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Ethical fashion style choice for Autumn

Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

I was really pleased to be offered the chance to select a free item of my choice from the Autumn / Winter season of Nomads Clothing to review. Spoilt for choice, I spent quite some time browsing the lovely collection on their website. Nomads are a fair trade ethical womenswear fashion brand including some organic items, so I decided to narrow my selection down to the organic categories.

In the end I selected a plain teal t-shirt from the range of organic tops https://www.nomadsclothing.com/organic as I thought it would go very nicely with my recently purchased new pair of blue jeans from Marks and Spencer.

The t-shirt is organic cotton and retails at £30. It also comes in 4 other colours – grey, plum, smoke and rust. And you can vary the style, since it has roll-up sleeves.
organic clothing

Dispatch was quick and the t-shirt was well packed. I was delighted to feel how soft the organic cotton felt to touch. And I was correct. It does go well with my jeans. I am very pleased and highly recommend you take a look at Nomads. Also it washed and ironed well.

organic clothing

organic clothing

organic clothing

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition courtesy of Nomads to giveaway a £75 voucher to one lucky winner. The prize also includes free postage and packing worldwide.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

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Autumn/Winter 14 Blogger Style Challenge

Debenhams are running a competition for bloggers to showcase two outfits based on any of their six AW14 trends. One outfit for the blogger. And the second outfit is to be for another blogger who should be nominated to take the style challenge too. There are £500 voucher prizes for both bloggers.

So for my first outfit, I’ve chosen the Pinks & Berries AW14 trend for myself.

And I’ve chosen the Winter Greens AW14 trend for the second outfit for Super Lucky Di whom I’m nominating to take the style challenge too. I hope Di likes green!

Pinks & Berries
Winter Greens

My Dream Bedroom

Good to be Home are running a competition for bloggers to show what their unique interior design style would look like by creating a blog post with samples of the furniture, wall paper, furnishings, art, etc that would be in your dream bedroom or living room.  This is being run in partnership with Laura of Little Stuff and Arianna from Heart Home.

I have decided to show you my dream bedroom. I’ve created a moodboard on Polyvore. I still need to work out why prices are automatically displayed in dollars rather than pounds and the product names also modified. I had to change them all back manually.

I’ve chosen the antique brass “Krystal” bed in a spacious king size as I love its classical look.  And I’ve never had wallpaper, so it was exciting to choose the Beka design in a gorgeous lavender shade.  I think 4 rolls should be sufficient.  I’ve then continued the colour scheme of purples and mauves for the duvet cover, pillow cases, curtains, cushions, throw and a comfy bedroom chair.  Then a light fitting in antique brass to compliment the bed.

My current wardrobes are fitted, so I plan to keep them along with the matching drawers, dressing table and bedside cabinets.  However I have chosen a beautiful mirror for the dressing table.  I couldn’t find any purple table lamps, but these grey ones will go nicely.  And finally I have always wanted a tea maker in the bedroom.

I’m linking my post up with Heart Home.

My Dream Bedroom

Grey lamp
£75 x 2 – debenhams.com

Tea Maker Alarm Clock
£60 – debenhams.com

Lavender Beka Wallpaper
£12.50 per roll x 4 – debenhams.com

Silver hinged dressing table mirror
£40 – debenhams.com

Designer Purple Geometric Applique Cushion
£26 x 2 – debenhams.com

Krystal Antique Brass Bed
£504 (kingsize) – debenhams.com

Plum Miramar Chair with light feet
£432 – debenhams.com

Plum Velvet Throw
£112 – debenhams.com

Lilac ‘Connaught’ bed linen
£62.40 king duvet cover
£22.40 pair of pillow cases – debenhams.com

Good to be Home Dream Room Competition

 

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Shopping at Vertbaudet for a kids Mother’s Day Outfit

Becky of Baby Budgeting is hosting a competition for bloggers to create a blog post showing the perfect outfit for your little one to wear on Mother’s Day using Vertbaudet clothes.

I decided to go window shopping for an outfit for my elder son. He is quite fussy about what he will and won’t wear. In particular he hates jeans and any fastenings except zips on his clothing. Fortunately he has given up complaining about buttons on school shirts and I did manage to source elasticated waist school trousers.

