What to wear on Valentine’s Day 2017 – OOTD inspiration for the most romantic day of the year

February 14 is fast approaching which means if you’re not being spoiled by a love one (which is great) it is still just as a good enough excuse to eat heart-shaped chocolate while watching your favourite rom-coms or cheers-ing the gal squad with plenty of cocktails and wine.

No matter what you’re plans are this Tuesday it’s time to pamper yourself and bring out your most girliest of outfit choices to get you in the mood for romance.

My OOTD

What I’m wearing…

  1. Heart-shaped pendant necklace, Tiffany & Co (gift from the boyf)
  2. Black lacy cami, Topshop
  3. Pastel pink tailored coat, Missguided
  4. Black flora print mini tube skirt, prettylittlething.com
  5. Red strappy heels, New Look
  6. Grey clutch bag, Guess (I got it for a bargain $10 in the US outlet sales!!)

I’ve kept my make-up pretty minimal to highlight the red lipstick but have also painted my nails in grey glitter to give the look some sparkle.

My top picks of Valentine’s Day looks

Cosy night in 


  1. Red knit crop jumper, makemechic.com £18
  2. Floral print denim jeans, prettylittlething.com £32
  3. Pink fluffy slippers, yesstyle £14

Floral prints are SO cuute for V Day and are a great addition to these casual jeans. Eventhough it’s not quite Spring or Summer yet, there is no harm in bringing out the botanical style to give your look a girlie overhaul. 

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  1. Red off the shoulder dress, Jane Norman £34
  2. Strappy black heels, stylesforless £26
  3. Floral print clutch bag, Target £12
  4. Heart detail choker necklace, rosegal.com £1.25

Valentine’s Day is such a great excuse to wear a bold shade of red so really go for it in a classic dress. Your will be sure to get your date’s attention and probably everyone else in the room too. You go girl!


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    1. Pink metallic leather-look skirt, boohoo.com £15
    2. Bustier lace crop top, H&M £20
    3. Black platform faux suede boots, ego.co.uk £19
    4. Fluffy silver grey fever faux fur jacket, pellobello.com £100
    5. Slogan clutch bag, veryexclusive.co.uk £18

    Lace is an absolute MUST for the most romantic day of the year to bring a bit of sexiness to your look. There are so many trendy slogan clutch bags around at the moment so you can really get one to pair your mood this V Day.

    For more inspiration for Valentine’s Day, check out my recipe for homemade peanut butter cups – in cute heart-shapes of course.

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone – I hope you have a very fab and stylish day!

    Love Leeanna xo

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    #FridayFavourites: Pretty in Paisley Prints

    Paisley prints are such a gorgeous trend for the summer whether you’re chilling on the poolside or dancing the nights away at a festival. The pretty print will bring some girlie-girl vibes to a bohemian look with its meshed floral patterns. Bold colours against the Persian-inspired trend creates the perfect statement summer ensemble.

     

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    Off-the shoulder printed dress, Topshop £39  

    Bardot necklines are bang on-trend this season and this dress is your new summer holiday must-have. Pair with sandals for your friend’s BBQ or glam up for a cocktail night with chunky wedges and a classic clutch bag.

    Coral flounce bikini, Charlotte Russe £12

    The paisley print looks fab in coral and blue shades and its flouncy statement style makes it the perfect boat party look- Hello Ibiza!

    Fermore iphone case, Jack Wills £14.50

    This gorgeous patterned case will make your everyday essential look so glam when you’re on your daily commute to work.

    Lily Bright crop top, boohoo.com £12

    All you need with this statement crop is a cute pair of wellies, high-waisted denim shorts, a pretty flower garland for your hair and you’ve got your boho chic festival look to a Tee!

    Silky strappy dress cami dress, missguided.co.uk £25

    This is such a cute day dress for sunny afternoons and the expected odd cloudy ones this summer too.

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    Fashionista Olivia Palermo totally rocks the paisley print trend with her gorgeous pretty-in-pink daytime off-duty look. 

    Vera Bradley turn-lock wallet, Amazon.com £21

    I have such an obsession with statement purses and sometimes love to just take one out with me on a night out because they can fit your key essentials inside. This print looks so gorge in girlie purple shades.

    Angie gauzy shorts, wetseal.com £8.68

    I love this style of shorts- so comfy for casual days- whilst injecting some must-have boho vibes to your look.

    Front-split pencil skirt, ASOS £38

    This statement pencil skirt will take you from AM to PM. Pair with a fitted blouse for a summer office look then glam up with strappy heels and a crop top for drinks later in the bar.

