A Touch of Turquoise

Isn’t it amazing how turquoise is always so consistent. Its almost on parr with Navy. The obvious colours like black and white are always in, navy too is always about, but Turquoise is not often a hot topic, yet it always looks so gorgeous no matter what form it comes in.  The beautiful shade comes and goes like the tides but is never unobtainable and is usually more prominent in pages of Vogue around the summer months, however its so classical and chic too when brought out in the form of a ring or necklace to add a pop of colour to a dark outfit in winter, as Cate Blanchett so gracefully showed us at the 2015 Academy Awards with her Tiffany Blue Collection necklace (below).  That was one of my favourite outfits of the night, so simple but so elegant, effective and SO glamorous!

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Some of the hottest turquoise to be purchased right now, from Industrial kitchen stools to Converse & Missoni’s new collaboration Converse All Star’s (LOVE) all in my little collage of possibly my favourite colour (next to grey)….

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Turquoise cushion Etsy // Sandals Sam Edelman Question-air // Turquoise and Gold Vase Anthropologie // Rose Gold & Aquamarine ring Monica Vinader // Turquoise and Navy Clutch J Crew // Nails Inc nail polish Selfridges // Converse at Office // Square Stud Earrings & Other Stories // Industrial turquoise stool Maisons du monde

Try adding a pop of turquoise to your decor or outfit this week and see how you will love it. The shade suits everyone! Oh and don’t forget to check out Le Creuset’s Spring 2015 collection of cool mint kitchen ware, I adore it all.

Look out for my pop of turquoise this week on Instagram;-), follow me @nixcarloni

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A Colourful Romance

I’m not big on celebrating valentines day, not to say I’m against it at all and I certainly am a romantic, I love an excuse for a date night, some new Lingerie and a bunch of flowers but I just find all the hullabaloo and marketing exceptionally cheeeeeeesey!

However ;-) should I get asked if I had a wish list this is what would be on it right now.  I’m not an of red, and I’m really longing for summer, I am not doing very well in this cold.  The clocks go forward in just over a month (HOORAY) and that to me is basically Spring so that’s what I’m zoning in on, goodies that will see me through to sunnier days! Now this is one colour clashing board of fun!

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Pina Lace Top Anthropologie // Cushions Anthropologie // Bikini Varley London // Sandals Topshop // Nars Lipstick SpaceNK // Lace Bra Topshop

Have a Happy V-Day y’all !

xxx

2015!

We’re back in London after our lovely long vacation in South Africa and I am slightly regretting my choice to come back this early, two kiddies in this freezing weather is not easy! But there are positives; it’s good to be back home, woke up to pretty snow, the sun still shines here, looking forward to catching up with friends and so happy to be back with my hubby and being a family of four together for the first time in our home AND getting a routine going…. well that’s what I am hoping to achieve ;-) As I am sure with everyone holiday always brings bad habits with unhealthy eating, late nights and not much discipline but I was thinking it will all fall back into place when we get home.  Just as I thought I was going to be so good with children’s meals, sleeping arrangements and TV, my first day I gave my toddler toast for breakfast and lunch and spaghetti hoops for supper…. my baby slept in my bed as I realised I had not ordered a new mattress for his cot before leaving for hols (all that mattered then was finding our summer clothes) BUT I am proud to say I managed to not switch the TV on for my toddler all day until 6pm, so some how I managed to keep him entertained all day without him asking to watch.

This year I hope to be back up and running as soon as possible with my personal styling, blogging and OOTD pics (as below) along with some other exciting projects on the horizon….

Follow me on Instagram and watch as my outfits and style develop over the next couple of months as I muddle through the beginnings of learning to juggle life with two kiddies rather than one. This is all I managed for today (see below) And stay tuned for weekly (hopefully) posts on fashion, interiors and lifestyle. I will be updating you all on the decorating project as well ;)

Let the fun of 2015 begin!

Nikki

Jeans: Zara // Tee: Topshop // Nails: OPI // Chair: Brissi // Cushion: Two Sisters

 

Cosy Christmas Wish List

I’m really looking forward to a winter Christmas in London this year, the house is going to be filled with family AND a new baby. You can’t get more exciting than that as far as Christmas gifts go.

However as always a few cosy comforts to warm up your home and style never go amiss.  I have put together a few little bits and bobs I wouldnt mind finding under my Christmas tree, or even on my tree for that matter.  There are some beautiful Christmas Tree decorations around, I could spend a small fortune just on my tree which we went to choose yesterday.  It was such fun trying to choose the best tree suited to our lounge, whilst Oliver ran amongst the trees playing hide and seek with another little girl.  I am secretly pleased that we didn’t have enough decorations to properly fill up this year’s bigger than usual tree, so I need to purchase more :-)

A Wide brim felt hat from Topshop to keep that head not only stylish but warm too. A Fine Cashmere scarf from Hush wich can be used under your coat or as a shawl when out at a more formal occasion that will keep the bare shoulders super toasty. This Metallic make up bag from Jigsaw is a perfect bit of glamour for housing all your important touch ups bits for many festive nights out, always important for the things you pull out of your bag to look as good as your bag.  There is nothing better than getting really cosy on the couch with a luxurious Wool Mix throw and cushions like this The White Company one, a warm mug of hot chocolate and a great Christmas movie (thinking National Lampoons Christmas vacation, never gets old). These glamorous little Hanging Paper Houses from The White Company will perfect any tree.  Your home won’t be cosy and complete without some gorgeously smelling aroma’s (other than food aroma’s) and also help to get rid of oily cooking smells that may be lingering from many a roast dinner, the heavenly scent of these Ormonde Jayne candles are seriously divine.  This is a gift that will be on every one of my lists every year.  A calf hair Leopard print clutch like this gem from Question-air fits in perfectly with a winter themed outfit, wearing a slightly furry bag does make you feel warmer somehow…And lastly but not at all least I have chosen a cool winter grey colour pair of sunnies to ward off the snowy glares on those crisp winter walks, Cutler and Gross Sunglasses from J Crew

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Junior Carloni is due to make an arrival pretty soon (I hope) so if you don’t hear from me again before Christmas, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Festive Season, a prosperous New Year and if you are travelling stay safe!

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