#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

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: Botanical Prints

The Spring/Summer season is bringing the inspiration of gardens into your wardrobe with Botanical prints being the new hot trend- expected to stay in fashion for a long time. The Botanical trend includes gorgeous patterning and printing of flowers, trees, fauna, birds and animals, creating a feminine and interesting statement look.

After stunning everyone when they made their mark on the catwalk, botanical printed garments from designer brands like Gucci and Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer collections show these prints are going to make it big this season!

From statement dresses to matching separates and accessories- you can now see the bold print everywhere on the highstreet and online.

Here are a few of my favourite picks:

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Fever key hole bikini set, Forever 21

Ornate botanical print kimono, Forever 21

Monochrome Balinese print shorts, Monsoon

Green underwired botanical print swimsuit, River Island

Grey chiffon long sleeve shirt, New Look

Blue vintage floral print iphone 6 case, Zazzle.com

Print cosmetic bag, Forever 21

Botanical textured print t-shirt dress, ASOS

Jacquard crop top, Topshop

Folk floral pelmet skirt, Topshop

Floral peplum top, Topshop

Oasis bird print midi skirt on ASOS

Whether your style is more suited to the vibrant hues, the natural prints, fresh floral digital prints, or a camouflage of jungle prints- this hot trend is sure to match anyone’s personality and bring some va va voom to an outfit.

So keep in mind this hottest trend of the upcoming season when buying your holiday and summer apparel.

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

#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!

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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!

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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

Exclusive look: Adore Me’s new St. Patrick’s Day collection

I thought I would spread some St Paddy’s day cheer and share my favourite looks from Adore Me’s new collection of lingerie. 

I absolutely love buying new underwear and there’s something about wearing a matching set that really makes me happy for the whole day. It sounds silly but matching underwear always puts me in such good mood.

The green-inspired collection of sexy lingerie looks great- who knew St. Paddy’s Day could be used as a fab excuse to treat ourselves to a new set of patriotic underwear to put a sexy twist on the day!

I was lucky enough to get an exclusive look at the new collection and here are my favourite picks:

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I absolutely love the blue and greens shades of these underwear sets- great for bringing a bit of colour and brightening up what’s under your outfit too! Wearing a gorgeous underwear set always gives me a confidence boost and these bright colours will definitely start the day with happy vibes and the luck of the Irish. The lace makes these sets look so pretty and girlie- definite must-haves for your wardrobe and everyday wear!

ADORE-ME_MS-TRESS_115_KADY-CORSET_0017_BRANDINGI la la love the Green Dream corset because not only is it a sexy under garment but it looks great as a statement outfit for nights out!

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Pair with skinny jeans and a leather jacket for an off-duty look or glam it up for a night out with heels and accessories. Perfect for Spring/Summer 2015.

White leather jacket Topshop £52 

Mid wash ripped jeans River Island £35

White strappy sandles Missguided £25

Powder blue clutch SimplyBe £24

Hope you all have a happy St. Paddy’s Day and check out the new collection!

Love Leeanna xo

(cheeky) Spring Shopping Haul

So… I was a little bit naughty last week and ended up treating myself to MORE clothes.

I tried to promise myself that I wasn’t going to spend any money on clothes until pay day next Friday… but I totally caved!

My excuse was that it’s coming up for Spring so I need a few new items for the season. That’s fair, right? And two of the items were in the sale! I just fall in love with pastel colours and a good bargain.

I blame all the emails I get sent with offers, and the fact that I walk out of my office into the shopping mall of Canary Wharf! It’s just so darn tempting to have a little browse online and try on some boots in River Island on the way to getting lunch.

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Pastel pink coat Missguided.com £20

Baby pink and black lace dress Topshop £32 

Powder blue skirt Missguided.com £8

I absolutely fell in love with the dress from Topshop- I actually already have it in black and burgandy. But those colours are for winter I needed a Spring version to add to my collection! It’s just such a flattering shape and looks fab paired with strappy heels and a clutch for nights out. Those three dresses are definitely my GO TO outfits for feeling confident on date nights to posh bars or clubbing with girls.

What bargains from Missguided… if you haven’t checked out there sale yet- you most definitely should! Although try not to get too carried away with their amazing offers… at one point I had 20 items in my shopping bag and was only meant to be browsing!

I don’t regret buying these items because I cannot wait to wear them!!

Love Leeanna xo