And we are back!

And we are back!


Our first blog post of 2019.. it seems like yesterday from we last posted but it has been a whole six months! So here is a little update on what we have been up to and some of our plans for the year ahead.

Are you following our new Instagram account yet?

 

One of our aims this year was to have a separate Instagram account for the boutique, it’s just an easier way to keep you up to date with all of our new arrivals, what’s going on in store and an easier way for you to touch base with us as Alannah is online to answer any questions you may have..so don’t be shy!

Of course Rachel is still posting daily on her own account and keeping you all updated on everything fashion, interiors and lifestyle. @rachel_spoiltbelle

Since the start of the new year we have been crazy busy; receiving new arrivals on a daily basis, including another collaboration with 8th Sign, the arrival of new brands, some exclusive to our online store and some exclusive to the boutique including Quay Australia!! In between all of this excitement we have also had a photo shoot with Local Women Magazine and we have been planning an event. Yep that’s right, our second Fashion Academy. If you attended our last one and have purchased a ticket for our Mums Edit, be prepared for something totally different!


The interest in our second event has been phenomenal, we hope to see you there!

For now we have got to run as there is currently a huge delivery of Summer tops arriving through the door which we need to get out on the shop floor for you girls. Expect to hear from us on here more often, but for now here are a few new arrivals for you to swoon over.

Chat soon x

 

Charlize Colourblock Frill Shoiulder Dress from our collaberation with 8th Sign.

Perfect for a Spring/Summer wedding or a day at the races!

 

One of the most popular styles from Quay Australia x Desi Perkins - High Key Mini.

There are a whole range of styles and colours, making our decison a little harder on which pair we want to keep - might have to keep one of each! Oops..

 

I know the weather isn't exactly how we would like it to be right now, but that doesnt mean that we cant still look forward to wearing white trousers again, right?

We put up a little style inspo on our Instagram highlights (go check it out) based around these fabulous trousers - and they are a complete steal at a price of £45.

 

This Knitted Two Piece Set makes us want to laze around the house all day as it is so cosy.. but obviously that is never going to happen! ha

We just love it!!

 

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Trend: Leopard

Trend: Leopard

"I've never met a leopard print I didn't like." - Diana Vreeland

We witness their return every Autumn - the animal prints. And more so than ever this year its the Leopard, and she's as wild as ever!

Of course I am a huge fan. Coincidentally as I write this post I am sitting in a coffee shop kitted out in a leopard pleat skirt, black blouse and black knee high boots - sounds riskkkkyyyyy. But no not at all, quite tame actually ;)

So theres two reasons for this post...

Reason 1: Is to show you all my fave animal print items I need or have in my life right now.

Reason 2: Is to let you all know that TWO of our most popular printed beauties will be back in stock soon!

So lets get started; my very first go to piece is actually for my feet!

Jane Pony Sneaker - £99.95

 These trainers are so stylish and bang on trend. Simple enough to be worn with denim skinnies on the school run or dressed with a flowy dress for a fancy lunch!

Next up is this dress recently modelled by the flawless Melissa Riddell during a photoshoot I styled. I layered the strap leopard dress with a black long sleeve lace top, black biker jacket and black studded belt for a dressed down and effortless look.

Adding a splash of leopard can be done with your jacket or cardi. I just took a phone call yesterday letting me know that our sell out leopard Cardi will be back in store soon!

And also our best selling leopard shirt!

Another way to add print into your wardrobe is by using accessories. This scarf is perfectly pretty with a dash of wild side ;) 

Another way to add leopard is with your handbag. Theres a lot to be said for a black on black outfit with a soft leopard print handbag being flaunted over your shoulder.

Anyways, Im pretty sure that's me all styled out.

Until next time, (god only knows when that will be, sticking to a schedule isn't exactly my strong point!)

Rachel xx

 

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My Top Picks In Store Right Now - June 2018

My Top Picks In Store Right Now - June 2018

 So here I am, back at it and posting to a physical blog...

