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Layered Dresses

 One of the best things about Autumn/Winter is layering. Finally we no longer have to choose between two of our favourite tops – we can just wear both! But what about dresses? The poppers on this denim dress mean it doubles up nicely as a lightweight jacket, perfect when you need an extra layer but aren’t quite ready for a …

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Christmas Countdown: The Best Christmas Jumpers

  You know it’s nearly Christmas when jumpers like these suddenly appear everywhere. Here’s a little food for thought for anyone yet to invest in one and in need of some inspiration. Choose wisely! The Cute Christmas Jumper If you’re not buying into the whole ugly / cute / ugly-cute Christmas sweater hype, a jumper with a cool climate-favouring animal is guaranteed …

Jodie MarieChristmas Countdown: The Best Christmas Jumpers
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3 Reasons To Love Autumn Fashion

As you’ve probably noticed, it’s getting dark pretty early now. I looked out of the window at 15.50 today to see a dark grey sky, and suddenly I was hit by those “this is what the next 4 months are going to look like” blues. It’s getting darker, colder and harder to do anything. Despite this, I’m enjoying the seasonal …

Jodie Marie3 Reasons To Love Autumn Fashion
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Christmas Countdown: The Body Shop Glazed Apple Range

The Christmas ads are out and that means that time of year is quickly a-coming. As I’ve been working on the Christmas campaigns at work for a few weeks now, I’m feeling completely in the festive spirit this year and have decided to celebrate with a weekly ‘Christmas Countdown’ series (apologies to any/all of my humbug readers). What scents do you …

Jodie MarieChristmas Countdown: The Body Shop Glazed Apple Range
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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Have In Your Wardrobe

Halloween has really grown on me over the last few years. I never really used to get what all the fuss was about – I hate scary stuff and rarely eat sweets – but it is the one time a year when you can dress up as whatever you like and not get refused entry. If you’re yet to figure out …

Jodie Marie5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Have In Your Wardrobe
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Pretty Jewellery Storage

Jewellery storage has long been a love/hate thing for me. It’s easy to spend hours dreaming up pretty possibilities on Pinterest, but in reality it never quite works out. However you store your necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, there’s never quite enough space, it never looks quite as pretty/creative/interesting (delete as appropriate) as you thought it would, and it’s never actually …

Jodie MariePretty Jewellery Storage
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The Animals Came In Two By Two

As I’ve no doubt mentioned before, I have a little thing with elephant necklaces. I never meant to collect them, but my being drawn to them meant I’ve accumulated quite a collection over the years. I just can’t get enough of them, and my first reaction when I saw this And Mary necklace (c/o Psyche) was delight at having not one …

Jodie MarieThe Animals Came In Two By Two
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Think Pink: Top Buys For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We’re now seven days in to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink products have been popping up all over the place. Is it just me or do they just keep getting better? With everything from fun clothing to the essentials that every household needs, there really is something for every age and every budget on the (charitable) market right now. My …

Jodie MarieThink Pink: Top Buys For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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I Got A Camcorder! (+ Disneyworld’s Electric Light Parade)

I don’t remember the first time I ever saw a camcorder but I know it was when I was very young and I found it fascinating. Back then, Nokia hadn’t yet released the 3310 and I’d never heard of the internet, let alone owned a computer. But my childhood wish finally came true way back in June when I became …

Jodie MarieI Got A Camcorder! (+ Disneyworld’s Electric Light Parade)
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Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out + What I Wore

I’ve been pretty much out of action for the last few days with a really, really bad cold and cough, but it didn’t stop me heading down to Oxford Street on Tuesday for Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out with Vicki and a few of her friends. One of the reasons I couldn’t wait to move to London was so that I could …

Jodie MarieVogue’s Fashion’s Night Out + What I Wore
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The Michael Kors Wallet

After many, many months of pinning and pining, this week I finally added a wallet to my Michael Kors collection! And isn’t it beautiful? So beautiful, in fact, that it deserves its own post. Or maybe its own week of posts (but I won’t do that to you). The best thing about this purse is the detachable strap, meaning it …

Jodie MarieThe Michael Kors Wallet
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Going Blonder (+ John Frieda Giveaway)

