Trusted Timberlands

By Sarah Hugill 

For once I went for the sensible option for shoes…. shocker I know!

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With a trip to New York on the horizon (which I have to add reached -14 degrees when we were out there) I thought a boot for all weathers would be ideal. As much as I love my UGG boots, as many of you will know snow is not their friend!

I would advise that you wear Timberlands in though if your planning on doing a lot of walking in them, as I found they did rub slightly where the boot finished on my leg. But overall I’m really happy with my purchase. I even managed to fit a pair of fluffy socks under them and didn’t have to dart out of snowfall for fear of it staining the suede!

The traditional choice of Timberlands was definitely the right one for me! Have you got a pair, or have you considered buying some? Let us know @thesarahsblog

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Lavender & Coral

By Sarah Redman

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Lavander macaroon & coral nails

Our summer weather seems to be dwindling a bit so I thought I would share a bit of colour and a summer memory.

This arty food photo is obviously and instagram snap – my summer has been full of colour, sun and macaroons.

My nails are painted in Really Rio from Clinique’s A Different Nail Enamel range – retailing at £12.00 for 9ml.

The lovely lavander macaroon comes from a bakery in northern France and was part of a few sweet treats my parents bought back for my sister and I.

I hope you’re all enjoying the last of your summers!

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Dolph-tastic

By Sarah Hugill

Not your average fashion accessory, but I couldn’t resist sharing Sasha with you. A three year old dolphin in Egypt.

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I’ve always wanted to swim with these creatures and experience just how friendly these guys are! If any of you are thinking of swimming with dolphins then I would definitely recommend it! The rubbery playful beings will leave you beaming from ear to ear. Although some places are known to treat dolphins terribly, leaving them in crammed, poor conditions so i’d do some research beforehand!

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Have you swam with dolphins before? Let us know @thesarahsblog 

Love a bit of floral

By Sarah Hugill

For a night out in Essex, I sucked it up and wore a pair of heels, I may have cheated slightly by wearing wedges but it was still a proud moment! 

I wore a silky navy cami from Top Shop with a midi-skirt from Miss Selfridge. The navy and pink floral pattern made a change from my usual colour scheme, adding a summery touch. 

Midi-skirts can sometimes be restricting and although I would not attempt to do the splits in this particular one, I still had enough movement to feel as though my legs weren’t tied together! 

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What have you worn on your latest night out? Let us know @thesarahsblog

Dance into the night

By Sarah Hugill

For a night on the town with the girlies if I want to last the night its simple flats are a must!

For all you girls who can wear sky high heels and still be on the dance floor at 4 in the morning the respect I have for you is unreal! Unfortunately at 20 I still have not gained that ability!

My high top white converse meant that I didn’t moan once about my feet killing and the others wore flats too, so we were a pretty happy bunch on our feet till the early hours!

I also wore a black and white checkered bodysuit from Miss Guided. I’m a huge fan of this design of top as although when you get changed you look like your wearing a baby-grow, you don’t have to constantly tuck in your top every 10 minutes or so as it gradually crawls out from your skirt or shorts! 

I then wore a skort, the skirt and short combo is great as you don’t have to worry about your skirt rising up, revealing anything that should definitely not be on show, but you still have the girly feel of wearing what looks like a skirt from the front. This purchase was also from Miss Guided, but be warned the skort in this design comes up pretty big, luckily my Mum is great with the needle and thread so she managed to take it in for me, but if I was you i’d order a size down from what you usually wear, much less hassle!

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What do you think of skorts? Let us know @thesarahsblog 

Rain rain go away…

By Sarah Hugill

 

Apologies all you lovely bloggers as I seem to have fallen off the face of the earth!

What with exams and then working full time i’ve been pretty rubbish at updating our blog, so it’s about time I get cracking!

I don’t know about you guys but I couldn’t wait for bank holiday weekend! No surprises it rained cats and dogs, typical English weather, so I decided to crack out my recent New Look purchases to brighten up my mood!

I worse a kimono (which I am slightly obsessed with at the moment, so many prints and colours to choose from!) this one caught my eye with the floral and bird print in a silvery shade so that you can wear it with pretty much any colour from New Look. I then wore a white vest top with detailing along the bottom also from New Look, a mint green, cream and white clutch back… you guessed it from New Look with a pair of leggings (as they’re quick drying) incase I got caught in a down pour.

I teamed the outfit with a spot of red lippy, dressing up the outfit for the occasion of a bank holiday meal out! 

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Have you joined the kimono trend? Have you had a shopping frenzy in New Look recently? Let us know @thesarahsblog

 

 

More shameless promoting…

By Sarah Redman

… and I don’t care – sorry!

This time not insideKENT magazine but this week’s edition of the Sevenoaks Chronicle newspaper, you can check out their awesome website HERE or for a taster of the 3rd of July edition click HERE.

Picture taken from the Sevenoaks Chronicle website

Picture taken from the Sevenoaks Chronicle website (link above)

Unfortunately my pieces aren’t online so you’re just going to have to go out and buy this one – I’m talking to you my avid following from friends and family in Kent! But for 90p you get a jam packed paper and all the delights in Sevenoaks and the surrounding area this week.

