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Feb 16 2014

My Style: Day 3 At London Fashion Week

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The weather this London Fashion Week has sucked, it has really thrown me off my outfit picking game, and has made me hate each and every look I have worn for a while. I think it is the fact that you have to rush to get the shot and the fact that the weather is making everyone so miserable – but I really wanted to share this amazing midi skater dress from ASOS.

Wearing this dress felt amazing, super flattering and was a great colour, I love navy, and it is a great length – plus at £42 is it also a great price – I will be wearing this beauty a lot. But for some reason it didn’t photograph as well as it felt, which is probably down to my poor posture and my current uncomfortableness in front of the camera than the dress.

To brighten up the dress I paired with my LFW Russell & Bromley bag – the Gilt Edge, as well as a cute pink watch from Fossil and some silver jewellery.

Nothing too showy, just simple and comfortable for a day of shows.

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My Style: Midi skater dress, ASOS // Boots, Next (c/o) // Necklace, Primark // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses,Retro54 // Watch, Fossil (borrowed from The Apartment) // Bracelet, Bella Jane Jewellery (c/o) //

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**Thanks to Jaclyn for taking my piccies**

Sep 07 2013

AW13 Preview: Primark Has The Trends Covered

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Each season Primark seems to be developing its offering, it is a high street store that is no longer just for picking up basics such as boyfriends tees, or a statement piece of jewellery for a night out – this is a shop that is has really upped its game to bring shoppers the latest trends at affordable prices.

For most, me included, trends can be a little scary, they are mostly out of people’s comfort zones and you are never sure how long they are going to last. What I love about Primark is that it is a place where you can test out a trend, save a few bob along the way, while still looking good.

For autumn/winter 2013 there are several key trends to look out for – from the pink invasion to 90’s grunge, sporty and minimal, as well as punk. Some are easier than others, for instant adding a touch of pink to your wardrobe is probably the easiest to wear, and I love that Primark has a lovely selection from sugary hues to vibrant bold pinks, so whether you want to make a statement in a pink coat, or add a touch of pink with a gorgeous jumper or a tailored pair of trousers – there will be a lot of options.

Minimal and sporty is also a trend that’s easy to master, you will probably already have a lot of options in your wardrobe as it is a continuation from a spring/summer trend. In Primark you will find pieces with an elegant edge – from block coloured dresses, to coats with contrasting panels, as well as some cute sparkly trainers.

One of my favourite trends for autumn/winter has to be the return of the 90’s grunge, think lots of tartan, crackled leather, lace up boots, and statement jewellery.

Whether you are updating your wardrobe with some key staples or adding a few statement pieces – trust me pop into Primark you may be surprised with what you come out with!!!

What are you thoughts on Primark’s autumn/winter 2013 collection? 

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For more pictures from the Primark autumn/winter 2013 preview head on over to my Facebook page.

Jul 30 2013

My Style: Summer Loving In Wimpole Estate

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For me this is a place to relax, reflect, and generally get away. There is so much to do – I regularly come to read a book under a tree, enjoy a picnic, visit the farm, or just admire the stunning floral displays in the gardens, and when I am filling extra energetic I take in one of their many walks – this place is as beautiful in summer as it is when covered in snow.

I always seem to find something new to capture with my camera, whether a pretty flower, a cute cow, the incredible scenery, or the estates ginger cat. If only the place had free WiFi across the grounds as I think I would become a permanent resident throughout the summer.

Last weekend, when the weather was a little cooler, I decided to pop by to visit the gardens and take some summer snaps – basically I wanted to pose in front of a big mansion, see a few cows and get some flower inspiration for my own garden.

The greyish skies suggest that it wasn’t that warm but it was such a muggy day that I wore my loose Jaeger Boutique dress that I bought in the sale last year, which is perfect for dressing up with heels or like here with simple flats that I picked up in Primark. As I can’t seem to go anywhere, not even for a walk, without jewellery I paired my look with my new MyFlashTrash bracelets that I was gifted by River Island and my statement rose necklace from Angelica London.

It was such a fun afternoon and I hope it comes across in these piccies as for the first time in a while I actually didn’t hate what I saw – here’s hoping that my confidence is on its way back up!!!

So what do you think of this summery look – are you a fan of Jaeger Boutique? Also let me know what your happy place is and if you have visited Wimpole.

