Friday

Going Dotty

Well, somehow we're halfway into September. I knew it was going to be a testing month as so much was in the diary, but I didn't really take into account how much it would tire me out. Writing this post (and finding the momentum to) will take me much, much longer than usual. 

outfit links (click to shop) = dress / trainers / bag

Claire shot these pictures of me whilst we were on our trip to Soho Farmhouse last week with Mint Velvet. I'd never stayed there before, having only gone up for the day. I had huge guilt leaving the office for 48 hours, but I decided I had to take the opportunity to have some "me" time which was exactly what Mint Velvet had geared the trip around. Think feasts for dinners, log fires, tea making session and yoga. Not to mention their new Hygge range which is filled with everything you want for the colder months ahead.

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Tuesday

My Version Of Girly

outfit links = dress also in raspberry here / velvet shoes version with a heel here / necklace

I took advantage of a sunny afternoon and put on my new dress from And Other Stories last week. The weather doesn't really know what it's doing at the moment so I am stocking up on pieces that'll carry me over to autumn. Dresses like this can be worn with a white shirt underneath (or I'm on the hunt for a forest green roll neck if anyone knows of one) when it gets cooler so I really didn't mind spending on it - find it here.

dress / in raspberry here / velvet shoes / version with a heel here / necklace

I love the little tie up details as it allows me to get the fit just right; I often fit strangely in dresses as I have a bigger bust than you'd expect from my waist size, and I'm short which only adds to the problems. Also I feel it's important to let you know it has pockets, because thats a life essential feature of any decent garment these days.
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Monday

Wilderness with San Pellegrino

You guys already know that I'm a tad obsessed with festivals. In particular; UK based festivals with lots of food and friends. When San Pellegrino asked me if I'd like to come along with them (they were the sparkling water sponsors) it didn't take much persuading.


For those who haven't been to Wilderness before, here are a few things to bear in mind. First up; it's full of people of a certain, type. The whole weekend is an avid display of the Overheard At Waitrose twitter feed (see here). The people four tents down from us brought their own pizza oven, and 95% of attendees were beautifully bronzed from trips to their holidays involving boats in France and Croatia.

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Saturday

Weekday Denim

As a blogger I really try to be true to myself and my audience and pair with brands I love. Sometimes when a new retailer comes along it's hard to make that call. So when Weekday asked me to let my followers know they had a new store on Regent Street in London, I thought I'd ask around. I hadn't heard of them before... Silly old me.


You see, when I asked my sister she stopped dead in the street and said, "They do the best denim known to man." Another friend who's choice of jeans I'd admired for years announced hers always come from there and she buys them in bulk whenever she goes home to Stockholm. As you can imagine I was curious. I googled the brand a bit and found they were already stocked on ASOS and I'd actually bought a jumper from them last year, that remains a faithful "throw on" when the sun goes down in summertime.

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Barnsley House


Followers of my Instagram will know we spent a lovely couple of days in the Cotswolds at Barnsley House. We stayed at The Painswick last year, so we already knew about the Calcot Collection (there are five or six properties across the country of similar style) and we'd had a brilliant time - so were expecting lots from our mini break. We arrived to perfect sunshine and after a game of croquet (could it be in any more English?) and an Aperol Spirtz we decided we'd take a walk around the grounds - with me in my fancy-pants new dress.

links to products = dress / dress in navy / bag / shoes 

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Monday

Floral Fancies


Just when the weather looks set for autumn and I start to post more "wintery" things, we have an absolute cracker of a long weekend! Seriously, I've just come back from a day on Hampstead Heath reading magazines, listening to podcasts and conjuring up projections for tonight's Game of Thrones (Little Finger's time must be up and I reckon a Cersei/Jaime split, no?). 


One "look" (I hate that word, but hey it works) you can't ignore is the whole red/white floral thing. I first caught on to it with this steal of a Boohoo shirt - my first item from the label - a few months ago and was staggered at the comments I got. Everyone loves it (which is good as ASOS have restocked it here). So when Finery (don't know Finery? Get to know Finery - and quickly - here) released their take on the trend, it was an immediate purchase.

