29 January 2018

Slip Into Something Special This Valentine's Day

Sneaking up on us slowly but surely in all her girly pink glory is Valentine's Day. Whether your big day plans involve a lavish three-course dinner with your beau, a mischievous night out with your girls or simply necking a cheap bottle of wine at home with Netflix, dress up and show up!

As the calendar holiday dedicated to celebrating love - to your other, to your friends and most importantly, to yourself - it's the perfect excuse to slip into something a little bit slinky, a little bit va-va-voom and something a whole lot of you!

From flirty dresses, chic classics to low-key casuals, there's a look out there to match any style, personality and age regardless of your date night plans!

Time to dive into the fashion trunk of style and get inspired...

From left to right: White Flick Mini Dress with Black Flowers, Black Off-the-Shoulder Pleat Dress, Multi-print Maxi Dress, Red Poppy Strap Short Dress

From left to right: Cream 3/4 LengthSleeve Mini Dress with Red Flowers, Black Leotard with Flower Chiffon Mini Dress, Open Split Purple Flower Maxi Dress, Black Sequin Midi Dress with Flowers

From left to right: Black Lizard Print Slinky Dress, Black Chiffon One Sleeved Mini Dress, Black Silk Halter-neck Dress, Black Mini Dress with Feathers and Print

From left to right: Black Silk Midi Dress with White Spots, Rust Pleated Mini Dress, Rust Printed Chiffon Midi Dress, Steel Grey Loose Jumpsuit

From left to right: Blue and Black Flower Lace Mini Dress, Navy and Maroon Lace Mini Dress, Red Chiffon Deep V with Ruffle Skirt, Green Silk Tie Mini Dress

From left to right: Cream Ruffle Long Sleeve Dress with Flowers, Black Boho Mini Dress with Flowers, Black Wrap Mini Dress with Small Spots, White and Pink Lace Off the Shoulder Dress

From left to right: Grey Zip Jumper Dress, Deep Grey Roller-neck Jumper Dress, Grey Shirt Jumper Dress, Slouchy Striped Jumper Dress

From left to right: White Midi Dress with Chiffon Skirt, Short White Long Sleeve Dress with Pink Accents, White Strappy Dress with Lace Accent, Black Frill Long Dress with Baroque Detail

From left to right: Navy Batwing Dress with Sequins, Red Rust Short Dress with GoldStripes, Pink Loose Swing Dress, Coral Sleek Midi Dress

From left to right: Pale Blue Swing Back Dress, Black T-Shirt Dress with Colour Sequin Details, Navy Tie Wrap Mini Dress, Black & Metallic Stripe Jumper Dress

Love, Sarah

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27 January 2018

Your 2018 Winter Survival Playlist

We've nearly made it folks! We're at the tail end of that miserable madam of a month called January! With empty pockets after Christmas festivities and a cranky nation surviving on juice diets, January is notoriously one of the most depressing months to get through.

Only February, March and April to get through until summertime season officially begins to heat up our social lives and happiness again! 

So to make the end of winter that little bit more bearable, I've whipped up a playlist of fresh and uplifting songs to help shake off those pesky blues, wake up your mood and get you in the groove for better days ahead!

Press play on this soundbed of feel-good tunes and get your soul ready for those 2018 adventures ahead...!

Salvation - Hedegaard

Fake Happy - Paramore

The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix) - SZA, Calvin Harris

Miss You - Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, Tory Lanez

Romeo (ft. Francis Alina) - JØD, Meiden

Surround Me - LEON

The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey

Dangerous Night - Thirty Seconds to Mars

Drive - Hazers

Dance - DNCE

Lie - Shallou, RIAH

Fake Nice - The Aces

Lullaby - R3HAB, Mike Williams

All These Years - Camila Cabello

Love, Sarah

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24 January 2018

Ravish in Resin Jewellery

Whilst the weather outside is less than Spring fresh and bright, the jewellery world is tapping into trends that will bring our lives some much needed sunshine and colour. Resin jewellery is breaking out into the spotlight and taking centre stage across many springtime collections.

Embodying an organic feel with irregular solid shapes and intricate abstract edges, resin jewellery is increasingly being used by designers to tell a tell a story of a millennial lifestyle. 

Beautifully preserved organics are embedded within clear and coloured resin cabochons with botanical natural elements in free form design and shapes.

A beautifully eye-catching trend emerging this spring is the use of resin with mixed materials, such as acryclics, granite and enamel.  The combination of wood and resin is a particular favourite amongst designers this spring with the combination of wooden and resin bezels forming wonderful shapes, stunning resin colour graduations and multi-dimensional beguiling patterns.

