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Ss17 Trends -Must have Mules 

Guys Mules are still the business.  They are even more trendy today than ever so they are definitely a MUST have! 

I love the cross mules and you can find a pair just about everywhere.  Well… unless your tall and have big feet then you might need to be a little more strategic about where you get your mules from.

I have been shopping the Dorothy Perkins, Primark and New look mules range for 2 main reasons.

  • They are affordable
  • They offer wide fit and size 9 shoes.

I reviewed the cross mules from my recent purchase. I love the vibrant colours which all three retailers offer in this style. I must say the yellow mules from Primark wins hands down.

Newlook have a slightly wider range of colours. However, I was a little disappointed that they only had size 8 available in the style I wanted and unfortunately it was very pinchy on my little toes. These shoe must have just been made small because I was able to fit into Primark and Dorothy Perkins size 8.

 I was please to find that Newlook do have other styles of mules in wide fit and size 9’s.  This  clip on pompoms add some fun to my mules. You can buys yours here.

Although the Dorothy Perkins crossed Mules are a little bit more expensive, they are worth the extra £££’s. These go up to a size 9 and probably have the highest heel of them all.

The cheapest of them all was of course from Primark, it cost a jaw dropping £10. These have been my most worn pair of shoes in the last few weeks and it is holding up pretty well.

Have fun shopping for Mules this season.  The New look and Dorothy Perkins style can be found here  and here.

See you soon.

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Travel diaries – City bike tour

Yes guys…. City bike tour.  I love becoming a total tourist when on holiday.  Learning the city or the country and of- course taking a ton of pictures.

This time, we did things differently.  I have always wanted to trade my car for bicycles.  So i dived at the opportunity of a city tour.  It was so great having the wind and.. rain ..(dont ask) beat on my face.

I literally cycled back to my youth.

The bike and a tour guide cost approximately £20.  I would recommend renting E- Bikes to avoid over working your leg when cycling up hill.

What I loved most was the ability to quickly hop off my bike, take some pictures and off to the next location.  No weather

Despite getting rained on, I was so pleased that I managed to keep up with the 3 hours city tour.

Your probably wondering what to wear.  I figured that it I was going to be seen riding a bike, I wanted to look by best.  I had on dda  full face of makeup, hair curled and the cutest autumn leaves print wrap dress.

Comfortable shoes is a must!

I would also recommend packing a jacket or some outer wear  so no matter the weather you can have a good cycle.

Thanks for stopping by.  I had such a great time with the city bike tour.  I would love to hear your experiences of a bike tour in the comments box below.  Next  I would like to try a segway tour.

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Travel diaries – Cargo shorts… are not dead.

I have started getting into shorts and decided to buy cargo shorts for my recent trip. 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈

They seemed fairly easy going and just want I needed for the hot climate. 

I didnt think these Cotton Cargo shorts looked so bad with high neck sleeveles’s shirt and my Sam Edelman Fringed Sandals.

High neck sleeveless shirt – New look 

Cotton Cargo shorts – Marks and Spencer 

Fringed Sandals – Sam Edalmam 
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Wearing t-shirts under Spaghetti straps..

Another 90’s blast from the past that has been trending with both celebrities and fashionistas. 

This layered look is extra cool. While you might not fancy layering in the hot summer months but this works because the layering is super light.  

The easiest way to begin experimentimg with this trend is to layer a white t-shirt under a black spaghetti strap dress.  

This t-shirt midi dress from Topshop actually comes as a one piece but is no longer available. 

I also styled this orange jumpsuit in the same way with a 3/4sleeve body

For the ultimate supermodel look layer with a slip dress.  I have curated these TALL cross back slip dress from Topshop for just £29. I can’t get over the amazing colours. Which is your fav colour ?

Shop these slip dresses here :http://m.topshop.com/h5/product?productId=25196336

Have fun with experimenting with this throw back 90’s style.
Look 1

Tall  t- shirt midi dress – Topshop

Mules – Asos

Look 2

White 3/4 sleeve body – Newlook 

V-neck jumpsuit – Zara

Firework High leg sandals – Topshop

Choker – Swarovski
See you soon.

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How to get a hotel upgrade!

If you have been following my blog you will know that I recently got back from a very lovely holiday.  I really did my best to take everyone with me on this trip by uploading lots of pictures and keeping you all updated on my movements.  Sharing is caring and you can thank me later.😋😋😋

If you missed this you can still catch up by looking through my travel diaries category.

So, we all know that I love a bargain ( better yet, some freeness).I am always on the look out for ways to get the most out of my money.  We had booked to stay at what I thought was an already beautiful hotel.  According to booking.com a 5* hotel. On arrival it was great but we randomly got offered an upgrade to a newer, more luxury resort hotel which belonged to the same hotel chain.

Interestingly, we had considered this luxury resort hotel while booking but did not want to pay the price🙈.  With the offer of a free shuttle to the new hotel, we accepted !

On arrival to out new hotel, I was gobsmacked at the views and still could not believe the free upgrade.  We were offer champers on arrival at the reception… the life.  I do not want to go off track so a Full reviews of this luxury hotel is to follow. Please stay tuned.

After a few nights of trying to understand why the free upgrade, IT HIT ME.  I literally had a secret escapes moment.  ” Even the most luxurious hotels out there don’t like having empty rooms…”  I noticed that the hotel was probably not as full as it could have been.

We booked the holiday for the first week in June.  This is probably not the busiest time of the year for hotels.  It’s not quite summer holidays and schools are still in session.

So I  guess that is how to  get a hotel upgrade.

