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Hello HELLO all you gorgeous people! I know, I know! I’m really bad at updating my blog and need to be doing it more often.

So, how’s everyone been? I, for one, am LOVING the summer that London has finally been blessed with after such a long time. It felt like ages since I had worn any of my summer stuff and it felt weird walking out of my house without a jacket or any scarf. For a couple of days I felt like I had forgotten something… Even felt a little underdressed. But those days are truly behind me (hope I haven’t spoken too soon!)

So what have I been doing?? Well other than busy working and exploring London, every chance I got, nothing much. To be honest I’ve been quite lazy updating the blog. However I am quite active on my Twitter account (@NidaJehan) and Facebook Page (Miss TikTik) so please come say Hi over there! 🙂

Seems like London has a sale every other month and for someone like me, who LOVES to shop, is an excuse to shop even MORE! so I met up with my friends and we went to the Zara store on King’s Road just to see what was new there.

The thing with Zara sale is that they start with really high prices and the sale prices keep on dropping every two weeks and then every week. So much so that you end up buying tops for £9.99 that you previously paid £20, or more, for! Not cool Zara. So I always wait till the very last few weeks and have a browse.

I didn’t like much in terms of clothes but did end up buying some amazing accessories!

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The one I am wearing at the moment is this dragon pendant which I bought for £5.99 (bargain!) it was originally for £20 or something ridiculous like that. I love it because its stylish, really adds an edge to your outfit and can jazz up a plain T shirt. It’s quite eye catching so really demands attention. It’s slightly heavy but then at least it’s not made of cheap plastic 🙂

So what’s your sale shopping been?? Share your bargains and tips! 🙂 till the next one lovelies xxx

Nothing like new additions to your jewellery collection. What makes it even more special is your friends gifting them to you and they know what you’d like!! Totally in love right now.

The ring and leather wrap-around bracelet is from Juicy Couture. Now this brand is quite controversial where some people call it “chavy” (non-english people please google the word :P) BUT!! In JC’s defence I would say I for one love most of their jewellery, may be not all of it but all the ones I’ve bought myself and I have been gifted I just LOVE them. Plus the pieces I’ve got don’t have any OTT branding on them so they’re great pieces and ones to keep! Yeah if you’re going to wear a JC tracksuit and UGG boots then I’m sorry but that would be classed as “chavy”. But you have to make sure you wear the brand the right way. FYI! you can never wear Paul’s Boutique the “right” way. That brand is “chavtastic” as it’s best! I think I’ve over done the word “chavy” in this post.

My bestie knows what works for me! 😉

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If you’ve got cash to splash then you have designer options like Hermés, Chloe, Celine and Cartier etc. I have spotted the Hermés cuff bracelets quite a lot and it is on my wish list!

Check out a few I’ve spotted.

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What arm candy have you been sporting lately? Do share! Till the next one xxxx

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While the Queen, the Royal family and the whole of UK celebrated her 60 years on the throne in one part of London (and my did they celebrate in style!), I celebrated by gallivanting around London ignoring the miserable rain!

I wanted to see what the Queen wore on this special occasion and was not disappointed by the photos. The Queen’s coat and hat was designed by Angela Kelly. I love the colour and regal style of the coat made of silk organza with Swarovski details on the hat . Even at this age, the Queen has style!!

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, looked beautiful in an Alexander McQueen red pleated skirt suit finished off with a nude pair of heels-which seem to be her favourite pair of heels. But it was perfect for off setting the red and making sure there was not an over-kill of red.

Rather than do a lot of talking in this post, I will let the pictures do the talking. I started off by eating at The Breakfast Club in Soho and roamed around Carnaby Street taking in the sights and sounds. I also visited Liberty who have an amazing collection of scarves (Alexander McQueen, Kenzo, Etro, Paul Smith, Christopher Kane and the likes) and stationery! Poles apart but equally amazing. I DIE.

After our brunch, we made a pit stop at the oh-so-cool vintage store Beyond Retro. They have some really cool stuff if you’re into vintage.

Has anyone been to Pylones?? They serve the quirkiest and most colourful stuff ever. I love that shop. You have to check it out.

And right opposite to it you have Irregular Choice– another quirky footwear store that dabble in a bit of everything; shoes, clothes, bags, sunglasses. And as the name would have it, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea!

Saving ourselves from the rain, we ran into another fabulous Italian cafe’ in Soho called Princi Bakery. It is my favourite place to go for coffee and food in Soho so far!!

