Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Boys Lie ft. Good Girl Gang*




 
Top: Good Girl Gang*
Jeans - Topshop
Shoes - Converse
 
Ever since the whole idea about a collaboration between this little business has been discussed, I've been wanting to publish this post, but the weather just wasn't on my side!
 
Now that I've finally got decent pictures where I don't end up drenched from a thunderstorm, or alternatively, sweating my makeup off, I can properly show you what I've been so excited about for all this time.
 
The Boys Lie Tee is one of the items that I very kindly got sent by the lovely ladies who own Good Girl Gang. They have an Instagram page, and they also have a website, where they sell both the tees and totes! With every tee (apart from the desis unite one) is a matching tote bag, which I think is the cutest idea and a great unique selling point too!
 
After reading my blog post on f**kboys, Benazir and Nawel decided that they wanted to give me one of these tee's as a treat, alongside a 'Not Your Babe' tote, which I'm sure I'll feature in an upcoming post soon! The customer service is honestly outstanding. They are two of the nicest people that I have ever worked with and they are very professional, ensuring that you receive your order quickly whilst still being beautifully packaged. They willingly help you in any way they can and they make sure that you get products of the best quality, hence why they are all designed and manufactured by hand!
 
As well as that, they are so approachable and friendly, which I think is really important when running a business. I'm not surprised so many people love it, because I'm definitely one of them now!
 
Of course, I may sound a little biased when it comes to this post, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I'll only ever wear something that I genuinely would buy myself and at a price of only £15, I think it's well worth every penny. The tote bag that follows the 'Boys Lie' pattern is £10, so you get both products for £25. Considering they do everything themselves, I don't think you could ask for much better.
 
I've been wearing this tee as often as I can since receiving it (I'm even wearing it whilst I write this post) and I think it's super versatile, meaning you can wear it whenever and wherever.
 
In addition, the 'Not Your Babe' tote is perfect for everyday use. It's very spacious, so you can put your shopping in it, books and folders if you're in education like myself, or you can even use it if you're going for a picnic or a day out. It's totally up to you, but for £10, it would be rude if you didn't give in to your heart!
 
If you're interested in feminism, girl power and supporting all different cultures, then  you definitely need to check out this fabulous duo! You won't regret it, believe me.
 
I look forward to working with them again in the future!
 
Lots of love always,

 
Find them on Instgram: @goodgirl_gang
Buy the tees and totes here: http://goodgirlgang.bigcartel.com/
 
Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Good Girl Gang. I was lucky enough to get sent this t-shirt to review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always.
 
 


 

 

 
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Pretty Little Thing Lust List

 

Last year, around the middle of May, I did a blog post all about my Spring/Summer Lust List. It was essentially where I went through 6 different fashion pieces that I'd had my eye on at the time. I really enjoyed doing it, but I thought I'd switch it up today and just focus on one brand!

Pretty Little Thing is an online clothing boutique, which sells affordable yet fashionable items, so it's a win-win situation! They always have sales, discounts or offers going out, so even when prices are already low, they do often get lower, which means that you get many bargains!

As I'm going to Cornwall at the end of August for a couple of days, I'm going to include a couple of things that I'm thinking of buying or that I'd like to buy before then. Let me know what you think!


Coral Bandage Scallop Bikini Set: £25 - Although I've always been a water baby, I've never actually been a fan of swimming costumes or bikinis, because I don't like the thought of so much skin being exposed. It makes me feel incredibly body conscious, particularly if the design doesn't suit me or flatter my figure. However, I couldn't resist when I saw this gorgeous coral bikini set. Isn't it just so perfect for the Summer season?! It's a beautiful, bright colour and the scallop detailing would be both flattering and fashionable. I'm a curvier girl, so I do appreciate detailing like this, as it makes me feel less insecure about myself. It would be ideal for lounging around in the sun, or paddling in the pool/sea.

