Preppy Style

I’m not sure what happened this morning, but I came over all preppy. I found myself wandering around Westfield, looking a little like I should be heading off to school rather than shopping. Ah well, what can you do!?

Jacket Vintage / Dress ASOS / Bag by Fleming London / Necklace c/o Oliver Bonas / Stardust Bracelets Swarovski / Tights Wolford / Shoes by Ash.

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swarvoski stardust bracelets

flemming london bag

Weekend Workshop

The last few week have been pretty busy and even my weekends have been filled with one thing or another. So I was really looking forward to this weekend as I knew we had nothing planned and we could have some down-time, just my boyfriend and I.

One of our favourite weekend things to do is go for a leisurely brunch. We had heard rumours that Workshop Coffee was lovely and since Clarkenwell is just a quick Uber away (I swear it’s the only way my boyfriend gets around these days, I’m a little thriftier) we decided to go there on our way into town.

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Workshop is somewhere I had been before for meetings, the kind of meetings which include coffee but not food. The coffee at Workshop is amazing, it’s for real coffee lovers and famed for their roasts and beans. Personally, I found my latte so intense I could only handle one before I moved onto orange juice, but my boyfriend was in his element and ordered two because he couldn’t get enough of the coffee buzz! Clearly I’m not a coffee connoisseur as I am ordering lattes rather than expressos.

workshop coffee cafe london brunch

For brunch my man had eggs Benedict. I had poached eggs on sourdough bread with some sides of avocado, tomatoes and bacon. It’s hard to know where to start as it was pretty much perfect! The eggs, bacon, avacado, everything was fresh, well cooked, using great ingredients. My boyfriends was also incredible, perfectly cooked eggs, succulent ham hock and a rich sauce. The portions were also prefect; generous enough to be a big hearty brunch, but not so big you can’t finish it.

workshop coffee london brunch

If you haven’t been to Workshop, it’s well worth trying, there are a few around London (I went to Clerkenwell) and the coffee and food is amazing. It’s really relaxed, fair prices and the service is great! I will definitely be going back, I really loved everything about Workshop and so did my boyfriend!

Dresscode : This place is hip and casual. Think beards, quality knitwear, effortlessly chic girls with big specs.

House of Holland! New Eyewear Collection!

If you love a good pair of sunglasses, you are going to go crazy over the new House of Holland eyewear collection!

The campaign shots features British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne and the photos are so cool and so much fun. Multi-coloured faux fur, big hair, red lips, cartoons and 90’s vibez.

This collection is classic House of Holland; playful, clever and super hip! Which is your favourite pair?

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Vivetta X Claudie Pierlot

I have been a fan of Italian fashion designer, Vivetta for a few years now. I have spent many, many hours lusting after their dresses, collars and most recently, shoes! I never bought anything because I just couldn’t figure out which piece I wanted the most, the problem being, it’s just all too good!

claudie pierlot vivetta backpack

The Vivetta x Claudie collaboration is basically themed around cats… A cat collar, clutch bag, gloves, baseball cap, backpack and trainers. Basically I love everything to do with this collaboration; Vivetta, Claudie Pierlot and cat motifs. Meow!

claudie pierlot vivetta cat collar

claudie pierlot vivetta cat trainers
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claudie pierlot vivetta cat clutch bag Which is your favourite piece of the Vivetta x Claudie collection?

The Leather Satchel Co.

Leather Satchels were not always a fashionable handbag. Neither were they available in every colour and finish under the sun. Instead satchels were made in black and brown and  worn by school children. That’s where The Leather Satchel Co. started life, making satchels in Britain in the 60’s for school children.

leather satchel co. blue tote handbag

The Leather Satchel Co. still make each bag in their Liverpool workshop, they make a verity of sizes, shapes and colours of bags. My personal favourite being The Satchel tote bag. It is made from thick sturdy leather, patch detail, adjustable straps which are rolled and padded for comfort. The Leather Satchel Co. are so proud of their bags, each one comes with a 5 year guarantee and it is so classic, the design won’t date in that time either.

