London, UK

Tuesday Shoesday #2


Today's edition of Tuesday Shoesday (tired of that yes cuz I am) brings the epitome of ladylike footwear, the sling back. I imagine sling backs on Coco Chanel as she strutted through the Tuileries or on ladies that lunch in New York's upper east side. They are now, however, having a quite their moment in fashion. It's with thanks to the Milan SS16 collections of Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino who sent the elegant shoe down the catwalk. Though, for an updated take on the sling back I look to Chiara Ferragni who pairs her vintage pair Chanel's or with distressed denim. 

This dreamy-creamy pair is by Topshop and comes in lilac and black too. They're a little heavy to wear but also super comfy and the block chunky heel gives the sling back a modern update. They do, however look so shiny and beautiful and new in I'm yet to give them an outing, but I'm sure it'll be pretty special when I do. 

Happy Tuesday folks, shop via the links above. 

Sweater Weather


Welcome to my sweater-edit for Goodnight Macaroon. Spring is slowly creeping up on us and it's these in-between months I like to call sweater season. Though I'm yet to fully shed my winter coat, I'm looking forward to wearing these beautiful knits during the transitional period. This beige one has an oversized roll-neck that isn't only effortlessly stylish but great for hiding behind when it's cold.


I love wearing cropped knits with high-waisted denim for a casual look. This all-blue ensemble is perfect for weekend lazy-days and running errands.


I'm obsessed with the contrasted white stitch detailing on this one, minimal details like this give it such a designer edge. The high side split is super flattering  (especially if you're a pear-shape like me) and gives a glimpse at the zip detail on my jeans.

Look four: Goodnight Macaroon sweater | jeans, sunglasses, bag

I picked this brown one because of the oversized, Stella McCartney-esque sleeves, the wool is also so soft it's essentially like wearing a big cuddle.  It looks great with over the knee/ knee high boots and again has that flattering side split detailing.

Look 5: Goodnight Macaroon sweater | coated jeansboots, sunglasses

This one I think is my favourite, it's rare to see such beautiful fabric manipulation on sleeves, especially in knitwear, so I instantly fell for this chic black knit. The ruffles drape so elegantly and elevates any look I pair it with, but this all black one is my fave.

Which one would you wear? Hope you enjoyed this ways to wear feature, you can see Goodnight Macaroon's full range of gorgeous knitwear here

Photography by James Thomas-Howard

In collaboration with Goodnight Macaroon

Clevedon

Clevedon Pier


If you've ever been lucky enough to visit Clevedon, you'll know what a quaint, quiet and charming little town it is. It's is a place I've visited for years with my family, I even interned at a magazine there back when I was living in Bristol. It's home to a tiny pebble beach and on that, sits this beautiful, Victorian pier. No rides, no arcades and no noise but the sound of gentle waves crashing beneath. It really is such a peaceful place and it's wooden benches make for a perfect spot to daydream. I'm also totally besotted with it's Victorian charm (am I the only one that prefers architecture from back then?) and it's carefully detailed decor. 

After collapsing in the 70's, the pier reached out to the public for help in it's restoration and in return, their name would be engraved in a plaque on one of the planks of the pier. My mum and dad both donated, so on one of my final days in Bristol over Christmas we decided to venture down to the seaside and did our ritual of spotting their names on the pier before heading to Tiffin for some coffee and cake. 

Battling a post-December food baby and clinging on to comfortable clothing before heading back to real life, I opted for this simple jumper and jeans combo, of course pairing them with my trusty Stan Smiths. This gorgeous detailed sweater was one of my favourite Christmas gifts, detailing on knitwear is always a stylish way of wrapping up. It's now just £23 in the sale and comes in cream and khaki as well - shop here.  Also for comfort, these £22 coated jeans by New Look are amazing, snug, stretchy and a hell of a lot more easy to get on than pleather/leather trousers.  

Hope you enjoyed today's editorial and exploring a little corner of Clevedon with me. Shop my look below.


London

Tuesday Shoesday #1


Public desire lace-up heels

I must confess, if I have one spending vice it's shoes. Now it's true that I have far too many shoes than feet or occasions to wear them. Yet they are all so bloody beautiful I feel they need to be shared with the world. It is, however, unrealistic of me to think I'll be able to hone in this satorial addiction or photograph them all for my style editorials. Thus, welcome to the newest regular chapter of Style Confessional, Tuesday Shoesday (original I know, but if there is one day of the week to be about shoes, may as well be the one that rhymes). 

These Gianvito Rossi style heels landed on my doorstep last week and though I'm yet to wear them outside the walls of my apartment, I'm totally, ahem, head over heels. I love the suedette texture  and the way they look when tied in a thick knot at the ankle. Bonus points for being extra comfortable too, they'll be definite fashion week contenders! And, at just £29.99 you can't really go wrong.

Fulham, London, UK

Skincare Saviours for Cold Weather


If, like me, you live in the UK and are currently suffering from the sudden plummet in temperatures then this post will help you - and more specifically, your skin. I'm of course no skincare expert, but these products have been absolute saviours for my skin this winter and I thought it was about time to share them with you.


Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Tropical Sanctuary


This weeks remedy for beating the bite of the London cold? Escaping to a steamy tropical sanctuary - and I didn't even have to leave the city. It's having hidden gems like these Victorian glass houses  in Kew Gardens right on your doorstep that make living in London so special.


Clifton Village

Hello January


Bonjour mes amis! I hope you've all enjoyed the Christmas break, enjoyed time with your nearest & dearest, partied hard and stuffed yourself too the eyeballs with festive food - I certainly did. I also had a little internet/ social media detox (oh the joys of writing a dissertation) but am raring to go with some exciting projects and ideas coming up for 2016...



Clifton

Party Style with Topshop


I hope everyone is excited for tomorrow's festivities as I am. After days of panic-shopping and prepping for Christmas dinner  (I'm cooking this year- eek!) I've finally finished wrapping some final presents and am sat writing this by our Christmas tree, Baileys in hand of course. As it's a special day I wanted to share a special party look I've been working on with one of my all-time favourite high street brands, Topshop. Click below for more...


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