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I still love a good backpack…

12 Oct

I love my handbags.. And I’m very fussy with which ones I like .. But while abroad on recent adventures, I tried for the first time a backpack!! Now we’ve all seen backpacks around and some aren’t our favourite .. But I had a snoop around recent collections at my favourite stores and I found some that I really like. I also tried to keep the price down .. We all love a good bargain! 

So here is my variety of styles.. I hope you find something you like! 


I’m a big fan of lots of pockets.. And I love things white and cream.. Unfortunately I’m a bit messy and would probs let this get dirty toooooo quick.. But I’m getting better!!! £27 is a BARG! Although I haven’t tried Yonis before! So let me know how it goes ?! 


I LOVE this.. Beautiful and simple. And this colour is perfect for every season! Quite simply..I LOVE IT.


Also .. If you’re a staple black handbag fan.. Then this is simple with a cheeky bit of edge. Love the chain! 


This cute backpack from accessorize covers a lot of styles .. And I know a lot of you will love it! 


Tassels are my FAVOURITE!!! I love this.. And it’s down to £31?! Yes pleaseeeeee!!! 


I think this is a cute alternative colour.. And I love the pattern on the pockets! 

Another simple elegant bag.. This could be office fashion but also great for casual days too.. It’s also staple black. A winner really.. 


This one is cheap and edgy.. For those of you who like something that stands out more.. 
So have any of you got backpacks? Have you found some shopping that you love?! Send us your pictures by using the hashtag #dailyrubies 

We love you all! 

Love J xxxx 

Out with the NEW and in with the OLD?

28 Sep

Out with the [NEW] and in with 

the [OLD]?

Last night I found the perfect quote to sum up what I’ve learnt over the past few weeks;

You see, fashion is what is offered to you throughout the four seasons of the year. Style is what you do with what you buy – or even, what you already own. Anyone can buy fashion, in fact every one can buy the same fashion. But only you can create your own style and pull it off the way you do.  

Let me give you a few personal examples; 

“My New Coat.”

Remember when I told you all about the Debenhams offer and how a new coat was at the top of my ‘to buy’ list? Well, the truth is, it only made its way there when I saw a variety of gorgeous coats coming into all the shops. I didn’t need a new coat – heck, I don’t even have space in my wardrobe for another one! Of course I still went and tried a load on and made a purchase, it was maroon and had a detachable fur collar… #winning! The problem is that when I put it on to wear to work the next morning, it just didn’t look good. Like, at all. I ended up pulling my old, black, fur collared coat out and wearing that instead. It looked and felt a lot better. I’ll return that new coat tomorrow (of course I took a photo in it for you first.) 

“My new dress”

Another one to be returned. When trying this dress on in store, I thought ‘this is cool, this is fashionable, this will be great to use on the blog!’ WRONG. Once I put it on again at home, I saw that really it was much too long and didn’t fit my body right – and let’s face it, no item of clothing is cool, fashionable or blog worthy when it does nothing for your figure. From the side it looked okay (hense the picture being a side view – with the slit too!) but I can’t side step all day! Somehow I still fell into the trap of thinking ‘well, maybe I just need new shoes to make it work. Perhaps, a new chunky necklace or better yet, a scarf?’ If only I had the money for all of that! Luckily I was saved yesterday when I wore a 3 year old dress (an old favourite of mine) to church that made me realise that sometimes you just can’t beat a classic! 

Lastly, “ My new sleeveless jacket”

I basically got carried away in the excitement of having money left over at the end of last month and bought everything that caught my eye. I still love this brown fur/black knitted back gilet (especially the price!) but with a trip to Barcelona, Christmas and my Au/NZ/Tahiti Adventure coming up, I figured it didn’t look good enough to justify the expenditure. I wanted to wear it with my new camel polo neck top but instead, I wore that with an old sheep skin effect jacket that’s so old, I couldn’t actually tell you how long I’ve had it!   


   Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE fashion and it continues to inspire me. The variety, constant change and evolution of it will always excite me. But what also excites me is being able to resurrect old clothes so I can be fashionable, work my own style and still have a bit of money left in the bank.

And as Marc Jacob says anyway;

Don’t forget to upload your #ootd and tag us @dailyrubies & #morepreciousthanrubies . We especially want to see you rocking your old faithfuls this week! 
Love, hugs & fairy dust

SJ xo 
Maroon Coat. £59 Redherring @ Debenhams

Terracotta Dress £30 H&M

Brown Fur Gilet £30 H&M 

BALL(in) .. Not once.. Not twice .. 

