Valentine’s Day lingerie – Top underwear picks to wear on V-Day night

My underwear drawer is just as important to me as my wardrobe. I absolutely love treating myself to new lingerie because it always makes  feel amazing whenever I’m wearing one of my favourite sets.

I can’t tell you exactly why that is… but for some reason if I start the day in nice undies I’m always in such a good mood.

Does anyone else get that… or am I just a weirdo?

I’ve selected some of my favourite items that I think will be the perfect under garments for my Valentine’s Day outfit. Check out my OOTD for inspiration on what to wear this Valentine’s Day.

The most romantic day of the year has got to be all about lace, sparkle, pretty floral prints and romantic shades of red and pink colours.

Here are my top picks…

Triangle bras

These Kylie Jenner inspired bras are so stunning and bang on trend this season. The pretty floral prints and lace fabric will bring some girlineas and sexiness to your date night.

  1. Dark red lace bra , Victoria’s Secret
  2. Grey floral bra, Primark
  3. Cream and colourful print bra, Accessorize

Lacy thongs

I am all about lacy knickers! Lace in any colour makes me so happy and they just look so pretty in matching underwear sets.

  1. Turquoise, Victoria’s Secret
  2. Hot pink, H&M
  3. Red lace, H&M
  4. Pastel blue, Primark

Push-up bra

To really get your date hot under the collar or to show off your assets in your favourite top – a little bit of padding is just what you need.


I absolutely adore my Victoria’s Secret red push-up bra because of it’s low cup, lace fabric and sparkly gems (glitter is a MUST in my undies drawer). And of course the optional red clip on bow for the back to make you feel like a real VS angel!

I’m absolutely obsessed with Victoria’s Secret underwear but I have never ever bought items in England because they are SO overpriced. All these stunning VS pieces were less than £10 on my trips to America- what an absolute bargain!

You can obviously guess… my suitcase was stuffed full of bras and knickers.  I can only imagine what security must have thought!

You really don’t have to break the budget with buying nice underwear I promise. High-street stores like H&M and Primark offer gorgeous lingerie for such a small price.

I hope this post has helped give you a little inspiration for your lingerie choice this Valentine’s Day. 💕 Check out my post for homemade peanut butter cups to treat your loved one (or yourself!) and my recipe for pink cocktails.

Love Leeanna xo

May Look Book

May has got to be one of my favourite times of the year- it’s my birthday on the 23rd, there are two bank holiday weekends and the brighter weather means it’s time for the summer wardrobe to make an appearance. Whether you’re lucky enough to be jetting somewhere lavish, or looking forward to a little cosy weekend break, there’s no reason not to dress for the occasion when it looks this good. Now that we’re hoping the sun is officially here to stay, it’s time to pick out some clothes that will take you from coastal mini break, to your next door neighbour’s BBQ to catching some rays at a poolside party.

I’m such a shopaholic that this weekend and last weekend i’ve been on birthday-dress hunt shopping sprees and had three online order deliveries. Bearing in mind i’ve been searching for a birthday dress, I’ve managed to buy a hell of a lot of other items… whoops! But who cares May is always the month I like to treat myself and why shouldn’t you make the effort when the sun is out?

After a few cheeky shopping hauls, this is what my Look Book features for this month so far:

You can never go wrong with an LBD, especially as an outfit for a night of your birthday celebrations. I really love a thin-strapped neckline and this bodycon dress was such a bargain at just £15 from Missguided.

Coral is my favourite summer colour, it’s on my fingers, my toes, my bags, my jewellery, I just can’t get enough of the shade when the sun is shining. I love this high-waisted tube skirt, perfect for casual work days and easy to glam up for the evening. New Look, 14.99

Gypsie tops are bang on-trend this season and are a summer must-have for any festivals you might be going to this year. This white crochet bardot top can take you from off-duty look paired with distressed skinny jeans to boho festival chick. Just wear wack on some high-waisted shorts, accessorise with colourful wellies and a floral headband and you’ll be ready dance the night away. New Look, £17.99 

Read my latest post: Festival Fashion Fever to get the Coachella celeb-inspired boho look for the 2015 festival season

I find it hard not to go shopping without checking that most of the stuff I buy I’ll be able to wear both at work and on off-duty days. That’s why I love this dress- It’s perfect for your workwear and weekend wardrobe. It is also a massive saving- reduced from £17.99 to £7.99 in the New Look sale– this grey ribbed dress will take your from AM at the office to PM in the bar.

