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. 

Romantic meal


  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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    How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe

    How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe

    And still be a fashionista

    Is your New Year’s resolution to finally save some money, but you just so happen to be a serious shopaholic? Well you’re in the same boat as me. (Read More: How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions) I am constantly making plans to travel the world and telling myself I WILL save money, just after I buy these shoes… that go perfectly with this dress. Yes, it happens every time, and of course I still haven’t made enough for my dream trip.

    Well this New Year is going to be different and it can be for you too – whether you want to save to travel to paradise or buy yourself that one designer handbag you’ve had your eye on. You just need to get yourself the perfect Capsule Wardrobe and your goals will be met in no time.

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    What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

    In simplest terms, a capsule wardrobe is an extremely downsized wardrobe made up of versatile staple pieces. The idea originates from 1970s London, when boutique owner Susie Faux coined the term. Designer Donna Karan then brought the idea to the U.S. a decade later with her “seven easy pieces” collection. Traditionally, capsule wardrobes include approximately 30 items or less, with Faux recommending less than 12. The wardrobe can be added to a couple times a year.

    The definition of a capsule wardrobe has evolved over time thanks to ideas from style bloggers like Un-Fancy, whose capsule wardrobe includes 37-pieces rotated every three months.

    At its core, a capsule wardrobe is ultimately meant to promote a minimalist style and save money, time, and space — things I’m all for! To me, a capsule wardrobe should include ever-lasting clothes and reusable accessories that will take you from the office to the dance floor without your friends hearing you say, ‘but I haven’t anything to wear – I need a new outfit’ for the 100 billionth time!

    I’ve been busy collaborating with Betabrand.com to come up with the essential wardrobe I believe every woman needs to save them time, money, and hassle for every morning and every event.

    Capsule Wardrobe Essentials Checklist

    To save money, time and effort you want your wardrobe to be full of gorgeous items that can be everyday wear for the office and can easily be accessorised to take you through to the after work drinks and spontaneous night-time dancing. If you love the items you’ve chosen, you will always enjoy wearing them over and over again, styling them in new ways.

     

    These are the 6 essentials you need to own and can easily purchase online to complete your capsule wardrobe.

    1. PantsMy pick: High-waisted dress pant yoga trousers £61.50, Betabrand.com
    2. SkirtMy pick: Nude faux leather pencil skirt £13.32, Choies.com
    3. Crisp White Shirt My pick: Fitted white shirt £12.99, H&M
    4. Statement Necklace My pick: Statement silver necklace £29.97, humblechic.com
    5. Black Handbag My pick: Black zip handbag £25.99, New Look
    6. Boots My pick: Knit-trim black ankle boots £20.33, charlotterusse.com

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    The most versatile item on this list is definitely the Betabrand pants. I love these pants because they are the ideal office trousers – comfy, stylish and smart – yet totally multi-functional. The stretchy material gives you the flexibility to still do yoga after work or in your lunch-break and the skinny leg gives you a flattering shape when paired with heels and sparkles for a night out.

    Hallelujah to the 2-in-1 amazing trousers! They also come in every style to suit your body shape including Cropped-leg for petites.

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    Black is a great colour to opt for because it goes with everything but I also love the dark grey yoga pants too which are just as everyday.

    Once you’ve got your comfy trousers in a classic shade you need one more option for work – a simple and smart pencil skirt. I chose this faux leather midi because it’s a fab neutral shade to pair with a crisp white shirt for work or crop tops for the evenings. Find the pair of women’s pants you love most here.

    How to Build Your Own Stylish Capsule Wardrobe

    These are my steps to curating your own capsule wardrobe, without sacrificing style or the joy we all get from fashion.

    Step 1 — Clean Out Your Closet

    Firstly – do you really need everything that’s in your wardrobe? We both know the answer is No. So don’t wait until Spring — have a wardrobe clean out today and get on Vinted or eBay to make some extra money. Those poor clothes that still have their tags on need a caring home. It’s just plain clothes cruelty! Check out my Vinted page for cheap dresses, tops, jumpers, trousers and skirts for sale in great condition.

    Step 2 — Pick Your Essentials

    Once you’ve gotten rid of what you know you don’t want, it’s time to sort what’s left into three categories:

    1. Currently love / wear
    2. Seasonal
    3. Other

    Guess what happens to the “other” category? That’s right — go back to step one and get rid of those clothes!

    Make sure you do this for each piece of clothing — bottoms, tops, accessories, and shoes.

