Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2014

7 Apr

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the annual campaign from charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, is back once again with a fabulous new collection.

Collaborating with some of the top high street retailers, such as Marks and Spencer, Topshop and River Island, the UK’s leading fashion charity campaign has launched today, with looks including their iconic monochrome design and other items showcasing some of the hottest SS14 fashion trends.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer needs your help to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. If you took part in the “No Make-up Selfie” campaign, I’m sure you will Wear your Support for FTBC with some of these items.

This year’s campaign is made up of three key trends, so there’s something for everyone.

If you want to shop any of the items below, visit the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer website, where you can shop the entire collection.

Pastel Sundae

 Pastel pinks have been a big trend this Spring.

 

Marks and Spencer, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Pink Bracelet, £7.50, M&S

Warehouse Floral Two Tone Top, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Floral top, £30, Warehouse

Warehouse Floral Two Tone Shorts, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Floral shorts, £32, Warehouse

Breezy Daze

Look effortlessly chic in these pieces.

Red Herring bikini top, £18, Debenhams, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Red Herring bikini top, £18, Debenhams

Debenhams Red Herring bikini bottoms, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Red Herring bikini bottoms, £14, Debenhams

LOVE Raglan T-shirt , £18, Topshop, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

LOVE Raglan T-shirt , £18, Topshop

On Target

Featuring the classic monochrome style that Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is known for.

M&S White Target Print T-shirt, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

White Target Print T-shirt, £15, Marks and Spencer

M&S Daisy Print Skirt, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Daisy Print Skirt – £22.50, M&S

River Island 'One and Only' Print Oversized T-shirt, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

‘One and Only’ Print Oversized T-shirt, £15, River Island

I really love the collection from the 2014 campaign, and I’m sure you will find something you love to show your support.

To follow all the news from Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, follow @FashionTargets, or visit the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Facebook page.

Will you ‘Wear your Support’ this year?

Bhavna

 

Go Bright or Go Home

29 Mar

Recently I was invited to the Westfield Merry Hill ‘We Are Fashion’ SS14 preview.

With the sun making an appearance lately, it has definitely got me excited for spring/summer fashion. I am totally ready to ditch my knits!

The preview was a great way of finding out this season’s new trends. I also LOVED the accessories presentation with the lovely Westfield Merry Hill bloggers Daisy & Khyati. I actually went and bought a contour kit after this!

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Daisy & Khyati

So what should we be looking out for when shopping?

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Emma Russel from Stylissmo with the SS14 trends

White is the new black this season. I really, really want to try this trend but I am such a mucky pup :(

Whilst I contemplate going all white on the night, I explored the next major trend of the season: brights. Yep, it’s go bright or go home this season. Even I- the girl who always goes back to black couldn’t wait to inject a burst of colour to my wardrobe.

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River Island

I went along to the fashion takeover weekend a few weeks ago which was a great way of getting some inspiration on the current trends and where to find them.

You can’t escape bright colours in stores at the moment. From River Island to Warehouse, the shops are scattered with bright yellows, reds, oranges, blues and greens.

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The Fashion Takeover Weekend

The key is finding the right colour to suit your skin-tone. Pale colours don’t really do anything for me but I’m quite lucky that a lot of bright colours do suit me. This might surprise a lot of people, but I love the colour bright pink. You will often see it on my lips or nails but rarely in my wardrobe- well it is in my Indian wardrobe! Another colour I am loving this season is Orange.

You know how I said I wanted to try the new ‘white’ trend this season? Well luckily, monochrome is still in and mixing brights with monochrome is a great way of tying in the two trends.

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Primark

And as Daisy & Khyati said in their presentation, for those not feeling brave you can inject trends using accessories. I really wanted something yellow but it’s a colour i’m unsure about. So instead I have bought a yellow nail varnish- will see how I get on with that!

I’m really looking forward to going shopping and picking up some colourful pieces over the next few weeks, just in time for my holiday.

