Royal Wedding Street Party

I think yesterday was pretty much the best day ever! I went into Manchester to watch the Royal Wedding on the big screen and then headed to a street party with friends. The wedding was so beautiful that me and the gay got a bit emotional! The street party was better than I could have imagined. wooden picnic benches lined the streets with bunting over head. The music, the atmosphere and the people were all amazing and I will definitely remember that day for the rest of my life. Congratulations to William and Kate, the wedding could not have been more beautiful.

Tangerine Dream

A few photos in my new favourite skirt. I bought this skirt a few weeks ago, and initially regreted my decision! However, it now seems that I have developed a love for all things bright orange (so this skirt has been promoted to a favourtie!) I decided to team it with some leopard print heels from Zara and a black studded bralet from h&m for a day of drinks and food in the garden.

I think it is safe to say that orange is my new black!

Also, for all of you who have been asking me where my hand bracelets are from, they are either thrifted or from those weird wholesale jewellery shops you find down back streets in New York! hope that helps. Laters.

The new edition.

Just a quick post to say LOOK AT MY NEW SHOES. more details in an outfit post coming soon.

Happy Easter Weekend everyone.


So....I went a bit crazy thrifting this weekend and ended up bringing a whole lot of stuff home with me! (The first photo doesnt actually include everything that I bought, but I got fed up of laying it all out after the 7th bag of "stuff") My favourite purchases include this amazing poison ring, which has not been off my finger since I bought it, and the tassely "thing" I have in my hair... The lady seemed quite alarmed when I told her I was going to"stick it in my bun" rather than use it as its actual purpose: a bookmark!

I also started chopping up some of the dresses which I bought for just 40p each! The beautiful red one, I havent touched yet because Im worried I will get a little "snip happy" but I shall attack it this week and show you guys the outcome!

Cant wait to post some new lovely thrifted outfits.

Cool summer workwear

With the weather hotting up again (fingers crossed that’s not just put a stop to that!) is it getting harder to decide what to wear to the office? I was invited to discuss this on BBC Radio Bristol last week and it prompted me to pull together this post. 

When the weather’s gorgeous and the sun’s shining, it can be difficult not to head to work looking like you’re off for the weekend. So, how do you pull together a look that’s both comfortable in the warm and stuffy office, but that keeps you looking and feeling cool? More importantly how do you stay fresh in the heat and ensure you’re still taken seriously?   Flip flops and short shorts just won't cut it.

If you’ve found yourself staring blankly into your wardrobe first thing in the morning, clueless as to what to wear to work when it’s 21 degrees, then read on. I’ve pulled together the hottest summer work wardrobe, to keep you cool, nine to five.

Thanks to Kerry and Kara from Grayling for the images. Thanks also to PR Shots.

1. This ruched blouse from All Saints, Cabot Circus is a pretty choice for the office.  Wear it tucked into a skirt (9 ) or tapered trousers (12 ).

2. If you keep fabrics loose like this shirt from TFNC, Cabot Circus, you’ll remain cool but won’t fail to impress in the style stakes!  I love this colour, it goes so well with the nudes and navy we can’t get enough of this season.

3. This pretty spot blouse is also from TFNC, they have some perfect office wear pieces in this season.  Either wear this loose over a pair of capri pants, or team it with shorts like these from M&S (4)

4. Most people consider shorts unsuitable for the office, but if you opt for a pair that finishes just above the knee, they make a stylish and practical choice!  Wear these from Marks and Spencer, Broadmead, with a pair of flats (16 )  or a low heel (13 ), add a plain top (5 ) and finish with a loose jacket (6) for a tres chic look

5. This top from Whistles, Park Street (5) is a wardrobe staple.  It will go with trousers and skirts and can be layered with a jacket for days when you need to be a little smarter.

6. This draped jacket from Miss Selfridge, Broadmead, will layer over a variety of tops.  The relaxed, light weight fabric will be perfect for hot days and the light colour is so versatile.

7. For days when you need to dress for success, consider a dress like this one from LK Bennett, Quakers Friars. The fabulous shape will hug you in all the right places, and the the capped sleeve will keep you cool.  Finish the look with some tan accessorise (15 ) (17 ).  Or, to dress it down,  just add the pink draped jacket (6 ) and a pair of nude sandals (13 ).

8. Inject some fun into your work wardrobe with this cute blouse from NW3, John Lewis.  It’s another versatile choice as it can be worn with skirts (9 ) trousers ( 12) and shorts ( 4).

