Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts

Thursday, 30 August 2012

In the bag: What to take to the Olympics

We've got it in the bag: Olympics fever

We've got it in the bag: Olympics fever by nkirkmartin featuring a union jack umbrella

We are super excited about the Olympics - London is at fever pitch! The Opening Ceremony was absolutely spectacular and the Games have gone off with a bang - 2 weeks of fun ahead (hopefully in the sun...).

There are strict rules about what you can and can't bring in to the venues - similar to going through airport security, there are restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels. Having watched the tennis and volleyball, we thought we'd compile a short list of the things you don't want to be without:

Umbrella (a small one - golf umbrellas are banned)
Camera (to capture those Olympic moments)
Sunglasses (for when the sun decides to show its face!)
Purse (for coins and cards)
Scarf (to keep you warm and double up as a flag - go Team GB!)
Sun cream (200ml or less)
Empty water bottle (you can fill it up at the events)
Chewing gum (to keep you fresh)
Antibacterial wipes (for emergencies)

The less you take, the better, but whatever you do, don't forget your tickets!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

What to wear - The L B C

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but that girl knows how to work her curves! When I saw this photo of her on a beach in Hawaii it made me think - YESSSS - that's it! Everyone should have an LBC (Little Black Costume) in their wardrobes.

Kim Kardashian in her LBC 

As I have a holiday on the horizon I decided instead of going in search of the perfect bikini, which can also be quite a tiresome experience for some (ME) - I was gonna get me a LBC!

Bearing in mind it is end of summer in the UK and most of the stores are full of Autumn/Winter stock and EMPTY of any holiday gear. Anyhow, as I am convinced of the longevity of this addition to my closet - I decided to splurge on it.  Just like its equally sassy cousin the LBD - this is something that just WON'T date.

Jessika Allen for Jets 

Are you switching from separates to a one-piece? Let me know your thoughts?


Friday, 20 July 2012

A secret you'll want to share

We are always on the hunt for something different, creative and not available on the highstreet.

So, this week we are really excited to introduce you to Secrets Unearthed - a gorgeous range of handcrafted Jewellery from sunny Cape Town designer Gina Prins. 

To give you an idea of why we are loving this girl's style, take a peek at her beautiful vintage tea party shoot, which shows off the new collection perfectly in the ultimate girly setting.

Vintage tea party with Secrets Unearthed
Vintage tea party with Secrets Unearthed
As you can see, Secrets Unearthed oozes vintage style. Gina gets inspiration from old stamps, coins and broken up pieces of porcelain, which she combines with fine silver and resin to create unique shapes and one off designs that have their own story. Using a mix of sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone pieces, she brings together different elements of nature such as wood and mother of pearl.

If you love her style as much as we do (and we really do) get in touch and see what she has to suit you. Her customised style is perfect for bridesmaids gifts too.

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Contact Gina directly - she can deliver her designs all over the world, do let us know what you choose and spread the word – we think she’s fab!

To see more of Gina’s collection you can visit her Facebook page or follow her on Tumblr.

Happy shopping x

Thursday, 28 June 2012

What to wear: Go Bright or Go Home

When it comes to style - I have always been a throw on a great pair of jeans and heels kind of girl, and this seasons bright new coloured jeans are no exception. Both of us, in the It's a Pleasure, Treasure team, are smitten kittens when it comes to brightening up our wardrobes and with all the colours under the sun available - what's not to love. 

You can keep it simple with a white t-shirt and statement necklace, dress them up with an equally bright top - basically you can throw them on with anything and they are sure to look fabulous. If you haven't tried a pair yet, I suggest you do it - coloured jeans give your outfit that edge that says - yes - today I am feeling bright and amazing and I am going to show it! Well that's how they make us feel anyway! 

Here are some of our faves...

Colour me bright
  • Wearing the blue and coral 
  • Lusting over the green and yellow 
  • Wondering if we could pull off the patterned Oasis pair 

What do you think about coloured jeans and what colour will you be wearing this summer?

Sunday, 24 June 2012

What to wear: Wimbledon

Strawberries & Cream at Wimbledon

"Why has slamming a ball with a racquet become so obsessive a pleasure for so many of us? It seems clear to me that a primary attraction of the sport is the opportunity it gives to release aggression physically without being arrested for felonious assault." - Nat Hentoff

Wimbledon begins this week - hooray - and along with it, the threat of rain. It wouldn't be Wimbledon without the rain, right? 

This year will be my first time at Wimbledon. My husband has managed to bag us tickets to watch the tennis during the Olympics - lucky me - I'll finally get to eat strawberries and cream in the sunshine! Or at least under my umbrella...

Along with the outfit above, I'll be taking my brolly - good old British summer! 

What will you be wearing to Wimbledon this year?

Monday, 18 June 2012

What to wear: Shine, even when the sun won't!

A splash of sunshine

A splash of sunshine by nkirkmartin featuring butter london nail polish

"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." - Kin Hubbard

I'm guessing Kin didn't live in London...

The British weather is starting to get me down. I have forgotten what Summer feels like. I can't remember when last I left home without a cardigan (and scarf). Granted, I am the ice queen (temperature, not heart), but surely by this time of year we should all be sporting short skirts, summery sandals and sunglass tans?!

So despite the fact that the weather is not playing nice, we have decided to think summery thoughts. Incidentally, the forecast looks quite lovely for the next day or two, so I hope I haven't cursed it by speaking out loud!

This outfit makes me want to pack a suitcase to somewhere exotic. Doesn't the yellow dress scream 'take me on holiday!'? (Husband, I think it's talking to me!)

Have you got any lovely, sunny trips planned?