Monday, 30 July 2012

New Websites to Look Out For Volume 5 - Brantano Footwear

Brantano Footwear was established in the UK in 1998 with the opening of 47 stores. Now with 145 stores and part of the Macintosh Retail Group Brantano’s main aim is to provide their customers with a unique shopping experience. 

Most of their stores are situated on out of town retail parks making a visit to them both easy and convenient. All of their shoes are out in pairs and ready to try on, taking the hassle out of footwear shopping.

Brantano take pride in providing good quality products at prices suitable for everyone's pocket. As well as their own range they also stock other well known brands such as ClarksHush PuppiesSketchersRocket Dog and Nike.

Brand Values

Great Value 
At Brantano they work direct with factories to get the best possible price so that they can pass those savings onto their customers. They always try to put a little more into the product so that they can offer the latest styles, with good quality materials for all the family at an affordable price.

Top Brands They stock up to the minute styles on Brands and have a host of famous brand names including ClarksHush PuppiesSkechers,Rocket DogOsh Kosh and many more.
They have important partnerships with Brands and work closely to ensure their customers have a wide choice of quality branded shoes.

Seasonal Looks
At Brantano their buyers are working more than 6 months in advance to ensure that their customers have a wide selection of the current seasons’ key looks. They work closely with special Trend experts so they know what you will want to wear next year!

Easy Shopping 
All of their stores have 100’s of styles to choose from, all arranged by size, under one roof with convenient parking right outside the door. Whether it’s a party shoe or something for the gym they have lots of styles on offer.  

Kids Fitting At Brantano they care about your children’s feet, so all of the Brantano stores have fully trained kids fitters which have been trained by Clarks or Hush Puppies or even both! The kid’s fitting specialists are even trained to EDI standards.

At Brantano they endeavour to deliver stress free shopping at busy times such as back to school.

Facts about the brand 

Brantano Footwear has over 145 stores in the UK and prides itself as the UK’s Largest Footwear Store on 

Out of Town Retail Parks.

Brantano has shoes for all the family, with affordable fashion, top brands like ClarksSkechersNike and 

Hush Puppies, an expert kid’s fitting service, a huge choice and easy shopping with all shoes out in pairs out 

by size all under one roof.

Brantano UK is owned by the Macintosh Retail Group
Brantano works closely with Tommy’s The Baby Charity and has done so since 2008, with various 

fundraising events and in-store campaigns. So far they have raised over £104,751.48.

Brantano has a total of 2,213 members of staff in the company.

Over a year, Brantano sells over 6 million pairs of shoes

Items which caught my eye

Ladies Red Level Kat Court
Bargain at £15.00!! These shoes will go with anything and really elongate your legs.

You can find them by clicking 'Here'  They also come in a brown patent finish that is equally as stylish!

Who new a shoe website would also stock tights??  I love the range of Pretty Polly tights available, you can click 'Here' to view the full range and the prices are excellent too with many styles available at just £3.00!


These beautiful turquoise Joanne Stiletto Platforms are simply gorgeous - the colour really lifts your mood, and being Ravel they are extremely good quality.  They are £65.00 and you can buy them by clicking 'Here' they are a web exclusive to Brantano so make sure to take advantage of the web exclusive offers available on the website.  

Again from Ravel are these Jasper Gladiator sandals, with a yellow and nude theme with a leather upper. These scream comfort and will look amazing with a lovely pair of crisps linen trousers or a summer skirt.  I like the buckle detail on these sandals and how they wrap around your ankle providing support.

These are £50.00 and I think they are well worth the money!  You can find these sandals by clicking 'Here'


These Ladies Pink Skechers Shore Mule feature line detail, come in a choice of 3 colours and in a variety of 

sizes. Get these Sandals today at this fantastic price direct from Brantano for £15.00 by clicking 'Here' 

They will be great for the gym, or holidays lounging by the pool!

I hope you have enjoyed this post?  I have heard of Brantano but not about the range of stock they have so I have enjoyed finding a new way to shoe shop.

What do you think of Brantano?

Thanks for Reading!



Monday, 23 July 2012

New Websites to Look Out For - Volume 4 -

Oh dear I stumbled across another fantastic website, full of femininity and pinkness!  

