Everyone needs to take time, right? Whether it being taking time for ourselves, taking time for loved ones, or taking time to be young at heart again, the Timex x Peanuts collection has no limits - it's loved by all.
I remember many of my childhood years were spent watching Snoopy and his friends adventures, and as a child I was totally engrossed by how a dog and human could communicate without directly understanding each other (I mean, aren't we all.)
Now 12 years on, I'm not ashamed to admit that when I have a spare minute, I'll sit and watch old Peanuts episodes, reminiscing about the good ol' childhood days - where paying bills wasn't a 'thing' yet, and the only thing I had to worry about was whether the answers on my maths homework were right (they never were, I'm rubbish at maths), or whether to have chicken nuggets or turkey dinosaurs for dinner.
When I caught wind of the collection, it brought a huge smile to my face - what better way to peoples hearts than by bringing their favourite childhood characters back to life in the form of a watch? When you're counting down those last few hours in the office, looking at your watch will actually make you happy (instead of sad!)
Each watch from the collection (there is four to choose from; Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy & Linus) has not only a themed face, but a matching themed interchangeable strap too (all straps have a slight pattern on, except for the Snoopy version which is an un-patterned red).
As well as this, the watch hands are designed to look like the moving arms of each particular character (cool right), BUT the main attraction for me HAS to be the Indiglo light up watch dial, meaning I don't have the hassle of patting down my whole bed in the middle of the night to try and find my phone for the time.
I chose to go with the Lucy watch, and Joe chose Snoopy. Although, all watches are unisex so you can swap about as many times as you like, and match your watch to whatever outfit you’re wearing.
Whilst wearing them on the tube, I had so many “OMG, is that Peanuts watches?” (Mainly from adults, might I add!) which brought a massive smile to their faces. Each watch from the collection retails at £59.99 and comes with the classic Timex box.
The Lucy watch was perfect for my trip to Milan; as the clouds on the strap represented to me being ‘up in the clouds’ - something which was definitely accurate - as it was foggy the whole morning until 2pm!
Each watch comes in only one size; but is just the right size to look fine on both women and men.
I always thought of Snoopy as an explorer, so this inspired us to be like Snoopy and Lucy, and go exploring in Milan. Sadly we didn’t have that much time there (only 1 full day and 1 half a day), but we managed to adventure Milano Centro (the Duomo area, Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel) and even out towards the Navigli area, which is very much like Venice, and is a tourist hotspot at night for restaurants.
Lucy and Snoopy didn’t manage to convince me to be adventurous with food though - I’m a creature of habit, and LIVE for gnocchi and tomato pasta or bufalina pizzas.
We stayed a 15 minute walk away from the Duomo at a hotel called Chateau Monfort - the hotel is a fun themed hotel based around childhood fairytales - perfect for our trip inspired by becoming young at heart again!
So, if you fancy a little blast from the past and a bit of nostalgia, the Timex x Peanuts collection is for you. (Especially as Christmas is coming up!)
You can purchase it from the Timex website here;
The Snoopy watch here;
The Lucy watch here;
The Charlie Brown watch here;
And the Linus watch here.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is a sponsored post by Timex, however all photos, thoughts and opinions on this post are of my own.
Rose gold has been around for a while now, hasn't it? But, there's a reason it never goes out of fashion. And here's why:
Rose gold is perfect for the person who thinks that normal gold is 'too much'. It's subtle, feminine and classy. It also pretty much goes with anything - you can wear it with silver, or even gold if you want to. It's also very workable in terms of watch faces. I think I have pretty much seen every colour under the sun for a watch face on rose gold watches.
As you can see below, it also pairs SO well with delicate jewellery such as bracelets and rings. This bracelet and watch combo is one of my favourites this summer - I've had so many compliments each time I have worn it! It's the perfect colour for summer and matches great with a tan - in my opinion, it's the colour of summer 2017.
The watch I'm wearing in this post is the Henry London Shoreditch watch. The casing and strap is rose gold, and complimented by a light pink watch face. It also has a date feature so that you'll never forget the date again. Its also a great size for ladies, as I personally find that ladies watches are either really tiny or massive.
You can buy yours here.
One of the features that I have particularly always liked about Henry London watches, is that you do not need to go to the jewellers to have any links removed in order to be able to wear the watch. It has a simple clasp that you just lift up and slide into place, so that it will fit your wrist perfectly. Saves a lot of hassle!
You also have the option to get yours engraved for £10 extra. Simply choose the engraving option on the website when you add yours to your bag, and then enter the engraving terms at the end. Simples!
It makes the perfect gift for anybody that little bit more special and personal.
Please note that although this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Henry London, all views and opinions in this post are of my own.
The majority of people these days own more than one watch. I mean, we don't wear the same clothes every day, right?! The common consensus is that if you only own one watch, it's not going to go with everything you wear. Fact.
