Monday, 19 December 2011

Things that make me giggle...

Charlie Chaplin once said "a day without laughter is a day wasted".

This week, the thing that has had me in fits every time I watch, is this video on YouTube ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgoDkwwpFx0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

And there's more!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVwlMVYqMu4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

We even had a go at recreating the videos, with our doggy, Bertie...

I hope it makes you smile as much as I did! :)

Love, Lottie xXx

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

A Classic Coat...

Now, I'm not a fashionista, a trend setter, or style icon, nor do I profess to be one. This blog is just me, writing about the things I feel passionate about. One of my biggest passions happens to be fashion! So you will probably see a lot of my ramblings are about clothes, accessories and beauty! I'm still a beginner at blogging and it's taking me some getting used to. If you don't like what I have to say, you don't have to look, but I'm grateful for your thoughts and comments and followers are always welcome!

Now anyway, back to the topic in hand...
Today is the first day I can honestly say I felt "Christmassy", outside it's cold and wintery. The light is different, the days are shorter and the countdown to Christmas has begun. I'm certainly feeling a chill in the air. A friend of mine recently asked me to help her find a coat. A coat for work and for keeping warm in the winter evenings. Now, there are thousands of different styles of coat on the market at the moment and I could spend weeks writing about them all. Instead I've tried to look for a few of my high street favourites. My friend is tall, slim, feminine and a classically beautiful. So I have tried to find coats that reflect this description.


Navy & Camel.
These are design classics, the colours transcend through the seasons and can be worn with almost anything.





I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this! nailing all the trends,
Topshop, now only £68.


For something more sophisticated,
Planet, £269 reduced to £179.



I love that this is collarless, so you can add your choice of fur collar or accessorise with scarf or statement jewellery.
Now only £45, Dorothy Perkins.


Black.
A design classic, but can be a bit harsh against a pale complexion especially in the winter months. Perfect for playing it safe when out and about but If you want to stand out from the crowd, accessorise using shoes, jewellery and a bag.

You'll certainly get your license to frill in this jacket,
£160, Monsoon.



Make like Batman in your very own cape,
£120, Monsoon.

This fabulous funnel neck comes in hot pink or black.
£90, Next.



Show off your sparkly side with this sequin trim coat
£114.90, Mango.
Neutrals. 
Again, they are classic, but not for the butter fingered or stain seekers like myself. Steer clear if you cannot avoid spillages, splashes or stains!

You won't stand out if it snows!
£75, BHS

Cute and cosy, snuggle up in this wrap around
£79.99 Zara.


Mmm cashmere... this luxurious coat is my longer length coat of choice this winter
£179, Marks and Spencer.
Brights
So if you're bold, jewel colours and colour popping are for you. Aubergine, teal and purple are winter classics.
 
This is tres chic.
£ 275, Whistles.

Hot pink
£69 to £45, Dorothy Perkins.


Love the fur collar and fit and flare waist on this little number! Also available in brown!
£60, Next.
My favourite colour pop coat and not just because it's called "Charlotte"!
£180, Monsoon.



Cute, cute and cute! Go gorgeous in green, the ribbon detail around the collar is a key trend this season.
£75, Topshop.



Keep warm this winter,

Love, Lottie xXx



Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas gifts from £ Five to Fifty...

Today, as promised, I am sharing with you some more Christmas ideas (including some of my personal favourites!). I must admit there is a huge "girly girl" bias on this blog, so not all gifts may be suitable for the tomboys out there!

Last time, I focused on Secret Santa gifts, or stocking fillers. The following gifts are a little more pricey but still gorgeous. Whether you are buying for yourself, your mum, girlfriend, sister, aunt, niece, daughter or a friend, I hope you will find some inspiration with the following few suggestions.

Where you see gift sets, I have tried to shop around for the ones that offer the best value for money. I suggest visiting the websites to see which gift would suit your loved one the most.

