Wednesday, 19 August 2015

@ChloePlumstead's is our First #NicaTakeover Star

This week saw the arrival of the first ever #NicaTakeover on our Instagram channel @nicahandbags, courtesy of the lovely blogger @ChloePlumstead who styled up our new season Olivia crossbody in pink croc.

We were treated to some #ootd inspiration as she paired our Olivia crossbody with blue denim and a crisp white oversized shirt. The look definitely nailed this season’s leading Seventies’ trend. How would you style up your own Olivia bag? 

The inspiration didn't stop there either as she also curated a mini mani edit of dreamy pink pastel hues that complement the bag perfectly. Do you ever match your manis to your handbags?

@ChloePlumstead proves just how versatile the Olivia is too as she pops out for a coffee with the stylish crossbody. So, not only can you style it up for a special occasion but it’s also a really practical choice for when a tote is just that tad too much to carry. 

Which was your favourite image from the Insta-Takeover? Drop us a comment below as we’d love to hear your thoughts. Plus, if you enjoyed seeing @ChloePlumstead’s takeover, you’ll be pleased to know that we’ve got plenty more blogger take-overs lined up for you. Watch this space! 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

#CarryMeAway... to the Best Festivals

If the early summer festival line up passed you by without so much as a sniff of a live act, don’t despair as we think that the best is yet to come! Here's our round-up of the best high summer festivals. 

Wilderness August 6-9 Cornbury Park Oxfordshire
Not just a music festival, Wilderness is more holistic than just watching bands, with contemporary arts, theatre, food and wellbeing getting in the mix. The music’s definitely not to be missed either with Björk, Ben Howard, Shamir and Róisin Murphy taking centre stage.

Rewind 7-9 August (Cheshire), 21-23 August (Henley-on-Thames) 
If you love bopping to 80s tunes, then Rewind is the festival for you. With the likes of Human League and Belinda Carlisle you’ll be time-warped straight back to the 80's. 

Reading & Leeds Festival 28-30 August Richfield Avenue, Reading / Braham Park, Leeds
Where teenie boppers and hairy bikers stand side by sideto watch Mumford & Sons, Metallica, The Libertines, Royal Blood, All Time Low, Jamie T and Years & Years.

Creamfields 28-30 August Cheshire 
Channelling the spirit of Madchester, The Chemical Brothers, Steve Angello, Avicii, Fatboy Slim and Annie Mac head to Daresbury in Cheshire for this iconic dance music festival. Best of all, Creamfields takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Festival No.6 3-6September Portmeirion, Wales
Set in the charming Welsh village of Portmeirion, No 6 is one of the UK’s most exciting and unique music and arts festivals featuring top dance acts alongside cutting edge talent including Mark Ronson and Metronomy.  

Bestival 10-13September Robin Hill, Isle of Wight
Rob Da Bank’s festival is so much fun it has a designated fancy dress theme each year. This time around it’s ‘Summer of Love’, so get prepping your best hippie outfits. Headliners include Chemical Brothers and Duran Duran

So, which festival tickles your summer time fancy? Drop us a comment below as we'd love to hear.