It’s that time again! The time of the month where I create my currently craving wish list and this one is for April! I’m excited to have been able to collaborate with Lyst on this wish list though! So instead of linking up every item individually, I have created my list on Lyst and you can shop the pieces that way! I think their system is really useful and really fun at the same time, I like being able to find all the pieces that I love in one place, so it works out well for me!
In terms of what I have chosen though, I do have a little obsession with Burberry scarves at the moment after purchasing my first one in London last weekend! I also love Louis Vuitton and Valentino, so I’m having a moment with those brands right now! Items 1, 7 and 10 in the collage above have to be my favourites from that set, closely followed by 6 and I literally just purchased the Tods (number 3), so I can’t wait to show you those once they arrive! As for the collage below, I would say I love items 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10 the most! I have a thing for backpacks too and ripped up black jeans, but I also think the raw hem denim jacket from Lovers + Friends is so pretty! Which items do you love the most?
Styling the Gossard Elegance lingerie and nightwear collection
I’ve featured underwear collaborations before, having modelled Ultimo and Ann Summers lingerie in the past, but I’m excited to announce that I’ve recently styled the new Elegance collection from Gossard. I fell in love with it when I first saw it, seeing how dainty and cute the little pink, cream and peach floral Elegance print was on the satin fabric that the pieces come in. It’s the perfect lingerie for Spring and Summer as it’s really lightweight and soft. I’ve styled the plunge bra and short as well as the cami and French knicker set which is perfect for sleeping in.
I’m usually a 34DD in bra sizing (I should be a 32, but I can’t tolerate restricting straps around my rib cage so I size up for comfort) but I had to size down one cup size in this bra to a 34D as it seems to run a little on the large side. It fits really well though and is extremely comfortable, even though it gives you a little boost of cleavage, it’s really easy to wear without feeling constricted. For the matching shorts I went with a size 10 which is usually my regular size in knickers as I don’t like them to be really tight. The best thing about them is the see through mesh on the back, they are really elegant which is fitting for the name, especially with the pink bow on the front.
Now getting to the nightwear, I took the cami top in a size 12 (I’m usually an 8) as it was really small fitting in the chest area. Being larger chested means I sometimes have to size up for pieces to fit in that area and I was worried that the waist would be baggy, but it actually turned out ok. I think the slouchy fit the Elegance cami has gives it a nice laid back vibe. The lace and the little bow on the front really just finish it off nicely. Then for the French knickers that go with the cami, I took those in a size 10 like I did with the underwear as I didn’t want them to be too tight since they are for sleeping in. They fit really well and are extremely comfortable to wear. There’s just something really luxurious about this collection as a whole and I think it’s the incredibly soft satin fabric and the fact that the print is so delicate. I would love to know what you think of this Gossard lingerie and nightwear! Please do comment below!
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Enjoying my flatbread Caesar salad at Prezzo
As you know, I update my Instagram account (@LornaRaindrops) multiple times a day with various behind the scenes photos that I don’t post on my blog, so sometimes I like to round up a few of my favourites to share with you here for those of you who missed them or don’t have Instagram.
I think out of all the social media accounts that I have, Instagram has to be my absolute favourite! I can’t get enough of it as it’s so fun to share your photos instantly and check out what other people are up to. It’s like blogging in an instant format, which is why I think it’s so popular and used by everyone, not just fashion bloggers.
If you do want to keep up to date with me on a regular basis, to see what I’m doing, previews of my outfits way in advance before they are live here, behind the scenes photos, new purchases, my adorable kitties and more, I would love for you to follow me! It’s an easy way to keep up to date and see what might be coming up on Raindrops of Sapphire in the coming weeks! I hope you like these photos, please comment and let me know what you think!
Adam’s pizza at Pizza Express. It looked really colourful!
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The ombre faux fur gilet with skinny jeans and platforms
I’m super excited as I’m leaving for London tomorrow morning to attend the UK Blog Awards 2015. As you might already know, The Jeans Blog was shortlisted down to the final 10 in the fashion category, so I’m keeping my fingers and toes tightly crossed in the hope that it wins! It would mean a huge amount to me if the judges picked it as the amount of work that has gone into that site is crazy! When you are so passionate about something though, as I am about denim and blogging, it just comes together and becomes a part of life. I’m really looking forward to the awards though as some fashion bloggers that I know online are attending, so it’s going to be nice to meet them.
Getting to my outfit, I wore this look a couple of weeks ago when it was a little more chilly outside. I got this Topshop Faux Fur Ombre Gilet a little while ago and I absolutely love it. I’m not used to wearing so much faux fur at once and I was apprehensive about it as I know it can make you look larger, but that’s why I chose the sleeveless option so I didn’t look bulky. I paired it with a simple long sleeve white top for warmth and chose my Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Skinny Jeans in Aura to go with it. I truly am living in these jeans right now, they are one of my favourites for everyday wear! Finally, to maybe give it more of a 70’s feel, I went with my Topshop Slick Platform Heels. Despite them being really high, they are actually really comfortable and easy to walk in. What do you think of this outfit? I would love to know!
(Faux Fur Jacket – Exact, Top – Similar, Jeans – Exact & Similar, Shoes – Exact & Similar)
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