Red Floral Bardot Playsuit: £22 - Playsuits are my favourite thing to exist, no joke! They're so easy to just throw on if you're in a rush or don't want to make much effort, but they can also allow you to dress up if you pair them with some accessories or some nice embellished sandals. I love how bold this one is, and I'm a sucker for anything floral too! It would look really nice for an evening on holiday if you're having some drinks by the bar, or walking along the beach to a restaurant for your dinner!

White Embroided Dress: £25 - I've spoken about what I'd wear during the evening, but what about during those relaxing daytimes? This embroided dress would look so lovely for if you're out and about, whether you're in your home country or abroad. Yet again, it's got a floral print as I just can't resist and the white looks dainty, but comfortable and appropriate for the warmer weather.

Silver Heart Tinted Sunglasses: £8 & Nude Topped Round Sunglasses: £8 - As I used to be a glasses wearer up until the time where I got contacts, I could never really wear sunglasses, unless they were prescription ones. As nice and basic as they can be, they just really didn't float my boat if I'm honest. I wanted to be like everyone else, able to buy sunglasses that are fashionable, yet ones that I'm able to see out of. I've got myself a pair now (not from PLT), but you can never really have too many pairs of sunglasses, can you? Both these heart ones and the rounded ones are £8 each, so they're very affordable! I guess you wouldn't want to pay much for them anyway. I've always wanted a pair of silver tinted glasses and I think the heart shaped ones look so cute and edgy! However, I think the round ones are SO on trend right now and they really do look so cool and quirky. They're probably my favourite out of the two!

That's all I picked out for today's post! Let me know what you thought of it and if you want to see what I'd choose from another brand, then just tell me in the comments what one you want it to be and I'll do that ASAP!

I hope you all have a fabulous Summer, filled with lots of fun and great food!
 
Lots of love always,
 


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Stepping Into Spring With Style

 



 Top - Topshop
Skirt - New Look
Sandals - Primark
Necklace - New Look
 
Over the past few weeks (especially since the clocks went forward at the end of March), the weather has really brightened up in the UK. So, out come the skirts, vest tops and sandals whilst we wave goodbye to thick winter coats, boots and a million and one layers.
 
As I haven't done an outfit post in what seems like, (and probably has been forever), I thought now would be the perfect time to do so. Hopefully I'll do a variety of different ones when I've broken up for the Summer, because now that I'm in Year 11, I get almost 3 months off, so I'll have plenty of time to wear what I want and photograph it if it's warm enough!
 
On this particular day, I decided to go out of my comfort zone, due to the fact it was sunny outside and I wore a vest top and skirt for the first time in absolutely ages. I really liked the scalloped detailing on the top, as it just gives it an interesting touch and I think it makes it look more delicate and feminine when it doesn't just hang down. The skater skirt is also one of my favourites, because it's loose and it goes with a lot of different things too. I think the colour suits my pale skin tone, because it doesn't wash me out, which is always a good thing, especially during the Summer time.
 
If you want to see more of these outfit type posts, then let me know in the comments or my social media and I'll definitely make more of an effort with them in the future.
 
 
Lots of love always,
 


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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

How To Style Mom Jeans

 
Every time I put together an outfit post, I realise how long it's been since I last did one. It's actually really annoying, because I would love to do them more often, but unfortunately, that's just not possible at the moment. I take all of my pictures on my phone, as I don't yet have a camera, (or a tripod for that matter), so it means that I have to rely on someone else to be my photographer. I'm also in Year 11 if you didn't already know, and so for the majority of the time, I have to wear a uniform anyway. As soon as I get into Sixth Form, I'm definitely going to have a camera, and a tripo by then, so I'll be able to wear whatever I want, which means that I'll be producing many more posts relating to fashion - yaaay!!

Today, I thought I'd just give you all a little insight into how I like to style mom jeans. I used to always shy away from them, as I just didn't know how on earth I could pull them off, but now I've worked out one way, I'm sure I'll be able to figure out plenty more!

