Hello and welcome to my little corner on the internet! It may look a little sparse at the moment (and by sparse, I mean just this one post), but I’ll be filling it up in no time with a variety of content across fashion, beauty, lifestyle and art.
I had a blog a couple of years ago but unfortunately due to heavy work commitments and unforeseeable person circumstances, I couldn’t keep it up. I’ve always missed blogging and now that I have more time and am in a much better frame of mind, I decided to start it up again because, why not? I wanted to completely start afresh and so I deleted all my old posts, moved from Blogspot to WordPress and got a new nifty design. It’s taken a little longer than I anticipated to set up but I’m finally pretty happy with it.
Expect lots of personal style posts (like this), beauty trials and reviews (requests welcome!) and a look at my life in London – whether that be thoughts on the latest exhibition I visited (I love me some art), the current brunch hotspot, best burger joint or the perfect amaretto sour destination, i’ll be covering it, alongside the musings of a 20 something year old.
Now onto the important part – the outfit. I popped into Zara a few weeks ago on my lunch break looking for a little dress for the weekend, checked out the ridiculously long changing room queue spanning across the whole first floor (note to everyone – if you can’t shop on a Tuesday morning and want to have a pleasant shopping experience, save yourself and avoid Zara Oxford Street) and decided to buy it, try it on in the office and if it doesn’t fit, then return it when I could muster the strength.
At first I was a little wary about the short length, but was pleasantly surprised when I realised it was in fact a playsuit with matching shorts below the skirt (the amount of times i’ve lifted the skirt in front of horrified looking friends to show them this is too many to mention, but it gets me every time).
It’s the perfect summer dress to chuck on (which I ended up doing at work and wore it for the rest of the day – god knows what my colleagues think to me) with trainers or sandals on lazy days and look instantly put together. The fact that i’m knicker showing fear free is a bonus. Come at me wind, i’m ready for you!
On this particular day I was visiting my bestie, Megan (who incidentally took these shots practically lying on the floor, holding about 5 bags, ready to tackle any car that got in her way to get the right angle – I do love her) in Oxford. We wandered around town, visited the Ashmolean museum and enjoyed a cream tea for lunch (as you do). Knowing I was going to be doing a lot of walking, I decided to pair it up with the most comfortable trainers – my Vans. I bought these earlier in the summer and decided to go for the blue and white as they are the ideal colour for summer and they always look great with jeans. I’ve also got a cream pair and now that autumn is approaching, I think i’ll be picking up the black and grey pair. I just can’t seem to stop wearing them.
I can’t believe that summer is over now (did it really begin?!). It’s a shame I haven’t been able to share my summer outfits on here, but i’m sure i’ll get a few more up soon and you can also check out my Instagram to see what i’ve been styling this summer. I have to say, even though I am a huge sun worshipper, Autumn styling is definitely much more up my street. I love chunky knits, colourful coats, ankle boots and endless layering. You can have so much more fun with it as opposed to a basic dress/skirt & sandal combo. Are you guys excited for autumn?