Are you feeling the slip dress as streetwear or is it best left in the bedroom? Shouting out to Dorothy Perkins, not least for gifting me this cutie dress, with 3 reasons why I'm loving them right now.Read More
Omg omg omg, it's actually sunny! And not British sunny, properly hot and sunny! So I didn't get get a chance to update the blog over the weekend because I was out in the rare sunny spell we experienced over the weekend. And yesterday I had a 12 hour work day so there was no chance in hell I was gonna prep a post. But silver lining, I was working outside all day so got to bask in the magnificent heatwave London is experiencing. As such, I'm rustling together a quick post with a couple (4 to be exact) pictures of what I got up to the Saturday and Sunday gone. London comes alive in the sunshine and I had a wonderful weekend exploring the city in the heat.
S A T U R D A Y: I worked on a shoot for this coming week and enjoyed some ice-cream on Portobello Road. Then I had a massive sugar crash because I've recently been trying out the sugar diet and I don't think my body handled the reintroduction of sugar very well. I don't want to completely cut out sugar as I do love a weekend almond magnum or a weekday popcorn night but I'm just trying to become more aware of how much sugar I eat - especially hidden in foods you wouldn't necessary think has it e.g. yogurts, pasta sauces, etc.. I should totally do a post about my sugar diet journey. Watch this space! Anyway, I digress. After a much needed nap as a result of a sugar crush, I joined some friends on Primrose Hill where I made a new BFF in the form of that cutie pup, Cookie. I'm such a dog person, always have been and always will be (if only I could have one of my own). And then movie night with the boy, ready for....
S U N D A Y: We had a lovely roast lunch with my brother and his girlfriend in Oxford Circus, briefly ambled around the shops and then made our way to the Electric Cinema in Shoreditch to watch Tarzan. Tarzan was a disappointment! I was not impressed by the makeshift storyline that attempted a different angle to the classic movie but just came across as odd. The cinema was OK but the one in Portobello is a bit prettier. Though I did love the cafe upstairs; thought it was a cool touch. Next my boyfriend and I had a lazy Greek dinner on the rooftop of Shoreditch House, before making our way back home to watch Venus & Serena, the documentary, with cherries (for me) and ice-cream (for him). Bliss!
So all in all, the sun makes everything better! I love seeing people in parks, smiling, talking, just being happy. Thank goodness we finally got some sun because things have been quite dreary for more than one reason. I hope you got up to something fun over the weekend. I'm looking forward to some more sunshine this week and hopefully summer is finally here and here to stay. Have a great day and check back on here on Friday for a new outfit post.
Hands up, who else is fed up with this British summer? I can't be the only one surely, it's been rather effing disappointing. Thing is I'm really confused, everything just seems a little backwards lately. I mean, it's July but I'm dressing as if it's October, Brexit has bulldozed British parliament (though I'm glad to be a lady stepping in to clear up the mess the men made before running off with their tails between their legs), Trump is a serious contender for presidency with crowds genuinely soaking up his nonsense and people are being discriminated against to the point of death...all in 2016! We are a species that can reason and use logic, yet we've made a real mess of things. I've been trying to collect my thoughts over the last few days, in order to have something conducive, insightful and forward to say on here but I feel stifled by frustration. It's hard not to get overwhelmed and down by the current climate, both literally and figuratively.
For now, we've gotta keep keeping on and in that spirit I've rustled up a rather hasty outfit post for this less than perfect Friday. General gist, I continue to live in mostly black and white, I have yet to go outside without some sort of outerwear but I'm mighty pleased for another chance at busting out the ol' beret. I genuinely think I got stuck in the 90s and have struggled to progress past that 2000. I love 90s music, fashion, films and things just seemed simpler then (in all fairness, I was between 0-10 years old so my biggest dilemmas were crayon and lunchbox related). And voila, you have my "I'm a 90s baby" look, old school plastic choker inclusive haha. Do you ever feel like your stuck in a certain era?
Have a great day everyone. Let's keep trying to spread a little more love and positivity out there. We could sure as hell could use it right about now. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who we've lost xo
Beret bought off Ebay (similar)
Dr. Denim Jeans
Elizabeth & James Sunglasses
*Title from "Livin La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
Breakfast is served!