The future is bright and my so will my Wardrobe in a few weeks!

What’s your favourite SS14 trend?

Images taken by Wardrobe Mag at Westfield Merry Hill

Sunny

Brighten up your Gym Wear with Gymluxe

20 Mar

Gymluxe vest

I’m always on the lookout for great sportswear labels, and Gymluxe has definitely caught my eye.

Whenever the weather warms up, I feel more in the mood to workout. Attending evening classes doesn’t seem like a chore when it’s still light outside, and I’m sure a lot of you might be hitting the gyms in anticipation of those summer holidays!

If you’re looking for that perfect workout top, Gymluxe has got the answer, with their long-line Luxe Vest.

It’s available in yellow, pink and red, so you’ll definitely be able to colour co-ordinate it with the rest of your pieces.

yellow Lux Vest, Gymluxe

yellow Lux Vest, Gymluxe, £49.99

Luxe Vest, Pink, Gymluxe

Luxe Vest, Pink

I love the yellow top, and think it would put you in a good mood in the gym and make you stand out in the right way. I like the mesh detailing too.

At £49.99, you would be splashing out, but I think it’s nice to sometimes have those one or two pieces which are beautifully designed. I always feel like a lot of thought has gone into how they make you feel when you wear them, and flattering your body so you actually feel like wearing them and working out. And I love the sports luxe trend. You could wear this top commuting to the gym, or not feel like you need to cover up with anything else.

Check out the rest of the Gymluxe pieces on their website here.

Are you planning on brightening up your gym wear this season?

Bhavna

Umberto Giannini: Mend My Hair Review

16 Mar

“There’s nothing better than having a good hair day.”

Hear, hear!

When my hair is feeling & looking good, it automatically uplifts my mood. And I know that I’m not the only one who feels like this.

A few days before I was invited to the Umberto Giannini ‘Mend My Hair’ launch, I had actually booked myself in with my favourite stylist Danyl at UG in Selfridges, Birmingham for a haircut. Now, I’m not really adventurous with my hair but I was feeling a little brave and walked away with a long fringe. The thing I love about the salon is that not only is everyone really nice, but they know what they are talking about- always reassuring! I actually wanted a shorter fringe (like Sienna Miller’s) but I trusted Danyl when he suggested I try a longer one first. I’m really glad he was honest with me as it took me a while to get used to it, baby steps ay!

So anyway, a few days later and I was back. I was really looking forward to finding all about this range, especially getting my complimentary hot oil wrap!

The Mend My Hair range from Umberto Giannini

The Mend My Hair range from Umberto Giannini

Like a lot of people, I do colour my hair and it does go through a lot in terms of heat damage. This range is designed particularly for hair damaged by colour, heat and dehydration- perfect. There are four products in this range:  the damage repair shampoo, damage repair conditioner, damage repair protein spray and the 5-in-1 hair oil.

I was treated to a complimentary hot oil wrap and a blow dry using all the products from the range in the salon. The thing I love about ALL the Umberto Giannini products are that not only do they do the job but they smell nice and the ‘Mend My Hair‘ range certainly does. It has a lovely soft lavendar smell which is quite soothing.

My stylist Danyl, working his magic with the Mend My Hair range

My stylist Danyl, working his magic with the Mend My Hair range

I have to say that my hair not only looked but felt AMAZING after my blow dry. It just felt so soft and looked so shiny- the proof is in the picture! I was chuffed when the Umberto Giannini team sent me the products to try out for myself at home as lets face it, your hair always looks better when someone else does it. I’ve been using the products for about three weeks now and after each wash my hair just feels great. I’ve really noticed a difference which is why I’ve been recommending them to everyone I know, especially to those who colour their hair.

My hair has never looked so amazing! Felt great too!

My hair has never looked so amazing! Felt great too!

Overall, I would really recommend the ‘Mend My Hair’ range for coloured, dry & heat damaged hair. I will certainly be buying all four products again- definitely worth the money.

