Sunday, 11 June 2017

Midi midi midi

This grey dress is so comfy! It kind of reminds me of a ballet dancer - well the back does but it got me so sunburnt I couldn't take a picture of that. 

I was also a terrible blogger and actually forgot to take a photo when I was in Brighton, in the sunshine. So once again I'm by my hobbit cupboard staring out the window onto a building site.

Paired with my favourite Ray Ban's, hoops, watch, Stan Smith's and a pink MAC lip.




The grey dress has sold out but I've found a pretty good replacer from the same place as the original.

Dress: ASOS
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

And as per usual I get caught doing something ridiculous.





Thursday, 18 May 2017

Pretty pink

It's Thursday so what's better to post than a good old throwback! Not a major throwback just a small one to my Birthday brunch outfit. Turning 23 meant bottomless brunch with the girls and it was fab - more to come on that shortly!

Here's what I wore...





Pair with a red lip for a pop of colour to avoid being washed out by the pale pink. 

Top: H&M (Currently sold out)
Jeans: New Look
Shoes: ASOS (Sold out)




Sunday, 7 May 2017

Is it Spring or Winter?

This weird old weather has got me all over the place I feel I should have my sandals on but can't quite tuck away the woolly jumpers just yet. What is up with that? It's freezing then sunny then freezing again! 

I'm of course wearing my fave big ol' roll neck from Matalan. Admittedly this is VERY thick so maybe opt for a lighter jumper. 

The red leather trousers are so fab but if you're curvy on the bottom like me then it's difficult to get the fit quite right. These are pretty big around my waist. 

If leather isn't bold enough for you perhaps try a PU trouser. Maybe not in red but find some black ones - avoid when the sun comes out again (very sticky and you might end up like Ross from friends in his leather trousers!)

I didn't do a close up of the stans just because we all know what stans look like!






Trousers: ASOS (ONLY £11 in the sale!!)
Jumper: Matalan

P.S these were taken a while ago so the hair has changed quite a bit! 



Friday, 31 March 2017

Gingham and Mules

Of course I couldn't resist the mule trend, I've bought four pairs in the last few weeks (oops!)

1. They are so comfy (so granny)
2. They're pretty, kinda clumpy too but pretty
3. They come in an array of colours



These blue beauties were a bargain from Primark and just £10 (WINNING). Primark is a bit of a nightmare to track things down in, but clearly the Gods were looking down on me. So was the camera and that's why my legs look a little dumpy - yay! 




I found a gingham (bang on trend) zip top (also, bang on trend) from H&M and paired with my trusty crinkle culottes from Topshop last year. 



Top: H&M
Trousers: Topshop
Mules: Primark

Costing just £59.99 all together. 

Happy shopping!


Friday, 10 March 2017

Dublin - Day 2

My dublin day one outfit was pretty wintery. On day two it was as if spring had sprung. Even though it poured with rain, the puffa could definitely be ditched.
So I pulled out the denim jacket, I couldn't quite bring myself to go for the full double denim but made a start with some black jeans and denim jacket.

I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing with my scarf/face/body but I was trying to be as quick as possible - still not the best at public photos and people looking at me like 'wtf?!'





I bought the denim jacket extra big, so it could be super baggy. 


Jumper: New Look
Scarf: River Island 
Jacket: H&M
Jeans: New Look
Boots: Mega old, great DM copies from Linzi (I think!)
Necklace: Pretty Lavish
Perfume: Jo Malone (obv!)

If you missed my day 1 outfit from Dublin then check it out here.


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Dublin Outfit - Day One

As some of you may be aware I took a little trip to the island of Ireland last month and visited Dublin for the first time. I've got a blog post coming soon of what to do, eat and drink while you're there. I wanted to share with you my outfits from my weekend away. Bearing in mind this was the end of January it was blooming cold but it's cool because we have no idea what's going on with this weird old weather of ours at the moment. One day you need a hat, one day you need just a t-shirt and jacket. This outfit is completely transferable to spring too. 








If it is too warm, wear the Zara top with a leather jacket. Maybe even keep the hat just because it's cute!

Jumper: H&M (and it's on sale!!)
Scarf: River Island
Top: Zara
Jeans: H&M (Not the exact ones but very similar)
Trainers: Vans (Nearly the same)
Coat: H&M (Yes, I've found the male version but this is also in the sale too!)
Bag: Primark




Monday, 13 February 2017

Valentine's Dinner Ideas

Another post for the last minute Larry's out there, who haven't organised something to do for their significant other. I've got you covered! With my tops picks of where to eat or maybe where to take your date so you're sure to impress them. Some of the places suggested may be fully booked so this may have to be an IOU scenario, but cook a decent meal tomorrow night and that'll win them over. 



As you know this is a fave of mine. Traditional hearty British food with a big sprinkling of 'je ne sais quoi'. Don't know why you should go? Well the Mac and cheese is worth it but find out more by clicking the link above.




Sketch

I never did a post on my evening at sketch as I was too engrossed in the decor - I didn't even take any photos of my dinner!  


*Apologies for the blurry image - not quite sure what happened!*



Bob Bob Ricard

PRESS FOR CHAMPAGNE people. Again, I'm a terrible blogger and never did a post because I was way too engrossed with the champagne button and the delightful food. 





