23.06.2017- What I Wore Today #306

Friday, 23 June 2017

Final post from the South of France ahoy! If I'm being honest, I've collated these holiday style posts in a slightly back to front order, but never mind! This outfit, whilst not the most photogenic or fashion forward, was what I pulled together for the 3.45am alarm and the flight to Marseille, and combines some comfortable essentials which were perfect for a day exploring the city:

Tee- Topman
Jeans- ASOS 
Shoes- New Look 
Bag- Oliver Bonas 
Sunglasses- Ray-Ban (via John Lewis)

Yes, yes, this t-shirt is from Topman- sometimes shopping around takes you in the most unexpected of directions- but anything with some Stevie Nicks sass gets a big thumbs up from me! These relaxed jeans from ASOS have been a real weekend essential for me over the last few months, and proved to be a godsend on this break as they are just so comfortable. New accessories here in the shape of a freshly purchased backpack from Oliver Bonas, and some holiday skate shoes from New Look, which well and truly earned their keep trekking through the streets of Marseille, and along the picturesque harbourside. Needless to say, I'm already longing for a trip back!

What are your travel wardrobe treasures?

(Image credit: Michelle Chai, please do not reproduce without permission.)

21.06.2017- Cath Kidston AW17

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

In the ever topsy-turvy world of forward planning and shifting seasons, a couple of weeks ago I found myself meandering my way along to the Cath Kidston AW17 Press Day. As is always the way with these sorts of things, I stepped from a sunny street into an autumn and winter ready wonderland- fully equipped with all of the fashions, homeware and (whisper it!) festive favourites for the coming months:

As well as lots of lovely new florals carrying across the fashion offering (perfect for any winter wardrobe!), it was great to see so many eye-catching accessories on display too- from practical cross-body bags, to flower festooned trainers- which I know I'll be snapping up as soon as they arrive in store! Hero home pieces for next season are decidedly feline in theme, with a moggy motif taking pride of place across crockery collections- worth investing in purely for decorative value, don't you think? The Christmas collection is also, as ever, choc-a-bloc with treasures which are perfect for personalised gifting- including monogrammed mugs and sparking sweaters. 

What are you looking forward to for autumn?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

19.06.2017- Beauty Buys: Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Cologne

Monday, 19 June 2017

With the outset of summer on the horizon, I'm sure I'm not the only one loving the longer evenings, lighter days and warmer weather. For me, one of the loveliest things about seguing between spring and summer is seeing so many of my favourite blooms bursting back into the garden, and spending the evenings watching the sun going down surrounded by so many lovely scents is one of the pursuits which I look forward to the most each year. With that in mind, I've been on the hunt for a new everyday scent which is synonymous with the summertime- I have found one in the shape of a Jo Malone classic:

This Peony and Blush Suede Cologne is a fragrance which I've been eager to try for a little while now, and, after treating myself last payday, I can safely say that it's already become a firm favourite. It's lovely and lightweight, so is ideal for spritzing on long summer days, with a delicate floral heart note adding a subtlety complimented by a fruity apple twist. With hints of jasmine, rose and gillyflower, it's like a blooming summer garden in a bottle- just heavenly!

What are your favourite summer scents?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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