Thursday, 25 August 2016

OOTD; Charlotte Simone Big Bird Bomber & Bell Bottoms too!

Faux Fur Jacket | Charlotte Simone
White T-shirt | Topshop 
Body Chain | ASOS 
Bell Botton Jeans | ASOS | here
Stan Smith Trainers | Adidas 
How exciting.. I am now the very proud owner of a Charlotte Simone bomber jacket! This amazing wardrobe newbie has been added alongside to my two Charlotte Simone popsicles and make me one very happy girl when looking at my wardrobe. 
When I very first spotted the Big Bird Bombers hit the Charlotte Simone website I thought they would 100% have to be a 'splurge' buy and that I should wait a while to see if I really wanted one as mich as I thought just because they are a little on the pricey side (especially when you already own as many coats as I do). But as the months passed, I still found myself swooning over the jackets on social media and visiting the CS website on pretty much a weekly basis. Then just a few weeks ago I noticed that Charlotte Simone was having a HUGE summer sale meaning I could bag this beauty of a coat for myself with an amazing 30% off. 
Although I loved literally every colour the Big Bird Bombers are made in, I went for this stunning blue & grey combo (even though it was pretty hard to not go for the pink). I thought these colours would be perfect for the cooler month especially to style up with a simple t-shirt & jeans for days when I feel a little less 'glam' so to say (Sunday'zzzzz). 
For this outfit I wore my new bell bottom jeans from ASOS, a simple white tee, gold body chain for a hint of dainty detail & my Stan Smiths too. I am so glad I managed to get my hands on this fluffy coat of dreams as I just know it's going to be one of those pieces I keep in my wardrobe forever! 
I'm actually pretty gutted that the UK is having a spell of sunshine ATM as I can't wear it all day, everyday.. (Pretty sure I'll regret saying that when it's none stop raining haha).

Have you gone all out & splurged big money on a dream item recently? 
Or have something just have been eyeing up for a while and just can't stop thinking about? 

Let me know! 
I hope you're all well & having a great week so far. 


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

DIY; Miu Miu Style Pumps

Miu Miu pumps.. I can pretty much guarantee I am not the only one swooning over these beauties but at almost £400 per pair they are pretty pricey. I was looking at each of the Miu Miu lace ups & thought why not try out a little DIY instead.. 

What you will need: 
- Ballet Style Pumps (of your choice colour-wise & fabric-wise
- Two Meters of black ribbon 
- Two Meters of gingham ribbon
- Cotton Thread to match your pumps
- One Hand-Sewing Needle 
- Small Scissors  
Ballet Style Pumps - Topshop
Scissors, Thread & One Sewing Needle
Two meters of each ribbon (your's could be different colours etc. depending on chosen style)
Once you have all your supplies ready it's just a few quick steps..
Begin by folding the ribbon exactly in half & placing it on the mid-way point on the center back of the shoe.
Once in place, simply sew the ribbon in place and repeat each stitch two/three times to ensure it is tight & sturdy.
Once all stitched, trim off any loose cotton ends & repeat on the second shoe. 
As you can see from the images obviously my DIY is not an excact copy of the Miu Miu pumps but I really loved the red ribbon bows already on my bought pumps so wanted to keep that there.
If you want to try something even a little more special you could also try out adding some super sweet charms to the ribbons as some of the Miu Miu shoes have.. Cat's on ribbons, why ever not?
Let me know if you try out this quick & easy DIY for yourself!? 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Monday Blues.. Cheer up, buttercup!

July, 11th and it is still pouring down with rain here in the UK.. when will the sunshine appear?

I'm not sure about you but I'm so sick of the rainy weather, of course we have had some sunny days but the majority of the 'summer days' so far have been none stop rain.. So what do we do when we're feeling blue? Shopping of course! 

I've just got back from a little mini shopping trip & bought quite a few new blues pieces which made me think.. Monday blues, lets make a moodboard! 

Each of the seriously beautiful items are all via. Polyvore and each most definitely on my dream wish list! I seriously love the dresses with their stunning colours and tassel detailing. I'd team each dress with super chic shoes and a quirky bag as shown above, I particularly love the Charlotte Olympia Kitty Boots, a girl can dream right!? 

How has your Monday been so far? 
Let me know! 


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

OOTD: Topshop Boutique Pink Peplum & Ripped Jeans

pink peplum top | topshop | £40 here
ripped jeans | DIY 
leopard shoes | topshop 
bag | zara | £10.00
marbou feather coat | eBay

I never thought I'd see the day I was a fan of ripped jeans but.. here I am, none stop wearing them! 
I even ripped the holes in these ones myself..

I really love styling more 'edgy' pieces so to say, such as ripped jeans, black jeans, leather etc. with super girly items just to make them suit my style a little more, so of course I went for this brand new pastel pink top I bought from Topshop Boutique just last week. I love how the peplum is just on one side & of course I was sold by the colour. I also added my favourite velvet leopard shoes and fluffy jacket for a touch of texture too! 

I hope you're all well & had a great weekend! 
What did you get up to?



Saturday, 2 July 2016

Fendi Faves - But why real fur?

Okay, I know even starting to write this post that it could be one that sparks a little conversation as obviously the use of real fur within fashion always does. During my university course I focused a lot of my work on the use of fur which meant looking into it in a little more detail. Now I for one absolutely LOVE everything about Fendi as a brand and of course I'm a huge fan of their amazing Bag Bug collections as well as everything that goes along side them..
But even as I was piecing together this image on Polyvore to initially post as a wishlist / dreamy accessories post, I was looking at the items & their prices and thinking to myself, why real fur? 