9. I love this pencil skirt from A/Wear, Cabot Circus, this colour will go with pretty much anything and the style is perfectly suited to the loose blouses and striped tops that are in abundance this season.  It can be smartened with the addition of a pair kitten heels like these from Dune (14)

10. This outfit from Whistles, Park Street is spot on for work-wear!  Consider splitting up the pieces and mixing them with other items.  For example, try wearing the trousers with the NW3 blouse (8), or the top with the camel pencil skirt (9)

11. I’ve mentioned this shirt from Warehouse in a previous post but it’s just so perfect and so versatile that I had to include it in this one too.  It will look fab tucked into the Whistles trousers (10) and accessorised with the nude sandals from Carvela (12) but it will also work with the grey trousers from Oasis (12) teamed with the flat brogues from Schuh ( 16).

12. Grey is a great colour for the summer months.  It’s so much softer than everyone’s favourite – black.  It compliments this seasons soft ballerina tones and looks smart at the office.  This pair from Oasis, Cabot Circus, (12) will go with all the tops I’ve picked here, and can be worn with heels or flats.

13. Sandals are a must when it’s beautifully hot, however flat sandals don’t quite hit the mark when you’re heading to the office.  Something like these nude sandals with a low heel from Carvela available at KG in Quakers Friars (13), however are perfect.

14. Everyone should have some leopard print in their wardrobe, but if you’re worried about over doing it then opt for a pair of print shoes.  These kitten heels from Dune, House of Fraser (14) will turn your skirts and trousers into something more ladylike and the heel is so practical for wearing all day.

15. These platforms from Reiss, Quakers Friars give you height without the pain!  They’ll work well with any work wardrobe and will keep your feet nice and cool.  Make sure you paint your toes – how about a bright coral?

16. Heels aren’t a must for work; sometimes it’s nice to wear a flat shoe.  This pair from Schuh, Cabot Circus, makes a brilliant choice, not only do they look smart, but they’re a versatile style.

17. I’m loving tan accessories this season, I find them so versatile.  This bag from French Connection, Quakers Friars (16) would make a great purchase.

British Sunshine's pretty sunny in England right now! I'm normally such a winter person, but I'm loving this "hot" weather! (it never gets mega hot in England, but it's pretty amazing right now!) This is my favourite jacket from my recent thrifting binge...I love the colours and I think it will look equally amazing in Winter, my mum said that I looked like an old lady in it but I just don't care. I have just this minute got back from an amazing fair, where I bought so many cool things which I will post later this week, including some leather trousers and 3 old lady dresses which I am planning to cut and sew untill my hearts desire!

Astonishing new magazine

I’m a sucker for great styling and photography so was really excited when I heard about new quarterly fashion & art magazine ‘Astonish’. Astonish “is a visually-driven independent fashion & art magazine...a movement, a calling for creative freedom amongst artists worldwide to create captivating masterpieces” and the imagery really is strong. The magazine is set to showcase the best up and coming talent around, so is the perfect place to discover something new. you want to see what I’m raving about?  Here you are then...

I see you in my dreams.

(headband monsoon, feather cape Topshop, Dress h&m, shoes River Island, over knee grey socks (rolled down) H&m)

Well this is way more girly then I am comfortable with but I wanted to share my feather cape! I probably feel so overly girly due to the fact that I am wearing my four most feminine items (dress, cape, head band and my amazing shoes which I bought for my graduation and haven't worn since!....also got told I had the best ceremony- I'll take that!)

..I'm not too sure this major girly phase will last!


This next post is long overdue, from Last Friday in fact!

I was invited to the Oxvamp fashion show last Friday and couldn’t say no. It was the perfect opportunity to get some inspiration for my own shopping trip the following week...a day going charity shop shopping around Bristol for some new quirky items to add to my wardrobe.

It was also the perfect opportunity for a girly night out with my best friend and sister (who lives too far away, in Buxton). After some wine and very yummy cakes that looked too good to eat we took our seats for the show.

As I said in an earlier post, the fashion show showcased unwanted items from the Oxfam Hub in Portishead that had been lovingly re-styled and re-vamped by UWE fashion students and Orange Street studio members. UWE Fashion student’s designs were the first to hit the catwalk.  It was wonderful mix of military styling and big textures. Some outfits were quite avant-garde but others were much more wearable, see what you think:

Next up were the Orange street studios re-vamping.

 Both created new and interesting pieces out of the unwanted items that had been donated and it was great to see such unique pieces walk down the catwalk. Things get very repetitive on the high street, and (to my disappointment) disposable fashion is becoming more and more popular. Shows like this are so important because not only do they inspire us all to try something new, but even more importantly they remind us that it’s possible to shop responsibly and ethically, and on a small budget.

Thanks Anna for inviting me x