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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Party Season On a Budget

The party season is up on us, but after buying many presents, mince pies and tree decorations I think this time of year we also struggle with money. Which, lets be honest, is an awful combination. So I have put together a some budget pieces for the festive party season.

Pink Dress  //  Black Lace Dress  //  Necklace  //  Floral Dress  //  Sequin Shrug  //  Fur Cape  //  Embellished Dress  //  Shoe Boots  //  Panel Dress

There are a few more dresses that I really like the look of from George at Asda but they had limited sizes online, have a browse at their range and be sure to check them out in store too! I love that they do dresses for all shapes and sizes, and in lots of different styles. The pink lacey number comes in blue too which is really rather pretty and the faux fur cape is a great way to add some warmth on these cold winter evenings.

Chelsea Jade

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Glitter and Sparkle

Hat - Topshop
Coat - River Island
Jumper - Vintage
Skirt - New Look
Socks - ASOS
Shoes - Dr Marten

I love the glitter and sparkle of this season.
This is my attempt to create a sparkly daytime look

Chelsea Jade

Sunday, 14 December 2014

All Things Fluffy

All things fluffy!!

I love creating little collages like this for different trends. I find these posts from other bloggers very helpful, I bookmark them around this time of year and then pop back during the January sales to find all of the pieces I was lusting after rather than browsing willy nilly through the sale sites. I am totally in love with the pom pom scarves from Claires and the incredible longline fur coat from Pretty Little Thing. 

There are a few pieces from ASOS in the collage above, and I spotted that they have 20% off everything online - even sale! Which is perfect if you have some last minute Christmas shopping to do.

Missguided also have up to 50% off partywear and Pretty Little Thing have a similar offer including 50% off the faux fur coat with the neon stripe - just enter 'FIFTYOFF' at the check out. Amazing.

Chelsea Jade

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Pink Jumpsuit and Blue Shoes

Bag - H&M
Shoes - ASOS
Photos by Miss Playground

Can I just introduce you to my latest bargain? This jumpsuit was £1 at the East End Thrift Store sale the other week! I was a little sad because I ended up going back to Nottingham the same weekend of the sale and I thought I would miss it but luckily it was a 4 day event and I popped over on the Tuesday evening after work. With it being the last day I didn't hold much hope but after finding a few goodies (lots of shirts!) I pushed my way through the bargain hunters to a mirror in the corner to organise myself amongst the stress, when  I spotted some bright pink fabric. I pulled and I've never been so happy to find an unstained, vintage piece with no holes just chilling in the corner. Obviously fate. 

You should like the East End Thrift Store on Facebook to check out their offers and events!

Chelsea Jade

Thursday, 11 December 2014

ASOS Christmas Event - Gifts, Beauty and Nightwear!

Recently I went along to an ASOS event with Anna from Miss Playground and I had such fun!! We were there to take a look at the christmas gifts, beauty ranges and the new pyjama range they are launching - there were some beautiful printed ones that I would probably wear in the day time. I love novelty nightwear so I'm lusting after the monster/alien printed set in the second photo below. 

We were also able to embelish a pair of socks ourselves at the event which was lots of fun - I may be making more of these myself! 

A big thank you to ASOS for a lovely evening of ASOS previews, drinks and craftiness.

Chelsea Jade

Monday, 8 December 2014

Scarlett of Soho - Eyewear Review

Scarlett of Soho are a recently launched UK eyewear brand  that take inspiration from British eyewear craftsman back in the 18th century. One of the best things about this company is that they offer home try ons - which is where you can choose 4 glasses of your choice, strut around in them for 5 days whilst you get to know what works for your and your faceshape / style before you send them back. That way you haven't invested in a new pair of specs only to find that they don't suit you - a problem with shoppping online for glasses I find! 

Ive Sunglasses in Jet Black

The frames are lovely, the green and ice grey look great on but I love oversized glasses so there were a touch to small for my taste but they looked amazing on my housemate who has smaller features. My favourites were the Ive sunglasses as they were a little chunkier. If you are looking for some new specs or just fancy trying out some frames for your latest outfit check out the ones availabe as you can have them for 5 days.

The frames to try come in a little box with a prepaid returns label and stickers for sealing so there is no cost when trying them out.
Very handy!

These come in at £97 for a pair of frames, including lenses and delivery - plus all lenses have anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings to make them last even longer. 

Now this post is a little different to how I had imagined, I had hoped to get some outfits together with the frames but the weather has been terrible lately so I didn't get time to snap these with outfits unfortunately. However I did enjoy improvising with my glittery background.

Let me know what you think of the glasses!

Chelsea Jade