Getting My Autumn Looks With George

raindrops of sapphire get my look george at asda Getting My Autumn Looks With George

I’m really excited to be bringing you something a little bit different this time around as usually when I collaborate with brands, it’s for a more expensive company, however I know that so many of us have different budgets and price ranges, so I’m happy to be bringing you a get the look post with George from Asda. George have some really pretty dresses available for under £20 on most of them and a lot were quite similar to ones that I would wear myself and style, so it seemed fitting to style a few outfits in my own personal way and imitate a couple of my looks that I loved. So, check them out below! Which one do you fashion bloggers and readers like the most?

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There’s A Cave Woman On The Loose

lorna burford long blonde thick hair Theres A Cave Woman On The Loose

(Jeans – Exact, Shirt – Similar & Similar, Top – Exact, Bag – Similar & Similar, Boots – Similar)

I’m still going through my archive of outfit photos from the past few weeks that I haven’t got around to posting yet. These were taken a couple of Friday’s ago when my boyfriend and I went out to eat lunch at Prezzo and then headed to the cinema to watch The Equiliser. We actually ended up having the entire cinema to ourselves which was great! Nobody to ruin the movie! Despite the film being really violent, I actually loved it and thought it was fantastic. One of my favourite movies of the year actually! Has anyone else seen it?

Getting to my outfit, the reason I titled this blog post as a cave woman was simply because of my hair, ha ha. It was just before I had it cut and I was feeling like a wild woman with it. I had no fringe left and it had gotten really thick and long so it was literally all over the place as you can see. It’s much better now though! I decided that I wanted something quite comfortable for the day since I would be sitting a lot, so I chose my Citizens of Humanity Rocket Jeans in Axel again (other options here), paired with a simple black tee from ASOS and my Zara red plaid shirt (similar options here) tied around my waist to inject a bit of colour. I also added in my Leghila neon yellow bag that I got in Florence last year from LuisaViaRoma and finished off with my Kurt Geiger Winona boots. I like the idea of all black with a few pops of colour here and there! I know a lot of fashion bloggers love bright colours, so it’s always nice to have a dark base. What do you think of my outfit?

lorna burford uk fashion blogger bath Theres A Cave Woman On The Loose

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Welcome Autumn!

fall autumn train track Welcome Autumn!

As a tradition here on Raindrops of Sapphire, I always make a post welcoming Autumn as it’s the most beautiful time of year for me. Not just because it means I get to layer and wear various clothes without being ‘too’ cold, but because of the pretty scenery. When I see the leaves turning that golden shade of orange and intense warm red, it makes me smile from the inside out. I never get tired of the gorgeous Autumn leaves as they are just so beautiful to me. They liven up my outfit shoots and inject a strength of colour that other seasons just don’t and of course they brighten up my day.

So, as it is now Autumn and the leaves are turning everywhere, I wanted to take this opportunity to add a few updates for you about what’s to come in the near future for me! I feel like this is a shared journey of mine with all of you as without you there to support me, it wouldn’t be possible. So thank you!

- Ok first up, I am going to be doing a lot more collaborations and sponsorships in a really fun and exciting way! I’ve just signed to be part of a sponsorship with a new company and I can’t wait to share that with you, as well as having some other really cool projects lined up that I can’t talk about at the moment, but they are extremely exciting and with some amazingly popular stores! So there are many fun things coming! One of them does include a very exciting denim collaboration too!

- Next up is the introduction of photography to Raindrops of Sapphire. I have been mentioning it for a while, but I thought what better time to start it than in Autumn? Photography is one of my passions and I’ve started building up a portfolio of my photos on my MacBook, but I think it’s time to start sharing them with you. I’m thinking of making a photography post once a month filled with a selection of my favourite photos that I have taken and also, maybe, showcasing the works of other photographers (like these photos). I can’t wait for this!

- Thirdly, I can’t even begin to explain the overwhelming support that I have received for The Jeans Blog. I started my new denim blog in June as you know and in those 4 and a half months it’s already gotten over 18,000 views, lots of reader interaction, the support of top denim companies and a ranking on page 1 of Google for multiple search terms. I’ve always wanted a blog about jeans to call my own and have the creative freedom to do what I want on it, so finally this new business venture is succeeding and paying off. I really hope you continue to enjoy it as much as I am writing it!

- And finally, it’s SALE time! Since Shopbop is a huge love of mine, I couldn’t not share with you the bi-annual Friends & Family sale event! You get 25% off your order with the code FAMILY25 at the checkout for 3 days only! Don’t miss it! They always have amazing brands and the latest pieces before a lot of other stores, plus my favourite part of free shipping and paying your customs at the checkout for international orders, you can’t go wrong! Click here to shop the Shopbop sale!

As always, thank you so much for your support and I am really excited to share with you the new opportunities that are arising and popping up for me. I’ve been working full time and extremely hard, 24/7 on my blogs for over 4 years and I’m finally happy that things are starting to move forward even more! Lorna xx.

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I Feel Like This Is My Signature

barbara panagos red lips green eyes I Feel Like This Is My Signature

(Jeans – Exact, Vest – Similar, Tee – Similar, Boots – Exact, Bag – Exact)

So the title for this post was sort of obvious as I kind of feel like this is one of my signature looks. Whether it’s a leather look vest or jacket, I tend to always gravitate towards them, pairing them with skinny jeans and boots during the Autumn. For this look, I chose my Citizens of Humanity Rocket jeans in Axel (similar here), then opted for my grey ASOS tee and layered over my Forever 21 leather look red vest. I do love the combination of a red/burgundy with black and grey as I think it’s so classic!

Then for my shoes, I wore my Jimmy Choo Melba booties in black suede. These are new as I got them a couple of months ago after saving up really hard for them for months. I loved my brown pair and I thought that as I wear black jeans often, a black pair of these boots would be perfect! Then for my bag, I chose my trusty Balenciaga Mini City in black suede. I adore this bag and am extremely happy that I was able to save up for it for all of those months and finally buy it!

If you are wondering why my hair still looks the same here after I’ve had it cut, it’s because these photos were taken a couple of weeks ago when I was out in town. I’ve got quite a few outfits stored up actually, so I need to get through those before I post my new ones! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend though! I did, I spent Saturday out with my brother, dad and boyfriend as it was my dads birthday, so we all went out for a meal. It turned out to be a lovely day and thankfully the weather stayed nice for it! But as always, I would love to know what you readers and other fashion bloggers think of my outfit!

jimmy choo melba boots black suede worn I Feel Like This Is My Signature

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