From high shine to matte finishes, bauble drop earrings to colour block bangles, ravishing resin is the primary ingredient for jewellery this Spring!

Love, Sarah

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20 January 2018

Unconventional Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

The annual day of glittery pink hearts, red roses and cheesy anecdotes of undying love is just around the corner but one of the hardest things about Valentine's Day is deciding what the heck to do to make it instagram-worthy, 'perfect' for your beau!

Whilst some couples will be gearing up to wow their significant others with sultry candle-lit dinners under wild fauna and a glistening diamond rock for dessert (yes..clos maggiore I'm looking at you!), some of us will inevitably look at one another in bewilderment and think "so...what should we do?"

As much as slipping into something a little special and heading out for a romantic evening of wining and dining sounds fabulous, it can also end up being cheesy and clichéd as you sit amongst shiny heart shaped balloons and waiters giving you the sultry eyebrow of suggestion.

With the world around us gearing up for a day of rose petals, champagne showers and little ribbon-wrapped ring boxes of commitment, why not make your day even more memorable by trying out something a little out of the ordinary this year? Whether you're a single pringle ready to wreak havoc with your girlfriends or happily coupled up, I've been on a hunt to give you inspiration for a 2018 Valentine's Day done a little differently!

Whatever it is you have planned for February 14, here is my mashup mix of unique and unconventional date ideas, guaranteed to ignite the fun without all the heart-shaped clichés...

Jukebox Throwback

Skip the fancy cocktails and gourmet restaurants and hit up an old-school vintage bar instead. With beers flowing on tap, give your night a retro makeover and get the laughter flowing with competitive games of darts and pool. Even better, surprise your date with a dedication song on the juke box to throw it back to that first time you got together...and no, 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran is not allowed.

Dish up your love elsewhere

Instead of believing you must showcase your love for one another on this one day in exaggerated grandeur and romance, why not take your love elsewhere and give it to someone who is in need of it? There's something quite special about sacrificing your own time to benefit another and seeing just how much a difference it can make. Why not head down to a local shelter and help out at the soup kitchen - partaking in a worthy cause with your S.O will probably have you both falling in love all over again!

Get Steamy

By all means go ahead but before getting personally hot under the collar, book yourself in for a cooking class and whip up a storm together in the kitchen! Getting messy with dough, bonding over pots of caramel and re-enacting Mr. Napkin face a la Jude Law will ignite the spontaneous and free lovebirds that you are.

Recreate your first date

Not only does it come rich in thought and sentiment, but you can almost guarantee that both of you will have a great time! If you and your S.O have been together for several years, recreating the moment you both fell in love will be a valuable reminder of how lucky you are to have found one another.

Visit a brewery or local winery

Whether it's a scheduled day in your local city or somewhere else in the country, why not make a day of it and treat it as an exotic adventure. Stop off for a mimosa-fuelled brunch somewhere along the way and spend the day giggling over nonsense after one too many glasses sips of wine. You'll end the day feeling not only chilled and mellow but as if you've spent the day on holiday somewhere fancy!

Lock your doors and bring the cinema home

Dedicate the evening to nothing but each other and create your own private movie fort with a projector and your favourite movie. Turn off your phones, wiggle into your pj's, grab the popcorn, vodka and blankets and you're set!

Ready, steady, game on!

Who needs truffle sauce and Dom Perignon over candlelight when you can slurp a vodka Diet Coke whilst you sink your S.O's battleship? A date guaranteed to get your juices flowing, laughter rolling and inner competitive diva going, a night of board games and competition is just the answer.

Unwind with a day of serenity

Instead of forking out for fancy dinner reservations, flowers and teddy bears invest in yourselves as a couple and book in for a couples' spa day complete with massages, foot rubs and complimentary bubbly. If you're looking for the zen without making your purse strings cry, take the spa home and do it DIY-style. Pick up a couple of facemasks from boots, fill up your washing up bowl with soapy hot water and spend the evening waltzing round in your dressing gowns and cucumber eye slices. 

Take a 'staycation' at a local hotel

Fluffy sheets, tiny bespoke toiletries and room service on tap isn't only available after an 8 hour flight to the sun, so why not splurge and spend the night away at a hotel. Even if it's in your current city or a location close by, book yourselves in to a fancy-pants hotel and and spend the night without any responsibilities. Order room service, jump on the bed, watch a movie and get filthy in the hot tub...who said hotels are only for exotic destinations abroad!

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