Friday, 6 March 2015

Shoeniverse is feeling the 'Spring Fever' at ASOS



I am all kinds of OVER Winter, and now that the mornings are getting lighter it's time to think about Springtime dressing and what trends are upcoming in the coming months. I commute to work every day and leave horribly early (6.45am anyone?) and so it's comforting to not leave in the dark and watching the sun rise as I travel.

ASOS have a fantastic promotion to get you into the swing of Spring with UP TO 60% OFF SPRING FEVER on their website right now.

Warmer temps, brighter nights and fresher air, hey spring! Get season-ready in super-cool dresses and pretty florals, or hit refresh in floaty tops and strappy sandals. Threads so fresh, you don’t even know you want them yet. Take a look below for my personal favourites. Definitely the best possible way to banish all thoughts of Winter until the end of 2015. It's about to get warm(er) and sunny(ish) - sometimes!



Wildfox Ruby Denim Shorts
RRP £149.00
£52.00



Only 3/4 Sleeve Lace Top
RRP £24.00
£16.00



AX Paris Cutwork Dress with Pleated Skirt
RRP £35.00
£21.00



Club L Tie Back Tea Dress in Floral Print
RRP £34.99
£13.00



AX Paris Skater Dress with Cut Away Neckline
RRP £35.00
£20.00

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Shopping Clearance Bargains at Schuh (Online) - everything under £30



I promised you shoes this week - so here they are! All of the shoes below (and lots more too - click the top image to browse everything) are in the online Schuh sale and all cost less than £30. Bargains to be had from as little as £9.99. Enjoy!


Womens Schuh Black Majestic High Heels
£14.99 was £40.00

You'll be looking simply Majestic when you slip on this understated stiletto silhouette from schuh. Featuring a faux-snake skin upper, this black style has a softly pointed toe and a slim 11cm heel for a chic finish.


Womens Schuh Black Sabotage Boots
£16.99 was £42.00

Any Sabotage going on won't be to your outfit in this ultra-cool style from schuh. Arriving in a black mock-croc upper; a chunky 6.5cm heel, 3cm platform and cleated sole creates a strong 90's look. A pull-tab finishes this silhouette perfectly.


Womens Privileged Black Reverb High Heels
£19.99 was £65.00

Statement heels never go out of fashion - Privileged know this, which is why every one of their silhouettes are designed to make an impact. The Reverb Glitter is a black high-cut boot peep-toe style that features a 15cm heel and 5cm platform to finish.


Womens Schuh Burgundy Miley High Heels
£9.99 was £45.00

You can keep the twerking, we'll just take the name. Stepping out in sparkly diamante embellishment, the Miley from schuh arrives in a burgundy faux-satin upper. The show-stopping style is finished with an 11cm stiletto heel and rubber outsole.


Womens Schuh Burgundy Popper Boots
£24.99 was £55.00

schuh bring you a real party Popper to see you through the autumn/winter season in style. This chunky burgundy ankle boot features bronze double zip detailing for an on-trend look, with an 11.5cm block heel to take you from day-to-night easily.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Shopping the new-in MEXICANA booties over at Sarenza



I am in all kinds of crazy love with the beautiful Mexicana boots now available in the new in section at Sarenza. A friend of mine actually brought a bright cherry red pair back from the USA a few months ago, and I have been dreaming of them ever since. They are gorgeous and buttery-soft, they smell amazing, and are unbelievably beautiful, even at a close up.

That said they are now available over here too - so get ready to fall in love, United Kingdom! Here are my faves...

Monday, 2 March 2015

MORE SHOPPING!!! Quick Shout Out to the Girlie Gamers & Gamer Mums - featuring our friends at Gameseek


Occasionally I like to write non-fashion/footwear posts. If this one's not for you then sorry - but there is more to me than just a fabulous wardrobe and a fierce as hell shoe collection! It's nice to discuss other facets of my personality and tastes, and I thought I'd write a post covering some upcoming games and how I spend a fair amount of my spare time when I'm not working, blogging or travelling.

