A rainbow of accessories!

When it comes to colour, I’m not afraid! I love everything from pops of colour to full on colour spectrums!

I couldn’t resist arranging some of my favourite accessories in the colour of a rainbow, not for any reason, just for fun! I hope it brightens up your day!
Red bag – Minna Parrika
Orange bag – Chanel
Yellow scarf – Cleo Ferin Mercury
Green clutch – See by Chloe
Blue boots – Ugg Australia
Magenta wellies – Havaiana’s
Purple necklaces – John & Pearl

Easter weekend – his ‘n’ hers!

I love Easter! Chocolate..holidays…sweets…cakes… Jesus! It’s all good!

On Saturday I went into London to have a wander around the shops, we popped into Hermes (I need to buy something for my boyfriends birthday, it’s a good place to start, right?!) then we headed to Miu Miu (swoon!), Chanel (swoon some more!) and then onto Selfridges to browse the beauty hall, home wears and food court. I still haven’t come to any present decisions, so let me know if you have any great suggestions!

On Saturday I wore my Charlotte Olympia Kitty Flats with a simple black dress and Chanel silk scarf.
My boyfriend wore Paul Smith jeans with an Alexander McQueen shirt.
Here we are in the park on the way home!
We were not sure where to go for lunch and all our usual haunts were so busy, so we headed to Mash as we have walked past it and thought it looked interesting. Oh Wowzer! It was ammmmazzzing! Situated two floors underground you don’t quite know what to expect when you get to reception. It is an old ballroom and it is beautifully restored and decorated. It’s full on old-school glamour; leather booths, exposed wine racks, mahogany, pillars… This place is beautiful and the food was incredible. It’s an American style steakhouse, beautiful cuts of meat and delicious sides. It reminded me so much of the Metropolitan Grill in Seattle, a restaurant I loved so much we went to three times in one week! If you are in London and you want an incredible Steak, Mash is amazing, the food, the service… Everything! Sorry I didn’t take photos, but I didn’t intended to write about it so much!

On easter Sunday we are chocolate for breakfast, noodles for lunch and then headed to my boyfriends relatives for a snack and more cakes. Delicious! I wore another black dress with my vintage Chanel shoes, I rarely wear these anymore as they are so old and beaten up, but I still adore them! My man wore classic K-Swiss trainers, Bjorn Borg socks and turned-up jeans!
I love Easter for many reasons, but it’s also a great excuse to show off my vintage Cadburys Creme egg handbag, isn’t it the best thing ever???
I hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Beauty Reviews!

Oh! I am such a beauty addict! Here is what I have been testing out lately!
The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks – I’m always into a strong lip colour, I often wear a bright pink or red, but recently I have been into the idea of orange and purple lip colours. I think they can look amazing! It’s not that common to find colours like this on the high street and it is always a little better when your make-up is vegetarian and cruelty free! It is really soft and nourishing, it also has a lovely rose scent to it. It is a lot more pigmented than I expected, I was worried it might be a super subtle colour on my lips, but it was exactly what I wanted… strong, bold, purple! I feel like Lorde, I love it!

The Body Shop Raspberry Harvest Body Scrub – I’m not *that* into body scrubs as I find them good, but not as convenient as a pouf….but this was in the bathroom at my parents house and I thought I would review it! It smells like delicious raspberry jam and it was so nice to use, as it reminded me of the 90′s where my ultimate birthday gift would be a Body Shop hamper! I love treats from The Body Shop, it is such a nostalgic brand for me and I feel like they were the original ‘Good’ brand! While I probably wouldn’t buy this for myself, I loved using it and my mum swears by it! Good enough to eat!

Tan Organic Self tanning oil – I am kind of scared of self tanning products, my legs are SO pale it is embarrassing! I’m naturally very pale, so I don’t want to look like I am too tanned as it just isn’t believable. All I really want is a slight ‘healthy glow’, rather than ‘glow in the dark’. This product is 100% natural, it is made using only organic products, so it doesn’t have that fake-tan smell. It just rubs over your skin using your hands, it didn’t stain my hands, I just made sure I washed them afterwards. It has a slight sticky feel, but nothing major. After one use, I has a little more of a healthy look on my legs, but not quite as much as I wanted, so I used it again a day later, and on the second application I was much happier with the colour. I am sure some people would want it darker, but this product is mean to be subtle and meant to be build up on your skin. I really like this and I feel comfortable using it, but it won’t be right for you if you want full on tan, you might be better using their stronger tanning products. This one tanning oil is a softer shade and perfect for me!

