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Cambridge based style, life & travel blogger. I work in marketing and I also write for various online publications. I'm a vegan. You can find a few tips and posts on veganism among my usual style & travel features!


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Friday, 2 December 2016

November Favourites

It feels like 2 seconds ago I was putting together my October favourites, how quickly did November zoom past?! This time of the year always feels particularly fast for me, perhaps because I enjoy it so much. I had a good month all in all, but December will definitely be much more jam packed with birthdays, festive celebrations and our trip to Edinburgh. 

Anyway, enough about December as I'm talking November favourites! I've actually tried to cut down my spending recently. I'm trying so hard to save money as apparently that's what adults do. Pfft. I also need to curb my shopping as I'll be spending a month in America next year and we have quite a few hotels to book, not to mention spending money whilst we're out there. That being said I did treat myself to a few new bits and bobs, so let's take a look...
4th & Reckless Mules

The perfect mules for the party season! I love this Acne style heel, but with a much friendlier price point. I'm not hugely into high heels, so I find mules a good shout. Plus they're a complete bargain at £28, and even better? There's currently 20% off the website!

I love the Cohorted boxes, and I think this month may actually be one of my favourites so far! All brands are cruelty free and I just need to check if Dr Paw Paw contains any non vegan ingredients in the petroleum such as beeswax. I've been loving the Evolve skin serum, my skin has been a bit up and down as of late and I'm trying to steer away from harsh chemicals. This serum is great as it's all organic and 99% natural, so you know you aren't putting anything nasty on your skin. 
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I do love a browse in Tiger, you just never know what you're going to find. I picked up a few new homeware bits (because I really needed more of that) including this throw, jewellery stand and candle holder. I've been after a neutral throw like this for ages and at £10 I couldn't leave it behind. I'm using the marble jewellery stand to hold my watches so I can keep them in one place and not spend half an hour running around the house looking for where I last put one. The candle holder was pretty unnecessary but I felt I needed it. This is why I can't save.
jewelleryDYRBERG/KERN Jewellery

How beautiful are these pieces from Danish brand DYRBERG/KERN?! Simple yet classic and elegant. I'll be styling these up in an outfit post soon but I couldn't wait to share them. They're from the Orion collection, and I've linked above so you can have a little look. With Christmas just around the corner (eek) they're perfect for your sister, BFF or mum.
LA BRUKET CANDLE

Rooi has fast become one of my favourite lifestyle destinations. Their homeware is seriously swoony, and they stock one of my favourite candle and skincare brands L:A Bruket. Natural and vegan friendly, their scents are divine and I can't wait to burn this Black Oak candle. The packaging is beautiful too which is obvs a v big deal. They also stock brands such as Kate Spade, Gallery Direct and Vallila so be sure to have a browse.
 I didn't go crazy on Black Friday, I actually avoided most stores and just bought gifts I already had in mind for my family. I did however treat myself to ONE small little thing. And that's this cute Nica bag. As it was a whopping 50% off site wide I felt I *had* to treat myself to something. All of their bags are non leather and therefore vegan friendly - woop! I've been after a new cross body and whilst I'm not usually a fan of polka dots, I quite liked the splattered/uneven design of them on this.
tesco succulent Tesco Succulent

And last but not least, this little guy which I picked up in no other than Tesco for a measly £4. I'm a big fan of succulents, but festive succulents? YES PLEASE. This will look cute on my coffee table so a successful trip to Tesco indeed.

What were you loving in November?

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Perfect Frayed Denim Jeans

I've been after a new pair of jeans for a while, which usually spells chaos. Why is denim shopping just SO hard?! I've never enjoyed shopping for jeans and usually find they're either too long, too tight on the bum or massive on the waist. It always seems like a never-ending task that leaves me feeling stressed, annoyed and wanting to break down in the Topshop changing room. It happens.

On a whim, I ordered a pair of black jeans with a frayed hem from Asos using the black Friday discount. I had little hope and prepared myself to be swiftly sending them back. I ordered my size, plus a size up just in case, and within 18 hours (thank the lord for premier + DPD) they were in my hands. I was feeling optimistic, so I tried the smaller size and to my sheer amazement they were a perfect fit. This never happens to me, EVER so thank you Asos and the denim gods. 

I love the style, black, straight leg with a slight flare and frayed hem. I was never too sure on these dramatic frayed hems, but I'm feeling them.

