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My Style: Day One At London Fashion Week

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Today has been a busy day, tons of shows, catching up with friends some of which I only seem to see twice a year, being pampered at The Apartment run by friend Abi – the lovely girlies at Rimmel did my make-up, and for the first time in about eight seasons I actually got street style snapped – not once but twice, seriously small pleasures really do make me smile.

This fashion week I have decided to work some of the trends/looks I love most right now, first up is boyfriend jeans, granted I would have loved to wear a strappy heel with them but the cold made me go for my comfortable, wear in any weather Topshop ankle boots. I must have tried on about 20 pairs of boyfriend style jeans on the high street, and 19 of them look awful, but then I tried these ‘Sexy Boyfriend’ style at Gap and I fell in love with them.

What I love about this look, other than the fact I was extremely comfortable, has to be the pop of colour from my Primark jumper, which worked perfectly with the gorgeous white broderie trim shirt from the Glamour for Very collection, and the super cute Angelica London necklace that I picked up at Task PR’s LFW gifting suite last week. I also really adore my new Mickey Mouse ‘Mmwwaah – seriously how cute is that.My-style-LFW-day1-close-up

My Style: Sexy Boyfriend Jeans, Gap // Neon pink jumper, Primark // Leather contrast sleeve jacket, Dorothy Perkins // Rose necklace, Angelica London (c/o Task PR) // Broderie Trim Shirt, Glamour for Very (c/o Very) // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // Mickey Mouse watch // Infinite bow bracelet, Tiffany’s // Ankle boots, Topshop // black ‘The Trader’ bag, Osprey London // Make-up all Rimmel products (c/o The Apartment) //My-style-LFW-day1-necklace My-style-LFW-day1-watch My-style-LFW-day1-boyfriend**Thanks to Alex for the piccies**

My Perfect Sunday: Tea, Cookies & Grace Coddington

tea-cookies-grace-10Sunday’s have and always will be, when I am at home, a time for relaxing and doing something I love, which generally includes drinking tea from bone china, eating freshly baked goodies, and reading a good book. Today, for the first time in a while, I did just that and it was perfection.

I got out my recently purchased vintage Salisbury Bone China tea set, which I acquired at a charity shop, it is beautiful with a subtle floral print and a gold trim, I just love its Granny chic vibe.

There is something special about tea sets that I just love, they are my latest obsession I love a bit of Wedgewood, but when I saw this beautiful set complete with two cups and saucers, a tea pot, a milk jug, a sugar bowl and a tiny side plate, I just couldn’t resist it and I am so pleased I didn’t as it was perfect for my Sunday afternoon tea party for one!!!

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A tea party wouldn’t be complete without a cookie, and this double chocolate chip beauty was one I made earlier, and received high praise from my boyfriend who declared them my best ever, I think it was because for the first time my cookies actually came out looking round.

Then to make the setting perfect, I made my table all pretty by added some beautiful roses, I just love how flowers just seem to make me smile, and lit my favourite Osprey London ‘Dark Amber’ candle, it smells just like Christmas and is super relaxing, and then all I needed was a good book.

For Christmas I received so many fashion books to add to my growing library and I have slowly been working my way through them all and today I finally got a chance to start reading Grace Coddington’s autobiography. It is such a beautiful book filled with cute illustrations, can you spy Anna Wintour sat next to Grace below on the front row, and pictures of Grace when she was a model – I seriously can’t wait to get stuck into this book.

So what would be your perfect Sunday afternoon?

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Revisited: Osprey Home In St Albans

Osprey-Home-7I do love revisiting places, especially when they are as adorable as Osprey Home in St Albans, and last week I was invited by the brand’s founder and designer Graeme Ellisdon to take a tour around the treasure trove and a spot of lunch after its refurbishment.

What I love about Osprey Home, other than the obviously that it is full of pretty things that I want to fill my house with, has to be the charming feeling you get when wandering around the stable blocks, you basically never know what you are going to find. Plus as well as offering a gorgeous shopping experience this place has the most amazing cafe, seriously the cakes are to-die-for, and they have a collection of tea cups that I wish I had.

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Since my last visit the main changes has to be that the place is bigger, they have extended the Saddlery Cafe, which was wise as it is very popular, they’ve repositioned the Home store slightly and have introduced new lines such as jewellery, which is curated by Graeme’s wife, Osprey London candles and fragrances, which smell divine, and generally they’ve allowed more room for the hand-selected vintage-inspired finds that I loved from my first visit.

As well as cute interior pieces, gorgeous food in the cafe, Osprey Home also has an outlet store for the Osprey London handbags and leather accessories at bargain prices. I have to be honest I haven’t spent a more relaxed afternoon in a while, I have added a lot of things to my wish-list, and I came away with some amazing interior inspiration as well. I wish all shopping trips were such a pleasure!!!

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Osprey Home, Saddlery Cafe and Osprey London: Osprey Saddlery, Woodcock Hill, Coopers Green Lane, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9HJ.

LFW Day 4: My Style – A Little Bit Prim and A Lot Proper

I am not sure why I am looking super grumpy in this piccie, maybe it was the chilly breeze outside the Topshop venue, but I am actually having one of my best London Fashion Weeks in a long time. Today was a very cool day as I got my first ever invites to the Pringle of Scotland and Michael Van Der Ham shows, which were amazing  – one had Olivia Palermo front row and the other one fed and quenched my first before the show – all will be revealed in my show reports.

I am a lover of cardigans, maybe it is because I am always cold, and I do mean always, and this chunky knit one from New Look is a perfect pastel shade for spring, but also a great length. I paired it with my knitted J by Jasper Conran dress, which has the cutest sleeves that I totally forgot to shoot, and to add some more colour to my look I added my favourite rose clasped Dorothy Perkins belt – I know I am crazy for the high street!!!

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Finishing off my look was this quirky Wired Jewellery chalk-board ring, which came supplied with chalk so I could change up my look. I have to admit it is a little difficult to write in chalk – I have been trying all week to do #LFW, but in the end today I settled for a love heart as cute really suited this look.

**Thanks to Abi for taking my pic, holding all my layers, and generally being a fab pal.**