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Fleur East, if you haven’t heard of her in the past few months, I don’t know where you have been hiding! Initially wowing Simon at the Judges house and moving onto live performances in front of millions of viewers at home, Fleur has captured the hearts of many people with her sassy character and incredible vocals. Although Ben Haenow grabbed the first place spot in the X factor Finals yesterday, not all is lost for Fleur. If the previous X Factor shows are anything to go on, you don’t need to win in order to succeed. As proven by One Direction, Olly Murs and most recently Ella Henderson who have all had chart topping albums after losing out on the finalist crown. Winning doesn’t necessarily mean winning. Although Fleur didn’t actually win X-factor 2014, her confidence, charisma and a-star like performance will carry her onto a bigger and brighter career.

Fleur's outfit always compliments her toned body, in particular her hard rock abs. In these photos she rocks an edgy look, along with her signature name necklace.

You can get the look with our bespoke personalised collection at Anna Lou of London.

gold name necklace

The personalised name necklace comes in Gold, Silver and Rose Gold. Available at £52.00 - £62.00.

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The Interview Outfit featuring Anna Lou of London

We love blogging and bloggers and this week we’re especially loving Becca of Fashion-Train and her blog post about The Interview Outfit featuring Anna Lou of London jewellery. Working in fashion, it can often be difficult to meet the balance between being appropriately smart with demonstrating your eye for style and your ability to show it. In some offices, trainers and a sweatshirt are the norm with anything more being a bit showy, whereas in others, heels are an absolute must so upon first arrival, your outfit needs to be acceptable across a range of offices. Becca helps us on our way with this tricky dilemma in ‘The Interview Outfit – Gingham Dress and Leather Jacket’, making sure that no matter what your ultimate working wardbrobe may be, that you’re prepared for the initial meeting. This was what Becca had to say; ‘Since working in an office I've become more interested in 'workwear' clothes and staying stylish whilst at work. It's different working in retail as you can wear pretty much whatever you feel comfortable in but staying smart and stylish is a little bit more difficult! This outfit is the sort of outfit I'd wear to an interview/typical day at work.’

Becca The Interview Outfit - Gingham dress and leather jacket

‘I've paired this dress with one of my favourite necklaces from Anna Lou of London! It's bright neon which I really like and it means it brightens up pretty much ANY outfit and adds a little bit more personality into an outfit.’

The Interview Outfit featuring Anna Lou of London Becca 1

‘A shift dress like this is more of a day-time dress but can easily be worn out at night too with a pair of bright heels and a bright clutch bag!’

The Interview Outfit featuring Anna Lou of London Becca 2

Thanks to Becca for making Anna Lou’s necklace part of her Interview Outfit. To read her full blog post, click here.   All images are courtesy of Becca Hermitt To shop Anna Lou of London necklaces, click here. By Daisy Searle

Jewellery Trends: How to Wear Barely There Jewellery

This spring everyone’s talking about ‘Barely There’, the trend of mixing and matching daintier pieces as opposed to going for one bold piece. Statement jewellery has definitely had its time but now is not it. We have a look at how to wear barely there jewellery Anna Lou style! Anna Lou of London cross bracelet engraved heart bracelet name bracelet barely there jewellery This is great news for people who feel a bit over done in a big cuff or a chunky pair of earrings. You can start small, and gain momentum, layering up gradually whilst maintaining a delicate and feminine look. Anna Lou of London arrow necklace love bar necklace side initial necklace barely there jewellery Rules about which metals can be put together have totally gone out the window! It’s ok to mix gold and silver and even throw in a rose gold or two! Mix up styles too, going for thick or thinly banded rings, worn on different fingers and at different points on the fingers, welcome studs, knots, twists and twirls! Combining colours and styles will add to the overall because layering isn’t about one item, it’s about an overall look.