I know I'm not by any stretch of the imagination the only gaming Mum / girly gamer out there, but it's still a part of the market that is largely untapped in terms of marketing and promotion. It's a shame. We don't all just play a bit of Animal Crossing every now and then. I get excited about peripherals, own every next gen console (on release in fact) and love going to sites like Gameseek to grab my next gaming fix. There is more to girl gaming than just posing with a headset on and our cleavage out. And I love game streams - there's no hate here. Gaming is and should be for everyone.

So if you have a gaming Mum to shop for this weekend or for an upcoming birthday, and you know that flowers & chocolates are just not going to cut it, why not grab one of my recommendations below (yes there are some pre-orders on there - but just write it in her card and hear any gaming Mum squeal)!

Just some of the games I am most looking forward to... What do you play?

And yes, there will be shoes in the next post... promise!



Final Fantasy Type-O HD

I'm a huge FF fan (and yes I am STILL waiting on FFXIV EU servers, thanks SE), so this is a super exciting game due for release this month.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, is to be released worldwide in March 2015. Type-0 is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries, a set of games sharing a common mythos which includes Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XV. The gameplay is reminiscent of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, with the player taking direct control of characters and taking them on missions and large-scale battles. Outside of the graphical improvements, the HD version is largely identical to the original PSP version, although the original's multiplayer functionality was dropped, and additional difficulty levels were implemented.

The story focuses on Class Zero, a group of twelve students from the Vermillion Peristylium, a magical academy in the Dominion of Rubrum. One day, the Militesi Empire launches an assault on the other Crystal States of Orience, seeking to control their respective crystals. When Rubrum is attacked, Class Zero are called into action and become entangled in both the efforts to push back and defeat the forces of Militesi, and the secret behind the war and the existence of the crystals. The setting and presentation were inspired by historical documentaries, and the story itself was written to be darker than other Final Fantasy titles.



Mortal Kombat X

Who doesn't love MK? The videos I've seen so far have been full of amazing fatalities and brutalities, and I have had this on pre-order for months. Literally. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

Mortal Kombat X (pronounced as "ex", not "10") is an upcoming fighting video game currently in development by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main title in the Mortal Kombat series, with a release scheduled for April 14, 2015. The game is being developed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will be ported to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by High Voltage Software. A mobile version for iOS and Android devices is being developed by NetherRealm's mobile team.



Witcher 3

I've observed rather than played the former 2 Witcher titles, and they are so freaking beautiful. It's time for me to get my hands dirty with this new title. Plus you don't have to have played the former titles, in case the series is new to you - so don't be scared and give it a try. You won't regret it.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Polish: Wiedźmin 3: Dziki Gon) is an upcoming action role-playing video game set in an open world environment, that is currently in development by Polish video game developer CD Projekt RED. It is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 19, 2015. The game is still not officially confirmed for Linux or Mac OS, however it may be possible that the game will be released on these platforms at a later time. The game will be the third in the series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which are based on the series of fantasy novels of the same title by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, but take place after them.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Mother's Day Prep Post (plus WIN a Beautiful Bouquet)!



I realise of course that for our friends in the USA that Mothering Sunday does NOT fall on March 15th as it does here in the UK, however for our UK readers what better way to say 'I love you' to your Mum (or to grab as a gift for your children to give to your lady) than a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers? There's also a regular competition to win flowers too (see bottom of this post).



You can view all of the special Mother's Day offers by hitting the image above, or for my own personal picks see below. I love all kinds of flowers, and Clare Florist do a fantastic selection with something for everyone.



Price: £32.99 £39.99
You Save: £7.00 (18%)

This radiant Mother's Day Bouquet has been especially designed for your magnificent Mum by our expert florists, making it one of our perfect bouquets for Mother's Day flower delivery - comprising of elegant pink roses and germini, pretty Pink alstroemeria and gorgeous, long lasting chrysanthemums; delicately encased in luxury florists wrap and perfectly presented in a stunning hand-tied bouquet.

Show your mum how special she is by presenting her with the Mother's Day Bouquet - A beautiful bouquet for only £32.99 including standard delivery to any address in the UK! Have these flowers delivered 6 days a week throughout the UK. Your flowers will be delivered in our special delivery box to prevent damage while in transit, so they arrive in excellent condition all for just £32.99!

