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Right now there’s a spotlight on sustainability and fast fashion so it got me thinking about ways to reinvent our wardrobes. Wearing a repeat outfit doesn’t have to be such a devastation if you know how to change the styling.
Topping my new season wish list (and on the more affordable end of the spectrum) was the gorgeous YSL logo buckle belt. A designer belt’s a great new season investment because like a bag, it goes with most things but kinder on the budget.
One of the biggest trends I’ve seen come back with a bang this year is the humble check and plaid. From runway right through to the High Street there’s something for everyone. You’ll have seen on my Instagram that I’ve been stocking up on my fair share of check starting with this gorgeous coat…
For anyone who follows me on social media, you’ll know I recently decided to do a 10 day stint of ‘no phone’.
From high vis to vintage tweed, deconstructed designs to high shine trenches, of course we each have a preferred style. Ahh, the humble coat. ‘Tis the season to get them out and of course, we each have a favourite (by ‘a’ favourite, I mean, probably, like three).
As hundreds of people were arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused of sexual assault, it got me thinking about rights, equality and braveness.
There’s nothing better than discovering a new brand – even if it’s just a luxury one that you can obsess over without actually affording to own a piece yourself. Some new breakthrough brands often truly lead the way for high street copies – Cult Gaia bags spring to mind, anyone?
Sponsored| A creative workspace that is so versatile you can use if for blogging and so much more. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ll have seen me putting together bits of furniture, finding decorations and pulling everything together to create a dream blogger’s office
From Dior’s logo slingbacks to branded belts by Off White, logo’s are big again. Since my wardrobe’s taken on more of a relaxed vibe, I’ve added a few logo’d pieces myself and two of my favourite things right now are…
Having such a small ‘work time’ window each week means I really have to be organised and nail my work afternoon’s agenda before I get going. Utilising every second of those precious few hours requires skill, a skill that I’m still developing. The key is simplifying…
I’ve teamed up with foodie brand, Gousto to give away £100 worth of vouchers to one lucky reader.
I got asked a few times to write a ‘day in the life of’. I’m a full time mum, 6 hour a week blogger. It sounds ridiculous because I post so much but it’s all about the scheduling and correct time management! So here’s how I spend my day…
With fresh Autumn content just around the corner, I’m making the most of the final few Summer days and wearing the last of my Summer dresses and mixing them up with some cool pinks that wouldn’t look out of place in Autumn. Come check out my edit of transitional pinks.
So the sun peaked through for another day yesterday meaning I’m finally getting the last few wears out of my end of season outfits. Case in point this this gorgeous dress from Vero Moda paired with this sassy soft Marni bag and my new Louis Vuitton kitten heel mules.
It’s a book describing how Buddhist Monks use the process of cleaning to cleanse their soul.
As you guys know, last year I went an entire year without having a hair cut. My hair grew and grew and then I decided it was time for a trim and a colour refresh. Surprisingly, it wasn’t in bad condition. But since then, I’ve neglected my hair and haven’t treated it anywhere near as much as I did in that year. So it became really broken and damaged.
Most women own a good pair of jeans and because the high street has really stepped it’s game up, offering more affordable ones more frequently, it means that it’s never been easier to get a new look. For me it’s all about a modern shape, just update your jeans and you’ve instantly given a nod to the latest trend.
On Instagram we can pick and choose who we follow. I love inspirational bloggers (not often realistic), comedy and I follow some fashion. The beauty of this is that it allows me to filter out all the stuff I don’t want to consume. I’m not a fan of gym updates, I don’t really care for interiors and all in all I love an honest truth.
Anyone else feeling like this week has flown quicker than premium Rosé on sale at Waitrose? After a lovely trip to Wales last weekend and a spontaneous stay at a golf resort I’m back in London, back in the clothes stores and back working. Today I thought I’d share my two new favourite things with you.
I’m always asked to review and trial new launches but rest assured I only share what I truly believe in; be that on the blog, social media or when I’m chatting to you guys one on one via private messages. So I’m really excited to let you all know about my latest skincare saviour find.
Although a few colourful dresses have slowly crept into my wardrobe of late (as you’ll have seen on my IG) denim, white and camel pieces are still firm fixtures in my day to day wear. The tones are even filtering through into my accessories too, replacing the black, navy and other dark and moody, winter shades.
A few months ago I had my eyebrows tattooed by Andrea Grollet in her Knightsbridge clinic. The results blew my mind. Find out what she did, how she did it, my experience and my thoughts afterwards.
