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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Head to toe in High Street

I buy and wear a lot of High Street, but I tend to mix it in with designer pieces that give the overall look a more expensive feel. I often wear a high street dress with a pair of designer shoes or a great coat with a an expensive bag, it's how I like (and can afford) to dress and I actually find it more fun. Over the years I found some great pieces from the likes of New Look, Top Shop and French Connection that I still love and covet today, some of which I'm wearing today. My New Look blazer was a total gem that I bought at least three years ago, when I wore it in the office for the first time everyone thought is was Etoile and went out to buy one. Same thing goes for my Top Shop fringed boots, I recently spotted them on a very stylish Net a Porter employee that said she bought them after seeing them on WIT. Come back tomorrow to see a special post dedicated to the great British High Street with some of my favourite buys available now but that you will love forever.  

Monday 29 September 2014

GOOD NEWS! Your My-wardrobe 25% discount is extended till midnight today

After a few issues over the week end (for which My-wardrobe profusely apologies), your 25% off offer is extended until midnight tonight!

Today I'm wearing my new Equipment shirt (£168 from £225) that arrived at the week end with a Whistles leather mini skirt and my Valentino Rockstud textured-leather point-toe flats. Time for you to take advantage of your discount now and so sorry for the techi problems xx

How does it work?

- Go to http://www.my-wardrobe.com/
- Select your favourite buys
- Go to check out
- In the promotions box add: WITMYW25
- Get your WIT readers 25% off

Thursday 25 September 2014

WIT mama Friday: a special 25% My-Wardrobe discount for all WIT mamareaders!

So many times on WIT mama Fridays, you've asked for more budget friendly buys and although I love to find fabulous high street gems for you, today I wanted to treat you with the opportunity to buy some current season designer items with a special WIT readers discount. Sooo... I've spoken to amazing team at one of my favourite websites of all, My-Wardrobe and asked them for a special one off discount for WIT readers. They agreed to give us all twentyfive percent off!! Hurry up as it's only valid for the week end!!

How does it work?

- Go to www.my-wardrobe.com
- Select your favourite buys (if you need any help I've selected my favourite buys and the Equipment might have accidentally fallen in my shopping basket...)
- Go to check out
- In the promotions box add: WITMYW25
- Get your WIT readers 25% off


Alice by Temperley dress £395 NOW £296
Joseph pea cost £645 NOW £483
Rika LOVE and KISS sweatshirts £140 NOW £105
Paige Denim jacket £207 NOW £155
Frame Denim jeans £270 NOW £202
Frame Denim jeans £235 NOW £176
Equipment shirt £225 NOW £168
Joseph leggings £495 NOW £371
Ganni skirt £115 NOW £86
Rika clutch £108 NOW £81
Sophie Hulme bag £295 NOW £221
Aquazzura £440 NOW £330
Eddie Borgo studs £55 NOW £41
Tom Ford sunglasses £259 NOW £194

Happy shopping and happy week end!

The code is valid from today and rubs out Sunday
at midnight, it can only be used on full priced items only.

Double denim + fabulous accessories

Today I'm dressing up a double denim look with a touch of red and a sprinkle of leopard. I'm a huge believer that if you invest in good accessories dressing up in the morning becomes so much easier. Try it for yourself tomorrow - a fab pair of shoes and a designer bag can literally transform your jeans, your white shirt, your pea coat and your little black dress. And with a quick swap over (a tote for a clutch and a pair of heels instead of flats) they can bring you from day to night in an instant. Don't forget your lipstick - today it's Heat Wave from Nars. 

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Scrapbook from last night: FNO with L.K. Bennett

My first Vogue Fashion Night Out was such fun! We had a great time at the Brook Street L.K.Bennett store sipping on champagne, eating delicious canapes, having our nails done and snapping away for our Instagram gallery whislt we shopped my favourite items from the current collection. I wore a little red frock (Diane dress £325), black patent T-bar sandals (Anya shoes £225) and (in case you ask) Nars Cruella lipstick and Wicked Essie polish. Here's a little photo account from the evening!



And at the end of the night I picked the winner of the L.K. Bennett capsule wardrobe prize... Congratulations!

Sunday 21 September 2014

See you tomorrow!

I've managed to tame the flu virus that made me stay in bed most of last week and I'm back ready for our shopping evening tomorrow for Vogue Fashion Night Out! To get ready for the night take at my little L.K. Bennett interview on The Edit and go back to my post last week to see what this evening promises...

Today I'm wearing my favourite Stella McCartney white shirt with some of the items I've chosen for your L.K. Bennett capsule wardrobe raffle prize: Leather Effect Skinny Trouser £175 with Suede Point Toe Court Shoe £160 and my super chic work bag Kelly Printed Leather Large Winged Tote £245.

Tuesday 23 September
31 Brook Street, W1K 4HF

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Friday 19 September 2014

WIT mama Friday: Scrap book from Greta's glitter and neon birthday party

Here's a little scrap book from Greta's birthday party. This year the theme was pink and neon and whilst last year it was also kind of mine and my husband party too (we had both made it through the first year of parenthood!), this year it was only Greta's and her little friends.  

