Morrisons offer ‘Wonky Veg’ for just £1 – making healthy eating that bit easier

Morrisons have launched a new ‘Wonky Veg’ box that provides over 20 items of veg for £1. Their boxes were originally launched at £3, charging between £1-£5 for delivery depending on your requested time, but now they offer their vegetable boxes at an even lower price.

The new Wonky boxes are available from 5th October from the supermarket and can be delivered to your home, yet they are currently sold out due to plenty of frugal shoppers finding the deal and maxing out on their veg.

Each box contains a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, that are all shaped ‘wonkily’, meaning that they aren’t usually sold in supermarkets. The boxes contain 8x Wonky Potatoes, 4x Wonky Carrots, 4x Wonky Onions, 1x Wonky Cauliflower, 1x Wonky Cabbage, 3x Wonky Parsnips and 1x Wonky Swede. With such a varied selection of vegetables available, you can have enough to feed yourself comfortably for a week, meaning that many avid veg-eaters will be stocking up on the boxes!

As the vegetables are misshapen, they wouldn’t typically be sold separately in supermarkets as people would be less likely to purchase unattractive looking veg. This way, the supermarket is helping to save tonnes of vegetables that don’t match up to strict supermarket size & shape parameters from being thrown away and wasted because of their looks.

Andy Todd, Morrisons’ Vegetable Buyer, related the decision to customers asking for more affordable veg in stores, and as other stores like ASDA are already offering misshapen veg boxes (with ASDA’s costing slightly more at £3.50) it makes sense that they would jump on the hype.

With their Wonky Veg already proving a hit with shoppers, we can imagine that Morrisons will continue to come up with new ideas on how to make eating vegetables more appealing and more cost-effective. With an £8 organic box already on sale as well, they’re truly keeping in mind exactly what their customers are looking for, and making sure that it is all accessible while ordering food from their online store. Minimum spend for delivery from Morrisons online is £40.

Summer Fashion Trends for 2017

Bralettes

Summer Trends for 2017Bralettes are making a huge breakthrough this year on the runway. With Prada’s collection of delicate bralette’s hitting stockist stores this month, pairing a lacy bralette with a post-modern skirt could be a recipe for summer fun this year.

Alexander Wang has also experimented with bralettes this year, styling them with wrap skirts to create a bohemian night time look. Victoria Beckham this year has styled bralettes with literally everything, with McQueen offering a slightly more drastic approach to the trend by adding studs to their bralette collection.

Summer Fashion Trends for 2017Ever wanted to be a ballerina? Here is your chance. The fabric is already cropping up in statement pieces on the ASOS website. Paired with jewels and embroidered flowers, the fabric is becoming a key trend for this summer. Dior has used the fabric in a number of pieces this year, layering tulle with oriental florals.

Summer Fashion Trends for 2017Rolling in from Spring to Summer is the mini bag trend. With just enough space for your phone and your favourite lipstick, mini bags are perfect for date night, or a night out on the town with the girls.

If you’ve got the means to splash the cash, small satchels from Michael Kors will set you back around £170. However, stores such as Primark offer similar products without the brand name for a fraction of the price.

Post-Minimalism

Summer Fashion Trends for 2017Minimalism is over. Post – Minimalism is in. Think pure colours and the perfect mix n match style with frayed edges. On post-minimal clothing, you can expect to find subtle details added to the simplest items of clothing. For example, you can find classic items such as the high waisted trouser, but added to it will be a mix of pleated fabric and hessian design.

Despite this, however, post-minimalism is still heavily focusing on “less is more”.  You can find designers such as JW Anderson mirroring this in the new collection for Summer 2017.

 

Statement Stripes

Fashion Trends for Summer 2017Stripes came back into style over Spring, and it looks as though the trend is here to stay for the summer. Think nautical blues and whites for the perfect summer co-ord outfit.

Nearly all major fashion designers in New York had stripes on their runways during the S/S fashion week this year. Mulberry especially excelled in their statement stripes, with their amazing green striped trousers sold out already on their site.

We’re expecting some amazing holidays snaps featuring this trend over the next few weeks.

The Cold Shoulder

Yep, the cold shoulder is here to stay. So much so that designers in the UK are bringing out cold shoulder bikinis to wear this summer. Who doesn’t want a patch of tan on their shoulders throughout their holiday?

This is one of the most bizarre trends to come out of fashion this year. This, and that odd perspex trend that saw H&M bring out jeans with perspex knees….