Here's a boutique for you to feast your eyes on Have to Love

As Featured in Britains Best Boutiques 2010 by Vogue Magazine - This prestigious honour sees havetolove as one of the most favourable boutiques in 2010.

havetolove designer fashion boutique, winner of 'Drapers Best New Business 2007,' epitomises all that is feminine, individual and truly exclusive. It is a boutique offering a real personal service for women. 

Online and in-store carefully selected designer clothing, handbags and accessories have been chosen to include well known designers as well as some of the freshest new labels sourced from around the world and in keeping with their philosophy, all items are stocked in quantities small enough to ensure individuality for the customer. offers a virtual experience equal to that in store, with their beautiful product mix available to browse and buy online from their contemporary designers By Malene Birger, StyleStalker and Estella Bartlett Jewellery as well as cult favourites Gestuz, Forever Unique and Bolongaro Trevor to the must-have jeans MIH and Victoria Beckham Denim. They also offer a selection of accessories from unique labels such as Becksondergaard and Deep Violet.

The stores most favourable brand is that of Danish designer By Malene Birger who presents customers with a utterly feminine collection season upon season. A wide range of dresses, blouses and accessories are available with a timeless edge and on-trend feel.

Have to Love are committed to providing a unique service with style advisor's ready to answer any questions or give any advice you may need.  They ship their products on a global scale including the UK, Europe, North America and they also deliver to many individual international locations.

Now being a boutique some of the items are pricey - but it doesn't hurt to look or in my case wish!

Brands which caught my eye

By Malene Birger

In just eight short years since its foundation, By Malene Birger has become a huge international success, winning plaudits and awards (including 2011 brand of the year at the Dansk Fashion Awards) for its striking garments which feature intricate attention to detail and divine cuts and silhouettes. 

Malene Birger is the inspiration and founder of the brand and has taken the company from humble beginnings to a design team over one hundred and a distribution network that has seen it stocked in the finest boutiques including at Have To Love. 

The collection includes By Malene Birger Dresses, Jackets and an ever growing selection of By Malene Birger Accessories.

The By Malene Birger Maryam Dress in Apricot is in a striking neon hue, with a zip detail front and elasticated drop waist. This safari inspired dress is effortless when worn, with subtle drape features to soften.


This dress will look great with leggings and also with tights, worn with a leather belt around the waist.  

The colour is the first thing that drew me to this item.

You can find this dress by clicking 'Here'

The By Malene Birger Amiri Drape Jacket in Cream is a beautifully tailored cropped style with sash front and side buckle fastening. Its simple design gives an effortless tailored look to any ensemble.


This jacket is beautiful, it is such a versatile piece of clothing, it can be worn smart or casually and I adore the tie detail on the front of the jacket.

You can find this Jacket by clicking 'Here'


New into Have To Love for 2012 is glamorous Australian brand Stylestalker
The label was founded back in 2008 by two self-confessed fashion addicts Rachel Zeilic and Sue-Ann San. Being fashion enthusiasts the pair have travelled extensively to search for new inspiration and ideas to keep their garments individual and unique.  

Stylestalker Dresses are the pinnacle of the collection and have become a firm celebrity favourite, with Pixie Lott often pictured in one. The range also includes Stylestalker Shirts, Tunics and Knitwear that look great when paired together. With imaginative colourings and designs this is sure to be a label to get you noticed this summer.

The StyleStalker Teen Riot Printed Shirt is a beautiful sheer lilac style with tonal leopard print highlights on lapel, fastening and cuffs. Perfectly styled with matching teen riot skater dress.

Sale price £55.00 

You can find this Shirt by Clicking 'Here'

I LOVE the detailing on this shirt, and such a good price too - its just shame that they do not stock bigger sizes because I would of bought this shirt straight away!

Victoria Beckham Denim
British style icon-turned-designer Victoria Beckham has now introduced a range of 
perfect fitting denim to her Fall 2010 collection. Using her signature brand of classic 
silhouettes and divine tailoring, the Victoria Beckham Denim collection focuses on a 
flattering fit in a variety classic denim colours from grey to black, to navy and white. 
And Victoria doesn't forget to add details either... watch out for zip embellishments and 
scribble embroidered patterns!
Celebrity fans include, Katie Holmes, Natallie Portman, Nicole Kidman and Fergie from the 
Black Eyed Peas who have all been seen in a pair of Victoria Beckham Jeans.

