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Not an accessories trend i expected to like - it brings back memories of school, lugging books around but these days backpacks are not only practical but this time round they also become stylish (less Dora the explorer, more street style fashionista). I wont be embracing as my everyday bag however it is a great bag for days when i need to be hands free, perfect for a shopping trip. One thing i really like about the new generation backpacks is the versatility - not only can they be carried as a traditional backpack or casually slung on one shoulder but most have a large top handle allowing for it to be carried on the crook of your arm like a handbag. Available everywhere in so many different shapes, sizes and colours but looks best in leather/leather look fabrics (gives it a grown up edge) - here are a round up of some of my favourites from both the highstreet and designer brands.


Lola £278 Rebecca Minkoff, Minimal grain £42 Urban Outfitters, The Folio £160 The Cambridge Satchel Company, Soho Large Zip-top £199 Radley, Mini Dome £29 Accessorize, Cara Delevingne Bag £995 Mulberry, Spitafields medium flap over £199 Radley, Eyes Mini £895 Anya Hindmarch, Woven £38 Skinnydip, Estelle Sporty £37 Accessorize, Sofia £242 Rebecca Minkoff

Whilst researching this post i looked at so many different styles and ended up being really inspired so bought myself one...


I went for one from my go to store ASOS - Zip front square backpack £32. A classic, simple shape and in a light grey colour, perfect for the summer. A great size too, perfect for all my everyday essentials whilst i am sightseeing in Paris, wandering around Edinburgh or watching football at Wembly.

Would you be tempted to add a backpack to your summer wardrobe - which style would you choose?

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TGF Edit: Backpacks


Not an accessories trend i expected to like - it brings back memories of school, lugging books around but these days backpacks are not only practical but this time round they also become stylish (less Dora the explorer, more street style fashionista). I wont be embracing as my everyday bag however it is a great bag for days when i need to be hands free, perfect for a shopping trip. One thing i really like about the new generation backpacks is the versatility - not only can they be carried as a traditional backpack or casually slung on one shoulder but most have a large top handle allowing for it to be carried on the crook of your arm like a handbag. Available everywhere in so many different shapes, sizes and colours but looks best in leather/leather look fabrics (gives it a grown up edge) - here are a round up of some of my favourites from both the highstreet and designer brands.


Lola £278 Rebecca Minkoff, Minimal grain £42 Urban Outfitters, The Folio £160 The Cambridge Satchel Company, Soho Large Zip-top £199 Radley, Mini Dome £29 Accessorize, Cara Delevingne Bag £995 Mulberry, Spitafields medium flap over £199 Radley, Eyes Mini £895 Anya Hindmarch, Woven £38 Skinnydip, Estelle Sporty £37 Accessorize, Sofia £242 Rebecca Minkoff

Whilst researching this post i looked at so many different styles and ended up being really inspired so bought myself one...


I went for one from my go to store ASOS - Zip front square backpack £32. A classic, simple shape and in a light grey colour, perfect for the summer. A great size too, perfect for all my everyday essentials whilst i am sightseeing in Paris, wandering around Edinburgh or watching football at Wembly.

Would you be tempted to add a backpack to your summer wardrobe - which style would you choose?

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After six month of trying out lots of skincare products, i have finally found my night-time skincare routine and i wanted to share it with you. A fairly tight set of products but it works for me - i have combination skin and have struggled with spots in the past, so i like to keep it simple and use products that aren't too harsh.

So first up i will take off the bulk of my makeup using Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and Garnier eye makeup remover on cotton wool pads. Then onto wet skin i will work in Soap & glory's facial wash with my Primark pink cleansing pad and then wash off using a clean muslin cloth. Twice a month i will swap out the Soap & Glory cleanser for a vitamin C microdermabrasion scrub from the Body Shop for a deep cleanse. Finally just before bed i will add a few drops of the L'Oreal extraordinary facial Oil to my face and let that sink in fully before finishing up with the a Nivea night moisturiser.