So what do you think of thisyear’ss summer trends? There are some very weird ones in the mix this year, but they could all work when done right. Apart from the cold shoulder. Please let that trend die soon.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Spring Trends for 2017

It’s that time of year again. Spring has popped up and it’s time to discuss which trends we will all be sporting when the sun finally decides to show itself. I know what you’re thinking, florals, for spring? Groundbreaking. However, florals are definitely out this year. Instead, think check prints, high necks and tulle (yes, that stuff found on wedding dresses). Style the trends however you want in order to produce your own style! And shop the following trends at high street stores such as New Look, Debenhams, and H&M. You can also find up to date trends for this season over on the ASOS website.

Top 5 Spring Trends for 2017Ruffles

 

Ruffles are one of the major trends to come out of fashion week this season. Think cowboy chic and arm ruffles. This can be mixed with the gingham style also emerging from the catwalk this year. Ruffles are great for dressing up or down, and can be found in the majority of on-trend stores on the high street and online.

Pair a ruffled shirt with some dress down jeans and you’re ready for the office, or for date night. Pair the ensemble with heels and you’re ready for drinks with the girls. This really is a great statement piece for Spring this year.

Top 5 Spring Trends for 2017Activewear

Activewear will never go out of fashion, it seems. Need to go to the shops? Activewear. Need to walk the dog? Activewear. It’s taking over sweats as the new go-to “slob” ensemble. Activewear really is an effortless way to look as though you’re busy and going somewhere important. Even if you’re just nipping to the shop for milk and some biscuits. Currently, brands such as Nike and Adidas are paving the way with fashionable activewear with their star-studded endorsements and high-end fashion shows. Find fashionable activewear items on their respective online stores and high street counterparts.

Top 5 Spring Trends for 2017Tulle

Yes, that amazing ethereal material you find on wedding dresses is making a mainstream debut this year. Expect to find bright tulle dresses and shirts on the high street this season. Pair a tulle shirt with a bralet and tailored trousers to create a perfect spring office look. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more out there, take a look on the ASOS website for some amazing off the shoulder tulle dresses in an erray of colours and lengths. You can also shop the tulle trend in H&M.

Top 5 Spring Trends for 2017Gingham

Gingham is a style of print you will more than likely see on schoolgirls this spring instead of grown adults. However, the Gingham trend is proving to be a front runner in terms of trends, with many fashion bloggers, such as Helen Anders, sporting the style in many of her OOTD looks. Style gingham shirts with pigtails, braided updos and jeans to create a beautiful and effortless house on the prairie look. You can also find gingham paired with tie waists and cold shoulders to showcase a bit more of an eccentric look. Not a fan of the gingham look? Take a look at our next trend, we think you might like it if you love being bold.

Top 5 Spring Trends for 2017Fuchsia

Hot. Pink. We have been waiting forever to see this trend to make its comeback. Bold colours are something we can’t wait to see this Spring, however, the Fuchsia trend has us shook. Whether you’re wearing your fuchsia through your lipstick, or you have bright and bold statement fuchsia pieces in your wardrobe, you will be bang on trend with one of this Spring’s hottest looks. If you’re opting for a fuchsia skirt or top, match it with the same colour again, or even contract it with a bright blue or yellow. Remember, bold is in, why not take it to the next level.

The ASOS Guide to Fashion Week

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Fashion week. The prestigious event held in major cities around the world to showcase eccentric fashion for the coming months. Only the worthy are invited to such events. Actors, Musicians, Fashionistas, Bloggers, you name it, they’ll be there. The frow is reserved for such people. Nearer the back you’ll find magazine journalists and the like taking notes for their next piece. Where are the average people who enjoy fashion and trends, you ask? They’re in work. At home. Doing something other than looking at pretty things walking down a catwalk. They have no time for frivolities. That’s why ASOS have decided to bring us up to speed daily with their Fashion Week Exclusive Page!

Each day of Fashion Week as it happens around the world, ASOS are offering 20% off of key trends seen on the catwalk! These can be found on the ASOS Homepage under ASOS Fashion Week. Expect to see gingham, florals (what else?), and everything MAJOR that’s happening this S/S. Critics are expecting this year in S/S wear to be filled with crazy and bold designs, contrasting with the somewhat timid approach designers took to last year. Some shows this Fashion Week will also be showcasing some looks for F/W, lending you some ideas on what to bag when the high street stores launch their late winter clothing lines this year.

Think 90’s bold style and colourful 70’s flowers when it comes to clothing this S/S season. Beach chic is all the way in with woven basket bags and linen sandals. Chanel has even alluded to floral patterns for the more demure fashionista this season. Whatever your style, ASOS have you covered, take a look at their Fashion Week exclusive no matter your style, you’re sure to find something to suit your style every day of the iconic event.

