If there is one thing I love about this time of year, then it is staying indoors snuggled up on the sofa and enjoying cups of chai, watching episodes of ‘Victoria’ and relaxing in my pretty pink bathrobe.
After paying a visit to Primark whilst I was on my lunch break at work and purchasing a few faux fur cushions and a cosy blanket, I decided that I wanted to share a few of the things that I enjoy during the colder Seasons.
Initially, I decided to run a competition or giveaway on my blog, once my Instagram had reached 2,000 followers. However, I love buying presents for people and since Christmas is still a couple of months away, I decided to reward all of you lovely people with a pick n mix style giveaway. Thanks to the positive feedback that I have gained through Twitter I was able to ascertain exactly what you would all love to receive. If you want to discover exactly what is included in my giveaway then keep on reading.
So for the main prize I thought I would giveaway a few of my favourite things, if you already follow me either over on YouTube or have been reading my blog for quite some time, then you will already know that I am obsessed with candles, so the first thing I am giving away is this gorgeous cinnamon stick candle from Yankee candles to help get you in that Autunmal mood. Next I am giving away these cute cosy socks from Accessorize with Donuts on as I am obsessed with Krispy Kreme donuts and love my socks.
Whilst I was in Accessorize I couldn’t resist picking up this stunning rose gold necklace, I really struggled not to keep this for myself, as I love delicate looking jewellery and this cute compact mirror is perfect for touch ups on the go, plus its size means it will fit in your clutch for all of those upcoming parties. Of course, your going to want to update your wardrobe, which is why I am giving away a £10 Primark voucher, as you may already know, 99% of my wardrobe is Primark. I love styling high end pieces from Aspinal of London and Franchetti Bond with mainstream high street stores.
Last but not least I am giving away this cute little notebook with a London inspired theme, I did originally seek Parisian style stationary due to my blog title. However, sadly this was not available, so I decided London being my favourite City in the UK would be rather appropriate. I also picked up this adorable stickers just because I couldn’t resist them. I think this notepad will be great for keeping tabs on what you intend to buy your loved ones for Christmas.
Of course, I wanted to give my readers an extra chance of winning and so I decided to offer a runner up prize, which will be a £10 Lush voucher, so you can treat yourself to a couple of goodies either for Halloween or Christmas perhaps.
If you fancy getting your hands on some of these goodies, then here is what you have to do.
So judging by the weather on Monday, it looks like Summer has decided to make a swift departure, following our rather usual heat wave from last week. However, the prompt arrival of cooler climes were greeted by myself with much enthusiasm, as I have been eager to wear my gorgeous new slip-ons from Franchetti Bond for quite some time.
I decided that as I was due to take a long overdue trip to Brighton, it was the perfect opportunity for me to put these shoes to the test and see if they really were as comfortable as I imagined them to be. So, earlier this week we headed down to my favourite seaside city and enjoyed a fun afternoon looking around the lanes, drinking chai lattes, discovering the haunts of various artists and of course checking out the amusements on the pier. The day was concluded with some sugared donuts from the pier, because we all know you can’t visit Brighton without consuming something sweet as well as some fish and chips.
As for the stunning Ciri suede slip-ons, I noticed that they did attract quite a few admiring glances and as for comfort they were incredible. It was so nice to be able to wander the lanes of Brighton and explore the city without having to end the day on a sore note. Whilst recent trends seem to favour peep-toe boots, this isn’t really practical with the British weather as it means you will be needing to invest in some new footwear for the colder season.
However, these grey skater style shoes will tick all of the boxes when it comes to style, comfort and practicality, providing you with the perfect transitional piece that is guaranteed to take you from Summer to the end of the year. What’s more, the subtle diamante detailing adds a touch of glamour that is perfect for the daytime and great for taking you from office to after work drinks.
I decided to pair my new Ciri shoes with a simple navy top, some jeans and a classic leather jacket. I absolutely loved this look, as it had a relaxed casual feel to it and yet it also felt effortless in terms of the style stakes. I can’t wait to wear these throughout the rest of 2016 and I just know that they will be a staple piece in my wardrobe in months to come.
If you want to step out in style, then make sure you visit their website as Franchetti Bond are kindly offering free postage and packaging worth £3.95 until the 3rd October 2016. If you also shop their weekly edit, then you can gain up to 20% off the entire look meaning you can save over £50. All you have to do is make sure you enter the Edit20 code at checkout.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and have a lovely weekend and have fun looking at all of Franchetti Bond’s gorgeous new collection for A/W16. You have been warned, you might just find yourself needing to stock up on a few colourful beanies, a couple of cosy fur gilets and oh I don’t know, maybe one or two scarfs to complete your Autumn look, I know I have.
Last Saturday Al and I decided it would be the perfect opportunity for us to visit our wedding venue with our parents, as the weather was just beautiful and we are getting married in August 2018, so we thought it would help to inspire us further and enable us to ascertain what feasible options were available. Needless to say both of our parents loved it and as for us, it was love at first sight all over again.
Talking of love at first sight, you may have seen my last post about the insta-worthy bag from Franchetti Bond. Well as I turned 27 last Thursday I couldn’t resist paying Franchetti Bond a visit over in Alresford. I am so glad I did as the staff were really helpful and it was such a lovely boutique, it really was a birthday well spent and I even picked up this lovely classic bag from their Susanna range, which is available in three colours (taupe, navy and sand) meaning there really is a colour to suit everyone.
What’s more the Susanna’s lightweight structure means it was perfect for carrying all of my bits in whilst looking around the venue site for a few hours. The strap also meant that I had the choice of either wearing it on my shoulder or carrying it, as I wandered around the peaceful Summer gardens.
If you want the perfect transitional piece for Fall, then make sure you snap it up now as Franchetti Bond are offering a generous saving of £70 in their Summer Sale and this stunning range is flying off the shelves as we speak.
If you already follow me over on Instagram, then you will know that my three favourite things are Food, Fashion and Florals and last weekend certainly didn’t disappoint. After being surprised with a stunning bag from Franchetti Bond that I have been secretly lusting after for quite some time now, I decided that it was only appropriate that it’s first outing should be to the gorgeous Mayfield Lavender Farm who are based over in Surrey.
Now, judging by the beautiful photographs on Instagram, I am sure you have probably already heard of them and therefore have an inkling to what their business is all about. However, did you know that their Lavender themed food and drink options are out of this world? I highly recommend their delicious lavender ice cream and their refreshing lemonade or Cider.
As for my ‘Elina Tote’ if you thought it was just another throw everything in and hope for the best kind of bag, then think again. It is not just the exterior that impresses, inside the bag there is a pocket that is big enough to hold my iPhone 6+, an internal pocket to keep my purse or valuables, plenty of room big enough to hold my everyday essentials such as my makeup, phone charger, iPad etc and a chain to ensure that my keys are quick and easy to grab when on the go. The external front pocket is also great for holding those little things you want close to hand such as tissues, lipgloss or some loose change for the parking meter.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. If you would like to get your hands on your very own Franchetti Bond bag, then make sure you click on the link below and check out their website as they have a fantastic Summer Sale on and are offering £10 off your first purchase if you join their fashion community.