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A quiet Christmas this year, but i was a very lucky lady and got some amazing gifts from
my wonderful family, so i thought i would share them with you...


So many good titles on my Amazon wishlist, and i was lucky to receive four of them, including a couple of 
items that help me regress back to my childhood:
1. Style Guide: Fashion From Head to Toe
2. Parisian Street Style: The Adult Colouring Book
3. Love, Style, Life - Garance Dore
4. Love Tanya - Tanya Burr

 
5. Vintage fashion to do list
6. Parenthood Season 5 and Elementary Season 3
7. Rose Gold Happy Plugs headphones - happyplugs.com
8. Accessorize & Next gift vouchers
9. Beautiful Tea for Two teapot set
10. New sheepskin boots - Cloud 9
11. Angel, from the Disney's Lilo and stitch movies (I am a sucker for Disney)

12. Nikon Coolpix L840
My main gift - a shiny new camera from my parents. Hoping to up my game on my blog in 2016 and
photography is #1 on my list - I cant wait to get shooting some amazing photographs.

What i got for Christmas | 2015


A quiet Christmas this year, but i was a very lucky lady and got some amazing gifts from
my wonderful family, so i thought i would share them with you...


So many good titles on my Amazon wishlist, and i was lucky to receive four of them, including a couple of 
items that help me regress back to my childhood:
1. Style Guide: Fashion From Head to Toe
2. Parisian Street Style: The Adult Colouring Book
3. Love, Style, Life - Garance Dore
4. Love Tanya - Tanya Burr

 
5. Vintage fashion to do list
6. Parenthood Season 5 and Elementary Season 3
7. Rose Gold Happy Plugs headphones - happyplugs.com
8. Accessorize & Next gift vouchers
9. Beautiful Tea for Two teapot set
10. New sheepskin boots - Cloud 9
11. Angel, from the Disney's Lilo and stitch movies (I am a sucker for Disney)

12. Nikon Coolpix L840
My main gift - a shiny new camera from my parents. Hoping to up my game on my blog in 2016 and
photography is #1 on my list - I cant wait to get shooting some amazing photographs.


For some people an all year round staple, for others a look saved for December - sparkle is a great way to add some twinkle to an everyday outfit, but don't go over the top or you will end up looking like a Christmas tree.


The basic way to style this look is with a statement sequin jacket or fabulous pair of shoes, but if you want to be a little bolder try a skirt (mini or pencil as floaty styles don't work) or structured trousers - for this look to work it needs to be clean and tailored. Whatever item you choose, team it with your favourite jeans or tee to add in a more casual vibe. For me, my go to look is a cute sequin jacket from warehouse which i will thrown on with a cute tee (plain or slogan) and ripped jeans with sneakers but i would love to be brave enough to rock the pencil skirt and stripe tee look above, but haven't yet found the right skirt (but i will keep looking). I have also just purchased the perfect pair of sparkly flats from Topshop (check them out in my November Wishlist ) that look amazing with a simple dress and tights or again my ripped skinny jeans and a tee.

However you choose to sparkle this December, enjoy and remember fashion should be fun so embrace your inner disco ball and shine (even if you are just popping to the shops).

How to Wear: Everyday Sparkle


For some people an all year round staple, for others a look saved for December - sparkle is a great way to add some twinkle to an everyday outfit, but don't go over the top or you will end up looking like a Christmas tree.


The basic way to style this look is with a statement sequin jacket or fabulous pair of shoes, but if you want to be a little bolder try a skirt (mini or pencil as floaty styles don't work) or structured trousers - for this look to work it needs to be clean and tailored. Whatever item you choose, team it with your favourite jeans or tee to add in a more casual vibe. For me, my go to look is a cute sequin jacket from warehouse which i will thrown on with a cute tee (plain or slogan) and ripped jeans with sneakers but i would love to be brave enough to rock the pencil skirt and stripe tee look above, but haven't yet found the right skirt (but i will keep looking). I have also just purchased the perfect pair of sparkly flats from Topshop (check them out in my November Wishlist ) that look amazing with a simple dress and tights or again my ripped skinny jeans and a tee.

However you choose to sparkle this December, enjoy and remember fashion should be fun so embrace your inner disco ball and shine (even if you are just popping to the shops).


As you may have noticed i have been a little absent over the last month - i am taking some time off from blogging, sadly feeling very uninspired at the moment, so would love to hear if there is anything that you would like to see/read about or anything you would like me to review in the New Year - all suggestions welcome (leave a comment or contact me via my social media buttons) but for now i am signing off for Christmas....

I wanted to thank everyone for their support this year and to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Merry Christmas


As you may have noticed i have been a little absent over the last month - i am taking some time off from blogging, sadly feeling very uninspired at the moment, so would love to hear if there is anything that you would like to see/read about or anything you would like me to review in the New Year - all suggestions welcome (leave a comment or contact me via my social media buttons) but for now i am signing off for Christmas....

