Happy New Year! My highlights of 2015 and some 2016 ideas for you

So the new year started with a bang… from what I have heard. Unfortunately I can’t actually remember the first few hours of 2016 as I may have got a little too excited about the festivities. I did drink a third of a bottle of champagne before I’d even put my sparkly dress on!

I can’t believe how fast 2015 went, it just flew by but I have had one of my favourite years so far and these are definitely my highlights:

2015 has been great… especially my trips to Newcastle, Cambridge, Ibiza, Sunny Beach and Bruge!! And despite turning 20 this year I’m glad I have still embraced my inner child riding all of the rides at Thorpe Park, ridding Harry’s broom and flying Ron’s car at Harry Potter world and visiting Hertfordshire Zoo and London Zoo.

Read more: Summer Time Healthy Dinner Inspiration

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New things I’ve done this year that I would love to do again and definitely recommend is a partying at a silent disco, having yourself a go at punting and seeing the Angel of the North in Newcastle.

Read more: Beat The January BluesWith some Bargain Buys

London life

Things I have loved about my second year living in the city… watching my fave chick flick, Mean Girls, on a sunny rooftop in Fulham Broadway, scaring all of the tourists when I dressed up as a petrifying Cheshire Cat for Halloween and partying at Notting Hill Carnival for the first time where I tried Caribbean jerk chicken. Mmm mm Summer in London this year was wicked!

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Winter

But I can’t work out if Christmas in London was even better… my favourite winter moments were  sipping a cocktail from a frozen glass in the Ice Bar, while wearing a huge igloo cape, and typically being a regular at Winter Wonderland and its German Bar.  But this year I got to embarrass myself going down the Magical Ice Kingdom slide and also watch Cirque Berserk, which was absolutely incred! This Christmas we did ice skating at Somerset House and I’m so glad we did because it is just one of prettiest places i’ve seen in London especially when it’s all Christmasy.

Read more: London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House

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Read more: A Guide to 2015’s Winter Coats

Music

I have seen some of my favourite DJs, bands and artists play live this year and my highlights have got to be…

Chase & Status at Amnesia in Ibiza. This might even be one of the highlights of the life. I saw Chase & Status about three years ago at Reading festival and ever since I’ve been desperate to see them again! And omg there were even better abroad… probably because I dancing on the podium the all night grabbing strobe lights straight apposite the DJ set.

Rudimental at Ally Pally in North London. I loved this night even more because Alexandra Palace is such an amazing venue… You would actually feel like a Princess in a place if you were wearing a ball gown. I definitely recommend going to a gig there! I’ve seen Rudimental three times and they’ve never failed to impress… I loved it this year because their guest singers were flawless and I still can’t stop playing ‘Lay it on me’ all the time!

BESTIVAL. I know I go every year, so it’s no surprise this was one of my highlights!

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NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT – SEPTEMBER 13: Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jermain Jackson of The Jacksons performs on day 4 of Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Getty Images,)

I’ve got to say though this year my faves were defs The Jacksons (can you believe they’re actually grown ups now?!), Duke Dumont, sweating it out in the Bollywood tent for Shy Fx, dancing in the pouring rain with the girls squeezing under one rain cape for Mark Ronson and of course Annie Mac at the port- she’s amazing every year!

Read more: Festival Fashion Fever

If you haven’t tried any of my 2015 highlights then make sure you do this year!!

Love Leeanna xo

Lovin’ Mollie King’s new Oasis collection

Yay she’s done it again, The Saturdays’ gorgeous Mollie King has launched her third Oasis collection. And this Loved By Mollie range features all things pretty, pastel and floral for the Spring/Summer season.

The fashionista’s last two collections were a big hit becoming instant best-sellers for Oasis, and by the looks of the items in this season’s new instalment, everyone will be rushing to get the latest looks.

The 15 key pieces from the high street store’s spring/summer collection are all must-haves for your new season wardrobe.

Here are some of my faves from Mollie’s curated edit:

The Khaki Jumpsuit is bang-on trend with it’s safari/explorer look and is perfect for jazzing up any work wardrobe, £55

Botanical prints are SO in this Spring/Summer season and this collection showcases them fabulously 

The Shadow Orchard Shift Dress is the perfect day-to-night statement piece with its pretty floral printing, £50

The Relax Fit Blazer uses the gorgeous botanical patterning of willow trees to create a feminine but bold look, £70

Read my recent post on the fabulous garden-inspired look: #FridayFavourites: Botanical Prints

If you haven’t got yourself a floppy hat in your holiday apparel yet then this 70s-inspired Spotty Bow Hat is the one, £20

Mollie’s collection offers the perfect items to reiterate why stripes are the trend of the season

You can’t go wrong with this chic and simple Stripe Shift Dress. Add wedges and giant sunnies for a fab summer look, £38

Read my recent post on the timeless catwalk look: Trend Of The Season || STRIPES

Pastel shades always look lush for the Spring time and these Roxy Block Heels are so stylish for the warmer months, £35

Read my recent beauty edit of pastel shades: #MidweekManicure: Spring Shades

Skinnie jeans are my favourite go-to essential and these White Ripped Crops create a perfect off-duty summer look, £45

I’m all about the boxy boyfriend-fit shirt atm and this Rain Drop Blouse is a great asset to any work wear wardrobe, £38

You should definitely check out the new collaboration and if you’re like me… you will probably be tempted to treat yourself to one or two of  the gorgeous pieces.

