Sunday, January 28, 2018

Rianna Phillips London - Unboxing & My Top Picks //

Dear Readers,

Happy Sunday! 

Today I got a very special delivery from my favourite fashion accessories brand Rianna Phillips London, so I thought I would share my new case with you all.

You can also use my discount code at the checkout by entering 'ALICE25' to get 25% OFF your order, be it for a new phone case, wallet or notebook. There are lots of products to choose from that are just totally Instagrammable.

Dusty Pink Style 03 personalised Phone Case, £20.40 (Was £24) | Rianna Phillips

Shop my top picks:

Black PU Leather Embossed Phone Case, £27 | Rianna Phillips
Pink Crystal Clear Monogram Phone Case, £27 | Rianna Phillips

Fashion Trash Monogram Logo Phone Case, £18 (Was £24) | Rianna Phillips

Wifey Dusty Pink Phone Case, £24 | Rianna Phillips

Soft pink monogram phone case - Large white initials, £20.40 (Was £24) | Rianna Phillips

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

5 Ways To Furnish Your Home With Almost No Money //

Dear Readers,

I am here with another post about homeware. I am going to let you in on some easy tips on how to revamp your house, flat or uni accommodation, all whilst spending little money. 

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1. Decorate With Flowers

Flowers can really lift the spirit of a room and are a great way of injecting colour too. Bloom & Wild are an easy way to get flowers into your home without you even having to go out the door to purchase them. Shop my link here for 20% OFF.

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2. Accessorise With Cushions

Cushions are another simple way of changing up your interior and can be constantly swapped around to create new looks each time.

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Shop my favourite cushions below:

Buy John Lewis Komako Tree Cushion, Gold Online at
Komako Tree Cushion, Gold, £35 | John Lewis

Jacquard-weave cushion cover - Grey - Home All | H&M GB 1
Jacquard-Weave Cushion Cover, £8.99 | H&M

Velvet cushion cover - Blue - Home All | H&M GB 1
Blue Velvet Cushion Cover, £6.99 | H&M
Fringed cushion cover - Light pink - Home All | H&M GB 1
Pink Fringed Cushion, £8.99 | H&M

Tasselled cushion cover - Dusky green/White spotted - Home All | H&M GB 1
Dusky Green Tasselled Cushion Cover, £8.99 | H&M

3. Play With Prints

Prints transition seamlessly through season by season, so if you collect a range of prints throughout the year, you can work them into your space depending on the time of year you're in.

Check out my favourite prints for each season:

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4. Add Characterful Clutter

This tip can almost always be done for free because lets face it, over the years we will have purchased and collected items over time that fall into the category of 'clutter'. Instead of storing them away, pick out pieces that compliment each other. Another great tip to characterful clutter is playing with the height levels and textures of pieces.
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5. Upcycle Hand-Me-Downs or Old Furniture

I love finding cheap or second hand furniture because this is where your best pieces transform. I recently did a workshop at With Love and was able to learn a variety of different skills from sanding down properly to experimental painting techniques. I particularly love their range of Annie Sloane paints which elevate old, worn away pieces, offering them a new lease of life. The paints are available at my favourite local furniture shop With Love.

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Stay Sweet,

Alice xx


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Spring High-End Wardrobe Wishlist //

Dear Readers,

I am currently sat at my desk dreaming of sunnier days, so I thought I would compile a post of some of my favourite designer pieces for Spring.

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Women: Knitwear Chloé Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere Sweater, £1,025 | Chloé
Women: Dresses Faith Connexion Deconstructed Floral Shirt Dress
Deconstructed Floral Shirt Dress, £1775 | Faith Connexion
Women: Skirts Roksanda Branca A-Line Skirt
Branca A-Line Skirt, £1,299 | Roksanda
Women: Knitwear Gucci Knitted Kingsnake Sweater
Knitted Kingsnake Sweater, £790 | Gucci
Women: Coats St. John Shearling Sequin Embellished Coat
Shearling Sequin Embellished Coat, £3,450 | St. John
Women: Dresses A.W.A.K.E. Polka Dot Wrap Dress
Polka Dot Wrap Dress, £616 | A.W.A.K.E

Women: Jackets Balmain Wool Blazer
Wool Blazer, £1,765 | Balmain

I hope you enjoyed looking through some of the designer pieces I would love to own for Spring.

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Travel With Me: Exploring Rome //

Dear Readers,

This post might seem entirely random, seeing as I visited Rome back in August last year. But I have finally taken the time to go through all my footage from my trip (there were hundreds of clips) to make a travel vlog for you all.

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Rome was truly spectacular and surpassed all my preconceptions. It is one of the few destinations I have travelled to, where I can appreciate and celebrate its hype. It is by no means an overrated holiday destination.

We booked our holiday through Secret Escapes and chose to stay at Hotel d'Inghilterra in the centre of Rome

Check out my vlog here: 

I hope you enjoyed my travel vlog. Let me know in the comments below if you would like to see more video content regularly on my blog.

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Say Yes To Your Glow Up //

Dear Readers,

Now before we delve into the main crux of this post, I first want to point out that this isn't going to be giving you specific ways or tips on how you can glow up. Although I promise you, a post like that is coming soon. Don't panic!

