I think I’ll always be a country girl at heart. As much as I love the city, heaven to me sounds like long country walks, curling up with a book and my boy by a river somewhere, and watching the sun set over golden fields. These fields are just a short walk from my parent’s house, and they hold a special place in my heart. They’re the place I go to since young to dream, write and just breathe. I’m so happy with how these photos turned out. A Self-Portrait dress was the perfect choice for this shoot as their pieces – though just as fitting worn with sleek heels and impeccable makeup – have a sense of whimsy and romanticism to them, and that’s what we wanted to capture. I hope you like the photos as much as we do! It’s such a privilege seeing Callum’s photography evolve with every shoot, he’s really growing confident with creating different atmospheres and moods!
Read on to find out how this beautiful dress came into my life …
LOVE FOR LYST
I’ve wanted to treat myself to a Self-Portrait dress for a long time, but have been waiting for the perfect one to come along. So when this one popped up on my Lyst feed, I knew it had to be mine! If you haven’t heard of them, Lyst is an awesome shopping website – and now app – that in my opinion is one of the best there is. Fashion apps are a plenty, but Lyst has some great features that make it stand out from the crowd. You can do the usual searching and browsing for items across your favourite brands, but you can also follow them to keep track of new releases and get inspired by other user’s feeds. And if you see something you like but it’s too expensive, just flag it – and Lyst will let you know if it goes on sale, or if it’s selling out. Super useful! There are many a designer bag I’m keeping tabs on this way. I also like how Lyst learns as you use it, so it can recommend you brands and products it thinks you’ll love. It’s a great way to discover new labels.
Let’s just ignore how smug I was when I landed on with that title for this post, ok? Anyway, at the moment my feet are having to do all my smiling for me, as month of the never-ending tooth ops continues, with five down (yes, five.. *cries*) and at least one more still to go. With my poor cheeks pretty much immobilised, it of course made total sense to instead convey my emotions with my shoes – that, and I couldn’t resist how cute these ASOS loafers are! I’m crushing on pretty much everything on ASOS at the moment, so if you’re after some new summer pieces definitely head their way. I’ve been quite good with not buying too much up until recently, but it’s been a tough few months in both my work and personal worlds, and I’ve discovered I’m an emotional shopper – retail therapy is a thing, guys!
In other news, I can’t believe it’s next week that I’m off to Spain for my yoga teacher training course. That came around fast! When I first applied for the course it seemed so far away, but with only a few days to go the excitement – and nerves! – are kicking in. I’m looking forward to a month of learning new things and furthering my yoga practice, and getting to know the other students. It’s been a while since I’ve been a student, so let’s hope I remember how to study! Better stock up on some cute notebooks and highlighters..
Have the best week lovers! Wishing you all the happiness a pair of emoji-themed shoes can offer! x
This is of course the Rosewood London and not an actual marble palace – but that’s just what their beautiful white staircase feels like! I channelled my inner princess as we took some snaps and got lost in daydreams of gowns and endless cake (because my first royal decree as princess would of course be CAKE). Following on from testing their new epilator, the Silk Epil 9, Braun invited me and a bunch of blogger babes to the Rosewood for a day of pampering. There was also a shopping challenge,where we were unleashed on Covent Garden’s stores and given an hour and £100 to find an outfit to show off our newly polished pins. Cue mayhem! I somehow managed to get my bits within the time limit all from Zara, and then it was back to the hotel for our photoshoots.
Mine’s a bit of a giggly one, but then I think a smile is always the first sign of feeling confident and happy! And that’s what Braun’s #BreakFree campaign is all about – giving yourself the freedom to wear whatever you want and knowing that your legs are going to look perfect. As a fan of tiny hemlines (hey, my legs don’t like being constricted!) I am feeling so much more confident now going into summer with smooth, polished pins. Check out the video to see what the other girls thought of the Silk Epil 9 and all the fun things we got up to on the day. x
Keukenhof, Holland’s famous tulip gardens, were already at the top of my must-visit list when planning our recent trip to Amsterdam – then I was sent this beyond adorable watering can bag from Kate Spade and of course I just had to do a photoshoot with it there! I knew it might turn out to be a little girly and kitsch, which is not my usual style, but it was all about having fun and celebrating the joyfulness of spring. I literally had a spring in my step dancing through the gardens in this flowy white shirtdress number (and of course posing for the obligatory flower-watering shots with the bag, had to be done!). I 100% recommend the gorgeous Keukenhof Gardens to any of you paying a visit to Amsterdam. It’s super easy to get to from the centre of town – just a short train ride to the airport and then a bus direct to the gardens – and oh-so-lovely for a slow day of wandering amid the colours of spring. But you will have to wait another year I’m afraid, as because of the lifecycle of tulips the park only opens during March-May. We just made it for the last day it was open this year!
Lots more Amsterdam pics coming your way soon, my dears! Hope you all have a lovely lovely week x
We all know it girls. As the weather gets warmer it can only mean one thing: it’s time for those winter peepers, those lovely legs that have been hiding beneath layers of denim, leather, tights and socks, to emerge from hibernation and say hello to the world! Ok, so it might not be quite so dramatic, but it’s definitely something most of us think about as we move into summer. I have to admit I’m super lazy when it comes to haircare of any sort. I get my hair cut once a year, colour it myself, and only remember to shave my legs minutes before I’m meant to be on my way out. So when Braun got in touch about trying their new epilator, the Silk-épil 9, I didn’t think I was the right girl for the job. But having used it, it now makes perfect sense that someone like me is exactly the type of person that should be using their epilator! It makes hair removal quick and easy, and unlike shaving lasts for up to four weeks. Perfect!
If you haven’t used an epilator before, don’t worry – until yesterday, I was the same! The main worry I had was whether it would have the same smooth result as shaving. I’ve had my legs waxed once before, years ago, and the issue then was that not all the hairs were removed. I thought it would be the same with the epilator. Braun reassured me that their new Silk-épil 9 can remove hairs four times shorter than waxing, and after trying it out yesterday my pins are definitely super smooth, just like shaving! Another great thing about the epilator is that it can be used in the shower and tub since it is water resistant, so there’s no absolutely no awkward squatting on the bathroom floor involved! All in all, it was a far quicker and easy experience than I anticipated. And the best thing is – I can now go back to being my lazy self for another four weeks so embrace your smooth-skin confidence this summer with the new Braun Silk-épil 9 and let your legs #BreakFree!
Hope you are all having a lovely week my dears! To make up for being a bit quiet on the blog the last few months while I was in my writing cave, we have lots of new posts coming up for you. Check back tomorrow for a special shoot we did in Amsterdam that you might have spotted me teasing over on Instagram … Happy Friday sweethearts! x