Happy Wednesday you lovely lot – January is just flying by isn’t it?!
Before I get stuck into this week’s chit-chat, I’ve got to quickly say a huge thank you for all the calls and messages the girls and I have received this last week about RIXO – the response has been overwhelming. I’m genuinely so glad that you are crushing on this wonderful brand as much as I am! It’s definitely got me loved up, and in the mood for talking about Valentine’s Day.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking… ‘it’s crazy early to even be thinking about that yet’ but hear me out. It’s just a mere three weeks, that’s 21 days, to go until V-day. Three weeks. That’s it. It doesn’t leave us much time to drop hints to the loves in our lives to pick up on, now, does it? Exactly. Plus, the sparkly new arrivals that have settled into the store’s jewellery cabinets really would make the most incredible gifts, not forgetting the beautiful bags and luxurious faux fur touches making the store sing at the moment.
In an effort to make it as easy as possible for anyone out there buying a gift in time for February 14th, I’ve selected three brands which have done the hard work for you. You could pretty much take a lucky dip when it comes to Ted Baker, Vivienne Westwood and Helen Moore and come up trumps in the gift department.
First up, Vivienne Westwood. As a long-time stockist and lover of Westwood jewellery I shouldn’t play favourites, but the Leontyne range is one I adore. Available (in various combinations) in pink and rose gold, silver and black and gold, the earrings, necklace and bracelet are all dripping in little cubic zirconia gems. The detail in these pieces is second to none too. Just look at the earrings – the gorgeous heart fits seamlessly into the frame, with the classic golden orb sitting pretty in the centre. Delicate yet bold, any combination of this sparkling range makes the perfect gift.
Next up is designer Helen Moore with her totally luxurious faux fur cushions, throws and slippers. High end faux fur accessories are Moore’s calling card, along with a commitment to British manufacturing, with each piece being designed, made and distributed from the family-run business’s North Devon factory. Every cut is considered and every stitch concise, so you can be sure attention to detail is faultless with these products. I can’t get enough of the blush pink products, especially for Valentine’s Day. Of course, if pink isn’t your thing, the steel grey pieces make for great pressies too, and compliment any interior space no matter what your style.
Lastly, and by no means least, Ted Baker. This season it is Ted’s bold and beautiful Chatsworth Bloom print that’s caught my eye – and given the number of likes my Instagram post featuring the current window display received it looks like I’m not the only one! The colour palette is simply to die for isn’t it? The greys, the pinks, the greens, the ivory… divine. What’s more, this scrummy colour combo is compatible with Ted’s entire ss18 collection meaning you can easily pair the print with block colour pieces – the Jaymi bow waist wide leg trousers in luscious dark green are a particular favourite of mine. The Chatsworth print also features on Ted’s bags and purses. Whether you’re looking for a gift, or for that all import date night outfit, Ted’s got your back. A girl’s got to look her best after all and Ted does dressing up like no other.
Forgotten to get any stationary to pen your sweet-nothings into? Not to worry, pop in store and right by the reception you’ll find my selection of Katie Housley paper goods, such as the ‘LOVE’ card – made for last minute romance. Then there’s the gift wrapping service which you can make use of – you’d forgotten about that hadn’t you? Naughty. Available both with in-store and online purchases dress your gifts in my signature pink and black, it’s a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day.
Any who, that’s enough of my loved-up musings for one week. But while I have you, I’d love to see how you wonderful folk wear your Agatha purchases so please start tagging me in any Instagram posts with #FriendsofAgatha so I can have a nosey! And be sure to follow me too – you’ll find it’s where I post new arrivals, outfit inspo and some behind the scenes insights throughout the week!
Ta-ta for now,