At Prada the collection was made up of bright colours, textured fabrics and full neon outfits like this dress above. However Balenziaga managed to pair the colour down and make it look more wearable with subdued colours and tailored silhouettes, like this classic tweed coat.

How I would wear this: Zara have a really cute neon jumper which I think is the only thing I would wear in this colour. I would pair it with a brown wool coat and some skinny trousers to keep it looking chic and not too overpowering. It also works really well with tweed and tailoring so bear that in mind if you want to try it out.

Dark Florals

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Gucci, Richard Quinn, Saint Laurent and Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

AW18 Catwalk Trend: Dark Florals

Key notes: Florals for winter are a lot darker and more subdued that what they were for summer. Layered over a black background they are super dramatic with a gothic edge, especially this look at Preen By Thornton Bregazzi.

How I would wear this: I think for winter it’s really important to toughen up florals so I would pair a dress with chunky leather boots and long wool coat.

Metallic / Holographic

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Balmain, Sies Margan, Tom Ford and Dior

AW18 Catwalk Trend: Metallic, Holographic Silver

Key notes: Metallics were a big trend for accessories last season but for autumn designers created full looks in the shiny plastic. The key to this trend is a silver or blue undertone that gives your metallic look an icy feel. At Sies Margan (above) and also at Balmain several of the looks were made with holographic fabrics too if you’re feeling brave.

How I would wear this: I love the metallic dress at Balmain but I think the coat at Dior would make for such a cool outfit. I would pair it with skinny jeans, boots and my fave jumper and I know ASOS will bring out a good copy.

70s Brown

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Miu Miu, Sies Marjan, Rochas and Fendi

AW18 Catwalk Trend: 70s Brown

Key notes: Fashion’s love for the 70s isn’t going anywhere and this season it was all about the head to toe brown looks. Most outfits were paired with an accessory in a mustard yellow colour to further replicate the era too. From rust to dark brown there isn’t a shade that won’t suit this trend and a lot of the coats were belted at the waist or made in teddy bear fabric to bring them up to date.

How I would wear this: My camel coat is a staple in my wardrobe and a classic so I’m definitely dragging that back out this winter. I think a good coat, some brown chunky knits and mustard boots or a bag would be an easy way to nail this trend.

My New Favourite Accessory | A Unique Wood Watch by JORD

jord-unique-wood-watches-style-rarebit-fashion-blogSo watches, for me, are a very new obsession but something that I’ve started getting more and more into since meeting my boyfriend. Before I met him I only had one watch in my collection but it’s grown to be a lot bigger and the most recent piece is really special.

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Jord is a brand I’ve heard about a lot through other bloggers so when they reached out about collaborating on a competition I was really excited. Their unique wood watches really stand out and I love that they’re creating something totally different with a material that isn’t normally associated with timepieces.

The watch I’m wearing in this post is from their Cassia series which is inspired by vintage timepieces, as you can tell by the roman numerals around the face. What I particularly love about it is that the glass is domed and the face is concave which makes it look pearlescent when it reflects the light, which is really pretty. I also liked the Cassia because it looks more like a piece of jewellery. The dainty strips of gold running through the band are a lot more feminine than the other styles and work really well with a lot of my jewellery.

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I went for the Zebra and Ivory colourway as I loved the really crisp face with the stripy wood but there are 3 other colours in the Cassia series to choose from. There’s a black one, rose gold and blue so you’ll be able to find something that works for your colour scheme. I also really liked the Frankie watch which is made of rich, purpleheart and plum wood and is such a stand out style so I thought I would include a link to that for you guys to look at too.

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I also really wanted to mention the custom sizing service that Jord watches offer. After unboxing my watch I could take it out and wear it straight away rather than taking it to someone to remove the extra links which was so helpful. All I had to do was type in my measurements while ordering and the whole process was sorted out for me. They also offer personalised engraving too so it would be a great gift for someone, especially as Christmas is creeping up so quickly.

This month I’m teaming up with Jord to give you guys the chance to win a $100 gift card. If you’d like to enter I’ll pop the link HERE where you can add all your details. You’ll also get a 10% off code just for entering so it’s worth it even if you don’t win the grand prize. The competition finishes on the 16th of September so you’ll need to enter asap if you want to be included. I’ve also filmed an unboxing video if you wanted to check that out too which I’ve popped below, best of luck guys!

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Boux Avenue Blogger Event & Bra Fitting

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Have you ever had a bra fitting? Because up until last week I hadn’t either but gorgeous lingerie brand Boux Avenue really kindly invited me to their Cardiff store to do just that. I went along with some of my favourite welsh bloggers and it was like one big girly night in. It was honestly one of the best events I’ve been to in a really long time, the girls in the store were really sweet, there were drinks, makeup and hair stylists and loads of gorgeous lingerie to try on, so perfect!

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I was actually really nervous about the bra fitting part as it’s something I’ve always put off. I think, like a lot of women I would rather guess than get my bra out in front of someone but after last week I so regret not doing it sooner. It was so quick and easy and Liv who helped me with my Boux Avenue bra fit knew so much and gave me a lot of really good advice about what to look out for.

I actually decided to film my bra fit for my YouTube channel (vlog below) because I know how many of us are intimidated and I thought it would be good to show what really happens. I was actually wearing a back size that was two sizes too big and a cup size that was two sizes too small which I was adamant was my size for YEARS. I can’t believe how long I was kidding myself and also how much bigger my boobs look now that I’m finally wearing the right size!

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Now that I’ve been once I would definitely go back and pick up some more pieces as it was just such a lovely experience. The bras are so pretty, there are so many different options and trying them on in the french chic style changing rooms felt so glam. They also gave me a discount code for you guys to use in the Cardiff store, CARDIFF10 for £10 off when you spend £50 so there’s even more of an excuse to treat yourself!

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