Sunday, 29 October 2017

Shopping for nightwear this winter

Shopping for nightwear this winter


After two glorious weeks spent in hot and sunny Thailand and Singapore, I've returned to autumn/winter in the UK. This time of year means getting cosy in the evenings, hot baths and layering up. Winter is officially on it's way and there's nothing more cosy than starting to shop for nightwear. I've collaborated* with Hunkemoller to give you some inspiration on cosy and comfortable nightwear options, as well as review this gorgeous Satin Dot Pyjama Set which has been kindly gifted to me. This pyjama set is a great example of loungewear that is perfect for the colder months.

Shopping for nightwear this winter

Style and fit


When shopping for any kind of clothing, I always say it's so important to ensure your comfort comes first. This is even more so for nightwear, as you need to be relaxed and comfy to sleep. This pyjama set has a lovely loose fit which is great for relaxing and sleeping. There's nothing worse than tight fitted clothing at bedtime, so I always recommend ensuring that the fit is loose.

Shopping for nightwear this winter

Fabrics


I recommend the softer the better in terms of fabrics, so cotton and silk are always good options for nightwear. The Hunkemoller pyjama set is satin which is very soft and has a touch of luxury to it.

Shopping for nightwear this winter

Keeping warm


This is a top priority during the British winter, and a pyjama set such as the one I'm wearing here is ideal for keeping warm due to the long sleeves and long trousers.

Shopping for nightwear this winter

Stay fashionably warm


Finally, staying stylish and warm at the same time is something I always talk about in the colder months. If you can get both, it's a win win! Small details make a lot of difference, such as the polka dot pattern on my pyjama set. It adds a touch of elegance and character to the outfit.

What do you like most about shopping for nightwear in the winter? 

*Thank you to Hunkemoller who kindly gifted me this pyjama set. As always, all views are honest and my own.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Investing in the Givenchy Antigona handbag

Investing in the Givenchy Antigona handbag


If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I love to invest in classic and timeless fashion. This is even more so if the item I'm investing in is luxury/designer. A few months ago I won a blogger competition with Farfetch* where I was kindly gifted a voucher to use on their website. I decided to purchase the classic Givenchy Antigona handbag as I have wanted it for so long. It's such a gorgeous handbag and I love the size, as I can fit everything I need for the daytime and night. I wanted to write this blog post about investing in designer handbags, as I thought it could help a lot of people out when making your purchase decisions.

Investing in the Givenchy Antigona handbag


The size


Believe it or not, but this is actually the 'small' Antigona tote bag. I did my research before this purchase and the small version is definitely big enough. It also comes with a handy shoulder strap and the bag is really sturdy and holds it's shape well.

Investing in the Givenchy Antigona handbag


Colour


I love this Burgundy colour as it goes with so much in my wardrobe and is actually really perfect for Autumn! However I have also been wearing this bag all summer, so for me it's a bag for all seasons and I will just style it differently.

Investing in the Givenchy Antigona handbag


How to style it


In this look I decided to style the Givenchy Antigona with my Zara striped dress. I like how the colours of the stripes and the bag compliment each other. Plus, this is a very classic day time look which could also work for the office. My accessories included my Hugo Boss watch and Valentino sunglasses.

Investing in the Givenchy Antigona handbag


Photography by Kirstie Melville.


*Thank you to Farfetch for gifting me a voucher which I used towards purchasing the Givenchy Antigona handbag. All views are honest and my own, as always.


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

London Fashion Week - Nina Naustdal SS18 show



The third and final show I was lucky enough to attend this London Fashion was the Nina Naustdal show at the Playboy Club in Mayfair. I went along with my friends Jo and Chalky, who very kindly managed to get me onto the guest list!

Nina Naustdal is an award winning designer and all of her pieces are handmade in her London based atelier to ensure the highest quality. I was also lucky enough to meet Nina in person before the fashion show started.



The couture and ready to wear collections that were showcased on the night were very up my street. There was a mixture of colourful and elegant evening wear, with inspiration taken from the Far East. The couture and black collection is inspired by the dark sensuality of the Victorian period. For example, frills are paired with plunging necklines creating an interesting contrast. I particularly enjoyed the ready to wear collection, as the dresses were designed so intricately.



For this very glamorous evening I decided to wear my Zara dress with the jewel detail, Valentino Rockstud heels and a Chanel handbag.




























































































Photography by Chalky White