'Nothing To Wear' T Shirt - New Look
Chequered Shirt - H&M
Mom Jeans - Topshop
Trainers - Converse
 
How do you style mom jeans? Are you a fan of fashion posts?
 
Lots of love always,
 
Jade xo
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Behind The Brand: Maison de Choup

 
A brand that has touched my heart in a way like no other is Maison de Choup. As you all know by now, because I bang on about it with every chance I get, mental health is a subject that is incredibly close to me. It's something that I have struggled with personally, and it's also affected those that I care about most. I will always do anything that I can, no matter how small it may seem to help anyone that's struggling, or trying to come to terms with their mental state. When I discovered Maison de Choup through their social media, it was pretty much love at first sight. I spoke to the team over on Twitter, and we discussed the possibility of a piece being written all about how they started, and the story of George, who is the artist, and founder of the whole business. Within less than a day, he had gotten back to me regarding the post. All of his answers were so honest, and open, which is something that I 100%  admire, and appreciate. Who would have known that a fashionable brand could have mental health, and a major charity for young people at the heart of it? It just goes to show that even such a horrific tragedy can bring some hope, and happiness for other people out of it. Thank you, George, for being such a wonderfully inspiring person to us all. I'm sure that MDC will continue to grow as the months go on, and now everyone will know where to go if they want to support mental health, and feel fashionable at the same time!
 
 Inspiration behind the brand
 
In 2012, I came down with severe anxiety after experiencing drugs at a festival with some friends. The effect it had on me was cataclysmic, and made me home bound for about 3 years. I left college, and was unemployed. During this time, I was seeing a Psychiatrist, and eventually a CBT Therapist. About a year into my severe episode, I thought I needed a project to keep myself occupied, and to keep my anxiety at bay, so I started mocking up anxiety T-Shirt designs from the thoughts inside my head on the computer in my dad's office. After a few weeks, I started to realise that I could take this, and make it something beautiful. I sought some advice from my father, whereupon he told me to just go for it, and I did. About 1 year later, Maison de Choup was born. I had a developing brand, and some designs - one of these designs based purely on Anxiety, the now ubiquitous Words Fail Me T-Shirt. 25% of the proceeds from this particular design go towards the charity YoungMinds, which helps other young sufferers, who aren't in a position to go privately.
 
How did the name come about?
 
The name doesn't actually mean anything in French. It actually has a deeper meaning. The word 'Choup' was a nickname for my sister when I was younger. I thought it would be right to name it after her, as she was always there for support when I needed her most through some of the darkest years of my life. Putting 'Maison de' in front made it sound nice, and I really liked it. I get a lot of French people asking me about it!
 
Why a fashion brand?
 
I wanted something people could wear, and carry around a message with. When I started to build it, I realised there weren't any other clothing brands that made beautiful, organic clothing that gave back to mental health. MDC isn't just about Mental Health, despite that being a major part of the brand. It's also about creating comfortable, beautiful clothing that people love to wear. However, I wanted it to stay true to it's roots by being born out of anxiety, so I created the Anxiety led design range. This collection is one that people can wear feeling great, knowing that they have helped give to charity.
 
Background story
 
I've suffered with anxiety my whole life. It only subsided slightly when I was at secondary school, because I was so busy all of the time. It was at the end of school when everything started to effect me again. Then, in July 2012, I went to a festival with some friends, and experienced MDMA, which I didn't enjoy. I didn't realise the effect it was going to have on me until about 3 weeks after. I was outside with the horses when I felt my heart begin to race, and I started to sweat. I thought I had somehow digested the drug again, and I spiralled into a complete mess - it was a panic attack. The following 3 years were the toughest of my life. I had panic attacks almost everyday, and I couldn't leave my bedroom, let alone the house. I told my parents about the whole experience, and they were incredibly supportive. We then went to the doctor to find out what was happening to me, and it turned out I had severe anxiety disorder. For the next 6 months, I was seeing a Psychiatrist privately. He was working on me, and trying to figure out exactly what was causing the anxiety. After we found the problem (Drug Paranoia), he was putting me through the experience; he was using hypnotherapy so I got used to the feelings, and sensations. After that 6 months, I was deemed well enough to now see a CBT Therapist. He taught me all about anxiety, and coping mechanisms. During my treatment, I was building MDC, and started to gain more, and more motivation everyday.
 