Additional Options
For that extra special personal touch, why not a second box of delicious Thorntons Chocolates an adorable teddy to accompany your beautiful fresh hand-tied Mother's Day Bouquet bouquet.



Price: £29.99 £39.99
You Save: £10.00 (25%)

From our fresh Variety Flowers range we are pleased to bring you... Burst of Spring. Fresh and vibrant, this eye catching flower bouquet is bursting with seasonal colours and will brighten up any home or office making a striking gift that anyone would be happy to receive.

The Burst of Spring includes fabulous bright gerbera , scented lilies, pink roses and long lasting santini, amongst many other colourful flowers.

Send this lovely bouquet selected and arranged by our expert florists then gift wrapped to show that special person how much you love them. Have these flowers delivered 7 days a week throughout the UK. Your flowers will be delivered in our special delivery box to prevent damage while in transit, so they arrive in excellent condition all for just £29.99!

Additional Options
For that extra special personal touch, why not add a Handwritten Greetings Card or an adorable teddy to accompany your beautiful fresh hand-tied Burst of Spring bouquet.



Price: £29.99 £39.99
You Save: £10.00 (25%)

Red and yellow and pink and green...you'll find all of the colours of the rainbow in this fantastic bouquet of finest quality mixed roses. Hand-selected by our expert florists and tastefully arranged, these wonderful Rainbow Roses are sure to please! Rainbow Roses are a firm favourite - with their classic colours and simply elegant hand-tied design, they make a superb gift.

With a name like Rainbow Roses, it's no surprise that it's the colours which make this bouquet so extraordinary. The brightness of those reds! The vibrancy of those yellows, so bright you'd think they would light up the room at night. This kaleidoscope dream of colours makes this the perfect bouquet to buy someone for a cheerful, celebratory occasion; a birthday, a party, or just to put a massive smile on their face.

Looking for something more extravagant? Make sure to check out our 100 Rainbow Roses Bouquet, featuring a stunning collection of 100 roses in deep shades of pinks, yellows, reds and oranges. This bouquet is a fantastic gift for those extra special occasions or when you want to make a BIG impression!

The roses are selected and arranged by our expert florists, then tastefully gift wrapped, with delivery 6 days a week throughout the UK. Your flowers will be delivered in our special delivery box to prevent damage while in transit, so they arrive in excellent condition all for just £29.99!

Additional Options
For that extra special personal touch, why not add a yummy box of Thorntons Chocolates, a Handwritten Greetings Card, a chic glass vase or an adorable teddy to accompany your beautiful fresh hand-tied Rainbow Roses bouquet.



Price: £38.99 £39.95
You Save: £0.96 (2%)

Part of our stunning Romantic Flowers range we bring you the stunning Rose and Lily Bouquet bouquet. The Rose and Lily Bouquet hand-tied bouquet is an elegant collection of lustrous pink roses intermingled with crisp fresh white lilies, embraced with lush green foliage and encased in luxury florist wrap, using only the freshest and most vibrant flowers this bouquet will help to set the mood for any romantic occasion.

Send this lovely bouquet which is selected and arranged by our expert florists then gift wrapped to show that special person how much you love them. Have these flowers delivered 6 days a week throughout the UK. Your flowers will be delivered in our special delivery box to prevent damage while in transit, so they arrive in excellent condition all for just £38.99!

Additional Options
For that extra special personal touch a delicious box of Thorntons Chocolates or a chic glass vase your beautiful fresh hand-tied Rose and Lily Bouquet bouquet.



Price: £34.99

Our Springtime Daze bouquet is a fitting arrangement to bring those lovely smells of the blooming springtime flowers inside. With crisp blue iris, Sunflowers, roses and white chrysanthemums this beautiful spring time bouquet will look and smell amazing placed in any setting around the home or office.

Your fresh Springtime Daze can be delivered 7 days a week throughout the UK in our special delivery box to prevent damage while in transit, so they arrive in excellent condition all for just £34.99!