leather satchel company black tote handbag

I ordered the Tote bag, but I struggled to decide if I wanted it in Classic black or super Cute Baby Blue. I ordered both so I could see them in real life and make my decision, but I am struggling to decide… so please help me! Which one should I keep and which should I return!?!

leather satchel tote bag

These are a few of my favourite things!

butler and wilson eye necklace

This Butler & Wilson Eye necklace from QVC has made me rediscover my love of quirky jewels. I think I need an eye shaped clutch bag now, so I can wear this necklace with my Blinking eye shoes and have all eyes on me!

aromatherapy associates london candle scented luxury

I’m crazy over scented candles and this Aromatherapy Associates London Inner Strength candle is just dreamy. It basically smells like you have walked into a spa. It’s so nice, heavily scented (in a good way obviously) and really fills the room! It’s super nice and it is lasting really well! I absolutely adore it! Have you bought a scented candle recently? If not, go out and get one! They really are worth buying, they are perfect mood lifters!

swarovski mixed metal aw14 collection

I recently went for afternoon tea at Sketch, which if you have never been to it, you must, it is fabulous! I was invited there by Swarovski, which was amazing as I love their jewellery and they are super fun to hang out with! They kindly gave me this bracelet from their AW14 and I adore it, it is so delicate and chic and it goes with everything! It’s definitely one of my favourite things!

ndamus british made leather handbag yellow orangeI’m go nuts for British made leather goods, here are my current favourites! All british, all made from thick sturdy leather and all beautiful pops of colour, perfect for the summer! On the left we have the Hettie Heart Satchel by Betty Brice, in the middle a simple satchel style by N’damus London, on the right a classic saddle bag in coral by The Saddlebag Trading Company.

the blonde salad shoes blinkingI recently treated myself to a new pair of shoes by Chiara Ferragni and I LOVE them! I have had loads of fun wearing them and photographing them. Remember when I photographed them wearing headphones? I thought that was hilarious! Anyway, I love these shoes and I also adore the sunglasses I photographed them with. They are Ray-Bans with an iridescent finish, because I love a twist on a classic!

floris london honey oud perfume

Floris are one of the best and the oldest perfumeries in the UK. I have recently fallen in love with their Honey Oud Perfume, it is fabulous; rich, spicy, sweet and woody. Floris hold two Royal Warrants and if it’s good enough for Royalty, it’s good enough for me! I’m obsessed with this perfume!

clarks x orla kiely dora loafers

I’m obsessed with Clarks X Orla Kiely shoes, these navy blue loafers are everything. Dark green detailing, oversized buttons, pony skin and elf-like shape… I love! If you do want a pair of Clarks X Orla Kiely shoes, buy them soon, they will sell out fast!

betty brice bag and miu miu pink glitter sunglasses

These Miu Miu Sunglasses from Pretavoir are EVERYTHING! The shape, the glitter… everything about them is perfect! There are no words which describe how fabulous these sunglasses are!

alex monroe haberdashery collection fashion blogger

This Alex Monroe necklace has totally bought out the crafty side of me. I love this delicate little scissor pendant, and the best part is there is an emoji to match. Making it one of the most fun things to instagram! Simple pleasures…

JewelStreet: A Marketplace for professional jewellers

I have often found myself on JewelStreet lusting over Kat & Bee, Lily Charmed and Muru jewellery. JewelStreet is a marketplace for professional jewellers, making it a great place to discover up-and-coming British jewellery designers, as well as more established brands like Fiorelli Silver and Kit Heath.

jewelstreet travy hills ring raven head

Not only can you shop JewelStreet by designer, but you can also browse by style, price, popular designs, popular searches, trends and award winners. While I already knew some of the designers on JewelStreet, it helped me discover some amazing new brands, like Tracy Hills, Anchor & Crew and Marina Prokopiva.

