It is finally getting warmer and I am so ready to shed the jumpers and thick coats for a change of pretty blouses and leather jackets. I have been dying it get out the layers and wear this blouse, so when my family decided to go for a walk in the countryside, I tagged along and took these outfit photos before we headed off. I wanted to keep the outfit simple, focusing on this amazing blouse and all the details of it, from the frilled sleeves to the polka dots. I paired it with my light blue skinny jeans which I think I’m going to start wearing more and more as the weather turns warmer and brighter. Then I finished off the look with two staple pieces in my wardrobe, my leather jacket and my black loafers. I love how easy and simple this look is with its mix of girly blouses and cool leather, it just screams Spring to me, and that is all that is on my mind at the moment!

BLOUSE: H&M CONSCIOUS COLLECTION | JEANS: WEEKDAY | LOAFERS: KURT GEIGER | LEATHER JACKET: ZARA


Today I thought I’d share with you a little photo diary of the Chinese Lantern festival at Chiswick house and gardens. We went last Friday and it so absolutely stunning I couldn’t not share these photos with you. So here they are…


The festival happens every year to celebrate Chinese New Year and this year it will be on until the end of the month so if you work/live/are in the London area then I urge you to try and get tickets as it is seriously breathtaking! You can visit there website here or try and get some tickets via timeout here.


Back again with a completely different way to style my puffer jacket.

Focusing on the puffer a bit more today, I have to say this has been a star buy for me this month, as the weather has been so so cold, and I have needed something to keep me nice and toastie and this does the trick perfectly. You can get this puffer in loads of different colours but I went with black as its just so versatile. This was what I wore when we went to Shoreditch on Sunday to wonder round the markets and get some bagels from Brick lane (if you have not done this before then you must!). I wanted to be comfortable and cosy so went with an all time favourite jumper from Urban outfitters, these new ripped jeans from H&M which I am thinking about destroying the hems on as I think they’re too long, and my trusty old skool vans. Super basic but extra cosy and comfrtable,w hich is just what you need when its threatening to snow all the time!

PUFFER JACKET: URBAN OUTFITTERS | JUMPER: URBAN OUTFITTERS | JEANS: H&M CONSCIOUS COLLECTION | SHOES: VANS

 


It’s February. It’s freezing. And you’re going on a date. What the hell do you wear?!

Well this is outfit is my answer. I’ll break it down for you. I love all black outfits, and they are my go to when I have to dress up or look nice and ‘chic’ for the evening. All black never fails. But it’s also absolutely freezing right now in London so skirts and dresses are out of the question for me! Black skinny jeans paired with heeled boots always look good and give that put together finish a date night look needs. Now for the sexy bit, a lace top. A new purchase for me from LaRedoute and one I have completely fallen for, I just love how this looks with a simple black triangle bra underneath sexy but not over the top. Now with all that skin showing, I needed a really warm layer on top and that’s where the puffer jacket comes in. It’s black so keeps in line with the look I’m going for but it’s also ridiculously thick so I actually feel like a jacket potato in it!

And there you have it, a date night outfit that looks sexy but won’t make you freeze to death on the way home! Perfect that special day tomorrow or any night you feel like spending with your loved one!

PUFFER JACKET: URBAN OUTFITTERS | LACE TOP: LAREDOUTE | BRA: ASOS | JEANS: WEEKDAY | BOOTS: MANGO


Here I am wearing this Topshop faux fur coat for the 163837493 time, and I love it just as much as the first day I bought it! This has to be one of my best buys this season, it has been worn countless times and I love how it can make the most boring outfit so much cooler instantly.

Now I am completely against real fur, but I love love love how this faux fur one looks, I get so many compliments when wearing it and I feel so comfortable and confident in it!

So thank you Topshop for bringing out this coat, and thank you coat for making me just that little bit cooler than I was before (which I’ve now probably lost from just writing that) and I know that you will be a coat that I will always love and wear for seasons to come!

Topshop Faux Fur Coat, I love you!

Sidenote: I am also loving this beautiful jumper I recently bought from &Other Stories, it’s another fun one to spice up my jumper collection.

JUMPER: &OTHERSTORIES | JEANS: WEEKDAY | BOOTS: VAGABOND | COAT: TOPSHOP


Yes, that’s me in a hoodie, and I loved it! The hoodie trend has been everywhere throughout autumn and winter this year and I have loved it but never thought I’d try it myself. That’s until I found this ahhmazing hoodie dress from &Other Stories. I really love how this looks with an all black outfit, and the zip detailing is the perfect cherry on top!

I feel like this hoodie has definitely refreshed my warm winter wear. I was getting so bored of wearing knitted jumpers every other day, so I like the fact this is different but still keeps me nice and warm!

HOODIE: &OTHERSTORIES | JEANS: WEEKDAY | BOOTS: MANGO | COAT: LAREDOUTE


Today I do not have an outfit post for you. Do I feel guilty about this? Yes. Do I feel like I’m struggling to come up with fun, new ways to wear clothes? Yes. Am I worried that I’m trying too hard to be someone/something I’m not? Yes. These are just some of the questions that have been going round and round in my head of late. So instead of hiding behind a half-hearted outfit post, I thought I’d discuss the problem with you. And that problem is, of course, the dreaded ‘I have nothing to wear and I don’t feel myself’ feeling.

I have always written this blog to be about my personal style, the things that continue to stay the same about my style and the new trends that I like to dip my toes into every now and then. But what happens when I feel like I have lost touch with my personal style?

I wanted to just start from scratch, so I did a huge wardrobe clear out a couple weeks ago. Then I went online and did a little bit of research, and that is when I came across into-mind.com, a blog written by Anuschka Rees and it is based around how to curate the perfect wardrobe. I seriously recommend you go and have a read, I’ve learned a lot since reading some of her posts.

