Thursday, 28 November 2013

Perfect Christmas Gifts For Him..under £30

Mens gifts are ridiculously tricky to buy, unless the men in your life have a hobby which they still require items for, then you are left with the inevitable selection of socks, pants, and hankies. I have been checking out the highstreet and online and hope to give you some ideas for Christmas/tree presents for Dads/Husbands/Brothers/Brothers in law/nephews....all for under £30.

Some of these are super obvious, so apologies.... Mens gifts are difficult!:

itunes Gift Card - Apple Store
Top 20 CD £10
Pick a CD from the Top 20 there are some fab bands/compilations around at the moment.
Liz Earle's Shaving Duo - John Lewis £28
Uniqlo Unisex Cashmere Scarf £29.90
House Of Fraser Linea Leather Glove with wool and cashmere lining was £40 now £24
M&S Extrafine Pure Wool Jumper £35*
This is a little over £30 but is a really good buy looks great on and washes well.

Topman Green Tartan Flannel Shirt £30
Get your man to style the flannel shirt like DB above, wear loose over a T-Shirt
The Check shirt above would look fab with straight jeans and boots as in this image.

Halfords Interior Car Cleaner Kit £15
Boring but my husband said he would love it?!
John Lewis Skull Candy Uprock Earphones £24.95
Not quite Dr Dre but have had good reviews.

Asda Alex Ferguson Autobiography £12
A sports autobiography always a winner!
Asda John Bishop How Did All This Happen £9
I always buy at least one 'funny' autobiography for one of the men in my family each year.

Asda Save with Jamie £12
There are quite a few cookery books available Nigel Slater, The Hairy Bikers,  Gordon Ramsay..perfect if your man's a cook!
So there you have it, my suggestions for men's presents under £ was tough especially as I restricted my budget to £30. I really hope it has given you a little inspiration or at least some ideas about the type of things you can look for.

Now back to my comfort zone...girls stuff, 
My Style over the last couple of days: 

Scarf: Becksondergaard
Camo Jacket: Primark
Jumper: Topshop
Skorts: Zara
Boots: Russell and Bromley
Pretty dull schoolrun outfit
Parka: Zara
Scarf: Topshop
Jumper: Topshop
Jeans: Skinny bootlegs Diesel
Suede Tassel Boots: New Look

Do you have any ideas for presents for men? Do you find it as tricky to buy for men as me? I would love to hear from you.
Thanks so much for reading xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Perfect Christmas Gifts for Her....under £20

Style Theory: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Her A gift for a mother, sister, sister in law or fabulous friend. Thoughtful, indulgent and something you would adore to be given yourself... all for under £20
I have been researching Christmas gifts both 'out and about' and online and have created a list of some of the fabulous gifts the high street and online has to offer, all for under £20. I would love to receive any of these products, they are items us girls wouldn't necessarily treat ourselves to.

Clothing and Accessories
Zara Check Scarf £19.99
This scarf is luxuriously big, extremely soft and 'on trend'

Uniqlo Cashmere Blended Big Stole/ Scarf  £19.90
Cashmere blended, supersoft and fabulous with this season's pink or camel!
Zara Floral Wool T-Shirt £19.99
This is a fabulous little T-shirt, can be worn casual or dressed up and ticks the winter floral trend.
Boden Autumn Breton £17.40
A great basic that can be worn season after season, really good quality and very useful piece for anyone to have in their wardrobe.
Anthropologie Reversible Seamless Tank £18
I have been recommended these tanks, a basic, beautiful fit would look fabulous under a wide neck pale pink jumper.
Zara Combined Leather/plaid Gloves £19.99
Real leather gloves paired with on trend tartan.

Jack Wills Croxton Gloves with Interactive  Fingertips for Touchscreens £19.50
Such cute gloves and I love the fact you can use your touchscreen phone whilst wearing them!

Beautiful jewellery, just a little bit special:

Not on the High Street Personalised Hammered Gold Bangle £14.50
I adore this can choose the initial and a gorgeous little delivery too.

Not on the HighStreet Freshwater Pearl Earrings by Sonja Bessant £20
Beautiful pearl stud earrings always a lovely gift.
Oasis Leopard Print Makeup Bag £20
This is the perfect size make up bag in animal print..always a winner.
Chanel Nail Polish £18
A true classic I always adore getting Chanel nail polishes, a real luxury.

Diptyque @ John Lewis Figuier Mini Candle £20
This smells gorgeous and is truly extravagant.
The White Company Flowers Candle £20
Waterstones Wuthering Heights Hardback Book £19.16
My favourite book ever, I have read it a million times and was bought a copy recently in the hardback version and really treasure it.

Waterstones The Light Between the Oceans £5.59
I read this in the summer and it is just one of those easy , beautifully written books with a  touching storyline, a great additional present.
Waterstone Alexa Chung 'IT' Hardback £13.99
A collection Alexa Chung's thoughts, doodles and photographs, a fab book for anyone who loves fashion.