If money's a bit tight, Bookatable do a fab deal (maybe not for Valentine's Day!) but again you could always book for a couple of week's time with a little note in your partner's card. 




Dans Le Noir

Dinner in the dark. One of the best/weirdest dining experiences I've ever had. Also, if you don't really like the shoes your date is wearing - it's ok because you're in the dark!



The Social Eating House

Another smashing triumph from Jason Atherton!




If your date isn't a much of foodie - get rid of them! (Joking) but you could always take them to...

'The Play That Goes Wrong' Series

This play is absolutely hilarious. The theatre company have loads of different plays throughout the year. 


Air Hop

For a bit of bouncy fun, you can flip your loved one into a foam pit, off the walls and challenge them to a basketball shoot out. 



If none of those too your fancy, here's some more restaurants left on my bucket list for inspo...

- Sushi Samba
- Duck & Waffle
- Dishoom
- Sticks n Sushi
- Flesh & Buns


Enjoy your Valentine's night!


P.s. You can never go wrong with a lobster roll from Burger & Lobster!



Thursday, 9 February 2017

Valentine's Gifts - For Him & Her

It's that time of year again. The time for the lovebirds and with less than a week to go I've found some amazing gifts for him and her. 

For her

For the 'I'm So Fancy'

Teddy bear coat's are the perfect winter accessory and I've found one that certainly won't break the bank. 





I NEED these boots in my life. 


Next 





I've spotted these jumpers on lots of bloggers insta's and I love it. It's in my saved basket for the next payday (Yes I've spent all my money already!)



For the 'Netflix and Chill' Kinda Gal


I mean this is pretty self explanatory when it comes to Valentine's Day, but even if you're having a night in on your own. Why not get a matching set just to give your inner goddess an ego boost?!





& Other Stories 



& Other Stories

This & Other Stories set is so simple and sophisticated. It's not showy or 'try hard' wear this and you'll feel mega comfy (in a good way!) in your own skin. 



I obviously had to include a red number for Mr Valentine.



ASOS

If this is too much then maybe this cute set from Urban Outfitters is more your thing.



For the Jet Setter

I mean this isn't very hard, just get your butt over to Skyscanner and Air BnB and whisk your lover/friend/partner/mum away for the weekend. It's not hard but if you need a little help here's my top 5 city suggestions:

  • Paris (obvs!)
  • Rome (again obvs!)
  • Venice (double obvs!)
  • Vienna (I'll stop with the 'obvs' but this will be pretty romantic with the snow.)
  • Berlin (not particularly romantic but blooming cool) 


For the Foodie 


As we all know, I'm a massive foodie. 

How about a cooking class? I've experienced two recently and they're great for bonding, laughing, relaxing and learning something new. Blog posts to come on them soon! 


If you're a fan of cooking and experimenting with cuisines/flavours/techniques then how about this as a present... 

Spice Kit - Not on the High Street


I mean what more could you want...




Copper cafetiere - Not on the High Street



For the Sentimental 


This necklace is just the cutest and not too *pass me the sick bucket*





For Him


For the 'I'm so Fancy'


You can never go wrong with some Reebok's


This jacket is the perfect weekend casual cool look. It matches the trainers above pretty well too!



River Island @ ASOS


All about the boyfriend jeans. Maybe you can borrow them too? (Unless you have a booty like mine!)


Levis


For the 'Netflix and Chill' Kinda Guy 

Well for this special occasion it has to be Calvin's, black Calvin's...


For the Jet Setter

See above people!


For the Foodie


 He can make espresso martini's all night long... I think this is a winner! 




Not on the High Street



Let's take this back to caveman time 'man love meat (and cheese!)' 








Or the gym foodie...

Pretty much anything from Muscle Food

For the Sentimental


This works for both him and her but is loving nod to your partner without the sickly 'gushiness'. You can choose any song and have the sound waves printed in a variety of colours. I have one of these myself that I'm due to put up in the flat. 




For more inspo check out my ultimate gift guide (it may have been for stockings but still counts!) over here




Monday, 2 January 2017

2016 Highlights

2016 has been a weird and wonderful year for many reasons. Yes, we've had some dodgy political votes which I'm not going to get into now but I wanted to talk about my own personal achievements as well as lessons learnt. 

Buying our first house - this has to be my biggest achievement of the year (or for the next 10!)
Italy - I was lucky enough to go back to the beautifully spectacular Lake Garda with my love. Read about it here


Berlin - I got to experience Berlin for the first time and what a treat! Such a cool city, from drinks at  Club Der Visionäre to the moving remains of the Berlin Wall. 


Cannes - I got to experience the unreal, insane and manic world of Cannes Lions with work. The biggest advertising event and awards show in the media industry calendar. To have achieved this in a junior role is an honour and privilege and I took the opportunity to learn more, meet incredibly talented people and gain some serious inspiration




Something to learn in 2017...

Be patient - I'm a Taurean and this is naturally very hard for me. I need to learn that things don't happen overnight. Just because certain things aren't happening for me right now doesn't mean they won't happen ever. For example sorting out the flat - pigeon steps Sophie, pigeon steps!


Something very personal...

A few days ago we lost a wonderful woman, my Grandma. This was obviously not a highlight of mine and something I'm still coming to terms with but seeing what she achieved in her 94 (YES 94) years definitely is a highlight. A remarkable woman who will not be forgotten. 


May your 2017 be full of health, wealth, love and happiness.