My night-time routine products

.... ❤ ....
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - £4.99 Boots
Garnier Express 2in1 eye remover - £3.49 Boots
Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash - £8 Boots
Vitamin C Microdermabrasion - £15 The Body Shop
L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Facial Oil - £19.99 Boots
Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream - £4.35 Superdrug
Deep Sleep breathe in roll on - £18 This Works
Ginger & lime hand cream - £8.50 Oliver Bonas

I also like to throw in a face mask once week (or whenever my skin looks like it needs a treat). I usually use Superdrug Cucumber Peel Off mask but i have recently been enjoying the latest beauty trend - sheet masks and find they are a great alternative. I was actually kindly sent a Timeless Truth Charcoal Detox Brightening Mask to try and was really impressedPart of the fusion range, i opted for the charcoal detox brightening mask (which brightens, smoothes and hydrates the skin) as this best suited my skin type. It felt cooling on the skin, actually stayed on my face unlike most other sheet masks i have tried and left my skin soft, tingly (in a good way) and super moisturised. Well worth a look if your looking to try a sheet mask out - check out the whole range at ttmasks.co.uk where you will find a mask for all skin types and although a little more expensive than those you can find in Boots or Superdrug they are worth it.

What products are in your night-time routine...any recommendations?

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My Night-time Skincare Routine


After six month of trying out lots of skincare products, i have finally found my night-time skincare routine and i wanted to share it with you. A fairly tight set of products but it works for me - i have combination skin and have struggled with spots in the past, so i like to keep it simple and use products that aren't too harsh.

So first up i will take off the bulk of my makeup using Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and Garnier eye makeup remover on cotton wool pads. Then onto wet skin i will work in Soap & glory's facial wash with my Primark pink cleansing pad and then wash off using a clean muslin cloth. Twice a month i will swap out the Soap & Glory cleanser for a vitamin C microdermabrasion scrub from the Body Shop for a deep cleanse. Finally just before bed i will add a few drops of the L'Oreal extraordinary facial Oil to my face and let that sink in fully before finishing up with the a Nivea night moisturiser.

My night-time routine products

.... ❤ ....
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - £4.99 Boots
Garnier Express 2in1 eye remover - £3.49 Boots
Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash - £8 Boots
Vitamin C Microdermabrasion - £15 The Body Shop
L'Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Facial Oil - £19.99 Boots
Nivea Daily Essentials Regenerating Night Cream - £4.35 Superdrug
Deep Sleep breathe in roll on - £18 This Works
Ginger & lime hand cream - £8.50 Oliver Bonas

I also like to throw in a face mask once week (or whenever my skin looks like it needs a treat). I usually use Superdrug Cucumber Peel Off mask but i have recently been enjoying the latest beauty trend - sheet masks and find they are a great alternative. I was actually kindly sent a Timeless Truth Charcoal Detox Brightening Mask to try and was really impressedPart of the fusion range, i opted for the charcoal detox brightening mask (which brightens, smoothes and hydrates the skin) as this best suited my skin type. It felt cooling on the skin, actually stayed on my face unlike most other sheet masks i have tried and left my skin soft, tingly (in a good way) and super moisturised. Well worth a look if your looking to try a sheet mask out - check out the whole range at ttmasks.co.uk where you will find a mask for all skin types and although a little more expensive than those you can find in Boots or Superdrug they are worth it.

What products are in your night-time routine...any recommendations?

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Friends x

I knew that finding the perfect bridesmaid dress was going to be tough (actually took longer to find than the actual wedding dress!), as we all agreed we wanted something a little different and not so traditional plus the bride had her heart set on a midi length dress. We needed something with structure as well as a touch of fun and this dress fitted all that criteria.

From relatively new brand Chi Chi London, the Kelcy is a gorgeous navy and cream cap sleeve baroque style tea dress. Covered with gorgeous intricate lace and a beautiful full skirt with layers of tulle that gives the dress a lovely 50's feel to it. This dress made me feel like a princess on the day, and i have never worn something that i have received so many compliments on, plus it was also an absolute bargain at only £67. 

Confetti moment
My bouquet & hair
Beautiful bridesmaids

To compliment the dress, i kept my hair, make up and jewellery very simple and minimal. Wild flowers in my hair and bouquet and topped off with the piece de resistance, my fabulous shoes. The brief from the bride was bright pink and although i struggled, i finally found these beauties in the Debenhams sale. From Carvela at Kurt Geiger and clearly meant to be...last pair in stock, my size and down from £90 to just £19!! The perfect shade of pink with a quirky bow fastening and just the right heel height for the day - a very me detail in this bridesmaid outfit.

The shoes
Me & the beautiful bride

Be sure to check out my Chi Chi London top picks post, and head over to Chi Chi London next time you need a dress for a special occasion, there are plenty to choose from.

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The Perfect Bridesmaid dress

Friends x

I knew that finding the perfect bridesmaid dress was going to be tough (actually took longer to find than the actual wedding dress!), as we all agreed we wanted something a little different and not so traditional plus the bride had her heart set on a midi length dress. We needed something with structure as well as a touch of fun and this dress fitted all that criteria.

