I had been desperate to wear my H&M midi silk skirt for as long as I can remember, but had no occasion that was appropriate; so when I was invited to a Christening it was the first item to spring to mind. I wanted something formal, yet chic and you cannot beat a black and white outfit with a pop of dusty pink.
Knits are a great pairing with satin skirts, but for an occasion I wanted something more dressy. My black H&M double breasted blazer with gold button detailing was a must. The wide lapels and button formation are just beautiful. I chose a white satin crop top to peep out of the blazer; giving an overall elegant aesthetic. I finished the whole look with dainty dusty pink satin heels with ankle strap.
A black blazer is an ESSENTIAL piece for any wardrobe. Always on trend, always chic! This H&M blazer has wide lapels, gold buttons and a flattering tailored fit. A classic look I have always loved is a white shirt dress with black accessories; here I added heart print tights, black court heels and the trendy blazer. Finally, a classic red lip and I’m out the door!
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.
Valentine’s Day 2021 was a different one! Whether you would have normally celebrated with your SO or treated yourself to a Galentine’s boozy brunch, this year was undoubtably different for everyone. I spent my day gearing up for an extra special trip to the local Costa Coffee drive thru for a 5* Gingerbread latte. Thinking that perhaps a take-away coffee was a bit sad, I decided to fashion a yummy homemade Afternoon Tea. Miniature Victoria sponge cakes and Mumma Jo’s 5* cheese scones were undoubtably the stars of the show.
Despite not being able to go anywhere, this red Zara Love collection was too irresistible not to try. I will let you in to a secret…I wore a cream sweatsuit all of actual Valentine’s with minimal make-up, but shooting these delectable red pieces earlier in last week gave me the minuscule of escapism that I craved.
In years to come, how will you look back on your lockdown Valentine’s Day?!
This year more than ever we need to spread the love! While we cannot spend time with those we love the most, this Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day gifts can make all the difference. I’ve put together my favourite gifts from luxury to high-street. You can also find a treasure trove of personalised options on small business run websites such as ‘Not On The High Street’ and Etsy. Roses are a must for 14th Feb; perhaps you could get in touch with your local florist to support the small businesses around who may be struggling, if this service is not available for you see below for a list of online florists. You cannot go wrong with the classics; perfume, flowers, chocolates and jewellery, however niche gifts are thoughtful too…anything from a heart painted plate to a sensual torso candle. All of these items are available online. Love is in the air!
See below for a list of online businesses that offer flower deliveries:
If you’ve followed my blog since 2016 then you’ll know I search for a stand-out Winter coat each year. This year I held out for a while to find ‘the one’ I found so many coats uninspiring and incredibly boring this year, however this ASOS coat was the winner. I already own a red faux-fur coat, brown faux-fur coat and a cream faux-fur jacket, so this ASOS faux-fur black maxi coat is a flawless addition for my faux-fur addiction. The faux-fur black trench coat has collar, belt, back slit and tortoiseshell button features. The maxi length is elegant, striking and definitely keeps you warm. The waist belt draws in the oversized coat, adding femininity. I styled dotty tights and leather thigh-high boots with the coat. I feel fab when wearing this killer coat!
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.