 Anna Lou of London initial ring ps i love you heart ring infinity ring barely there jewellery

Think thin chains, studs, stacking delicate rings up and an array of feminine bracelets, and don’t forget - wear as many as you want and be creative!   Shop barely there at Anna Lou of London. By Daisy Searle

Choose it, Style It, Shoot it... The Love Necklace by What I Bought Today

We're loving an all gold jewellery look at the moment and it seems one of our blogger ambassadors, Anneli of the blog What I Bought Today is in agreement. We asked her to style up one of our most popular necklace designs, the love necklace, and along with some of our gold stacking rings she's put together a great easy weekend look. She's made double denim look pretty damn stylish and the gold tones of her jewellery compliment the subtle shades of her outfit perfectly. Read more about Anneli's styling tips below... The Love Necklace by What I Bought Today What I bought Today Love NecklaceLove Necklace by What I Bought Today"I am so into gold at the moment; layered, dainty, statement and unique styles are my current favourites and I love anything personalised." "I was so pleased to be asked to be one of the blogger brand ambassadors for Anna Lou of London! So much of the range is right up my street, and fits perfectly in together with my existing jewellery. I chose the dainty ‘Love' chain, which looks great together with other gold pieces on my wrists and hands, to complement the overall look" Love Necklace by What I Bought TodayWhat I Bought Today gold jewellery"I also adore the more chunkier gold trio ring, which I layered together with two simple gold rings. It’s all about adding your own touches to your jewellery." Love Necklace by What I Bought Today"I'll be wearing my Anna Lou of London pieces stacked, layered or on their own - simple pieces go with everything." We're also pretty pleased to have Anneli on board as a brand ambassador. To see the full post and get more tips on how to style this outfit, check out her feature here. All images courtesy of What I Bought Today. Thank you to Anneli for the short interview.

The Most Stylish Celebrity Mums

With Mother's Day just around the corner (if you don't have a gift sorted yet then look here) we thought we'd pay homage to some of our favourite and most stylish celebrity mums, those women who seem to juggle career with bringing up children and still manage to look great doing it (We're sure their happy bank balance has a lot to do with that, of course). These are the gals we look to for style inspiration that can be both functional enough for the school run but still show off a bit of personality, and so we've put together a few Anna Lou pieces which we think would work well with their designer wardrobes. So no matter who's style you prefer, here's our guide to perfecting their look. Most Stylish celebrity mumsVB just had to get the number one spot, seeing as she's turned herself from Spice girl to fashion designer and s often seen carrying a, just as stylish, Harper on her hip while wearing 4 inch heels. If this high glamour princess of posh is your style inspiration then recreate her look with a chic silk scarf, rose gold stacking rings, sophisticated engraved disc necklace and adorable heart charm bracelet. most stylish celebrity mumsYou'd hardly know Jessica ever had children, the speed at which she leapt back into shape but as far as style goes, she has to be one of the most polished mum's we know of. She never sets a foot wrong and cleverly sticks to key pieces such as skinny jeans, well cut blazers and cute yet comfortable footwear. Style points all the way. To get her look add colourful details to a basic outfit such as our bright blue silk scarf and stacking bangles and keep your hair in check with a chic band or accessory. most stylish celebrity mumsOk so she has model genes which puts her on some whole other style level but Ms Kerr has literally never had a hair out of place, even when she was heavily pregnant. Since her son was born she's been back to her best in leather skinnies, short dresses and high boots, even going as far as coordinating her outfits with son Flynn at times. Get her look with co-ordinating a sophisticated teardrop necklace and earrings and dainty hyacinth bracelet. most stylish celebrity mumsEven though she's now based in London, Gywinnie still has that effortless Hollywood style, all blonde sunkissed hair, impeccable white tees and luxe designer seperates. Whether she's wearing statement gowns on the red carpet or cargo pants for the school run, there's no denying Gwyneth is one hot mama. Recreate her cool factor with a long line pendant like this woodland leaf necklace, and mix different textures on your wrists such as chunky chains with leather cuffs. most stylish celebrity mumsThat peroxide blonde hair that never has even a glimpse of roots, the impeccable make up and the coolest mum in town wardrobe, how does Gwen do it? Obviously designing her own clothing label. she knows a thing or two about style but even with three children, she's still our favourite rock chick. Get her punk style by adding some leather studded bracelets, a knuckleduster ring and cross necklace. Which celebrity mum's style is your fave? Tweet us @annalouoflondon or follow us on Facebook.

