Thursday, June 16, 2016

Just Rosy...

Forever 21 Rose Print Mini Dress - $22.90
Roses are in bloom here in London and they make the city look even more beautiful than usual. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, but it's become a regular event for me (without sounding too cliche) to stop and smell the roses. They're so fragrant and lovely, it's hard to simply walk past them. I'm a big fan of roses, often keeping them in vases in my flat, but I also love the fragrance in a candle or even a well-placed rose print on a piece of clothing or an accessory... These are my rosy picks for summer!
Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Rose Lacey Wallet - £99.80

Miller Harris London Rose en Noir Scented Candle in Turkish Rose & Raspberries - £40

Missguided Florrence Rose Print Crepe Midi Skirt - £7
New Look Pink Rose Print Slip-on Plimsoles - £14.99



Diptyque Roses Scented Candle - £20



Oasis Rose Print Shift Dress - £52.50

Jo Malone Red Roses Travel Candle - £22

The Courtauld Gallery Gazette Du Bon Ton No10 1924 Le Parfum de la Rose Print - £50 - £65


Acqua di Parma Fruit & Flowers Candle in Rose Buds - £85

Forever 21 Rose Print Cami - $10.90

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blushing Babe



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I used to be a blush-a-phobe, absolutely terrified of having a Bridget Jones moment, being the girl at the party with way too much on my cheeks. I didn't even wear it for years. I mean, there's a fine line between rosy glow and hot pink overkill when it comes to blush... That said, I think blush has come a long way in the last few years. There are so many different options these days from creams to pencils to powder versions, many containing their own highlighting elements making it easy to go from drab to fab in the quick swipe of a brush or finger. Now I'm obsessed with blush after years of hardly ever wearing it and my favorite way to apply it is to use the side of a soft blush brush to lightly sweep it over the apples of my cheeks until the desired effect is achieved. If it's too dark, I lighten it up with a sweep of translucent powder over top, but generally I find that using a handheld mirror while standing next to a window for natural light keeps me from ever going to heavy with the blush brush. 

I also love to experiment with my blush, sometimes layering different colors on top of each other... A lighter shade with a highlighter in it looks lovely layered over a darker shade and it can be fun to get creative with rosy cheeks. Another favorite combo is a bronzer or dark, brown toned blush with a little light pink or coral blush lightly dusted over it. 

 How do you like to wear your blush?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Perfectly Patriotic

The Bikini Lab American Flag - Stars & Stripes One-piece Swimsuit - £44.14
Celebrate the 4th of July in style with any of these fab picks! From dresses to bag charms, shoes to swimwear, there's plenty here whether you love full-on stars & stripes style on the 4th or prefer to stay minimal with just an accessory to two... Whatever your style, the 4th of July is a fun holiday and an excuse to enjoy some good old fashioned summer fun and delicious traditional American food... It's hard not to love that!  🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Brooks Brothers Seersucker Plaid Shirt Dress - £99
Banana Republic Gracie Espadrille - £34.99

ASTR Embroidered Cotton & Linen Crop Top £54.44
Caslon Devin Peep Toe Wedge - £29.40
Collection XIIX Stars & Stripes Square Scarf - £23.54
Havaianas Slim Stars and Stripes Flip Flops - £25.43
Kiel James Patrick American Glory Bracelet - $40

Lemlem Striped Cotton-blend Tunic - £145

Madewell Linen Allegro Top in Bradbury Stripe - £32.44
J. Crew Plaid Scarf With Tassels - £59.50
Rails Plaid Cap Sleeve Shirt - £97.10
Shedrain Auto Open Stick Umbrella - £25.75
Sundry Red White Blue Graphic Cotton Tee - £50.02
Timex Weekender - £49.99

Tommy Hilfiger Nappa Leather Bucket Bag - £190
TOMS Election Charms Wedge Sandals - £58.08
Tory Burch Pop Bag Charm - £46.82

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Fun

ban.do Here Comes the Fun T-shirt - £20.67
My Instagram-fueled obsession with all things summer has officially become an addiction. Pineapples, cacti and flamingos a'plenty are invading my flat piece by piece and I am all the happier for it! Whether you're planning an epic pool party or just want a few goodies to add some fun to the day-to-day, there's something here for everyone... Just press play on your favorite Beach Boys album and enjoy a bit of Summer Fun!

Fickle


It's all about transition here in London when it comes to weather and style. It could be hot & sunny in the morning and cold and rainy by the afternoon on any given day, so layers are my friend right now. I'm depending on light summery dresses with a cardigan on most days and a water resistant tote helps too. Fickle weather demands flexible style. What do you wear on days when the weather just can't make up its mind?



 Dress: H&M (old - available here in different prints) / Tights: H&M / Cardigan: Gap (old)
Bag: Longchamp / Boots: Jigsaw (old) / Ring: Topshop (old) / Sunglasses: Tahari