Tag Archive: Cambridge

Dec 16 2014

My Style: Finding The Perfect Leather Dress

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I have a list of wardrobe essentials that I am constantly trying to perfect, whether it is finding that white shirt that fits perfectly, or the softest cashmere jumper, or even that hero pair of skinny jeans that never loses its shape. One thing on that list that I haven’t got close to finding, well until I spotted this Iris & Ink beauty on The Outnet, had to be a leather dress.

I am pretty fussy, it had to be nearer to knee-length than mini-skirt, it had to be roomy enough that I could wear all day and still eat, it had to be quality, and most importantly it had to be more tailored than rock-chick and I definitely feel that the Aria Iris & Ink belted suede and leather dress ticks all those boxes.

I love that the combination of leather and suede really does make this a more contemporary take on the leather dress, it makes it a lot more comfortable to wear and I adore that you can nip in the waist with the belt, which I switched up for a skinny leather number as the dress was a little big the suede belt it came with wasn’t working for me.

The Iris & Ink collection at The Outnet has long been a favourite of mine, it is basically filled with timeless, quality wardrobe essentials and I love that I was able to style up this beauty for my blog. One of the areas that has been expanding for the label has to be the accessories, first it was oversized pouches to style up as a cool clutch and this season they have added some gorgeous leather pieces, my favourite being the ‘Camden’ Iris & Ink leather backpack, which you can wear as a backpack or as a bucket handbag, dependant on how you feel and what you are wearing.

There is a lot of love at the moment for bucket bags, they are everywhere, and what I love about this one is its versatility and how it works two trends – backpack and bucket bag, plus it is made from the dreamiest of leathers. It is also super roomy, I do love a bag that can carry all my stuff plus my big SLR. After test driving this beauty I don’t think any other bucket bag will quite cut it, I love that when it is super heavy that you can just change it up and wear it as a backpack. I think this beauty is a fashion week must.

Are you on the hunt for something off your wardrobe essentials list?

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Jul 31 2014

My Style: Pretty In Pink

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A couple of weeks ago the lovely girlies at Next invited me and a few of their favourite bloggers to see The Bodyguard for a girl’s night out and I wore this beauty of a pink lace dress. I was having so much fun, munching at STK London, catching up with my friends and then singing along to Whitney Houston’s greatest hits, boy can Alexandra Burke sing, that I totally forgot to get an outfit post. A crime I know for a fashion blogger!!!

What I love about this beauty of a dress is that it can be dressed up or down and it still looks so pretty, I think it is because the silhouette is so flattering and the lace is delicate and fun. To see The Bodyguard, I dressed it up with a statement necklace, a cute clutch and strappy black heels, but I love that it works just as well teamed with pumps for a day wandering around Cambridge.

I think the reason this dress works for a Sunday walk after brunch is the accessories, a pop of blue just works perfectly with this pretty pale pink hue. I love that it adds a touch of fun, which means that the addition of the denim pumps don’t seem too casual. Plus I love any reason to wear my new blue mini Links of London friendship bracelet that Paulie got me for my birthday, it works perfectly with my Shore Projects watch.

Do you have a summer dress that you love to dress up and down?

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My Style: Pink lace dress, Next (c/o) // Blue plimsolls, Primark // Blue watch, Shore Projects (c/o) // Blue friendship bracelet, Links of London // Earrings, Pia // Bag, Paul Costelloe from TK Maxx // Belt, Dorothy Perkins //

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Nov 12 2013

My Style: All About The Coat

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So I have been a little slack on my outfit posts of late, first it was because I went away and style snaps and living on a boat didn’t really go hand-in-hand, then there was more than a week when I never came home while it was still light enough for a picture, then I had to contend with the rainy weather at the weekend, and my constant problem finding someone to actually capture my look.

Finally this weekend the weather was actually bright, well for most of it, I managed to rope my boyfriend into taking my picture and it was cold enough to wrap up in my new favourite coat from Boohoo’s Boutique collection.

I first spotted this coat at the Boohoo dinner I went to back in August – I fell in love with it because it kind of works three trends in one – checks, biker style and furry and it is super cosy to wear. I was kind of scared about working the checks trends, mainly because I think you have to get the right size check for it to work, so when I saw this half-check-half black biker-style coat I couldn’t resist, especially as it has a cute furry faux-fur collar to give it a vintage vibe.

