I got a few questions on some of my previous posts about affiliate links. Though difficult to get your head round at first, it’s like riding a bike once you get the hang of it and you’re pretty much earning from something you already do  . . soooo why would you not use them? In this post I’ll be giving you a lil’ run down on what affiliate links are, effective ways to use them and what companies you can use affiliate links through. What are Affiliate Links? First thing’s first, if you don’t know what an affiliate link is, or you’re a blogger that isn’t using them then you are missing out my friend. Basically, an affiliate link adds tracking to allow the retailer to see that the sale has come from you and your site giving you a small percentage of commission on each sale. As fashion bloggers, we’re constantly suggesting products and telling people where things are from, so why shouldn’t we make 10p for a sale every now and then? If you bought something from a store, often the sales assistant would get commission so surely it’s only right that we get something for all of our hard work?! P.s if retailers know you get them loads of sales through your trackable links, there’s a high possibility they’ll want to play on this and work with you How Can You Use Affiliate Links? There’s lots of different ways to use affiliates and I probably still don’t know about half of them as each company uses different techniques. Here’s the key ones I’ve come across: Banners – I don’t use these, I didn’t find they were that effective (though I am considering adding just one back in) and found them messy. Not only do I like my home page to be super clean and easy to navigate, but I also dislike anything that takes people away from my site before they’ve even read the content Links – Pretty much self explanatory, just adding links into your post as you usually would but with the tracking Instagram Apps – Some companies also allow you to link the products via your instagram images so people can shop your looks from their phones Widgets – There’s lots of little widgets you can use like the one I’ve created belowfor this outfit. It allows you to shop the products from the store images, a more visual way of shopping the look than just written links. Online Shops – You can also create ‘shop my look‘ pages or ‘shop my wardrobe’ which personally I love on other peoples blogs as it gives you inspo when you want to shop but don’t know where to start! I’m actually thinking of creating one for my site so let me know what you think and if it’s something you’d like to see! How To Get Affiliate Links I’ve listed below the companies you can use to create your affiliate links, I personally use Reward Style. It’s not the easiest affiliate scheme to get on to as they don’t accept everyone but from…

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A Wardrobe Staple | The Black Jacket

To me, although I’ve never really had a black jacket, it’s definitely a wardrobe staple. I mean I’ve had leather jackets and all that, but to me, a black jacket is just timeless, but then so is a leather jacket . . but this isn’t a post about a leather jacket! I got this piece from Jigsaw and specifically chose this one as it’s more me, as black jacket’s go. I love the relaxed tailoring and loose fabric, I don’t think I’m for ready super sharp tailoring just yet though I am obsessed with Jigsaw’s tailoring section! I didn’t know how to style it when I first got it, I’m so used to more relaxed pieces that wearing a black jacket, though a wardrobe staple as discussed, seemed foreign to me. I love it with just the jeans and heels, it’s the perfect smart casual look and I’ll be styling it in plenty of different ways soon so keep an eye out! I’m loving mixing in more tailored pieces with my wardrobe, I feel like they’re timeless pieces that instantly make a piece look smart and pulled together. As my style develops I’m starting to realise the importance of investing in a few higher priced pieces that mix in well with some of my favourite high street pieces! See what I mean in my previous post about how jackets make anything look smart! These Public Desire heels are honestly uh-mazing. I’ve been lusting after these Topshop ones for a while so when PD brought out their own more affordable pair it was pretty much a no brainer. Just take a moment to appreciate the cuffs on those jeans. . . they deserve it. Shop The Look Shop my look by clicking on the images below! A Wardrobe Staple – The Jacket Edit Click and scroll to shop my fave tailored jackets – I couldn’t stick to black because there’s so many amazing pastel and white ones!! *Jacket : Jigsaw T-shirt : H&M OLD – Similar here Jeans : Asos *Heels : Public Desire Bag : Zara – Cheaper alternative *Watch : Klarf All photography by Kirk Schwarz – Instagram – Website I would love it if you followed me on Bloglovin’!! It’s the best way to stay up to date with not only my blog but all of your favourite bloggers! Make sure you leave me a comment to let me know what you think to the look and if I’ve inspired you to get you’re own wardrobe staple jacket!

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Wearing the Pyjama Suit

Before my little inspo post on the pyjama trend last week, I’d only dared to wear this shirt with jeans for a more subtle pyjama look. However, after feasting my eyes on the pyjama suit and the different ways to wear it I wanted a slice of the action! Obviously I am and always have been pretty reserved when it comes to trying new trends so I decided to style it in a way that felt comfortable and still me. Shop the mismatched pyjama suit Shop my look by clicking through the images below! I’ve recently purchased this cami from Topshop below to wear underneath, I think it’ll look great with it as a jacket too! For this outfit I went a bit more risqué with an Elcy Clothing bralette – whatever floats your boat! I never thought I’d see the day that me a serial jeans wearer donned a pair of black trousers in the name of fashion. It’s happened, and I kinda like it. These ones are just £24.00 from Missy Empire and are super comfortable as they have so much stretch in them, they also zip down the side which I always find so much more comfortable for when you’re sat down! I went with a pair of plain black trousers because I thought that it was a more subtle take on the pyjama suit trend, I could’t see myself stepping out in a head to toe look, the black and white still goes together but makes it a bit less in your face. Obviously, I had to go with the monochrome look, because . . monochrome. And I went with flats because I thought it gave it a real kind of relaxed, androgynous look. I actually love this look, it’s so understated glam. You’re dressed up and smart but it gives that I’m just effortlessly stylish look we all crave. Top : Mango *Trousers : Missy Empire Shoes : Zara Bag : Next // Alternative Bralette : Elcy Clothing – Use code LOVESTYLEMINDFULNESS for 10% off I would love it if you could follow me on Bloglovin’! it’s a great way to stay up to date with the latest on the blog! You can also follow me on my instagram and snapchat which are both sineadcrowe to see what I get unto on a more day to day basis! All photography by Kirk Schwarz – Instagram – Website

