Halloween Fashion on the UK High Street!

It’s been a little while since the last Geek on the High Street due to holidays and getting back on track, and this month I’m doing something a little bit different! While most months I’ll be sticking to a particular fandom/franchise I am going to be doing some themes as well because I’m going to run out of fandoms and also because being a geek is more than just being a fangirl. I think this quote from Simon Pegg sums it up quite nicely:

“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

To me being a geek also means that when it comes to our fashion choices we get to go where others don’t and I first realised this when I was browsing someone’s Halloween themed post, I saw an awesome Hocus Pocus T-shirt and knew it would be something I’d quite happily wear all year round. While Halloween is a holiday that most people only celebrate once a year, most geeks spend the whole year counting down to it and would happily wear a lot of the fashion items all year. So I figured a Halloween Geek on the High Street edition was in order!

Unfortunately health, badly behaving internet and house maintenance shenanigans has meant this has been posted later than intended but that does have the benefit of a lot of these items being on sale now! So do check them and the pinterest board out asap to get your Halloween and bewitching fix in before the items disappear for another year.

 

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T-Shirts

There are so many fabulous halloween t-shirts out there right now! It was so hard limiting myself to just six to showcase for you so do check out the pinterest board for more. A lot of stores went with similar themes and slogans with their own twists so if you see something here and aren’t sure about it definitely take a look because I can guarantee there will be an alternative at another store.

First up is this cute and chic skeleton hands heart T-shirt from Ms Selfridges, currently reduced to £9.80 so grab it while you can! This skeleton tank top from Claire’s might not look that great but follow the link to check out the back; it’s completely made of lace spider webs! Again it’s currently reduced to £8.40. For the more fashion conscious ladies there’s the ‘Hallow Queen’ cropped T-Shirt from Topshop, unfortunately it’s only available in medium now and it’s down to £7.00. At the bargain price of £3.00 pumpkin spice lovers can  announce their love for the flavour all year round with this t-shirt from Matalan. Halloween spirit or homage to the Bat Family? You decide with this cheeky Bat T-Shirt by PrettyLittleThing available from Next for £12. My last choice is this adorable Ghouls just wanna have fun T-Shirt from George at Asda, one of several great T-shirts in their Halloween range this year now down to £3.00 and still available in all sizes!

 

 

Jumpers & Long-Sleeves

One benefit of British weather at this time of year is that we get some really awesome snuggly Halloween apparel too! Check out these great jumpers and long-sleeved tops that I found. Next are the champions of the Halloween sweater brigade in my opinion and I’m going straight in with what I consider the best of the bunch. This gorgeous Black cat hooded sweater from Next (£24) which even glows in the dark! How amazing is that?! It definitely made it’s way onto my wish list. Next up is neat wool sweater with a bold ‘What up Witches’ slogan for £18. If sequins are your thing you can go all out in this Halloween sweater with sequinned pumpkin and bats for £24. I really like the patterned effect of this Purple Bat Sweater available from next for £24, although personally I would say this is closer to pink than purple. Or if you prefer to go for a more subtle look then this striped top is perfect for you. In traditional Halloween colours it features a small bat logo on the breast pocket with the words ‘Let’s hang’, again from Next for £18. And the final item that made the cut is a Black Bat Jumper from Peacocks, reduced to £11 – but be quick as they’re selling fast!

 

Dresses

No Halloween would be right without a Halloween party and if you’re not in the mood for a costume check out some of these fabulous dresses which you can add to your wardrobe all year round! The first dress on my list can actually double as an easy costume as this Black Collar Shift Dress, £22.40, from Dorothy Perkins is giving me all sorts of Wednesday Adams vibes! In a similar vein of style is this Bat Collar Skater Dress Ladies by Jilted Generation available for £24.99 from Sports Direct. Ever the gold mine for some great geeky fashion, Sports Direct have some wonderful alternative dresses that are perfect for Halloween and another great dress I spotted there is this sequinned skeleton party dress which has been reduced by 70% down to £15.99 – unfortunately it’s now only available in sizes 8-12 but that’s still a fantastic price for any ladies in that size. If you prefer a less fancy skeleton dress then there’s this great Lipsy skeleton bodycon dress available from Next for £22 in sizes 8-18. Also from next is this super cute Spider Web Halloween Skater Dress which makes me think of a couple of neighbourhood friendly superheros and could definitely be reused for some causal cosplays. It is flying off the shelves though with only sizes 12 and 14 still available so grab it for £23 asap! My final choice is this absolutely stunning Hell Bunny black rose and cobweb dress from Yours Clothing for plus sized ladies available in sizes 16-32 and while it’s priced at a steep £59.99 it’s a piece that can be used for a range of occasions.

