OOTD | Parc Guell

24.10.14






T-Shirt - Topshop
Skirt - Primark
Sunglasses - Topshop
Choker - Topshop
Shoes - Primark
Rucksack - House of Fraser

For anyone thinking of going to Barcelona, Parc Guell is a must see. The incredible views of the city (as seen in the bottom photo) and the beautiful Gaudi designs throughout the park are definitely worth the intense uphill walk to get there!

I went for a simple outfit for the day trip which is made by the gorgeous colour of the skirt and pattern of the t-shirt. Paisley is such a lovely delicate pattern and you can't beat it in purples and pinks! This skirt comes in a few different colours (I have three of them...) and it is such a simple style it can be worn all the time. 

The accessories I put with this outfit are what make it for me. The quirky octagonal sunglasses are a great buy from Topshop along with a small gold choker. I have loved seeing people wearing chokers - fantastic flashback to the 90s - but I didn't really think they would suit me. That is until I found this little gem which is a bit more subtle.

Have you been to Parc Guell? What did you think of it?


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WISHLIST | Halloween with Topshop

23.10.14


8. Pleated Midi Skirt, all Topshop

Halloween is one of my favourite festive occasions of the year (after Christmas, obviously) mainly because I am a sucker for fancy dress. I love dressing up and, even better, I love seeing other people's costumes. In the past, I have dressed up as a bumble bee, a cat (creative), Alice in Wonderland and zombie Barbie to name a few but I STILL haven't thought of a costume for this year so I thought I would have a look for some inspiration. The best place I found, strangely, was Topshop. They have loads of Halloween themed clothing and accessories this year and some of it is amazing! (and also very wearable for after the holiday). 

First up is this gorgeous navy blue velvet playsuit which could be worn as a costume but is also very Christmas/wintery so is not just a one off. I think a great idea would be to wear it with a button up white shirt, ribbons in your hair and scary doll make-up (like this from Zoe Newlove - amazing!). This Lurex Crop Tee is full of glittery goodness and also comes in a few colours to make the perfect witch/fairy outfit. The final clothing item which is incredible (but maybe not as practical outside of Halloween) is this bright orange midi skirt. I mean, if anyone was thinking of a high-fashion pumpkin costume (because that's a thing) here is your statement piece.

Onto a couple of accessories, these bat tights would go with and make any outfit a bit more spooky if you prefer the more subtle Halloween references (and would be gorgeous with the playsuit). A classic costume would be a black cat if you are running out of ideas or would prefer something simple. Just pop these ears on, draw some whiskers and a nose with a bit of black eyeliner and you are ready to go!

I definitely think one of the most interesting things about Halloween is the make-up looks. I have seen a few amazing sugar skull tutorials which I am eager to try out... A deep purple lip is something which would look great with basically any costume and is also the perfect winter colour so, unlike black, you could wear it again and again. Match it up with a purple nail like this gorgeous colour 'Middle Child' (yeah I don't get it either). Finally, some black glitter could take a normal outfit into something very festive so is worth getting your hands on!

I would love to hear what you are all dressing up as for Halloween, please give me some ideas!!
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OOTD | Little Red Dress

22.10.14





Dress - Urban Outfitters
Necklace - H&M
Rucksack - House of Fraser
Shoes - Vans

Another Barcelona post for you from an evening out...

I think everyone should have a little red dress in their wardrobe. There's something great about wearing the colour red - it looks great on all skin tones and really brightens up an outfit. This is my personal favourite. I love the pattern and the fit and it is great for all occasions. 

I have a few more posts from Barcelona which will be in no way relevant to the current weather but hoping to get back on track with posts soon after an incredibly busy week at work! 

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OOTD | Floral Playsuit at Barcelona Zoo

17.10.14






Playsuit - Primark
T-Shirt - H&M
Brogues - Topshop
Socks - Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses - Zara

These photos were taken from a trip to Barcelona Zoo - next to the 'Dragon' enclosure to be specific (spoiler: there's no dragon).

I do find holiday dressing quite difficult. I'm definitely a black tights and coats gal so not really used to finding outfits for the hot weather. However, when a big, bright, floral print is involved, I can't resist. This beauty is from Primark (surprised?) and is floaty and comfy and perfect for a walk around. I paired it with a plain black t-shirt to cover my arms so I didn't get sunburnt #palepersonproblems.

Bonus: A photo of me and a rhino's behind. You're welcome.



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Photo Diary | Barcelona

16.10.14

barcelona sagrada familia


barcelona nou camp

barcelona zoo flamingos

barcelona zoo meerkat

barcelona zoo penguin

barcelona croissant

barcelona summer je suis cat

As you may know, I have just got back from an amazing break in Barcelona. Here are some of my favourite snaps from the week and now I am back home and trying to get back to blogging you can look forward to a few outfit posts in some great places!

Have you been to Barcelona?
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Pinspiration | Going for the Chop...

9.10.14








So, I realise for most people this is not a problem but, I have the quickest growing hair in the world. Yes, it is great when I am in the mood for long hair but I get so bored with hairstyles so quickly that I always want to chop it all off! (Also I need to dye my roots a millions times a year*)

I've been getting the itch recently to go for a trip to the hairdressers and go for a laid back, 'effortless' messy bob and I went straight to Pinterest for inspiration. Do you think I should go for it? 

*Exaggeration 

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