The one look I’m loving right now is a super easy to do, classic low pony tail. Thick hair like mine needs some taming in this heat and a low pony is the most uncomplicated way to stay chic. A classic mono outfit is optional.
I thought it was about time to give you an update on the products I’ve been using until they’re empty! This month there have been some new additions to my beauty cupboard including a body cream, body wash and more.
Have you ever wanted to live a more chic, carefree and minimalist life? Here I talk about my 5 rules for a living exactly like that. In just 3 minutes find out how you can change your life in 5 easy steps.
Few things in life make me feel extra confident. No, I don’t mean 3 glasses of wine. For me it’s good skin, finishing a new book (currently reading “The Power of Habit”) and feeling good in my clothes. So once I’ve nailed my skincare regime and put down a fascinating science, what’s next? Here’s how I feel confident via my wardrobe…
For me, personal development comes in stages. Probably like you, sometimes I get this light bulb moment where things that used to frustrate me and seem complicated now seem easy and quick.
I’m used to power dressing Mon-Fri but come the weekend, if I have a meeting then I don’t like to be 9-5 formal. But at the same time, it’s still a Saturday. So what to do?
|Reading time: 2 minutes| If you sneezed recently you would’ve missed out on a circle straw bag. They literally sold out almost everywhere! But thankfully the shops saw sense (well, dollar signs) and finally restocked meaning we could all go and fill our proverbial boots
What happens when you love Gucci but loathe the price? Here’s a new favourite Gucci inspired piece from the high street.
I don’t know about you but I’m feeling seriously summer right now. I’ve cleared out my wardrobe of everything I don’t (and won’t) wear and I’ve cleared space for some updated new season pieces starting with…
Check out my top 4 tips for layering like an expert dresser this Summer.
In these last 8 weeks I’ve really turned things around and things are looking up. I feel great, am happier both with AND in my body. Overall I’m full of energy and bursting with creativity and motivation.
It’s been almost a year since I last cut my hair (oops) and where better to go than Trevor Sorbie’s flagship salon in Covent Garden.
How do you define success? Is it financial? Job satisfaction? Or just plain old happiness? Whatever you’re striving for it’s good to pause along the way and re-evaluate a few things. Here are 6 questions to ask yourself.
What I’ve learned over time that’s made my blogging life so much easier!
La Mer has always been one of those brands that has instant association with great skin – even supermodel Kate Moss and the Kardashians are loyal customers.
You’ve probably noticed a few of their shoes cropping up on your favourite fashion bloggers’ Instagram feeds – they’re so nice! I’ve done the hard work for you and curated my favourite pieces from Boden.
In a bid to be more natural and stress-free, I’ve invested lots of time researching holistic ways to help switch off and relax. Food is a big part of this lifestyle and recently I’ve been enjoying the benefits of good nutrition.
Staples like a white shirt and good flat shoes are things you can spend heavy on but even if budget is tight, there are still lots of affordable pieces that work well as a starting ground.
I was working full time & the blog had been my side hustle. It reached a point where it grew and required a lot of my time. Even today without my role inside Vogue House, it still feels like SITC is a side project that I’m juggling alongside my life commitments…
Inspired by my delight when discovering Nina Ricci’s fabulous fragrance, reimagined as ‘Luna Monsters’ here are 3 ways to find unexpected joy in life.
A good black maxi is normally in my suitcase for a Summer holiday (perfect for those pre-tan first couple of days) and a weekend away with the girls – especially if there’s dinner involved!
Run down of the best button dresses available to buy now for the new season.
There’s never been a better time to fill your wardrobe with the achromatic colour dresses and some neutral shoes.
Summer in the City permits all kinds of fashion experiments and I know I’m not alone in breaking out of my usual jeans and t-shirts when those golden rays hit the floor.
High waisted jeans with cropped length have me feeling all kinds of comfort. Paired with a black and red top and a black mule, it’s an easy look to pull off.
It’s official. I’ve found the most flattering pair of sunglasses yet! It’s the return of the cat eye, set to be the hottest style the season.
I’m no stranger to a cross body and they’re something I always enjoy shopping for with clients. I’ve rounded up the best designer logo bags for under £100 and £200.
Inspired by the launch of Philosophy’s new fragrances Grace (Ballet Rose and Nude Rose) I take a look at how we can all employ more grace into our lives.