From relatively new brand Chi Chi London, the Kelcy is a gorgeous navy and cream cap sleeve baroque style tea dress. Covered with gorgeous intricate lace and a beautiful full skirt with layers of tulle that gives the dress a lovely 50's feel to it. This dress made me feel like a princess on the day, and i have never worn something that i have received so many compliments on, plus it was also an absolute bargain at only £67. 

Confetti moment
My bouquet & hair
Beautiful bridesmaids

To compliment the dress, i kept my hair, make up and jewellery very simple and minimal. Wild flowers in my hair and bouquet and topped off with the piece de resistance, my fabulous shoes. The brief from the bride was bright pink and although i struggled, i finally found these beauties in the Debenhams sale. From Carvela at Kurt Geiger and clearly meant to be...last pair in stock, my size and down from £90 to just £19!! The perfect shade of pink with a quirky bow fastening and just the right heel height for the day - a very me detail in this bridesmaid outfit.

The shoes
Me & the beautiful bride

Be sure to check out my Chi Chi London top picks post, and head over to Chi Chi London next time you need a dress for a special occasion, there are plenty to choose from.

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My February

"For some people, Fashion week lasts all year."  


My Feb 1

Fashion week is my favourite part of February (not so bothered about Valentines day), so much glamour and i am in street style heaven. | The new addition to the Hill & Friends collection - the Happy Zippy bag, supple structured leather and some quirky details such as the brands wink lock. Available now to pre-order in this to die for oxblood colour and three others - super fast fashion. | My highlights from the quirky AW16 Anya Hindmarch show - rainbows, Pac-man and fried eggs. | An interesting show from Mulberry this year, read my highlights (and lowlights) here. | Love a good fashion quote to start the week - and in honour of fashion week it had to be from Coco Chanel. |  My favourite accessories designer from LFW - highlights of a much darker collection from the bubblegum princess of shoes Sophia Webster. | Spotted this amazing coat on the blog of MIC Rosie Fortiscue, gorgeous colours however a tad too pricey for me and actually not faux fur so a no go but a beautiful piece. | Upping their fashion game M&S join the bandwagon, embracing the quirky trend and offering up cute cartoon inspired bags - a shopper and clutch. | Embracing the dark winter florals, love the drama and the opposite to the super girly prints I normally go for.


My Feb 2

New dressing table decoration, pastel flowers in a glass jar from Next. | The countdown is on to my best friends hen party. | My new phone / laptop wallpaper, something motivational. | My nod to Valentines day, not something hubby & i bother with. Too hyped up and expensive and don't feel i need only one day to say how much i love him. | Mondays are not my favourite day...but with a smile and lots of coffee I somehow survive. | Bathroom envy, how beautiful is this room and although lots of pink it is still really subtle. Need to investigate where I can find these amazing tiles. For more inspiration, check out my home board on Pinterest. | Pastel doughnuts made me happy one Friday afternoon. | Another new season launches and with that comes many new beautiful pieces. This pair of pastel Bibi butterfly flats from Sophia Webster are amazing and would make the perfect addition to my spring wardrobe. | Blair Eadie - the subject of my this months style spotlight, such an inspiration. Her style is amazing, very chic and fun.


My Feb 3

The hen do arrived, and we survived! Theme - superheroes, so for the night I channeled my inner SheRa alongside Wonderwoman (the bride) and a fantastic night had by all. | A new handbag to start the spring season, love the classic colour and structure of this style from Zara. | Stumbled across the best outfit of the day background - fish at work. A casual date with hubby to the cinema, so comfort was key. Dorothy Perkins Skinny jeans, Topshop v neck jumper, New Look winter coat (old), DP slingback pointed flats (old) and the new Zara bag. | New in from Zoeva, this amazing nudes eyeshadow palette. | Never a truer word....countdown to Disney continues. | The latest box from Birchbox, some great products...a face serum and the perfect brush from Spectrum (plus its pretty). | My favourite post of the month, embracing geek chic with the new SS16 collection from Warby Parker. Be sure to check it out if you are after new specs but still want to stay chic. | In need of a new ticket/card holder and this little leopard print one was fit the bill, from the super cute brand Oliver Bonas (can't wait to pop into the St Pancras store in April before boarding the Eurostar). | Reworking a few wardrobe favourites - Dorothy Perkins skinny jeans, ASOS colourblock blouse, River Island tweed biker jacket (old) and my faithful Topshop pompom venetian pumps (old).

