Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas/Boxing Day Sales

Hi everyone!

At this time of the year, while my wallet is usually going through a tough phase because of all the Christmas spending, my email inbox is flooded with emails regarding Christmas/Boxing Day sales. We all deserve a treat for ourselves, after spending so much on our family and friends for Christmas presents. So here goes the long list of stores at which you can spend your left-over money.

Daisy Street - Up to 60% off selected items

New Look - Up to 60% off

Motel Rocks - 70% off (PLUS you can use the code annalisegrech at checkout to get 20% discount on each and every purchase from Motel Rocks all year round - code is not valid on sale items)

Batoko - Sale on selected items

Jewellery by Jaymie - 15% off by using the code HOLIDAY at checkout

Nasty Gal - Sale on selected items

ASOS - Up to 70% off

Beginning Boutique - Up to 70% off

Little Mistress - 70% off selected items (PLUS 10% off non sale items by using the code VSBL101230 at checkout - valid till end of January)

Shop Ruche - Sale on selected items

Love Clothing - Up to 60% off

Missguided - Up to 60% off

Glamorous - Up to 70% off

Mod Cloth - Up to 50% off already-on-sale items by using the code SALEX2 at checkout

Shoe Dazzle - 40% off boots and booties

Dahlia Fashion - Up to 60% off

Sigma Beauty - 10% off your purchase by using the code JAN2013 at checkout PLUS get a free gift when you spend over $30

Boohoo - Up to 75% off

Office - Up to 60% off

Vienne Milano - 30% off your purchase by using the code BYEBYEXMAS at checkout (valid until 11th January)

Mina UK: Up to 70% off

Miss Patina: Up to 60% off

Will you be purchasing anything from these Christmas/Boxing Day deals? If you know of any other stores who are currently on sale, do share them in the comments below.

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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Store Spotlight • Bambi & Manson

Hello! My name is Annalise, and I'm addicted to Polyvore. Every spare minute I have is spent creating sets on this beloved website. This week, I was hooked to Bambi & Manson's website, and as usual, I found myself creating Polyvore outfits using their unbelievably gorgeous Limited Edition denim shorts. For those of you who are not familiar with this label, Bambi & Manson is run by Polly and her boyfriend Jim, and was started after Polly created her own shorts and got a huge response. Everything is hand made by this lovely couple. Bambi is the cute side with denims featuring frills, floral and fluff, while Manson is the edgier side featuring leather, crucifix's, studded pockets, rips and frays. After getting an overdose of fabulous shorts, these are the outfits that I came up with, all showing how I would style Bambi & Manson BAMS.

I decided to team up this gorgeous galaxy print denim shorts with a white turtle neck shirt and a studded denim jacket. For accessories, I chose a pair of tan brogues and a small tan leather bag. The tan colour combined with this outfit may not be everyone's taste, however, I think it goes quite well, while also giving the outfit a bit of contrast. To finish off the look, I chose this mermaid necklace with the same colours of the shorts. 

I immediately fell in love with these unicorn shorts from the minute I saw them on the website. I knew exactly how I would style these lovely pair - with a white Céline tee and a leather jacket to keep with the black and white theme of the shorts. I then decided to take this look a step further by teaming the outfit with Jeffrey Campbell's Freda. To finish off the look, I chose a silver and gold studded duffle bag, and an amazing chunky gold pony necklace. I'm in love.    

This last look I created is probably my favourite of these three. It's probably because I really love the whole 'motorcycle look', and that is what this outfit screams to me. I teamed up these black shorts with the Jack Daniels tee that is currently on my December wishlist and also with a studded denim jacket with PU leather sleeves. To keep with the motorcycle theme, I chose these studded black boots. I LOVE THEM. Then I finished off the look with a classic burgundy satchel to give this outfit a pop of colour, and with black, gold, and silver rings.

What do you think of these Bambi & Manson shorts? Do you like how I styled them? And how would you style them?


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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Store Spotlight • Little Mistress

Hi everyone!

Don't you love discovering new clothing brands and online stores? Well, I know I do. I was recently introduced to Little Mistress. I had never heard of this brand before, even though it is widely available at a number of online stores, including ASOS and River Island. Little Mistress is a UK based company with a rapidly growing reputation as a 'must have' label. Everything from their current collection is gorgeous and very feminine. 

The Little Mistress A/W 12 collection consists of 3 trends: Oriental Express, Eccentric Folk, and Vintage Victoriana. These collections are made from eye popping prints in a variety of shapes, patterns, and colours - burgundy, teal, cobalt blue, purple, wine, and deep red -  which combine influences of Eastern Europe and the Orient. 

After seeing so many pretty dresses on their website, I decided to share with you my favourites. I would surely be a very happy girl if these formed part of my closet!!  

If you loved these dresses, and Little Mistress clothes for that matter, then I'm sure you will enjoy what I'm about to share with you lovely lot. Little Mistress have given me an exclusive discount for my readers. By using the code VSBL101230 at checkout, you will get 10% discount on everything on their website (I have also put up a blog button with the discount code on my right sidebar). And their shipping costs are quite amazing. Whoop! This code, however, expires at the end of January, so get shopping! 

Have you ever heard/purchased anything from this brand?

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Giveaway Winners

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your entries in my giveaway. I really wish I could give all of you something, however, only 25 of you are winners of a $20 voucher from today! An email has been sent to all the winners.

The winners are....

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Monday, 17 December 2012

December Wishlist

'Tis the season to be jolly...Fa la la la la la la la la... Can you believe that Christmas is in 8 days time? So exciting! I therefore decided to share with you my December wishlist, or as you may also call it, the list of things that I would love to see underneath the Christmas tree.   