I've found such a cutie little "Salon de Thé" close to me, the perfect little French inspired café for us southwest locals. I popped in for a croissant last weekend, to have a brainstorm session for an upcoming photoshoot but I was extremely distracted by all the cakes and treats inside the café to concentrate on anything else. How yummy does everything look?! I mean, they have mini croissants!! MINI CROISSANTS! :O It kinda reminded me of a more chilled out Ladurée. Though French, there's also a definite middle-eastern touch to this spot, which makes for a unique and intriguing experience. If you're ever around the area, do swing by. You might even see me there, trying out their lunch menu (I had a sneak peak and it looks pretty delightful). I think they also have more cafés in other locations as well. Take a look at their website to find your closest Fait Maison.
Btw, can you spot my new favourite ring from Rachel Jackson? I literally haven't taken it off since I got it and I'm so picky with my jewellery so you know it's true love. You can take a closer look at it here. Anyway, time to get cracking with Monday. Oh how I'd rather be sitting outside munching a pastry than at my desk forcing down porridge haha. But before you know it, it'll be the weekend again and there'll be another brunch spot to sample. C'est la vie ;) Have a great week everyone. Keep an eye out for my next outfit post coming up on Friday. À bientôt xo
HELP, MY BOYFRIEND THINKS I DRESS LIKE A GRANNY!!
Right so I'm annoyed. Yup, annoyed! Actually, I'm offended. My boyfriend thinks I dress like a effing grandmother. The audacity! This is NOT cool. What does he even know about fashion, eh? Yeh, I like my leggings and over sized jumpers, my comfortable shoes and a scarf when it's cold. And OK, maybe I would prefer to snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and a cuppa on a Friday night than party the night away in some sweaty, overcrowded club. And so what if I like to go to be bed at a reasonable hour?...Ok, maybe he has a slight point but not enough to describe my general style and fashion sense as GRANNY!!!
So this all started one fateful weekday night. We were in bed and I decided to play a game (see I'm more of a big kid than a grandmother, c'mon!) and test his ass with how much he thinks he knows about me. I quizzed him on my childhood, how I'd behave in different situations and my preferences of everything. And you know what, the boy did good. Like really good. Like 10/10, give the boy a gold star. Then I foolishly asked him to describe my style and the actual words out of his mouth were G.R.A.N.N.Y C.H.I.C. What the hell? And you know what, this isn't the first time I've been described in such a fashion. My brother has also commented similarly. Well, I'm sorry if I don't dress like a Kardashian day in and day out but where on earth am I going dressed like that? These men need to get a grip. Plus, there's nothing wrong with liking comfortable and easy dressing; things you can throw together in a jiffy and still look good with minimal effort. So maybe I'm just lazy, not elderly haha.
I know what some of you might be thinking. Screw them, girls don't dress for guys and you're right. But in the famous words of my guru, Queen Bey, "Every now and then you gotta go back in the closet and pull out that freak dress". So I'm showing Bae that I still got it with what I consider to be the sexiest of combos: leather and lace. How'd you like me now?! The question is, would you dare wear this out? I've noticed lingerie inspired outfits are très trendy right now...I've even seen the odd "granny" slip dress being thrown around fashion websites. So clearly this style is fashionably accepted in society but I'm gonna need a warmer evening and stronger tit tape to bust this look out on the town (it's not super clear in the photos but the lace is rather see through). And London's weather right now has been anything but lingerie friendly this summer. Otherwise, I'd be happy wear to this dinner or clubbing (very very powerful tit tape pending). For now, poking out from underneath a shirt as a day look is fine, like I've worn in this previous outfit post. What about you, are you brave enough for the lingerie look? xo
P.S. Keep an eye out for The Granny Diaries - Part 2, where I show you another lingerie inspired look and delve further into the life of an introvert (or "granny" to you extroverts). Coming soon!
H&M Lace Body (similar)
Topshop Skirt (similar)
The Kooples Jacket (mens)
Truffle Collection [ASOS] Shoes