Tuesday, 30 June 2015


We are pleased to say that we're closing this month at Eleven Oh Seven on a sunny note as it is 26°C in the UK today! June has been the first official month of our Summer break, which means for most of the month we've been in separate parts of Wales. That hasn't stopped us from communicating at least once a day and meeting up twice in the same month.

June has been jam-packed for us here at Eleven Oh Seven, being all about Summer Getaways. With posts including our dream destinations, vacation style, holiday essentials and the swimsuit edition to get you in the mood for a summer holiday (or in our case, making us jealous of the fact that we weren't on one). We also celebrated Fathers Day in the middle of June and created a gift guide: because we all know how hard it is to buy for our fathers!

June has also given us plenty of time to take a well-deserved break from our Uni work, inspiring re-designing of our rooms at home and baking (look at these mini Victoria sponges S made: move over Mary Berry!) The sunshine this month also encouraged us to get out and eat al fresco down at Cardiff Bay, a must-do in this gorgeous weather! You may have also noticed a slight change in our post-days: now we're officially not housemates any more, *sniff* organising time to blog has become more difficult. We announced that our new post days will be Wednesday and Sunday, as we find we always make time on a Sunday to read others' blogs, so why not do the same with ours!

We hope you've enjoyed this month at Eleven Oh Seven, and had a great month yourselves! Make sure to follow us on Instagram to see an announcement of July's theme very soon, as well as Twitter and Pinterest to see what we're getting up to.

S & K  xo

Sunday, 28 June 2015

SUMMER GETAWAY: Swimsuit Edition

Today is the final instalment of our Summer Getaway series; it’s crazy to think that June is almost over and we're half way through the year! For this week's Summer Getaway post, we're talking all things swimwear. From floral prints to monochrome block colours, we have a little bit of everything for all of you

Neon Brights

As we said in our previous post, we're really loving bright and bold colours this season, whether it's accessories or clothing in general, this selection of swimwear is bound to catch your eye.

Bikini - Triangl
Cut Out - River Island @ASOS
One Piece - ASOS
Cover Up - Accessorize

Monochrome Madness

Black and/or white for summer is a classic choice, meaning you can be more experimental with the cut and design of your swimsuit. We love this structured bikini from Missguided.

Bikini - Missguided
One Piece - Accessorize
Cut Out - Missguided
Cover Up - River Island

Club Tropicana

Who doesn't love a bold, fun print for a summer holiday? A tropical print will always brighten the mood, even this gorgeous muted one piece design from River Island.

Bikini - Missguided
Cut Out - ASOS
One Piece - River Island 
Cover Up - H&M

A Floral Affair

Florals for summer may not be ground-breaking, but if you're a girly girl at heart, this print will be the obvious choice for you. We love the flouncy material detail on this H&M piece.

Bikini - New Look
Cut Out - H&M
One Piece - River Island
Cover Up - Surf Gypsy @ ASOS

What are you favourite swimsuit looks this summer? Tweet us your thoughts!

We hope you have enjoyed this moths theme as much we have creating it. follow us on Instagram for the anounsemt of next months theme, coming your way in the next few days!

Missed out on our Summer Getaway series? Catch up on this month's theme here:

See you next week,

S & K xo

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Today at Eleven Oh Seven we're talking beauty! We always find ourselves customising our make up bag to the current season, whether it's dusting off brighter lip colours or using a lighter foundation. We can safely say that the start of this season has been no different, so today have decided to share with you our beauty favourites for this season.

S' Favourites

Gimme Brow - Benefit
I am aware that I'm late on the Gimme Brow product hype, but as I felt that my brows needed a little help to keep shape during the day, I decided to try Benefit's Gimme Brow. This product has been exactly what I've been looking for it keeps my eyebrows in shape all day and adds depth to the brow, making it perfect for any time of the year.

Lipstick 210 Coral in Gold - Rimmel
A bright lip for summer? Shocker! But I, like others love to experiment more with my lip colour during the summer months. This season I'm loving this orange coloured lipstick from Rimmel called 210 Coral in gold. It's on trend and goes perfectly with my gold/bronzed eyes. During the summer months I also like to wear a brighter pink colour lip for a more bold look.

