Sunday, 13 August 2017

OUTFIT: Oversized smock


Dress: ASOS
Top: Topshop
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban *
Trainers: Vans

Another outfit post in the space of two weeks, what are the chances?

I love this smock style dress, it's been somewhat of a wardrobe over the last few months. It's something about the oversized fit, that makes this dress so easy to wear. I love the simple nature of it, and teamed with a pair of trainers I find it to be the perfect easy day outfit, without looking too casual. I have a thing for stripy tops (don't we all) so you'll usually find me wearing this dress with one of my favourite breton numbers underneath.

I've also got a new pair of sunglasses which I'm pretty excited about. Smart Buy Glasses sell designer frames at reduced prices, and very kindly gifted me with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. I'd been after a new pair of Wayfarers ever since my last pair broke so I'm delighted to have my hands on the signature black style. I love the iconic cat eye shape of these, they're so easy to wear and are quite affordable for such a well know brand.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

OUTFIT: Spotty jumpsuit

Playsuit: ASOS (sold out I'm afraid)
Denim jacket: Gap
Sunglasses: Celine
Trainers: Vans

It's been a long time since I did an outfit post, over a year in fact. I spend a lot less money on clothes these days for a couple of reasons, I'm spending more on travel and I'm just not feeling that inspired by fashion recently. However, when I spied this jumpsuit on ASOS a few months ago I had to pick it up immediately. I've always found jumpsuits problematic, they never fit right, or feel comfortable, or look good on me. But this stars aligned on this occasion and I was left with a jumpsuit so perfect that I end up wearing it at least once a week.

My denim jacket was an extreme case of impulse shopping. I was struggling to find a non-oversized, non-cropped denim jacket to take on holiday. ASOS failed me so the night before Steve and I left for Denmark I raced around Oxford Street looking for something appropriate. I found this and whilst I don't love it, it suits my needs just fine. I've been jazzing it up with my pin collection and it's now feeling more me.

In other news, I've had a good chunk of my hair chopped off. Thanks to the lovely folk at Rush I was invited down to their brand new salon in Shepherd's Bush for a cut and blow dry. I like my hair on the shorter side as it's quite thick and unruly but for some reason I'd been keeping it around shoulder length for the last year or so. Even with my undercut and a huge chunk of shaved hair at the back of my head, my curls have a way of getting the better of me. Cue a visit to the lovely new Rush salon, my stylist understood exactly what I was after. My undercut was shaved back into a number 2, and after a relaxing hair wash and head massage I was whisked back to my chair where the real work began. Snip snip went the scissors and after what felt like no time at all, my hair was being dried and I was presented with a cut, and a much breezier neck, that I absolutely loved. 

When it comes to matters of the hair I am lazy. I wash it, I brush it, I put in a little oil, and then I leave it to air dry. My stylist understood my needs, or lack thereof, and whipped up a style that is easy for me to manage. No fuss, not tantrums, just my hair doing what it does, and for this I am extremely grateful. Rush Shepherd's Bush are currently offering 50% off so if you're in need of a trim, restyle, or just a blow dry then I recommend checking it out. Thanks so much for giving me a great do!

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

How to have a Scandi day in London

It's no secret that I love Scandinavia, I've declared it many times on this blog. Whether it's the design, the people, or the lifestyle, the Nordic countries feel like home to me. Despite visiting this part of the world at least once a year and travelling extensively around the individual countries I always want to discover more. Fortunately, London is full of Scandinavian shops, cafes, and restaurants that help keep my lust of all things Nordic in check until it's time for my next visit.

There are Scandinavian delights scattered all over London but because quite a few central locations are in close proximity to each other, it's quite fun to make a day of it. Make sure you're hungry because there are a lot of foodie stops to be found.