 

Jewellery

I have to say one of my favourite things has been the amount of Halloween jewellery I’ve found. Some of it has been really unique and the great thing about geeky jewellery is you can sneak a little bit in to accessorize any outfit. Take these black cat earrings from Marks and Spencers, £5.00, for example, although they’re designed for Halloween they’re perfect for all year round! How about these dangling spider earrings £2.00 at Primark if you’re brave enough? If you’re more of a hoops kind of girl get decked out in style with these gold-toned skull hoops from George Asda for £4.00. Chokers are back in trend and there are so many beautiful Halloween chokers on the pinterest board, but my pick is this two pack choker and long necklace from H&M, £9.99, which lets you also play with the current layering trend. This adorable silver toned boo pendant is only £5.00 from Next.Last. but not least, this bumper back of Halloween motif earrings is a must for any fan of this holiday and will keep you going as you countdown to next year’s Halloween. It’s a fabulous £9.00 right now for 20 earrings from Claire’s.

 

 

 

Accessories

I didn’t want to go too far into costumes, however, in my search for geek fashion there were some accessories and items that bordered on costumes that were just too damn gorgeous not to show you. I also recognised a few pieces that I knew some people would probably include in their daily outfits so I wanted to throw a few bits in. Like this sequin feather headband from Accessorize, £5.00, which screams 20s flapper style to me. Accessorize also has some great beauty items that only pop up at this time of year but are really useful for the geek community for cosplay or conventions, such as these gold butterfly face stickers, £5.00. They have a whole range of stickers which I’ve added to the pinterest board for you guys. They have a few nail art items too, and I particularly like these chic spider nail art stickers. These black tinted bat sunglasses will definitely help you stand out from the crowd, and they were just too quirky not to include. They’re £3,99 from New Look. The last two items are more costume than accessories, and I hope you’ll agree with me that they’re just too beautiful not to include. Unicorn horns are all the rage this year, but for me it was this one from George at Asda, £3.00, that won best in show. And then there was this stunning dragon mask from George at Asda which is just amazingly detailed for £10.00!

 

 

Hair Accessories

There were that many incredible hair accessories that they got their own category. Like jewellery I love the diversity of hair accessories for being able to add that little touch of geekiness, and the perfect example is these sweet glitter cat ear hair clips, £3.00, from Claire’s which you can just slip in to add a little bit of fun to an outfit. Be the belle of a very creepy ball with this Spider Web Fascinator Headband £4.20 from Claire’s. Halloween hair clips are really popular this year and Claire’s has a great collection. My favourites from them are this 2 pack of skeleton bow hair clips, £2.70, and this 6 pack of assorted glitter Halloween designs for £4.00. You could go for the full colour experience with these Halloween extensions with bat and pumpkin clips from Accessorize for £5,50, or if you prefer a more monochrome look there’s these black Halloween slide clips from New Look for £3.99.

 

 

Over to You

I hope that you enjoyed this slightly different Geek on the High Street! As always I do appreciate your feedback so please do let me know what you think of the idea of seasonal and/or themed editions. I’m not sure yet if I will be doing a Christmas one because at the moment the only Christmas items I’ve seen so far have been Disney related. If I see some more geeky Christmas fashion for women I’ll gladly put one together (I’m really hoping for some ugly Christmas jumpers at least!). As for theme ideas I’m thinking of things like fantasy, magic, mythology, science/space, bands/music and so on. Basically any type of ‘geek’ that I can think of and find fashion for in UK stores. Any suggestions are welcome!

What are/were your plans for Halloween this year?

Do you buy Halloween fashion or items each year?

What is your favourite thing on this list or the Pinterest board?

For those of you in the UK; do you feel that Halloween has now become a big holiday over here or is it still more of an American thing?

