My Updated Pandora Jewellery Collection & How I Style My Pieces

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Jewellery is something I’ve really grown to love over the last few years, as my style hs developed and I’ve been able to find more timeless jewellery pieces to pair with my more classic style; and Pandora has been one of my favourite place to get these from. It’s far from the cheapest place to find jewellery, however they offer a good level of quality, and style for the amount of money you’re paying for your pieces. They also regulary bring out new season collections to keep your love for their jewellery going and create beautiful items that you can really customise and make completely personal to you.

So, as I’ve now got quite a substantial collection of their pieces, I thought I would share my collection with you, and my favourite ways to style them up with my wardrobe…

Woven Leather Bracelet | £45

This bracelet out of my whole Pandora collection, is the one I wear the least simply because nowadays I’m just really into more classic jewellery pieces, that I can pair with any outfit and it won’t clash. As this pink woven leather bracelet is a little bit more unique and wouldn’t tie in with every outfit that I wear, however it is a really good casual Pandora bracelet as it’s not super heavy, like all the others can be. It has a round, silver floral clip on which they no longer make, but I love how it ties in with the silver clasp and having the single bead just keeps it looking nice and simple.

How I Style? –  So, my favourite way to style this bracelet up is just with a really casual, everyday look. Maybe a pair of jeans, a graphic or slogan tee, and a pair of converse. Then the bracelet just ties in really well and adds a little bit of casual glamour to your outfit.

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These were the first two rings I ever had from Pandora, and were actually both bought for me as presents. Before I had these, I never really used to like wearing rings because I had always had cheap one’s that felt uncomfortable to wear or were more statement pieces. However, once I added these two to my collection my love for rings began and I’ve loved them ever since.

How I Style? – I love to style these two rings separately, as the thicker floral band ring can’t be stacked and looks much better on it’s own as a single piece. So, I always tend to wear them together and put the thicker banded one on my right middle finger and then the thinner floral enamel one on my left middle finger. Then, I will usually pair my silver heart bangle with them, as its not too over the top and just ties all the silver pieces together nicely.

Sterling Silver Bangle | £55

This bangle has to be my favourite out of all the bracelet’s in my collection, and that’s because it’s so simple and classic, and is also really wearable with so many outfits. I usually hate wearing bangle’s because they always seem to dig in around the bony parts of your wrists and move around a lot; however this one is just a little bit bigger than my wrist and because it has the clasp it makes it so easy to put on and take off. I also love the Pavé Open My Heart Clip that’s on it, because it adds a bit of glamour and sparkle to the piece, but it still looks chic and super feminine.

How I Style? – I would style this up with a more dressy outfit, such as when I go on a night out or for drinks with the girls, or when I go to work and want to add a bit of classic sparkle to my outfit. I think it also looks beautiful paired with my two floral silver rings, and a pair of silver crystal earrings to finish the look off.

FullSizeRenderDazzling Daisy Ring | £55 & Daisy Band Ring | £75 & Classic Band Ring | £100

My three rose gold rings are my favourite items out of my whole collection, because I absolutely love rose gold and think it looks so pretty and feminine; and these rings are no exception.

Again all these rings have been presents and have little stories behind them that make them even more special, such as the thin band daisy ring was bought with money I got from my family for my AS Results. So, I know that whenever I wear it, it reminds me of my achievements and those results. Similarly, the classic band ring, which is the newest addition to my collection and something I can’t stop wearing was bought my mum as a present for my A-Level results, so it will always remind me of the day I got them and how happy I was. As the daisy band ring was an 18th birthday present from my Aunty and Uncle, and something I will always treasure and remember from a special birthday.

How I Style? – My favourite ways to style these rings is to stack the classic band ring with the daisy thin band flower ring on the top, and then also wear the thick daisy band ring on my right middle finger. I don’t always wear all of them, but I usually alternate and wear two at a time, one on either hand. Then I usually pair it with a dainty gold initial bracelet I have as well, to finish the look off.

Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet | £55

This is the first ever Pandora jewellery piece I had and will still always be the most classic from the brand, as it’s where they started. Their charm bracelets are still so iconic and I love how you can personalise them and make each individual one to suit you, tell a story and have memories behind each bead. All of mine have been presents, that have bought for me for various different occasions, so they all have a lot of meaning for me. For example, the bracelet, two heart clips, the bow and the two thin crystal beads were all a present from my mum for my 16th birthday, and then I had various beads for my 18th birthday and other special events in between. The only thing I don’t like about these bracelets is that they can get really heavy with all the beads on and then be hard to wear all day.

How I Style? – Generally as this bracelet is so heavy, I usually only wear it for special occasions, such as going out for drinks or on a night out. I never wear this everyday as it’s too bulky and I also don’t want to risk loosing any of the beads, which I actually have done before.

What are some of your favourite pieces from Pandora?

