Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Yours Clothing - From The Changing Room & Wishlist

A week or so ago a few bloggers, myself included, got together and had an impromptu styling session at Yours Clothing, Bluewater. The staff were so accommodating as we hijacked the biggest changing room and went to town trying on oh so many outfits.

Me, Mookie, Heidi & Abi
photos c/o Mookie @

I realised in that changing room that I have no black dresses. As we transition from summer to autumn, I'm feeling a need for black and monochrome but still with a taste of florals and accent colours. There are a few skater dresses fitting these themes that have caught my eye.

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1. Black Panelled Skater Dress With Jewel Flower Necklace
I love this dress. It's so versatile. The jewel necklace really makes it stand out, however it is detachable for those time you want to dress down a bit or decorate your neck with something different. I tried this dress on and really regret not buying it now.

2. Black and Pink Tropical Floral Skater Dress With Belt
This dress is currently in the sale and most sizes are still available. I've been eyeing it up for a long time but it's never made it to the checkout and I'm not sure why. It's the perfect summer/autumn transition dress. Darker florals will be a staple for me this season I think. I refuse to ditch the florals just because the sun stops shining!

3. Black and White Panelled Skater Dress With Mesh Insert
This dress is so different to anything I currently own. I love the way this dress uses the black and white. I can't work out if you would call this a cold-shoulder dress as the white panel and the mesh yoke look entirely separate from each other, but I think that's what I really like about it. I didn't try this dress but I'd love to see what it looks like on.

Because... BOOBS.

Obviously as autumn approaches we have to look towards keeping that chill off our bods and Yours Clothing aren't short of a thing or two to help us along.

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1 & 2: I'm a sucker for a lovely blazer. I've tried on the black with polka dot roll-ups before and it is so comfortable. It's not too rigid and is just a touch on the casual side of smart-casual. The length of the floral blazer looks perfect and would bring a fantastic pop of colour to a black dress like the one I tried on above.

2 & 3: Yep, I'm looking at coats already! The herringbone draped collar coat looks amazingly swooshy and I can imagine myself both buried in it for comfort and twirling it about. How cool would it look with a black dress and brightly coloured tights/leggings? The second coat just has such an unusual pattern and I absolutely love the purple. It makes such a lovely change from the plain coloured coats you'll see elsewhere.

I will be back at Yours Clothing for the opening of the Ashford store on September 5th. If you're in the area, do come along and say hello!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Lookin Fiiiiine with Black Heart Creatives (And 20% Discount)

For a long time I admired Black Heart Creatives from afar. With their excellent designs and custom perspex necklaces I felt a little bit spoilt for choice and, using proper backwards logic, I decided to buy nothing rather than make a decision to buy just one thing.

But I bit the bullet for Fathers Day. My eldest and I took my husband to a sci-fi event and I figured a new necklace was required for the occasion. I instantly thought to the custom necklaces I'd seen others wearing from Black Heart Creatives and emailed them about my idea. Quicker than you can say nerdfest, the necklace was around my neck.


I love this piece. I get so much wear out of it. The size is perfect, the perspex feels strong and sturdy and the length is spot on for me. It's the little personal touches that make Black Heart Creatives stand out from the rest. The time taken to make sure you are perfectly happy with your design, the presentation of each item in it's own lovely box and finishing touches to the necklace.

After receiving the necklace I was sent an item from the Palm Bling range.
These Fiiiiineapple earrings* are marvelous! They're a little bit cute and a little bit quirky and they look fab peeking out from under my pigtails! And with the options of stud or drop earrings in gold (matte or mirrored) or translucent neon (orange or yellow), there truly is something for everyone. There is even a matching necklace and brooch available so you can treat yourself to the whole set!

If you like what you see, or fancy your very own custom piece of awesome Black Heart Creatives jewellery, you can use the promo code KATT20 for 20% off for the next 7 days. So go forth to Black Heart Creatives and see what takes your fancy. And don't forget to let me know what you decide on!

*denotes a gifted item