Blogger of the week

MARIA !

Our blogger of the week maria styles her stunning Julia patchwork dress…

What do you love about the dress?

The dress is perfection. Firstly, it’s unusual in comparisons to the dresses that are being put on for the festive season. This has an elegant but girly rather than sensual edge to it. The 50s cut with the wide petticoat skirt makes for a tiny waist and skinnier and longer looking legs, so it adds height and reduces a few pounds. That’s a massive plus. The other aspect that I absolutely love is the simple, yet stunning top. No specific girly pattern of sequins, which I always find a bit too much, high closed neckline for lots of elegance, but then you see the back of the dress and it’s just like BOOM! You just don’t expect that at all with this dress and that’s what I love.

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What is your top styling tip for the AW12 Season?

Winter is all about layering as always. No one wants to look twice their size, right? So I’d stock up on some cosy tights, biker boots (no good wearing pretty heels when the ground is all frozen and slippery), a cute pattern jumper and a furry coat. Sticking to maroon/oxblood/burgundy colours and black & gold is definitely a good idea this season!

What do you love about blogging and how long have you been blogging for?

I’ve been blogging for 2 years this month, actually! I’ve been absolutely loving it. Of course it’s sometimes a rollercoaster ride when people don’t comment or seem to like what I’m writing about – I do write with my readers in mind. I want them to find what I’m sharing interesting or provocative, etc. I’ve made some great friends along the way of blogging as well and I’ve found a community that I think gets me and my passions and my urge of oversharing a lot more than most of the people in my ‘real life’. That gives me a sense of belonging

Read more from Marias blog here :

http://www.missdriftedsnowwhite.com/

 

Love jones and Jones x

Be seen in green..

Green is the colour of the summer and here at jones + jones we can’t stop wearing the oh-so-flattering shade. Green was seen at many of the SS12 catwalks including Giorgio Armani and Elie Saab where shades ranged from bright lime green to deep emerald.

 

Many of our favourite celebrities have also been spotted in the hottest shade of the season. Holly Willoughby recently wore a flattering green lace dress to present TV show The Voice which made the most of her curvy figure while Gwyneth Paltrow wore a green embellished dress with a deep V at an awards ceremony earlier this year.

Our new jones + jones Julia and Vivenne dresses fit this trend perfectly and are guaranteed to make your friends green with envy whilst making sure you look simply gorgeous and on trend this summer. The dresses feature an open back with a delicate Liberty pansy print bringing tradition and high fashion together and are finished with a full skirt and net trimmed petticoat. Get yours on our website and selected Topshop stores now.

With love, jones + jones x

jones + jones in the DCU Fashion Show!…x

We were so excited to be part of the amazing DCU Fashion Show for the second year running last Tuesday! The event, sponsored by Diet Coke amongst others, showcased modelling and design talent from across Ireland as well as collections from top high street brands ranging from Zara to H&M, Jack & Jones to jones + jones!…

 

 

The theme of the show was ‘High Tech Heritage’,  which chairperson of DCU Style Society, Susan Gorman, described as a celebration of  ’…our fast-changing, internet and media rich world merged with the rebirth of vintage clothing’. From the sparkling sequins on the Julia Dress to the edgy structuring of the Nicky Dress, the full and flirty forties and fifties inspired skirts to the on-trend textural florals, we think that the gorgeous selection of garments showcased from our S/S 2012 collection perfectly encapsulated the theme alongside the projections and social media used.

A huge thank you to all of the stunning models and a special thank you to Aoife Fitzgerald and our fantastic Concession Managers in Dublin, Aimee Harden and Zara Andrews! You can find all the stunning dresses on our website here and in our amazing concessions in select Topshop stores including Topshop in the Jervis Shopping Centre and in St Stephens Green in Dublin!

With love, jones + jones x

Images are greatly appreciated and courtesy of Snapt 

A stunning Aintree Races outfit idea by our guest blogger from We Shoot Down The Stars For Our Enjoyment!

Last but definitely not least of our week of fabulous guest bloggers, we have one of the members of our amazing Topshop concession team in Liverpool, Sophie, who is also a blogger at We Shoot Down The Stars For Our Enjoyment, letting us know her idea for a perfect Aintree Races outfit!…

 

 

Name: Sophie Harry

My Blog: We Shoot Down The Stars For Our Enjoyment http://weshootdownthestarsforourenjoyment.blogspot.co.uk/

I’ve been blogging since… October 2010

My favourite thing about blogging is… it allows anyone no matter what fashion background they’re from to have an opinion in such a huge industry.