February flew by, but roll on March - a fabulous wedding, my Dad's 60th and the countdown to Disney continues...see you next time.

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My February

My February

"For some people, Fashion week lasts all year."  


My Feb 1

Fashion week is my favourite part of February (not so bothered about Valentines day), so much glamour and i am in street style heaven. | The new addition to the Hill & Friends collection - the Happy Zippy bag, supple structured leather and some quirky details such as the brands wink lock. Available now to pre-order in this to die for oxblood colour and three others - super fast fashion. | My highlights from the quirky AW16 Anya Hindmarch show - rainbows, Pac-man and fried eggs. | An interesting show from Mulberry this year, read my highlights (and lowlights) here. | Love a good fashion quote to start the week - and in honour of fashion week it had to be from Coco Chanel. |  My favourite accessories designer from LFW - highlights of a much darker collection from the bubblegum princess of shoes Sophia Webster. | Spotted this amazing coat on the blog of MIC Rosie Fortiscue, gorgeous colours however a tad too pricey for me and actually not faux fur so a no go but a beautiful piece. | Upping their fashion game M&S join the bandwagon, embracing the quirky trend and offering up cute cartoon inspired bags - a shopper and clutch. | Embracing the dark winter florals, love the drama and the opposite to the super girly prints I normally go for.


My Feb 2

New dressing table decoration, pastel flowers in a glass jar from Next. | The countdown is on to my best friends hen party. | My new phone / laptop wallpaper, something motivational. | My nod to Valentines day, not something hubby & i bother with. Too hyped up and expensive and don't feel i need only one day to say how much i love him. | Mondays are not my favourite day...but with a smile and lots of coffee I somehow survive. | Bathroom envy, how beautiful is this room and although lots of pink it is still really subtle. Need to investigate where I can find these amazing tiles. For more inspiration, check out my home board on Pinterest. | Pastel doughnuts made me happy one Friday afternoon. | Another new season launches and with that comes many new beautiful pieces. This pair of pastel Bibi butterfly flats from Sophia Webster are amazing and would make the perfect addition to my spring wardrobe. | Blair Eadie - the subject of my this months style spotlight, such an inspiration. Her style is amazing, very chic and fun.


My Feb 3

The hen do arrived, and we survived! Theme - superheroes, so for the night I channeled my inner SheRa alongside Wonderwoman (the bride) and a fantastic night had by all. | A new handbag to start the spring season, love the classic colour and structure of this style from Zara. | Stumbled across the best outfit of the day background - fish at work. A casual date with hubby to the cinema, so comfort was key. Dorothy Perkins Skinny jeans, Topshop v neck jumper, New Look winter coat (old), DP slingback pointed flats (old) and the new Zara bag. | New in from Zoeva, this amazing nudes eyeshadow palette. | Never a truer word....countdown to Disney continues. | The latest box from Birchbox, some great products...a face serum and the perfect brush from Spectrum (plus its pretty). | My favourite post of the month, embracing geek chic with the new SS16 collection from Warby Parker. Be sure to check it out if you are after new specs but still want to stay chic. | In need of a new ticket/card holder and this little leopard print one was fit the bill, from the super cute brand Oliver Bonas (can't wait to pop into the St Pancras store in April before boarding the Eurostar). | Reworking a few wardrobe favourites - Dorothy Perkins skinny jeans, ASOS colourblock blouse, River Island tweed biker jacket (old) and my faithful Topshop pompom venetian pumps (old).

February flew by, but roll on March - a fabulous wedding, my Dad's 60th and the countdown to Disney continues...see you next time.

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All about me,,,

I’ve seen this style Q&A post on quite a few blogs and I thought it would be a nice idea for me to do one too, so you guys can find out a little bit more about me! I think the more personal you get with your readers, the better...
1.What made you start a blog?
I was working as a buyers admin for an outdoor retailer, buying technical rucksacks, my job was very "un fashion" and all about practicality. So i wanted to create a space to be able to share my love of fashion, shopping and all things pretty, so i started the Glitter Fashionista.

2.When you can't think of anything to wear, what's your go-to outfit?
I will always reach for a pair of black skinny jeans - they make me feel comfortable and i know i can throw on with an oversized jumper and a pair of fabulous shoes. I tend to go for classic pieces that i know suit my shape and then add a touch of quirky through accessories, maybe adding a fedora or bold necklace.