Oatifix Face Mask - Lush
During recent weeks I have noticed my face feeling a little bit more dry. I'm not sure whether it's products I've previously used or the warmer weather, but I decided to use a hydrating face mask. I tried one of the natural face masks from Lush called Oatifix. I can safely say that I am in love with this product and have highly felt the benefits: my skin feels hydrated and very nearly back to it's previous condition after only two weeks of using it! The natural ingredients are soothing on the skin and definitely adds a glow.

Micellar Cleansing Water - Garnier
As I mentioned above about my skin recently, I also decided to stop using make up wipes and begin removing my make up with this Garnier Micellar cleansing water. I find that this product has helped restore the natural hydration in my skin and easily takes off my make up with out damaging my skin.

Naked 3 Palette - Urban Decay
Ever since receiving the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette for Christmas I've been obsessed with it! It's perfect for any occasion: for day to day subtle looks or a more dramatic evening look. For summer I tend to use more of the gold bronze colours for a more glowing look for the lighter and warmer evenings. If I haven't already talked about the Naked 3 palette before on the blog, (then where have I been?!) the colours are very pigmented and last all day. Plus with the help of primer the eye shadow doesn't crease which is great during the summer months when the weather is hotter.

K's Favourites

Dry Shampoo - Batiste
This is an all-year must-have for me, but in the summer on hot days or when you just want an extra bit of texture and volume in your hair, this product works wonders. It's so quick and easy to use, it makes your hair look great in-between washes.

Face Form - Sleek Make Up
This contour-and-blush kit (I purchased the kit in the shade Light) is so gorgeous for summer, containing contour powder, highlight and a beautiful shimmery pink blush. All three are super pigmented, but still look natural for a subtle contour.

Anti-Age Under Eye Concealer - Maybelline
After hearing so many rave reviews about this product I thought I'd give it a go, and I wasn't disappointed! The spongy applicator helps apply the concealer evenly, and it has brilliant coverage without feeling heavy on my skin. On good skin days in the summer, this product will be enough to use under the eyes and on a few blemishes without wearing foundation too.

Healthy Mix Serum - Bourjois Paris
This gel based foundation is perfect for the summer as it feels a lot lighter on the skin than a regular liquid foundation. The formulation glides on the skin beautifully and gives a medium coverage, slightly glowy look, as well as smelling gorgeous and fruity. The product boasts to last for 16 hours, but I haven't found that, as I have combination/oily skin. However using a primer and setting powder does give you that extra staying power.

Coconut & Pear Hydrating Lip Balm - Burt's Bees
I'm a huge Burt's Bees fan, from their moisturisers to body lotions, all the products I've tried are amazing! I own a fair few of the lip balms in the range, but this coconut and pear product is my favourite for the summer season - it really does hydrate your lips and keep them smelling sweet.

Vanilla & Saffron Body Lotion - Liz Earle
Surprise, surprise, Liz Earle makes another appearance in a favourites post! I was so happy that Liz extended her range to include body wash and lotions as I knew they'd be good quality, much like the rest of her products! With vanilla being one of my favourite scents, this saffron and vanilla infusion lotion was a no-brainer for me, and I love it. It's a gorgeous sweet smell that lasts and leaves your skin feeling super soft.

We hope you've enjoyed looking into our summer make-up and beauty bags to see what we're loving this sunny season. What are your beauty favourites right now? Let us know below or on Twitter!
We're also over on Instagram and Pinterest, so go check us out!

We recently announced a little change-up with our blog post days, so we'll see you on Sunday for our last Summer Getaway post of the month.

S & K  xo

Saturday, 20 June 2015

SUMMER GETAWAY: Holiday Essentials

When it comes to summer holidays and travelling, there's always those few items you can't live without, and make travelling that much easier. To carry on our Summer Getaway theme this month, we thought we'd put together a little essentials guide for the different destinations we mentioned here and here.

