Victoria’s Secret Splurge!

June 26th, 2014

So my job happens to take me away from my home town of Newcastle sometimes, workshops or meetings and training sometimes it’s a pain but mostly I actually really enjoy it!

I never usually get time to do anything it’s from train to office and back or train to office to hotel to office and back.

This week I have been to London Town and am now in sunny Leeds! Anyway to the point lol! On the train yesterday I had the best realisation ever!!!

My thought processes….
I need new perfume I’ve ran out of cheap and expensive ones and I have to assign myself to the fact that Stella McCartney Adidas gym gear was likely to be rather out of my budget (sad face) BUT oh my days! Leeds has a Victoria’s Secret store who sell both … And…. They have a sale on!!!

So somewhere between alighting the train, listening to live stream of something I was missing at home, buying dinner and checking into my hotel I had a sense of determination and urgency …. This was not about my training or my Project Management qualification! This was all about Victoria’s Secret!

The store in Leeds is massive, I’ve been in before and absolutely love it at risk of over spending and buying far too much I only looked at the perfumes and VS Sport range!

The store was quite busy their 50-75% off semi-annual sale (they seem to have made a conscious decision to keep Americanised, and I don’t know how many things could get a way with it, but it seems to work for them without being too annoying!)

Everything is nicely placed in baskets and boxes and sized rails, looking at things is always a pleasure in there if you’re like me coz everything is so pretty and you want it all lol

Anyway, I went around and decided on perfumes to look for and find in the sale and then checked out the VS Sport area! The Victoria’s Secret Bombshell and Angels Only perfumes are my fave and both were in the sale so I picked up the Bombshell gift set!

The VS Sport section was harder I wanted leggings but the choice was massive, bra tops I don’t have the six pack for or, let’s be honest, Park Run in Saltwell Park doesn’t really get the climate for them as much as they’re all gorgeous! I looked around for ages it made me want sweat pants! Which anyone who knows me will know I do not, have not and will not wear sweat pants! Yet strangely is found them somewhat cooler and all of a sudden in the running to be a purchase!

So I decided on long leggings then had to pick a colour way, usually I’m a pink girl (ideal for Victoria’s Secret!) but a pair of leggings caught my eye and I had to had them! Emblazoned down one leg were three words that sum me up perfectly … I Hate Running! Amazing I picked up the black pair trimmed with turquoise and then a fab turquoise vest with grey leopard print crop underneath!

To be honest (it’s confession time!) they aren’t that much cheaper than Stella McCartney Adidas BUT my justification is they’re unique, not many people will have them and
Victoria’s Secret so far are only in one or two places so it’s a treat!!!

I’ve came back and googled prices for the fashion show in London in December so if anyone wants to donate me nearly £10,000 for a ticket feel free to, or invite me as a blogger and I will selflessly help out ha!!!

Soo I can guarantee pretty much that won’t be happening but you know what I can’t guarantee? That Tomorrow won’t include another trip where I check out the rest of the store!!!

My bill came to £80
The leggings and top were £32.50 each and my fab perfume gift set was only £15!

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All Saints – Further 20% off

June 18th, 2014

Got a really good email this morning from All Saints with a code for an extra 20% off! It’s off both fullprice and sale prices so I thought I would show you some of the things that caught my eye. (Images allsaints.com)

The code to use at the checkout is ALLSAINTS20.

Alvie Dress £47

alvie dress

Decadence T Shirt £24

decadence

Tahara Jumper Dress £79

tahara

Safia Dress £74

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Pipe Leather Skirt £119

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Kiss Tassle Boot £127.50

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Kapital Boot £142.50

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The extra 20% off makes these even bigger bargains but go and check the rest of the selection inlcuding the T’s and jewellery!  Let me know what you get I’m still deciding!

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Hot Diamonds – OUTLET!!!

June 13th, 2014

I absolutely love a bargain AND I love when my bargain loving ways are teamed up with a brand that I love!

That’s just happened in epic proportions as I visited the Hot Diamonds Outlet!

