A Shade of Grey

I am in love with this Topshop Unique longline wool gilet. This range is usually quite expensive but I managed to grab this in the sale so one point to me! When I wore this I came to the conclusion that without serious layering this cannot be worn as a substitute for a coat! The ‘wool’ really deceived me. Regardless I love it! Also, flat or heels?? 

Brogues – Zara (Old)
Black pumps – Zara (Old)
Check out the Unique range at www.topshop.com

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’
Yve’s Child

A POP of colour

Sadly we have reached the end of ‘Monochrome Month’, therefore I though it was only right I added a pop of colour to my blog. I decided to send my burgundy Charlotte Olympia’s to a better place and have replaced them with these babies. I think I’m a little afraid of colour if I’m being entirely honest. It’s almost as if I have a colourful shoes quota. 
I picked these up over Christmas,  I really wanted the black suede Anouk’s but they didn’t have the 5″ heel in Selfridges and these were on sale so I thought why not! Jimmy Choo now do ‘Made to Order’ monogrammed shoes so I will be doing some serious saving for the black ones. Until then I’m going to try and incorporate these beautiful shoes in to as many outfits as possible. Also, how gorgeous does Jourdan Dunn look on this Vogue cover!

Jimmy Choo ‘Made to Order’ service is available at www.jimmychoo.com

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

Yve’s Child

Monochrome Month 5

Monochrome Month is over 😦 I’m so glad I got to take part in this venture. I’m yet to meet with these ladies but from our interactions I already know that they are beautiful inside and out. I wanted to do a post showcasing my favourite looks from the ladies and also include a look that didn’t quite make it into the month. I hope you will all join me in following these beautiful ladies!
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I love how everyone was able to express their individuality through this trend… We had, sexy, sophisticated, casual and sporty all rolled into one trend. Gorgeous! Well done ladies!
‘Be your own kind of beautiful’
Yve’s Child 

Monochrome Month 4

We are nearing the end of Monochrome month 😥  I’ve really enjoyed doing these posts and I am grateful to these lovely ladies for all their encouragement and kind words during the month! They all have incredible style… follow them all here…
With this look I opted for this fun, flirty skirt. Monochrome is perfect for a statement item like this. I decided to keep it all black as I didn’t want the outfit to look too ‘busy’. I decided I didn’t need to wear a white top to fulfil the monochrome criteria so opted for this Whistles bag. I love the little pop of white the bag brings to the look.. A white bag, scarf or hat can add a little extra to a simple black outfit. I couldn’t resist putting this gorgeous white coat on also. I know I’m going to have to find a great dry cleaner to keep this beauty spotless! 

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’
Yve’s Child

Monochrome Month 3

First of all, are you following these beautiful ladies yet?? They have been posting some amazing monochrome outfits! At the end of Monochrome Month we are all going to meet up and discuss the monochrome trend. As I am new to blogging I am beyond excited to be meeting fellow bloggers! You can follow them all here:

I really love how laid back this outfit is, it’s so simple however, the shoes and bag just add that extra bit of glam that I love. The ASOS WHITE bomber isn’t something I would normally purchase, however I became a bit obsessed with the way it looked on the ASOS model and decided to go ahead and purchase it. It was also on sale so how could I resist? 
If someone had told me, when I started this blog, that I’d be doing outfit posts I would never have believed them. I am, most definitely not a ‘fashion blogger’ or ‘stylist’ but in such a short space of time ‘Monochrome Month’ has really made me think about my personal style and made me realise that it’s ok to step out of your comfort zone. So yay to the outfit posts!

Primark Cuffed ankle joggers
Primark jumper
Studded Burberry holdall (old)
‘Be your own kind of beautiful’
Yve’s Child

Monochrome Month 2

A black skirt is probably the most versatile piece of clothing you can own. I mean you can’t really go wrong. I have pretty much always picked trousers over  skirts my whole life but I can’t deny how flattering a good skirt can be. A-line and midi skirts will allow you that edge of smartness that trousers may not always give you. I loved wearing this outfit! How cool is this beanie with a detachable veil (link below) – I think it worked well to tone down the formal nature of the outfit. 
I’m excited to post my next monochrome look! I have a fun look coming up with a black mini (stay tuned!) 
Have we all followed the other ladies taking part in Simple Yet Stylish’s monochrome month??

ASOS Beanie with detachable veil/pom
ASOS Textured Midi skirt- old (Similar)
Zara shirt – old
Topshop Rizo Feather Strap sandals

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

Yve’s Child

Monochrome Month

I am so excited to be taking part in Monochrome Month! Barbara who goes by SimplyYetStylish, in the blog world, invited 6 bloggers/designers/stylists to take part in this project and I am super excited to be taking part and can’t wait to see how everyone showcases this timeless trend. Thank you Barbara for putting this all together!

We will each upload at least one look every week on our Instagram page, blog or other social media outlets.

Click the names below to follow the other ladies on Instagram :

House of Jam Vintage Coat (Old)

Shoes in flat lay: Zara 

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

Yve’s Child

Christmas Day giveaway WINNERS!

Congratulations to Serene Kurd for winning my Christmas Day giveaway!!! 
I decided to choose 2 more winners who will both receive a Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lipstick each so congratulations to: 
Julie Martin 

The winners were picked at random ( I put everyone’s name in to an online random picker tool). I have sent a message to all winners- please respond as soon as possible!

Thank you to everyone that entered! I loved reading all of your lovely comments. I will hopefully be doing many more giveaways in the future so keep reading and follow me on my social networking sites.
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Happy new year!!
‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

12 Days of Blogging – Day 12 – Christmas Day Giveaway!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! This has been a great Christmas! Great food and endless fun with my family. It hasn’t been the easiest year for me so I am very grateful to be here today!
I thought this would be a great time to do my first blog giveaway! I really appreciate all the people who have taken time to check out my blog, particularly in the past 12 days and I’ve decided to give away some lovely beauty products to one reader. 

Items included
Burberry Nail Polish (Signature Collection)
Burberry Sheer Eye shadow (No. 19 Midnight Plum)
Revlon highlighting palette (Bronze glow)
Burberry Lip Glow (No. 10 Nutmeg)
Real Techniques Expert face brush Rimmel 
Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss ( Colours 111, 31 and 101)
Comment on any of my posts from the last 12 days and I will pick a winner at random on New Year’s day. Leave a way for me to contact you! I will do a post announcing the winner either way. 
‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

12 Days of Blogging – Day 11 Early Sale picks

O gosh… It’s started! I am such an online shopper. I really have no patience for shops, particularly at Christmas… People will literally fight you for that last pair of size 6 shoes and who has time for that! 
As soon as I saw the email about the Topshop sale pop up in my inbox I was on the website. I bought this Unique gilet and these sandals with feathers I saw being modelled expertly by Cara Delevingne on the site. I can’t wait for them to arrive!

I’ve been eyeing the following items from the ASOS sale! However I’m on vegetable peeling duty, for Xmas dinner tomorrow, and all will probably be sold out by the time I get round to it!

Also as I’m posting this after midnight I just want to take this opportunity to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’
P.s Giveaway tomorrow!!