Keeping It Casual In Skinny Jeans & Trainers

(Jeans – Similar, Top – Similar, Shoes – Exact, Earrings – Exact, Necklace – Similar, Bag – Similar, Watch – Similar) When the sneakers/trainers trend became fashionable again earlier this year, I wasn’t really feeling it and I didn’t want to jump on board. While I think they look cool in neon colours when worn with cuffed skinny jeans or pants, I don’t like them worn with dresses, skirts or more dressier pieces. Even though I am attracted to the bright shades, my feet are pretty big in proportion to my legs, which often means that I can only pick flat shoes that are slim, or I risk looking like the next Crusty the clown! One pair of trainers that came out a little while ago though was these ASH Dino Trainers in Beige from Daniel Footwear. The thing that attracted me to them and made me fall in love with them was the fact that they do have a concealed wedge inside which you can’t really see, yet they still remain sporty. It’s somewhat of a refreshing change actually walking around in trainers at the moment! I’m so used to heels or espadrilles, I had forgotten the hidden comforts of sports shoes and considering I used to live in them when I was younger, that’s saying something! I genuinely adore these though due to them being a versatile colour, I’ve worn them plenty of times for shopping and my day trip to Wales last week, however I decided to wear them then with neon orange socks to be different! You can see an Instagram photo of that by clicking…

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The Floral Dress

(Bag – Exact, Dress – Similar, Shoes – Similar) This sort of feels like a really rare blog post for me since I’m not wearing any jeans, shorts or denim of any kind! This dress is actually quite old, I think I have had it for about 2 years now, but it’s still one of my favourites. The cut of it with the lower neckline and nipped in waist is really flattering for my shape and I think it’s so feminine with the pink floral print. I love to wear it when it’s hot outside! Luckily the past weekend was boiling hot because we had a heat wave! I’m wearing a River Island floral dress, Topshop Shirley wedges, my Mulberry Lily in Oak, my Adele Marie pink swarovski bangle, some H&M gold bangles and since my earrings are visible, those are my Azendi purple Carousel earrings. One thing I have also been experimenting with lately is my hair and having hair accessories. Here I’m wearing a pony tail tube which makes your pony tail stick out, a bit like in the 70’s. I do love it, but since I have such thick and long hair, the weight of it pulls it down a bit unfortunately. I was looking on Hershesons and they seem to have some really cool hair accessories like clip on ponytails, clip in colours, a bow hair clip and other interesting things that I think I might want to try out! I do have a Doughnut for a sock bun, but I just really can’t get that to work at all. Anyway, what do you think of…

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Pink Valentine

So here is the rest of my outfit that I wore for Valentines Day. My boyfriend and I went out to lunch and we exchanged gifts at home, I love the little things he got me! I thought an all pink outfit would be really appropriate since pink is my favourite colour and Valentines is all about love! It just made sense! My pink outfit consists of my M2F pink skinny jeans, my Zara pink blazer, my Topshop knitted cream jumper/sweater and rainbow necklace, ASOS white long sleeved top and neon pink watch, my new Mulberry pink denim Lily, my pink Azendi Carousel ring and my River Island taupe ankle boots. I also wanted to take this posts opportunity to say thank you to my wonderful boyfriend. Thank you for taking my photos for my blog, for always being there for me, keeping me warm when I get cold (which is often), making sure I am ok when we are out, always thinking of me, looking after me when I need it, knowing me better than I know myself… The list could go on, but I wont, I will keep it short. I’m glad there is a day in the year where we can celebrate love! So what do you think of my all pink outfit? (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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Be My Valentine – Pink & Red Finds

Mulberry Candy Pink French Purse. Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to put a little post together of the things I like and think are appropriate for Valentines Day! Keeping with the theme of pink and red (for romance and love of course) I have piled together loads of items that I found online. Some are very cheap while others are quite expensive. I like to include a mix. I personally would love everything in this list! Especially the Mulberry purse above, the Ksubi pink jeans, the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Platos, the glittery nail polish and the Azendi love birds necklaces! Just as a clue to one of my upcoming posts next week, I recently received a parcel in the mail and it contains one of these pink items… That’s all I will say! Maybe some of you regular readers will guess it! It’s something I have wanted for a long time and saved for… (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook) Topshop Nail Polish In Ice Crush. Ksubi Spray On Skinny Jeans In Pop Purple.

