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My style overhaul...baby no2!

There has been a huge change in our lives, one I had kind of given up on top be honest. But I am in fact expecting our new member and I am currently 14 weeks pregnant. I don't think I will ever forget the moment we told our eight year old, he was so happy he welled up. I didn't know quite how much he wanted a sibling until that moment so I hope that all goes well and that at the end of Summer he will have a little brother or sister. I have to say, this time round I am quite nervous about things going well, was anyone else like that?

With my first pregnancy I just breezed through it and was very unaware of all the things that could go wrong.This time I have googled everything under the sun and acutely aware of everything. I am going to try to enjoy it more though. I have a tiny little bump some days (weirdly) , the rest of the days I just look like I have eaten too much which is quite annoying, but I am sure it will get more rounded soon.

All this has got me thinking about my wardrobe of course and how I can still look nice whilst feeling comfortable. I got through my first pregnancy without wearing any maternity clothing as I didn't put on much weight and my bump never got very big. I have found some cute maternity clothing online but for now I am trying to find items from my normal stores that I can adapt to my growing belly!

Bellow are some of the things i have had my eye on and think are great pregnancy options.

Zara here

Zara here

These two are already in my basket , I am just going to go up a size.

Here are some more bits that are on the wishlist!

Designer Dupe Handbags for under $15

There is nothing quite like a beautiful handbag to make a girl feel special and designer handbags have become a highly covetable status item that we all aspire to acquire. However, the reality is the huge price tags these bags carry  make them pretty unobtainable for most of us. So a good dupe , not a replica can have a similar effect on our outfit without having to take out a second mortgage !
Gamiss have an amazing selection of beautiful handbags that are inspired by current designer best sellers and ridiculously low prices. I though it was too good to be true give the price , and assumed the quality would be very poor , however I was very pleasantly surprised. Don't get me wrong , they by no means reach the high standards and workmanship of designer bags, but I would say the quality is very much on par with your average high street handbag. I decided to go for some cross body chain bags , as I felt I was missing these in my wardrobe and chose some very recognisable signature looks which I am sure you will also recognise immediately.The whole procedure was very straight forward and everything arrived as described and in perfect condition.

Red Cross Body Bag here

Grey Cross Body Chain Bag here

Twist Lock Cross Body Bag here

I have since ordered a genuine leather satchel which is absolutely stunning and I honestly have got so many compliments on all these bags.

Gorgeous leather backpack for under $50

Finding a good backpack that looks nice and grown up but is also functional is not easy.Certainly the leather versions venture into high price ranges, but not all of them. I have come across a gorgeous leather bag from on line retailer Gamiss in beautiful brown that is perfect for the new season. It is a really good size, it fits all that I need in it but is not too big and bulky. I also love the clan lines and sleek design of it. Furthermore, lets not forget the issue of security, because having all your belongings on your back makes theft pretty easy especially in busy city environments. This one zips on the to and also has a flap over it so someone would have a pretty hard time getting into it without you realising it. Last but certainly not least it cost less than $50 !
Personally I also like to carry my backpacks like a tote, which I know kind of defeats the object but we all have our quirks. Anyway I think it looks pretty goo like that as well. So well done Gamiss for coming up with such a great sophisticated bag we can all afford!

Lether Back pack here

The perfect Valentines outfit !

So Valentine's day is just around the corner and the weather in many places is still freezing but we still want to look pretty and feminine on the day . There are so many floral whimsical dresses flooding the stores at the moment and although they are tempting it is difficult to incorporate them into the current wardrobes. There are ways however to wear most of these items now by making a few clever accessory choices. I wanted a light coloured outfit that was still warm and covered up enough to keep the goose pimples away. I am a fan of shorter lengths so I chose a dress from Zaful  with lots of fabric and long sleeves albeit in a very light coloured beautiful pattern. And now it was time to build on it. I added a my over the knee boots to make sure there wasn't too much flesh on show , just a cheeky flash of thigh. Then instead of a coat which would have seemed to heavy for the dress I opted for a gorgeous white chunky long length cardigan and a pretty cream bag with gold hardware.

Dress here
Boots here
Cardigan here

Zaful Knitwear Review.

