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Blogger Of The Week : I Wear My Wages

Posted in Fashion   |  By jones + jones

Jill Gourlay is back again and this time better than ever, blogging over at 'I Wear My Wages' she never fails to put an exciting and edgy spin on our dresses. On this occasion she styles our Silivia peach dress (No longer available in this colourway but available in spearmint HERE), she adds black chunky accessories to balance out the feminity of the dress. With these stunning lace up mule type heels and geometric sunglasses she creates a chic and clean look. Our Silivia dress features a sweetheart neckline and bustier bodice with a full flippy skater skirt so it is great to see an otherwise 'dressing up' dress casualed down to make a wearable day to night outfit. Jill's signature red lip goes perfectly with this outfit and her sleek up do make sure the attention is firmly on the dress.

 

Jill say's:

' I will be honest and say it gets boring with the same trends and designs about on every single website, all with similar copies. So it is so refreshing to look at a collection and know it is all made in their London design house with limited copies. Their designs are so feminine and elegant, so for at least a day you get to feel classy and well put together.'

 

Check out more babin' outfits over at Jill's instagram 

 

Steps Towards Healthy Summer Skin

Posted in Beauty   |  By Jones + Jones

Healthy, glowy, summer skin is every girls must have look this summer, but some of us tend to overlook the importance of looking after our skin properly to make this look possible in the first place. Try doing a glowy make up look on dry and unhealthy skin, almost impossible. Try again on well-nourished, healthy skin and you’ll have a field day!

 

First things first and probably most important of all our tips and tricks is to protect your skin, if your not a fan of wearing no make up around the pool find make up that contains high levels of spf, you can also find powders that contain spf as well that you can use to touch up any oily patches throughout the day. Make sure you don’t just focus on your face, invest in an spf chapstick to keep your lips from drying or burning.

 

Secondly, be good to your skin, just like people skin sometimes needs a break, try to let your skin breathe by going make up less where you feel comfortable. Honestly the first few times you choose to go somewhere you would usually wear make up, without it you may feel nervous, but trust us when we say the more you do it, the more you realize no one even notices, and it’s so worth it for the skin. As well as this, make sure that when you are removing make up you are really deep cleansing, using cleansers and toners is great. Another weird tip we have is to use intimate wash as a face wash, these washes usually contain no parabens and have a good ph balance which is super kind to the skin.

 

Drinking water is crucial not only does it hydrate the skin, in turn plumping to skin to reduce wrinkles and make the skin smoother and much healthier. It also reduces oiliness which is the bane of the summertime. When we are sweating more than usual it is easy to get oily very quickly! Trying to drink 2 litres of water a day is a great way to achieve glowy skin that doesn’t look ill treated or clogged up.

 

On the note of clogged up skin, our final tip for healthy summer skin is to try and invest in lighter products such as moisturizers. A lot of skin care and moisturizers come in a very thick consistency and are heavy and suffocating to the skin. Try and find natural products of a thinner consistency. It may mean investing more money into skin care and make up but in the long run it will be so worth it.  This helps prevent clogged pores and also prevents break outs. We have listed below a selection of products that you can switch to, to insure that your skin isn’t smothered during the summer months. Below we have listed our favourite products and moisturizers that are light and good to your skin!

 

1. Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defence

2. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light

3. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration

4. Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer

5. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

Meet Samantha Clarke

Posted in Fashion   |  By jones + jones
As some of you may know, jones and jones proudly own a shop in the heart of St Tropez. In the summer months there is a real buzz around the area and we get the oppurtunity to work with amazing people who live and breathe the St Tropez life. This summer we stumbled across a raw talent in the form of Samantha Clarke. Making her name as a singer in St Tropez she frequently performs at renound restraunts such as L'Opera and Le'Quai, enchanting guests with her magical voice and giving heartfelt performances on the table tops. Samantha has been working with us this summer to showcase some of our fantastic dresses, and she really does them justice! We thought we would give you a peek into the life of Samantha Clarke so we took some time to do a short interview so you can get to know St Tropez's hottest talent... 
 
 
What inspired you to get into the music industry?
 
I’d have to say my mum, I grew up listening to her sing along to all the old jazz soul and motown  numbers, singing became second nature to me at a young age.


Where do you see your career going?
 
If I were asked this question 2 or 3 years ago, I would have said that i’d like to be signed and bring out an album but today I am happy with being a recognised artist and being able to travel whilst doing what I love most, it also helps that i sing in some of the most beautiful and famous places in europe but i wouldn’t write off the album thing.
 

