Wednesday, 24 May 2017

frill seeker

Zara black frilled top, Whistles Fairhope sandals and Topshop Boutique leather croc skirt

I would never have thought I'd wear a top with frill sleeves. I think I retired my last remnant of ruffles about five years ago, if not longer. Since then it's been clean lines and simple cuts all the way in my wardrobe. But we all know that you can never say never when it comes to fashion. I mostly blame Ellery for bringing back oversized proportions and making mega sleeves and frilled layers suddenly seem cool again. This has now filtered down to the high street and Zara for one is full to the brim with all things frilly right now.

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium bag, Whistles Fairhope buckle sandals and Zara black frilled top

My pick was this top for a few reasons: firstly it's black, which makes any trend more wearable (especially avoid red or you'll look like the emoji dancing lady). Secondly, it's somehow not too fussy: the frills don't take over and it doesn't make a massive statement. The cut is also oversized and relaxed which keeps the girliness level to a minimum. Oh, and it's cheap: with any trend-led piece like this, it's best not to make too much of an investment, because I'll probably go off it in a few months' time. For now though, I am seriously loving the frills.

Zara frilled top, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium burgundy bag and Larsson & Jennings Saxon black gold watch

Topshop Boutique black leather skirt, Whistles gold buckle heels and 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium bag

Whistles Fairhope buckle sandals, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium burgundy and Zara black ruffle top

Topshop Boutique skirt / similar here
ASOS earrings / similar here

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

the may wish list


Sunday, 30 April 2017

black and navy

& Other Stories black dress, Larsson & Jennings silver Lugano watch and Saint Laurent black shopper

I hate rules for the sake of rules in fashion. Saying you shouldn't put black with navy is the worst one, in my opinion. I mean, why not? Who invented that? I absolutely love black with navy. The navy somehow softens the harshness of the black, while the black makes the navy just that little more classic.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

everyday make-up tutorial

So I thought I'd try something new: a make-up tutorial video. I'm not sure why; maybe I was in a blog rut and lacking a little inspiration. Maybe I thought that my blog can sometimes be a little impersonal, and I wanted to show you a little bit more about who I am. I also just really like watching make-up tutorials myself. So, I thought I'd give it a go.

I've never done any kind of a video before save a snippet or two on my Instastories, so this was quite a strange experience for me, and I felt quite vulnerable putting my make-up free face out there for everyone to see (eek). But I really enjoyed making it, and my hope is that one or two people will enjoy watching it.

So please let me know what you think (unless it's eugh, don't show us your make-up free face again!) Any constructive feedback welcomed. It may be a one-off, or I may decide to do some more. Anyway, if you do take the time to watch it - thank you so much and I hope you enjoy! All the products are linked below.

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Friday, 7 April 2017

the april wish list

I'm off on holiday to Mexico in May (can't wait can't wait) so this month's wish list has a distinct holiday theme. So I'm #sorrynotsorry if you're going to be stuck in rainy England for the foreseeable future. Although, having said that, the forecast tells us we'll be in for some actual real life sun soon, so maybe you can wear these pieces down by your local canal, or something...?


Sunday, 2 April 2017

discovering great plains

Great Plains khaki tencel shirt, Topshop Jamie raw hem jeans and Reiss neoprene mules

It's always exciting to discover a new brand. I have to say that when Great Plains kindly offered to let me try out a couple of pieces from their latest collection, I was not hugely familiar with the brand. I didn't realise they were a sister company to French Connection and I also didn't realise they stocked a streamlined collection of sleek, sophisticated and understated pieces which totally appeal to my minimalist tendencies.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

march beauty favourites

This month's beauty picks include two haircare products (thanks to learning how to style my new 'do), a life-changing toner and a classic perfume. Read on to see what I thought of them all.

beauty favourites march 2017
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