It's incredibly important to remember that there is ALWAYS light at the end of the tunnel. There will always be hope. If you recognise that you suffer from a mental illness, then that is the first step to recovery. You WILL make it, and you WILL be ok.
 
 
Written by: George David Hodgson

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Behind The Brand: Abstruse London | October Guest Post Month


 
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a brand on Instagram that I hadn't heard of before. I noticed that they only had around 300 followers, and through the images that I saw, I was immediately intrigued as to what they were all about. The designs are unlike anything on the high-street. They are 100% original, and no two pieces are completely the same, which is something that I really like, and appreciate about brands, particularly ones that 
are within the fashion genre. You can see a snippet of their style in the image above, but you can also check out their Instagram (@abstruse.ldn), or their website
if you want to find out more. On the 'About Us' section, they have said that "Abstruse is the new London based brand on the scene. We are all about simplicity, in order to create colourful and unique looks. Abstruse is inspired immensely by a broad range of creative outlets and therefore believes strongly in the freedom of expression ".

I decided to get in contact with owner, and illustrator Rachel Thompson herself to get more of an insight into the background of the brand. This is what she had to say..

I had been sketching for some time in sketchbooks. A particular linear style became apparent. It wasn't until my first year of college that I got the idea to turn my illustrations into something physical, for other people to enjoy also. I was and currently am, a student of Art&Design and the course has helped me to explore a variety of visual effects. There was a unit in the first year of college about 'creating your own brand', of which was a concept based project for everyone that lasted 3 weeks.
 
The more I worked on the project, the more I could see my brand becoming a success. I wanted to take it further and I just couldn't deny myself that opportunity.
 
I started up an instagram account first @abstruse.ldn, and started uploading my initial sketches to the account. Gradually, more people found the work and began seeing the aims I had, which were clothing based. After that, I got in contact with a printing company called Zen Essex and I worked alongside them in the Summer holidays of 2016. They taught me all the behind the scenes processes, costing's and opportunities that are out there. 
 
Using all my own money that I had put aside, I began investing. The first prototypes that were made were on low budget Primark T-Shirts that I bought. This was just to visualise the product properly. With these being a success, I ordered massive boxes of stock from an online garment supplier. I bought storage boxes, shipping bags, an online website subscription, flyers - the lot!
 
This doesn't feel like a job. For me, it is a hobby and therefore I enjoy every moment of it! My illustrations are always hand-drawn, as I don't believe in perfection. My designs/clothing ideas encourage expression.
 
My friends and family were the first people to invest in my products and I am forever grateful for their support. 
 
The printing/production studios continue to strongly believe in me and my designs. We are arranging photo shoots and video adverts.
 
I aim to reach out far and wide. My biggest aim is to one day see someone, whom I do not know, wander about the streets wearing something from my brand. I couldn't imagine anything giving me more joy.

Written by: Rachel Thompson
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

White On White

 









 
Cardigan / New Look
Vest Top / New Look
Jeans / Topshop (Jamie Style)
Shoes / Office
Crown Ring / Coconut Lane
Arrow Ring / Coconut Lane
 
 
I've come to the conclusion that I really like doing fashion posts once a month. I may not be the most photogenic of teenagers, but I really do enjoy putting on an outfit that I feel comfortable and confident in and being able to share it with all of my readers. They may not be my most popular posts and they may not be the ones that I can post the most due to the amount of effort and time that goes into each one, but I enjoy them none-the-less.
 
