DS AUTOMOBILES | A PARISIAN ADVENTURE

I recently had a very ‘pinch me’ opportunity to visit Paris in collaboration with DS Automobiles – the chance to ride around the magical city and uncover some secret locations along the way. I last visited in February and it pretty much rained the entire time in true Parisian style, but Paris in the sunshine is way more beautiful than I ever could have imagined…

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PICNIC IN THE PARK

There’s just something about gingham that makes me want to skip through a field somewhere, go and read under a tree, or attend a fancy picnic of some kind. I mean, I’m not asking for much – I just feel that a great gingham outfit deserves all of the pre mentioned royalties. I am also of the opinion that gingham should always go hand in hand with a great little basket bag (see Jane Birkin in La Piscine for ultimate ‘how to wear gingham’ reference). Gingham has exploded all over the high street recently, so it’s easier than ever to find some unique pieces to update your gingham game…

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EARNING MY STRIPES

I’ve been feeling generally quite overwhelmed lately – my life took a drastic change in direction over the course of what felt like a mere heartbeat. When you suffer with anxiety, great opportunities can often feel daunting, even frightening, and this sometimes overrides the positive feelings of self accomplishment and excitement. I mentioned recently that I’ve just started to give blogging a shot full time – this wasn’t something that I ever imagined happening so soon, and I still don’t really feel like I’ve digested this new life change…

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Q&A | PART ONE

I recently asked you guys if you’d be interested in a Q&A style post and was overwhelmed with all the lovely/insightful questions! Lots of them were very similar in terms of theme, so I’ve whittled them down to the most popular, and have tried my best to answer them without things getting too wordy! Anyway, I hope this isn’t too much of a snooze fest and thank you to everyone who got in touch…

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LA REDOUTE LOOKBOOK | CITY STYLE

I recently had the opportunity to work with La Redoute, and instantly knew that it would be a project I’d love working on. A French founded brand that makes French style accessible and affordable – what’s not to love? Everything from fulfilling your French-girl wardrobe needs, to the perfect homeware pieces you’ve been lusting after – La Redoute really has everything I want all in one place. I thought I’d style two weather appropriate looks based around unpredictable city life…

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A LITTLE FAVOURITES UPDATE

I’ve invested in a few new products lately that have made it into my everyday routine – I thought it only right to curate my thoughts on why they are working for me, and share my mini reviews with you. In my opinion, these are all products that have been totally worthy of the price tag, and ones that are fast becoming firm favourites! My skin has really cleared up lately and looks so much smoother/healthier, meaning less time spent faffing with concealer, and more make up free days and just embracing the natural look…

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HIGH STREET SS17 | TOP PICKS

After my recent ‘brands to inspire’ post, I got lots of messages asking about other brands that I admire, particularly on the high street. As many of you will know by now, I love my vintage clothing and my outfits are usually a mix of high street, vintage, and the odd higher end piece. I don’t like spending a crazy amount on my outfits, but I do like to invest in those luxury items now and then, usually the pieces that I know I’ll wear and love forever. With that in mind, I thought I’d give you a little insight into the high street brands I’m loving at the moment, and the pieces that have been catching my eye…

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THE STATEMENT MIDI

Throughout my early teenage years, I used to avoid midi skirts at all costs. I thought they were frumpy and unflattering, and that there was no possible way I could feel good in one. However, in recent years you can’t keep me away from a great midi skirt – I loved the pleated trend during Winter and wore my black pleated one endlessly with jumpers tucked in and pointed boots. Now that SS17 trends are well and truly underway, I thought it was time to update my little collection with a slightly more vibrant version….

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SOMETHING I WROTE AT 2AM

I’ve been thinking about body image and confidence quite a lot lately – what it means to me, and how social media/the media in general can often distort the way we view our bodies and value others around us. As someone who has struggled with themselves relentlessly, I feel that this is a topic I could discuss forever! I also thought it might be interesting to just pen down my thoughts and feelings so that I can reflect back on this, and perhaps make it a regular topic of discussion. I apologise in advance if this is a bit of a ramble lacking in direction, sometimes my mind lights up at 2am and I find myself frantically scribbling things down…

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A FEW PLACES I’M HAPPY | MANCHESTER EDIT

I have lived in a city centre for over two whole years now, which has meant I’ve had plenty of time to track down my favourite places and make them feel like home. I get asked so often about where I like to eat/drink/hang out on the weekends, so I thought I’d curate a little list of places in Manchester that make me happy, and that I’d recommend visiting if you find yourself in the area…

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