GUCCIO GUCCI BELT

Everyone loves a little bit of designer…RIGHT? So when it came to choosing a special birthday present I didn’t fancy a cliché piece. Instead I became infatuated with the iconic Gucci belts. The brown real leather option, embellished with the antique gold metallic double-G buckle is the perfect statement piece to accessorise countless outfits. Guccio Gucci the founder of Gucci the label in 1921 is the inspiration behind the the double G emblem displayed on the buckle; perhaps one of the most iconic labels in recent fashion. Guccio’s life story is an inspiration to me. Handling the suitcases of the rich as a elevator attendant in the Savoy Hotel London ignited his initial passion for leather goods. His adoration for finer leather products enabled the development of his multi-billion dollar company. Although this Gucci belt stretches the purse strings the belt is just so iconic. Undoubtedly the style and design will come in and out of fashion, but the belt is a statement piece for life. This shoot is located in Urban Jungle which I think perfectly emulates a Gucci campaign style. I paired the stunning belt with a wrap-over white shirt dress from H&M and Missguided brown leather sandals with gold stud decor. The intense, tropical green surroundings makes the gold metallic emblem pop. In short … I am horrendously obsessed with this belt!

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GUCCI – BELT

H&M – DRESS

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DISNEYLAND DREAMING

Disney is “The Happiest Place on Earth” they say and I agree one hundred per cent! Standing at the bottom of Main Street with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle on view in the distance and a perfect blue sky above – all of my childhood memories come flooding back. Disney has it’s very own sights, sounds and smells and I never get tired of them. It’s no surprise then that a trip to Disneyland Paris was the perfect way to celebrate the end of A-levels. When it comes to styling and outfit for a day in the park, comfort is paramount but I didn’t want to sacrifice style for comfort entirely. Zara sale again gifted a perfect white cotton top; loosely fitted with an elasticated bardot neckline, a cute tie back and this season’s obligatory statement sleeve. I paired this with an adorable sage green, frill bottomed, double layer mini (not Minnie!) from H&M. Of course, no outfit for a day in the park would be complete without a pair of comfy trainers and a pair of sparkly Minnie Ears!

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H&M – SKIRT

ZARA – SHIRT (SIMILAR OPTION)

ZARA – BAG (SIMILAR OPTION)

 

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MAD HATTER’S AFTERNOON TEA

There’s nothing more British than an Afternoon Tea. In true British style as a Birthday treat I indulged in Sanderson Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea; an eccentric twist on the traditional charming style. From the moment you step into the Sanderson courtyard you feel just like you have tumbled down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ à la Alice herself. Our marble table for two was already set with themed crockery, the menu secreted inside a vintage hardback classic – such a novel idea! Sugar cubes were hidden within a child’s jewellery box complete with twirling ballerina; a sure way to reignite those childhood memories. You are offered a selection of aptly named flavoured tea’s; samples of which are displayed in miniature bottles for you to sniff along with descriptive cards to help you make your choice. I opted for the Cheshire Cat, which included flavours of chocolate infused with orange. The tea is given in a royal pot complete with a quirky crown. The waiter delivers the tiered cake stand littered with a delectable array of whimsical sweet and savoury foods. Your senses are awakened. With abnormal twists; green sandwiches, quail eggs bursting with goo, garish blue caterpillars and ice cream plant pots the Afternoon Tea goes beyond your wildest dreams. Each item confuses the tastebuds, every bite a new flavour bursting. After a variety of unique flavours the tea is finalised with a scone, clotted cream and jam keeping true to the tradition.

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SANDERSON MAD HATTER’S AFTERNOON TEA

 

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