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From way back before I even had Soleil, every December my best friend Simon and I used to run to Bond Street and stock up on the Ralph Lauren Christmas Holiday candles (normally followed by one too many glasses of wine in Cecconis!), btw if you haven’t smelt the RL Christmas candle, you need to go and get one immediately, so now its a tradition – out come the candles and everything starts to feel super festive. So who better to get the opportunity to work with for the Christmas party dressing season than Ralph Lauren?

 

Ralph Lauren also has some amazing dresses this reason like this Ruffle-Trim Chiffon Dress. The ruffle detailing is exquisite and so lovely for a daytime look. It would look perfect with the Engraved-Concho Belt which I just love the western look of. The Velvet-Trim Floral Slip Dress is SO stunning and would be the perfect New Year’s Eve dress. It would also look amazing layered over a skinny polo neck jumper for a more casual look.

 

SHOP SOME OF MY FAVOURITE DRESSES BELOW

 

 

I completely fell in love with this Pleated Georgette Dress. I love a midi dress, black always looks really chic, and the tiny pleats make it so exquisite, and don’t even get me started on the ruffle neck – DIVINE. This dress really is a classic, I know it will be a go to dress as its great for all kinds of events, I just wore it to the school carol concert, and my husband genuinely asked if I could wear it to dinner as he loves it! it can be dressed up or down – I added earrings and a red lip for a really effortless evening look. I styled it below with this Lennox Vachetta Wide Belt – I love the big, round buckle, which can be worn for all kinds of occasions. Great for cinching in waisted dresses and it’s beautiful leather – such a good wardrobe staple.

 

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to share my other favourite items from their collection – the Emmalyn Thigh-High Boots I think are AMAZING. They’re slightly slouchy, which keeps from looking too tight and gives a bit more of an edgy look. I love that they’re in suede and I will be wearing them all the time (with jeans or black tights and a skirt). I have a Chanel pair in grey suede that are almost identical and the style is so versatile that I have been looking for a similar black pair forever with no luck – well not any more! LOVE. I also wanted to mention the The Embroidered Leather Lennox Bag is quite boho and chic, and would make any outfit special. The bag also comes in black or tan (click here or here to buy) which would go with everything.

 

SHOP THE BOOTS, BELT AND A FEW OTHER FAVOURITES BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

Now on to my favourite bit of all! everyone knows I just love dressing the girls. Sadly Soleil was at school I wasn’t able to shoot her matching outfit but she LOVES it and i am sure will pop up on my insta soon. I love Ralph Laurent knits, so classic and beautiful..I have been trying to find a picture I have of Soleil wearing this red reindeer knit – see here 8 years ago when she was just 6 months – just such a classic timeless Ralph Lauren piece, just so cute. So I selected these divine knitted ponchos for the girls, Winters is a little oversized buy I just loved it so much – and  I think she just looks so adorable and snuggly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP MY FAVOURITE KIDS PIECES BELOW

 

 

 

 

AD – Paid in collaboration with Polo Ralph Lauren, but all words and opinions are TOTALLY MY OWN

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Keeping this short and quick, and will keep updating this as new sales go live

Net-a-porter sale is now live – with some great discounts – a few of my favourites are below

 

 

Knit – nothing like investing in a knit, my Ganni is on sale, along with the fab super stylish red A.W.A.K.E jumper, and a few amazing Joseph staples (always the best quality), love the cable knit from Vanessa Bruno and the Max Mara pink.

 

 

 

 

DRESSES – my philosophy tartan dress is on sale, as is my Tory brunch dress I wore for my event in the store, the Jospeh slip dress looks amazing layered with a knit and will be great in summer to. I am obsessed with the red velvet Rachel Zoe dress – it is almost identical to the Attico one I wear all the time. The statement yellow Tibi dress is also on sale, and is a great investment, and I am loving the eEmilia Wickstead Tartan dress, which would look lovely over a skinny polo dress also. a few more favs below.

