Knitwear goals for autumn with Femme Luxe Finery

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I think what I love about the knitwear trend we are seeing this season is that it isn’t just jumpers or cardigans, its anything from amazing dresses to metallic mesh going out tops. Knitwear is such a versatile addition to anybody’s wardrobe, and thats really why I love it so much. Femme Luxe Finery is genuinely my go to when it comes to all things knitwear, I adore a cropped jumper over a midi dress, or in the case of the above picture a midi shirt dress. This Ivy khaki cable knit cropped jumper is the perfect length for layering, which is going to be something I am doing constantly in the colder months.

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So on to the more fancy of the knitted trend and my absolute fave these Inaaya metallic knit gold trousers, I mean if you want to dress up an outfit then these are surely your go to. I decided to style these trousers for the day, for a more casual look, with some brown ankle boots & an oversized t-shirt. I love how they can work for both day and night, and would look absolutely amazing with a crop top and barely there heels too.

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Knitwear for a night out? Absolutely yes please, this metallic knit rose gold tie wrap midi dress looks amazing done up like this over a slip dress, or even worn open over a white tee and vintage mom jeans. The metallic trend is so huge for autumn/winter this season, and I really think that knitwear is the way to do it, if you are really scared of wearing full on silver or gold. Give me knitwear any day and I will be happy!

All knitwear from Femme Luxe Finery

Cropped khaki jumper – Femme Luxe Finery

Gold knit flared trousers – Femme Luxe Finery

Rose gold knitted wrap dress – Femme Luxe Finery

Grace Xx

 

 

Rose Gold Daniel Wellington Watches For Women

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I think a beautiful rose gold watch will always be timeless, it doesn’t matter what your age is, or what your style is, a rose gold watch is such a classic, that it really does suit everyone. This Daniel Wellington watch I am wearing is the Classic Petite Melrose in 32mm and you guys knows that in terms of accessories, I love a classic gold as it really of-sets the tones and the colours that I love to wear. Also really excited to let you guys know that you can use my discount code ‘GRACESURGUY’ for 15% off everything on the site.

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I love how watches from Daniel Wellington are so affordable, which means they make such an amazing gift, I mean who doesn’t want a few watches to choose from to change up your look. I also love the fact you can change your Daniel Wellington watch strap at anytime as they are interchangeable, which means you can have a pretty much new look without having to buy a brand new watch!

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My favourite would definitely be the Daniel Wellington Mesh straps, just like the Classic Petite Melrose in the above picture.

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Whether you are looking for men’s watches or watches for women, Daniel Wellington will always be my go to place for the perfect watch. In the above picture I am wearing the Classic Durham in the 40mm I love the oversized shape and style. That almost give my look a kind of masculine and androgynous vibe, and even more of a retro, 70’s vibe that I love.

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One of the coolest things about Daniel Wellington is that you can change up the watch straps so easily. It makes it such a cool personalised accessory, that you will love for years to come.

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Rose gold watch – Daniel Wellington – Classic Petite Melrose in 32mm

Rose gold watch – Daniel Wellington – Classic Durham in 40mm

Rose gold bracelet/cuff – Daniel Wellington

All watches & bracelet – Daniel Wellington – https://www.danielwellington.com/uk/

Black knot front top – sold out – similar Topshop

White knitted trousers – sold out similar Zara

Straw back-back – Vintage

White woven shoes – sold out – orange version Topshop

Pink shacket – Topshop

Wide leg jeans – sold out – similar H&M

White mules – sold out – similar Topshop

Clear bead bag – Mango

Grace Xx

 

Why we all need a striped blazer

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Oh another blazer you say?? Yes just yes, honestly I love them so much,  they are so versatile, I love how you can wear them to the office mega smart, then with a crop top and relaxed linen trousers for the weekend. This striped blazer from Shein was an absolute bargain at only £23, and its really light and summery which I love.

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One of my favourite ways to wear a blazer is with a crop top, this is because I love pairing something that is known as quite a smart item of clothing, with something so casual. Also you can’t beat a pair of linen trousers, I don’t think so! Especially for the crazy hot summer we have been having in the UK. Its been so amazing to just put on such a comfy, breezy pair of trousers, when the weather is sweltering outside!!

