Some people start a blog as a hobby. Some down to fear of missing out. Others do it to get noticed as an influencer in their category. Lots intend on becoming bigger than their blog, noticed as an aspirational figure, a consultant or minor ‘celebrity’. Whatever the reason at the heart is context and curation.
For the first time, I’m taking you behind the scenes to some of my favourite shops; Lucy Choi, ME+EM and Kokoro. From an iconic British brand renowned for their chic contemporary clothing, to an eclectic fusion of culture and fashion. Even some incredible shoes from Lucy Choi. Come shopping with me!
Of course opportunities present themselves but it’s the choices you make that can make the difference. So how can you act in those situations where an opportunity is there but you’re at risk of saying/doing the wrong thing and losing it? Here’s how I like to fake what I don’t know.
When it comes to skincare, you’re probably satisfied with your cleansing, toning and moisturising routine. I’m guessing it’s only when you examine more closely that you start picking at things that you hadn’t really noticed before. Enlarged pores, blackheads, shiny areas… All fine. But how about the parts you probably don’t consider as a ‘specific concern’?
Taking my cue from the occasional break through of sun and the tenderness of rare warmer temperatures, I thought it was about time to pack away some of my super thick cable knit polo necks and ankle length double duty Winter coats to make some space for some brighter, breezier Spring/Summer essentials.
Last weekend was my first time in New Forest. It seemed so wonderfully full of wildlife and peace. The Bell Inn is a charming rustic hotel with a food menu to die for and a place I’d definitely recommend others to visit. Pack your wellies, warm coats and get ready for some escapism.
When I worked on mags at The Times and The Sun it became a bit of a joke among everyone on my bank of desks just how much I loved a beauty box. Each month I’d receive a box of five high end goodies to try. They were always luxe or full size products – not the type you can usually sample at your designer beauty counter. Are they worth it?
I have a sneaker head for a fiancé and so he’ll sometimes spoil me with a cool pair of trainers. So when he got me the Rose Gold Nike Cortez, I wore them around London for meetings and shopping. They were rarely off my feet. But what about New Forest?
Light, bright and Great for layering, faux suede coats are topping my Spring wardrobe shopping list. In a bid to strengthen last year’s Spring wardrobe, I’ve already invested in one or two wardrobe staples. Unequivocally my favourite right now has to be this gorgeous faux suede jacket from Zara. It comes in three colours; this stunning beige, khaki and mid-pink. It’s less peacock ‘look at me’ and more ‘this is my untroubled sophisticated self’.