She also created a wardrobe planner which is free to download, and I jumped at the chance to go through it, and thought it’d be good to share with what I’ve planned to buy/looks I want to create over the next couple months.

So the planner starts off by asking you some questions, here are some examples and my answers:

1. Who is your number one style icon for this season and why?

This was a tough one, I couldn’t just pick one person! I am continually inspired from bloggers like Lizzy Hadfield from Shot from the Streets, Lucy Williams from Fashion Me Now and Alex Steadman from The Frugality to celebrities like Alex Chung.

2. List three new things you want to try.

The three things I went with were, dressing smarter for my full time job, wearing more patterns/colours and trying leather trousers. Let’s see if I do actually do any of these over the next few months!

3. What colours do you want to wear this season?

I scrolled through my screenshots and Pinterest boards to see if there were any colours that stood out and these were my main colours that I truly loved and wanted to continue wearing/try:

Main colours – Grey, Khaki, Camel

Neutrals – Black, White

Accent shades – Red, Pale pink, Brown, Navy

4. What pieces are your most important key pieces this season?

Vintage inspired Denim, leather trousers, knitwear, Blazers/cropped jackets, Overcoats, striped tees, interesting/fun blouses/shirts, Boots

Then it finishes with a space for you to write what you need to buy, repair and replace. I’ve been doing some online shopping, and ordered a few new bits to try which has given me a new found love for my style and hopefully I feel a bit more excited about getting dressed again.

I now want to use my blog to track how I am developing my personal style and see how it has changed, and hopefully in a couple months time I can write a post updating you guys on how I feel! It feels so good to finally get this off my chest and to also share with you guys that it is ok to feel a little lost and out of touch with your personal style! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and it’s maybe even given you a little bit of inspiration. Have a good week!


Coming at you today with a rather large factual post around Chinese New Year!

As some of you may know, my boyfriend is Chinese, his family originate from Hong Kong and I am continually fascinated by their culture. In fact, I love learning about lots of different cultures. I have always been interested in different cultural traditions and how each one differs from the next, and today I thought I’d share with you some interesting things I have learned from Garlok’s family and also through my research online about Chinese New Year.

So starting off with the basics, every year the date for Chinese New Year changes due to it being based on the lunisolar chinese calendar.  This year started on Saturday 28th January, festivities usually start the day before and continue until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the new year. Each Chinese new year is associated with one of the 12 animals that appear in the Chinese Zodiac, this year will be the year of the Rooster.

Moving onto the food…my favourite bit of course! So for dinner on Saturday we had enormous prawns, a dish called ‘Drunken Chicken’, choi and chinese mushrooms, sea bream with ginger and spring onions, a chinese root vegetable and rice. Yes this sounds like a lot, but its quite normal to have a few different dishes on the table and you can then pick and choose what you want and how much. I always end up eating way too much because Garlok’s Mum is such an amazing cook it’s just too yummy!

We also ate a traditional this traditional sweet food called “leen goh” which basically means “year cake”. It is a sweet and sticky type of rice cake, it is fried so that the outside is nice and crispy while the inside is all gooey. It is said to be eaten on Chinese New Year as the translation of the year cake can all be interpreted as “higher year” so it is said that if you eat these it us symbolic of raising yourself higher/taller (could be a higher wealth etc) in the coming year.

I’ll finish off by saying “Gong Hay Fat Choy”, and I hope I haven’t overloaded your brain too much!

P.S. Just realised I totally forgot to talk about my outfit. Hello red shoes! This is such a statement for me, but I have been seeing some serious outfit inspiration recently with red shoes from the likes of Lucy Williams from Fashion me now and Lizzy Hadfield from Shot from the Street. SO I just could not resist this super cute mary jane style from Topshop. I kept the rest of the outfit really minimal so that they shoes could do the talking, and I really love the pop of red from the tshirt, it really pulls the whole outfit together.

P.P.S. Also apologies for the hair, the weather was rubbish and I it totally turned my hair into a frizz ball!


We may be right in the middle of winter but my mind is firmly in SS17 already and all the glorious sunshine that will hopefully come with it. So to put my mind at rest, I thought I’d share with you today a trend that I can easily get stuck into. And that is, of course, denim.

Denim has been continually growing year on year and I am so excited to mix up my denim and add so new and interesting pieces into my wardrobe, so here are my 4 favourite denim trends that I’ll be buying into…

Rigid/Vintage-inspired Denim



Wide-leg/cropped flares



Raw hems


Patchwork/deconstructed 



All in all, I think the theme for denim that has been going strong for a while now, is individuality. Making sure your jeans are personalised to you so that you love them and they become a true part of your style. And that is definitely something I want explore more this year!

(all images via pinterest)


I picked up this Tommy Hilfiger denim shirt when we went to rokit the other weekend and it has literally turned into a star piece in my wardrobe! I’ve been on the hunt for a denim shirt for a while after seeing Aimee Song’s post here, and I had seen one that I really liked on H&M which is so similar to this one! So when Garlok picked this out for me I just knew I had to have it. I can’t wait to style it with some different denim and with leather trousers. But for now I’ve been wearing it mostly with black skinny jeans and a tshirt or roll neck underneath. I love how it looks with this stripe tshirt and my fishnet and loafer combination which I am still loving so much!

I also ended up vlogging on Saturday, so stay tuned for that, I am beyond excited to start sharing different content with you guys via YouTube, it’ll be so different but it a really exciting and good way!

TSHIRT: TOPSHOP | DENIM SHIRT: VINTAGE (try this H&M one) | JEANS: WEEKDAY | TIGHTS: ASOS | SHOES: KURT GEIGER | BAG: COACH