Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Summer Wedding Outfits with Lyst

A few of my friends got married this summer, so I thought I'd put a moodboard together for outfit inspiration, plus everyone likes pretty dresses :) I've chosen a light, neutral colour palette with pops of coral and floral prints for a fresh summer look. I also included a couple of easy pieces to throw over a dress, or cover your arms in case it's a bit chilly, because we all know how changeable the British weather can be! I think the jacquard dress is beautiful and I am loving the nude heels (so me!) plus they're a bargain at £13!

I created my moodboard with Lyst which is a brand new shopping site for creating wishlists and browsing items from hundreds of online stores all in one place. It is very easy to navigate, with categories and search refining options such as price, colour, designers and retailers. You can follow the brands, stores and designers you love, which then show up in the 'New For You' tab, making shopping and browsing your fave stores super easy as you don't have to go to each individual site!


Thursday, 25 June 2015

What is your spirit animal?

I first became familiar with the term spirit animal when my boyfriend told me how he was spiritually connected to the Weavil beetle and that it has been an animal that has recurrently visited him at times when there have been big changes ahead. He explained it to me like this:

In South America, Shamans would meet their spirit animal to guide them through the other realm and it would show them things that were going to happen or show them that they would have some difficult decisions to make in the future. And so if they came into contact with their spirit animal in regular life, they would know that it was a sign that a big change or event was going to happen.

I'm not entirely sure what my spirit animal is, my boyfriend found out what his was through having very vivid and recurring dreams about them and obviously, meeting them at pivotal points in his life. They often but not always, have similar or complimentary qualities to you, which is how all the online quizzes identify them for you!

I think I identify most with cats, I feel connected to them and we share some of the same qualities such as independence, being selective, mysterious and intelligent. 'Cats are extremely independent and combine a high degree of sensuality with a deeply psychic and spiritual nature. It is impossible to own a cat. They may allow you to take care of them and give them love, but only on their terms. Cats come and go as and when they wish to.'¹ Which pretty much describes me! I definitely don't do anything I don't want to do, which is probably why I've been a freelancer for so long!

My boyfriend agrees with me. He seems to think I have a bond with cats that a lot of people don't have, to prove his point, he mentioned that his cat, Morewenna, who is usually very flighty with new people and runs off, was instantly happy and at ease around me :) What do you think your spirit animal is?

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Sudio Klang Earphones + OOTD

French Connection wrap dress worn as cardigan: Trago Mills!  |  Shorts: New Look

This cardigan/dress was the bargain of the century! If you live in the South West, no doubt you've heard of Trago Mills, I get my art supplies from there and always have a wonder around the unsightly rails of clothes just in case there is a hidden gem amongst all the rubbish! Last time I found an Asos cable knit jumper for £9 and this time I found this French Connection dress for £5! It's always worth a look! There were four dresses all in a size 6 and I legit considered buying all four and selling three on ebay :P

These perfect shorts are on sale for £10.50 at Asos, I've gone off my frayed denim shorts look somewhat and wanted some tailored shorts instead to look a bit more put together. These go with everything and are super comfy even though they are high waisted, which I usually hate!

And finally, I was asked to review these freaking cool earphones by Sudio Sweden. Their aim is to create earphones that are not only an electronic product, but a stylish and preppy accessory. They come in various colours: brown, white, black and orange, and arrive in a beautifully presented box together with different sized in-ear attachments, a gold clip and a rather swish leather carrying case. The sound quality is great, they look rad and they don't get tangled easily! Perf :D

To get 15% off use the code: Kokoluxe15 plus they have free international shipping!


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Thomas Sabo Light of Luna Bracelet

I was recently asked by Joshua James Jewellery if I'd like to review one of their products, so I chose this beautiful bracelet by Thomas Sabo. It is 925 stirling silver with white zirconia enveloping a gorgeous milky aquamarine gemstone. Adjustable from 16.5 - 19.5cm, I have it on the smallest size and it fits my tiny wrist perfectly. It is so dainty and feminine and came in a beautifully presented box, it would be a perfect gift for that special someone and is a welcome new addition to the collection of bracelets that never leave my wrist!