I do, however, believe that silver hardware is the most versatile watch colour to own - it pretty much goes with anything - whereas some other hardware colours can be a bit tricky. But, having a watch with a blue face? Now that's classy.
Coloured watch faces are on the rise in popularity these days, but I really do think that a watch with a blue face is a staple this year, both for men and women.
There is something about it that really attracts attention and draws the eye in, but without being too garish and taking over an outfit. Especially as nowadays I see A LOT of men wearing blue toned/navy suits, so a blue watch will brighten that up.
With dark watches you can also see all of the details on the face really clearly - something that I actually prefer instead of a toned down watch.
This watch is the Knightsbridge series by Henry London, and if I've managed to convince you of how great blue watches are, then you can shop it here.
This one is unisex so you've got the best of both worlds with this one; and the moon phase detail on the face makes it a contemporary classic. A great added bonus about Henry Watches is that all of the metal straps are easily adjustable from your own home - meaning that you'll never have to go to the jewellery as to get links taken out.
Plus, blue seems to be 'in' for me this summer, so when you can match your watch to your clothes, you know you're going to have a great day. This blouse is so light and airy and is from SheIn.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Henry London Watches, but all views and opinions are my own.
Dress: Primark (similar dress here)
Off to the races this year and need some inspiration?
I know that picking an outfit for the races can be a stressful thing - especially if there's a dress code - 'shall I get a hat or a fascinator?' 'Which colour shall I get?' 'Shall I get heels or wedges?' #girlproblems. Well, get ready with me for the races at Epsom Derby!
I have never actually been to the races before (embarrassing, I know) mainly just because I have always usually been really busy around this time, however I'm pleased to say that this year I'll be attending with Epsom - with tickets to the Queen's Stand!! Seeing as I have never been to the races or a ladies day before, I think the part I am most looking forward to is soaking up the atmosphere of the day itself. It's something I have always watched on TV when I was a lot younger and looked at the fancy dresses and hats, wanting to be there (if you know me, you'll know that I love any occasion to get really dressed up). I'm also looking forward to trying the food on the day (if eating isn't the best part of your day, then you're lying).
If you are looking at purchasing tickets for the Queen's Stand yourself, these retail for £110pp and include entry to the stand, as well as access to the premier enclosure, premier bars and restaurants (however food is not included), and viewing of the winners enclosure and parade ring.
First things first is the dress. Arguably the most important part, no?
I chose this gorgeous light pink strapless floral dress from Chi Chi London. As it's spring now and nearly summer, I wanted to go for a colour that's light and airy, and in the warmer weather I do tend to like strapless dresses when I have a tan.
Here are some of my other favourite picks from Chi Chi London, that maybe you'll like for yourself: (I nearly got the first blue one but it wasn't in stock in my size *cries*)
HATS, FASCINATORS AND HAIR
Depending on your outfit, the next part is to choose a hat or fascinator. Not all ladies days' require you to wear a headpiece, however at Epsom Queens Stand it is required.
I chose to wear a fascinator instead of a hat just because I'm quite short, and I felt a fascinator would add a bit of extra height (LOL), as well as not swamping/drowning me.
I haven't picked the exact one I'm going for yet, but obviously I am going for a light pink colour, and these are the ones I am choosing between:
JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES
I am keeping it quite simple with jewellery, I like to wear no more than one piece of jewellery on each arm, 1 ring on each hand, 1 necklace and simple earrings. I decided not to go for a statement earring as the fascinator itself will be enough of a statement.
Heels or wedges? Low or high heel? The choice is yours (or not, if you are indecisive like me).
This is something I haven't 100% made my mind up on yet, however I'm swaying towards these nude/silver heels:
Get your Investec Ladies Day tickets here.
Welcome to the first of three series' with me in collaboration with Henry London!
This blog post in particular is all about the Westminster series - a classy and elegant mix of gold hardware with a white face; creating a classic, timeless and feminine watch. Perfect for that timeless British look!
The watch itself is the perfect size for women who want a statement piece without it being overpowering; often these days, women's watches either completely swamp the wrist or are very tiny.
The gold hardware is also beautiful to dress up any outfit - I have a lot of gold hardware on my bags, but I feel that adding a gold watch adds that little extra 'something' to the outfit, making it flow better.
I also feel that for such an affordable price, you do have the option to buy multiple colours to match different outfits and accessories. They can also make the perfect gift; when purchasing you have the option to add additional engraving of your choice for personalisation. They also come in a well presented blue box and have an adjustable chain strap (saving you the hassle of going to the jewellers!)
You can purchase your own Henry London Westminster watch here.
23 year old UK fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger and university graduate with honours in BA (Hons) Digital Arts Practice from the University of Greenwich in London.