If you are not fed up with my shameless promotion of my work then why not check out these two posts:

Finally as usual, if you want to get in touch or have any ideas you want us to try out here at The Sarah’s Style Blog then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Either comment below, Tweet us@thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook Page.

I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything’s right

By Sarah Redman

Yes I chose my title inspiration from Paolo Nutini – if by any chance you don’t know him then have a Google or hit up YouTube or iTunes. At the moment I’m obsessed with his new album, Caustic Love.

The title also has some inference on the point of this post. It doesn’t take a genius: New shoes.

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Nude pumps & Cuticle tattoos

These are just your bog standard Ballet Pumps from H&M, retailing at £7.99, these beauties come in pretty much every colour. A put on an go kind of shoe, these are made of faux suede so are soft and sweet. Not fantastic for a day of serious walking but they look cute, a versatile and cheep. Sold.

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Harley & Freddie playing tug of war in Knole Par, Sevenoaks

Unfortunately these have now been slightly chewed at the back by puppy who is now one year old – and yes still running off with my shoes. Sob!

Are you a fan of a simple pump? Let us know and leave a comment below, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.

NOTD

By Sarah Redman

This is my first Nail Of The Day post for a while now. I have been partially distracted with cuticle tattoos (Tattoo Trends) and also by exams, etc (Cheating on Blogging with Magazines) to paint my nails.

That hasn’t changed – right now I don’t think I have the patience to do a half decent job with my nails. So I’ve made things a bit easier on myself and gone back to an old favourite. Nail Wraps.

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On my nails at the moment are Elegant Touch’s Envy Wraps Bling Candy Sprinkles. Retailing at £5.00, these textured nail wraps are modern and fun. You can add a splash of colour underneath these clear films or just keep with your base coat for a simple yet striking effect. This ice-cream coloured, gem-encrusted design mixes a combination of pink, purple, blue, green and silver multi-sized dots – and each dot is surrounded by a simple gold ring.

In the past I have found some of these things a tad fiddly and if there is a straight-line to be found then I may as well pack up and go home. But with these wraps being clear asides from the design, even I found it hard to get it wrong.

My first one took about three attempts, but I think that was purely down to my lack of practice because the rest were simple. Just peal off, press down, shape to size and you’re ready to go.

I love this easy way to get super jazzy nails and have gained a few compliments in the days since having them on. These beauties last up to ten days, I’m on my third day with them and mine are doing pretty well so far.

What do you think of my super speedy nails? Do you like nail wraps or would you rather just wait for you polish to dry? Let us know and leave a comment below, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.

Skylon

By Sarah Redman

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My Skylon coat chip – really wanted to keep this but I did kind of need my jacket back!

I love eating out, personally I would rather save up and go out somewhere nice and maybe even treat friends or family (thats if I’m feeling really nice!)

The other evening I ended up in Skylon at the Southbank Centre.

The restaurant takes its name from the original, iconic structure that was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain and the restaurant’s design echoes the style of the Royal Festival Hall during the same time period.  It is filled with more contemporary accents too – not going to lie their chandeliers caught my eye.

Skylon’s floor to ceiling windows hold an amazing view across the River Thames. When we turned up the blinds were draw as the sun was setting and creating a rather undesired greenhouse effect. I always run cold so I wasn’t complaining – but I think most people appreciated the cooler air that came after the sun had dipped below the buildings. The blinds then opened – working their way slowly up the massive windows – revealing water sparkling in the last of the suns rays and leafy green trees lining the banks. Not the worst view for dinner!

The food is seasonal and modern British, but if you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere the restaurant and grill are divided by a statement circular bar in the centre of the room. It’s known for its cocktails but after a glass of wine over looking the river before we headed to the restaurant I felt I should maybe just stick to the food… and a bottle of wine to go with. Obviously.

I went for a simply mouth watering Haddock Risotto to start – it arrived in a small sauce pan and I got kitchen utensil eveny. I then had the Duck with hands down the best Pea Puree I have ever tasted. I genuinely could have just had a bowl of it!

For me pudding was the best bit (and the only bit I managed to remember to photograph)

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I tried what was simply called ‘Strawberries’ – a strawberry sorbet on a crumb bed and a strawberry salad topped with a lemon curd filled meringue. Cue taste bud heaven.

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My dining companion chose ‘Peanut Butter’ – I was too preoccupied with mine to steal a spoon but from the rate it disappeared this chocolate and peanut butter, I want to say mousey, delight was a good shout too.

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I couldn’t possibly tell you how I still had enough room but in my mind it would have been rude not to have at let tried some of these beauties.

First up: Rose Marshmallow – melt in the mouth heaven.

Second: Chocolate Truffle – when you break through the chocolatey shell you are surprised with a mouthful of salted caramel. Don’t mind if I do.

Finally: Coconut balls – I’m not a coconut person so I didn’t try these, I also didn’t have the room but I’m sure they tasted amazing.

I was too full of all this amazing food for a decent picture of my outfit – so I’ll just describe it instead. I wore a Navy Floral Jacquard Bodycon Dress from River Island, retailing at £28.00, this dress is a classic cut, low scoop back, a short sleeved, simple, statement dress. I teamed this with a simple H&M denim jacket and classic wooden T -bar heals from Clarks.

Did you like what I wore or like the sound of Skylon? Let us know and leave a comment, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.