The LBD edit

Always looking for that perfect LBD, then look no further, as I have been on the hunt for you.

Whether you’re Looking for a mini, midi or maxi, you definitely need one in your wardrobe. I always take a black dress on holiday and pair it with gold accessories and sandals. It’s one of my go-to holiday outfits.

If you’re looking to update your old LBD or add another style to your wardrobe, then there are lots out there on the high street to choose from and I’ve linked a few of my favourites below..

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Black linen blend dress NEWLOOK

Black satin midi dress NEWLOOK

Gathered maxi dress &OTHERSTORIES

Multi way dress BODEN

Off the shoulder dress H&M

Pleated dress H&M

Button front dress TOPSHOP

Cami swing dress ASOS

Shirred maxi dress ASOS

Slip midi dress M&S

Short black dress H&M

Lace swing dress DEBENHAMS

Embroidered sleeve dress HUSH

Tie front dress HUSH

Linen look tiered dress NEWLOOK

Corsica dress HUSH

Ruffle détail midi dress JOHN LEWIS

Off the shoulder dress NEXT

Black embroidered maxi dress DEBENHAMS

Tie belt dress H&M

Have a great start to the week! Joanna x

The white top edit

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There seems to be a lot of gorgeous white tops around at the minute, so thought I’d share some of favourites on here.

Perfect with a pair of baby blue jeans, denim pencil skirt, shorts or a maxi skirt. I wore this one (above) from Newlook on holiday recently with a blue high waisted maxi skirt as it’s a little shorter than a normal top.

Here’s my favourite ones on the high street right now..

Portobello top HUSH

Embroidered top H&M

Linen blend top H&M

Linen rich top M&S

Crochet sleeve top NEWLOOK

Cold shoulder top JDWILLIAMS

Broderie anglaise blouse H&M

Frill detail top H&M

Frill peplum top NEWLOOK

White frill cami top RIVERISLAND

White belt front top RIVERISLAND

White sequin t-shirt NEXT

Jacquard boho top NEXT

Tunic top H&M

Have a fabulous weekend, Joanna x

The Blazer

Good morning. The old blazer and jeans combo, it never fails does it. Dressed it up with heels and a camisole for a night out or trainers and a t-shirt for a casual daytime look.

This cream blazer above is from Wallis at Debenhams. It’s true to size and is lightweight enough for summer to throw over dresses. The jeans below are also Debenhams by Red Herring. They’re a girlfriend fit, so size down.

Blazer WALLIS at DEBENHAMS

Girlfriend jeans Debenhams

There are so many out there on the high street, so I’ve linked a few of my favourite ones below that I think will work well for spring/summer. (Affiliate links have been used)

Yellow blazer H&M

Straight cut jacket H&M

Gingham blazer ASOS

Longline blazer ASOS

Linen blazer ASOS

Open front blazer M&S

Long blazer jacket H&M

Double breasted jacket H&M

Dusky pink blazer STRADIVARIUS

Double breasted blazer H&M

shawl collar jacket H&M

Classic black blazer TOPSHOP

Fully lined blazer TOPSHOP

Button boucle jacket TOPSHOP

Double breasted gold button jacket M&S

Single breasted jacket H&M

Single breasted jacket H&M

Zebra print blazer RIVERISLAND

Geo print blazer RIVERISLAND

Belted blazer RIVERISLAND

Straight cut jacket H&M

Hope you like my picks! Have a lovely day, Joanna x

Wagamama Vegan night with Intu Metrocentre

I was over the moon to be invited along to Wagamama with Intu Metrocentre to try some dishes from their Vegan menu as they celebrate Veganuary.

Re-creating some of their popular dishes to accommodate the vegan diet. I’m not Vegan or Vegetarian, but I have ordered a few things off their Vegetarian menu before and the Vegan dishes we were served on the evening tasted amazing. I’ll definitely be ordering off this menu again.

We started off with these refreshing drinks called Nix and Kix. Two different flavours, one Mango ginger and the other cucumber mint. They were both really refreshing and tasty, but my favourite was the mango with a little kick of Cayenne pepper.

First up was some steamed edamame beans served with chilli garlic salt. They were by far my favourite. They are so moreish and full of flavour with that kick of chilli for some heat.

These noodles were delicious. They are called the Yasai Yaki soba with udon noodles. The egg has been removed and the soba noodles replaced with udon noodles to make the dish suitable for a vegan diet. I would definitely order this dish again. so tasty!

The Yasai steamed gyoza dumplings are served grilled with a dip. These were quite soft in texture but crispy on the outside and the dip tastes great.

The wok fried greens, I’ve had before as a side dish. Really tasty and so good for you. It’s a mix of stender stem broccoli and Bok Choi, stir fried in a garlic and soy sauce.