I have focused the price range today as gifts from Five to Fifty:
This cute little necklace, makes a perfect addition to any outfit, day or night, just 16 Euros, from FrenchConnection.com

Tigi's fabulous set of volumising products are perfect for the winter weather. £17.50, Fragrancedirect.co.uk

Dermalogica provide the ultimate skin solutions, I don't know any friends who don't rate their products. Be sure to match to the skin type of the person you are buying for. This kit is £20.75 from dermaskincentre.com

Being a lover of all things sweetly scented, this Jo Malone gift set, is right up my street! Orange blossom candle and lime basil and mandarin bath oil. Delicious! £37, JoMalone.co.uk.
Perfect for budding bloggers, stylish students or Ipad addicts, this GORGEOUS Ted Baker "Paddie" Ipad case rolls in at just £39!! Tedbaker.com
This large mirrored jewellery box is £38, Lauraashley.com



Gloves, gloves, gloves galore! I couldn't choose between the two, so I chose both! John Lewis have a fabulous selection of leather gloves this year!
 The bronze are £27.50 and the purple are £45, Johnlewis.com.



Now, I know this is £10 over budget, but for the one you love, it's worth it! Complete with the Little Blue Box (what every girl secretly desires!), this Tiffany charm retails at £60 Tiffany.co.uk.
 Beware, check what kind of charm bracelet your other half, friend etc as it's not a case of one size fits all. Find similar items at Pandora, Chamilia, Thomas Sabo etc.
Modern, flirty and feminine, Miss Dior Cherie, is the fragrance of choice for many young women and the men adore it too! Eau De Toilette, £45 for 50ml selfridges.com
No Christmas would be complete without a dvd box set! If she doesn't have it already, this Sex And The City complete series retails at just £40 from thehut.com. A good alternative would be the Gossip Girl series, great for any lover of New York and fashion!
Lastminute.com have some great 2 for 1 deals, Spa days for 2 or Cupcakes and Cocktails from £47.00!
This is no ordinary diary, made for the super stylish, this Aspinal of London (no less!) calf leather slim diary comes with pen included. £39 Aspinaloflondon.com
No Christmas would be complete without some new pyjamas! Not content with the fleecy sets favoured by Primark, why not try a satin number? This ones is from Next.co.uk at only £25, pyjama set also available. (I cannot guarantee you or the receiver of the gift will look quite so stunning in it as this model does!)

ASOS are selling some beautiful lingerie sets this season. This particular number, O Lingerie, ranges from £10-30, ASOS.COM

Being a lover of all things leopard a la Pat Butcher, I have a pair of these myself! These slip on's are so popular this season, because not only are they chic but perfect to wear from day to evening. Available in an assortment of colours, £48, Office.co.uk

Vita Liberata, the tan preferred by the stars of Made in Chelsea and used by the X Factor, offers a warm, rich shade and is streak free on application. Gift sets are selling fast this year! Snap this one up from Debenhams, reduced from £45 to £25!! Debenhams.com

Fur is everywhere this season and there's no better way to keep warm. Visit Fauxthrow.com for stoles, collars, shrugs, hats, handwarmers etc.
This Teardrop Chinchilla Collar is £49.95.
This Estee Lauder giftset includes a gorgeous Swarovski evening bag, eyeshadows, eyeliner, lipstick and gloss, all the essentials! Their products last for ages too! Worth over £75, Houseoffraser.co.uk are selling it at just £45, grab it before it goes!


The gift that keeps on giving...keeping your loved ones warm all winter, this knitted scarf, glove and hat set
from £24, Very.co.uk

Every girl needs a blazer, dress it down at weekends, or wear for work or as a cover up on a night out, an ideal investment that has lasted seasons. This one is currently on offer at ASOS, £48.50.
Now, with all these wonderful gifts, a girl needs somewhere to hold them all. The rucksack is the bag of the season. This taupe, quilted number nails three trends in one. Also available in black (very Chanel),
this Topshop bag is only £30! Topshop.com

I'm sure most of my current readers are more likely to purchase these items for themselves, but whoever you are buying for, have fun and I hope you found this useful!

Love, Lottie xXx