Tuesday, 27 December 2016

A Parisian's Guide to Instagram...

I may be a patriotic Londoner, but I want to be a Parisian as much as the next girl wanting to ooze charm, mystery and elegance. Even on social media, Parisians are capable in translating their cool attitude. I follow so many of my favourite Gallic icons on Instagram since I always like to find out what they're up to, what effortless chic vêtements they're sporting, or where the new hot spot in Montmartre is. I couldn't help but spot the other day (after a much-enjoyed stalking session, obvs) that each of my favourite Parisians have a running theme when it comes to using Instagram. And since attempting to be French in real life is a little difficult (how does one really look good with unbrushed hair?), let's all fake it 'til we make it on Instagram, bien sûr! Here's a few tweaks to make to your account to also exude that French allure.


Monday, 26 December 2016

January Style Notes...

New year, new style? Just kidding. I'll still be sporting a loose-fit pair of jeans teamed with a navy jumper and smart coat until I'm ninety. It's a classic combination our Parisian friends adore, and one I will always care to adopt (even if it is to pretend I'm Jeanne Damas). So expect nothing less in this post other than a slightly more elevated masculine look that I've been loving lately and wish to wear come 2017. Expect a flurry of oversized pinstriped blazers, devastatingly chic loafers and sexy shirts. So below are my January style notes - a little scrapbook of inspiration I shall to turn to when I just have nothing to wear...

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Date at No. 197

My sister's birthday is always a little teaser of what's to come at Christmas. We head to a restaurant we love, order up their mighty Christmas menu and scoff it all up.

Not quite the humble masterpiece my mum serves on Christmas Day itself (but nothing will ever compete with that...*I know you're reading this mum!*)

So today we ventured to No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station, since we were so impressed from the time we visited before. With pink velvet sofas and cacti in abundance, how we could not give it another go!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Trip to Narnia, London

If you find yourself in central London on the run up to Christmas, I have just the little retreat from the selfie-stick-holding tourists and all that endless shopping. And really, where better to start than Narnia...

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

The Aviator

You all know by now that this girl loves a good jacket. Any kind, any shape, and style - if it's a jacket, or coat I'll wear it. To keep warm in the winter sunshine last Sunday, I nabbed up (a.k.a stole) my sister's aviator jacket as I naturally felt it belonged in my wardrobe (duh). The aviator jacket is all kinds of cool and androgynous chic. It's oversized fit thankfully makes room for all the bundled up layers underneath (and the extra pounds thanks to those one-too-many mince pies), while the mix of shearling and leather makes for a luxurious warm finish. 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

How To Be A Londoner...

"Forget being a Parisian, I want to be a Londoner!"

- said no one ever.

But, au contraire. Call me a biased patriot, I think there's a lot more to us Londoner's than moaning about the weather and being moody (not too much, be steady).

It's residents, much like the city, are a vibrant, eccentric and happy bunch of people. They adore the city they call home and would never dream of living anywhere else. We behold a somewhat different je ne sais quoi to our Gallic friends across the pond, yet it is equally mysterious and intriguing.

Today I'm sharing you with you a fun spirited take on what it means to be a Londoner. If you're from elsewhere in the UK, around the globe or a fellow Londoner yourself in need of strengthening your true roots, consider this your guide to being the ultimate Londonien...

Thursday, 8 December 2016

A Hampstead Brunch

It's December - woo!

I had made it my mission this year to see more of London, and I don't doubt once the new year rings in that this shall continue. Sarah (a.k.a my main fellow London explorer apart from my sister Jess), and I often stick to the usual Soho, Covent Garden and other central areas, but this time we wanted to broaden our horizons (such daredevils). I had read so much about Hampstead, and seen it endlessly crop up on my Instagram feed, and so we embarked there for a few hours, devouring a beautiful brunch along the way.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

10 of London's Prettiest Streets

For me, the best way to experience London is through the city's streets. Yes, monuments such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament are iconic, but the true beauty of the city lies in the meandering roads where Londoner's reside.

London boasts some of the most beautiful streets in the world so it's no wonder my Instagram is somewhat dedicated to the enviable houses that sit pretty along them. I really enjoy seeing the way people express themselves through their homes, and painted houses and doors make for a cheerful neighbourhood. Now come with me and I’ll show you some of London’s prettiest streets. Most of these I have seen, but a few I wish to visit too...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

My Christmas List 2016...

