FATHER’S DAY GIFTING

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CHECK SUITING

This cropped blazer by COLLUSION with cropped length, check design and shoulder pad detailing is my GO-TO blazer this A/W. I paired the blazer with relaxed, low-rise loose blue jeans and a brown satin lingerie-look crop top. The outfit nips in and fits in all the right places! I finished off the look with my tan Topshop cowboy boots; ideal for lunch/relaxed dinner or browsing the shops. 

For a more work appropriate killer-look the matching trousers complete the set. The wide leg trouser is perfect for work; comfortable and chic. These COLLUSION trousers look great drawn in with a belt; I styled here with my signature Gucci belt. 

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CROPPED BLAZER – ASOS

CHECK SUIT TROUSERS – ASOS

BROWN SATIN TOP – H&M

BLUE JEANS – H&M

SLEEVE DRAMA

Bringing the drama! A statement blouse is a must-have piece in your wardrobe. This ASOS DESIGN smock shirt has a chic oversized fit, wrap front with tie fastening and stunning blouson sleeves. This piece works with almost any choice of bottoms, but I prefer combining the top with a plain block colour. Here I styled the blouse with a white denim mini-skirt and head-turning metallic gold Gucci platforms. Layer an autumnal coat to counteract the chilly wind.

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BLOUSE – ASOS

HELLO 2021! MARTHA BROOK PERSONALISED DIARY

Happy New Year beautiful people! Thank you to each and every precious person that has supported my blog this past year, it means the world. Christmas & New Years provided a much needed feeling of escapism and warmth that was lacking from reality. Unfortunately, with things not looking up it feels merely impossible to think positively. Nevertheless we must keep calm and carry on (pardon the cliche)! 

Unprecedented is a word we all heard repeatedly in 2020; no other word can better describe the circumstances. As I evaluated my 2020 I realised I had multiple major achievements, however I was still left feeling flat. Going back through videos and pictures from the start of 2020, especially my trip to New York just feels like another lifetime.  

Although the start to 2021 hasn’t been the fresh page in a diary we all craved, we must push to save our sanity. Immerse yourself in everything you love. I find enjoyment in aesthetic visuals; Pinterest, Instagram, films and magazines are my haven. If you enjoy reading, select a new book and engross yourself in a dream world.

Getting a new diary is a highlight to the start of the year. I adore the excitement of what entries I will write in every day on the fresh pages. Although you may think in 2020 you didn’t do much, trust me when written down theres a whole lot more than you may initially think. 

This year my Momma gifted me a slate grey Martha Brook London Diary with gold foil. It came in a stunning presentation box, which was a lovely touch. The soft-back design of the diary makes it easy to open fully and has plenty of sections to write notes and keep up-to-date. The diary starts with a ‘Year Planner’ section, followed by a monthly calendar style, day-to-day note space, specific ‘notes’ pages and an ‘achievements, reflections, goals and key dates’ section. I adore the personalisation on the front cover.

This year I downloaded the 1 second a day app where you shoot a 1 second video each day and end up with a time lapse of the entire year. Hopefully this year I will see a colossal change as the year progresses. I also write a daily diary and photograph entry to a private Instagram for ‘my eyes only’. Not only does this promote keeping busy, you can look back over your digital scrapbook.

One thing I did this year that I have never done before was a letter to my future self. I thought after the most bizarre and shocking year I would make an account of each and every major event. I poured my heart into writing a lengthy account, even shedding the odd tear as I typed. Upon review, I learnt who I cherish in life and how incredibly lucky I am and have been despite everything going on. I’ve scheduled the letter to be emailed to myself in 2030. If you love writing and need some time to reflect, I highly recommend. 

I’m sending everyone a virtual hug, keep your chin up!

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TWENTY TWENTY ONE PERSONALISED DIARY – MARTHA BROOK

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GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FOOD LOVER

Christmas for me means scrummy food! Food gifts are the best as they’re low budget. Also, who doesn’t want a gingerbread Santa? From classics like candy canes and mince pies to honeycomb coal and chocolate & honeycomb marshmallows these picks are unique and yummy ideas for your food loving friends and family.

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CHARBONNEL ET WALKER CHOCOLATE SHOES, £7.50 | CHARBONNEL ET WALKER GINGERBREAD TRUFFLES, £15

CARTWRIGHT & BUTLER COLA CUBES, £6.50 | LINDT CHOCOLATE REINDEER, £3.19 | THE SNAFFLING PIG CO. PORK SCRATCHINGS, £17

FORTNUM & MASON CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE, £3.50 | FORTNUM & MASON GINGERBREAD MATCH BOX, £6.50 | FORTNUM & MASON HONEYCOMB COAL, £12.95 |FORTNUM & MASON PEPPERMINT BARK, £12.95

BISCUITEERS NUTCRACKER BISCUIT TIN, £35 | BISCUITEERS SANTA JOLLY GINGER, £6.95

LOTTIE SHAW’S MINCE PIES, £3.50 | THE NAKED MARSHMALLOW CHOCOLATE AND HONEYCOMB MARSHMALLOWS, £5.25 | HARRODS CLOTTED CREAM FUDGE BAUBLE, £10 | SMITH & SINCLAIR GUMMIE DECORATION, £6 | SMITH & SINCLAIR COCKTAIL GUMMIES, £15

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POWERFUL PINK

Powerful pink, oversized puff sleeve and a unique neckline; this top is the perfect sassy style. Bubblegum pink looks insane against white, here I styled the top with white shorts to minimise distraction from the gorgeous piece. The cropped length combined with the oversized sleeve is extremely flattering. The neckline has fastenings if wanted, but here I wore the top undone for a more casual look. Tan braid mules look incredible against the popping pink and white.

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TOP – ASOS

SHORTS – NEXT

SHOES – STRADIVARIUS 

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OPTION 1 – ASOS

OPTION 2 – TOPSHOP

OPTION 3 – ZALANDO

OPTION 4 – ASOS

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DARLING…IT’S FINALLY SUMMER!

The ra-ra dress of dreams. This crinkle style cream dress is such a beauty. Cute and sassy combined you can’t go wrong. The wrap style middle and mini length create the perfect summer dress.

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DRESS – ASOS

SHOES – STRADIVARIUS 

 

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OPTION 1 – ASOS

OPTION 2 – ASOS

OPTION 3 – ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

OPTION 4 – & OTHER STORIES

 

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