The Power Of A Dress

Fashion, H&M, Mindset, shopping

I recently had abit of retail therapy at H&M and I treated myself to a couple of dresses (and some jumpers and jewellery but you can see more of them over on my H&M Haul & Try On video) but what I really wanted to talk about in this post is my dresses.

It is amazing how fabulous you can feel, by simply wearing a dress! I have never had a long shirt dress before (I don’t think that I have anyway…) but I had been having a browse through Pinterest and noticed how I had added many long dresses to my ‘Love The Look’ board that I decided to buy some for myself.

This dress makes me feel elegant, pretty and happy!

This dress makes me feel strong, powerful and sexy!

And it goes so nicely with my new Teddy Coat that I got from Marks and Spencer!! (I was merrily window shopping when I took this pic by the way, I can’t say that I actually own this bag…. oh how I wish I did though!!)

This dress makes me feel successful, powerful and in control!

Do you think that this is silly? I mean.. can a dress really make you feel this way.. hmm the truth is that they have made me feel this way or maybe I felt that way already or these dresses just gave me some kind of permission to embrace my alter ego a little...

Is there a type of dress that you ever wear that gives you that ego boost and has you feeling a certain way?

Do you agree that as women we should celebrate ourselves every now and again instead of always having to be modest and play our feelings down?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and as always thank you to anyone who has passed through and read this blog post. I intend to post a lot more on here from now 🥰

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Layonie Jae x

River Island and H&M Coats Haul

Fashion, Lifestyle, London, Me time, shopping

Me and Mum in Oxford StreetMy mum came down from Manchester to stay with me in London for a few nights so as it was my day off from work we decided to have a mother and daughter shopping day at Oxford Street, London whilst the kids were at school.

My favourite shop is H&M! I just love the womens and childrens clothes and accessories that they have, so once we came out of Bond Street station we headed straight there. I'm not a shopoholic at all, I'm more of a 'know what I want and go and get just that'  type of shopper and so my targer for the day was to find a new coat!

I found this wool blend coat which I though was excellent value for money so I bought it! At only £35.04 it was in the sale at 50% off from the original price of £69.99!

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I then purchased another coat from River Island which I instantly fell in love with! At £75 this dark pink, double collared coat screamed buy me! So I did! The best part about this purchase was that they told me how if I ordered it in store to arrive at another store, I would get 20% discount! I already had plans to go to Westfeilds on the following Saturday so I decided to pay the £5.95 for the express delivery to garentee that it would be there for the Saturday and still felt pleased with my savings of £9.05!

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I love both of my 2 coats and feel pleased that I found exactly what I was looking for! Which out of these 2 coats, do you prefer? I just love wool blend coats! What style winter coat do you love to have?

Just click here to watch my full shopping day vlog!

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a positive week ahead!

Layonie  Jae x