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Eastern Jacket of Dreams

October 23, 2016


As summer draws to an end we welcome autumn with open, yet somewhat chilled arms, the weather is quite a mixed bag, rainy with cold winds one day and glorious sunshine the next. We snapped this set of photographs on one of the sunny days, autumn sun is my favourite!

I have a confession to make, I bloody love this bomber jacket. I mean really love it, when I spotted it on the ASOS website I gasped and my heart did a little flutter. I am so in love with it – hard! Now here is where the confession comes in, I haven’t a bloody clue how to style it. All the ideas of outfits I had envisioned when putting it in my basket have vanished and I can not fathom out just how to style it. I do however have lots of ideas which involve buying new clothes to wear it with – thats kind of defeating the purpose and doesn’t look healthy for my bank balance. So, alas this much loved jacket hasn’t had to outings it deserves! You know me, I am persistent and will continue to overcome this little battle. I think the problem (for me) lies in the length of the jacket, my other bomber jackets are much shorter which enables them to be worn with dresses, like this one. I feel this outfit isn’t the best to show off my beautiful embroidered bomber,  but it was a comfy one to pop on and walk Coco around the common on a sunny but chilly day. Hopefully soon I will crack the code on this beaut and share a snazzier look. Fingers crossed.

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Bomber Jacket c/o ASOS
T-shirt c/o New Look
Bag – Warehouse
Bandana, Glitter Socks & Jeans – Topshop
Adidas Samba Trainers – Episode Vintage
Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters
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Photos – Shooting Dave

A visit to Toni & Guy

October 21, 2016


We all need a little pampering from time to time, with hectic schedules and city life, its nearly impossible to set time aside for a good hair do, let alone a colour and cut (I mean, just look how much hair I have, it literally takes hours to tend!) However, in readying ourselves for our trip to Paris back in the summer, Lois and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get pampered and freshen up our hair styles.
We both work in London, so headed after a busy day to the centrally located Toni & Guy, situated just off Oxford Street.  We were warmly welcomed, finding the staff chatty and friendly, they seated us together for consultations and chatted over what styles took our fancy.  I watched Lois flick through the Toni & Guy style magazine for inspiration as she had grown out her current style. She spotted a model with an undercut and chose this, adding a request for a root touch up and finished off with a light apricot colour application. Lois is much more adventurous than me, I guess I’ve spent so long growing my locks, I wasn’t planning on having an undercut.  Mind you, back in the day when I was 18….so many moons ago, I did change my style quite often, I had a bleached blonde undercut, a bob, layers and I a platinum blonde pixie cut.  These days though, I really like my ‘hair do’ so fancied just a tidy up and colour enhancement, choosing to wear my hair balayage – if you are thinking what is Balayage? Well its a French term, meaning to sweep or to paint colour on. It’s a sun-kissed natural looking hair colour – similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks.


Having our colours applied mine by the lovely and ever-so-talented Daniel.
We were offered drinks whilst being beautified. Lois sipped on a nice hot cup of tea and I enjoyed a delicious glass of bubbly  (it had been a particularly tough day) anyway, we were celebrating heading to Paris!  As we chatted away about our preparations, it was soon time for my favourite part “the shampoo’.  I find having a head massaged relaxing, but as this is Toni & Guy, boy did they have a treat in store for us, the chair elevates you up to avoid any neck strain, whilst the chair itself massages you from the neck down, it was so good!

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Washed, conditioned and ready for scissor action, Lois was coiffured as you can see with an overall trim and a great undercut, whilst I had a little taken off the ends, a couple more layers cut in and some well needed attention was paid to my fringe. Adam was the gent in charge of my styling, but since I’ve grown my hair swishy and long,  I get a little nervous about having it cut, but I found Adam so knowledgable, it made sense to put my trust in him, it was helped by him having a male version of my hairstyle – sans fringe. 

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Also visit Lois to see her hair transformation by the Toni and Guy team!

Staying at Sensimar Tesoro Blu Hotel

October 18, 2016


While attending our dear friends Aaron & Nicola’s wedding in Kefalonia, Dave and I stayed at the stunning Sensimar Tesoro Blu Hotel. Boy is this hotel swanky,we have been lucky enough to travel and stay in some pretty nice joints but this was really rather posh. The resort is stunning, with a great swimming pool and for the newly weds in their massive suite was the height of luxury, including its own swimming pool. If you can have the budget to afford a suite, definitely go for it, it was even bigger than my whole flat…such luxuriant indulgence !

As for the resort, it was a sophisticated, but fun place and being an adults only resort, with a different selection at the buffet banquet every evening. Gents are required to dress a little smarter for dining, not overly formal, just requested to wear long trousers – so no casual or swim wear allowed whilst eating dinner. I enjoyed dressing up for dinner, this was fun and created an element of style. I must admit that the after dinner entertainment was cheesy as hell for my taste, but the cocktails at a cheeky price of two-for-one weren’t half bad!