Three words that describe my style are… eclectic creative experimental

If I had a pair of dazzling Cinderella Rocked Her Fella Swarovski Court Shoes I would pair them with… the gorgeous jones + jones Julia dress for Ladies’ Day at Aintree Races!

 

I wanted to create a look inspired by Blair Waldorf meets Carrie Bradshaw. Jones and Jones dresses are statement pieces in themselves so its easy to accessorise them. I chose nude shades to emphasise the colours in the dress and bring out the sparkle in the shoes. I love the headband as it helps to bring together a girly yet glamorous outfit without trying too hard.

 

A huge thank you to Sophie for her oh-so-pretty Aintree Races outfit idea! You can find the jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequins on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores including the L1 Shopping Centre in Liverpool, the chic clutch is available on ASOS here and click here for the gorgeous ‘Vintage Jewel Headband’ from ‘Her Curious Nature’!

Sophie’s gorgeous outfit idea rounds up a week full-to-the-brim with couture hats to visors, pastels to glitter and of course crystal encrusted courts and full and flirty dresses! Thank you to all of our amazing guest bloggers for their inspiring outfit ideas for Ladies’ Day at Aintree Races!

We hope you have a fabulous weekend!

With love, jones + jones and We Shoot Down The Stars For Our Enjoyment xx

jones + jones on the WGSN Vision Catwalk at Pure London!

We had the honour of being picked to feature on the WGSN (the amazing trend analysis and research service) Vision Catwalk at Pure London! So on Sunday and Monday the jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin sashayed down the catwalk…

 

 

Not only was the jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin picked out for it’s on-trend style, but it’s also a jones + jones best seller and with it’s full and flirty skirt, fitted waist, open back bordered with bows and stunning sequins we can see why!…

 

The jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin will hopefully be back in stock towards the end of this month – you can check it out on our website here!

With love, jones + jones x

Steal their style: Peaches and Cream!

We at jones + jones HQ are absolutely head-over-heels in love with the new spring arrivals on our website and by the looks of it celebrities are enjoying the chance to wear sweet peaches, chic nudes and pretty creams too!…

 

Emma Stone

Emily Blunt

Carey Mulligan

Charlize Theron

 

Embrace the blossoming spring trend with any of our gorgeous new peaches and cream dresses!…

 

The new jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream

The new jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin

The new jones + jones Poppy Dress in peach

The new jones + jones Vicky Dress in cream

 

You can find all of the stunning new jones + jones dresses above on our website here or in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

Watch this space for even more oh-so-pretty new dresses and skirts to banish the winter blues and start your spring in style!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of InStyle

Latest arrival: Stunning S/S 2012 dresses!

We couldn’t wait to share the first selection of gorgeous dresses from our new S/S 2012 collection so dust off your sunglasses and start dreaming of sun, sea and shopping…

Think peaches and cream and oh-so-pretty…

The new S/S 2012 Poppy Dress is available in black and peach

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Poppy Dress in black

 

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Poppy Dress in peach

Inspired by the best selling Border Laura Dress in lace but with a gorgeous new twist for S/S 2012, the Poppy Dress combines a fitted short-sleeved chiffon-lined lace bodice with a gorgeous Peter Pan collar, adding a dainty edge to an already ultra-feminine dress. The flirty box pleat full skirt has added volume from the net-trimmed petticoat. Already selling out in our Topshop concessions, we think this dress is the perfect way to start your S/S 2012 wardrobe!

Next is the new vivacious Vicky Dress in cream

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Vicky Dress in cream

 

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Vicky Dress in cream (back view)

Inspired by the best selling Pleated Lace Vivienne Dress, the stunning deep ‘V’ open back in sheer floral lace guarantees admiration! The gorgeous sweetheart bodice leads down to the fitted waist and the pleated full skirt complete with net-trimmed petticoat, enhancing curves.

Sparkle all summer in the Julia Dress in patchwork sequin

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Julia Dress in patchwork sequin (back view)

Peaches and cream, flashes of silver and pearly white patchwork sequins flow over the bodice of this stunning shimmering dress! Bows at the back neckline and fitted waist frame the open back leading down to the pleated full skirt in cream, complete with net-trimmed petticoat.