It’s giveaway time! I wasn’t able to do a birthday giveaway as my internet wasn’t working and I was on holiday, so I hope this one will make up for it. One lucky reader will win a shampoo, conditioner and bag from the John Frieda Go Blonder range. I’ve been using the range for several months now in my loooong journey …

Jodie MarieGoing Blonder (+ John Frieda Giveaway)
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London Fashion Week SS15 Highlights

London Fashion Week, as anyone who has ever been will know, is crazy and chaotic at the best of times. From the celebrities from all areas and the hoards of anonymous eccentrics hoping to be snapped by a street style blogger, I often wonder what the uninformed passer-by or tourist must think when they innocently stumble upon the circus that …

Jodie MarieLondon Fashion Week SS15 Highlights
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The Pastel Jumpsuit

Yes, you did read that correctly! This is my very first jumpsuit and the first time I’ve ever worn this colour. Although grey is my go-to and probably always will be, I’m still trying to brighten up my wardrobe and be a little braver. And what better way to do so that with a statement piece such as this Savannah …

Jodie MarieThe Pastel Jumpsuit
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Statement Florals

This jacket is one of those hero pieces which is virtually an outfit in itself; the statement floral print is so bold that it really doesn’t need much more. Pieces like these are ideal for those days when you just need to get dressed as quickly as possible or don’t feel like making much effort. Throw it on over an …

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Why I’m Loving Degustabox

I often bring up how badly I’ve wanted to try out a monthly subscription box but, given the number of beauty products I own, could simply never justify it. For that reason, I was excited to discover Wantable’s accessories box back in June ; my accessories collection could always do with a little help and new accessories are much easier to …

Jodie MarieWhy I’m Loving Degustabox
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August Must-Have: The London Umbrella

It feels a little bit silly (and depressing) to be lusting after an umbrella in what is supposed the be the middle of the summer, but I hope the recent weather justifies it.  Ever since I came across this umbrella last week – I was looking in the Lulu Guinness sale for bags and, naturally, got distracted – I keep feeling …

Jodie MarieAugust Must-Have: The London Umbrella
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Darccy Giveaway!

Darccy is a really cute brand I discovered recently and I’m excited to be hosting my August giveaway with them. Darccy clothing is ‘vintage-inspired’ – think floaty lace dresses, pretty cardigans with bows and lots of florals. Here are a few of my favourite pieces that you could choose:   Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Jodie MarieDarccy Giveaway!
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Buy My Wardrobe on Depop!

I spent the entire weekend doing something very painful: clearing out my wardrobe. I never thought I would admit to having too many clothes but it’s been in need of it for far too long now! I’m selling a lot of clothes over the next few weeks. They’re all in great condition – some are even unworn! – but just haven’t …

Jodie MarieBuy My Wardrobe on Depop!
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Insta-Month: July

Another month is here and that means it’s time to take a little look back at what I’ve been up to on Instagram. In July, I was busy… 1. Travelling all over the place 2. Going blonder 3. Graduating! It was the month when I discovered…  4. The Wantable accessories box (this was made for me) 5. The best cheesecake …

Jodie MarieInsta-Month: July
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I&K Clip-In Hair Extensions

When I received these I&K hair clip-in hair extensions* from Hairtrade, I was a little apprehensive. Not because I’d never tried hair extensions – I’ve tried the whole lot including clip-ins, micro-beads, glue-ins and colours – but because I’d never ordered them online before. My reaction was something like this: “Ohh, the colour might actually work!” “Wait.. maybe not.” “Can …

Jodie MarieI&K Clip-In Hair Extensions
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The Perfect Summer Maxi

We all need that special summer outfit that can be worn to almost any BBQ, garden party, wedding or special event. An outfit that won’t be affected by the unpredictable British weather, looks neither too dressy nor too casual and (mostly importantly) is fun to wear. This floral dress from Quiz is the perfect summer maxi and does the job brilliantly. …

Jodie MarieThe Perfect Summer Maxi
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Floaty Floral Trousers

 Floral trousers have been around for so long now that they’re now more of a wardrobe staple than a statement piece. So why have I only just got round to wearing them? My main reason is that wearing busy prints on your bottom half is hard, especially is you’re a typical pear shape. These Poppy Lux floral trousers are made of a …