The fresh juice choice is amazing. I went for the Super Green. What’s great about this juice? Well, Wagamama support the charity Mind, for better mental health. If you go for the Super green or Power juice, Wagamama will donate 25p to fund Minds Infoline. They are aiming to help answer an extra 8000 Infoline calls this year.

This was really tasty and not too filling. They are two small fluffy Asian buns served with coriander. The mayonnaise has been removed to make it suitable for Vegans. Mixed mushrooms and panko aubergine together is wonderful.

The Ramen did not disappoint. A lovely aroma of coriander and curry. Kare Burosu ramen is jam packed with flavour. Mushrooms, curried broth, udon noodles, silken tofu, chilli and coriander. Absolutely delicious.

We were then served the Yasai Salma curry. A fragrant, spicy lemongrass and coconut curry with tofu. Served with rice. My favourite main course of the night, I just love a spicy curry!

Last but not least, the Vegatsu curry. Seitan coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs, covered in an aromatic curry sauce (which is divine) with sticky rice and salad. Definitely worth a try.

For desert, we were given two sorbets to try. The lemongrass and lime sorbet was really refreshing and tangy. The pink guava and passion fruit sorbet was my favourite. It was really creamy in texture and the flavour was insane.

The staff were brilliant and so helpful with questions about the food. If you love Wagamama like I do, then ask for the Vegan and vegetarian menu to have a look at. You don’t have to be Vegan to enjoy Vegan food. Click here for Vegan menu

Have you tried anything? Let me know what you think!

Joanna x

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My favourites from River Island this week

I popped into RIVERISLAND the other day and tried a few things on, including this gorgeous pink blouse. The colour is fabulous and made me feel happy as soon as I put it on. That’s the reason I bought it, because it made me feel good.

It looks great with jeans and over leather look leggings too. I sized up as I preferred it a bit loose.

I’ve linked up below some other pieces that caught my eye, including some lovely accessories too.

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White bead embellished top RIVERISLAND

Skinny fit jeans RIVERISLAND

Pink frill tie neck blouse RIVERISLAND

Black leather slouch bag RIVERISLAND

Khaki leopard print shirt dress RIVERISLAND

Happy turtle neck jumper RIVERISLAND

Snake print double ring belt RIVERISLAND

Khaki faux fur parka RIVERISLAND

Black faux leather ponte leggings RIVERISLAND

Animal print diamanté drop earrings RIVERISLAND

Zebra print scarf RIVERISLAND

Spot print tea top RIVERISLAND

Pink check blazer RIVERISLAND

Batwing sleeve jumper RIVERISLAND

Belted trench coat RIVERISLAND

Zebra print shirt RIVERISLAND

Khaki satin skirt RIVERISLAND

Snake block print sweater RIVERISLAND

Grey skinny jeans RIVERISLAND

Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

The camel coat

Happy New Year!

I thought I’d start 2019 off with a wardrobe staple.

I’ve had this camel coat for a couple of years now and i love it. However, I’m always on the look out for a new shape/style. They are such a good piece to have in your wardrobe as they literally go with everything.

My favourite way to wear a camel coat is with all black. It’s such a classic, smart look that doesn’t take a lot of effort, but looks fab. They also look great with a plain white shirt, blue jeans and trainers. Comfy, casual and smart.

I’ve seen a couple recently that I love, I just need to make a decision. Maybe you can tell me your favourites out of the ones I’ve linked below?

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Camel belted coat NEXT

Belted collar coat JOHN LEWIS

Whistles wool belted coat JOHN LEWIS

J by Jasper Conran camel coat DEBENHAMS

Brushed camel coat TOPSHOP

Wrap belted coat JOHN LEWIS

Faux fur collar coat MONSOON

Masculine coat ZARA

Belted camel coat WAREHOUSE

Wool blend coat & OTHER STORIES

Funnel neck camel coat DEBENHAMS

Have a lovely weekend, Joanna X

Party Outfit Inspo

With party season in full flow, I thought I’d show you a few outfit ideas on here, including this dress from WALLIS

The high street is full of sequins and velvet again this year, which is fine by me as I love a sequin or two..

A flattering dress with heels is usually my favourite look but I also love the blazer, trouser and cami look too.

I’ve included some heels and handbags that you could mix and match with other party pieces.

There’s a few options below to give you some ideas. Hope you like them.. (Affiliate links used)

Warehouse Spot foil print midi dress ASOS

Leather wrap sandals RIVERISLAND

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Burgundy V neck dress H&M

Wine ombre heels KURT GEIGER

Alice ombre clutch KURT GEIGER

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Midi metallic bodycon dress TED BAKER

Rose gold sandals DUNE

Briana rose gold clutch DUNE

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Black Adele sequins dress DEBENHAMS

Vince Camuto heels DEBENHAMS

Pearl detail clutch bag ASOS

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Black batwing sleeve midi dress DEBENHAMS

Carvela embellished heels DEBENHAMS

Red satin knot clutch DEBENHAMS

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Black embellished jumpsuit DEBENHAMS