BGD Polka Dot Denim Shirt - Urban Outfitters / I'm Really a Mermaid Gold Necklace - I Love Crafty / Cat Collar Charm Clips - Jewellery by Jaymie / 
Kitten Leggings - Abandon Ship Apparel / Whiskey Tee - Batoko / Over the Knee Socks - Ebay / Adonis2 Heavy Cut Out Boots - Topshop

What's on your Christmas wishlist? I don't want to be greedy, but I can't choose any favourites from this wishlist. I love them all just the same. Everything is super lovely and so me. 

So, Dear Santa, make me a happy girl and please give me everything I have on my Christmas wishlist! :)

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Friday, 14 December 2012

Designer vs Deal #4

Hi everyone!

In this Designer vs Deal post, I decided to include those items that are currently quite popular in the blogosphere, just like I did in the last post. Nearly all of these items are exact dupes of the designer pieces. The only item that is not identical to the designer one is the Robyn Black Jumper from Glamorous. The pattern is more or less similar to the Stella McCartney Erica Embroidered Dress though. 

Are any of these designer pieces on your wishlist? And will you be purchasing them now that you know of an affordable dupe? Or would you rather purchase the designer pieces anyway?

If there is a designer piece that you love so much but cannot afford it and want a dupe of it, get in touch with me through Facebook orTwitter, or else by email, and I'll include the affordable dupe in my next Designer vs Deal post!

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Motel Rocks Xmas Treat - 50% OFF

Hi everyone!

I come bearing GREAT news!! You lovely readers can shop Motel with 50% off this week! Their sale starts next week, but because I am part of the Motel Rocks Street Team, I got an exclusive and special link to share with you all. This is the link to the secret selection of items on that will be in the sale. Just use the code XMASPREVIEW50 at checkout to get 50% off them all! Isn't that amazing?

There is a great selection to choose from, but these are my favourite items from the SALE section, all with unbelievable prices!!

Original Price £58.00 - Sale Price £29.00

Original Price £58.00 - Sale Price £29.00

Original Price £48.00 - Sale Price £24.00

Original Price £50.00 - Sale Price £25.00

Original Price £50.00 - Sale Price £25.00

Make sure you don't miss out on this SALE as Motel's top sale items sell out really fast! This is a great opportunity to get that special Christmas/New Year's Eve/Party dress at an awesome price! Motel Rocks are currently offering FREE Next Day UK delivery (delivering on Saturday too) and FREE USA delivery!

After this sale is over, you can use the code annalisegrech at checkout to get 20% off each and every purchase from Motel Rocks
This code does not expire :)

Happy Shopping!!

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Friday, 7 December 2012

If I was a rich girl...

Hi everybody!

Who doesn't love to dream about being able to afford all the designer clothes, shoes, and accessories we like? Today I decided to let my mind drift away and pretend that I can purchase every item that I like, just like Blair Waldorf. I spent all morning in heaven, that is, the Matches website.

''Matches has become a brand in its own right - an icon retail experience...offering the best of the best in established and new international labels.''

I therefore decided to pick a dress and create an outfit of how I would style it from day to night. I surely was spoilt for choice. Oh my, so my gorgeous things. Well, if I had all the money in the world, you will surely see me going around wearing these items...

I chose this really pretty navy blue Suzannah full skirted fifties dress as a base for my day to night looks. For the day time look, I decided to team it with flat Opening Ceremony Julietta loafers to tone down the dress. I then matched a burnt-orange Maison Martin Margiela leather doctor's bag to the burnt-orange detail of the loafers. I chose this handbag style in order to keep with the retro feel of the dress. To finish off the look, I chose a dainty Kiki McDonough diamond and yellow gold bee necklace to further enhance the femininity of this outfit.  

With regards to the night time look, I paired the dress with nude Christian Louboutin Love Me pumps. According to the Matches website, these pumps ''will complement your look to romantic Parisian perfection'', and this is exactly what I was trying to portray with this outfit. Score. Again, the small navy bow will further enhance the femininity of this outfit. To finish off this night time outfit, I then chose this Bottega Veneta nude-pink woven satin box clutch bag and this statement Shourouk blush-pink wax necklace. And hello glamourous girl!

A girl is allowed to dream right? :) Which fashion pieces would you purchase from Matches if you had all the money in the world? 

For those of you who are looking to purchase a designer piece, Matches Fashion are currently offering FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY on all orders until midnight (GMT) Monday 10th December 2012 by using the code FREE12 at checkout.

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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Cinderela B • Bloggers Competition

Hi everyone!

In the spirit of the festive season, Cinderela B, a luxury designer jewellery label, launched an exclusive competition for bloggers to win £100 to spend on their website. I was invited to take part in this competition, and I couldn't not participate. How could I resist a chance of winning some gorgeous pieces of jewellery from this brand? To take part, all one had to do was to create a collage of  the ultimate Christmas party outfit, featuring one's favourite item/s from Cinderela B. The winner will then receive £100 to buy any item/s from Cinderela B's website. A-maz-ing!! 

This is my entry...

I decided to break the norm of wearing a dress to a Christmas party, and keep this outfit simple, yet transforming it into a somewhat classic one because of the blazer and the glamorous jewellery and accessories. Due to the outfit's simplicity, one's eyes will surely be immediately directed onto the gorgeous Cinderela B vintage Roxy necklace. I love how this necklace is bang on the chunky necklace trend but is truly sparkly and glamorous at the same time. I decided to include further hints of gold in the accessories (bag and shoes), and then adding red lipstick to finish off this look. I'm in love with this outfit, and this is definitely something I would wear to a Christmas party. 

What do you think of this necklace? Do you like how I incorporated it into this outfit? How would you style the necklace yourself?

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