Let me know in the comments! <3

To me being a geek also means that when it comes to our fashion choices we get to go where others don't and I first realised this when I was browsing someone's Halloween themed post, I saw an awesome Hocus Pocus T-shirt and knew it would be something I'd quite happily wear all year round. While Halloween is a holiday that most people only celebrate once a year, most geeks spend the whole year counting down to it and would happily wear a lot of the fashion items all year. So I figured a Halloween Geek on the High Street edition was in order!

Harry Potter fashion on the UK High Street!

Geek on the High Street - Harry Potter Fashion

As my instagram followers know I’ve been obsessed with the new Hogwarts Mystery game so when I started seeing Harry Potter bits while searching for Disney last month I knew I’d found this month’s Geek on the High Street theme! Unsurprisingly since it’s a British based Fandom it’s pretty much everywhere these days and as we get closer to the next Fantastic Beast film more and more things are popping up in the shops. So here’s some of my favourite picks!

Don’t forget to check out the pinterest board below to see the rest of the goodies I found 🙂

 

George at Asda

George at Asda has a few bits and bobs including this Harry Potter Glitter Slogan T-Shirt which features one of the most famous quotes from the franchise. This cute Pyjama Shirt and Shorts set has a very classy look about it, and is much more subtle in it’s design. Finally something a wee bit cheeky, but I had to include them as they’re just awesome; a pair of Gryffindor Knickers.

 

 

House of Fraser

 

House of Fraser is newcomer to Geek on the High Street, and while it’s not quite gotten to fashion items yet I’ll accept accessories and be happy at the progress! They have some great Harry Potter bags, and I’m a total sucker for tote bags so I’m in love with this Hogwarts Crest tote bag and Voldemort tote bag. There’s a few more bags on the pinterest board, however, this Hogwarts Crest Print Backpack really stood out as it’s a different style from what you normally see. These are probably official merchandise, however, it’s still great to be able to pop into a store in your local area and check them out instead of having to hunt down a stockist or order online.

 

Sports Direct

Despite Fantastic Beasts being the lastest addition to the franchise, Sports Direct was the only place where I found anything dedicated to it. They had the official Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film logo t-shirt and then this quirky Witches Live Among Us! t-shirt which I think is great. They also had two other official t-shirts available; a Hogwarts t-shirt and a Gryffindor t-shirt.

 

Argos

Wait, Argos does clothes? No, you’ve not missed anything. They don’t sell clothes, but what they do sell is jewellery and they have an abundance of Harry Potter jewellery! As with the Sports Direct t-shirts it is the official merchandise, however, being able to pop into your local Argos (FYI for you non-Brits out there Argos stores are really common) and actually hold the product in your hand before buying is a luxury most geeks don’t usually get. There are loads and loads of bits available. I didn’t even pin every single item on the pinterest board as I would have been there all afternoon 😛 So what I did do was pin one of each design and from what I could see there’s at least two types of necklaces, a charm, a set of earrings and possibly a keyring for each design available.

These are my favourites from the bunch! 1. Ravenclaw Pendant, 2. Hedwig Necklace, 3. Love Potion Slider Charm, 4. Sorting Hat Earrings. 5. Sterling Silver Lightning Bolt Crystal Pendant (this bad boy is much more extravagant than the others and costs a mighty £59.99 compared to £9.99 for other pendants) and 6. Something a little different; Deathly Hallows Watch.

 

Primark

You know how the saying goes; saving the best for last and I have. When Primark launched their Harry Potter range everyone heard about it, geeks and all. It hit the papers, the national news, everything. I’d heard of it – as I said, it was difficult to miss – but due to illness I’d never actually seen it. Well now that Primark have updated their website I’ve seen it and woah, mumma. I can see why people went crazy. It is a thing of beauty. Now I just wish they would do it for every franchise! It was incredibly hard to just pick a handful of items for this post so I limited myself to six. Pretty much half the pinterest board is Primark stuff so head over there and check it out now!

They’ve got some nifty pyjama sets including this Hufflepuff Pyjama Set, Hufflepuff’s rejoice there’s a set dedicated just to you. It’s often the most overlooked house so it was nice to see them getting recognition! These Navy Harry Potter Pumps were among a few pairs of shoes I saw on Primark and they were the only store to have anything in the footwear category. They have a wide range of jewellery and accessories, including house sets like this Slytherin Jewellery Set and other themed ones like this Blue Potion Jewellery Set. And then there’s this super adorable Gryphon Keyring which I’m totally in love with! There’s a whole set of keyrings and badges of magical creatures/fantastic beasts in this style and they’re all so cute!

