Who else is obsessed with the French Riviera style? I love the dark blues, stripy off the shoulder dresses, straw hats, and big sunglasses. The style is sophisticated and effortless. I have collated a few things from the high street to give you an idea. You don’t really need to get a ticket to Saint Tropez but you can at least look french chic wherever you are.
This is my contribution to the polka dot trend, this dressing gown from H&M home. I didn’t anticipate purchasing one when I went in for a browse but it feels incredibly soft I had to have it.
The weather was gorgeous in London today – the sunshine came!
After purchasing a straw basket bag today, I am a little obsessed with this summer trend. I have put together a few I have seen online, they are all divine for this warm weather and it’s hard to dislike them. Take it to the park, supermarket or a nice brunch with the girls in the sunshine, a versatile look for Spring/Summer.
Topshop leather sandals – £26
Arrgh does anyone else have the odd silly purchase and kick themselves or is it just me?
I bought these Mango platform sandals a size up, there is a method to this madness, I tried the size 5 in the shop and it looked amazing, but I thought they were a little tight. I went home and looked at them online because I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I decided to get the 6 – what could go wrong? they have a buckle so I can tighten them up. They arrived, hurray they fit well and look fantastic, I walk around my flat in them for a bit – I am happy. I am winning!
So a few days have passed and I have decided today is the day and I will venture out in them. I walk for about 10 mins and DISASTER! my toes keep popping under the top strap meaning my toe is sticking out underneath and it bloody hurts. Hit me with a feather – I have to wear these all day. I get home, they are scuffed from a days walking which means I CAN’T RETURN THEM LOOKING LIKE THIS! they go back in the box, I don’t think I have worn them out again – BUGGER THAT. So ladies and Gentlemen there is exhibit A for a perfect example of a silly purchase.
They are currently on the Vinted App for sale – sad face.
So I took the plunge and did my first vlog, my god it was so hard, hats off to the people who do this on a regular basis. It can take absolute ages editing if you are so particular about every detail. I sat there for hours cutting and adding then deleting things but I have to say I’m pretty excited about doing some more.
The most important thing is coming up with ideas for content but I’m enjoying it and I hope you do too. I started with the contents of my make up bag and I have to admit it’s quite minimal, hence the reason for a 7 min video. I am most certainly more of a skin care girl so you can hold your breath for make up tutorials haha.
Here is the link to my infamous first one;
When Monday comes around so quick and you freak out with the amount of things to organise. Never fear the day can’t be bad if you have happy copper boots to cheer you right up for a cold Monday morning.
Go French – I am obsessed with my beret, you have to carefully consider what you wear with it, otherwise you feel incredibly silly.
I found a long sleeved stripy top with squiggly red writing and of course had to buy it, what a sucker for a stripy top. This was £20 from Topshop and perfect for layering. Oui oui mon cherie.
Sunglasses; Victoria Beckham , Shoes; Blondie Vintage at Spitalfields, Nail Varnish; Chanel, Bag; Tamara Fogle Bags, Beret & Stripy top; Topshop.
The highly anticipated collaboration between Erdem and H&M landed on Thursday 2nd. Look back to the night before the launch when I didn’t get a chance to go to a preview to purchase 2 pieces I have had my eye on for ages but no bother I’ll go online first thing only to realise the launch starts at 9 am which is an absolute let down. I underestimated the popularity of this collaboration and had to find out the hard way.
I work part time and Thursdays is a working day, first I have to drop off my son to my mum and then catch a bus to work, in my head it’s all sorted I’ll jump online around half 9 when I’m on the bus and I should get my bag and white frilly shirt. I drop my son off and started searching online at the bus stop only to find it’s sold out – oh my gosh, I was devastated, I honestly thought it wouldn’t be sold out that quick but it was, I managed to get the bag shown in the picture here but not the shirt. By the time I got to work for 10, everything was almost gone. In hindsight I would have gone online before I got on the tube, and purchased the items.
I noticed people were selling items on e-bay literally by 10am or even earlier, double or even triple the original price but you can’t stop people doing this. I stopped off at Westfield on the way home just by chance if it was there but it wasn’t so I’ll have to get an alternative. Ah I’m over it (not)
I am in love with my new coat from Mango, not only is it affordable at £69.99 but it feels gorgeous. I am wearing a medium that fits quite big which is good so I can wear chunky knits with ease.
I noticed instantly that the coat updated my wardrobe considerably. I can still wear summer items teamed with the coat, like today with my plain white tee from Topshop.
Autumn you are alright.
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.
I bought this gorgeous knitwear from H&M for £39.99, not a high price to pay for warm and comfort. The only thing it does is shed hairs but I can live with that.
With Ophelia about to smack us silly – grab it quick by clicking on the link below;
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.
When you find some fake specs to make you look intelligent and you grab them immediately .
These are £12 from Urban Outfitters, not much to look like a genius.
Stop! Look at these. I’m so in love with my ankle boots from Office, not only are they lush but they are so comfortable which is a rarity for me.
I have to check the weather so I don’t wear them in the rain, otherwise it will be ruined. It’s made of calf hair and feels and looks luxurious. I must look after these.
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
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.
“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.
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
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