    Print joggers, Jane Norman £20

    Teamed with a classic cami vest, this bold all over print will bring statement to your summer daytime wardrobe.

    Happy summer everyone!

    Love Leeanna xo

    #FridayFavourites: Bardot Neckline

    I am totally loving the bardot neckline trend for the Spring/Summer season! Whether the girlie off-the shoulder style is on dresses, playsuits or tops, it creates the perfect look for your weekend wardrobe, paradise getaways, festivals and summertime BBQ’s! And there are so many gorgeous pieces online and on the high-street atm!

    Here are a few of my favourite pieces for the summer:

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    This gorgeous statement dress is your Summer wardrobe essential! The pretty yellow shade and floral print creates the perfect girlie look. Just glam up for the evening with heels and a clutch! Topshop £55

    The bardot neckline is such a lovely feminine trend. Pretty strappy heels like these are the perfect accessory for the sunshine. Missguided £10

    The bardot neckline also looks so fab on playsuits. I love this pjama-esque style print in black and white. Looks so comfy and will easily take you from a casual day on the beach to a night on the town. Missguided £25

    Read: See more of the gorgeous pjama-esque trend in my latest post about styling stripes for the Summer.

    It’s essential that you treat yourself to a lush pair of sunnies for the summer days. Whether you’re going to a festival or just a family BBQ, these animal print shades are the staple accessory for turning your outfit into a stylish statement look. Charlotte Russe, $3.49

    How good would this statement ruffle crop top look paired with a white pencil skirt and court shoes?! So gorgeous for your workwear wardrobe, nailing this season’s off-the-shoulder trend with its sophisticated style. River Island, £22

    Floral prints are such a classic summertime trend and I particularly love this crop top’s jungle colour scheme! It has totally nailed the bardot AND botanical prints trend this season. A definite festival must-have! New Look £7.99

    Read: If you’re loving this garden-themed print, check out my latest post all about styling botanical patterns for the summer.

    I la la love to style my bardot tops with midi or mini tube skirts and skinnie jeans. I particularly love adding a classic white to bardot tops in bold patterns and this white lace tube skirt looks like the perfect accompaniment! NELLY.com £27.95

    The summer is all about bringing out the traditional lace, in skirts, dresses, tops you name it! This girlie-girl bardot top will put an adorable touch on your festival chic look. ASOS £35

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Love Leeanna xo

    Essential Summer Accessory: The Baseball Cap

    Baseball hats aren’t just for playing on the field, they’re a must-have for your Spring/Summer wardrobe and possibly one of the cutest and sportiest current trends. The fashionable staple item will bring your sports luxe look to life, keep you looking chic on those troublesome hair days and are the essential statement accessory to keep you dancing the weekend away this Festival season. I love this classic trend because it brings a masculine twist to any girlie outfit.

    I’ve owned baseball caps since I was tiny weenie, but I’ve never been brave enough to wear them away from the sports field, but now that they are bang-on trend and it’s cool to accesorise them with ANY outfit, I couldn’t be happier! =

    When I did Camp America in 2012 (best summer ever!) I lived in my Atlanta baseball cap and just looking through Fanatics hat collections, it brought back all of my amazing memories of teaching the kids the English version of baseball we play at home- Rounders. After browsing through all of the trendy designs, I found my fave from the Red Sox hats collection!black hat

    The New Era Boston Red Sox snapback stood out to me the most because of its tradtional black and white colour scheme which makes it a fab accessory to pair with absolutely anything in your wardrobe! It will be the perfect match to my grey and red Boston sweater- my essential every-night sofa jumper for the past 2 years!

    The Baseball cap is bang-on trend this season and has been mastered by some gorgeous faces in the public eye. Baseball caps aren’t only a male accessory anymore, they’re totally a hot item for women too and I’m totally crushin on Cara Delevingne and Rihanna’s statement looks- they rock the trend so effortlessly!

    So whoever said a baseball hat isn’t a women’s wardrobe staple… here are my favourite four looks to prove them wrong.

    The Sports Luxe trend is all about combining monochrome stripes with leather fabric to create the perfect statement look. Inspired by Vanessa Hudgens’ stylish take on the trend, I have put together my own look with the essential addition of this Boston Red Sox Baseball hat. Great for a cool statement weekend look or even to fashion-up a baseball game on the field.

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    59FIFTY Fitted Hat in Black, Fanatics $34.95

    Black Tres Cool crop top, MayKool.com £11

    Finders Keepers faux-leather shorts, COLLECTIVEHABIT, £49

    Sporty stripe knee-high tube socks, NORDSTROM, £6.89

    Heading to the gym or going for a run this Summer? Sweat it out in style just like Stephanie Pratt with this sporty look. And just as she shows off, Baseball hats are the perfect pair to a ponytail hairstyle. Phew! Now you can save your hair from blowing all over your face on your windy jog AND keep your head from getting sunburned. Result!

