The Burgundy Princess Coat In The Royal Gardens

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(Coat – Similar & Similar, Scarf – Exact, Shoes – Similar, Lipstick – Exact)

The weather has been a little crazy lately so I don’t seem to have seasonal themes in terms of my outfits. One minute it might be warm so I’m wearing something Summery, then the next it’s colder and I’m wearing a coat. This is a look that I had been wanting to wear for a while, I came up with the idea last year actually, but it was always too cold to go bare legged back then. I was waiting for the perfect type of temperature to be cool enough for a coat, but not too cold that my legs would freeze. Luckily, this day happened a couple of weeks ago, the same day we shot the Ann Summers lingerie photos to be precise!

I chose to wear one my favourite coats that I have had for years, my Topshop burgundy princess coat. I know you have seen this coat quite a few times over the years here on Raindrops of Sapphire and there’s reason for it! It’s one of the best ones that I own and it always gets compliments. I decided to go bare legged and just wear my Topshop Saffi heels in burgundy red to go with it. The two shades are almost identical in colour, so I think it’s a good match. Since I didn’t want to wear only burgundy, I went with my Londali scarf to add a bit of blue and yellow to the mix. I really like how this turned out actually, I think it might be one of my favourite Autumn inspired outfits for this year so far.

And as a little update, things have been going really well for me lately in terms of blogging, my newer denim blog that I started, The Jeans Blog, has been gaining in popularity pretty rapidly, getting more and more views and I am also working on a very cool project with one of the United State’s top retailers for it, so I can’t wait to share that with you! Raindrops of Sapphire is also doing incredibly well, so I have a lot of thanks to you guys for supporting my blog so much! I’m really happy right now with how well things are going in terms of blogging. I’ve definitely found my feet this year! So anyway, what do you think of this outfit? Do you like it?

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Fashion Fruits Brilliantly British Fashion Blogger Cards

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I’m very excited to finally be able to announce a little project that I was a part of and love! I was asked by Fashion Fruits to be a part of their Brilliantly British: Fashion Bloggers 2014 card decks and they turned out fantastic! I’m very proud to be British and my blog is my life, so when they asked me to be a part of the project because they loved Raindrops of Sapphire, I jumped at the chance! Aren’t the cards really cool? I’m featured among numerous other British fashion bloggers and the game is really fun too!

Every card features the blog logo and a screenshot of a recent outfit post from each individual blogger. The URL is also provided, so you can check out each blog in more detail. In the top left-hand corner of each card is a symbol (headphone, nail polish, shoe, shorts, sunglasses, teacup, umbrella or vest), which you’ll need for playing Quartet. At the bottom of each card are five different categories: blog age (months), average cups of tea per day, average monthly nail colour changes, height of highest heels (cm), and number of umbrellas owned for each blogger for Top Trumps! My umbrellas are a lot, ha ha!

You can check them out online and you can also download and print your own cards so you can play along too! They also have various contests in which you can win a professionally printed set just like mine here. There’s also a really cool opportunity which I’m happy to share with you too! Fashion Fruits are now looking for other fashion bloggers to be a part of next years deck of cards! If you fancy being featured, just submit your blog and hopefully they might like it enough to want you to take part! Just click here here to head over to their website! I hope you like this really cool collaboration and I would love for you to play along too! What do you think?

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It Feels Like Autumn Is Near

river island brown leather jacket waistcoat blogger outfit It Feels Like Autumn Is Near

(Jeans – Exact, Jacket – Similar, Jumper – Similar, Boots – Similar, Bag – Exact)

August will soon be gone and Autumn is approaching. I have already noticed that the air is getting crisper, a few leaves are starting to drop off the trees and it’s getting darker earlier in the evenings too. I’m kind of excited as it means that I get to layer more and wear new jeans that I have acquired! I put this outfit together on Saturday when I went out to lunch, eating at Cosy Club as we hadn’t been there in years! It’s just something simple and easy, comfortable and casual, but I like the colour combination and the layering of it.

I wore my Citizens of Humanity Rocket skinny jeans in Axel again, as like I said before, these are my new favourite black jeans! I paired them with a new jumper that I got from Zara for an amazing price and then layered over my River Island faux brown leather sleeveless jacket. I actually got this gilet/jacket last year in the sale, but I hadn’t had a chance to wear it until now. It’s actually amazing! Since I love the styling of black skinny jeans with black boots, to elongate your legs, I chose my KG by Kurt Geiger Winona boots (which I used to live in last Autumn) and I think they paired really well together. I then finished off the outfit with another brown accessory, my Mulberry Lily bag in Oak.

I also wanted to say thank you to all of you for the amazing support you gave me on the Ann Summer lingerie photos that I shot and published on Monday. I was overwhelmed by your kindness and the sheer amount of comments that came in for that post, it was amazing and it’s given me a lot of confidence and inspiration to keep trying new things and pushing my boundaries as it’s not something a lot of fashion bloggers do. So honestly, I can’t thank you enough for the happiness all of you bring to my life and the little community that I feel like we have built. Reading your comments and seeing my traffic increase all the time is amazing. Anyway, I hope you like the outfit! Comment and let me know what you think!

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Raindrops of Sapphire x Ann Summers Lingerie

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You might remember a previous post I did last month on a collaboration with Ultimo, shooting some lingerie photos. I was quite happy with how those turned out and a lot of you gave me some great comments, despite me being nervous, so I was really thankful for that. I’ve since teamed up with Ann Summers as part of their latest lingerie campaign, to bring you something a little different to last time.

I got to choose one of the Sam Fairs new bras from the Ann Summers website, so I opted for this gorgeous pink and black sexy lace plunge bra, with the Brazilian knickers to match. I was so attracted to the bright fuchsia colour, I just knew that I wanted to style this set. I chose this bra as it has a deeper plunge in the middle, so it can be worn with lower cut tops if I want to, without showing off the middle of it, only a hint of cleavage instead, which is feminine to me, but at the same time, it’s easily worn with a pretty sheer blouse so you can see a hint of the pink coming through. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Please note though that if you are reading this at work, a few of the photos are probably not safe for the working environment. We have shot them in a classy and elegant way, showing femininity, in my opinion though. I really hope you feel that when you see them and don’t think otherwise. Again, I feel like this isn’t much different to modelling a bikini and underwear is something we wear every single day, I don’t think it should be shameful or frowned upon as it’s important for ladies to feel confident and make sure they end up with the right fitting bras, which you can find out more information on choosing the right one for you in their bra campaign. I would love to know your thoughts! Comment and let me know!

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