Givenchy Antigona Dupes | #SavingSeason

The Givenchy Antigona Tote has been a favourite of bloggers and YouTubers for a while now. Though first released in 2011 the handbag made a comeback in 2016 which has seen variations of this handbag being draped over the arm of many celebrities. This versatile bag  comes in three sizes and in many colours, ranging from the elegant black to a playful pink.

The extremely functional and durable tote was designed by Riccardo Tisci with a clean design and strong geometric ornamentation. Priced between £1,000 and £1,500 (depending on size) the handbag is priced at a somewhat mid-range amount when compared to other luxury handbags brands such as Chanel. However, over £1,000 for a handbag isn’t a cost that the average handbag lover can afford to part with which is why I have been searching for the best dupes available.

There are a  number of dupes that can be found on the highstreet and I’ve listed some of my favourites below.

Modalu Willow Grab Bag

Willow Large Grab Emerald

www.modalu.com, £239

 

Radley Structured Grab Bag

Black Structured Grab Bag

www.tkmaxx.com, 89.99

Modalu Verity Tote Bag  

Moss Green Verity Tote Bag

www.tkmaxx.com, £79.99

 

 Michael Kors Studio Mercer Medium Leather Duffel
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http://www.michaelkors.co.uk, £310

 

Dune Dinessy Tote Bag, Black

Buy Dune Dinessy Tote Bag, Black Online at johnlewis.com

www.johnlewis.com, £70

 

Mango Zipped pebbled bag

Zipped pebbled bag | MANGO

www.mango.com, 29.99

 

So there you have it, you can achieve the same look without splashing out on the expensive price tag. Which one is your favourite?

 

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GLOSSYBOX UK – October 2016

I love the excited feeling I always get when I receive the month’s Glossybox. Opening the black postage box and finding the baby pink box inside makes the moment feel like a special day, where a gift has been delivered after being carefully selected just for you. Of course, the Glossybox isn’t exactly unique to me, but the moment still remains special. This month’s box was the usual pink box which when opened greets you with pink tissue paper and a beautifully tied black bow.

I was always the child who opened their Christmas present slowly, being sure to not rip the paper and this habit extends to the Glossybox. No amount of excitement could lead me to purposefully rip the beautiful packaging! Once inside I get the first glance of the products inside.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I always spend the days before my box arrives searching YouTube for the month’s UK unboxings. Surprisingly this doesn’t spoil the surprise.

This month’s box was guest edited by Estee Lalonde, a well know beauty and lifestyle blogger and vlogger. The pieces inside every box were approved by her. Estee even left her very own mark with an unknown bottle of sweet smelling shampoo for all to use. The only way to find out which brand this shampoo belongs to is to visit her blog for the grand reveal.

In all honesty, this month I wasn’t as overjoyed with the contents as I usually am. This may have been my fault. I only decided to resubscribe to Glossybox in the third week of the month. From what I received compared to what others received in their boxes I can only assume that as the main stock runs out the ‘best’ products are switched out for other gifts. Having reviewed my initial disappointment I now understand that this should have been obvious to me as I subscribed! I’m now back on the monthly plan, and eagerly awaiting my freshly delivered (fantastically packed) box of goodies this month.

Office Heel Collection – The Work Edit

New Look. KG by Kurt Geiger. Next

Shoes, shoes, shoes, shoes,shoes. I love shoes of all shapes and sizes. There’s no discrimination here. Shoes with a purpose are my absolute favourite and maybe this is why I chose to show my office heel collection first.

I work in quite a corporate environment with many men in suits and polished black shoes. Although I love working in this type of workplace, it could be quite boring if my day didn’t start with spending time on myself, choosing the perfect outfit for the day. In fact, the only thing I find more joy in at 6am is selecting the perfect shoe to accompany the outfit.

I don’t know what type of environment you work in but I think there are some general considerations that can be taken when choosing the appropriate shoe for work. (Disclaimer: I may have made one of these words up!):

Suitability: First and foremost, your shoe should be appropriate to the environment that you’re working in (although this shouldn’t limit your style). This doesn’t mean that your shoe choice needs to be boring but there are some shoes that won’t be appropriate in all situations. For example, open toes in the deep depths of winter when you have to trudge through the snow to get from the car to the door. Or a skyscraper heel with a 4 inch platform and silver diamante crystals. Though only a little over 5 foot myself, this shoe would not be appropriate for shuffling across the office floor. Similarly, if you spend your whole day standing, or running after children, you should consider your heel height more carefully. Though I may sound older than my years let me tell you- comfort is king!

Steve Madden


Walkability: Very important! Ask yourself: can I walk in these shoes? I’ve stepped out of the house a number of times in a pair of heels that I could walk in so gracefully that I could have taken on Sandra Bullock’s role in Miss Congeniality. However, walking on the cushiony carpet of your bedroom is very different to trying to make your way across the office hallways that could be used as an ice rink after hours. I remember wearing a truly stunning pair of high court shoes to work in my first week of joining the company. I teetered around, having to take three small steps to a normal person’s one. I really couldn’t walk in them. It was quite embarrassing really. Especially when I had to ban myself from going to the bathroom for fear of staring in my very own version of Bambi on Ice right in the middle of the office!

A little tip to look out for- if you’re new to wearing high heels then choose a shoe with an ankle strap. This will help to support your ankles throughout the day and make sure that your foot stays comfortably in the shoe.

KG by Kurt Geiger



Personality: Though there are some sensible considerations to be made when choosing the perfect shoe, don’t be limited by what you think you should be wearing in the office. Why not take a step out? (No pun intended). My favourite pair of ‘out  there’ shoes are my bright blue heels from M&S. I held onto these, not brave enough to wear them into the office for a while, before daring to be different and wearing something that was sure to turn heads. These are the shoes that I have had the most compliments from and I really do enjoy spending the day in them. They always brighten up a black skirt or trouser set and can be used to venture out of the office and into the evening for after work socialising.

Marks and Spencer
But most of all, choose a shoe that makes you happy to be wearing them. There’s a reason that Marilyn Monroe famously said ‘Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world’. These beauties are my Bond Girl shoe. If I was ruling the world, these are what I would be wearing!
Marks and Spencer
Why not come over to my channel and have a look at my full collection.