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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AJ Odudu wears jones + jones at the GQ awards!

We were excited to see a tweet from TV presenter AJ Odudu wearing our gorgeous jones + jones Vicky dress in cream to the GQ men of the year awards! The awards were held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and were attended by a long list of celebs including glamorous girls Jessie J, Lana Del Ray and Lara Stone.  We think AJ, who was interviewing celebs on the red carpet, looked stunning in the Vicky dress which she accessorised with a studded waist belt and sleek long hair do…

Check out our Autumn/Winter collection for many more beautiful dresses…

With love, jones + jones x

Images taken from AJ’s twitter account.

 

Celebrity jones + jones fans on Twitter!

jones + jones HQ has been buzzing with excitement after receiving so many gorgeous photos from our Twitter followers! We have even been tweeted stunning celebrity photos direct from the red carpet!…

Fans of Nickelodeon’s House Of Anubis may have spotted that stars of the show, Ana Mulvoy Ten and Jade Ramsey are both big jones + jones fans…

 

Ana tweeted us photos of her looking gorgeous in the jones + jones Nicky Dress in black at the Kids Choice Awards Pre-Party as well as in the Danielle Dress in Liberty green floral print!…

Meanwhile co-star Jade wore the Vicky Dress in black to the 2011 BAFTA Childrens Awards!…

We have also been tweeted a photo of Daisy Evans from girl group ‘From Above’ looking fabulous for a night out wearing the best-selling Julia Dress in patchwork sequins…

Steal their stunning styles with red-carpet-worthy dresses on our website here!

Thank you to all of our amazing followers for their photos and please keep tweeting them to us!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of Ana Mulvoy Ten, Jade Ramsey, Daisy Evans and celeborama.net

Announcing the winner of our Aintree Races competition in collaboration with Cinderella Rocked Her Fella!

We asked our amazing customers to let us know how they’d spend their winnings if they won at Aintree Races for a chance to win a gorgeous outfit perfect for Ladies’ Day at Aintree Races!…

 

The prize was the stunning jones + jones Dominique Dress in cream and an exclusive pair of matching ‘Cinderella Rocked Her Fella’ crystal encrusted court shoes!…

 

To enter to win this perfect Aintree Races outfit, we asked customers to follow  @_jonesandjones and @irockedmyfella and to tweet and complete the following sentence:  ‘@_jonesandjones @irockedmyfella If I won at Aintree Races I would…’ and our favourite answer would win!

There could only be one very lucky winner and her name is Lyndsey! We loved her very creative idea that fitted in so well with the competition theme! The winning answer is…

 

Thank you to everyone who took part, there were some amazing answers! Well done to Lyndsey and we hope she enjoys wearing her gorgeous new outfit!

With love, jones + jones x

 

Our amazing competition in collaboration with Cinderella Rocked Her Fella ends tonight! x

Ever wondered what you’d treat yourself to if you were lucky enough to win at Aintree Races? Let us know before midnight tonight how you’d spend your winnings and our favourite answer will win a gorgeous outfit perfect for Ladies’ Day at Aintree Races!…

 

We’ve collaborated with the dazzling ladies at ‘Cinderella Rocked Her Fella’ to give away the stunning jones + jones Dominique Dress in cream and an exclusive pair of matching ‘Cinderella Rocked Her Fella’ crystal encrusted court shoes* to one lucky winner in our amazing Twitter competition!

Enter to win this perfect Aintree Races outfit by following @_jonesandjones and @irockedmyfella and tweeting and completing the following sentence…

‘@_jonesandjones @irockedmyfella If I won at Aintree Races I would…’

We’ve already had some amazing entries and the competition ends at midnight tonight so be quick and get tweeting now!

Good luck everyone!

With love, jones + jones x

 

*Terms and Conditions apply. Please see our competition page here for more details. The winner will be contacted over this weekend and announced officially on Tuesday.

