I can't quiet believe how quickly London Fashion Week has approached us this Season let along Autumn, the Season itself. As we're taken aback by tiered maxi dresses and hand painted florals we're slowly gearing up for a lesson in layering as the Weather starts to get colder. Nether-the-less Fashion Week it's something we highly antispiate and I throughly enjoy crafting ideas for the warmer climates.
The Clothes

I love to plan my outfits. I'm a proper planner in the respect that I like to be organised, have every outfit planned for every single day laid out the night before so that when I go to bed I know my bedroom / hotel room won't be swimming in clothes come morning. 

If you're a regular follower of my Instagram account you'll know I've been pretty obsessed with anything checked at the moment, in particular the blazer-I've racked up an impressive collection these past few weeks. I just love how they look when worn with a slogan tee and distressed jean.

Chunky knitwear is something I'm slowly starting the collect. I know we're well into September now and therefore should be fully embracing those knitted garments!

The Accessories

Well it's Fashion Week after all, so the accessories have got to be statement.

To make sure I'm on time for each show and presentation I can't leave without a watch. What better to grace my wrist over fashion month than a timeless Gucci watch from The Watch Gallery. With a black statement lizard strap, an intricate moonlit scene with a beautiful array of vibrant planets and shooting stars this peice adds a sutble hint of colour to my cuffs.

I'm a big fan of mixing my jewellery tones, whether it be gold and silver or adding in a hint of rose gold to the mix! At the moment I'm loving layering dainty gold necklaces together.

Hair and Makeup

The way I apply my makeup and style my hair for Fashion Week never really differs to "day to day me." Apart from the addition of a red lip..

Although I felt so inspired to try different looks and techniques this season to apply going forward. At Roberta Einer S/S18 the head stylist created effortless, Californian skater girl styles that embraced natural texture. (This is something that is so simple and so easy for me to achieve at home using a volumizing tonic for extra texture at the roots!)

This post was created in collaboration with The Watch Gallery.

 2017 has been a pretty good year for me, so far it's been the year of the "first's." So far, I've managed to pass my driving test and treat myself to my very first car, I've become a first time buyer and bought a house with my boyfriend, and lastly I'm attending my very first festival-V Festival!

I'm attending this year's V fest with the footwear brand, Rocket Dog. I've been aware of the brand for years now-I'm sure to the point that my very first pair of school shoes were from the brand! With this in mind I thought what better way to re-introduce the brand to you by putting together three of my favourite pairs of shoes in three different outfits to show you how I'm thinking of wearing them to this years festival.

"Magic Canvas Trainers"
I'm an avid trainer lover, mainly because they're so verstaile and super comfy-this pair are exactly that. The small platform gives me alittle bit of extra height and makes my legs look that couple of cm's longer. I'll be wearing my white canvas sneakers with a cute floral tea dress and picnic basket!

"Rainy Hi-Tops"
A welly is an absolute must at a festival, especially with the awful hit and miss weather we seem to be experiencing as of late. These black rubber hi-tops look perfect worn with a midi length wrap dress, the added addition of a khaki military jacket and straw bag give off an ultimate festival vibe.

"Camilla Chelsea Boot"
Lastly, the Chelsea boot. I'm bound to be wearing some kind of denim over the weekend-whether it be a pair of high waisted cut offs or a frayed pair of straight leg jeans, these ankle boots will go with practically everything I'm planning on taking!

What I'm Wearing

Tea Dress - Missguided
Picnic Bag - Topshop
Trainers - Rocket Dog
Polka Dot Dress - H&M
Khaki Jacket - French Connection
Wellies - Rocket Dog
White Tee - ASOS
Cami - ASOS
Bucket Bag - Meli Melo
Chelsea Boots - Rocket Dog.

This post was made in collaboration with Rocket Dog.

 I'm always scouring the internet as soon as I see a slight change in Weather. It's sunny outside, I'll be searching for that floral tea dress. Overcast? The perfect leather jacket to keep the chill at bay. The same can be said pre-holiday because lets face it, it's not a holiday without a splurge on the old wardrobe! This year I've got dates in the dairy for a couple of mini breaks here and there but as I'm yet to decide on destinations I've been slowly stocking up on my Summer Wardrobe in the meantime.

My first pit stop is always ASOS - I just love to browse the "New In" page at the 200+ new items landed that day. ASOS have always been a favourite of mine, mainly down to the wide breathd of product offerings aswell as thier next day delivery service and free returns.

There are three favourites I've added to my Summer collection recently so I thought I'd show you what they are and how I'm styling them this season.

