I’ve always loved gladiator sandals, but funnily enough I’ve never owned a pair. They have always ended up too baggy around my calves and looking sloppy. I saw these really pretty Kurt Geiger Maddie gladiator sandals a while back on their website and they looked perfect since they had buckles to tighten the calves and a zip up the back. I was lucky enough to find them on sale for only £30 so I snapped them up in an instant! I paired them with my Levi’s denim shorts and a thin Zara knitted jumper, keeping everything neutral. To match the shoes though, I went with my Mulberry Lily in Oak and then my Urban Outfitters deer necklace, finally finished off with my metallic blue beetle ring that I got from Topshop ages ago. I think this is something really easy and casual and a great way to transition into the Autumn weather! What do you think of it? I know a lot of fashion bloggers tend to have similar tastes and one of my friends, Tara, has these in black!
First off I want to start by saying that I apologise for the lack of photos in this post, but I had some issues with my MacBook not saving the images correctly and I lost about 75% of them. It’s been so annoying since I lost all of the detailed shots of my bag, jewellery, shoes etc and I only ended up with 4 photos left from the whole shoot. Luckily I did upload a couple of shots to my Instagram (@LornaRaindrops) on the day of the photo shoot so I have managed to incorporate those as well, but again, I apologise for no real close up photos of the shoes and things. It’s been a nightmare!
Those of you who have been a fan of my blog for a long time will know that I have had this floral River Island dress for a few years and each Summer I tend to break it out and style it in a different way. I’ve worn it before here and here and this is the first time that I have tied a black belt around the middle to make it a little different. I paired this dress with my Kurt Geiger Nina sandals which I got in the sale a few weeks ago. For my accessories, I chose my Cambridge Satchel Mini in Neon Pink, my Olivia Burton pink and gold watch, some various bracelets and my Swarovski Heart necklace. All tying together with the pink theme!
I think there is just something so classic about a floral dress for Summer. Funnily enough, I don’t often see a lot of fashion bloggers wearing one as they tend to favour denim shorts like I do, but it definitely makes a nice change! Speaking of Summer though, Fashion Month is underway and I put together a round up of the SS15 denim trends on my other blog, The Jeans Blog. You should definitely check that out! I also have numerous other really cool denim posts on there and I know a lot of you love denim as much as I do! So, what do you think of the outfit? Comment and let me know! It’s always nice hearing your thoughts on my looks!
I got sent these American Eagle Sky High Jeggings in Medium Destroyed as part of a mailer from the brand, so you should be seeing quite a few of them out and about soon on celebs and other fashion bloggers! For a denim brand that isn’t premium and has jeans on the lower priced side, I’ve always liked American Eagle. The fit of their jeans is actually really good and the back pockets are always flattering, despite them not being made in the US or premium.
They do tend to stretch out quite a lot, as expected, but these high rise jeggings are really cool! The rise really does come up to just below your belly button, but the back pockets are still in the right place to be flattering, not to mention they are skinny all the way down to the ankle with a perfect inseam. I couldn’t be happier with these actually (when it comes to cheaper jeans) and if you are looking for a distressed medium blue wash, with a low price point, these might be a good option for you!
Since these do have a low price point (I don’t always wear premium, maybe just 99% of the time, ha ha), I wanted to style the entire outfit on a budget, so you wont find any designer pieces on me in this look. I paired the jeans with a Forever 21 tie front shirt and my owl necklace which is also from the brand. I then chose my River Island booties that I got a couple of years ago but haven’t really worn before and threw on a few various bracelets to tie it together. There wasn’t much colour in this outfit though since it’s quite neutral, so that’s why I went for a bold red lip, just to add a little pop to the combination. I would love to know your thoughts on this look and whether or not you like it! Please do comment and let me know and I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
So many of you love my Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 heels in Black, myself included since I wear them all the time. I find that you just can’t get more classic and than a pointed black heel, they are just so chic and elegant! I’m really excited to be teaming up with Daniel Footwear again, this time for a giveaway!
You can WIN one of their Daniel Mustio heels which come in black, red, silver, nude and two variations of gold! The black pair are so similar to my Pigalle, so if you love that look, you can definitely be in with a chance of winning them! They are made of leather and feature a 4 inch heel too, just like mine.
All you have to do to enter this contest is like both the Raindrops of Sapphire and Daniel Footwear Facebook pages (click names to like) and then leave a comment on THIS PHOTO (<- click words) saying which colour you would like to win and why. It’s as easy as that! If you would like a bonus entry, you can follow the Daniel Footwear and LornaRaindrops Twitter pages too! Just mention that you did the bonus entry in your entry comment.
This giveaway is open for 2 weeks and will close on the 24th September 2014 at 11:59:59pm BST. It’s open worldwide, to the countries that Daniel Footwear ship to. The winner will be chosen by Daniel Footwear from those of you who have entered correctly by liking both Facebook pages and leaving a comment on the entry photo. Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you to Daniel Footwear for holding this giveaway with me!