FASHION/ Balmain…ish

All hail the great British high street and our fabulous northern e-trailers, who help us get designer looks for less!

As you may have guessed, my outfit is inspired by #Balmain but most definitely wasn’t purchased from there…sadly I can’t quite afford to drop £1300 on one of their classic blazers or a couple of hundred on the Balmain x H&M rope heels (which I think may be sold out now). However I’m very happy with my PLT dupes and their prices, which meant I could also afford to get the jacket in white too. You’ll be seeing that pretty soon…The jacket material is pretty thick and feels good to wear. For anyone with bigger boobs, I’d recommend sizing up so that it sits a little better (something I did with the white version after wearing this one). I wore this look on my wedding anniversary with pleather trousers similar to how PLT styled it on their site, which looks sassy AF.I’m not as good in heels as I used to be – these are 5ins which is above my ‘safe limit’ and I look a bit awkward trying to walk in them down the cobbled streets of Hull’s Old Town! Definitely a sit down shoe for me 

Blazer Pretty Little Thing/Tee Pretty Little Thing/Jeans Topshop/Shoes Pretty Little Thing/Bag Michael Kors

This week Curious Alice Loves… celebrates its second birthday! Stay tuned for more outfit posts and a summer prize giveaway to celebrate.

Stay Stylish,

J 😘xx


As well as needing to get better with make up, my hair sitch needs some work…it’s very fine, poker straight and I’m not the best at styling it. But I think I may have met the answer to my hair ‘mares this in the form of Mr Rick Roberts!    I visited his gorgeous #Beverley salon (right near Mama Alice’s house, so we sneaked in a quick coffee date) for a session of pampering and hair education using some fabulous relaunched Matrix products.

Firstly, the salon looks and feels like a chic boutique hotel. Secondly, the   care and attention from the stylish staff was easily as good one – prosecco and water served on a silver tray, beautiful smelling lotions and potions and a relaxing hand massage to start my appointment. Fabulous.    Rick and I chatted a lot about hair care (I was made up that he liked my DIY blonde ombré) and he’s definitely busted a few of my long standing myths – products will still work when you use them all the time and drying your hair under with a brush isn’t the best way to go. The biggest one for me was that if you use a lot of products at once they won’t stop working; in fact they’ll work really well together. He proved it by mixing up some ‘cocktails’ of product and showed me how to create a good hair foundation before moving on to the styling.   Rick styled my hair in glam 70s meets #AlexaChung  undone waves using his stunning #Balmain straiteners (seriously, am I the ONLY ONE who didn’t know they did hair care?!?!) which I’ve been practising at home.. I’m a work in progress, but there’s definitely progress being made!

These are the #Matrix products Rick used to help give me #TOTALHAIRCONFIDENCE They smell AMAZING  by the way.

Thanks to Rick and his team for helping me get my hair groove ‘oooon and to Matrix for letting him share his expertise with me. I’ll be back soon!

Stay Stylish

J 😘xx