Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Snowflakes and Oxfords

Hello! I'd like to share another outfit post today. I spotted this jumper in Jack Wills and fell in love with it! It's super soft and fluffy! I also picked up these oxblood oxford shoes the other day. I'd been looking for a pair for so long and these were perfect! xxx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Paisley smock

I decided to do an outfit post today. I picked up this paisley dress from Asos. I love the paisley pattern in Autumn-appropriate brown and cream tones! I teamed it with my angora mix jumper from Superdry which is so cosy! I've fallen in love with angora this year! My Dune Chelsea boots are my go-to shoes now; they go with anything! xxx

Thursday, 17 October 2013


Hello! Autumn is well and truly here in the UK and my attention has turned to accessories! I LOVE scarves, hats and gloves and seize the opportunity to wear them! Luckily (kind of) in the UK it's often cold enough in winter to warrant all three! I have to say I tend to stick with the same styles. I love a classic beret! Here is my pick of the top hats (hehe) I've seen on the high street: 1. John Lewis angora beret I think this may be the most perfect hat I have seen this year. It is so fluffy! Perfection! (although it is slightly on the small side!)
2. Cath Kidston floral beret I love this beautiful Cath Kidston beret! It's got a cotton lining to keep you extra cosy. The vintage inspired floral pattern is just gorgeous and the navy is really versatile.
3. Joules Fairisle bobble hat This Joules bobble hat is so cute! The fairisle pattern and the adorable bobble make it the perfect winter cover up! 4.
Topshop Faux Fur cossack hat I think this hat is a little trickier to pull off than the others but it is still gorgeous! It will add a vintage touch to dressier outfits.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Autumn Florals

Hello! I'd been eyeing these trousers up in Zara for a while before giving in and purchasing them. They've got a beautiful pink rose pattern. They're a great way of taking florals through to autumn/winter. I teamed mine with my Zara leather lapel coat, jumper from Topshop and Dune chelsea boots. thanks for reading!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Update 5/10/13

Hello! I apologise for the delay in posting, I've been busy settling into uni life. I'll admit that I've not behaved like your typical 'Fresher' in the sense that I haven't made it out past midnight, so no stumbling in at 6am for me! There's a lot of pressure to act 'like a Fresher' at UK universities. This seems to involve partying every day for your first week. However, I don't think it's necessary to do that. I know a lot of people love the idea of a week long party but I've been trying to settle in to a new chapter of my life a little more 'peacefully.' Before I began university, I went on a short break to Jersey. Despite being from the UK, I'd never been before! It's such a beautiful island, and I was pleasantly surprised by the shopping on offer in St Helier.
I'll be posting more again soon!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Liberty London

Hello! I spent the day in London yesterday. I went to look at the new Celia Birtwell collection, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed! I loved the original collection as it was both beautiful and affordable. However, although beautiful, the clothes this time round aren't so affordable. Celia Birtwell has decided to use 100% silk on the dresses and blouses which has caused an increase in price. Additionally, my favourite piece from the summer collection were the leggings trousers, which were unfortunately absent from the A/W collection. After Uniqlo, I headed to Topshop. Topshop Oxford Street is one of the best shops I have ever been to! I particularly love the concessions floor with brands such as Dahlia, TFNC and Sister Jane.
I also visited Carnaby Street's '& Other Stories' store and was really impressed, particularly with the beauty section. The body mists were long lasting and affordable at £10. I'll definitely be heading back!

Thursday, 22 August 2013


Hello! I've been to the seaside today! I had to take a picture of the beautiful pastel house, which is located near the village watermill (it's still in use!). I was also surprised to find pastel beach huts in a range of beautiful colours.
My dress and jacket are from Zara and my sandals are from Cara (hehe).

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


Hello! I'd like to share with you my outfit from today. I'm beginning to be drawn towards darker patterns and prints now that Autumn is approaching. I've spotted a few gorgeous paisley dresses from Urban Outfitters but at £55, they're pretty pricey! I found this dress in Primark and fell in love with it! It's a skater style with capped sleeves and a full skirt. I think it was only £8 - a total bargain! I teamed it with tan sandals as it was sunny today but I'll be layering it with boots and tights when the weather gets a bit cooler.

Monday, 19 August 2013


Hello! It's not technically autumn weather in the UK yet but I wanted to share a more autumnal outfit with you. I purchased the trousers in Uniqlo for only £12.90! I loved the first Celia Birtwell collection for Uniqlo and I am so excited to have a look at the second collection, launching in the UK on Thursday. I'm hoping to pick up some printed blouses as I missed out on those from the first collection! They disappeared very quickly! I teamed my Celia Birtwell trousers with a new knit from Zara and my tan loafers. I'll let you know what I think of the new Celia Birtwell collection on Thursday! I've had a look at the preview on British Vogue and I'm already impressed!