I wanted to thank everyone for their support this year and to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and a very happy New Year.


For me Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a festive jumper. Whether you choose the all out bells and whistles approach or the more simplistic with a touch of sparkle, every girl needs a special jumper for Christmas Day. Over the years I have owned many a tacky reindeer or penguin jumper usually with googly eyes, pom-poms and of course a squeaky nose but these days I much prefer a more stylish approach with subtle sparkle, a fair-isle pattern or a cute character that I can also wear to work when someone inevitably suggests Christmas jumper day or layered up to finish my gift shopping.

This year everywhere has styles to choose from and here are my top picks from the British highstreet and all under £30 - Dorothy Perkins in particular has a great selection.

Merry Chicmas £24.99 - New Look 
Christmas Tree Sweatshirt £19.50 - M&S
Sequin Bauble £28 - Dorothy Perkins
 Sparkly Snowflakes £26 - Dorothy Perkins
Novelty Pompom Rudolph £26 - Next
Cream and Grey Fairisle print £18 - Sainsburys
Pompom Reindeer Sausage Dog £26 - Dorothy Perkins
Reindeer & fairisle print £14 - Primark
Cosy Polarbear £28 - Next

TGF Edit: Christmas Jumpers


For me Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a festive jumper. Whether you choose the all out bells and whistles approach or the more simplistic with a touch of sparkle, every girl needs a special jumper for Christmas Day. Over the years I have owned many a tacky reindeer or penguin jumper usually with googly eyes, pom-poms and of course a squeaky nose but these days I much prefer a more stylish approach with subtle sparkle, a fair-isle pattern or a cute character that I can also wear to work when someone inevitably suggests Christmas jumper day or layered up to finish my gift shopping.

This year everywhere has styles to choose from and here are my top picks from the British highstreet and all under £30 - Dorothy Perkins in particular has a great selection.

Merry Chicmas £24.99 - New Look 
Christmas Tree Sweatshirt £19.50 - M&S
Sequin Bauble £28 - Dorothy Perkins
 Sparkly Snowflakes £26 - Dorothy Perkins
Novelty Pompom Rudolph £26 - Next
Cream and Grey Fairisle print £18 - Sainsburys
Pompom Reindeer Sausage Dog £26 - Dorothy Perkins
Reindeer & fairisle print £14 - Primark
Cosy Polarbear £28 - Next


A recent you tube discovery, the lovely Tanya Burr is an inspiration to all modern women. Youtuber, beauty blogger, business woman (Tanya Burr cosmetics) and now a UN messenger of peace! talk about modern day wonder woman! I was actually inspired to write this piece after watching her "My wardrobe Tour" video where she shares organisation tips and favourite pieces - watch it for yourself here... Wardrobe Tour video


A down to earth woman who knows how to dress for her shape, loves a bit of Mulberry and regularly rocks Topshop at events, her sense of style is fabulous and so is she. Clearly a skirts and dresses kinda gal, shes loves to use these items to add fun print and colour to an outfit, whatever the occasion. Fun is definitely a word i would use to describe her style, she doesn't take fashion too seriously but always looks so put together and polished. Plus she knows the merit of a good accessory - a hat or beautiful bag (very jealous of her collection of Mulberry's in particular the studded Cara Delevinge backpack!) and of course her best accessory, new hubby Jim Chapman.


♥ My favourite looks would have to be:
1. Striped dress with fedora, 2. Floral elbow length cream dress, 3. Bold floral skirt with simple white tee and 4. White midi skirt, mixed material top styled with studded Mulberry backpack.

*All imagery in this post taken from Pinterest - see my Bloggers i love board for more.

Style Spotlight: Tanya Burr


A recent you tube discovery, the lovely Tanya Burr is an inspiration to all modern women. Youtuber, beauty blogger, business woman (Tanya Burr cosmetics) and now a UN messenger of peace! talk about modern day wonder woman! I was actually inspired to write this piece after watching her "My wardrobe Tour" video where she shares organisation tips and favourite pieces - watch it for yourself here... Wardrobe Tour video


A down to earth woman who knows how to dress for her shape, loves a bit of Mulberry and regularly rocks Topshop at events, her sense of style is fabulous and so is she. Clearly a skirts and dresses kinda gal, shes loves to use these items to add fun print and colour to an outfit, whatever the occasion. Fun is definitely a word i would use to describe her style, she doesn't take fashion too seriously but always looks so put together and polished. Plus she knows the merit of a good accessory - a hat or beautiful bag (very jealous of her collection of Mulberry's in particular the studded Cara Delevinge backpack!) and of course her best accessory, new hubby Jim Chapman.


