Checkmate meets GLAM

Treated myself to these great leggings last week! LOVE the pattern as it is so on trend and can jazz up a simple outfit. I also really like the rolled bottoms, as I’ve said before in a previous post I feel like rolling up trousers/leggings can give your leg a much nicer shape.

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I put it together with this GORGEOUS bag that I have been contemplating whether to buy for a while now! At first I thought it would be a bit too small but it’s perfect size and I can wear it during the day or in the evening. This bag is a great cheaper alternative to Katie’s Ted Baker handbag we wrote about it a previous post and it actually looks pretty expensive!

I love that it has a strap which makes it so practical for during the day, but for pure GLAM in the evening, I prefer to take the shoulder strap off.

I have put it together with a chic blouse from H&M and caged Carvela heels. Hope you love this outfit as much as I do!

Leanna xxx

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Woman in Black

Me and Leanna went to an Engagement Party last night – a great excuse to get properly dressed up! I chose to wear this fabulous black jumpsuit. I bought it this summer, whilst visiting a good friend in Spain, in a random little boutique near the beach!

A black jumpsuit is the ultimate modern-day alternative to the LBD – accessorise it well and you’ve got the perfect effortless chic outfit!

I accessorised with a gold waist belt, a selection of rings and bracelets, all from H&M, and a pair of black heels from Dune.

There are so many jumpsuits out there at the moment – go get yours ASAP ladies! It could make the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit!

Katie x

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Handbag Heaven

We’ve treated ourselves this week to these amazing Ted Baker bags!

Katie: So I went for this gorgeous every day handbag. I think it’s the perfect size and the leather is beautiful! I think it’s simple enough to go with most outfits, but still ‘statement’ enough to be a lovely compliment to an outfit – I LOVE the gold detail!!

I’ve never really been a huge fan of the really obviously designer handbags that have the brand name plastered all over it, so I really love how simple, subtle and classy this handbag is. This is a beautiful bag, and I feel that it’s the actual bag that speaks for itself rather than the brand name.

Leanna: I chose this beautiful evening bag. Like Katie, I love how the bag is so beautiful yet so simple and understated – it’s the perfect addition to any outfit! And so practical too! The size is absolutely perfect for a night out, and the over-the-should strap is a practical yet fashionable addition – especially if, like me, you feel like a holding a clutch bag all night stops you pulling off your best moves properly haha!

Both of us: The great thing about being a twin is that we can share these beauties! Handbags have always been our ‘thing’ to share seeing as though we sadly can’t share shoes or clothes :(

Enjoy the pictures ladies!

Katie and Leanna x x

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It’s a Wrap!

Winter has truly arrived! I get cold ridiculously easily and I find that normal-size scarfs just don’t keep me warm, so I’m loving the recent blanket-scarf trend!

This scarf from Misguided is bang on trend with a dogtooth print on one side, and a red tartan print on the other. So you have a choice depending on your outfit! Or, like me, you can simply arrange it so that you can see both prints which I think can make an outfit look a lot more interesting.

I was going for a casual look – grey/black coat, black leggings and black boots – so this scarf really adds some colour to my outfit, and makes it look so much more on-trend and eye-catching with little effort!

Armed with this great little buy, I’m not filled with so much dread about the upcoming cold days/nights!

Katie x

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Passion for FLASHion!

Just a quick post today to share with you my obsession with Jimmy Choo’s “Flash” perfume!

Last year when it first came out, Katie’s boyfriend bought it for her and I’ve been sneaking into her room to steal a few sprays here and there ever since (no wonder the bottle went down so quickly!). I got caught in the act a few times which didn’t go down too well! So for my own safety and Katie’s sanity, I decided to finally buy my own!!

It really is a lovely, feminine smell and I even bought one for my best friend for her birthday and she absolutely loved it – it’s now her favourite smell too! It’s just one of those perfumes that everyone notices and wants to know what it is.

It lasts the entire day, which I find many perfumes do not, and the sparkly packaging and beautiful bottle really makes you feel like you’re treating yourself too!

Try it out and let us know what you think!!

Leanna x

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Skater Chic

Decided to keep my outfit simple this weekend when going out for one of my best friend’s birthdays.

I picked up this skater skirt last week from H&M as I think they are so versatile and a staple item in any wardrobe. They are very flattering  as they make your waist look smaller and give a feminine look.

I put it together with my black strappy heels and a simple black crop top with lace – a perfect combo for a night out with the girls!

Can’t wait to put together another outfit with this skater skirt!

Leanna x

(A tip for people with skinny ankles/calves – go for heels with straps that are quite high around the ankle – I feel like this really works for me and makes my legs not look too skinny!)

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Back to Black

When I first started going out in my late teens I used to wear 6” platform heels which, at 5ft6, would make me tower over my twin sister and friends who are all under 5ft3.

So the current trend of no-platform heels is right up my street! I bought these amazing court shoes the other week and absolutely love them. And believe it or not they are from Primark!

I wore them out last night for a good friend’s birthday and they gave a classy yet edgy finish to my outfit.

Can’t recommend them enough ladies!

Katie x

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