7 March 2020

Stepping into spring with Bibi

I am officially the proud new member of Darts Club!

From the designer that brought us the iconic red lips clutch bag, the Lulu Guinness SS20 collection features some inspired British pub classics like darts, the fruit machine, bingo, dominos and the crossword puzzle.

Vinyl trench coat : Topshop // Ruffle blouse : Zara Kids // Jeans : H&M // Loafers : Dr Martens //
Tote bag : Lulu Guinness

When I was asked to take part in the HowDoYouDoLulu campaign my inner pensioner jumped for joy! I love nothing more than an old man pub on a Sunday afternoon and the collection is a fun combination of playful style and pub games.

Everyone's falling for Bibi (including a number of male friends who took a particular interest in my new bullseye tote).

Who knew darts could be so chic?!

*Bag gifted as part of a paid promotion for an Instagram campaign

16 February 2020

5 'Emma' inspired dresses

This weekend brings Jane Austen's beloved comedy, Emma, to the big screens. And along with it, a brand new obsession with costume since my recent Little Woman episode last month.
Hayley's dress: Sister Jane

In celebration of the film (which looks like it has been set inside a giant cream cake), my friend Lucy and I decided to re-create some of the looks with dresses that you can find on the high-street right now.
Lucy's dress: ASOS

We had so much fun researching the film, characters, and period - sourced our favourite pieces and headed up to the Georgian Quarter with our cameras.
Hayley's dress: ASOS

It was important for us to style the dresses how we would genuinely wear them today/early spring - queue ankle boots instead of slippers, and there wasn't an upper length glove or set of pearls in sight!
Lucy's dress: ASOS (currently out of stock)

We wanted to include wearable dresses that took inspiration from the film and Georgian period - rather than looking like we're attending an 18th century costume party. And we fell so much in love with the dresses that we soon started planning spring/summer picnics and days out.
Hayley's dress: ASOS

Lucy & I had so much fun putting this together - it's such a joy to be creative together from the process of research, to shopping for the perfect dress, to shooting together and posting something we're both really proud of!


31 January 2020

The Monthly Playlist : January

Whilst my obsession with Little Women has intensified to pretty much listening to the score on repeat whilst simultaneously reading the novel and burying myself in anything Timothée Chalamet and Laura Dern related - there have been quite a few new releases this month that have thrust me from my January day dream into getting myself organised and motivated for the year ahead! (Queue visions of bopping to Bombay Bicycle Club's new record in fields with mates and cheap cider).

So whilst this month's playlist is rather eclectic, I hope you enjoy the melodies that have helped to sooth my muddled mind recently...

1. Alexandre Desplat - It's Romance
2. Bombay Bicycle Club - I Can Hardly Speak
3. The Amazons - Mother (Acoustic)
4. Circa Waves - Move to San Fransisco
5. Sam Fender - The Borders (live at Capitol Studios)
6. Blossoms - Oh No (I Think I'm In Love) (Acoustic)
7. Tame Impala - Lost In Yesterday
8. Bombay Bicycle Club - Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)
9. The Amazons - Doubt It
10. Courteeners - Better Man
11. Blossoms - If You Think This Is Real Life
12. Liam Gallagher - Now That I've Found You (Acoustic)
13. Inhaler - We Have To Move On
14. APRE - Your Heart's Like A Jungle
15. Mac Miller - Good News
16. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Blue Moon Rising
17. Alexandre Desplat - Amy

13 January 2020

20 December 2019

'Pass The Love On' This Christmas

As Christmas time draws closer and I begin to work my way through my shopping and to-do lists, I'm reminded to stop and appreciate the true meaning of the festive season... spending time with loved ones. 

Growing up in a very close family (literally... we all live within a 2-mile radius of each other), moving away from our little village to the city was a hard adjustment for us all. We make sure we're in contact every day and still video call one another with weekly updates. But one thing I'm especially excited for is the drive home on Christmas Eve, car boot full of gifts, and Chris Rea blasting on repeat. 
The team at  Thorntons asked me to show how I like to 'Pass The Love On' to my family, and as it has been a long established brand under my family's Christmas tree every year since I can remember, the Thorntons Continental selection is equally thoughtful as it is delicious. 

The Continental Journey campaign saw two families reunited via a sensory VR experience – watch the YouTube video here to find out what happened!  

Being around loved ones is so important at this time of year, which is why I’m showing how I ‘Pass The Love On’ by gifting a box of Thorntons Continental to my Grandparents.  
A donation of sales of all products in the Thorntons Continental selection range will do directly to SSAFA - a charity that supports our servicemen and servicewomen, veterans and their families. 

How will you 'Pass The Love On' this Christmas?