Only 5 minutes…

In the occasion where I only have 5 minutes to get ready, I always go for comfort and 99.5% of the time I’m not happy with what I have chosen to wear. This picture is a perfect example, I have my slouchy Uniqglo shirt, my brogues from Asos, and my skinny jeggings from Gap.

I would likely wear this to get a pint of milk, not to go to work in. I love dressing up for things rather than dressing down. The idea of saving your best clothes for special occasions is nonsense. You look good, you feel good. I think I need to be a bit more organised in the morning and leave the comfort look for the milk run.

Long hair, don’t care

Actually I do care, I get it coloured once a year because sitting in the chair for 5 hours, yes 5 whole long hours puts me off. I love the results but it takes me a year to get over the trauma of being glued to a seat for that long.

I leave it to grow and grow and one day you decide enough is enough it is time to tame the mane. I may go out of my comfort zone this time and try something new. Maybe a two tone look, leaving the top black and having blond ends.

Smart joggers are possible

I bought some velvet joggers from H&M. I initially bought them to lounge in but after trying them on, they are super soft and lovely not to wear out, I just need to dress the top and the shoes so it doesn’t get swallowed up in the land of lounge.

I wore mine with my open shoulder top from Gap and smart ankle boots.

Well done me.

The sun is still shining in London Town

I recently bought a camera, the Sony cyber shot. My iPhone camera has let me down and as with everyone in the world it’s the most used and valued. I am devastated and it’s rather annoying as everything has become a photo or video opportunity, I’m not entirely sure what we used to do before the camera was on our phones, but I couldn’t take it anymore so thought a camera would be much cheaper than purchasing the iPhone 8.

The picture above is me trying the 10 second timer on the camera, I’m pleasantly surprised seen as I was alone and managed to take this, the lighting could be better but for a first attempt it’s not a bad effort.

My dress is from urban outfitters and so are the fake spectacles.

The Sony cyber shot was £89.99 from argos

H&M x Erdem Collaboration

 

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How exciting, the announcement for the latest collaboration with H&M is Erdem which is due to hit our high street on 2, November 2017.

Erdem with his elegant fairy tale style of  lace, frills, florals, sequins and silks, it is no wonder we can’t wait for a month to come round so we can grab some affordable pieces. Prices range from £19.99 – £199.99. A full range for Women and Men, including shoes, bags and accessories.

Erdem Moralioglu was born in Canada to a Turkish father and English mother, he studied in Canada and moved to London in 2000 to study further at the Royal College of Art. He has achieved numerous awards and has high profile clients such as Alexa Chung, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson and Meghan Merkel wore a £1,200 floral dress to a wedding she attended with Prince Harry.

Erdem stated;

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,”

Below is a teaser film on what to expect, directed by Baz Luhrmann who was excited to capture a story to reveal the unique collection.

Roll on 2nd November…I have my eye on 2 pieces at least.

Getting fit, finally…

You notice some people are active and some people are not, I’m afraid I’m the latter. Recently I’ve been thinking how I can improve on this so took the plunge and got myself a membership, finally no excuses. Let’s face it they will take my money whether I go or not, so if that’s not motivation to go, not sure what is.

I’m 6 weeks in and I’m enjoying it, you start to see results and it spurs you on even more. There are a lot of chumps at the gym, one guy literally hovered behind me until I finished on a machine, asking me if he could get on there. Last time I checked I wasn’t wearing an invisible cloak.

I was sceptical of the Ivy Park range from Topshop but this sports bra top has passed the test, durable and comfortable, yet supporting. Might go head to toe in it.

The real test is walking to the gym in the dark and cold, no pain, no gain they say.

Candy girl, you are my world…

I love my baby pink and red accessories. I recently bought the gorgeous Lulu Guinness cardholder and umbrella to fit nicely in my bag. The gorgeous Pom Pom earrings are from Zara which adds a little punch to an all black outfit. The book; The Curated Closet, I’m currently reading on and off but if you need help in organising your wardrobe and tips on finding your style and sensible purchasing it’s really good. Nail polish; the red one is by Chanel and the pink one from cheeky. I have the Clarins eye reviver to perk the eyes, and the H&M hand cream in a lush pink tube.

Don’t judge a book

I love the cover of this book by Sylvia Plath, but never judge a book by its cover although I have heard it’s good. My sister and I have this thing where we buy each other a book for birthdays on top of presents which is quite nice as you accumulate cool books over the years.

Talking of books, my Richard Branson Autobiography just arrived and can’t wait to read that either, I’m trying to get some inspiration/ motivation for my online shop. I’m finding it a bit difficult on the selling front which is just weird as it’s the whole point. I don’t want it to fail, hopefully this will help somehow. Maybe I should read this first.

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It’s a Mango & Topshop Ting

It's a Mango and Topshop ting – I love my new #darling tee from Mango via Asos brings a bit of pow to your outfit. Heart shaped sunglasses from a boutique in shoreditch which surprisingly has some cool shades for a tenner a pop, but I can't remember what's it's called, I'll find out and update.

Bra Top from Topshop; Jamie jeans from Topshop; #darling T-shirt by Mango; Platform sandals by Mango

This weather tho…

Like how I am supposed to get my head round the fact that summer could be over? was that it? I did not want to get out of bed this morning, the weather can’t make its mind up whether it wants to rain or not. I’m already considering getting my hot water bottle out no lie. Here is my take on comfort and unwinding for bed, the face mask I’ve used once already and it is devine, I would highly recommend.

Nap T-shirt from Gap; Shorts by Topshop; How to be Parisian; Cup o coffee face mask by Lush

Coffee, coffee, coffffeeeeeee

Anyone else addicted to coffee or is it just me? I am spending a bloody fortune on this stuff, it’s so delicious yet leading to my bankruptcy. I’ve always loved a cup of tea, drinking at least 5 cups a day, then I discovered the cappuccino a decade ago and my coffee has been getting stronger and stronger. Going from a latte to a flat white and now the odd macchiato in the afternoons. 

My husband bought us a nespresso machine and I thought that would be the end of the purchasing of coffee in an establishment but no, the espresso machine is nice but doesn’t hit the spot. Before you ask I do have one of those before I head out. The most I’ve spent on a cup is £3 and that was the Taylor st coffee hut outside the Vice building in shoreditch. On the plus side you got a free coffee on your 5th time with the loyalty card which isn’t bad considering most give you the 10th coffee on the house.

 I wouldn’t mind spending money on a drink that’s so delicious but feel a sense of dissatisfaction and guilt afterwards, this is the problem, the high lasts 10mins or something and you want another one. Sometimes I consider adding up the cost of my addiction then I don’t bother as it will only depress me. If anyone has seen my willpower please give it back I’ll need it to sort my obsession.