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Striped blazer – Shein 

Black crop top – boohoo

Beige linen trousers – sold out – similar – H&M

Strappy black sandals – sold out – similar – Mango 

Bag – APC

I found some of (well I think so) the best striped blazers on the high street, I hope you love them as much as I do.

  1. Topshop striped double breasted blazer

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2. H&M red and white striped blazer

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3. Zara black and white striped blazer

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Grace Xx

Checked blazers for autumn

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I had the biggest obsession with checked blazers during autumn/winter last year, and I wasn’t sure we were going to be seeing this beautiful piece so popular again this year. Lucky here it is, all over the high street, and I am so excited about it. This checked blazer from Shein is one of my favourite so far (also its only £22!!), I actually sized up so it would fit a lot more oversized, the sizes fit slightly smaller at Shein, so I got a large.

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I also think my favourite type of blazer is definitely a double breasted version, they seem to sit so much better on the body, plus I also love them fastened up. Even better if you can find the matching trousers and wear as a suit (I actually think this Shein version has a matching skirt, which I totally missed!). I am wearing this oversized blazer with a black t-shirt dress (which I also sized up in) and my pride and joy, my new Balenciaga Triple S trainers (which are an absolute dream by the way).

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Checked blazer – Shein

Straw bag – Bohemia Design

Black t-shirt dress – Pretty Little Thing

Trainers – Balenciaga 

Some more of my favourite checked high street blazers as below;

  1. Topshop double breasted checked/tartan blazer

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2. H&M double breasted grey checked blazer

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3. Zara double breasted nude checked blazer

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Grace Xx

 

Summer days and tie front tops

I honestly can’t get over the weather we are having in the UK at the minute, it is seriously amazing. The days are long and warm, and it makes me so happy.

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Especially because it means I am able to wear some of my favourite styles of clothing without freezing my butt off! One being a tie front top, which is honestly such a flattering style, even on someone which a bigger chest size, as long as there is enough material to cover everything then it is such a stunning look.

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My fave top ever is this beaut gingham top from Nasty Gal, give me something tie front and gingham any day, and I will wear it forever! Also we need to talk about these white tailored trousers also from Nasty Gal, they are the most flattering white trousers ever. As they are very high-waisted it makes the fit ever nicer. I am wearing a medium in both the trousers and top, and am a UK size 10 for reference. The third thing that has to be mentioned is these big gold earrings, the perfect accessory for the summer, these door knocker style earrings are also from Nasty Gal and are such a summer statement, I love them.

Gingham tie front top – Nasty Gal

White high waisted trousers – Nasty Gal

Gold ‘door knocker’ earrings – Nasty Gal

White woven shoes – Topshop

Wicker bag – Hers Wave

Take a look at some other cute tie front tops on the high street at the minute, and no I won’t apologise for enabling your shopping addition (as I have one too)!;

  1. Tie front metallic top – Topshop

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2. Striped woven cami top – Topshop 

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3. Tie front bird print top – H&M

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Grace Xx

 

 

 

Dealing with anxiety with my health

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I love how a trench coat can just transform an outfit, and this one from Nasty Gal does just that. I love the colour as it is a little bit of a darker shade than the ones I already have, plus I love the maxi length so much. Also don’t get me started on this real leather (yes real leather) bumbag from Nasty Gal, (this one has actually sold out but this one here is just as beaut) I can’t believe this is only £20, its such a bargain! Also this black ribbed top also from Nasty Gal is such a staple item in my wardrobe, its great for layering underneath pieces for the lovely UK spring weather that can often be a little cold (although we are seeing lots of sunshine at the minute!!). Then lastly the cutest little checked clueless skirt ever, this little beat is from Topshop & it’s actually the cutest thing ever, plus its mega flattering. As always loves, all items, are linked at the posted of this post.

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This is a little bit of a weird one for me to talk about, as although I expect that its quite common, I guess thats its just hard for us that do suffer from a little bit of anxiety to speak about it, or often even admit. I’ve had phases in my life when I’ve suffered from quite a few anxiety attacks (panic attacks) and although I’m sure lots of people would say this, I am honestly not the sort of people to have panic attacks, I am logical, determined, focused and I would say a strong person! But there is one things that seems to affect me and thats my health.

