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Mustard Yellow

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Jacket | Mango
Trousers | Zara
Tee | Mango
Boots | Office
Sunglasses | Céline Marta

Hey again, I'm back with something very spring-like and it comes in the form of this beautiful yellow jacket from Mango. With the weather constantly up and down, warm one minute and freezing the next, this transitional piece seems to fit the bill perfectly for this time of year; made from 100% cotton, it's lovely and breathable for sunnier days, combined with it's mustard hue makes it perfect for now.

If you'd have asked me when I was little, yellow was always my favourite colour. I blame our time apart on my yellow bedroom walls - of course I was going to grow out of it! It's such a happy colour and I'm so glad to be reunited with you, yellow.

Happy Easter!

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London Fashion Week AW17

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Blazer | H&M (similar)
Jeans | Topshop
Tee | Mango
Shoes | Sandro
Bag | Chloé
Sunglasses | Céline Marta

[SORRY FOR THE DELAY] This season, my fourth London Fashion Week was very brief. Having been called (rather last minute) to talk to prospective students and parents at an alumni event at my University on the Saturday, I was only able to attend on the Sunday. It feels like only yesterday I was a very passionate (and clueless) 16-year-old girl desperate to find a way into the fashion industry. So this season, I pressed pause on LFW and decided to give something back to help these students and parents make the right decision about entering this crazy, yet wonderful, creative industry.

Sunday was short and sweet and I mainly wanted to check out the new Apartment space (which is amazingggggg - see what I got up to at The Apartment last season here) plus I booked in with the photographers at Comb to get some new shots (credits below). Aren't they cool?

I love how the Prince of Wales check makes this look seem really playful, even though it's such a traditional piece. My Sandro braided leather shoes just had to come out as it was certainly mild enough (in my books!) Fingers crossed for warmer weather now the days are getting longer and lighter... Hello spring!

Photos by Muffadel Abbas at Comb

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Velvet Suiting

Friday, 17 February 2017

Hello! I've been saving this post for the warmer weather because who could get away with wearing a velvet suit last week? It was bloody freezing! Now the temperature is rising and with spring is just around the corner, I couldn't be more excited for the new season.

Blazer | Mango
Trousers | Mango
Jumper | Zara
Shoes | Mango
Bag | Chloé
Sunglasses | Céline Marta

I realise my outfit is practically made up of Mango and Zara (who quite frankly are killing it at the moment). I can't stop myself from stalking Mango's New In page every day, subtly dropping things into my basket and letting them sit there a while until I've decided and justified why I need such item in my wardrobe!

The velvet suit sounds like a pretty bold statement, right? But paired with a thick turtleneck and tan accessories you'll bring things back down to earth a little. This duo is now on sale here so grab it while you can. Shop my velvet edit below...

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The Ski Edit

Saturday, 11 February 2017

If you're a follower of my Instagram (which I apologise for updating a lot more regularly than here), you'll know that I recently hit the slopes in Val d'Isere toward the end of last month. Not only were the conditions perfect but I also brushed up on my skiing with a fab instructor (thanks Pascal) and am already dying to visit a new resort next season.

This was my fourth trip and now I'm feeling pretty confident I want my clothing to reflect that. Fusalp is my go-to for elegant, quality skiwear; fusing high-performance designs with beautiful belted styles with cinched-in waists and fur detailing, accentuating a feminine silhouette. I picked up my Fusalp jacket online at 40% off - always shop around to find a style you'll still like years down the line.

Recently, a handful of highstreet retailers have caught onto the need for more choice in the world of skiwear, producing their own fashion-forward and affordable lines. Some great examples of this include H&M and Topshop's 'SNO'. For discounts, head to TK Maxx, Sweaty Betty do some great thermals and Perfect Moment has become the new cool kid on the block.

Are you hitting the slopes this season? If so, I am very jealous! Let me know in the comments below...