For anyone looking to invest in a good designer bag, Liberty is currently doing a 40% discount on most of their bag range including Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry etc. I was eyeing this yellow python print Falabella bag by Stella McCartney for £795 and after discount it was for around £477. So tempting!! Just one thing- you have to sign up to their loyalty card. Honey for that discount- I’ll sign up for any loyalty card!!

Anyway, the following pictures show how I spent my Jubilee day!

Enjoy and keep on visiting my website for more cool and fashionable stuff! 😉 xx

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What has been catching my eye lately are the gorgeous small designer leather accessories i.e. cardholders. Coming in an array of colours, these are the perfect accessory to put your plastic money in aka debit/credit cards or even your business cards. A great conversation starter especially if you’re into networking. It’s like having a small part of designer goodness in your bag. A great gift I may add. I gifted a gold Prada cardholder to my friend and she loved it!!

And they work really well if you’re going out and can only stash as much in a clutch. So putting your card in a cardholder actually gives you a bit of reassurance that should you lose that (LET’S HOPE NOT!), someone will notice!

From DKNY to Alexander McQueen, Smythson to Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry to Prada and many more- they’re all adding a bit of glamour to this otherwise ignored piece of accessory. I love the nudes and pastel shades used by Mulberry and Anya Hindmarch (love the bow detail too!). At the same time kudos to Prada for using a range of colours from bright reds to golds. I love the signature skull detail on the Alexander McQueen cardholders. I cannot wait to add one of these to my collection! 😀

So if you’re looking to treat yourself or buy a gift for someone close to you, do browse these lovely creations. Ranging from £45 to over a £100, there’s something to match everyone’s range.

Click here to view the collection on Net-a-Porter.

Click here to view Prada’s collection of cardholders.

Disclaimer: All the photos used are courtesy of Net-a-Porter and Prada.

Do keep on visiting my site for everything that’s fashionable!! Love xx

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As time passes by, technology is becoming more and more entwined in our lives, any one from a teenager to your grandpa would have the latest in technology- would it be an iPad or a Blackberry, a Kindle to catch up on their reading or a netbook to do your business on: Yes, technology is taking over our lives. Where I do not approve of a complete digital lifestyle as it is killing face to face human interaction, one cannot help but put one’s fashionable foot forward.

All the major designers have taken note be it high street or luxury- they’ve all discovered there’s a huge demographic of technology lovers who still want to put their gadgets in the prettiest and “raddest” bag or pouch. It’s a get-noticed culture we’ve got and these designers are fuelling it. Don’t think I’m complaining for one second. In fact, I love it. The choice is immense! It caters to the style needs of the conservative to anyone who’s following the Spring Summer trend of nudes, pastels and bright colours. Fashion is not about clothes and shoes anymore!

There are Kindle cases by Diane von Furstenberg, technology cases (for iPhones, Blackberrys, Kindles, Laptops and iPads) by the likes of Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, Smythson, Mulberry and the list goes on and on and on!

When I bought my iPhone, I looked every where for a case that would not only protect my baby (yes! it’s my baby and I’m sad!) but make it look even cooler! So I searched the internet, stores and what not till I found the perfect accessories. The best website I have found is Net-a-Porter and I found a gorgeous Chloe’ leather pouch.

 

You have designers from Valentino to Jimmy Choo, Prada to Gucci, Marc Jacobs to Michael Kors. You name the designer and they’ve got the accessory for you. I decided to make some collages for you guys (because I have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD,not!). You’ve got the snake print bags by Marc Jacobs, the bling glitter bag for your iPad by Jimmy Choo and the grey Valentino iPhone 4 pouch (which will be my next purchase) among others. Have a browse and I hope you find the accessory for your tech.

 

But if you feel these designer accessories are too expensive and do not justify the cost, which I do know is probably more than what the gadget cost you! (HAH!) then have no fear, ASOS is here! (cheesy at its best!)

ASOS has a small but worthy selection of techno accessories and I’ve chosen the best four I found on the site:

To browse more technology accessories, visit Net-A-Porter’s, ASOS’ and My-Wardrobe’s websites through the following links:

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Kindle Accessories by Diane von Furstenberg

DISCLAIMER mumbo jumbo:

The pictures of the designer accessories are NOT my own. They belong to Net-A-Porter, ASOS and My-Wardrobe. I do  not own the rights to the images. I am just using them courtesy of these websites. I have only watermarked the collage design.