Mothers Day Inspiration.

So, they’re there for us all year round and this Sunday, 15th March, is the day we get to say Thank You to our lovely mums.  To make them feel a bit special and nicely spoiled I’ve put together a few lovely pieces for a bit of gift inspiration.

These delicate necklaces are just £8 and are super pretty.

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Co-ordinating earrings are also available for £5 to make a matching set.

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Or for necklaces that make a bit more of a statement how about this beautiful chocolate and amber number? Also in a striking cobalt and blue colourway.

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And who doesn’t love a scarf? Channel the 70s that’s everywhere this season with the Paisley Collection – the Teal and Orange is perfect for spring.

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All orders are packaged nicely, but if you would like a specific item to be gift wrapped just let me know either by email to info@aliceswonders.co.uk or by putting a note at checkout.  The item(s) will be wrapped especially carefully and tied with ribbon to make the gift extra special!  If you would like a short message included on a business card please also add to your note at checkout.

If you would like to send someone a gift straight from Alice’s Wonders, please leave a message at checkout and the invoice can be emailed directly to yourself rather than being included in the parcel.

Also, on a more personal note; as a bereaved parent myself and as a close friend to those who have lost their beloved mothers, I send my absolute heartfelt sympathies and thoughts out to all those who can’t be with their precious children and much missed mothers on Sunday.  All my love to you.

Bloggers Picks 2014

In the first year of Alice’s Wonders I was lucky enough to catch the attention of a few fab bloggers who really bought into what I’m working so hard to offer. These lovely ladies supported me hugely both by featuring Alice’s Wonders on their blogs, and also by believing in me and my taste.

The first was back in February 2014. After the lovely Beth from Style Guile featured a gorgeous Kate Spade necklace on her blog, I mentioned to her that I loved Kate Spade and was trying to provide something similar but on a much more High Street budget.  Beth had a look at the S/S 14 Collection and chose a few of her favourite pieces.  One of which remains in the core collection still – a real classic, the Pink Floral Necklace (also available in yellow and blue)

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Next was Alex from Wear and Where; for those of you not acquainted with these uber stylish ladies, Alex and Natasha are ex-In Style journalists who now co-write their brilliant lifestyle blog – a definite must-read.  A regular piece is the ‘Object of Lust‘ which is where Alice’s Wonders came in.  Alex featured the Lime Green Solitaire Necklace which is now out of stock, but there’s plenty more green loveliness where that came from….

Finally, a fab, fab – and fantastically stylish –  blogger, Kat from Does My Bum Look 40 took a real liking to the Leopard Print Scarf range and featured them on her blog.  I should say here that Kat is one of my dearest friends and we’ve been close since our eldest were teeny tiny and now they are 10 (!!), so a long time ago…

Here she is doing absolute justice to the Navy and Orange colourway – perfect styling for Spring too.

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Coming soon – blogger picks from 2015 so far….

Spotted: Animal Print for Spring

Firstly, I suppose I should apologise for the appalling pun in the title, I just couldn’t resist. Love a pun, #sorrynotsorry.

Until last year I would have classed animal print as Autumn/Winter appropriate only – plus a bit out there and certainly not the ‘new neutral’ that I consider it now.  All that changed last summer when I fell in love with a pair of cheetah print skater shoes from Next, one of my favourite pairs of flats in my wardrobe.  Sadly now OOS, or I would be snapping up a replacement/spare pair sharpish.

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Scooting round Bluewater yesterday I spotted a few fab pairs of animal print footwear in Warehouse – these skaters, which are a decent option to replace my fading Next ones (albeit a bit more expensive, but they are leather).

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I also saw – but don’t appear to have taken a picture of – this pair of boots which would be perfect in S/S with a denim shirt dress and then into A/W as well. Imagine with coated skinnies and an oversized sweater….

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And these perfect pointed ballet pumps – ideal for Spring (please it is coming – isn’t it?).  I’d wear with top-to-toe black, or with distressed denim and a black silky tee; this French Connection one is perfect, comes in lots more colours in store – picked up a mink/grey one yesterday – not online sadly.image (12)

A great way to make animal print more spring appropriate is to go for lighter shades….these two colourways from the Alice’s Wonders Leopard Print Scarf range fit the bill perfectly:

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Beige and Stone Leopard Print Scarf
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Nude and Peach Leopard Print Scarf

And proof of my animal print  affection – went for the double yesterday.  The aforementioned Next cheetah skaters worn with my current favourite – the Beige and Stone Leopard Print Scarf.

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A quick mention to the new Beige Fold Over Clutch in the first image on this blog.  An absolute perfect foil to yesterday’s animal print accessories, don’t you think?