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Thursday, 26 June 2014

OOTD- Jolie Paris

Bonjour!

An outfit post from me all the way from Paris, the city that has now stolen a piece of my heart! I have been back a couple of weeks now and my head is still currently in the Paris day dream clouds.

I bought this peplum jacket from Topshop especially for my trip I felt it screamed Parisian Chic and all though it was really warm in Paris ( look at that clear blue sky!) me being my stubborn self still wore it. It is such a lovely material and so flattering I feel like it instantly smartens up any plain outfit and has this magic power which sucks you in. As you can see I did cheat in the end and put my shorts on also excuse my hideously wild and very ginger looking locks, humidity is NOT your friend!

Does anyone else own this jacket? I'm tempted to buy it in the grey as well for Autumn time! Anyone fancy running away to Paris with me for an adventure?! Haha.

Jacket- Topshop
Jeans-Topshop
Necklace- Topshop
Sandals- Primarni

Sunday, 15 June 2014

An Adventure In Paris

If you follow me on twitter or instagram you may know that I recently spent a long weekend in Paris. While in Parwee ( say with a terrible french accent) I was bitten by the blogging bug again so with my camera in hand I attempted to be a cool blogger and document my trip. The key word in that sentence is TRY so que the first awkward outfit pictures in a long time under the Eiffel Tower, cliche I know!

I'm sure it is a sin to wear a faux chanel anything in Paris but what can I say I rarely think that far ahead. Anyhoo after a few typical touristy pictures by the Eiffel Tower, which I highly recommend doing early in the morning (10am here) to avoid the horrendous fool doing the duck pout selfie and photo bombing all your photos. Can you tell this happened to me and I may still be a bit bitter? haha. So after that off we went up the Eiffel Tower and after countless stairs ( that one gym class a week really helped) we made it to take in the breath taking views.
Wow wee so pretty! 
After an hour Oooing and Aaahing at the top we made our way down and carried on our adventure at the Louvre. Que awkward teacup pose, you can tell I am a rusty blogger!

Sadly we didn't get a chance to go into the museum as the que was gigantic and we had little time as it was to fit in everything. This will be top of my list to do on my next trip to Parwee ( remember say it in a terrible French Accent.) Next stop on our whistle top adventure was the lovers lock bridge which was in fact a lot prettier than I thought it would be and I'm glad we went to see it as the next day apparently part of it collapsed! I hope the lock bridge breaking doesn't bring bad luck to any of those lovers. I took a real liking to this lamppost in particular. 
We took a well earnt rest after all that walking and order this amazing passionfruit sorbet nom nom I could have eaten it twice over. I was feeling slightly reckless.... who am I kidding it was happy hour I couldn't say no and ordered a Mojito. On a serious note ladies I work in insurance so I am pretty used to going for drinks at lunch etc but good god this Mojito was so strong once finished I was feeling very 'boozed' and as such when I got back to our hotel I went for a nap. Not very classy but I promise it was just the one Mojito!! haha.

Have you been to Paris recently? Is there anything I really should have gone to see? Part 2 of this day will be back up soon, I got a new wind of life after that nap!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Day Dreaming in Holland Park

 A few snaps outside my new home in Holland Park.... haha I blooming wish! On Sunday I decided to take a stroll through Holland Park my ultimate favourite place to day dream in the whole of London. The houses are absolutely beautiful, each street is perfect not an over grown bush in sight ( didn't sound so bad in my head haha.) It might sound odd to some but whenever I feel a bit lost in life or uninspired I like to walk round Holland Park to remind myself to keep working hard, the things you truly want don't come easily it is my way of knuckling down. Now I don't live in the clouds too much me owning a £10 million property is very unlikely ( I do buy a lottery ticket just incase) but I do hope to one day own something equally as pretty.

For the walk I only thought it was appropriate to wear the most Chelsea-esq item I own being my Topshop fedora and I will let you into a secret my Kenzo inspired jumper is from the mens section in Zara!! Sometimes it pays being dragged around the mens section! I added a bit of glam with my birthday shoes from last year which I utterly adore but my god are they uncomfortable it is as if the strap has teeth, they tear your feet to pieces. They look pretty though right? I'd sacrifice a toe or two for them haha!

How do you keep yourself inspired? Where is your favourite place in London?

Hat- Topshop
Jumper- Zara
Shoes- Topshop (old)
Necklace- Zara
Lipgloss- Nars Como


Monday, 24 March 2014

Swingin'


The first weekend of Spring and it was another sunny one in London, I am feeling truly spoilt! What with this lovely weather I am trying to make a more conscious effort to wear some colour ( see this post for my first attempt) and as you may of notice when it comes to colour I seem to have the motto 'go hard or go home' haha. Another bright piece from me today, editing these pictures was extremely hard as the jumper kept going fluorescent but the first photo is the true colour of the sweater. Besides black I would say orange is up there as one of my favourite colours, black & orange together is perfection in my book, so this boxy semi cropped jumper in Topshop sucked me in instantly! I paired it with a skirt I remember last year searching high and low for, it was going to be the skirt to transform my life ( you know where I'm going with this) and I have worn it a pitiful twice in its whole life time. The pair together make me feel very 60's so I only thought it was appropriate to make a bit of effort with my hair and do a semi beehive which I massively failed but baby steps people!

Anyone else got this skirt? What do you wear it with?

Jumper- Topshop
Skirt- Topshop (old)
Boots- Topshop
Sunglasses- Rayban



Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Hoppin' into Spring


Yep the title is correct on Saturday I hopped and bounded into the arms of spring like it was a long lost friend. Off went my coat ( maybe a little premature), on went the sunglasses and off to sunny London I went.

Now this scarf is the marmite item of my wardrobe, it got mixed reviews from my work colleagues when I bought it spur of the moment one lunch time but for me it was love at first sight. Coming from a girl who rarely wears anything but black I have thrown myself in the deep end with neons here, I never do do things by halves! The print made me instantly think of Louis Vuitton's leopard style scarves and I thought it is an easy way to jazz up sometimes boring all black outfits. I always find it funny how a certain item of clothing can just give you a vision, as soon as I saw this scarf I thought of being in Rome on a spring day with the sun out but a cold breeze, Rayban aviators on, a nude lip and parka coat. Too much of a daydreamer? Most probably!

Did you get to enjoy the sunshine? What are your honest thoughts on this scarf? Something you would wear or too bright?

Scarf- Topshop
Blouse- Topshop (old)
Jeans- Topshop Leigh
Shoes (Topshop)

( This has made me realised I need to shop elsehwere haha)

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