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A Gift From The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint

Hello everyone. I hope the week has been good to you. I had an amazing bank holiday weekend; I attended a wedding on Saturday; a very good friend of mine got hooked to her childhood sweetheart and it was a lovely ceremony. We had an amazing time, there was a lot to eat and drink, the music was good, the crowd was in a dancing mood and the decor was heavenly. Not to forget her very beautiful ivory wedding dress. I am so happy for the new couple and I wish them many happy years together.

I didn’t get to take any pictures of my outfit because we were running late and it was raining cats and dogs all through the day, hello Autumn.  Thankfully we had the wedding in a lovely hall in Essex so the rain didn’t spoil the day too much. I wore a lovely Debut black and white floral dress, the indoor pictures I took don’t do it justice so I will be taking some new pictures at some point purely to show it off on here, so watch this space.

On the bright side, I did receive this Britannia 2015 Uncirculated £2 coin from The Royal Mint, and this gift and the wedding party were the highlights of my bank holiday weekend.

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This modern-day, classic, solid £2 coin is one full ounce of 999 fine silver, carrying Philip Nathan’s signature and it comes in an elegant, beautiful pack. It weighs 31.21 grams and it is such a rare gem. For those who don’t know, a silver token symbolises good luck so they are great gifts to give a friend or family member getting married – coins have long played a traditional role in wedding ceremonies, to mark the arrival of a new baby or to keep for yourself to treasure.

This was my wedding gift to the new couple. I love the design of the coin, and the fact that it is quite rare, only 9,999 other £2 coins around so they may be sitting on a small fortune in a couple of years time, who knows right?

If you like, you can grab this at a very affordable price of £57.50, it is currently still in stock and it is usually shipped within 3 working days.

What do you think? Do you have a similar coin? Sound off in the comment section.

Have a crazy Friday, thanks for reading.

*PR sample included in this post.

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Not Another Summer Wishlist

I still do not have enough sandals. Since I permanently moved to the UK in 2008, I have been focusing on my winter essentials and neglected my summer wardrobe, but I am trying to make amends this summer. With so many cool, summery sandals around this season, I have been busy, splashing out on sandals here and there, and lusting after some more. I still have many more on my wish list. Here are 8 sandals I am currently lusting after:

1. Misguided Platform Block Heel Sandals

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I am loving the contrast of colours and textures on this beauty. It will be a perfect summer addition. I can picture myself styling this beauty with a black jumpsuit. It goes for £30 and I think it is worth every penny.

2. La Redoute Leather Flip-Flops with Sequins and Buckled Strap

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This casual sandal candy for £17.50 will love ridiculously fabulous with blue jeans and a white top. It is also quite affordable so I might be getting this. Let’s see.

3. Adesso Womens Marla Sandals Jeans

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This gorgeous, versatile, comfortable, super stylish beauty is currently on sale for £40 (previously sold for £50) will look amazing when paired with blue jeans and a t-shirt.

4. Rocha John Rocha White Cutout Sandals

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This white feet candy is currently on sale for £22.50 (previously sold for £45) is a summer must-have this season. It will fit into my wardrobe very nicely.

5. Mantaray Lilac Leather Strap Sandals

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This Mantaray beauty is also on sale for £!2.50 (previously sold for £25) which is a bargain. This will complete my summer sandal collection because I have no sandal in this colour.

6. Matalan Suede Tassel Sandals

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This suede sandals with fringe cuff will look lovely when paired with something short like a romper/playsuit or a mini skirt. Do you agree?

7. Miss KG RUE Black Flat Sandals

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This beach ready sandals is perfect for the holiday season. For £25, it will stylishly set you apart from the crowd.

8. Schuh Womens Tan Essentials Sandals

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This strappy tan sandals for £25 is a summer essential. It is a versatile pair, perfect for everyday use. I like it.

Which is your favourite pair?

Blogger Rant Alert – I Don’t Work For Free

Excuse my rant, but I have to get this off my chest. This post is a polite reply to all the many emails I get from brands and PRs trying to get me to provide some form of free advertisement. I DON’T WORK FOR FREE.

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Fashion and Style Police is my baby, I dedicate a lot of my time and money to keep it running, I won’t provide any sort of advertising on my blog in exchange for retweets, shout-outs or exposure, I am going to need other forms of compensation. I am unable to pay my bills with retweets or social media shout-outs unfortunately. Would you go to the grocery shop and offer the store manager retweets to get your weekly shopping? Will you offer your nanny exposure for her work? I bet your answer is a big fat No. So why offer me that?

I spend hours every week, writing and scheduling posts in advance, only for me to keep receiving annoying emails from brands/PRs, trying to get me to do more work, that will benefit them more than it would benefit me, for free. I know many bloggers work for free, or for peanuts but I am not one of those bloggers. Working for free tells a lie about what you are worth. I know what I am worth, and I know what you are worth so let’s keep it real. I refuse to devalue myself and my blog. I am happy to help small and upcoming brands, but when the luxury brands tell me they have no budget, that really gets to me. I wonder if they would work for free.

Rant over, back to work.

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