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Feb 23 2014

What’s In My Bag: My LFW Lifesavers

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Each fashion week I always lay out a different bag for each day and each season I never really stray away from one as it turns out to be perfect for carrying all my LFW essentials, which are better known as my lifesavers as fashion week turns me into a right drama queen!!!

Last year I did a blog post on the 8 Things A Fashion Blogger Needs On-The-Go, you guys all seemed to love it, and most of the things I still really agree with – the phone is still important, fast connection is a must, never go anywhere without a pad or a proper camera, and always go for a bag that is not only roomy enough but is comfortable when it is all packed in.

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For the autumn/winter 2014 shows I packed my loaned Russell & Bromley Gilt Edge handbag with all that and more. The major change from my blog post last year has to be the technology, I still agree with ditching the laptop, but this season I am all about the Windows Surface 2 – part tablet, part laptop – just slimmer, lighter and so perfect for putting in your handbag.

I have gushed about the Windows Surface 2 before, I am obsessed with using it while I am cooking with its hand-swipe technology, but it is also great for doing my work while I am out-and-about. Not only is it light, it also comes complete with Office – so it means I can do all my work using Word, which is so much easier than using notepad on the iPad, plus it means that there isn’t a chance of sending copy that has spelling mistakes in, which is so easy to do when you are rushing about during fashion week.

The other piece of technology that has been a lifesaver is the Samsung Note 3, I spoke a little about it in an earlier style post, but I really can’t stress how amazing it has been especially when it comes to editing photographs on-the-go. The camera itself is great, it has an amazing 13 MP, but it is the combination of the large 5.7″ display and S Pen that makes it great for getting the best picture ever, and the pre-loaded editing software is just as good as any of the apps you can download like VSO Cam and Snapseed.

The phone also has a Scrapbook function, I think this is available for all Samsung devices, which is great for organising photos and videos to make them easier to find. The other lifesaving function had to be the multi-window, which allows you view two different applications on the large screen – so I could look at my social media channels, while checking out my schedule for where I was suppose to be heading.

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As well as technology there were three other items that I couldn’t leave the house without – my fingerless gloves knitted by mum, cosy and perfect, my Lola by Marc Jacobs perfume, everyone needs to smell nice, and Soap & Glory’s Kick Ass Concealer, a three-piece camouflage kit that always to perk up my make-up.

What essentials do you swear by for fashion week?

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** Microsoft Surface 2 & Samsung Note 3 were both gifted**

Feb 18 2014

My Style: Jeans & Dotty Heels For LFW Day 5

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Day 5 of London Fashion Week is generally when I am full of ‘fashion flu’, done with all the bitching, too tired to string a sentence together, and so over outfit posing – this season was so much more fun than in previous years that I actually think I left my best and most comfortable look until today.

I rave a lot about Donna Ida and her own collection of jeans, IDA by Donna Ida – I have four pairs and counting and I love each one because they are so flatting, have lots of stretch and are high-waisted for the most perfect fit. These Ice Bright Vintage wash Mabel’s took a little bit of convincing for me to buy from the jean queen herself, I always shy away from such a light finish as I instantly think it will make me look fat, but I actually think these beauties make me look slim, and I never say that!!!

They were also the perfect shade of denim to pair with these cute polka dot heels from Russell & Bromley’s spring/summer 2014 collection that I kindly borrowed from The Apartment. I do love skinny jeans worn with high heels, I just don’t like stiletto height, so these were perfect and they were surprisingly so comfortable even on the cobbled street where Alex and I posed with balloons in front of a crowd of builders.

Finishing off my look is one of my favourite statement T-shirts, a cool wolf which kind of reminds me off those silver foil engraving art sets I used to get as a child. It is from Hobbs NW3 collection and I love that it can be dressed up or paired back with a chunky cardigan and biker boots.

Are you a fan of light denim? Or do you always go for darker washes as it is more flattering?

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My Style: Ida Mabel ankle skinny jeans, Donna Ida // Polka dot heels, Russell & Bromley (SS14 sample borrowed from The Apartment) // Watch, Fossil // Wolf top, Hobbs // Glasses, Retro54 //

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Feb 17 2014

My Style: LFW Day 4 – Matching My Samsung Note 3 To My Bag

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This fashion week I have had a new toy, the Samsung Note 3, a smartphone and a tablet all rolled into one, or as the geeks call it a phablet. On paper you think it is going to be too big, as the screen has a 5.7” display – but it is this screen that really makes it perfect for taking pictures, answering emails, as well as doing a bit of blogging on the go. Plus it did feel good to have all my apps back after using a Windows 8.1 mobile for the past few months.

When Carphone Warehouse gifted me the gorgeous red version I was chuffed, not because I didn’t really like the white and rose gold, black or plain white versions, but because this red beauty really makes a statement, especially with its leather-effect back, which really helps with grip. Plus it really does look perfect alongside the gorgeous Russell & Bromley Gilt Edge handbag that I am finding hard to let go of.