I LOVE the aubergine colour of this top on the left

Victoria Beckham Denim Draped Crossover Vest in Aubergine is a classic to 
start off your Autumn Winter wardrobe. The block coloured vest is luxurious to the touch 
and will be completely versatile with other wardrobe staples.

Now £269.00 is way out of my price range for this top but if you have the money you can check 
it out 'Here'

Most of the VB range isn't available until August, so for this reason I would check on the
Have to Love website regularly for stock release updates.

I hope you've enjoyed this post?

More to follow on websites - I really need to spend my lunch breaks getting fresh air!

Have a good week




Thursday, 19 July 2012

NEOM Luxury Organics - Utter Relaxation Collection Review

NEOM well what can I say - The first parcel that arrived at my new home was the beautiful NEOM Utter Relaxation Collection at around £21.00 with a discount from the NEOM website itself. 

I have been Lusting after this collection for ages after hearing rave reviews from other bloggers about how amazing NEOM candles are.

So taking advantage of the discount from the NEOM website and being new customer I took the plunge and I am so pleased I did!

The Utter Relaxation Collection comes beautifully packaged, I smelt the fragrances through the courier box! 

The products come with a NEOM paper shopping bag as well as the name of the person who packaged up your order, and lastly the box is sprayed with a NEOM fragrance so you can enjoy the scents from the moment you open the box.

The collection has everything you need to relax after a hard days work - Travel candle, bath oil, body lotion and the amazing pillow mist.

Here's my video on this fantastic kit.. be prepared for lots of ohh's and ahhh's!! -

The beautiful box

The Collection
Sumptuous Travel Candle with 20 hours burn time
Organic Bath Oil 5ml
The size of the candle
Real Luxury Organic Body Lotion 50ml
Tranquillity Organic Pillow Mist
The NEOM Promise
The Collections Description

If you are in need of a little pampering, de-stressing or simply a perfect nights sleep?  Following the 4 steps NEOM guarantee to send you well on your way to peaceful bliss!

Contents Description -

Sumptuous Travel Candle  75g 20 hours burn time - Scent of rose and Neroli (Orange Blossom) this works to lift you spirits

Tranquillity Organic Bath Oil 5ml - A calming blend of English Lavender, Sweet Basil, and Jasmine, it is the perfect pre-bedtime oil to use

Real Luxury Organic Body Lotion 50ml - This award-winning body lotion has a blend of vitamin A and E, packed with Shea Butter, Macadamia Nut Oil, Rosemary Leaf, Pomegranate and the highest quality aroma-therapeutic oils

Tranquillity Organic Pillow Mist 50ml - A 95% certified organic pillow mist of English Lavender, Sweet Basil and Jasmine helps you fall into the dreamiest of sleeps

The quality of the products in this collection are pure indulgence, there isn't one part of the kit that I don't like or think doesn't complement the other. 

The Pillow Mist is my absolute favourite, not only does it fragrance fill your whole room and home with a calming and beautiful scent it also relaxes you and enables you to drift off into a deep sleep. 

 I managed to get a great deal on this collection and after looking today it seems that the collection isn't available from NEOM website directly but it can be found from Feel Unique for £30.00 'Here' 

If you are looking for a present for that someone special in your life then NEOM products are the way to go, they are amazing quality, beautifully packaged and worth every penny. 

I will definitely be buying more from NEOM and I hope the brand goes from strength to strength because they truly deserve it.

Have you tried NEOM Luxury Organics before? 

Thanks for reading and don't forget to leave me comments below.




Monday, 16 July 2012

New Websites to Look Out For - Volume 3 -

Another fantastic eye wear website for you all to check out -

I am obviously glasses / sunglasses obsessed right now! :-)

Established in 1984 Iconeyewear are one of the largest manufacturers of fast-fashion sunglasses worldwide.

Globally they supply both own label and/or Iconeyewear branded products to most of the High Street Store Groups.

Their Amsterdam warehouse can hold up to 4 million pairs of sunglasses throughout any one season enabling their customers to react quickly to fast selling lines and fashion trends.

The team at Iconeyewear combine over 26 years' experience within the fashion industry, with specialist experience in the development and supply of fast-fashion sunglasses.

