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June Fashion Wishlist 2016

I live and breathe fashion. It is one of my guilty pleasures, always have and always will be. There is nothing I love more than to go shopping ALONE, and look at the new amazing pieces and accessories in the stores. And when I can’t do that, I make do with going online and browsing various new collections. Right now, I am loving the summer pieces in stores, and I have got some lovely pieces in the sales, so keep your eyes open for my upcoming outfit posts.

Here are some of the pieces and accessories I am loving this month:

 

Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon ORB Shoes

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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while, you will know I LOVE my shoes. I used to be strictly a ‘bag girl’ back in the day. But I have started to fall in love with shoes now, which is not good for my bank balance but anyhow, take a look at this nude beauty above.

I love this nude Lady Dragon shoes by Vivienne Westwood. It would look amazing paired with a black or white polka dot dress. Don’t know why, but I have that picture in my head. Maybe because certain blogs I follow showcase this style a lot. I can picture the entire outfit clearly in my head already and it looks amazing. You can grab this shoe candy at Garment Quarter for £160. A slightly heavy price tag but so worth it in my eyes.

 

Simply Be Pink Print Floral Skater Dress

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I love floral prints, and that is why I adore summer fashion. This pink floral print skater dress by Simply Be is so cute. It is a perfect addition this summer. I can see myself rocking this fun and flirty beauty on holiday. It can be dressed up with a pair of heels and a clutch bag, and it can be dressed down with some flats and a hat. You can grab this dress at Simply Be. It is currently on sale for £20, previous retail price was £10.

 

Noose and Monkey Gove Collar Bar White Shirt

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The men are not left out of this fashion wishlist because I have many male readers and followers, and because sometimes we ladies need to keep up with menswear brands for gift ideas. So say hello to Noose and Monkey!

This Gove white shirt has a skinny fit, with a triple gold chain collar bar, which I think is so cool and unique, as well as a short collar. It would look amazing on a pair of trousers or jeans. You can grab this alternative white shirt at Noose and Monkey for £40.

 

 

Simply Be Beach to Beach Classic Swimsuit

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I have a beach holiday planned for later in the year so I am stocking up stunning swimsuits like this polka dot beauty above. This Beach to Beach Classic Swimsuit by Simply Be is at the top of my swimsuit wish list. I really like the polka dot design, and the classic cut. I also like the bow design at the front, and the fixed foam cups, with built-in side panelling, which is great for those extra bits and bobs that need holding. If you like, you can grab this beauty at Simply Be for just £32.

 

Topshop Blue Ripped Jamie Jeans

 

 

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Now I must confess, I hardly shop at Topshop. Whenever I pop into a Topshop, I never see anything I like but this Blue Ripped Jamie Jeans has caught my eye. I love the super stretchy fit, and the denim looks soft as well. The ripped knees also give an extra edgy look. This beauty is currently on sale for £25, which is a massive bargain (previously retail price was £42).

 

Dune Karley Wedge Sandals

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I love my wedge sandals. They are super comfy and stylish, and so easy to style. I have fallen in love with this Dune Karley classic espadrille wedge sandals. I love the simple classic design. It is a great wardrobe addition this summer. It would look so beautiful paired with a summer dress and a floppy hat. You can grab yours for £70.30.

 

What do you think of this wish list? Have you spotted any favorites?

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

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Why We Need Our Beauty Sleep

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We all love to sleep. I guess that’s no secret, right? After a tiring day we long for a well-deserved sleep. There’s nothing as rewarding as a good night’s rest. Actually it is recommended we have between 7-9 hours of sleep to experience the benefits, adequate sleep has to offer.
Lack of sleep can cause a lot of negative effects such as obesity, low-level of concentration, mood swings and stress. It can also make you more prone to medical conditions like diabetes and heart attacks. And it also affects the way we look. We all need our beauty sleep to keep us looking good but some days are harder than others, and the much-needed beauty sleep seems elusive.

For those of us that work from home, and have children to cater to, having the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep is a dream. I go to bed past midnight almost every day, and I am usually up around 6am, so I know I do not get the recommended amount of sleep on most days, but I am working on it.

Here are some beauty benefits of getting the right amount of sleep so we can ALL remember why it is important and stop ourselves from bingeing on the new Netflix series, and get some sleep instead:
1.    Radiant skin tone
Lack of sleep makes our skin look dull. This is because blood doesn’t circulate efficiently when we are up and about. The tiny blood vessels called capillaries tighten preventing nutrients from flowing easily to the skin including your scalp.

When you sleep lying flat, there’s an improvement in circulation of blood to your face. This increased circulation of blood gives your skin a lovely healthy glow.

2.    Smooth skin
When we sleep, the muscles in our face relax. The lines caused by the tensing of our facial muscles smoothen out because the facial muscles are relaxed.

3.    Reverses signs of ageing
Reducing your hours of sleep with as low as 2-3 hours can cause your face to wrinkle. Adequate sleep brings back the youthful skin. While you sleep, your body produces collagen. Collagen pumps up the skin which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

4.    Healthy-looking skin
Adequate sleep reduces the puffiness under our eyes and the increased blood flow during those 7-9 hours of sleep helps minimize dark circles. When we don’t have enough sleep, our eyes become red and under our eyes look puffy. Yawning due to lack of sleep makes our eyes water which then causes swelling and puffiness under the eyes.
Lack of sleep also causes dark circles around our eyes. When we don’t sleep, blood circulation decreases and the blood collects under eyes. The thin skin under the eye makes this visible in form of dark circles.

5.    Reduces acne
When you sleep, you feel relaxed and adequate sleep makes you feel fresh and improves your mood. Lack of sleep makes your body release the stress hormone called cortisol. When cortisol is released, it makes sebaceous glands produce more oil which promotes breakouts.

 

With these benefits, I think I will need to make an adjustment to my daily routine. Easier to say though. As a freelancer, I work long hours, and those hours are usually at night when the kids are in bed, but lets see how my new adjustment goes. I will be filling you guys in as always.

Do you struggle to get the recommended daily amount of sleep? How do you deal with it?

 

Celebrity Style: Rita Ora in Christian Dior

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I love my Celebrity Style posts. They give me ideas on how to style various outfits, and they indulge my crazy fashion and beauty cravings, which is good. As a busy mum, I hardly have the time to watch adult fashion programes on TV with Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol on anytime the TV comes up. And at night, when I should be relaxing with some trashy TV, I am busy working, so I have to make do with fashion updates on Entertainment News and The Wendy Williams Show, my current favourite TV show. And I make sure every episode is recorded on the Sky Box. The ‘Hot Topics’ slot gives me life. I find The Wendy Williams Show very straight up, funny, engaging and different. So that keeps me busy.

Anyways back to the celebrity style post. Today, the beautiful Rita Ora is rocking a Christian Dior little black dress, a leather jacket, fishnet tights and combat boots.

Now I like this look a lot. I think Rita Ora is a very pretty woman, and her hair and makeup looks flawless here as always. The dress is pretty, a little black dress always wins in my book, and this is no different. It looks so stylish paired with the black leather jacket. The combat boots also look amazing paired with the dress. I love the overall edgy look. I can see myself rocking this outfit easily.

But I think the fishnet tights ruined the look. I don’t like it on her, and I think the outfit would have looked perfect without it. I would have given this out a 10/10 without the tights.

What do you think? Is it a Yay or a Nay? Sound off in the comments section below, lets talk.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day xo

 

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