Saturday, 3 November 2018

November New Ins

Happy Saturday and Happy Start to the Weekend! We thought the start of the new month would be the perfect opportunity to show you some beauties which have just dropped here at Pepper Alley HQ.

You would be right in thinking we have been keeping these beauties hidden for a little while but we wanted to make sure they were looking perfect for the big reveal and let us tell you - they surely do not disappoint. We are still loving all things personalisation when it comes to our accessories and have been asking you guys all the questions on Instagram with regards to favourite emojis, fonts and colours - if you have more ideas to share or simply need a certain type of personalisation option, let us know - we would love to help out!

We are still loving metallic with a touch of rose gold....

And feeling rather romantic with our choice of personalisation....

Then, it's on to a sportier look with our statement colour block contrast....

 Do you prefer the silver or pink?

Or perhaps the dark burgundy?

We just can't choose!

These will make the perfect Stocking Filler in time for Christmas (yes, we've gone there - in November!)

This gold number is perfect for best friends, mums, aunties, grandmas....

And anyone else who loves a bit of sparkle!

Then it's back to the soft pinks and metallics....

For those teens and Tweens who are just impossible to buy for!

But before we even think about Christmas, these are perfect for special occasions you may have coming up.....

Perhaps, it's a special anniversary or significant date that needs celebrating....

Or a special thought for the man in your life (because we make accessories for the boys too, remember!)

Or perhaps, it's a gift for yourself....

To treat yourself at the start of this new month....

...start Winter afresh....

....and remind yourself that you deserve this little gift...

And this one....

 And that one too!

And, let's be honest, nothing beats finding your keys in your bag on first attempt!

We hope you liked this little gallery and insight into some new arrivals. You can find these new beauties right here

Which one is you favourite? We would love to know!


Pepper Alley HQ X

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Top 3 October Favourites

Hi everyone and welcome back to the blog! With LFW over for this season, it's as if the whole of London has let out a sight of relief and blissfully retreated to their sofas to lap up all the autumnal cosy vibes. In fact, with Autumn in full swing, we have been reflecting on our top 3 favourites for the season - we have included a little bit of everything in our selection from the night in essentials to our favourite picks for when we do leave the comfort (and central heating!) of the house to venture outside. You can also find included some insight into London with the event we just don't want to miss out on! Hope this gives you some ideas to truly enjoy Autumn at its best - let us know what you are up to this October, we hope you have a great one!

1.  The Night In Essentials -   The arrival of Autumn calls for one big night in - we want a cosy evening with Netflix, aaall the snacks and our beauty essentials (face masks, moisturisers, everything!) firmly by our side. Luckily, our gorgeous Eva clutch bags are multi use and ideal not only for nights out. In fact, they are so delightfully roomy to stash all your beauty essentials for indulgent nights in or spontaneous mini breaks away. If, like us, you can't wait to organise a cosy night in set up (and love supporting small businesses along the way!) , why not add a gorgeous throw from our friends over at Chunky Couture? Their knitted perfection is just what nights in were made for!

(Pic via Chunky Couture)

2. The Night Out Favourites -   Autumn and Winter may be the official night in seasons but we know that Pepper Alley girls (and boys of course!) are a brave lot who won't let a little chill get in the way of their evening plans. For this reason, we have selected a few gold and rose gold picks to add warmth to your nights out. A touch of golden is our monthly inspiration and, with such gorgeous styles, it's very easy to see why! You can find our golden favourites here and here.

3. The Event Not to Miss -  Halloween can often be a difficult evening to navigate and, let's be honest,  the spookiest night of the year can easily turn into a logistical nightmare. After all, the possibilities are endless - house party or night out? To dress up or not to dress up? And if we choose to dress up, what shall we go as? It's to easy to end up in a seasonal question loop but luckily Tonight Josephine and Benefit have found the perfect solution for us. Their halloween collaborations involves cocktails, make up and the opportunity to shop Benefit Goodies - everything we love! If you are interested, you can grab your friends and book tickets here.