3.How would you describe your own personal style?
Classic with a touchy of quirky and good accessories.

4.Where do you find the inspiration for your blog posts?
Social media, Pinterest/instagram/blogs and the world around me - i love nothing more than sitting in a coffee shop for an hour and watching people walk by going about their lives. Street style is one of the things i am always drawn to and i think really shows how fashion is personalised during everyday life.

5.Do you have any favorite stores or brands?
Topshop and ASOS for everyday pieces. Kate Spade for the investment pieces, i especially love their handbags. I have also recently developed a love for the Cambridge satchel company and cannot wait to get my hands on one of their new cloud satchels.

6.Favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe?
A little white lace dress i bought three years ago from Dorothy Perkins. I love the way it fits and the intricate lace detailing makes it look way more expensive that it was. As soon as the spring weather warms up it will be back out of the wardrobe.

7.Most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My two Mulberry handbags. I was so happy when i finally was able to purchase pieces from my favourite British brand. I have a small Roxanne in dark tan leather, which i bought second hand from my boss (with my first ever bonus) and a cream tweed Tillie satchel which came from the York store in the January sales.

8.If you had to shop in one store where would it be?
Selfridges - so many of my favourite brands under one roof. Sophia Webster, Kate Spade, Mulberry and even Topshop for the basics. Plus a whole lot more to discover and the store itself is a delight to visit, so much history and a beautiful building.

9. What’s your favorite drink?
Alcoholic would have to be a strawberry daiquiri, non alcoholic would be a cold diet Pepsi.

10. Which Disney princess would you be?
This is a really hard question, i am a massive Disney fan, have been since i was little but i would have to say Rapunzel. With the hair, the dress, the prince plus i love her little chameleon sidekick...every princess should have one.

11. What’s your favorite colour?
Pink - the more barbie the better.

12. What’s your favorite animal?
The Armadillo, they are not the cutest animal in the world but to me they are adorable.

13. What’s your favorite perfume?
Live Irresistible by Givenchy, a new discovery that i absolutely love.

14. Did you graduate?
Yes, I got a BA hons in fashion marketing.

15. Where is your favourite place in the world?
Italy - i spent some time there on my honeymoon, love the food, the language and the breathtaking scenery. Rome especially is amazingly beautiful and i plan to go back soon.

16. A new place you would like to visit?
New York - on my bucketlist, just need to convince my hubby.

17. What are some of your favorite TV shows?
TOWIE, Pretty little liars, Gossip girl, Once upon a time, Hart of Dixie - i like all the glamorous american shows and British reality shows, the cheesier the better.

18. Apple or Android?
Both - my phone is android but i also own an ipad.

19. What phone do you have?
Samsung galaxy s5 mini - check out my "Whats on my phone" post.

20. Any pets?
One stroppy little tortoiseshell cat called Willow (my very own sidekick).

Hope you enjoyed this post? If you have anymore questions please let me know in the comments below or via my social media....

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Get to know me

All about me,,,

I’ve seen this style Q&A post on quite a few blogs and I thought it would be a nice idea for me to do one too, so you guys can find out a little bit more about me! I think the more personal you get with your readers, the better...
1.What made you start a blog?
I was working as a buyers admin for an outdoor retailer, buying technical rucksacks, my job was very "un fashion" and all about practicality. So i wanted to create a space to be able to share my love of fashion, shopping and all things pretty, so i started the Glitter Fashionista.

2.When you can't think of anything to wear, what's your go-to outfit?
I will always reach for a pair of black skinny jeans - they make me feel comfortable and i know i can throw on with an oversized jumper and a pair of fabulous shoes. I tend to go for classic pieces that i know suit my shape and then add a touch of quirky through accessories, maybe adding a fedora or bold necklace.

3.How would you describe your own personal style?
Classic with a touchy of quirky and good accessories.

4.Where do you find the inspiration for your blog posts?
Social media, Pinterest/instagram/blogs and the world around me - i love nothing more than sitting in a coffee shop for an hour and watching people walk by going about their lives. Street style is one of the things i am always drawn to and i think really shows how fashion is personalised during everyday life.

5.Do you have any favorite stores or brands?
Topshop and ASOS for everyday pieces. Kate Spade for the investment pieces, i especially love their handbags. I have also recently developed a love for the Cambridge satchel company and cannot wait to get my hands on one of their new cloud satchels.

