Winter Pastels

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Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe as I’m writing this, that this time next week it will be Christmas Day! Where on earth is the time going?!

This was such a different look for me to try, but I found this skirt which is so glittery in the best rainbow way (annoyingly hard to see in the photographs) and I wanted to style it up! Pastels in winter work so well and I thought this would be quite a fun day to evening look by adding in this sequin handbag.

Obviously you could team this skirt with bare legs but frankly it’s too cold and I hate my legs, so I opted for tights instead! I’m just going to call it granny chic ūüėČ

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Jumper – Primark
Skirt – Primark
Tights – Primark
Boots – New Look
Bag – Primark
Christmas Rings – H&M

Much Love,

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20 of the Best Christmas Jumpers & T-Shirts

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Hi Everyone,

So it can’t be Christmastime without a festive outfit and I’ve got 20 of the best jumpers and t-shirts for you to look at and choose from! Yes, some of them are mega cheesy but come on, it’s Christmas! ūüėČ

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T-Shirt – New Look¬†–¬†¬£9.99

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Jumper – Primark -¬£14.00 (they have a huge selection in store but obviously I can’t link them on here, I wish they’d get an online shop.. but then I’d be very poor!)

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Asos –¬†¬£14.00

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Asos –¬†¬£25.00

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Daisy Street –¬†¬£18.00

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Asos –¬†¬£22.00

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New Look –¬†¬£14.99

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New Look –¬†¬£8.99

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New Look –¬†¬£14.99

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New Look –¬†¬£9.99

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Topshop –¬†¬£34.00

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Topshop –¬†¬£60.00

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Topshop –¬†¬£18.00

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Topshop –¬†¬£36.00

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Asda –¬†¬£12.00

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Asda –¬†¬£12.00

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Asda –¬†¬£15.00

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Next –¬†¬£28.00

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Next –¬†¬£35.00

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Boohoo –¬†¬£15.00

Let me know if you decide to get any of these and tag me on instagram if you do!

@Fashionbellee

Much Love,

Clothes Show 2016

Hi Everyone,

Last weekend I went to the final Clothes Show to be held at Birmingham NEC since 1989! It’s moving to Liverpool in the summer next year for the foreseeable future, so I wanted to give you the low down on what I saw, what was there and most importantly, what I bought!

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The fashion show this year wasn’t as good as previous years I felt, there wasn’t much in the way of a theme which tied all of the fashion pieces together and they didn’t have as much well known music. They did however have a saxophone player who was amazing and it gave a really unusual twist to the fashion show.

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There were a huge amount of stands there from accessories, beauty, clothing and homeware including brands like Spectrum Brushes, Barry M, Models Own, Elemis, In The Style and Oasis, with a lot of them having exclusive deals just for the Clothes Show.

I managed to pick up the most beautiful make up brush from Spectrum which isn’t going to be released until January 2017 but was on special offer at the show.

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Also this make up bag from Barry M which included loads of their products for only £10 which is incredible! Also helps that the makeup bag itself is super instagram friendly..!

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I also picked up this cute jumper for the crazy¬†price of¬†¬£5! I mean, it’s not exactly the softest of knits and it won’t be incredible quality but such a bargain.

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There were a few celebrities there including a couple of my favourite bloggers/youtubers Sarah Ashcroft and Lydia Millen who did a panel as well as fashion stylist Mark Heyes and Jo Elvin who is the editor of Glamour magazine.

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What I wore;
Top – New Look
Jacket – Stradivarius (sold out alternative here)
Leggings – Old Matalan
Boots – Primark
Bag – New Look (sold out alternatives here and here)

Also, just a side-note for all of you fellow people in wheelchairs; the NEC also has a brand new Changing Places toilet.. which is the best news! So if you’re ever going to an event there, we found it near Hall 20.

Much Love,

 

Christmas Gift Guide For Her – Under ¬£30!

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe Christmas is only 3 weeks away today! I thought I’d give you some inspiration in a couple of Gift Guides of what you can get for the ones you love if you still have some presents to buy!

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I hope this has helped! I’ve got a Gift Guide for all of the men in your life coming on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

Much Love,

 

So Tonal

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Hi Everyone,

This look started off from this incredible teddy bear jacket; I loved the colour and texture and I hadn’t really seen anything else like it. Tonal looks are in this season and the mixture of the orangey browns and nudes works so well to create an Autumn look.

Can I also just take a minute for this snake necklace too which I literally purchased the second I spotted it! I love anything that’s unique and it’s going to be perfect with high neck tops and knitwear this season.

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Jacket – Boohoo
Top – H&M
Jeggings – Select
Boots – ASOS
Bag – Stradivarius
Hat – M&S¬†(Can’t find online, check in store)
Necklace – H&M (Can’t find online, check in store)

Much Love,

A Christmassy Weekend at Center Parcs

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Hi Everyone,

Last weekend me, my husband and a couple of our friends went to Center Parcs at Woburn in Bedfordshire. Luckily for us it’s literally only 40 minutes up the road but it’s always so nice to get away from everyday life for a few days, even if it’s not too far away!

