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Saturday, 23 May 2015

When in Brighton...

Road tripping to Brighton is one of my favourite past times when the weather starts warming up. Strolling along the beach, shopping in the Lanes, eating brunch at Bill's and fish and chips along the Pier are all must-do activies when visiting the seaside city. 

Having a day off yesterday and living only an hour or so away from Brighton, I made the spur of the moment decision to take a little day trip. We did all the necessary things, took all the cliche pictures and generally had a really lovely (but somewhat tiring) day.  

Knowing we'd be doing a lot of walking and not really sure what the weather had in mind, I played it safe with a very laid back outfit of skinny jeans, flat boots and a leather jacket. A suede cami and a camel fedora added just a little touch of the seventies to my otherwise all-black, basic ensemble.

In true 'me' style, we ended the day with a cocktail before heading back home. 

Are you a Brighton fanatic? What are your favourite things to do in the city?


Sunday, 3 May 2015

London Coffee Festival 2015

Yesterday I took a trip to East London in the name of all things coffee... and chocolate... and booze. 

The London Coffee Festival is a celebration of London's bustling and vibrant coffee scene. Industry experts and coffee connoisseurs gathered for an event filled with demonstrations, tastings, competitions and other coffee-themed fun. Whether you're a lover of latte art, a flat-white fanatic or partial to an espresso martini (or five) there was something there for all of us caffeine addicts.   

It didn't stop at coffee though. There was music, art, clothes, food, tea, the list goes on. It was jam-packed full of passionate and creative people running really great independent businesses. I even saw a guy getting his hair done in the middle of one of the showrooms. Pretty cray. 

After spending all afternoon at the festival my friends and I headed to Camden for a few drinks and some dinner. Overall it was a really fun day. I can definitely recommend the festival if you're a coffee fan, even if you don't know that much about it. It's just something a bit different to do on a Saturday afternoon!

Have any of you been to the London Coffee Festival, or something similar? I'd love recommendations for other cool things to do this summer!


Friday, 1 May 2015

April Style Crush: Gigi Hadid

April is always an interesting month for fashion as Coachella kicks off the festival season and we're inundated with pictures of celebrities, frolicking among the palm trees wearing fringing, denim cut-offs and loose beachy waves in their hair. 

Gigi Hadid definitely ticked all those boxes and in my eyes won the battle for best dressed at Coachella. I mean, come on, that suede tassel cape is all my 70s festival dreams come true.

This girl has got the off duty model look down to a tee. She knows how to rock her basics with a statement piece thrown in for good measure. That Diesel studded leather jacket? Serious rocker-chick vibes right there... I wouldn't want to mess with this bad-ass woman that's for sure.

While she's got an absolutely babin' casual wardrobe going on, she's no stranger to getting her glad rags on as well. That tailored trouser suit paired with a slicked back ponytail she wore for New York Fashion Week is one of my favourite looks of hers. Ever. 

She has an Instagram account full of stunning selfies, snapshots of her with her celeb BFFs as well as endless style inspiration. Follow at your self esteem's own risk

Who's style have you been loving lately??


Friday, 24 April 2015

A Lesson in Man-Repelling: the Double Denim Edition

ASOS 'Ridley' jeans
NEW LOOK shirt & sunglasses
TOPSHOP faux Birkenstocks

The art of man-repelling is a task that comes very naturally to me. I am aware that others sometimes struggle in this area though, so I've decided to take it upon myself to share my wisdom in the hopes that one day, you too can repel men as easily as I.

First of all, let's take to the original Man Repeller for the correct definition of the term.

man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller]

she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.

The first step in the 'double denim edition' is to take inspiration from Britney and Justin circa 2001 and kit yourself out in an outfit made entirely of the fabric. It may have been considered a fashion faux-pas in the past but it's a huge trend this season. The shades of denim don't have to match, but if they do then you get extra points for nailing the trend as well as a higher chance of scaring eligible men away.

Next up, Birkenstocks. Men despise Birkenstocks. I found out last year when my boyfriend of the time refused to be seen in public with me wearing said shoe. They're comfortable, they promise to keep men at least 5 feet away from you at all times, and the trend is definitely here to stay this summer. So, if you haven't already, you should get yourself a pair sharpish. 

At this point you could also add a novelty bag or some colourful faux fur for optimum man-repelling. I chose to keep the look pretty minimal this time and accessorised simply with a beautiful suede bowling bag from Paul's Boutique and a classic black leather watch. Note: unfortunately I did end up speaking to a boy at some point today so I won't make that mistake again.

I hope this helped some of you. Let me know your favourite ways to repel the opposite sex with weird and wonderful fashion.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Topshop New-In SS15

I seem to have been subconsciously partaking in a bit of a Topshop hiatus recently. I think it's been a combo of not being particularly captivated by any of their stuff and also I may have been a bit distracted utilising my VIP membership it ASOS. 

However, I popped in to my local Topshop store today and was pleasantly surprised by their latest collection. I will probably be adding a couple of bits to my wardrobe over the next couple of months but I thought I'd share some of my absolute favourite pieces with you on here too.  

Let's get the seventies bits out of the way first, shall we? Burnt orange, flared jeans, tassels and fringing, you know the drill by now. I dig it.

What's making me most excited though is seeing all the tropical prints coming back in to stores. Tropical leaves, pineapples, palm trees, it can mean one thing and one thing only: summer is officially on its way.

Have you been shopping in Topshop lately? Tell me what's top of your wish list.


Friday, 17 April 2015

70s Vibes Wish Lyst*

You probably know by now how much I'm loving all things seventies this season. Flares, suede, fringing, fedoras, just give me errrrything seventies please!

My Dad was my age during that era (hopefully he won't mind me telling you that) and we've had several conversations about how the clothes I'm coveting now were in his wardrobe back in the day. Including a pair of purple flares... I'll say no more. My Dad was clearly a trendy young man back in the day - maybe that's where I get my fashion flare from? (Get it...? Flare?)  

To help curb my fashion cravings I created a wish lyst (don't worry - I spelled 'list' wrong on purpose) featuring loads of gorgeous 70s goodies both from the high street and high end. I'm really digging the daisy print jumpsuit as well as all the crotchet and tassels on pretty much everything. So many summery festival vibes going on! 

In a nutshell, Lyst is a website where you can browse and shop wish lists created by all your favourite shops, designers, brands and friends! It's full to the brim with fashion inspo, it's super easy to use and it's also just a bit of fun. It's a little addictive though, I've already started making my second wish lyst... 

Let me know what you're coveting at the moment and if you've also created a wish lyst please leave me a link as I'd love to see it.        


*Thanks to Lyst for sponsoring this blog post. Read my full disclaimer here.


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Style Crush: Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse has a very sixties-inspired with a rock'n'roll edge vibe going on with her style which I'm totally digging. It parallels her laid back, totally cool personality perfectly. Basically, I want to be her. 

Well, I did want to be her, until she supposedly broke up with mega babe Bradley Cooper last month. Why, Suki? Why?

Anyway, back to the fashion. Suki can go from tailored power suit to cute sixties polka dot dress to laid back double denim and always look flawless. She has loads of fun with her style and doesn't take herself too seriously which I abso love about her. 

On a totally seperate note I now, like, totally, need a Vespa. 

Who's style have you been loving lately?