I recently bought a new cardigan, which I thought was absolutely perfect for summer and so, as you do with any new clothing piece, I wanted to pair it with an outfit that I thought I could share on my blog! I had originally wanted to wear this cardigan with a different top that I had also bought quite recently, but it was in the wash at the time I shot these photographs, so that will have to make an appearance another time, I guess!
 
White jeans are always a staple piece when it comes to the summer months. Although they are easy to ruin, because you could spill things on them or you could get them dirty if you're out and about on adventures, I really do think they are worth investing in. I understand that Topshop jeans can be slightly more expensive, but I have these white ones, black ones and light blue ones and I really do get good wear out of them each year, so I totally think that you should spend that little bit more for ones of higher quality!
They are also incredibly comfortable, especially considering the fact that I like my jeans to be tight and well-fitted, so that's another positive thing about them that you could consider if you are looking to buy a new pair of white jeans!
 
I can tell that I'm going to be getting a lot of wear out of all of these items and I'm looking forward to seeing what other outfits I can create over the next few weeks and months!
 
What are your Summer staples? Have you got any jeans that you consider to be the best?
 
Lots of love always,
 
Jade xo

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Spring/Summer Lust List





 
Hi everyone! I thought that I'd do a bit of a different post today. I've done different outfit posts before, but I've never actually done a fashion wishlist, so I thought that today would be the perfect chance for me to do so, now that we are well and truly headed into the Summertime - yay!
 
1. Coconut Lane Luxe Miami Rose Gold Sunglasses - £24 / Ever since I was about 8 years old, I've always had to wear glasses on a daily basis - and not just for reading, unfortunately. It was just something that I dealt with as time went on. However, in September, I made the decision to get contact lenses and it's honestly one of the best decisions that I've ever made. It now means that during the summer months, I can wear whatever sunglasses I wish without them having to be prescription. Happy times! I'm actually planning on buying this Rose Gold pair from Coconut Lane, because I just think their absolutely stunning. They reflect such gorgeous colours when the light hits them and I also really love the shape of them. They seem to be a hit with fellow bloggers too! Remember that you can use my 20% discount code on your own pair of super cool sunnies if you enter 'jademillard20' at the checkout!
 
2. Crochet Panelled Mini Dress - Forever21 - £19 / This is such a pretty daytime dress, perfect for if you have any summertime holidays planned! Coral is always really on-trend during this time of the year, as is crochet, so you really can't go wrong if you snap up this panelled mini dress. I suppose you could even accessorize it up to make it appropriate for the evening, if you really wanted to! You don't want to be piling on the layers when it's sweltering hot outside, so just slip this on and you'll be good to go, as well as being fashionable too!
 
3. High-Waisted Denim Shorts - Forever21 - £15 / Oh my, these adorable shorts are to die for! On the website, they come modelled in 4 different shades, but I particularly like the medium denim ones, as featured in the photo above. Everybody needs a pair of denim shorts, because they are just so versatile and stylish, but you have to make sure you get the right pair that suits you and with such a variety of colours and styles, you're bound to find them in no time! I find that, because I'm quite curvy and I have fairly large hips, I usually suit the high-waisted type. I just find them a little more flattering on my body, but remember that everybody's different! They also have some pockets either side, which are perfect for holding your phone, some cash and a few little makeup essentials!
 
4. RI Resort Paisley Print Bikini Top + Bottoms - River Island - £36 / Is it just me or do you agree that this is an absolutely amazing bikini? I love it so much! Paisley print is actually one of my favourites, if I'm honest with you. I just think that anything with more of a unique or abstract pattern is so much more flattering! I usually struggle to find a bikini that flatters my figure, but I feel like this one would pretty much flatter anybody. The top is a V-neck style with cami type straps and the bottoms are low rise with tied sides - perfect! Even if you don't normally go for abstract prints, you should totally step out of your comfort zone this season!
 