Over on the ASOS Twitter account, you will also find all you need to know about key topics during Fashion Week around the world, as we all as top tips for styling pieces and colours. Don’t miss their tweets about Chanel, Gucci and many more runway shows happening this week.

If you love fashion, the ASOS Fashion Week Sale is not to be missed. Everything from dresses, jeans, shoes and accessories can be found for a fraction of the price offered by stylists and designers gracing the catwalk this week. If you’re looking to create your own iconic looks this S/S, take a look through the ASOS range. They stock from a number of different high street stores, as well as their own line.

 

New to Amazon Prime this January

If you got a new Amazon Firestick for Christmas or have exhausted all of the series and programmes that are already on there, you may be eager to find out exactly what is new to the world of Amazon Prime now that we have entered 2017. Dry January has begun for many and as the cold weather continues, money is a struggle, staying in becomes the new going out and Amazon Prime becomes the new Netflix (sorry not sorry). Check out what’s coming to your screens to drive away the January blues this 2017. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed…

Available to download…

  • Stardust

    A family favourite, Stardust, first produced in 2007 came to Amazon prime on the 1st January to celebrate the first day of the new year, it is a gripping, excellently produced fantasy film starring Claire Danes, Sienna Miller and Jason Flemyng to name but a few. The adventure-packed storyline follows the journey of Tristan in his quest to catch the fallen star and is guaranteed to get you right in the feels.

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

    Coming on the 9th, you may have recognised this child-friendly screen adaptation being shown over Christmas. Based on the popular, classic children’s book the show will have you hooked – it isn’t just for children!

  • Sneaky Pete: Season 1

    The popular 2015 crime series is coming to Amazon Prime. Conman Marius is on the run from vicious gangsters. He conceals his identity by stealing that of his former cell mate, Pete and also makes his story even more believable by taking cover with Pete’s estranged family – a group that have enough dark secrets and bad history of their own.

  • The Choice

    A Nicholas Sparks novel turned film that is guaranteed to get even the most cold-hearted of viewers. Two neighbours fall in love with each other at their first meeting, cue soppiness, romance, comedy, tears and tragedy all rolled into one. Staring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer as the lead roles.

  • Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1

Period drama lovers rejoice! This true story follows the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald as she meets famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald and embarks on a journey of their relationship. The series features Christina Ricci and Gavin Stenhouse as Zelda and Fitzgerald and is set to come to Amazon Prime at the end of January (27th).

  • Swiss Army Man

    If it’s unconventional that you’re looking for then you’ve definitely come to the right place with this one. Positively received by critics and starring none other than Daniel Radcliffe, the film sees the protagonist Hank (played by Paul Dano) stranded on a desert island and attempting suicide. He notices a corpse wash ashore, played by Radcliffe, and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. Available to watch on Amazon Prime from the 30th January and it premiered this time last year (Jan 2016) at the Sundance Film Festival.

Available to Purchase…

  • The Girl on the Train

    It came to cinemas in 2016 and was a best-selling novel before that, The Girl on the Train tells the story of Rachel as she creates a fantasy world involving people she sees in their houses from her daily train commute. One day she witnesses something worrying and reports it to authorities. However, she is unable to trust her own memory and a tight web of secrets, lies and drama unfolds. Rachel is played by British actress Emily Hunt. Buy this using your Amazon Prime membership now.

  • Ouija: Origin of Evil

    Horror fanatics fear not, you have not been forgotten. Released in October 2016, it is safe to say that Ouija is suitably terrifying even for the bravest horror lovers. A classic tale of evil being let into a family home and possessing one of the children. Oh, and it’s set in the 60’s for good measure. Expect to jump out of your skin at every given opportunity. Buy from the 10th January (if you dare).

  • The Accountant

    Christian Wolff is an extremely clever accountant that works freelance for some of the most dangerous criminal organisations in the world, but with authorities getting wind of his activities and the body count rising, who will survive? A complicated plot but well worth the watch. Purchase this thriller from the 10th January, and be sure to be mind boggled!

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12

    Amazon Prime don’t just have movies available to buy, you can also buy series. You can pay for the series by paying a price per episode or you can opt to buy the whole series, whatever suits you best. This month you can buy Season 12 of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. If you’re buying season 12 then you probably have a great idea of what the whole thing is about, but if you don’t, it basically follows a gang of underachievers that run Irish pub ‘Paddy’s Pub’ in Philadelphia. The gang are not the nicest of people and are always engaged in some level of controversy, probably what makes them so entertaining. It was first launched in August 2005 and you’ll be pleased to know that if you are a fan, the show has been comissioned for a thirteenth and fourteenth series.