That title was a little bit of a mouthful wasn’t it?! Anyway, as you will see from these photos, I have two things to show you. My wonderful new glasses and a little something in my hair…
(These glasses were not sent to me in payment for this post and this post is not sponsored, I just wanted to share with you where I got my glasses from!)
First up are my new glasses. I have a bit of history with wearing glasses to be honest with you. From the age of about 12, I was told that the reason I couldn’t see the blackboard (yep, we had blackboards when I was at school, crazy huh?!) was because one of my eyes wasn’t working as well as the other one, and that from now and for the rest of my life, I would need glasses when reading and using a computer. I remember my first pair of glasses; a round, Harry Potter, style frame in a mix of red and green – so stylish! From then on as my eyes got worse, I would have new lenses and therefore new frames. And to be honest, I hated every pair. I would be ushered out from the examination room to choose a new frame, with about 10 minutes to choose. You really can’t tell in that short amount of time if you really like the glasses or if they suit you, so I would always end up not wearing the ones I had chosen because I would decide a few weeks down the line that I didn’t like them or they didn’t feel right.
So a few months ago, when I decided I needed to have my eyes checked, I walked away with my prescription and looked online for any sites that would do a try before you buy service, and that’s when I stumbled across Direct Sight. You can pick up to 4 different styles, and have them sent to your front door to try at home, meaning you can keep them on for a few days to get a feel for how they fit and ask your friends what they think of them. I picked these ones in black and brown and tried them both in the trial at home service. In the end, I realised they were doing a buy one get one free offer at the time so I had them both, but it’s such a great idea and meant that I have finally got a pair of glasses (actually 2!) that I love and want to wear all the time, even if I don’t need to!
Second up, have you noticed a little extra colour in my hair in these photos?! The lovely people over at Undercover Glamour sent me these pink clip in hair extensions to try out. I think they are amazing, and I love this soft pink shade that I got! They are just like normal hair extension with the clip at the top and they simply pop into your hair to add a little colour without the hassle and permanency of dyeing it – I love them and want to get them in all the other colours now!
(The hair extensions were sent to me for the purpose of this post.)
‘Another trip to the beach?!’ you say? I know, I know! This blog is just full of posts about walking along the sands, having an ice cream and pretty views – but you know, this is what I do on my rare days off that I have with Glenn! We visited Weston-Super-Mare this time and at the end of the day, Glenn had hot donuts and I had raspberry sorbet, which matched quite well with my new shoes, which along with my new purse, were sent to me by Zalando! They are perfect spring heels and I am sucker for a new purse! Changing all my cards, money and business cards over is exciting for me – which is weird I know.
Wearing: Primark blazer, Topshop dress, Tamaris heels c/o Zalando, Fossil purse c/o Zalando, Topshop bag.
When I received an email from Barratts, I must admit, I was surprised. I had assumed that they had suffered from the recession like a lot of UK high street stores, and had closed quite a while back. Well, I was wrong – and after looking through their website, I realised that actually they had a lot of really nice shoes on offer. They have lots of brands I have never heard of before, so it was fun browsing through them all and discovering a few that I actually really loved! I was asked if I would like to try a pair of their shoes and style them – and of course I said yes! (Who is going to say no to a pair of shoes?!) I thought it would be great to do a His and Hers style post, so after asking them if it would be OK, myself and Glenn both picked out a pair of shoes and awaited their arrival. I thought he deserved to be featured in a post seeing as he is such a big part of Belle Fantaisie; after all if it wasn’t for him my photos would be wonky and out of focus because I would have to use self timer!
Kirsty wears: Ravel glitter & suede block heels C/O Barratts, Dorothy Perkins dress, old belt and Tesco cardigan.
Glenn wears: Red Tape leather brogues C/O Barratts, Primark t shirt and belt, Topman jeans and waistcoat, Ben Sherman watch and vintage scarf.
Both shoes were sent to me for free for the purpose of this post.
When I was sent my blue Vans, I was worried that I would struggle to find outfits to wear them with – they are quite a tomboy-ish style and I only thought I would wear them with my skinny jeans and a baggy jumper; how I was wrong! I’ve fallen in love with these laid back trainers, and so when I was offered another pair from a website full off sports and lifestyle shoe brands, www.footasylum.com, I jumped at the chance! The first time around I had really wanted the maroon/purple pair, but went with the blue when I realised they had sold out. Now I have two colours and I’m looking forward to pairing them with more outfits!
Wearing: Urban Outfitters shirt, Topshop dress & Vans c/o Foot Asylum.