6.Favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe?
A little white lace dress i bought three years ago from Dorothy Perkins. I love the way it fits and the intricate lace detailing makes it look way more expensive that it was. As soon as the spring weather warms up it will be back out of the wardrobe.

7.Most treasured items in your wardrobe?
My two Mulberry handbags. I was so happy when i finally was able to purchase pieces from my favourite British brand. I have a small Roxanne in dark tan leather, which i bought second hand from my boss (with my first ever bonus) and a cream tweed Tillie satchel which came from the York store in the January sales.

8.If you had to shop in one store where would it be?
Selfridges - so many of my favourite brands under one roof. Sophia Webster, Kate Spade, Mulberry and even Topshop for the basics. Plus a whole lot more to discover and the store itself is a delight to visit, so much history and a beautiful building.

9. What’s your favorite drink?
Alcoholic would have to be a strawberry daiquiri, non alcoholic would be a cold diet Pepsi.

10. Which Disney princess would you be?
This is a really hard question, i am a massive Disney fan, have been since i was little but i would have to say Rapunzel. With the hair, the dress, the prince plus i love her little chameleon sidekick...every princess should have one.

11. What’s your favorite colour?
Pink - the more barbie the better.

12. What’s your favorite animal?
The Armadillo, they are not the cutest animal in the world but to me they are adorable.

13. What’s your favorite perfume?
Live Irresistible by Givenchy, a new discovery that i absolutely love.

14. Did you graduate?
Yes, I got a BA hons in fashion marketing.

15. Where is your favourite place in the world?
Italy - i spent some time there on my honeymoon, love the food, the language and the breathtaking scenery. Rome especially is amazingly beautiful and i plan to go back soon.

16. A new place you would like to visit?
New York - on my bucketlist, just need to convince my hubby.

17. What are some of your favorite TV shows?
TOWIE, Pretty little liars, Gossip girl, Once upon a time, Hart of Dixie - i like all the glamorous american shows and British reality shows, the cheesier the better.

18. Apple or Android?
Both - my phone is android but i also own an ipad.

19. What phone do you have?
Samsung galaxy s5 mini - check out my "Whats on my phone" post.

20. Any pets?
One stroppy little tortoiseshell cat called Willow (my very own sidekick).

Hope you enjoyed this post? If you have anymore questions please let me know in the comments below or via my social media....

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Historically an item of clothing synonymous with old ladies, the cardigan has over the past few years become a fashionistas best friend. The perfect layering item when its too cold for bare arms but a little too warm for a coat, whilst still adding an element of chic to your outfit. Whilst some cardigans still offer that element of granny chic (which some people like from their knitwear), others remain classic yet modernised with belts, embellishments and super chunky knits in luxurious yarns such as mohair and cashmere.

Image credits: Header 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

A great versatile item, the cardigan looks just as good with jeans and a tee as it does layered over your favourite dress but you need to get proportions right. I love to wear an chunky oversized cardi but will always wear skinny jeans on the bottom to balance out my proportions, or if i am wearing a full dress/skirt i will opt for a slimmer, cropped style. I really love the final look above with a long chunky cardi styled with a simple pair of jeans and a statement belt to pull the look together. Also a great way to introduce a pop of colour or even print to a simple outfit - with bright stripes or bold flecked yarns.

My current go to is from ASOS, in a light grey shade and slightly oversized but there are so many great options on the highstreet at the moment for the transitional weather.

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How to Wear: Cardigans


Historically an item of clothing synonymous with old ladies, the cardigan has over the past few years become a fashionistas best friend. The perfect layering item when its too cold for bare arms but a little too warm for a coat, whilst still adding an element of chic to your outfit. Whilst some cardigans still offer that element of granny chic (which some people like from their knitwear), others remain classic yet modernised with belts, embellishments and super chunky knits in luxurious yarns such as mohair and cashmere.

Image credits: Header 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10

A great versatile item, the cardigan looks just as good with jeans and a tee as it does layered over your favourite dress but you need to get proportions right. I love to wear an chunky oversized cardi but will always wear skinny jeans on the bottom to balance out my proportions, or if i am wearing a full dress/skirt i will opt for a slimmer, cropped style. I really love the final look above with a long chunky cardi styled with a simple pair of jeans and a statement belt to pull the look together. Also a great way to introduce a pop of colour or even print to a simple outfit - with bright stripes or bold flecked yarns.

My current go to is from ASOS, in a light grey shade and slightly oversized but there are so many great options on the highstreet at the moment for the transitional weather.