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The £12 Top You Need

This top is £12 my friends. OK, it’s £12.60 but “the £12 top you need” is a lot more catchy than “the £12.60 top you need” no? I’ve been eyeing up tops like this for a while since they’ve been all over the insta girls who live somewhere weather appropriate for a while. At £12.60 I’m tempted to go back for every colour . . Why you need the £12 top Because I say so. who doesn’t love a bit of shoulder? It’s so understatedly sexy it hurts The bow sleeves. Do I need to explain? This top will go with anything The elasticated neckline stays. This is hard to find in an off the shoulder top – particularly one for £12.60 Did I mention it was £12.60 Buy it. Shop Cold Shoulder I’ve linked all of the colours and a few other ridiculously cheap off the shoulder tops – incase the £12 top  from Sheinside didn’t tickle your fancy but you want to get in on the shoulder action! Layering Your Jewels We all know I’m a big fan of layering when it comes to my clothes, but layering jewellery is something I’ve only really just started doing. I love those ready made necklaces from the likes of Zara with a few readily layered, but I honestly cannot be bothered with green fingers and stained tops. I feel like the older I’ve got the more I appreciate metals that won’t go ‘off’. I was sent a selection of pieces from Jewellery Box to choose from and I kind of had a Eureka moment and thought, “what if I put them all on. . at the same time?” and I did, and it was good. Sometimes I feel like these little dainty necklaces can get lost if you’re not wearing a low necked top so layering them helps them to stand out more. I feel the same with dainty rings, I’m generally a lanky person and that applies to everything, including my fingers. As a lanky fingered gal I find dainty rings can sometimes accentuate the lanky-ness and get a tad lost. Enter layering. These two rings on the same finger have way more of an impact than if they were on separate fingers –see what I mean? Jewellery box has the biggest range of pieces like this for such affordable prices, I honestly didn’t know when to start when I was looking. It’s so nice to have such a great range for affordable prices and better still it won’t turn your skin green. When it’s only £7.35 for a sterling silver necklace dipped in 18t gold you can afford to layer! *Arrow Necklace : Jewellery Box *Infinity Necklace : Jewellery Box *Rope Effect Ring : Jewellery Box *Infinity Ring : Jewellery Box *Top : Sheinside Jeans : Asos Shoes : Kenzo @ Coggles // High St Alternative Bag : Zara // Cheaper non leather Alternative Sunglasses : Old // Similar Alternative All photography by Kirk Schwarz – Instagram – Website Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ to stay up to date with…

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A Lazy Girls Guide to Getting Dressed

From one lazy girl to another – just assuming cos you’re here reading this – but let’s face it anyone would like to look good with minimal effort, wouldn’t they? I bring to you the lazy girls guide to getting dressed. basically, being comfy and not trying hard yet still achieving that I just threw this on look after actually just throwing it on. Shop The Post Shop my look by clicking on the images below! Lazy Girls Guide To Looking Good You probably noticed from my enthusiasm for the pyjama trend that whilst I do like to look good, I am not one to agree with the phrase it hurts to look this good because no. Unless were talking about shoes, in which case it’s a whole different ball game. Comfortable clothes are a must, I always feel more confident when I’m comfortable in what I’m wearing and have you never heard of the phrase you’re never fully dressed without a smile? Choose a Statement Piece For me, it’s this white Jigsaw jacket I’ve been living in. The collarless, tailored style finishes off any look and looks like I’ve made an effort. Even if in reality I’m wearing baggy ripped jeans and an old jumper, oh wait. . I am.  I think the fact that it’s white is what makes it more of a statement piece but anything tailored is great – never thought I’d be one to say that. Accessorize Accessories are key in my lazy girls guide for when you want to jazz up your jeans and jumper, I’ve added some fishnet socks with my Zara shoes (more on those shortly) and my trusty Zara bag which is still my favourite and will continue to be until I get my hands on a Gucci. Some think it’s a little over priced at £90 but to me it’s worth every penny – I’m down to about 1p per wear. If you did want to get something similar for a little cheaper, Mango do this incredible copy for just £39.99. So those Zara shoes are beautiful, I’ll give them that. . but let’s just take a moment to refer to my previous note about painful fashion. They cripple my feet. I’m currently wearing only trainers from pulling my foot muscle trying to keep them on, did I mention the slingback is too long for the shoe? the only way to keep them on is by clenching your toes and making a blister plaster wall underneath the strap. Not quite the look I was going for. I still wear them though, because fashion. *Jacket : Jigsaw Jumper : H&M Old Jeans : Asos Shoes : Zara Bag : Zara Socks : Asos Be a doll and follow me on Bloglovin’, it’s the best way to stay up to date with all of my posts don’t you know!?  I would love it if you also subscribe to my youtube channel and don’t forget to share this post with any fellow lazy girls!!! All photography by Kirk Schwarz –Website – Instagram

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