10 August 2017

Summer Fashion Haul + TRY ON | Topshop, Zara + More!


I've been quite busy with the move and starting my new job - that I haven't had a proper shopping spree in months, and therefore I haven't filmed a haul either! It wasn't until I actually realised how much new items I have accumulated (usually through online shopping or picking up the odd item whilst nipping out). So I have filmed my first official Summer Haul (better late than never?) On the plus side - most things are now in the sale so take a peek at my Summer Fashion Haul if you fancy a bargain!

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If you'd like to see anything featured in a Summer LookBook please comment below! ♥
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2 August 2017

Rainbow Bébé


As I have reached my late Twenties, dressing for Summer isn't just about filling my wardrobe full of pretty floral dresses. I like to find a few key pieces that I can mix & match to create an effortless Summer look. These include: a Breton top, a Denim A-Line Mini Skirt (versatile throughout the year), a basket bag, and a pair of sandals.


Boden is my brand of choice for all things stripes - and this happy little rainbow number is actually from the children's collection, and an absolute steal at £18.00. It makes me smile just looking at it, and can be worn to cheer up an otherwise dull British Summer's day (it rains a lot here).


The Topshop Denim A-line Mini Skirt has been a wardrobe essential for the past two years. I wear it all year round, and especially enjoy tucking in a simple t-shirt or breton top for a casual, yet chic, look.


I absolutely adore the Jane Birkin inspired basket bags - I have been searching for one all year, until Topshop brought out their sell-out version, which, to me, is perfect for all of my daily essentials.


During Summer I pretty much wear two brands on my feet - Converse, and Saltwater Sandals. They are super comfortable and a really classic style sandal. I plan on extending my collection to the full colour range available.


What I'm wearing:
Rainbow Breton: Boden // Denim A-Line Mini Skirt: Topshop (similar) // 
Wicker Basket Bag: Topshop (similar) // Cream Cat Eye Sunglasses: Topshop (similar) // 
Navy Sandals: Saltwater Sandals 

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20 July 2017

Twenty Eight


The other day, a group of school children called out "ask that woman!" - and as I scanned the proximity for a female adult, I realised (with horror) they were referring to me. Now I feel like I've aged quite gracefully, I still smile smugly when asked every time for I.D, so I'm not sure why it's such a surprise that I am now, days after my 28th birthday, being identified as an adult.

I think I have always compared myself to my Mum, at 28 she was married with two children and a house to call her own. So in comparison, I'm very young for my age. But that's not to say that either is right or wrong.

I've had to overcome a lot of hardships, especially in the last 12 months. I don't think 27 was the finest of years, but it's an age I will look back at (not so fondly) but be greatly proud of myself. 

It has been shit, to be honest. I had my heart broken and I was terrified to start a new life in a new city with new people. But I did it! It took bloody ages to get back to a good place, but I moved into my new flat with my now 2 best friends, and I've started a new job which excites me to a tremendous degree!

I got to celebrate my birthday with my friends in my new home and it was brilliant! We ordered pizza and played our guitars on the balcony, surrounded by fairy lights and candles.


I spent my birthday afternoon in Chester with my Mum, it was wonderful. We had coffee and chatted about what we'd both been up to, went shopping (haul coming soon), and had a delicious lunch at The Botanist - one of my favourite restaurants which I don't get to visit very often anymore.


When I got home, my family had decorated my Grandparent's garden into my very own mini Glastonbury! There were streamers, bunting, pop up tents, camping chairs, tea and hob nobs, and my favourite music. The food was also Glastonbury themed - featuring some of my favourites: Pizza, Mac & Cheese, BBQ, Ice Cream, and of course, birthday cake!

I haven't been allowed to blow out my own candles in 7 years

I had a truly wonderful weekend, and it made me realise that the only thing that matters are the people around you that make you happy and loved.

And, if like me, you find yourself in a bit of a late-twenties emotional crises, I shall share 3 pieces of advice:

1. Enjoy yourself, laugh, have fun, smile, make new friends! Because life is too short to waste it being sad, and you'll look back and regret spending time on things that won't matter in a year.
2. Always be kind to others, even if others are bastards to you.
3. Time heals everything.
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14 June 2017

Daisy Dungarees

Denim dungarees: Topshop // Embroidered top: Zara // Converse: Schuh // Basket: Cath Kidston (similar)

There is something very satisfying about sitting in a field, picking daisies, wearing dungarees... And I'm okay with the fact I'm dressed like a toddler.
I think the Topshop Boyfriend Dungarees are possibly the smartest buy I've made, and although you wouldn't think they're all that practical for Summer - the cloudy British weather has meant I've been able to wear them almost constantly. I also enjoy the cropped length, which I usually wear rolled up as to show a little ankle (saucy, eh?).
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21 May 2017

The Monthly Playlist : May

May is being a bloody great month for music! For the first week I moved into my new flat in Manchester I had no internet connection - and as a result, listened exclusively to records (mostly my Record Store Day loot). It's also been packed full of live music - The View & The Kooks brought back some nostalgic tunes and the crowning jewel being the Cabbage, Blossoms and Courteeners gig on the 27/5.
I'm also really excited to see Seu Jorge play at the Albert Hall on the 25/5. He played on the soundtrack to Wes Anderson's 'The Life Aquatic' and is performing on a special set on stage, with a showing of the film afterwards. His adaptations of David Bowie's songs in Portuguese for the film is one of my favourite records ever - do have a listen.

1. Blossoms - Live From Portmeirion Town Hall, Festival No. 6
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