This has got to be one of my favourite fashion discoveries this year; the V by Very AW16 Collection.
Normally when I shop on very.co.uk, I buy homeware delights and never really considered it as a strong contender to fill my seasonal wardrobe… that was until I clapped eyes on their latest range (and lust-after fashionista and Strictly star, Daisy Lowe, is also the face of the campaign) .
There are so many beautiful pieces – and it’s not just me who’s loving it, British Vogue has also picked up on this absolute gem of a collection. See the feature in their supplement with this month’s (November 2016) issue – but if you can’t get to the shops quick enough, it’s OK, you can see their recommendations in fully glory here.
So, I packed a suitcase and did what I love to do best; a good ole little photoshoot. We had so much fun…
The location: a creative workspace with a touch of magic. We headed to the incredible WeWork in Paddington, London (WeWork have offices all over the world – check it out, they’re awesome). Their offices are themed ever so differently, with the aim to inspire. Imagine having ‘swings’ in a meeting room? Yeah that happened… and one of my happiest places was the toilet, as the walls were covered with flamingoes (I’m sure many of you will agree with me).
I’ve also got a little surprise in-store for you…
This has got to be one of my favourite photoshoots. Not only because I had the best day, but also because pretty much 90% of what I’m wearing has been made by my amazingly talented, and just generally glorious, friends.
Accompanied with the perfect setting; we headed on a moody British summer’s day to the mystical Nunhead Cemetery (also known as one of Southwark’s hidden treasures) in London. I felt the luckiest girl in the world as Julia of CrownJules and Trudy of Trudy Elizabeth styled me up a dream.
We’re talking big hats, statement skirts, sizzling silky numbers, and the most incredible multi-tasking jewels. This was a serious case of playing dress-up (something a girl never grows out of) and I’m also honoured to make a debut for new-to-watch-brand, Prophecy the label – trust me, you will want to know about this.
I’m thrilled with the results, I hope you love this post too!
As soon as we booked our tickets to Coachella back in January (after a nail-biting 1hr 20mins wait to purchase our tickets online, you’ve never seen me so excited/emotional, and sat so still for that amount of time) – my immediate obsession commenced, ‘outfit planning’.
What was I going to wear? And THREE different outfits… I relentlessly searched Pinterest, blogs, every platform possible using the hashtag #CoachellaStyle and did my SS16 trends research (prompting me to write Top 10 Spring 2016 trends to follow right now).
I went for three very different looks: a little rock chic (supporting one of my faves, Ellie Goulding) in outfit 1. – a sassy, with a funky edge, vibe in outfit 2. – and going completely boho and all tassel-tastic, pom poms included, for outfit 3.
Sharing the love: Heading to a festival this year too? Let me help you… Here’s the lowdown on what outfits I wore, and you can shop most of these items straight from this blog! Happiness.
Denim daydreams… Playing in one of my favourite places, the rooftops of Balham [London].
Enjoying wearing this jumpsuit by Atterley a little bit too much, my neighbour caught me striking a pose (hence the air kisses photo on the right) – Oh, hi Gerry 🙂 – turns out, I really love this shot! It’s a keeper.
You may remember Atterley from a blog I wrote earlier this year on their inspiring #ARWoman campaign. They’ve just undergone a huge rebrand; removing the road and re-launching solely as Atterley. How exciting, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!
And of course, not forgetting the gorgeous accessories too. I’m seriously loving these nude suede lace up sandals from Office (and they’re super comfy too!), tassle-tastic bag by H&M and sparkling treasures; jewellery by kate spade new york, Reiss, & Other Stories and Stella & Dot.
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside, I do like to be beside the sea 🙂
Happy holidays… I left the hustle and bustle of London for a week with my family.
Heading to the north west coast to my lovely native town, Lytham St Annes, I swapped the bright lights for big pastels and stripes… and I discovered the dreamy and colourful St Annes Beach Huts.
Balham (in London, UK) is a very special place to me. For it’s the place I first ventured to when I moved to London three years ago (I’ve just celebrated my third anniversary living here, yay!) and I fell in love.
It’s funny, because just the other day someone asked me: “So [out of the whole of London] why did you choose Balham for where to live?” – Good question.