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Tuesday

How To Spend A Weekend In Paris


I spent last weekend in Paris for my Dad's 60th birthday. When we asked him what he most wanted to do to celebrate the occasion, spending time in the French capital with the family was the immediate answer. Paris is special for us all; we've spent a lot of time here together and some very poignant family moments have taken place there. From infamous tantrums storming across the Tuileries (me) to inhaling a creme brûlée in one (sister) it's all happened here. As we know the place pretty well, our weekend was full of visiting favourite haunts and discovering a few new places away from the obvious places. I wasn't planning on doing a post but when so many asked for tips and tricks via Instagram I thought I may as well. Pop the kettle on and have a read.


outfit links = jacket / jeans / trainers / tee and similar here / bag and similar here / sunglasses
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Thursday

Back To Work

shirt, ASOS (similar here and here) / trousers, Jigsaw (similar in navy here) / shoes, Chloe / bag, Zara

I've been trying to make a bit of an effort to "dress up" for work. It's easy when you work from home to live in jeans and Converses, but now things have progressed a bit (yay) and I'm in the City most of the time I felt really out of place and a bit scrappy. It's been the reverse of the challenge I had when  started the blog - when I worked in town and had no idea what to wear outside of the office... Lots of you on my Instagram have been asking for workwear advice, so I'm going to try and make time for some snaps during the week so I can share what I've found. 

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Friday

My Happy Outfit

links to outfit = jumpsuit, old (similar top and trousers) / shoes / bag / rings

Sometimes fashion just doesn't really matter and you should just wear the things that make you happy. For me, that's this jumpsuit. I bought this last year and I knew it was love the minute I saw it for real. It represents everything I love about fashion; it was pretty cheap (from ASOS), it's easy to wear, it's slightly oversize but comes in at the waist and it's got bright coloured embroidery detail. On top of that, it created my nickname "Andy Pandy" to kick off - a nickname I am more than happy to own as I love a fun jumpsuit.

links to outfit = jumpsuit, old (similar top and trousers) / shoes / bag / rings

I always take it on holidays with me as it's a brilliant "I don't know what to wear" outfit. These photos were taken in Rome on our first day. We took them at the top of the road of our hotel on Via Giulia in the Navona district. It was baking hot and we were hot, bothered and thirsty. 
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Finding The Perfect City Break Outfit

Believe it or not, I struggle with holiday style. I know that probably sounds a bit daft what with being a so-called fashion influencer, but this was very much by accident (my blog was anonymous for two and a half years for a reason) and I didn't ever expect to me putting my own style, on me, online when I started out. I've been feeling a bit like I haven't defined my own style for a while now, and when summer came along it only heightened the feeling.

links to outfit items: t shirt / skirt / sunglasses / bag / espadrilles / hoop earrings

It took a seriously long (and messy) haul through my own wardrobe. I got rid of a lot; either to local charity shops or via Katie who sells on influencers' clothes through her Instagram here. It wasn't until this outfit, whilst in Rome, that I felt I got my mo-jo back. I know it probably sounds a bit arrogant but this "look" defines everything I enjoy about wearing clothes. The tee shirt fits (more on that later, it was found in the least expected place), the skirt is stripey and cheap, the shoes are colourful and comfortable, the sunglasses fit my face, the jewellery is subtle - and the bag is expensive and I'm bl**dy proud I own it. So here's a little more about everything...
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Thursday

Mango Red Dress

Can we just have a moment for Mango, please? I've bought so much from there this summer which is a total first for me. Before, I really thought everything was for Spanish skinnies and the idea of trying on their trousers filled me with dread. Equally, their tops and dresses were just a bit... cheap. Even though the Oxford Street store was bang in the middle of everywhere else I'd nip into, I'd never go there. Now, that's all changed...

links to products = red dress (if it sells out, v similar here) / shoes (in sale) / bag / leather jacket (just seen) / sunglasses

When I was in Rome the other week I was happily going through my emails when I spotted one from the brand titled "Boho Revival" (here is the edit if you're interested). I quickly bought the lot. The lot. Longer term followers will know I'm a bit obsessed with anything embroidered and boho, so these trousers were first in my basket (going to wear them solidly at Wilderness). Shortly behind it was this. The red dress... It used to be the "Special K" look but roll forward a few years into the times of social media and everyone is after the "emoji perfect" dress (and I've found it).
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Kiki McDonough's Jemima Collection


Here I am in my happy place. There is literally nowhere in the world I prefer to wander than Rome. Followers of my Instagram will know that last week we spent a few days in the Italian capital doing just that. Having spent the majority of my childhood holidays in Italy, and a road trip last year I was absolutely bursting get back. So, when British jeweller Kiki McDonough showed me her new Roman inspired Jemima Collection and asked me to share it with you all, I instantly saw it as an opportunity to get on a plane...