 

Over to You

Have you checked out Primark’s Harry Potter products in store? Do you own any?

What’s the best Harry Potter fashion item you’ve seen in a store? (UK high street store or otherwise!)

Do you look for Harry Potter items on the high street or only online?

 

Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to tell me what your favourite items are from this months Geek on the High Street!

Calling all Potterheads! Delve into the world of Hogwarts and find out what Harry Potter fashion is available on the UK high street right now.

Groovy Gifts for Gemini Women!

Sorry Gemini! I didn’t forget you, I promise. As I explained in my update I lost a few weeks and I’ve been playing catch up. I knew I wasn’t going to make the ‘deadline’ (21st June) so I aimed for before the end of the month instead. Hopefully you’ll forgive me when you see what goodies I have in store for you 😉 As usual there’s a pinterest board filled with loads of things I’ve found on my search, and I’ve included the best and my favourites to show you in this post. ((Banner credits: Zodiac brushes by Sabriena and background image from Public Domain Images.))

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About Gemini

Symbol: The Twins
Element: Air
Ruling Planet: Mercury — the planet of communication
Physical Attributes: Shoulders, arms, hands ((Symbol, element, ruling planet and physical attributes information credited to Astro Style.))
Traits: Witty, Charming, Adventurous
Colors: Orange, Yellow, Magenta
Fashionable Gemini: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Zoe Saldana, Natalie Portman ((Traits, colours and fashionable Gemini information credited to College Fashion.))

For Gemini’s style is all about three core features according to College Fashion; youthful, eclectic and funky. This is an expression of the dual nature of their star sign, and they can often be found mixing two totally different styles together. Somehow though they always make it work, while any other star sign would look a mess Gemini’s look playful and flirty. Who What wear agrees with this, and suggest adding classic staples in bright cheery colours to combine two styles. Colours they recommend for Gemini’s include vibrant yellows, orange, and magenta.

Halter-necks and shoulder-bare tops are a must have in any Gemini’s wardrobe, Star Sign Style explains as a Gemini’s best feature is the neck, the part of the body that divides into two, starting at the shoulders. They’re also known for being expressive with their hands so accessorising with some bangles and bracelets adds an extra jingle to your outfit.

For make-up it’s all about the eyes, Star Sign Style advises, explaining that Gemini have beautiful bright eyes full of sparkle that just need a little help to frame them. Pop on some eyeliner and use a highlighting shade (bright white is ideal they suggest) in the inner corner of the eyes and over the lids. Shimmering eyeshadows are also recommended, especially paired with a dark eyeliner.

Take that shimmer to your cheeks, Miss Malini says, and take inspiration from June’s birthstone the pearl with some pearlescent blushes to give you a nice glow. Embody the duality of your sign with sparkling eyeshadows combined with a contrasting bold liner to create a two-tone look. Keep your lips neutral to let your eyes do the talking, with shimmery lip glosses suiting Gemini’s best. As for a Gemini’s nails, Miss Malini says go bold and express yourself with vibrant colours, especially  Gemini’s signature colour yellow.

 

 

Gemini Jewellery

  1. These hoop zodiac earrings by FRAMELRY fit right in with the eclectic and funky style of a Gemini, mixing two styles to create these bold earrings, Etsy, £30.32.
  2. Simple and understated, this Gemini Midi Ring from Love by Luna lets you show your Zodiac pride in subtle way, Love by Luna, $16.00.
  3. The duality of the Gemini sign is represented by this cleverly designed necklace by Orbis London, with the hair reflecting a Gemini’s free flowing personality and emotions. A perfectly symmetrical iconic Orbis crystal is placed between both sisters to balance their personalities, House of Fraser, £34.99.
  4. This boho inspired bracelet is made from leather and rich Czech glass in the contrasting shades of purple and gold, creating a funky accessory that would look good in any Gemini’s collection, Etsy, £29.84+.
  5. Get in on the layering trend with this Gemini layering necklace set while also appealing to your star sign’s interest in mixing styles with one necklace featuring charms and the other lettering, Urban Outfitters, £16.00.