Additional Options
For that extra special personal touch, why not add a Handwritten Greetings Card, a delicious box of Thorntons Chocolates, a chic glass vase or an adorable teddy to accompany your beautiful fresh hand-tied Springtime Daze bouquet.

So those were my top picks from the Clare Florist website here in the UK. Which one is your favourite? Do you like to give flowers on Mother's Day, or do you prefer other gifts?

Jump below the cut to enter the competition...

Friday, 27 February 2015

Shopping the best new NIKE styles on Sarenza



As you know, I love me some Nike trainers. I wear them for fitness but also for style - this post covers both basis, with everything from high end running shoes to funky wedge boots. My top 10 picks are below - which ones are the most 'you'?



NIKE Wmns Nike Rosherun



NIKE Wmns Nike Zoom Fit



NIKE Wmns Nike Rosherun Print



NIKE Wmns Nike Free Run+ 2 Ext



NIKE Wmns Nike Free 3.0 V5 Ext Prnt



NIKE Wmns Air Max 1 Essential



NIKE Wmns Nike Air Zoom Fly 2



NIKE Wmns Blazer Mid Suede Vintage



NIKE Wmns Nike Air Revolution Sky Hi



NIKE Wmns Nike Lunar Force 1 Sky Hi

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

'ASOS Party Shoe' alert - just HOW AMAZING are these?



These are, without a shadow of a doubt, the prettiest and shiniest shoes I have seen in 2015 so far.

ASOS HOMECOMING Wedges
£45.00



Fashion forward and directional, these high shine metallic sandals have the look of a high-end designer heel, but with a purse friendly price tag. For less than £50 I am not sure you could find a more investment-worthy heel for SS15. They stand up fully to close up photography and and simply stunning from every angle.



The liquid finish is just to die for, and more befitting of a Saint Laurent or Giuseppe Zanotti style than a High Street Hero. Top marks to ASOS. Their own-label creations really are fantastic value.



Full product details below

Wedges by ASOS Collection

  • Smooth, metallic upper
  • Pin buckle fastening to ankle
  • Minimal two-strap design
  • Peep toe
  • High, wedge heel
  • Wipe light marks
  • 100% Polyurethane upper
  • Heel height: 11.5cm/4"


Buy them!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Shopping the Miss Selfridge shoe sale (online) - pick up some AMAZING heeled bootie bargains!



There are some gorgeous and ridiculously priced heeled boots currently available in the Miss Selfridge shoe sale, so I thought I'd pick out my top three so you can take a look and see if any of them take your fancy. At these prices it becomes more of a chore trying not to justify buying a pair (or three...)



BALI METALLIC HEEL ANKLE BOOT
was £49.00 now £20.00



ALDGATE ANKLE BOOT
was £45.00 now £31.50



ADA BLOCK HEEL BOOT
was £45.00 now £20.00

Sunday, 22 February 2015

OFFICE SHOES - 20% OFF SELECTED STYLES (use code below) - use on Vans, Converse and TOMS



Spring and summer are (thankfully) not very far away, and so it's probably a good time to start stocking up on canvas footwear. My top pick from the Office 'Sneaky Deal' (see what they did there?) are these gorgeous dip dye beachy crochet TOMS in a gorgeous seafoam teal. But the code (see the bottom of the post) will work on any kind of Converse, Vans or Toms that might take your fancy - there are literally hundreds of styles to browse and choose from, from classic styles to wedge variants and exclusive colours.

Best of all, if you are out and about today, you can actually use the code in-store too and not just online! What do you think of my favourite pick?







Jump below to grab the code to use in store or online.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

FLASH SALE - Moda In Pelle Boots



Posts have been a little sparse the past few weeks. Apologies fashion bunnies, I am hoping to queue up posts for next week over the weekend :)

In the meantime take a look at my fave pick from the flash even that I have just ordered for myself - Bellino which are discounted all the way from £89.95 to just £27.00! There are loads of amazing styles too - some more of my favourites are below too.



Bellino
£89.95 £27.00



Cambry
£119.95 £59.95



Casten
£129.95 £59.95