If I won at Aintree Races I would…

Ever wondered what you’d treat yourself to if you were lucky enough to win at Aintree Races? Let us know how you’d spend your winnings and our favourite answer will win a gorgeous outfit perfect for Ladies’ Day at Aintree Races!…

 

We’ve collaborated with the dazzling ladies at ‘Cinderella Rocked Her Fella’ to give away the stunning jones + jones Dominique Dress in cream and an exclusive pair of matching ‘Cinderella Rocked Her Fella’ crystal encrusted court shoes* to one lucky winner in our amazing Twitter competition!

Enter to win this perfect Aintree Races outfit by following @_jonesandjones and @irockedmyfella and tweeting and completing the following sentence…

‘@_jonesandjones @irockedmyfella If I won at Aintree Races I would…’

We’ve already had some amazing entries so get tweeting now!

Good luck everyone!

With love, jones + jones x

*Terms and Conditions apply. Please see our competition page here for more details. Competition ends at midnight on the 6th of April 2012.

New styles! The jones + jones Sienna Dress + Skirt!

As you may already know, we launched a competition on Twitter to find a name for our stunning new dress recently and after consideration of nearly 60 ideas, we fell head-over-heels for the suggested name of Sienna!

We have now launched the new jones + jones Sienna Dress and matching Sienna Skirt onto our website and through out the company!…

The new jones + jones Sienna Dress in black

With it’s soft sheer long sleeved bodice leading down into the fitted waistband and gorgeous textured floral skirt, we think the name Sienna has the right mix of  femininity with a seductive edge…

The new jones + jones Sienna Dress in black

Swirling roses blossom between lavish layers of fabric across the skirt while the wide waistband enhances curves…

The new jones + jones Sienna Skirt in black

The new jones + jones Sienna Skirt in black

You can find the stunning new Sienna Dress on our website here and the Sienna Skirt here and both styles will be arriving into our Topshop concessions from later this week too!

What will you wear yours with?

With love, jones + jones x

Name The Dress Twitter Competition!

Our competition asking our amazing Twitter Followers to tweet us their ideas for the name of the gorgeous new dress below ends this Sunday at midnight!

Name this dress!

Check out our website here for inspiration! Perhaps you think your best friend would love it or you think it would really suit your favourite celebrity? Name it after whoever or whatever you would like!

Our favourite idea will see their amazing idea rolled out across the company + they will win the dress too!

The competition ends at midnight on Sunday the 6th of November 2011 + then we’ll pick our favourite idea!

Get inspired now + follow us @_jonesandjones + enter our amazing competition here now!

Good luck!

With love, jones + jones xxx

Celebrate Halloween with our amazing Facebook + Twitter competitions!

If you’re feeling creative, imaginative and would love to win a gorgeous jones + jones dress then we recommend you check out our amazing competitions on Facebook and Twitter this week!

Because we all love a (trick or) treat…sorry we couldn’t resist!…We’re asking our Facebook fans to let us know as a comment to our competition Facebook wall post which of the stunning dresses on our website they would wear for Halloween and how they would spookily style it for a chance to win the dress!

Check out our Facebook page here, like us + enter now! The competition closes at midnight on Thursday and our favourite styling idea will win so make sure it’s scarily good!

Our Twitter competition requires creativity too! We’re asking our followers to tweet us ideas for the name of the gorgeous new dress below for a chance to win the dress + we will roll out our favourite name idea across the company!…

Check out our website here for inspiration! Perhaps you think your best friend would love it or you think it would really suit your favourite celebrity? Name it after whatever or whoever you would like! The competition ends at midnight on Sunday the 6th of November 2011 + then we’ll pick our favourite idea!

Get inspired now + enter our amazing competitions!

Good luck!

With love,  jones + jones xxx

jones + jones in OK! magazine!

While flicking through the pages of OK! magazine last night we spotted Kylie Lawson from the gorgeous blog Memoir Mode looking oh-so-pretty in the Tilly Dress in Liberty Rose Bud print! Kylie was at the launch of the Jacques Townhouse event in Liverpool earlier this month and the event was photographed and included in the OK! Parties section on page 142 and looked like it was so much fun!

Kylie has posted more gorgeous photos of her from the event on her Memoir Mode blog and lookbook including these…

For your chance to win your own Tilly Dress in Liberty Rose Bud print check out the competition Kylie is running on her blog post here and on her Twitter page…but be quick as todays the last day to enter! Good luck!