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    Gym ‘No Pain No Champagne’ tank top, etsy.com £13.25

    Lorna Jane rebellion bra, House of Frazer £42

    59FIFTY Fitted Hat in Black, Fanatics $34.95

    Nike low-top trainers, zalando £70

    Aztec print cropped leggings, New Look £14.99 

    Now that the festival season has officially kicked off, with Coachella showcasing some fab looks for the Summer, it’s time you get your weekend looks ready to pack into your rucksack. A Baseball cap can be as cute of an accessory as a headband or flower, being the essential statement accessory to your weekend this year.

    Festival weekender

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    59FIFTY Fitted Hat in Black, Fanatics $34.95

    Hand crochet bralet, Topshop £36

    Round frame sunglasses, Boohoo £8

    Womens original Hunter short gloss wellies, £80

    Mid wash distressed denim shorts, River Island £30

    Fringed suede messenger bag, Forever 21 £29

    Baseball hats are a traditional all-round season item and can be worn with any off-duty outfit. Even on those hangover and ‘my hair just isn’t right’ days, a baseball cap will be your best friend. Khloe Kardashian, Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are three trendsetters who have mastered the baseball cap on casual days, pairing with denim fabrics, leather and stilettos.

    Off-duty chic

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    Ditsy frill bardot top, Topshop £16

    59FIFTY Fitted Hat in Black, Fanatics $34.95

    Paige distressed skinny jeans, Farfetch £177.78

    Leather-look biker jacket, River Island £60

    Leather high-heel sandals, Zara £69.99

    Whatever look you’re going for, you can always count on a trendy baseball cap to top off any outfit! My favorite way to style my baseball caps are to wear them with a classic simple tee, high waisted denim shorts, chunky wedges and a floral statement necklace.The denim, sandals, and necklace come together as a casual feminine look, with the baseball cap and slouched tee making the outfit look effortless.

    I also love to wear mine on holiday when i’m chilling at the pool or taking a wander down the beach. Not only are these hats super stylish and your best friend on troublesome hair days, they can work as a fab sun protector too. Pair with your fave bikini and sling-on a kimono for your ‘I’m in paradise’ look.

    Love Leeanna xo

    Festival Fashion Fever

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    Coachella has officially kicked off the summer festival season… I wouldn’t have known… It’s not like my instagram feed has been totally bombarded with amazing pictures from the star-studded event or anything!! But i’m not gonna lie I have been glued to my phone these recent weeks stalking the Fashion Glitterati who have dug out their kimonos and denim hot pants.

    The photos and the gossip has just made me so envious of everyone at the festival and SO excited for the upcoming festivals this year. For the past three years i’ve been a loyal Bestival goer and will definitely be there again next year, but this summer I’ve got tickets for V Festival and WOMAD and I am buzzing.

    I know it’s slightly early but all this Coachella hype has got me in the mood to start planning some looks and my inspiration has come from my celeb style crushes who have totally been rocking their inner bohemian style.

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    Kendall Jenner has definitely got everyone talking and taking notes after rocking her inner bohemian chick with some fab bang-on-trend festival looks. She looks AMAZING!

    Perfect your capsule look like the stars with 70s style fringing, floral prints, beads, gypsie tops, jewels and plenty of boho patterns.

    Check out my Coachella high-street edit:

    Floral trim straw fedora hat, River Island £20

    Printed kimono, Zara £49.99

    Flower choker necklace set, Miss Selfridge £10

    White lace bardot dress, River Island £45

    High waist mid wash denim shorts, ASOS £28

    Paisley print flared trousers, Missguided £25

    The bohemian look is bang on trend for this Spring/Summer season so these statement tassels and fringing and suede materials aren’t just for your festival weekend- they can totally be rocked out and about now!  Read my latest post on Tactile Textures.

    Tan fringed faux suede biker jacket, Missguided £45

    Ivory textured long line bralette, Urban Outfitters £20

    Poppy tassel shift dress, Boohoo £20

    Tropical floral print short, New Look 7.99

    Wrap skirt, H&M £49.99

    Tan fringe beleted purse, River Island £20

    Now all you need to add is some flowers to your hair, statement sunnies and of course the loyal wellies and you’ll be ready to dance the night away! Happy camping everyone! 🙂

    Geometric resin sunglasses, Pull & Bear, £16.99

    Blue short buckle strap wellies, New Look £19.99

    Floral garland, Topshop £10

    I hope this has given you some shopping inspiration for your own fab festi-wardrobe without the four-figure price tag and got you just as excited as I am for the summer festival season! Eeeek bring on the camping and dancing all night long!

