Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Alternative Vision | 1

One of my favourite things to do is browse through Tumblr and Pinterest finding images that I can use as a source of inspiration when planning outfits and buying new items of clothing.

I have recently changed my style quite dramatically and finally found the confidence to wear some of the looks I always wanted to! I've learnt what I like and I've mastered the art of shopping for pieces I know I will wear rather than buying something because it was on sale or because someone else likes it.

I now rely quite heavily on fashion bloggers/Instagram celebs who pull of the style I love for outfit inspo and also for finding new online shops I had never heard of before! 

Don't get me wrong, I still love picking up essentials from my highstreet faves but long gone are the multiple Primark and New Look trips where I would splurge all my money on things just because they were cheap, I now focus on more expensive one off pieces that I can style and re-style that won't fall apart after the first wash!

I thought I would share this with you in a new feature I want to bring to my blog. Sharing my favourite pictures from the week. Here goes!

Let me know if you like this type of post!

Shona x

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Lovisa Jewellery Haul

As a resident of a tiny island in the English channel, I love stumbling across new shops and brands on my trips over to the UK and abroad...

I spent last weekend visiting friends in Manchester where my friend introduced me to a 'cute little jewellery shop' she found. I'm quite fussy when it comes to my jewellery, I tend to stick to minimal pieces and have recently been loving layering multiple simple items to create something more eye catching but still dainty.

The shop we went into was called Lovisa, which I later searched online and found out they are an online Australian jewellery company with a few shops across England.

As well as simple single chains, I have also been loving experimenting with mixed metals chains and like everyone at the moment, I have been obsessed with chokers!

The first thing I knew I wanted when I walked in was a thin black choker. I already have a black choker but I wanted one that was half the size so that it could be worn with outfits that sometimes a chunky choker just doesn't go with!


Next up was another choker but this time a really thin black suede string. I have seen these on celebrities such as Kendall & Kourtney and thought they looked so cute!

I wouldn't tie it in a bow like it is in the picture, instead I think I'll wrap it around my neck and leave the 2 strings dangling down either side. This would look really cute with a low cut white shirt, especially for work! It can be hard to make your work outfits stylish, especially if it's office wear!


Sticking with chokers, the next piece I picked up was a mixed metal, double chain choker. 

This one is super subtle but the mixed metals add something extra that would finish off an outfit perfectly. I think this would be so cute with an all black outfit.

The other good thing about this is that you can then accessorise with either silver or gold in other places, meaning you have more options for all your outfits!


Finally, I picked up this really cute double layered gold chain. This combines a thin gold choker and a dainty gold chain that falls lower. It has a really simple yet structured look that I love!

This is probably my favourite piece I bought because it is just so different and like nothing I already have. I think this choker/chain combo would look so cute with any strapless look or even with a strappy bodycon dress and minimal accessories everywhere else.


Unfortunately, you can't purchase items from Lovisa online but there are stores in Manchester, Bromley, Brighton and Leeds. If you are ever in any of these places, make sure you pop in and have a look. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Let me know what you think of the pieces I have featured and make sure you let me know if you have discovered any other jewellery shops or boutiques you think I would like! I love hearing from you!

Shona x
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