8.9.14

My Holiday Go-To Outfit





Top - Missguided / Skirt - New Look / Sandals - Primark

No, I have not had a sudden growth spurt in the last few weeks. Nor is this a normal functioning door. To be honest, I have no idea what its purpose was! I just thought it was cute. Story of my life really. 

This was taken on my recent holiday to Italy. I love dressing up nicely on holiday's but sometimes you just want some comfy shoes and a material that's not going to add to the list of reasons why you're sweating. 

Note to self: silk dresses cling a little too much in the heat. 

I love this red pleated skirt that I picked up in the sale for about £7. It's perfect for day and night and the detail means you can wear a plain tee without the outfit looking boring. I paired it with this Missguided one that I have worn all summer, and even thinking about buying it again incase something happens to this one! Now thats forward thinking... 



29.8.14

Preparing for Autumn with Joules



Joules' wellies have always just done it for me. Their cute designs, out-there colours and reasonable prices have always put them above other brands such as Hunter, and means you're styling a slightly different look from every other person in England. But their wellies were as far as I looked and I had no idea how lovely their clothes were also. 

No Autumn wardrobe should be without a striped tee and so this wishlist is no exception.  I'd pair it with the mustard cardigan and a pair of black jeans for a casual day look. Then there's this horse-print tunic dress which is just the cutest thing. I can imagine it with a thick knitted cardi and chunky necklace. And then there's the wellies. These are my favourite with the little Bee print, mustard soles (I'm seeing a pattern here) and buckle detail. 

I definitely think Joules are a bit more of a country than city sort of brand, but their basics are perfect for Autumn and their prints are just too darn cute. 

Has anyone else checked out Joules' clothing before? 


11.8.14

Figleaves Christmas Preview '14










Last week I was invited to attend the Figleaves Christmas Preview event at Claridges. I felt so strange, walking through those doors in a summery dress and sandals, feeling as though I should have worn heels and a ballgown. I was lead up to a suite where the event was taking place, and greeted by the smell of winter candles and Christmas decorations.

The whole event made me feel like this was my hotel room and my underwear...especially the walk in wardrobe with gorgeous pyjamas and underwear hanging from the rails. There were also rails in the bedroom and living room (can I call it the living room?) so I got a really good peek at what Figleaves will have to offer this Christmas.

I have to admit, I've never shopped at Figleaves. It's always been that tiny bit too expensive, but on looking at the underwear, I began to realise why. The detail in some of the bras, and the fabrics used made the sets so much more luxurious than what you'd think when looking at a picture on the website.

I was lucky enough to have a free bra fitting and take home the set I tried on. As always, I was a pretty difficult customer, as it turns out I was wearing completely the wrong bra size. Obviously different brands have different sizing, but I was really shocked to hear what I was meant to be wearing, and has urged me to think about going to get measured in a few other places where I buy my underwear from.

All in all it was a fab event, and I felt like a princess being able to walk around this gorgeous hotel suite and look at beautiful underwear sets. Thank you Wingfield PR, and Figleaves!

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23.7.14

Interning with GQ Magazine #3


Blouse - Topshop / Skirt - H&M / Shoes - New Look 

Sometimes, we want to stand out. Hell, most of the time we do. That's why we spend stupid amounts of time doing our hair, make-up, fake-tan, going shopping etc. It's why we try one outfit on, throw it off in disgust, and repeat the process. We are all trying to impress someone, be it ourselves, our boss, our friends, or the man on the train you see once every 4 days because today, today he WILL notice you...

...or notice that my fake tan is almost as neon as my skirt.

But if you can't wear an almost neon yellow skirt in Summer, then when can you? Or so I said to myself when justifying yet another purchase in Oxford Circus. No I didn't need it, no I probably won't wear it next year, but we live in the now, right? 

If only I could apply that mantra to all of my thinking departments.