Feeling Nautical With Glitter

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(Jeans – Similar, Jacket – Similar & Similar, Top – Similar, Bag – Exact, Shoes – Exact & Similar)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It’s getting closer to February and the changes to be made on my blog, so I’m feeling really inspired and excited about it! This weekend was a fairly quiet one for me though, Adam came down after two weeks of not seeing each other, so it was nice to spend time together. We ate in our favourite pizza restaurant and wandered around town for a while, did our usual things and just enjoyed the weekend.

Getting to my outfit though, we shot these photos a few weeks ago when I put together something nautical inspired with stripes and navy. I was wearing my James Jeans Couture Skinnies with a Zara Navy Blazer which was layered over my Striped Tee from GAP. For the accessories, I wore my Jimmy Choo Wheel Shoes in Petrol Glitter and my Cambridge Satchel Push Lock Bag in Red. You haven’t seen this bag yet, but I did get it a few weeks ago and I absolutely adore it! I will be reviewing it soon for you as well, so stay tuned for February!

On another note, there have been so many deals and sales around at the moment, I’ve actually ended up spending so much of my money on impulse and without intending to. I’m always one that struggles to pass up a great deal and I always feel like I have to take advantage of discount codes, like the ones on the VouchaCodes website, for all of my favourite stores or passing by the sale rail in town. I’ve actually ended up with some gorgeous pieces which I truly can’t wait to share with you in the coming weeks! I’ve been planning outfits like crazy! Have any of you bought some new pieces? And I’d love for you to comment and let me know what you think of my outfit!

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WIN These Somerset Toiletry Company Goodies!

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I am really excited to announce that I have a new giveaway for you all! I’ve teamed up with The Somerset Toiletry Company again to giveaway some of their Naturally European products! The last contest went so well, we had over 1500 entries, so we are bringing you another one! Up for grabs is their best selling Sage Body Cream, Lavender Luxury Soap and Rose Petal Hand Cream, all of which are scented perfectly!

This contest is a Twitter contest, so all you have to do is follow both Raindrops of Sapphire and The Somerset Toiletry Company on Twitter (click names to follow) and tweet the below sentence:

RT & follow @SomersetTC & @LornaRaindrops! You could #win these Naturally European toiletries http://wp.me/p2rDym-7t6 pic.twitter.com/KzXBUj6J8Q

That’s all you have to do! You can re-tweet it a few times to increase your chances of winning, but please don’t spam enter. The giveaway will be held from 23rd – 30th January (UK only) and will close at midnight. The winner will be selected at random from those who have followed both Raindrops of Sapphire and The Somerset Toiletry Company on Twitter and tweeted the entry sentence above. Thank you to TSTC for holding this giveaway with me and good luck to everyone who enters! I’m really pleased to be working again with a local company that I love!

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A Day With Me – What Do I Do?

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I was extremely inspired by Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere today when I read her blog post on her daily routine. I enjoyed reading it so much that I wanted to do my own post for you to enjoy reading as well. I know it’s always fun to look into people’s lives and see what they get up to! So, this is my day on Monday 19th January 2014. I hope you like it!

10am – I’m really not a morning person, so I tend to wake up around 10am due to being a night owl. Once I wake up, I lie in bed for about 5 minutes to adjust as it takes me sometime to come around, quickly glance at my emails via my iPhone to see what I’m dealing with for the day and then head to the bathroom.

10:10am – I wander to the kitchen to feed the cats and play with them for a little while and get a glass of water.

10:30am – After that I go back upstairs to my room to get my Macbook, turn it on and check out some other fashion bloggers for inspiration, sift through my emails to respond to important ones, check to see if I have some blog comments to approve and general dilly dally around the internet, switching my brain on.

11am – After getting used to being online, I will then start work properly. I will make sure I respond to more emails that need working on and start the process of blogging. I start with DenimBlog as I get the posts edited and ready for scheduling for the day, as well as looking around for my own posts to write to make up the days quota so that’s done and dusted.

12pm – I start to think about lunch at this point since I don’t eat breakfast. I can’t stomach food when I wake and it takes a good couple of hours for my tummy to settle, but before I get lunch, I look and see what post I can make on Raindrops of Sapphire if I haven’t already got some pre-done posts to publish. So I will get a outfit photo set ready to edit.

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Feeling The Burgundy Blues

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(Jeans – Exact & Similar, Jacket – Similar, Scarf – Similar, Bag – Exact, Boots – Similar)

Similar to an outfit I posted from Autumn, this is another one that I took a couple of months ago and never got around to posting. You may have already seen a brief look at it on The Jeans Blog when I received these jeans, but I never fully shared the outfit anywhere. I know the exact day these were taken as it was my dad’s birthday at the time, so we had gone out for a family meal, but as fashion bloggers always do, you have to find time to stop and take photos of your outfit!

For my outfit, I wore a pair of Paige Verdugo Skinny Jeans in Shiraz Silk Coating which I paired with my French Connection Athena Faux Leather Jacket. I tucked the jeans into my Zara Boots and layered on my Topshop Scarf for warmth, finished off with my Balenciaga Mini City in Black Suede. I know this is quite a classic look that I am wearing here and one you have probably seen me in variations of numerous times, but I really do adore burgundy with black and white, but I don’t think I have worn it as much as I usually do during the Autumn and Winter months!

On a side note, I’m still really excited about the changes being made in February! I can’t wait to share those with you! A new theme and layout might be coming too, but that’s being worked on at the moment! As always, please do let me know what you think of my outfit, and I’m deciding to include little polls within my looks now for those of you who don’t have the time to leave a comment! I hope this helps!

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