Sunday, 21 June 2015

Outfit of the day - Royal Ascot 2015

A few of my accessories for Royal Ascot 2015

This weekend I attended Royal Ascot, the most stylish sporting event, along with thousands of other spectators.

Royal Ascot is a major fashion event in it's own right, you must dress to impress so there were countless of hats, frocks and fascinators to be seen!
Shoes - M&S
Fascinator - Amazon

I wore a sleeveless floral dress from Long Tall Sally. I love the tiered design on this dress it's the perfect figure flattering cut and the dress was the ideal length for my height too. I teamed with M&S nude stiletto caged sandals and caged sandals and matching colour fascinator from Amazon.

It was such a lovely day and a great reason to dress up, see all the weird and wonderful hats and dresses and enjoy all the horse races; a day out at Ascot is a lot of fun. I'm already looking forward to planning another fab outfit for next year!

The Beaufort Hotel Review


The Beaufort Hotel 

Trying to find a boutique hotel in Central London offering a personal experience is hard to come so now I’ve found one, it’s only right I share with my readers!

I’ve discovered a real gem located in the heart of Knightsbridge, The Beaufort Hotel, a perfect example of a luxurious yet unique hotel in London offering a more personal boutique hotel experience.

The Beaufort Hotel is a beautiful white fronted townhouse, quietly hidden on a residential street overlooking a pretty leafy square.  Ideally located in the fashionably chic area of Knightsbridge, you’ll find world famous exclusive shopping destinations like Harrods and Harvey Nichols and the History museum and V&A only moments away. The boutique hotel offers 29 bedrooms and suites all elegantly furnished in relaxing neutral tones and modern d├ęcor. All the rooms are air-conditioned and feature marble bathrooms with tub & shower, complimentary internet WiFi, satellite TV and direct dial telephone. My favourite room was the suite that featured an outdoor balcony with stunning views across London.

Bedroom Suite

Beautiful views from the bedroom suite

The Beaufort Hotel is the perfect choice for a short stay in the capital. Whether it’s for business or pleasure it is ideal as if offers a range of complimentary benefits that go far beyond the norms of most luxury London hotels. There’s the complimentary bar from late afternoon until late evening (subject to a fair-use policy), plus a complimentary cream tea with homemade scones served for guests everyday from 3-5pm. The scones are baked fresh every day and were served with delicious strawberry jam and clotted cream from a dairy especially commissioned to deliver to the hotel.  

Delicious cream tea and scones

It is family owned hotel which explains the personal boutique hotel experience the Beaufort offers. The location is ideal, the hotel is beautiful but really impressed me was the service. Without fault, the all the team were polite and accommodating. The staff care and it shows and that’s why I’ll be planning another visit back to The Beaufort Hotel very soon!



*Disclaimer: I was invited to The Beaufort Hotel however but all words and opinions are my own*

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Outfit of the Day - Red Blazer



 Blazer - River Island
Blouse - River Island
Jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Bag - Zara
Shoes - New Look

It's been a while since I did an outfit of the day, so what better way to bring back this blog post with a Summer special!

Now the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it's the perfect time to bring out the bold and bright colours like this pillar box red blazer from River Island. Every woman should own a classic red blazer, a staple piece for your wardrobe. I teamed with a drape blouse, also from River Island, and denim skinny jeans from Dorothy Perkins. 

I didn't realise Dorothy Perkins did a collection for tall women and I am so impressed! The jeans fit right and are a great length too, thumbs up to DP!


Decorate Your Garden with a Wooden Garden Arch

 My new garden arch

I'm always on the hunt for ideas and unique ways to make my garden look more beautiful. Among all the decorations that are used in a garden, the one that could make the most difference is a garden arch.

Archways are great decorations for your garden and when I came across this fab wooden garden arch from NotOnThe HighStreet.com, I knew it was the ideal item to help make my garden look more attractive. 

The Wooden Elegance Garden Arch, sold by Garden Selections, is an elegant arch and strong enough to support climbing plants.

Arches look lovely used as the entry to an outdoor garden but can look really good nestled within a garden too. Because garden arches are created in a wide range of heights, we chose this one that best fits our garden space. 

 Choosing the right spot for my garden arch

I've placed the arch in the middle of my garden against the garden wall  to define the different areas of our garden, for a showstopping focal point.

The arch has trellis sides topped by a smoothly curved arch and four sturdy feet that we sunk into the earth. It came flat packed and was easy to assemble and light weight so not heavy at all, but thankfully strong enough to stay put!

I love the way the arch has created a stunning focal point in the garden. Once we grow our flowering vines and train our climbing wall plant to grow intertwined to the arch, it will add color and texture to the space creating a beautiful effect. 
 
 Looking forward to growing plants around my garden arch!

My next task is to work out what colour roses to grow around my garden arch. :-)

 
*Disclaimer: The product featured was gifted to me for review however all words and opinions are my own*

Debenhams Autumn/Winter Press Day 2015

 Debenhams A/W 2015

We might have had some of the warmest days in London this year recently but it's never too early to start looking ahead to the next big trends for Autumn and Winter!

Recently, Debenhams held their Autumn/Winter press day, showcasing next season's biggest style trends in womenswear, accessories, menswear and homeware and I was lucky enough to be invited. Here's a sneak peek of some of my favourites from the event:






These were just a few key pieces displayed at the press event, amongst others. My personal favourites were the evening gowns a choice of black, navy and also pastel colours mint and pink, the dresses were embellished with beads or lace perfect for any special occasion. 

Another favourite were the fab accessories, ranging from bags, shoes and hats - fringing, fur, leather and leopard print accessories were the top choice of fabrics to wear next season!   

  



I also loved the homeware department, all the displays were well decorated and i've taken so much inspirational especially from the designers Jasper Conran and John Rocha.  I loved how their displays were fuss free and styled with neutral colour palettes. This clean, crisp and laid back decor is a great way to decorate your home and both designers showcased this look so well!

What were your favourite looks?
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