What do enjoying most about your career?
 
The thing I enjoy most about my career is making people smile, I love it when a certain song I sing touches somebody personally, for example a couple got engaged  the other day whilst I was singing her favourite song, completely by chance. 

Who is your role model?
 My role model, I know this sounds really cliche, but its Celine Dion i love how much of an amazing artist she is and at the same time such a pure person, a great mum and wife. I really respect how grounded she has stayed.

Tell us more about L'Opera?
 
L’opera is one of the most exclusive restaurant/club situated on the port of st tropez, the decor is out of this world, full of flowers and crystal lighting, not to mention the beautiful art work of mr Phillipe Shangti, a reputed artist here. In the day time you can enjoy a nice lunch with a beautiful view of the port whilst listening to a great singer ( me ) hehe.  Early evening is reputed for its dinner with live music again(me) until 9 and then at 9.15 there is an amazing show made up of dancers,opera singers, contortionists and actors, its really quite something. Finally l’opera turns into a night club where you can be sure to bump into some famous faces,to mention a few , bieber, stalone,akon and many many more. L’opera isn’t just a place its an experience.
 
 
 
 

Whats your favourite thing about St Tropez?
 
My favourite thing about st Tropez is the energy here, theres nothing quite like it, I have lived here for years on and off and I always end up coming back, I can’t go a very long time before wanting to come back here.The sunsets are amazing here, I pull over almost every evening on my way home to take a photo. The markets, the food, oh I could go on forever... 

How did you first become familiar with the Jones and Jones brand?
 
I first became familiar with Jones and Jones when my sisters came home with 2 beautiful dresses for a party !i was like ….where did you get those from !!! Then my brother and his group did Britains Got Talent ‘’the luminites’’ and the female singer was sponsored by Jones and Jones.

How long have you been wearing Jones and Jones? 
 
I’ve been wearing jones and jones for about 2-3 years now. 
 
 
What do you like most about Jones and Jones?
 
What I love most about Jones and Jones is that its as if they’re literally made for me, people say so all the time, I love the fit of them , the styles i just love them lol Jones and Jones making girls smile every day! A woman followed me home 2 days ago to ask where I bought my dress , its crazy.
 
 


Whats your favourite Jones and Jones dress? 
 
My favourite Jones and Jones dress, i couldn’t chose lol I'd feel like a traitor to all my others :) i love them all, each dress has its own personality i just love them all, they’re my babies!
 
 
 

Blogger Of The Week : Drop Some Sparkle

Posted in Fashion   |  By jones + jones

Our Blogger of the week is our favourite Jade from Drop Some Sparkle. Our pocket-sized blogger is super cute and knows how to style anything pink, sparkly or tulle to perfection. So the Margot Pink just so happened to be perfect for her! With its Bardot sweetheart neckline and candyfloss pink colour with flecks of tinsel glitter, it is topped off with a huge pink tulle tutu for the perfect princess look. Jade styles her Margot with these gorgeous strappy sandal heels in a powder pink and wears her hair in tousled curls for a delicate and feminine look. Jade has been wearing jones and jones for years now and never fails to make them look amazing, she's living proof that once you go jones and jones you NEVER go back!

 

Jade says:

Jones & Jones dresses are made to perfection, each and every one of them are gorgeous so whatever style you have you will be sure to find a dress to suit you!’

 and she is certainly right our vast selection of dresses are stand out pieces that cater for every body shape and style.

 

 

Check out Jade’s INSTAGRAM for more super cute inspo and selfies!

Blogger Of The Week: The Nude Stylist

Posted in Fashion   |  By jones + jones

Rachel Andrews or her alter ego ‘ The Nude Stylist’ is our blogger of the week.  Running through lush green fields she looks dainty as ever in Flora lace swing dress. It’s dropped hem line and loose fit is perfect for the summer time and makes it so entirely versatile. For a big event or a get together in the sun it can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Rachel chose to pair her Flora Cream Lace Dress with this chunky mules with gold accents. They are the perfect accompaniment for the dress as they add edge to the otherwise feminine design. She suggests pairing with a leather jacket to tie the look together. We have major location envy as well  the scenic fields are the perfect back drop for this shoot.  Steal Rachel’s style and stack some bracelets on your wrists for a grungey chic look.

 

Read The Nude Stylist Blog Here