Expanding My Horizons… With Ji Ji Kiki

If you’re wondering about the title this post is part of a series where I find new stores/websites I’ve fallen in love with and Ji Ji Kiki is the latest brand to capture my heart. Classed as an independent online boutique I adore the quirky jewellery and the homewares section is just lush.

The titles of their clothing makes me smile. SO much nicer than a generic “red ruched dress” etc.

Both dresses are VERY me.

The jewellery is a mixture of quirky and vintage inspired pieces and any store selling unicorn accessories is immediately going to appeal to me!

There is also a vintage section where you can buy jewellery and homewares with prices starting from £3.50.

I had one of these mugs! Seeing it again totally takes me back to my childhood where a lukewarm cup of tea was concerned a treat and made me feel like a grown up.

I’m also impressed with by the look of their handbags.

So what are you waiting for?! Go check out Ji Ji Kiki for some quirky goodies at fab prices. As soon as pay-day comes around that red boat dress is mine!

Have you heard of Ji Ji Kiki? What do you think of my picks?

L      x

Expanding My Horizons with Lashes of London

Lashes of London
Lashes of London is a fantastic online shop which sells 2 of my favourite trends – sequins and pastels. The prices are fantastic and I’m a little bit in love with how they name their trends – Unicorn’s kiss or Reckless Muse anyone??
Lashes of London have just launched a blogger competition to win £200 to spend on Lashes goodies. This is my entry so get crossing your fingers for me. It’s been FOREVER since I’ve had a decent splurge on clothes.
It’s not all sequins and pastels they also have some amazing animal print dresses plus their sale items are at ridiculously low prices so please go check out the website here and wish me luck with the competition!

Expanding My Horizons….My New Favourite Shop!

Lilies and Dreams first came to my attention due to them showing their stunning accessories in the StockFest closing party fashion show. Jade and I popped into the store on Wednesday before making our way to the Harvey Nichols fashion show. The store is located on the uber cool street on St Stephens street in Edinburgh which is filled with eclectic boutiques. Owner JoJo was lovely and chatted away about the store as I took photos. I met JoJo’s husband Ricky at the StockFest closing party and found his running commentary on the fashion show hilarious!

The luggage was a particular favourite of mines and Jojo’s adorable dog obviously likes it too!

The wide array of accessories are lustworthy and best of all in my opinion there is a range of handbags which you can have customised. You can pick from about 20 different patterns and materials, choose the shape of your bag, change the handles and hardware of the bag. How amazing is that?!

The store only stocks one or two of each bag which means you aren’t gonna see loads of people with your bag.

When we visited the majority of stock was in sale but the A/W collection hits down this Saturday which also happens to be the shop’s 2nd birthday. To celebrate there will be cake and sparkles between 2pm and 6pm and the first 20 people to buy an item will be gifted with a fab goodie bag.

So if you are looking for a unique handbag then go check out their website here

Can’t wait to go visit the store on Saturday and see the latest collection.

Expanding My Horizons Part 2

So another week another website y’all should check out. This time it’s The Stellar Boutique which sells a wide variety of gorgeous ladieswear, menswear and home goodies as well as vintage wares.

Up-and-coming designers and one-off pieces mean this website is a whole galaxy away from generic high street stores but surprisingly their items are well priced and good quality.

I especially love the Norwegian Wood jewellery- the fringed necklaces would add impact to any outfit.

£27.30

£27.30

These Friis Company necklaces are lust worthy

£18

£12.60

Then onto the vintage:

Vintage 1950s Cardigan £27

1960s vintage Doctor’s Bag £35

1950s vintage dress £30

Vintage 1970s dress £33

So if you are after items that are a lil bit stand out for a great price go check out The Stellar Boutique NOW!

Expanding My Horizons

It’s shocking that as a fashion blogger I tend to stick to the high street when buying clothes/footwear/accessories especially when I do come across websites selling gorgeous products. My problem is that when I do have money to spend it burns a hole in my pocket and I want to go out and spend it instantly which usually means a trip into town and funding the high street instead of supporting smaller stores and boutiques. To rectify this situation I’ll be picking one website a week and showing you what I’m coveting.

First up: Not On The High Street

There are hundreds of different items but the accessories and homewares are my favourite. They offer a HUGE range of personalised goods as well which would make ideal wedding gifts. The clothing ranges are also gorgeous and Not On The High Street very kindly gifted me this Rise dress which I shall post photos of very soon.

£2.85 Each

How adorable are these lil polka dot birds??? They also come in blue and could be used anywhere in the house really.

£12.99

This rather sweet photo frame could be a great gift idea – I could give this to friends or my sister or as an engagement present etc

£19

I want. ‘Nuff said.

£14.95

Another great gift idea, there is also various different cards/necklaces for different occasions in life.

£25

A personalised Kindle cover would make a very thoughtful gift for someone. If I didn’t use my vintage leather envelope as a Kindle cover I’d have wanted one of these.

£55

Such a sweet dress, I REALLY like this one.

£70

This 50s style dress would be a real wardrobe staple for me.

£140

I’ve been after be a pair of cashmere leggings for about 4 years now but alas my budget just stretches to a lemonade rather than a champagne lifestyle. Still i can dream about owning these one day.

So what are you waiting for??? Go and check out the website, it’s excellent for gifts for your nearest and dearest but there’s also LOADS I want 😉

Rediscovering An Old Favourite

We all go through stages where we change are favourites stores/brands but what happens when you forget about an old favourite? This happened to me with Zara – several years ago my staple dresses were all purchased in Zara but then I went through a little spell of not liking the stock and thought the pricing had increased rather rapidly. When visiting the stores I frequently wandered around, nothing catching my eye. It has been several years since I’ve bought anything from the Spanish company however since adoring their Christmas windows I’ve come back to liking the products.

On the website right now the latest trends are catered for as well as wardrobe staples.

£35.99

Peter pan collar AND a bird print = win win

£39.99

Gorgeous lemon lace skirt which I’d wear with a mint tshirt

£39.99

I ❤ this shirt, the collar is gorgeous

£79.99

This sequinned skirt reminds me of the infamous All Saints skirt that I lusted after

£29.99

Not embellished but more in my price range!

£39.99

I’d pair this with a hot pink blouse

£59.99

What a gorgeous print on this blazer

£29.99

The length of this pencil skirt is much easier to wear than a midi

£39.99

I want these but unfortunately they don’t have them in my size 😦

£39.99

As you can see I’m lusting after the dark florals BIG time

£49.99

These wedges would last a lifetime and go with practically all outfits

£79.99

This suede fringed bag is stunning!

What do you think of Zara? Have you recently rediscovered any of favourite stores?