3 WAYS TO WEAR: CULOTTES:





Culottes have become a surprise summer staple of mine. I picked up this pair from ASOS and have styled them three different ways. Let me know what you think to the looks below and if you'd like to see more styling videos on my channel :)

DO YOU LIKE YOURS #TOTESBIG OR #TOTESSMALL?



I had such a lovely time at the Cath Kidston #totesbig and #totessmall event this evening that I wanted to share some of the pictures with y'all. I attended the launch on behalf of the weekly publication I'm currently assisting at and had the best time catching up with old colleagues and good friends and messing around in the incredible illusion photo booth.

You're bound to have seen the #totesbig and #totessmall campagin either in a magazine/newspaper or posted by your favourite editor/celeb on instagram. I love how creative and accessible the campaign is, enabling nosey rosey's like me to have a sneak peek into the bags of everyone from Daisy Lowe to Carrie Harwood. Everyone's been sharing their daily essentials and divulging whether they're a  #totesbig or #totessmall kinda gal whilst showcasing five brand new super cute designs across two different sized bags.

I'm a notorious over-packer so will always be a #totesbig gal. I always take my trusty Cath Kidston foldaway shopper bag with me on every trip as I can cram everything I could possibly need during a weekend stay in Liverpool into it - I'm the girl who always has an iPhone charger, plasters, hand cream and lip balm to hand. If I have time once I return home from staying with my dear pal Rushi tomorrow evening I'll update this post with a picture of what I usually carry in mine :)

How do you wear yours? #totesbig or #totessmall?

SUMMER DAZE:

Bag, Marks and Spencer

I picked up this dress a couple of months ago from Topshop - I'd totally forgotten about it, and these pictures, until I spotted it in the sale today for literally 1/3 of the price - SO annoying when that happens! 

It was significantly more revealing than I'd expected and very different to what I'd usually go for, which is definitely why I've not got anywhere near as much wear as I'd thought out of it. 

I'd purchased it without trying it on (I never try anything on instore), as I really loved the willow pattern design and the cute pops of pink. I teamed it with this light-wash oversized denim jacket, also from Toppers, and my scuffy old Vans to go to a local market with my sister. 

Let me know what you'd wear it with, as I definitely need to get some more wear out of it :) 

DRESSED TO KILL: #SHARKWEEK


Anyone who knows me, or has seen any of my YouTube videos will know I'm absolutely fanatical about sharks (check out my shark's don't bite pj's here!) I find them utterly endearing and wish I'd concentrated more during my science lessons at school so I could have become a marine biologist (big dreams!) and studied them. Or volunteered for Sea Shepherd <3

I saw a shark fin whilst on a boat trip in New Zealand for no more than three seconds and they were undoubtedly the best three seconds of my life thus far/possibly ever!

To celebrate shark week and promote the critical endangered species I thought I'd share several delightful shark themed accessories with y'all:

1. River Island's white leather cross body bag is the perfect summer accessory, with enough room for your phone, cosmetic case and a cheeky hip-flask it'll see you through all the remaining summer festivals <3 I'm a huge fan of the fringing and, of course, the silver-toned tooth detail.

2. Make a statement with this graphic printed cropped tee by Au Jour Le Jour, I was so distracted by the sharks that I only noticed the star-censored Barbie later... It's currently half the usual price in the sale at Farfetch.com - hurrrryyyy!

3. I'm OBSESSED with this incredible Chantecaille Save The Sharks Eye & Cheek Palette. Inspired by the colours of the ocean with a mixture of deep ocean blues (so AW14) and golden blushes, it's the perfect gift for shark loving gals like me! Chantecaille are also donating 5% of profits from the Save The Sharks range to the BLOOM association (to ban unregulated shark fin trade) which gets a big thumbs up.

4. Handmade in Kent, Beau & Arrow have the cutest shark themed trinkets on the market. Available in silver, rose gold, gold and black ruthenium they're a great way to toughen up your look.

5. Who doesn't love a novelty sock?! This pair from J.Crew add a covetable eclectic edge to any look, simply wear with skinny jeans and your favourite trainers :)

6. Emulate the iconic Jaws moment in this Forever 21 vest!

7. Invest in Givenchy's  iconic shark lock leather bracelet, this red style is the perfect accessory for autumn! I'd wear mine with this Saint Laurent biker jacket and J BRAND jeans (in my dreams!)

8. The notion of a real shark's usually tooth grosses me out beyond belief, however I'm quite a fan of this gold-tone necklace from Revolve. I'd wear mine with a plain white tee and jeans :)

WIN A £100 PRIMARK VOUCHER WITH REVEAL.CO.UK


I finished my role at Reveal magazine last week - it was a manic final week and the lovely team utterly spoilt me with tonnes of beauty bits and the dreamiest skirt I've ever seen - I'll share it with you over the weekend as it's just pure perfection. 

I wanted to share my final contribution to the Reveal's Steals blog with y'all! I'd organised a £50 voucher to coincide with the first post and was so grateful to the babes at Primark who were willing to offer a £100 voucher to accompany this post. I was given a sneak peek at their AW14 collection and fell majorly in love with this super cute neoprene and lace bird print tee and cute powder blue skirt - both are only £10! I teamed the pieces together accessorising with a pair of flatforms from Moda in Pelle and my fave metallic Marks and Spencer bag, which has barely left my shoulder all summer.  


