Collection | Deichmann X Caroline Blomst

Deichmann X Caroline Blomst collection

Good morning loves! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? If, like me, you’re feeling a little sad that the weekend is over and are slowly getting back into the swing of things, then here’s something that’s bound to (quite literally) add a spring in your step this Monday.

Uber-talented blogger Caroline Blomst has teamed up with Deichmann, Europe’s biggest shoe retailer, to create what has to be one of the most gorgeous shoe collections I’ve seen in a long time. This is the first time Deichmann have collaborated with a blogger – previously they’ve worked with Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford – and they couldn’t have chosen a better girl for the job. Caroline’s fashion and street style blogs are some of the favourites in the fashion world, and I’ve been a fan for years of Caroline’s style. Her pages always leave me inspired to try something new, something fresh with my outfits.

That’s why I was super excited to hear about her collaboration with Deichmann. It’s been hard holding back from sharing the news with you all, but the collection launched today and I’m finally allowed to show you the goodies! So take a deep breath ladies. You’re about to get more excited than is probably decent on a Monday morning …

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(What did I tell you? Just gorgeous.)

From wardrobe-essential black heels to flats in playful prints, Caroline’s ten designs form a collection that is somehow effortlessly classic and on-trend at the same time. Caroline describes the collection as ‘very, very simple, but every shoe has it’s own detail, some edge’, which is exactly right. These are designs that every girl can wear, that slot into so many outfits, but will still give a look that extra bite. The six shoes above are my top picks from the collection, and you can see how each has some special detail that gives it a fashion-forward edge, whether it’s a twist on a classic silhouette or an unexpected print.

I love how Caroline’s kept it simple but focused on these subtle design details. Her ‘Stockholm meets Paris’ style is evident in the sleek shapes and the prominence of black in her designs. It’s a well thought out collection that feels high-end, but with prices ranging from £17.99 – £27.99 it’s completely affordable at the same time (and this totally means it’s ok for me to buy all ten, right?). It’s especially refreshing not to see a big mark-up from Deichmann’s typical prices. They always offer classic but cool shoes at accessible prices, so I’m glad they’ve kept to this ethos with their celebrity collaborations.

Quality isn’t compromised either. Having tried out two pairs, I can safely say they’re super comfy and well-made, with high quality fabrics that’ll last a lot of wear. And that’s a relief, because Caroline’s designs are so versatile you’ll be styling each shoe up in a tonne of different looks. Here’s two outfits I put together over the weekend with two of my favourite shoes from the collection – the pixel print sneaker and the peep-toe lace shoe boot. I went for a typical everyday look with the trainers – sneakers, leggings and an oversized shirt is pretty much my winter uniform – and more of a feminine outfit with the beautiful lace heels, so you can see how Caroline’s collection has something to suit every style.

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My number one pick from the whole collection, these trainers are just pure sports-chic perfection. They’re the kind of shoes you can’t help but feel cool in – something comfy and chic, with a little splash of colour to lift a monochrome outfit. Style in the winter with boyfriend coats, leather leggings and sweatshirts. Come summer, try teaming with floral dresses and polkadots for playful mixed-print styles. The thing I love about trainers though is that there are no rules, so just experiment and have fun!

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The ultimate naughty-but-nice heels, for those days (and nights) when you’re feeling a little cheeky and want a flash of sex-appeal in your outfit. These shoe-boots are all about dark romance. They’re both elegant and edgy, with a touch of on-trend gothicness that’s perfect for mixing with feminine fabrics and prints. I’d wear them with with leather miniskirts and faded tees, as well as cute dresses for the girly style I’ve gone for here. You could even pair them with socks for the daytime – metallic fabrics would look amazing against the lace!

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Which outfit is your favourite? My style is definitely quite different to Caroline’s (sigh, I wish I had her knack for effortless cool), but that’s what’s so great about her shoes – they’re versatile enough to fit into any wardrobe. If you want to add a few to your own wardrobe, you can find her collection online from Deichmann’s store here. I’m off to buy a few pairs myself! Do go take a look at all ten designs and let me know which ones you love most in the comments below. Hopefully you’re all as excited about this collaboration as I am, and your Mondays are well and truly brightened!

Happy shopping sweeties x

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Food | Honest Burgers, Soho Review

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Callum and I have a project (well, he doesn’t know it yet, but I’m sure he’ll happily come along for the ride): we are on the hunt for London’s Best Burger. There are many things in this world that I love, but a good burger is pretty high up the list. Luckily, London is full of fantastic burgerias (is that a word? It should be), but there are just so many it’s almost more difficult to really find which ones are worth your money. So the project is this – eat at restaurants across London until the perfect burger has been discovered.

Yes, ladies and gents, it’s a hard life, but someone’s gotta do it.

First up on the list (and setting the bar rather high) is Honest Burgers. Since setting up shop in 2011, Honest have become a household name amongst Londonders, and they’ve now got restaurants in King’s Cross, Soho, Brixton, Camden and Portobello Road. What I love about Honest is their simplicity – a concise little flowchart menu keeps the focus on the burgers, keeping sides and dressings simple and allowing the quality of the meat to sing. British farm Ginger Pig are Honest’s suppliers, and it’s great to see two British indies working together to put the emphasis back on top-notch produce.