That’s right, I now don’t need to track down a Chappelle store or wait for sales I pop online and check out the outlet! It’s probably been there a while but as I was looking specifically for something and I stumbled across it.

I was, and still am, rather excited by the discovery, the selection and of course the prices!  As a long time Hot Diamonds fan I have several earrings and lots of their charms there was lots of choice in my visit today.

I can’t share my purchase as it is a gift but what I’m sharing below are some of my faves! They start at about £8 …… yeah I know re-read it I said £8!

The best things I thought were the earrings and rings but then thats naturally what I always want to buy anyway!  Some of the charms / pendants weren’t the ones I would choose for myself but that shouldn’t stop you popping over there – but hurry some of the things are only available in low quantities!

Here are my picks! (images hotdiamonds.co.uk)

Addicted to Love Stud Earrings £30

Addicted to love Stud Earrings

Addicted to love Stud Earrings

Arabesque Enlaced Star pendant £41.97

Arabesque Laced Star Pendant

Arabesque Laced Star Pendant

Crystal Cluster Stacking Ring £8.50

Crystal Cluster Stack Ring

Crystal Cluster Stack Ring

Square Solitaire Stack Ring £9

Square Solitaire Ring

Square Solitaire Ring

Interlaced heart Earrings £33

Interlaces Heart Earrings

Interlaces Heart Earrings

And the rest!!! Including…..

Echo Heart Ring £36

Levanter Small heart Pendant £47.97

Love Pebble Ring £35.97

Paradise Stacking Rings Set £45

Shades of Spring Rose Gold Bangle £107.97

Shades of Spring Earrings £27

Remember Shipping is free and although the diamonds are small these pieces are truly beautiful when you get them and have a classic nature about them!

Happy shopping and let me know if you make any purchases I’d love to hear about them!

 

 

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Love Niche at NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week

April 30th, 2014

Last fashion week I headed over to Hood Street club in Newcastle for one of the NFW Fringe events. That introduced me to “Love Niche“.

I have followed with interest on Facebook and email and even won a fabulous set of bracelets in a prize draw!!!

I’ve just received an email from them and thought I’d share it with you so you know all of the things they are up to over NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week!!!

Love NICHE Studio will be taking part in a variety of events.

A selection of exclusive Fashion & Style presentations will be hosted in the fabulous Studio on Clayton Street on different days and times throughout the week, all themed and inspired by meaningful movies.

Join them for breakfast and an insight into the world of classic styles inspired by Audrey Hepburn; or come along for a delicious afternoon tea and a presentation of the latest pastels and prints trends for Spring Summer 2014; or enjoy a cocktail or two (or three!) while watching an intimate fashion show presenting to the fabulous evening and occasion wear collection designed exclusively by Nisha Vedhara.

Love NICHE Studio also invites you to celebrate with the team at the recently open Bonbar at the Assembly Rooms for the official launch party of NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week on Saturday 10th of May at 2pm.

Fashion Front Row is another event not to be missed which will showcase the NICHE by Nisha Vedhara range including a sneak peek of the newly arrived summer Resort collection. The fashion show takes place at 7pm on Friday 16th of May at Tiger Tiger.

With all of this going on there are definitely plenty of opportunities to head over and visit! They are on Clayton street next to Olive and Bean.

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NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week – The Celebs!

April 29th, 2014

The long awaited news of the celebrity involvement in this year’s NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week 2014 has finally been revealed: NE1 is delighted to announce that during NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week from 9 – 17 May international designer and ‘King of Glamour’, Julien Macdonald and musician and DJ Sophie Ellis Bextor will both take centre stage at events during NE1’s 9 day fashion fiesta.
Later in the week, international make- up artist and internet sensation Lauren Luke will also be holding court at Northumbria University.
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Today’s Nails

April 14th, 2014

Today’s Nails are Easter themed

I have acrylics on and a fab gel colour I got on for the Saying Goodbye ball.

I have simply painted cross equals love on three nails on each hand.

