This month’s Styling the Seasons is a little different to previous months as lovely Laura Ashley got in touch and very kindly offered some of the bloggers who regularly take part in our monthly styling challenge a few pieces from the new SS15 collection to use in February’s posts. On the 10th and 11th of February you will be able to see the twelve blog posts on the Laura Ashley blog and you can vote for your favourite one (as an extra incentive to vote you will enter the hat to win a £50 Laura Ashley voucher).
So, what did I choose from the new collection for my styling this month? When I think about what February means to me the one thing that instantly comes to mind is love. I’m not a massive fan of Valentine’s Day from a romantic point of view but since Jules proposed to me on that day last year, it has become special to me. However, it has always been a day to show everyone around me that I love them, not exclusively my partner. I think this stems from my mum because she would always give us a Valentines Day card and present so I began doing the same for my friends and my sisters over the years. Therefore, my styling had to include my Valentine makes that I will be gifting this month so I chose some fabric and wallpaper to get crafty with.
I chose to style the antique bureau that I was given by my parents for my seventh birthday because this is where I keep all my sentimental bits and bobs and the things that my loved ones have given me like old letters, photographs and mementoes…
I will post a tutorial to show you how to make the fabric envelopes as they are very simple but so sweet. You could even get fancy and embroider the name of the recipient on the front of the envelope.
So, what does February mean to you? I can’t wait to see your Styling the Seasons shots – just post them on any social media platform and use the #stylingtheseasons hashtag and don’t forget to tag me and Charlotte of Lotts and Lots.
Hope to see you over on the Laura Ashley blog on the 10th and 11th of February and don’t forget to vote for your favourite styling (mine, right?!).
P.S. See my Styling the Seasons posts for: September, October, November, December and January. Also, you can see all of the Styling the Seasons blog posts (nearly 200 of them now!) on my Pinterest board.