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My Style: Blue dress, Jaeger Boutique // Watch, Fossil (gift) // Bracelets, MyFlashTrash (c/o River Island) // Rose necklace, Angelica London (c/o Task PR) // Blue bag, Paul Costelloe (gift) // Pink flats, Primark // Glasses, Retro54 // 

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Jul 18 2013

My Style: Summer Loving In My Mickey Tee

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I have finally started to embrace this gorgeous weather. At first it was a case of how long is it going to last, the insecurities of showing the world my bare legs, and generally not having anything suitable – winter layering has been needed for too long this year.

I have already expressed my love of the denim skirt, and yes I have already blogged this beauty from Zara, but wearing skirts with tees is fast becoming my summer staple, which is surprising as in recent years my wardrobe has been filled with dresses.

Last week I popped into Primark, the newer one at the Tottenham Court Road end of Oxford Street in London, and I found this cool Mickey tee I just had to have. Only £6, this beauty is the perfect summer tee, it is light, fun, and comfortable – I love the rolled up sleeves. I have this boyfriend-style tee in nearly every colour and I have raved a lot about them to my friends as they are a great wardrobe staple and can be dressed up or down.

While in Primark I also picked up these pink flats, I have been looking for a pink pair of sandals for a while and couldn’t quite find the right style, I am not a fan of the thong between my toes, and these ones priced £3.50 are not only a bargain, they are super comfortable, haven’t rubbed me and are great for just throwing on in this heat.

The final piece of this outfit that I loving is this adorable blue Paul Costelloe bag that my Mum bought me as part of my birthday present. I am gathering quite a collection of super cute tiny bags, there is something nice about scaling back on all the crap I usual cart around with me – and this bag is perfect for the weekend as it fits in my phone, purse, beauty essentials, keys, as well as my Canon PowerShotN for those inspiration moments on the go.

How has your style been dealing with the hot weather?

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My Style: Mickey boyfriend tee, Primark (similar one here via Asos) // Ripped denim skirt, Zara // Blue bag, Paul Costelloe (gift from my Mum) // Pink flats, Primark // Glasses, Retro54 //

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Jul 08 2013

My Style: Summer Walk By The River


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This weekend I embraced the sunny weather, because let’s be honest we don’t know how long it is going to last for. On Saturday, I generally sat around the garden, lounged around reading magazines, occasionally helped with the gardening, and munched on BBQ food, which kind of spur me to get up early on Sunday for a walk down the River Cam.

Living in South Cambridgeshire I get the best of both world’s I am not too far from London, no matter what some people think, and I get to explore the gorgeous countryside, quaint towns and adorable villages. One of my favourite villages, and on my wishlist of dream locations to live has to be Grantchester, which is just outside Cambridge.

This is a village that isn’t that big but has three great pubs and an amazing outdoor tea room, which is where we started our Sunday stroll, well I needed to fill up before the walk and I do love lounging about in a deck chair!!!

From there we headed down the river until we came to the edge of Cambridge and headed into town, it took about an hour, we weren’t rushing and it was hot, but it was such a lovely walk. It was fun watching the tourists try their hand at punting, the new canoeists going round in circles, the cute dogs swimming in the river, and the adorable swans.

I always find it hard to decide what to wear on hot days, it is that worry of getting my legs out, wearing something that will reveal my less than stellar body, so I decided to go for a fun floral skirt, tee and bright trainers – easy, casual and comfortable. Although, as it was so hot I am not sure why I opted to wear a black top, such a mistake, I love the loose fit of my boyfriend tee from Primark I just wish I had worn my white one instead.

I also wore my Lulu Guinness watch, which I am obsessed with, and as it has a larger face that my other watches I now have a large tan mark on my left arm!!!

What did you do this weekend to enjoy the sun?

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My Style: Floral skirt, Animal (old) // Black boyfriend tee, Primark // Pink trainers, Keds (c/o) (similar pair) // Barbie necklace, eBay // Glasses, Retro54 // Vintage white gold bangle // Love bracelet, Monica Vinader  // Black bracelet, Thomas Sabo // Quilted Lips Watch, Lulu Guinness (c/o) //

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Jun 19 2013

Summer Staple: Working A Ripped Denim Skirt

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How many denim skirts do you own? At the last count I think it was edging up to 10 – including a denim skater skirt, a micro mini, a maxi, a button down one, and too many shades of denim from faded to black to even describe, yet each summer I go in search of my next summer staple, and the 2013 version is this ripped beauty from Zara that only cost me £29.99 – serious bargain, so versatile, and I love the pencil skirt fit.

I wore this beauty at the weekend when I went into London to meet Sherin for our cupcake class and our trip to the cinema to see Joss Whedon’s version of Much Ado About Nothing and we did plan on taking fabulous style post piccies near Warwick Avenue, however it seemed to be raining every time we were outside so I only managed to get two snaps, which to be fair aren’t that bad considering they were super rushed.

