25 September 2018

New Season Classics with Jack Wills

Nothing says back to school like a new crisp white shirt - and even though my educational years are far behind me, I still like to get those "new term" essentials when the air turns crisp. The other day I found my first conker and had the obligatory Pumpkin Spice latte to officially welcome autumn.
The Oxford shirt is a quintessentially British wardrobe staple, perfect for office-wear or off-duty at weekends, tucked into a pair of jeans (or denim a-line mini skirt for a more Jane Birkin look). The possibilities are endless.
And speaking of jeans, I've had a love-hate relationship with skinny jeans for most of my twenties. However, my quest for the perfect fit and colour has come to an end. The Fernham jeans are mid-rise so they sit just above the hip and narrows to the ankle, so very flattering indeed.
The Chelsea Overcoat. AKA, my coat of dreams. Inspired by traditional wool overcoats invented for the boys of the 18th century (because who's style icon isn't Ludvig van Beethoven?), this checked overcoat looks seriously dapper, but can easily be dressed down with a pair of jeans and mary-janes.
What I'm wearing:

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Post in paid partnership with Jack Wills


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11 September 2018

Autumn Transitional Staples

As we bid farewell to one of the hottest summers we've ever had, I can't quite wait for autumn and the seasonal trends that go hand in hand with my favourite season.
I'm a big fan of corduroy - trousers, pinafores, jackets, and most of all... the a-line mini skirt. A firm staple in my year-round wardrobe, made even better in a crisp burnt orange corduroy. The zip details adds a nice sixties finish to the classic shape and looks perfect paired with a turtle neck.
Which again is something I enjoy wearing when the air starts to get a little crisp. This navy and orange stripe number is perfect when paired with the skirt and is definitely a dream combination that I'll be wearing a lot this season.
One of the many questions us Brits face this time of year is "when is it finally time to bring out the big coat?" - and I've found the perfect transitional piece to see me through until the time is right. This navy oversized blazer is perfect to throw on over an outfit when there's a nip in the air.

What I'm wearing:

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29 July 2018

Sunday Girl

On this particularly dull and rainy Sunday, I thought I'd share one of my favourite outfits from the summer - when the sun was shining and my skin was a little burnt from the prior afternoon spent sunbathing in the garden...
2 Sundays ago I went for a pre-birthday dinner in Chester with my family, and of course roped my mother into a few snaps in my favourite little spot. You may recognise it from previous outfit posts - and probably many more to come; I adore the mint green front doors and pastel pink walls that decorate Abbey Square.
 The dress in question is from And Other Stories - in particular - designed in the Stockholm atelier, which is always my favourite collection. Their designs reinvent classic and romantic styles in a contemporary and pragmatic design.
For example, it features tie ribbons on the shoulders and has pockets! Something that always excites me in a garment.
I packed my evening essentials in my beautiful basket bag - which my mother brought back from Italy as a gift last summer.
And wore my trusty navy Saltwaters; definitely the sandal of the season. I may have to invest in a variety of colours if this heatwave makes a come back because I practically live in them.
Oh and my sunglasses are from Topshop, aaaages ago! But you're probably sick of seeing them by now - they also hardly ever leave my reach.
 What I'm wearing:
Dress : & Other Stories // Basket : Italy // Sandals : Saltwater Sandals // Sunglasses (similar)

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21 July 2018

Beach Birthday

Every year, weather permitting, I spend my birthday at one of my favourite places; Abersoch.

We packed up the car and made the 3 hour journey to the coast to spend the afternoon on the beach, with a picnic of French pastries and fresh fruit.
I absolutely love the pretty little beach huts that decorate the sands, and they are often my motivation to work hard and save my money - I hope one day I'll have a little seaside cottage and a beach hut of my own. But for now I'll just have to stand awkwardly infront of them and hope nobody shoo's me away from theirs!
Outfit details
Dress : Rouje // Sandals : Salt Water Sandals // Basket : Cath Kidton (similar) // Bikini : Cos

I have been lusting after a dress from Rouje for ages, I have a massive crush on Jeanne Damas and her French style is so effortlessly cool. I thought my birthday was the perfect excuse to treat myself and I bloody love it. 
The sandals and straw bag are perfect for the beach and makes the dress a little more casual.
I spent my last birthday in my twenties reflecting on the last decade, and my goals and achievements. And whereas I'm not traditionally where one probably should be at my age, I think I've done pretty well... I have a job that I love, the most loving and supporting family, a crackin' bunch of mates, I'm just about to move into my very first apartment of my own, and I have a hobby that enables me to be creative and make lots of new friends (10,000 of you! - on my birthday as well ).
So whilst I set sail into the last of my twenties, I'm incredibly excited to see what the next 12 months hold!


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15 July 2018

The Ultimate Summer Staple

If there’s one thing every girl needs in her summer wardrobe, it’s a white cotton broderie sundress...
I have quite a few versions of this timeless classic, from mini to maxi, but my new favourite is this beautiful midi length from Zara. Actually, it’s from the Kid’s section at Zara and was a total lucky find. It’s age 13-14 but I think that’s quite accurately a size 8. And it was... 13. English. pounds.
The best £12.99 I’ve ever spent no less!

I’m completely obsessed with it and I’ve already worn it loads - from picnics in the park to having a pint at the pub. My favourite way to style it is with a pair of sandals, a wicker basket and a straw sun hat - for a traditional English look. But I also enjoy wearing it with a pair of Adidas gazelles and throwing on a biker jacket for a cooler vibe.

It has the prettiest frill detailing, I’ve been compared to a ghost but I totally think it’s more angelic than anything!

It’s currently still available on the Zara website, here.




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