VELVET LOVE


Experimenting with texture is part of the fun in getting dressed. Wearing black on black is always done right when mixing a range of different textures, taking a basic all black outfit into an amazing one simply by mixing up for fabrics.

Velvet I have to admit is never a fabric I've ever thought to go near too, up until recently I've always seen it as cheap. (burgandy velvet leggins spring to mind..) Until I stumbled across this cropped mustard knit from the highstreet Queen herself-Zara. The fabric is beautiful, the colour is soo Autumn, and the fit is actually spot on. Not bad for £25.99 right!?

Now I wouldn't ever dream of pairing a velvet knit with a pair of velvet trousers, something just doesn't sit right, but when youre beloved Levi's just don't cut it and you can't pair to pull on your black skinnies any longer, velvet flares it was. And surprisingly, I LOVED it.



JUMPER / ZARA similar here
TROUSERS / TOPSHOP
LOAFERS / GUCCI similar here
SUNGLASSES / CELINE
EARRINGS / MISSOMA
RINGS / MISSOMA 
BAG / GUCCI

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BAD HABITS


As we're now waking up with frost on our windscreens, putting the heating on long before bed and chosing a night in with X factor over a Saturday night in heels.. I now declare it Winter, I.E coat and boots weather.

You guys know me well enough by now to know that my coat addiction started long before now. I usually tend to find the absolute Winter gem of all gems in the Summer sales, when we should be shopping for cute little tea dresses and lace up sandals, not forever in search for my coat of the season.

This year I've found my gem, but this time it was found a little later than expected in form of a longline heritage check double breasted coat from Topshop. I've never owned anything like it! I've always headed straight to Topshop for my new season fix, but never have I ever picked up a piece of heritage/check/tweed and loved it, until now! I don't know if it's the gorgeous long line fit (almost maxi on my frame), the detail of the pattern both up close and from afar, or the combination of the additon of a red suede ankle boot.

Either way,  my coat fix has well and truly been filled.. for now.

SHOP my favourite new season coats




CHECK COAT / TOPSHOP
BAD HABITS TEE / TOPSHOP
STRAIGHT LEG JEANS / TOPSHOP
RED SUEDE BOOTS / TOPSHOP
GOLD EARRINGS / TOSHOP
BAG / CELINE
SUNGLASSES / CELINE

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This post was created in collaboration with Topshop, but all words and styling are my own. 
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THE RETURN OF THE PUFFA JACKET


I never thought I'd see the day I'd be sporting a puffer jacket, or anything remotely padded for that matter. This trend is so incredibly 90s, as soon as I picked up this longline puffa jacket I had instant visions of my mum picking me up from infant school-complete with a perm and red puffa jacket to match.

Now I understand this trend is very much like marmite, and I'm sure the majority of you will smirk and scroll on. But, hear me out! As Vogue reported from the FROW's back in February, we've already witnessed the likes of Alexander McQueen and Marques Almeida sporting this very look. So as the bible suggests if it's good enough for Fashion Week, it's very much good for me!

As I always say with trends, it's better to keep everything else casual especially when you're experimenting and/or feel slightly out of your comfort zone. Denim is always the way to go-a pair of straight leg jeans and a chunky something is always going to see you through the Winter months.

Once a fashion faux pays, the puffa has now re-emerged.

If you're looking to extend your wardrobe with even more new season essentials then you'll want to check out this TU clothing article with my top 7 faves!


PUFFA JACKET / H&M
JUMPER / MISSGUIDED
JEANS / LEVI'S
LOAFERS / GUCCI similar here
SUNGLASSES / CELINE
BAG / GUCCI

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THE COAT OF KHAKI DREAMS


It seems as if we've literally just stepped out of our tea dresses and lace up sandals and jumped straight into longline coats and oversized knitwear over night. Jesus, it's cold-not that I'm complaining. I love winter, strike that, I LOVE Winter! Not so much the cold nights and below zero temperatures, more so the layers apon layers we now have full access to for the forseeable future. After all, we spend the majority of our time in England freezing our arses off.

The major perk of Winter, besides Christmas is the full access to my wardrobe of coats, new additions are always welcome! This tailored AllSaints number is the newest member of the khaki club. With it's thick twill texture and overszied notch lapels, it's everything I look for to see me through the next couple of months. It's both formal enough to throw over a trousers suit, or laid back enough to pair with converse and 501's.

O|f course, seeing that the stirrup is the new must have fash item we saw all over everyone and everyone roaming the streets of fashion week, it was only right to bring these two together.


COAT / ALLSAINTS
BAG / ALL SAINTS
SHIRT / FRONT ROW SHOP
STIRRUP TROUSERS / ZARA similar here
HEELS / WALLIS similar here
SUNGLASSES / CELINE
EARRINGS / MISSOMA
NECKLACE / MISSOMA

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GENDER FLUIDITY



Fashion Week has sadly come to a close in London, and one of my highlights was being offered the amazing opportunity of going backstage at the Faustine Steinmetz show to witness the madness that goes on behind the scenes with TONI&GUY.

"Gender fluidity and individuality was the inspiration behind the hair for the Faustine Steinmetz this season, with every day glamour and youth inspiring experimentation with hair texture." I absolutely loved this hairstyle, it fits my style and the way I dress perfectly-so with that in mind I thought I'd try my hand at recreating this look I saw backstage at London Fashion Week in collaboration with TONI&GUY and the new style fix collection.  The new style fix range is for styles as spontaneous as you are, and the handbag size collection is perfect for transforming your look from day to night, or just for topping up on the go!


PREP: Before styling, spritz freshly washed hair with TONI&GUY heat protection mist. Blow dry your hair until dry using a round brush to curl the ends inwards towards your hair.

TIP: Ensure that your hair is blow dried straight in order to smooth any unruly hairs, giving the final look an extra boost of shine.

Starting with dry hair? Use the TONI&GUY style fix straightener to smooth out any kinks before you start the blow drying!


STYLE: To ensure curls last all day long, apply a generous amount of TONI&GUY flexible hold hairspray to the lengths before curling the ends with the TONI&GUY style fix curler. This handbag sized curler is perfect for glamorous waves on the go in an instant, transforming any look from day to night with this curler. (Don't worry, the performance is still the same as the full size, it's just packed into a compact!)

If it's beachy waves you are after then I'd suggest checking out the TONI&GUY style fix waver!


FINISH: Remove all clips and apply a pea-size amount of TONI&GUY shine gloss serum to your hands, running them through the lengths and ends of your hair to create a polished finish (and to control fly-aways!) 


London Fashion Week is all about being yourself and embracing your style and identity through your clothing, so gender fluidity seemed the perfect identity to play on this season. As gender fluidity was a big theme running throughout the hair, makeup and fashion of the Faustine Steinmetz show I really wanted to commincate this throughout my clothing too. Gender fluidity is best described as a dynamic mix of both boy and girl so what screams and embraces gender fluid more than a tailored suit! (A velvet trouser suit to be exact!)


This post was made in collaboration with TONI&GUY but all words and styling are my own.

The TONI&GUY Style Fix Stylers are available exclusively at Boots RRP £29.99!
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