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Wednesday

The Easy Peasy Floral Dress


Here I am in Rome again around Navona, during my favourite time of day. After a day exploring the city we'd gone back to the hotel to freshen up and then head out to towards Piazza Navona for a couple of drinks before dinner. This time of day is called "La Passeggiata" in Italian; meaning that its when locals go for a stroll and socialise with each other. Everyone comes out to play; I love watching the elderly locals sit on the steps and put the world to rights whilst holding a glass of vino!

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Sunday

Mango Stripe Dress

Last week was a total wipeout. Anyone else struggled with the heat!? Despite fans, prehistoric air conditioning machines, ice baths and too many Magnums to mention, I completely lost all ability to concentrate on work. Fortunately this coincided with most of my favourite stores going into sale. So I went shopping.

links to products = dress, Mango (on sale) / shoes, Mango (on sale and further styles available at ASOS here) / bag, Needle and Thread (press day gift) / star necklace, Missoma / rings, Missoma / bracelet, Missoma

I mentioned on my Stories that I was a little bit excited about the Mango sale. I was freakishly organised with my approach, adding to basket and bookmarking all the things I wanted to make sure I was first in line. The first thing I purchased was this dress. It's everything I look for in a hot weather outfit. No bra required, flattering elastic in the middle, halter neck (great for slimming your arms) and most importantly; blue, white and striped. It was already super reasonable at £39 but it went down to £29 in the sale. I've got the size small and could probably have worn a size down in it as it's very stretchy and roomy. Find it here.

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Tuesday

Boo Hoo Floral Shirt

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

It's a little bit hot isn't it!? Understatement of the century, London is sweltering. I've been going back and forth on the tube watching people in suits and just wishing them good luck in my head. How do you do it!? Saying that, I've been trying to look a bit smarter in the week for the office and in doing so have realised quite how tough it is, and how bleak the options are for you all. All of a sudden I have to think about things like hem length, bare shoulders... Argh. I've decided the way forward is big, bellowing shirts like this one which I stumbled upon from the most unexpected brand...

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

Ok so here are the things I love about this shirt; it's oversize (I bought a size 8 which is a size down) and makes me feel really little inside it, It's got puffed up sleeves which make my arms look skinner (maybe in my head but still, it's a thing), the flowers make it less boring than an average shirt. Lastly, it was £20. Things I don't like about it; it sold out in a heartbeat (sorry)! But I did manage to find some really good alternatives...


Particular shout outs go to Warehouse's option here and this £20 one from Pretty Little Things. Now on to the rest of the outfit...


product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

I do need to properly talk about my trousers, which are from J Crew here. They're their Martie pants which come in an assortment for colours some of which are in their sale right now. A friend told me about them over breakfast as a much needed staple in her work-day wardrobe. I struggle with fitted trousers; I have quite a big bottom for my size and often feel self conscious. These are great. I've worn them religiously since they arrived, can't recommend them enough.

Shout out for my utility jacket too as it's been a failsafe so far this year (over my bag in the photos). I wear it on weekends with all the obvious dress-down attire but it also looks great with shirts and smarter trousers. I find it really tricky not looking too corporate and this jacket does it for me. I found it at Joules when I did a campaign with them earlier in the year and I think it'll be with me for a while (also is great as a base layer under coats when it's gets colder again).

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

I bought the bag from Bicester Village at the beginning of the year having hankered after it for months. Followers of my Instagram will know I take ages over these luxury purchases so I was amazed when one turned up at Bicester for just over £400. They come up on Vestiaire Collective quite a lot, here is a good example.

Lastly, my shoes. These are from L.K.Bennett and they're perfect for my new found need for work/play outfits. With a low block heel they get me off the ground (much needed when you're 5 foot 4) but also don't kill my feet. I can run around in them all day and that says a lot with my feet which are very, very sensitive. I'd never have thought of pink shoes before either but they lift my outfits quite a bit without being an "in your face" statement shoe, which I don't want. They're in the sale too I believe, find them here.

product links (click to shop) = shirt, Boohoo at ASOS (sold out so similar) / trousers, J Crew / bag, Saint Laurent / shoes, L.K.Bennett (in the sale) / coat, Joules (just seen)

 Images shot by Amelia Allen Photography
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Wednesday

River Island Lace Top

I blogged earlier in the year about my newly restored love for River Island. Going to be honest it took some convincing as their site makes me nervous with all the bangles and tummy-bearing neon stuff. If it wasn't for ASOS' well edited select (here) there is absolutely no way I'd have stumbled upon some of the things I've found. In truth, I'd forgotten I'd shot these photos as it all got a bit crazy before Zanzibar. Then yesterday I walking down South Molton Street (obviously) and saw a top in the window of Browns that - no joke - is exactly the same as this River Island one, but £755. Win.