The beach was just a stones throw away and there was no effort to our shoreside amble each day. Sited perfectly, the views from the hotel were intoxicating, gazing on the beautiful seaside, panning out to moody mountain views. We had a memorable, wonderful stay, with many happy memories!

Photos – Shooting Dave


Our last day in Kefalonia

October 10, 2016

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On our last day on the Greek island of Kefalonia Dave and I visited the local town Skála. We brought souvenirs, eat the best meza lunch ever and took some pictures. It was a lovely and relaxed end to our holiday. As it was such a hot day I braided my hair into two french plaits and wore all black, that part wasn’t such a smart move but alas I had already worn all my other clothes! I really enjoyed spending quaintly time with Dave wandering around the local town. I have one more post showing some snaps of our beautiful hotel, stay tuned!

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Exploring Kefalonia, Greece

October 7, 2016

We had a wonderful Greek holiday,  exploring the island of Kefalonia was a delight.  It was great meeting Becky and her friend Dave, yes two Dave’s – this became quite funny as they often had a ‘Dave-off‘, lol; I really enjoyed their company. 

The 1st photograph was taken on a private beach the day after the wedding. The bride and groom treated all their wedding guests to a boat trip and beach BBQ on a distant island,  you can see our boat in the background. I have to admit, this was a magical way to cure any lingering hangovers from the previous nights wedding celebrations and it certainly cemented friendships – new and old, this is me with Becky.

The following day we hired a car and Dave us took us on a road trip around the island, joined by our new friends Becky and Dave. The day began with a spot of beach sun bathing, we cooled off by  swimming in the clear, crystal sea.  Pausing to dry in the heat of the sunshine, we were told to watch out for turtle eggs nestling in the sand waiting to hatch.  We waited patiently, but left disappointed as no baby turtles hatched for us.

We continued with our pilgrimage and drove on up to the highest mountain on the island, winding our way past more goats than I have ever seen! We stumbled upon this delightful outdoor taverna and ate the biggest salads ever! Our lunch was served in the flower gardens, where we sat gazing out over the islands stunning views -breathtaking.  After filling up, we headed off to take snaps of this derelict church, where of course,  the four us went exploring, it was such a cool escape from the midday heat. 

Back to our road trip, we meandered down the mountain to the aptly named Turtle Bay, lots to see  and do, like taking in paddle boating,  people watching the and strolling across  the harbour bridge,  perfect for turtle spotting. 


We enjoyed a drink and I devoured a yummy chocolate and banana crepe before taking a snoop  around the shops, a perfect end to an idyllic day. 

 We had so much fun exploring the island. On my next holiday I plan to do even more exploring, it truly is the best part of visiting somewhere new and discovering hidden gems! 

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Photos – Shooting Dave

Summer Haze

October 1, 2016


On our recent vacation to Kefalonia, we stayed in the ever so swanky Sensimar Tesoro Blu Hotel. It was stunningly beautiful and made the perfect backdrop for a photo-shoot. I plan to share snaps of our room and the resort very soon, but for now lets feast on this outfit.

With most of the guests sunning themselves by the pool Dave and I snuck off to capture some photographs in the courtyard near our room.  I’m so pleased with this dress, I always feel good when I am wearing it.  This is its second appearance on the blog, I opted for a more pared back look, with simple sandals and my trusty fedora and this cute ring. It was the perfect dress to wear at lunch with friends and on then on to enjoy a couple of cocktails by the beach. I love it, it’s perfect.

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What I’m wearing –
Dress c/o  ASOS
Sandals, Sunglasses & Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Ottoman Hands Ring c/o  House Of Fraser

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Photos – Shooting Dave

Kefalonia, Greece

September 28, 2016


Finally the time has come for me to share some snaps from our amazing holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, we flew out for the wedding of two dear friends.

It was such a dreamy romantic affair, perfectly placed high up in the mountains, with Kefalonia as an idyllic back drop for the wedding – and of course for a few outfit snaps of yours truly.

Now I have a confession to make, I am terrible at holiday packing and since this trip I have set up a Pinterest board to help me style for next years vacation. On this particular day I got it just right, wearing a gorgeous ‘Bardot style’ dress from Superdry. This dress is perfect for warm weather, the lightweight fabric was great in the heat and wearing an off the shoulder style made me feel very sassy!

It was a windy day, so I popped my hair into a high ponytail and avoid that windswept look then headed down to the beach. It was amazing and so warm, I thoroughly enjoyed a naughty ice cream, which was delightfully yummy, well, it would have been rude not to!

What I’m wearing –
Dress c/o Superdry
Sandals & Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters
Fuji-film Instax Mini Polaroid c/o Currys

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Photos – Shooting Dave