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Monday, 27 October 2014

Floral Kimono and a Metallic Skirt

Clothes Minded Floral Kimono Outfit Photo
Kimono - Clothes Minded
Jumper - Wild Vintage
Skirt - Mango
Boots - New Look
Clothes Minded Floral Kimono Outfit Photo
Clothes Minded Floral Kimono Outfit Photo
This outfit if just a quick one to show you guys the kimono I purchased from Clothes Minded recently, it is just £4 at the moment! They have some great sale buys at the moment, lots of the kimonos are £4 right now - they are pretty thin fabric so very lightweight but for £4 you can't complain!

I think a metallic skirt is perfect for sprucing up a more basic outfit. This one was a birthday gift so I can't find an exact match but I've picked some of my favourites currently online:

Chelsea Jade

Monday, 20 October 2014

Full on Floral and a Fluffy Lapel

Fluffy Stole - Select (£3.99)
Jacket - H&M
Jumpsuit - Motel (£19)
Boots - New Look
Rucksack - Claires (similar on ebay)
I'm very happy with two of my latest sale purchases!! My unitard jumpsuit was just £19 in the Motel sale, I have wanted it for such a long time and when it was reduced in the sale I couldn't resist. The fabric is much thicker than I thought so it is very supportive and sucks you right in. 

This incredible fluffy stole is from Select, it was reduced to £4.99. I actually got two other colours (see on Instagram) as they were reduced to £3.99 each and I couldn't resist. Plus I am set for winter now, no new coats needed these can just spruce up some of the coats I own already! There aren't any left online but I bet if you check out your nearest store you can find a few of them, there were plenty left in the store in the Stratford, Westfield this weekend. 

Chelsea Jade

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas Trends with House of Fraser

Did you know that it is only 67 days until Christmas? Excited is not even the word! If you do not like Christmas then please do no ever approach me on the subject, I will have no scrooges dampen my festivity.

I love everything about Christmas, it is my absolute favourite holiday ever – I would happily see the back of Easter, New Year and my birthday if it came to it. I adore the build-up, festive nights in with my mum and sisters. I love buying presents, Christmas present shopping is the absolute best. Decorating my tree with my mum and sisters whilst we listen to Christmas songs, our Christmas eve tradition of watching a film before bed time wearing a new pair of pyjamas (as we obviously have a very important guest on his way). 

But anyway excitement aside, I attended a Christmas press day at House of Fraser (quite a while ago now to be honest!) however I saved the post for a time which would be slightly more suitable. The perfect time for my fellow Christmas nuts to get all excited about decorating and gift buying.

Firstly I entered a room full of sparkling dresses and all kinds of occasion wear, this time of year is perfect for sequins, glitter and all things shiny and House of Fraser did not disappoint. 
The enchanted forest collection was my favourite of them all, it looked like the perfect cosy living room! The cableknit style cushions are so lovely, I think I may have to purchase some to make my living room a little more homely. You can check out the different Christmas trends here:

Enchanted Forest
Black Magic
High Society

There were lots of lovely gift sections set up giving lots of Christmas gifting inspo!
I am now super excited to get started on my Christmas shopping! What do you guys think to the House of Fraser Christmas trends?

Chelsea Jade

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Velvet, Galaxy and a Silver Skirt

Kimono - Miss Selfridge
Tee - Goodie Two Sleeves
Skirt - H&M
Dr Martens

So these are actually quite old pieces, I've been trying to make the most of the wardrobe that I have already due to lack of funds. Though that is not to say I haven't purchased anything lately - I don't think I'll ever last on a spending ban! This velvet kimono is one of my all time favourite pieces, it's one of those items that you wish you'd got two of incase of something horrific happens. However I don't even want to talk about the potential death of this baby so I will stop right here.

This amazing printed world peas tee makes me so happy. It is from Goodie Two Sleeves, they once had a tee that had a unicorn with a unibrow on - I giggled every time I saw it but regrettably I never purchased. So any GTS people reading this if you have any old stock with that tee or know where I can get one I would love to know!

Anyway this blog post seems to be going nowhere so my advice for the day is to try and see what old items from your wardrobe you have to recycle into new looks.

Having said that Topshop and ASOS sales are now on so maybe go wild ... just this once.

Chelsea Jade

Monday, 13 October 2014

Hello Topshop

//  Fur Gilet  //  Sequin Scrunchie  //  Choker  //  Mesh Scrunchie  //  Patchwork Shorts  //
//  Leaf Jumpsuit  //  Kimono  //  Floral Slip  //  Floral Jumpsuit  //

So the Topshop sale is on and I am pretty excited, the fur gilet is one of the prettiest pieces I have seen in a while! The sale is the perfect time to save pennies and grab some Autumn pieces - particularly shoes. We all love a good shoe sale and Topshop usually deliver.

Short and sweet but I am off to fill my basket!
Let me know if you bag any bargains.

Chelsea Jade

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Clashing Colours and an LYDC Bag.

Blazer - H&M
Tunic - River Island
Leggings - Ebay (similar here)
Shoes - ASOS
Bag - LYDC*

As some of you may know from previous blog posts I recently started a new job, I work as a one on one teaching assistant for an adorable little boy with ASD. I am absolutely loving it but I had a few issues with my wardrobe as I am a big fan of crop tops and obviously they aren't exactly primary school friendly. But after clearing out my wardrobe and finding some golden oldies I have managed to sort out some smarter looking outfits that still keep my sense of style and this is one of them.

I love a good clashing colour combo! Plus I think velvet just give any outfit at least 2 more cool points. The blazer and the bag are key pieces to creating a smarter look from my already existing casual clothes. The bag was sent to me by the lovely people over at LYDC bag (Not heard of them? Have a little gander here) and I love love love it. It fits my laptop in perfectly and has a great amount of  compartments - three or more compartments in a bag and I am sold. I've used it here with the little handles but this one does come with a longer across body strap which would be ideal for a commute. 

Chelsea Jade