Hi Everyone! I hope you’ve all had the best summer, I’m just back from my yearly family holiday in Portugal and although I’m sad it’s over, I am very excited to get stuck into work and for autumn! I’m really one of those people that gets excited for cliche things like Cosy Evenings, Hot chocolates and Christmas way too early in the year.

I’m starting to write this blog post before I have even got all my photos together and the truth is I’m a little nervous as a month is a long time and I wore a lot. Admittedly some outfits were repeated/won’t be worth showing but August is by far my favourite month to dress for and this will be a long post. I’m always away in August and I think since I have not much else to do I love to plan and style my outfits, plus I’ve usually got a few new pieces to wear which is always exciting!

To get this post started I’ll start with my most worn item, a black playsuit from Primark which definitely cost me under £10 and which I just love! It’s lightweight and stretchy but the tassels and the Bardot style make it fun. Honestly, if I had to wear just one items last month this would have been it! Primark is excellent for easy to wear holiday items.

Also, these sliders will feature heavily in this post, as they were undoubtedly my favourite item of footwear and I even wore them today in London. They’re only £25 from M&S, super comfortable and easy to wear, they also come in a whole range of colours but I think the red was perfect for adding a pop of colour to so many of my outfits. I think they release these (or something similar) every year and I’ll be back next year for some more!

(Sunglasses- Primark and Necklace here)

This lemon dress (currently on sale and only£13!)  which is from Boohoo was quite popular on my Instagram and I received lots of DM’s about it. Lemons had a real moment last year but this summer I still really liked them and this dress is super cute. It’s short but the ruffled hem keeps it still looking flattering even if you have larger thighs like I do. I teamed it with my eBay Bamboo bag which I’ve been wearing for months and my new Carvela Nude Sandals which are from Shoeaholics, which is a great place to look for affordable branded shoes.

This gingham and red combo was one of my favourite outfits and I’ve worn it since I’ve been back too. The dress is from TOBI which is website I’d never shopped from but they have some really beautiful pieces including the white dress below which looks particularly great with a tan. The red lipstick in the photo above is MAC Ruby Woo which has become such a favourite and this red bag is a real new love of mine and is also from Carvela via Shoeaholics. The bag is no longer available in the red but the wine and black colours are really perfect for Autumn and under £45!

If you’re after some wow swimwear that won’t break the bank then Debenhams is the place to look, this Positano themed swimsuit is unlike any I’ve ever seen and is from the MW by Matthew Williamson Collections, the print is beautiful but it’s also a really flattering shape. My most worn cover up is this one also from Debenhams, also from the MW By Matthew Williamson collection, so of course it’s a beautiful print. I think both look quite high end without a high end price tag.

Whilst were talking about swimwear I should probably tell you about my most worn sun care products. I used Clarins Milk Lotion, Bioderma Photoderm Bronz and Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Clear Sunscreen on my body. On my face I used Lancôme Soleil Bronzer SPF30 Protective Cream both by itself and under makeup. Towards the end of my holiday I started to use BaliBody on top of suncream to help deepen my tan.

I took some really beautiful bits of Quiz clothing on holiday and it’s a brand I’ll definitely be order from soon, especially from the dress section on the website. This floral dress is perfect as although its quite short it’s still a flattering shape and I got lots of wear out of. I can’t resist a co-ord so I had to pick up this dotty combo, the trousers are a little sheer (I think it’s on purpose) but the top is one of my favourite crop top, even for bigger busts!

Bikinis are hard to find but I think you should really try to find one you feel great in, for me this year it was this one from Freya. Red is my favourite colour to wear as I think it suits my skin tone most but the white pipping helped bring out my tan. The bottom are neither too big or too small and the top offered the support I want without being too covered or looking like a top for bigger busts. I actually saw someone else wearing this bikini (luckily not on the same day as me) and she had a much bigger bust than me and it looked great on her! If you’re struggling to find a bikini you feel good in and really recommend you give this one a go!