♥ My favourite looks would have to be:
1. Striped dress with fedora, 2. Floral elbow length cream dress, 3. Bold floral skirt with simple white tee and 4. White midi skirt, mixed material top styled with studded Mulberry backpack.

*All imagery in this post taken from Pinterest - see my Bloggers i love board for more.


Starting to think about how to incorporate some subtle touches of luxury and fun to my daily outfits as we head towards the festive period. Really excited to find the faux fur stole, the colour blocking detail makes it look expensive when it really isnt, plus it will look amazing with my winter coat. As i love the snuggly knitwear trend this season, both the textured colour-block and sparkly jumper will tick all the boxes - cute, warm and chic.

Monochrome Faux Fur Stripe Gilet £65 - Topshop, 25th December sparkle Jumper £89 - Boden, Sparkly loafer with pompom £28 - Topshop, Faux fur stole £11 - Primark,
Gold detail ankle boots £29.99 - New Look, Textured colour-block jumper £42 - Topshop
WOW suitcase cross body bag £32 - Accessorize

November Wishlist


Starting to think about how to incorporate some subtle touches of luxury and fun to my daily outfits as we head towards the festive period. Really excited to find the faux fur stole, the colour blocking detail makes it look expensive when it really isnt, plus it will look amazing with my winter coat. As i love the snuggly knitwear trend this season, both the textured colour-block and sparkly jumper will tick all the boxes - cute, warm and chic.

Monochrome Faux Fur Stripe Gilet £65 - Topshop, 25th December sparkle Jumper £89 - Boden, Sparkly loafer with pompom £28 - Topshop, Faux fur stole £11 - Primark,
Gold detail ankle boots £29.99 - New Look, Textured colour-block jumper £42 - Topshop
WOW suitcase cross body bag £32 - Accessorize


"Expect nothing and appreciate everything".


*Finally found my new everyday scent, Velvet Bloom from Next - "A decadent oriental blend of orange blossom with a rich heart of orchid, soft suede, vanilla and creamy sandalwood.." smells amazing and is perfect for Winter. * An inspiring afternoon spent watching Iris, the documentary about seasoned fashionista Iris Apfel, her life and more importantly her style. * A fresh trim always leaves my hair feeling amazing and for me holds a wave beautifully. * A cute way to add a furry touch to your wardrobe, see some other ways here in my October Installment of my How to Wear series. * In search of some nail art to try over Christmas, love all of these but which to try first? * My bedside table set up - Primark candles (small pineapple & ginger and gold star vanilla), new pink/rose gold Oliver Bonas trinket dish with Nivea night face cream, ginger & lime hand-cream (also Oliver B) and a This Works deep sleep stress less roll on - all my night time essentials. * My kiddy moment for the month, unicorn slippers! Couldn't resist, warm toes in a cute way, good old ASOS. * You know Autumn has arrived when the pretty coffee cups come out at Starbucks, love this leafy design and can't wait for the red cups because you know what that means......Christmas!


* One of the highlights of the month, Harry Potter world with my family. The costume department was one of my favourite areas, totally fell in love with the outfit worn by Clèmence Poèsy in the Goblet of Fire, especially the shoes (so cute, could totally wear with jeans) and who doesn't love a good hat, especially one that looks like a giant rain drop. * A small selection of my favourite moments, from the 100+ photos I took during the visit. * Riding a flying motorbike with my sister in the sidecar, a sentence i never thought i would say! Well worth a trip if you get the chance...Warner Bros Studio tour. * My new go to wardrobe item and sharing three ways to wear here. * Cheeky new addition to my jewellery collection, a statement cluster of stars from Accessorize. * Making a new discovery, the beautiful brand Oliver Bonas and my current wishlist. * Über excited that my birthday trip is now all booked, cannot wait - my mum and sister are whisking me off to Paris and Disneyland to celebrate my 30th. * Great Sunday afternoon, a pizza-off between hubby and me, both were super yummy. * Amazing new bag collection from Tods, the Wave - beautiful if not a tad expensive but tickled me that there is a small one called a micro wave!


* Best way to start the day - Starbucks. * My new outfit for an evening wedding reception - stunning ASOS dress, black peep toe heels, statement necklace and a striped box clutch (plus cute furry sidekick). * Sunday errand outfit - skinny jeans, striped tee, tartan scarf and croc effect sneakers. * A new look for me - a suedette mini, oversized knitwear and sneakers. * Pinterest pin of the month - girly blush and gold detailing, a perfect combo. * Enjoying the. Vogue and Alexa Chung mini series on the fashion industry, check it out on the Vogue youtube channel, some great insights into other more obscure areas and how social media has changed the industry. * The second highlight of the month, went to Stylist live with one of my best friends and fellow fashionista @Fashionlind and neither of us could resist posing in front of the pink balloon wall and creating our own Stylist front cover. A great day out for all ages, think the Clothes show meets Vogue festival - shopping mixed with learning workshops in a variety of areas such as fashion, food, beauty, business and lifestyle. * Casual Friday attire - ripped skinny jeans, black tee, chunky long cardi and sneakers. * My October wish list, a new series showcasing the items that have caught my eye and i would love to buy this month.