21 Sep

But 3 times!!  Cinderella would be so jealous. Just 2 weekends .. And 3 balls. That’s a lot of dresses!! It was fun to dress up.. Some more formal than others. 

We thought we’d upload some of our dresses! 

Hannah on the very left is wearing a dress from Mint Velvet, a shop with some stunning dresses! You can search their dresses if you.. Click here!  

Becky wearing the white dress got her dress made on an eBay shop.. If you’re intrestred check her out on eBay. It’s seller ‘nini.lady’ .. She adjusts dresses she has .. With sleeves or whatever you like! 


Me on the right, I got my hands on an old prom dress at a charity shop and took some black net material and just went crazy on the sewing machine! My college textiles days paid off! My main idea of the night was the the slickback ‘Kim Kardashian’ style hair.. You can find a ton of tutorials for this and it’s so easy, I found an easy quick video to follow.. Click here to watch it!

Soph twisted her idea of ‘masquarade ball’ by buying a simple black catsuit, and adding a sheer black skirt. She made her own leather bow and looks INCREDIBLE! See below for more pictures… 



For our ball in Oxford we both picked up nice dresses.. Mine was a bargain at £16.99 at TK MAXX .. It had the most incredible knee high slit on the side.. And soph got hers from Debenhams! 

While we were in Oxford, you might have seen we did some street spotting.. If you didn’t go to @dailyrubies on Instagram to see some of their dresses! 


8 Jan

Well Hello Beautiful People.. 

I have been MIA for quite some time, and now I only have a month before I depart to Greece on my mission!! (http://mormon.org/missionaries)

So I just wanted to welcome you all to the new year. I have been updating the instagram pages. @dailyrubies & @dailyroughdiamonds .. so make sure you follow them! 

So coming into the new year, I LOVE winter fashion.. as you have heard from me before. But at the moment I am particularly loving heavy knit cardi’s & Tartan & Leather.. love that leather is still going.. will it ever die? I hope not! 

Check these few things I found which I love…  boys there is something for you too! ImageImageImageImageImage



20 Nov




Doesn’t she look so good?! I love the vintage style, low key but fab with the red lips. And I love her eyebrows!! #eyebrowenvy


Just Opened Your Mission Call..

26 Sep

Just Opened Your Mission Call..

for those girlies in USA wanting to look cute on their mission instead of amish.. just found this blogpost!



A message from my friend Janet. Please reblog!

25 Sep

A message from my friend Janet. Please reblog!

For a year now I have watched myself go from being modest to picking and choosing when I wanted to be modest. It gradually got worse and worse to the point where I didn’t think items were immodest when I bought them!
I sat there one day as I read my yw booklet and patriarchal blessing and realised that I what was happening wasn’t right, I know that I need to be an example to girls around me and being modest is part of that.
I worked hard for my yw medallion and modesty was a big part! It shouldn’t be this hard it should be easier. There was a time when I wanted to be a designer and to design modest clothing so what changed? If I am going to live the gospel I need to make sure I am living it in every way! I wear a band on my hand that says I know it I live it and I love it so I should be doing exactly that in everyway!
It has taken me a while to actually do this but I have had this feeling for awhile now and It is finally time!
I decided to do something big something significant so I am BURNING all clothing that I can’t make modest! I know I could sell it or give it away but I don’t want to pass on immodest clothing to others. This is outrageous and pretty big but i have with the help of good friends decided to start a movement for all yw out there so please go into your closet and find anything you can’t make modest and cut or burn it! Post your pictures or videos #ifyoucan’tmakeitmodestburnit! Join our facebook page. #ifyoucan’tmakeitmodestburnit!



Hello Autumn…

17 Sep

So I think this might be my fav season, no lies. But here we have my fav youtube girls, and make up.. what more could you possibly want.



4 Sep


I am in LOVE with dungarees right now, and how cute are these from ASOS? New in for £45 , get yours now…


Threading those brows baby

4 Sep

Just a quick one. Eyebrows, they aren’t important until you look after them properly. I am the first to admit I am bias, I haven’t tried all of the different ways – I think they may have been waxed once. But my little lady in the brow bar in town, that does my eyebrows for 5 quid every time, she is amazing! Even when I go thinking they don’t need that much of a tidy she manages to make them look FABULOUS! I deffinatley swear by it.

I would advise getting them done by one of these people (these brow bars are all over the country) but if you are short on cash one time, you can always learn to do it yourself, all you need is cotton thread – so cheap! Here is a youtube link to lean how to do some threading yourself.

I’m out, love xoxo