Store Event : Ollie Quinn

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger event for Ollie Quinn. A company which is offering a stylish take on eyewear and sunglasses. Although the store has only been open for about 4 months, I feel like it’s a store that’ll stay. It’s business model is a unique one. Every frame, from eyewear to sunglasses, including prescription lenses are £98.00. Not to mention they offer eye tests, for only £20.00 too. The products are a great quality, and I got to try some on. No doubt I’ll be back to buy sunglasses from here.

There was drinks and snacks supplied. Prosecco and alcohol, but there was also a really nice fruit juice made. This juice I enjoyed, as I can’t drink alcohol. Range of snacks, from popcorn to grapes, cheese and crackers. All of which was delicious, though didn’t eat much, as I had dinner with a friend just before this event at Nandos.

The decor was so stylish and chic. From the hanging mirrors, beautiful blue turquoise brick detailed walls, the interesting upside down hanging living plants. It’s just a stunning place to be in. I also enjoyed their logo. It’s a very creative, way of utilizing the O and Q from the store name. Even their advertisements are modern, and belong in a fashion magazine.

If there is a boutique near you, I recommend popping in, and seeing the quality chic products yourself. If there’s not a boutique store near you, you can see their full range and learn more about the store via their website: https://www.olliequinn.co.uk/ . You can also join them on twitter at: @oqstories. Instagram: https://instagram.com/OQstories. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OQstories.

~RebeccaKLxo

 

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Mental Health Stigma.

Hearing such tragic news yesterday about Chester Bennington (Rest in Peace). I felt like I should write something in light of it. Just in case it helps any individual out there, experiencing this. I myself, have always been extremely open about my experience. This includes getting into a rather deep conversation about my forearm tattoo, and the significance of my semi colon that is a part of it. The semicolon project, is used to show, when someone chose to carry on their life, when they could of ended it. I won’t get into my decision here.

However I have noticed through this journey, that a lot of people are still a bit scared about opening up about their own experience. This seems to happen mainly between men. It seems like men think it’s a sign of weakness to open up about mental health. I however see it as a sign of strength. It takes so much strength and bravery to talk about personal struggles, and I for one welcome it.

Short post I know, but I feel like it’s something important to write and open up about. I for one am always available to talk to, via social media. I hope this has inspired people to build the strength to share and help others in the mental health community.

~RebeccaKLxo

Leather; A Popular Choice in the Fashion Industry.

As new collections come to light, for the new seasons, I’m noticing a lot of leather items. Which of course prompts this post. I thought I’d try something new and expanding my content. I thought it’d be fun to explore why  leather is such the popular choice within the industry, from clothes to accessories including bags.

Before we explore the present use of leather, I feel like the best place to start is with it’s history. Leather is crafted from animal skin, and is chosen for it’s many positive qualities. Durability and quality is the main focus on why leather is so popular. It also offers a timeless finish and style. No matter what form it’s made into, It’ll always be flattering. So it clearly is easy to see why it’s a popular choice.

In the accessory world, leather remains a great choice in material. It’s durable base makes it a strong fabric to work with. Allowing for many uses throughout the years before it wears. This type of resilience is a popular choice, for why leather is chosen for bags and shoes. Leather is also naturally water resistant, though not fully waterproof.

I feel like leather should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. It offers an effortlessly chic style to someone’s fashion sense. I myself have a leather jacket, several pairs of leather biker chic boots, and a casual handbag. All of which still looks pretty brand new after a having them for at least a year. It’s certainly a recommendation from myself. In my opinion, I can see why it’ a popular choice in the fashion industry.

For more infomation; https://mahileather.com/blogs/news/why-is-leather-used-for-bags-and-luggage .

~RebeccaKLxo

We found out what we’re having!! 🤰🏼💙

As I’m now 6 months pregnant. And the second trimester is currently kicking my ass more then the first one. I was a lucky one that managed to get no morning sickness through the first trimester. However now my back is killing me, and I’m having trouble sleeping. Although my cravings are easy to fulfil, orange juice (which has to be smooth) and Yorkshire puddings. 

I’m taking this bed day, to share about our excitement. During our 20 week scan, my partner and I found out whether we were having a boy or a girl. 


We opted for a more American tradition by throwing a gender reveal gathering. This was also to announce once, instead of repeating ourselves to various family and friends. As the weather was super hot, we threw a barbecue and had a gender reveal cake made by friends Mum. The cake was delicious and didn’t last long. 


We found out that we are having a boy.  Which I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed at first. However to think of it as my boys bring a smile to my face. I’m also excited with the future prospect of raising someone’s future partner/husband. Who knows what the future will hold. 

~RebeccaKLxo

Baby Driver: Film Review 📽

I got intrigued by Baby Driver, when I first saw the movie trailer. I must say I was excited with this release date approaching. Where I work had an early showing of Baby Driver, that I really wanted to see. You can imagine how disappointed I was, to find out I was working on that evening. But I must say the wait was worth it, even though avoiding spoilers was a bit of a task and a half.

Every member of the cast and crew did an amazing job on this film. Ansel Elgort was phenomenal. I absolutely loved Jon Hamm in this film. It’s the whole criminal badass look, that really gets to me. So much so, I currently have a cardboard standee of Jon Hamm in the back of my car. I was a little disappointed with Kevin Spacey though, not going to lie. I thought he could of done more as a criminal boss, maybe be a bit more ruthless. The car chases and getaway drives are perfectly timed with an amazingly fitting soundtrack.

Overall, I was really pleased with this film. I will happily watch this film many many more times. It’d definitely a good summer movie. I will recommend watching Baby Driver to all readers! Share with me your opinions via twitter: @RebeccaKLxo.

~RebeccaKLxo