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Hello Karen Millen Holiday Season – Island Hopping Unleashed

Corporate warriors, entrepreneurial wizards, social enterprise adventurists  – we know you have had enough. You have been craving sunshine, light fabrics, heat, cold drinks, late dinners and we wouldn’t blame you. That’s why we partnered up yet again with one of our favorite brands to deliver for you the Karen Millen Holiday Season (and unleash that island hopper you have always been hiding).

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The Holiday Destination

Whether you’re a city lover, countryside fan, seaside enthusiast or enjoy the perfect balance, picking that summer destination is an escape worth planning for. In the last couple of years, we have been fortunate enough to explore various locations and discover our adventurous side through:

  • Thailand island snorkeling
  • Croatia boat sailing
  • Italian Riviera browsing
  • Greek islands hopping
  • Hong Kong rooftops exploring
  • Avignon hills climbing
  • Bulgarian coast wakeboarding
  • Cambodia tuk-tuk riding
  • Even Newquay scone hunting

So in case your busy minds are still requiring any help with picking this summer’s getaway destination, you can count on us.

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Not everyone has officially opened the sea, sand and sun season,  but Karen Millen has and it is running a #HolidayCompetition for a three night stay for two at a luxury hotel in Mykonos,  plus another treat: your Karen Millen Holiday wardrobe sorted with a £500 gift card (which you can enter here).

So hidden adventurers, your time has come.

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karen millen holiday


The Holiday Outfit

As time is precious and planning holiday outfits may not be on your priority list, we put together our favorite looks from Karen Millen’s latest collection – the Holiday Shop.

#1: The White Dress

Nothing says holiday like a Midi white dress with a ladylike cut and a beautiful texture ( On sale and yours for £120!)

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#2: The Lace Dress

Think late nights, warm summer evenings, strong wine and a stunning  embroidered lace – Yours for £225.

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This is a sponsored post by Karen Millen and this affects in no way how we feel about holidays, long summer evenings, lace dresses or island hopping. Now explore your inner adventurer with the Holiday Shop


Fashion & Photography: Win Olympus Camera & Karen Millen Shopping Spree

Let’s reveal you a little secret. Our love&passion for fashion may have been quite prominent – we have suits in our brand after all. But our feelings for quality photography have never been stronger.

1. The Fashion

You may (and should) have already read our review of the AW16 Karen Millen’s collection featuring 3 strong and prominent characters which we decided to call Fierce, Flamboyant and Eclectic.

We remember very prominently the first time coming across a Karen Millen store 4 years ago in a quaint English town where sharp suit blazers or pen skirts were most often a mirage glare from the busy London commuters passing by.  In those student times, much before Suits and Books was born, we only had the occasional internship interview in a tall shiny building near a City location, which was requiring our moderately average business wear.

16 dresses and suits jackets later, our wardrobes and us can only be grateful that we did enough to land several City jobs and be at a relative ease with our fashion choices. Thankfully, we have a Karen Millen just around the corner too.

2. The Photography

We were very fortunate to get our hands on our first DSLR Canon 450D, aged 18, giving us enough time to understand the difference between aperture, shutter speed and iso. Before the selfie era even begun, we managed to snap thousands of blurry photos (we used to call them self-portraits: how dandy!), understand the beauty of natural light and appreciate a good steady hand. And while you wouldn’t see a photograph taken by us on Suits and Books (we rely heavily on professionals such as Gratisography), we still try to capture every piece of beauty in our regular non-blogging days.

Almost a decade later in which iPhone cameras and sleekly designed point&shoot cameras overtook our lives (and steady hands), fashion and photography haven’t been closer. Amazing fashion icons were born through blogging platforms: just look at Kayture.  And fashion brands are in ever more fierce competition for the newest&brightest YouTube/ Instagram/ Self-hosted WordPress stars.

3. Why is this super exciting?

Karen Millen Fashions LimitedOur very favourite Karen Millen is running a competition, part of its AW16: In Focus campaign where you can win £750 and the iconic Olympus E-PL8 and you have until 31st October to enter.

Don’t go through your ‘self-portrait journey’ unaided: the fashion blogosphere needs you and potentially, a new shnazzy camera.

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