We hope you are enjoying this gorgeous season so far - keep your eyes peeled for a post on our newbies coming soon and, as always, you can stay posted with all things Pepper Alley on our Instagram and Pinterest Channels.


Pepper Alley HQ X

Monday, 17 September 2018

London Fashion Week Day 1 and 2 - Our Favourite Moments

When #LFW rolls round, things get a little crazy here in London - it's as if the pace just picks right up and we're all dashing between shows and meetings to find a quick 5 minutes to jot down content and share it. This year is no different but we have managed to get more organised in order to share our Day 1 and 2 highlights - grab your coffee and get reading as there is already lots to talk about. Let us know what you think of this post and we'll continue to share our highlights if you want. Happy Fashion Month and Happy Monday!

(Picture via Pinterest)

It's a Family Affair for Victoria Beckham -

Glowing, professional and, at times, a little teary, Victoria Beckham does it all so effortlessly whether it's business, fashion or raising a family. This perhaps explains why she celebrates 10 years in business this #LFW with the icing on the fashion cake being her much awaited relocation to London. In fact, the designer has previously always chosen New York to showcase her designs. From the location (an art gallery near her Mayfair Boutique FIY) to the fashion (think classic VB tailoring with romantic lace accents and transparencies), every choice suggests grown up glamour for the designer whom, in true VB style, quietly announces her fashion evolution with her hometown return as opposed to shouting it from the rooftops. Extra points for the presence of Stella Tennant, 47 year old model veteran who apparently never seems to age, and her very own Harper watching adoringly with her father and brothers - showing that for VB, fashion really does go full circle, even in terms of age.

(Pictures via @victoriabeckham)

Getting Ready for Take Off with Alexa Chung -

With a show entitled 'Arrivals and Departures', Chung marks her fashion week debut. A nod to her life as traveler and original member of the fashion jet set, the collection is punctuated by safari chic items, a generous helping of Hibiscus Print and precious details. As inspired by her golden babes on the catwalk, we'll be channeling the dewy highlighter glow as well as crossing our fingers that the bucket bags donned on her catwalk are here to stay for next Spring / Summer. Our highlight? Her admission that, despite her success, she still suffers from imposter syndrome at times - showing us mere mortals that even fashion royalty can get cabin fever.

(Pictures via @alexachungstagram)

Street Style Inspiration -

Only yesterday, we took to Instagram to discuss how we sometimes prefer street style to the catwalks during LFW and we were surprised to see how many of you agreed with us! Your reasons included the practicality of street style, how it gives you inspiration for your own wardrobe and how the catwalks still, at times, remain a little over the top. While designers' efforts to turn down the drama and make the catwalks accessible for all are notable, it is also understandable that street style is what most of us turn to when putting looks together. After all, who fancies ruffles, theatrical lengths and kitten heels to catch the City line? Here are our favourite street style looks so far - and yes, we are partial to a chunky trainer, pops of colour à la Susie Bubble and smart male tailoring. What are your favourite street style looks?

 (Picture via @sineadcrowe)

(Picture via @susiebubble)

(Picture via @williamjwade)

So here are our highlights so far - remember to find us on Instagram at @pepper_alley as we continue the #LFW conversation.


Pepper Alley HQ X 

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Top 3 September Back to School Tips

Happy September! We are so excited for this new season and we hope that you are all returning to work, University or College refreshed and relaxed. The return to 'real life' after a summer of sunshine can be difficult so today, we have you covered with our top three organisational and motivational tips for the season. If you are still on holiday (we are so jealous!), you can read this pool side to ease you into returning to the daily grind and if you are back in work already - you've got this babes.