There are a whole heap of questions that come to my mind when thinking of real fur, to name a few - 
Is it cheaper to use? 
Do people see it as a luxury as they did decades ago?
Is it seen as a sign of class / money wearing fur?
If people knew exactly what happens to the animals for their fur, would they still buy them? 
Do people just prefer to not think of it & appreciate the product on it's looks & not actually what it's made from? 
Why is there such a huge debate about fur & not leather, when they are both made from animal skin / bodies? 
 Like I said, I have a lot of questions.. 

These are question's that I want to look into & find out for myself but I thought this post could be good & maybe see what others have to say? 
If you want to leave a comment about your opinion of this or can answer any of my questions, that would be great! 

Hope you're all well & having a great weekend so far! 


Thursday, 30 June 2016

Let's take a little look around.. Home Comforts

I was having a think all about my blog the other day & thought although I post mainly about what I'm wearing it could be pretty nice to share a little look into my 'personal space' ..

I'm pretty obsessed when it comes to buying homeware & will pick up things from anywhere and everywhere when I have the chance. I also have a lot to thank my friends for when it comes to cute/quirky pieces for my bedroom from previous Birthday & Christmas presents, quick hint - they know I love anything pineapple themed haha!
First off.. Pretty peonies, pugs & of course pineapples! 
This little section is located on my work desk in the room, quite a lot of the little pieces have been gifts including the green Sunnydip Pineapple candle (that smells of the most delicious pineapple sweets) as well as the gold pineapple pot too! 
My boyfriend got me the two little pugs (which are actually salt & pepper pots) & I picked up the NYC card whilst there last month.. Of course I had to display a photobooth pictures & my Miu Miu sunglasses as well. 

Moving on to my make up / getting ready area.. I keep quite a bit of my make up on this vintage silver cake stand as well as a few retro looking pots which have my brushed/lip liners etc. in! 
I also have the amazing pink pineapple pot which was another present which I keep all my eyeliners, mascara's & eyebrow tools in.I then have another vintage cake stand, this time glass with some jewellery pieces laid out on. 
From the images you can see the rest of my bits & pieces such as perfumes, my polaroid camera and my other pair of Miu Miu sunglasses, once again that stunning pink velvet case of dreams has to be on show for sure!

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes! 
I keep all of my clothing items on each of the two rails, although they may need a little dust from time to time.. I really love having all of my clothe visible & almost on display so I can see and choose what to wear each day. I also have recently started sticking each of my polaroid images onto my plain white door, I had a whole heap of photos with nothing to do with them so I thought why not pop them up and see them daily. As well as the photos of course I have a little bit of fluff including my two Charlotte Simone scarfs, my pink mongolian fur collar from Topshop & my new super cute fluffy cap which I bought from dreamy fashion blogger Pie & Fash!

The last little section I'm going to share is.. Books & Bunnies.
I always love know what books people keep near their bedside whether its for ascetic reasons or actually just their fave books. One of mine is most definitely Alexa Chung's IT, even after a few years of it been out now. I also love mine so much as it's actually signed after meeting her last year, making it super special to me. I also have a few fashion books too as well as a Jo Malone candle which was a Valentines present from my boyfriend! 

The rabbit lamp is 100% my favourite thing in my entire bedroom, I've had it for almost two years now after spotting it in Debenhams the first ever time I met up with my boyfriend after we met on holiday. I never bought it at the time but two weeks later I just had to go back as I couldn't stop thinking about it! I knew it would be a piece I would treasure and know I will keep it no matter where I live!

Do you have a particular way you like to lay out your personal space or happy to have things any old way as long as they are there? Also, let me know what your most treasured item is as I love knowing all about peoples favourite pieces, especially if they have stories behind them!

I hope you're all well! 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

NYC - What I got up too..

In my last post I was a few days away from jetting off to the big apple for a city break... 
New York was everything I thought it would be & more, so amazing! 

To be honest I was a little nervous about going mainly because of how people say you can't stop for a second without getting trampled on haha, but luckily enough I never came face to face with a situation like that (maybe Times Square actually, but other than that, all safe & sound!).

As a city I actually found New York to feel one of the safest & most friendly places I had ever visited!

So what did I get up to? 

Of course the obvious super tourist trips had to happen.. Statue of Liberty was top of the list for me as I had seen so many amazing photographs & just could not wait to get snapping some of my own!

We had around five days to explore the city & made plenty of stop offs in the following places -
Central Park
5th Avenue (luckily our hotel was just off of here which meant lots of shopping!)
The Guggenheim Art Gallery
The Natural History Museum
Chelsea Market
The High Line Park
Times Square
Upper East Village (Sex and the City fans know the score)
Grand Central Terminal
& the Empire State Building

We were super lucky with the weather for most of the days which made me one very happy tourist! 
One of my favourite, not so typical tourist hot spots was the CUPCAKE ATM machine at Sprinkles Bakery just opposite Bloomingdales.. 
After spotting this gem on Instagram & my friend telling me all about it, I just knew I had to go & let me tell you the red velvet cupcake did not disappoint, so delicious! 

For other not so typical hot spots I made a Pinterest board before I left which you can find .. here!

As I also mentioned, the hotel I stayed in was just off of 5th Avenue which was perfect for me just not so much for my bank balance / holiday budget. On the very last day I caved and treated myself to a new pair of Miu Miu sunglasses, as I already have the green glitter ones I thought I would keep it classy and go for all black with simple gold details. I love them so very much & see them as I kind of reminder of how much of a great time I had in NYC too! 

Have you been anywhere exciting recently or jetting off sometime soon? 
Let me know! 

I hope you're all well.