Stargazer Hair Chalk – I love having pale pink hair, I often dye it using Bleach London or Crazy Color. Stargazer have just launched hair chalk; it chalks in and washes out. For me, this was the wrong shade, I picked the neon pink, and I should have gone for a different colour, maybe the green or purple. I just found this colour too neon for me. I liked the texture, I liked the ease of it, I like the way it washed out, even the price was great. Just not the colour. It think this would be the dream range if it was more pastels or true colours, for my personal taste they are just too neon. I think if I had dyed my hair pink, I would love using this over the top or the purple over the top to add a little depth of colour into my ‘do!

Eat-ster treats!

Weeeee! It is almost Easter! I LOVE Easter as it is all about Eating Chocolate (and religious stuff of course). So let’s discuss some really delicious foods and drinks!

A cocktail is always a good way to mark the occasion and this Tanqueray Easter sour drink is perfect for the occasion, plus this pictures will look ammmmazing on your Instagram!
Tanqueray Easter Sour:
45ml Tanqueray London Dry
15ml Cherry Brandy
25ml Lemon Juice
5ml Sugar Syrup
3 Teaspoons Cherry Jam
1/2 an egg white

Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, then add cubed ice and give it a good ol’ shake (until your arm hurts!!) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with mini eggs!
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet popcorn makes a really fun alternative Easter treat. I am obsessed with their delicious mushroom popcorn and all their original flavours! The ones I have are Caramel & Ginger (just like a gingerbread biscuit!) and also Triple Chocolate (cookies & cream, milk chocolate and white chocolate) super delicious and a really original Easter gift! Or in my case, just another treat to snack on over the weekend!
A chic Easter gift for any friend (or yourself) is these delicious Godiva Chocolate Pop Easter treat eggs. All made with the finest Godiva chocolate and fillings such as vanilla ganache, hazelnut praline, mouse and dark chocolate. Chic, elegant and fun!
Forget what the adverts on TV say, there is no better easter bunny than the Lindt bunny! There is so much more to this bunny than gold foil, a bell and ribbon, the chocolate inside is what I want and Lindt make the best milk chocolate ever! These bunnies are super-cute and super-delicious, Easter is not easter without one of these little bunnies!
20140417-104715.jpgFor me, the ultimate Easter egg is a Lindt Egg. I go nuts for Lindt chocolate and their giant easter eggs are always the ultimate indulgence! My man knows to buy me one of these every year, nothing else will do! This year is Lindt’s Heavenly Hazelnut, it’s an award winning egg! This egg is made from the finest Milk Chocolate, rolled in roasted Piedmont hazelnuts and then generously coated with a final chocolate layer to create Lindt’s thickest and most decadent Easter Egg yet. Yum!!

Which treats are you hoping to find in your egg hunt?

I love my new ring!

Yippeeeee! I have new jewellery and I am in love with it! I have been lusting after Monica Vinader jewellery for a good long while now, so I am so excited to finally own a piece! This ring is so pretty and so special, I am so happy with it!

Monica Vinader make beautiful jewellery, they have a beautiful boutique on South Molton Street and another in Canary Wharf and they stock in amazing stores around the world like Liberty London, Selfridges, Harrods and Fenwick. I have been eyeing up their jewellery for a good long while now, so I am super excited to finally own a ring by the brand!
My ring is solid silver and plated with 18ct gold with a multifaceted lapis gemstone. Monica Vinader are famous for making stackable rings, I love this ring as I can wear it alone, or stack it up. The wide band make it a chunky statement while the tiny stone keeps it delicate. It is such a beautiful ring and such lovely quality, I am super happy with it! I think I need a necklace next!

Which is your favourite piece of Monica Vinader jewellery?

How to: Dress like a modern day riot grrrl!

I spent my youth listening to the rants of Courtney love, the music of Babes in Toyland and Bikini Kill and reading homemade riot grrrl fanzines. It was zines that gave me my first taste of writing, Gwen Stefani that started me shopping for vintage (remember that blue dress in the ‘Don’t Speak video?) and Courtney that made me want bleach blonde hair.

I loved riot grrrl and it still influences me, I still love the music, the writing for fun, the new-wave girls (hi Tavi) and the style. It’s no coincidence I love a good collar, a Mary Jane shoe, messy bleached hair and I go nuts over Meadham Kirchhoff.