The fusion of their teams experience together with the market demand for fast-fashion sunglasses at affordable prices ensures that they are continually producing a fresh, innovative and unique product range.

Iconeyewear constantly monitors the market place to ensure that they have all of the latest fashion trends and frequently update their product range to reflect this.

Their focus at Iconeyewear is to provide optimum service, continually aiming for the highest standards and quality across all of their product range.

Icon eye wear also have a blog which allows customers to view upcoming ranges - 'Here'

Delivery -

 All deliveries to the UK are sent via Royal Mail Signed For and are charged at a standard rate of £1.

All full priced UK orders will be delivered within two working days, stock permitting.

£1.00 delivery???? WOW!

Icon Eye wear are based in Newcastle, so you are guaranteed not to be put trough to a call centre in India or wherever which is also nice to see.

The Website -

The website for Icon Eye wear is very easy to use and navigate around.   

What caught my eye is the fact that they stock reading glass frames too, so if there were a pair of frames that you had your eye on but were to expensive you could jot down the code of them and see if Icon Eye wear stock a similar style as they have their own range of reading glasses on the website as well as driving glasses and  also reading sunglasses.

Now I really like a designer pair of frames like the next person.. but money wise you can pick up a dupe of a designer looking pair from this site.

My Wish List


Tokyo Wrapped Aviator Sunglasses Gold with Pink Lens

Product code: 30098 Gold Rose


You can find these super chic Rose gold aviator sunglasses by clicking 'Here'

Following on from the super popular 'Rose Gold' theme that many other bloggers love as much as me, these Aviators really caught my eye and the price is just fantastic

Tokyo Wrapped Aviator Sunglasses Matt Black

Product code: 30098 Matt Black


You can find these sunglasses by clicking 'Here'

I like the sleek look of these, simple and classy, And will go with EVERYTHING!


Wayfarer Reading Glasses Black 

Product code: NCB013


You can find these sunglasses by clicking 'Here'

These are so kooky (is that a word??!) I can imagine my friend Moose wearing these and we can be twins!

Vienna Metal Mix Wayfarer Sunglasses in Green Tortoiseshell

Product code: D1462 Green Tortoiseshell


You can find these sunglasses by clicking 'Here'

I like the tortoiseshell design of these Wayfarer's smart and classy!

Reading Sunglasses

Available in varying strengths, from +1.00 to +3.00, as well as various styles, shapes and colours, Icon Eye wear are sure to have a pair of reading sunglasses in their range to suit you and your needs. 

Wayfarer Style Reading Sunglasses Black

Product code: NBB013_1


You can find these by clicking 'Here'

I like the fact that you can have these prescription sunglasses made so that you can use them to read as well, and all for a really good price!

So what do you all think of this website?  Have a I found a bargain for you or what??

Now where did I put my debit card......

Thanks for reading and don't forget to comment and subscribe.




(All information taken from the iconeyewear website)


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

New Websites To Look Out for – Volume 2 –

So another fantastic website which I have found which you may all be interested in is – Red Hot Sunglasses

Established in 2010 Red Hot Sunglasses is an exclusive on line designer sunglasses fashion boutique selling a wide selection of luxury, high-fashion, designer sunglasses.

The idea for Red Hot Sunglasses developed from an identified market need for a 100% trend driven, fashion focused designer sunglasses website.

At Red Hot Sunglasses They’re team combines over 25 years’ experience within the fashion industry, with specialised experience in the development and supply of sunglasses to many of the UK‘s leading high street retail chains.

For spring/summer 2012 Red Hot Sunglasses welcomes Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Boss Black, Boss Orange, Carrera, Cutler and Gross, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Marc by Marc Jacobs to their collection of designer sunglasses.

Whether you fancy a pair of D&G Sunglasses, Polo Ralph Lauren Sunglasses, Police Sunglasses, Prada Sunglasses, Ray-Ban Sunglasses or Tom Ford Sunglasses, they have it covered.

With over 35 designer sunglasses brands to choose from they are confident that you will find your perfect pair of sunglasses at Red Hot Sunglasses.

In addition to they’re innovative and unique, competitively priced, high-fashion designer sunglasses collection they also offer free worldwide delivery on all orders and free next day delivery on all UK orders placed before 3pm.

