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If there is one thing I really love it’s a dress; from a day dress, a beach dress to an evening dress, its always a failsafe and easy look to perfect , with the right dress, you can’t really go wrong, its effortless and as a Mum who is constantly on the go I find it incredibly efficient to throw on a dress as you can save 10 minutes from finding the right combinations of separates.

 

Selfridges has always been one of my favourite stores to shop, they have a fabulous selection of brands across the store, combining  established designers such as Valentino and Stella McCartney, emerging brands like Jacquemus, Rixo and Cecilie Bahnsen and high street brands such as Sandro Paris,  Top Shop and Whistles. The stores is very close to me, so I am often in store grabbing my Nespresso pods and flowers but equally I love to shop online as they offer such a super efficient and speedy online store and service.

 

So its no no suprise I was super excited to shoot a few summer looks with Selfridges and do an edit of my favourite dresses (see the end of the post) For me Selfridges really is a one stop destination for dress shopping, as they really have it all – the most enormous selection.

 

First off I shot one of my absolute favourites, this Stella McCartney dress, this is definitely more of an evening statement party dress, I am OBSESSED with this dress, I think the colours and the patterned lurex fabric is amazing, it just oozes that 70’s boho vibe that is just so cool and effortless. I am also obsessed with the maxi version which is next on my wish list, I love the purple silver and lilac hues! There is also a long sleeved version of my dress which is perfection, although its a little shorter than mine and being nearly 5ft 10 thats a bit of a problem! I have styled the dress with simple jewellery as I think the dress speaks for itself. I LOVE these Laura Lombardi gold hoops, so pretty and chic. The Valentino bag is one of my go to evening bags for summer, the neutral shade goes with everything and the red lip which I always get so many questions about, is my favourite “Tell Laura” by Charlotte Tilbury. My Manolo shoes are available in store – but you HAVE TO LOOK AT THESE  Manolo Blank Lurum shoes which are available online and are the the new Selfridges only exclusive shoe – WANT!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also decided to shoot a couple of dresses from the brand Samsoe & Samsoe which is a brand relatively new to me and one that I think has a great price point also. Firstly I should this yellow gingham dress which is such a pretty and happy dress. I think yellow is such a good colour for most people and I love that you could wear this dress in the day with flats and a basket bag and you could totally dress it up with heels and some statement earrings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also fell in love with this cobalt blue dress also from Samsoe & Samsoe, I love a striking colour and this one is such an incredible shade of blue, that is literally just pops – I LOVE IT. I styled it here as I would in the evening with gold heels and statement earrings, but equally I think it would amazing with flats such as these beautiful Metallic Saint Laurent sandals or amazing gold Kurt geiger flats as the colour is statement enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop my favourite from Samsoe & Samsoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW ONTO MY DRESS EDIT

I have included all my favourite dresses in different price ranges with varying styles, some more party, some day and some boho and event and  investment dresses too 🙂

 

UNDER £200

 

 

 

 

UNDER £500

 

 

 

 

UNDER £1000

 

 

 

 

OVER £1000 – Investment dresses

 

 

 

 

And the rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

AD – Paid in collaboration with Selfridges, but all opinions are mine and all items curated by myself

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It’s no secret that I love great skincare and for me this means a brand that is all about the skin, a brand that is pioneering, does their research and is clinically proven to work. So its no big suprise that I have been a long term lover of Elemis due to its innovative products and transformative results.

 

So of course I was excited to team up with Elemis to try their new Ultra Smart Pro Collagen” line and offer my readers something amazing (more on that later).

 

 

 

 

 

As you know I will only promote products that I genuinely love so I have been using these products religiously for 4 weeks and here is what I found.

 

So the new Ultra Smart Pro Collagen line is the next generation in skin care. I will start with the Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Complex 12 Serum for the face. As you know I am in my late thirties and the lines are definitely beginning to show, especially on my forehead, and my skin often feels dry, especially in this weather. I do always admit to having botox in my forehead once or twice a year but I haven’t been for a good 8 months so my lines were at their worst when I started. The Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Complex  contains a potent blend of 12 algae which helps the skin feel hydrated, firmer and targets deep-set lines and wrinkles, and drone technology delivers an intense boost hyaluronic acid.

