Friday Five : Honeymoon Swimwear

friday five swimwear for spring house of fraser

Navy Spots – Boden, Watermelon – South Beach, White – Modcloth, Red – Topshop, Blue Spots – House of Fraser


Yes, I know, it’s February. It’s blooming freezing outside, and I’m showing you swimwear.  However, during these colder months one of the queries I get from clients every year is ‘I’m off for some Winter sun, where can I get swimwear?!’ – luckily this is much less of an issue now than it used to be, when you would have to turn to expensive ‘cruise line’ collections to get out of season holiday wear. I’m not stealing away for a holiday, but I am at that most delicious part of the wedding planning process where we are looking at booking our honeymoon.  [Read more…]

#SecretStylist with House of Fraser

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A warning to all Scrooges, Grinches and general Humbugs… prepare for things to get festive here on the Emily Jayne blog!

I simply adore this time of year – celebrating Christmas with loved ones, parties, sparkles, mulled wine, snuggling up in front of a good seasonal movie; but anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVE giving and receiving gifts. It’s not just about the stuff (although I’m perfectly willing to admit I like stuff too!), it’s about the thinking of other people, putting a smile on their face, and even the tying things up with a festive bow. (Seriously, I love Christmas wrapping – I sit with a lovely Christmassy drink or two, surrounded by the gifts we’ve bought or made, acres of pretty paper and sparkly ribbons, put some of my fave Christmas tunes on and happily spend an hour or two wrapping away!)

So, when House of Fraser gave me the chance to start the season early by taking part in their blogger secret santa with a difference, how could I say no?! [Read more…]

The Colour Edit Autumn/Winter 2015-16 – Cadmium Orange

cadmium orange fashion style autumn fall 2015

Time for the next post in my Autumn / Winter Colour Edit series! Every 6 months, I explore the colours that the powers that be (Pantone!) predict as the big colour trends for the season, and show you my favourite ways to wear them in the shops right now. Last week we looked at the most on trend ways to wear Green this season, and today we’re warming things up a little with Cadmium Orange!

Pantone describes this colour as… [Read more…]

Lazy Days, Birthdays & Holidays

Howdy! It’s my first Monday back after my lovely long Easter Break and I’m feeling motivated, excited, and generally like a new woman! Hoorah, and what a difference a few days off can make. The last few weeks had been incredibly busy – full of good stuff, and I never begrudge working when I do something I love so much, but it’s incredibly important to recognise the need for some down time (and time out from blogging!), and so I decided to take a little mini staycation at home over Easter, and Dan also took a few days off so we could chill out together, and celebrate my birthday.

So, what have I been up to…?

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Meetings over coffee & a spot of styling – I’m proud of my freelancer contribution to Birmingham’s indie coffee shop scene! [Read more…]

Colour and Beauty Style Workshops at House of Fraser Beauty Confidential – 2nd April (and Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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On 2nd April, House of Fraser Birmingham are holding their Beauty Confidential event and I’ll be there running a workshop and Q&A on Spring Beauty, Colour and your Beauty Style. Find out which of this season’s trends & products will work best for your colouring, and how you can discover your own makeup style to easily figure out how to make savvy purchases. Sessions will be at 6:30pm, 7:00pm & 7:30pm.

There’ll be loads going on in store including –

  • Free glass of bubbly
  • Goodybag
  • DJ
  •  20% off Nails Inc purchases
  • Free goodybag from Nails Inc for first 20 who spend (containing a full size gel polish)
  • Free express Nails Inc Manicure with all purchases over £35
  • Complimentary back massages and hand and arm massages from Clarins
  • Complimentary makeovers from Clarins, Bobbi Brown, YSL, Clinique
  • Complimentary de stress treatments from Rituals
  • Mini facials, make-up lessons and hand massages from Shiseido
  • Polaroid photo to take home from Shiseido

Tickets are £5 (redeemable against purchase) but House of Fraser have kindly given me 20 free tickets to giveaway to my readers! Just let me know your details in the form below and the first 20 people to respond will have tickets posted out to them and be able to come and have a fabulous evening of Spring Beauty for free!

Look forward to seeing you there!


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