Sunday, 30 August 2015


August has been a pretty hectic month for us both here at Eleven Oh Seven, with a trip to London (watch out for a blog post on that soon!) and our first blogger event in the calendar. Here's a glimpse of this crazy month through our Instagram account.

With August being our last month of the summer break away from Uni, we decided to make the most of it by exploring new local places, like Little Man Coffee Co (an amazing coffee shop in Cardiff) and Duffryn Gardens, as well as more further-afield places like the cute village of Lacock and the big smoke: London.

This month also saw our Late Summer Dreaming themed posts. With a new academic year approaching we began to look at home decor inspiration for our student spaces, which we are super excited to make our own. As well as decor, we began to think about the transition from summer to autumn and the new fashion trends that are coming our way, both in the form of casual fashion and  workwear. We cannot forget about our stationery post - with some of the products featured already on the way to us! Oops!

If you missed any of our Late Summer Dreaming posts, catch up with them below:
Casual Fashion
The Ultimate Stationery Post
Autumn Workwear
House Decor

We hope you're enjoying the long Bank Holiday weekend, see you next week for a new month at Eleven Oh Seven! 

S & K  xo

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

LATE SUMMER DREAMING:The Ultimate Stationery Post

If you haven't already guessed we LOVE stationery! From notebooks to planners and pens, we love it all and with a new academic year approaching, it's the perfect time to stock up on our stationary favourites!

S' Stationery Loves
 When it comes to stationery I love colour, in particular pastels. These Sharpies will make any shopping or daily list look pretty. The start of an academic year is for me the best time to start a new planner and diary and after K introduced me to the duck egg blue Anthropologie diary, it has sat on the top of my stationery wish list. The Kate Spade tackle box is a stationery's addict dream. From paper clips to pencil sharpeners, it has everything you need. Bees have become an obsession of mine as of late, I even have a bee phone case here so this busy bee note pad is a favourite of mine. During my time at University, desk planners have been my life saviour which means I couldn't not add in a desk planner. 

1.  Pens - Sharpie 
2.  Diary/Planner - Anthropologie
3.  Notebook - Sloane Stationery
4.  Tackle Box - Kate Spade
5.  Desk Planner - Abigail Warner

K's Stationery Loves
I'm the same as S when it comes to stationery, I love pastels and neutral tones! This yearly time planner from Kiki K is a recent one on my wishlist after finding them on Instagram - I'm obsessed! I'm a known list-queen and am always making daily 'notes-to-self', so this list notepad and weekly list planner are absolutely perfect for me. Washi tape is also a new obsession of mine - it's cute to decorate with and also super handy to stick things up whilst adding a little colour. As for my last three stationery loves, you can't go wrong with a classic Moleskine notebook or Stabilo pens! And this Kate Spade gold stapler is just too gorgeous not to include, right?!

1.  Planner - Kiki. K
2.  Notepad - Katie Leamon
3.  Weekly Desk Organiser - Rifle Paper Co.
4.  Notebook - Moleskine
5.  Stapler - Kate Spade
6.  Washi Tape - MT Tape at Nouvelle Daily
7.  Coloured Pens - Stabilo

Hopefully this post makes you want to buy 10,000 notebooks. As you read this post we'll be buying everything from the list above!

See you Sunday!
S & K  xo

Monday, 24 August 2015

LUSH: Summer Collection & New Products

On Tuesday evening last week, we had the pleasure of being invited to Lush in Cardiff to have a look at their new range of products and try them out. Being huge fans of Lush, (S is an advocate for their face masks!) we couldn't wait to go and see what's new this summer!

Some of the products from the Summer Collection

We were met by the lovely girls working in the store who have so much knowledge of the products and were as excited about them as we were! 

 Firstly we were shown upstairs to see the skincare and beauty. Here we sat with a lovely worker who talked us through all the different masks and ingredients and what their uses were. She was so lovely and helpful, and wanted to recommend us the best products for our skin type.

(We'll have another Lush post next week to show you what we bought and our feelings on those products. So to see which products we're trying out, stay tuned to Eleven Oh Seven next week!)

A range of new body products, including Softy, for beautifully soft feet, and Pumice Power.  
A favourite of ours was one of the new hand scrubs, Salted Coconut. It smells like heaven!


 We had a try of the new face mask that everyone is talking about, Cup O' Coffee. It smells absolutely divine!

We tried a few of the fresh face products, including Lush Favourites BB Seaweed and Ultrabland.

After browsing upstairs to see what skincare and beauty products they had to offer, we strolled downstairs to see the store's new bath and body collection. We were given the opportunity to browse and try out a lot of the new products available, along with seeing a few of the bath bombs in action! We especially loved Experimenter, Yoga Bomb (that fizzes for around 8 minutes, double the normal Lush bombs) and of course, Frozen, inspired by the film in a swirl of blue hues.


If you're big fans of Lush soaps, you'll want to see the new ones they have on offer! S loved Devil's Nightcap, with an earthy aroma, while K's favourite was Serendipity: a mix of calming and soothing ingredients like chamomile and lavender. 

