Thursday, 27 July 2017

How to find the best sunglasses to suit your face shape

How to find the best sunglasses to suit your face shape


With summer and the holiday season being in full swing, I wanted to share a blog post about one of my favourite accessories of all time - sunglasses. I have gone through so many pairs of sunglasses over the years, but I have a couple of special designer ones that I always seem to go to.

I've recently collaborated* with GlassesShop.com to show you how to choose the best sunglasses to suit your face shape. They are an American owned online retailer of eyeglasses and sunglasses and very kindly sent me a pair of the Amanda Cat Eye sunglasses that I took on my recent trip to Santorini.

How to find the best sunglasses to suit your face shape

Choosing a style you like


I would recommend starting off by browsing the different styles and shapes that attract you the most. For example, I like quite big and bold sunglasses so I'm instantly drawn to them. Once you know if you're a fan of the cat eye style or not for example, you'll have a good selection to start choosing from.

Getting the fit just right


This step obviously works better when you can try on the sunglasses before buying them, but you can still view the fit and size online at GlassesShop.com which helps when buying online. The most important thing for me in terms of the fit is to ensure that the glasses don't touch my cheekbone, as this can sometimes leave a mark.

Quality is key


I always think it's best to invest in items that will last longer due to the quality. I think the same goes for sunglasses, so whether you are buying prescription sunglasses or regular ones, I would recommend ensuring that the quality is of the highest standard.

If you would like to purchase any sunglasses or prescription glasses from GlassesShop.com, then use my promo code GSHOT50 to get 50% off all eyeglasses online and sunglasses, excluding sale items.

*Thank you to the team at GlassesShop.com who very kindly gifted me the sunglasses to review and write about. All views are honest and my own as always.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Styling the classic British trench coat with Jack Wills



This post is in collaboration with Jack Wills.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that I'm a big fan of the trench coat. It's such a versatile piece in your wardrobe and perfect for spring and summer. I've collaborated with one of my favourite British fashion brands, Jack Wills, to show you their brand new stylish and sophisticated trench coats. They have also published a fantastic guide on how to style a trench coat. This guide gives you inspiration for styling the classic trench coat, as well as more information on the iconic Jack Wills brand.

One of the most useful sections of the guide by Jack Wills is on trench tips and the different ways of wearing and styling the pieces. It also starts off by explaining the history of the trench, and I had no idea that this style was invented in the 1850s!

What I love most about the trench coat is how it can be styled both for casual and smart looks. It's a piece that you can invest in knowing that you'll get lots of wear out of it. If you choose a neutral colour for your trench, you'll definitely get wear out of it both in the summer and autumn. My personal favourite from the Jack Wills new range is the classic Duncombe trench coat. I think the fit of it is so flattering and chic.

Shop the women's trench coat range at Jack Wills. You can also read my blog post on how I personally like to style the trench coat here.

Photo credit: jackwills.com

Sunday, 9 July 2017

How to find your perfect bardot dress

How to find your perfect bardot dress


A big trend this summer has been the bardot and off the shoulder dress. This look is so flattering and feminine, whilst being perfect for the summer weather. I recently bought this gorgeous blue bardot dress from White cove at ASOS which is ideal for a summer day out. Read on for my tips on finding your perfect bardot dress and styling it.

How to find your perfect bardot dress


How to find your perfect bardot dress


How to find your perfect bardot dress

Choosing a suitable length


Firstly I would recommend researching and trying on different lengths of dresses to see what suits you. As a petite girl, shorter dresses suit me more so I decided to pick this mini dress from White Cove as it falls just above my knee.

How to find your perfect bardot dress


How to find your perfect bardot dress

Details of the dress


I always try to go for things that are slightly different or unusual, so when I saw the ruffles on this dress I was instantly attracted to it! Being petite, at first I didn't think they would suit me, but after trying the dress on, I loved the way the ruffles complement the dress and they add an extra element of detail to it.

How to find your perfect bardot dress


How to find your perfect bardot dress

Colours and design


For a summer look like this, the shade of colour is also important, so I would choose light colours or pastels. This light blue dress is a great colour and complements my dark hair. If you look closely the dress has a striped design, which again adds an extra detail to it.

How to find your perfect bardot dress


How to find your perfect bardot dress


Photography by Kirstie Melville.