Rachel x

Partywear Style Inspiration & Trends

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This time of the year is the true party season, and that only means one thing you have to find that perfect outfit. It’s about the sparkle, sequins, toule and texture, as you shine all night on that dancefloor. Whether it’s a work Christmas party, when you want to channel your chic party look, a night out with the girls, where it’s all about having fun and sparkling all evening, or a dinner date; where looking sexy and adding that glimmer of Christmas sparkle, is key. There really is a partywear trend to suit every celebration that festive season…

Velvet is one of the most gorgeous trends when it comes to partywear. It’s such a beautiful fabric, that creates a really sexy and chic take on occasion wear. It’s looks lovely when worn in the deep colour palette of this Autumn/Winter, as deep burgundy’s, mulberry’s and greens take over your style. This is a great fabric if sequins are just a bit too sparkly for you, and you’re looking for a more wintery and chic look. However, they do look lovely worn together, and you can really create the best of both worlds.

Sequins are something that are forever in style when you think about partywear. They just scream seasonal celebrations, that are packed full of fun, laughter and spending all night on the dance floor. My favourite type of sequins have to be in the metallic colours, of gold and silver, as they really make the occasion super special. However, they also look lovely in block colours, of purple, black, grey or navy.

Rachel x

What I’ve Worn | Girls Night Out

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I’m known by all my friends for my Mary Poppins wardrobe and the endless amounts of pieces I pull out from it, to wear to different events. I’m always shopping around and buying new items, that I love, to add to my collection. So, considering this, I thought it was about time I started sharing some more of my outfits in a blog post; showing you my latest outfit combinations and the pieces that I repeatedly love to wear. The series is going to be called  ‘What I’ve Worn’ and will hopefully feature lot’s of different pieces from my wardrobe; from casual everyday outfits, to going out with the girls. I hope you’ll love it, and feel like you have a bit of a better insight into my style and taste…

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This combination was my outfit of choice on Saturday night, when I went out for drinks with one of my really lovely friends. I wanted to look dressed up and ready for night out, but also classy and chic. So, I felt like this sparkly jumpsuit, from Topshop, was the perfect choice. It’s really comfortable, which is an essential when your going to be drinking a lot and probably going to be pretty tipsy. It looks great on and really works with my height ,due to the jumpsuit style elongating my legs; and fact it’s all in one, makes it a really easy piece to just throw on and look instantly glam. The gorgeous silver sparkle, adds another dimension to the look, however I do find myself regularly shedding glitter, wherever I  walk.

To pull the whole outfit together, I went for my lovely black, satin, strappy bow heels from M&S. I’ve already raved about them, over in my 18th birthday Get Ready With Me, but I just have to mention how lovely they look on. They look so glamourous and perfect for any evening out, however they have a really feminine and girly edge to them, which I really love. I also paired the look with my blue ‘en vogue’ clutch bag, from Miss Selfridge, which just screams me and that I actually forgot about until Saturday night. It added a really nice bit of colour to the outfit, and made it pop! The jewellery was my normal rose gold, fossil watch, and I wore my two gorgeous silver Pandora rings, to top the whole look off. I thought the silver ones would look better and tie in nicely with the silver on the jumpsuit, opposed to my rose gold ones; which I’m constantly wearing at the minute.

What key pieces do you love to wear for a night out?

Rachel x

3 Coat Styles | A/W 16

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Personally, I don’t think that you need to follow the latest trends or be really modern, to have style. It’s all about embracing what ever you like to wear, and being able to style an amazing outfit together; that’s what personal style is all about. But, how ever much we can try to get away from the trends and what the most influential designers are wanting us to wear; the catwalk affects every part of the fashion world and is inter-woven within every fashion lover’s mind.

When it comes to trends, I like to know what’s popular and current, however I’m not obsessed by them and instead I prefer to just purchase items that I love and want to wear. Whether that’s the new most in coat, or just a shirt I’m really loving the pattern of, I tailor the trends around myself and my own style. So, as a coat has to be one of the biggest purchases you can make for A/W 16, I thought I would share 3 realistic coat trends for the season. Trends that are achievable and can easily be inter-weaved into your current everyday style…


1. The Quilted Jacket| F&F | £35

Quilting has to be one of the easiest trends, to not only be able to purchase, but also to be able to wear; as long as you’re smart about it. The key to getting quilting right is knowing your proportions and the exact fit you need. Personally, when it came to buying this burgundy coat from F&F, I knew I’m traditionally a size 12, however I chose to go up a size so that I would be able to wear jumpers or a few layers underneath it, and still feel comfortable. On the other hand, you have to be really careful that a quilted jacket doesn’t drown your body and create quite a bulky shape around your upper half. Therefore, you need to try and get the best of both worlds; allowing for a bit of jumper room, but also ensuring that it’s not too big and takes over.

When it comes to styling quilted jackets, it really depends on the colour and style you have. However, the one that I have really is a bit of a more standout piece and I like to keep my outfit chic and classic to go along side it. Jeans, boots and a white tee/ shirt work really well and keep the whole outfit fairly casual, as let’s face it realistically no one can make a quilted jacket look extremely high fashion, especially when wearing it everyday. However, this is a trend that is super easy to incorporate into your wardrobe and can be worn by almost anyone.