    Step 3 — Compromise

    Now, building a capsule wardrobe can be an unexpectedly emotional and difficult process. That’s why I think it’s important to compromise and give yourself a little wiggle room on your favourite part of fashion, meaning allow yourself to have a little more in this area. For me, that’s accessorizing.

    When i’m planning what to wear, accessories are often the favourite part of my outfit and can even be the main asset to show off (that’s why classic clothes are always good to help them stand out!)

    If you’re like me and accessories are your thing, think bold statement but neutral shades of additions that can easily be paired with your essential outfit. Sparkly jewels, chunky black boots and a sturdy tailored handbag (big enough to fit all of your daily necessities!) are just what you need to tick off all the essential items on your shopping list.

    Step 4 — Make Outfits

    Once you have your essentials, start pairing them with each other to make sure you can make a number of outfits with them that will keep you excited and happy. Did you know that with just 27 pieces you can make 100 outfits!? The possibilities are endless, so bring your creativity and imagination with you.

    Step 5 — Continue to Reassess

    Set a schedule that works for you when it comes to refining your capsule wardrobe and going through the above steps. This can be the well-known 3 month rule, or more or less often, depending on how you feel. Again, we don’t want to take the joy out of the fashion we love, so figure out what works for you. The number one rule is that you LOVE what you own and wear. The moment you don’t, it’s time for a change!

    I hope this blog post has given you some New Year inspiration to get yourselves a Capsule Wardrobe.

    Love Leeanna xo

    What to wear to watch the Super Bowl 50?

    NFL Superbowl 2016 is just around the corner, and whether you are lucky enough to be be watching at the Levi’s stadium in California or chucking back some beers cheering at the tele, it is important to get your look on point. If you are looking for NFL tickets, or any other tickets for that matter, be sure to check out TickPick!

    I have put together a few match-day outfit ideas for whatever style you are going for and to keep you looking stylish and bang on-trend this season. And of course you don’t have to break the budget to look fabulous.

    If you’re a die-hard football fan you need a game-day outfit to match and show your support for the team.

    Support the Carolina Panthers with this look:

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    Nike Carolina Panthers t-shirt, £100 Fanatics

    Distressed skinny jeans, £30 H&M

    White Hi-top converse, £41 AKIRA

    Keep it casual and comfy for all the cheering and why not show some extra support by painting your nails in your favourite team’s colours.

    Support the Broncos with this look:

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    If you’re just there for the half-time show

    With Lady Gaga singing the national anthem and Beyonce and Coldplay performing at halftime, I’m surprised the teams are even showing up. If you feel the same way, go for more of a flashy game-day look with a little bit of fashion oomph.

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    Felt floppy hat, £57 lastcall.com

    Sequin crop jacket, £48 John Lewis

    Plaid funnel tunic dress, £36.50 Topshop

    Black over the knee boots, £39.99 New Look

    Gypsy warrior red lips clutch, £11 Forever 21

    Just here to cheerlead?

    Get your pom poms out and pair with this cute but cosy outfit:

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    Rose blue satin bomber jacket, £24.99 New Look

    Grey mia hat, £8 Monki

    Navy corduroy skater skirt, £24 Glamorous.com

    Handmade leather choker necklace, £5.86 Amazon

    Caper lace-up trainer, £26 Topshop

    I hope have given you a little bit of inspiration for whatever game-day style you were going for.

    Enjoy the game!

    Love Leeanna xo

    A guide to this season’s winter coat trends

    After celebrating Bonfire Night this week, I’ve definitely started to feel like we’re in the cold temperatures of Winter now. Maximum faux fur has been the essential being dragged out of my wardrobe lately, and of course my fluffiest and warmest coats.

    With help from some great tips over at Farfetch, I have put together this Winter Coat Guide to keep you looking bang-on trend and keeping warm this season.

    The Trends

    1. Leather Trench

    I love the mysterious yet sophisticated look this coat can bring to any Winter outfit. The leather trench is perfect for pairing with your night-time party wardrobe- sheltering you from showers as you make your move to the bar.

    My Pick- Black Faux Leather Trench Coat, Missguided £50

    2. The Great White

    A white coat should be a key staple to any fashionista’s wardrobe. I absolutely love the colour because you can effortlessly wear it with any other item, during this season or in colder evenings of Summer.

    My pick- Cream Belted Wool Blend Coat, Topshop £89

    3. Military Cape Coat

    Keeping you warm and snug, this military number is the best coat to ensure to stay on the frontline of style this Winter season. Pair with stomping lace up boots and work this military look.

