Friday, 18 April 2014

OOTW : 16/04/2014

~Hey Everyone!

The sun is out in full force this week and seeing as I've been out and about in London, I've decided to take the utmost advantage of it! Here's my outfit for Wednesday's catch up with a friend!



Dress: Zara
Coat: H&M
Shoes: Topshop
Bag: Accessorize
Earrings: MadeByCoGe
Glasses: H&M

~Colette

© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

ASOS Mini Haul

~Hey Everyone!

It's been a little while, but rest assured - I am back! You guys are so loyal, you've helped the blog get to 10,000 views! So many thanks!

I'm ending this work related hiatus by bringing you a mini ASOS Sale haul! I focused on getting things I actually needed this time, and invested in two great pairs of shoes, that will serve me well, year through I'm sure! If you know me well, you know I wear down the sides of my shoes so quickly (probably all that power walking ;) ), so I made sure that I picked shoes I can get equal wear out of! I went with a tan, cut out sandal pump and a brocade embroidered style brogue in the end- let me know what you think!? I might do an outfit post with them both, styling for summer!



What are your guilty pleasures when shopping? Have you browsed the ASOS 70% off sale?

~Colette











© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Neck Candy: Plaited or Pom-Pom ?

~Hey Everyone!

I've been channelling all my creative juices into making these fab necklaces for friends and family's birthday and Christmas presents. I've always been an earring girl, however, recently I've been seeing the multitude of gorgeous necklaces available on the market, and wanted to do an interpretation of my own.

Statement necklaces have always been something I wanted to pursue within my brand, and now I'm finally exploring this, I'd love to know what you think!




Earrings, Necklace or Both?

~Colette











© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Valentine's Day: Day to Night in Red, Black and White!

~Hey Everyone!

As we are all well aware, Valentine's Day is a day of celebrating the relationships that we are in and usually tends to send people a little crazy! We all know that you should love your partner/spouse/family/friends year round, but Valentine's day is just the opportunity to go above and beyond in some cases. 

Red is the obvious colour associated with love, passion and all things romantic, so I decided to do a Valentine's Day, 'Day to Night' outfit post featuring the colour! I've made 8 outfits, 4 Day and 4 Night, to help any of you last minute ladies on ideas for what to wear, whatever the weather/activity/time of day!

~Day










~Night









Hope this has given you girls a few ideas, but ultimately it was still fun to play dress up! Big thanks to my LUVVLY flatmate, Mel, for persevering and taking the pictures for me :) And remember, even if you are single, there's nothing stopping you enjoying the day, pampering self and spending it among loved ones! Whatever you do, ENJOY your Friday and know the greatest love first, comes from within!

What are your plans for Valentines day? Will you be wearing red on the 14th?

~Colette











© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wisdoms: Clothes Swap.

~Hey Everyone!

A couple of weeks ago, on the the 26th of January, my church put on a 'She Is' night, for all the ladies of Leeds! It was truly inspiring and motivational to see so many women from all walks of life come together, to celebrate our similarities and differences as we journey on our individual paths!

After the word, fun, games and much laughter, to reiterate the of 'feeling good in the skin that we're in', we all took part in a clothes swap! Everyone brought a few items of clothing, accessories or shoes they either hadn't worn or had worn a few times and in return were able to pick up something new to take home! 

I've always thought the idea of a clothes swap was a good one. Bringing something that you no longer use or need, and sending it into somebody elses world, with a new lease of life just seems like an amazing thing to do! As females, much emphasis is put on the way that we look and an almost obsessive need to edit and change, but I can say from experience, nothing is more comfortable than accepting and appreciating the skin that you're in! So, what better way to help a sister out, than to make her feel great with a top/skirt/dress..etc that you no longer wear, but makes her feel a million bucks, the way She Is

I can honestly say the air was alive and buzzing with sisterhood, positivity and some really good finds! I managed to get my hands on some REALLY funky orange trousers, that originally were from the Conscious Collection by H&M (I just can't seem to get away from this shop, haha) and the beautiful Caz, got the matching skirt (featured below)!

Maybe i'll do a 'How I Style...' based on them! What do you think?




~Colette
© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Day-to-Night : Pineapples!

~Hey Everyone!


You may remember the pineapple skirt I bought as part of my H&M haul post a few weeks ago, but now I've decided to show you how I'd style it for day to night time wear. Sometimes when I get into the habit of wearing a piece of clothing often, for similar occasions, I feel it starts to lose its versatility. So to keep it fresh, I've looked at outfit choices for both types of occasion BEFORE I start to wear it in one way

Let me know what you think!

Day:


Coat: Vintage, Jumper: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: New Look, Earrings: New Look, Bag: Clarins

Night:



Jacket (Yellow)/Shirt/Skirt : All H&M, Shoes/Bag/Earrings: New Look
Pictures taken & edited by Olivia Lowry Photography 

Can anyone tell that I like H&M? hahaha

Which one is your favourite outfit? How would you style the skirt?

~Colette



© Made by Co-Ge 2014

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Wisdoms: New Business Cards!

~Hey Everyone!
I've named 2014 as the year of being BOLD!

It's just my way of reminding myself  that I need to be constantly stepping out of my comfort zone in all areas of my life. This also means that complacency and old routine are no longer my friends! I've made a conscious decision to make changes that put me out of my comfort zone and I thought a great way to initiate change within the business/blog side of things is to change up my business cards to reflect the look!

I think one of the most important things that you can remember with 'New Starts' and 'New You' phrases that get thrown around at the beginning of each year, is there is no rush! As long as there is a commitance to what you believe in, there is no reason why it can't be implemented slowly but sustainably through the year. I'm a strong advocate for self- improvement and willingness to change, but taking each day as a fresh start for opportunity is a much more realistic vision than crashing and burning in the first week.

Out with the old and in with the new!

What do you think? What are your goals/ mottos for 2014?

~Colette










© Made by Co-Ge 2014