Saturday, 2 May 2015


Shirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs/Jeans: Topshop/Boots: Vagabond, similar here

I got this wonderful MBMJ shirt from Coggles the same time I got that sequin Markus Lupfer jumper. I'm in love. It's 100% silk and a dream to wear. It is a little on the big size for my petite (5ft 2) self but a medium was the only size left and I just had to. I do love a good shirt as a safe option for a polished look, so I'm happy I grabbed this one before it sold out.
Plus, who can say no to Marc Jacobs?

Friday, 24 April 2015

A Californian Summer: Part 5, Santa Monica/3rd Street Promenade

This is the fifth and final post for A Californian Summer which concludes how I spent the summer of 2014. Sorry it has arrived so late, uni work has completely swamped me over the last month. However, I have finished the term now and I'm a couple weeks into my Easter break so hopefully I'll be blogging a lot more.

So, the final location is Santa Monica and more specifically the beach and 3rd Street Promenade - which is a shopping district near the beach. It is one of the more famous beaches in LA as I'm sure the majority of you will know. I have been to this beach before when I previously visited LA so I didn't spend a great deal of time there compared to some of the other beaches.

For those of you who are observant, this is indeed the same outfit as the one in the Manhattan Beach post - this is because we did both beaches in the same day. The first and second to last pictures are shots of the wonderful Brandy Melville store down 3rd Street Promenade. A brand with clothes I adore and a style that is definitely synonymous with California.

I hope you have enjoyed these series of posts, I know I've enjoyed reliving one of the best holidays I've experienced.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Tom Ford Indian Rose Swatch & First Impressions

This is just a quick post about the beautiful Tom Ford lipstick in Indian Rose and my first impressions of it as this is the first Tom Ford product I've bought (I know, where have I been?!).
Obviously, all of the packaging is beautiful. I mean, it's Tom Ford, so I'm not gonna bang on about that. Indian Rose is a really pretty rosy pink/nude toned lipstick that isn't mega out there, but it certainly isn't boring either. It has a creamy, moisturising texture that applies like a dream. I can't really comment on wear time all that much, as it is first impressions, but with a lipstick of this high quality I'm sure it lasts long enough.
It's safe to say I love this product and can't wait to buy more from Tom Ford. When I bought this the sales assistant used their Shade & Illuminate palette on me too, which I completely fell in love with. That is definitely next on my hit list.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A Californian Summer, Part 4: Santa Barbara

The penultimate post about my time in California last summer.

This post is a little different in terms of location because it will be the only one which is not in LA. I would actually have seven posts for you as I also visited Palm Springs/Desert and Washington DC. Unfortunately, I don't particularly have any decent photos in those locations (sigh).

So, the beach pictured here is Butterfly Beach. It was just as pretty as the name suggests. Apparently it's a celebrity hot spot, but I didn't see anyone of note when I was there.

The architecture in the center of Santa Barbara was all traditional with that classic terracotta red, plus a lot of fun street markets. A refreshingly different setting to the cityscape that is Los Angeles.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Black Laced With Blue

Top: Ted Baker/Jeans: Topshop/Jacket: Topshop, almost identical here/Boots: Dune/Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

This pretty, sheer lace top from Ted Baker was a sale piece I managed to snap up before it sold out. I'm in love with the endless detail: from the neckline to the ribbon tie it has at the back (I forgot to take photos of that). I have a thing about lace and leather, so pairing this top with this Topshop jacket was kinda obvious. To be honest, I reckon you can throw a leather jacket over most outfits and 9/10 times it'll look good.

Friday, 20 February 2015

How Much Does My Face Cost?

I first saw this post on Annaboho and thought that I'd give it a go too. I'm featuring products that I use day to day/the ones that I use the most often. This doesn't mean I use of the the products pictured all at once, I often mix and match for different looks. So here goes:

 Estée Lauder Double Wear Compact (I use a darker shade as a bronzer) - £31
Tom Ford Lip Color in Indian Rose (review/swatches coming very soon) - £37
Sephora Collection 8-piece Professional brush set - roughly £49 ($75)
Total = £366.99

Some of you might think that's an absurd amount of money and some of you might spend just as much or more, but we all know we all buy products we don't need. It's just one of the problems of being a bit of a make up junkie. The products here range from £3 to almost £50, but I think it's safe to say that I'm mostly a high end kinda gal.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Jumper: Markus Lupfer/Shirt: The Kooples, similar here/Skirt: River Island

First outfit post of the reboot, woooo... Anyway, I had to feature this wonderful Markus Lupfer jumper which I got online from Coggles (it's sadly sold out now). I feel like I use the word "loser" a lot, so add that to the fact it features pink sequins and it's practically made for me. If you haven't heard of Markus Lupfer then definitely check out his designs. They're all fun, cute and youthful with a lot of slogans without being too OTT. I'm really loving the SS15 collection and hopefully I'll get my hands on a few pieces soon - particularly lusting after this look.
Let me know what you think of Markus Lupfer below and if you have any pieces