Log Ladies

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Happy Easter everyone! We hope you are all suitably stuffed with chocolate and are now enjoying a nice relaxing food coma on the sofa. That’s what we’ll be doing for the foreseeable future and pretty darn great it is too. However, before we consumed an unreasonable amount of sugar, we went on a rather lovely sunny stroll around the neighborhood to take some outfit snaps featuring a couple of beautiful new Emily and Fin dresses.

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Emily and Fin always do such wonderful shapes but we were both really keen to try out the ‘Jessica’ which is in a lovely sleeveless shirt style with concealed buttons all the way down the front of the dress. We had both commented that this style of dress was perhaps a little different for us and with both prints available in different shapes we were a little worried we had put all of our Easter eggs in one basket (boom boom). We needn’t have worried though as the ‘Jessica’ is the most flattering cut and the shirt detailing with the tailored collar is a delight. We are both rather in love, especially at it also has concealed pockets! Perfect for stuffing your chocolate wrappers in.

The vintage inspired prints are, as always with Emily and Fin, completely stunning with Victoria’s western inspired Green Cowboys dress* looking yee-hawt when teamed with her denim jacket from Waxen at Joy*. She accessorised simply with a brown belt from Accessorize and brown ankle boots from Clarks, which perfectly complimented the colours and western style of the dress. Victoria likes a bit of ranch dressing, you might say. I (Jo) teamed my gorgeous Vintage Hawaiian print dress* with a super bright pink jacket from Louche at Joy* which I think looks great set against the delightful blues of the dress. I continued my brights theme with a yellow woven clutch from Boden* and finished off with a gold belt and some trusty patent shoes from Faith. I like a bit of island dressing, you might say.

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After doing a lot of fashion-easter posing, we rewarded ourselves with Easter cakes, coffee and games(!) at The Bristolian cafe before stumbling across the most wonderful Alice in Wonderland graffiti on our walk home. We couldn’t help but take a few (hundred) more snaps!

J&V x

 

 

Jump for Joy on New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve is THE night to get seriously sparkly. Whether you are planning a big night throwing shapes to Taylor Swift or a night in with friends with hot dogs and the Hootenanny, it is perfectly acceptable to go all out fancy! Sequins, sheer and sparkles, we just can’t get enough! When the clock strikes twelve, we want to be the girls reflecting off of the glitter ball.

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Not only does this post feature balloons, bunting and bubbles but also our perfect New Year’s Eve party frocks. Victoria choose the zingy neon pink metallic Cyrus dress* and Jo picked the gorgeous fit and flare style Prova Heart dress*, both from Louche at Joy. Joyous! Victoria’s white tights are from UK Tights*, worn with gold heels from Office and a mighty mouse clutch from Primark. Jo’s glimmering gold glitter tights are from Topshop, worn with a black and gold cardigan from Fever*, gold heels from Dune and an exceptionally photogenic camera bag from Accessorize.

Happy New Year!

V&Jx

A big thank you to Cox and Baloney for letting us take over their snug for our early celebrations. 

All Hail the January Sale

Merry Boxing Day one and all! Did you all have a suitably brilliant Christmas? Today is probably the best day of the whole year as absolutely nobody minds if you spend 24 hours in your pyjamas, eating chocolate and watching children’s films. Three cheers to that! It’s also a good excuse to start spending that Christmas money as pretty much everyone now has a January sale on! Here’s our current most wanted list. We can’t guarantee that everything here will still be in stock so NO TEARS PLEASE, it’s Christmas.

Premium Midi Skater in Jacquard with Bow Back Detail £19 (was £65) from ASOS | All Hail the January Sale
Premium Midi Skater in Jacquard with Bow Back Detail £19 (was £65) from ASOS
Metallic Heart Jacquard Prom Dress £18 (was £55) from ASOS Petite
Metallic Heart Jacquard Prom Dress £18 (was £55) from ASOS Petite

The ASOS sale is so big that I have barely scratched the surface! My eyes can’t cope.

Sugarhill Boutique Topcat Blouse £24 (was £35) from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Sugarhill Boutique Topcat Blouse £24 (was £35) from Sugarhill Boutique at House of Fraser
Chloe Coat in Pink £50 (was £95) from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis
Chloe Coat in Pink £50 (was £95) from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis

You can find lovely Sugarhill Boutique discounts at House of Fraser, John Lewis and, funnily enough, the Sugarhill Boutiqe website.

Frill Front Balloon Shirt £20 (was £38) from Oasis
Frill Front Balloon Shirt £20 (was £38) from Oasis

Oasis have got some lovely bits in their sale including this hot air balloon print shirt which I’ve had my eye on for a while.