Choose It, Style It, Shoot It... Achieve Necklace by Chopstick Panorama

This week as part of our 'choose it, style it, shoot it' feature we've teamed up with another of our blogger ambassadors, the lovely Van who runs the fashion and style blog, Chopstick Panorama. We're forever in awe of her amazing effortless style and we LOVE how she wears our jewellery! Here she shows us the one piece of jewellery that's giving her true motivation at the moment, and how she is wearing it for Spring. The Achieve Necklace by Chopstick Panorama Achieve Tag NecklaceAchieve Necklace"My style changes as much as the weather does in London. So I chose the Achieve Tag Necklace exactly for that reason: I wanted something that I can incorporate in the variety of my outfits.And the word “Achieve” is so good to get me motivated throughout the day!" Achieve NecklaceAchieve Necklace"It’s so easy to style the tag necklace, since it goes with simply everything I wear. Especially for such a simple outfit, it adds a little bit of glamour." Achieve Necklace"Once Summer hits and all the Festivals start, it will be such a good piece for layering as well, making any festival outfit much more fun and exciting." What do you think of How Van has styled the tag necklace? Would you wear it differently? Let us know by tweeting us @annalouoflondon or following us on Facebook. See the full blog post here. All images courtesy of Chopstick Panorama and big thanks to Van for the interview.

Choose it, Style It, Shoot It... The Tag Necklace by Stylonylon

Hello and welcome to a fun new weekly feature on the ALOL blog. As you may be aware we've been teaming up with some fab fashion bloggers of late to showcase our new collection and they've been busy styling up our pieces in their own unique way. To give you plenty of ideas on how to wear our jewellery, we're going to be challenging our bloggers to choose, style and shoot a different piece of jewellery each and then publishing the results here on a weekly basis! First up, we're chatting to one of our blogger ambassadors, the lovely Julia from Stylonylon as she shows us how she's been wearing her new personalised tag necklace. Julia from Stylonylon wears the tag necklace"I chose a rose gold tag necklace which I had personalised with my blog name. I'm obsessed with rose gold and am slowly building a small collection of favourite pieces. This is the first time I had a personalised piece of jewellery and I'm loving it. It's also so handy for showing people how my blog name is spelt!" Julia fashion blogger wearing jewellery"At the moment, I am wearing my new necklace over jumpers. I'm going for lighter, spring colours like oranges and pinks, but it also looks brilliant on black and dark blue. It's really eye-catching and people always comment on it." Julia Rebaudo OutfitFashion Blogger Stylonylon wears Tag Necklace"I'm really looking forward to exploring pleats this summer. Not just on skirts, but on shirts too. I like the idea of pairing something so detailed such as this necklace, with a pair of ripped jeans and trainers!" Well we can't wait to see that look either! To see more of Julia's style, follow her blog and stay tuned to peek into another blogger's wardrobe next week! All images from Stylonylon and thanks to Julia for the interview.

Everyone's Wearing... Personalised Bar Necklaces

Want to know what the latest jewellery trend to sweep the celeb nation is? Of course you do. Now what if we also told you that this is one of the easiest celebrity trends to try this year? And it's a piece of jewellery that you can literally wear with anything? Frantically nodding at your computer screen about now, eager to hear more? Well folks we've noticed that everyone who's anyone has been wearing the oh so chic and oh so beautiful personalised bar necklaces of late. Celebrities wearing bar necklacesFrom Drew Barrymore and Elle Fanning to the gorgeous Blake Lively, the celebs can't get enough of this sleek trend. More subtle than the name necklace, more sophisticated than the initial necklace, this piece can be worn for day or night, dressed up or dressed down. Bloggers wearing Bar NecklacesYou only need to take a quick look at the bloggers and street style stars to get more than a few options of how to wear this gem, from Aimee Song's professional look to Jules Sarinana's weekend downtime option. But the best part about this trend is that everyone can wear it and everyone can be unique at the same time. At Anna Lou of London you can personalise your bar necklace with any name or phrase you choose and with our designs starting at just £30, getting the look won't break the bank. Check out our mini gif below for some ideas and shop our range here. Bar Necklace Gif What do you think of this trend? Would you wear a personalised bar necklace?

Meet the Anna Lou Blogger Ambassadors...