The reason I stopped two, yes TWO years ago, was because snapchat took over my life. I know that sounds so ridiculous but it's the truth. Realistically, what was the point in taking time out to sit down and write a blog when I can just pop on Snapchat, speak for 5 minutes and have 40k people see what I have to say in 24 hours? SIMPLE!

However - in saying that, I have noticed a lot of the same questions being asked over and over and I thought it would be really helpful to have everything in one place where it won't disappear after 24hours.

So heres a simple one to start off with - My Top Picks from SBB right now. 

First up is this KILLER dress, its from our collection with 8th Sign and I recently wore it to the launch night of the new LMD salon. Louise knows how to throw a party so I knew it would be glam. 

I had no hair or make up booked (vintage me while going to a party full of make up artists). So I had I no choice but to go for my staple hair style of slick back low pony. I'm loving this look so much lately! I love wearing a g44lam dress but being subtle with hair and make-up for a chic look.

 

 

This dress is currently 25% OFF right now! - Click picture for link.

Next up is this poka-dot ruffle skirt that I wore recently to our first event - The Fashion Academy. 

I teamed it with a graphic black tee but I'd also love to wear it with a white cotton shirt buttoned low down enough to show a black lace bralette underneath.

 

This Skirt is £59.99 and comes in sizes Small, Medium & Large.

If you follow me on Instagram you'll also have noticed that Tropic prints have been my thing lately.

I recently wore this midi pleated tropic print dress and adored it! I changed the belt to a black Guess one that we have in store to style it up a bit.

Speaking of prints - I've been getting lots of wear out of my silk Guess wrap dress recently! - BTW, It's quite small on the arms so I would recommend going up a size!

But it was fab for holidays, and even better that its creaseproof so didn't need to iron when it got pulled from the suitcase (not that I would have anyway.)

Last weekend with Ethan's 3rd Birthday Party - I wore this culotte stripe jumpsuit with a Guess leather jacket. The weather was unpredictable so it was perfect, also super comfortable and more importantly I had room for cake! 

 

On the footwear front, Ive been wearing these white and gold studded Guess slip on trainers since they basically came into stock. I think we only have a few sizes left but definitely a great investment piece to add to your wardrobe as I find that they go with literally everything!

Hope you enjoyed and I'll try my best in between running the shops, mom life and everything else in-between to keep this up! - if you have any requests in particular just pop them in the comments below.

Rachel x

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10 People You Need To Follow On Snapchat

10 People You Need To Follow On Snapchat

You already use Snapchat to relive the night before most Sunday mornings, and to let your friends know when you’re eating/exercising/working/bored, but did you know there are fashion insiders also sharing their daily lives on the app?
While a pic of your boyfriends-cousins-best friend’s baby is admittedly cute, the minutiae of every day life for a fashion star is a lot more action-packed.
We’ll always love you Instagram, but we’re starting to think it’s Snapchat that gives the best inside look at fashion star’s stories.

So, If like me you find yourself addicted to the initially confusing, but RIDICULOUSLY stalkerish world of Snapchat then you will know that the key is to follow great accounts.

Today (while Baby E is having a mid morning nap) I have decided to list the accounts that I find myself NEEDING to check *cough* stalk everyday.

- lydiaemillen 
I love this girl! - Yes, I am aware I have never met her in my life but…. considering I follow her on Snapchat AND Insta we are practically BFF’s!



-ChiaraFerragni
Even the fact that I can not speak a word of Italian this does not stop me checking her out on a daily basis. In my opinion Chiara Ferragni was one (if not the) first fashion blogger to make it big! Follow her and see what it's really like to be a blogger, country hopping, attending fabulous parties, and working on photo shoots with major brands and magazines. 

-Hollycarpenter
I think at this stage we have all heard about Holly’s infamous Snapchat account after she posted the pictures comparing snaps sent to boys versus snaps sent to girls.
The story received international coverage as almost every publication picked up on it, meaning the Dublin model got a serious amount of new followers.
Her account shows off her humorous side as well as pictures and videos from her modeling work.
 
