Sunday, May 17, 2015

Day to Night with H&M

HM palm print bikini 1 HM palm print bikini 5
Everything I'm wearing is from the H&M summer collection

Bonjourno! Today's post is written to you all the way from our incredible room at The Blue Palace resort in Crete (which has its own infinity pool attached to the room - mad, eh? - but more on that later!). Today's post is a 2 for the price of 1 because I liked H&M's summer collection so much I couldn't choose between doing an evening or a daytime look, so just went bananas and did both. I'm sure I don't need to tell you all how wonderful the H&M summer collection is; a) it's modelled by Victoria's Secret Angels and b) H&M smash it pretty much every year, I don't actually remember the last time I didn't buy my holiday clothes from them. My particular favourite from this season is the palm print bikini, which genuinely comes in at £7.98 for the whole set... utter madness. They also have a high waisted bikini in the same print which is absolutely beautiful. In all honesty, Greece kind of crept up on me and I wasn't feeling bikini ready in the slightest, but I just repeated the old, 'if you have a bikini and a body then you've got a bikini body' mantra, had a few shots and was ready to go. Kidding. I had a lot more than a few shots. 

I hope you liked the two looks, and you can check out the full H&M summer collection here!

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- This post is in collaboration with H&M, all opinions, product choices and weird poses are my own - 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ASOS Wishlistin'

- As always, just click on any items you like and it'll take you straight to them! -

It's been a while since I've done a good wishlist and since my ASOS 'saved items' has expanded somewhat sizeably in the past few weeks I thought I'd share my favourite picks with you! Quite colourful for me eh? I'm much more comfortable dressing for Winter - lots of layers and lots of black - and I always find my style gets more... all over the place when the sun's out. My favourite picks have to be the Ace of Hearts bag (coolest thing I've seen in a while) and that beautiful coral paisley print playsuit (tongue-twister alert)... although I do have a soft spot for the burger jumper because.. well, it's a burger on a jumper.

Well, best be off, it's time to pack for Greece! And by that I mean procrastinate for five hours before panic packing at midnight.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Summer Staple Shoe

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See, I told you it was going to be a summery one. These were taking in York when we had a glorious couple of hours of sun - I'd been waiting to take these suede badboys out for a spin for SO long, ie waiting for Britain to finally get its act together and stop raining, so pretty much threw them on before you could say GLADIATORRRR. I've been looking for a summer sandal like this for a good few years; versatile, neutral and - above all - comfortable; I've spent hours at a time in these badboys and can confirm it's like walking on a cloud. We're off to Greece this Friday morning (have I mentioned that already? I feel like I haven't shut up about it) so I've got them packed to wear with floppy dresses and black-t-shirt-denim-short combos a la Kate Bosworth. I should probably also mention that they come in black in case tan isn't your thing!

Well, I should probably get back to work... I've been going non-stop so that I'm all prepared and have a few things scheduled for when I'm away but I keep getting distracted by Lilo and her adorableness. Goddamn puppies.


Pardy Weekend

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- Wearing KAPTEN & SON watch -
French Bulldog puppy P5094440 Lotta's red clogs the little magpie

Oh hey there! I actually meant to post this yesterday but I've been having so may problems uploading to Flickr since they've updated (anyone else?) but, anyway, here we are. On Friday I headed down to Edinburgh for a lovely afternoon tea at the Malmaison with Arcadia and Impulse - they do the best scones in the world there and I was about two seconds away from screwing the gluten intolerance and shoving one in my face - and then headed over to H&M for a little store visit (more on that later) before venturing to Glasgow for a weekend with my family. For my Gran and Papa's 50th anniversary I'd arranged for all my family to fly over to surprise them and it worked SO well, they hadn't a clue. Risky business though, giving people of a certain age a big surprise. We were really lucky with the weather, especially since it's Glasgow we're talking about here, so spent the day drinking and catching up in the garden before heading out for a big-ass meal in the evening. Sadly we all had to go our separate ways yesterday, but it really was the best weekend hanging out with those goons. My Gran was very strict on her, 'Don't You Go Uploading Photos of me to That Internet' policy, so instead I've just shared some outfit/outfit details from the weekend as well as a couple of other snaps.

I've got a VERY summery post coming later on tonight - legs out and everything, ooh-er - so keep your eyes peeled for that and, in the meantime, let's all celebrate the fact that Monday's over.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Black, black and more black

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FASHION PILLS leather collar jacket & black platforms* | TOPSHOP skinny jeans | ALEXANDER WANG X H&M tee | RAY BAN sunglasses

Aaaand we're back to all black. I just can't stay away, it's an illness. The jacket/blazer (with its snazzy leather collar) and platform heels are two new pieces that I've added to my black dominated wardrobe, both of which are from Fashion Pills. In case you haven't heard of them, Fashion Pills stock lots of different brands - from Lazy Oaf to Cheap Monday to The White Pepper - as well as their own brand stock. The own brand's all crazy well-priced, these platforms are now down to something mad like £17.99 and have been filling the YSL Tribute shaped hole in my heart quite nicely! 

My Mum and my brother are home for a couple of days so I'm off out to meet them for some tapas and - hopefully - a little bit of Cinderella in the cinema. Unless it's uncool to admit you're going to see Cinderella for the second time, in which case I'm off to see... Die Hard.


- Post in collab with Fashion Pills -