Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Playsuit: Asos // Sandals: Monki via Asos // Sunglasses: H&M (similar)

If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have noticed that I've recently been away to beautiful Santorini. The trip was absolutely incredible and I'm so glad we chose to go post the summer season; the temperature was perfect, the tourist areas weren't overly crowded and we had the pool in our hotel pretty much to ourselves!

With going away so late in the year however, there are slight drawbacks - trying to find a summer wardrobe in autumn being one of them (the most tricky of tasks, I'm sure you'll agree). Cue Asos with its ever growing product ranges and its super sale finds. I fell in love with this cute floral playsuit instantly and the discounted price tag meant I chucked it into my basket without hesitation. These silver Monki sandals, also found on the Asos site (seriously, so good!), were the perfect pairing and I pretty much wore these all holiday. Thank God for Asos, I say! 

I'm now back in the swing of things post holiday, but that doesn't mean I'm not missing Santorini ridiculously! More on that trip to come!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A 97% Primark Outfit (And It's a Goodie!)

Top: Primark // Jeans: Primark // Shoes: Primark // Bag: Topshop (similar)

The perks of working for Primark, is that you get to see all the latest garms all the time and snap them up. The disadvantage of working for Primark, is that you get to see all the latest garms all the time and therefore end up spending lots of money on your lunchbreak. But, when you get so much more for your money, I ain't that mad.

I went to Dublin with work last week, and a trip to Dublin means a browse around their flagship store underneath the office (win!). I spotted this 70s style blouse and fell in love instantly. The bold floral print, the ruffles and the bell sleeves ticked every box. And just when I thought I'd stumbled across one of the best finds 'Penneys' had to offer, these silver loafers caught my eye. I mean, srsly, how amazing are they!? I am so glad I managed to nab them! All paired with my new distressed-hem straight cut jeans and it made for a rather retro outfit indeed (and for under £40!). I also threw on my orange Topshop mini bag as it brought a little pop of bright colour to the outfit.

I wasn't ready to embrace autumn until I'd had my holiday this year, but now that I am finally off tomorrow, I will allow a little of autumn into my ensemble like with these deeper colours in my Primark top. My next few outfit posts will be a little more sunny though what with finally heading to sunnier climes - better late than never I suppose!

Monday, 19 September 2016


 Jacket: Primark // Tee: Primark // Trousers: Zara // Shoes: Monki via Asos // Choker: Primark // Sunglasses: H&M

So, I FINALLY got around to shooting a little outfit post. I don't know about you, but the first couple of weeks transitioning into autumn from summer always seem really strange. I want to wear that chic winter coat but I'm also not ready to say goodbye to open toes and no tights (especially as I haven't had my 'summer' holiday yet - two weeks and counting!). 

With my 'I don't know how to quit you' attitude towards summer and the days becoming ever colder (and wetter. Thanks Monday), I thought I'd go a little mixed with this outfit. Sort of summery with my culottes and sandals, but also apparently autumnal with my camo jacket.

I need to take a little moment to appreciate this £20 camo jacket from Primark. Bae comes up trumps again with this beaut; the perfect transitional jacket with enough room underneath for an extra layer or two come the depths of winter. Camo is everywhere right now so I was pretty chuffed with this little bargain! 

Next up, these Zara culottes are the ultimate 'go with everything' trouser. Perfect for work or weekends, dressed up or down AND the best sort of thing for the in-betweeny weather. I paired them with my new and already adored Monki sandals. The silver just adds that little pop to the outfit and they are soooo comfy! I bought them for holiday, but they're just so pretty I couldn't resist wearing them a little early! 

I'm still hoping (completely, desperately hoping) that we may just see one or two sunnier days before they're gone for good, but I suppose the looming colder months do mean we can start getting out those gorgeous layers. Silver linings I suppose!

Friday, 2 September 2016

What I've Been Up To Lately!

Well, hey there! Long time no post, or at least it feels that way these days! I wanted to try so hard to not leave such a long gap between posts but as usual, the busyness of life takes over.  And now, typically, I've been struck down with a pretty nasty cold this week which has left me wanting to do little more than watch Friends in bed. 

Instead of leaving it any longer, I thought I'd post a few of my favourite Instagram snaps and talk about a few things that I've been up to lately!

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the new Kerb food market in Camden with my mum. We treated ourselves to some delicious street food, including the amazinggg Blue Top icecream cookie sandwich above and these refreshing homemade lemonades! It is well worth a visit - I'll definitely be going again soon to sample more of the food on offer!

I got to see behind the scenes of Primark's Christmas campaign shoot! Working on the Social Media team at Primark is pretty awesome, and although we were shooting on probably the hottest week of the year, it still got me very excited for Christmas! And I can't wait to see the imagery when I go back to work next week. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of sparkle, glitter and gorgeous gifts over on Primark's social channels in the coming months!

Last Sunday, myself and two friends headed to Reading Festival and it was SOOO much fun! I hadn't been able to go to any other festivals this year due to a busy schedule, but my lust for a muddy field and live music couldn't be dulled, so we took the plunge and bought tickets fairly close to the event. It was fab, and probably one of my favourite festival experiences to date. I'd been to Reading Festival in 2010, and it was great to come back 6 years later! I love all kinds of music, but normally I am more of a pop music kinda gal; however, I really enjoy the alternative vibe of Reading, spending time in the Dance tent and 1Xtra tent inbetween seeing A$AP Rocky, Fall Out Boy and The 1975. All of which were amazing live - The 1975 especially is one of my favourite bands!

