Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saints & Sinners

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H&M ribbed oversized jumper & white jeans | MURU dreamcatcher necklace | SENSO leopard print ankle boots | TOPSHOP colour block clutch (similar) | RAY BAN sunglasses

We've gone straight from an all black outfit into an all-white outfit - I've got my own little pre-Halloween saints and sinners theme going on it would seem. I'm incredibly hungover today; it was Rob's birthday yesterday and we ended up being out until five so my head and stomach are really not in a happy place right now, hence the oversized, comfy jumper and sunglasses combo. Here's hoping Colin the Caterpillar cake will come to the rescue, because if that doesn't work then I don't know what will. 

I wear my gold locket every day, as some of you might have noticed, and recently I've been looking for a slightly longer gold necklace that I can layer with, so I was over the moon to come home to this Muru dreamcatcher necklace last week. The whole collection's incredibly delicate and beautiful - definitely one to watch if you're like me and like simpler, minimalistic jewellery.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Back to Black

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ALL SAINTS Balfern leather jacket | H&M black linen tee | MISS SELFRIDGE skinny jeans | SENSO leopard ponyskin ankle boots | MULBERRY Alexa satchel | RAY BAN Wayfarer sunglasses

Would it be unimaginative to call this post 'Back to Black'? Probably, but I'm going to do it anyway. However, as always, a little bit of colour has sneaked in; this time in the form of these incredible leopard boots. I think it's probably starting to make people uncomfortable how often I proclaim my undying love for Senso and their amazing selection of boots, so instead this time I'll let the pictures do the talking* 


*Nope, actually, I am going to say one thing - the. is. sale. now. on. My love for cobalt blue has only been deepened by this pair of suede platforms here. Mmmm.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Playing with Lengths

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As you can probably tell by the lack of goosebumps on my arms, this is an outfit I wore a couple of weeks ago before the cold really hit. However, pop another coat on top of the biker and hey presto, you've got yourself the perfect A/W outfit. I picked up this top and pair of trousers in Topshop at the same time and, although it wasn't intentional, they turned out to be the perfect match for one another. I think it's a common misconception that only tall people can get away with playing with lengths - fellow munchkins of the world, get in on this action! Although I'm very fond of a black and white palette ('no, really?!' I hear you cry), I thought I'd add a pop of colour in the form of this amazing orange polish from Topshop.


Monday, October 13, 2014

September Favourites | The Little Magpie


Now that we're halfway through October I thought, 'ah, what better time than to share my September Favourites video', ahem. Anyway, a lot of you ask on here what skincare/make-up I use, so I've included a little bit about that in this video!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week in Pictures

Free People pop-up shop
Well, well, well… my Week in Pictures feature returns. You guys left some really lovely comments on my last one, with most of you admitting you enjoy this type of post because, like me, you’re little nosy parkers. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll probably know that I was down in London for a couple of days this week, mainly to attend the Free People E-pop up shop, and disappoint it did not. It’s no secret that I’m a massive FP fan, but the pieces they had out in the showroom from the A/W collection were spectacular, like little works of art (take, for example, this belter of a jacket here). They had hair braiding, DJing and a little stall set up with the tastiest snacks including wheatgrass and cashew butter balls and edible (yes, edible) flowers. 
Galleria Melissa shoe store launch Galleria Melissa store launch covent garden
I also popped along to the opening of the Galeria Melissa in Covent Garden - Melissa's first permanent UK store - when I was down, and the store’s just beautiful; think futuristic and classic all at once. There was Jamie Hince on DJ, Kate Moss and Georgia Jagger in attendance as well as the best mojitos in town, and the collection itself is so cute and quirky. The store’s now open to the public, so if you fancy checking it out for yourself it’s over on King Street.
photo 3 (11) Dune Shoes AW Christmas collection ALSO in London (yes, I literally squeezed in as much as possible, you’d think I had Bernard’s Watch) I popped in to Dune's showroom to get a little preview of the A/W and Christmas stock and, let me tell you, there’s a whole load of amazingness coming your way. They've stayed faithful to the party shoes they’re known for (think iridescent glitter and snakeprint so shimmery a mermaid would be proud) but they've also got some really stripped back, minimal pieces in which are, you guessed it, right up my street. I picked up a pair of these zebra pointed loafers, so keep an eye out for those coming to an outfit post near you soon.
photo 1 (18) The Black Lion Brighton
The Black Lion in Brighton - I had catch of the day with kale, caramelised onions and new potatoes in a white wine sauce, my brother had the (mahoosive) fish and chips
Cocktails at Bar 32 Brighton
Incredible cakes on the uni campus and cocktails at No 32

I also managed to fit in a quick trip to Brighton to visit my little brother, and let him take me on a delightful little culinary tour: from incredible cakes, to cocktails at No 32 (that’s the No.32 speciality cocktail on the right there and boy oh boyyy is it good), to a huge pub dinner at the cutest pub called The Black Lion which looks almost exactly like what I imagined Grimmauld Place to look like from the outside when I read the Harry Potter books. #nerdalert.

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A quick outfit post in Oxford Circus beside my one true love; Topshop. Wearing a River Island jacket (FINALLY I got my hands on a cropped sleeve one), a Warehouse boucle jumper, Topshop jeans and an H&M clutch.
Me & Mac Oxford Street
A quick snap with my little bother