28 March 2019

Spring is officially here and it's finally warm enough to wear one of my favourite statement pieces: the Levi's denim jacket. Ever the versatile jacket, it looks good with any outfit. Here are two of my fave ways to wear it...

L O O K  O N E : d o u b l e  d e n i m

This look is perfect for a casual Saturday spent wandering around the city and looks great paired with a navy blue jumper, white jeans, ankle boots and tan bucket bag. The jacket the perfect size that you can pop a chunky knit under for chillier days too.

L O O K  T W O : t e a  d r e s s

I'm such a fan of a floral tea dress and denim jacket, infact it's probably one of my signature outfits. But until it's warm enough to wear with a pair of plimsolls, it still looks good with tights and a pair of chunky boots. The dress in particular is from Calvin Klein and I'm super excited to carry it through to summer.

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24 March 2019

The Denim Boiler Suit

This is an item I've seen spring up on Instagram heavily over the past month, I was particularly inspired by how unbelievably cool Charlotte Jacklin and Alex Stedman looked in theirs and immediately ran to ASOS to purchase one.

I'm a sucker for the comfort and versatility that dungarees bring, and especially enjoy the toddler like aesthetic, but thought that a boiler suit was just one step too far and wouldn't suit my feminine style of tea dresses, ruffle neck blouses and floral prints.

Au contraire! Although I do dress very femininely, I always like to add a masculine, tomboyeque vibe to an outfit - whether it's a biker jacket, a pair of Dr Martens or an oversized Levi's jacket. I just had to reverse this way of dressing to find my own way of styling the boiler suit.

I wore a turtle neck underneath (classic), a pair of striped socks (which I didn't realise would be quite so visible but enjoyed how they turned out anyway), and my Adidas Stan Smiths.

I was shooting with boygirl agency which began in the Northern Flower shop in the NQ, Manchester. I loved how the pop of pink tulips brighten up the outfit and as if by magic, the most adorable little dog walked past and we immediately asked if we could borrow her for a few snaps. Her pink lead matched the flowers perfectly and I adore how the photos turned out!

I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing this a lot in the coming months, and have even considered a white denim boiler suit for summer - but I fear chocolate ice cream + white + one very clumsy lady = disaster.

ASOS boilersuit: here

26 February 2019

Early Signs of Spring

After an alarmingly warm and sunny week in February, we’ve all seen the early signs that spring is just around the corner… daffodils are blooming in the park, tulips are in full swing in every florist’s window, and I’ve successfully avoided the Easter Egg aisle in my corner shop for the past four weeks.

And although the weather is in stark contrast to this time last year (let’s not forget the beast from the east), it is a welcome surprise after a particularly long and cold winter.

With a little help from Very’s Spring collection – I’ve found a couple of statement pieces to carry me through the seasonal transition and add a fresh start to my current wardrobe of dark chunky knits and black Chelsea boots.

Firstly, let’s talk about this Mango dream of a jumper. Slight turtle neck, cable knit and the prettiest petal pink – all of my favourite things one would expect to find in the perfect spring knit. It’s also slightly cropped at the front too, so it tucks nicely into a pair of high-waist jeans.

And if you’re wanting to brave the cropped jeans but aren’t ready for bare ankles in February – these statement ankle boots (also from Mango) are the ideal solution and adds a pop of spring tones to your outfit too!

I think the combination of a chunky knit tucked into cropped kick-flares paired with a statement boot is very Parisian-chic and a look I’m hoping to channel more in the season ahead.

*Post in paid partnership with Very


23 February 2019

The Monthly Playlist: February

After a slow start to the year and a chilled out playlist last month, February has been the polar opposite and been bursting with new music. This weekend I've been listening to the following on repeat whilst walking around the city with the sun shining, dreaming of summer and sun-filled evenings dancing and drinking overpriced cider with mates.
And new music excites me to think that most of these artists will be performing at plenty of festivals this year!

1. Foals - On The Luna
2. Catfish & The Bottlemen - Longshot
3. Beirut - Landslide
4. White Denim - Shanalala
5. Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall
6. Foals - Exists
7. Yak - Fried 
8. Drenge - Never See the Signs
9. Charlotte Adigery - High Lights
10. James Blake - Don't Miss It


16 February 2019


My second monthly reading list of 2019 is quite a long one, and I don't necessarily aim to read them all in the shortest month of the year (as I also have the entire Game of Thrones set to read on my morning commute to work), but this is more so a collection of books and magazines that are next on my to-read pile.

N U M B E R  O N E
i-D Magazine
I bought this magazine solely for the purpose of weeping over the Timothée Chalamet interview by Harry Styles... Which I highly recommend.

N U M B E R  T W O
Sunday Girl Magazine
My favourite independent magazine for "intellectual, creative and ambitious girls" - covering topics from mental health, fashion/style, interviews and mixtapes, it's a breath of fresh air and always gives me creative inspiration.

N U M B E R  T H R E E
LAGOM : The Swedish Art of Balanced Living
Following my previous month's obsession with Hygge - I was curious about this other Scandi lifestyle trend. Lagom is loosely translated to "not too little, not too much, just right." I haven't started reading this yet but I look forward to learning more about work-life balance and I'm hoping to adopt a more environmentally conscious style of living - both aspects of lagom. lifestyle.

N U M B E R  F O U R
Another Planet by Tracey Thorn
I haven't read any of Tracey's books, but after listening to her interview on BBC6 Music I was very interested in reading about her teenage life in the 70s.

N U M B E R  F I V E
Calm The F**ck Down by Sarah Knight
I stumbled across this book on a lunch break visit to Oliver Bonas - I was riddled with stress and having a particularly anxious week. I've heard great reviews of her previous books: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k and  Get Your Sh*t Together. I was immediately drawn to the three main questions this book asks:
Do you waste time overthinking things you can't do anything about? 
Do you freak out when things don't go to plan? 
Does anxiety get in the way of you living your best life?

N U M B E R  S I X
everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton
This has been on my reading list for quite a while following it's recent hype on social media. I'm currently about a quarter of the way through and it really resonates with me and is helping me through life at the moment - thank you Dolly 

Have you read any of the above? If so, what did you think?