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).
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.
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.
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!)
#2: The Lace Dress
Think late nights, warm summer evenings, strong wine and a stunning embroidered lace – Yours for £225.
Suits and Books. Our Pleasure.
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.
It has been nearly 2 years since our first Tailor Store review on a made-to-measure shirt and we’re excited to have partnered with the brand again to share with you The Shirt Experience (with a discount!)
Whether you are a corporate warrior, startup enthusiast or office wear is your statement weekend look, quality shirts are a necessity we can’t afford to ignore. If you have bought as many plain white shirts from high street brands as we have, you would have encountered poor fits, obscure fabrics and hours of ironing time – a trilogy we’d rather avoid. Let’s just say once you go tailored, you can’t go back.
Here are the 5 things that got us impressed (and we don’t get impressed easily).
- Our nearly 2 year-old Tailor Store shirt has been worn 25+ times and still looks as good as new – with colours, fit and fabric unchanged.
- The customisation options are endless – cuffs, buttons, sleeves, collars – you can go as conservative or as quirky as you wish.
- Embroidery. What’s more ostentatious than putting your initials on organic cotton fabric? (We can think of a couple alternatives)
- The finish feels and looks luxurious (Male & Female shirts start from £49 pounds, so that can even beat the high street)
- If something doesn’t fit right, Tailor Store will give you another go to re-design and re-order at no additional cost. And we thought we give generous second chances.
Just 3 weeks ago, we put our creative hats on, unleashed the inner tailor we’ve be hiding, took the measuring tape and choose a wrinkle-free (we’re saving the planet by not ironing, right?), caucel fabric shirt in white, with a contrast collar and cuff.
It’s a beautifully made shirt which we’d proudly take on office walks, client meetings and important presentations. We might keep it in the ‘special’ corner of our wardrobes and that’s because the cut, the fit, the structure and the finish are luxuriously done. It has been a delightful Shirt Experience and we’d encourage you to discover your inner tailor.
Tailor Store now offers the full range of tailored clothing – from suits and shirt to chinos and accessories. The brand beats the price of many high street City Professional equivalents with one little difference – it’s done in ‘One size – Yours’. If you’re after high quality fabrics, one size doesn’t fit all approach and you want to put your personal stamp – we’ve got you covered.
As promised, we’re pleased to share with you a discount code which gives 15% off to all new customers on one custom made shirt: Spring17
Suits and Books. Our Pleasure.
This post was written in collaboration with the Tailor Store. This affects in no way what we thought of their service and products. Now challenge your inner tailor and design your next shirt.