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I'm Feeling 22

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Dress | Zara
Boots | c/o Ted & Muffy
Belt | Gucci
Watch | Larsson & Jennings
Sunglasses | Céline Marta

I've been thinking... January blues aren't so bad. I'm not participating in 'Dry January', perhaps that could be why?! There's something strange about spending the first proper day of the new year being a year older than you were the day before... I suddenly feel ancient, but I suppose that's because I'm finally settling into adult life and I'm ready to start a new year with more consistency than the last. I also get to say this really cool thing that no one ever believes until they waste 10 minutes of their life working it out. 

On the 1st of January 2017, I could say 'I was 21 last week but I'll turn 24 next year'. Yes - it really does add up and it's kind of depressing... I'm also heading off to the Alps on Saturday so my January isn't really looking that bleak at all!

I found this beauty of a dress in the Zara sale - I'm surprised I'd never spotted it before because it is such a me sort of dress; houndstooth, check, tweed, check, frilly, check. I took these photos on my 22nd Birthday (NYE) and had the loveliest day spent brunching at The Ivy in Clifton, hunting for cool antiques, opening pressies and celebrating the new year with family and friends. The belt was a present from my incredible Grandma. An investment piece I'll wear time and time again and keep forever and ever. It just adds an extra touch of luxe to any outfit; whether that be vintage denim or over the top of a velvet blazer.

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Velvet Bomber & Good-bye 2016

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy New Year! 

Seeing as this is officially my first post of 2017, I thought I'd not only talk about my outfit, but reflect upon the rollercoaster year of 2016 and share what I've achieved. I can't believe how fast 2016 went, but upon reflection I definitely achieved more than I could have possibly imagined. From moving to London and starting my first job in September, to travelling the east coast of Australia and getting awarded a First Class Degree, 2016 has been a big year for me...

I turned 22 on New Year's Eve and have been enjoying the Christmas holidays with friends and family back in my hometown of Bristol. I've been living in these Topshop Boutique jeans and thoroughly recommend them as the perfect pair of quality vintage-denim-without-actually-being-vintage jeans. I picked up this bomber from Warehouse on Black Friday and whilst keeping me warm, it looks super stylish in a luxe midnight blue hue. I'm also sporting my new Céline Marta shades I received for Christmas - aren't they fab?! And as you can see from my boots, I'm still not over patent quite just yet (and don't plan on being anytime soon!)

Bomber | Warehouse
Turtleneck | Uniqlo
Boots | Topshop
Bag | Mango (now on SALE)
Sunglasses | Céline Marta
Necklace | H&M

After turning 21 in Marrakech over the new year, I spent the first part of the 2016 slaving away on my dissertation, followed by a well-deserved weekend trip to Berlin in February (watch my video here). I then attended London Fashion Week for the full five days (I'd only ever done one/two days before) and watched about 10 shows (I even sat on the frow for Barbara Casasola!)

After handing in my dissertation in May, I celebrated at Disneyland Paris with my Uni pals and when I got home I found out I'd been awarded a First Class Bachelors Degree from the University of Southampton = YAY! I graduated on a beautiful, sunny July summer's day and prepared to embark on a 6-week adventure exploring the east coast of Australia and Bali with my friend Emily. My new employers kindly let me take my job in September in London when I got back. I was very lucky to be able to go away knowing that I had a job to go back to when I got home. I decided to go straight to University when I finished school so I never had proper 'time off' so to speak; this mini gap year or 'gap summer' as I liked to call it was the perfect break before stepping into the world of work and beginning my career in the fashion industry.

After losing a dear family member back in February to the devastating Brexit and Trump, 2016 has certainly had it's ups and downs, but I'm very proud of what I've achieved this year and although I'm another year older, I'm indeed feeling 22 (yes, really) and look forward to what 2017 has in store! I hope you've all been able to see past the negatives and simply reflect on what you or a friend or family member may have achieved, no matter how big or small. 2017, you're going to be a good one.

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The Last Minute Gift Guide

Friday, 23 December 2016

This year I'm hoping for little luxury updates to my wardrobe; that Gucci belt makes an appearance, as does Céline's Marta shades. I'd love to take a long weekend in Copenhagen in the springtime so Lost In's guide may come in handy.

I'm turning 22 on New Year's Eve so I've left London for a big week of celebrations in the countryside of Bristol. Don't forget to pop back next week for more outfits and a summary of my year...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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