My Style: Pledging My Allegiance to the #TotesBig Team

Cocos Tea Party Cath Kidston Handbag My Style: Pledging My Allegiance to the #TotesBig Team


As you know, I have a problem travelling light. Despite my best efforts to switch supersized handbags for dinky cross-body bags I’m still #TotesBig at heart. So when Cath Kidston asked me to take part in their fun new social media campaign (which I’m sure you’re familiar with – it’s been all over Twitter and Instagram) I knew there was no point pretending to be #TotesSmall.

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The Three Day Vacation

Three Day Vacation The Three Day Vacation

Coco’s Tea Party will enter its eighth year next month, which is absolutely crazy! When I started blogging in 2006 I had no idea I’d still be sharing daily fashion updates almost a decade later; and whilst I absolutely love blogging, it has completely taken over every aspect of my life and I can’t remember the last time I took a break from posting – let alone a vacation.

So for the next three days you won’t find any new updates on CTP. I’ll be switching my laptop off and taking some time out to recharge my batteries before the madness of fashion week begins. If you need a daily fix here are some links to keep you occupied in the meantime…

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7 Unique Skincare Tips You May Not Already Know

skin care tips 7 Unique Skincare Tips You May Not Already Know

My name is Monica, and I’m here to share my personal skincare, beauty, and fashion tips with you. I’m 25 years old, and am just embarking on my career in the industry. I’ve had acne problems I’ve battled in the past, and won! Most importantly, I’m just like you – and I’d love to help you find your own success and happiness.

I’d love to begin our friendship by offering you a free gift! This gift is an e-book with 7 unique skincare tips you may not already know. If you’d like to receive a copy, please visit me on 4beyou.net

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Seven Luxury Beauty Buys to Satisfy Your A/W Cravings

FALL 2014 BEAUTY Seven Luxury Beauty Buys to Satisfy Your A/W Cravings

Although I get cranky when the summer sales drag on for too long, I would be very happy if it stayed warm and sunny forever. So every time I hear someone utter the dreaded phrase “I can’t wait for Autumn/Winter, I’m ready to start layering again” I shiver inside. Can’t we just make a deal where the temperature hovers around 25°C (77°F) for at least another month, and you keep your AW14 cravings at bay with some new season makeup?

Honestly, there’s such a great selection of luxury products on counter right now, that it shouldn’t be too difficult to distract yourself. Just take a look…

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My Style: Four Ways to Wear Uniqlo Denim This Autumn

Uniqlo Skinny Fit Tapered Jeans My Style: Four Ways to Wear Uniqlo Denim This Autumn

I’ve had a very long relationship with Uniqlo jeans. I first fell for their fit, quality and affordability when I was in college, and I continue to wear the brand’s classic denim to this day. Needless to say, we’re going steady and I expect my favourite skinny fit tapered jeans will get down on one knee and pop the question any day now.

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Wednesday Wish List: The First Taste of Autumn/Winter

Elizabeth and James Leopard Print Skirt Wednesday Wish List: The First Taste of Autumn/Winter

Get ready to do a happy dance, because it looks like the summer sales have finally ended. Which means we now have lots of lovely new season designs to swoon over. Never one to waste time, I’ve already started working on my AW14 wish list, which currently features a lot of leopard print, a few bursts of vibrant red and a selection of fierce accessories. Check them out…

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