 

Fashion

  1. Bold colour and classic font, two different styles coming together to make this Gemini t-shirt on point for any fashionable Gemini, Next, £12.00.
  2. Gemini’s show off that fabulous neck of yours with this lovely Slouchy Off Shoulder Oversized Sweatshirt by XpressionTees, Etsy, £18.84.
  3. This Gemini Skull Pullover Hoody with it’s different take on the usual Gemini twin’s design will appeal to a Gemini’s eclectic sense of style, Redbubble, £33.61.
  4. Mix styles with this Gemini Girl Tee from Nasty Gal in a Gemini’s favourite vibrant shades of yellow and orange, Nasty Gal, £15.00.
  5. This beautiful skater skirt is filled with vibrant colour and features the Gemini constellation, allowing you to be loud and proud about your star sign, Etsy, £47.11.

 

 

Beauty

  1. Lime Crime’s Gemini Zodiac Eyeshadow is just what every Gemini needs to add that shimmer to their make up look, Princess Polly, £10.14.
  2. This Glitter Peach Gemini eyeshadow is a wonderful vibrant shade that will add a spot of shimmer to a Gemini’s eyes, framing them perfectly, Etsy, £2.33.
  3. Described as being the best shade to compliment a Gemini’s moods, this bright and cheery yellow nail polish by NCLA is bang on trend for any fashionable Gemini, Shopspring, $18.00.
  4. An eyeshadow palette designed with the changable moods of a Gemini in mind, the Gemini Palette by Melt Cosmetics has everything the funky and eclectic loving Gemini could want in an eyeshadow palette, Melt Cosmetics, £44.36.
  5.  With the fantastic range of shades in the Gemini My Sign Complete Eye Base palette you have everything you need to create a brilliant dual tone eye, perfect for your star sign, Revolution Beauty, £5.00.

 

 

Stationery

  1. There’s so much duality going on with this fabulous  Gemini Purple cork leather notebook that it has to be just for a Germini! Etsy, £21.00.
  2. Let the world know you’re a Gemini and proud with these lovely Gemini Stickers, Redbubble, £1.68.
  3. The white and black design of this Gemini Wooden Bookmark stands out against the beautiful wooden background, appealing to your sign’s mix and match sense of style, Etsy, £4.12.
  4. Brimming with vibrant shades this  Gemini Zodiac Journal Notebook is just what every Gemini needs in their stationery collection, The Book Depository, £4.13.
  5. The contrasting colours of this  Gemini Notebook might be too much for other star signs, but for a Gemini it’s right up your alley, Juniqe, £7.95.

 

Cutie Patootie

 

    1. This adorable version of the usual Gemini twins features two bears and is available as a Laptop Skin, Redbubble, £18.00.
    2. Simple and super cheery this Beech wood Zodiac Keychain is fabulous for an Gemini, Etsy, £4.67.
    3. Keep your keys safe with these two munchkins on this adorable Chibi Zodiac Gemini keychain, Etsy, £8.24.
    4. Gemini’s are known for being mischievous and no one’s more mischievous than a cat, so this Gemini Cat Mug is right up their alley, Etsy, £12.00.
    5. Funky, bright colours and cute kitties? What’s not to love with this Funny Cat Gemini Horoscope T-Shirt, Redbubble, £25.99.

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Learn all about your star sign and what’s in store for you this year with this book of Gemini 2018 horoscopes, The Book Depository, £6.91.
  2. This eclectic and funky Gemini Astrology Totebag will capture any Gemini’s eye and also features astrology information on the other side, Etsy, £23.69.
  3.  A beautiful gift for the Gemini in your life, this Personalised Horoscope Constellation Jewellery Box could easily be painted in the bright colours they love so much, Not on the High Street, £50.00.
  4. So much detail and flare in this Gemini Cosmic Constellation Dreamcatcher, Gemini’s are also sure to be enchanted with the added sparkle brought to it by the three quartz crystals, Etsy, £34.75.
  5. Once again two styles meet in this Formations Gemini Zodiac Mug in White/Gold making it a wonderful gift for the mix and match loving Gemini, Bed, Bath & Beyond, £4.85.

