Valentine’s Gifts – Weekly Wishlist

This week we’ve given over the Weekly Wishlist to Valentine’s gifts. Yep, it’s that day again – this Saturday in case you had forgotten – and if you haven’t yet bought your loved one a gift, then here are a few suggestions.

And if you aren’t into the whole Valentine’s gifts thing, or are on your own, then, well, we hope you might just love our suggestions anyway! Who better to buy something for than yourself, we say!

We are definitely buying ourselves the fantastic love heart light from BHS (£120). Valentine’s gifts for ourselves start there! Love vouchers from JOY (£6.99) are a fun way to kickstart your Valentine’s weekend, agreed? Because these are Valentine’s gifts, we’ve gone all love heart themed. So, love heart pyjamas? Yes, please. Ours are from Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams (£26.50), as is the cute underwear set (£tbc). White Stuff’s lovely double love heart earrings (£10) are a pretty little Valentine’s gift.valentine's gifts weekly wishlist

And, whilst you’re there, there’s a subtle heart-print scarf  (£27.50) we’ve had our eye on as well. Bake us a cake, buy us some chocolate, or our favourite snack – just make sure you bring it to us in this cute-as floral love-heart shaped tin (£12) from At Home with Ashley Thomas @ Debenhams. We ‘love’ this LOVE bangle from JOY (£9).

For his Valentine’s gifts we’d choose a gorgeous bright red sweater from BHS (£16). Never mind 50 Shades of Grey, we’re all about red – the colour of love and passion! But we do love this grey ditsy love heart print T-shirt for him from French Connection (£15).

And don’t forget the way to a man’s heart (and a woman’s, we say), is through his stomach, so make sure you pop into M&S and pick up their Valentine’s Dine In this weekend. Coquille St Jacques to start, a steak for the main, a love heart shaped dessert, so pink fizz and chocolates, all for just £20. This is just our favourite – there are plenty more options to choose from, and the deal is on until February 16, if you, heaven forbid, forget, or something….



50 Shades of Grey Style

Oh, yes, that book is finally released as a film this weekend. Might be a bit awkward in the cinema with your loved one, what with the subject matter and all, but 50 Shades of Grey is coming, in full technicolour, big screen glory, this weekend. So, we’re using that as a very tenuous link to have a look at 50 Shades of Grey Style.

And by that we don’t mean bondage gear and lingerie. (We’ll explore lingerie tomorrow!). No, we mean 50 Shades of Grey style as in, actual shades of grey. Grey is a much underrated colour. Technically, it’s a shade, not a colour, but you know what we mean.

Grey is a great alternative to black or navy for the office, and although it has a bit of a reputation as being, well, a little bit boring, it really doesn’t have to be. Sharp, tailored grey trousers, with a quirky patterned shirt, in different shades of grey works brilliantly. Crop top, high waisted pencil skirt, and a soft cardigan in grey tones looks smart.

50 shades of grey style oneClockwise, from top left: Patterned shirt, £35, White Stuff, grey cardigan, £35, JOY, grey bag, £15, BHS, linen trousers, £39.95, GAP, grey brogues, £55, Schuh, grey pencil skirt, £25, JOY, crop top, £4.99, New Look

Grey looks great in dresses too – plain grey body con or wrap styles, with killer heels in grey shades, or a grey pattern all work brilliantly in grey. Accessorise with silver for evenings.

50 shades of grey style threeClockwise, from top left: Roll neck bodycon dress, £14.99, New Look, patterned dress, £65, French Connection, wrap dress, £14.99, H&M, grey bag, £74.95, GAP, leather sandals, £59.99, New Look, grey suede heels, £55, Schuh

Summer greys? Why not? Simple grey shorts or jeans look crisp and smart. Grey trainers? Why not. Grey bikini? We reckon Anastasia would love it! And we adore French Connection’s F-Birds t-shirt!

50 shades of grey style twoClockwise, from top left: New Balance 996 trainers, £65, Schuh, grey inset patch 1969 jeans, £44.95, GAP, grey bikini top, £12.99, bottoms, £7.99, H&M, F Birds T-shirt, £25, French Connection, grey stripe shorts, £35, White Stuff

Shades of grey  – from deep, dark charcoal, like H&M’s fringed suede-like jacket, to palest greys, like French Connection’s suit, work for any occasion. Bring a bit more grey into your life this weekend with some 50 Shades of Grey style!

50 shades of grey style fourClockwise, from top left: Grey platforms, £39.99, charcoal fringed suede jacket, £29.99, both H&M, pale grey jacket, £140, trousers, £85, French Connection, perspex heel shoes, £tbc, Debenhams, grey trench, £32.99, New Look, grey over knee socks, £3.99, grey pencil skirt, £14.99, both H&M

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