I’ve loved all of the Loved By Mollie collections and I so hope my style crush brings out another one next year!

Love Leeanna xo

The perfect winter jumpers for a Snuggly Sunday

Sunday is ALWAYS the day for snuggling in my eyes… and what better way to enjoy it than to wear the perfect cosy jumper while sipping a cuppa on the sofa watching your favourite film.

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It has been sooooooooo freezing lately and now it’s February (gosh 2015 is already going so quick) I think it is essential that everyone has a special winter warmer for Sweater Sundays.

If you haven’t got one yet, here are a few suggestions and inspirations to keep you looking fab and keeping snug on days like today.

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Pastel pink high neck crop jumper Just £8 from New Look

If you love wearing pastel colours as much as I do this pale pink sweater will brighten up any outfit on such dull winter days.

Navy chunky cable knit jumper Only £7 from H&M

This chunky cable knit looks so warm and cosy- the perfect accompaniment to the sofa and a cuppa.

Grey ribbed roll neck jumper £45 from Topshop

I actually want to put this on right now! It looks so comfy but also so great as a casual jumper dress for days out.

Tres En Vogue print jumper £30 from River Island

This stand-out slogan jumper takes inspiration straight from the fashion capital itself and gives a touch of sophistication to any lazy day outfit.

Knitted stripe crop jumper £25 from Missguided

Everyone needs an oversized jumper to chuck on when it gets chilly and this nautical print will look great with your pair of worn-in skinnies.

Black and white stripe crop jumper A bargain at £6.64 from Boohoo

This sporty-look jumper brings the perfect stylish and comfy combo for any off-duty outfit.

Pastel batwing jumper £11 from Boohoo

This pretty in pink crop jumper looks so cute and cosy for any kind of Sunday.

Even celebrities make time for a Snuggly Sunday! I absolutely love the Saturday’s Mollie King’s pale blue cable knit! She is a real fashion inspiration of mine and always posts such lush outfits on her instagram.

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I hope you have all had a great Snuggly Sunday.

Love Leeanna xo

The GORGEOUS Grammys

The Grammys looked a very glamorous one this year- everyone looked phenom!

Watching YouTube clips and writing reports on the Grammy Awards made me wish I was there just to see all the beautiful dresses and hair and make-up in person.

From glittering gowns to Pharell’s famous hat many celebrities shone on the red carpet but a top five caught my eye:

5. Miranda Lambert 

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Miranda didn’t even look close to reaching her fiftees in this gorgeous red floor-length Pamella Roland gown.

4. Rita Ora

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I was particularly loving Rita’s curly hair-do. Her lush ankle-strapped heels were a great pair with her metallic dress.

3. Nicole Trunfio

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Didn’t she look fab in that Nicholas Oakwell floor-length dress?! I could only dream about pulling that dress of as well as she has.

2. Taylor Swift

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I absolutely adored Taylor’s Gucci dress. She looked so classy- her figure looked fab and you can never ever go wrong with a bit of sparkle on the red carpet.

1. Beyonce

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The sheer white Michael Costello gown could not have looked as amazing on anyone else other than Queen Bey. Who would have thought this sexy lady was once pregnant!

The steamy opening performance of Drunk On Love with hubby Jay-Z was hard not to have on repeat for a day- she just looked incred!

A new biography marked Kate Moss’ 40th birthday

A new biography marked Kate Moss' 40th birthday

The British and beautiful supermodel doesn’t look a day old after turning the big 40 last week.

She wore her famous leopard print coat and a can’t-go-wrong little black dress to celebrate her 40th birthday is style and with a bunch of other famous and gorgeous celebs around her.

The book explores the highs and lows of Moss’ supermodel career, life on the catwalk, her celebrity relationships along with hundreds of photos of style queen.

We all can’t wait to get my hands on this.

Pixie Lott’s christmas treat for us

Wouldn’t we all like to be Pixie Lott? She can sing, she can dance, she’s gorgeous, she has every girl’s dream wardrobe, OH and she is currently in the beautiful Maldives with her dreamy ab-perfect model boyfriend, Oliver Cheshire.

Ah well at least we can feel christmasy, wrapping up the presents while listening to Pixie Lott’s festive sing-song of White Christmas.

I’m loving her jazzy Christmas jumper too. The ‘Nice Baubles’ cosey sweater is only £12 from Primark!