28 December 2012

shiny and cute

S P O T L I G H T : C H E L S E A D O L L
all photos from chelseadoll.com


Best discovery yet. Chelsea Doll is an online only accessories boutique and all I can say is everything is SHINY and CUTE. There is so much colour I could explode with excitement - every piece makes me smile and these are just a few favourites that I've picked out. And, a post-Christmas bonus, there is a  SALE - so everything is an absolute steal. Youpeeeee. Happy shopping!

bags | the anastasia blue tote bag £18the cassie shoulder bag £22the jean clutch bag £25, mr fox satchel £18

jewellery | crystal peacock ring £5, black & gold speckled drop earrings £4silver camera ring £43D pink crystal rabbit ring £4, flower power skull ring £4, coral enamel & crystal flower bouquet necklace £5, metallic crystal tortoise ring £6, pastel parrot necklace £5, vintage spiral earrings £3

bits & bob | kitty cat sunglasses £12blue panda cap £12, green & mustard reindeer knit scarf £15, purrfect: glitter cat ears headband by crown and glory £15

25 December 2012

berry christmas!


Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas - hope it's filled with close friends, family, good food, laughter, love, hugs, smiles, sparkles and happy bubbles everywhere.

Berry Christmas!

:)

// all photos via my Instagram @cathiasees

christmas pudding nails | 
rimmel metal rush gold save the queen & 60 seconds silver bullet and barry m bright red & emerald green

berry shoe shopping @ clarks | teariffic teapots & old sweet shop sweets @ fortnum & mason
giant candy canes @ covent garden | christmas kisses @somerset house | christmas dinner & cheese

23 December 2012

keeping festive warm


Let's be fair, it's not actually that cold outside but that doesn't mean we should't pull out our favourite accessory of the season: the mighty christmas jumper. Last week, my team had a Christmas Jumper Day at work and above is a small (but great) sample of what appeared on the day.

However, there was one re-occuring topic - how hard it was to find a christmas jumper this year! Mine (the penguin) was found in Camden Market by lovely Jan (sporting her reindeer look) after a good few days of us searching London's high street. Though it was worth the search in the end, I thought I would flag some jumpers I've spotted online (and love) if you're still looking for a novelty gem.

Party Polar Bear this jumper does all the talking; I would pair with black jeans and red heels

The Wolf not a one-off piece, this is a statement all year jumper that I absolutely adore and if you are also a fan of Flight Of The Conchords, this is 100% Brett jumper which makes me love it even more!

Fluo Reindeers who said red was the only colour for Christmas time, shine bright with this beauty

Santa's Kitten just. cute. (and a massive bargain!)



14 December 2012

horsing around


The month of december means christmas dinners, christmas parties and christmas dresses; and the last week saw all three! This year's office party was held at Cafe de Paris in central London and I thought I would finally get into the christmas mood through sporting a sparkly dress and dotty christmas nails. It still feels a little surreal that it's less than two weeks away but the recent purchase of a christmas tree and the hunt for christmas jumpers have started to make it a little more real for me. So, starting to get excited now =)

Whilst hunting for christmas presents, I couldn't resist this amazing black leather clutch covered in gold horses with its own pony tassels from ASOS - it is really soft, fun and able to hold so much more than I expected (bonus). Additional bonus that it was on sale! Have no doubt that I'll be wearing this one a lot this party season. Yey.

wearing | black cord dress with silver bead detailing (Coggeshall, Essex), sheer black tights (M&S), red suede chunky ankle boots (Coggeshall, Essex)

arm & hand swag | black question mark ring (Topshop), Just Acces Gold Ring Set (ASOS), gold chain necklace worn as bracelet (Accessorize), orange evil eye bracelet (Istanbul), Misk rose gold watch (Storm)

nails | Barry M bright red & Nails Inc motcomb street

12 December 2012

chelsea-boulle style


Speaking of prints: meet Francis Boulle of TV series Made In Chelsea. Expressions-abundant skate-boarding entrepreneur extraordinaire and one of my firm favourites. Based on last night's show, he clearly doesn't need to accessorize with beauties like this in his wardrobe!

all photos from channel4.com

9 December 2012

printastic

H I G H E N D // 2 // H I G H S T R E E T
alternatives for fashionistas on a budget
featuring Sass & Bide


I spotted these Sass & Bide beauties recently in Stylist magazine's daily emails Emerald Street and since then have been on the look-out for high-street alternatives which may not be as painful on the purse strings. Heading North in particular is a limited edition piece by Sass & Bide, handmade in Kenya as part of the United Nations Ethical Fashion program; I always think it's great to see the promotion of ethical fashion.

I love these bags because the prints are distinct, the colours are bright but not too in-your-face and all in all they are bound to make any outfit standout. I also tend to be drawn to African inspired prints so I'm not surprised these caught my eye... Generally, I tend to colour coordinate what I'm wearing with the chosen bag or jewellery or shoes but in this case I would probably just team any of these with a LBD and let the bag do all the talking!


Sass & Bide

High Street Alternatives 
(£50 or under)
ASOS Aztec Sequin Clutch, £35
ASOS Jacquard Weave Foldover Clutch, £25

all photos sourced from: 
sassandbide.com, asos.com, nelly.com, uk.accessorize.com, designersguild.com

2 December 2012

a little something special

It is officially just over three weeks until Christmas (eeep) and I have started my yearly gift hunt. Not going to lie, I usually leave this until the very last minute because shopping in crowds stresses me out! However, this year I've decided to get organised and during my hunt have found a few things which might give you a few gift ideas for friends and family who are just as jewellery or nails obsessed... =)



Stag jewellery holder & ring dish | £18 ASOS
Cherry blossom wall decal jewellery holder | £25 Little Lou London
Flowery jewellery stand with bird | £12.45 Sass & Belle
Large pink 'toile de jouy' glass-covered jewellery box | £23 Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson

Ciate caviar mini bar | £20 ASOS or here £20 Selfridges
Nails Inc. I can paint a rainbow set | £22.50 John Lewis

product photos from:
asos.com, johnlewis.com, selfridges.com, debenhams.com, sassandbelle.co.uk, notonthehighstreet.com