What’s your #nigglefix?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

As a woman I fully appreciate the daily irritations we face just for being of the fairer sex. From too tight pencil skirts that make us walk like a penguin, to

Thankfully Triumph have resolved one issue that we often face – the pain of an uncomfortable wired bra. Whilst a necessity to have in your wardrobe or underwear drawer there is nothing worse than having to put up with an essential that gives you nothing but grief. Often distracting you at work or when you are out with friends, which is completely unnecessary. But with their Magic Wire product this isn’t something you need worry about any longer.

Personally I think that it is important to spend money on underwear as if you do it will see you through thick and thin, ensuring you are fully supported and comfortable. Buying cheaper underwear is a false economy, my belief is if you buy cheap you buy twice. You will be throwing out that cheap underwear set long before your slightly more expensive one looks like it has been worn at all!

To celebrate the genius behind the fixing of this common problem, Triumph have launched a Twitter hashtag for women across the country to share their niggles and have advice sent to them from those that have faced the same issues. Use the #nigglefix hashtag to share your grievances about jeans that end up with saggy bottoms or hair that remains frizzy no matter how many products you apply or how warm/humid/cold/wet the weather!

I would have to admit that my main #nigglefix is frizzy hair. No matter what I do, where I go or how I do my hair it still remain completely uncontrollable and looks entirely like I have rubbed a balloon against it before stepping out the door. Does anybody have any advice to combat this irritating problem?

What’s your #nigglefix?


The Four Things Your Bedroom Needs This Autumn

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing that changes as summer turns into autumn. As the temperature drops, other areas of your bedroom can benefit from a few home décor tweaks. These four simple updates will turn your bedroom into a cosy retreat during the colder months.

An Autumnal Theme

Before you rush out to buy the home accessories you need to keep out the cold and transform your bedroom in a luxurious haven, it is wise to consider a theme. The first step is to choose a seasonal colour theme or a pattern that reflects the season. For an autumnal theme, stick to dark brown or orange hues or deep purple shades when buying accessories. These colours can add a rustic touch to your home and work especially well if you already have a range of oak furniture or traditional oak doors from somewhere like Todd Doors or The English Door Company. Wood furniture complements autumnal colours nicely and gives your room a cosy log cabin feel. Using accent colours like these combined with oak accents can help you to create a glorious autumn inspired room.

Cable Knit Throws and Cushions

An autumn bedroom simply isn’t complete without cosy blankets, luxurious throws and plush cushions. As the colder nights start to draw in, dust off your winter duvet and spruce up your bedroom with a flurry of cosy accessories. Preparing for colder nights is easy. Opt for feather print bedding or a similar autumn themed pattern, cashmere throws and oversized cushions in complementary colours.

A Gallery Wall

Big blank walls make a room feel bare and unwelcoming. Gallery walls like this one on Pinterest are a great way to make a room feel inviting. Choose a statement piece of art for one of your walls or decorate it will an eclectic mix of frames and photos. You can use anything from photos of family and friends to inspirational quotes or illustrations. Choose frames of different colours, shapes and sizes to provide the space with a bit of personality.

Bedside Table Styling

Stocking your bedside tables with creature comforts can help to add functionality and style to your room over the colder months. This space is the ideal backdrop for displaying elegant autumnal accessories. A helpful trick is to use accessories of different heights to achieve a striking display. Start with a lamp to illuminate the area and add a scented candle that boast a fragrance associated with the season. Trinket trays, a vase full of fresh flowers, a stack of books and a couple of bedtime beauty essentials are also a welcome addition to your nightstand. Less is always more when it comes to decorating a small space such as a bedside table so avoid piling it high with accessories as this may result in the space looking cluttered.

So, there you have it, four things that your bedroom needs this autumn. How will be you prepare your bedroom for autumn?

(Image by emily @ go haus go)

Fearne Cotton at Very AW13

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

It’s around that time of year where I give in to the fact that Summer is fading and make moves to update my wardrobe for the Autumn and Winter seasons.

I have been browsing my favourite websites and putting together a wishlist of key pieces that will take me through to Spring, trying to include pieces that I know I can easily use in a variety of outfits.

I came across some images from the Very website and fell in love with several pieces of Fearne Cotton’s Very AW13 collection!

Not only does the woman herself look smoking but the pieces are just what I need to add new styles, shapes and textures to my previously Summer orientated wardrobe.

I am a huge fan of blue for AW as you can probably tell from my choice of key pieces above. Colbalt blue is such a great colour for the season, it’s dark enough to suit the colder weather and darker nights but bold enough to stand out amongst the crowd.

Pleather shorts are also something I will definitely be adding to my winter wardrobe, although I am debating wether to choose a cranberry or black pair! They are so easy to dress up or down, adding tights and a jumper will keep them casual enough for the daytime and colder winter months.

What do you think of Fearne’s AW13 collection?

Notting Hill Carnival 2014

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

If you have been following me on Twitter you will have seen that this bank holiday weekend I paid my first ever visit to Notting Hill Carnival. I have previously heard a lot about the event but never attended, so I was really excited to go this year and find out what it was all about.

The first things that hit you on arrival at the carnival were the ridiculous amounts of people and the sounds of horns and whistles. As the apartment I booked was directly in the centre of Notting Hill we didn’t have to walk far to stumble across a sound system or stall selling jerk chicken!

I used the LG G3 at the event and the high quality camera meant it was the perfect accessory. It captured the colours and sights far better than my digital camera, it really is the best smartphone camera I have used to date!

This year carnival was 50 years old and it is easy to see why the tradition has continued as long as it has. It is an opportunity for people to come together on the streets of London and simply have a good time! People of all cultures and classes were dancing together as they watched the carnival pass and chatting over a rum punch – from a coconut shell no less!

Of course with any event like this, fashion is often at the forefront! I previously did a post on suggestions of things to wear on the day (here) but these ideas were nothing compared to what people wore at the carnival! Of course bright colours were everywhere, but there was also a slight festival fashion edge too with floral crowns and short-shorts making an appearance! It was probably as good a place to catch some street style shots than as outside Somerset House for LFW!

I had a really great time, it was fun to meet new people and dance in the streets – not something you can get away with in London generally!

I was also incredibly lucky to attend on the Sunday when the sun was shining all day, rather than Monday were sadly the rain didn’t stop! I am sure that did not entirely spoil the carnival vibe however – what’s a little bit of rain when you are having fun?

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

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