I’ve got my eye on so many new must haves from high end to high street and right now inspiration is coming from all angles. Including Pretty Little Thing.
From a girls night in to that Sandy moment, I’m talking about style and beauty inspired by the iconic film…
From £125 for 4 courses to the humble burger… here are my top 9 foodie lovers restaurants!
What better way to celebrate designer greatness than with the 10 best bags available right now at Net a Porter!
I try out the new Pantene 3 Minute Miracle conditioner to help repair my damaged hair.
Right now I have serious obsession with all things retro, so here’s a modern take on ‘Geography Teacher Chic’.
I’m yearning to redecorate but with our home about to go on the market and houses in Finchley and Hampstead being so expensive, it means being frugal for the time being.
When it comes to my skin no two days are the same. Sometimes I have tired skin, sometimes I have dry skin. It’s I’ve created choices for myself.
I’m a self employed blogger, a stylist and I help fashion companies with their branding. I know it sounds dead glam but the truth is somewhat very different!
I adore style books so my home is full of them! In a bid to spend less time online I’m loving a good fashion read right now.
A makeup artist once suggested I mix two foundations together. After testing a few brands there was one stand out winner, so my shades are no longer one or the other but a combination meaning darker for when I’m tanned and lighter when…
The animal print styling tips I give to my clients and 28 pieces I’m coveting right now.
See how I’m injecting some newness into work wardrobes with blazers and luxe joggers.
If you’re a fan of holistic nutrition for your skin then you’ll love the new Superfood range from Elemis.
I do a little private consulting for some brands and for them, picking a small edit of what to market as their capsule collection is a big decision. A minimalist wardrobe is also a hot topic for clients when I’m personal styling.
You’ll have already seen all of the wonderful charities I’ve worked with on the blog but today I’ve teamed up with Save The Children to share news of a Mary Portas exclusive.
(Collaboration) I recently went to The Grove (aka spa heaven) with the guys (and gals) who work on promoting Volvo. More specifically the launch of the cool new XC40 SUV.
From a young age I always knew the importance of it for success in life. But recently for once I felt like quitting, like giving up on my dream.
From high heels right through to gender neutral puffa jackets; whether it’s mustard, buttery hues or bright lemon there are so many new pieces in my wardrobe this Spring!
Shoppable inspiration from my favourite looks at Valentino, Chanel and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week.
Over the course of my blogging career I’ve been sent messages from followers concerning various surgeries and procedures.
The Career Mistakes I’ve Made Working In Magazines & Private Jet Lounges May Help You In Your Career
I spent 8 years working in publishing with one brief stint working in the private jet lounge industry. It’s been great! But throughout my career I’ve made some mistakes. Ones that I want to share so you don’t do the same…
Last year ‘Millennial pink’ became a ‘thing’. Whilst the jury’s out on what exact colour it is (for me it’s varying tones of pastel pinks), one thing’s for sure. We haven’t seen the last of pink. There are many ‘grown up’ ways to wear pink this year – it isn’t just reserved for Millennials…. Our accessories, in our hair, even our shoes. Think less princess, fairy and sparkle but more Gucci, Marni and Céline.
Male gift giving is something I’ve never particularly struggled with. Perhaps it’s having a brother or from my time spent working at GQ either way I know what the men in my life want – especially on Valentine’s Day.
Hands up if you’ve ever claimed to be ‘perfect’?
It’s true what they say; well-behaved girls rarely make history. Some of the best times of my life have happened when my friends and I are being, well, a little bit naughty!
Dinner at your friends’ new fancy house? The ones who’ve just got married and are using their new wedding sets? A glass of wine in a top notch bar with your nearest and dearest? Whatever the occasion a good coat will elevate a look.
Blazers were huge at the back end of 2017 and this season they continue to dominate the high street. No longer the reserve of women in corporate companies, the choice right now is bigger and better than ever! They’re versatile and super easy to style making them my favourite thing to wear.
With big coffee shop chains popping up all over the place, boutique coffee shops like Élan in Mayfair (and also on Brompton Road, Knigthtsbridge) are a real gem. Famed for their pink aesthetic and stylish pastel decor it really is fast become London’s finest coffee destination.
My friend Liz (aka Dr Daps) is seven months pregnant and a Doctor in A&E. She is unassuming, tirelessly giving and giving and taking nothing in return. She penned a poem inspired by the changing of her trusty shoes and it really struck a chord with me – particularly as a shoeaholic.
