Fashion

Dressing to impress with Jacamo

My Hubby loves to get dressed up almost as much as me. In recent years his style has really improved, with a little help from me. Well, no, a lot of help from me. The Hubby loves a bit of tweed, it goes with his country style really well. Imagine, checked farmers shirts, jeans, waxed jackets and you are about there with his style. Plus it really suits him.

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I have been looking for a tweed style blazer that was a bit different to everything else he has in his wardrobe. Something that would be warn casually day to day but also could be used for a evening meal out or a party.

Jacamo got in touch a while ago to ask if the Hubby would like a couple of items. So I thought I would have a look to see if they have anything nice other than Freddie Flintoff. I had never looked at the Jacamo site before, because in all honestly I thought it was designed for larger, taller men. Although my Hubby isn’t the smallest man he, also doesn’t struggle for clothing in standard shops. However when I popped onto the Jacamo site I was impressed to see that they offer clothing from a size small to a 5 xl. Brilliant, it means that whatever your size and also style you would be able to find items at Jacamo. Which I did for the Hubby and every easily.

I’m not the most decisive person, so I often have to think about things for a while before can make my mind up. For me I will often order 4 or 5 items even when I am just wanting one. When buying for someone else it can be even more difficult. So after spending probably a few to many hours looking at the Jacamo items, I found a gorgeous grey herringbone ‘Have a blast’ blazer, matching waist coat and a white shirt that all looked rather lovely on model that was was wearing with it. As the Hubby generals wears a checked shirt, I thought I would also go for the white shirt for something a bit different. I was really impressed with the results.

The items arrived a few days later. The Joe Browns ‘Have a Blast’ blazer costs £100, but it was on offer for £65. The matching waist coat cost £50, but again was on offer for £35 and the Williams and Brown white shirt was only £16.

We were both really impressed with the quality of the items. The blazer and waist coat are both finished beautifully with contrasting linings, the grey herringbone has a real subtle check running through it, giving it just enough of the country feel that my Hubby loves. I hadn’t noticed in photographs on the web page, but the blazer also has a lovely button hole of feathers that looks lovely on it. Fair enough a feather button hole might not be for everyone, but it is easily removable. The buttons on the cuffs just finish it all off.

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The white shirt for £16 is good quality, it easily irons and looks great with the blazer and waist coat combination. We are both really pleased with the fit and style of the outfit I had chosen, fingers crossed I might get taken out for dinner soon.

I wouldn’t hesitate to order items from Jacamo again, they have a great range of clothing, in fact I have my eye on some other bit’s for the Hubby to help change up his love of checked shirts.

 

*Thank you Jacamo for sending these lovely outfits for my Hubby. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

 

Cosy winter night at home

The winter months are always so long, they seem to start earlier and earlier. Of course they don’t however it sometimes seems that way. During the winter months I love nothing more than trying to achieve that hygge feeling of cosiness, fire, candles, hot drinks, warm blankets and great book.

After a cold day, nothing is better than coming home and putting our log burner on. Then after the children are tucked up in bed nice and warm getting changed into my pj’s and a super soft dressing gown and enjoying a good book.

Cosy Winter Night

Cosy items from Damart.

Damart recently sent me a gorgeous dressing gown and slippers to help me on my quest to find the perfect cosy evening.

When they arrived I couldn’t wait to get the children to bed nice and early, get my new book out and have a read. Getting the dressing gown out of the package I was really impressed with how soft and cuddly it was. I love the grey and the floral pattern within the fabric, it is also really quite long on me, but I do really like that for a dressing gown. As I am only 5 foot it was to be expected really.

To go with the dressing gown I was also asked to choose a pair of slippers. I love slippers and wear them all year round. And I even take them round to friends and families houses to keep my feet toasty warm while out and about. I even took them on our recent trip to Lapland.

I often opt for a ballet slipper style, something that quite cheap normally as I seem to go through slippers quite quickly. It doesn’t help, I guess that I wear them outside to take to rubbish out and then to hand washing out. This time I opted for a pair of moccasin slippers in a lilac colour. I have never had moccasin slippers before, but they looked really warm and comfy. Plus they come with a rubber sole so should be more hard wearing, which is just what I need.

My cosy evening

We managed to get the children to bed nice and early. Having already put the log burner on earlier in the afternoon, it meant that the living room was already nice and cosy.

I got changed into my pj’s, put on my lovely new dressing gown and slippers. I then made us an indulgent hot chocolate each and got my book out.

Blissful, cosy and warm. It was so lovely to enjoy a couple of hours of relaxing in front of our log burner, all toasty and warm with a great book. I cannot wait to have another evening like this. I think we should all take that bit of extra time for ourselves to relax.

 

*Thank you Damart for helping with my evening of cosiness. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Love yourself at Valentines, gifts for you from the Jewellery Box

In my early 20’s I lived with my childhood best friend after we both went through our first long term relationship break downs. We cried together, laughed together for about 2 years we had a lot of fun. We both dated… a lot and we shed tears over one to many boys. Valentines was always something we both dreaded, would we have a boyfriend, would we be spending alone or would we be having an ice cream and movie night together.

The first year living together we agreed that we wouldn’t ‘do’ valentine’s day, that we would spend it together with a take away, even if we had a hot date in the pipeline.

I think for single women, it is a time to just love yourself. Why shouldn’t you feel loved and treat yourself to something lovely, just because you don’t have a partner buy it for yourself. Often they don’t quite get it right anyway… haha.

Go on treat yourself to something lovely this Valentines

I love jewellery, it makes me feel good. Just adding a necklace or a pair of ear-rings can really change up your outfit and finish your look off. Even a simple pair of studs can look lovely.

The Jewellery Box are a fabulous online company, who specialise in sterling silver and 9ct gold. They have a gorgeous selection of jewellery at really reasonable prices. Perfect for treating yourself without feeling guilty about your bank balance after.

My top picks from The Jewellery Box

I have been wanting a tri-colour simple necklace and pendant for a little while, but finding something that I really loved was more difficult than I thought. When I found this lovely mixed gold dipped circle necklace rrp £11.95 I knew it was perfect for me. I quite like things in trios as they represent my lovely little family. On my long term wish list is diamond ring set with 3 large diamonds. Who knows maybe for our 10 Wedding Anniversary in a couple of years, I must start dropping hints to the Hubby.

We recently went to Lapland in search of the Northern Lights so when I spotted these gorgeous Aurora Borealis sterling silver 6mm ball stud earrings rrp £8.65, I just had to get them as a reminder of our amazing trip away. Plus they are lovely.

When we got married my hubby bought me a charm bracelet, which I have worn continuously since we got married. I have been wanting to get something else to wear for a while, and this rose gold beaded bracelet I thought would be just perfect as an alternative item to wear. It’s actually a dipped Stirling sliver that is adjustable and only £11.15.

Just like my love of statement necklaces I also love a pair of statement ear rings, however sometimes are just a bit too much. The Jewellery Box offer a fabulous range of different earrings, and I chose these simple rose gold 3mm studs rrp £3.95. I felt they would be wearable every day and would go with both of my picks for necklaces. I also loved these little 4mm rose gold cube studs rrp £4.25, they will also be perfect for everyday. 

What is your favourite item of jewellery? Other than my wedding, engagement and eternity ring I would say it’s all about a necklace.

 

*Thank you The Jewellery Box for sending me this gorgeous collection of items. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*