5. Silver Embellished Strappy Sandals - New Look - £17.99 / Another thing that I really need to purchase this year is a new pair of sandals. Don't get me wrong, I do have a couple, but they aren't exactly what I would like and so I probably wouldn't wear them as much as I would if I genuinely did love them. I picked out these ones, because I love the embellished detailing and I think that they look really classy and of designer quality, when actually they are such an affordable price!
 
6. Cream Crochet Scallop Hem Playsuit - New Look - £22.99 / If you know me, you will know that I'm well and truly obsessed with playsuits. I mean, seriously, it's a problem. It's just that in my eyes, you can never have too many! They are so easy and so effortless to just throw on, because then you don't really have to bother with anything else apart from shoes! They come in so many different styles and colours, which is one of the reasons as to why I love them so much! This one in particular caught my eye when I was browsing online, trying to put this 'Lust List' together. As I said earlier, crochet is really in at the minute and anyway, who doesn't love a bit of crochet in their life? It's too cute to say no too.
 
So, there we have it. Those are 6 things that are on my Spring/Summer Lust List! I know we have kinda passed the Spring stage by now, but it went with the title anyway...
 
What do you like on this list? Is there anything that you are lusting over this season?
 
Lots of love always,
 
Jade xo
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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Coconut Lane Lovin'

 







 

I can't tell you how excited I am to be writing up this post today. Ever since I contacted the wonderful brand that is Coconut Lane, I have been wanting to do a blog post like this and now I'm finally able to do just that.

As you may already know, I regularly read other blogger's posts and I like to keep up to date with their social media too. It recently came to my attention that a lot of people were trying out items from Coconut Lane and as they weren't a brand that I had really heard much about before, I decided that I wanted to jump on the blogging band-wagon and have a little look for myself.

Before I actually contacted them, I checked out their social media platforms and their website. I can genuinely say that I was blown away by what I saw. They offer a whole range of different products, which is one of the things that I love the most about this brand. They have a Luxe range (which can I just say is absolutely amazing!!), phone cases, sunglasses, socks, wall art, cushions, gift cards, stationary and a whole lot of jewellery too! In case you aren't aware of what I mean by a Luxe range, it's their more luxurious, slightly more expensive collection of pieces. I personally think that everything is stunning and just as sassy, but you can head on over to their website and see what you think for yourself!

You may be thinking to yourself, "So Jade, why did you ACTUALLY contact them?". Well, my friends, that's exactly what I'm about to tell you!

I decided, late on the night of Monday 25th April 2016 that I wanted to become a Coconut Queen, which essentially means that I wanted to apply to become an ambassador for this gorgeous new brand that I had come across! It wasn't just something that I took a chance on. It was something that I genuinely felt passionate about. I believe that they really do reflect my personality and my style and I feel as though all of you will love what they sell too! I actually have a discount code, which means that you can get 20% off across all of their products. Keep your eyes peeled, as that will be coming at the end of this post!

The first things that I purchased were 3 pairs of their socks. You may think that socks are something slightly out of the ordinary to consider getting, but I just knew that I had to have all of these as soon as I saw them! Aren't they just too adorable to resist?! The thing I love most about Coconut Lane is their products are all 100% unique to them. You can't go into Primark and expect to find these exact same socks, which I think is just great. They have a load of different pairs available too. I personally really liked the 'Emoji' ones, the 'Hologram Emoji' ones and the 'Unicorn' ones - they are just too cute! They actually also have socks with some of your favourite celebrities' faces on them. It can't get much better than that, can it? From the likes of BeyoncĂ© and Justin Bieber (topless version for you Beliebers too.. I know right?), I'm pretty sure you will find the perfect pair for you.
They are so comfortable and they fit from size 4-7 feet, so they are guaranteed to fit, as they are the type that are 'one size fits all'.

I also decided that I wanted to purchase a notebook that I could use for blogging! I opted for the one which had cameras on it called 'Snap', because of my passion for photography and I just genuinely thought it was so super cute! They are only £6 as well, so you can't really go wrong! They come with plain paper, so you can doodle in them or do whatever you wish and you can even add lines if you prefer writing in them. Whatever floats your boat, this notebook will be able to provide for your needs, whether you're a blogger or not.