People have insecurities and I see it all the time in my line of work. Which is fine. In fact many of us find it difficult to say what’s our style and what’s not. Is it because we don’t know what suits us? Because we don’t know what we ‘should’ be saying and what’s in fashion?
Obsessed with check? In all colours? Right now Topshop are championing the trend. Pants, blazers, coats, they have it all. Whilst that’s great it can be tricky to wear. What you intended to be an elegant ensemble might quickly turn into a convoluted mess but with the right style tips it can be the best look you’ve ever pulled together! When I’m asked how to style the check trend there are a few things I keep in mind.
get emails and messages from followers of my baby blog (LittleInTheCity.com) asking about Mia’s clothes and come to think of it she does own better clothes than me! Now that she’s older it’s time I revisited her closet using my tried and tested ‘pile strategy’, a strategy I use for my own wardrobe when I want to de-clutter and simplify what I have. It’s the perfect recipe for a wardrobe detox.
With the rise of the Insta famous an outfit can go viral literally within seconds. More and more bloggers continue to challenge what’s hot and what’s not, creating their own style and now retailers are paying attention.
My subscription comes on time every month and it’s worth every penny. Chunky, stylish and always on my coffee table. It’s common knowledge that for magazines the March and September issues are the cash cows of the year…
I’ve become more aware of the tyranny of positivity that seems to be everywhere.
I’m often asked to review new launches or try out products before they’re launched on the market. I only truly love a small proportion of them meaning that there are many products I don’t rate enough to put on the blog.
Although once considered a fashion faux pas, blue and black quickly became the go-to colour palette of choice.
Joules is a place I love to browse for my city weekend essentials. Not to mention stocking up on versatile pieces for trips to Cornwall and the Cotswolds.
“What’s a nuclear networker?” I got asked when I mentioned I was writing this post. In truth it’s not a ‘real’ industry term. It’s something I made up to emphasise the power of said networker. High energy, impacting and extreme. One of ‘nuclear strength’…
…has kicked off to a great fashion start, despite the typically unpredictable British weather. If you can wade through the sales, high street store Zara’s new A/W pieces are not to be ignored whilst designer brands like Chloé, Alexander McQueen and Gucci are a total feast for the purse.
As we sat waiting for our drinks to arrive, I confessed to Daniel that now we were at The Ivy, I wasn’t sure there was anything left in London that I really, really wanted to do.
Communication and creativity are essential life skills to any human so what’s the future for us?
Last night I lay awake until around 2.30am, my mind in absolute overdrive.
This Summer whether your style remains elegant and glamorous (hello sequins and flattering cuts) or pretty and feminine (can’t get enough broderie anglaise?) MatchesFashion.com have you covered. I for one am wearing dresses every other day – even when it rains. Just throw on a biker jacket and some sneakers or boots and I’m ready to play. Particularly as I’m heavily pregnant! It’s so much easier dressing a bump (or those extra pizzas) with a cutesy little dress.
Now that we’re over half way through the year, so much has already changed. For starters, I’m pregnant! I got married!
We held our small, emotionally charged Jewish wedding at my husband’s parent’s beautiful home in North London.
On Sunday 14th May, 36 close friends and family gathered at my husband’s parent’s house to celebrate our wedding. Small and intimate, we wanted something that would start at midday and finish late afternoon, (I’m 6 months pregnant after all).
It’s easy to get carried away in the sales. It’s only when you return home, open those pearly gates (your closet doors) and realise damn it, you’ve nothing to go with those insane new culottes. That’s why although sales are super tempting, shopping smartly can get you discounted designer pieces all year round. Not a whiff of hassle or regret.
Is it me or has shopping become really great for men again? This Father’s Day, ignore all the novelty gifts and get Dad something he really wants. If you’re stuck for ideas here are some gift ideas that would serve any discerning gentleman.
Myriads of lipsticks, foundations, brushes and concealers grace my makeup cupboards. As a blogger and self confessed beauty addict, it’s difficult to get away from new launches and makeup products.
You’d be forgiven for thinking Joules was the reserve of the country living, welly wearing customer. Aside from a wealth of pretty printed shoes, boots and wellies (like these gorgeous polka dot ones) Joules is renowned for their cute gilets and versatile jumpers.
