Friday, 19 September 2014

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The interesting thing is, is that I never plan to write about shoes yet time and time again a new pair appears on my blog roll. Sometimes I question, do people want to want to read about another pair of shoes? However, if the blogosphere is about sharing, caring and potentially inspiring others to shop then I highly suggest you take a look at these beauties above. Made by Senso, purchased via ASOS, a western boot the kind of shoe which is always a winner. Perfect all year round and needless to say it really does go with everything. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Maybe it's the fact that I spent four nights sleeping in a booze ridden campsite that my posts are slightly more homes and interior orientated. Even if sleeping on a tent floor isn't that comfortable I am not complaining. Festivals are fun. Did you catch the low down on Major Lazer's performance? However, if you are in need of a little interior inspiration you are probably already aware of my golden rules. 1. White walls. 2. Wooden floors. 3. Cool rugs (the polaroids here didn't do the above justice.) 4. Frames. 5. A cool plant. Enjoy!

Monday, 8 September 2014

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I arrived back from Bestival in the very early hours of the morning (4:00 AM) today in fact and the September issue of British Vogue was lying on my bed. Not only was returning from the last music festival of the season a realisation that it is back to reality for me, but also that summer is sadly coming to a close. Thankfully, to steer us away from those thoughts Vogue have warmed our hearts with what is next for winter in the shoot above styled by Jane How and photographed by Glen Luchford. Leather skirts, knee high boots and leopard print coats look back to the Sixties but it's the wearability of these kinds of clothes which I love best. They strike the perfect balance. In short, the looks aren't too dull or too over the top, feminine but neither sickly sweet or girly. As a lot of ladies tend to say, with a new wardrobe to look forward to winter won't be all that bad, will it?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

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Magazines are a great indulgence of mine and it is not only limited to fashion. Elle Decoration also falls within the category of publications I like to purchase...or pinch from my mum. Interiors and how you choose to decorate your home can be a strong reflection of personality and style. For a long time running, fur, wood and Moroccan textiles are right up my street. Furnishings which are capable to make your space look like a contemporary den, so to speak. The cushions above were found in Turkey however according to Elle Decorations if you want to turn to kilim Larusi Berber and Anthropologie are great places to start.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

An appropriate way to describe Sardinia is a two hour plane ride from London Gatwick to paradise. For the majority of my vacation, I stayed in Porto Cervo. A hot spot (literally, there was not a single day of bad weather) located in the North East of the island. Home of a beautiful harbour, the landscape is well maintained and mountainous. I don't know about you but paradise can only actually be a paradise where there are beaches involved. In Sardinia, most of the bays are lined with an aquatic blue water where there is no filter needed. If you do choose to make a trip to the Costa Smeralda, the Maddalena islands are not to be missed, in which you can only travel to by boat. As far as food is concerned, naturally you can expect the best from an Italian island. Seafood is at it's prime and on the beach you can order a grilled squid to be served straight up. 

Now let's get down to business. Swimwear. Isn't that a highly enjoyable aspect of chasing the sun? Black is always cool and classic and it's great to add in a few printed versions in the mix. After being pointed in the direction of Asos, I opted for these two bikini's (black and printed) next day delivery before I set off. Another equally great leopard print candidate can be found here. This one, I really do regret not getting my hands on. Until next time?

The second my plane touched down in the UK, I had no doubt that I will need another beach holiday on the cards pretty soon. Ciao x

Monday, 18 August 2014

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Why go out when you can make the perfect hangout at home? Ok, that's a lie, a big one for that matter. By no means am I encouraging my readers to stay in all day/every day. Go on, get yourself out there, it's totally good for you.

However, on the occasion when you do feel like being housebound, adding some T.L.C into your own space will work in your favour. Nights in solo will be worth their while or even better, people will be coming over to your place in no time. Conclusion: good decor is guest friendly? Scented candles by Le Labo (new favourite) and Diptyque (classic) are always a winner and my personal advice to you is to pimp out your bed.  Add throws, blankets, pillows and make sure there is lots of it. Go all out and go all the way.