Fizz Glitter Mary Jane Shoes £15 (was £30) from Topshop
Fizz Glitter Mary Jane Shoes £15 (was £30) from Topshop

I don’t think the Topshop sale is as brilliant as it usually is (my bank balance is so relieved) but the shoe discounts are pretty good.

Cara Camera Across Body £14.50 (was £29) from Accessorize
Cara Camera Across Body £14.50 (was £29) from Accessorize
80s Hits Across Body Bag £12.50 (was £25) from Accessorize
80s Hits Across Body Bag £12.50 (was £25) from Accessorize
Tick Tock Clock Across Body Bag £18 (was £25) from Accessorize
Tick Tock Clock Across Body Bag £18 (was £25) from Accessorize

My novelty bag radar basically exploded when I looked at the Accessorize sale. The camera bag is one of my favourite purchases this year so I am very tempted to add the clock or the cassette.

Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £31.60 (was £79) from Boden
Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £31.60 (was £79) from Boden
Flowershow Dress £19.80 (was £99) from Boden
Flowershow Dress £19.80 (was £99) from Boden

Boden have really entered into the spirit of the sale with some seriously hefty discounts to be found. I have been after that squirrel dress for ages!

Wallpaper Print Dress £20 (was £30) from Iksa at Yumi
Wallpaper Print Dress £20 (was £30) from Iksa at Yumi

The Yumi sale is also good for a bargain. We featured this beautiful red dress in one of our recent posts.

Red Winter Birds Print Dress £36 (was £60) from Emily and Fin
Red Winter Birds Print Dress £36 (was £60) from Emily and Fin

Emily and Fin have some stunning dresses reduced on their website. I would like them all please.

Orla Dilly £65 (was £130) by Orla Kiely for Clarks
Orla Dilly £65 (was £130) by Orla Kiely for Clarks

The second Orla Kiely for Clarks collection has finally been given the 50% discount treatment. Unfortunately everyone else seems to have noticed this too.

Barbarella Prom Dress Blue/Gold £49.99 (was £99.99) from Fever London
Barbarella Prom Dress Blue/Gold £49.99 (was £99.99) from Fever London

Shiny shiny goodness from Fever London with the Barbarella dress we featured as part of their Style My Night challenge now half price.

Pastel Pink Leather Satchel 13" £62 (was £89) from Zatchel
Pastel Pink Leather Satchel 13″ £62 (was £89) from Zatchel

The Zatchel sale is also looking pretty tempting with many bags reduced by up to 50%! Crikey.

Spotted any big bargains today? Let me know!

Jx

Fever London #STYLEMYNIGHT

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It’s beginning to look a lot like late November Christmas which means I am beginning to stock up on as many gold sparkly things that I can lay my glittery mitts on! (Note to self: buy glittery mitts) After all, this is the season to wear sequins and I for one am all for a bit of bling! I had already begun digging out my seasonal wears when the lovely folk at Fever London invited me (and Victoria too but unfortunately you only get to look at my festive mug as she has fled the country) to take part in their #STYLEMYNIGHT challenge to create the perfect evening look from their occasion collection.

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As a fan of Fever London’s vintage style, I knew picking a dress was going to be easy! I wasn’t wrong and as soon as I saw the Barberella Prom Dress* I was in love! It’s such a fun piece and the beautiful gold and blue circular pattern is a shimmery triumph! I decided to embrace the ice cool palette and teamed it with white tights from ASOS, gold glittery heels from Dune, a gold belt from Primark, my trusty Cara Camera bag from Accessorize and a tinsel bow headband from ASOS. I was sort of aiming for an Alice in Wonderland does NYE vibe!

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One of the biggest things I struggle with when putting together occasion worthy outfits is what to do about keeping warm! I saw that Fever London had a great range of party appropriate cover-ups and decided on a Ursa Sparkly Cardigan* to complement my already quite glitzy outfit! I am so pleased with it and know it will be jazzing up my outfits from now on!

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I completed my look with my gorgeous Eliza Coat from Boden* which will definitely keep me nice and warm when I am inevitably waiting for a taxi home. I think the pink looks lovely against the blue and gold tones of the dress.

Head over to the Fever London Facebook page where you can check out all the blogger looks from the #STYLEMYNIGHT challenge and vote for your favourite (*cough*). But what’s in it for ME I hear you cry! Well, the answer is potentially £200 worth of Fever London vouchers which one lucky voter will win! Good luck!

Jx

A Lark in the Park.

