We are the in the thick of the festive season of Christmas and seasonal looks are in demand. Whether it is your work Christmas party, catching up with friends or heading out to dinner parties. There is a lot going on! It really is a fun and loving season. And of course, you need to be looking on point.
Seasonal Looks – The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim
In my last few posts, I have talked about ‘dressing casual’ cool and I still have kept that vibe when dressing up during this time of year. Jeans is always a winner and I recently purchased new denim jeans from ASOS, which are so chic and luxe with the pearl detail that sits right underneath the front pockets, which are the perfect kind of denim to wear on a night out. I paired this up with an emerald wrap top from Nasty Gal, which I love as it an all rounder top to style up or down!
As you can also see, I have changed up my hair and doubled the length of my hair. I love it, I’ve always wanted ‘Naomi Campbell’ look and now I think I’ve achieved the look lol.
This time of year I definitely spend time reflecting on how the year has been. I am truly thankful because it has been a GREAT year. I always go back to my journal and re-read what I wanted to accomplish and see what I stuck too, what I missed and use this time to meditate and strategize going forward into the new year with new goals and wisdom from the lessons I have learned so far. I hope you too use this time to relax and not be so hard on yourself for what didn’t work out, as everything will happen in its own good time. Always focus on maintaining a mindset of gratitude because the best is yet to come!
Jeans – Asos
Top – Nasty Gal
Heels – Stuart Weitzman
Photographer – Mike
That time of year has come round again, Christmas!!! The year has flown by and it’s come to that time when you have to think about buying gifts for your loved ones. I have started my shopping and thought I will share a where I will be purchasing and offering ideas of what to get with Christmas gift sets!
Christmas Gift Sets – My Jack Wills Favourites
- A guaranteed family favourite is Pyjama’s and Jack Wills have a lovely striped set in navy and pink, which would be perfect for a secret Santa gift or for your sister, girly girl that loves to chill in snug PJs!
- If you are participating in a work secret Santa or one with your friends, then I think I can recommend something that would be a great gift. for £20.00 you can get a 3 make-up set or for £10.00 Jack Wills body spray. Small and compact to fit in your bag.
- A personal favourite of Jack will gift set that I love and wuld think you guys will like, is the manicure set. For me, when you get a gift that you haven’t asked for or don’t know what it could be and its beauty treats, I am a happy girl. You can never have too many nail polish shades, as it is always fun to change your nail colour and have options!!!
Christmas is a great time to give and spend with loved ones, make it fun and memorable. Especially as there are so many deals out there, if you’re organized, find out what deals are on so you get the best prices. I have just started my Christmas shopping, which you can keep up with via my Instagram!! Its Black Friday this weekend, I will be also sharing the deals and codes and what will be the best places to shop, so make sure you follow me on Instagram to be the first to know, where to shop.
Olivia Gold x
My new favourite go-to for the winter season, wide length pants. For a night out or a dinner party, I have been drawn towards a fancy trouser that is sung and cozy to tackle the wind of the winter weather.
I recently have been expanding where I shop, and I popped into H&M and checked out their trend collection. FYI – It is one of the best high street offerings in the market. It really has runway trends as high street pieces, which isn’t as known to all general customers, unless you are fashion, fashion girl (in my opinion)! I fell in love with these wide length pants as it is a solid material which holds the shape of the trousers. The warm dirty orange is the perfect autumn colourway for this season.
I paired it up with a satin top with a cut of shoulder and frill end sleeve. I love the mix and match of the two tones paired together.
Lately, I have been so busy settling into a new job role that I have been very excited to be doing and immersing myself into that. So apologies for the delayed post! As you know I work in marketing and that is a separate journey from blogging that I enjoy. I definitely will be sharing more, but into the new year.
For me having more than one stream of income is SO important, as we get older we should be thinking about how you want to live your life. So I focusing on setting up my streams of income using my skills and gifts to be purposeful. So as there are high and lows in the social media world, be mindful to build a life that is lucrative off of it.
Trousers – H&M (similar)
Top – Asos
Shoes – River Island
Photography – Burchardtlens
Olivia Gold x
Have You Got Your Winter Coat Yet?
Well, I have! Sort of. As you may have read in previous posts I’m all for comfortable clothing these days. Nothing comes more comfortable than a sung winter coats and jackets. That was one of my top items to shop for and did I get a bargain?! It is all down to @ldnsamplesales. It is a company that shares the latest designer sample sales. To be honest, when I saw that Phillip Lim was having a sample sale I wasn’t sold just because I didn’t want to spend any more money (as I have of recent) but then you know what happens when you and your girls together lol. Shopping! I ended up in the Phillip Lim sample with this amazing rabbit fur shearling waistcoat which retails at £1,200 but I got it for £50.00!