Wow over so quick, November here we come.....

My October


"Expect nothing and appreciate everything".


*Finally found my new everyday scent, Velvet Bloom from Next - "A decadent oriental blend of orange blossom with a rich heart of orchid, soft suede, vanilla and creamy sandalwood.." smells amazing and is perfect for Winter. * An inspiring afternoon spent watching Iris, the documentary about seasoned fashionista Iris Apfel, her life and more importantly her style. * A fresh trim always leaves my hair feeling amazing and for me holds a wave beautifully. * A cute way to add a furry touch to your wardrobe, see some other ways here in my October Installment of my How to Wear series. * In search of some nail art to try over Christmas, love all of these but which to try first? * My bedside table set up - Primark candles (small pineapple & ginger and gold star vanilla), new pink/rose gold Oliver Bonas trinket dish with Nivea night face cream, ginger & lime hand-cream (also Oliver B) and a This Works deep sleep stress less roll on - all my night time essentials. * My kiddy moment for the month, unicorn slippers! Couldn't resist, warm toes in a cute way, good old ASOS. * You know Autumn has arrived when the pretty coffee cups come out at Starbucks, love this leafy design and can't wait for the red cups because you know what that means......Christmas!


* One of the highlights of the month, Harry Potter world with my family. The costume department was one of my favourite areas, totally fell in love with the outfit worn by Clèmence Poèsy in the Goblet of Fire, especially the shoes (so cute, could totally wear with jeans) and who doesn't love a good hat, especially one that looks like a giant rain drop. * A small selection of my favourite moments, from the 100+ photos I took during the visit. * Riding a flying motorbike with my sister in the sidecar, a sentence i never thought i would say! Well worth a trip if you get the chance...Warner Bros Studio tour. * My new go to wardrobe item and sharing three ways to wear here. * Cheeky new addition to my jewellery collection, a statement cluster of stars from Accessorize. * Making a new discovery, the beautiful brand Oliver Bonas and my current wishlist. * Über excited that my birthday trip is now all booked, cannot wait - my mum and sister are whisking me off to Paris and Disneyland to celebrate my 30th. * Great Sunday afternoon, a pizza-off between hubby and me, both were super yummy. * Amazing new bag collection from Tods, the Wave - beautiful if not a tad expensive but tickled me that there is a small one called a micro wave!


* Best way to start the day - Starbucks. * My new outfit for an evening wedding reception - stunning ASOS dress, black peep toe heels, statement necklace and a striped box clutch (plus cute furry sidekick). * Sunday errand outfit - skinny jeans, striped tee, tartan scarf and croc effect sneakers. * A new look for me - a suedette mini, oversized knitwear and sneakers. * Pinterest pin of the month - girly blush and gold detailing, a perfect combo. * Enjoying the. Vogue and Alexa Chung mini series on the fashion industry, check it out on the Vogue youtube channel, some great insights into other more obscure areas and how social media has changed the industry. * The second highlight of the month, went to Stylist live with one of my best friends and fellow fashionista @Fashionlind and neither of us could resist posing in front of the pink balloon wall and creating our own Stylist front cover. A great day out for all ages, think the Clothes show meets Vogue festival - shopping mixed with learning workshops in a variety of areas such as fashion, food, beauty, business and lifestyle. * Casual Friday attire - ripped skinny jeans, black tee, chunky long cardi and sneakers. * My October wish list, a new series showcasing the items that have caught my eye and i would love to buy this month.

Wow over so quick, November here we come.....


There is something very satisfying about breaking out the chunky knitwear, maybe because I know winter is on its way. A great transitional item for when it's cold but you don't want to break out the big winter coat yet, also great when the weather is unseasonably warm.


When it comes to knitwear especially the chunky kind I tend to stick to a couple of rules. If you opt for super chunky always team it with a fitted bottom half - skinny jeans or tapered trousers so as not to swamp the body. If you go for a skirt (mini or midi) always tuck it in, thinner styles work fully tucked in but for chunkier styles work the casual side tuck, this will help to show off the waist and add a touch of chic. The Leather midi skirt, camel jumper and plaid heel combo above is my favourite look, a great way to add in warmth to a stylish outfit and perfect for work. Although the aim of the chunky knit is to be warm you want to achieve this without looking like a yeti!

