Olivia Burton Watches

Seriously, just how beautiful are the Olivia Burton watches? They have recently released some gorgeous new colours and designs just in time for you to pop on your Christmas list to Santa.

Olivia Burton is a beautifully presented, well-priced designer watch label for women. Mixing vintage style with catwalk trends, Olivia Burton designs are strikingly original and thoroughly contemporary in style. Founded in 2012, the London watch label has achieved a great deal of success in just a short space of time with an impressive roll call of worldwide stockists to its name.

OB14WG02 Winter Garden Mirror Flo ral Burgundy and Gold RRP �75OB14BD41 Big Dial Forest Green and Gold RRP �75

Treat someone special to you this Christmas with the gift of a stunning vintage inspired Olivia Burton watch. From classic statement pieces to more delicately elegant designs the new collection features unique prints and a nod to traditional festive colours.

OB14CF01 Check Design Black and Gold RRP �65OB14MD31 MIDI DIAL RED AND GOLD RRP £65

The new Brown and Rose Gold Scalloped Edge watch is launching in November exclusive to Selfridges and is sure to appeal to Olivia Burton and Selfridges customers alike. Featuring rose gold plating and a genuine leather strap along with a beautifully detailed large face this upcoming design would make the perfect festive gift.

SELFRIDGES EXCLUSIVE - NOVEMBER LAUNCH.  �75 BROWN AND ROSE GOLD SCALLOP EDGE

This gorgeous scalloped design is definitely my favourite from the new releases and is available at http://www.selfridges.com and the full range is available at http://www.oliviaburton.com

Which is your favourite?

Love,

Kathryn xxx

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Galibardy Robot Bambi Necklace

Galibardy is a progressive, alternative, online statement jewellery boutique/label based in London. I recently discovered the brand whilst reading another Beauty Bloggers website and thought that the Robot Bambi Necklace was an absolute must-have – super cute but bang on trend too.

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The necklace comes in black or white high-gloss enamel with a gold-coloured chain, which has a drop of 39cm, which is a really generous sizing and looks great over dresses and blouses.

The pendant itself is 3cm by 5cm and feels really heavy, although more a quality weight than a weight which would pull you over every time you wore it. I myself went for the black as I thought this would be great for Autumn/Winter but if it is still in stock in Summer, I may have to treat myself to the white version.

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The Galibardy Robot Bambi Necklace costs just £21 and is available, with soooo many other amazing statement jewellery at www.galibardy.com and if you enter the code 25katspaws you will get an amazing 25% discount!

Which piece would you choose?

Love,

Kathryn xx

Primark Holiday Haul!

So yesterday, I went into Primark to pick up a few cheap bits and bobs for my holiday in two weeks time…

I LOVE Primark, but it is hot, it is stressful, people get in your way and I always, without fail, manage to trip over a pram. I once even turned around and sent a child flying with my handbag. It wasn’t my finest hour, but his mother found it funny… (If it was my child, I wouldn’t have found that funny. But I also wouldn’t let it run through Primark unattended. That place is dangerous!)

I once read a list of 22 stages every girl goes through on a trip to Primark which I found hilarious. I go through almost all of these stages every time I visit!

Here’s the link! Have a read once you’ve read this post and let me know your funny Primark experiences too!
http://m.sofeminine.co.uk/fashion-trends/22-stages-every-girl-goes-through-in-primark-s365338.html

I previously said a few ‘cheap’ bits and bobs… My goodness did this lot add up but I hope you enjoy the post!

Kimonos

I love this trend at the minute! Kimonos are so easy to throw on over dresses, bikinis or camis and jeans and I love the way they look!

However, I only own one! Therefore, I decided this needed changing and picked up these to wear both in England and I’m Greece on an evening or as a throw over to go from the beach to the bar!

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1) This kimono has orange, brown, yellow, black, grey and cream stripes and Aztec print with black tassels along the hem and sleeves. I was slightly unsure at first whether I could pull this off but thought I’d regret it if I didn’t snap it up. It was the most expensive thing I bought too at £13 but you’d pay a lot more in Topshop or River Island!

2 & 3) These two are pretty similar with really lovely floral prints. They’re slightly dressier than the first, and you could definitely dress these up with a LBD and heels or down with jeans and sandals. I couldn’t decided between the black and white so just bought them both! They were £10 each.

Dresses

My main reason for the Primark trip was to grab a few cheap dresses to wear on the nights on holiday. I always make the mistake of spending a fortune on holiday clothes, then wear them once on holiday, don’t look at them for the rest of the year as they’re not weather appropriate, dig them out for my next holiday the following year and decide I hate them all! Therefore, Primark is my saviour!

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1) Black: This black dress with Aztec embellishment caught my eye as I thought it would be perfect both for holiday and for the hot weather we’re having at home at the minute! It was from the beach section, yet is quite a thick cotton so can be worn wherever you please. It was a steal at £5!

2) Pineapple: This was another item I thought I would probably not pull off but bought anyway. It’s pink with a pineapple pattern. I really love the higher neckline on this but it is VERY long! It goes just past my knee so I wrapped a belt around my waist when trying it on and pulled it over to create a layered effect, which I thought looked quite nice. One let down… I got it home to find the button on the back missing! However I’ll probably just sew another on to save rooting around Primark for a replacement. This was £8.

3) Aztec: I love Aztec print and think it’s perfect for holiday. This dress has buttons right down the front and is in bright colours and I really like it! Another bargain at £7!

4) Floral: I also love floral print so snapped this up. It’s just a very simple jersey skater dress but at £5 I couldn’t resist!

