19 November 2017

The Mini Adventure: Wriggly Tin Shepherd's Hut

A couple of weeks ago I ran away on an adventure to the countryside to completely relax and unplug. To get away from the city noise, constantly social media checking, and the stress of every day life...

I found the most idyllic spot, located in the South Downs, the Wriggly Tin Shepherd's Huts are the most beautiful (and comfortable) place to unwind for a few days.
For breakfast, a basket filled with fresh local produce was delivered to our little hut which we cooked on the campfire.
We had the full works (including vegetarian sausages) and it was the perfect start to the day.
After breakfast, we walked one of the recommended routes and came back for a spot of tea and reading by the fire.
Alex, the owner, delivered supper to our hut. A vegetarian crofter's pie and a sausage and cider casserole, accompanied by a selection of fresh vegetables. We cooked this in our wood-burning stove and enjoyed with a bottle of red wine.
As the evening grew darker, the night sky illuminated and the stars shone more brightly than I'd ever seen before - you could even see the Milky Way! 

Our little hut stayed toasty as we kept adding logs to the stove and we settled in for the night.

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14 November 2017

Autumn LookBook | 2017

Here's a collection of my favourite outfits throughout Autumn - everything I love about this season... burgundy, mustard, turtle necks, and finally being time to get the big coat out!


Look one:
Archive by Alexa Navy Princess Coat (sold out)

Look two:

Look three:
Archive by Alexa Navy Ballet Flats (sold out)
Topshop Birkin Basket (sold out)

Look four:

What is your favourite outfit to wear during Autumn?
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31 October 2017

Lush Halloween Collection | 2017

One of my favourite parts of the seasons changing are the new Lush products - particularly Autumn, everything is so rich and warming. I always look forward to the Halloween collection, it makes me really excited for cosy Sunday pamper nights!

This year was as lovely as always, with some old favourites and brand new appearances. Here's what I got:
Products mentioned:
Monster's Ball Bath Bomb
Pumpkin Bath Bomb
Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb
Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb
Twilight Shower Gel
Pink Pumpkin Bubble Bar
Bewitched Bubble Bar
Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar
Karma Bubble Bar

What is your favourite Lush product from the Halloween Collection? 🎃👻
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8 October 2017

The Perfect Mustard Knit

There are three things I particularly love about Autumn: cosy knits, mustard hues, and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Combine them all into one ensemble and that makes me pretty darn happy.
It's no secret that I enjoy a good jumper, and my collection is quite extensive; burgundy, navy, green, grey, black... I have one in every colour, except mustard. This Autumn I think I've find the perfect new addition.
The After Ski Wool Sweater is the perfect combination of chic mustard yellow and charming après-ski pattern. It's also a steal at only £35! I absolutely adore And Other Stories and their collection of knits are a complete dream. I think this will be the first of many for my A/W Wardrobe.
I wore a Fred Perry burgundy turtle neck underneath to compliment the Autumnal tones and also add a bit of interest to a simple crew neck jumper. I also paired the outfit with these new burgundy velvet flats embellished with bumble bees from Primark.
Oh, and a Pumpkin Spice Latte too, of course...
Outfit
Mustard After Ski Wool Sweater : And Other Stories // Burgundy Turtle Neck : Fred Perry (similar) // 
Cropped Flared Jeans : New Look (similar) // Burgundy Embellished Velvet Flats : Primark (similar)



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1 October 2017

Hello Autumn!

Last weekend whilst at home visiting my family, we went for the most beautiful bike ride through the park - leaves bright orange, red and brown, all changing for Autumn.
We had Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and stopped to collect conkers. I made my favourite weekend treat - 'slutty brownies' and we snuggled up to watch Harry Potter. Without a doubt, the season's have changed.
I plan on uploading more outfit posts but I just had to share these snaps with you, as they've certainly got me all excited for Autumn and everything lovely and cosy that comes with the season.

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28 September 2017

Transitional Styling: Summer Pieces Styled For Autumn

I find the transition from each season quite difficult to shop for - I tend to get very excited about what the new season will bring to my wardrobe (Autumn = burgundy + cord, Winter = cosy knits + "the big coat" etc...). But what about the weeks in between when you're desperate for a wardrobe refresh - but the weather just doesn't suit? OR perhaps you're on a budget and you want to take your favourite pieces from last season into the new?

With that in mind, I have chosen 5 of my favourite Summer pieces and styled them for Autumn - I hope this is helpful if you're looking for ways to re-work outfits for the chillier months.

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3 September 2017

September Wish List


Burgundy Floral Midi Dress : & Other Stories // Ankle Boots : Topshop // Mustard Cloud Backpack : The Cambridge Satchel Company // Glittery Striped Sweater : Monki // Burgundy Adidas 3 Stripe Top : ASOS // Light Blue Cropped Kick Flare Jeans : Topshop // Pink Jumper : Joanie Clothing // Floral Skirt : Cath Kidston 
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31 August 2017

Summer LookBook | 2017

As the evenings grow a little chillier and darker, I'm getting more and more excited for Autumn, but before I say hello to cosy knits and wooly tights, I thought I'd round up my favourite outfits from Summer...

Look One:
Cath Kidston Straw Basket

Look Two:
Topshop Denim A-line Mini Skirt

Look Three:

Look Four:

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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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Items mentioned:

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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