Belle







shorts from china, shoes from zara, bracelet from brazil

I wore this outfit on a trip to a historic village in France called Colmar, which was so cute and perfectly French and reminded me of the village Belle lives in in Beauty and The Beast. Belle is my soul disney character, basically just cause she’s brunette and beast is hawwt when he transforms, so I was totally diggin pretending to be a disney princess (the overweight coach party tourists sort of shattered the illusion though).


Farm Girl







dress from stradivarius, sandals from new look

My go-to style this summer has been easy breezy drop waist dresses like this green one from Stradivarius. It’s great to wear casually like this, or dressed up with heels and fancy jewels (not that I own fancy jewels, but ya know, in an ideal world).

This is another look from my mini-break last weekend. We were staying in a tiny French village on the German/Swiss border, where there were more cornfields than people, and the nearest proper supermarket was several towns away. I spent the weekend largely signal-less, with the only sign of civilization reruns of Le Simpsons on TV in French. I’m not complaining though, it’s nice to get away from 7 O’clock alarms and deadlines!


Le classics





top from asos, jeans from abercrombie, heels from zara

This outfit is uncharacteristically simple, but I had gotten up at 5 to get a stupidly early ferry to France that morning which I think more than justifies a casual day. Unfortunately at 5 in the morning I was too bleary-eyed and out of it to realise I’d dressed like a major French stereotype in my striped breton top. Regardless I quite like this look, and going simple every once in a while. Next thing you know I’ll be trading in my heels for trainers! (LOL jk heels 4 lyf).


Somerset House



dress from h&m, necklace from the v&a, shoes from nine west

I’m currently working in Somerset House, which if you aren’t a Londoner is a gorgeous old building in the heart of London (and the stage for London Fashion Week). The interior is so pretty I couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures, even though the lighting was so terrible most of the photos turned out to be blurry messes.

The dress is from H&M, and what you can’t see is that it’s fleece lined inside, so its nice and warm. It makes me look a bit like a sack of potatoes…but chic potatoes! It’s definitely a fashion thing. Or maybe just some conspiracy to make people think they look super stylish when actually they just look stupid? If so, they’ve definitely got me hoodwinked.

(P.S. Yes my hair is a mess. That’s its natural state I’m afraid.)


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Dress from h&m, jacket from missguided, shirt from ralph lauren, shoes from new look via a charity shop, long circle necklace from morocco, short triangle necklace a gift, bag from china.

I wore this look the other day to work (I’m interning at Woolmark), then onto drinks in Camden and finally to a football match (sans heels). I’d like to say the look was thrown together, but actually it was the result of several hours the night before lying in bed fretting over what I could possibly wear to both work and football.. An effortless dresser I am not, that’s for sure!


That Hat






hat and necklace from topshop, top from missguided, skirt from zara, jacket from bershka

I know I’m wearing the same hat as in the last post, I’m sorry I’m so unimaginative but when I get something I love I can’t help wearing it to death!

The funny thing about this hat is that it for some reason it makes me seem more approachable to random strangers. Wearing it today I received all sorts of strange attention. I had people staring, walking past, turning and staring some more. A tourist genuinely took a not-so-sneaky photo of me from across the road, and a couple of white van men heckled something along the lines of ‘oi love, that’s a great hat you’re wearing!’ (read that in a stereotypical cockney white man van accent).

I don’t mind the attention particularly – better to stand out than blend into the background, right?


Seventies Style




top and hat from topshop, skirt is vintage, boots from asos, necklace from urban outfitters

I felt very 70’s in this outfit, particularly with the super dramatic floppy hat. This look was initially sans hat however we made a pit-stop at topshop and it went so well I just couldn’t resist. I don’t like wearing so much black in the middle of summer, but it’s been so cold lately the tights are necessary!

What you can’t quite tell from these images is that it was absolutely torrential when we were shooting. I basically owe my boyfriend for life after dragging him out on the rain to shoot pictures. I did also take him to a dog show though, so I’m not all mean. We saw a Great Dane who was basically Scooby Doo, and basically the most gorgeous thing ever. I would have smuggled him home except Great Danes are the size of a horse so it would have been a bit conspicuous..


Festival Dressing







top from topshop, lace shorts from ebay, jacket from boohoo, shoes from new look

I wore this outfit to V Festival a couple of weekends ago, before I decided it was far too cold and changed into jeans (actually I ended up spending the whole festival in jeans and numerous layers, stupid cold England). Festival dressing is a minefield of hippy cliches and exposed buttcheek, so I spent absolutely ages trying to pack my rucksack with clothes that wouldn’t make me look like a massive stereotype/whore. Basically, not denim hotpants with a floral headdress, bindi and wellies.

I’d had my eye on a pair of floral cycling shorts like these a la chicmuse for a while, to wear under slightly-too-short-to-be-a-dress tops. The jacket is actually mens, because despite England’s perpetual rain it is impossible to find a decent rain mac! I went into countless shops asking for a rain mac only to receive cold stares and the response of ‘i’m sorry it’s the wrong season for macs’. I would like to point out to all those sales assistants that they are WRONG. As I write this, it is torrential outside. And it looks set to rain for the rest of ‘summer’. So, shops of London, I highly recommend that you rethink your seasonal collections, because it is pretty much always grim, grey, and about to rain.