BLUE JEANS

Yep, you guessed it, another post entirely dedicated to my love affair with denim. I recently picked up another great pair of vintage Levi jeans, and realised that I have quite the obsession with finding the perfect pair of jeans. I have accepted that denim is a huge part of my personal style, and something that just generally makes me feel my best. It’s the first rail I check when entering a vintage shop, and the last thing I have to prise myself away from when it’s laundry day…

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LONDON

I recently travelled up to the big smoke (or London if you like), for a few work commitments, and to explore the city a little more. Since blogging full time, it’s a direction I find myself being pulled in more and more. I haven’t ever really thought as myself as either a ‘city girl’ or a ‘country girl’ – but rather somewhere floating in-between. Nothing stresses me out more than being in a huge unknown city with crowds of busy people and endless traffic – I like a happy-medium, and I can’t say that London has ever really offered me that. Paris for instance, appeals to me like nowhere I’ve ever been – I love the mix of big gardens, museums, and little side streets that make it feel intimate and homey. I don’t feel that Manchester often offers me everything that I look for in an ideal location, but it definitely has an atmosphere that makes me relieved to call it home…

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RUSSELL & BROMLEY | KEY PIECES A/W17

Russell And Bromley are most certainly one of those nostalgic brands for me – particularly around autumn/winter time. Recognised for their beautiful Italian made loafers and classically unique leather designs, they are a brand that has always been close to my heart. A brand that has always been present in my upbringing, and will continue to have a special place in my wardrobe. They started out as a family run store on London’s famous Bond street, and now run stores dotted all over the UK – offering that that luxury shopping experience that promises to elevate the most simple of outfits…

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SELF DOUBT

Welcome back to a brand new blog post – today marks world mental health day, so I thought I’d compose a slightly more personal piece of writing as it’s been a little while since I’ve written anything of that nature. I basically just wanted to type freely about something that’s been on my mind as of late – the pressure to keep up with the way the blogging industry is growing/changing, and how it can often trigger anxious times and make it feel like you’re treading water and way out of your comfort zone…

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HUGE CHATTY Q&A

Happy Sunday! I finally got round to doing a big old Q&A – probably best to pop your headphones on and listen to this on your commute etc as it’s a lengthy one! Let me know if you have any other questions in the comments below and I’ll get back to you…

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PALOMA WOOL

I have a lot to thank Instagram for in terms of the way I dress – I doubt that I would have discovered half the brands that hang in my wardrobe had it not been for my endless feed of inspiration. In a lot of ways, I feel that having that accessibility to independent brands and constant new in can be overwhelming. However, nothing compares to the feeling of getting it right – finding a brand that just feels like you, that designs the clothes you can only imagine and offer you that much needed wardrobe refresh…

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THE POWER OF A RED JUMPER

I often forget how great the colour red makes me feel until I dig out an old favourite, or I catch the perfect red piece whilst shopping – it instantly prompts me to make a mental note, wear more red. That’s exactly how I feel about this Weekday knit – the perfect crop length for wearing with high waist items (because I don’t wear much else) and that rich red colour that reminds me of all things Anna Karina…

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THE A/W BASKET BAG | WICKER WINGS

I love a basket bag as much as the next Jane Birkin fanatic, but it has to be said that I just don’t feel cool enough to rock a traditional wicker basket in the depths of autumn/winter. That’s not to say that I won’t try my hardest to, but I’m always quite conscious of it, and feel that it often has summer memories attached. I was recently on the hunt for something that still had that Birkin edge to it, but felt more at home paired against my wool coats and over-sized jumpers…

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THE STATEMENT COAT | FREE PEOPLE

Autumn is definitely one of my favourite times of the year – it takes me back to being a kid and getting excited over the possibility of going shopping for a brand new coat. Back then it was usually something quite classic that would age well and keep me cosy on those bitter cold mornings. Not much has changed at twenty five – I still seek out coats that are well designed, but I also feel like I want something more adventurous. I was much more conscious about what people would think when I was younger – now I’m more bold in my choices and wear what makes me happy. Free People are a brand that always seem to just get coats right – their attention to detail is second to none, and I always feel like they manage to add a new spin on timeless favourites…

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