 

 

 

 

A few of the rest, the Alesssandra Rich  skirt I had on at the weekend, I LOVE these jeans, I am surprised they are on sale, such a great staple. the Aquazzura boots are DIVINE and you will wear and wear….the Needle and Thread dress is a GREAT alternative to the Philosophy one I wear all the time. I think I am going to invest in the Roger Vivier as I LOVE their shoes… and the earrings well I wear these pairs all the time. for the coats, I LPVE this Stella Bryce coat, (I have in a IT38 i had to size down) and the Ganni coat is such a GREAT basic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last week on a press trip I was chatting to mega jewellery consultant Beanie Major and we got talking about – guess what – jewellery!

 

Beanie does a monthly piece for her site called “the jewellery box” where she goes through peoples jewellery boxes and talks about the history of each piece. Not only is this fascinating but it really reminded me of the timelessness and importance of jewellery as something to treasure and enjoy and to hand down to our children. Don’t get me wrong, I do have some incredible and lovely jewellery, but for some reason in the last few years, instead of investing in jewellery pieces I have been focussing on clothing and handbags. Talking to Beanie really made me rethink this, at the end of the day our items of jewellery no matter what cost really are heirloom pieces and things you can pass down to future generations. For example one of my most treasured items of jewellery is a ring my late father bought for my mother and every time I pick it up it conjures emotions that are priceless. Whether it be a gift from your family or even a gift to yourself it really doesn’t matter – each piece will have a story, a meaning, a memory.

 

This brings me on to Bucherer Fine Jewellery, the Swiss jewellery designer I have been working with for the last few months. Bucherer Fine Jewellery was initially a family business which started 130 years by Carl Freidrich Bucherer, the business grew and grew so he sent one of his sons to study watchmaking and the other to become a jeweller. After  they qualified they joined the family business and they were able to produce their own line of watches named Carl F.Bucherer and in house jewellery brand Bucherer Fine Jewellery. I really love that it was family business with such a rich history as I do consider the heritage of a jeweller before making a purchase. Being Swiss the quality is of course incredible, something that really will last the test of time and something that can be handed down in years to come.

 

The first collection I would like to talk about is their Peekaboo line which debuted last year. The collection itself is stunning and totally unique, very pretty and romantic using amethyst, morganite, aqua-marine and beryl to create pastel-coloured jewels with diamond accents either set in rose or white gold. The rings are exquisite and come in each of the gold colourways, with the stones in various sizes. I think the price point of the collection is very reasonable with the prices starting at around £1150 for a ring with 1.8.ct amathyst stone, see here or you can keep going up in size to a whopping 12ct morganite stone for around £6800 – see here. I personally love them stacked so you are wearing 2 or 3 of various sizes and colours on one finger which I think gives such a beautiful effect.

 

 

 

The Peekaboo range also has stunning necklaces, I am wearing one of my favourites in the pictures below – you can see that the stones are scattered along the chain, which also comes in rose or white gold with a variety of the stones and lengths – see here. I am also wearing  one of the the peekaboo bracelets which also come in white or rose gold and are a stunning piece – see here for the morganite version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second line I am wearing is the B Dimension, which is the latest line from Bucherer Fine Jewellery. It is a collection of 26 pieces that are all based on the circular shape – the shape which historically symbolises perfection. This collection comes in white, yellow and rose gold with intricate pave diamonds – although on some pieces there are other hard stones, lapis lazuli, black onyx and carmine carnelian. Each piece is truly exquisite, I am lucky enough to be wearing the pave diamond earrings – and two of the pave diamond rings stacked together…….all I can say is – Dear Father Christmas…..I’ve been a good girl, honest……….!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final collection that I was lucky enough to shoot is the Pastello Collection I simply love this collection, it is just so truly gorgeous. Again this is a colourful collection using a variety of sapphire stones in varying shades to create the most DIVINE lilac hues, which are so delicate and pretty. I LOVE the earrings that I am wearing see herewhich again for a fine jewellery line are quite a good price point. I am also wearing the most sumptuous ring which is 3 bands of amazingness, and the necklace see here is definitely a WOW piece – simply sensational

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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