Jewellery

I really love looking at Primark jewellery and ALWAYS manage to find a few bits that I like. I always lose necklaces somehow, so I don’t like spending too much on them. I also find I don’t wear them enough to spend £20 or £30 a pop. These two caught my eye as they’re so pretty and I’ll definitely team them with a few outfits! My only issue is that they’re quite heavy… These maybe a hand luggage job!

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Shoes

I was really let down in the shoe department yesterday, as Hull’s store seemed to have been absolutely wiped out of sandals! There was one stand with about 4 pairs of sandals all in size 3, which wasn’t ideal.
I did however pick these tan shoes up. I did already have these but have worn them to death. I actually almost fell down the stairs in them the other day at work, as the sole had come off and I didn’t realise when I put them on that morning! Myself and my almost broken limbs were happy to find a replacement!

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Miscellaneous

I love that you can buy almost anything in Primark so had a wonder around the toiletries section as they’ve started stocking really good brands such as Cocoa Brown tan for much less than the price they are in Boots or Superdrug!

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I got some Gilette Satin Care shaving foam for £1 and some Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for £2.90 to take away with me.

I also got a sponge, because everyone needs to keep clean! That was only £1 as were the TWO packets of make up wipes. I go through wipes like there’s no tomorrow on holiday so thought I was as well get two packs for a lot less than what you’d normally pay for one pack. I have tried Primark face wipes when I was at Univeristy and scraping up coppers to buy a tin of beans, and I think they’re really good for the price!

I also bought a cute floral make up bag, as I don’t want to lug my entire collection to another country with me! This one was only £4.

Overall I’m pretty pleased with my purchases! I also got a few basics such as plain black and white vests, but didn’t want to bore you with all that malarky!

Have you bought a bargain in Primark recently that you’re in love with? Also, have you ever done any of the Primark stages in the link above? Let me know!

Love,
One extremely excitable Emily, who only has 9 days left at work before she jets off!! xxx

OMG Shoes

You know that feeling when you walk into any clothing or accessory store and do the little ‘oh em gee them SHOES!’ squeal inside your head? That’s exactly how I felt when we found the OMG shoes store on Etsy.

There’s something about shoes that instantly get girls excited. I don’t know exactly what it is about them, but it’s always the shoes that you curse the day they were designed at 2am when you’re standing bare footed in the street with them in your hand. I KNOW it’s not just me that does that. Classy.

Humongous heels, comfy wedges, pretty sandals, the possibilities are endless, but to get shoes which are handmade and unique often come at a very expensive price. OMG Shoes produce a selection of high heels which are customised by owner Katy’s very own hands. There are quirky alphabet styles, beautiful lace designs and on trend stripes – and they’re absolutely beautiful!

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When Katy, who designs and makes the most unique and fun heels you ever did see, offered to send us some to review, the ‘oh em gee, shoes!’ squeal was at its best- which is apt, given the name of the store!

I opted for a pair that would go with everything: the Golden Lace Appliqué Crackle Varnish design.

I particularly loved the soles of these shoes which look so pretty as you walk. The appliqué lace is well crafted to the shoe and adds extra detail to a plain pair of black courts. I almost always wear gold accessories so these will add a lovely touch to a LBD.

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Kathryn went for the Black And White Stripe Ribbon Design:

These have a black and white striped three dimensional bow effect on the front which can be paired with any coloured dress to match or contrast.

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“The bow at the front of the shoes was a beautiful black and white striped three dimensional bow, and on the soles of the shoes were the most striking and stunning black and white striped design. I must admit this is one of my favourite things about the shoes as I am in love with black and white stripes as I think they look really effective and can be worn with a bright colour for a change – I am currently coveting the Kate Spade black and white stripe watch which would match these perfectly!”

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Upon arrival, the shoes were presented in a classic cardboard box with OMG printed down the centre over and over again. Inside the box, the shoes were nestled amongst lots of black shredded tissue paper which kept them safe in the post (goodness knows what happens in them Royal Mail sorting offices- parcels come looking as though they’ve been chewed by a werewolf sometimes!)

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Each pair also came with a special personalised message just for us, which was a lovely touch!

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The heels are quite high, so may need a but of practice indoors before you venture out but are surprisingly comfortable at the same time!

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All the shoes are customised black courts, yet are all hand painted and decorated by Katy. She personally sources all decorations, which are then sewn, stitched and attached by hand. The sole of each shoe is carefully prepared for painting and then colour is applied. Finally an acrylic topcoat is applied to protect the decorative sole. The topcoat she uses also adds traction when walking; although they look very glossy they actually grip the floor well ensuring you don’t fall over whilst strutting your stuff!

I have to say, this girl is incredibly talented! I wouldn’t know where to start creating these beautiful designs!

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The sizings are pretty spot on, I’m usually between a 7 and an 8, and often get a 7 in courts as I find they slip off the back of my feet. I ordered a size 7 in these and they didn’t slip off once, making them even comfier and gave me added confidence that I could walk without falling head first onto the pavement.

There are so many different designs to choose from, and Katy makes each one absolutely beautifully. There really is something for everyone!

Kindly, Katy has given us a code to share with you all which gives you a bit of money off, therefore you can buy two pairs!

Just enter OMG20%OFF at the checkout.

The website has recently gone live too, so you can visit and see all the designs better on http://www.omg-shoes.co.uk!

Also, give the Facebook page a like: http://www.facebook.com/OMGSHOESCO

The shoes are between £65 and £80 to buy – no more expensive than a pair from Topshop which EVERYONE else has! OMG SHOES are custom made to order, hand painted and lovingly decorated, therefore these heels showcase truly original design that guarantee you will stand out from the crowd!

Hope you love them as much as we do!

Love, Emily x