2014 is already proving to be a busy yet rewarding year for the Anna Lou of London brand and we've got some pretty exciting plans afoot which we can't wait to fill you in on! First up though, we're thrilled to announce our latest online campaign, which sees us partner up with some of our favourite fashion and lifestyle bloggers! You may have spotted an #annalouambassador tag being bounced around the Twittersphere lately and we can finally reveal what the mystery is all about. Starting this month, we are working with 11 of the UK's brightest fashion and lifestyle blogging stars in order to showcase our new collections and give you different ideas on how to style our jewellery. Our bloggers will be incorporating their favourite items from the Anna Lou of London collection into their outfits over the next few months, stamping their own personal style on the products as they go. We firmly believe that there is something in the Anna Lou of London range for every women and that's why we have chosen a wide range of different bloggers, who all epitomise the brand but still have their own very unique style. So without further ado, let us introduce you to our new Anna Lou blogger ambassadors! Be sure to check out their blogs and keep an eye on their upcoming posts for tips and ideas on how to wear Anna Lou of London jewellery! Kim Love Cloth1. Kim - Love Cloth If you feel like you recognise Kim and her gorgeous fashion and style blog, Love Cloth, that's because she was the winner of best new fashion blog at the most recent Cosmo Blog Awards, and her adorable style has been winning us all over ever since. We love Kim's preppy cool take on high street fashion and her smiley happy photographs even more! You can follow Kim on Twitter @lovecloth. Catherine Not Dressed as Lamb2. Catherine - Not Dressed as Lamb Catherine describes her blog as 'waving the fashion flag for the 40 somethings.', a mix of 'personal style, photo tips, musings and great eyebrows' but we think this style maven and her gorgeous blog will inspire women of any age to find their fashion feet, whether it's in the form of colour clashing and pattern mixing or amazingly creative hairstyles. Besides, they really are great eyebrows. Follow Catherine on Twitter @notlamb. Dunya Dearest Deer3. Dunya - Dearest Deer Dunya's vintage meets high street style with a dose of too cool for school, is hard not to fall in love with. She rocks a collar like no other and makes you want to dig out your old school uniform and pull on a pair of knee highs without a second thought. Her blog is full of beautiful photography from London and Brighton and simply put, she is just.too.cute. Follow Dunya on Twitter @dearestdeer_ Anneli Wiliis WIBT4. Anneli - What I Bought Today If you hadn't already guessed from the title, Anneli's blog, What I Bought Today, is dedicated to opening up the contents of her vast and extremely covetable wardrobe as she shares her daily buys and bargains from fashion to beauty to homewares. We love her casual yet luxe style, her ability to wear leather trousers so well and constantly have major hair envy. Check out this gorgeous site and we bet it becomes your daily read. Follow Anneli on Twitter @anneliwillis Lucie Loves5. Lucie - Lucie Loves This gorgeous redhead gives us plenty to get excited about on her lifestyle blog, from fashion to food to reviews to news of her recent engagement (scream!) and we can't get enough of her beautifully photographed posts. Her outfit posts showcase her love for vintage fashion and up and coming designers and we always find ourselves trying to recreate her glam meets grunge style. She calls herself an accidental fashion blogger, but boy are we pleased that accident happened. Follow Lucie on Twitter @luciekerley Julia Stylonylon6. Julia - Stylonylon A London based fashion journalist, Julia documents her adventures in the city and beyond through her blog Stylonylon. A mix of fashion and shopping tips, outfit posts and lifestyle rundowns with her gorgeous son, this blog is easy like a Sunday morning. Julia has that laid back luxe style down to a tee and she rocks a top knot like nobodies business! Follow Julia on Twitter @stylonylon Kylie Memoir Mode7. Kylie - Memoir Mode Apart from having the most beautiful barnet on the planet, Kylie is also an amazing photographer and her blog showcases this beautifully. Memoir Mode brings together her girly yet grown up style posts, with fashion, shopping and beauty news, views and reviews thrown in. That's not to mention her posts on being a mummy to the adorable Eva, we're addicted! Follow Kylie on Twitter @memoirmode Callie From the corners of the Curve8. Callie - From the Corners of the Curve We love Callie's fearless approach to fashion and her triumph of body confidence! With her keen eye for style, she makes even the plainest of outfits ooze serious sass! Plus we can't get over her ability to make pieces we never thought would work together, seem like they were always meant to be part of the same outfit. You might recognise her as one of the faces of a recent Evans campaign with Clements Ribiero and we're thrilled she is now going to be representing ALOL! Follow Callie on Twitter @calliethorpe Emily Divine9. Emily - Emily Divine Emily makes us want to wear a bright red lip and a beehive all day long, if only we could master that modern retro vibe she does so well. Her well designed blog documents her life through wonderfully rosy glasses. She shares her daily outfits, snaps her weekend adventures and is pretty great on camera too filling is in on her life musings through her vlogs. She mentions tea and biscuits a lot, and that makes her a girl after our own heart. Follow Emily on Twitter @_emilydivine Van Chopstick Panorama10. Van - Chopstick Panorama Van's blog, hands down just oozes cool factor. She documents her various travel escapades along with her quirky, edgy style all through beautiful shots and wait for it, she blogs in both English and German. This, all while studying Economics and Politics in London. Whew, we want some of what she's got for sure.  Follow Van on Twitter @iamchopstick Jen Little Bird Told Me11. Jen - A Little Bird Told Me And finally, last, but most certainly not least is the gorgeous and talented Jen who writes the all encompassing lifestyle blog A Little Bird Told Me. A trove of all things fabulous yet frugal, Jen has a wonderful ability to mix her vintage finds with both high street and high end pieces, while still making it all seem totally wearable to boot. Her blog which documents personal style, travel, interiors and even a glimpse into her to-die-for wedding, is one of the wittiest we know of and her posts are as enjoyable to read as they are to look at. Follow Jen on Twitter @MsJenAllison So now you've met them all, keep an eye out to see how these fab folks style up their Anna Lou of London jewellery and accessories over the next little while! You can keep up to date with all the news using the hashtag #annalouambassador Don't forget, we've got our ambassadors on board but we'd still love for you to get involved in this campaign too. Bought a piece of jewellery from our site recently? Want to share how you style it? Send us a pic on either Twitter or Instagram tagging @annalouoflondon #howtowearannalou and you might just find yourself featured on this blog very soon!  