Sporting my new favourite H&M dungarees, I share my playful side (guest-star, ‘Betty the Bicycle’) and my 10 favourite things about Balham…
Love hearts, lips, flowers and cupid arrows… what more does a girl want on Valentine’s weekend? ♡
With that in mind, this was the inspiration for my outfit – and I thought what a perfect way to kick-start my first blog for 2015 – styled and uploaded with love, I’m so excited to be back!
Meet my trusty new winter companion – guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart and bring so much happiness to your day – Wilbur the Whale.
I first featured this beautiful (and super cute) lambswool-blend knit Wilbur jumper in my Woo Hot Seat with the lovely Robyn Heald, fashion designer at Quba & Sails. I was absolutely overjoyed when she surprised me with him for my birthday! Lucky woo ♥
Wearing him with pride, Wilbur and I took a little stroll down the River Thames in London. We’re definitely set for a wooly wonderful season together 😉
OK, so these pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago, before it turned MINUS FIVE last week – where did winter suddenly come from?! Brrr… Well, I guess it’s October, and we’ve been pretty lucky with our British weather this year. And I do love the fresh, crisp air that autumn brings, and the beautiful colours of the trees, so I’m a happy woo (and the excuse to buy a new coat too! Yesss..)
Next week, I promise to bring you some wonderfully chic, autumn/winter outfits. Saying that, did you know we’re in for 20°C sunshine this weekend? It’s not time to put your shades away just yet, but maybe the crop tops 😉
It’s the weekend, life’s amazing and this September sunshine is DAZZLING. Today, I took to the rooftop for a mini-twirl in our mini-garden (can you see it? 🙂 ) in a blooming beautiful dress. Happy days… Roll on floral fantasies.
Fashion: Lashes Contrast Print Trapeze Dress; House of Fraser, round black & gold sunglasses; Zara, neon yellow and sparkle necklace; Accessorize, black criss-cross sparkle shoes; & other stories, chunky gold bangle & turquoise blue stone ring; both H&M
Sundays. This Sunday was a special Sunday. Alarm set and coffee brewed by 8.30am, even a friend got an early morning phone call (yes, she was surprised too) – I was far too excited – Altuzarra for Target had officially arrived in the UK.
French magnifique meets American chic, as Parisian-born designer Joseph Altuzarra brings a limited edition collection to the US retailer, aiming to “instill a feeling of power, confidence and beauty in women everywhere.” Sounds good to me. Especially after a good cup of coffee. Let’s do this…
This weekend, I had the luxury of going on a little holiday to Surrey (OK, so it’s only an hour out of London but still…) very green, very picturesque and completely charming – and the beautiful bonus – I got to see two of my favourite people get married. The special occasion was held at the absolutely gorgeous, Gate Street Barn. Here’s what I wore on the day 🙂
Flower power meets disco-chic. I don’t know what I am more dazzled by, the striking print on this truly tropical jumpsuit, or the amazing location – the ‘bubble wrap lighting’ on London’s Southwark Street – either way, we’re definitely ready for sunshine and bright lights. Disco, DISCO…
Fashion: Short sleeve scuba floral jumpsuit; New Look (colours vary, I bought this one in-store in Liverpool), multi colour rhinestone necklace; Zara, chunky gold bangle; H&M, tan clutch bag; Lug-it – Balham, London, tan wedge studded shoes; ALDO, cat-eye sunglasses; Dior, bun ring hair accessory; New Look
Delving into a hidden secret… an evening spent in the romantic and utterly enchanting, Pergola & Hill Garden, London.
Fashion: ‘Grace’ maxi dress; Coast, silver embellished box clutch; New Look, big jewel necklace; Zara, blue sparkle glitter shoes; past season Zara >> buy similar here >> adjustable oversized pearl ring; Zara, hair pearls; H&M
Fashion: Printed top and matching high-waisted shorts; Zara, pearl choker and adjustable ring; also Zara, pearl earrings; Debenhams, pearl charm bracelet; Thomas Sabo, tan wedge studded shoes; ALDO and cat-eye sunglasses; Dior
Fashion: Statement moto jacket and matching shorts; Net-A-Porter, black top; ASOS, black and diamanté purse; Primark, black pointed wedge ankle boots; Mango, cat-eye sunglasses; Dior