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Tuesday

The Summer Sales


Right, this year I thought I'd do sale shopping properly on the blog. No mucking about! As all the sale dates start at different times I thought the easiest way was to group into sections and if any other sales come in at a later point to do a round up of them underneath it. Hope it works and do let me know if you make a purchase, tag it with my Instagram handle here.

products from this photo = dress, Rixo London at Net A Porter / shoes, Gap (in the sale)


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Monday

Fathers Day Gifts With Mr Porter

When I think of Fathers Day the obvious gift ideas come up. The socks, the golf shirt - the whisky you aren't entirely sure is right but cost enough to seem impressive. I decided this year I was going to think outside the box and get Dad something he'd actually really value (and Gus as Lopez really needs to say thanks for all the walks) . Handily Mr Porter got in touch and asked me put together some presents. I'd never explored their gifts section before but after finding this lot it's become my go-to places for bits for boys...

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Other Stories Gingham Top

Followers of my Instagram already know that I spent last week in Zanzibar at The Residence. I'd wanted to go since a press breakfast with the hotel a year ago, so finally arriving felt incredible. I'd only ever been to South Africa before but my parents and sister had been (and travelled quite a lot of East Africa) and cited it as their favourite place. Have to say I agree, and I'll be posting lots of content  from there over the next few weeks. Here I am on our first evening..

outfit links (click to shop) = top, Other Stories / shorts, Levi / earrings, Net A Porter / shoes, Zara / bag, J Crew

To explain the bike, the hotel is made up of individuals villas spread out across the coast so you need to cycle to get about. We shot this on the way to our first dinner on the island which was really rather special. We ate fresh lobster on the beach with little lights hanging from the palm trees (and drank all the bubbles). 

This is a typical "me on holiday" outfit. I'm not really a "dressing up for dinner" person so I look for comfortable pieces that'll work over and over again. I try to let the accessories be the interesting part... I do love a fancy earrings and this mismatched pair (the other ear has a gorgeous gold pineapple charm) are from Net A Porter, a gift as part of their #jetaporter campaign here. The shorts were a star buy from ASOS before I left, here. They're from Levi and I went a size up which was lucky because I had to pour myself into them. However it's totally worth it as (with all Levis) once I'd worn them for an hour they stretched to exactly how I wanted them. I wore them constantly whilst I was there and know I will at home too... Find them here

outfit links (click to shop) = top, Other Stories / shorts, Levi / earrings, Net A Porter / shoes, Zara / bag, J Crew

Now, the gingham top. I've actually has this for a while and have been meaning to post about it for ages. It's from Other Stories which has my favourite summer collection so far (discover it all here, and also check out Whistles here which is a close runner up for the title). Quite a few of us bloggers have it and for good reason; it ticks so many boxes in terms of current trends but is so damn comfortable. It's also fabulous for big feeds as it hides a multitude of greed-based sins. Find it here.


Gingham is most definitely having it's moment and this isn't the first piece I've succumbed too. You'll see quite a lot of it on the blog in the next few months as I just ordered in a lorry load. I've had this ASOS jumpsuit ages ago but have been waiting for the right weather. Above is a list of my favourite bits - this dress is firmly on the list and plan to wear with a shirt under in the week and with denim jackets and sliders on weekends. 

outfit links (click to shop) = top, Other Stories / shorts, Levi / earrings, Net A Porter / shoes, Zara / bag, J Crew

Carrying on the whole "punchy accessories" vibe, the shoes were an unusually spontaneous purchase from Zara the week before we went, here. I rarely buy shoes from them as they aren't always the best for my feet (I'm being kind; Zara shoes have been known to skin my hooves to death leaving me unable to walk for days on end) but these have been great. I'm really excited to wear them with a new maxi dress I just ordered from The Outnet (here if you can't wait for the inevitable Instagram) which is blue and white striped. Only other thing I'd added would be pair of oversized sunnies, and maybe the market-bag from J Crew here, as pictured in this outfit.

outfit links (click to shop) = top, Other Stories / shorts, Levi / earrings, Net A Porter / shoes, Zara / bag, J Crew

You'll see a lot more of my holiday style posts on the blog in the coming weeks, but a few will be Instagram only so do make sure you give me a follow here. Changing the subject massively, but I feel as a Londoner I can't not mention the attack last weekend. We arrived back from an incredible holiday in an incredible (Muslim) country to news that extremists had stormed London Bridge, killing and injuring over 50 people. I am just so sorry to all those affected, but lets not let this stop us. I hope you and your loved ones are well and that this brings more people together than it does tear people apart.