My knitwear tends to be in neutral colours teamed with a statement necklace, hat or scarf - my favourite is a cute grey jumper from Topshop, but if you are brave enough throwing in a stripe or some bolder colour can be very stylish. 

How to Wear: Chunky Knitwear


There is something very satisfying about breaking out the chunky knitwear, maybe because I know winter is on its way. A great transitional item for when it's cold but you don't want to break out the big winter coat yet, also great when the weather is unseasonably warm.


When it comes to knitwear especially the chunky kind I tend to stick to a couple of rules. If you opt for super chunky always team it with a fitted bottom half - skinny jeans or tapered trousers so as not to swamp the body. If you go for a skirt (mini or midi) always tuck it in, thinner styles work fully tucked in but for chunkier styles work the casual side tuck, this will help to show off the waist and add a touch of chic. The Leather midi skirt, camel jumper and plaid heel combo above is my favourite look, a great way to add in warmth to a stylish outfit and perfect for work. Although the aim of the chunky knit is to be warm you want to achieve this without looking like a yeti!

My knitwear tends to be in neutral colours teamed with a statement necklace, hat or scarf - my favourite is a cute grey jumper from Topshop, but if you are brave enough throwing in a stripe or some bolder colour can be very stylish. 


I love to discover a new brand and the latest for me is Oliver Bonas. I had heard of the brand, ever since I received a fabulous necklace for my birthday a few years ago but have never actually shopped in the store. I walk past the little shop in St Pancras station so many times but never remember to pop in (usually remember when i am running for my train) but there was a pop up stand at the recent Stylist live event so I thought I would have a look and fell in love..... Although the stand was relatively small they had some amazing pieces on show and it gave a great sense of what the brand is about and the collections they have in store/online - from cute accessories and beauty gifts to quirky homeware and stunning made to order furniture. This stylish brand has so many beautiful items to offer, however worth noting some are a bit more on the pricey side but you pay for the good quality. How beautiful are the armchairs above - compact, colourful and would look amazing in my bedroom. 

After a long browse on the beautifully designed website when i got home, i found a few items that definitely need to be purchased, so here is my wishlist...
Chevron Throw £49 | Handwash £7 each - Neroli & Bergamot, Lycee & Green Melon | Ginger & Lime handmade soap £5 | Wild Primrose & Sweet Pea candle £20 | Acrylic storage box £38 | Washbags - Small neon leopard print £13.50 and Large flamingo print £19.50 | Contrast Button Tub chair £395


So during the Stylist event I may have made a couple of cheeky purchases (for research purposes of course) plus who doesn't love a 10% off event. I bought a stunning oversized colour block cardigan which is super soft with batwing sleeves, a lime & ginger hand cream which smells amazing and a china pink/rose gold spot trinket dish. All available online now or the end of October.
Now Christmas is fast approaching, I will make sure to send this post link to my husband and see if Santa leaves any Oliver Bonas goodies under the tree - fingers crossed.

Check out this amazing store for yourself at www.oliverbonas.com

A New Discovery


I love to discover a new brand and the latest for me is Oliver Bonas. I had heard of the brand, ever since I received a fabulous necklace for my birthday a few years ago but have never actually shopped in the store. I walk past the little shop in St Pancras station so many times but never remember to pop in (usually remember when i am running for my train) but there was a pop up stand at the recent Stylist live event so I thought I would have a look and fell in love..... Although the stand was relatively small they had some amazing pieces on show and it gave a great sense of what the brand is about and the collections they have in store/online - from cute accessories and beauty gifts to quirky homeware and stunning made to order furniture. This stylish brand has so many beautiful items to offer, however worth noting some are a bit more on the pricey side but you pay for the good quality. How beautiful are the armchairs above - compact, colourful and would look amazing in my bedroom. 

After a long browse on the beautifully designed website when i got home, i found a few items that definitely need to be purchased, so here is my wishlist...
Chevron Throw £49 | Handwash £7 each - Neroli & Bergamot, Lycee & Green Melon | Ginger & Lime handmade soap £5 | Wild Primrose & Sweet Pea candle £20 | Acrylic storage box £38 | Washbags - Small neon leopard print £13.50 and Large flamingo print £19.50 | Contrast Button Tub chair £395


So during the Stylist event I may have made a couple of cheeky purchases (for research purposes of course) plus who doesn't love a 10% off event. I bought a stunning oversized colour block cardigan which is super soft with batwing sleeves, a lime & ginger hand cream which smells amazing and a china pink/rose gold spot trinket dish. All available online now or the end of October.
Now Christmas is fast approaching, I will make sure to send this post link to my husband and see if Santa leaves any Oliver Bonas goodies under the tree - fingers crossed.

