Accessorising technology

By Sarah Redman

Now for a post containing no nail polish, just to break the trend.

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I’m normally pretty boring when it comes to my phone. I think my problem is I can never decide – with internet shopping there is just too much choice.

I eventually managed to decide on this lovely little case. The purple, burgundy, wine hue is a mock crocodile and super shiny and new. My case comes from Amazon, available for only £4.88, with quick delivery… just another accessory to add to my collection!

Have you purchased a new phone case or any other technology accessory? Comment below and let us know or send us a picture on Twitter @thesarahsblog or on our Facebook page.

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Awesome Etsy

By Sarah Redman

This post is basically a big shout out to my amazing house mate Liesbeth.

Recently she ordered some midi rings off the lovely Etsy and luckily for me she ordered three pairs and decided to give one of them to me!

She went for the buy two get one free deal: two pairs in silver plated and one in rose gold. I went for the silver plated in size US 3.5 as I have been wearing a lot of silver jewellery recently. The delivery on these was great arriving way earlier than expected – so now I’m totally in love with these ring’s shop: Henju Indonesia.

I absolutely love my rings, they are nice and light and very wearable. I also love the swirl design and the fact they are hand made. These rings are great as you can wear them in lots of different ways, showing the design or just the plain side.

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My lovely rings (excuse the nail polish – blame it on the washing up)

Do you like my midi rings? Or have you had a successful purchase off Etsy? Let us know and leave a comment below, Tweet us @thesarahsblog or post on our Facebook page.

“That’s one hell of a ring!”

By Sarah Redman

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This my new ring from H&M and yes, it is a bit of a knuckle duster to be perfectly honest. But I love the patterns.

I have been getting so many comments when I wear this, with everyone from my radio lecturer at uni to the barrister in my local Nero’s… and I quote:

“That’s one hell of a ring! How does it even work?”

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That has been the main concern of those commenting – that I could still move my hand, so I will assure you I can and I barely notice I’m wearing it, maybe because I will wear rings like Phoebe from Friends and it won’t bother me – who knows!

Have you been purchasing any statement rings for your Autumn / Winter 2013 jewellery wardrobe? Leave a comment and let us know or Tweet us your purchases @thesarahsblog

Shoeaholics: Shoe shopping just got even better

By Sarah Redman

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Shoeaholics.com, my new favourite discount online outlet shoe store. Run by Kurt Geiger, the website sells shoes up to 75% off, with new shoes added every week. You can find anything from Miss KG to Nine West, even Enzo Angiolini. With prices for shoes as low as £10.00 and they also do accessories and mens too!

Last week I finished my TV unit for this year, with deadline mania for a TV news package and a group documentary, I decided I needed an early Christmas present from myself. Thats when I got the email from shoeaholics.com and innocently clicked the link to the site.

My particular purchase just happened to be 90% off – I’m a sucker for a good deal and £150.00 down to £15.00 was just too good for me to by-pass. Especially when these are the shoes I have lusted after since they first came out and I couldn’t justify the price tag on a student budget.

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My lovely shoes are Chloe by KG * Kurt Geiger in gold faux velvet (or display pairs available) – and I love them!

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Have you shopped with shoeaholics.com or will you be searching for a bargain? Leave a comment below or Tweet @thesarahsblog us to let us know.

P.S. Sorry for the later than promised blog post – I ended up powering through my Christmas shopping and was so tired I could barely move, let alone blog.

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Halloween Jewels: Suicide Blonde

By Sarah Redman With Halloween this week many people will be sorting their costumes, some will go big and spend on their outfit, others will have a go at the face paint, but some will stick to the accessories. So … Continue reading

Accessorize

By Sarah Redman

I have loved this accessories giant for as long as i can remember, everything from some of my first pairs of earrings, to school bags, to friends birthday presents – Accessorize has it all.

Now they have a rather lovely brand image for Autumn / Winter 2013 too, with ex-model and actress Tamsin Egerton – you probably know her as Chelsea Parker from St. Trinnians. She takes over where their face of Spring / Summer 2013, Kate Upton, left off. There is a stark contrast between the two campaigns; going from fluorescent brights, bikinis, and flip flops to burgundy’s, navy’s, a touch of taupe and the good old monochrome, back again for Autumn / Winter.

