MY RELATIONSHIP WITH OVERSIZED

I’ve gravitated towards oversized pieces for as long as I can remember. They are loose fitting, comfortable, and hey, probably fit my boyfriend too. I’ve never met an oversized shirt that I didn’t like, and there’s something very romantic about an oversized blazer thrown over a little dressIt’s that juxtaposition of looks that I refer to time and time again, and one that often creates the balance in an outfit that feels like home. Over the years, I’ve utilised oversized pieces for many different reasons – sometimes because of a favourite film character I’ve become obsessed with, and other times because of the relationship I have with my body…

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THIS TIME OF YEAR

Around this time every year I start to feel a little funny about the industry that I’ve found myself contributing to – fashion month comes around, and always seems to encourage the same feelings of inadequacy. Just a disclaimer, this won’t be one of those posts slagging of fashion week and those that choose to attend, but I thought it might be interesting to explore the way I feel, as I’m sure I won’t be alone. There’s something about fashion week that feels very elite and vacuous from the outside, but at the same time, I adore seeing glimpses of my favourite designers via the likes of Instagram stories. It’s this love/hate relationship with the fashion industry that always leaves me with the same internal conflict – why am I not making more effort to go to fashion week?…

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TWO DAYS IN ZURICH | A PHOTO DIARY

A couple of weeks ago, I got to fly to Zurich with fly Swiss – it was such an amazing couple of days, and I definitely don’t feel like I got to see enough of the city. There’s so much to explore, so a few days meant that we only just scratched the surface of what beautiful Zurich has to offer. I didn’t realise just how much there was to see in terms of art and culture. There’s so many different museums, and an array of wonderful architecture – the city really feels like it has this split personality too. We stayed in the old town which was full of quirky little stores and buzzing side streets, but beyond the old town, there was this really industrial side to the city that felt very spaced out and modern…

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A GINGHAM SUNDRESS FOR AUTUMN

September and October happen to be two of my favourite months to dress for – the weather generally starts getting a bit cooler, and it starts to become acceptable to add a cardigan to every ensemble. However, it can be quite an overwhelming time of year in terms of newness, it feels impossible to avoid the endless sea of knitwear and ankle boots when scrolling on InstagramIt can be hard to figure out what you want your staples for the season ahead to be, and when to part with your hard earned dollar…

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THE POWER OF MAKE UP

I shot these images for a recent collaboration with Rimmel London (a dream come true), and really loved how they turned out. It’s amazing how different a rusty red elevator can look once camera flash and a slick of lipstick is applied. Anyway, I couldn’t bare to see them go to waste on Instagram and get lost in the feed forever – I wanted to pop them on my blog so that I could look back and remember how they made me feel…

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DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS

Having an online presence in two thousand and eighteen carries a lot of weight on it’s digital shoulders – whatever you choose to put out into the world, the internet will always demand more of you. Creating for the internet is tough, and you can bet your bottom dollar that there are people out there just waiting for you to slip up. That tends to be the way that the world works – you can be the juiciest peach of them all, and there will always be someone who doesn’t like peaches. My Twitter feed is a place that often has me dwelling over my generations digital footprint. Will we all look back and cringe at how self involved we were? Are the Kardashians to blame for all of our social media woes?

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READING, WATCHING, & LOVING

It’s been a while since I’ve done a little roundup of favourites, or rather, just a collection of random things that have been making me happy recently. There’s been lots of exciting stuff happening behind the scenes, so it’s been a bit more difficult to sit down and keep on top of writing regular blog posts. Amongst travelling, planning for upcoming trips, and preparing everything for the launch my collaboration with Mikaela Lyons, lets just say it’s been busy….

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SOCIAL MEDIA VS PERSONAL STYLE

I wanted to sit down and just type freely about my thoughts on personal style today – particularly the impact that social media has on the way we all like to dress. Admittedly, this topic was inspired by the very Realisation Par skirt that I’m wearing throughout this post, a highly coveted ‘cool girl’ brand that creates silk pieces that Instagram goes crazy for. I remember this particular skirt coming into stock and it reminding me of a leopard blouse that I used to sport back when I was at university – should I?  I thought to myself, letting my mind wander back to all the bad leopard print I’d worn before… 

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TRANSITIONAL NEUTRALS

What a summer it’s been – I feel like its been one of the longest (and hottest) summers I’ve ever lived through. We are now slowly edging closer to the new season ahead, and I have to say, knitwear and boots have never looked more appealing. I’m excited to add some cosier feeling pieces to my wardrobe, and as always, dig out many of my favourite pieces that are currently stuffed away out of sight. I’d like to tell you they are all organised and tucked away in those vacuum storage things (never quite managed to get my shit together to that extent), but alas, they are hidden in various unused suitcases, waiting patiently for their next outing…

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