Check out this amazing store for yourself at www.oliverbonas.com


The number one item in my Autumn wardrobe - fell in love with this style after seeing so many amazing outfits on Pinterest especially one of Alexa Chung teaming hers with a pussy-bow blouse and loafers - effortless and chic. I have had mine now for about a month and wanted to share with you 3 ways i have been styling it - a nice mix of smart and casual looks. 
So many options on the high-street both real and faux suede and i went for this simple A-line style, in a black suedette fabric with two pockets - a bargain price, great fit and style.
All outfits would be worn with tights (little cold for bare legs) but you all know what they look like, at least 1 item of jewellery (mood dependent) and a fabulous bag from my collection.

LOOK 1
A great outfit for shopping, simple but with some great accessories.
Classic striped tee - Boden,  with a pair of cute pompom flats - last year's Topshop (similar styles here and here) and a fedora to top it off - Accessorize. Would look great finished off with a structured tote, perhaps my black Kate Spade Beau.


LOOK 2
My favourite look out of the three, comfy and casual but still trendy.
An oversized piece of knitwear, this jumper is Topshop last year but snuggly and perfect with a side tuck (similar styles here and here). Styled with croc effect slipon sneakers - New Look, that offer some additional texture to a black outfit and a chunky blanket scarf - old Primark (similar styles here and here). Probably topped off with a simple cross-body bag, in keeping with the casual feel of the outfit.


LOOK 3
A little more sophisticated look, very monochrome and great for the office.
A simple roll neck top - H&M,  for warmth layered with a super furry Gilet - Topshop and finished with some western style ankle boots - Primark. Styled with my tan H&M tassel bag to add a splash of colour and continue the 70's vibe.

How would you style a suede button mini skirt?
Please let me know below...

3 Ways to Wear


The number one item in my Autumn wardrobe - fell in love with this style after seeing so many amazing outfits on Pinterest especially one of Alexa Chung teaming hers with a pussy-bow blouse and loafers - effortless and chic. I have had mine now for about a month and wanted to share with you 3 ways i have been styling it - a nice mix of smart and casual looks. 
So many options on the high-street both real and faux suede and i went for this simple A-line style, in a black suedette fabric with two pockets - a bargain price, great fit and style.
All outfits would be worn with tights (little cold for bare legs) but you all know what they look like, at least 1 item of jewellery (mood dependent) and a fabulous bag from my collection.

LOOK 1
A great outfit for shopping, simple but with some great accessories.
Classic striped tee - Boden,  with a pair of cute pompom flats - last year's Topshop (similar styles here and here) and a fedora to top it off - Accessorize. Would look great finished off with a structured tote, perhaps my black Kate Spade Beau.


LOOK 2
My favourite look out of the three, comfy and casual but still trendy.
An oversized piece of knitwear, this jumper is Topshop last year but snuggly and perfect with a side tuck (similar styles here and here). Styled with croc effect slipon sneakers - New Look, that offer some additional texture to a black outfit and a chunky blanket scarf - old Primark (similar styles here and here). Probably topped off with a simple cross-body bag, in keeping with the casual feel of the outfit.


LOOK 3
A little more sophisticated look, very monochrome and great for the office.
A simple roll neck top - H&M,  for warmth layered with a super furry Gilet - Topshop and finished with some western style ankle boots - Primark. Styled with my tan H&M tassel bag to add a splash of colour and continue the 70's vibe.

How would you style a suede button mini skirt?
Please let me know below...


A few items i have bought over the last couple of months, ready to embrace the Autumnal weather, when it finally arrives. Thought i would share my haul and the goodies i have bought.....enjoy. 



Hope you enjoyed this video - remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more.

Autumn Fashion | Haul


A few items i have bought over the last couple of months, ready to embrace the Autumnal weather, when it finally arrives. Thought i would share my haul and the goodies i have bought.....enjoy. 



Hope you enjoyed this video - remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more.


A new blog series - i wanted to share with you items that have caught my eye during the month....
Definitely thinking ahead to the cold weather (even though it is still oddly warm in the UK) so most of the bits catching my eye follow a warm and furry theme this month. My bank balance is more Primark than Prada at the moment so most of these are high-street pieces but it wouldn't be a wishlist without a couple of more expensive items that i have been lusting after. 

Lace Shift Dress  £75 - Topshop, Slouchy Textured Tote  £149 - Boden
Happy Mini Bag  £625 - Hill&Friends, Upper East side Sweatshirt  £25 - Topshop
Pompom hat  £35 - Jigsaw, Faux Fur Pompom Scarf  £35 - Accessorize
Jersey Boyfriend Blazer  £46 - Topshop

October Wishlist


A new blog series - i wanted to share with you items that have caught my eye during the month....
Definitely thinking ahead to the cold weather (even though it is still oddly warm in the UK) so most of the bits catching my eye follow a warm and furry theme this month. My bank balance is more Primark than Prada at the moment so most of these are high-street pieces but it wouldn't be a wishlist without a couple of more expensive items that i have been lusting after. 

