Thursday, 25 February 2016

Something to tell you...........

Hello, hello!

Following on from my 'I'm here' blog post last week in which I mentioned I've been working on a special project, I have something to tell you all.........

WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!!!!!!
Light Up Your Life Light Box  £32
Nike Air Force 1 Trainers £25
Tobias & The Bear Number Leggings £16
The growing of a human has been the special project I mentioned and the finer details have now been confirmed.. we had our 12 week scan (actually dated as 13 weeks though) yesterday and all looks good and healthy!

As those of you who've been through pregnancy know, the first few months can be really really REALLY hard... I won't say its been a walk in the park but thankfully I haven't suffered as much as others have done in the initial stages. I've managed to avoid morning sickness and just had occasional  feelings of nausea now and again if I don't eat every few hours.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

I'm here!


Hello.. Bonjour, Ay'up! Just thought I'd check in with you all and let you know life is just happening right now so I haven't been able to keep my little space on the internet as up to date as I'd have liked to. 

Theres a number of reasons; firstly, I started my new job just after xmas and MY OH MY its taken it out of me! I've had numerous trips down to the big smoke over the past few weeks, deadlines to meet and generally lots of new things to squeeze into my brain. So, by 6pm looking at a computer has been the last thing on my mind. BUT its getting better..  I've learnt to force myself to get to bed before midnight,I've got better at waking up early for my hour and a bit commute and I'm starting to feel less like the new (useless/clueless) new girl. WOO!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Gilmarbox latest lustings...

You might have seen my post last year on fashion from further afield; it included a variety of pieces from websites in Europe. Well, this time, I've got a collection of my latest lustings from a company based in Italy; Gilmarbox

Gilmarbox is the official online outlet for past designer's collections for both men and women's wear for brands which are part of the Gilmar group- for example, Iceberg and No21.

All brands part of the group are on trend with their style, price point and branding; from high end ready to wear pieces to affordable youth fashion lines.

When looking through Gilmarbox I really noticed the difference in variety of styles in comparison to some of the UK retailers I often buy from; the pieces are more interesting and although more expensive you could easily put together a capsule wardrobe by mixing and matching just a handful of items. 

Here are some of my favourite items I spotted:


No21 two tone coat €480- this jacket could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion; team it with trainers and jeans for a more casual look or heels and a little black dress for an evening outfit.

 No21 Backpack bag with logo €209- backpacks are the way forward! This one would be easy to team with a casual relaxed look during the day and then use as a handbag on a night out. 

No21 T-shirt with maxi logo €121 - Simple yet eye-catching- I'd pair this with some jeans, trainers, messy bun and a bright pop of lippy. 

Frankie Morello dress with appliqué detail €72- I selected this dress as its one of those that can be styled in a variety of ways depending on the occasion. Pop a big cardigan, tights and a pair of boots with it for a cosy look or don your heels for an evening out. 

No21 collar €80.70- love these detachable collars; they can give an old coat a pop of colour. 

Iceberg flat leather shoes €192- How fun are these trainers?! I was instantly drawn to them by the print and variety of colours, a statement pair of sneaks for any outfit. 

No21 t-shirt with flounce and pleated inserts €161- much like the previous t-shirt but this one has slightly more detail on the right hand side. 

Iceberg Leather and Wool backpack €239- this is my fave piece from the collection right now; I like the contrast in textures between the leather and wool. This one is going on my wishlist for later in the year when my birthday comes around!

No21 chevron coat €192- you really can't go wrong with a quality grey coat- I can imagine I'd wear this so much during the winter months with a variety of outfits. 

I hope you've enjoyed having a peek at some of the pieces offered by Gilmarbox- do you ever shop on non UK sites for fashion pieces?

*This is a sponsored post but all opinions are honest and my own.