Next up, we have 3 stunning pieces from their jewellery range. I had a really difficult time picking, because I just wanted it all! Instead of purchasing the entire lot, I decided to just get 2 rings and a necklace. The rings that I picked were the 'Arrow' and the 'Queen' and then I also went for the 'Moon and Star' necklace. The arrow ring is so cute! It's adjustable, which means that you're able to fit it on any finger, even perhaps the thumb if you really wanted to and I just think it's a really simplistic but lovely design, which can add a little touch of glamour to any outfit.
I also fell in love with the 'Queen' ring. Pandora actually do a princess ring, which I wanted for the longest time, but it's so expensive and I just don't think that I could spend that much on a ring, which I'd probably end up not wearing that much anyway in the fear that it would get stolen! However, this 'Queen' ring is the perfect one for me. I mean, seriously, it's just absolutely to die for. Why pay out a load of money when you can get, in my opinion, an even lovelier one for a fraction of the price? It looks so nice, regardless of what finger you prefer to wear it on and it's so simple yet so classy. What's not to love?

I also bought the ever so beautiful 'Moon and Star Necklace'. I wore this yesterday and I literally think it's the nicest necklace to wear on a daily basis. It's one of those that is double-layered, if that makes any sense. The shorter chain is the one which has the star at the end of it and then the slightly longer chain is the one that has the moon at the end of it, as you can see in the picture above. I'm normally the first person to break necklace, despite the fact that I try to take extra good care of them, but this one in particular feels like it's made of excellent material, so I feel as though it will last me a very long time.
It can be worn with so many different outfits as well, which is what every girl wants when she's looking for a necklace, right?

The last thing that I didn't get to include in the photos above was the 'I'm A Blogger. What's Your Superpower?' wall art. I have already put it in a photo frame, so that it stands up on my bedside table, but I need to spray paint the frame or do something with it, because I'm not really happy with the colour that it is at the moment and it doesn't go with my room either, but if you go and take a look at the website, you will be able to find it anyway! You can have it on the wall, on your desk, on your beside table like myself, or anywhere really - it's completely up to you. I just think that the quoting of it is so cool and unique and I feel as though it's very appropriate for me as a blogger and it makes me feel proud to be one too. I think that it's the perfect addition to a bedroom or an office and they also do many different varieties of wall art too, such as 'Born Sassy', 'What Would Beyoncé Do?', 'Be Prada, Not Nada' and also 'Messy Bun. Get Stuff Done'. How cuuute!!

So, that's all I got from Coconut Lane! As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am actually a brand ambassador, or should I say a Coconut Queen, which means that I can get you lovely lot 20% off whatever you want to order! Why not treat yourself? I mean, it would be rude not to. Seeing as it's coming up to summer, you could get yourself some sassy sunnies or maybe it's one of your friends birthday's coming up and you want to treat them? Head on over to their website and go get them a greetings card and holographic phone case! Seriously, how can you resist after I've shown you the gorgeous goodies that they have to offer?

If you are interested in purchasing a few little bits and pieces for yourself or your loved ones, then please feel free to use my code 'jademillard20' at the checkout and then either tweet/dm me a picture or leave me a comment down below, telling me what you bought!

Lots of love always,

Jade xo
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Boutique Of Molly Collaboration




 
 
 
 
 
 
 


About a week ago, I was contacted by the online fashion company 'Boutique Of Molly'. This is the first time that I have been contacted by a brand, so naturally, I was incredibly flattered at the offer. After messaging them back and forth for a few days and receiving an email highlighting the terms of working with them, I decided to take a look at their website to see what I would like to purchase for myself.