Black courts DUNE

Embellished hard clutch DUNE

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Red jacquard jacket RIVERISLAND

Leather look leggings WALLIS

Red jacquard cami RIVERISLAND

Stiletto mules NEWLOOK

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Metallic leopard print blazer RIVERISLAND

Cowl neck cami RIVERISLAND

Metallic leopard print trousers RIVERISLAND

Knot twist stiletto M&S

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Green plisse midi dress RIVERISLAND

Leather mules ZARA

Multi crossbody ZARA

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Fishtail midi dress M&S

Mid heel sandal DUNE

Foldover clutch M&S

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Bronze tie front midi dress DEBENHAMS

Sling back heels TOPSHOP

Velvet tassel bag TED BAKER

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Black diamonte tux dress RIVERISLAND

Embellished sling back heels ASOS

Satin diamonte Clutch NEWLOOK

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Diamante trim dress WAREHOUSE

Sequin ankle boots DUNE

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Black sequin midi dress DEBENHAMS

Silver high heel court shoes DEBENHAMS

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Wallis Shimmer shift dress DEBENHAMS

Wallis trim detail court DEBENHAMS

Diamante Clutch NEWLOOK

Or alternatively, wear something you already have and just buy some new accessories. I’m just offering some outfit ideas.

Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

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It’s parka time

It’s that time of year again when we all need a good warm parka for those icy cold mornings.

My Woolrich parka (above) was a Christmas present 4 years ago and it still looks great. I wear it all winter and it’s especially handy on those cold school morning runs. It’s the first coat that I grab when the weather is bad, it keeps me completely dry and sometimes only need a T-shirt underneath it’s so warm. They are expensive, but it was a really good investment piece and I’ve definitely had great wear out of it.

I’ve had a good look online for some cheaper alternatives, I’ve also linked a similar Woolrich coat in case you fancy treating yourself for Christmas.

There was quite a few to choose from, so I’ve just picked out 10 of my favourites below.

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Woolrich Arctic parka jacket £745 FLANNELS

Karly waxy parka £189 WHISTLES

French Connection utility parka £175 ASOS

Esprit faux fur parka £125 ASOS

Khaki faux fur parka £115 RIVERISLAND

John Rocha fleece lined parka £69.30 reduced from £99 DEBENHAMS

Phase Eight fur trim parka £125 reduced from £169 DEBENHAMS

Nine by Savannah Miller faux fur parka DEBENHAMS (also in khaki) £84 reduced from £120

Regatta waterproof parka £72 reduced from £120 DEBENHAMS

Water repellent parka £89.99 ZARA

Have a lovely evening, Joanna x

The Boot Edit

Who doesn’t love an ankle boot? It has to be my favourite footwear. Flat, block heel, stiletto, casual or smart, I love them all.

My favourite pair from last year have to be a bright pink suede ankle boot that I bought from RIVERISLAND. They always get compliments whenever I wear them.

There’s so many different styles and colours around to choose from, I thought I’d pick some of my favourites. I always believe in buying quality over quantity and to stick to styles that aren’t going to date as you really want to be able to wear the boots year after year.

Here are some of my favourites (*affiliate links)

Star studded ankle boots MODA IN PELLE

Pointes ankle boots DUNE

Metallic boots RIVERISLAND

Burgundy suede boot MINT VELVET

Croc effect Chelsea boots DEBENHAMS

Block Heel ankle boots DEBENHAMS

Autograph leather boots MARKS & SPENCER

Joules Tan langham boots NEXT

Kurt Geiger western blot NEXT

Red suede boots (also come in black which I have and purple) MODA IN PELLE

Leopard ankle boots ZARA

Bordeaux buckled boots MINT VELVET

Leather Chelsea boots NEXT

Blue heeled ankle boots ZARA

Black patent boots RIVERISLAND

Buckle boots OFFICE

Pink suede boots RIVERISLAND

Hope you have a lovely day, Joanna x

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Skirt love

The midi skirt and knee high boot is back in full force for autumn/winter. Team them with oversized chunky knits and you get that whole 70’s vibe, which I’m loving at the minute.

Floaty and feminine, patterned and pleated or power dressing pencil skirts, there’s a style to suit you.

All linked below (Affiliate links used)

Wrap over skirt with tie belt H&M

Polka dot skirt ASOS

Satin pleated midi skirt DEBENHAMS

Snake print midi H&M

Pleated skirt H&M

Pencil skirt H&M

Red pleated skirt H&M

Leopard print midi skirt DEBENHAMS

Midi skirt H&M

Floral print midi ASOS

Leather midi OASIS

Pleated midi OASIS

Midi skirt with side buttons STRADIVARIUS

Colour block skirt NEXT

Print pleated skirt JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

Cord pencil skirt (various colours) JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS

Faux leather pencil skirt RIVERISLAND

Have a lovely weekend, Joanna x

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