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Last Friday after indulging in a jolly gin-fueled tea party to celebrate all of those little life achievements that often get neglected due to busy schedules, we decided to throw on our new summer glad rags and head to our local park to continue the party! We are so thrilled that we did as we were greeted by a colourful mini-meadow of beautiful flowers.

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Victoria: I wore a black embroidered trim playsuit from Rare* with over-sized sunglasses from Accessorize. My super bright orange nail polish is from Missguided and oh boy, I have found the comfiest shoes ever! They are handmade Menorcan sandals from Solillas*. I had planned on saving these for my upcoming holiday to Tunisia, but when I tried them on with this playsuit I was pleasantly surprised about how perfectly the turquoise complimented the embroidery, and the stylish deal was done. Marvelous!

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Jo: I adore this lovely floral summer dress from Rare*, the beautiful shades of green and orange look so pretty together and it’s just so easy to wear! It doesn’t crease (praise be!) and the slightly heavy material means there is no risk of a breezey disaster. Perfect English Summer wear! I accessoried it simply with a pair of cream Faith brogues from the Debenhams sale and my go to Topshop sunglasses. Oh, and about one million flowers.

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We’re hoping the weather stays this lovely all weekend for this years Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

V&J

Outfit of the Day: Spring in to Florals

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“Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.” – Miranda Priestly

So, we know we aren’t introducing a revolutionary new trend here, but some things are just supposed to go together, like Fred and Ginger, Fred and Barney and Fred and George Weasley. Floral patterns in Springtime just go, ok? Although neither of us wear shirts very often, we absolutely could not resist these United Colours of Benetton printed beauties. Like Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, they just look so good together! Caution, this post contains more flowers than your Grandma’s favourite garden centre.

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While I was pulling about a billion items out of my wardrobe to wear with this very pink Benetton shirt*, the above Primark skirt was a bit of a ‘This will never go, but what the hell, let’s try it!’ eureka moment. It’s not a subtle outfit that’s for sure, but after our little photo session, I really fell in love with the whole look. I can’t blinking wait to wear it again now the weather is fine and dandy. The red belt is from New Look, the pastel bracelet is from Accessorize and the blue sunglasses are also Primark.

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Jo teamed her lilac floral shirt, also from Benetton*, with cute polka-dot shorts from Miss Selfridge, shoes from Primark and a black belt from ASOS. Her lush peach glasses, which get compliments wherever we go, are from Topshop.  You wouldn’t catch us without our heart sunglasses, which you can find at Amazon!

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With all that posing, I think we’ve earned a treat, so let’s all scoff some Easter chocolate in the sunshine!

V&J

She and Home: Harvey Nichols SS14

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Earlier this week, we had the privilege of attending the Harvey Nichols Spring/Summer fashion show. So, as you do, we chanel-led our inner fashionistas, pretended our Primark was Prada and drank the free-flowing Perriet Jouet until we felt like we could afford everything in the store. A dangerous combination but thankfully one which didn’t come to fruition.

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London Fashion Week AW14: Day Two

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Morning! We’ve finally hit day two of our time at London Fashion Week. It seems crazy that this was over a week ago now! How time has flown. As you can see, the weather had improved somewhat for our second day of fashion fun, even allowing for some outside photo ops!

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We had another bright and early start in order to attend the Orla Kiely showcase at Central Saint Martins. We were so incredibly excited to attend the show and it completely lived up to our expectations. We’ll be blogging about the showcase later this week but, in the meantime, how cute are the personalised coffee cups they were handing out?

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She and Home: PJs and Dunkin

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Ah, there’s nothing like a girly sleepover to warm the cockles and over the weekend we were lucky enough to spend some quality time in our finest sleepwear for an evening of hot chocolate, sweets, games and Jude Law films. How indulgent!

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It’s not really a slumber party if you aren’t stuffing your face, so lucky for us the folks over at Viking* were kind enough to supply us with a lifetime supply (1kg) of Cadbury hot chocolate and Cadbury favourites! Teeny but tasty! We like to think we are somewhat connoisseurs when it comes to hot choc so you know it’s good when it gets the triple thumbs up from us! Continue reading She and Home: PJs and Dunkin

She and Home: Blogclub

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On Saturday we gathered with a bunch of fellow bloggers for the the very first Bristol Blogclub. Run by the wonderful Hayley from Bonjour Blogger and Ceriselle, the aim of Blogclub is to discuss, improve and share our various blogging experiences and tribulations. Whilst surrounded by cake. And sweets. And more cake. Sorry, you were saying something about blogging? I got distracted.

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Looks pretty yum, right? Seriously, there was SO much scrumptious food on offer. The above treats were made by Hayley and Josephine (Style by Josephine) and we are hoping to spot some recipes on their blogs soon!

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