These photos were taken at The Residence Zanzibar, who kindly hosted us. Photographs taken on the Olympus PL7 here their 45mm lens here.
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Thursday

Reiss Leather-Edged Jacket

This week feels very sad in the UK as we come to terms with news of a terrorist attack in Manchester. How somebody can comprehend the mere idea of harming children is just so far beyond me, or anyone of sane mind... Part of me feels completely ridiculous talking to you about clothes, but the other side of me feels that the aftermath is part of what this awful person wanted and by pausing our everyday we're letting them win. So I thought today rather than the usual top-to-toe-stare-with-a-considered-tone-into-the-air pictures, I'd try and be a little more... Well, this would be considered an outtake:


Before I start, I'd just like to say that as terrible as the events of last night were it's reassuring to see all Britons come together with such force and love. We're at a strange point in our countries' history with an incredibly unstable political set-up and an unclear economic future. Thats without considering the (now ever more obvious) problems around religious extremism, or the horrors going on outside of our borders. 

I was already struggling to decide my own identity as I find myself torn over so many subjects whilst deciding how to cast my vote but one thing has become clear to me - when we need to, and I mean really need to, we become one. I'm proud to be British.

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Tuesday

Daily Walk With A Difference

Here's something a little bit different from the usual fashion posts! James Wellbeloved was a new brand to our house and it couldn't have been better timing as this post will explain. We all know who the real star of the show is don't we? My little man gets more fan mail (by that I mean Instagram likes) than any outfit, no matter how hard I try.  Lopez Houdini Hart has been my "constant" for nearly six years now, and I love him more than words. He has such a distinct personality; he's a cheeky, boisterous, stubborn little love-bundle. He likes cuddles and attention, but also really likes his daily walks.


As much as having him has been the best decision of my life, sometimes having, or being, a dog in London is a bit tough. We're in Hampstead which as London boroughs go is quite leafy but we'd got into the boring habit of sticking to the same route (past all the smelly "other-dog" corners and a waste bin with a certain je ne sais quoi as Lopez will tell you). Walks on grubby pavements just aren't what either of us want for, so when James Wellbeloved challenged the pair of us to "reconnect with nature" we were pawing at the front door! 
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Saturday

Other Stories Floral Bomber

How I'd missed Croatia off my travel list until two years ago I'll never understand. I first visited the country, and Dubrovnik, two years ago for a short break and fell in love with everything it has to offer. If you like laid-back, paired-back European breaks look no further - this place has all of the very best features of France, Spain, Italy and Greece without hefty price tag. When Sun Gardens  asked us to come check out their hotel, having recently joined the Leading Hotels Of The World it really didn't take much to get me on a plane...


Located a simple 20 minute drive from Dubrovnik old town, Sun Gardens is the perfect "fly and flop" destination. If like us you just need to recharge your batteries and get some sunshine, this is the place to do it. From it's beautiful rooms (with enormous bath tubs and coastal views) right through the an incredible spa (we're talking six types of sauna...) and fitness suite - it really is quite something. As it's so big with so many options for places to eat (that don't feel one ounce "resorty") you really don't need to venture far until you can't resist the beautiful city; we didn't leave the complex for the first two days. Oh, and the breakfasts need a special mention because they're absolutely amazing

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Friday

Finery Floral Culottes


You'll have to have been living under a rock if you haven't heard of Finery, at least if you work in anything close to the fashion industry. The brand stormed onto the scene just over two years ago with a clear purpose: to dress women well in good staples with a twist, for a high street price. I think they've done that very, very well.
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Cefinn Belted Dress

Followers of my Instagram (here, pretty please) will know that a couple of weeks ago Lizzie and I went to an event for Smartworks, a fantastic charity that helps get women ready for interviews and back into work. They do this through encouragement and advice, but also with the practical elements like providing them with something suitable to wear. It was an incredible evening, including having somebody who had benefitted from the charity talking about how much of a help it had been. She was so inspiring it was crazy!