-Jameskava
Three worlds only…. “Present Yo Self”



-Pippaoconnor
The stylish mum of one has a Snapchat account that is like a live stream of her website.
She covers everything from styling, beauty, family and travel – whether she’s snapping from her fashion work shops or sharing videos with husband Brian Ormond.


-weworewhat
Fashion blogger Danielle Berstein‘s account takes you on her daily adventures, including intimate dinners with designers, fancy fashion events, and plenty of her bread and butter: Outfit posts.

 

-Kylizzlmynizzl
The youngest Jenner, Kylie loves a good Snapchat singalong, you'll find her lip-synching to her favorite tunes while riding around Calabasas, and also glimpses of her supermodel sister Kendall Jenner.

-Doublegiforce
With best friends like Kendall Jenner, and one of those faces that are so damn pretty, you can’t stop staring, Gigi Hadid’s story is one you’ll want to be checking daily.

 

-princesspiamiap
Just because she is drop dead gorgeous and its not fair... Oh - And she's an amazing singer!

 - spoiltbellebtq 
Last - but in no way least - it's US! Follow spoiltbellebtq for BTS action at fashion shows, buying trips to London, Paris, Milan and be the first to see new stock!...and of course the odd baby pic! 

 

If like us you also have an unhealthily obsession to following any Bloggers/Celebs inparticular let us know! 

Rachel xx

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It's Bloody Buying Season!...

It's Bloody Buying Season!...

Yep, Its that time of the year again... Buying Season!

Four times a year (at least) I leave for a few days to the likes of London & Paris to source new brands for the store and I hear it over and over again, "you're so lucky, I would love you're job" blah blah blah. To be totally honest this is the part I like the least. It's full on, I mean totally full on. I spend most of the day like a deer trapped in highlights trying to focus. Its alot to take in and huge pressure. I mean at the end of the day this is all on me, what if all my customers hate what I buy in? What if I don't buy enough and I have disgruntled customers because the dress they've seen and loved on FB has sold out already? What if it never sells? 

So after a full 12 hours from 10am this morning of solid buying I am finally back in bed sitting at my laptop replying to emails and preparing for a full day of meetings tomorrow. But... If I'm totally honest I have to admit, I am mega excited about tomorrows first meeting, its something I have been keeping under wraps for months now, and it's with one of my all time favorite designers. This is one of those brands where I grew up drooling over, and now to think that I will be carrying it in my own store is surreal. But as they say, 'nothing ventured is nothing gained"... 

Anyways, back to today. So after an early rise I headed off to my first buying show where I met with all the brands I already stock plus sourced a few new brands. Well, when I say a "few" I really mean "a lot". Day 1 of buying and I've already tied up NINE new brands for SBB! 

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Oh and as if buying clothing wasn't enough I've decided to carry a small range of footwear also. But how could I resist after seen these beauties?...

My motto has always been to only buy in stock that I would wear myself - no messing about and it means that I genuinely love what I sell to my customers. I am hugely passionate about what I do and its just not a job, its 24 hours a day 7 days a week and I want to do it my way.

Here's another beauty I spotted today... What do we think - Yay or Ney?

All of the collections today were for Spring Summer 16. I actually can not believe I am writing these digits, 1.6... TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. How the flip did that happen? I am pretty sure the millennium only happened a few years ago! Come to think of it, Did my millennium alien baby ever wake up? I wonder how my tamagotchi is keeping?

Anyways, back to today - Spring Summer means one thing and one thing only, colors, pastels and loveliness! - I mean these bags, just look at these bags!!...

I am I just the only one who spots something in a pastel shade and wants to immediately whip out the white skinnies and a 99'er ice-cream?

So after all that, and a few glasses of Rosie wine in between (i mean I can't lie), I had one more buying appointment after the show and then HOME TIME! Well, by home I mean The May Fair Hotel. We had planned to visited the cocktail bar, as after all, it is the whole reason we booked our hotel. Who doesn't book a hotel totally based on their cocktail selection?

Goodnight folks.

Rachel xx

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