We had a Woodland Lodge for 4 people and I was really impressed by the disabled facilities. The main reception room and our bedroom and bathroom were a fantastic size, there was more than enough room for me and my wheelchair and my manual hoist to manoeuvre around with ease. The kitchen even had a lowered work surface and a sink with taps in a better position so that everything was easier to use.

The main reason we went at this time of year was because from 7th November this year, everything is set up for Christmas! I am a BIG fan of Christmas, so this was so ideal! There were pretty lights, Christmas shops, reindeer and fake snow. If you have children, they would love it so much but as you know I’m 28 and I still loved it!

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We were pretty lucky with the weather and it never really affected anything we wanted to do. On the Sunday night there was a light display and fireworks organised by Center Parcs which were amazing and definitely worth going to, just make sure you wrap up warm as it was super chilly!

Overall for disabled people Center Parcs might be an odd choice as a lot of the activities are physical; if you enjoy swimming like I do they have a changing room with a ceiling hoist and a chair that can wheel you into the wave pool but be aware that the waves start every quarter to and quarter past the hour and I would avoid them if you aren’t a strong swimmer!

To be honest, it’s just a really nice atmosphere, to be with family or friends and to get away and relax if you want to. We went for some walks and the views were amazing, an ideal setting for someone who loves photography like me! It’s also an excuse to bring out the most amazing knitwear and winter accessories ūüėČ

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Jumper – New Look

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Purple Turtleneck Top – H&M
Spotty Top – River Island (sold out online, check in store)
Jeggings – Next
Boots – Primark
Bag – Primark

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Hat – H&M
Jumper – Old H&M (similar here)
Grey Jeggings – Select
Boots – New Look (sold out online, similar here)
Bag – Primark

I hope you don’t mind all of the photos, I got a little picture crazy while I was there and I wanted to share lots with you! Let me know if you like this style of travel post or whether I should make them shorter!

Hope you all have a good week.

Much Love,

 

Wedding Series – The Venue

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Hi Everyone,

Some of you might already know but for those of you who don’t, I got married in May this year! It’s taken me this long (we’ve almost been married 6 months already!) to finally knuckle down and tell you about some of the aspects of the most incredible day of my life.

I wanted to start off my Wedding Series which will be on ‘Wedding Wednesday’ for the next 3 weeks, talking about the venue.

Obviously being in a wheelchair was always going to be a major factor in where we chose to get married as many older wedding venues, large houses etc have a lot of steps or are accessible but have ugly big ramps up to the doors. Another thing we found would be that I could get in, but I would have to go round a different way to everyone else which I just hated the thought of! Anywhere my guests were going to be, I wanted to be able to be there too.

Both of us have been brought up in Christian families so we definitely wanted to get married in a church and the local church to us St Giles, where we would go on a semi-regular basis seemed like the perfect place. It was ‘our’ church which also is accessible and beautiful on the inside and out, which was such a bonus!

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Because we got married in the church, we needed another venue for the reception and as I mentioned above it was really difficult to find somewhere that suited us and we checked out many different options.

For some reason at the beginning of our search I was adamant we would have a field with a marquee; don’t ask me why! I think I always liked the effect of a village fete style wedding and marquees always seemed to be the option for this. But after checking out a couple of venues made purposely for marquees, it became obvious that it just wasn’t going to work! If it rained the grass could be bogged and people would be covered in mud, there would be porta-loos or the equivalent of outdoor toilets and all of our guests would have to stay in different accommodation and having family around us for the weekend was very important.

In the end we discovered a place in Northamptonshire called Barton Hall which had recently been extended and had only been a wedding venue for a couple of years but had fantastic reviews. We went to take a look and it was perfect! I could get everywhere any able bodied person could, all of the main hotel area was accessible as well as the reception room and the orangery where we would have our drinks reception. They also had around 30 bedrooms including 2 wheelchair accessible rooms, so it suited us and could sleep all of our family and friends so we practically had the hotel to ourselves!

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The hotel itself is a beautiful venue and by having somewhere like this, it meant that food and drink would be included, they also set up our wedding and took everything down which took so much pressure off and left us to spend more time with our guests without having to worry about it.

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Obviously everyone has different preferences and styles, but this just worked so well for us and if you are in a wheelchair and getting married, I’d definitely recommend checking out some hotels.

As you can see in a couple of photos, we did a lot of DIY for our wedding and I’m going to talk you through some of it in my post next Wednesday, so please keep an eye out!

If you have any questions etc then please leave a comment below and also if you have anything wedding related you’d like to share, then I’d love to hear it!

Much Love,