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.

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.

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.

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

Winter Wardrobe Phobia 

For me the most exciting time of year is spring. My winter wardrobe is dismal, I might be subconsciously sabotaging it as I hate jumpers, cardies, coats, scarves, tights, everything associated to keeping myself warm. The bulkiness, the claustrophobia of piling on layers and layers and still being bloody cold annoys me. Warm weather and I come alive, I feel my styling goes up a notch which is a bonus.

With Spring approaching, I sometimes get into a panic, I check the weather it’s 14 degrees does it mean a jacket will do, should I still wear my wooly jumper, is it time to ditch the thermal heat tech from Uniqglo ? The answer is I don’t know, hence the panic. 

One look I particularly like is the skirt/dress jumper combo. Fits perfectly for spinter ( winter /spring ) you can pop on some tights and a jacket which are easily removal if it gets too warm. Alexa Chung has this down perfectly.  

I won’t fret, spring will actually be here soon properly and I can drop the bulk and love my wardrobe again.

The End. 

Love to hate Zara 


Zara hates me, it’s true. She has targeted me from thousands of people and I just can’t let the relationship continue. I’m talking about the store, not an actual person. After a couple of purchases all sporadic and varied from shirts to jumpers to jackets I noticed a pattern. 

The reason for the end of our relationship is after numerous purchases they just weren’t to the highest quality I would expect, the most annoying part being finding a problem just shortly after bringing the item home. If this did happen I would obviously return the item but I really really prefered not to. This is after careful consideration, imagine finding the perfect jacket that fits you like a glove, after a week it had a great big hole that had appeared. 

My last purchase was at Christmas, I despise winter which means along with it I despise cardigans and jumpers but on this particular day, I was meeting someone at Regents Street and was 15 mins early and with a limited amount of warm clothing I popped into Zara and found a lovely charcoal jumper. I wore it ONCE and to my dismay bobbling hell decended on it, it looked like I had it for a hundred years. 

I emailed Zara with a Ra Ra Ra message of disatisfaction. ‘Bring it back into any store for a full refund or exchange’ they said. No, i thought and i didn’t, because I am done with you Zara, you win, I love you and you hate me! I am fully aware this is just bad luck as Zara is everyone’s favourite high street store. I just can’t cope with the consistent annoying inevitability of a new exciting purchase ending up back where it came from. 

I’ll probably change my mind, but for now, it’s off my radar. Sorry Zara.

The bobble jumper is my bedtime jumper so not a soul can see the bobbleness shame. 

The end, cry*

Photo credit: Zara.com/uk

Tamara Fogle bag 

Yesterday I was rocking my Tamara Fogle bag, my husband kindly bought this for me as a surprise gift. I stayed at my mothers the night before as my husband and I went to see Robbie Williams at the Roundhouse. She was looking after the little one. I thought the smaller the bag the better as I carried a large rucksack for our overnight things. It holds a purse, phone   ( iPhone 6 Plus ) keys and some Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream, a perfect size to travel light. It’s currently sold out but there are other bags to choose from her online shop.  All made in England, in a family run factory I know this bag will have been made with great care and attention.

Check out her stuff here; http://www.tamarafogle.com

Longchamp Large La Pliage Travel Bag


If you are off on a mini break somewhere I recommend the large longchamp bag pictured here. The space is rather large and deep which easily fits your essentials if planning a trip for a couple of nights. Better still you can pack the entire bag as it folds down to a small compact size for when you make those purchases and need another bag to take them home in. 

Available here at a reasonable £65: http://uk.longchamp.com/luggage/le-pliage/large-travel-bag-1624089