Simple Treasures: Z collection by Accessorize

25 July 2014

From Kate Spade to Monica Vinader, my beautiful work friend Nicola has the most divine taste in jewellery. Swooning over her latest office show and tell, we instantly fell head over heels for the new Z collection from Accessorize.

Designed exclusively for their 30th anniversary by Zara Simon, the daughter of the man behind the brand, the intricately gold plated collection is a treasure chest of jewelled perfection. From dainty necklaces designed to be layered, enchanting semi precious stones and refined rings that are stacked to perfection, no wonder the collection has been so highly sought after - it's a precious find.

Naturally, I hotfooted it down to the King's Road branch and treated myself to the beautiful Aura Precious Stone ring. Gold plated and fitting wonderfully, Zara Simons has certainly brought the brand bang up to speed and I simply can't wait to see what other fine pieces she designs for Accessorize. 

Will you be checking out the Z collection from Accessorize?

How To: Frozen Yogurt Fruit Buttons

24 July 2014

With the beautiful weather here to stay, the first thing on my agenda this week has been finding ways to stay cool. Whilst the temptation of endless ice-creams and ice frappuccinos is appealing to my naughty nature, however i've found myself throughly enjoying these frozen yogurt fruit buttons. Effortlessly easy and rather delicious, I've been freezing batches to enjoy as sweet treat come evening

Simply dollop a teaspoon of the yogurt of your choosing (I picked peach) onto a grease proof paper lined baking tray, then added some sliced fresh strawberries to decorate. Then popped into the freezer for a couple of hours, bob's your uncle - peel each button off carefully and scoff immediately. Delish.

If you fancied, you could also blend your own fruity concoction using a blender and fat free greek yogurt with an array of fruits of your choice. Next on my list to try is mango!

How do you stay cool in this wonderful weather? I can remember being in Cuba and the only drink ice cold from the tap was the local beer, must have been why I headed back the following year, eh! 

Wish List: Jet Setting Style Covered

20 July 2014

Whether you're jet-setting off to somewhere exotic or planning an exciting city break, nothing beats shopping for the ultimate holiday wardrobe. In need of a little inspiration, I naturally hunted high and low to bring you my top picks to have you jet-setting in style to where ever you may be heading...

Cotton Teddy - Topshop ∙ Mini Pink Bag - Next ∙ Twist Sandals - Accessorize  Spot Bikini - Topshop  ∙ Gem Sandals - River Island ∙ Bon Voyage Pouch - Alphabet Bags

 Floral Jumpsuit - River Island ∙ Sundress - Topshop ∙ Floral Shorts - Accessorize  Nude Clutch - New Look  Floral Bikini - River Island

Trilby - Accessorize  Blue Print Bikini - Topshop  Stud Sandals - Warehouse  White Cut Out Blouse - River Island  Tan Sandals - New Look  99 Problems Tote - Alphabet Bags

Whilst the prospect of bikini browsing strikes fear into my very soul, with the likes of Topshop (this particular swimsuit made me squeal out loud) and River Island serving up some stylish options, I'm really rather taken with the longer bodied bikini tops. A flattering fit, with a rather retro feel indeed. 

Keeping things tongue in cheek as ever, Alphabet Bags have certainly come up trumps with their travel range of totes and pouches, the beach bag certainly plays true to my love of Jay and I love a good pouch to stash all my important travel bits and bobs in - avoiding that pre-checkin meltdown where you can't find your passport is always a winner in my books. 

In need of a compact bag for some city exploring, the diddy pink offering from Next is absolutely tiny, but perfect for stashing card, keys and phone. Plus, holiday wardrobes almost certain call for a splash of hot pink right?

Where are you jetting off to this summer? My family and I will taking road trip (minus the driving) around the states. Major squeal with excitement. More on this soon!