You can’t beat online shopping for last-minute holiday purchases with offers, next-day deliveries and easy free returns it’s the most varied way to get our wardrobes ready without spending hours upon hour trawling the shops.
With the rise of social media we now have more options than ever. Have you ever considered making your purchases through Instagram? It opens up a whole new avenue of browsing and buying- here are our top five Instagram stores to get you started.
Pool Party UK
For Pool Party UK it’s all about swimwear (clue is in the name!) There are super-cute slogan swimsuits to suit any mood and any holiday destination. Our faves? ‘I’d rather be a mermaid’, ‘Heart breaker’ and of course ‘Cocktails’. If you can’t find the slogan you want then there is also the option to custom design one for you and your squad.
KJ Style Boutique
Up the holiday glam stakes with KJ Style boutique. Their clothes are all about flaunting your curves…with body-cons, cut-out maxis and co-ords galore, their collection will help you to show off the summer bod you worked so hard for in the glammest possible way!
A sub-brand of cult label Motel Rocks, Motel Swim has some of the best bikinis on the market and there’s something to suit every girl’s shape and style. From daring cut-outs to retro style one pieces (and just about everything in between) you’ll be spoilt for choice on your holiday swimwear.
Sonya Bee Boutique
Sonya Bee’s Boutique will help you keep your holiday look stylish and on-trend whilst staying on budget. You’ll find tailored pants, draped maxis and cropped sweatshirts (for cool summer nights). They only have a few key pieces on sale but trust us, you will want them all…
Lemon Lunar is the right place for your holiday party wardrobe. They specialise in glam body-con dresses of all types including slinky camis, cut-out bandeaus and amazing draped maxis. You can choose dusky shades of gold and burgundy
or go bright with juicy orange and yellow bandage dresses
. Whatever your party style you’ll find the perfect outfit here!
Well, I’m kind of getting there with making these posts a regular thing again, not that I live an especially exciting life or anything that would explain my desire to share. I can only put it down to being a nosy person myself and some of my favourite posts to read are people’s instagram round-ups. For the full idea of what I get up to you can give me a follow
and if you want to know more about any of these pictures just leave a comment below [click on the images to see full size and hover over them for a caption].
Most days she is my only company from 8-4, I predict a sigh of relief all round when I go back to work.
Cats and mindfulness = perfect. I really rate this book btw.
Nothing says “I love you” more than a poop emoji!
Re-discovered this amongst my mass of jewellery.
I’m all about the mustard yellow right now.
Caramac cookie, freshly baked.
Anyone else remember these from their school days? I was way too excited when I saw them back on the shelves!
Post blog-club purchase. Because I need to bribe myself to socialise these days.
Someone needs a diet.
Barry M colour changing lipsticks are the one.
Indulging my stationery hoarding tendencies.
Another shot of this beauty.
More stationery indulgence- but swarvoski x beauty and the beast? I couldn’t not.
New Lime Crime perlee lipstick- so in love with the packaging AND the product.
Leave your instagram usernames below and I’ll be sure to give you a follow.
Woo yeah, I’m on a roll with my instagram round-ups now it would seem (because I am sure everyone is just soooo excited by this news!) Here are some of the most recent happenings in my life lately as told through my iPhone- for the bigger picture of my daily doings you can give me a follow
over on instagram. I’m always on the look out for new folks to follow so let either leave me a comment below with your username and I’ll get stalking…
Rare cuddle time with my girl
The cosiest new dressing gown
Hello Harriet necklace that sums me up
Mae gets retro
Playtime never ends in this house!
Peaceful thoughts stone, I’m a sucker for anything like this
The local, overly ambitious ice cream man!
Powerless to resist new Barry M releasees
Chocolate orange cookies
And peanut butter cookies
Greatest phone case purchase to date
Retro treats! I so regret getting rid of my Polly Pockets
Gorgeous heel detail from Ego shoes
More retro loving with this gift from my best friend
How we feel about Mondays
Fresh hair and actually wearing my glasses for once
And epic lunch creation of goats cheese and red onion chutney.
As you can see I’m still living an extremely wild life whilst off from work. Most days it is just Mae and I for hours on end whilst everyone else is busy living their normal lives and it does get pretty lonely. I’m currently working my backside off to enable myself to get back to work ASAP. I’m cross with myself for not putting a real shift in sooner and that frustration is what’s powering me through the tough days, of which there are plenty right now.
As always click on an image to see it full sized or hover over it to see my (rarely interesting) caption. Want more details on a snap- a recipe or shop link perhaps? Just leave me a comment!
For me one of the greatest rewards from blogging is being able to use my little piece of the internet to get behind charities and causes that I think are really worthwhile. Today my post is all about a campaign that Tesco is running to support Fareshare
and the Trussell Trust
Tesco aims to donate at least £200,000 to food bank charities by donating £1 from all of their novelty hat sales (of which you’ll find plenty for men, women and children so there’s no excuse not to get involved!)
I’m all for a bit of novelty headwear so when Tesco asked if I’d be prepared to snap a couple of selfies to help raise awareness I didn’t hesitate. And it’s not just the hats I’m in it for. I genuinely think that what Fareshare and the Trussell Trust do is vital in helping to break the cycle of poverty. It’s ok for me, I’m sat here writing this in the warm and dry with a kitchen full of food downstairs- not everyone has these basic needs met and for people in crisis the 3 days of emergency food that the food banks provide can be the difference that keeps them going.
You can see more of my selfies over on Instagram
where you can also join in yourself by posing in your novelty knit using the hashtag #hatwithaheart
For anyone who isn’t aware then Fareshare is an organisation that focuses on rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to charities such as women’s refuges, homeless shelters and children’s breakfast clubs. Trussell Trust has a network of over 400 food banks across the UK who aim to stop hunger by providing a minimum of three days of emergency food to people in crisis who have been referred by front-line professional agencies such as children’s centres, housing associations, GPs or Citizens Advice.
I really hope I’ve done a good enough job of convincing you that this is a cause worth getting behind. You can purchase your novelty hat in Tesco stores or online (and whilst I was sent my hats for the purpose of this post you can rest assured that I’m going to be placing an order for the Christmas Pudding Beanie ASAP!)