One of the patrons for the charity is Samantha Cameron who also spoke at the event. As well as explaining her commitment and enthusiasm to the cause, her new clothing collection Cefinn was showcased for all to see after the talk. I'd already heard of it through an article in one of the Sunday papers, but Sam further explained that the point of the collection was an accessible, smart, quality range of clothing suitable for work and play.
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Tuesday

Great Stripes Plains


Followers of my Instagram will know that we escaped to Croatia last week for a little holiday. The agenda was simple; rest and relaxation. We're the type of couple who don't really want to talk to anyone for the first couple of days of a holiday, but once we're 3/4 of the way through a book we need something to do/see/experience. Having been before I picked out Dubrovnik as the perfect location for us. A very easy (and cheap) flight from London. It's got all the beauty and calm of the Croatian coast paired with the brilliant, lively, unspoilt Old Town. Oh and it's also the dream for a Game Of Thrones enthusiast...
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Sunday

Star Print Jumpsuit

Apologies for the mini blogging hiatus but things have been a little busy with the day job (if any of you want to see what I do, find the website here). I was planning on posting a pretty exciting collaboration but the images still need approval so in the mean time here is me wearing a look I live in during the current weird hot/cold weather in the UK.

jumpsuit, Whistles (print as a pair of trousers here and shirt here) / trainers, The White Company / bag, Celine at Vestiaire

Ask any of my friend IRL and they'll tell you I love a jumpsuit. Or anything that makes me look a bit like Andy Pandy. It comes down to laziness; a jumpsuit is one item of clothing and you can just chuck it on and you're ready to go. Printed ones are great too as they create the illusion that you made an effort. Ooh, and you can wear them with trainers like I have for this outfit and then throw some heels on and suddenly you're ready for rosé. 

I found this one at the Whistles sample sale. I tried to avoid going because I knew it would be dangerous, and I wasn't wrong. I went with a list of things I'd had my eye on for a while, picking up some absolute bargains (including this leather jack for £90). But my favourite find was this jumpsuit. I'd seen the print before but never as a romper (the American word, it sounds like someone you should avoid on a dating app!). Despite finding some things I'd wanted for years, this was the piece I was most excited to try on when I got home.

I've hunted high and low on the inter-web and can't find the jumpsuit itself anywhere, however I have found the print in a shirt in the sale (which I would definitely have bought had I known about it) here, and a pair of pyjama style trousers, here.
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Monday

Little Cotswolds Cottage with Joules

Sometimes living in London can get a bit much no matter what you do 9 to 5. A couple of weekends ago myself and three friends (all with phenomenally different careers; one City professional, one journalist and one stable manager) were all very ready to get out of town. We'd heard about Little Cotswolds Cottage through Instagram and by chance picked the hottest weekend in the UK so far! Needless to say we were more than ready for a weekend of peace, quiet and Prosecco!

shoes, Joules (available in several colours)

The cottage was everything we hoped it would be, and more! Beautifully renovated and felt like a home away from home. It has two bedrooms so was great for a little girls weekend. We caught up over our first Aperols of the year, but after busy weeks were all very excited to get into the fresh, white sheets upstairs (ooh and this bath in my room) ...
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Wednesday

Marks and Spencer Floral Dress


My god, how has Easter come and gone already? I feel like it's totally crept up on me and neither me or my wardrobe was ready for it! I took a big look at my "summer stuff" and it's all too "hot weather." Spring in the UK is sweating profusely in a sweater one minute, shivering in shorts the next! So, I've been on the hunt for things that work no matter what the temperature and floral dresses seem to be the most obvious winner...

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Sunday

Celebrating The Everyday

Followers of my Instagram will know I've spent a large chunk of the Easter weekend indoors working  (quite a bit of it on this very post). Running your own thing, whether it's a a freelance workload or your own business is hard going and it's very important to appreciate the simple pleasures of the every day. So when The White Company got in touch and asked me to get involved in their Celebrate the Everyday campaign it seemed very fitting.


I thought it was fitting to get my little ball of happiness involved. I've had Lopez for nearly six years and he's very much the calm in my storm. Whether it's being curled up on the sofa for a cuddle or bouncing down the street towards the park, nothing makes me happier than seeing him with that big silly (slightly wonky) grin on his little face. 
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