I have long been a convert to Zaful for their beautiful dresses, however I was intrigued to see what the knitwear was like. I checked out the site and there was a huge choice of very stylish classic knitwear as well as lots of on trend sweaters. I decided to go for more neutral, thick winter options and ordered a couple . The sizing was one size so that was pretty easy . When they arrived I have to say I was not disappointed. Obviously due to the very low price points they were made out of man made fibres , however they looked and felt very good quality. There was plenty of nice thick fabric to give them the over sized look and they had beautiful thick roll necks which was definitely the selling point for me. The one thing I would point out is that the sleeves are not very long. They are OK on me but if you are tall I would advise going for a sweater with sizing options and sizing up.
I teamed my knitwear with my favourite basics and I was very cosy and warm so I am sure I will be getting plenty of wear out of them before the weather warms up.

Dark grey roll neck here
Cable Knit sweater here

The perfect dresses for the new season

The new season is upon us, in the fashion diary anyway and all the heavy knits and bulky coats now seem boring and cumbersome. I find that February is when I start planning my Spring wardrobe and pick pieces that I can incorporate into my current looks. ZAFUL has some great dresses and more that are bound to tempt you into making some new purchases and lets face it there is nothing like a bit of shopping therapy to dispel the bout of the winter blues. There is nothing like a pretty dress like the ones here to make you hopeful and start thinking about spring outings and summer getaways. Even if that all seems a little far at the moment, don't forget that Valentines day is just around the corner . Whether you are single or not , celebrate the special day with a beautiful outfit that will turn heads and will make you feel extra special. I always like my Spring Summer outfits to be extra girly and flirty and who wants tight layers on warm days anyway. a floaty , ethereal look is perfect for the balmy days ahead and if you are lacking in inspiration check out the Zaful blog for lots of up to the minute fashionable outfit ideas that are also super affordable .

If you are think that the weather doesn't warrant a summery purchase yet , think about layering and how you can put a roll neck under a strappy dress or a shirt under a pinafore. Personally I think that chunky cardigans complement looser floral dresses perfectly, teamed with some over the knee boots or a more military style booty to make it more season appropriate. Then  again if you are lucky enough to live in a country with all  year round hot weather click here for lots of feminine designs.

For the rest of us , here are some of my wish list dresses to wear now and later!

 Embroidered Long Sleeve dress here
 Ruffles Polka Dots dresses here
 Floral Dress here
 Tartan Dress here
Floral Slit Cami Dress here

Time for a wardrobe revamp!

I have loved the fashion and trends for autumn/winter . I truly believe it has been one of the most wearable seasons and I hope it is an attitude that will continue into the coming seasons. After all , who really wants to suffer to look good.Anyway the new season in fashion terms is underway and it is time to start planning your spring wardrobe.An on line retailer who is always bursting with choice is ZAFUL and they have already brought in so many pretty options. For the impatient amongst us the key is to find items that can be worn as layers and then on their own later on in the year. For those of you living in warm climates all the more reason to invest in some gorgeous new season dresses ( click  here) and some new swimwear  here 
I have added some of my favourites below, but you can check out the Zaful blog which really does offer a wealth of outfit inspiration. 

 Cold Shoulder Flounce Dress here

Floral Belted Maxi dress here

Drawstring Kaftan here

Another great thing about this site is that the prices are so affordable , you can definitely be able to add some great new items to your new wardrobe. Also they always have offers on which means that you can get your favourite dress, handbag or shoes at an even lower price point!

In my opinion they are great for dresses, and I bought so many last Summer. I always get complimented on them and the quality is great. Just make sure you check your sizing carefully and if you are an in between, size up! Look out for embroidered pieces as well, they do them so well!
 So head over for a browse and don't forget to use your points for extra discount if you have shopped on the site before.

Valentine's wishlist Part 2

There is a site , that I believe is pretty much on a par with your high street favorites and that is ZAFUL. I have so many things from them and I am always very pleased with the quality and design. In my opinion what they do very well are dresses, so Valentines day is a perfect excuse to pick up a pretty flirty dress.Another thing I love is the pricing! Not only are the prices great they always have offers that make it even more affordable!

I am absolutely in love with these dresses and besides the occasion with get lots of wear out of them!

There is an offer on at the moment so head over to the zaful valentines day 2018 for lots of inspiration and affordable fashion!

Valentine's Wishlist Part 1

With Valentine's just around the corner I will be making some Valentines wishlists to hopefully provide some inspiration for gifts and date night inspiration. Single girls , definitely should celebrate Valentine's , so get yourself something special from Gamiss and head out with your friends , you never know what might happen! Make sure you wear some gorgeous underwear that will make you feel sexy and special!

Of course there are many more gamiss valentine's day gifts available on the site to treat yourself your date or to drop some hints to your special person!

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