Jodie MarieFloaty Floral Trousers
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Let’s Talk About Monochrome

I often wonder if monochrome is simply the best trend ever. It’s always ‘in’ and I often resort to a simple monochromatic palette with a pop of neon when I’m not sure what to wear or in a rush. It’s got to the point where I have to actively search out more colourful pieces and resist anything dark, grey or …

Jodie MarieLet’s Talk About Monochrome
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Summer Essential: The Kimono

As the summers pass, kimonos always fall in and out of fashion. This year, however, they’ve made a bigger comeback than usual. This summer kimonos are much more prevalent, way less controversial and at least equally as beautiful as ever. It’s easy to see why we love them: They’re floaty, versatile and make a great day-to-night cover-up. The only problem …

Jodie MarieSummer Essential: The Kimono
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One-Shoulder + Sparkles

Last night, the graduation celebrations were rounded up with the Graduation Ball. I was so excited that I forgot to take any photos of my outfit(!) so apologies for these poor quality, cropped-out-of-group-shots substitutes. I wore a royal blue chiffon one-shoulder dress from Reiss. It was dangerously short but thankfully there were no accidents. The nude pointed toe heels and sparkly …

Jodie MarieOne-Shoulder + Sparkles
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I Graduated!

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I’ve been particularly quiet this week. Fortunately I have a very good reason and that’s because I’ve been celebrating my graduation! The day went by so quickly and in all my nervousness/terror it was all a bit of blur. But it was a very happy blur and fortunately I …

Jodie MarieI Graduated!
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Ipanema Switch Straps Flip Flops

Flip flops with changeable straps? Now there’s a great idea. Flip flops are pretty much the only thing I don’t enjoy shopping for; the prettiest ones are often the least versatile and the ones that would go with everyone are rarely attractive. Ipanema have solved the yearly holiday shopping dilemma with these changeable strap flip flops. They come in a …

Jodie MarieIpanema Switch Straps Flip Flops
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*Summer Party Special* Look 3: Neutrals & Neon

  This is part three of my ‘Summer Party Special’ mini-series. Why not check out posts ONE and TWO first? Missguided lace skater dress | New Look belt* (web exclusive, available HERE) Red Herring yellow clutch | Zaza Pata heels Special occasions and celebrations are lots of fun but often also cost a lot of money. When you add up the price you pay for the dress, …

Jodie Marie*Summer Party Special* Look 3: Neutrals & Neon
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*Summer Party Special* Look 2: Pretty in Pink

Chi Chi Alicia dress* | Kurt Geiger Dianne This post is part two of my ‘Summer Party Special’ mini-series. Click here to read part one first. Today’s look is more appropriate for a very special occasion and certainly made me feel special. The lace flower detailing on the bust, the flattering one-shoulder style, the movement of the skirt (see below) or the pretty …

Jodie Marie*Summer Party Special* Look 2: Pretty in Pink
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*Summer Party Special* Look 1: Brights & Pastels

As I announced on Twitter yesterday, this week I’m going to be doing a little mini series of summer party/prom/ball ideas to celebrate my upcoming graduation! There are 3 looks and each is entirely different so I hope there will be something for everyone. First up is the beautiful dress I picked up from H&M in the springtime. I had …

Jodie Marie*Summer Party Special* Look 1: Brights & Pastels
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The Cream Blazer

 Quiz blazer* | DKNY shirt | Guess shorts | Guess clutch | BCBGeneration shoes The blazer: Possibly the most versatile jacket a girl can own. They make jeans look dressy, dresses less girly and can be worn pretty on pretty much any occasion. We all know that a black blazer should find itself on our list of ‘wardrobe essentials’ but other …

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Wantable June Accessories Box – Review

Every month I toy with the idea of signing up for a beauty box description. As a fashion blogger – and a girl with far too much make-up and too little money – I can never quite justify it. When I discovered Wantable* offer accessories and intimates (camis, panties and socks) boxes as well as a make-up box, I couldn’t wait …

Jodie MarieWantable June Accessories Box – Review