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I love the necklace layering going on throughout the whole campaign, especially those seen in the photo visible across the magazine campaign. Burgundy is my favorite colour so finding two necklaces from Accessorize that tick the statement necklace yet still girly (with a bohemian vibe) box was a complete bonus. I must say they are both most definitely on my Autumn / Winter wish list.

I am also pretty in love with the Mari Tote (£39.00/£34.00), back for another season in many more colours and styles, but once again the burgundy tips it for me!

What do you think of Accessorize’s offerings this season? Have you got a few things on your wish list or will they make lovely Christmas presents? Leave a comment and let us know or Tweet us your purchases @thesarahsblog

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Tranquillity

By Sarah Redman

As usual with my uni course the deadlines are looming. Unfortunately i’m not great with stress, but then who is?

Luckily before I left for uni my mum bought me this lovely hand poured candle, that to me smells like home, it has a really calming scent. With this ‘Tranquillity‘ candle from the St. Eval Candle Company, the idea is that the warmth and smell calm you down and relax you. As the tin says a blend of Lavender, Orange and Ylang Ylang create a tranquil atmosphere – Ideal for distressing.

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Have you had any thoughtful presents lately or have you got any stress busting tips? Let us know and Tweet us @thesarahsblog or leave a comment below

Mum’s the word

By Sarah Redman

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I have always loved my Mum’s style, although sometimes I have steered her in the right direction, but I remember watching her get ready for a night with the girls or a dinner party in lovely dresses, pretty jewellery (which I subsequently raided her jewellery box for) and of course the high heels – no wonder I’m obsessed with shoes, I was just at the right height to raid her wardrobe!
Here she has a great smart casual style going on for dinner with the girls. I love the top and tapered trousers with the summer pumps, a really great take on a smart casual summer dinner look.
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Top – Hobbs
Trousers – Miss Captain
Shoes – Lisa Kay
Jewellery – Triwa (watch) – Dominic Walmsley (rings) – Cohen (Ring)
Glasses – Ralph Lauren
Make up – Clinique Chubby Stick – Grandest Grape 08

Add a little sparkle to everyday life

By Sarah Redman

I love a good pair of earrings: super heavy dangley jewelled ones; feathers; dainty precious ones; gem stones; patterns; hoops, studs, chandelier, drop; all shapes, sizes, and colours – you name it i probably have a pair.

But recently I have just been wearing a variety of larger earrings, whilst i have a large collection of everyday wearable studs (which i like to wear when working as its more practical) I just couldn’t find a pair to wear. So being as i had been working hard I decided to treat my self to a pair (or five!) from Accessorize.

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Stone Square Stud Set (also available in a circular design)

I love these studs, the pack of five gave a variety of colour choice with the added benefit of the square jewelled design.

What is your daily go to earring style? Let us know and leave a comment or Tweet us @thesarahsblog

End of Summer Final Sales

By Sarah Redman

Its is nearing the end of September, Autumn is officially settling in, the jumpers are creeping out, boots, scarves, you name it – the winter wardrobe is here. That can only mean one thing, the end of the summer sales, okay it may be slim pickings, but the final discounts have been applied and if you are lucky you will get a great bargain! I was recently in Fenwicks and wondered over to their Wearhouse Sale section, there wasn’t much left in my size in the way of clothes, but never one to pass up some new jewellery, i had a quick browse and came up trumps.

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This is my new Graduated Box Chain Necklace – £3.00 (Sale price)

I love it, it is so versatile, yet understated and not too blingy, it also comes in a bracelet form – still available on their website (not in the sale).

(Graduated Box Chain Bracelet – £6.00)

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This is my other purchase, my new Diamante ring – £1.00 (Sale price)

I thought this was a great purchase and have worn it almost everyday since. This ring can be easily stacked with others you already have to great a bolder look or worn on its own for a minimalistic look. It is now available as part of a set on their website (not in the sale).

(Mixed Row Diamante Rings – £10.00)

Have you got any end of sale bargains or do you like these designs? Leave a comment and let us know or Tweet us @thesarahsblog