We had all her favourite foods (to be eaten in  no particular order: ice creams, olives, cup cakes, pizza, cookies and milk, pop corn and cheese sandwiches), and her favourite Gymboree teacher came over to play a special lesson for two year olds that involved Greta's current obsession (and the soundtrack to our home): Nemo.  

I am not a cook or a baker so I bought everything from Waitrose and made everything look super pretty (I especially loved my milk and cookies bottles!). The party bags on the other hand were something I really enjoyed making, I brought back mini baskets from Tunisia and filled them with lots of goodies like  ELC neon mini pots of play doh for the boys and wash off nail polish for the girls from Little BU

Greta wore a floral dress that her godmother gave her, Crew Cuts neon hair clip (plus a gold glitter crown headband from Hennies during her birthday cake) and Marks and Spencer glitter lace up shoes... I got emotional like every birthday and shed a tear (or two) at cake time...

See the post earlier this week to see where I bought all bits and bobs

Thursday 18 September 2014

THE Boden jewelled flats that we've all been waiting for are in store!

I've been waiting for this moment for months, I remember Instagramming these fabulous jewelled pumps in May at the Boden press day and thinking they were amongst the best thing I saw at all press days. Well, finally they are on line (in very low quantity I hear) and ready to be bought. Despite being in bed with the flu and feeling absolutely terrible my delivery this morning instantly made me feel much better!

They come in black, navy and gold and after much debating I decided to opt for black (I was also tempted by gold...) but I thought that I will wear them equally well with jeans and a jumper or a little black dress in party season. Which one will you go for?

Jewelled pointy flat £129 Boden

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Join me (for the first time) at Vogue FNO!

I've been so excited to tell you that for the very first time, I get to take part at Vogue's Fashion Night Out! I'm partnering up with L.K. Bennett to host a shopping evening that promises to be a lot of fun. There will be drinks, canapes lots of fabulous shoes, bags and accessories and even a dressing up photo booth where we all get to wear our favourite LK's and get sharing on social media. Plus a little surprise (read on...)

L.K.Bennett invites you to celebrate front row style with an exclusive party and live window installation for Vogue magazine’s annual celebration of fashion.

Special guest Laura Fantacci, Stylist & Editor of wearingittoday.co.uk, will be on-hand to style you in FROW-worthy looks, to be live streamed online. Share your look on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LKBFROW for the chance to win a capsule wardrobe of L.K.Bennett essentials designed by Laura.

With Sophie Mackaill DJing and luxury nail brand Orly offering mini treatments, customers will be offered a luxury gift with purchase, drinks and canapes.

Tuesday 23 September
31 Brook Street, W1K 4HF

 Hashtags for the night:

Now you know me, I always like to think of something extra special for my beloved WIT readers and this time I've chosen an entire capsule wardrobe of my favourite L.K. Bennett items that one lucky attendee will win. There's my favourite fur lined biker boots, a grey cashmere sweater to be paired with panelled leather leggings, the perfect black court, (my) black tote bag, a classic pea coat and a pair of snakeskin slip on trainers. ALL FOR YOU chosen by moi!

All you have to do is rock up on the evening (come and say Ciao!) and fill in a raffle ticket.

See you there!
Tuesday 23 September
31 Brook Street, W1K 4HF

Tuesday 16 September 2014

The making of Greta's birthday party

I could have so spared myself the extra work involved in organising a children's birthday party (especially since I'm working night and day at the launch of my new project), but those of you who know me know that I certainly like to make the most of every minute in my day and that I don't do things with half measures, so two months ago I embarked in project GZ turns two.

It all started with a Pinterest board of my vision of Greta's second birthday, last year the theme was the circus so lots of red and animals (you can see a post here) but this year I wanted to go to town with the girlieness, so I decided on "Glitter and Neon".

Marks and Spencer glitter shoes

The inspiration came from this birthday cake and from a beautiful linen and neon turquoise table cloth that a friend of mine gave me for my birthday. I wanted to use both and that was the start of it.

For the invitations I actually managed to a make my life simple and opted for Paperless Post. You can chooses from hundreds of different invitation and custom them to make them really your own (there is also an option to print them if you want to). I decided on this invite to tie into the neon theme.

Then came the details. On my shopping list were clear balloons, turquoise paper cups and plates, wooden cutlery and gold gold glitter tape. I got most things from Amazon that is often reasonably priced (I can't bring myself to spend lots of money on paper cups or disposable cutlery!) and would always favour Not on the Highstreet for something that I will keep for other birthday parties too.

I am relatively frugal when it come to these things and I also really like to make things. I always save glass jars to use them as vases or to put all sorts of things in them, so this time I tied some turquoise glitter string around the edges to put my wooden cutlery in them (I was going to tie them as per my Pinterest board but then I though that it's really impractical!)

Greta's cake topper is divine and I will be able to use it for many years to come. I got it from www.notonthehighstreet.com and they are £5 each.

Last year I was really fussy about food and I now realise everything was so boringly healthy.. poor Greta! So this year I'm throwing all my good principles away for a day and there will be pizza, popcorn, mini ice creams and cakes only!

I loved this idea and decided to reproduce it exactly. I discovered Peach and Blossom party supplies last year and got some miniature milk bottles and gold straws from them.

Come back on Friday to see how my cake turned out, what was in the party bags and how my vision came together!

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