Taken on a recent trip to Covent Garden
This year, I found it a rather hard task when asked to jot down a few Christmas ideas for friends and family. There was nothing in particular that I wanted or needed or that would make a sweet little gift. However with a little extra thinking (hot chocolate and mince pie in hand, naturally) and some research, I came across a few things that they may like to tell Santa about. I never expect big, lavish presents as Christmas to me really is about bringing the family together for food and fun, but they always like me pointing them in the right direction for gift ideas. So, here's what I chose this year!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Five Things I Love To Do in London

London holds a special place in my heart. The dynamic, charming and exciting city makes me so proud to call it home. It is filled to the brim with cafes, restaurants and pubs, wonderful department stores to get lost in, and leafy-green spaces for a breath of fresh air. Yet the core landmarks that set this city apart, the distinguished Londoner's, and that constant reminder of truly feeling alive amidst all the hustle and bustle – makes it one of a kind.

Playing tourist in my own city is somewhat of a hobby of mine and since being in the centre almost every day for University, I have come to discover what I love to do most.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Fur and Lots and Lots of Sugar, Soho

Au revoir university deadlines! I've now handed in my term one work for my degree, and feeling pretty fancy and free if I say so myself. I now have much more time to get back into blogging, explore London and focus on what makes me happy. 

To celebrate my friend Sarah and I popped to Cutter and Squidge in Soho, London - a lovely cake and dessert café. Not quite the boozy knees-up we had envisaged while ploughing through our work (don't worry, that's coming soon), but it did certainly bring a smile to our faces.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Balayage Round Two.

I was a little naughty last week and treated myself to a pamper session at Radio Hair Salon, Shoreditch to have my hair in balayage once again. It had been eight months since I last had it done for my birthday, so I guess you could say my hair much deserved a little treat (although, quite a hefty one). I absolutely adored it last time round; the blonde tones really complimented my skin, eyes and natural hair color. Moreover, it just really lifted my usual mousy-brown locks, making them look more expensive, luxurious and 'beachy'. With the blonde fading day by day with the summer sun disappearing, I knew I had to get it done again.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Instagram Paradise: Hillgate Place, Notting Hill

The whole of Notting Hill is an Instagrammer's paradise due to it's whimsical, colourful charm, but after continually seeing Hillgate Place pop up on my feed, I knew I had to join the hype. When my university lecture lasted a mere half an hour on Wednesday, I made the most of a beautifully crisp autumn day by taking my camera around with me to the much-photographed spot of Notting Hill. It's safe to say I quite possibly photographed every house in hope to capture the vibrant pastel shades through my lens...

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Zara Has Your Party-Season Wardrobe Sorted...

Zara always gets it right for me, whether I'm heading in there to buy a cheap t-shirt for summer, a cosy knit for autumn or a luxury cashmere coat. The prices and quality far succeed any other shop on the high street, and so it's unsupirsing that I've been snooping their website for perfect party season attire. From cobalt sequined camis and shimmering rose gold dresses, to an array of off-the-shoulder pieces and an abundance of velvet; Zara has everything you need this party season...

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

How To take Better Blog Photos

Since purchasing my Olympus Pen, my blog photography has definitely improved if I say so myself. Not only has the quality of the photos drastically changed, but my keen eye for photography too since my enjoyment from using the camera has made me more interested in this field and seek out extensive tips and tutorials. From this, I now have a better understanding of what makes a good blog photo that is appreciated by a reader. Not solely in terms of the quality (tech-savvy words such as 'aperture' still succeed in confusing me), but the shooting location, posing and types of photos too.

The visuals are just as important in a post than the words, particularly as people tend to look at the photo first to hook them in. And while I'm no expert, I'm here today to share with you all what I've learnt over the past few months from immersing myself in all things blog photography. Of course, everyone has their own unique perspective on what makes a good photo, but my tips are quite generic so they should fit just about every kind of blog. Happy snapping

Sunday, 30 October 2016

10 Coffee Shops in London You Should Know About...

London does pretty fantastic coffee, there’s always a new artisan coffee bar opening up round the corner. Being in London all week, I'm discovering a new café I want to try almost every day. While it's safe to say my list of 'to-trys' is pretty extensive, today I've rounded up just ten of the best independent coffee shops you'll find in London. A few I have tried and tested, but others I am dying to visit since hearing rave reviews. Hopefully this will save you from having to drink very-unoriginal Starbucks coffee in the future!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Six Years Ago Today...

Exactly six years ago today I began writing this blog.