  1. Book your stay at off peak times when it is not busy.  You stand a better chance in getting a room upgrade if the hotel is not busy and the rooms are vacant anyway.
  2. If you do not ask, you may not get.  In this instance we did not need to ask and it was simply offered because we had great smiles( lol).  But the Asking principle has worked wonders for me in the past.  Especially with airlines.
  3. This is most likely to work with hotels with chains. The idea is that they upgrade you to a hotel within their chain with better rooms, a better location or just more luxury… yes we like luxury .  Alternatively, you can also try this with room upgrades.
  4. Finally, having a great time on holiday is best upgrade anyone can ask for.  Make sure you enjoy your vacations.  Whether you get a hotel upgrade or not.

The idea of luxury hotel not wanting to have empty rooms is one which Secret excape uses to get you and I luxury hotels for a cheaper price. Therefore this was not a fluke or luck. IT WORKS.

Disclaimer -results with the above can’t be guaranteed as each hotel has its own policies.   These are only my suggestions 

    Ps- Do not forget to come back and let me know how you get on.  Or if you have any other tricks up your sleeves on how to get hotel upgrades please share.

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    Spring 2016 Must haves-Pyjamas inspired day wear (p/t3)

    So…. for the final look I added the ever classic  sleeveless longline jacket.
    This is every girls must have and can totally be dressed up or dressed down.

    The nude colour adds a soft touch and it gives a very modern yet chic finish to the look.

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    Wide leg trousers are totally trending this season. The timing couldn’t have been more purrrrfect.  As the weather warms up its very refreshing to have light weight, free fabrics that do not stick to your body (thighs).

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    -Body suit – New look.
    sleeveless longline jacket – Topshop
    -Scarf print wide leg trousers -Marks and Spencer.
    -Shoes – New look
    -Bag -An other stories

    Thanks for your time … see you soon…. before you go, which is your fav look .
    1, 2, or 3 . Comments below.

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    Spring 2016 Must haves-Pyjamas inspired day wear (p/t2)

    Feeling less adventurous?
    Why not break up the pyjamas inspired sets for an equally fabulously trendy look.

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    I ditched the wide leg trouser for a moment and opted for a pleated skirt.
    The colour of this skirt is very fresh an brightens up the look.
    As you can see no movement is lost with this skirt.

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    Ofcourse we had fun with this shot. Fighting mother nature as I hold down my hat, while keeping my bag in place and trying to strut my stuff in the middle of looking cute. 😓🙁

    Anyway… I have a final take on this trend coming soon. Stay tuned.
    Hope you liked this look.
    Your thoughts in the comments box below.
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    -Scarf print blouse -Marks and Spencer .
    -Pleated skirt- Marks and Spencer
    -Bag- An other stories
    -Shoes – New look
    -Hat – River Island

    Spring 2016 Must haves-Pyjamas inspired day wear (p/t1)

    I have not gone completely mad but yes we are talking about the escape of pyjamas. From the bedroom to the catwalk and now on your high-street.

    It’s taken me a little while to get around to it but I am strangely liking this trend.
    I must say that my 6ft tall frame lends itself well to this style.
    Enough chit-chat pictures already …
    I styled this looks this three ways. This is just part 1.
    If your feeling bold, why not wear the matching top and bottom as I have done here .

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    Great accessories are essential here. Bangles, statements hand bags and fab shoes.
    I also opted for bold lips and flawless makeup to avoid looking like I just woke up from sleep and rolled out of bed.

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    This green shoulder bag brings out the print details on this outfit and the bright pink lips makes for a great contrast.

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    These photos were taken on a fairly windy day and as you can see there is lots of movement in both the pants and blouse.
    It’s not silk but the light polyester fabric was very cooling.
    This pyjamas inspired set was bought from the trusted Marks and Spencer Autograph range.
    Marks and Spencer have a long collection on certain styles. This pants were labelled long and truly the length is not bad; but it’s not for ideal for the 6ft and over club.
    Fabulous shoes just about let me get away with this one.😜

    Stay tuned for part 2 to see my second take on this trend/look.

    Your turn…..
    What’s your take on this look?
    How do you wear yours?
    Comments welcomed below 👍👇

    -Scarf print blouse and wide leg trousers -Marks and Spencer .
    -Block heel sandals -Marks and Spencer
    -Cross body bag – Zara

    Ok … see you soon.
    In the mean time, keep up with me via instagram @ijaykheavens
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    Spring 2016 must haves -Front slit skirt

    This trend screams SEXY SPRING

    Skirts are uber feminine and when you add some “thighage” you get a very sexy feminine look. This is season to flaunt your pins ladies!

    I was a little worried about showing too much thick’em 🍗🍗. So I opted for a mini slit rather than a high slit skirt.

    Here is how I have been wearing my front slit shirts.
    PS: the slit doesn’t have to be a centre slit. Side slits are just as trendy👍

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    Here are a few that I’m absolutely loving. (On my wants list).

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    I love the print on this Michael Kors Cube print silk scarf skirt.

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    Till next time . See you soon.
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    Spring 2016 must haves – Metallics

    Yes we are talking the tin man look. … not really, Well…. sort of. Put aside your previous perceptions of metallics. They are back with a strong presence this spring.
    I think they are perfect for adding a little ‘umph’ to any outfit.

    I love the following metallic pieces.

    A.L C gates metallic pleated skirts

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    Stella McCartney Britt Metallic platform

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    Chanel Vintage milk package shoulder bag.

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    And check out how I wore mine today.

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    Jacket – Topshop
    Gray swing dress – Marks and Spencer
    Metallic silver brogues Shoes – Marks and Spencer

    See you soon
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