Bright Lights, Big City

Any city break will require walking, and a lot of it! New York is definitely a city that benefits you wandering around the streets, so be prepared with flat shoes, a map and this cute Instax camera will give you the perfect polaroids. An extra battery-boost for your phone will always come in handy too, as you never know how long your battery will last. A roomy shopper bag (with a zip!) is essential to keep all of your belongings safely stowed away, and will allow some extra room for some shopping buys too! On hot summer days in the city, we like to be prepared with these face blotting pads from Tatcha to keep the shine at bay!

1.  Blotting Papers - Tatcha
2.  Instax Mini 8 - Fujifilm
3.  Emergency Phone Charger - Juice Cube
4.  Tan Leather Loafers - New Look
5.  Structured Shopper Bag - ASOS
6.  City Map / Local Guide

Beach Break

The perfect beach holiday wouldn't be complete without a pair of comfy sandals (we love these jelly-shoe inspired ones from New Look), sunglasses and a big floppy hat. We also suggest taking a brightly coloured beach towel like this gorgeous one from H&M, some reading material (whether it's Vogue or Pride & Prejudice), and of course, don't forget the suncream!

1.  Sunglasses - ASOS
2.  Beach Towel - H&M
3.  Reading Material
4.  Sandals - New Look
5.  Crochet Straw Hat - Topshop
6.  Sun Lotion - Boots


A staycation for us is all about practicality. Be sure to take a light jacket or raincoat and an umbrella while out and about, and a cute rucksack to store them in if the sun does come out. When the weather is on our side, a picnic is a must, and with this cute set from BHS, you'll be all sorted! Trainers or a pair of comfy shoes are essential too, as well as a good compact camera that will take stunning photos in any light.

1.  Nike Internationalist Trainers - ASOS
2.  Picnic Basket - BHS
3.  Rucksack - Warehouse
4.  Lightweight Duster Coat - Topshop
5.  Compact Camera - Canon
6.  Umbrella - Cath Kidston

Big Summer Blowout - Party Holiday

A party holiday requires thoughtful packing, as you want to look great without taking too many outfit options. We're loving brights for the summer season, so this Triangl bikini with black lining is the perfect choice paired with some bright nail colours and some pink hair chalk. To cover up in the days, these lace pallazo-style trousers are the perfect combination of chic and laid back. Looking after your skin on holiday is always so important, especially if you're partying non-stop, so this Liz Earle cleanser will get all your party make up (glitter and all) off in no time, leaving your skin feeling fully refreshed.

1.  Bright Bikini - Triangl
2.  Lace Pallazo Cover-Up Pants - River Island
3.  Essie Nail Polishes: Strut Your Stuff & Ruffles and Feathers
4.  Mini Bucket Bag - Zara
5.  Hair Chalk - Fudge Urban at Boots
6.  Cleanse & Polish (Jasmine and Osmanthus) - Liz Earle


In-flight essentials can depend where your destination is and how long you'll be on board for, but these items below are always on our lists. Taking off your make up on a long flight will benefit your skin, as the air can really dry it out. Letting your skin breathe whilst travelling is the best thing for it. We suggest getting some facial wipes, like natural brand Yes To's hypoallergenic ones to take off your make up once you get on board. This spritzer from Liz Earle is also a must-have product for us when we fly, as it's great for cooling you down and rejuvenating dry and dull skin. You want to get as comfy as possible when you're travelling, so this kit from John Lewis and a good pair of socks will help. Over-ear headphones are a must, as they're more noise-cancelling than the ear-bud kind so you won't be distracted by the noise around you whilst you chill out and watch a movie or listen to music. A tablet or iPad is also great if you have one, as you can combine so many boredom-busting things in one little device: books, games etc, so the time will fly by! (We couldn't resist a pun, sorry!)

1.  Instant Boost Skin Tonic - Liz Earle
2.  Travel Comfort Kit - John Lewis
3.  Headphones - Frends
4.  Apple iPad / Tablet
5.  Facial Wipes - Yes To
6.  Comfy Socks - ASOS

We hope this post has given you a little insight into what we take away with us on our holidays and will help you pack for your type of destination this summer!

