• Lifestyle,  Style

    Festival Fashion for Practical People

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    Festival season is probably my favourite time of the year. Watching bands, hanging out with friends, soaking up the great outdoors – it’s my happy place. Every year though, there are plenty of “festival lookbooks” which are just not practical. If you’re going to be trying to get in and out of a portaloo as quickly as possible, then a pretty but fiddly button-through playsuit is not the one. Open toed sandals and wedges are lovely, but if you’re at one of the bigger festivals and walking 20,000+ steps a day over uneven ground, you’re just going to suffer. So here are 3 looks I would wear to any festival, which allow for movement, sitting on grass and coping with the multitude of weather conditions a British summer will inevitably throw at us.

  • Lifestyle,  Style,  Travel

    Around Kensington Gardens in Pictures

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    Sunset in Kensington Gardens is quite beautiful. I was lucky enough to swing by after work a few weeks ago for this little photo shoot. A friend of mine mentioned that a photographer friend of theirs was looking to expand his portfolio, and asked if anyone fancied testing some portrait shots. Naturally, I jumped at the chance. What a treat to grab some pictures without having to find a flat surface on which to balance my phone!

  • Style

    Charity Shopping – Summer Dresses

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    Hi everyone! I’ve been away for a little while, mostly because life and work got in the way, as they sometimes do. Rather than try some grand relaunch, or a total restructure of the blog, I’m just going to post some pictures of a couple of dresses I picked up from my local charity shop the other day.

  • Lifestyle,  Style

    Friday Faves – Sales, Home Cooking, Corsets and Shoes

     
    Sales

    I love the sales. I’ve noticed that I tend to re-stock my wardrobe twice a year, in the end of summer and the post-Christmas sale periods. Since the fashion world is always one step in the future, this means that often the “end of summer” sales are at the beginning of summer. Likewise, the January sales of winter stock occur when there’s still a fair amount of winter left. So I’m currently stocking up on winter collection pieces that will see me through many winters to come.

  • Style

    Velvet and Suede and a Fancy Necklace

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    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been over 4 months since I posted a proper outfit post! I started this incarnation of my blog in January 2017 and it feels like a nice kind of symmetry to begin 2018 with a similar style of post. I’ve been having a big think about my blog recently, and some changes I’m going to make for this year, but that’s for another post. For now, let’s talk about velvet and layering, two of my favourite things.

  • Style

    60’s Florals and Suede Boots

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    My wardrobe is a total mishmash of styles and influences. I’ve got a fair amount of mid-century style; the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s are my favourite decades for sartorial inspiration. This look is much more 60’s themed though, and a perfect summer combo to cheer up London streets. This floral dress first featured on my Insta all the way back in April when I was still wearing tights! The weather finally picked up enough this August to be able to wear it with bare legs and ankle boots. I think dresses / skirts and ankle boots are basically acceptable attire from spring right through to autumn, no?
  • Beauty,  Lifestyle,  Style

    Friday Faves – Checks, Fizz, Bags and Skincare

     

    Welcome to the first of my new themed Friday posts. Each week, I’ll share a few of the things I’ve been thinking about, lusting after and generally enjoying each week. Sometimes I’m inspired by bloggers, sometimes my friends. Sometimes I see something whilst I’m out and about, and sometimes something pops into my head for no apparent reason! Anyway, I thought it would be nice to share some nice things to finish off the week. Without further ado, let’s begin!

  • Lifestyle,  Style

    New things on my blog & the blogs that inspired the change

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    I had all these big plans to get my blog up to date by the end of July and write up a big announcement about some changes I was going to make. What actually happened, was that I planned all these exciting changes and never got round to publishing them. So I’m writing this retrospectively, which doesn’t make a lot of sense. However, I’m a stickler for a plan and too stubborn to give up on one, so here goes. It’s a bit of a wordy one, so please bear with me!

  • Style

    Stormtrooper Tee

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    The current F&F advert for Tesco clothing sums up how I came to own this wonderfully grown up Stormtrooper T shirt. I was quite happily doing my weekly shop many moons ago (before I discovered the joys of Ocado) when I stumbled upon this bright red tee in the kid’s section. It’s age 10-11, which always makes me feel a bit good. It’s ok to feel good about fitting into children’s clothes right? Or maybe it’s just the most ridiculous level of vanity sizing. Anyway, I went in to the supermarket to get food and came out with a cool kid’s t shirt, and I’m very happy about it.