1. Organisation is Key -  You probably have plans for all the amazing things you are going to do this September. Smash your day job? Check. Sort out your closet to reveal a fantastic Autumn wardrobe? Check. Introduce an exercise regime and stick to it? Check. Make lots of plans with friends to make the most of Autumn in your town? Check. There are so many things that we want to do come September and so many plans we actually want to stick to yet everyday pressures make it sometimes difficult. For this, we aim to stay as organised as we can - to do lists, planners, all the diaries in the world.... you name it and we'll probably have whatever new tool is promising a more organised life. A recent favourite we'd like to try? Plate Planner - a planner which aims to improve your organisation around meal times. We'll be using this to plan our dinners when we get in late from work in the evenings - no more empty fridge dilemmas! Similarly,  to stay more organised when we are out and about, we'll be popping a mini Edie Pencil Case in our bags before we go out - how gorgeous are these?

2.  Seize Inspiration -  September is the best time to find the inspiration. After all, it is fashion month and what better way to get a little wardrobe inspiration that attending a catwalk show? London Fashion Week Festival puts on some great shows as well as industry talks and we can't wait for all the shopping opportunities. You can find more information here - and yes, we'll be the ones elbow deep in clothes! Another way we are seizing inspiration is by mixing up our outfits and playing with fabrics - how gorgeous is our Suede Clemmie Tote? A little twist on the classic leather Clemmie totes but a seasonal staple nonetheless.

 3.  A Kind Gesture -  Following A-level results, so many hopeful and nervous students will be heading to University this September and chances are, someone close to you (whether a friend or relative!) is worried about making the big move too. Why not help them get organised for September and show them you're thinking of them with a little gift. Our favourites include a monogrammed Clemmie Tote or a cute Polly Keyring which is not only ideal as a good wish for a new house but also a helpful tool in minimising the lost key / locked out scenario which we all know too well. 

Do you love September as much as we do? Let us know what you are most looking forward to this Autumn. 


Pepper Alley HQ X 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Summer Wedding - It's Never too Late!

Summer is almost over; the last of the summer wine is being consumed and you are turning your gaze towards the new season. What will AW18 hold? What will London Fashion Week have in store for us? And most importantly, can you get away with buying yet another Edie pencil case for the sake of 'Back to School'?! (Of course you can, take it from us). However, before you leave summer fully behind, it's time to face that seasonal hybrid that comes to visit time and time again - the late summer, early September wedding. This occasion is enough to send even the most experienced wedding guests in a flurry of indecision - bare skin or tights? Can I get away with a short dress? And ultimately, shall I take a cardi? Fear not, friends of Pepper Alley - we are prepared with three top tips for you to ace the Autumn Edition of wedding guest style.

  • Don't Be Afraid to Dare - While summer weddings bring their fair share of saccharine hues and  sweet pastel tones, late summer and autumn dos bring the opportunity to opt for a more daring style. Don't be afraid to experiment with dress lengths, bolder make up or a touch of metallic during the day - it's what Autumn weddings were made for. We love the rich golden of our Flora and Clara clutch and wristlet - the perfect piece to wish summer goodbye in style. 

  • Turn up the Drama -  Have you read tip number one? Well, read it again and this time take it up a notch. Take inspiration from the colours around you - the last of the summer wine, the sky getting a little moodier than usual, the seasonal produce turning a dark shade of crimson...all the beauty that nature has to offer at this time of year. We love a Charcoal Eva clutch - the perfect shade to pair with deep oranges and purples. 

It's All About Balance  -  Just like the seasons gradually change from one to another in an effortless transition, your look for a late summer wedding needs to work in perfect harmony. An unexpected bare leg can be pared back with a satin shawl to wrap up for a chilly evening or a bright colour can be expertly toned down with some clever neutrals. Similarly, a hairstyle that is too severe can be easily softened with barely there make up or a bold lip can be matched to flawless skin reminiscent of that summer glow. Our favourite way to pare back a bold look? With our palette of neutrals of course. 

Remember that if you need more wedding style topics,  you can find more inspo right here . 

Wishing you a happy end to the summer holidays -  we can't wait to show you what we have in store for September. 


Pepper Alley HQ X