Mother’s Day Gift Guide – From personalised present ideas to mother and daughter days out

Stuck for thoughts on what to get your mum for mother’s day this Sunday?

If your mum is anything like mine- she already has everything you think she could ever need! Well this was the dilemma for me this year because every present idea I thought of i’d already got her before as a gift or she has three!

To help everyone who is struggling too, I’ve gone on a hunt for some gifts that are much better than flowers and will make you look really thoughtful.

Top 5 ideas for all the lovely mum’s out there… who already have everything:

1. Afternoon Tea with a difference

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Now my mum is very much an afternoon tea fanatic and although she has probably already had enough for a lifetime- these special afternoon tea packages are far from the standard to give a unique twist on the special day. From Afternoon Tea after a Segway tour, to boozy packages and high tea in a castle – there are SO many options.

Wherever you are across England there are a lot of places and options to choose from (with discounts too)– be it boozy, creative or scenic. You can’t go wrong really! Plus I don’t think you can ever actually have enough tea and cake!

2. Personalised scented candles £14.99

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For mums who love to light up their home with candles and nice smells. My mum loves candles and they are a very popular present she receives from me and my sister but this gives it a special personalised touch and a home to put her collection of candles in! You can write any message you want and there are lots of different styles of candles and designs to choose from over at gettingpersonal.co.uk.

3. Pamper Day/Mother and Daughter break

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Let’s face it we all like to unwind and have a little bit of pampering every now and then and what a great excuse for you to treat yourself too while giving your mum something special! There are plenty of 2 for 1 offers on spa days and and mini breaks across the country. From chocolate manis and pedis in London to the ultimate spa getaway with afternoon tea- there are so many tempting offers over at lastminute.com.

4. Monthly Surprise Hammock

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I don’t think you can get much more thoughtful than this… giving presents to your mum every month for a year is most definitely going to get you brownie points over your siblings this mother’s day and keep her sweet all-year-round. If your mum is a jet-setter like mine or always dreaming about where to go next on holiday, then the monthly themes of selected products from different destinations will allow her to have a much needed getaway without even leaving home. Each Hammock Pack is filled with a mix of food, bath products, housewares, and accessories you’ll only find while visiting the cities.

5. Personalised Drink Coasters, £15

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A bad habbit of my mum’s is definitely wacking out the family photo album whenever she has guests over and the pictures of me really shouldn’t ever be allowed to be shared in public especially when boys come over! Well this adorable personalised present could be a nifty trick into distracting my mum away from the hideous album of baby snaps!! She can have a new thing to show off with pictures chosen by me that aren’t so embarrassing! And because the notonthehighstreet gift comes in a set of four- I can  be cheeky and create coasters with any photo of my dad and sister I like…whether they do or not. 😛

And in case you’ve totally forgotten there is still time to get a little something!

Hope this has given you some help with ideas and you all have a lovely Sunday!

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

Are you a fashion expert or a fashion failure?

Are you thinking the same as me? ‘Please can the answer be that I am a fashion expert and the whole of my wardrobe (which features outfits I’ve only ever even worn once) hasn’t been a huge disaster over all these years.’

Well Farfetch brings you the moment of truth with this awesome quiz called Guess the designer. Do you know your Versace from your Vera Wang. And do you know them under pressure?

The timed quiz will put your designer knowledge to the test, asking you to distinguish iconic garments of the famous brands.

Read more: A guide to Winter’s hottest coat trends

Do you know your Dolce & Gabbana from your Donna Karan?

Are you up to the challenge? Give it a GO and I’m sure you will score higher than me…. The ticking clock really got me panicked!

Love Leeanna xo

#FridayFavourites || The bomber jacket

I am absolutely loving the bomber jacket trend for this Autumn/Winter season. There’s something a little bit Grease Lightning about this look that will give your outfit a real retro feel! But if you don’t feel like going the full monty in a Pink Ladies get-up, opt for a classic khaki or navy shade- the perfect colour to style any off-duty winter look.

Bomber jackets are an essential for these cold casual days- multi-tasking to shelter your body from the rain whilst keeping you cosy and warm. I love Topshop’s range of the faux fur addition to bombers- keeping you super snug inside its fluffy lining.


Khaki bomber £20, WEARALL.com

Contrasting flower jacket £20, YOINS.com

Wine zip bomber £18, PRETTYLITTLETHING.com

Navy lace sleeve jacked £28, SHOPJUSTICE.com

Faux fur monochrome bomber £38, Topshop

Wear your bomber with….

 

I’ve just purchased myself a navy bomber from a shopoholic’s app called Vinted and I already can’t wait to style my new jacket!