What I love about denim skirts is that they basically work with near enough anything, you can make them casual with trainers and a statement jumper, you can dress them up with a sheer blouse and sky-high heels, and this weekend I went with a smart-casual vibe pairing it with a boyfriend style black t-shirt, chunky ankle boots and a pop of colour with my pink parka. Who would have thought that in June I would need a t-shirt, a scarf, a coat and an umbrella – seriously crazy weather?

Most denim skirts out there are either too short, too faded, or both, but this beauty is perfect – still working the 90s trend with the ripped patches, but with a pencil skirt fit, which I find super flattering as it kind of hugs all the right places and makes me feel skinnier, and it is that great in-between shade of blue, which is perfect for the summer.

As well as loving this denim skirt I also can’t stop wearing this pink parka that I picked up in Primark for £22. As well as being a serious bargain, it has been a godsend with this weather, as it isn’t too heavy and with rolled up three-quarter sleeves it is perfect to show off my arm candy – I really wish I had picked it up in every colour imaginable!!!

What are your summer staples? Do you love wearing a denim skirt when it gets warmer? 

 

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My Style: Ripped denim skirt, Zara // Pink parka, Primark // Black & white scarf, New Look // Ankle boots, Topshop // Black boyfriend tee, Primark // Black bag, Jane Shilton (c/o) //  Panda watch, New Look // Tiffany’s bracelet // White gold bangle // Silver bracelet stack, New Look // Gramercy Red Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // Heart ring, designed by me with Stephen Einhorn & HTC (c/o) //

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Mar 09 2013

My Style: A Pop Of Colour & A Gorgeous Cambridge Garden

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I have lived in the Cambridge area for just over five years now and for years I have driven past the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens on my way into town and wondered what was behind the magnificent gates, so when my Mum came to stay we decided to do something a little quieter, a bit more relaxed than our tourist day trip to London and take in the scenery of the heritage gardens.

Boasting more than 40 acres – this is one hell of a garden – filled with gorgeous flowers, huge trees, a water lily inspired fountain and a rock garden to envy – as well as one of the most gorgeous collection of cactuses – the only plant I can seem to keep alive!!!

Well as it was a garden I decided to add a pop of colour to my casual look – well it would be rude not to in such a beautiful place wouldn’t it!!! You will have seen this Primark knit before, I am obsessed with the Barbie pink colour as well as the blue fleck that runs through it, which never seems to come in pictures, but that is why I decided to team it with my blue spotty dog scarf I picked up from New Look.

My favourite aspect of this look though has to be all the gorgeous arm candy. I am working my new black and gold flowerball bracelet from Folli Follie, a fairly new brand to me but since I went for afternoon tea at their store last year I have been obsessed with all their pretty jewellery.

I also wore my new bracelets that I bought at Urban Outfitters for the first time – two gold initial bracelets with ‘D’ and ‘P’ in love hearts highlighting mine and my boyfriends first names – I wanted to do ‘DWS’ for my name but they were all out of ‘W’ so I thought a soppy declaration of love would be more fitting!!!

Also at Urban Outfitters my Mum bought me this super cute Gemini friendship bracelet – I love the colours and the charm and it can basically be worn with anything and it was less than £10 – my sort of bracelet.

My final piece of arm candy is the exquiste and delicate evil eye friendship bracelet from Astley Clarke, which has become my new jewellery brand to lust over – I am obsessed with their ring stacks. This is my first and only piece from the brand, but it sure wont be the last!!!

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As well as striking a pose it was nice to have a wander around this magnificent garden, especially the Winter Garden, filled with burnt oranges, deep reds and gorgeous snow drops. My other favourite spot had to be the lake, seeing the reflections of the trees flickering across the water was so relaxing, and I wanted all the brightly coloured flowers from inside the greenhouse – especially this powderpuff flower.

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My Style: Neon pink jumper, Primark // Top with double collar, Primark // Dark grey skinny jeans, Uniqlo // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // Evil eye friendship bracelet, Astley Clarke // Gemini bracelet and the ‘D’ and ‘P’ initial gold bracelets, all Urban Outfitters // Black and rose gold flowerball bracelet and a match and dazzle ring, both from Folli Follie // Blue scarf, New Look // Parka, Barbour // Glasses, Karen Millen (c/o Specsavers) // WAH Nails manicure //

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**Pics snapped by my Mum and me and belong to Fashionista Barbie**

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