BEST BUYS FOR HER THIS CHRISTMAS

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Christmas is just days away! If you’re still stuck on what gifts to buy, this list will give you some great ideas for super-fashionable presents. From bags to beds, this stylish compilation will make any girl’s Christmas complete.

Marc Cain Leather Pumps

These beautiful shoes are a perfect present for any shoe-lover. The neutral dusty rose colour makes them a great all-round shoe for casual and party outfits, so they’re guaranteed to be a favourite amongst your recipient’s collection. You could even buy these for yourself for your upcoming Christmas parties!

Mulberry Mini Lily Bag

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This chic little accessory comes in a variety of colours and textures and would make the ultimate gift for a fashion lover. The simple design is perfect for any outfit, so don’t be afraid to choose a bolder colour.

Urban Outfitters Frends Taylor Headphones in Rose Gold

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If you’ve got a friend or significant other that loves to listen to music on the go, these stunning headphones would make a great gift. With leather, memory foam ear cushions and fabric cords, these are clearly designed for comfort and will definitely turn heads.

Sar Beds Royale 5ft King Size TV Bed

Practical presents are always a great investment around Christmas, and a luxury bed like this one from Bedstar would be a perfect present for a partner, or perhaps a friend that’s in need of a new bed. TV beds are hugely fashionable right now, and would be great for snuggling up in bed to watch some Christmas TV away from the cold.

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip and Eye Palette

This makeup set from Bobbi Brown is perfect for a versatile range of day and night looks that look great on all skin tones. If you’re unsure of what makeup to buy for someone, this set is highly flexible and you can’t go wrong with it.

Pandora Bracelet and Selected Charms

Pandora bracelets are fully customisable, so you can choose the bracelet and the charms to go with it. Personalised gifts like these show your thought and are great to give at Christmas. They look beautiful and the charms all have different names and meanings, so you can tell your partner or best friend the reason why you chose each one for them.

Dior J’adore Gift Set

This fruity-floral fragrance from Dior comes in a beautiful gift set in a pebbled jewel box along with a body lotion in two gorgeously-designed gold bottles. Dior also sell this fragrance in a variety of products, such as soap, deodorant and shower gel.

SEX, DRUGS & JERK CHICKEN

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Well, two out of three ain’t bad right?  My honey and I designed these tees and had a couple made up just for us, they got a huge response from all who saw them so we had a limited run made up and they’re available from CyrenaMonique.com.

See more of the outfit after the jump!

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ALL ABOUT JACK

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So I added to my wardrobe yet again, I love doing that, don’t you?  When I say “added to my wardrobe” I don’t just mean bought new things; I mean I actually added to the content, added new styles/textures/shapes.  I delved into the Jack Wills website, and I have to say, with their Oh What Fun Christmas theme, that’s exactly what it was!

See what I bought after the jump!

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IT’S THAT TIME

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It’s that time of year to draw out the furs and the good grip shoes!  Ice was on the ground this morning, I had to take out my black fur jacket and pop the collar for that added neck shield.  The sneaks are New Balance, from the Music Pack, part of their made in England collection – these were influenced by punk, hence the tartan lining.  Stay warm & stay safe people!

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BLOOMSBURY

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Me and Radley go waaaay back!  I’m kidding, we really only just properly met.  Radley to me was that person that everyone talks about, that you’ve seen before, but are not really sure what all the fuss is about.  Well, if you read my post here, you’ll know that I have a new found love and respect for the brand.

Meet my new bag, yes, it is a Radley bag!  I’m a convert!  She’s from the Bloomsbury collection, and it was a toss up between this one and the cute round “canteen” shaped messenger bag.  I love the minimal look of the collection; I went for the small grab bag as I wanted to add a different shape to my bag collection.  However the canteen is still calling me, I just can’t get enough!!

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COURTYARD

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I don’t know about wherever in the world you are, but the weather has been shite here!  Rainy day after rainy day, literally.  Today was the first day we had a dry day, although it was grey AF, we had to find some time in between errands and meetings to snap some pics!

I love, love, love a striped top, particularly a black and white one ( a navy and white can get it too).  It’s that time of the year where you can double up on your outerwear; I wore this longline tee with some ripped jeans, my leather jacket, and my camel overcoat.  I christened my new flats, they took inspiration from these Marni beauties; right now it ain’t about that Marni money, so we settle with the beloved Zara!


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DIY STUDDED SANDALS TUTORIAL {VIDEO}

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If you’re a regular to this here blog, you may remember months ago when I said I was about to under go a project to DIY some black on black studded sandals. Well I recorded the process and finally got round to editing it! You’ll have seen me rocking them with my ‘Black Addicted’ sweatshirt and ripped jeans outfit, I wore them during LFW and got an abundance of compliments for them.

Watch the DIY studded sandals tutorial video below.

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TO & FRO

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To quote a Jay Z lyric “I came, I saw, I conquered…” (I know, Caesar said it first but c’mon), my translation – I came, I decorated, I unpacked (read: we)!

We’re now pretty much settled in our new home (the house party sealed that), which of course is fabulous, and we both really love it.  However, we moved at such a busy time of year, at least for me; September-October is such a busy time (events, launches, fashion week, mom’s b’day, my b’day, dad’s b’day, press days, etc), all these trips to and from London are messing with my working momentum.

Not that I’m complaining AT. ALL!  Well maybe a little, it’s a way of coping, but when there’s shit that needs to get done and it can’t do it because I physically don’t have the time, it plays on my mind, which plays with my sleep.  Do you see where I’m going with this? No, me either.

Anyway, I’m headed to London tomorrow to be with my Mommasita for a week, then again a couple of weeks later for another week.  After that, it’s all systems go up in that studio til Christmas; I needs my beauty sleep!!!

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BLACK ADDICTED

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The second I saw this Black Addicted sweatshirt, I knew it was for me! I mean I am somewhat addicted to all things black – me in a shop (especially homeware) “do you have this in black?” “OK, what about white?”.  The distressed jeans were also a no brainer, and as for the trench – I live in it!

I bought these heels a while back in red first, which I wore here; as soon as the red arrived I knew I needed the black and that I had to stud them with black studs – black on black, whut?!.  I’ll upload the vid of the process on here as soon as I’ve got round to editing it.

Right, I’m off to drink a jasmine tea while I finish some stuff for Freak Deluxe.

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A year older; another year wiser.

Quite a bit has happened in the last year, this time last year I was vacationing in Miami and Jamaica – best holiday ever! Since then we’ve moved house – moved cities in fact; the Cyrena Monique website is underway; and life is much more positive and far less stressful.

Things I’ve learned in the last year:

Positivity is key – Every year I get more and more positive – A positive mind leads to a positive outcome

To speak on my problems and not keep them all to myself – as they say “a problem shared is a problem halved”

To allow others to help me – I always want to do everything myself, it’s good to let others help sometimes

I have serious RBF (Resting Bitch Face), no, it’s a real thing and I have a bad case of it; thinking positive thoughts helps that out a little – I think

Not to overthink things – all things!

To always look for the positive in every situation

This year I’m hoping to learn how to save; money, energy, breath!

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