There are so many grunge/ riot grrrl style dresses on the high street. I see them in magazines and get excited, but when I go into the store they are a big old disappointment. It’s very rare I buy a new black and white collared dress, they just don’t compare to my vintage ones. There is always an exception to the rule though, and this dress by Lavish Alice is exactly what I want. Structured black fabric with structured collar and cuffs. It is a cute shape, a-line, not too full, not too narrow. It’s also a great length, on me it’s just above the knee, not too short, not too long. It’s perfect for the day time or clubs, worn with a denim jacket or white tights. This style of dress is always cool, but finding a good quality modern version is not always easy. I think this one, is perfect!1389198140-81589700

The original riot girl look was so damn cool, so I wouldn’t mess with it too much, you want to keep it fashionable but also keep it authentic and keep the spirit alive!

This Lavish Alice dress is the perfect mix of having great details, but also really fun to accessorise. I would team with it Mary Janes, they looked great in the 90′s and they are still perfect for the look. I have some super cute double strapped Mary Janes from Chanel, cute and retro, but the double strap adds a modern twist.

The sunglasses are Charlotte Olympia, they have a great retro, feminine feel, (very Babes in Toyland) but also modern and cool.

The necklace is by Momocreatura, back in the day small gold lockets were the look, I think this necklace is cool and fits with the outfit. It’s a brilliant design, and I think it gives the outfit a twist!

The barrette is an original Hole barrette from the 90s, these hair clips are super rare and it doesn’t see the light of day very often…It’s way too special! This would show all the other riot grrrls you know your stuff!

Penhaligon’s Cornubia is the perfect perfume for vintage glamour, it’s feminine, warm, sweet and sexy!

I added this heart shaped bag because it reminds me of a heart shaped box and it’s a great pop of colour! It’s by Minna Parikka, an amazing designer from Helsinki! Meadham Kirchhoff did something similar for Topshop last season, that was pretty cool too! If you have never heard of Minna Parikka, you should check her out…swoon!!

His ‘n’ Hers!

It’s Monday, but it is hard to feel sad when I have had such a fun weekend and it is only a few day’s until it is Easter!
This weekend I popped into Central London with my boyfriend, we had lunch in Bodean’s (amazing) and took a walk around some of our favourite stores on Bond Street and Oxford Street… I’m desperate for a bangle from Cartier (swoon!). I also saw some amazing dresses in Urban Outfitters and some really amazing beauty products in Liberty. There are so many great things in the stores right now, it is too hard to choose between all the amazing items I want!

My boyfriend was in need of some new brogues, so I suggested we had a look in Clarks, as I know my Clarks brogues are really cute and super-comfortable. He fell in love with these brown leather brogues with their subtle toe detail, cool aren’t they? Oh and now we match! His ‘n’ hers!

Dressing for Spring!

Recently I have been trying to organise my wardrobe, I have packed away my winter coats and scarves and I am trying focus on more pale colours and Spring vibes!

I have a couple of super-pretty new clothes which I cannot wait to wear! In fact, I am so excited, I have already started planning spring time outfits! Want to see one?

This dress is so lovely, it is by Glamorous at Bank and I just adore the pink, floral print with birds scattered within the design. It also has an adorable peter pan collar too, it is a perfect length and a perfect fit. I love this dress and it is an amazing price too!

To keep within the pretty theme, I picked out this delicate pearl necklace by Pearl & Queenie. The pearl is held within the setting with tiny hearts, how cute! I also have a pink Vivienne Westwood Orb brooch from a few seasons ago which I think will look really sweet with this outfit.

My bag is also by Vivienne Westwood, the shape is simple and classic, yet the bold gold leather adds a tiny amount of edge to the look, as do the Boohoo silver hologram shoes. I think the chunky heel toughens the look up slightly, as do the straps and buckles, but I think they are still in keeping with the outfit.

This Liz Earle salmon pink nail polish is obviously the perfect colour for the dress. If I am braving bare legs, it is essential to make sure they are moisturised perfectly, this new Healgel body is my current favourite body moisturiser, I absolutely adore this stuff! Finally, a spritz of Jo Malone London’s Blackberry and Bay and I am ready for summer!

Am I the only one who loves organising my wardrobe and planning outfits?!

Competition!!! Win a Vivienne Westwood necklace!

I don’t do many competitions, but when I do one, I make sure it is REALLY good!! I have dug into my personal jewellery box to find this Vivienne Westwood necklace, and it could be yours!

I bought this necklace at the original Vivienne Westwood store at Worlds End, Kings Road. I had to have it, because it matches a ring I own. The only problem is, I don’t tend to like matchy-matchy jewellery, so I never wore it.
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