Guide to your perfect mini break!

A guide for a perfect weekend mini break….

Now that Valentines day is coming up, a city break to Paris shouldn’t be a miss.

Everyone knows Paris as “the romantic capital” so it is a Paris necessity to close a padlock and throw away the key with your valentine on the lovers bridge “where love gets locked forever”.

The tradition started when young lovers began to write love messages onto lockets and lock them on the Pont Des Arts chain link fence and would throw away the key as a sign of there love is eternal , as time went on more and more people joined this tradition.

To shake off some of that love, why not take a stroll around the famous shopping precinct, Marais.

With there beautifully selected group of boutiques you will be sure to find some one off vintages pieces, It is sometimes compared as Soho to Londoners and Washington square to New Yorkers.

If your struggling to find the perfect place to dine after a long day of being a tourist, look no further.

Terminus Nord, one of the ubiquitous Flo Group brasseries in Paris. The Terminus is definitely one of the brighter places on the the block. If you enjoy eating seafood this restaurant is definitely the place for you.

If your not quite ready for bed, head to Paris showcase, which is often described as “the best nightclub ever been too”.  With its unprecedented architecture and unique location, it does not come to a surprise that it attracts a vast variety of people from Paris’s most exclusive socialites to Frances political leaders.

If your looking to stay for the night, why not stay at the Four Seasons Hotel, perfect for both Business and pleasure trips. As an 8 story landmark with an exquisite art collection it would be a shame to miss.

AND FINALLY…….

The most important part!… WHAT TO WEAR?! look no further:

From day to night we have it covered!

Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Accommodating some of the best designers, artists, photographers and models. Milan features some of the most interesting architecture in the world which is why this city attracts such glamor.

With Milan being one of the fashion capitals, the designer shops are just around the corner at what they like to call the rectangle of gold, which consists on 4 streets of couture clothing stores all to form a shape of a rectangle. This is definitely worth a trip to see whether its to just glare at the beautifully designed window displays or to purchase a new pair of Louboutin’s on your plastic money bank.

Happy hour at its best!,

With happy hour fixed prices at €6 and €8 take a trip down to some of Milan’s hippest bars to meet the locals and experience a live DJ to get you in the mood for the evening ahead. Many of the bars will serve food and include garden areas to enjoy a bit of fresh air.

If you live by the saying “work hard, play hard” then you’ll fit in fine. Stop by the club “Hollywood” where you will find, the artsy, hip and gay communities merged together in the combined space which was once a weekend demand for the champagne socialites of Milan. If you fancy something different then head to Loolapaloosa, where you can have a little dance on the bar while drinking some of Milan’s finest cocktails. 

 If your looking for a 5 star pad to crash at after a long day………

Carlton Hotel Baglioni is one of Milan’s most luxurious hotels rating at a 5 star. It is situated in the heart of Milan’s city center so it is perfect location for getting to and from your tourist hot spots.

Light packing is essential for mini city breaks…………

When in Rome……

Why not take a stroll to the Trevi Fountain, test your luck by making a wish. This piggy bank, full of loose change is one of the most famous fountains in the world which has also starred in a few known movies such as La Dolce Vita.

Want to meet the Pope?, every Wednesday morning you can join the audience with him in St Peters Square if the weather is nice. Expect to be surrounded by passionate Catholics regulars and desperate snap happy tourists. It will definitely be an experience.

Or you can take a trip up the Vittoriano using the lift which takes you to a birds eye view of the city in minutes. The white monument was built in the honor of a Victor Emmanuel which was the first king of Unified Italy.

Indulge in some Italian sweets….

Rome is known for owning some of the most exquisite chocolate shops and cafe’s in Europe. Cioccolata e Vino is a popular choice, with such temptations, it is extremely hard to say no due to half chocolate shop half bar, it is full of treats to satisfy everyone.

Here’s your day to night outfits perfect for your mini break in Rome!

Happy Holidays!

Love

j+j

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jones + jones spotted on ITV!..

Last weekend not one, but two of our gorgeous jones + jones dresses were spotted on ITV!..

On Saturday evening during dating show Take Me Out, beautiful contestant Charlotte was spotted wearing the jones + jones Poppy Dress in Lilac. A cute hair bow and a subtle lip colour completed the look…

On Sunday evening’s X Factor results show, finalist Ella gave an amazing performance during the opening group number  wearing the jones + jones Poppy Dress in Grey, and accessorising with a metallic waist belt…

Ella and the gorgeous Poppy Dress were also featured on Reveal magazine online in a ‘steal her style’ article which you can see here..

We thought both girls looked amazing in their jones + jones dresses, and you too can find this gorgeous style in Chocolate, Black, Silver, Sequin, and Cafe Creme on our website.

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of ITV & Reveal Magazine 

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards wore the jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress to the Film InStyle Premiere!

While watching X Factor on Saturday night, we were very excited to spot the very pretty Perrie Edwards from girl group Little Mix wearing the jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver at the Film InStyle premiere last week!

Perrie Edwards

Styled with a black leather jacket, sequin heels, a skinny patent belt and statement earrings, we think Perrie’s outfit is gorgeous!…

Little Mix at the Film InStyle Premiere

Little Mix at the Film InStyle Premiere

Steal her style with the jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver, available on our website here!