But I would like to begin this post by first of all apologising for a few things. My blog is my hobby so I am never usually too concerned with scheduling, but I am so sorry that I haven't posted at all this week! I have been incredibly busy with university work and, of course, that takes priority. Moreover, I'm sorry for how rubbish a post this is! My blog's birthday crept up on me quicker than I could blink and before I knew it I had nothing planned, not even an idea for a celebratory blog post. So, this is about as good as it gets.

That being said, I have so many post ideas to share with you all - expect a lot of London recommendations, more ootd's and autumnal styling tips. Yet, for now, I'll leave you with six things I have learnt from six years of blogging (I know...how creative!).

Six things I have learnt from six years of blogging:

  1. It takes time to grow. Be patient.
  2. Don't take it too seriously.
  3. It is so much fun! I have interacted with so many amazing people through my blog and I love the community blogging has thrusted me in to. I adore creating blog posts, thinking of ideas and tweaking the design. It genuinely is so much fun.
  4. Don't follow blogging rules or conventions. Be your own boss.
  5. It is a struggle to juggle with other priorities such as work/ school, so beware.
  6. Have passion and enjoyment at your heart's main interest.
Happy birthday ATF! Thank you so much to everyone who reads this blog - it genuinely means so much to me. Cheers to many more years ahead!

Monday, 24 October 2016

November Style Notes...

All photos taken from Pinterest
It's only a week until November officially begins and I'm already seeking sartorial inspiration for the coming month ahead. The chillier the days get, the only more excited I become since layers bundle up, coats get cosier and the never-ending excuse to buy more coffee to "warm up your hands" increases. As a result of this excitement, I've been pinning away on my Style Notes board (who am I kidding...I'm always frivolously pinning) and have assembled quite the collection of autumnal fashion inspiration. So without further ado, here are your November style notes...

Thursday, 20 October 2016

What's In My University Handbag:

This is such a classic lifestyle blogger post, and although I tend to steer clear of things like Get Ready With Me and general product reviews, I couldn’t help myself with this one – I love seeing what’s in other people’s handbags. It’s just so fun and nosey, isn’t it? So since I've just begun university, I thought it would be fun to take you guys on a rummage around the handbag I take everyday with me to LCF. In all honesty, this isn't edited at all as I'm usually quite OCD when it comes to old receipts or food wrappers lying around - so the cleanliness you see is totally genuine. Without further ado, let's dive in...

Handbag: Accessorize

  1. A4 Project Book with dividers - This is a great pad for holding all of my university notes. It's pretty large and chunky I'll admit, but I'm sure I'll use every page come the end of term. The dividers allow me to organise my notes into my different lectures and seminars too.
  2. Reporter's Pad - An essential for a journalism student, this is where I write all my shorthand Teeline notes in class.
  3. A book for the commute - I mostly listen to music on my headphones on the Tube, but often I find myself wanting a break from noise and reaching for a book to read. Currently I'm reading a recommended book my lecturers, Writing For Journalists by Wynford Hicks, which is very insightful and interesting.
  4. Headphones - Music means so much to me so any chance to listen to a good playlist and I'm there (here's what I'm listening to this month). I'll usually listen to music on my walk to and from stations, and often actually on the Tube too. I love these ones from Urbanears. The sound quality is amazing and they fold up super small making them handbag friendly.
  5. Oyster card - Without it, I would be nowhere.
  6. Purse - For all them coffees to get me through 9am lectures.
  7. Pencil case - I love this one from Cath Kidston. Not only is it in a beautiful print, but it fits just a couple of pens which is all I need.
  8. Essentials wallet - Not its official name, but I had no idea what to call this! This purse is also from Cath Kidston and it basically carries all my little essentials for the day - from hand sanitizer, to tissues to lipstick. In the front pocket, I also have my USB and my house keys. It's lightweight, compact and small enough to just chuck in any handbag in a rush.
  9. A water bottle - I am one of those people that are permanently thirsty, so a bottle of water at hand is always much needed.
  10. Academic diary - I often bring this in my bag but I don't tend to if my bag is super heavy. I keep this diary for jotting down my timetable, keeping on top of independent study/ homework and so on. On days I don't bring it, I quickly type whatever I need to on the notes in my phone.
And then I may often bring along my laptop with me (I have a beautiful case from here), my camera, umbrella (hey...it's London) and lunch.