All designer sunglasses available from Red Hot Sunglasses are this season’s stock, ensuring that they only provide you with the very latest designer sunglasses trends.

For those wanting to keep up to date with the latest designer sunglasses style, trend and celebrity news, check out Red Hot Sunglasses designer sunglasses fashion blog ‘Here’- They keep it regularly updated!

“Be cool this summer, wear Red Hot Sunglasses.”

The Red Hot Sunglasses Philosophy

Red Hot Sunglasses philosophy is to provide the optimum customer purchasing experience.
They aim for the highest standards of consumer comfort and satisfaction.

"To become the most successful independent on line supplier of high fashion designer sunglasses"

Special Offers -

Invite one or more friends to register on

Your friend/s will receive a 10% discount code once they sign up.

When you friend/s make their first purchase They will email you a 20% discount code.

Now I love a good old designer pair of sunglasses like the next person and this website really caught my eye because they stock such a wide range of designer brands.

I have a pair of Dior sunglasses and I love them to pieces but I have scratched them by accident and now I have to fork out to have prescription lenses put back in!

So for this reason and because I can’t bear for them to go missing whilst they are sent away I stumbled across this website.

I really like the companies philosophy and the fact that they also have a blog and hold competitions and also a discount for when a friend of yours registers with the site and then Red Hot Sunglasses will email you with a lovely 20% discount code. BONUS!

They’re delivery is also very clear as all deliveries to the UK are sent via Royal Mail Signed For and are charged at a standard rate of £4.

Delivery on orders also looks good as full priced UK orders will be delivered within two working days, stock permitting!

Now onto the fun stuff, I love a big pair of sunglass frames to fit my huge eyeballs and stop the nasty hay fever from aggravating my eyes… so be warned ladies my choices from this website aren't subtle!



This pair of D&G Contemporary Oversize Square Sunglasses Black DD8082 501 8G 58 bring a fresh approach to this season's sunglasses collection.

This style is available in Black, Havana, Green Watercolour and Fuchsia Watercolour colour-ways and comes in a D&G designer sunglasses case.

Frame Colour - Black

Lens Colour - Grey Gradient

Filter Category – 2
You can find these sunglasses on the website by clicking ‘Here’

These D&G sunglasses are very understated and elegant, something you'd be happy to wear with anything.

Vivienne Westwood


Check out Vivienne Westwood Chain Detail Sunglasses in Tortoiseshell VW740106 new in from the Queen of Punk Vivienne Westwood. Each pair of Vivienne Westwood sunglasses comes in a VW Orb embossed designer sunglasses case. Vivienne Westwood Sunglasses... designs that put a sparkle in your eyes.!

I especially love the sides of the frames, the Orb like snake design is very unusual and very Vivienne! I have worked for Vivienne Westwood when I was at university so I understand her brand a little more and her accessory designs are getting better as time goes on.

You can find these sunglasses on the website by clicking ’Here’

Alexander McQueen


If you are looking for a pair of designer sunglasses to make you stand out from the crowd then Alexander McQueen Aviator Sunglasses Bronze AMQ 4156 TER 65SH are for you.

You can find these by sunglasses on the website by clicking ‘Here’

These Alexander McQueen sunglasses are beautiful!  I swoon at them every time I look at them, now if only I had £230.00 spare! LOL


This pair of uber-chic D&G Oversize Flared Square Sunglasses Coriander Ash DD3063 1779 87 bring a fresh approach to this season's sunglasses collection.

This style is available from Red Hot Sunglasses in Coriander Ash, Coriander Green or Havana colour-ways and comes in a protective D&G designer sunglasses case.
Frame Colour - Coriander Ash
Lens Colour - Smoke

Filter Category - 2

You can find these sunglasses on the website by clicking 'Here'

These D&G sunglasses are so unusual, I love the black and white and grey frame design as it's not something I have seen before.  I think if you wore these you would definitely get comments from people asking where you have bought them.

So what do you think of my sunglasses shopping list, and this fab website?  Have you heard of red hot sunglasses before because I haven't!

Let me know what you think, and if you will be making a purchase, because if I do it will for sure be the Vivienne Westwood sunnies because they are so elegant!

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Lots of Love



(product information taken from the red hot sunglasses website)
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