Every year, I hunt for the perfect diary. Requirements? 
1. Aesthetically pleasing (of course)
2. Plenty of writing space
3. Colourful
4. Cute pages for notes e.t.c

I usually go with a Frankie Diary, which ticks all my boxes plus more! It's handbag sized, changes every year and is just generally beautiful inside and out. But a quick pop into Oliver Bonas a few weeks ago changed everything. I saw this beautiful, marble designed diary from ban.do, and whilst it may not be handbag sized (unless it's in my Mulberry), it is the perfect work/home diary. It has sticker pages, notes, month overviews and enough room to write in each day. Plus beautiful illustrations, random holidays (Mean Girls Day anyone?) and little compliments pop up every now and again. Plus, I opened it in the shop to find, at the bottom of one page, 'Late-Night Nachos'. It was made for me... 






Shoes - 4th & Reckless

We've seen buckle detailing emerging on accessories left, right and centre recently; whether it's bags or boots, we can't get enough of a bit of metal hardware at the moment. That's why, when 4th and Reckless got in touch about styling a pair of their shoes, these beautiful mules caught my eye instantly.

Now I know December isn't exactly the month to be airing your toes for the world to see, but somehow I'm willing to make a few sacrifices for these babies. Plus, it's definitely acceptable for date nights or styled with a pair of glittery socks underneath for a more Christmassy feel! 

I've styled my mules with a pair of black trousers, winter floral blouse and my big shearling coat to keep me extra warm! I love the ankle grazer cut with mules as I feel it really elongates your calves - something I always need a bit of help with! 

Does anybody else love mules? How are you styling them this Winter?

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Jumper - Navy at Topshop/ Jeans - Gap / Shoes - New Look


I always thought I was a 28inch leg...Topshop Petite jeans would always fit pretty well, although the 'ankle grazer' style never truly grazed my ankles. But on my hunt for a pair of non-skinny jeans, I found that even petite concessions couldn't deliver. Miss Selfridge versions were near on trailing the floor and Urban Outfitters 28" were actually over 35", I measured. M&S got close, until I learnt that they don't do a petite jean in anything smaller than a size 10 waist...not ideal. 

I went into a few Gap stores after hearing that they stocked petite sizes, but alas, my bad luck continued as they didn't have the styles I wanted in petite. Then I went online and saw that they did a 27" leg (HALLELUJAH) and the fact that these were meant to be slightly cropped meant that my 26" inseam (yes, you read that correctly) would finally have the pleasure of wearing some straight leg jeans. 

These are definitely my lazy-day, cant-be-bothered, run-around-work pair of jeans but I'm starting to experiment with dressing them up slightly too and loving how they look! 

Does anybody else love straight leg jeans at the moment? How are you styling them?

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I'm not quite ready for Winter. Don't get me wrong, there's something romantic about darker nights and a crisp chill in the air, but now that it has got to the point that I'm actually enjoying being squashed into my morning train because the body heat of strangers is my only source of warmth...something's just gotta give.

I'm not one for a chunky-knit jumper so thick it adds 20 stone and 4 arm bulges, so when I saw this one in H&M; a thick yet non-weight gaining material in a beautiful nude colourway, I knew it had to be mine. It's actually so warm, is the perfect length for jeans or to wear with a skirt, and looks wayyyy more expensive than it actually was.

Well done H&M, you've done it again. Apart from saving me from the sudden emergence of Winter, but we can work on that... 

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