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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

I am loving Zara this season because everything they are coming out with is trendy, stylish and makes you want to buy it!!

So this leather sleeve grey coat is my current favourite- it’s become my wardrobe staple. I’ve been wearing this with pretty much everything I own in my wardrobe or that will go with it.

LOVE.WINTER.FASHION! Xx

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When updating your wardrobe, it’s not always an overhaul you need. You can easily spruce up your whole look by adding key pieces to your wardrobe. I recently shopped at Zara and after a long hiatus, at River Island. I bought some great items from both stores that instantly make my outfit the focus of attention.

Items I bought from Zara:

A red Zara jumper from TRF
A pair of skinny jeans
A jacquard print jacket from TRF
A Leopard gem encrusted necklace

Shoes I bought from River Island:

River Island Saline Studded Boots in red

Items you may already own in your wardrobe:

Bright coloured trousers
Faux leather leggings
Red heels
Beige boots

Now what I have prepared are more than 5 looks (and counting!!) that you can have with these items. With limited cash flow and everyone wanting a piece of the latest fads, it’s time to get creative ladies!! So here’s my take on what I bought and how I intend to wear it. The great thing about the jacquard print jacket is its multicoloured and can go with bright colours like electric blues to subdued beige. Dress it up with a dress or dress it down with a pair of skinny khakis- there is no compromise on style.

Here you go ladies. I hope this gives you inspiration for trying different looks with key pieces in your wardrobe. Enjoy!

Please keep on reading my blog and spread the love!! Xxxxxx

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When it’s Winter time, I can’t wear an all black outfit. Imagine you’ve eaten a full buffet and then you go and have a 3 course meal- OVERWHELMING!!!

I like to break mine up with some colour- be it a top, shoes or the accessories. Otherwise I may feel as if I’m going to a funeral. No offence to anyone who loves wearing black- it’s just me who can’t handle it.

So here’s how I broke my black streak.

Shoes: New Look
Black Leather Jacket: Lungta De Fancy
Leather effect tights: Miss Selfridge
Bag: Prada
Purple jumper: Zara

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P.S: I’m not usually this serious :p

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I always feel the visual merchandisers and the people who do the displays of all these clothing retailers are the silent soldiers and people who deserve true accolade for their hard work. I have found myself going into the store just because the window display was done so well that I wanted to go into the store and check out what they had to offer.

But those visual merchandisers who go a step forward and capture the theme of the whole nation take the gold medal hands down and are the unsung heroes. Speaking of gold medals, yes the theme is Olympics. I loved how some of the retailers truly captured the essence of what was and still is one of the most amazing and epic events to take London by storm. The Olympics 2012.

Two retailers who stood out the most with their eye catching window displays were Forever 21 and H&M. Kudos to the visual teams of both these stores who made a genuine effort translating the excitement into what were “athletically” creative displays! Loved the way Forever 21’s displays lit up during the day and moved around in a circle. Brilliant!!

I just think about how much work would have gone into suspending those male mannequins in the H&M displays and what an eye catching display it is-completely in line with the excitement and spirit of the Olympics. With Paralympics around the corner, here’s hoping more retailers will pay heed and jazz up their displays as well. Come on!! show some excitement!!

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Hah! A cheeky way to turning around that jacket potato joint Spud-u-like. Don’t sue me!! 😛

So tell me. Is it just Zara or every where I look, they’re going crazy about studs?! Well not that I am complaining because I am loving the details of studs on jackets, shoes and tops! Obviously I had to indulge in some stud-lovin’ too. Bought these beauties from Zara for £69.99. You should still be able to get your hand on one if you’re lucky!! Click here to buy the pair. xxx

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Hello my fashionable readers! Yes I know I go M.I.A for a while and then re-appear. I need to keep my act more consistent. But hey that does not stop me from shopping 😛 So I bought this sequin top from TopShop in a sale and matched them with these mint coloured trousers I bought from Zara and these studded boots. Studs seem to be the “IT” part of the outfit at the moment. It is all about the studs- on the jackets, shoes, gloves, shoulder pads; you name it. So here I am being oh-so-casual at a friend’s.

Top: TopShop (sale)

Trousers: Zara (sale)

Shoes: Zara (£69.95)

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The title says it all! Are you one of those girls who spends ages trying to perfect the arch of your eyeliner? I don’t know about you but I guess I speak for myself when I say we’re not all make up artists who can perfect the eyeliner arch in one swish. Every time I do put the eyeliner on, I know I have to spend another 10 minutes trying to clean it, perfect it and reapplying it. So, most of the times I just don’t wear it!

I think my search has finally come to an end. I am so excited that although I am dead tired today and want nothing more than sleep, I couldn’t help but share this with you. I came home and tried it straight away!

The eyeliner I am talking about is by Soap & Glory, which by their name seems more like a bath than a beauty product. But trust me, their products are super amazing!

I tried this eye liner and it is extremely easy to apply. The liner is like a sharpee and if you’ve got a steady hand you can easily create the shape you want. Now I have tried loads of eyeliners from Urban Decay, Maybelline, Mac and couple of others but I have found this one the easiest to apply. For an amateur like me, I will prefer this over any other while the Maybelline one is a close second. It’s as simple as creating the arch shape that you want and colouring it in as you would with a colouring pencil. Forgive the quality of the photo, but you can tell the shape is almost perfect and this was done under 30 seconds!!! (for one eye that is :P) I did not have to use any eye make up remover to tidy it up. Now that is an achievement.

So GO BUY IT!!

You can buy it from BOOTS in their beauty section or click here to order online. It costs £6 but it is definitely worth it.

Ever since I first bought the body scrub product, by the British beauty brand Soap & Glory, from BOOTS, I have become a loyal fan of theirs. I would like to share a little bit of history about this beauty brand that I have come to love. This brand is the brainchild of suds-loving entrepreneur and celebrity facialist Marcia Kilgore. She counts Demi Moore, Madonna and Calvin Klein among many A-listers as her clients.

Before I knew about the history of the brand, I knew how good they were because I used them and the products spoke more than enough for the brand’s credibility- A Listers or no A Listers. If you suffer from dry flakey skin then their “Flake Away” scrub and exfoliator is THE BEST product I have tried so far. It literally leaves your skin ultra smooth as if you’ve moisturised it. It smells great, feels great and works like a beast!

I am a fan of brands that not only focus on the product itself but the packaging as well. It is the presentation that attracts me towards the product. The packaging is not only fun but extremely humorous. Their marketing is spot on, you really get it and can relate to it. An example is:

They do a whole range of products from bath to beauty and I swear by these products. I have not been disappointed yet and I was going through the reviews left by customers- quite a relief to know how well they’ve been received. Have a look at their website and products by clicking here.

That is all for now ladies and gentlemen (?). Till the next one xxx

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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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Since it’s the Jubilee Weekend, I decided to add a bit of festivity in my outfit in this navy blue Zara dress. I wore my printed River Island blazer, Vivienne Westwood wellies to protect my feet from the rain and a Principles faux fur stole to keep myself warm in this chilly and rainy (MISERABLE!!) weather.

Happy Jubilee Queen!!!

So what did you wear this weekend?! Do share! xx