Trench Coat Styling Tips

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Today’s fashion report is dedicated to the trench coat.

There is something so effortlessly chic about the impeccable design of a classic trench coat. Not only are they the most stylish outwear piece to own for transitioning from season to season but they literally go with most of what you would have in the closet. The timeless appeal of a trench is an absolute must-have in any fashionista wardrobe.

With a wave of new lightweight trench coats in the high streets from pastel coloured; to geometric patterned, sleeveless ones; there are now many new exciting updates to the classic designs out there. You can see why the fashion industry always re-vamps the iconic look simply because they can add functionality and trendiness at the same time as keeping what just, works!

Here are some of the ways a trench coat can be styled for the summertime:

1. For those chilly summer nights, pair your trusted trench with a floaty maxi dress and sandals for that extra chic factor.

2. A cropped trench with a pair of blue denim jeans and t-shirt is a perfect everyday accompaniment to make the rest of your outfit shine. Another way to style a cropped trench is to have it open over a midi-dress and create a fluid yet relaxed silhouette for the spring / summer months.

3. Why not try and keep it casual and cool by wearing your classic trench coat with a simple tee and ripped denim.

For more outfit inspo and ways to style a trench coat check out Jack Wills* style guide here.

How would you style your trench coats for the coming seasons?

Love, Pingkan x

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This blog post was kindly sponsored by Jack Wills*

JORD Wood Watch Review + Giveaway!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The one thing that makes me feel put together, even when i am in a crazy rush in the mornings; has to be the moment I put on my watch. There’s something about adding it to your wrist, the extra weight, the shine, that just makes you feel like you’re ready to take on the world and you're ready to go; guns blazing.

Now as you can imagine when I received an email from JORD* to collab on a blog post I was over the moon! JORD focuses on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. They believe that a value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. 

'Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time'

JORD* kindly gifted me this stunning Ebony & Copper-alloy watch to review and that also means I can host a nice giveaway for you guys! Firstly, I am instantly drawn to the Copper ring and dark Ebony wood - A total show stopper. The craftsmanship and every detail included in this watch is really something quite special as you can see from the close ups below ^.^ There are a variety of styles with different finishes and metal accents that I do believe will never go out of style. A definite one-of-a-kind timepieces for your wrist game.

Hat - Forever 21 | Dress - Little Mistress* | Watch - JORD* Ebony & Copper | Bag - Gift From My Mama

Did I mention that this watch is Automatic? Yep, that’s right - no more replacing batteries ladies and gents ✓. The most surprising factor and what made me fall in love with this watch even more is how comfortable on the wrist and how super lightweight it is. It’s of course by no means flimsy or delicate - actually quite the opposite and you can really tell that it is built to last.

So ff you are looking for a gift for your significant other or family member definitely check JORD out. I'm sure they'll get you that cherished ‘WOW thank you so much’ look ;) OR if you are looking to elevate your own wrist-game then check out the beautiful women’s watches here.

Now for the giveaway! 

JORD has kindly offered a giveaway of not only an $100 code towards any of their stunning watches if you win, but by simply entering; you automatically get $25 off your next purchase! :)

How fantastic is that!

Watch Gift Ideas


* The contest will close July 2nd, 2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on September 30, 2017. For full terms & conditions please see the JORD website. *

Hope you enjoyed this post loves, let me know which one is your favourite timepiece of the range :)

Love, Pingkan x

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The British Style Collective Is Coming To Liverpool!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hey Loves! 

As you may or may not know I am lucky enough to be a part of the official Blogger Squad for the British Style Collective presented by The Clothes Show. This year is the first time the BSC will be hitting Liverpool to host a three-day, citywide fashion and beauty festival like no other!

There is so much to see and do this July; I thought I would break-down some of what the BSC has to offer you and your fashionista needs. 💞

Sunglasses & Top - Primark | Trousers - Missguided | Necklace - Carter Gore* | Shoes - Forever 21

The Albert Dock

A visit to the Albert Dock is a must when you come to Liverpool! 'It boasts an incredibly diverse architectural landscape with traditional buildings sprinkled about; stand out structures which are of course, very Instagrammable at all angles'. You can read about my love for the Albert Dock here.

You can very much expect the British Style Collective to deliver an eclectic atmosphere with 'a unique blend of shopping experiences, classic cars, supercool DJs, pop up 'Best In Show' catwalks, beauty make-overs and brilliantly unique theatre'
There are also amazing handmade & bespoke items; vintage designer makers - including Toucan Tango, Aliyah Hussain, Ruth Allen, Tea Party at the Zoo, Light Fandango, Ida & Rudy, Frilly Industries, BiNO Clothing, Lee Walsh and Random Makes - ready to meet some new owners! So make sure you bring your cash and cards as i'm sure you will pick up something to your liking 😏.

Alcatel Fashion Arena

This year's Fashion Arena will be bought to you by Alcatel, where they will 'take you on an explosive journey through the worlds of fashion, dance, latest trends and catwalk, all combined with live music acts from the next big names in one 60 minute show-stopping spectacle!'.

There will definitely be an abundance of things to do at the arena - everything in the fashion-meets-music spectacular from the likes of TIGI international & Pixi who will bring you the latest hair and beauty trends straight from the catwalk! Not to mention trend reports from Liverpool One where you will also be able to buy all the look showcased during the catwalk.

There will also be various talks from the fabulous Vogue Williams, Kimberley Walsh,  Mollie King, Henry Holland plus many more. Check out the celebrity line up here.

 The Shopping Halls Exhibition Centre

As a self confessed shopaholic I am so so excited to see everything the shopping halls exhibition has to offer! Here you will be able to shop from 200 different high street, Instagram, beauty and skin care brands all under one roof - a bloggers dream.
You will also have the chance to meet your fave celebs and listen to blogger talks at the expert studio. Get those selfie poses at the ready.

St, George's Hall // Designer Catwalks & Inside Fashion Talks

Not only will there be an epic designer catwalks throughout the weekend there will also be industry talks and featured Q&A sessions - this will be a great way of learning more about the different parts of what the creative and fashion industry has to offer straight from the experts themselves. Of course, plenty of shopping experiences from luxury brands will also be on offer.

If you would like to hear myself and my talented fellow BSC Blogger Squad discuss everything and anything from Insta Summer Styles to everything you need to know about the Fashion Blogging world then make sure you visit here to see our schedules! My personal one can be found here 😊.

With all this and more the British Style Collective is not to be missed from your calendar this July! I cannot express how excited I am for it and again feel very blessed to have such a special part in it all. Stay tuned for more info 💓.

Hope to see you all there! 💗

Love, Pingkan x

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