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This post is simply taking the first steps towards starting the glow up process and just saying YES.

The Glow Up: 
Definition: To go from the bottom to the top, to the point of disbelief. An incredible transformation.

Glowing up isn't just about changing your appearance or look, it can be about pushing your boundaries, opening yourself up to new ideas and opportunities as well.

So without further ado, repeat after me:

I, __NAME__, solemely swear that I will take full responsibility for saying yes to the glow up. I will remove distractions, negative vibes and feelings of self-doubt and will replace them with goals, actions and motivation to keep going.

There is more to come on the glow up. But until then...

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Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

Friday, January 12, 2018

How To Style A Hoodie To Look Chic //

Dear Readers,

Hoodies are a staple garment in all women's wardrobes, whether we choose to wear them out of the house or not. But if you have nightmares of wearing your fave hoodie out in public with a pair of stretched leggings and trainers, think again. I have curated some great styling tips in this post that will guarantee you look chic in your hoodie.

Throw a denim jacket on top:
This is one of the easiest outfit options you can pick because the denim jacket is another essential staple every woman owns. To ensure you look extra cool, tuck the base of your hoodie in so that it does not protrude from the underneath of your denim jacket. 

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Tuck it into a mini skirt:
It's so simple, so cosy and still manages to come together as a killer outfit. To up the ante on this look, play with textures and materials of the skirt and it will elevate the entire ensemble. Check out this Missy Empire skirt if you like the look of the inspo photo.

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Layer it under a trench coat or dust jacket:
Add layers to your look by wearing your hoodie under your favourite trench coat or dust jacket. It has an effortlessly chic  streetwear vibe whilst also keeping you warm.

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Sport it as a dress:
I absolutely love this trend and have seen so many girls look incredible wearing hoodies as dresses. My top tip for pulling this look off is to go oversized. When trying on your potential hoodie dress make sure that when you raise your arms up, you are not exposing too much skin. Also, opt for a pair of knee high boots or single strap heels. Both will elongate your legs and balance your frame.

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Chiara Ferragni

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

My Favourite Home Workouts //

Dear Readers,

I hope you are all having a happy and healthy start to 2018. I am back in a great place again with my diet and exercise routine and that is all down to some great online content and apps.

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I could so easily go to the gym, but with the intention of saving a little bit of money and also doing things on my own terms, I prefer to workout at home. So I thought why not share some of my favourite home workouts that you can try out too.

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Cassey Ho is my current OBSESSION. She has everything you need for a good workout. She's energetic, motivating and hits you with killer moves that target your muscles in all the best ways. I love that a lot of her videos are aimed at specific muscle areas so you can workout quickly and intensely.

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7 Minute Workout:

I have raved about this app a million times. But this app does exactly what it says on the tin. If you have 7 minutes free in your day, get a workout in.

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Stop, Breathe & Think:
It may not be a workout as such, but taking time out of your day to meditate and work on your mind is just as important. I use Stop, Breathe & Think every night before I go to bed and I find it is a great way to switch off. Also if you have an Amazon Echo, you can enable the app on your device and it will play from your speakers.

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So now you have some alternatives to the gym, what are you waiting for?

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Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

10 Ways To Be Kind //

Dear Readers,

I am all for advocating actions of kindness in our day-to-day lives, so here are 10 ways you can spread the love.

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1. Give compliments

2. Smile at everyone you walk past

3. Text your friends/family and tell them how much they mean to you

4. Pay for someone's coffee

5.  Send flowers. Don't forget you can follow my link to get 20% OFF at Bloom & Wild and you can get flowers sent straight to their door

6. Volunteer to help someone or a cause

7. Cook a meal for friends/family

8. Donate items to charity

9. Minimise judgement - We all do it sometimes and although others may never know, judging others in a negative way is not good for the soul

10. Interact with more people that you meet in public

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hat-Trick - The 3 Hats You Need In Your Wardrobe This Season //

Dear Readers,

Today's post is all about three hat styles I have seen all over social media lately and I just love how they are being worn. 

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Hats are such an underrated accessory and can elevate any outfit, so check out my top picks for each style.

1. The Beret 

The Inspiration:

Shop Similar:

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Wool Beret, £10 | ASOS

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Wool Beret In Red With Leather Look Bound Edge, £10 | ASOS

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Wool Beret, £10 | ASOS

2. The Baker Boy Hat

The Inspiration:

Shop Similar:
Borg Baker Boy Hat, £16 | Topshop
Contrast Baker Boy Hat, £15 | Topshop
Checked Baker Boy Hat, £15 | Topshop

3. The Cloche Hat

The Inspiration:

Marc Jacobs

Shop Similar:

Ladies Eye-catching Wool Cloche Hat, £19 (Was £39) | JJ's House

Ladies' Beautiful Wool With Bowknot Bowler/Cloche Hat, £19 (Was £38) | JJ's House

Stephen Jones Cloche Hat, £222 (Was £555) | Marc Jacobs

Stay Sweet,

Alice xx
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