Lace Shift Dress  £75 - Topshop, Slouchy Textured Tote  £149 - Boden
Happy Mini Bag  £625 - Hill&Friends, Upper East side Sweatshirt  £25 - Topshop
Pompom hat  £35 - Jigsaw, Faux Fur Pompom Scarf  £35 - Accessorize
Jersey Boyfriend Blazer  £46 - Topshop


* Beautiful shades of berry, my favourite items in the perfect colour for Autumn. * A new beauty box, my first Birchbox, post coming soon. * Amazing presentation from new brand Hill & Friends, quirky and stylish - discover more. * My Little Pony and a gorgeous candy coloured bag, inspirational photograph from Stylist magazine. * New bedroom artwork, a mosaic wolf head, and best of all only £2.50 from Primark. * Etsy artwork simple and classic. * Impressive mannequin army guarding the door of the new refurbished River Island store in Birmingham, amazing clothes and bold Mary Portas-esque wigs. * Cheeky purchase from Bicester village, now my jewellery will travel in style nestled in this bright pink beauty. * End of a year for My Little Box, read my review here, the pros and cons of this French beauty subscription. * Three keys footwear styles every woman should own this autumn, fabulous flats my favourite, need the bee happy flats in my life. * A great motto to live by in life. * A beautiful if not slightly creepy morning in the fog covering the countryside. * New capsule collection for Oasis, #upmystreet fronted by presenter Laura Jackson . * Wearable art from the new Sophia Webster SS16 showcase, see all the best shoes and accessories from the event. * The last of My Little box with a great theme, Fashion, a great note to finish on. Love the box artwork a detailed front row illustration.
* Discovered Journaling cards for my new planner, this black & white set came from Ebay seller - littlescraps2013


* Celebrating hubby's birthday with the biggest balloons I could find! and very impressed they lasted 4 weeks before deflating, although Willow did not like the invaders in her house. * Even more beautiful in the flesh, these Sophia Webster boots are truly exquisite and have definitely on my lust list. * Simple Saturday outfit of the day - ripped jeans, textured sweater, pompom loafers and my trust Beau bag. Perfect for running errands. * The most beautiful collaboration I have seen yet, Fleur de Force and Feelunique.com. Both lip gloss shades offer great coverage and smell of vanilla - i bought Written in the stars, lovely everyday your lips but better shade & Starry starry night a deeper autumnal almost berry shade . * Pinterest has the most amazing fashion themed illustrations, this one caught my eye and is a great monochrome design. * My football outfit for hubby's birthday - Skinny jeans, striped tee, ankle boots and my favourite berry fedora. * Ted Baker's amazing till point in Selfridges, mirrored mosaics layered with butterflies. They have such amazing in store visuals at the moment. * 60's inspired look for work - leopard swing dress, leather jacket and pompom loafers. Bold but a great outfit for the buying office. * My favourite Pinterest image from this month, these shoes are amazing! i want both pairs. * Found this gorgeous printed chair in the Oasis fitting rooms, would be the perfect addition to my bedroom! great colour and print, shame it wouldn't fit in my handbag. * Enjoying the last of the summer sunshine with an iced vanilla latte, yum yum. * The most beautiful kitty, chilling with me on a Sunday morning. * An impromptu post, a roundup of my favourite London fashion week street style looks - the best place for inspiration especially fashion. * Cute image, kitty and leaves makes me feel so autumnal.
* The chicest email I have ever received, such a crisp stylish image from My Little Box.

My September


* Beautiful shades of berry, my favourite items in the perfect colour for Autumn. * A new beauty box, my first Birchbox, post coming soon. * Amazing presentation from new brand Hill & Friends, quirky and stylish - discover more. * My Little Pony and a gorgeous candy coloured bag, inspirational photograph from Stylist magazine. * New bedroom artwork, a mosaic wolf head, and best of all only £2.50 from Primark. * Etsy artwork simple and classic. * Impressive mannequin army guarding the door of the new refurbished River Island store in Birmingham, amazing clothes and bold Mary Portas-esque wigs. * Cheeky purchase from Bicester village, now my jewellery will travel in style nestled in this bright pink beauty. * End of a year for My Little Box, read my review here, the pros and cons of this French beauty subscription. * Three keys footwear styles every woman should own this autumn, fabulous flats my favourite, need the bee happy flats in my life. * A great motto to live by in life. * A beautiful if not slightly creepy morning in the fog covering the countryside. * New capsule collection for Oasis, #upmystreet fronted by presenter Laura Jackson . * Wearable art from the new Sophia Webster SS16 showcase, see all the best shoes and accessories from the event. * The last of My Little box with a great theme, Fashion, a great note to finish on. Love the box artwork a detailed front row illustration.
* Discovered Journaling cards for my new planner, this black & white set came from Ebay seller - littlescraps2013