And last but not least with ladylike elegance the Audrey Dress in cream

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream

 

New for S/S 2012: The jones + jones Audrey Dress in cream (back view)

The gorgeous scalloped edge floral lace flows along the high neckline and down into the cut-to-perfection bodice. The box pleat full skirt has added volume from the net-trimmed petticoat and the fitted waist enhances curves.

Check out all of the above stunning new S/S 2012 styles on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

With love, jones + jones x

Celebrity BB contestant Nicola McLean is a jones + jones fan!

With the second series of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 now under way, we can’t wait to see the romances, the inevitable disagreements and of course the glamorous outfits!

Celebrity BB contestant, WAG and Glamour Model Nicola McLean is a jones + jones fan and was spotted wearing the jones + jones Julia Dress in black lace to former WAG Elen Rivas’ birthday celebrations early last year!…

Unfortunately the Julia Dress in black lace is no longer available, however if you love the full flirty skirt, the floral black lace fitted bodice and the seductive open back, then look no further than the jones + jones Vicky Dress in black

The jones + jones Vicky Dress in black

Combining the gorgeous sweetheart bodice in lined floral lace, the full skirt complete with net-trimmed petticoat and a deep ‘V’ open back leading down to a neat bow at the waistband, this dress will definitely turn heads!

Find the Vicky Dress in black on our website here or in our concessions in select Topshop stores now!

Good luck in the house Nicola!

With love, jones + jones x

Images courtesy of REX, SPLASH NEWS and various other sources

The jones + jones guide to…the perfect Friday night outfit!

It’s Friday,  you’ve worked hard all week and you deserve a chance to let your hair down (or try it in a neat chignon à la Sienna Miller in yesterday’s blog) so we’ve searched through our favourite websites to piece together our picks for a throw-on but oh-so-hot, edgy and on-trend outfit, which will ensure you attract all of the right sort of attention tonight…

Let’s start with your choice of dress…

If you’re looking for sparkle, statement and glamour these are your go-to dresses…

 

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in gold

The jones + jones Metallic Sarah Dress in gold

The jones + jones Princess Dress in black

 

If understated chic is more your style, then we think you’ll love these…

 

The jones + jones Petal Dress in black

The jones + jones Flapper Dress in black

The jones + jones Border Laura Dress in Black

 

Add 60 dernier black tights and black ankle boots…the Kurt Geiger website have a great selection…

 

Nigel 2 in black by Carvela at Kurt Geiger

Start in black by Carvela at Kurt Geiger

Ellison in black by KG at Kurt Geiger

 

Throw over a must-have wardrobe staple, the leather biker jacket, because catching a cold shouldn’t part of anyone’s weekend plans…we love this one from Topshop, which combines the luxury of quilted leather with edgy belt and zip detailing…

 

Quilted Leather Jacket in black from Topshop

 

And for the finishing touches…

A clutch or small handbag for your all those things you can’t get through a night out without, depending on your style and which dress you go with we adore both of these…

 

The Apache bag from Sandro

Paulette Bag from Whistles

 

And just because stars are the cutest trend of the season…

 

Falling Star Bracelet from Whistles

 

Let us know the jones + jones outfit choice you’re planning for your next night out and if we like your style we might include it on our blog!

You can find all of the above gorgeous jones + jones dresses on our website here and in our concessions in select Topshop stores!

Have a great weekend!

With love, jones + jones x

Images (and need-to-have-in-my-wardrobe garments and accessories) courtesy of kurtgeiger.com, topshop.com, sandro-paris.com and whistles.co.uk!

 

 

New Arrival: Sparkle in the Sequin Julia Dress!

We’re very excited about party season at jones + jones HQ now that the perfect party dress has arrived onto our website and will be arriving into our concessions in select Topshop stores from later this week!

The new jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress combines glamour with a hint of luxury while oozing party season charm…

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in gold

 

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in gold from the back

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in gold

The black sequin bodice is interspersed with sparkles of silver or gold, leading down into a soft pleated full-skirt. Black bows at the back neckline and waist frame the open back of this stunning dress, while the feminine flounce trim swirls along the hem…

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver from the back

The jones + jones Sequin Julia Dress in silver

And the best bit…gently stroke the sequins to decide which you want to be metallic and which you would prefer black…one gorgeous dress with many stunning looks!

Be unique and stand out from the crowd this party season with the Sequin Julia in gold here or silver here!

With love, jones + jones x