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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Gingham & Frills

I constantly go through phases of loving bold pattern then switching back to minimalism but right now I'm so into bolds!

Here is a beautifully bold dress from PYT that I purchased a couple of weeks back anticipating this incredible Summer heat!  Twinned in style with a deep neckline AND ruffles, it's the perfect fit for my wardrobe so I had to have it!

 I teamed the dress with this cute little dusty pink bag which I picked up in the Warehouse sale for £25 and it's now become my go to day bag and makes a pretty amazing clutch too! The shoes are Lacoste which I also picked up in the sale.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Playing With my New Camera

Hey everyone!

It's been so long since I've posted anything, however I've invested in a new camera which has completely boosted my want to create lots more interesting content!  I've been mind mapping so many new ideas, so I hope you enjoy this little re-introduction to my blog where  I can't wait to be uploading higher quality images, with a look and theme that I'm so much more happy with which I hope will be reflected in the types and quantity of post I hope to be uploading.

The camera I've taken the plunge to invest in is the Olympus Pen F which I purchased from John Lewis. I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am with this little beauty, but I'll wait to explain much more in another post!

My boyfriend and I took the Pen out to have a bit of a play at my local country park in Swindon, where we're lucky enough to have free reign of some gorgeous landscapes and architecture.    At the park there are a handful of Cotswold stone buildings which we had free reign to browse the grounds of which have made for some beautiful backdrops. This has been enhanced by a couple features on the Pen which allowed us to edit the brightness of the shot prior to uploading it to any editing software - result!!  Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming post which will be all about finding my feet with my shiny new camera!



Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Decadence, by Marc Jacobs

With its name being such an indulgent giveaway, Decadence by Marc Jacobs is the latest fragrance to adorn my collection.  With a rich and warm woody scent, the top notes in Decadence include Italian plum known for its sensuality, alongside saffron and iris.

The revolutionary design of its bottle inspired by the iconic handbags at Marc Jacobs exudes opulence, and reflects the designer's fun and playful personality. With a luxe gold chain, and a silk-touch tassel, every detail of this products aesthetic has been thoroughly considered.  The outer packaging was another element which was very impressive with a velvet-feel box, and contrasting metallic typography.

Wearing this perfume gives me a lot of pleasure due to its long-lasting nature.  I regularly receive compliments on how beautiful the perfume is aesthetically as well as it's smell.  With such a unique and recognizable scent, I know it'll be one I continue to buy and wear out on the most special of occasions spent with loved ones, and my closest friends.


Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Mac for Spring


For the past few years, spring after spring my wardrobe has been craving the addition of a beige/brown mac or trench coat, and finally I have found one which I'd say was a combination of the two!  My trouble has laid with not being able to find one that's long enough to suit my lanky arms and legs, but FINALLY, I've found one that fits perfectly with thanks to my lovely boyfriend Sandy who pointed it out in the sale! 
I imagine you're going to be seeing a lot of this coat...

Sandals: River Island

Monday, 2 May 2016

Met Gala 2015 - Best Dressed Recap

This year's annual Met Gala fundraiser is soon to be underway, and I thought I'd take this opportunity to remind you all of some of the stunning dresses that blessed its presence last year!  Themed around Chinese culture and its influence on art, film and fashion, here are my favourite looks from the red carpet:


Left to right: Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture ● Kim Kardashin in Roberto Cavalli ● Lily Aldridge in Carolina Herrera

Imogen Poots in Alberta Ferretti ● Jessica Hart in Valentino ● Behati Prinsloo in Tommy Hilfiger

Dakota Johnson in Chanel Haute Couture ● Vanessa Hudgens in H&M and Gigi Burris Headpiece ● Miranda Kerr in Louis Vuitton

Candice Swanepoel in Michael Kors ● Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein ● Beyoncé in Givenchy


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A Romantic Ruffle

I have noticed that the trend I’ve been wearing the most of so far are ruffles, and this may be the case as they're being generously stocked in all of my favourite high street stores in great variety.  Great variety meaning that you can get super ruffled pieces, or those of a simpler and romantic nature such as the one I’m showcasing in this post.  They are also coming in an abundance of colours, but I have specifically noticed the attraction between ruffles and the colour red which for me just oozes the beautiful fiery Spanish culture!  Although I don’t own any red ruffled pieces (it's possible I might soon) I think it’s definitely one for all of you to take note on and I would love for you to show me your favourite pieces within this trend and how you've styled them!

If you'd love to indulge in this trend with me, then the real stand out high street store stocking ruffles to the extreme at the moment are H&M who have so many incredible pieces!  It’s actually where I’ve seen and bought the vast majority of mine!

This particular dress is such a comfy wear with its elastane qualities, and it practically wears itself - I don't think any jewellery would be required nor much dressing with other accessories as the detail is already so intricate.  Perhaps just throw on a strappy pair of sandals like I have to avoid your legs looking too bare, and voilà - daytime summer outfit = completed. 

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