So I’ve chosen him a pair of tracksuit trousers, which can be rolled up to shorts length. Plus a reversible top and a reversible hoodie. It makes me feel like I’ve got 6 items for the prize of 3. And finally I’ve selected a pair of trainers. I think I’ve got this outfit spot on, so I expect a happy smiling boy when we go out to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Vertbaudet - Kids Mother's Day Outfit

Boy’s Poplin Tracksuit Trousers
£12 – vertbaudet.co.uk

GEOX Boy’s Trainers
£55 – vertbaudet.co.uk

Boy’s 100% Expert Reversible Cardigan
£29 – vertbaudet.co.uk

Boy’s Reversible Top
£12 – vertbaudet.co.uk

My Little Mistress Wishlist

Little Mistress is running a competition for bloggers to create a wishlist featuring an outfit from Little Mistress.

There are some lovely dresses for special occasions on Little Mistress, but I haven’t really got the opportunity to go somewhere special, as we have to administer my son’s chemotherapy every evening. I have therefore chosen a nice outfit for work on my wishlist. I have selected a pair of black trousers and a cream and black top with a snakeskin design. I have accessorised these with a matching rose gold crystal rhinestone bracelet and ring. Little Mistress don’t sell shoes or bags, but this handbag from John Lewis and shoes from Debenhams will coordinate nicely with my outfit.

Little Mistress Wishlist

Cream & Black Collar Detail Snakeskin Peplum Top
£40 – little-mistress.co.uk

Black Textured Button Detail Tapered Trousers
£40 – little-mistress.co.uk

Rose Gold Crystal Rhinestone Multi Ring
£18 – little-mistress.co.uk

Rose Gold Crystal Rhinestone Bracelet
£15 – little-mistress.co.uk

Gabor Black Whitaker Womens Court Shoes
£49.99 – debenhams.com

Black Patent Tote Handbag
£39 – johnlewis.com

My Perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit

House of Fraser are running a competition for bloggers to create their Perfect Valentine’s Day Outfit. So I’ve chosen this gorgeous embroidered shift dress with a scallop lace design. And since it is chilly at this time of year, I’ve coordinated it with a 3/4 length sleeve black bolero jacket. A pair of black and white high heel stilettos compliments the outfit. Accessorised with minimalist matching crystal necklace and bracelet. And finally a black clutch bag for the items I don’t go anywhere without like my phone, cash and keys. Now I’m ready for a romantic night out.

My Valentine's Day Outfit

Adrianna Papell Scallop Lace Dress
£140 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Alexon Black Sateen Bolero
£89 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Juno Black Clutch Bag
£16.80 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lola & Grace Modular Necklace & Bracelet Set
£99.90 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Winter Style Challenge

Debenhams are running a competition for bloggers to showcase two stylish outfits for less than £250 each. The first outfit is a daytime look, which will keep you warm and cosy but looking good through the colder months; and the second outfit should be your ultimate party look. This is being judged by Natasha from girlinthelens.com and Victoria from vipxo.co.uk.

So starting with my daytime look, I’ve chosen to make sure I’m warm and cosy, but stylish when out and about in cold weather. I could have chosen some lovely indoor items like knitted slipper boots too, but I’m happy to turn the heating up or snuggle under the duvet on the settee.

I’ve selected a pair of high waist jeggings by Quiz – great in winter on two counts.  Firstly no chilly bare midriff and secondly they will fit snuggly inside the boots.  I hate it if my boot cut jeans are damp from rain when worn over boots or alternatively the baggy look around the knee definitely doesn’t look stylish if I try to push them inside boots. So the wider fit ‘Good for the Sole’ boots have been specially chosen to comfortably accomodate the jeggings and they are flat, ideal for walking in winter weather conditions.

Then I’m teaming the jeggings with a cosy textured jumper, by Red Herring.  Machine washable of course, unlike some knits, as it’s a nightmare trying to dry dripping hand-washed garments in the winter.  Unfortunately others won’t see the lovely jumper as it will be hidden under the performance fleece jacket by Tog 24.  This will keep me really warm in cold weather and it is quick drying if the rain dares to sneak under my umbrella.

The jacket doesn’t have a hood, so I’ve chosen a matching hat and snood by Mantaray in a vibrant dark pink to give a splash of colour on a dreary winter’s day.  I always wear hats in the winter, as the slightest wind or chill gives me bad earache.

And finally a large tote bag by Betty Jackson to carry all the bits and pieces I don’t go anywhere without.  I think the woven tweed design looks very stylish for winter, and it makes me think of warm tweed winter coats.