One of the first things that caught my attention was the 'Paisley' Print High Neck Playsuit. I literally fell in love with it as soon as I noticed it! Seeing as we are now entering the months, which are more welcome to the warmer weather, I thought that I'd purchase something that would be appropriate for my spring/summer wardrobe, whether I go on holiday or not.

As you can see from the fourth photo, the back of the playsuit ties up and creates a really flattering, girly effect, which I personally adore. I've never really worn anything that has this particular sort of back detail, so that intrigued me even more if I'm honest. When I first put the playsuit on, I wasn't too sure how I was meant to get it on and off, due to the tied up back, but the idea is that you slip it on whilst it's untied and then once it's on, you can tie it up after that to create the desired effect. You get used to it after you have tried it on once, trust me! I really do think that this is such a lovely piece for this time of year. You can really dress it up or keep it casual and relaxed, so it's pretty much perfect for any occasion! I think the pattern is gorgeous. It's so bright and abstract, but it isn't too dramatic to the point where people may shy away from wearing it. It's ever so comfortable whilst it's on, whether you're walking about, sitting down or anything else.
The quality of this playsuit is also insane. It's made of 100% viscose, which essentially feels like cotton and it also has an inner lining, which is made of 100% polyester and I'm glad that it has the lining, because it helps you to feel extra secure and protected, especially if it's windy outside. There are 2 sets of straps, which I would also say is a positive feature and it looks even nicer when it's on too. It would look beautiful on anyone, as it's versatile to go with any skin tone, so you really can't go wrong with it.

I'm absolutely overjoyed with the choice that I made to purchase this playsuit and I would definitely recommend 'Boutique Of Molly' to anybody of any age. Their website is incredibly easy and hassle free to work with, whilst the layout is elegant, yet simple.
The products are all displayed on a model, which I think is lovely, because you can get a realistic look on how each item would look on an actual person. They offer rapid next day delivery and they also ship worldwide. How can you say no to all of this?! I actually had my item the next day and I kept in contact with them on social media, so I felt very pleased with their attitude and the way that they treat all of their customers.

They are just like a brand that you would find on the high street, as I personally think that they are very affordable for what they offer, but I think that the quality is so much more than what you would find on the high-street! They really are an amazing brand, which offer something for everyone. I just know that you will all find something you love!

Please do go and check them out, because I can assure you, you won't regret it!

Boutique Of Molly Website: http://www.boutiqueofmolly.com/
Boutique of Molly Twitter: https://twitter.com/boutiqueofmolly

Lots of love always,

Jade xo
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Sunday, 3 April 2016

Spring Has Sprung: How To Style Dungarees









 
Outfit 1:
 
Crop Top // Topshop

Flower Crown // New Look
Dungarees // New Look
Pink Trainers // New Look

Outfit 2:
Peter-Pan Collar T-Shirt // New Look
Trainers // White Converse
Bracelets // New Look

Now that Spring is officially here, I thought that I'd start off the month by posting a lookbook, which shows you 2 different ways that you can style dungarees. I've done plenty of fashion posts before, but I don't think I've ever done one which is more like a lookbook, so this is something that's quite new to me! Most of the items that I'm wearing are actually from New Look, which isn't a surprise as it's my favourite clothing store after all, but next time, I am going to try and vary the places that I purchase my clothes from, just so that it's a bit more interesting for all of you who are reading. I absolutely adore wearing dungarees at this time of year. I think that they're one of the most versatile pieces of clothing, because you can literally wear them with anything. In the first look, I decided to pair them with a plain crop top and a floral crown, but I made sure that the trainers I was wearing added a pop of colour and then for the second outfit, I decided to try an alternative look by keeping my trainers quite simple, but then I added a pop of collar through my floral peter-pan collar shirt. I always wear my dungarees during the months where the weather is starting to get a little warmer and I can always find something for them to go with, which is great! If you don't already own any dungarees, then you're definitely missing out, but hopefully this post has convinced you that you need to go and find the perfect pair for you!

Lots of love,

Jade x
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