Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Back to the Valleys

denim waistcoat - car boot sale, grey hoody - TK Maxx, floral top, wet look leggings - both topshop,
bag - charity shop, beanie - primark, snood - car boot sale

Photos courtesy of Lauren Vassell

An afternoon spent strolling around the Welsh countryside.

Danielle Jaques

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sunshine awaits

Sunset Aeroplane Sky  Holiday

Off to Spain for a week of sun, sangria and relaxing...

Danielle Jaques

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Friday, 5 April 2013

My H&M wardrobe update for Spring

1. A source, origin, or beginning.       
2. a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, 
during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive.

b. A time of growth and renewal.           
3. The earliest or freshest time of something

Spring’s arrival makes the world seem much more appealing, and fresh starts suddenly seem possible. Mornings are brighter, bluebells and daffodils are in full bloom and the sun is still shining at 7pm. 

All of this means that my wardrobe is in desperate need of a new lease of life...

boyfriend jeans - £19.99 h&m
I’ve been after a pair of boyfriend jeans, and found the perfect pair in H&M for £19.99 (with £10 discount on denim). I don’t own jeans so this was something completely different to what I’d usually wear. 
Although my sister says they look like my Dad’s jeans and they do nothing for my backside, I love them! Ultra comfy and relaxed, what’s not to like?

mint green trousers - £10 (sale) h&m
I found these mint green tailored trousers on the sale rail for £10. These will be perfect for work in spring with the cuffs rolled up and sandals.

cream lace pencil skirt - £1.25 (sale) h&m

Cream lace pencil skirt £1.25 (originally £30, down to £5, but with a yellow stain on it, now removed with the help of Vanish)) Best bargain ever! Is excellent quality, with a cream lining and is the most amazing fit as well.

new icons rings - £3.99, divided rings - £2.99 both h&m
These rings haven't left my fingers since I bought them, the divided ones started to go bronze quite quickly though.

Quite impressed with H&M lately, a lot of their pieces are hit and miss, but there are some good quality pieces at affordable prices, especially in the more 'grown up' section.

Danielle Jaques
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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Long live the jelly shoes

Chanel Ad Campaign S/S '12

I've had my eye on these Chanel S/S '12 sandals for a long time now. Comfy and practical? Yes please!


I love this ad campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself.Crisp white clothes against the sea, with a touch of gymnastics and sports references thrown in.

I found a very similar pair on eBay for £19.99, and they've just appeared on Topshop's website for spring (here)! Hello eagle eye!


The eBay ones come in all sorts of snazzy colours as well!

Find them here:

Multiple colours available here



I'm thinking the lilac pair (only available in size 3, lucky people with small feet!).

If not, then the silver glitter pair, taking me right back to my child hood. (My mum used to hate them, but at the age of twenty one she can't tell me off now!)


Plain black ones available here



Or if you feel like splashing out, you can also find the Chanel ones on eBay.



Happy ebaying!



(I've just bought a dark grey glitter pair on eBay for a bargain!)

Danielle Jaques

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Coco & Marie

I’ve decided to change the name of my blog from FrugalSpirit, to Coco & Marie.

Coco is my nickname for my sister, and Marie is my middle name...

With Spring just around the corner, this feels like as good a time as any to make a fresh start for the blog. (It's also my 21st Birthday today!!)


Fashion changes, but style endures.

Coco Chanel

Danielle Jaques


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