Don't forget to keep up to date with us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

S & K  xo

Monday, 15 June 2015

GIFT GUIDE: Father's Day 2015

We all know when it comes to Fathers that they're not the easiest to buy for, in fact we always find them to be the hardest to buy for! We find that every time we ask if there is something they want or need the answer is always: 'there's no need to buy me anything' which doesn't help us at all. So with this years Father's day just around the corner on Sunday, we decided to share with you some ideas that we are loving for Father's Day this year.

Accessories are always a good option for Father's day: they'll always be found useful and you can even personalise some items so that the gift is made even more special.

1. Next: Ray-Ban Sunglasses 
2. Not On the High Street: Personalised Wash Bag
3. John Lewis: Ted Baker Card Holder
4.  Not On the High Street: Brown Embossed Hip Flask: Not on the High Street
5. Liz Earle: Men's Try Me Skincare Kit
6. Marks and Spencer: Suede Moccasin Slippers

For more quirky gift ideas for the man who has everything, the list below varies from office decor to your dad's favourite tipple offering something for any Father out there.

1.  Not On the High Street: Personalised Pocket Cushion 
2.  Not On the High Street: LED Carnival Light 
3.  John Lewis: Staffordshire Traditional Crafted Cider 
4.  Not On the High Street: Chocolate Toolkit
5.  Not On the High Street: Grow Your Own Beer Plant Kit
6.  John Lewis: DAB Digital Radio

We hoped that this fathers day guide helped you to think of the perfect gift for your loved one. 
Comment below with some of your ideas for Father's Day and make sure to keep up to date with us on social media at:

We'll see you on Friday for the third instalment of this months theme at Eleven Oh Seven: #SUMMERGETAWAY

S & K  xo

Saturday, 13 June 2015


Welcome to this week's Summer Getaway post! Today we're talking all things style and what to wear while you're on holiday. If you missed our first Summer Getaway post last week, read it here, as we'll be creating our style looks for those destinations!

  Beach Getup 

  Look One 

We are loving all-white everything this summer, especially as this pure colour makes your tan look amazing! Taking inspiration from boho chic, we created this gorgeous beach outfit. Perfect for chilled out days topping up your tan on the beach. 

                   Top: Topshop                      Shorts: Topshop              Hat: Topshop                Necklace: Accessorize             Shoes: Topshop

  Look Two

This relaxed, thrown-together look is perfect for summer. Team a classic white tee with a slouchy boyfriend-fit shirt, some comfy shorts and a floppy hat and you're all set for exploring the local town, or going for a walk along the beach. We love the use of gold jewellery too - it finishes off this look. We've paired our look together with this gorgeous powder blue Olivia Burton watch.

             Shorts: River Island           Shirt: Free People          Floppy Hat: Topshop         T-Shirt: Topshop          Watch: Olivia Burton

Bright Lights, Big City

Look One 

When we think of NY style, we think of effortless chic with an edge. We decided to create an outfit centred around tailored trousers. This pastel pink pair of cropped trousers are perfect for summer days in New York. We decided to pair these trousers with flat pumps but this outfit would be perfect for the evening paired with nude heels. 

             Trousers: ASOS                        Top: Missguided                             Shoes: H&M                                  Bag:  Topshop

   Look Two 

This outfit is perfect for stopping for lunch and drinks in the city sunshine. The neutral colours make this outfit look effortless and city-chic. Swap these strappy heels for some flats for a more relaxed outfit to explore the streets of New York (and do a little shopping, obviously!)

                    Blouse: H&M                            Bag: Zara                            Skirt: Zara                              Heeled Sandals: New Look

Stay Styled

Look One

Inspired by the 70s style that is seen everywhere this season, this relaxing outfit is ideal for when you're exploring your staycation location. We paired a suede T-shirt dress with black gladiator sandals and tassel cross body bag for this casual 70s look.

