Handbags & Holidays

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Its that time of year again.. yes time to stock up on our summer handbag collection ladies! Now I'm not a big fan of designer handbags (never have been), simply because you see everyone with the same thing these days; Louis Vuitton, Celine and Michael Kors have to be the most overrated designers of all time. I mean no matter the cost women seem to die over these bags (or the replicas).. & I mean that's just not me.

Handbags & Holidays... 'what has holidays got to do with this post' you ask?
So, when I travel instead of bagging the odd keyring or random souvenir I like to take it up a level often coming home with handbags, purses, home d├ęcor and/or traditional dresses. 
The bags pictured above and below are from Morocco (my home town) and cost less than a tenner each (thanks to my haggling aunty)!
 Let's talk about the bag below, Accessorize for many years have done similar handbags to this beauty but retailing at £40+ pounds, the price has always left a big fat question mark in my thoughts surrounded by the following words: just no, too expensive, but I like it, its so pretty, Morocco is cheaper! 
The only thing about these bags are that they are real leather and often stink like a farm (I literally had to wrap the one below in a bin bag as my room had this awful smell lingering in the air haha).

* For those who do not wish to purchase real leather, there are some other alternatives. 

The point of this post is to encourage my readers to take full advantage of their holidays this year, I know most of you have holidays already booked so if its your first time visiting the destination why not do some souvenir research? Find out what the country has to offer, have a look at some reviews of local markets so you are well prepared.  

Anyone off to Morocco this year? You are in for a real treat especially if you are Hamsa obsessed (Morocco is one of the best places to visit for hamsa necklaces, hamsa candles, hamsa handbags/clutches.. the list is endless).

I really hope this post encourages some of you to purchase some great buys from the places you visit! (ooh I'm such a bad influence). 
Those visiting: 
Will definitely come back with loads of AMAZING treats (don't forget me)..

Lots of Love

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Feeling fine for £1.99

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Evening all, 
I know its late but thought I'd let you know about this amazing offer! 
So arriving at 9am on the 10th of April - Peacocks are doing these two amazing dresses for £1.99 yes you read right £1.99! 
With pastels in this S/S14 you seriously cannot go wrong with these bargains! In lilac and mint, you are bound to turn heads in this figure flattering number. 

So, what's the catch you ask? 
NO catch at all... except waking up before 9am that is! 

The dresses are of course subject to availability and there is a policy of one unit per size per customer*, so for those not at work, school, college and university set your alarms and grab yourselves a bargain online! 

*Peacocks (2014)
Read more here

*psst* if any of you manage to grab one of these dresses would love if you could comment below :)

Garden Girl

Monday, 7 April 2014

Garden Girl

H M top
$41 - hm.com

H&M boyfriend jeans
$50 - hm.com

Zara shoes

$26 - asos.fr

80s fashion

Clarins concealer
$35 - johnlewis.com

Graphic Image 2014 Notebook

#BLFW Day 3

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The final day of #BLFW... yes it was great (the best day) but all good things do come to an end :(
Again, a big well done to Danielle for putting this event on and thank you for letting me attend as VIB.. was a pleasure working with you pre, during and post #BLFW.. excited for our very own projects! 

So as always I'll start this post with what I wore, giving you details below the picture & will take you through the night... ENJOY! 

Hat - Ebay
Bralet - Miss Guided
Leggings - Topshop
Kimono - H&M
Heeled Boots - New Look

Now let's begin! 

Yummy treats by Cake Candy UK!

Boomf Marshmallows - have a look at the ones Boomf made me here

Bass Buds

The Parlour (festival style makeup) click here for more info

Umberto Gianni - cannot wait to try my mend 5 in one oil product! 
Bravura London - Excited to try my dermaflannel.. thanks Amanda! (how cool are those business cards?)

Vita Liberata - natural looking self tan

Enough of the brands, let's take a look at some of the best looks from day three...


Hidden Fashion - I spot Casey from Big Brother.
Bespoke dresses made by Gerda Trubon 

Hidden Fashion

Girl Meets Dress

Girl Meets Dress

Look at all those goodies!

Before I forget shoutout to my homie Jo (+Joana Raquel) for doing her thang at #BLFW it was her first time modelling (catwalk), she done me proud! 

& that's it guys, until September its lights out for Bloggers Fashion Week. Hope you enjoyed my posts please do not hesitate to contact me on: zainebdevin17@gmail.com for any enquiries. 

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