John Lewis Distressed Photo Frame Pearl Grey £14
A gorgeous frame, print off a beautiful photo and put it in before wrapping.
So there is my present list...what is on your list? Do you have any good ideas for gifts for under £20, I would love to hear them! Next gift ideas for Him under £20 and I promise it will not just be socks, pants and hankies!

My style: What I have been wearing this week

Bobble Hat: Travelling Bazaar
Coat: M&S
Jumper: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Trainers: New Balance

Gilet: Topshop
Denim Jacket: Warehouse
Grey Jumper: Primark
Scark: Becksondergaard
Jeans: Gap
Boots; Russell and Bromley
*for the record I am not pregnant..just bad photograph and look like I could be 6 months!!

Thanks so much for reading xxx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Are you ready to take the Plunge??...The Jumpsuit

Definition; Jumpsuit - a garment incorporating trousers and a sleeved top in one piece, worn as a fashion item, protective garment, or uniform. 

The 70s and 80s saw jumpsuits feature in a big way, all spangles, disco, shoulder pads and drama. They are having a revival but in a more subtle, understated way. Jumpsuits are the ideal alternative to the little black dress and require minimal styling to create a stunning look.

Here are the streetstylers rocking the jumpsuit/boilersuit:
Gorgeous gold belt (Oasis has similar) and gold cuff (Zara has these) on a casual jumpsuit.
The jumpsuit is brought to life with fabulous red shoes and a pop of turquoise and gold.
Gorgeous patterned jumpsuit, toned down with black accessories..fabulous.
Simple and stylish
This is a 'wow' outfit only for the brave!
Olivia Palermo styles her jumpsuit with a leather baseball jacket, gold skinny belt and black ankle boots..stunning.
Simple perfection, accessorised with gold jewellery.
I adore this laidback look, looks great with heels.
Another fabulous boilersuit look, prettied up with sandals.
Kate Moss rocking the boiler suit, add a vest top and suede ankle boots for a cool look.

The key is to try on loads of jumpsuits/boilersuits, they are all different body lengths so it is important to get one that fits you. Don't give up, when you get it right they really look stunning and are possibly the easiest thing to throw on!

Now for the best on the high street:
Reiss Roana Navy Satin Trim Jumpsuit £195
The subtle blue colour of this jumpsuit is a fabulous alternative to black and will see you through to the summer. Pair with gold or leopard accessories for stunning Christmas Party look.
Ganni via Asos Woven Jumpsuit £150
I am a big fan of the brand Ganni, this jumpsuit is in a stunning print, could be worn day and night and has been perfectly styled above, or wear with black ankle boots and parka for a casual day look.

Asos Love Jumpsuit with Cross Back £40

This is a stunning jumpsuit the back detail calls for minimal accessorising.  When wearing wide leg jumpsuit remember to ensure the trouser just skims the floor to make it super flattering...see the red jumpsuit on the streetstyler above for correct length.
Phase Eight Lulu Geo Jumpsuit £110
This is a super flattering jumpsuit, the tailored waist and draped front ensures you are cinched in at the waist but skims over all bumps and lumps. Team this with black shoeboots/ankle boots or clash with leopard print heels and black clutch.
Warehouse Cutwork Back Jumpsuit £80
This is a fabulous jumpsuit with a beautiful cutwork detail at the back, again keep accessories minimal the jumpsuit does all the work for you. Wear with animal print courts or beige ankle boots.

Topshop PJ Wrap Jumpsuit £60
An effortlessly cool jumpsuit, wear with fine gold necklaces and a gold cuff bracelet and some fabulous leopard print heels.
Warehouse Denim Boiler Suit £65
A super cool boiler suit, wear at the weekend with a pair of trainers and for a night out with a pair of block colour heels or animal print. Pile up gold bangles and cuffs to dress up. 
New Look Black Mesh Yoke Jumpsuit £27.99 
This is a dressy jumpsuit requiring minimal accessories. 
Coast Rozelda Jumpsuit via Asos £110
Zara Knitted Jumpsuit £59.99
I have not yet tried this jumpsuit on but I love the look of it, probably not dressy enough for a Christmas party but fabulous for casual Christmas drinks..cosy weekend pub...or winter shopping.
New Look Embellished Neck Jumpsuit £29.99
I love the detail on the neckline it makes this jumpsuit look extra special.
Anthropologie Jet Crepe Jumpsuit £98
I have bought a couple of jumpsuits from Anthropologie and they fit like a dream, the fabric is heavy so it drapes and is really flattering.

Next Red Crepe Jumpsuit £50
For the brave, you will be noticed in this has had reviews on the website and I would team with leopard print heels and clutch.

My Style:

Jumpsuit: Anthropologie
Jacket: New Look
Leopard Courts: Nine West.

Have you already taken the leap to jumpsuits, are you ready to swap your LBD for the All in One?
Would love to hear your comments.
Thanks for Reading xxxx