Total spend is £201.79

My Debenhams winter daytime look



And now for my ultimate party look. I don’t see any reason to dress for winter when going to a party.  It is usually very hot indoors, especially once you start dancing. Hopefully a taxi to the door and check your coat into the cloakroom.  If really necessary, a pair of folding shoes in your clutch.

So I’ve opted for a glamorous white and black look, which makes me think of a crisp winter day. I’ve chosen a sleeveless lace detail shift dress by Jacques Vert.  This is complimented by the matching classic contrast bolero jacket.

Then I’ve chosen an elegant pair of mid heel court shoes in black ruched satin with diamante trim by Début. They have a round toe and cushioned insole and I’ve selected them based on the customer reviews posted, as my feet blister very easily. The reviews for this shoe in all 3 colours indicate it to be comfortable, even when worn at a wedding all day and evening.

I don’t go anywhere without a bag, so I’ve chosen one which coordinates with the shoes, also having diamante trim.  Again it is by Début and it has a concealable chain strap.

And finally some jewellery to accessorize.  I’ve chosen the triple grey tone pearl and diamante crystal bracelet and matching pearl and crystal ball necklace by Jon Richard.

Total spend is £215.60

My ultimate Debenhams party look

Style a Christmas Party Dress

M&Co are running a Blogger Challenge to style a Christmas Party Dress using items from the M&Co website for your party outfit.

I’ve a chosen a purple skater dress as it is suitable for day workwear too.  I don’t get many party invites, so something multi-functional is ideal.  Then I’ve teamed it with the black studded blazer, as it can be pretty chilly in December.  A couple of sparkly pieces of jewellery to add some glamour.  A smart bag for all the bits and pieces I always carry with me.  And finally these elegant shoe boots, which will also double up for work.

So here is my outfit from M&Co ready to go to the work Christmas party.

Style a Christmas Party Dress

My Dream Christmas Party Outfit

Phase Eight are running a Blogger Competition to pull together your dream Christmas party outfit.

I spend most of my time in jeans or work clothes, but it is nice to have an occasion to dress up specially for. I love the Isabelle Tapework Dress with intricate 3D tapework embroidery and a pretty scalloped finish. And the Shawl Collar Bolero will team nicely with it, as sometimes I feel chilly at the start of an evening out. Then of course a bag is always essential for the bits I can’t be without like cash and phone, but a nice sparkly one to compliment the outfit. And accessorize with the diamante bracelet and necklace. The one item I’m not 100% sure about is the shoes, as I’m not very confident in high heels, but this pair looks great with the sparkling beads and of course it coordinates with the bag.

So this is my Dream Christmas Party Outfit from Phase Eight. Virtual shopping is such fun!

My Dream Christmas Party Outfit

My Denim Look

House of Fraser have challenged bloggers to put together their key denim look.

My key denim item is jeans.  When I’m not in work clothes, I wear jeans 95% of the time, so they need to feel comfortable to wear.  My favourite style are high waisted ones, as they are more flattering to my figure.  So I’ve chosen a stylish pair of Mary Portas straight leg high waist indigo jeans.

Now I do have a denim shirt and a sleeveless denim top in my wardrobe, but I wouldn’t say that my key denim look would be wearing denim from top to toe.  So instead, I have based my look on the word “denim” by choosing two items from the Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren label. These are the striped Breton knitted top and a nice warm black puffer jacket trimmed with faux fur, as I had to scrape ice off my windscreen for the first time this season.

To finish off my look, I’ve chosen a pair of Dash black suedette trainers, as I’m not happy if my feet are uncomfortable, since they blister very easily.  And finally I don’t go anywhere without a bag, so I’ve chosen the Radley Border medium black flap over shoulder bag for all my clutter.

This is only the third time I’ve used Polyvore to showcase a look, but I still need to work out why prices are automatically displayed in dollars rather than pounds and the product names also modified when I publish to WordPress. For instance the trainers became sneakers.  I had to change them all back manually, which rather defeats the purpose of using Polyvore to create my board.  If anyone knows what I need to do to sort this out, please comment below.

My Denim Look

Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren Breton knit
£50 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Mary Portas Straight leg high waist jeans
£69 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Dash Black suedette trainer
£27 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Radley Border medium flap over shoulder bag
£199 – houseoffraser.co.uk