 

Over to You

Are you a Gemini or do you have a Gemini woman in your life?

Is there anything here or on the pinterest board that caught your eye?

Have you ever bought a zodiac specific gift for someone?

Let me know in the comments!

 

A Gift & Style guide for Gemini Women. Gemini are known for their funky style, so check out these groovy gifts that will appeal to their love of playing mix and match!

 

Terrific Gifts for Taurus Women!

Terrific Gifts for Taurus Women [Zodiac Series]

Welcome to the first in a brand new series here at Just Geeking by; the Zodiac Series! This series will be two-fold; it will be bringing together information about each zodiac sign’s unique style, including tips for achieving that style, and it will be collecting zodiac products. First up is the Taurus, the bull and in this post I will be helping you find your unique Taurus style with help from some fantastic astrology sources. Then I’ll be highlighting some of the exquisite, quirky and downright adorable items out there dedicated to Taurus women. These are just some of my top picks and the rest can be found on the dedicated pinterest board below!  ((Banner credits: Zodiac brushes by Sabriena and background image from Public Domain Images.))

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About Taurus

Symbol: The Bull
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Venus — the planet of beauty and love
Physical Attributes: Deep and soulful eyes, long and elegant necks, delicate jaw lines ((Symbol, element, ruling planet and physical attributes information credited to Astro Style.))
Traits: Hard-working, Resourceful, Reliable
Colors: Pink, Pastel Blue, Light Green
Fashionable Taurus: Jessica Alba, Christina Hendricks, Dianna Agron ((Traits, colours and fashionable Taurus information credited to College Fashion.))

College fashion explains that Taurus women love a classic vibe to their wardrobe with well-made clothing with unique detailing, which means they do ted to go for the more upmarket and expensive clothes. That doesn’t mean they can’t be patient though and wait for just the right bargain to save a few pounds! As their symbol the bull rules over the throat and neck pay attention to your neck area by drawing attention to it with scarves and necklaces.

This is seconded by Who What Wear who state that for a Taurus “style is synonymous with quality”, but don’t worry about holding out for that designer item. It doesn’t make you a label snob just because you know how to appreciate the finer things in life. They recommend Blues, earth tones, and neutrals as your complimentary colours.

For make up Star Sign Style says to take inspiration from Taurus’ ruling planet Venus and go for a feminine look. Pinks and florals in particular are flattering for a Taurus, and use muted pinks to accentuate your lips. Miss Malini offers more examples, suggesting earth-tones for your eyes such as taupes, emeralds and shimmery browns and embody your love for all things classic with a simple but classy french manicure.

 

 

Jewellery

  1. There is no doubt that you will make a statement with this unique Art Nouveau Taurus necklace by claycessories, Etsy, £55.00.
  2. Carry the star with you every where you go with these Taurus Astrology Drop Studs by Wolf & Badger, £79.
  3. Sparkle with style in this lovely Taurus Charm Bangle by ALEX AND ANI, The Jewel Hut, £29.99.
  4. Combine May’s birthstone and your Zodiac sign with this Birthstone Bracelet with Taurus charm by BishBoshBecca, Etsy, £34.00.
  5. Hold your head high and show your Taurus pride with these elegant Silver Stud Bull Earrings by SpikyLeaves, Etsy, £25.68.

 

Fashion

  1. Simple, classy and effective, this Taurus Ladies Zodiac Symbol Tshirt is also a fab price, Not on the High Street, £20.00.
  2. At first glance this Star Sign Sweat from Next appears quite bland, but turn it over and it will show you the stars, Next, £24.00.
  3. Look the part in these magnificent Taurus Blue & Gold Leggings by EvyLane, Etsy, £38.09.
  4. Take the word by storm with a ferocious little bull at your side when you’re wearing this Taurus T-Shirt by Mariana Moreno, Redbubble, £20.14.
  5. Get sporty or just comfy in this Screen printed Taurus zodiac hoodie by Oldtownshirts, Etsy, £21.35.