First up the gingham skirt. Gingham as been massive for quiet some time now and I just haven't jumped on the bandwagon until recently. I'm not one for wearing a massive amount of colour so you wouldn't catch me in a full on yellow skirt but this one is such a gorgeous mustard colour and combined with the white check it's totally up my street. (The wrap style and asymmetric hem is a total leg lengthener!) A basic white tee makes this outfit super relaxed, adding a straw bag and pair of black sandals gives a proper beach vibe and pulls the whole look together.

The white blouse. This blouse is going to be one of those versatile pieces. I can see myself wearing it with a pair of light washed straight cut jeans, a frayed hemmed mini skirt and also worn with a pair of high waisted denim shorts. I'm not sure what I love more; the peasant cut, the sheer material, or the mix of feminine lace? As the weather has been very unpredictable lately a pair of straight cut jeans is the more appropriate attire considering we're dipping in and out of pure sunshine and overcast afternoons. A pair of gold woven mules and bamboo hoop earrings really help to bring out the gold detailing in the eyelets of the blouse.

And finally, the linen sundress. This is defiantly my favourite piece I've styled so far, I can't wait for the weather to pick up so I can wear this dress and show it off to it's full potential. First of all, the cut. The cut is very cami-like which I am loving at the moment! The front cuts into a V neck at the front, leaving the back very straight across - another favourite of mine. The best part of this dress is the tie back, it really pulls your waist in and shows off the smallest part. I've worn this dress with a pair of tan sandals but I can also see this worn with a pair of vans and denim jacket!
Shop all three looks

This post was made in collaboration with ASOS.

Lisbon seems to be increasingly popular in recently years and this is couldn't be more true in 2017, so when the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade and Monarch airlines invited me to explore the Capital of Portugal I couldn't resist visiting the city break hot spot.

When I think Portugal I immediately think The Algarve (post on that coming soon!) It's pretty naive of me to think Portugal is just beautiful beaches, how wrong was I? Lisbon is a gorgeous city, from it's beautifully coloured tiles to it's narrow cobbled streets you'll be snapping away for hours - believe me there is so much to see!

Lisbon perfectly reflects the Portguese culture whilst embracing modern and maintaining it's unique traditions. One of my favourite traditions were the Custard Tarts. Head to Confeitaria Nacional which is the oldest and traditional confectionery cafe in Lisbon - Think crunchy pastry and a soft and warm custard centre making for the best custard tart ( The perfect afternoon pick me!)

We spent a large amount of time strolling through the cobbled back streets to get to the scenic hilltop views which were amazing. I really recommend walking around the City as you're more likely to stumble across a hidden court yard, a picturesque cafe or a cute little market. However if you're strapped for time and you want to see a large amount of City by day then I;d highly suggest the Metro.  I loved watching (and hearing) the old fashioned trams lurching and screeching around the narrow streets of the capital.

 The Tivoli Avenide Liberdade is set in the heart of Lisbon in the lively Avenia da Liberdade - the most prestigious avenue in town. 

The Tivoli is housed in a beautiful 1930's building with elegant decoration - the interior perfectly matches the neighbouring environment. Gorgeous marble floors frame the breath taking glass lobby as the scent of fresh flowers hit you as soon as you step out of the glassed revolving doors welcoming you into a glamorous and sophisticated space.

The 9th floor houses the Sky Bar which boasts stunning panoramic views of the city's skyline. We started every evening watching the late afternoon colours cast on the horizon listening to the resident DJ laid back on plush white leather sofas - I could of spent my whole evenings here, as do most of the locals. 

In hotter months you have access to the outdoor swimming pool set in a lush tropical tranquil garden. Equally if you'd rather swap the pool for a beach, you're only looking at a 30 minute journey to your nearest stretch of sand.

Calling all seafood lovers - The Cervejaria Liberdade boasts some of the best fish and seafood dishes sourced straight from the Portuguese coastline. Equally if Mediterranean cuisine is more up your street then head to the AVANI to experience fine dining a the Olivier Avenida Restaurant.

Thank you to Monarch Airlines and The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade for an incredible trip to Lisbon.

What I wore

Striped Dress - Zara (similar here)
Straw Bag - Work Shop Living (similar here)
Sunglasses - Celine
Dagger Necklace - Missoma
Horn Necklace - Missoma
Bamboo Earrings - ASOS
White Tee - ASOS
Stripe Trousers - Oysho
Trainers - Superga
White Shirt - Paper London
Black Trousers - Topshop

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates year round flights to Lisbon from Birmingham, London Gatwick and Manchester airports with fares, including taxes, from £42 one way (£75 return) For further information or to book Monarch flights and  Monarch Holidays visit www.monarch.co.uk

Nightly rates at Tivoli Avenida Liberdade start from 195 euros for a Superior double room on a B&B basis

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