We also had a quick test of some of the new shower products. Life's a Beach, Rub Rub Rub and The Rough With The Smooth left our arms feeling as smooth and exfoliated as anything!

Here are new bath bombs Experimenter and Intergalactic fizzing away, we love how Guardians of the Galaxy inspired this second product: it really looks like a swirling, colourful cosmos!


We also got chatting to the lovely Meg in the store who was super knowledgeable about the new Lush Spa treatments (the closest one to Cardiff is Bath). They sound like more of an experience than a treatment, and we can't wait to book ourselves onto one in the near future! 

 Lush pride themselves on being a "100% vegetarian" and ethical brand that knows where the ingredients for their products come from and only source them from suppliers that don't test on animals, ever. They also like to use as many natural ingredients as possible to keep things kind to our skin, without sacrificing the effectiveness, scent or gorgeousness of their products. With a combination like that, (and staff who are so willing to help!) who wouldn't want to try out their stuff?!

A massive thank you goes to the staff at the Lush Cardiff store for holding and inviting us to this event, it was such a fun and informative evening and we can't wait to show you what we got in the next few weeks!

S & K  xo

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Thursday, 20 August 2015


This week's Late Summer Dreaming post is all about the new season's fashion, in particular looking at more formal and tailored clothing. Perfect for work or a new term at University, we hope these Autumn workwear outfits give you a little inspiration into the tailoring trends we're loving for the new season.

The Full Midi Skirt
The midi is a perfect choice for work, especially this simple textured one from New Look. Pair with a neutral-toned top, shoes and bag to keep the outfit formal, but add a little sparkle and your own style through your jewellery. We love this layered floral necklace from M&S.
Skirt: New Look          Top: H&M           Necklace: M&S           Bag: ASOS

The Cropped Trouser
The cropped trouser is a great seasonal item and works really well with heels. Pair them with some nude shoes to give the illusion of longer legs, and match your bag to your shoes to make your look appear more put together. We love this relaxed jacket from H&M to soften the outfit.
 Jacket: H&M        Trousers: ASOS        T-shirt: Topshop        Heels: Topshop        Bag: M&S

The Contrast Collar Dress
Simple, yet chic, this dress is a go-to on sunnier days, or even when you don't know what to wear! Team with dark shoes and bag and some dainty jewellery and your look is complete. We love this pencil dress from Tempest - #MadeinWales!
Bag: ASOS       Entwined Rings: Topshop       Band Ring: Topshop       Boots: Topshop       Dress: Tempest

The Flared Trouser
The 70s trend is continuing into Autumn/Winter and the flared trouser, while maybe being a bold choice, is perfect for the workplace. Flattering and bang-on trend, we love this look. Pair with burgundy accessories to complete your Autumnal outfit.

Trousers: River Island at ASOS      Shirt: Oasis       Bag: Oasis      Watch: Olivia Burton       Shoes: ASOS

What are your workwear staples? Will you be braving the flare this season? Let us know!
Be sure to check our next post, all about our trip to a local blogger event in Cardiff this week.

S & K  xo
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Thursday, 13 August 2015


With this month's theme being all about late summer dreaming, today we've put together a fashion inspired post for you all. At this time of year we're thinking about the transition from summer into autumn (or fall, as you say in the US) and with that, a new year and term of University.

So today we're talking casual outfits that will be perfect for the transitioning seasons for your day-to-day life: lectures at Uni, a catch-up lunch with a friend, or just popping to do some shopping. Enjoy!

K's Picks

This laid back look is very simple to achieve, yet it looks super put-together. I love the addition of the leather jacket and some cut-out black pumps to the distressed denim, it gives the outfit a more grungy, harder edge.

Jacket: Miss Selfridge         Shirt: New Look         Skirt: Monki at ASOS         Pumps: Dolce Vita at Nordstrom

This outfit is super casual, yet still looks summery for those (hopefully!) warm transitioning days. The slouchy tee and jeans teamed with this tailored fedora and gorgeous watch balance out the outfit, mixing the perfect amount of casual with more structured accessories.

Hat: ASOS          Watch: Olivia Burton          Birkenstocks: Office          Tshirt: Zara          Jeans: Topshop

S' Picks

When it comes to Autumn, you can expect more rainy days than sunny ones! To prepare for the damper weather, a light jacket is both chic and practical. Paired with black jeans and a simple long-sleeved tee, this outfit has a slight Parisian feel to it.

Coat: ASOS           Tee: H&M            Jeans: Topshop            Shoes: Topshop            Bag: Zara

For more of a laid back effortless look, this shirt dress teamed with a pair of New Balance trainers and a backpack inspired by this outfit is perfect for any casual day.

Dress: Missguided               Bag: Topshop               Shoes: Schuh

We hope we've given you some inspiration for your casual wardrobe for the upcoming changing of seasons, and a little insight into our own personal styles.

Let us know what pieces you love to wear this time of year - what are your staple causal fashion items? Let us know on Twitter!

