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Glorious Gloves!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

ASOS GlovesWe’ve done scarves, we’ve done hats, and today I’m rounding the week off with gloves. Whilst some may say they’re the least exciting winter accessory, they’re definitely the most essential, and believe it or not there’s quite a few options – mittens, fingerless, long sleeved… So here’s my hand-picked selection.

On the left are Long Arm Warmers. They’ve got a thumbhole, but apart from that they’re fingerless, but good for keeping your arms extra warm, especially if you want to wear short sleeves. They cost £8 and are available in black, grey and cream. Next up are some old fashioned Hand Knit Mittens. They can be a bit impractical, especially when it comes to using your phone, but they’re ultra cute and will keep your hands nice and toasty. The design on these Hand Knit Mittens has a hand made feel, and they cost £10. Last but not least, if you can decide if you want mittens or gloves, never fear, because you can have both! These Striped Converter Gloves means you can have fingerless gloves, and then just pull down the top for mittens. And they’re a bargain at £8.

You can have a look at all these hand warmers over at ASOS now.

Scarf Searching

Friday, November 7th, 2008

ASOS ScarvesWe’ve done hats, and now it’s time to search for the perfect winter scarf. Scarves are increasingly being seen all year round – from the tassled checkered scarves we’ve seen all summer, to the silk head scarves being sent down the catwalk for A/W08, to the versatile staple that is the pashmina.

For winter though, I think only a knitted scarf will do for maximum warmth and cuteness. This Maniyak Pure Wool Chunky Hand Spun Scarf, £20, has that great hand made look to it, because it is! The pure wool will keep you nice a warm, and the contrasting colours of blue and white means it’ll go with any outfit.

Or if you want to add a touch of this season’s check trend, try this ASOS Oversized Check Blanket Scarf. It’s available in purple of pink, and the extra width means you can wear it however you fancy. If you’re allergic to wool, this is a good choice as it’s 100% acrylic but has the look of wool.

These and a whole host of other scarves are available at ASOS now.

Hat Hunting

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

ASOS HatsWith the clocks going back at the weekend and the temperature dropping to single figures today, it’s without a doubt time to pull out the full winter gear – hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, earmuffs, thermal underwear…

Personally my winter wardrobe starts with a good hat, and ASOS have a great selection this year. If you’re a cutting edge indie scenester then this Checked Trapper Hat (£15,right) – the hat of choice of Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion -will ensure that your head is the best dressed around. If it’s a bit windy there’s even the option of fastening it under your chin for maximum heat retention!

If you prefer something a bit more traditional, then how about the ultimate bobble hat? The Pom Pom Hand Knit Beanie (£10) has that slouchy, handmade look about it and the pom pom on top is supercute. It’s available in black or red.

To get my pick of the bunch, or see what else is available, head over to ASOS now.

Clothes Show Live 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Clothes Show Live 2008You can now book for this years Clothes Show Live which once again is set to be an absolute smorgasbord of fashion, beauty, hair and makeup. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC, there will be five different colour zones for Highstreet, Vintage, Designer, Bargain and a Makeup section.

As always there’ll be live catwalk shows parading the latest trends, and your ticket includes entry in to one of the 45 minute shows at the time of your choice. And of course, there’s a chance to get your hands on some exclusive one off items that will never make it to the high street, check out the latest designers fresh from London Fashion Week, have a make over and be in general fashion heaven.

The Clothes Show Live is only one for five days from 5-10 December. A Standard Day Ticket costs £24, and are available to book now on the Clothes Show Live website.

Winter PJs!

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

winter-pjs.jpgThere aren’t many benefits to winter, but one of them has to be getting to wear some lovely warm pyjamas. Marks and Spencer definitely lead the way on this, they’ve got a pair everyone, and ever budget. These Per Una Berry Tartan Pyjamas, costing £29.50 are definitely the quintessential pair. Long sleeves, long legs, and even better, they’re on trend with a tartan print! They’re 100% cotton, so they’ll keep you warm, but not too warm, and won’t aggravate your skin.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in night time comfort, then have a look at the Autograph range. You can find pure silk pyjamas, or bottoms made from modal which is apparently like cotton but resistant to shrinking, fading and super-soft. Naturally though there’s a premium to pay for this range.

So embrace winter and hunt out your perfect pjs!

Summer Sales at Topshop

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Topshop SaleWhilst we might finally be experiencing a taste of summer this week, it’s inevitably going to come to a soggy end this weekend, and the shorts will be packed away again for who knows how long.

As a result of the definite lack of hot weather this year, most of us stuck in lovely old Blighty will have been reaching for a jumper rather than a halter neck recently. But every cloud, no matter how grey, has a silver lining, and this year’s summer sales are some of the best we’ve had in years, full of top notch summer clothes that we just didn’t want to buy, now available with massive reductions.

If you’re jetting off for some summer sun, or just plain optimistic, get rifling because there are bargains to be had. Topshop in particular have huge reductions across all ranges, including Kate Moss and the vintage ranges available in the flagship store on Oxford Street. I recently spotted a Christopher Kane dress reduced from £120 to £20.

Pre-Order Sex & The City THE MOVIE

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

sex-and-the-city.jpgI am so excited, almost as excited as when I find a new dress that is orignal and unique. Sex and the City:The Movie is available to pre-order and soon will be dropped through my post box.

Well I say soon but actually its not actually for another two months which is a little depressing but I still have the wonderful memories of the movie played at the cinema and the complete box set of every season available. Join Carrie and her favourite girls, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they come togther four years after their hit show finished for one more time to entertain us with thier comical drama filled lives, complete with the best Manalo’s.

The DVD will be released on September 22nd so pre-order your copy now for £12.98 at Amazon online.

Tone Up on the Beach with FitFlops

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

FitFlopsGoing to the gym, using weights… boring, get yourself a pair of FitFlops instead and walk your muscles to toned perfection! FitFlops are a genius invention that allow you to work out while you walk, plus they look fab too. The shoes have a special mid-sole that activates and stimulates muscles by challenging your support and balance helping to tone up your legs and bum.

I don’t know about you but I always feel really sluggish on holiday because I eat and drink more than usual and lay on the sunbed for most of the day. I take my gym stuff with me but sadly never quite make it to the hotel fitness room! Now I’m not even going to bother taking my trainers and support bra with me – I’ll tone up by walking on the beach or from club to club!!

FlipFlops are available in a number of styles for both men and women, the ones pictured are my personal favourite and they cost about £36 depending on where you shop. Check out the official FlipFlop Website for all the styles and stockists.

What’s Mine Is Yours

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

i-heart-boutiques.jpgAnother website grabbing all good fashionista’s attention has come into the spotlight and it’s called What’s Mine Is Yours.

The website is fun and fashionable and even eco-friendly. Providing fashion, furniture and beauty, designer, vintage and high street the website has become a huge success. Swap, buy and sell or browse and barter from the comfort of your own home. Sounds like a new internet trend that will be around for a long time. Membership is free as are swaps and there are over 13,000 registered users.

Visit What’s Mine Is Yours online to register and let the fun begin.

Celebrity Style Sunglasses

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

red-sunglasses.jpgIt’s been an ongoing trend for celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Paris Hilton to parade around in the summer months adorning different coloured sunglasses and there are some fab copies available on ASOS.

These Retro Style Sunglasses are fabulously cool and stylish. Available in three colours, red (inset), white and black, the retro style framed glasses with tinted lenses have metallic detail in the corners of the frames and will not burn a hole in your pocket.

At just £8 what’s an excuse not to invest? They are available at ASOS online now.