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Again I am a well person there is nothing (touch wood) wrong with me, but man can I worry about it!! I am my own worst enemy though, I love being healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep, but I can get into cycles where I don’t exercise at all, I’m eating terribly (and I don’t mean quantity, I mean I haven’t consumed a vegetable in about 3 weeks!!) and I’m not getting my 8 hours a night. Due to this I feel shit, I don’t just look shit, I feel it and I feel down too, about how I look and also how my body feels. This is when I start feeling anxious again, and I might have a sporadic attacks and I have no idea why (or thats what I think) but I never ever have attacks like this when I am looking after myself. So now I know that this is 100% why, so over the next few weeks  plan to get myself into a much healthier mindset and I know I’ll start to feel better, I’ll keep you updated loves.

Grace

Xx

Trench coat – Nasty Gal

Button up ribbed black top – Nasty Gal

Black leather bumbag – Nasty Gal sold out – similar here – Nasty Gal

Checked skirt – Topshop

Sock boots – sold out – similar – ASOS

 

Favourite places to eat in Nottingham,UK

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First loves let’s talk about this bag, if you follow me on Instagram then babes I warn you, this is going to be all over the place. I adore it, like completely and utterly love it. I’ve wanted a black tote bag for ages and as I knew it needed to be an investment, I wanted it to be amazing, and this gorgeous Lille-tote bag from the brand Rox and Ann certainly is amazing. The quality of the suede and leather is just so beautiful. Also loves up the 11th of May you can use my code ‘gracesurguy’ for a 50% discount off the Lille-tote bag collection, what a flipping good discount.

I’ve also got so much love for a oversized linen blazer at the minute and this one from H&M is perfect. I also adore a pair of red flared trousers, and I’ve realised that these trousers are the most worn pair of trousers in my wardrobe, something I never expected when I bought them, but they really do go with everything.

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I live in Nottingham in the UK, and I just wanted to give you guys an overview of my favourite places to eat in the city. Whether you guys live here, study here, or are just visiting at some point.

  1. The Alchemist

This a very newbie restaurant/bar in Nottingham which I visited for the first time for brunch on a Saturday, and man was it good. My fiancé and I had the American style pancakes (yes that included bacon) and it was seriously amazing.

The restaurant/bar itself its really decadent, and this is certainly reflected in the cocktails. My fiancé (never one to shy away) ordered a bubbling gin cocktail that really was a work of art and tasted amazing. It’s the kind of cool place that you want to take your friends to for brunch at the weekend, but also drinks on a Saturday night.

What I also have to say about The Alchemist is the service was so good, the guys were really attentive (but not too attentive, you know what I mean) and made sure we had everything we needed.

Find the link to the website/directions here

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  1. Bar Iberico

This is my absolute favourite place in Nottingham for tapas, and if you go at lunch time they have the most amazing lunch time menu called the menu rapido, its under £10 for the most amazing quality food and you really are full afterwards.

It’s the perfect place to take your family or partner for a yummy lunch, and a glass of wine (obviously).

My fav things to get are the beetroot carpaccio, orange, goats cheese walnut and the crispy chicken and spicy Jerez Sauce, soooooo yummy!

Link to the website/direction here 

  1. Edin’s Kitchen

So I feel like this is my secret little gem of a restaurant hidden in Nottingham’s city centre. This little multi-cuisine restaurant is so reasonably priced it is almost unbelievable. All meals are freshly cooked and although the menu is not huge (which is why I guess the prices are so reasonable!) there is such a good choice for meat/fish/veggie/vegan or whatever your diet choice because you know these guys will cater for it.

Plus the atmosphere is so relaxed and chilled, it really does feel like its everyone’s best kept secret.

Edin’s do not currently have a website but find them here on Facebook

Grace

Xx

Black leather & suede tote bag – Rox and Ann

Linen oversized blazer – sold out similar – H&M

Red flare trousers – sold out similar – H&M

White platform trainers – Superga C/O Nobody;s Child