To enter the competition click here and follow the instructions (all you need to do is leave a comment on the article saying what you'd spend the voucher on!) Good luck :)

SUMMER SALE HAUL: TOPSHOP, RIVER ISLAND & MORE




Since returning from my idyllic family holiday in Cape Verde (you can see the summer holiday haul that I filmed whilst there here) I've found myself buying a lot of summer pieces in the sales.

I seem to have acquired shopping amnesia. I find myself at the Topshop tills with an arm full of sale items and no recollection of actually picking them all up...when it gets to that point it'd be rude not to buy all the bargains I've picked up - well that's how I'm currently justifying my excessive shopping.

I'm really starting to enjoy filming for my channel, it still doesn't feel natural or normal and I'm always mortified for at least an hour I've made the video live. But I don't think it's a process you'd ever get used to.

Let me know if there are any videos you'd like me to film and make sure you like this video to help me justify my spending.

SUMMER HOLIDAY LOOKBOOK | WHAT I WORE IN CAPE VERDE





I've just returned from my family holiday to Cape Verde. It was so idyllic I've since been in a perpetual state of holiday blues :| I was so busy before I left that I annoyingly didn't manage to upload anything onto my YouTube channel, so I've got quite a few in the pipeline now. I received some lovely feedback on my Festival Fashion video so I thought I'd share what I wore on holiday with y'all!

Let me know what you think to the looks and if there are any other videos you'd like me to do!

WIN A £50 NEW LOOK VOUCHER WITH REVEAL.CO.UK:

Dress, bag and shoes all New Look.

I'm currently working at Reveal magazine and was asked to set up and contribute to a blog. Focussing on sourcing celebrity inspired high street fashion. Each week a member of the Reveal team will post a look showcasing a trend or seasonal look. I was set the task of sourcing an outfit for under £65, I chose New Look and stumbled upon a cute Broderie Anglaise dress which styled with red heels, matching lips and a chic bag. The best thing is the whole outfit comes to just £60.97!

To celebrate the first Reveal's Steals first post New Look are giving away a £50 voucher. To enter the competition click here and follow the instructions (all you need to do is post on the article what you'd spend the voucher on!) Good luck!

OCEAN BEACH IBIZA:

 Dress: Primark
Sunglasses: Boohoo

I was lucky enough to assist on a shoot at the iconic Ocean Beach in Ibiza a couple of weeks back with Reveal magazine. 

It's a celeb hotspot and I've been enviously checking out all the pap shots on Daily Mail Online and wishing I was back there. It's so luxurious and has such a cool vibe. If you haven't been I'd highly recommend checking it out!

This was quickly taken once we'd wrapped by our megga babe of a make-up artist Lauren, so please excuse my messy hair and creased dress!

Also I strongly advise y'all to avert your eyes from the horrendous tan lines on my poor feet. It was a manic week (we did twelve shoots in five days!) and they evidently did not receive adequate sun cream coverage!

I filmed a behind the scenes video of the shoot for the Reveal website which you can check out here! If you want to have a nose around Ocean Beach :)

FESTIVAL FASHION:


I was so jealous of my friends festival tales from Parklife and Field day last weekend that I wanted to get into a festival vibe too, so I thought I'd share some outfits with you guys!

 If I'm lucky enough to get tickets to a couple of festivals this summer, I'll definitely be wearing a selection of these cute, colourful outfits!

 Let me know where you're heading to this summer and what your favourite item is below :)

 Music: Wonderful by Siente 

SATURDAY:


Hat: M&CO
Dress: Topshop
Bracelet and bag: Vingtage
Boots: Miss KG

I got caught in the rain several times this morning on the way back from London :( so I was ridiculously happy to see the sun finally come out this afternoon! I had the nicest afternoon chilling with my chickens and fam.

I picked this mix-pile tea dress up on Friday from the Oxford Circus branch (there's SO many incredible bits in there at the moment!) and absolutely love it. The contrasting patterns and colours are so flattering, with the mustard-toned panelling along the front and around the waist giving the illusion of a thinner waist - something I'm a big fan of as I have a massive complex about my chunks ribs.

I'm off for drinks with my pals this eve and may keep this dress on, it's so easy to dress up and down and is something I've already earmarked for upcoming festivals. It's definitely going to be one of my summer staples!

Have you picked up anything from Topshop recently, I've got a feeling I'll be heading back in on Monday to grab some more bits!

WHAT'S IN MY BAG?


Everything's been so busy lately that I currently have a backlog of half finished, half ready posts that have been sitting in drafts for far too long :( I'm going to really commit to this and try and get a post out every day or every other day - I've written it on the internet now so I have no excuse not to.

I've braved YouTube again and filmed the What's In My Bag video, let me know what you think and if you have any app suggestions. I'm so bloody busy that I've still not downloaded anything onto my new phone except sudoku so my current commutes are duller than usual!