As you can see I am loving New Look atm- they don’t just have some great new season stuff but they also have such great offers in the sale too! But I’m also loving the bright colours too- namely coral! This was my Primark/New Look shopping- and yeah I did get a little bit carried away with the coral!

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This strappy dress is a definite holiday must-have!  It is great for throwing on over your bikini during for those chilled days on the beach but so easy to glam up with wedges and clutch when you head out for cocktails. Primark, £5

I have always loved funky boho patterns, especially when I have a tan. These bold aztec shorts would look amazing at a festival and would even be great for making a statement on your morning jog! I’m so tempted to wear them to the gym, what better way to make you motivated to workout than if you look fab doing it! Primark, £4

The bardot-shoulder is bang on-trend this Spring/Summer season and I can’t wait to pair this bold coloured crop with a white skirt and wedges. I just need some sunshine! Primark

Aztec prints are everywhere at the moment and are perfect for the festival season or off-duty days with a loose-fitted Tee and Converse. What I love about this tube skirt is that it can work just as well as a bold statement piece for work too- just tuck in a smart black top or crisp white shirt and it’s good to go for the office. New Look, 12.99

Modern mosaic prints are a must-have for the summer- mixing bright colours and bold patterns together to create the perfect statement piece for your wardrobe. The coral shades in this tube skirt bring such a tropical holiday feel to your outfit that it starts your day off with happy vibes. New Look, £9.99 

My absolute favourite item i’ve bought this month though has got to be my new wedges from Primark at just £14. They are just so comfy and go with everything. I’m really fussy with shoes but when I tried these on I just had to have them! They my new essential item for the summer because they can take me from AM to PM and even fit in with my work wear attire.

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Wear with…

  • Skinny jeans and a smart fitted blouse for work- I love this £10 crop jumper/shirt combo from Primark because it brings some sophistication and style to the office. Wack on the new shoes and you will look like you mean business.
  • A bold patterned crop top (£7.99 from New Look) and a white bodycon midi skirt to bring a mix of festival vibes and classy chic to a night out.
  • High-waisted skinny jeans and a bardot gypsie top to rock the bohemian Summer trend.

Hope your week is already off to a great start with the lovely sunshine! Happy Monday everyone 🙂

Love Leeanna xo

#MidweekManicure: Easter Nails

Easter is all about pretty pastel colours, Spring flowers and of course CHOCOLATE!! Oh how I can’t wait for this weekend to come after giving up chocolate for lent! I think I am going to absolutely gorge the whole of Sunday!

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This week I decided to give my nails an Easter makeover with Spring pastel lilac shades and purple glitter to create a speckled effect on one nail of each hand (a little bit like a mini egg nail!)

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I used Rimmel London 60 second Sweet Lavender shade and Primark’s Beauty polish which I got in a Christmas nail set. I love going the extra mile to make my nails stand out by adding some sparkle or another colour. I think the purple-tinged glitter polish looks just great against the subtle pastel shade to create these statement Easter party nails.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend and happy 1st of April!!

Love Leeanna xo

#MotivationalMonday: Gorgeous reasons to keep fit

There are some great sportswear buys on the high street at the moment and I can’t think of a better way of maintaining the motivation to get fit than having great outfits that make you look amazing doing it…

We all have that New Year’s resolution to look after ourselves and keep fit, so here are some top finds that will give you a gorgeous excuse to get down the gym and keep it up all year.

Get the look under £20:

Monochrome crop top, Topshop £7

Printed full-length gym leggings, Missguided £15

Start Moving grey shorts, Bershka £12

Sporty Trim Tee, Topshop £16

Sports bra, Forever 21 £12

Grey cuffed plush trousers, Bershka £19.99

Printed sports trainers, Matalan £18

Active Marl zip-through jacket, F&F at Tesco £18

Black and white printed sports tights, H&M £19.99

Contrast waistband gym leggings, Missguided £15

Essential accessories:

ASOS Leopard holdall, £18

Primark sports bands, £4

Sweaty Betty illuminate water bottle, £5

Primark yoga mat, £5

Now there are some stylish and great finds out there at bargain prices we can all say hello to that summer body!

Love Leeanna xo

London Fashion Weekend

As a cheeky treat I bought my sister and I tickets to the Saturday event of London Fashion Weekend and we loved every minute of our girly and glamorous day.