I kept it simple and rocked a wide length PJ style trousers from MissGuided and a low cut oversized top. For a dressy look, I styled it with Pigalle’s which is a perfect look for a winter date night fit. But champion casual vibes, I do regularly wear the waistcoat with sneakers/vans, jeans, and a T-shirt. This stunning Phillip Lim gem jacket dresses up your day look so easy, which is great as I don’t have to put that much thought into your day look when I wear it.
Jacket – Phillip Lim
Trousers – MissGuided
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Photography – Burtchedlens
The afternoons are getting shorter and the evenings are getting longer, which means winter is here. I am easing my way into my winter wardrobe by mixing textures, colours. I am leaving towards comfortable looks which are still feminine, flirty and casual. As I get older my tolerance for the cold gets less and less. I can feel it in my bones more (basically I’m getting old lol).
Introducing you to my winter wardrobe
I brought back my pink fluffy jumper I got from H&M last winter, which I bought 2 sizes bigger, so it has that sung feel and drops on me like a hanger. I colour block this jumper with a satin finish rouge red A-line skirt, also from H&M. I love the clash of red and pink, it is a strong combination and really stands out, but also fits with the winter feel because of the clash of textures.
Adding some sass to this look I wore gold River Island heels that I have had for years that look identical to Aquazzara but are not lol. What I love about this look is, you can easily switch the heels with trainers and wear a pair of Stan Smiths and still look just as good.
So as I start to pull out my winter favourites, let me know what you would like to see and what your winter comfort go too’s?
Skirt – H&M
Jumper – H&M (similar)
Heels – River Island (similar pair from Asos)
Photography – Burchadtlens
“Freedom – Your Place Of Solitude”
Freedom is one of those intangible things that we all want. Whether it is financial freedom or career freedom we cannot deny our hunger for it. When I shot these pictures I had just got back from holiday and felt free lol. I spent a week not worrying about anything back in London, I just woke up looked at my boyfriend feeling grateful that God has blessed me with such an amazing man, we laughed together and decided what we wanted to do that day and we did what we wanted. Doesn’t that sound like freedom? Plus I had a beautiful tan which I cannot wait to top up again.
I have been doing some soul searching and out of all the things I want out of life like money, dream house, dream wardrobe lol. More than anything I want everlasting freedom. I googled freedom and have shared what the definition is of freedom:
“The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.”
It doesn’t even mention money or any material substances you think provides freedom, which is a reminder that freedom starts from the mind and finding solitude in that. Your circumstances good or bad does not define freedom it is more your state of mind.
This also has a connection to style. When I feel and look good I feel free. I feel at my best when I present my best authentic self, that to me is also freedom. This is something I always want to evoke as my style journey evolves over time. As we grow it’s so important to remember freedom is not through material things and more about freedom and happiness in the mind first!
Trousers – Zara (sold out now)
Bodysuit – American Apparel (similar option linked)
Heels – Charlotte Olympia
Photography – Vinn
Olivia Gold X
The journey of purpose! I constantly ask myself some questions regarding my purpose to check-In I am on the right track with life. I’ve learned that life has a funny way of throwing signs your way, but you have to be ‘open’ to hear and see it for yourself. The past two years of my life have been a journey that has not been straight at all. In certain moments I was feeling that things were wrong and not supposed to be this way, but as I grow I am discovering that I am being guided through various experiences and paths.
Our MAIN job in life is to find out why we are here. Sometimes what we think we are called to do one thing but it turns out to be a different vocation and we can get so hung up on what we think. We have to remember that God’s plan is always and will be better, so keep the faith.
To give a little bit more clarity on my rant above lol. I have come to a cross road with my purpose, feeling a little trapped with the processes at times with juggling full-time career and embarking as an entrepreneur. Finding the balanced and when to let one go to take on the Entrepreneur life solely, it’s something that I battle with constantly and the fears and insecurities that come with it.
What I have started to realize is that the signs lead you to step by step without seeing the end goal and you have to trust these small steps. I have always been someone who for see’s the end goal and works to achieve it. But what I am realising is that circumstances change and you have to believe that God is working with you and through you. God is using this time to shape you and build your character, preparing me for what’s next. Even though I do not know what that is, I am holding onto God word and his word only.
What would you do if fear wasn’t a factor?
What would you do if money wasn’t a factor?
What are you called here to do?
Heels – Charlotte Olympia
Trousers – Aqua sample sale
Top – ASOS
Olivia Gold x