At the weekend, I love wearing a decent pair of jeans with some comfy trainers and a cross body. Come evening, I don’t mind sticking on some heels and getting a bit more glammed up. Now that I freelance and work from home, my weekday wardrobe almost became my weekend wardrobe. But like most ladies, I’m never sure what to wear. It’s also annoying when your partner is ready to leave and hurrying you up.
As a blogger I’m often asked to review new launches or try out products before they’re on the market. The truth is I only truly love a small proportion of them.
When I set up my blog, it was a small non-profit website with very few followers. Inspired by my new hobby (tech, website design, SEO and fashion)…
Coasting through life is not something I do easily. In fact, I’m forever having a plan, goals and a calendar to abide by.
I’ve recently invested in a few pom pom pieces to adorn practically any outfit this Summer.
It’s no secret that I love a good salon treatment. For me it’s a chance to relax and have some well enjoyed ‘me time’. But let’s be real, all of these salon visits can stack up financially.
Over countless glasses of wine (pre-pregnancy obviously) and cups of coffee with PR’s, fellow bloggers and clients conversation often touches upon the subject of blog post content.
Choosing to end my career, a career that I’d moved from South Wales to London for, didn’t come easy. My blog was around a year old when I left GQ…
Right now we’re knee deep in election mayhem. Propaganda, defensive responses, ridiculously un-costed and over delivered promises… It’s difficult to switch on the TV without some element of general election news.
I moved to London knowing only a few people.
Hands up if you love a beauty subscription box but are usually super disappointed when they arrive (me!). Well I feel your pain so when I teamed up with Roccabox to bring you a beauty box this May, I took everything into consideration.
With just under a fortnight to go until my wedding, naturally I turned to the Met Gala for makeup inspiration.
A staple in any Summer capsule collection, a good pair of sunglasses are an investment I make each year. Aside from the style factor, they are of course practical and a necessity in the sunshine so I don’t mind spending that extra penny on a good pair that will last all season (and beyond). There are so many styles around (just check out Net A Porter!) from 60’s to oval, from round to aviator.
Donning my comfiest flats and most casual dress I always feel ready and set to hit some stores and treat myself. Especially when I’m at Bicester Village.
I love a good holiday. Last year I was fortunate to travel to Costa Rica, Rome, Las Vegas, Marrakech, Cornwall, and Venice and this year, well I’m currently in Cornwall and planning a little honeymoon (which is proving tricky now that I’m pregnant).
I guess you could say I know a thing or two about false lashes.
A.K.A the ‘concrete jungle where dreams are made of’.
When I first heard of the bullet journal trend (getting a notebook and essentially drawing up your own template for a diary) I must admit I was tempted. Then I saw how much work was…
Aside from all the shops, bars and salons I know London like the back of my hand. It’s a great place to spend a day alone. My favourite place at the moment? Connaught Village. Aside from the beautiful salons and restaurants, the pre owned designer shoes and bags are absolutely worth a visit. From Chanel bags like this to previously owned designer shoes, they’re worth the short walk from Oxford Circus. The prices are great.
So you might have noticed that I haven’t blogged for a few days. Well there’s a reason! I’m about to fall in love for a lifetime with a certain little human being.
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.
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?
This Spring there are so many new beauty trends and launches. For me, this Spring I’m mixing things up a bit. Staying are my foundations, my bronzers and mascara’s but going are my boring black liners and eyeshadows.
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’.
When you ask a member of your family or a friend to be a bridesmaid, it’s one of the most endearing, privileged things that they’ll cherish forever. But as hard as it is to choose one, imagine how it is to be one. It isn’t always an easy task to be the bridesmaid itself.
What with common tasks like arranging a hen and being there for you in your time of need – not to mention what goes on during the day itself, it’s worth giving them a little something to say thank you.
From shoes to bag rentals to red carpet appropriate gowns there’s literally nothing you can’t get on these apps right now.
For me, life needs to be fully rounded in order to be fulfilled. Variation, friends and hobbies are super important to me. Although I’m guilty of sometimes not having the right balance of work, play and exercise, in the back of my mind there’s always that niggling feeling that…
Surrounded by 200 acres of land there’s plenty of woodland, lakes and deer (no, really) to help calm your mind and offer that true ‘escapism’ from the hustle and bustle of London. Don’t expect a spa resort because this is something else, something so much more…
I know I’m not the only one who looks forward to this season of mist, brown leaves and colder weather.
I recently found a new way of experiencing the utmost relaxation which helped relieve any mental or emotional pressure I had.