You can purchase the range of new products in any Umberto Giannini salon or at any Boots store.

Have you tried the ‘Mend My Hair’ range? 

Some images courtesy of Umberto Giannini

Sunny

Make the Transition into Spring with Colourful Knits

14 Mar

Even though we’re now in Spring (well the sun has been poking its head out more) there’s still a little bit of a chill in the air and we all know how temperamental British weather can be. Now’s the time to make the transition into dressing for Spring, which means shrugging off the more thicker knits from winter. However, I don’t think it’s completely time to ditch knitwear altogether, but if you want to start updating your spring wardrobe now and want to introduce some brighter and more lightweight clothes into your everyday wear, then here are some pieces for you.

Knitwear, Acid wash jumper, Topshop, blue

Acid Wash Jumper, £40, Topshop

Daisy jumper, knitwear, F&F, Clothing at Tesco

Daisy Jumper, £18, F&F

Yellow, knitwear, linen marl cardigan, River Island

Linen Marl cardigan, £28, River Island

Pink jumper, zip back jumper, ASOS

Zip Back Jumper, £30, ASOS

Popper back tuck stitch stripe jumper, red jumper, Warehouse

Striped Jumper, £25, Warehouse

green knitted tee, Dorothy Perkins

Green Knitted Tee, £22, Dorothy Perkins

Have you ditched your winter knitwear yet?

Bhavna

Trying out a Braided Updo

12 Mar

I’m hopeless at doing my hair up. Messy updos always look so effortless on other people, whereas I watch YouTube tutorials and never get anything right. But I watched a hair tutorial by the lovely  Brum blogger Emily Jane which looked really pretty and simple enough for me to try.

You can watch her braided hair tutorial on her blog here.

Anyway, here was my attempt- I realised halfway through that having only four hair grips (where do they all go?) and layers might not make the neatest updo, but hey, messy is in right? Sorry for quality- which for some reason is fine on my phone!

Braided Updo

Braided Updo

Even though it was a bit messy, I really like this hairstyle. It’s really easy to do. Here’s a pic from the front that I posted on my Instagram- more of an excuse to show off the new cat mug I’ve decided all my tea must be drank out of. Next time I do this hairdo I’m going to try doing it a bit more properly so that the braids are more on top of my head rather than at the back. Still, I’m pleased with the fringe/updo combo!

Braided Updo

Tea tastes better out of a cat mug

I’ve been inspired to try a few more hair tutorials now- so any recommendations would be welcome. The simpler the better for me. I can’t even French braid my hair..

What are you favourite hair tutorials on YouTube?

Bhavna

Step into Spring with Pretty Pinks

9 Mar

The days are finally getting longer and the sun is finally shining! It’s definitely time to put a few of your jumpers away and start dressing brighter for Spring.

I never used to be a fan of pink clothes, but lately I’ve seen some beautiful pink items in the shop, and think one of them would be a great addition to a spring wardrobe.

Like this F&F dress I spotted today with a sheer insert:

F&F Organza Insert Crepe Dress, £20, Tesco

F&F Organza Insert Crepe Dress, £20, Tesco

 

I really like this dress and think I’ll have to try it on next time I’m not madly dashing around a very busy store! But there are lots of other pastel pink pieces out there.

MOTO Pink Joni Jeans, £36, Topshop

MOTO Pink Joni Jeans, £36, Topshop

 

Pleated skirts are on trend this season:

Pleated Pink Skirt, £30. ASOS

Pleated Pink Skirt, £30. ASOS

 

Pink V Pemplum top, £19.99, Zara

Pink V Pemplum top, £19.99, Zara

 

Rose Pink Zip Back Top, £14.99, New Look

Rose Pink Zip Back Top, £14.99, New Look

 

These pieces will really get you in the mood for spring.

Are you updating your spring wardrobe with pink?

Bhavna

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