What makes JewelStreet different to other marketplaces, is that only professional jewellers are sold on their website, you know that what you are buying is not only an original design, but also high quality piece of jewellery.

tracy hills ring from jewelstreet

One of the designers I discovered on JewelStreet is Tracy Hill. Her jewellery is inspired by fantasy, fairy tales and all her work has a slight goth feel, which my dark heart is always drawn to! I couldn’t resist this amazing Raven skull head ring, isn’t it cool? I know it will be perfect for Winter to wear with thick wool coats and dark hues of nail polish!

raven head ring by tracy hills

Want to discover some cool new British jewellery designers? JewelStreet is the place for you, and best of all, because of the way they work the website works, each designer gets a much higher percentage of the price paid for the jewellery!

Acqua di Parma ‘Rosa Nobile’

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It was my boyfriend who first introduced me to the Acqua di Parma brand. He loves their colognes and often takes me to their counter to buy supplies. I think for this reason I thought of them as quite a masculine brand, but I’m so wrong!

Acqua di Parma make many feminine scents, including their latest launch, Rosa Nobile Eau de Parfum. I think we all know I’m obsessed with Rose fragrances and I go crazy for that rich, warm scent. Both dark and sweet, I love it.

Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile is pretty much my perfect rose perfume. While this perfume is new on the market, I think the brand tapped into their rich heritage to create it. Is has the feel of a classic perfume that has existed for 50 years, somehow it smells traditional, yet modern. Rose is mixed with Bergamot, Mandarin and Peony, Violet and Lily of the valley. There are also base notes of Cedar wood, Ambergris and Musk.

I adore this perfect rose perfume, it is everything I have been looking for in a rose fragrance and I adore it! For those who love perfumes but are not looking for a rose based scent, check out Acqua di Parma’s other feminine scents.

If you are looking for something for your man, try out the mens range, my boyfriends favourite is Colonia. It’s a real winner!

Chanel Candy!

I have had a crazy week. It has been full of early mornings, late nights and everything in between, I even had an 8am alarm set for Saturday morning. Turns out when I leave my boyfriend home alone at the weekend he does crazy things, like going to Selfridges to buy me a necklace from the Brand new Chanel collection!

As soon as I saw this necklace on the Chanel catwalk I thought it was fabulous, but I never thought I would be lucky enough to own it! This necklace is from the AW15 collection which was set in a Chanel Super market. The collection included Chanel Shopping baskets, bags sold in plastic cartons and jewellery made to look like candy sweets. Already this necklace sold out at some stores, so I am super excited he hunted it down for me, I am a very lucky girl!!

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blue satchel scaramanga

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sweets candy necklace by chanel

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Chanel Necklace / Dress Vero Moda from ASOS / Boohoo fur jacket / Scaramanga Satchel  / Pretty Polly Tights / Tracey Hills Ring from Jewelstreet / Next Shoes

Positivity with Neal’s Yard Remedies

Did you know it is Positive Week this week? I am always into spreading the positivity and I thought I would share some information about one of my favourite brands and their positive work they do.

Neal’s Yard Remedies are an international health and beauty brand. They are trusted and loved by their customers and they combine natural and organic beauty with aromatherapy. Everything they make is not just good for you, but a treat on the senses. Neal’s Yard Remedies believe that their brand can benefit their customers and the people who produce their ingredients.

Two of my favourite Neal’s Yard Remedies are Frankincense Intense and Rose Eau De Parfum. Both these products come with beautiful backstories on how their ingredients are sourced.

neals yard remedies frankincense intense

Let’s start with Frankincense Intense, this product obviously contains frankincense, not only does it smell incredible, but it is naturally good for your skin. The frankincense used in the product is organic and gathered by the women of the Samburu tribe in North Kenya.  In this region there are very few jobs for women and the women love working here, they sing as they work and NYR pay the women a 10% bonus on top of their regular collection fee. Many of the women use the payment to educate their children and buy school books.

neals yard remedies rose perfume

The Rose Perfume is made using only organic hand picked roses, this is done to protect the delicate flowers. The roses must be harvested at dawn when it is cool and finishes in the heat of the day so that any morning dew is evaporated from the flowers. Each petal is precious and non are ever left behind. The pickers finish the day with a freshly made communal lunch. How lovely! Again bringing much needed work to the area. Each year NYR use about 50 tonnes of roses to make their products. Pretty impressive!

Spread the positivity!