Our Top Ten Valentines Gift Ideas!

We know, we know, it's still only mid January but how quickly is the new year flying in already folks? Valentines is less than a month away so if you want to make sure you get your coveted piece from the other half you better start leaving those hints, like, about NOW! (Our bespoke items take two weeks to make remember!) So what are your hints going to look like? Well he was good to you at Christmas so maybe you shouldn't ask for too much? Eh as if! C'mon he needs all the help he can get if you don't want to end up with a pair of earrings even your Nan wouldn't wear. So to help you (and him) out we've put together our top ten Valentines gift ideas to give you a few ideas of what a great V-Day gift could look like! Happy Valentines Day 1. The Love Necklace - well it says it all really doesn't it? This necklace is simple and to the point and you really couldn't argue if you were given this as it shows he more than cares. Plus its gorgeous right? 2. Pearl Heart stud earrings - maybe the 'L' word hasn't quite been mentioned yet and you don't want to expect too much? These cute heart earrings come in three different colours and are only £17.50 in the sale at the moment. 3. Love hairclip - its cute and its affordable, its the perfect first time Valentines gift! 4. The engraved heart Charm bracelet - This simple bracelet can be engraved with anything you like, making the perfect personal gift. 5. Infinity Ring - simple, elegant and meaningful. If you're not into obvious, overly smushy V-day pressies then this one is for you. 6. JeTaime Necklace - team this with a trip to Paris boys and you are onto a winner. Too much? Really? Oh ok well the necklace is still a great present! 7. Pearl LOVE bracelets - Cute, fun and straight to the point. We like. 8. P.S I Love you ring - so your other half should really write the name of this item on the card to give you the full effect but this heart shaped cubic zirconia ring is just gawjus! 9. Cliffs of Dover Silk Scarf - not red, not Valentines related and no mention of love, are you sure this is a Valentines gift? Well not everything loves the cheese so this one's for you sophisticated gals who like to pretend that Valentines is all just a big marketing ploy (but still expect a gift, naturally) 10. The Love Locket - and finally this is the serious one. Nothing says love better than a gorgeous timeless locket engraved with your names/ marriage dates/ initials. If you opened to find a pic inside even more brownie points to him! Have you started thinking about Valentines? Let us know which products you love!