    My Pick- Black Military Cape Coat, Wallis £52.50

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    4. The Ankle Grazer

    This bang-on Victorian trend coat is a real flattering style, shaping to your silhouette, and making you stand out in the crowd with its floor-sweeping length. A real showstopper for the colder months.

    My Pick- Stone floor-length coat, New Look £40

    5. The Hot Fuzz

    Wild thing fur is the only thing you’ll want to snuggle into when the icy chill creeps in- a trend that has been particularly high on my fashion agenda for this Autumn/Winter season.

    My Pick- Blue turndown collar faux fur coat, pinkqueen.com $85

    6. English Lady

    This style showcases the proper English heritage coat, featuring Prince of Wales checked prints and tweed textures. Top this classic look with a simple roll-neck jumper and brogues for a comfy and sophisticated off-duty winter look.

    My Pick- Lapel striped red tweed coat, Romwe $85

    The Definitive Coats of the Season

    Which style is your favourite from the fashion-forward coats of the season?

    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!

    Gym Bunny

    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

    #FridayFavourites: Check Mate

    There’s something about the traditional trend of checked patterns that just makes me picture happy memories of family picnics in the park on gorgeous sunny days! And now the sun is trying to come out and stay again it’s about time I relived these memories and got myself some outfits. The stylish Gingham print looks fab on any item of clothing, whether it’s a bodycon midi skirt, a beach dress or cute peep-toe sandles.

    The gorgeous trend doesn’t have to be saved just for a summer time picnic- Pair a checked shirt with denim shorts, a straw hat and you’ve got the cowgirl look to a TEE. You’ll even be ready for a barn dance! The picnic print and cowgirl checks look best with cotton white and denim for days at the beach, chilling in the pub or weekend breaks away. You can even get away with wearing this trendy look to the office- gingham in monochrome looks so classy and chic.

    Here are some of my favourite high-street and online picks from the timeless trend:

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    Isn’t this the dream Gingham picnic playsuit? Daisy trim playsuit- Missgudied, £15

    Gypsie tops are bang-on trend this season and mixing it this style up with the gingham print creates the perfect summertime festival look. Just pair with denim shorts and a flower headband and you’ll be ready to dance the night away! Crop bardot top- Topshop, £18

    Read my latest post to get you festival-season ready with some Coachella celeb-inspired looks.

    Checked prints in pastel shades look gorgeous in the sunshine, especially against a cotton white top. Pale blue brushed mini skirt- New Look, £9

    Seeing wedges back in the shops makes me so excited! These are favourite style of shoes and a must have for holidays and weekend getaways. Mariel Gingham wedge in yellow- Solestruck, £19

    Everyone needs a stylish-looking phone.. I mean it’s pretty much your everyday essential accessory because it’s glued to your fingers or ear! So why not let your technology embrace this checkered trend too.  Purple and orange gingham iphone case- Isaac Mizrahi, £22

    A pretty crop top is a summer essential- to pair with shorts for trips to the beach, a bodycon midi skirt for nights at a rooftop bar and high-waisted jeans for those off-duty days. But a crop top in a checked print turns your any-time outfit into a statement look to get heads turning. Peplum crop top- Miss Selfridge, £16

    Need some fashion inspiration for the summer? Read about my latest shopping hauls and sunshine essentials for your paradise getaway, neighbours’ BBQs and coastal breaks. 

    I la la love midi skirts- they’re perfect for work and so great for taking you from AM in the office to PM in the bar. And the gingham subtle pastel pink shade will bring some subtle girly vibes and brighten to your summer wardrobe. Altuzarra Balthazar pencil skirt- mytheresa.com, £472

    You just have to get yourself a retro gingham headband this summer! A cross between an old school milkmaid and one of the Grease pink ladies, this 70s look will definitely bring some oomph to any outfit. Dolly bow hair wrap- beauxoxo.com, £7

    Bring a bit of boldness to your workwear wardrobe with a gingham round-neck top. Pair with a white cotton pencil skirt and court heals for a sophisticated office look. Zalando, £18

    These statement strappy monchrome heels are so classy and perfect to top off any outfit- pair with your fave LBD or even your comfiest skinny jeans. Qupid single strap heels- Charlotte Russe, £23

    Be bold on those weekend off-duty days this season with this red and blue Crinkle Oversized Shirt- ASOS, £28

    These cigarette crop trousers are perfect for the office and look oh so chic in the mochrome gingham print! Check trousers- Peacocks, £14

    Hope this has given you some inspiration for your summer apparel shop. Happy Friday everyone!!!

    Love Leeanna xo