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What I’m Wearing – Mariposa Ball

April 13th, 2014

So this should really be a what I wore post, rather than a what I’m wearing post but on the 22nd March I had the privilege of volunteering at The Mariposa Ball in aid of the Saying Goodbye charity.

For those of you unaware of Saying Goodbye they are a charity within the Mariposa Trust set up by Husband and wife team Zoe and Andy. They provide valuable support to parents who have suffered the loss of babies during pregnancy or early infancy. The charity is not even two yet but has done amazing things. It’s list of ambassadors is impressive and ever growing and it’s none denominational services take place all over.

This was the inaugural ball for the charity with guests such as string quartet Bond, X Factor stars Next of Kin and a fabulous charity auction!

Anyway on with the supposedly brief post of my outfit!!!

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The dress is from Coast it’s a Roxie dress although I did purchase it in Debenhams at the time they had 25% off! It’s original price was £195

The statement necklace was special to me after looking at friends selections and hunting round for a cape necklace I remembered this and it belonged to my late sister so I felt honoured to wear it to a special evening.

My clutch and shoes you can’t see in these images but they were Karen Millen snow leopard gladiators and matching purse!

The bling bracelet was one from the Jimmy Choo H&M colab ages ago and obviously my A21 wristband!

I had an amazing evening at the ball and am looking forward to next years events, there are two in the UK one in Manchester and one in London. The venues and the cause are amazing !

In case your interested here are a few snaps of the evening…

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Newcastle Fashion Week 14 Itinerary

April 10th, 2014

NE1’S NEWCASTLE FASHION WEEK PROGRAMME FOR 2014

 9 -17 May 2014, any self respecting Fashionista will already have the dates marked firmly in their diary, NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, is an event not to be missed.

 This is the 4th year that NE1 Ltd has hosted the A-list event and each year it gets bigger and better with more catwalks,retail offers, exclusive VIP events and a healthy smattering of celebrities thrown in for good measure.

In previous years TV presenter, Caryn Franklin of Clothes Show fame, together with designers Wayne Hemingway and Scott Henshall have all been involved in hosting events during the week, with the after show parties attracting the likes of Dizzee Rascal; Black Eyed Peas and international music superstar, Will I. Am, together with fashion designer, model and musician, Diana Vickers all helping to put Newcastle firmly on the fashion map.

 Search for NE1’s Newcastle’s Most Stylish

10 April – 3 May

See yesterday’s post here

Designed by Dr. Martens Newcastle and Prefab 77 – NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week T-shirts

Wear the Week 

On Sale in Fenwick 28 April 

Dr. Martens Newcastle has designed this year’s NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week T-shirt, giving a street style edge to this commemorative must-have fashion item.  As in previous years, all profits from the sale of the T-s will go to Cash For Kids with Fenwick the exclusive retailer.  T-shirts will go on sale on 28 April.

 THE WEEK ITSELF
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NE1 LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR NEWCASTLE’S MOST STYLISH 2014

April 9th, 2014

Eeeyyykkk well here we are again fashionistas Newcastle Fashion week is on the way!!!

NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week is kicking off a week of fashion fuelled fun at venues across the city from 9 – 17 May. Even before the event gets underway the activities are already starting with NE1’s 4th annual search for the city’s Most Stylish which runs from 10 April – 3 May.

On Thursday 10th April, a team of NE1’s style scouts will be out and about on Northumberland Street on a quest to find the city’s most stylish. If the weather is inclement, the team will take their search indoors into intu Eldon Square. Thursdays will see the team take to the streets from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and on Saturday from 12 – 2pm.

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Floral Nail Polish

March 11th, 2014

By April we will be seeing the launch of Nails Inc Floral Polish!!! That’s right… Two coats of these polishes and your nails have a colourful and pretty floral design on.

The bottles are the usual price of £12 each and there are a few to choose from. They are available now to pre order online!

Daisy Lane

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Chelsea Embankment Gardens

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See the whole collection here!!!

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