 

 

Beauty

  1. Glow with the power of the earth as your channel your element with this Revolution My Sign Eyeshadow Palette Earth, Supderdrug, £6.00.
  2. Being stylish isn’t just about looking the part; smell as classy as you look with this Taurus Zodiac Perfume Travel Spray Gift Set by ZodicaPerfumery, Etsy, £30.50.
  3. The smell of the earth and the wild will bring you some comfort with this Taurus Zodiac Soap from BareEndsSoap, Etsy, £6.16.
  4. Shimmer and shine as your embrace your feminine side with these earthy mellow pinks from Revolution’s My Sign Lip Gloss Earth Collection, Superdrug, £5.00.
  5. Soak in a bath with this special Taurus Bath Soak specially crafted with ingredients designed to draw out the best qualities of your star sign, Etsy, £6.67+.

 

 

 

Stationery

  1. Capture the essence of the stars with this hand-painted Taurus Zodiac Bookmark from Etsy, £2.10.
  2. Look stylish and classy in your meetings with this cut out notebook from the Portico Zodiac Collection, John Lewis, £6.00.
  3. Embellish your tech and stationery with this geometric sticker of the bull by Casandra Merson, Redbubble, £1.69.
  4. Go bold and gold with this gorgeous Taurus notebook from Wordery, £8.44.
  5. Appeal to a Taurus’ desire for well-made crafts with this beautiful handmade bank art journal made from recycled paper by IndianJournals, Etsy, £9.17.

 

 

Cutie Patootie

  1. Embrace the might of the bull kitty in this adorable Taurus Kitty Cat Zodiac Shirt by PhaedraMSJones, Etsy, £14.52 +.
  2. Keep a little bit of your star sign with you at all time by adding this cute little Fimo Taurus to your desk,Etsy, £5.96.
  3. Keep your pennies safe and sound with the help of this helpful Little friendly orange cow clutch purse, Etsy, £21.32.
  4. Stand out and show your love for Cacti with this Taurus Cactus iphone case by Michelle Treurniet, Redbubble, £23.82.
  5. Who can resist the utter cuteness of this Kawaii zodiac-Taurus sticker? Not me! Redbubble, £1.98.

 

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Help find balance in your life with the help of healing and protection crystals in this Taurus Astrology Crystal Talisman Kit, Book Despitory, £7.27.
  2. Earth tones and wood beads create this elaborate Apple Watch Band with Taurus charm, Etsy, £38.21.
  3. Embody your inner bull with this felt Taurus hat by MezaZivs, Etsy, £68.78.
  4. Cart your goods around in this stylish Taurus Constellation Tote Bag by irinatsy, Redbubble, £11.00.
  5. Dripping with gold and teal, artistic strokes bring a modern feel to this Taurus iphone case by KatsCustomStudio, £8.24.

 

 

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How to Style Peridot, August’s Birthstone!

Birthstones Series - Peridot - August's Birthstone

The Birthstone series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third Saturday of every month.

 

Two birthstone posts in a row, but don’t worry Sharing Saturday will be back to normal next week and I’ll be looking at the gorgeous Sapphire for September’s birthstone in three weeks time.

 

 

 

Peridot was a tricky one to style, mainly because it’s quite a bright shade and I have to admit it’s not one I’m naturally attracted to. I love the gemstone and jewellery, however, it was the fashion items, dresses and make up that proved hardest to find. Some companies and retailers seem to be quite fond of the colour for women’s fashion, while others tend to lean towards khaki and olive. Unlike Emerald, Peridot is a much lighter and yellow hue shade of green. It’s spring greens, lime, chartruese and then the more mellow shades of olive and khaki. My tip for styling it, if you’re like me and not too keen on going for full on lime green, is to add it in little ways. A spot of make up here, some beautiful peridot jewellery to spice up an outfit or even just a flash of colour for your shoes or bag. It’s also a colour that goes really well with yellow, darker blues and purple which you can see in the colour palettes below.

 

 

Jewellery

 

  1. Peridot Butterfly Pendant Necklace from QP Jewellers.
  2. Raw Peridot And Pyrite Bracelet from Not on the High Street.
  3. Clogau Sterling Silver & 9ct Rose Gold Peridot Awelon Ring from H.Samuel.
  4. Peridot Copper Bangle by DesignedByAnnemarie.
  5. Peridot Leaf Drop Earrings by AnvilandThorn.
  6. Nina B Sterling Silver Heart Stud Earrings from John Lewis.

