November, 2014

28 November
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Christmas Spirit

Somerset House Ice Rink copy

Hi guys! I had my first real taste of the Christmas season this week, with a visit to the Somerset House ice rink. One of my favourite London department stores Fortnum & Mason are sponsoring the ice rink this year and as expected they’ve done a stunning job with the decorations. This will be my first year decorating a proper Christmas tree of my own; fingers crossed it’ll look even a fraction as good at the F&M version!

Winchester Christmas Market  copy

This time of year is the best for getting snug, seeing friends and enjoying all of those lovely festive indulgences. My boyfriend Oli and I made it to our local Christmas market for a photo shoot (ahem, and mulled wine) which made a lovely change from our normal shooting spots!

Hope you all have lovely plans for the weekend.

Until next week!

Love, Monica x

You can follow my adventures on Instagram @MonicaBeatrice and Twitter @MonicaBeatrice

21 November
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Accessorize’s SS’15 Preview

Accessorize SS15 Preview 1

Hey guys! I hope you’ve all been having a good week!

This time of year is super busy with press days for the upcoming Spring/Summer ’15 season. One of my favourite previews to check in with each season is Accessorize, and the one we were treated to this week was as beautiful, bohemian and fabulous as ever.

Z For Accessorize SS15

Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of previewing the Z For Accessorize collection, by Zara Simon, which launched in the Summer. With its luxurious look, quality gold-plating, and affordable price tag, it was inevitable it would become a runaway success. The collection is going from strength to strength, and SS’15 looks set to be its best yet! In lieu of the Summer pieces, I’m snapping the Autumn/Winter Z For Accessorize collection up by the bucket load for Christmas gifts!

Alongside the jewellery, I am a complete sucker for a great clutch. I fell for all of the fun incarnations we previewed for S/S ’15. I’ve already got my eye on the watermelon-shaped, and beaded versions from Accessorize (top image). In the mean time though, I am sufficing my accessory-lusts with this beautiful beaded box clutch. It’s the perfect piece for the festive party season.

Statement Necklaces Accessorize SS15Flower Crowns Accessorize SS15

And finally, I couldn’t mention the Accessorize preview without a nod to its incredible decor! I want to nab the visuals team and get them to dust a little bit of their magic over my home! From walls covered in flowers, to streams and streams of feathers, we were treated to an Ibizan-themed paradise which totally transported us out of drizzly London.

Golden Pineapple Accessorize SS15 Large Cream Flower Decorations Accessorize SS15 Monsoon Accessorize SS15 Preview

The Accessorize SS’15 collection will begin dropping in stores early next year.

Do you guys love the look of it as much as I do?

Until next week!

Love, Monica x

You can follow my adventures on Instagram @MonicaBeatrice and Tweet me @MonicaBeatrice

14 November
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Snug & Stylish Travel

Lily and Lionel London studio

Gorgeous Lily and Lionel studio

Hi guys! I hope you have all been having a great week. Apologies for my absence last Friday, I was over on the other side of the Atlantic in NYC! Given that all things travel are currently on my mind, this week’s post is dedicated to one of my favourite travel essentials – the blanket scarf.

To clarify, I am not referring to the Burberry-esque cape-scarves we are seeing so many of this season (I am reserving those for strolls in the country with jeans and boots), no no, I am talking about the altogether lighter cousin, the travelling blanket scarf.

Becksondergaard Scarf Travel Accessory Hello! Fashion by Monica Beatrice Welburn

This came everywhere with me in NYC!

 

Whenever I used to read articles on celebrities’ people’s top travelling tips, a ‘light weight woollen scarf’ would always crop up. Coveting one of these innocuous dream travelling partners, I found my first love in Danish brand BeckSondergaard. BeckSondergaard produce the most gorgeous printed light weight scarves, which are, I am sure you can guess, the perfect travel partners. When in NYC I travelled with a beautiful grey and blue style.

 

Feather and Stone Leopard Print Scarf Worn With Breton Tee

Love love love a leopard scarf!

 

London-based brand Lily and Lionel is another favourite travel label of mine. Lily and Lionel produce the softest paper-thin scarves, in stunning prints, specifically with the stylish traveller in mind. The brand’s founder Alice Stone embodies every element of the chic traveller, I was sold on her brand from the moment I met her. Finally, let me introduce you to Feather & Stone. Another British brand which taps in to the travel scarf market, as well as producing some of my favourite every day jewellery – I wear the stackable rings religiously.

With Christmas right around the corner, now is definitely the time to get a travel friendly scarf on your wish list! You will forever reach for this piece when heading for an adventure, and day to day they are brilliant for staying snug.

Let me know how you guys get on!

Until next week!

Love, Monica x

You can follow my adventures on Instagram @MonicaBeatrice and Tweet me @MonicaBeatrice

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