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Blue, White & Fuchsia

This is an outfit that I put together on the spur of the moment. I wanted something classic and smart, but with a big pop of colour which is why I decided on fuchsia. I couldn’t decid which bag to wear though, I was stuck between my Marc Jacobs Bruna and my new sparkly clutch I picked up in the sale at Urban Outfitters. The clutch went with my shoes more, but I know so many people love the Bruna. In the end I think I decided on the clutch being a better option. Which do you prefer? I was wearing my Hudson Nico skinny jeans, a Topshop pink tank top and cream blazer, a Swarovski Panda necklace that my boyfriend bought me for Christmas, my Azendi Carousel ring, Adele Marie bangle, AVON beaded bracelets and my Christian Louboutin Declic heels in Cramberry. As I was taking photos of the heels and clutch together, my adorable cat decided she wanted to be in on it, so she sat right next to them. I think she loves Louboutins too! Also, I think this clutch is actually supposed to be a laptop case, but I don’t want to use it as that, it looks much better as a purse! Ha ha. (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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The Biker Jacket

So as promised, here are more detailed photos of my new leather style biker jacket. It’s quickly become my latest obsession and I can’t stop wearing it! I always find that jackets like this are so versatile and go with almost any outfit. They give an edge to your look and I love that about biker jackets! This one isn’t real leather, it’s polyurethane which I prefer over real leather. I’m wearing Kasil skinny jeans, my Miss Selfridge PU leather biker jacket, my Altru Go Out Tonight tee from Urban Outfitters, my Topshop Glam heels and rainbow ring and my earrings are sort of visible, those are Azendi Butterfly Love Note earrings. I wore this outfit for one of my reviews but I really like how classic it is. I think heels, skinny jeans and biker jackets are a popular choice among a lot of ladies because it’s such an easy look, you can just throw it together and it looks good all the time, in my opinion. I love the zips on this jacket and the quilting at the shoulders too. The buckles are also a great addition. I’m really happy that I randomly came across this jacket in the store. I had been looking for one for a long time and then I stumbled across the perfect one! I love it when that happens, don’t you? Also, if you missed my contest, I am giving away a funky colour block bangle from Christina Child for free. You can enter by clicking here. (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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CLOSED! WIN A Very Cute ‘So Lucky’ Pendant From Azendi

This contest is now closed! The winners are Katie Corr and Ana Amanti! Azendi has teamed up with me to give 2 lucky Raindrops of Sapphire fans the chance to WIN one of their very cute ‘So Lucky’ pendants! The ‘So Lucky’ pendants are part of their new collection which are made from sterling silver and cubic zirconia. They have 9 styles to choose from; a 4 leaf clover, an elephant, a horse shoe, a crescent moon, a hamsa hand, a heart, a peace symbol, a wish bone and a lucky star. All you have to do to enter this contest is become a fan of my Raindrops of Sapphire FaceBook page and the Azendi FaceBook page (click names to like) and then leave a comment on this blog post with your FaceBook name saying which pendant you would like to win. It’s as easy as that! The elephant is definitely my favourite one! The contest IS open worldwide and will run for 10 days, closing on the 22nd July 2011. The 2 winners will be chosen by Azendi from those of you who have entered correctly. Good luck to everyone who enters and thank you to Azendi for holding this contest with me! I love their jewellery so much! (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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Valentines Day

I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day on Monday! I spent the day with my boyfriend and I was lucky enough to be taken out to a 5 star hotel for lunch! Thankfully the weather stayed sunny and we had a lovely meal. I had a caesar salad and then raspberry sorbet for pudding, my boyfriend had a burger and a winter berry pudding. The food was really delicious and so pretty! That’s saying something as I generally am not that fond of food if I am honest. They even stack the chips like jenga blocks and decorate the plates beautifully! I did have a wonderful time which I am so thankful for, it’s the first time I’ve really done anything like this for a romantic occasion. I also got a really pretty Swarovski pink and purple crystal heart necklace which you can see in the photos. I know my boyfriend reads my blog every day so this is partly a thank you post to him, plus I have more outfit photos inside 😀 I was wearing my J Brand skinnies in Ink, my Topshop boyfriend blazer, a Warehouse lace top, my Christian Louboutin Cramberry Declic, my Adele Marie swarovski bangle, my Azendi Mimosa earrings and carousel ring, my new Swarovski crystal heart necklace and my Mary Frances Take A Bow clutch. So did you all have a wonderful Valentines day and nice weekend? I hope you did! I have also listed some more things on eBay which you can see here. Don’t forget to enter my ShopAkira $100 voucher giveaway as well by clicking here 🙂 (Follow…

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