I always love having a bright coloured mobile or case, as well as accessories as my wardrobe is generally black, navy blue or dark denim, and these red accessories really work well against this black leather skirt and silky black and grey top that I wore on day four of London Fashion Week.

Am I the only crazy one that accessories my phone to my outfit and my handbag??? Probably – but this Samsung Note 3 really did look at home with the Russell & Bromley beauty.

Also big shout out to Alex for these snaps in Hyde Park in between shows and chilling out at The Apartment, it was fun being photobombed by pigeons and squirrels!!!

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My Style: Black leather skirt, Next (c/o) // Black and grey top, New Look // Black ankle boots, Topshop // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses,Karen Millen (c/o) // Coat, Dorothy Perkins // Orange bracelets, Fossil (borrowed from The Apartment) // Heart ring, River Island // Necklace, Primark // Samsung Note 3 (c/o Carphone Warehouse) // LFW Day 4 Outfit 10 My Style: LFW Day 4   Matching My Samsung Note 3 To My Bag %tag

**Carphone Warehouse gifted me the Samsung Note 3, but as always my opinion are my own**

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**

Feb 15 2014

My Style: What I Wore To LFW Day 2

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Day 2 at London Fashion Week was easy to get dressed for, after getting soaked yesterday I decided that my new waterfall mac from Next would be the best piece of clothing I could wear today. So this beauty, which is so soft that I wish my blog had touch-vision, was the best cover-up as it is drapes really nicely with the waterfall detailing to the collar and it is a great knee-length that it totally protected my uber-flattering geometric print dress, which is also from Next.

To brighten up my monochrome look I paired my outfit with red accessories – from my favourite glasses from Swag & Stare to the most comfortable shoes I own, my Dorothy flats from Topshop, which I really wish I had bought in every colour. The sparkle of this outfit though is that gorgeous Russell & Bromley handbag – the Gilt Edge.

I have borrowed this beauty from the closets of this seasons The Apartment, which is bigger than ever. I have to give it back tomorrow, but for today ‘Marge’ and I really bonded, yep I really have named my loaned bag, I love her that much. Everything from the vibrant colour to the trapeze shape and the spacious inside has me sold that this is the most perfect fashion week bag, which I will prove in a separate ‘What’s In My Bag’ post later in the week.

There is something about having a great bag that really does make an outfit and I think this coral beauty does that – it takes it from being comfortable to being chic and I love it.

Are you a fan of this vibrant bag?

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My Style: Black waterfall mac, Next (c/o) // Black and white skater dress, Next (c/o) // Red shoes, Topshop // Gilt Edge bag, Russell & Bromley (borrowed from The Apartment) // Glasses, Swag & Stare (c/o) // LFW day 2 Next coat 1 My Style: What I Wore To LFW Day 2 %tag LFW day 2 Next coat 6 My Style: What I Wore To LFW Day 2 %tag

**Pics snapped by Ngoni**

Feb 18 2013

My Style: Day Four At London Fashion Week

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As each day I tried to work a trend or a key look that I am loving at the moment, today was all about the pinafore dress as everywhere from River Island, where mine is from, to Topshop and H&M have gorgeous ones at the moment. I have to be honest I was a little worried about the fit as my straps kept falling down and then I realised that you could adjust them, I wasn’t sure how to layer up without losing the cute shape of the dress as it is quite thin.

I decided to just pair it with a slouchy white tee, I tried jumpers and a shirt but it just kept making it look bulky. To nip in my waist I used my cute red bow belt that looked great against the black and white, and unlike other days where I have been wearing silver jewellery I decided to go for gold pieces as I really wanted to wear this adorable stag necklace from Wonsuponatime, a fairly new online jewellery boutique that I’ve fallen in love with.

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My Style: Black pinafore dress, River Island // White tee, New Look // Gold stag necklace, Wonsuponatime (c/o) // Black patent brogues, Russell & Bromley (c/o) // Red bow belt, New Look // Black ‘The Trader’ bag, Osprey London //

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**Thanks to Alex & Paulie for the piccies**

Jul 16 2012

My Style: A Rainy Day Needs A Gorgeous Dress

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The weather it seems has been the hot topic for weeks now, granted we all know that Blighty isn’t an island blessed with gorgeous summers, we are known for the occasionally heat wave but generally it isn’t amazing. However, I think everyone would agree with me when I say bring back the old summers all is forgiven as it feels lately that this is more autumn than summer.

Well I have decided that no matter how bad the weather is, and to be honest it couldn’t have gotten much worse on the day this picture was taken – think constant rain, that I am going to make myself feel better with a great dress.

The dress in question in this post is from Warehouse, if you haven’t stopped by in a while do, I always seem to leave with something. This dress isn’t very summery, I was attracted by the print and the pleated skirt, but it definitely wasn’t geared for high winds and rain – I did flash a few peeps during my Christmas in July madness across London.

What have you been wearing to cheer yourself up from this weather?

[Pic: thanks to Sherin for snapping me and blame the rain for the state of my hair!!!]
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