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Hello! I purchased this dress yesterday and I love it. The print is very intricate - it looks like a Liberty print! I also really like the slouchy smock style. It's easy to throw on with a cardi and sandals or loafers for the late summer but I'll also be teaming it with thick cable knits in a few weeks time when the autumn weather kicks in.
Dress: Jack Wills Cardigan: Vintage Shoes: New Look, similar pair here

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Uni/College Wishlist - Homeware

Hello! If you're a fellow A-level student, you'll know how nerve-wracking Thursday 15th August was! I was up from about 5.30 am to check UCAS Track! I achieved the grades I needed and secured my place at university! I'm so excited! I've been collecting household items together for a while now but I've put together a wishlist for the items that I haven't already purchased or have spotted recently and just really love! If you too are looking for uni- related items, let me know if you've spotted anything good! :) I was browsing for bedding a few months ago when I discovered the brand Pip Studio. It is stocked in the UK in John Lewis, Selfridges and House of Fraser. I've even spotted a few items in TK Maxx, though they disappear quickly! Although on the pricey side, Pip Studio bedding is the most beautiful I've ever seen!
You may be noticing a floral theme! I'm going to mix and match different bright floral prints. I love these cute Cath Kidston mugs, I'll be offering to make tea for everyone with these!
These towels will brighten up any bathroom! They can be found at John Lewis.
I am a bit obsessed with Pip Studio products! This dressing gown is more 'homewear' than 'homeware' ;) but it's so pretty I thought I'd give it a mention! Perfect for throwing on before going to make a cup of tea.
Let me know if you too are at or about to start uni!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A/W Wishlist

Hello! I thought I'd do a quick wishlist post as AW stock is beginning to drop in the UK high street. Here's my pick of what's new:
Pink coat - Zara I'm kind of cheating by putting this on my wishlist because I gave in and bought it! The colour is so beautiful and the fabric is gorgeous!
Pastel jumper, Topshop I love the beautiful pastel colour and cable pattern of this Topshop number.
Topshop Boots Although these boots are not the most practical, I love the metal trim detail and block heel.

Monday, 5 August 2013


Hello! When I was on holiday in Croatia, we took a day trip to the beautiful city of Venice. It was my first time in Italy and I loved it!

Sunday, 4 August 2013


Hello! I've just returned from a holiday in Croatia and had the most amazing time! I'd never visited the country before but I've fallen in love with it! We stayed in the beautiful town of Porec in Istria and I definitely recommend a visit!
The cobbled streets are not the easiest to navigate in heels but they're incredibly beautiful.
I really enjoyed exploring the city's rich history. We stumbled upon some 4th century Roman ruins. History is an interest of mine, so I was so excited about finding these:
We also caught the bus to a local town, Rovinj, which took about 45 minutes. Again, Rovinj is beautiful and is nicknamed 'Little Venice.' We climbed up the steep hill to the basilica at the top, which was definitely worth it! We passed beautiful 'arty' shops on the way up.
Istria, the area of Croatia which I vistied, has the perfect mix of a beach and city break. The beaches, although not sandy, are amazing; the sea is clear! The temperature was around 34 degrees when we visited in July, so a dip in the sea was much needed. I definitely recommend Croatia and I cannot wait to go back! :)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Festival Fashion

Hello! This post is a follow up from my Blissfields roundup. I took quite a lot of clothes to the festival, probably more than I needed! In addition to the festival basics of denim shorts and wellies (which were, thankfully, not needed!) I brought quite a few dresses with me so I'm going to show you some of my faves!
1. The floral floaty dress I was so excited when I purchased this dress in Topshop Oxford Circus last year. I love the bright floral colours and the sheer floaty fabric. I teamed it with my floral crown for a 'fairy-like' feel. I've tended to stick to plain white dresses this summer so I brought back some colour for the festival.
2. Floral dress
I got this dress in a thrift store in Canada in 2011, and shortened it. I love the contrast of the bright colours with the black. 3. TK Maxx bargain
My obsession with broderie anglaise began some time around March this year and has continued to grow. The texture is beaautiful and was a bargain at £14.99!
4. Flower crown Flower crowns are everywhere and I was a bit dubious at first - I didn't think they would suit me. But the day before I left for Blissfields I decided to give them a go! My mum helped me to make a flower crown of real flowers based on the NastyGal youtube tutorial: My real flower crown (worn in the pic with 'Jaws') was beautiful but sadly did not last the whole weekend with the hot weather. However, at the festival there was a stall in which you could make your own flower crown for £5. It took me a bit longer than I expected (around 3 hours!) but I was really pleased with the end result.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Blissfields Festival 2013

Going to a music festival is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time, but I just never seemed to get round to it! However, that all changed when I attended Blissfields last week. Blissfields is a relatively 'small scale' music festival compared to some of the UK's most famous festivals (like Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, etc.) I think that the size somehow makes it more 'special' and friendly than some of the other festivals (from what I've heard!) The atmosphere of Blissfields was absolutely amazing! From the moment we arrived, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The festival was based this year at Vicarage Farm in the Hampshire countryside and was the perfect place to relax! We'd bought Thursday tickets in addition to our weekend ticket, which I would definitely recommend! We spent the evening exploring the site. I was excited about the 'Hidden Hedge', which had a 'party in a forest' kind of vibe with a big bonfire and sofas and cushions scattered around. The music on the Thursday evening was provided by bands from around the country who had won the 'Road to Blissfields' competition in their area. After spending the evening watching some brilliant bands, we headed over to the 'DocTent.' I'm not sure if this is something that's done every year at Blissfields, but as the theme of this year's festival was 'The Director's Cut', it was definitely appropriate! The DocTent acted as the Blissfields cinema. We caught 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' while relaxing on cosy vintage sofas.
Scattered around the site were 'props' from films, so I got a quick snap with Jaws! I was so excited to see both the headliners Bastille and Mystery Jets, Mystery Jets in particular as I've been a fan of theirs since I was about 12! Some of the other acts who really impressed me were Sam Smith, The Staves and Man Like Me. I'd recommend you check them out!
My first ever festival and my first ever Blissfields was incredible and I cannot wait to go back next year! &I'll be posting about my first foray into 'festival fashion' very soon.