Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Uniform

H&M split side midi dress (similar and similar) | RIVER ISLAND silk scarf (as headband - similar) | DUNE LONDON black sandals | QUAY sunglasses | BAIA bag

You might remember me mentioning a little while ago that I'd shot some looks in London with the wonderful Amber Rose... well, here they are! I've been a fan of her photography for SO long - how dreamy are her images!? - so it was amazing to finally meet up with her to shoot some shit. For this look I went for what we'll call my standard summer look - midi dress, headband and some big ass sunglasses. I actually picked up this dress just the day before we shot, I've been after something like it for so long and spotted it hiding at the back of a rail in H&M. And the rest, as we say, is history. Anyway, I really hope you like the images because I'm mucho mucho excited to share the rest with you.

I'm off to see the new Amy Winehouse film tonight - which I feel weirdly nervous about, I'm preparing myself for an uncomfortable watch - and, as always, am running spectacularly late. Nothing puts me in a bad mood like not having time to buy popcorn at the cinema. 

Ciaociao muthafu- you know how it goes


Photos by Amber Rose Photography

Paris: A Week in Outfits

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Bonjour, bonjour! That's me home from Paris and back into your arms once again. I had a lot of people over on my Instagram ask about what I was wearing when I was out there, so I thought I'd round them up together in a 'week in outfits' post, a little different to my usual kind of post so I hope you like it! When I'm on holiday-holiday I'm quite a lazy dresser, but the joy of city breaks is that you have the opportunity to dress up a little bit if you so wish (and that, people, is why my case is almost always right up at the weight allowance) and pretend you're in Sex in the City. Just kidding, I don't do that last part. Only sometimes.

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Excuse the massive bitch face in the first photo, sadly that's just what my face looks like before it realises it's supposed to be smiling.

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JIGSAW polka dot blouse | ZARA striped culottes (similar and similar) | ASOS lace up heels | MULBERRY 'Lily' bag

The heels are comfier than they look, I lasted a good four hours in those badboys before my toes started to tingle.

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ASOS floral poncho | BAIA leopard bag | BERTIE lace-up wedges

Day 4 was awkward because me and the plant turned up wearing the same outfit. Expect to see us in the 'Who Wore it Best' section of Heat magazine next week.

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MISSGUIDED crop top | ZARA striped culottes (similar and similar)

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Most nights we just stayed out right through and kept on what we were wearing, but since it was one of the last nights we decided to dress up and go out for some posh nosh, so I slipped into something a little less comfortable. That's right, you're getting two outfits for the price of one.

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H&M dress (similar and similar) | BELT so old I can't remember | ASOS lace-up heels

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So there we have it, my week in outfits. I'll be back soon with my usual photo diary and where to eat posts but, for now, I hope you enjoyed this one!


Monday, June 29, 2015

ASOS: Best of the Sale

Every time the ASOS sale comes round I get people (namely my Mum) asking if I can do an edit, so your wish is my command! It's a big bitchin' thing to tackle on your own - it took me at least two cups of tea and five kitkats- so I've done the hard work for you and rounded up my all-time favourite sale picks right here in one shoppable edit. I started off thinking, 'right, I'll pull together 15 or so pieces', but then it just kind of got out of hand. What can I say, it's a good sale. I've already ordered a few things for myself (the star print converse, the 'you can't swim with us' top, and these amazing trousers if anyone's asking. What do you mean you weren't?) and am currently tying my hands with plastic tags so I don't buy any more. Let me know what your favourites are/if you end up buying any of your own - if you see anything you like just click on the image to be taken straight to it!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Getting Sweaty with Swimwear365 and SBC

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited down to Landantown to take part in a SBC exercise class with the lovely Swimwear 365. Just in case you don't already know, SBC (or the Skinny Bitch Collective) is an hour long class run by Russell Bateman who trains the likes of Millie Mackintosh and Suki Waterhouse. I seriously needed a kick up the butt in the exercise department, so thought this'd be a good one to get me going, plus if there was the promise of getting a bod like either of those two babettes then I couldn't really say no. I headed down before and checked into the Park Avenue Baker Street hotel which was LAVLY - check it out if you're looking for somewhere to stay in London - and did a cracking breakfast.

The class itself was hard as shit; from planks to crabwalks to upside down mountain climbers and back again. At one point I actually though, 'what if I never see my kids again?' before realising that I don't actually have kids and was delirious from exhaustion. You can see how you'd having a banging bod in no time if you were going at it a couple of times a week, plus Russell's not a man you'd want to disappoint so you really do push yourself. The one thing I would say is that it'd be handy to have some basic knowledge of different exercises before you go because it's so fast-paced and relentless (generally 20 seconds per exercise with a few seconds rest before you're onto the next one) that you can easily get lost or left behind if you're not sure what's going on. It was one of the best blogger events I've been to, as much as I love mini cupcakes and champagne, there's nothing like getting sweaty with a bunch of girls to bring you close together. Big thanks to Label PR, Swimwear365 and Russell to putting on such an amazing event!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Unlikely Barbour

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Your eyes do not deceive you, this leather jacket is indeed from Barbour International. Snazzy, huh? I know them more for their quilted jackets (which, FYI, I was DESPERATE for when I was younger, I truly thought they were the key to being cool) so I was really surprised when I went on the website and found a whole selection of leather jackets. This one here caught my eye immediato; with it's square shoulders and asymmetric zip it reminded me of something Queen Moss might wear. It's even better in real life, the leather is like butter (I made rob stroke it in the middle of a restaurant, which he enjoyed until we realised to the untrained eye it might just look like he was stroking my breast) and fits like a glove. A jacket shaped glove. I really like that they've kept the traditional tartan lining though, which is a nice little nod to the brand as if to say, 'I might not look it on the outside, but on the inside I'm aaaaall Barbour'. 

God I need to stop making my clothes talk. I'm off to Paris (I bet you £10, or should I say 10euro that my Mum'll try to steal this jacket when I meet her out there) for a couple of days but will try and keep my blog updated as much as possible! Until then, you can follow what I'm up to over on my Instagram or Twitter if you so wish.  

A bientot and all that,