Thursday, 27 January 2011


On the most romantic night of the year when you've been invited out by an extremely handsome fella, you’ll want to look your absolute best. Red is the colour we associate with passion and love, so why not indulge in some smouldering scarlets or luscious berry colours?

If you want a more feminine, softer look, think of colours in girlie pinks or pretty purples with delicate fabrics; add a warm coat and cosy scarf to combat those February chills. You can’t go far wrong with a silky dress in rich raspberry red or an embroidered full skirt worn with a camisole and cardigan. 

If you choose a print keep the cut of the outfit simple; if it's a plain colour look out for interesting details which reflect your own personality such as asymmetric straps, corsages or a plunging neckline.

If you’re planning to wear jeans, keep them dark and smart and dress them up with a fabulous top which should include plenty of embroidery, frills, silk or chiffon. For a look that’s a little bit flirty, try teaming a fresh floral print dress with sexy heels and a trench coat. If you're wearing a plain outfit, lift the look with a statement handbag and accessories.

Red Trench Coat by Victoria's Secrets; Sleeveless Dress by Forever21; Black Leather Shoulder Bag Sara by Catwalk Collection Handbags; Very Hot Strappy Pumps by Emanuel Ungaro; True Love Key Ring by The Real Handbag Shop.

Lastly, if you've yet to meet your true love, give yourself a Valentine's present. The True Love Key Ring by The Real Handbag Shop isn't just for star-crossed lovers; it’s a to-die-for bag charm and the perfect affirmation to the world of how fabulous you are. Choose from silver or brass.

Romantic publications to inspire:
One Day by David Nicholls
Remix by Lexi Revellian
Her Last Letter by Nancy C. Johnson
The Bride’s Surprise by Jacqueline Diamond

Romantic films to inspire:
Love Actually
Valentine’s Day
Mamma Mia
Bridget Jones’s Diary
When Harry Met Sally
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The Notebook
Love Story

Romantic couples to inspire:
Prince William & Kate Middleton
David & Victoria Beckham
David Bowie & Iman
Sting & Trudy Styler
Ossie & Sharon Osbourne
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie 

Don't forget Valentine's Day on the 14th February!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Leather Handbags at vastly reduced prices in the January Sales

Just when you think there’s nothing to look forward to after all the excitement of Christmas, along comes the January Sales in the New Year and suddenly things are looking up again. Who can possibly resist a genuine bargain? Somehow, the realisation that you can make a purchase without paying the full price yields immense satisfaction.

The January Sales are the perfect remedy to beat the post Christmas blues. If that handbag you had your eye on was just a little beyond affordable, than by waiting for the January Sales you might find that it’s still there for the taking but with substantial money off. Or perhaps a little online shopping spree might be just what you need to rejuvenate you having returned to work after the Christmas holidays. Whatever the excuse, the excitement of finding that brilliant bargain is every savvy shopper’s dream.

The Real Handbag Shop January Sale is online now so you can make the most of these fantastic savings.  Selected leather handbags have up to 63% off! If you normally like to buy expensive, luxury leather handbags, you’ll now find they are available at a fraction of the original cost. With huge savings on leather handbags you can update your wardrobe for the New Year and make some really great savings into the bargain.

With limited stock and a great range of products included in the sale, it’s worth getting online to see what’s on offer and take advantage of the huge savings. Go on, treat yourself!

All above leather handbags shown are currently for sale online at  subject to availability - so hurry up and get your skates on!