2. The Trench Coat | Calvin Klein | £60+

The trench coat trend is one of the most chic and high fashion coat trends ever. It’s such a classic look and can be worn with any outfit; adding a sense of glamour and style. The key to nailing the trench trend is fit, quality and definitely colour. In order for the trench coat to really look amazing, it needs to just gently skim the body and flatter the waist, by the addition of a belt. It should always be able to be done up, but should also not be too big and loose.

However, finding a good quality trench is key, and really finishes the look off. My favourite ones are the traditional wipe-able polyester, or the thick cotton style; depending on what type of coat you want and when you want to wear it. The colour is so important and will either make it into a staple item in your wardrobe, that you can always reach for, or be an item you love but isn’t actually that versatile within your wardrobe. So, I would suggest either Tan, Beige/Cream or Black. They’re super neutral colours, go with everything and are really chic.

3. Boyfriend Coat | M&S | £70

This is a coat trend that has hit the fashion world by storm, over the last few seasons, as masculine tailoring meets high end feminine fashion. So, this probably has to be one of the hardest trend’s to nail and to be able to add into your current A/W 16 wardrobe. The structured, longline, tailoring can so easily overwhelm you and your outfit, therefore you need to make sure that you have a good fit and shape to your boyfriend coat. Make sure that yours is not too long, and compliments your height; petite and tall range’s are really good this and making sure that a item suits your structure. The design of the coat is also super important, and finding the right one of key; whether it’s a more simple straight cut style, or a more complex double breasted and pocked design.

When it comes to styling the boyfriend coat, it’s all about almost contrasting the style and shape of the coat. Pair it with more tight fitting items of clothing, which may still be tailored, such as a really lovely shirt/blouse and tailored peg leg trousers. On the other hand, you could compliment the style of the coat and pair it with a pair of loose fitting boyfriend ripped jeans and a baggy V-neck tee. The key is to decide what style you want to channel and that will compliment with your wardrobe , and the boyfriend coat will be your best friend.

Don’t forget to check out my first seasonal buys for Autumn/Winter 16. I talk in detail about this gorgeous burgundy coat from F&F, and a lovely new jumper style that I’m obsessed with.

Rachel x

18 Party Wear Buys | Under £50

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Party wear seems like a really relevant subject to me at the moment, as I’m being invited to so many 18th birthday parties and various other party attire style of events. I’m one of those people who finds just as much enjoyment from the whole getting ready process and choosing my outfit, as actually going to the party itself. Therefore, what I’m going to wear is always first on the priority list. So, as I’m sure many of you are in the same situation, at the minute, I thought I would share 18 party appropriate pieces with you all. I’ve also chosen items that are all under £50, to make sure that you’re not breaking the bank, this party season.

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MissGuided Grey Dress | £50, ASOS Earrings | £12, MissGuided Dress | £35, Zara Scarf | £9.99, New Look  Dress | £24.99, MissGuided Bomber | £40, ASOS Dress | £40, River Island Sandals | £48, MissGuided Shorts | £25

When it comes to party wear I’m all about the sparkle, sequins and a good bit of glitter. So this MissGuided Black Sequined Bomber Jacket and Gold Tassled shorts, definitely fit into my partywear vibe. I love how this bomber is not the traditional type of piece you would usually wear for a party, but it gives a bit of a different feel to the normal party look and would look great paired with a strappy top and heel’s or even a dress. The black sequins make it really versatile and super flattering, on any body shape or size. As these tassled gold shorts, also from MissGuided, just completly scream partywear to me, and are exactly the type of thing I would choose. Paired with a nice white blouse or a strappy cami, they would amazing, and you would always sparkle on the dance floor. These are again a very versatile piece, and could even be worn in a more sophisticated and girly way, if you chose to.

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River Island Skirt | £30, Topshop Sandals | £49, Zara Bag | £22.99, Zara Choker | £17.99, Zara Earcuff | £12.99, MissGuided Bag | £22, Topshop Heels | £32, ASOS Top | £40, Boohoo Playsuit | £18

However, party wear is not just about clothing, it’s also about those accessories and a good bit of footwear as well. These Topshop Silver Pom Pom Sandals and Zara Gem Choker, have to be two of my favourite items to pull a whole outfit together. The silver sandals are a complete statement piece and really allow the feet to do all the talking. I’m not sure whether I could pull them off, but I know they would look great paired with an all black, or even an all white outfit. The key with these sandals is keeping it simple on top, and let the party happen at the bottom. Maybe even pair them with the MissGuided Feather Clutch Bag, to tie the whole pom pom vibe into your outfit. On the other hand, a good piece of jewellery can really bring an outfit to life and will hopefully never become worn. This gem choker is the perfect piece of jewellery, for any party look, just because of how sparkly it is; ensuring you will always shine on your night out. It would look perfect paired with a sparkly number, but also as a statement piece, on it’s own, with a more chic and simple outfit.

I hope you’ve found a few gorgeous items that you would love to wear this party season, and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest, for regular fashion and style inspiration HERE.

Rachel x