Tuesday, 26 April 2016

OOTD; A Day In London

This Saturday, me and my boyfriend headed to London for a belated birthday trip for him, we went not to long ago (the beginning of the year) so decided we would have a more kind of tourist day out and do a few different things, these including the London Eye and a trip to Shoreditch and Brick Lane, before a spot of shopping in Oxford Circus too.

It was such a lovely day, one of those ones that you never want to end, plus we were very lucky with the weather too as it was lovely sunshine most of the day, with the odd patch of rain showers too (it is England after all). Although we didn't take any full blog style outfit images, we did take quite a few photo's which I thought I would share.. 

Sunglasses | Miu Miu
Pink Blouse | Archive by Alexa | £35.00
Flare Jeans | H&M | £20.00
Silver Boots | Daisy Street | £30.00 

Hello there famous pelican of Brick Lane (we walked quite abit to get a glimpse of this one). 

As well as the amazing graffiti down near Brick Lane, it's also know for it's bagel shops, markets and of course all things vintage. We headed in to a small indoor market and found these amazing pineapple flowers.. Of course I had to buy them but they did get a little squashed after being carried around London for almost ten hours haha. They are still going strong though and are currently placed in my rose gold vase near the window! 

I'm heading off to New York bright & early in the morning and I'm so excited although slightly terrified of having jet-lag haha.. anybody else have that as a fear or just me? 

What did you get up to this weekend? Be sure to let me know! 

Hope you're all well! 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

OOTD; The Eliza Dress

On Sunday I wore my Alexa for M&S Eliza dress for the very first time, it was super sunny & warm weather-wise meaning no tights and instead just a simple pair of patent black boots! 

I actually really like the look of ankle boots & dress with no tights, just bare legs now. I used to find the combination would make me look really strange height/body proportion wise, I'm not sure if it was because of where my boots stopped etc. but I'm very much a fan of the look now! 

Sunglasses | Miu Miu
Dress | Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer | £45.00
Backpack | Topshop | £80.00
Ankle Boots | Topshop | £35.00

I also popped on my fluffy Topshop backpack and Miu Miu sunglasses to keep from taking squinted eyes blog photographs..

I hope you're all well and having a great week so far, happy hump day too!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Archive by Alexa Chung

Of course we all seen this blog post coming.. Archive by Alexa! 

In Wednesday's post I briefly wrote about ordering the Eliza Dress from the Alexa archive collection for Marks and Spencer & so thought it could be nice to piece together a little post fully devoted to this. Although I did only order the one dress online, I may of made a trip to the closest Marks & Spencer store near by and bought the Harry Blouse yesterday.. 

Eliza Dress | £45.00

Harry Blouse | £35.00 

As the Marks & Spencer's closest to me is pretty big I did initially think they may have a few of the Alexa pieces in stock however when I got there they actually had the whole collection with so so many sizes left. When I was paying at the till the lady said that they had received double stock of the Alexa pieces and had placed all the remaining stock out that afternoon so once it was gone, it was 100% gone.. 

In terms of what I think of the collection as a whole, I actually think it's really great quality & fits really lovely although I have seen a few posts on social media of people not agreeing with this. 
The prices I also think worked out really well as they were pretty much just normal M&S prices.
I've also spotted some of the items listed on eBay already for literally double their original prices, 
it's crazy what a limited edition item can do haha!

(pink or white was the question.. pink of course!)

I'm not completely sure if any of the items will still be available online at the M&S website as you're reading this, but right this second whilst I'm writing, they currently have a lot left and a whole range of sizes. To click through to have a little look the link is here.

I hope you're all having a great weekend so far! 

Also, be sure to let me know what pieces you picked up from the collection if any, or even just your faves from seeing them online etc. 


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Wednesday Wishlist: Hello Spring!

Spring is in the air & that makes me one very happy girl! 
There is literally nothing nicer than waking up to the sun shining through the window and of course a new season means..new clothes!
I thought I would pick out some of my very fave pieces on Polyvore at the moment & I can't even lie, I am 1000% in love with every single item above! 
I'm thinking embroidered floral's, frills, lace, pastels and of course heels and sunglasses for this wonderful sunny season.. 

Today also marks the day Alexa Chung's Archive for Marks & Spencer's went live.. 
I was obviously super excited to get shopping & was logged into the website bright and early this morning. 
Although I was pretty close to buying the dreamy pastel pink Harry shirt which Alexa is wearing in the image above, I decided to just stick with the one item I'd been swooning over since first spotting it.. 
Hello Eliza dress! 
It's safe to say, I will be eagerly awaiting by my post box for it to arrive. 
Did you get your hands on any of the Alexa collection? If so let me know what you picked out! 

I have a very exciting few weeks coming up in terms of trips (which of course means outfit photos), next weekend I am heading to London and then the following week I'm jetting off to New York City.. 
So as you can imagine I'm so so excited and already pretty much planned every single one of my outfits! 

I can't wait to post all about them once I'm back! 
I hope you're all well & getting to enjoy some of this lovely weather too.

Have a great day everybody!