Thursday, 22 May 2014

THE SUN HAS GOT HIS HAT ON

Helloo,

Isn't this just the perfect festival top?! I'm loving halters at the moment, they're super easy to wear and give my back a nice little tan. This sunny sequin number is one of my absolute favourite brands: This Is A Love Song, I can tell it's going to be making quite a few appearances this summer! I styled it up quite simply with a silver skater skirt and tassle boots to let the top do all the talking.







Sequin halter -c/o This Is A Love Song // Skirt - £32 Topshop // Bindis - £3 eBay // Tassles boots - AllSaints // Coin Trim - eBay

How would you style up this sequin top? I want to buy a cute split sided maxi to wear it with...

Jessie
xoxo

ps... don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a piece of vintage treasure:  http://velvet-daisy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/giveaway-so-loves-vintage.html

Also help a sister out and buy my clothes on Depop: @velvet_daisy 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

YVES ROCHER

Hello Hi,

I got sent this beautiful perfume recently and i've been meaning to blog about it for a while. I'm actually ill in bed at home today with the day off work so took the opportunity to take few photos whilst I could. 

My skills at describing scents really are quite limited but I tend to favor fresh and fruity rather than warm and rather erm, musky? [Yves Rocher's] http://www.yves-rocher.co.uk/control/main/?shopId=BAN 'L'Eau Moment de Bonheur' fragrance is a great easy wear for the daytime and lasts well, it's the perfect summer scent. Yves Rocher describe it as being enhanced with a 'crunchy and sharp imprint of sweet apple essence' - I love the fruity undertone and think it complements me well. The bottle/packaging is simple yet attractive and looks great on my dressing table among my other bottles. Although i've not previously heard of this brand, i'm impressed and will definitely browse their other products in the future. 


* c/o Yves Rocher

What's your favorite scent, have you tried any Yves Rocher products?

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win your choice of vintage jewels here: http://velvet-daisy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/giveaway-so-loves-vintage.html

Jessie
xoxo

Friday, 16 May 2014

BACK TO WORK*

Back To Work Survival Guide: It’s time to go back to work! How do you feel? Nervous? Excited? Wondering how on earth you’re going to cope? Don’t panic – all it takes to ease you through it is (admittedly a lot) of forward planning.

Childcare: Whether you choose a nursery, a childminder or a family member to take care of your baby while you’re at work, the crucial thing is that you’re completely happy with your choice. If you find yourself unable to concentrate at work because you’re fretting about a nursery room being cold, then you’ll be no use to anyone because, when you’re at home, you’ll be worried about not giving work 100%! When you find the childcare you’re happy with, make sure you do a couple of trial runs. That way, your baby will be settled into her new routine and your first big day back won’t coincide with your baby’s first taste of time without you. Remember this is important even if baby is staying at home with her dad. You won’t be able to get into your new routine if you’re constantly fielding phone calls from your partner about how to work the steriliser and where the muslins are kept!

Work: When you last walked out those doors you were the proud owner of a bump (and hopefully a few nice parting gifts). Now you’re a mum and whether you’re going back part-time to help fund extras or as the main breadwinner, the important thing to accept is that life will never be the same again. If you’ve negotiated part-time hours, congratulations, but make sure the workload doesn’t creep up to the point that you’re burning yourself out making up all your old hours at evenings and weekends. If you’re full-time, that’s great, as long as your co-workers know that you can no longer stay late just because everyone’s busy or an unexpected issue has come up.

You: You might be brimming with new ideas and itching to get back in the saddle, or maybe you’ve lost confidence during maternity leave. If so, relax, you’re exactly the same capable person you were a few months ago except now you have the added skill of motherhood in your repertoire. A great back-to-work confidence boost is to treat yourself to a few nice new things to wear. After months of PJs and jogging bottoms, it’s pure bliss to wear a skirt again. And you don’t have to spend hours looking either. There’s a huge range of on-trend work-appropriate midi skirts at George so you can create the new confident you as you pick up nappies.

