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New Season Edit

Thursday, 26 October 2017

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My new season shopping list is here. Isn't October the most exciting month to shop? It's definitely mine. Patent boots, chunky rib and fine knits, corduroy, autumnal prints, shearling jackets, occasion dresses, sleek jumpsuits... It's time to play with proportions - try pairing a long floral dress with powerful patent knee-highs or why not pair a full mensy suit in the office with some girly knotted mules?

From occasion dresses to work wardrobe updates, I've got the season covered:


Party season is soon upon us. As retailers begin to flog us their best eveningwear - now is the time to invest in that Christmas party dress before it goes for good! This season, sexy only means two things; if you're going maxi then try a wrap dress style (low V-neck and a hint of leg) and if it's a mini then it's a high-neck. Remember, it's legs or boobs, ladies.


There's a chill in the air - which means it's OK to up your knitwear game and show it off in the office. As I said, proportions are key this season - girly-up a mensy grey suit with some feminine pointed mules and layer bodiced pinafores over thin fine knit turtenecks.

C O A T S & J A C K E T S

The same contenders appear this season, but with a new twist. Double-breasted blazers return in mustard hues, red is the new pink, and faux furs qualities are better than ever before - make sure yours is longline - with a nod to the good ol' seventies.


Oh corduroy, how could I not have given you your own section this season?! Officially the fabric of 2017 - another big nod to the seventies is the return of this 'geography teacher' style favourite. Incorporate this into your look with a blazer or flared trouser - or a dress if you're feeling particularly brave!

S H O E S & B O O T S

There's no one way to do your footwear this season. From chunky boots to kitten heels - there's truly something beautiful for everyone this season. Shop my favourites below:


I'm delighted to see the return of the beret this season (especially as I'm off to Paris at the end of November!) Carry your things in a luxe embellished velvet bucket bag or clutch and invest in dainty, delicate jewellery - how timeless.


Don't forget to update your home with a couple of ceramics or a little splash of mustard too - I'm obsessed with collating (and even creating my own) artwork at the moment as I'm working on building a gallery wall in the living room (strictly no prints allowed!)

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Coming Together, Part One

Monday, 16 October 2017

After almost a couple of months of settling into the new apartment, it's a great relief to see all of the rooms take shape and finally come together. To begin with a completely unfurnished flat, I knew that patience was going to be key and curating pieces of furniture and decor (more importantly, the right pieces) was never going to happen overnight!

I've teamed up with to show you some of their incredible scandi design. Now, if you're obsessed with browsing interior decoration websites like me then I just know you're going to love Nest. They focus on timeless, quality design that surpasses 'trends'. From a classic Carl Hansen chair to a Tom Dixon pendant, Nest simply focus on the best of the best. The pieces will work in most spaces; from bright, modern apartments to a cosier home with period features. For me, it's all about experimenting and importantly, bringing old and new closer together.

Introducing the Ruban mirrors by HAY and French designer Inga Sempé. I love how the trio have completely transformed the space in my bedroom - adding a subtle colour pop into a minimal space. With an oak frame wrapped in a little slither of colourful ribbon, they are designed to be hung in a cluster to create a display unique to you.

I''ll be talking about my living room space in part two so look out for that!

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Postcards from LFW

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Hello hello, long time no speak! Apologies for taking so long to get another post up on here... It's been one of those summers; the kind where you need to step back and focus on other priorities. I moved flat at the end of August, followed by a lovely 10-day trip to Spain and have been doing a bit of juggling with some projects and not to forget my career too. After a manic few months and some big decisions to make, I'm back, and what better way to start than with London Fashion Week...

Blouse | Zara (similar)
Corduroy Trousers | Mango
Sunglasses | Mango
Bag | Chloé
Boots | Mango (similar)

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Trench | Topshop
Jeans | Topshop
Bag | Chloé
Tee | Topshop
Hat | Topshop

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Crazy doesn't even begin to cover what going to London Fashion Week is really like. Some people love it, others hate it but my stance is that it's a relatively short period twice a year where you get to celebrate the industry and have a bit of fun! I don't tend to take things too seriously, especially when it comes to fashion. I always head to The Apartment to hang out and meet new bloggers, it's a chance to network with likeminded people and discover new brands. The shows and presentations are great too - but having only attended for two days this season I only had time for a small handful (which is probably enough for me, I'm not sure I could handle the full five days anymore!) As much as I adore the theatrical presence of the huge shows and designers, I've discovered that it's discovering emerging talent I enjoy the most - Edeline Lee's collection was fantastic, totally wearable and extremely elegant.

Now, onto the outfits. For day one, I chose a head-to-toe seventies inspired look, there's no denying that it's my favourite decade of fashion. After pining after the dusty pink Isabel Marant corduroy trousers, I found a wide leg pair in Mango - my absoloute go-to brand at the moment (for price + quality). I paired them with some of last season's Mango snakeskin heeled boots (to be honest, they were the only pair that stopped the trousers from touching the ground!) and a cotton ruffle blouse from Zara, which I tucked in and then chucked over a faux fur from Whistles (not pictured) to glam it all up a notch.

For day two, I decided to tone it down with some Topshop denim from The Apartment (the cropped wide legs are amazing!), a simple black tee, western chelsea boots and a khaki trench coat. Not to forget the corduroy baker boy hat (how could either looks not incorporate corduroy in some way or another?!)