                              Dress: Asos                                        Shoes: Topshop                                        Bag: Missguided

Look Two

A white tee and blue jean combo is always a classic look for summer. It's casual and comfortable: perfect for exploring seaside towns and lunching on the coast in the summer breeze. We styled this look with black and white trainers with a boxy, black quilted bag.

                   T-shirt: ASOS                     Trainers: New Balance                      Jeans: Topshop                         Bag: Zara

The Party Dress

Look One

For an evening look we felt that this white lace playsuit was perfect, accessorised with a discreet gold arm cuff. We decided to add a pop of colour to this outfit through the shoes and bag with these bright blues shoes and bag. These look great with the simplistic white playsuit and are ideal for summer nights. 

                      Playsuit: Missguided            Arm Cuff: ASOS               Shoes:River Island                 Bag: River Island 

    Look Two

This pastel blue and white skater-style dress is the perfect option for day-to-night wear. We love the plunge neckline and spaghetti straps on this Missguided number, and paired with white accessories, like these chic heeled sandals and boxy bag will instantly dress up your outfit for an evening spent sipping cocktails by the sea.

                    Dress: Missguided                             Strappy Heels: New Look                                   Bag: Topshop

We hope this post has given you some inspiration for different outfits you could wear on holiday, wherever the destination!
We are very excited for Monday's post: a Father's Day gift-guide (because we all know how hard it is to buy for our dads!)

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to keep up to date with us at Eleven Oh Seven. 

S & K  xo

Monday, 8 June 2015


The start of a new season is a very exciting time for fashion lovers, with the new "this season" collection in full swing! Changing of seasons allows for the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style and freshen up your look. A start of a new season does not only mean new clothes: the stores are now filled with the latest accessories perfect for this time of year. Accessories are the perfect way to customise your outfit and can also be the main feature of it!
Today at Eleven Oh Seven we talk through our favourite accessories for the coming summer months.

S' Picks

1. This Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume is the perfect scent for summer. It's light and fresh with a long-lasting scent, and the packaging is a statement in itself: beautiful and delicate. This scent is perfect for any summers day.  

2. Z for Accessorize has become of of my favourite jewellery brands on the high street. Designed to be layered for a luxe aesthetic, Zara Simon's collection is this season's must have jewellery trend with it's dainty designs, discrete detail and stacking ideals. I already have my eye on her 2x wishbone stacked midi ring.

3. Pastel bags are perfect for the summer months and they're a great way to add colour to your style after the winter season. I am currently obsessing over this Topshop Boxy PU Tote. The cream colour could brighten up any outfit and the laser cut detail on the side of the bag adds an edge to the design. 

4. Nail colour is the perfect way to customise an outfit. This summer, Olivia Palermo has teamed up with Ciaté London to create this luxe collection. I love these colours as they are perfect for summer. With a mix of bright red, coral and a pinky nude perfect for a Summer wedding, this collection will definitely get your nails summer ready.

5. Heeled sandals and fringing are two of the most popular trends this summer and when I spotted these fringe high heeled sandals from Zara I couldn't help but have the urge to buy them there and then. Also in cream, this shoe would be perfect to add a statement to any outfit without being too overpowering.

6. As soon as summer hits, everyone becomes obsessed with sunglasses! This year I love the ShayxQuay collection (similar here). Her statement designs add a modern twist to the classic sunglasses design. I couldn't resist picking a pair up when they were released in the UK (check out our Instagram to see which ones I chose!)

K's Picks

1. This Zara perfume: Vanilla Wood is a firm favourite of mine, with hints of mandarin, peach, cocoa and praline as well as the obvious vanilla, this scent is lightly floral and fruity - perfect for summer days and evenings.

2. Birkenstocks seem to have the 'Marmite' effect: you either love them or hate them. Safe to say that I'm definitely in the former category, and with the majority of high street stores bringing out their own versions of this strap style sandle, you can wear them for a more affordable price. I love these original Birkenstocks from ASOS in white as they're a classic colour that will perfectly accompany your summer wardrobe.