S & K  xo
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Sunday, 9 August 2015


Today's post is all about our current wishlist items: a perfect lazy Sunday read! Read on to find out what's in our shopping baskets and what we're dreaming of this month.

S' Wishlist

Fashion: For months I've been looking for fringed heels, and these Topshop fringe heels are the perfect statement heel without being too overpowering. Paired with a skirt, dress or trousers, these heels will go with everything and the natural colour of them means that they can be transitioned into the perfect autumn heel.

Accessories: One of my favourite bag companies at the moment is Strathberry of Scotland, having discovered this brand through Victoria at 'Inthefrow', and I've been obsessed! The classic design matched with the bright pop of colour makes this bag my favourite of theirs. The metal bar detail is what makes their designs stand out to me.

Lifestyle: I am aware that we've featured this particular product several times on this blog, but I absolutely love these light up letters from Amazon: they're the perfect accessory for your home. Rustic yet modern, they add a personal touch to your space and after searching high and low I have finally found a design that I love that's still in my price range.

K's Wishlist 

Beauty: I may be a little late to the party, but I'm totally obsessing over Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Blushes at the moment. The shade above (Incandescent Electra - Cool Peach) is beautifully warm with a little shimmer: perfect for late summer. The packaging and gorgeous pattern of the blush is a major attraction too!

Fashion: Abercrombie & Fitch have really stepped up their style game recently (we're loving their essentials) and this faux suede a-line skirt in brown is the perfect item to transition from summer into Autumn.

Lifestyle: We found Chloe Jane Candle Co on Instagram a few months back and I've been obsessed ever since. The Golden (vanilla caramel) candle will definitely be my first purchase, and being made of soy and coconut oil, all ingredients are natural. Win-win!

We hope you've enjoyed seeing what's on our current wishlists! We'd love to know what you're coveting this month: let us know on Twitter! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Bloglovin & Pinterest too.

S & K  xo

Thursday, 6 August 2015


For today's post we're introducing this month's theme. Around this time each year as the summer season is near its change, we always begin to think about decor and creating a new look for our living spaces. As we are still in University, we always feel that September is more of a new beginning for us than January, and with S moving into a new house and K creating spaces to call her own, this is a first look into our current decor inspiration and style. So here are some of our favourite interior styles paired with items from our wish list. 

Office decor has become very popular as of late. An office can be one of your most personal rooms in the home; it's a space that you don't have to share, meaning that you can truly go wild with your personal style and taste. We love being able to personalise an office space with a gallery wall full of photos and a light up letter for the table. We also love this lamp from John Lewis, but for a cheaper option, Tiger also sell a similar one.
                  Drawers: Debenhams            Light Letter: Etsy             Frame: Paperchase            Lamp: John Lewis            Planner: Etsy 

We feel that your bedroom is one of the places in a house (especially if you're sharing!) that you can truly make your own, so go for it! Let your style and tastes shine through in your decor choice: little details can say as much as bold items too, like these gorgeous string lights combined with the wooden ladder.
Throw: Asda,    Lights: The Little House Shop,    Mirror: H&M,    Faux Sheepskin Rug: IKEA,    Plant Stand: IKEA

We feel that the kitchen is well and truly the heart of the home; it's where you probably spend most of your time, either cooking an easy weekday meal or having friends over for a weekend takeaway, so it needs to feel loved with its decor. A trend that we're falling head over heels for lately is copper and rose gold and we couldn't resist adding a bit of this colour in our kitchen.

                         Kettle: NEXT                       Plate: H&M                           Toaster: NEXT                         Cups: NEXT

 For some, a bathroom can be a room of escape and relaxation, so choose items that will suit your needs! We love neutral tones for a bathroom, but our tip is to choose a colour and stick to it. We've chosen these copper accessories for storage (this basket is a firm favourite), and the green in the aloe adds a pop of natural colour.
 Basket: H&M,        Revitalise Candle: Chloe Jane Candle Co,       Vase: H&M,       Aloe Plant: Ikea,       Candle Holder: H&M 

We had so much fun creating this post today: it's clear to see that we LOVE home interiors, so check out more of our home inspiration on our Pinterest board!  Remember to follow us on Twitter & Instagram too! 

See you Sunday 
S & K  xo

Monday, 3 August 2015

FROM US TO YOU: Late Summer Dreaming

Welcome to August at Eleven Oh Seven!

This month is all about Late Summer Dreaming for us, as August always feels like the countdown to the end of the summer break. Being pretty prepared girls, (and who doesn't love an excuse to hit the shops?!) we love to prepare for the early Autumn and a new University term throughout August, seeing all the latest Autumn/Winter trends emerging and checking out the latest stationery for the new academic year.

August at Eleven Oh Seven will be filled with inspiration for you (and us!) for the upcoming early Autumn season and new term of University, college or school, featuring laid back fashion, our stationery loves and plenty of lifestyle posts in-between.

Check our social media links below to keep in touch with us, we love to connect with you!

S & K  xo