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The venue was Somerset House in London and we headed there for 1.30pm. I have to admit, even just the building looked lush let alone all the fashionistas that were there- pink lights filled the arch way ceilings as you walked through the entrance. It was v.cute.

 

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  • Floral Dress Topshop                                                                              
  • Cream Waistbelt New Look                                                        
  • Black Fur Coat Topshop                                                                                   
  • Bowler Hat River Island                                                                  
  • Black Ankle Boots Debenhams                                                                             

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What my sis wore:             

  • Cream Coat New Look
  • Black Leotard Boohoo
  • Black Leather Skirt H&M
  • Leopard Print Scarf Accesorize
  • Black Pumps Primark

 

 

 

 

The first thing we did was of course SHOP. There so many little pop-up shops for independent boutiques, designers and creatives. There was jewlerry, denim, Levis, fur, coats, hats, steam pressers, Maybelline, Toni & Guy hair salon, OH and you can’t forget the Bueno lounge of massages and free choc. We couldn’t resist grabbing a freebie white Bueno- yummy!

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After our shopping spree and trying on and awing over lots of beautiful jewlerry and clothes we went off to watch the catwalk of Julien Macdonald’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. WOW. So much sparkle! The garments definitely dazzled me- I just wanted to rip the outfits of the models, well no not quite rip they were way to perfect to ruin, but just gently and sneakily steal them.

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The amazing Julien Macdonald was the designer of the striking and dazzling dresses Ellie Goulding has worn on X-factor and to the Brit Awards just last week. Aren’t they just fab?!

Not only did we see the live catwalks but we got to attend fashion event talks in the Vodafone Live Lounge too.

The first talk was with the winner of Women In the Making, which is a competition for women who are creatives and designers who are looking to start/or have opened their own business. The winner of the competition receives money to support their business and make it grow, OH and they get to be mentored by famous female fashion designers, chefs, models and inspirations. Very very cool.

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The last talk we went to was with the amazing fashion journalist Hillary Alexander OBE. It was so interesting hearing her experience of starting out in journalism years ago when everyone was writing on typewriters compared to today’s generation of everybody tweeting wherever they go. She told us all about her favorite catwalks, designers who inspire her, and about her life as a fashion journalist. That lady has had one very cool life.

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Before we left we just had to have the #CanonFashion experience! These were the images taken to create a 3D video picture that was emailed to us looking like my sister and I were flying cheerleaders. We loved it!

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Overall we had such a lush day, I’d definitely go back again- just look at my goodie bag! Inside our Julien Macdonald tote we grabbed Elle magazine, a Kinder Bueno, a Muller light yogurt and just because I was on Vodafone I got a red nail varnish for free. Not too bad eh?!

#As Seen On Me Outfit

#As Seen On Me Outfit

I love this new red cut-out dress I ordered from ASOS. At £12.50 I just could not resist buying it straight away and it’s petite so it’s the perfect length for a shortie like me! I’m normally always wearing LBD’s whenever I go out but I decided to have a change and choose a brighter and bolder colour that would also looks nice against my blonde hair. (I get really worried sometimes that being blonde only looks nice with certain coloured clothes).

Here is the outfit I put together- perfect for a night out to bars and clubs. Now that I have a lush outfit sorted, I have an excuse to get out and experience the night life in my new home- London.

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I am addicted to statement necklaces so most of my outfits tend to involve one! I chose my Topshop black and gold necklace to match nicely with the bold red. This necklace was such a great purchase- It’s great to wear over a collared shirt at work, a chunky jumper for a casual day out and to glam up a dress for the evening.

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Whenever I go out I will always bring a clutch bag with me, just to hold the essential phone, I.D and money. I chose this Primark cream clutch to brighten up the outfit and with the gold-plaited buckle it matches perfectly with my necklace. This cream clutch gives the outfit an all-season approval- great for the summer and for the winter.

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A couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of black heels for £20 at New Look, what a bargain! Chunky heels and wedges are my favourite style of shoe and I was desperate to find a new pair of black ones because they are timeless through every season and always look good with any colour outfit. These ones from New Look are very comfy and at a very attractive price!

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For the single ladies who are hitting the town for Valentines- this red dress would be be a great outfit to stand out in the crowd, grab one on ASOS now for just £12.50 in the sale! Quick quick!

I hope you like my #AsSeenOnMe outfit!

Love Leeanna xx