Love Leeanna xo

#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

OASIS gives us a history lesson with its new cutting-edge V & A collection

A recent collaboration between high street retailer, Oasis, and London’s Victoria and Albert museum, saw a very unique approach of combining physical history with cutting-edge fashion to kickstart our Summer wardrobe.

The remarkable approach has brought a capsule collection of beautiful kimonos, dresses, co-ords and accessories, all heavily featuring brightly coloured floral and botanical prints inspired by the museum’s archives. The gorgeous pastel shades, feminine prints and statement patterns brings a range of chic looks perfect for your summer wardrobe. The pieces from the collection showcase the transformation of William Kilburn’s 18th century botanical design into a modern wardrobe must-have.

This bold printed Kimono is your new wardrobe essential. Pair with white skinnies and wedges for a summertime off-duty BBQ look or smarten it up for the office with a fitted shirt and black cigarette trousers. Kensington Kimono Jacket £48

This cute clutch is both practical and pretty, with a detachable chain and inside pocket to keep all your essentials safe. The feminine floral print is sure to brighten up any look this season. Victoria Bag

A cami dress inspired by two pieces of 18th century print history?! I love it! Perfect for a sunny day or the odd cloudy one. Smithfield Cami Dress £35

This gorgeous floral blazer is perfect if your attending a wedding this season or if you want to bring some statement to your 9-5 office look. The pretty flower design gives it a girlie touch whilst the tailoured shape maintains a smart and sophisticated style.  V & A Southbank Blazer £70

Super comfy flip flops are a must-have for your paradise getaway suitcase and these are even more great because 10% from every pair sold will go to the Gandys’ Orphans for Orphans charity that helps build Children’s Homes across the globe. Gandy’s Print Flip Flops £19

This easy-to-wear skirt, designed in London by the 18th century illustrator, William Kilburn but given a new lease of life by Oasis, is an item that will take you through every season in style. Swanfield Skirt £29

These gorgeous garments are perfect for the summer, whether you’re strolling along the beach, partying it up in Ibiza or stuffing your face at a friend’s BBQ. These pieces can double up as smart casual-wear and take your outfit straight through the night so you can dance until dawn.

Love Leeanna xo

Cannes Red Carpet Style Crush

How amazing have all the celebrities been looking on the red carpet for the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival this year?! I sooo wish I was lucky enough to be in their glamorous shoes.

The major event has showcased some of the most gorgeous red carpet looks I’ve seen, who even knew such shimmering statement gowns existed? From feathered trains and sequined bodices to rocking the gladiator chic look, France saw stars flaunt these trends flawlessly.

The opening night of Cannes 2015 was a glamorous parade of gorgeous gowns, sparkling diamonds and flawless makeup.

Here are some of my favourite looks:

Inspired by the celebs’ looks, here’s how you can copy their red carpet look without forking out the triple figure price tag:

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Sienna Miller totally rocked the classic one shoulder maxi on the red carpet, and you too can look just as sophisticated with this AX Paris Navy dress at £35.

Plunge necklines are fab for bringing a sexy touch to an elegant outfit. And didn’t Miranda Kerr pull it off to perfection in her gorgeous girlie ensemble! Showing off her supermodel bod, in a flowing pink dress, the revealing neckline and thigh slit created the perfect red carpet statement look. Copy the feminine look and look like a goddess with this ASOS Plunge Neck Maxi at £32

Emma Stone looked so cute in the dainty Oscar de la Renta number, decorated with the stunning sheer lace fabric. You too can look just as feminine yet edgy in this flouncy Scalloped Lace Prom dress at Nelly.com for £27.95

Natalie Portman looked SO elegant in her sweetheart bodice red dress! However the post-boox red gown was almost blending in with the carpet. I have found a gorgeous replica in black, this Sweetheart Sheer Fishtail Maxi Dress for £48 in Topshop

Lots of never-ending pins were on display at the prestigious festival, with Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss donning the thigh split look. But Karlie Kloss really made a statement wearing a cross between and jumpsuit and dress- and didn’t she look amazing! Her asymetric look took her from supermodel to Gladiator Chic. Copy the trend and stay classic in white with this stunning PU cut out dress by Miss Selfridge at just £25. It might not be floor-length but what a bargain!

The famous faces definitely proved the saying was true: ‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’ with sparkles and shimmer all over their accessories. I totally agree, you can never have to much sparkle and in the form of diamonds? Always more more more!

To accessorise your take on the red carpet look- pair your dress with metallic gem strappy heels (£36.46 at whitehouseblackmarket.com), a classic diamond bracelet (£42.99 at jewelstreet.com) and a statement sparkly clutch (£29.68 at etsy.com).

So if you’ve got any formal events coming up, I hope I have given you some inspiration for finding your perfect celeb-inspired look without having to break the budget!

Love Leeanna xo