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At Home...

Saturday, 24 June 2017

As much as I value catching up with friends, visiting new restaurants or just getting out and about exploring London, I just love spending quality time at home. I'm very lucky to have such a lovely spacious yet cosy home that I can always rely on to escape the city buzz to relax and wind-down after a long day.

I absolutely love interiors and decorating spaces to maximise their potential and have been meaning to share some shots of my bedroom for a while now!

Photography by Rosie Kernohan

Top | Topshop
Jeans | Topshop
Shoes | Sandro
Necklace | Topshop
Watch | Larsson and Jennings

It took a while for the look and feel of my room to really fall into place. Despite the fact it's furnished and I already had a lot of my own things before moving in, it took a bit of trial and error to make the space really work for me. Plus I'd never previously had space to have a sitting/reading area in my bedroom before so the chair was a hand-me-down from my Grandma = what a bonus!

You really can make any space in your home instantly fresher with the simple addition of some plants. My parents bought me the rubber plant when I moved in, and I picked up a giant cactus at Columbia Road Flower Market for only £15! The majority of my cushions come from H&M Home, mostly because they are SO reasonably priced, meaning you can easily switch things up when you fancy a change.

I do try to avoid clutter wherever possible but I personally favour busier, more interesting spaces than minimal almost clinical spaces - that's just not me! My mantle piece holds a selection of books, plants, picture frames, candles and things I've gathered from my travels such as my crockery from Amalfi and candle sticks and plant pots I found in antique shops in Clifton and London.

Find a list of more places I love to shop for interiors below:

The Hambledon, Winchester

Loads of these shops are now on sale so now's a great chance to pick up some new pieces! Shop my interior sale edit below:

I hope you liked this post as much as I enjoyed creating it, shooting inside is a bit different for me!

Natalie x

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Clifton Nurseries

Sunday, 11 June 2017

These pictures were shot in one of my favourite London escapes, Clifton Nurseries. Moments from Warwick Avenue and a stones throw from the beautiful canals of Little Venice, this beautiful garden retreat is nestled between a block of Georgian townhouses - keep it your little secret.

Photography by Rosie Kernohan

Shirt | Topshop
Skirt | Topshop
Shoes | Mango
Bag | Mango
Sunglasses | H&M

There's nothing quite like a trip to a garden centre in the middle of London to give you that countryside injection (I find myself craving this too often, having grown up in the country just outside of Bristol). Although it's small, the selection of plants are amazing and have me longing for a beautiful garden of my own. The greenhouse has an incredible offering of cacti and hanging plants so you can add to your bedroom/living room indoor garden like me!

I love to meet friends in their café, The Quince Tree for coffee and brunch - the poached eggs and avo with hummus on rye is delish - and then take a long, lazy stroll along the canal.

There's something effortless about a khaki military shirt paired with a long silky skirt; casual dressing at it's best. Both are Topshop, and I guiltily made the purchase after spotting them in Oxford Circus (and subsequently found myself attempting to 'un-see' which didn't work!) Both pieces are so incredibly wearable so the cost per wear is going fantastically!

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Warwick Avenue

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Photography by Rosie Kernohan

Dress | H&M
Bag | Italian market
Shoes | Mango
Sunglasses | H&M

A little something short and sweet... I admit I'm a little tired, but I really couldn't wait another second to share these lovely photos from my shoot with Rosie! Life has been a little crazy and fitting shoots into a pretty full schedule has certainly been a challenge. 

I met up with Rosie last weekend at Clifton Nurseries in Warwick Avenue/Little Venice to shoot and grab some brunch (as always) as Rosie had never been before. It's definitely one of my top 10 London spots, and somewhere I like to escape to when I'm in need of pretty scenery and some fresh air (although the pollen gave me awful hay fever for the rest of the day!) They have a lovely café inside called the Quince Tree serving lots of lovely things. But more on Clifton in my next post...

This gingham dress recently slipped itself into my wardrobe. H&M do surprise me sometimes - the quality of this cotton-blend dress is incredible and definitely feels more designer than high street. I picked up the basket bag in the Amalfi Coast last month - how cuteeeeeee?! I'm so glad I didn't fork out £££ on one beforehand as I found this little one in a local supermarket. I'm still not sure if it was even for sale, but the lady kindly sold it to me anyway! I'm so happy summer is on its way and cannot wait to enjoy my first London summer!

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The Coffee Store

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Photography by Michaela Tornaritis

Shirt | New Look (c/o)
Trousers | New Look (c/o)
Mules | New Look (c/o)
Bag | Chloé
Sunglasses | Céline Marta

There's nothing quite like a relaxed-fit, wide-leg tailored trouser; and nothing shouts summer dressing quite like it. This pair from New Look have been made in a slinky crease-resistant twill, perfect for rolling up inside your suitcase (I did this myself this morning, packing for Amalfi) and look just as great with an oversized deconstructed bardot shirt as they do with a skinny crop top and platform heels come evening. Now let's talk about the mules! My current favourite type of shoe due to their versatility - this pair come in a lovely satin khaki shade which adds a nice hint of colour to a lighter look.

Now please excuse me for the short post, I've got a plane to catch!

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