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver

 

Combining a full and flirty pleated skirt, a gorgeous statement sequin bodice, and a stunning open back framed with neat bows at the neck and waist, this dress is perfect for the red carpet!…

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver

 

Back view of the jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver

And the best thing of all is that you can palm brush each sequin to decide if you’d prefer it chic black or sparkling silver so a different look can be achieved every time you wear it!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of various sources including the Daily Mail

The X Factor’s Little Mix in jones + jones (including an exclusive S/S 2012 style)!

On Saturday, The X Factor’s Little Mix marked the third occasion jones + jones has been worn for a performance by X Factor contestants this series alone!

The girl group wore a mix of statement neons and bright yellows, pinks and greens, for an edgy performance of Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ mixed with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s hit ‘Telephone’…

Little Mix

Leigh-Anne Pinnock wore the gorgeous jones + jones Candice Skirt in fuchsia with a printed tee and stunning pink hair…

Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards in jones + jones!

…while Perrie Edwards wore an exclusive S/S 2012 jones + jones Candy Skirt in lemon yellow! Laury Smith and Suzie Street really know how to combine edgy street style with a feminine touch!

Steal Leigh-Anne’s style with the jones + jones Candice Skirt on our website here, which combines floral lace pleats, a net-trimmed petticoat and a nipped-in waist completed with a narrow bow, all in on-trend for A/W 2011 bright and bold fuchsia!…

The jones + jones Candice Skirt in fuchsia

A girl group with an edge…we love Little Mix’s style!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of The X Factor

X Factor Styling Tips!

How excited were the jones + jones team to spot not just one but four jones + jones garments on Saturday’s Halloween X Factor! With doll-like make-up and dance moves, Little Mix wore an inspired mix of jones + jones garments for their amazing performance of Katy Perry’s E.T.! Check out their amazing performance here!

Leigh-Anne Pinnock wore our stunning new style the jones + jones Metallic Fabienne Dress in gold! This perfect party dress combines a deep ‘v’ neckline, with a wide waistband, full skirt and delicate black floral lace flowing over on-trend metallics…

Left-Right: Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix

The jones + jones Fabienne Dress in gold

Leigh-Anne wore her Fabienne dress with a black lace bandeau and patterned tights while Perrie Edwards wore her jones + jones Candy Skirt in black with a lace-trimmed front fastening bodice…

Left-Right: Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards from Little Mix

Left-Right: Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards from Little Mix

 

And The X Factor team styled Jade Thirlwall in not just one but two jones + jones garments! After removing the sleeves from the jones + jones Sadie Dress in black, the stylists layered the jones + jones Annmarie Skirt in black over the top of the dress resulting in a stunning sheer deep ‘V’ neckline and a very full and flirty skirt! We love this styling tip and will definitely be recreating it!…

Left-Right: Jessie Nelson and Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix

The jones + jones Sadie Dress in black

Jade wore her two jones + jones garments with a grey top enhanced with a statement black bow, white knee high socks and black lace-up boots…

We loved how The X Factor team styled Little Mix in jones + jones and we wondering how you would have styled Little Mix in jones + jones for Halloween?

We’d also love to see photos of you in jones + jones and see how you’ve style your favourite jones + jones garments! Email any photos of you styled in your favourite jones + jones outfit to feedback@jonesandjonesfashion.com and we’ll include your photo in our Facebook customer photo album!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of  The X Factor

jones + jones on The X Factor!

Those of you who are eagle-eyed may have spotted not just one but two jones + jones styles on this weekend’s X Factor programmes!

Our best selling style of all time, the stunning  jones + jones Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress in cream featured on a girl group on Saturday…



Meanwhile one of talented girls who had got through to the final stage of bootcamp wore the gorgeous limited edition jones + jones Julia Dress in Liberty grey floral print

 

The jones + jones Julia Dress in Liberty grey floral print

You can find both of these X Factor contestant favourites on our website…click here for the oh-so-pretty Julia Dress in Liberty grey floral print and click here for the head turning Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress in cream!

 

 

Competitions galore!

From a guilt-free shopping spree to a relaxing spa day to a garment seen on X Factor, there are amazing prizes to be won with jones + jones at the moment!

Our competition to win the choice of either a luxurious spa day for two at the plush Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden or a £150.00 shopping spree on our website to start a glamorous A/W wardrobe with, has attracted alot of attention but there’s still plenty of time to enter as this competition doesn’t close until midnight on the 7th of September 2011! Check out the competition page on our website and enter here!

We also launched another competition on our blog on Friday, which gives one lucky entrant a chance to win the jones + jones garment they spot on The X Factor! A girl group was spotted all wearing the jones + jones Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress in cream on a clip advertising what was coming soon on The X Factor on the 20th of August 2011 , however as no-one was featured in jones + jones at the weekend, the competition will roll onto next weekend!

So if you spot any jones + jones dresses, skirts or outerwear on this Saturday’s X Factor, please let us know the name of the garment and the name of the act wearing it as a comment on Friday’s blog post (click here) for a chance to win the garment you’ve spotted!  The competition will close at midnight on Sunday the 4th of September 2011 and a winner will be chosen at random from the full correct answers on Monday. If there isn’t anyone featured in jones + jones on this week’s X Factor, then the prize will roll forwards to the next show!

Good luck everyone! With Love,  jones + jones xxx