    Love Leeanna xo

    #FridayFavourites: Tactile textures

    Whenever I’m shopping I can’t help but touch and stroke bags and fabrics that look like they have a unique texture and for this Spring/Summer season shops are full of them.

    Tactile textures like leather, creamy suede, tassels and fringing have the ability transform your look from biker gal, to hippy chick right through to rocking up at a Great Gatsby party! They are a great asset to any fashionista’s wardrobe.

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    Fringe has always been one of the most steady and never changing fashion trends of almost any season, always coming up with some new interpretations and design combinations- some made with interesting textures like suede or leather on shoes tops and bags! Fringe detailing is even more powerful this season- bringing a boho/wild west style to any outfit.

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    Apart from the season’s hottest trend of using fringe details, flirty and playful tassels also add fab detailing to spice up and glam up even the simplest pieces. So if it’s not fringe, then it’s tassels, and you are going to see a lot of creative interpretations of the tassel trend this Spring- as you have on the Spring/Summer 2015 catwalks!

    Leather

    Leather is amazing- It can be worn as just a small accent to make any off-duty minimalist outfits look spectacular, or be the centerpiece fabric to create a statement-outfit.

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    The tactile fabric has been spotted in the major fashion capitals during the recent fashion weeks too- so get some of it in your wardrobe for this Spring/Summer 2015! The classy trend- sold both in the traditional shades and bright hues for attracting extra attention- is a must-have for the fans of the luxury and the classy style.

    My favourite faux leather picks are:

    Leather pocket A Line skirt- Warehouse £65

    Playful square neck shift dress- Missguided £25

    Sagittarius platform shoes- Topshop £58

    Compete with Kim and Rita with your own take on pink latex with this PU salmon mini dress from Missguided at £35. Who wears the look best now?

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    Forever Unique Nell faux trousers in red- Van Mildert £35

    Mint velvet bluebell faux biker jacket- House of Frazer £129

    Rose gold metallic leather skirt- River Island £12

    Go for a bold statement outfit by mixing the leather and tassel trends together. I love this faux leather tassel waterfall jacket from Missguided at £40. Such a bargain!

    Suede

    Pieces with suede textures are by far one of the trendiest and catchiest looks this season. Whether the tactile fabric is on outerwear like biker jackets and tailored coats, or basic garments like mini skirts and shoes, it creates a chic statement look.

    In the shops there are lots of subtle suede garments in brown shades and creamy pastel colours- perfect for this time of year, while bright red and orange tones are also on offer to create bold statement looks.

    Get some suede in your wardrobe with some inspiration from my favourite finds:

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    Orange shift dress- Topshop £60

    70s’ patchwork zip mini skirt- ASOS £45

    Pastel pink shearling coat- Missguided £20

    Bring the tassel and suede trends together with this grey duffle bag from Warehouse at £40– perfect for holding all your key essentials and rocking a hot summers day at a festival.

    Casalnuoyo ankle boots- Aldo £88

    Mint suede heels- Piperlime £200

    Tassel clutch- Topshop £40

    On my daily commutes to work and whenever i’ve been out shopping I’ve seen so many amazing tasseled bags and been dying to know where they’re from. I think a tasseled bag is definitely an essential for your wardrobe especially as you can rock the style every season!

    Here are my top 5 picks to add to your handbag collection for any season and event:

    For the jet setter: Love this travel bag’s turquoise colour and summery aztec pattern. Perfect for holiday trips to the beach too. Aspiga £72 

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    To hold the the key essentials: This bang-on trend fringe tassel rucksack looks great for spicing up an off-duty look. Boohoo £18

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    For festivals: This convertible cross body bag is so stylish for the Spring/Summer season and will add some boho chic and bring some hippie vibes to your festival looks. Nordstrom £39.32

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    For glamming things up: This Lolita fringe cross body will take your outfit from off-duty chic straight to a Great Gatsby party statement piece. A fab accessory to add to you outfits for nights out and glamorous parties. Macy’s £61.88

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    The shopper’s tote: I love this statement black fringe bag. I am a shopaholic so tote bags are must-have accessories for my everyday outfits. You just never know when you are going to spot a bargain so this great Spring/Summer 2015 bag is a great partner for any spontaneous shopping sprees. Elvi £45

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    Happy Friday everyone!

    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