 

 

Dupes

Peridot is a stone that ranges in price so it’s not always necessary to look for a dupe, however, it can also sometimes be one that is hard to find. There’s a lot of suitable dupes out there using coloured glass, crystals, and beads that still have that vibrant shade you’re looking for!

  1. Sterling silver green cubic zirconia ‘kiss’ pendant from Debenhams.
  2. Lime Green Earrings by annakingjewellery.
  3. Green Stained Glass Cuff by AimeezArtz.
  4. Lemon Beaded Hoop Earrings from Accessorize.
  5. Khaki Cord Multirow Necklace from Dorothy Perkins.
  6. Green & Gold Tone Clover Drop Earrings from TK Maxx.

 

 

 

Colour Palettes

 

  1. Spring Flora Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  2. Yellow Rose Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  3. Sweet Tangerine Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  4. Sun Through Leaves Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  5. Lime Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.
  6. Green Peas Colour Palette, view it here on Pinterest.

Fashion

 

  1. Charter School Cardigan in Chartreuse from Modcloth.
  2. Torrid Jeggings – Neon Citron Green Wash from Torrid.
  3. Live Unlimited – Lime Floral Print Kaftan from Debenhams.
  4. Maine New England – Lime linen blend blazer from Debenhams.
  5. Lime Green High Neck Shirred Top from New Look.
  6. Lime Stripe Denim Shorts from Jane Norman.

 

 

Dresses

  1. Green Premium Strappy Lace Dress from New Look.
  2. Tall Plunge Front Maxi Dress from ASOS.
  3. Coast Jamie Printed Dress from House of Fraser.
  4. ISSA Mila Embellished Dress from House of Fraser.
  5. Wallis – Mint floral orchid shift dress  from Debenhams.
  6.  Craghoppers – Soft khaki Nosilife symone shirt dress from Debenhams.

 

 

 

Shoes

  1. Lotus – Lime suede ‘Briony’ wedge sandals from Debenhams.
  2. L.K. Bennett Coralie Flower Ruffle Sandals in Lime from John Lewis.
  3. Lime Green Suedette Trainers from New Look.
  4. Wedge Heel Sandals from H&M.
  5. Block Heel Ankle Strap Court Shoes from Marks & Spencer.
  6. Hunter Original Short Boots from Sole Trader.

 

 

Accessories

 

  1. August Birthstone Pouch from Achica.
  2. Elegant Peridot Watch with Vintage Face by ArdentLife.
  3. Green Colour Block Saddle Bag from New Look.
  4. The Nellie Belt – Turquoise, Lime and Orange Buckle with Brown Leather Belt by AWCdesigns.
  5. Lemon Lime Gemstone French Barrettes by ReynaRed.
  6. Olive Green Paisley Bandana Knotted Jersey Headwrap from Claires.

 

 

Nails

 

  1. Zoya nail polish in Tangy from Holland & Barrett.
  2. Rimmel Rita Ora 60 Seconds Super Shine in Partner In Lime from Superdrug.
  3. BeachClub Summer Collection Neon Yellow/Lime Crelly by MsSparkleBoutique.
  4. Bright eyes – Lime-gold Holographic glitter polish by DarkMetalLacquer.
  5. Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish in Where’s My Oscar from Europa Cosmetica.
  6. Ciate Nail Polish in Mojito from Europa Cosmetica.

 

 

Make Up

 

  1. LOréal Paris Infallible Eye Paint in Keep On Khaki from Look Fantastic.
  2. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick Chrome Summer in Venus Flytrap from Look Fantastic.
  3. MANIA Sparkle Eyeshadow by FabledFragrances.
  4. Green Cream Matte Liquid Lipstick Non Transferable Water Proof -Key Lime by michelerenaecosmetic.
  5. W7 Cosmetics Angel Eyes Eye Shadow Palette – Out On The Town from Scentsational.
  6. Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Lust by Urban Decay.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  1. August Peridot magnetic bookmark by 1107Studio.
  2. August Birthstone Print by HarknettPrints.
  3. August birthstone dragon with peridot gem by HowManyDragons.
  4. Ryman Soft Cover Notebook Medium from Ryman.
  5. Filofax Personal from Ryman.
  6. Personal Banker Organiser from Modcloth.

 

What do you think; has this style guide swayed your thoughts on lime green and peridot? Or were you already a fan?

I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!

 

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