* Celebrating hubby's birthday with the biggest balloons I could find! and very impressed they lasted 4 weeks before deflating, although Willow did not like the invaders in her house. * Even more beautiful in the flesh, these Sophia Webster boots are truly exquisite and have definitely on my lust list. * Simple Saturday outfit of the day - ripped jeans, textured sweater, pompom loafers and my trust Beau bag. Perfect for running errands. * The most beautiful collaboration I have seen yet, Fleur de Force and Feelunique.com. Both lip gloss shades offer great coverage and smell of vanilla - i bought Written in the stars, lovely everyday your lips but better shade & Starry starry night a deeper autumnal almost berry shade . * Pinterest has the most amazing fashion themed illustrations, this one caught my eye and is a great monochrome design. * My football outfit for hubby's birthday - Skinny jeans, striped tee, ankle boots and my favourite berry fedora. * Ted Baker's amazing till point in Selfridges, mirrored mosaics layered with butterflies. They have such amazing in store visuals at the moment. * 60's inspired look for work - leopard swing dress, leather jacket and pompom loafers. Bold but a great outfit for the buying office. * My favourite Pinterest image from this month, these shoes are amazing! i want both pairs. * Found this gorgeous printed chair in the Oasis fitting rooms, would be the perfect addition to my bedroom! great colour and print, shame it wouldn't fit in my handbag. * Enjoying the last of the summer sunshine with an iced vanilla latte, yum yum. * The most beautiful kitty, chilling with me on a Sunday morning. * An impromptu post, a roundup of my favourite London fashion week street style looks - the best place for inspiration especially fashion. * Cute image, kitty and leaves makes me feel so autumnal.
* The chicest email I have ever received, such a crisp stylish image from My Little Box.


A controversial item in the history of fashion, however with advancements in the textile industry faux fur is now a common occurrence on the highstreet and a lovely way to add warmth and texture to an Autumn/Winter outfit. Another wardrobe "marmite" item, many do not like to wear fur even if it is faux, but personally as long as it isn't real i am happy to add a touch of furry to my wardrobe and it is very on trend for this season especially in accessories.


The most common way to wear is a coat or gilet, with most stores both low and high end offering styles most seasons - plain colours, leopard or even bold coloured fur for those brave enough to chance looking like Elmo or his Sesame street friends. However this can be overwhelming for a lot of people and for me i like to keep things classic in a solid colour and let the rest of my outfit and shoes do the talking. My go to item is a gorgeous furry bomber jacket that i got from M&S a few years ago that is so soft, very simple and keeps me snuggly warm (although if i am not careful and leave it lying around the cat likes to snooze on it).

A more modern way to add this touch of luxury to an outfit is through accessories - a multi tone stole or scarf, a bobble hat or something a little more quirky like a furry clutch bag or a pompom keyring (extra style points if it has ears or eyes like a little Fendi monster). For me the accessories element is much easier to play with and so many options available in highstreet stores, Accessorize especially has some beautiful pieces in their new collections.

* This post is about Faux fur, however some inspirational imagery taken from Pinterest may be real fur.

How to Wear: Faux Fur


A controversial item in the history of fashion, however with advancements in the textile industry faux fur is now a common occurrence on the highstreet and a lovely way to add warmth and texture to an Autumn/Winter outfit. Another wardrobe "marmite" item, many do not like to wear fur even if it is faux, but personally as long as it isn't real i am happy to add a touch of furry to my wardrobe and it is very on trend for this season especially in accessories.


The most common way to wear is a coat or gilet, with most stores both low and high end offering styles most seasons - plain colours, leopard or even bold coloured fur for those brave enough to chance looking like Elmo or his Sesame street friends. However this can be overwhelming for a lot of people and for me i like to keep things classic in a solid colour and let the rest of my outfit and shoes do the talking. My go to item is a gorgeous furry bomber jacket that i got from M&S a few years ago that is so soft, very simple and keeps me snuggly warm (although if i am not careful and leave it lying around the cat likes to snooze on it).

A more modern way to add this touch of luxury to an outfit is through accessories - a multi tone stole or scarf, a bobble hat or something a little more quirky like a furry clutch bag or a pompom keyring (extra style points if it has ears or eyes like a little Fendi monster). For me the accessories element is much easier to play with and so many options available in highstreet stores, Accessorize especially has some beautiful pieces in their new collections.

* This post is about Faux fur, however some inspirational imagery taken from Pinterest may be real fur.

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