So that’s it. Just take a deep breath and remember your mantra is organisation, organisation, organisation – and that means laying out everyone’s clothes the night before!

*This is a sponsored post

Monday, 12 May 2014

GIVEAWAY // SO LOVES VINTAGE

Helloo,

I don't often say it but i'm hugely grateful for all the loveliness, encouragement and support I have received my blog from all of you. Never did I think a couple of years ago when I started on here I would get the response and following that I have today, I feel blessed to be a part of such an inspirational community! As a huge thank you to all of you beautiful people who regularly read my blog i'm massively happy to announce this amazing giveaway in collaboration with SoLovesVintage - one of my favourite online vintage boutiques.

SoLovesFashion sell a huge array of true vintage beauty including clothes, jewelry and accessories all sourced independently and hand picked with love. They are very kindly offering my readers the opportunity to win any one of their online pieces of jewelry which can be found here: http://solovesvintage.com/accessories.html




To have a chance of winning a one off piece of SoLovesFashion treasure enter via the Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Which accessory did you like and why?
- Must follow my blog via GFC/Bloglovin'
- Follow SoLovesVintage on Twitter
- The winner will be announced 27th May 2014
- Giveaway is open internationally

Good luck!

Jessie
xoxo

Monday, 5 May 2014

RAINBOW CROCHET // ETTE

Hellooo,

I hope you've all had an amazing bank holiday weekend. It's been a chilled one for me, tried to make the most out of the sun so I had a BBQ yesterday and went for a walk in the woods today. I'm meant to be on a detox plus saving on money is always handy! 

As you all know i'm completely and utterly obsessed with anything crochet this season so when the beautifully talented gals at [Ette] gifted me this handmade top I seriously couldn't contain my excitement - how dreamy is it?! Ette are one of my ultimate online favourites at the moment, they are hitting the current bohemian gypsy chic trend on the head with their dreamy hand picked vintage clothing. Too scared to miss out on their latest find, their site is on my bookmarked pages and I find myself glancing over their site daily!

This is just the start to a complete wardrobe transformation for me. I'm currently taking a lot of inspiration from brands like Free People and Mink Pink, and ditching the commercial high street tat. Although credit where due, H&M is amazing at the moment! I feel like i've got super duper lazy recently with the way I dress so now the sun's back it's time to make a bit of an effort I think!









Boots - AllSaints £165 // White dress - Yayer £30ish // Crochet dreamy top - c/o Ette // Crochet tassle bag - H&M £14.99 // Necklace - H&M £14.99

I've been after the perfect tassly boot for ages now and after seeing one of the girls at work in these amazing AllSaints ones I had to go and buy them for myself. I bought some silver coin trim on eBay to wrap around the tassles for a cute gypsy chic festival look, what do you think?

Jessie
xoxo

Keep up with my style by following me on Instagram: @velvet_daisy or buy my old clothes on Depop @velvet_daisy

Saturday, 3 May 2014

TASSLES

Hellooo,

Recently I have felt like my whole wardrobe is completely unwearable, it's all just not my style anymore and I feel like i'm putting less effort into my outfits because of it. I've decided to buy a whole new wardrobe but you all know my dislike of the high street so instead I'm going on huge car boot, charity shop and vintage hauls in a hunt to buy the cutest one off pieces. Obviously i've no money so i'm slowly getting through all my old stuff selling it over on Depop - my new favorite app i'm completely and utterly obsessed with it. Buy all my clothes by downloading it and adding me @velvet_daisy. 

Another thing i'm currently obsessed over is kimonos. They are perfect for layering and can be worn all year round. I can't wait for festival season so I can layer with chunky silver jewelry and tassle boots. This cute flowery one is from [iKrush] and is the perfect length.













Black pinafore- £6 Primark // White lace top - £12 vintage from Camden // Necklace - £2 Topshop sale // Tassle bag - £14.99 H&M // Floral kimono - c/o iKrush // Tassle boots - Allsaints

Do you guys wear kimonos much? How do you style them up? Would love to see your outfit post links!!

Jessie
xoxo