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asos frayed jeans 3 asos frayed jeans 1 Of course I teamed them with a staple knit from Zara, I love all of their jumpers and have to restrain myself from buying every grey style in sight. They're just so easy to throw on and keep you snug so therefore worth every penny. Even if you buy 10.asos frayed jeans 8 asos frayed jeans 4

In other non-outfit/jean dilemma news I am SO excited for Christmas. Mainly just Christmas season though, I love this time of the year and I have plenty of festive plans including a trip to Edinburgh planned for December. I also have a few days off this week to undertake vital Christmas activities such as finding the perfect wreath and wrapping paper. Very important. More from me soon!
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Sunday, 27 November 2016

X Jewellery Everyday Heroes

I was recently contacted by X Jewellery regarding a new and exiting project of theirs. Funnily enough, I actually attended the launch of X Jewellery at their Copenhagen head office a few years back. I therefore already has a soft spot for this brand and could't wait to hear more about this campaign!

X Jewellery are a brand on a mission, and that mission is to empower women. Sounds interesting right? Their new 2017 calendar features 12 incredible women, each with their own inspiring story. Women from all around the world that pursued a dream, and have made a real difference to the lives of others. They aren't household names, but they are everyday heroes.


The calendar itself is a beautiful monochrome design, and each monthly page showcases a different personal story. Each of these incredible women have overcome and drawn from their personal challenges in order to elevate others and it really is inspiring to read.

Proving that they're committed to empowering women, as part of their 3 key promises, each year X Jewellery will donate 10% of their profits to the X Foundation. This is a foundation that aims to support women with an ambition, dream  or project by providing necessary funding. Applications to be a part of the next generation of everyday heroes opens October 1st 2017 - so be sure to add this date to your diary if you think this could be you!

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If you're unfamiliar with X Jewellery and their exciting concept, then let's back track a second. As I mentioned, the brand was launched a few years ago - back in 2013 to be precise and they launched with a clear message 'made by you'. Their range of interchangeable bracelets are unique and allow you to mix and match links and charms. Pretty cool. You can create a bracelet that's unique and meaningful to you, or to gift to a loved one.
x jewellery 2 x jewellery 6 X Jewellery invited me to create my own unique bracelet et voila, here is the result. I based it on their city skyline design but opted for black rubber links as I tend to wear a fair amount of black, and if it's not black it's usually grey! My bracelet also includes bronze links, silver links and the skyline link which I thought was totally cute and definitely reflects my desire to visit New York in 2017. 
x jewellery 4 And it just get's better...in collaboration with X Jewellery I'll be running a competition on my Instagram, giving you the chance to win my design of bracelet! The winner will receive one bracelet  plus a copy of the Everyday Heroes calendar, and two runners up will also receive a copy of the calendar. The competition will launch on Monday so be sure to enter!

**Find my Instagram @tillyjayne_ to enter - ends Sunday 4th December**

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Cruelty Free Gift Guide For Her

I love a good Christmas gift guide, I know there are SO many going around this time of year but nevertheless I felt I just had to put a few together! This year's series will also be a little different to previous years as I will only be featuring cruelty free and vegan products. Absolutely everything in terms of beauty is 100% cruelty free and I've researched all the brands and they are also stated to be vegan friendly too, but do let me know if you think I've read any false information anywhere!

When I first went Vegan I was sorry (but not too sorry) to say goodbye to my leather, wool and extensive collection of trainers, but being animal free isn't as restrictive as you may think. I've found tonnes of brands and vegan options from high street to high end that fill the gap perfectly. 

Here's a little inspo to get you started for the vegan gal in your life...(and for anyone who wants to buy me a present x)




I'm not sure where to start as I'm abso LOVING all of these items. The Stella McCartney backpack is obviously a total dream. Now that I've cleared out all my leather bags (eBay sale going up soon!) I'd love to replace them with a couple of high end vegan-friendly styles. I just can't quite bring myself to spend so much money in one go when I'm trying to save for travelling next year. 

I've found tonnes of amazing vegan skincare brands in the past 6 months, head to Naturismo for a great selection including this cute little gift set from Evolve, the perfect stocking filler! Le Labo fragrances are vegan and cruelty free BUT quite pricy. You definitely have to be a real perfume lover, but the scents are utterly divine. If you want to give one a whirl there's a counter in the Liberty beauty hall which alway seems to tempt me over.



I'm definitely going to get myself a pair of the New Balance 420 trainers as a gift from me to me as they're actually made with faux leather, woohoo! There's a few different styles and colour ways but I'm feeling the black for a bit of a change. What do you think?

A few other stocking fillers for the cruelty free girl in your life, a candle is ALWAYS well received, especially in my books. I'm yet to try Ecoya but I've heard they're great quality, and more importantly, vegan friendly!

I've recently been thinking a lot about my plastic use, I'm trying to cut down on wasteful plastic bottles etc so the S'well bottle is perfect for this. Every little helps! Finally, I've realised that I don't actually own any rings that I particularly like so I've been hunting down different brands and came across Alexi on Instagram. I love this kissing ring, it's super simple but the type of design I've been after. Sold!

I hope you've enjoyed my first Christmas gift list! I'll be following up with cruelty free buys for him, as well as perhaps a stocking fillers - let me know if there are any particular posts you'd like to see!


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