Saturday, 29 December 2018


I recently read the following sentences from the book 'Hot Milk' by Deborah Levy.

"......It is a matter of having a purpose, less apathy. Why not steal a fish from the market to make you bolder? Why do I need to be bolder? That is for you to answer.
His tone was reassuring, calm and serious considering he was probably mad."

This got me thinking about boldness and what actions we can carry out to achieve it.
Why be bold? How will being bold effect our lives or the way we live?

We often find ourselves in new or challenging situations when we need to be confident, strong and bold, but this can be easier said than done. These situations can have us doubting ourselves and what we are capable of. Being bold is a great way to approach these challenging situations or just generally a great way to stay focused or make life changes.
I'm not saying steal a fish, but carrying out an act of boldness could change our lives in small ways and help us gain perspective of whats important.
Being bold can be achieved in a whole host of ways, big or small. Asking a question whilst in a large group, sparking up a conversation with someone new, discussing a difficult subject  with family or friends, asking for a deserved pay rise at work or going for a work promotion or lastly wearing that bold item of clothing you haven't yet dared to wear.
Some of the above will take more confidence that others but any act of boldness can only positively effect the way we feel everyday.

I'm not one for new years resolutions, I find them too easily broken but I am going to make a stance to be more bold. Ultimately these smaller or larger acts will make you a stronger, knowledgeable and maybe even kinder individual both inside and out and that's got to be a great thing.

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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Ready for the party season?

 Are you ready for the party season? The festive season is here once again therefore it's time to don our glad rags for whatever parties lay ahead. This year I plan on doing it a little different, instead of shedding loads of cash on new outfits (that will probably get dusty in the closet for the rest of the new year) -  I've purchased just a few accessories to uplift my old/current pieces. I've then been scouring street style articles and Pinterest for inspiration and ideas for how to style said pieces. I like to take casual, everyday sartorial and add sparkle or glam in anyway possible - glittery socks or sheer tights and sandals are a current favourite. I'm also loving heavy gold jewellery and textured blazers!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Brilliant reads for Autumn

Now summer's been and gone and Autumn is in full swing its a great time to delve into a book. Here's a few recommendations of books I've enjoyed over the past few months.

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller.
Presently reading this dark psychological thriller set in a crumbling country house in 1969 England.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins.
The second novel from the Girl on the Train writer. Another brilliant thriller about women from different eras ending life suspiciously in 'the drowning pool'.

From the Corner of the Oval Office by Beck Dorey-Stein.
An amazing insight into the life of Beck who worked as a stenographer in the Obama white house.

Autumn by Ali Smith.
About friendships coming in all shapes and forms.

Lace by Shirley Conran.
Lace has been named the original and much better 50 shades of Grey. Set in late 1978 this book follows the lives of four women living in London, Paris and New York.

The Wrong Knickers by Bryony Gordon.
A memoir from journalist Brynony about the antics she got up to in her twenties. Very hilarious and relatable.

Everything I know about Love by Dolly Alderton.
An amazingly relevant memoir about growing up as a millennial. Funny, intelligent and beautifully written. 

Places I stopped on the way Home by Meg Fee.
A beautifully written memoir about Meg's time living in New York city.

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer.
An insight into the lives of six teenagers who met in the mid 1970’s and always vowed to be interesting. Fast forward two decades and their once strong friendship is put under strain by envy and crushing disappointment.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Street Style from the London SS19 shows

Each season of shows seems to arrive so quickly, this weekend saw the SS19 shows open in London.  I love scrolling through images of beautiful designer pieces shown on the catwalk but theres nothing I love more than gettng inspiration from those on the streets. Street style is so much more realistic and can easily be re-created - its also brilliant to see how creatively outfits can be styled. Here's some styling that I will be taking inspiration from this season.

Ph Creadit - Vogue

Monday, 3 September 2018

What we should be wearing this autumn - according to Reserved

I feel like I’m late to the party, but this week I discovered the online store Reserved. I can’t believe this brand has been established for two years in the UK and 19 years in Europe without me even knowing it existed. That’s what I love about online retailing, there are always new and exciting brands out there waiting to be discovered.
I love the Reserved brands clean, simplistic yet stylish aesthetic. It mixes simple pieces with more fashion forward items. The online store is also extremely pleasingly to the eye and I adore their new AW18 campaign.
Here’s what Reserved think we should be wearing this autumn and I couldn’t agree more...

Layers of heritage check in both muted and brighter tones, faux fur (something I'm still undecided on but this one is stunning), luxurious fabrics including satin, silk and wool, midi length textured skirts in denim and corduroy, statement boots in a variety of lengths and lastly tobacco shades across all departments including softs, outerwear and knitwear.
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