Posts categorised as: Outfit Posts


Posted on: Jun 26, 2015,  Categories: Fashion & Beauty, Outfit Posts

Should have gone to, oh wait…

Previously I was featured as Specsavers People’s Choice Wearer of the Year back in 2013 and recently fancied a bit of a makeover. For the last few years, I’ve had my contacts from there as their service is really reliable. Though I dabbled in buying contacts online, I thought I’d best not mess around with something so important as eyesight and headed back to the experts at Specsavers Opticians.

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The great thing about glasses is there’s always one to suit your face and I love the fact that a brand new pair of glasses can give you an instant makeover and transformation. It’s like a really good haircut, as glasses can help flatter the shape of your face and highlight your eyes.

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I visited their store in intu Eldon Square and started with that vital eye check up. Seriously go get yours checked if you haven’t been for a while, it’s super important!

After my test, the lovely Amy helped me with deciding the right type of frame for me. As she sees and helps so many of their customers, it was great to be able to have proper advice in terms of glasses styling. It’s a secret world of glasses stylists!

We tried on loads of pairs and I appreciated her honesty, quite rare in many retail assistants. She was able to advise on not just the frame, but what would fit well with my nose shape and with the type of lenses I was getting. I’m really blind, so I have quite thick lenses – though really thinned down with their service, so needed a frame that would be able to support this.

Finally we settled on a stunning Hugo Boss pair! Check it out online here.

specsavers shgts sandra tang chicest eldon square newcastleIt’s a classic black frame with a lovely detailed blue flex hinge.

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specsavers shgts sandra tang chicest eldon square newcastle hugo boss glasses spectacles frames

specsavers shgts sandra tang chicest eldon square newcastle hugo boss glasses spectacles frames

There was so much choice and lots of designers to pick from but Hugo Boss have some absolutely stunning frames. I love the minimalist branding too – in my opinion, glasses should highlight your face not the brand.

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They’re really comfortable – apart from my strong change in prescription, I never had to ‘wear’ the frames in. Oh and it comes with all important accessories, a Hugo Boss glasses case and cloth. Overall, I love the look, it’s timeless and will work with whatever trends come in this season.

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I was delighted, I really needed a good pair of glasses and since wearing I’ve had lots of lovely compliments and my eyes haven’t been sore at all (was rubbing my eyes a lot due to over wearing my contacts before, naughty me). Here’s that all important selfie!

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Thanks for reading and if you haven’t had your eyes checked in a while, you SHOULD go to Specsavers. And if you fancy yourself a new look this Spring Summer, get yersen a pair of stylish specs. Oh and here’s a free voucher for an eye test! x


Posted on: Jun 7, 2015,  Categories: Lifestyle & Events, Outfit Posts, This Girl Can

YES this girl can. Being an ambassador for This Girl Can has really helped motivate me but a brand new outfit also really does the trick! I previously blogged about my wellbeing style active wear for Marks and Spencer but was delighted to also pick up some perfect running gear from the retailer too.

Here’s my running outfit post, with the ‘before’ pic, taken by one of the other girl runners in the Active  Newcastle running club.

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Top: Marks and Spencer (T-shirt version here)
Trousers: Marks and Spencer
Jacket: Marks and Spencer

So, everyone knows Marks and Spencer is THE place to go to get a really good bra, but why on earth don’t most people click that it’s also the ideal place to get a sports bra?! I honestly have never had one so good and the other great thing about it is, it doesn’t peek out over your clothes. I picked up this whole set together and the outfit just works perfectly in sync.

Before I had this, I had never invested in sportswear before and loved my cheap jogging bottoms but I can honestly say I could tell the difference straight-away. This was so lightweight and breathable and just made exercising a whole lot more enjoyable. The sportswear I wore is made with Cool Comfort™ technology that draws moisture away from the body, keeping you nice and cool.

Here’s my after shot!

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The pants had a secret compartment at the back for keys/jewellery etc which was really handy and both the pants and the top had fantastic panelling, that did give you the illusion of shape. Although this girl can isn’t about how you look, it always helps to have something that gives you a bit more body confidence.

Finally the jacket; swoosh, swoosh, swoosh! I loved the steel colour and this was really light and comfy. It was raining when we went out so the jacket kept me warm in the harsh elements, as it’s windproof and showerproof, with a cosy funnel neck. Oh yeah, rain – we ran IN THE RAIN #newcastlegirlscan. Oh and handily the outfit is made with quick-dry fabric!

Here’s all of the Monday running team, pre-run (more about these lovely ladies and how you can join us, on another blog post soon):

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Thanks for reading! If you loved my outfit as much as me, check out the Marks and Spencer sportswear range here.