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White floral print tie waist trousers £35 River Island, Bibi butterfly flats £240 Sophia Webster, Light magenta perspex lipstick clutch £350 Lulu Guinness, Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Silk shirt £74 Nordstrom, Colour Block Asymmetric Tee £45 Topshop, Embellished Crop Top Midi Skater Dress £55 ASOS, Bobbi twist heel £375 Sophia Webster, Printed bomber jacket £39.99 Zara

This spring season for me is all about embracing new colours and pushing my fashion boundaries, so here we go....

While the weather may not have got the memo, spring has sprung in my wardrobe, finally moving away from black. I am lusting after pastel shades, gorgeous floral prints and statement shoes and this months wishlist items embrace all of these. I love the gorgeous pink embellishment on the top of the ASOS white midi dress, the perfect pastel blue shade of these butterfly flats and the bold statement print on the silk shirt - part of the new Olivia Palermo collection (print also comes in a pair of matching silk trousers). First purchase may need to be the colour block tee from Topshop, yellow is not a colour i normally wear and while i wouldn't wear head to toe this subtle pop of the sunny shade would be perfect with black skinny jeans and heels for work.

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March Wishlist: Spring has sprung


White floral print tie waist trousers £35 River Island, Bibi butterfly flats £240 Sophia Webster, Light magenta perspex lipstick clutch £350 Lulu Guinness, Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Silk shirt £74 Nordstrom, Colour Block Asymmetric Tee £45 Topshop, Embellished Crop Top Midi Skater Dress £55 ASOS, Bobbi twist heel £375 Sophia Webster, Printed bomber jacket £39.99 Zara

This spring season for me is all about embracing new colours and pushing my fashion boundaries, so here we go....

While the weather may not have got the memo, spring has sprung in my wardrobe, finally moving away from black. I am lusting after pastel shades, gorgeous floral prints and statement shoes and this months wishlist items embrace all of these. I love the gorgeous pink embellishment on the top of the ASOS white midi dress, the perfect pastel blue shade of these butterfly flats and the bold statement print on the silk shirt - part of the new Olivia Palermo collection (print also comes in a pair of matching silk trousers). First purchase may need to be the colour block tee from Topshop, yellow is not a colour i normally wear and while i wouldn't wear head to toe this subtle pop of the sunny shade would be perfect with black skinny jeans and heels for work.

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SS16 Kate Spade

It takes a lot for a brand to blow me away but this season Kate Spade have done the impossible....not only have they presented a collection which has some of my favourite elements (lots of pink, rainbow stripes, glitter and a dash of whimsical) but they have accompanied it with one of my favourite campaigns of all times. Combining the gorgeous model Jordan Dunn with some of New York City’s finest characters to create a multi age and gender campaign that is amazing. Featuring fashion muse Iris Apfel (one of my idols); actress, model and photographer Syrie Moscowitz; fashion illustrator Robert W. Richards; artist, actress and model Anh Duong; author Karley Sciortino; and musician and composer Jon Batiste. The moment i saw Iris Apfel was going to be featured in another campaign they had me hooked, then i saw the bags and it was a match made in heaven.

SS16 The Kate Spade Ladies

A beautiful collection centered around the pink mini rose print and rainbow coloured stripes with co-ordintating accessories, this assortment of styles is colourful, playful and fun - three words i would always use to describe Kate Spade.

Now it wouldn't be a Kate Spade post without a round up of my current favourites on the website - although still quite early for the new SS16 collection, there are already a few pieces already grabbing my attention and causing the fashion voices in my head to chant "buy me" and as usual there are many bags on this list.... i love the bold solid colours within the pastel palette but also the injection of statement prints and lets be honest this collection features a lot of pink, my favourite colour so i am sold. Sadly my favourite piece - the pink skirt worn by Jordan Dunn above, isn't online yet but i love how it has been styled with the clashing breton stripe tee and biker jacket. The contrast of the uber feminine print and the tough jacket is a gorgeous look and one i would love to re-create.

My SS16 picks from Kate Spade

Cedar Street multi stripe Maise tote £250, Orchard street Penelope crossbody in grace blue £315, Cape stripe sequin dress £505, Cape drive Lynnie tote in tulip pink/hot papaya £315, Mini rose pleated shirt dress £378, Stripe sequin top in pastry pink/fairytale red £360, Popsicle coin purse £70, Go Taxi flats in gold £230

If i were allowed to pick only one item off my wishlist, it would have to be the Lynnie tote in tulip pink, as usual a classic shape in beautiful full grain leather but with some quirky touches such as the hot papaya lining and the backpack drawstring style detailing on the front. All of these elements make it a gorgeous functional piece, with just the right amount of wow factor.

