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Summer Ready Legs & Floral Prints

Summer Ready Legs & Floral Prints

The scariest thing about summer dressing has to be that moment when it is too warm to wear tights, jeans, or your favourite tailored trousers, and you actually have to show the world your legs and the effects months of winter has had on them, which in my case means super dry legs. For me, confidence comes from three areas, whether my hair is doing OK, is my outfit flattering, and the added pressure in the summer whether my legs look toned and fuzz-free, I used to be bothered about them being tanned but I’m really embracing my pasty ways and factor 50! 

So when Braun invited me to a pampering day at the Rosewood London with yummy food, shopping, and a leg makeover by celebrity beautician and Braun ambassador, Nathalie Eleni on the itinerary as part of their Silk-Epil  9 campaign I jumped at the chance, any tips I can get on making my legs summer ready I’m totally there. 

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My Style: Feeling Blue But So In Love

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With the recent cold snap I feel like I have been wearing the same outfit, generally jeans, more often than not my biker boots, and nearly always a very warm jumper – today’s look isn’t that dissimilar to be honest but I decided to mix it up with a bright blue jacket I found hanging on the coat hooks by the door.

Don’t worry it is my jacket, just one that sadly has been forgotten about this winter, and I am not sure why as I love the colour and the fit. On a cold day like today it really did brighten my mood.

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Today’s look is very blue – blue coat, jeans, sweater, scarf, Cambridge Satchel bag and even the gloves that my Mum knitted me – everything is a different shade of blue, well except for that red t-shirt peeking through underneath the sweater, my gold jewellery and black boots.

To balance out the blue feeling I decided to go for a soppy love vibe with my Zoe Karssen LOVE jumper that I picked up off The Outnet, I just love her printed slogans, I seem to be building a collection of her t-shirts, but this sweater is laid-back lux to perfection – super comfortable, so warm and totally me!!!

Finishing up my look are my cute new love heart initial bracelets and my love ring that I picked up at the Claire’s gifting suite at The Apartment during London Fashion Week.

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My Style: Blue coat, F&F for Tesco // Blue dalmatian print scarf, New Look // Blue skinny jeans,  Warehouse // Blue LOVE sweater, Zoe Karssen (similar one here) // Red t-shirt, New Look // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // ‘D’ and ‘P’ initial gold bracelets, Urban Outfitters // ‘Love’ ring, Claire’s (c/o The Apartment) //  Blue Cambridge Satchel, on loan //  Retro 54 glasses // Heart necklace, Thomas Sabo // Blue sparkly gloves, knitted by my Mum //

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My Style: Day Five At London Fashion Week

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The final day and even though my fashion flu has come on early I will be sad to see this fashion week go – I have enjoyed the spectacle, seeing the collections, and generally pushing myself to try new things with my outfits. So we’ve had boyfriend jeans, some sneaker love, a statement blazer, a pinafore dress and today’s look is a ‘boom’ ‘pow’ ‘zap’ of a look as I channel my inner super hero.

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When I saw this skirt online at Topshop I love it, I was also worried I wasn’t cool or skinny enough to pull it off, but when I tried it on I really liked how fun it was and all the colours. I did plan on buying a red jumper to match the ‘boom’ but then I spied this neon yellow jumper in Toppers and it was a OTT colour match made in heaven.

Finishing up my colourful look is this gorgeous 13inch cobalt blue Cambridge Satchel Company bag that I borrowed from the Covent Garden stores lending library, I just couldn’t resist it – great colour, big enough to fit my iPad in and tickets, but not too big that it overpowers the look – plus I love carrying it like an oversized clutch.

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The only thing with test driving a new Cambridge Satchel is now I am creating a mental list on why it ends to become a permenate member of the Fashionista Barbie bag collection!!!

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My Style: Pop art pencil skirt, Topshop // Yellow jumper, Topshop // Blue Cambridge Satchel, on loan // Black ankle boots, Topshop // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Blue watch, Ice-Watch (c/o) // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // Love ring, Claire’s (c/o The Apartment) //

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And a little mention to my friend Jim’s regiment – the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery – real super heros!!!OOTD-Day5-bracelet OOTD-Day5-boots

**Thanks to Ngoni for snapping me**

My Style: Day Two At London Fashion Week

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Day two and I am already a little tired, yesterday was incredible I saw so many gorgeous collections and today was another early start and late finish.

I started with a Woolmark breakfast at the ME London, which is the new hotel opposite Somerset House that you might remember from my Warehouse press day post, it has the most incredible view that I couldn’t resist having my style piccies done there, and ended the day with Rihanna’s debut clothing collection for River Island.

With the long day, the feeling that I might be queuing a bit for Rihanna, in the end it was only 50 minutes late, and with the general running around, I went for my bright Nike trainers as they are super comfortable and work really well with a skater skirt.

As you know I like a statement t-shirt and a skater skirt and trainer combo deserves a good one and I have been saving my Zoe Karssen ‘Valley of the Dolls’ tee since I snapped it off The Outnet late last year. I kind of think this t-shirt was made for me, and like most people this fashion week monochrome looks have been all the rage, and I always think black and white works perfectly with bright pink accessories!!!

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My Style: Black skater skirt, Topshop // ‘Valley of the Dolls’ t-shirt, Zoe Karssen from The Outnet // Barbie necklace, from eBay // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // Black and pink high-tops, Nike // Black and white knitted cardigan, Warehouse // Black, pink and gold bangles/bracelets, H&M // Pink neon bag, Cambridge Satchel Company //

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Sadly I took my style piccies so early, like 9am, I didn’t have time to get my make-up professionally done, I did rectify that later on in the day when I popped by the Handpicked Media suite and the lovely Bourjois team did me the exactly catwalk look they did for Zoe Jordan’s show yesterday. I just love the subtle cat-flick on my eyes and the pink lips.

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**Thanks to Sherin for the piccies – and ME London for the rooftop**