As this coat does all the talking I paired my beauty with my go-to Donna Ida jeans, an oversized black jumper, and my new cut-out ankle boots from Bank’s Blonde + Blonde, trust me you will see more of these beauties as the season goes on but I couldn’t resist taking them out for a spin this weekend.

Have you fallen in love with wrapping up warm in a coat or are you already wishing for spring?

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My Style: Alexa Check Wool Biker Cocoon Coat, Boohoo Boutique (c/o and Out of stock) // Black jumper, Boohoo // Black cut-out ankle boots, Blonde + Blonde, Bank (c/o) // Blue jeans, Donna Ida (c/o) // Black glasses, Retro54 (c/o) // Heart socks, F&F from Tesco // Black bag, Jane Shilton (c/o) //

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Apr 14 2013

My Style: An Outfit To Make My Glasses Shine

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On Saturday my new Swag & Stare glasses arrived so to celebrate I thought I would wear an outfit to show off my new specs. As I went for the Gramercy in red I decided to wear my new red River Island smock dress, which is kind of perfect for this in-between weather we are kind of having, as it looks good layered up with a chunky cardigan and paired with biker boots for a casual weekend look, and it matches perfectly with my red and black frames.

As we had friends over this weekend we went into Cambridge to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine, yes for most of the day it was warm, the sun was shining, and it was actually spring-like, it sadly changed towards the end of the day into rain showers, but hey a couple of hours of sunshine is better than none.

While in Cambridge we just had a chilled out day, took a walk along the river, saw some fluffy baby geese, messed around on a huge log, oh and nearly fell off, wandered around Corpus Christi College, so I could admire the architecture, oh and stopped now and then for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks.

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My Style: Gramercy Red Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // Red printed smock dress, River Island // Skinny black belt, New Look // Biker boots // Black cardigan, AllSaints //

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Mar 14 2013

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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May 12 2012

Harriet’s: A Cambridge Cream Tea

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Today, was the best remedy for such a shocking week, a day spent exploring Cambridge with friends, it was just such a fun and enjoyable day. We didn’t do anything too strenuous except walk for miles, we took in the sites, admired the architecture, took lots of photographs, climbed a tower, chuckled at people attempting to punt, and finished off the day with the best afternoon tea I have had in years. Thanks Harriet’s for finishing off a fab day.

Apr 02 2012

My Style: Punting In Cambridge In My Mou Boots

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This weekend I did tourist things as my good pals Mat and Becky came to stay with my cutie of a Godson Sebbie, so for the first time in five years of living just outside Cambridge I finally went punting. Admittedly it did take some convincing, but I am so glad I did it as it was so much fun, and it was lovely to see Cambridge from the river, plus the sunny weather was the perfect backdrop.

Unlike last week when it was scorching yesterday in Cambridge was the right amount of sun and heat, cold enough for me to still wear my new tall Eskimo Mou Boots, but still warm enough to not have to wear a coat. I am much more of a layering autumn/winter doll, I love wearing sheepskin-lined boots, gloves, and wrapping up in a funky scarf, but I do prefer not to have to hide my look behind a winter coat, so yesterday was perfection.

As it was a Sunday and a day of fun with friends I went for something comfortable, and generally that means layering my simple black H&M skirt over my leggings for warmth, and teaming with a plain black tee, and then an added pop of colour with my cardigan and scarf, and generally that means some hue of pink, yesterday’s shade was light but sweet, which sat perfectly against the bright pink from my Ice-Watch.

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As you already know I have a lot of sheepskin-lined boots of various colours, heights and styles, and these beauties are my ninth pair, and my first black and my first Mou boots. What I love about them has to be the crochet wool seams, it just makes them a little bit different, and a little bit smarter than the standard Ugg boot. I can imagine getting a lot of use out of these boots, as well as working with a skirt or jumper dress they also go perfectly over my skinny jeans, and with their double-face sheepskin I can’t wait to test out later this week if the reported snow comes!!!

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My Style: Black tall Eskimo Mou boots, c/o Mou Boots; Light pink chunky knitted cardigan, New Look; Pink zebra print scarf, New Look; Black skirt, H&M; Black tee, Primark; Black leggings, Primark; CK sunglasses, and F*** I’m Famous Ice-Watch, c/o Ice-Watch.

**Thanks to Mat and Paul for taking my snaps and humouring my fashion blogger needs**
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