 

I found the product itself glides on smoothly with no sticky residue (which I have found with some serums) I used one to two pumps before my moisturiser in the morning and evening. The Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Complex clearly delivers, as the name suggests I felt the collagen in my face improved with it feeling more plump and hydrated and I found it definitely visibly reduced the lines on my forehead within the first 2 weeks and continued to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other product I used in conjunction with the face serum was the Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Eye Treatment Duo. These are 2 eye creams designed to be used specifically in the morning and evening. This is the first time I have used an eye cream that is a duo and it made total sense to me as your needs do differ from morning to night. The morning eye balm specifically targets dark circles and puffiness creating a tighter more lifted look. I found it to be a light textured eye balm that glided on and created a wonderful seal leaving my eye area perfect for make-up application. The evening eye cream, in contrast, was much thicker and richer. it kind of melted into my skin and overnight improved hydration and plumpness and following weeks I noticed definite improvement of my fine lines and wrinkles. Personally, I found both the products in the Ultra Smart Pro-collagen Eye Treatment Duom worked perfectly together. Both are applied with the eye tool provided which greatly aided application and I will continue using them as I am also feeling the whole area feeling more plump.

 

 

 

 

 

NOW FOR THE EVEN BETTER BIT

Elemis are offering any of my readers the opportunity to visit an Elemis counter in Debenhams, John Lewis or Harvey Nichols to experience a 15-minute ultra-smart pro-collagen facial. I have been to try one out and it was a super facial with great results. Please see details below:

 

“Receive a complimentary 15-minute Age-Defying Facial with ULTRA SMART Touch. Quote “ULTRA REWARD” when booking. Offer valid in participating John Lewis and Harvey Nichols stores only until 31st May 2019. Pre-booking is essential. One treatment per customer, not valid in conjunction with any other retail promotions.”

 

 

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AD – PAID IN COLLABORATION WITH ELEMIS, BUT ALL VIEWS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN

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I cannot tell you how happy I was when I found out that one of my favourite online retailers had started to stock KIDSWEAR and wanted to work with me! My Theresa is 0ne of my go to sites for some of my favourite brands, the service is great, they have a fantastic buy, next day shipping, no imports and duties, and returns are super simple – PERFECTO!

So when I found out My Theresa is now stocking some of my favourite kids wear brands including, Bonpoint,  Chloe, Tartine et Chocolat, Stella McCartney kids, il Gufo, Gucci and Malone Souliers I hopped straight online to take a look.

 

 

 

I have always been a big lover of Chloe kids, the girls have the horse print denim dresses and as you will have seen Soleil is ALWAYS in the Chloe ballet flats, she says they are the most comfortable shoes she owns so I don’t mind investing a little bit more in them as I KNOW she will wear them. I chose to shoot the girls in these beautiful Chloe dresses, it is a style that they do every year. in fact  I first got this style when Soleil was 4 and it still never dates, just a classic pretty not overly fussy dress and the gold accents give it that lovely touch of sparkle.

 

 

 

SHOP CHLOE FAVOURITES

 

 

 

 

 

Tartine et Chocolat is always a favourite of mine – I think the pieces are divine, then are so well made and beautiful – these pictures of Winter in this embroidered cotton dress literally melt me. – I think it looks so so beautiful, the sleeves are gorgeous and the embroidered detailing is amazing.

 

 

 

 

SHOP TARTINE ET CHOCOLATE FAVOURITES

 

 

 

 

 

Now I have to talk about these Stella McCartney heart sunglasses for the girls – they are literally the cutest thing ever. If you followed me last year you will remember that Winter had a pair which we sadly lost and could never track down another pair AS THEY SOLD OUT SO QUICKLY so I HIGHLY RECOMMEND buying them early, not only are they cute but the plastic is bendy so they are super comfy for kids. I also have to mention this banana print dress from Stella McCartney that is just the CUTEST

 

 

 

SHOP STELLA MCCARTNEY KIDS

 

 

 

 

 

Malone Souliers  now come in kids sizes! so I also chose to get these mini Malone Souliers  in gold for the girls, I find metallic shoes so versatile and they had them in both the girls sizes so they could TWIN! always love them twinning, super smart and adorable.

 

 

 

 

SHOP MALONE SOULIERS

 

 

 

 

 

Bonpoint is a brand you always see the girls in, I love the traditional liberty prints and shapes – and it is out go to brand all year around. I tend to go for the liberty print looks as I think these are synonymous with Bonpoint you will have seen the the liberty blue Lana dress on Soleil and the girls were wearing a version of the Canelle dress in the Maldives.

 

SHOP BONPOINT

 

 

 

ALSO A QUICK SHOP THE POST OF MY OUTFIT AND FAVS BY THE SAME DESIGNER

 

 

 

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