Check out all the new arrivals over on katespade.co.uk.

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Pretty in Pink - Kate Spade

SS16 Kate Spade

It takes a lot for a brand to blow me away but this season Kate Spade have done the impossible....not only have they presented a collection which has some of my favourite elements (lots of pink, rainbow stripes, glitter and a dash of whimsical) but they have accompanied it with one of my favourite campaigns of all times. Combining the gorgeous model Jordan Dunn with some of New York City’s finest characters to create a multi age and gender campaign that is amazing. Featuring fashion muse Iris Apfel (one of my idols); actress, model and photographer Syrie Moscowitz; fashion illustrator Robert W. Richards; artist, actress and model Anh Duong; author Karley Sciortino; and musician and composer Jon Batiste. The moment i saw Iris Apfel was going to be featured in another campaign they had me hooked, then i saw the bags and it was a match made in heaven.

SS16 The Kate Spade Ladies

A beautiful collection centered around the pink mini rose print and rainbow coloured stripes with co-ordintating accessories, this assortment of styles is colourful, playful and fun - three words i would always use to describe Kate Spade.

Now it wouldn't be a Kate Spade post without a round up of my current favourites on the website - although still quite early for the new SS16 collection, there are already a few pieces already grabbing my attention and causing the fashion voices in my head to chant "buy me" and as usual there are many bags on this list.... i love the bold solid colours within the pastel palette but also the injection of statement prints and lets be honest this collection features a lot of pink, my favourite colour so i am sold. Sadly my favourite piece - the pink skirt worn by Jordan Dunn above, isn't online yet but i love how it has been styled with the clashing breton stripe tee and biker jacket. The contrast of the uber feminine print and the tough jacket is a gorgeous look and one i would love to re-create.

My SS16 picks from Kate Spade

Cedar Street multi stripe Maise tote £250, Orchard street Penelope crossbody in grace blue £315, Cape stripe sequin dress £505, Cape drive Lynnie tote in tulip pink/hot papaya £315, Mini rose pleated shirt dress £378, Stripe sequin top in pastry pink/fairytale red £360, Popsicle coin purse £70, Go Taxi flats in gold £230

If i were allowed to pick only one item off my wishlist, it would have to be the Lynnie tote in tulip pink, as usual a classic shape in beautiful full grain leather but with some quirky touches such as the hot papaya lining and the backpack drawstring style detailing on the front. All of these elements make it a gorgeous functional piece, with just the right amount of wow factor.

Check out all the new arrivals over on katespade.co.uk.

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I am sure you will have all seen the amazing dresses from Self Portrait, the premium brand that took Instagram by storm last year. After seeing some of my style icons sporting this midi white lace dress I like many i am sure, fell in love. Just the right amount of flesh on show but still uber feminine and chic but at over £300 i do not have the money or occasion for such a piece. I was however excited when i found a great highstreet alternative - midi length, white with layered lace detailing, overall a pretty good dupe don't you think?

Highstreet white lace dress

The dupe is from River island and coming in at £80 is a much more purse friendly way to wear this lace style, white dress. Not quite as beautiful as the original but definitely has potential - with cut out detailing at the waist and shoulders, it would make a lovely summer dress. Hoping to find in-store soon so i can try on (keep watching my Instagram will post pics).

Self Portrait £330 or River Island £80

Would you save with the River island version or splurge on the original self portrait style? 

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Save or Splurge: The White Lace Dress


I am sure you will have all seen the amazing dresses from Self Portrait, the premium brand that took Instagram by storm last year. After seeing some of my style icons sporting this midi white lace dress I like many i am sure, fell in love. Just the right amount of flesh on show but still uber feminine and chic but at over £300 i do not have the money or occasion for such a piece. I was however excited when i found a great highstreet alternative - midi length, white with layered lace detailing, overall a pretty good dupe don't you think?

Highstreet white lace dress

The dupe is from River island and coming in at £80 is a much more purse friendly way to wear this lace style, white dress. Not quite as beautiful as the original but definitely has potential - with cut out detailing at the waist and shoulders, it would make a lovely summer dress. Hoping to find in-store soon so i can try on (keep watching my Instagram will post pics).

Self Portrait £330 or River Island £80

Would you save with the River island version or splurge on the original self portrait style? 

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