Monday, 17 April 2017

Local Focus: CFC Interiors and a Giveaway!

I've been focusing my efforts recently on sprucing up our living space, hunting out bargains in order to finally make our house a home. Imagine my excitement when news came through of the massive relocation sale due to take place with CFC Interiors! Considering their stock includes sumptuous beds, Kylie Minogue bedding, Yankee Candles and Emma Bridgewater, this is not an opportunity one can afford to miss.

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The CFC Interiors Relocation Sale will begin on Easter Tuesday (18th April) and will see more than £2 million of stock up for sale. The focus is on making the most of your home this Spring and CFC Interiors have ensured their interior design team are primed for your visit and are brimming with inspiration to help you turn your living space into a heavenly haven from the outside world.

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With some brands reduced by up to 70% there are going to be some serious interiors bargains to be found. A sneak bit of information for you on some of the reductions you can expect to see and some I'd wholly recommend checking out:
- Kylie Minogue Bedding up to 50% off
- Waterford Crystal up to 75% off
- Yankee Candles and Woodwick Candles will be 3 for 2
- Pilgrim Jewellery 40% off

There will also be massive reductions across their range of furniture and fittings with brands such as Silentnight, Carlton, Ulster Carpets and their beautiful collection of stunning bedframes will be available with huge savings as well.

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Norman Wilson founded CFC Interiors in 1975 and the business has grown to 3 stores across Northern Ireland, relying on a staff of 70 to help customers with all their interior needs. The relocation sale will run across all 3 stores (Cookstown, Newtownabbey and Campsie, Londonderry) and promises to be a unique opportunity for customers to avail of some serious discounts.

To celebrate the CFC Interiors relocation sale we are giving one of you the opportunity to WIN a voucher to spend in-store at CFC Interiors worth £100!!! Yes, you read that right! One of you will walk away with £100 towards kitting out your home this Spring!

To enter head to The Style Guide Blog Facebook page where entry is incredibly simple, and don't forget to share this with your friends - it really is an event not to be missed.
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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Local Focus: Monsoon and Accessorize at Moores of Coleraine

I was very kindly invited in to visit the girls at Monsoon and Accessorize in Moores of Coleraine recently and it resulted in a serious food for thought moment in regards to online shopping versus the in-store experience. You all know I'm a huge fan of shopping from the comfort of my own home, nothing beats browsing pretty dresses, feet up, with a cuppa in hand... or so I thought. Perhaps I've been visiting the wrong stores because I came away from my visit to Monsoon thoroughly inspired by the in-store experience. This isn't because I was treated differently, in fact, after a lovely chat with the wonderfully brand focused Amanda and a quick hello to the gorgeous Tierna, I went about my business snapping, photographing and noting down information on what was available. The clothes themselves inspired me. Thinking on it I really do believe this has a lot to do with how the team have worked within their space in Moores of Coleraine. The Monsoon and Accessorize area is tucked neatly at the back of the first floor but it feels anything but cramped. It is well lit and spacious feeling and though it's not a huge space and they have a lot of different stock, you feel as though you're in something of a larger store whilst perusing the wares on the rails.

From the most dream worthy little girls dresses that look as though they've stepped straight out of a Disney movie (perfect for flower girls!) to affordable Communion dresses and tiny shoes any adult woman would desire, I fell in love with Monsoon at the first kids stand.

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Prices ranged from £20 upwards with the Artisan Communion / Flowergirl dresses coming in at affordable prices (£48 and up). I am hoping someone makes that blue dress in adult size, and maybe the butterfly shoes too!

I was already rediscovering why I loved Monsoon before I headed to their ladies department. Monsoon has been a staple in my life since my early teens, thanks to a wonderfully boho fashion focused Mum who adores anything remotely folky in appearance. The amount of luscious velvet and colourful boho skirts of hers that have made their way into my own wardrobe over the years is a true testament of my Mum's patience!

Staying true to their luxurious yet slightly folk-inspired roots, Monsoon have everything you could possibly need whether you're looking for casual luxe wear for the Summer or you happen to have an occasion coming up. I've narrowed down some of my favourite pieces (there were 296 photos after this visit and it really did pain me to omit any!)

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Fragrance Files: LOVELILY by Accessorize

I had wanted to start a new series based around perfumes this last while, mainly because I devour scent reviews as I'm always looking for that new fragrance that will set my heart aflutter. I adore perfumes, so much so that I currently have a cupboard pretty much dedicated to my ever growing collection. Some people collect china, I collect perfumes. I think this harks back to when I received my first ever fragrance growing up, Ghost (original), and quickly fell in love with how a scent can lift your mood and cement that moment in time. When I smell that scent now I'm immediately transported back to those times. Scent is incredibly evocative and so intrinsically tied into our emotions and memories. We all have those perfumes that bring us back to a particular moment or memory and I find that to be just a little bit magic!

Today's post focuses on a recent launch by Accessorize, not my first thought when I think of perfume but when LOVELILY* landed on my desk, the packaging alone was enough to send my heart beating a little faster. Reminiscent of all things Spring and Summer, this perfume came packaged in a resplendent pink flowered box, it is bold, rather sweet and gloriously stunning. Rather like the perfume itself turned out to be...

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This little perfume from Accessorize might pass you by simply because it is found somewhere you maybe wouldn't be looking for a perfume but I implore you not to make that mistake because, honestly? It's impressive...

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