I've had a week off from work this week and before I was struck down with this dreaded cold, my sister and I had a little trip to sunny Brighton (and it really was very sunny indeed!). As we just spent the afternoon there, we decided just to stick to the beach and little stroll along the pier. I'd never really been before but Brighton beach is so lovely, I definitely need to visit again to make the most of the quirky shops there too! We also had the most amazing burgers at Lucky Beach!

Great British Bake Off is back!! Like you need reminding though, eh? It's one of my favourite shows EVER! So much heart, comedy, shameless innuendo and most importantly, cake! Feeling inspired, my sister made this lovely rainbow cake and it tasted as good as it looked!

So, just a quick little life update this week. I'm really itching to take some more outfit photos soon! I just need to get over this cold first... Have a fab weekend all!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

My Swishy

Skirt: Asos // Top: Primark (Mens) // Bag: Primark // Belt: H&M // Socks: Primark // Shoes: New Look (similar)

Yes, I think 'midi' may be my new mom jeans; I seem to be wearing that style all. the. time. I can't help it! Floaty and feminine and can be taken from day to night at the drop of a hat (or a switch of the heels). 

I bought this pleated skirt from Asos after seeing it a lot across Instagram (oh, the power of social media!) and I have fallen in love. The bold blue makes it a statement piece, but is also subtle enough to pair with a load of options and I can definitely see me wearing this in autumn/winter with a thick knit and thin tights. I do enjoy a purchase that's value for money! It is soooo swishy, and because of this I absolutely had to keep twirling around in it! 

I paired it with a plain Primark men's tee for a casual look. They are my new fave basics! For £2.50, you really cannot go wrong and I love the slouchy fit. I also found this H&M belt deep amongst my accessory hoard to jazz up the outfit a little - I love when you find a forgotten gem! I threw on my fave pair of chunky sandals from New Look and my sparkly Primark socks for another dash of sass and a rucksack to continue the casual vibes. 

After loving this skirt length a little bit too much, my midi count is fast approaching the double figures... No doubt you'll see me swishing around in another very soon! 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

A Little of Lisbon

A few weeks ago, Ben and I took a little trip to Lisbon. I'd seen so many gorgeous photos of this place and it tempted me even more to visit the Portuguese capital.

It certainly is a gorgeous city, full of history, colour, friendly people and of course, the famous patterned tiles. I took sooooo many photos (as I often do on these city breaks!) so I wanted to compile a list of what I would say are 'must-sees'!

The first destination on my list is Belem; a district in Lisbon, home to a good few historical sights, including the Jeronimos Monastery. It's such a beautifully detailed building, inside and out and is so worth seeing. Especially as just up the road you can find Pasteis de Belem which serves delicious patel de nata and is a tourist attraction in itself.

We also visited the Tower of Belem, which is a good sight to tick off the list. It gets super busy, so the chances are, you'll have to queue to get in and even once you're in, the queue to the very top gets pretty blimmin' long! We decided not to queue in the heat, but instead visit the Monument to the Discoveries just down the road which offers amazingggg 360 degree views of the city.

Aside from the historical sights, Belem is quite simply a lovely place; full of cute little food/drink/ice-cream stalls and vintage trams running through. We even managed to stop for a famous Santini ice-cream there too! It was so nice to just be strolling around, through the harbour and along by the sea. Definitely a must-visit!

The next must-see place on this Lisbon list is Alfama. The oldest district in Lisbon (which survived an earthquake, tsunami and fire in 1755 btw!) offers the most stunning views of the pastel coloured buildings below it. We wandered in and out of the winding corridors, admiring the gorgeous little neighbourhoods as we made our way to the viewing point. This is also where a ride on a vintage tram in a must, just to say you've done it if nothing else! But it also weaves its way around some other gorgeous sights, such as the old cathedral.

The next place on my list, is the LX Factory. This is a cute and quirky shopping destination, full of independent shops, restaurants and cafes and is a bit of a photo-taker's heaven. Without doubt, my favourite shop was the Ler Devagar bookstore. The walls are completely lined with books, making it a pretty wonderful sight to see. There are so many other gorgeous little stores too - there's definitely something for everyone there.

The Timeout Market is another place that's not to be missed. It's an indoor market that combines some of Lisbon's best restaurants and shops all under one roof. We stopped there only for a drink as we'd eaten not long before, but it was amazing to see all the things on offer!

As well as exploring Lisbon, Ben and I decided to spend a day in Sintra, which is a town in the mountains about 40 minutes on the train from Lisbon.

It's a wonderfully colourful place with loads of palaces dotted around to take a peek at. You could probably spend a fair few days in Sintra as there's a lot to see! But Ben and I chose two palaces to explore; the Pena Palace and the Quinta da Regaleira which are probably the two most famous. The Pena Palace is incredible. Its bright colours are so striking and it offers such beautiful views of Sintra. The Quinta da Regaleira has a more gothic style and even though its style is different to the Pena Palace, it is probably equally striking and it also has the most gorgeous gardens, full of wells and waterfalls. It's a really calming place. We also jumped on an open top bus, which took us to the most westerly point of Europe. That was a really nice added bonus to be able to say we'd been there! The sea just looks like it goes on forever there.

Beautiful Lisbon is well worth a visit, although perhaps better explored when the sun isn't beaming down on you throughout the day as it was per-etty hot! A few degrees lower would probably be perfect exploring temperature. Nevertheless, my first visit to Portugal was definitely a goodie!