I picked this matching top and shorts a little last minute and I’m so glad I did! It was inexpensive from H&M and another of my favourite pieces, the shorts in particular are very comfortable, a great length but look great.

The shoes on the right turned out to be one of my most useful this holiday, they’re another pair from Shoeaholic but these are Michael Kors, they’re slightly dressier than most my other sandals and the slight heel means they’re both comfortable and flattering!

I picked a few things from Oasis (which is one of my favourite places to shop at the moment) before going away. My most worn was undoubtedly this leopard wrap dress, I love a wrap dress and I love leopard print so this dress is great. I wore it lots on holiday but also lots here in London both before and after going away, the pattern and length mean it’s a great one to team with a jacket when it’s starting to get a little cooler and can be dressed up and down.

I also love this more fun, more casual dress (above right)- I love the colours and the tassels, I teamed it with super cute OASIS espadrilles too!

One of my more dressed-up outfit was this scarf print pencil skirt and asymmetrical top, both from OASIS. I really love this skirt and get lots of compliments whenever I wear it, it’s under £50, a really statement piece and can be styled very easily. I went for this red asymmetrical top to make it a little more dressy but it would look just as nice with a white tee.

I had the pleasure of being a god mother this summer and wanted a really nice but summery dress. The mother had asked us to wear yellow and I actually had some issues finding a yellow dress but this one is really my sort of dress. I love a lace dress and this length is really lovely too, I have since wore it to a wedding in London where I got some lovely compliments and although I love the yellow it does come in other colours if you’re looking for something for the next few months.

This little nude bag is again from Carvela via Shoeaholics and currently under £50, it’s timeless and I think I’ll be wearing it for years to come!

These nude heels are from Public Desire, I loved them and wore them for a few years. Sadly about 30 minutes after taking this photo my heel got stuck in a drain cover and I’m sure you can see where this is going…

If you follow me on Instagram you may have spotted this dress before I went away but I really enjoyed wearing this Shein kaftan style dress. Although long sleeves it was too warm as it’t quite loose and I think the embroidery is really very beautiful!

Which outfit was your favourite? Would you like a monthly round up every month?


(Photos above: Black Bag, Black Straw Bag, Straw Bag (currently sold out), Mustard Studded)

I’m more of a bag girl than a shoe girl but even still I rarely buy bags. I don’t actively go out looking for a new bag, the new bag must find me and I must fall in love with it before I take it home which is why I’m surprised by just how many circle bags I have fallen for and bought recently.

Circle bags were on the run way at Chloe, Saint Laurent and more, they’re the must-have it-bag of the season, which makes it the perfect way to update any outfit. I also like that they’re typically a nice medium size, they fit all the essentials without letting you fit in the kitchen sink, forcing me to carry a lighter bag- which is always good, although I have spotted some beautiful larger beach ones! I love that circle bags are fun without being childish and they can add a playfulness to almost any outfit, whilst still remaining elegant.

Since it isn’t a very classic shape I think it’s best to keep it highstreet, especially since the highstreet have done such a good job with them! There are straw ones, party ones, leather ones, all the circle bags you could ever need and all for less than £60 down below…


Once upon a time I use to love an all black outfit but now days I do like wearing a little more colour, it’s fun and brightens up London’s grey days. This blog post is in collaboration with Debenhams who have put together a range of pieces to help bring us out of the winter blues, bring colour back into our wardrobes and make us feel more confident this year! I really love both looks; they’re both fab for work, a party or even the weekend if you change the heels for a nice loafer.