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed something a little different today and having a nosey around my bag. Cheers to the almost-weekend!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Lunch at No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Post-Hally's and wandering around beautiful Parson's Green, my sister and I found ourselves wanting more food (naturally). Another place we both had on our bucket-list of 'to-trys' was No.197 Chiswick Fire Station. Adorned with pink velvet sofas, various botanicals and cacti, and pink neon lighting, this is the ultimate blogger's paradise. And a foodie's too - the menu is second to none. But before we popped on the train to Chiswick, we quickly snooped around the incredible houses around Fulham (partly to wander off our rather full tummies from this cake).

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Hally's, Fulham

When my sister and I both realised we had the same day off work, we knew we had to make the most of it. So, yesterday we paid Hally's in Parson's Green, Fulham a visit and finally ticked it off of our bucketlist of places to try. We had both heard rave reviews (and seen some incredible Instagram snaps) of Hally's and had been dying to devour their offerings for a little while. It lived up to its expectations and more to say the least...

Friday, 14 October 2016

The Autumn Layering Trick

As much as I love autumn, it can be a hard season to master sartorially. It can often be freezing in the morning and evening, but somewhat warm or muggy during the day. What's more, one minute it can be beautiful blue skies, the next pouring with rain with gusts of wind. Whatever do you do? Of course, there are larger worldly worries at stake in today's society, but if you're anything like me and often find yourself staring blankly into your wardrobe wondering what to wear on a typically autumnal day, then this may just be your answer. That my friend, is the 90's vest-over-tee look.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Five Things I Didn't Expect From My First Week of Uni

It's been a week since I officially started university. For those of you who don't know, I'm studying BA Hons Fashion Journalism at The London College of Fashion - something I had dreamt of for so many years. Yet, my first week was a little different to what I had anticipated. I had quite a few presumptions of what it all would be like, though I was never too sure on what to expect. So, if you're thinking about university for 2017 or just interested in how I got on, then give below a read...

  1. I got very tired, very quickly - I know, I too dislike it when people incessantly complain about how tired they are. But university definitely wore me out. Perhaps it was the fact that since finishing school, I had not been so busy all day everyday, or the early starts and hour-long commutes, either way I collapsed onto the bed on Friday evening, somewhat thankful for the week to be over.
  2. There is a lot of guidance - I assumed at university you would be left to your own devices quite a bit; left to figure it all out on your own with no one to help you. Though, I was pleasantly surprised to be guided and helped so well by my lecturers. They are incredibly kind and constantly reminded us to ask questions, talk to them or drop an email. 
  3. The timetable is jam-packed - My expectation of univeristy life was that I would only have to be there a few times a week for a few hours per day. However, apart from Monday, I am in every day, and on Tuesday's I am there from 9:30-5:00 with no break in between lectures. Though I can't complain too much; apart from Tuesday, I only have to go in for just the morning or the afternoon, meaning more time to explore beautiful London (ahem...studying, of course!).
  4. Everyone is insanely friendly - Full of prejudice (I apologise), I imagined that being at a fashion school, I would be surrounded by somewhat pretentious beings. I know, horrible thing to say, but let's admit, it's true, no? I am incredibly happy to report however that so far, everyone is very friendly and lovely. I have already made some wonderful friends and am eager to get to know some more. I love meeting and interacting with new, interesting people and uni life has allowed me to fulfill that.
  5. There is a lot of confusing computer software - This is not so much of a surprise as of course I knew we would be interacting with software none of us had used before, but I didn't imagine how many websites or programs had to be learnt, though obviously, it depends on what course you're taking. My course requires me to learn and navigate myself around so many different websites, and I'm already finding it very confusing. There has been many talks from IT technicians to guide us through it but I still feel a little flustered with it all. Though I don't doubt that after a few weeks of using it, I'll be a pro (she says with a slightly nervous smile).

Overall, I'm loving being a university student. It feels great to be learning again after a very long, fun-filled summer and to be studying something I genuinely love. If you have any questions about my first-week experience, about my course at LCF, then feel free to drop a comment in the box below or email me.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Flowers and Florals, Notting Hill

After a morning of university lectures, my friend Sarah and I hopped on the tube to my favourite London neighbourhood, Notting Hill. After being stuck inside all morning, we were itching to get outside into the crisp autumnal air. And boy, it was a chilly and windy one this day, but alas this did not stop us gazing at the beautiful flora on display at the Wild At Heart Florist. Every flower was either in a roaring shade of red or burnt orange - it was an incredible, vibrant sight.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

The Fashion Blogger Must-Have: Olympus Pen EPL-7

I think it's about time I owed you all this blog post. I've had my new photography edition, the Olympus Pen EPL-7, for over a month now, but this has allowed me the right amount of time to decipher the pros and cons. Of course, you can already perhaps postulate that there are very few cons to this incredible camera, yet everything has it's slight downfalls. So, let us begin by understanding a little more about this much-hyped camera...

Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Velvet Floral Bomber

There's nothing too classic about this recent purchase of mine - a velvet, floral embroidered bomber jacket from Topshop. Yet, I know it will be in my wardrobe for a very long time, thus in my definition a classic, albeit one that I won't endlessly re-purchase season after season in varying forms.

I spotted this fun little gem nestled away in the corner of my local store, and knew instantly it belonged in my wardrobe. That said, perhaps it was the luxe, soft-to-the-touch velvet that persuaded me, or even the intricate mirrored floral embroidery that caught my eye, but I cannot deny that I love virtually every jacket/ coat out there (you should all know my obsession by now). So of course it was meant to be!


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Style Inspo: From Summer To Autumn

The transition from summer to autumn is not abrupt - long, Indian summer days are not instantly swapped with the chilly, frosty mornings and dark evenings of autumn. It's a slow transition. And one that so often confuses us with what to wear - it's too warm in the afternoon to be wearing a cosy knitted jumper, but much too cold to leave it behind in the morning. Yet, fear no more, I've put together a few snaps thanks to Pinterest to inspire your transitional wardrobe. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Last week my family and I headed to Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, London and it was one beauty of a green-fingered Sunday. I know, if you're anything like me, you're probably thinking 'she visited a Nursery?', but alas, this noun has two definitions, and the one appropriate here is that it is a place where young plants and trees are grown for sale or planting elsewhere. Or perhaps I am the only one who did not know this!

We set out on our adventure, misty rain lingering in the air but smiles grinning from ear to ear.

While my sister had visited before, I had seen this place crop up on my Instagram feed numerous times and my burgeoning love for all things botanical (hey new blog header!) was the tipping point in making me go.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Brunch & Burberry, London

Two words that make my heart melt: brunch and Burberry. Give me a dose of good, delicious food and an incredible fashion exhibition and you've won me over. So I guess you could say last Thursday was the most perfect day for me! My friend Sarah and I headed into London to enrol at our university, but decided to make the most of our day by aimlessly exploring the city we call home. 

Though one part was most certainly planned.

Brunch at Farm Girl Café.


Thursday, 22 September 2016

H&M X London College of Fashion - Designing for Sustainabilty

As newbies to London College of Fashion, my friend Sarah and I popped to the flagship store of H&M down Oxford Street for the Designing for Sustainability event. Our university and H&M kicked off London Fashion Week by celebrating sustainable fashion, something LCF is so passionate about. The project involved LCF students who explored the concept of circularity, creating a fantastic womenswear capsule collection.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

An Outsider's View: Burberry Prorsum 2016

It's safe to say Mario Testino's face, photographed by myself outside the grungy Soho venue, encapsulates all of the world's feelings towards last night's Burberry show. The British brand launched its long-awaited runway-to-retail model in a typical Burberry extravaganza of a show. 

Set just off of Soho Square, London, in a disused warehouse - a much more London-appropriate and edgy location in comparison to the glamourous Kensington Gardens - the space was transformed into a workshop-style installation, titled Makers House. So last night, that's just where my friend Sarah and I headed to. 

But first, pizza.

My sister Jess always raves about Franco Manca and I can finally understand why. The Soho branch of this chain was the hive of bustling activity for a Monday evening - large groups of friends gathered and mingled over glasses of wine, couples romanticised in the low key lighting, while others simply devoured the delicious delicacies on offer.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

A Cosy Sunday

There's nothing quite like snuggling up somewhere warm and cosy on a rainy Sunday morning, is there?

I usually work on weekends but lately I've been working more during the week so I've had a bit more spare time on my hands come Saturday and Sunday. So last week, my family and I headed over to Bill's for a whopper of a Sunday brunch. Darting in and out of the rain, we were greeted with the tingling waft of creamy eggs and hearty bacon, before settling ourselves inside the lofty, warehouse interiors.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Travel Tag

Travel, as much as fashion, is one my favourite hobbies. Be it travelling and exploring myself or jotting things down on my bucketlist for future adventurous trips. So when I saw this travel tag popping up all over the web, I had to join in myself. Without further ado, let's get to it...

Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Fashion Journalism Personal Statement

I knew the minute I found out I got into London College of Fashion that I wanted to share my new experiences with you all; if I was enjoying my course, what is LCF like, was university everything I expected? But today I'm taking it back to the beginning. September is the time university hopefuls will be anxiously drafting up personal statements and tapping in UCAS details. So, if you're thinking about a career in fashion journalism, or at least wishing to study it at degree level, and have no idea what to put into your personal statement, I'm here to help. Of course, I'm absolutely in no way an expert, but I did work extremely hard on my statement and it was my golden ticket for an interview at LCF. Thus, I'd like to think I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve on how to bag an interview for yourself. Let's get stuck in...

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Pancakes and Au Revoirs, Paris

Shakespeare & Co Café
Before we knew it, our last day in Paris had crept up on us. But the adventurin' and sightseeing wasn't over just yet. We packed our bags and headed straight to Holybelly for a very un-Parisian, indulgent breakfast.

Owned by a part-French, part-Aussie couple, Holybelly is a Melbourne-style café serving up delicious, rich coffee and seasonal offerings. The food itself is very cosmopolitan - expect to find a dash of every city in one single dish. The team get together and establish the menu for the following four weeks depending on what is locally available and in season at the time. 

And the promised fact of pancakes drenched in maple syrup was a good enough reason to visit.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Silk Cami

It's a rare opportunity that I have enough time to take some snaps of my outfits (I know, excuses!), as I'm either dashing off to work, at home in lounge-wear or it's raining outside! Yet, when I quickly nabbed this silk cami number up I couldn't wait to share it with you all. And, when I'm at uni in beautiful London almost every day, with my new photography edition in tow, I'll be sure to share more ootd's on here. 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Here, There and Everywhere, Paris

Our full day in Paris certainly consisted of us flitting to here, there and everywhere in a typical tourist fashion. All the Parisian bucketlist clichés were ticked off the list: from an Eiffel Tower picnic in the sun to meandering around the Jardin Des Tuileries. So without further ado, let's take a tour around the heart of Paris...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Style Notes

While it may feel as though summer has just finally begun here in London, I for one am looking forward to sporting the deep, rich tones and layers of autumn. It certainly is my favourite season sartorially as I can endlessly wear my signature jackets and coats (you all know my obsession). So with September ushering in a new wave of trends and style, we can say 'so long' to the shoulder-bearing tops of summer and hello to the cashmere camel coats of fall. Here are your September style notes courtesy of Pinterest.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Bonjour Paris!

My third and final vacation of twenty-sixteen was a whirlwind tour of the city of love, Paris, avec mes amis. I love this city for all its sophisticated and minimalistic glory, especially with cool, new urban joints cropping up all over the scene; which although very un-Parisian, make the city an all the better place to get marvellously lost in.

After a painfully early start we arrived at lunch time, found our beautiful boutique hotel and quickly made ourselves very much at home.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

I'm Back!

A trip to Paris and a festival later, and I'm back. If you haven't already seen over on Instagram, I've been quite the bustling bee, flitting all over the place and barely remembering what home looks like. But for now, I'm back in London and ready to catch you all up on my adventures. Prepare for some snap-happy posts ahead.

What have you all been up to recently?

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Rosé With A View, Switzerland

Ah, the last of the Swiss photo diaries. On our last day we caught the train up to Riffelalp, another hamlet sitting above Zermatt, and hiked our way down through an abundance of butterflies. But first, a quick pit-stop at Restaurant Alphitta for a chance to take in the blissful views one last time.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Brunch at Chez Vrony, Switzerland

There's nothing quite like waking up to a crisp blue sky in the morning on holiday. Winning smiles instantly beam across sleepy morning faces and legs dash to the window in order for a peep at the weather. 

That's just how our fourth day began.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Fresh Start: Three Uni Outfits To Try...

Top // Trousers // Shoes // Bracelet // Ring // Backpack
If I've got my eyes set on fashion university, this girl has got some style stakes to raise. Though, I am pretty sure my look will result to jeans and a comfy t-shirt by the second week. Nevertheless, whether, like me, you're about to embark on university/ college adventures for the first time, or heading back come September, allow me to show you three instant wardrobe updates to give you a fresh look for your fresh start. Or if you happen to be neither, these looks will hopefully inspire your wardrobe too.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Adventuring in Switzerland

On our third day in Switzerland, we were woken up by a gentle patter of rain against the window, the crisp Swiss air blowing in and the smell of croissants lingering below us. We enjoyed a cosy morning over coffee before grabbing our shirts and raincoats and heading on out to the mountains for another day of hiking.