Saturday, 21 May 2016

Essential Instagram: Feeds You'll Want To Live In

Instagram accounts you'll want to live in

You know the ones I mean. The ones that make you want to dive head first through your screen and into a world where messy desks are expertly composed flatlays, cloudy days look inviting and the lighting is always perfect. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Lookbook: Bologna, Italy


When it comes to packing for a trip, I've found the best way to edit and choose what clothing to take is to base it around a colour scheme. Doing so gives you the flexibility to mix 'n' match pieces once you've reached your destination, plus it makes deciding on nail/lipstick shades somewhat less overwhelming (the woes of the world, I know). For Bologna, I went for neutral/black base colours accented with blue, gold & red accessories. 

There's actually a 4th look that I didn't include here, however it was from the day we visited Florence, which incidentally was Easter Sunday. Turns out the city of Florence is far too crowded on Easter Sunday to so much as hope to get a decent outfit photo, so this one from my Instagram will have to suffice!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Read/Wear/Listen/Want: April


Right around this time of year, an email drops into my inbox with the subject line 'A Letter From Your Past Self', and every time it catches me by surprise. No, I don't have a time machine - just the magic of technology! Basically I write a letter to my future self using FutureMe.org. I've been doing it for a few years now & would urge you to do the same. It's so amusing to track your thought processes, hopes and dreams over 12 months.

As unrelated as that was to this post, I wanted to share it anyway. Somehow I managed to resist the overwhelming temptation to rename the 'listen' segment of this post 'LEMONADE', but only just.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Style: Spring Wardrobe Edit


There have been some vague attempts at the season known as 'spring' here in the UK, but to be quite honest they've been less than impressive. For those of you who may be unaware, in the past 7 days alone we've experienced hail, sleet, sunshine, rain & icy winds. Regardless, I'm determined to plough on with my spring dressing, even if it means layering up. So here's to lighter fabrics, brighter colours and bolder prints. When you're ready, sunshine...

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Beauty: Spring Nail Edit

Spring 2016 nail colours, spring 2016 nail colors

For me, spring heralds the beginning of colour experimentation. Your wardrobe may still say winter, but your nails can tell a different story entirely! Here's some of what I'll be wearing on my fingertips over the coming months...
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