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Outfit styling with Fashion World

I love clothes and shoes and bags and jewellery and just about everything else you can buy in online fashion stores. I do like to clothes shop on the high street, but sometimes I just do not have the time to go to the nearest city which is about 50 minutes away from home. So I turn to online fashion retailers.

I generally shop online when I need something for an occasion, it’s not often I have a browse through and buy lots of new things. As much as I would love to do this, I just do not have the time to spend hours looking for new clothes.

Fashion World on-line got in contact and challenged me to put together an outfit with only got in contact and challenged me to put together an outfit with only £100. I’m always up for a challenge and I love to shop so I thought why not.

My outfits from Fashion World

It took me hours to select items that I loved, that would then go with something else. I kept on adding trousers, jackets, t-shirt, dresses, boots, bags and jewellery to my shopping bag. Then removing them, then finding something else.

In the end I was able to put together two out fits for the £100 budget. I chose a two different dresses, pair of boots, a handbag and a belt.

I love dresses, it’s not often you will see me wearing jeans or trousers, in fact I don’t think I have one pair of trousers that are not jeans. I find that you can dress most of them up and down depending on what you are wearing them for.

The first dresses I picked was the Vero Moda Ally midi dress (on the left) is more and everyday dress, that I can wear in with flat shoes, one of my large tote bags and a scarf. Or I can dress it up with the heeled boots, the belt and the quilted bag, which I think would look lovely for a meal out with my Hubby or friends. I wore this dress out for lunch with my Hubby and his Aunty and Uncle yesterday, I had a few people comment about how pretty it is. One of my school Mum friends even asked for the link for it. 

All Images from Fashion World

The second dress Scarf Print Midi (Below) dress Is to me more of a evening out with friends style, I can see it in the cocktail bar while out with my girly friends drinking one to many cocktails. It will go perfectly with the belt, bag and boots. I love the pattern of this fabric, it also feels lovely to wear, if I didn’t want to wear it with the boots I have chosen, I could easily add a pair of heels.

Fashion World have a fabulous selection of different clothes to choose from, and the other thing I love is that they come in a wide range of sizes. The footwear is also available in a range of width fittings as well, which is perfect for me as I have wide feet.

I will be going back to Fashion World when I’m next shopping around for something nice to wear.

What do you think to my outfits?

 

*thank you Fashion World for sending me these items in exchange for this post.*

Your email inbox is full of birthday treats

It’s my birthday next week, I love a birthday. Although, this year I haven’t really asked for anything, so it will be a big surprise. At the start of the month, my emails started to fill up with birthday treats. I think for the last few years I have had a little bit of birthday love in my inbox. Things like a free glass of wine with a main course at restaurant.

This year I have noticed a big increase in the amount of offers I am being sent, it’s great but it’s also making me want to spend lots of money. The perfect marketing strategy. I have been offered bottles of wine, discounts from my favourite online shopping places. Discounts off meals, free birthday meals, free make up items when placing an on-line order. Not forgetting numerous discounts for both online shops and the high street. The world of fill your inbox with temping birthday offers seems to be very popular right now.

A friend of mine has recently set up an online business and this is something I have said she should definitely do, to encourage spending. It’s listed as one of the top 7 emails your business should be sending to help with marketing.

Top 7 business emails you should be sending out

The Campaign Monitor has put together this great infographic to show you just how important sending out birthday emails really can be.

7 Emails B2C Businesses Should Send - Infographic by Campaign Monitor
Source: 7 Emails B2C Businesses Should Send by Campaign Monitor

If you are looking to increase your business reach, then make sure you hit those in boxes.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*

The cutest Valentines Biscuits from the Biscuiteers

It’s already February, how have we already arrived at the second month of the year? Not only is February my and my Hubby’s birthday month, it’s also Valentines day. Each year I wonder if my Hubby will remember, I mean how could he not remember, there are love hearts in every shop and surely all over his social media. Luckily for him, he does normally do something for Valentines day, a card and a bouquet of flowers. What more could I ask for?

Valentines-Biscuits-from-the-Biscuiteers

Well this year Biscuiteers got in touch to see if I would like to receive a gift tin of their valentines biscuits, for us to enjoy and maybe give him a little reminder. Biscuiteers are a London based company the specialise is luxury hand-iced gifts that can be delivered all over the world. Biscuiteers started in 2007 when Husband and Wife team wanted to offer something a bit different to the normal flowers that people get delivered. Over the last 12 years has seen them collaborate with some luxury brands, opened a cafe, written books and become a house hold name. All while producing unique luxury gifts. I have followed the Biscuiteers on Instagram for quite a while now, and have seen so many of the personalised items each one unique in it’s own way.

Valentines biscuits

Valentines Biscuits from the Biscuiteers

With Valentines day coming up the Biscuiteers have released a collection of valentines biscuits and chocolates. I choose the Vintage Love Letter tin, which includes 10 different Valentines biscuits and a lovely keepsake tin. Within the tin you can have the letter biscuit personalised, with up to 26 characters. I went with ‘Happy Valentines Day’ added to mine.

As I hadn’t previously ordered anything from the Biscuiteers I was actually slightly concerned about how the Valentines biscuits would arrive. I mean who really sends luxury biscuits through the post and they arrive in perfect condition, well the Biscuiteers do. I was really impressed to see that there wasn’t a forest worth of packing around each biscuit, or even the tin to be honest. With their clever way of ensuring each biscuit stays in place, just the right amount of layered packing and a really pretty outer cardboard box, my beautiful Valentines biscuits arrived in perfect condition. Really impressive.

Included within my Vintage Love Letters tin, was three hearts, a pen, a dove, post box, a stamp, two smaller letters and a larger personalised letter. Each one finished to a beautiful quality. I love having something that is a bit different and also a luxurious gift. As £35 for this biscuit tin, isn’t cheap but it worth every penny in my opinion. Not only are they beautiful to look at they really taste as good as they look.

My Hubby and I enjoyed eating them along with a lovely cup of tea. When the children are not about, we often like to sit down with a good cuppa and enjoy a chat while eating cake or biscuits, it’s not often we have that time, what with the children and work. But when we do it’s great to share a little treat at the same time.

The Biscuiteers have a large range of different items to choose from, if your looking for a new baby gift all the way to Wedding biscuits. Not forgetting the beautiful Christmas collections they release each year. Whatever the occasion you are needing a gift for then you will be able to find the perfect item with the Biscuiteers.

What do you think to them? Would you be happy to receive a tin of these beautiful biscuits for valentines day? I know I would be.

Thank you Biscuiteers for sending me this gorgeous gift tin of Valentines Biscuits, I can’t wait to see what your next designs will be.