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Floral Utility

July 20, 2017

Casual little floral dresses are key for easy breezy summer style.  Although the weather today is a bit dull and grey, it’s still fairly warm. So this ditsy floral lace number is one of those easy throw on and go kind of dresses, plus it feels great to wear.  I picked it up from Oasis and am very happy with it.

Dave and I spent most of the day chilling out,  tidying the flat and  watching some telly.  Later we had some errands to run, so I popped on my Vans old skool classics,  but I think this dress looks equally good with ankle boots. To keep the look dressed down I added my khaki Superdry jacket, this was the perfect Sunday run around outfit.

What I’m wearing –
Dress – Oasis
Bag – Warehouse
Jacket c/o Superdry
Trainers – Vans
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Socks – Topshop
Sunglasses c/o  The Goods Agency

Photos – Shooting Dave

Stand By For Code Red

July 16, 2017

Last weekend my parents came to visit and keep me company while Dave was away in Norway. We had such a lovely and lazy weekend hanging out in our flat. Over the weekend we went for a food shop to stock up on supplies and we visited a huge M&S and came across this beaut of a t-shirt. I also picked up a cute skirt but I’m saving that for another post, quite the super market haul!

This boxy little tee has the most glorious sleeve detail… and the colour is so wow!  I think it’s safe to say that red is my absolute favourite wardrobe colour this summer.

As we were having a casual day, just relaxing around the flat, I wore my new tee with a pair of ripped jeans.  Sadly, they are too big for me now and I really need to replace them with a smaller size;  but for the moment I will continue to  wear them.

What do you think of these mules? I think the embroidery injects an interesting print into this look. I’m a huge fan of mules, but hadn’t invested in this trend till now.  I think I’m drawn to them because I’m so in love with anything embroidered this season, which makes these beauties the perfect footwear for this outfit.

What I’m wearing –
T-shirt – M&S
Jeans – New Look
Leather Jacket c/o ASOS
Backpack c/o Rokit Vintage
Scarf – Topshop
Sunglasses c/o The Goods Agency
Mules – Oasis

Photos – Shooting Dave

My Lip stick collection

July 13, 2017

I thought it would be fun to share a couple of illustrations of my lippy collection.
You can clearly see from my blog photos that  I’m a big fan of red lipstick. My favourite brands are Chanel and Mac.  Now I knew I owned a fair few red lippys,  but it was only when I got them all out to photograph and draw these illustrations that I realised just how many different shades of red I owned.
Every now and then I branch out to a dark plum shade and on the very odd occasion I have opted for a corally pink shade.  But it’s  mostly classic red that wins my vote.

My collection spans from high end with Chanel retailing at £28, MAC is a good mid range at £15 and cheap as chips is Kiko with a price tag of just £4!

I have to confess that Chanel lippys are my favourite, they are perfect and never dry my lips out; plus they have a nice finish.   Mind you, I do love MAC lipsticks, but in recent years MAC has mainly produced matte lipsticks, which I do like,  but they don’t half dry your lips out.  But what they lack in moisture, they make up with really good pigment and choice of shades.

What turns your head when seeking out the perfect lippy?

Kiko Raspberry Red
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 38 La Fascinante
Mac Dark Side
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 47 L’amoureuse
Topshop Falling Fast
Mac Retro Matte Ruby Woo
Mac Matte Russian Red
Kiko Burgundy Creamy Lipstick
Kiko Burgundy Smart Fusion
Nars Cruella Valvet Matte

Illustrations by Amy Purfield-Clark

Little Red Dress

July 8, 2017

 I have been planning this outfit since before I left for Florida but when we got there, it was far too hot to wear the jacket.  I teased you about this outfit in my recent look-book video, if you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, please check it out. 😉

I’ve said it before about pulling together the perfect look, but let me tell you, this one came together so well and because of this I wanted to capture the look in a post.

On Saturday, Dave and I were out for the day, on the way home we stopped by our current fave photo backdrop. Here is the result of the snaps he took.

I love how vibrant the outfit looks in pictures, it really comes alive on film. You may have guessed that this colourful jacket is one of my favourite sale buys ever, I’m so pleased with myself for grabbing it. In teaming it with this sassy little red dress, well I think it’s a match made in heaven.

The dress was a clever purchase, chosen especially for my Disneyland holiday. It’s now a wardrobe piece that holds many perfect memories already; plus I feel amazing when I wear it.

What I’m wearing –
Dress – ASOS
Jacket – Topshop
Bag & Hat – Urban Outfitters
Shoes – Zara

Photos – Shooting Dave

Little Bloom

July 3, 2017

What a blooming lovely Sunday I’ve had, we’ve not long gotten home from visiting Dave’s parents. It was a flying visit as we went down for the day for an early birthday celebration for his Grandma. We had afternoon tea in the garden, soaking in the suns rays, chatting and catching up.

I picked up this dress from work and had to give it an outing before it gets daily wear. The cut is super flattering for my body shape, I love the frill details on the sleeve and the print is bloody cute. I also really like that it has a vintage tea dress vibe. Naturally I teamed it with my fedora hat, adding in this vintage red bag for a pop of colour. To toughen it up I added my ASOS boots, I’m not sure I’ve shown you them yet. I got them for Christmas off my Mammy, they needed some wearing in and they were little tight but I think I’m there now, so ya’ll be seeing them plenty more now. I also wore my leather jacket, although it turned into a beautifully warm day and I didn’t need it in the end.

What I’m wearing –
Dress – Oasis
Leather Jacket c/o ASOS
Ankle Boots – ASOS
Sunglasses c/o The Goods Agency
Fedora Hat – Urban Outfitters
Bag – Vintage

Photos – Shooting Dave

Summer Lookbook

June 29, 2017

I’m  finally back with a new video!
This time I’ve teamed up with my creative and all round best gal pal Josie, her blog is Teefy Grins.

We create this summer look book on what felt like the hottest day of the year, really grateful for Josie’s amazing filming and editing skills and can not wait to work on our next creative collaboration, hopefully we’ll make lots more videos over the summer months.

Merci Mon Cheri

June 24, 2017

Bonjour ma cheri! Oh how I wish these photographs had been shot in Paris.

You know how I love Paris! Back to this shoot, bear with me, I know this tee is the biggest blogger cliche around at the moment, but when I actually saw this tee in Topshop, it was calling my name, I just had to own it. What’s a girl to do? I mean, well it’s super cute and though I know it’s a complete Gucci dupe.. I cannot be affording Gucci, so this adorable high street version is perfect for me.

I’m now searching through the high street for the perfect red skirt to wear with it 😍. Once I’ve found the perfect skirt, I have a fancy to wear it on a romantic trip to Paris with Dave. As I said, Paris is truly is one of my favourite cities. I’ve travelled there about 6 times now and I love it more every time I visit.

So now I’m sat here, daydreaming of days spent wandering leisurely through those incredibly beautiful Parisian streets, looking cute.with Dave my one true love ❤️

What I’m wearing –

T-shirt & Shoes – Topshop

Jeans – New Look via ASOS

Leather Jacket c/o ASOS

DKNY Sunglasses c/o The Sunglass Shop

Backpack c/o Rokit Vintage

Photos – Shooting Dave