3. Phone and tablet cases are a perfect way to dress up your tech and update their aesthetic throughout the year, giving that extra flash of colour and design to your overall look. I'm a huge fan of this Rifle Paper Co. case, as it's boldly floral and hand-designed.

4. As S said, nail colour is the perfect way to finish off an outfit, matching them to your accessories or a colour you're wearing. I personally love pastels for summer (as well as spring) as they always look great with a tan! These Topshop colours: Boy Next Door and Parma Violet are my current favourites, and being part of Topshop's limited edition '5 Years of Beauty' range, they come in this gorgeous rose gold packaging!

5. A summer styled hat is a definite essential for me this time of year. Not only do they aid with keeping the sun out of your eyes, but can pull a outfit together, especially when you're off to the beach! This braided Madeline hat from Free People is gorgeous with a wide brim and ribbon detail.

6. Ear cuffs are the perfect jewellery statement this season, ranging from dainty to bold and elaborate designs. Being a rose gold fan (if you couldn't already guess!), I love this cute leaf/vine inspired design ear cuff from Topshop. It's understated design will add that little bit of extra attention to your jewellery this summer.

Source: Pinterest

What are your accessory essentials for the summer season? Do you have a staple summer scent? Let us know on Twitter and keep up to date with us on Instagram to see what else we're loving this season.

We'll see you on Friday for the second part of our Summer Getaway series for #JuneAtElevenOhSeven, where we talk all things summer style.

S & K  xo

Friday, 5 June 2015

SUMMER GETAWAY: Dream Destinations

It's hard to believe that June is already upon us, signalling the official start of summer 2015. This month at Eleven Oh Seven is all about summer getaways, and what perfect way to kick off this month's theme than a dream destination post. From beach to city, we'll show you the holiday destinations were currently dreaming of.

Bright Lights, Big City: New York

Summer doesn't mean that you're obliged to vacation on a beach soaking up the sun. Many people these days choose to spend their summer holidays amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. We definitely fit into that category and love taking the opportunity to experience new cites. New York is one of our all time favourite cities in the world: with so much to see and do, this city break will leave you dreaming of retuning to this wonderful and diverse place.

Beach Break: Mykonos

Going down the more traditional sun - and - sand type holiday, the gorgeous Greek island of Mykonos is the perfect destination for a relaxing and culture-seeking vacation. This picture-perfect destination will leave you breathless, especially as the sun sets over the sea every evening.  

Staycation: Cornwall

If, like us you have not yet planned a summer holiday, don't rule out a staycation. Britain has some of the best beaches in he world with surrounding green fields. Cornwall is one most picturesque areas in the UK, offering gorgeous coastline views and is of course the birthplace of the classic cream tea!

Big Summer Blowout: Ibiza

Ibiza offers one of the best party scenes in the world, with influential DJs and themed pool parties, you're guaranteed a good time. The island also offers quieter beaches and stunning views if you feel like taking time to relax between partying to the likes of David Guetta and Duke Dumont.  

We hope this post has given you some inspiration if you haven't yet planned your summer holiday for this year, and gives you a little insight into the summer destinations we are currently dreaming of. 

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See you on Monday!

S & K  xo

Monday, 1 June 2015

FROM US TO YOU: Summer Getaway

Happy June everyone!

Since June is the official kick off for summer, it's only natural that this month's theme would be something summery. Around this time of year we find that everyone is getting into the summer holiday spirit. Whether it's holiday shopping or planning your getaway itinerary, the excitement of approaching summer holidays are definitely in the air, getting us exited for June here at Eleven Oh Seven.

With this months theme of 'Summer Getaway' we'll be covering everything you need to know for the getaway season. This month will feature our favourite summer styles this year, holiday essentials and our dream holiday destinations. As well as this month's themed posts, we will also share with you what we're loving at the moment with a mixture of fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts.

We hope you're as excited as we are for June at Eleven Oh Seven!

See you Friday for our first Summer Getaway instalment eek!
Have a wonderful week.

S & K  xo