Honest’s burgers are just that – honest. Super tasty, simple, juicy bites of delicious burgerness (also not a word but should be). I love their rosemary-salted chips too, which have just the right amount of squidge, and their homemade lemonade is scrummy. I always find it difficult to resist a classic beef burger, so I haven’t tried the chicken or veggie styles yet, but it’s refreshing to see they’re just as much a part of the menu as the beef options. This is a burger bar that isn’t just for carnivores.

Keeping up the British heritage theme is Honest’s latest special – a beer-soaked burger created in collaboration with BrewDog, so stuffed with alcohol you need ID to buy it! The special also comes with a little bottle of BrewDog ale. It hits restaurants from March 2nd, so make sure to check it out if you’re a fan of your beer. Hey, at least it saves buying a drink on the side! ;)

Happy eating, dear readers x

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Lookbook | Nasty Gal Festival Fashion

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I cannot wait for summer. I repeat: I CANNOT WAIT FOR SUMMER.

I don’t about any of you fellow Brits, but this winter has just felt like the longest in history, the last six months a dull grey blur of rain and cold and wind. And to top it all off, we didn’t even have a summer last year! Not properly. There were a handful of nice days and then Mother Nature was all hehe, that’s enough for you kiddies, now how about some nice old rain? So this year I am bursting for some sunshine! Callum and I have booked 10 nights in Ibiza, hopefully with a few friends coming out to join us, and I am so excited I’ve already started buying bikinis. We’ve booked a car, and I can’t wait to explore the island, discovering all the beautiful little beaches and relaxing with a book on the sand.

Getting me even more in the summer mood is this amazingly retro and fun lookbook from Nasty Gal. Model Nadine Leopold and photographer Matt Jones have combined to make one of the most adorable, playful shoots I’ve ever seen, full of quirky accessories and rainbow colours and super cute prints. Looking at the photos makes me feel like little Tasha on holiday at Club Med with my parents again, stacking plastic-bead bracelets up my arm and playing with inflatables round the pool.

Ahhhh. Take me back! x

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Outfit | Motel Galaxy Trousers and Checked Shirt

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Apologies for the slow posting  this last week – I’m still super ill with flu! You know when you’ve been sick so long you’ve forgotten what it feels like to be well? :( Yup, that’s me. I’ve barely been able to read or watch tv, I’ve felt so bad, so this is one very bored blogger right here. But enough doom and gloom. On to the fashion!

I love a simple, throw-on outfit that somehow makes you feel like the coolest girl in the world, and often a hot pair of skinny trousers and a laid-back shirt will do just that. When I received these super sexy Motel galaxy pants, the first thing I thought of was Olivia Newton-John getting sewn into her skin-tight trousers for Grease, and how if I got trapped in these I didn’t have a whole film crew to get me out of them. It would just be a lot of very unattractive rolling around on the bed trying to unstick the pants from my legs (of course I’ve never done this before with too-tight jeans *cough cough*). But what do you know, these are actually such an easy pair of trousers to wear. They might not be for everyone, but I definitely love them for those body-confident days when you just want to slink around town in some skinnies. Go for it girls! 

Btw, if any of you are free tomorrow afternoon, come join me and a few other lovely bloggers for luxe bag-brand Fiorelli and House of Fraser’s #LFWhang! We’ll be on Google Hangouts chatting all things fashion (or the other girls will. I’ll probably be mostly grunting and sneezing and sounding like a gremlin). It’s the perfect time to get the lowdown on the style news from London Fashion Week. Plus, Fiorelli’s Head of Design Lisa will also be there, so if you’re interested to hear more about accessories from a designer’s point of view, you should definitely come check it out. Find all the details here x

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Outfit + Giveaway | Selena Gomez for Adidas NEO

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Happy Valentine’s Day loves! I hope you’re all having a lovely day and have some fun plans, whether it’s a special night with your partner, drinks with the girls or just ignoring the whole thing and celebrating the weekend instead! Unfortunately, I’ve come down with a totally gross cold/flu thing, so the only hot date tonight for me will be with tissues and Lemsip – crazy, I know. But in the spirit of spreading the love (not germs), I’ve got a super exciting giveaway for you guys. 

Adidas NEO invited me to showcase five key pieces from their new campaign, designed in collaboration with the beautiful Selena Gomez. It’s a great collection – urban, youthful and with touches of girliness, just as you’d expect from Selena. While I’d love to keep the pieces to myself, I thought it’d be nicer to hold a little giveaway and give you all a chance to swag the pieces for yourself. Please be aware that, as these items were sent to me to shoot for the blog, they’re all a UK size 8/10. Here is what’s up for grabs!

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To win these looks from the Selena Gomez X Adidas NEO collection, just complete follow the instructions below:

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Good luck sweeties! x

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