SHOP THE OUTFIT: Heels, Suit Jacket, Suit Trousers, Hand Bag

I love a good statement suit, I just think they’re so chic and super versatile! I think red is a good colour to get your first statement suit in as it suits most people and since it’s bright red it’s pretty hard to miss! I teamed mine with a black jumper, black heels and a black bag as I wanted to keep it still very wearable but I love the little heart on these Faith heels, they’re the absolute cutest! If you work in a office that you could wear a red suit than I really encourage you do, I feel so sassy in mine and its a great way to inject a little excitement into your workwear wardrobe which can often lie quite dull and repetitive! The best part about a coloured suit is you can wear it together a suit or wear the jacket and trousers separately. I’ve been sometimes teaming my blazer with jeans, converse and a slogan tee but I’m sure I’ll be wearing my trousers separately too, especially for any smart-casual events I have coming up.

SHOP THE OUTFIT: Trousers / Shirt / Heels

For my second look I spotted this black and white animal print shirt which I fell in love with! I feel like animal print almost counts as a neutral colour as it goes with everything, especially this one since it’s black & white. I love mixing patterns with colour so I teamed it with these Principles Royal blue tapered trousers and a pair of nude heels which I think are going to quickly become my most worn heels. You could so easily swap these trousers for the red ones, for an equally great and colourful look or even swap them for a pair of ribbed jeans.

Both the suit and the royal blue blue trousers work perfectly no matter what the season is. You could throw a coat over the top of both for cold winter days or swap the long sleeves for a more summery top when the weather warms up.

How do you like to inject colour into your wardrobe?

Shop the Debenhams Bring It On Campaign Here

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Happy Friday and more importantly happy Black Friday!

My post is a little later than usual as it seems Black Friday started weeks ago and therefore I was just a little less excited than usual but that aside there are still some abolsutley great Black Friday/Cyber Weekend deals which I’ll be updating right through until Monday!

If you haven’t started your Christmas Shopping now is the time to start and it’s also a great time to stock up on products for yourself with a nice little saving!

ASOS- SHOP HERE
20% off everything- code ‘WIN20’

BOOHOO- SHOP HERE
Up to 50% off everything with free delivery!

LOOK FANTASTIC- SHOP HERE
25% Off which declines by 1% every hour so it’s one you’ll want to use ASAP- code ‘LFBF25’

MISSGUIDED- SHOP HERE
A huge 50% off everything with code ‘CYBER50’

MONICA VINADER- SHOP HERE
One of my favourite jewellery shops and they’re offering 30% off selected pieces

NEW LOOK- SHOP HERE
My current favourite affordable store, offering 25% off everything! No code needed

OFFICE- SHOP HERE
20% off everything with code ‘SHINE’

PUBLIC DESIRE- SHOP HERE
In love with Public Desire at the moment! 30% off everything, which means you can get the burgundy boots photographed above for just £28!- code ’30cyber’

SPACE NK- SHOP HERE
Recieve a fill-size beauty gift of your choice from line-up of nine musr have products

SUPERDRUG- SHOP HERE
Up to 60% off

THE WHITE COMPANY- SHOP HERE
20% off almost everything- code ‘AS313’
Perfect for gifts; candles, baby clothes, bath robes and so much more!

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When the new season rolls around it’s always tricky to know which trends will add the most value to your wardrobe so I’ve teamed up with Debenhams to share our favourite womenswear trends for the new season.

1. Red
Red is the colour of the season; it’s everywhere and such an easy way to update your wardrobe!
I personally love a vibrant red but if that’s too bright for you then opt for a deeper crimson colour. I haven’t bought it yet but I definitely have my eye on this beautiful Hobbs red coat, which although is a little pricier is a beautiful investment coat which will effortlessly add a sophisticate pop of red to any outfit!
Shop the Red Edit HERE

2. Embroidery
Another fabulous trend if embroidery, you can go for something a little more subtle or for heavily embellished dresses. For an everyday look go for a embroidered jumper but I personally love an embroidered dress which will take you straight through to party season.
Shop the Embroidery edit HERE

3. Florals
You may think that florals are just for spring and summer but they’re just as popular for this autumn and winter. I love a dark-base floral with a bold print, especially on a wrap dress which you could even wear in the warmer months or an embroidery floral print dress which would tick off two trends.
Shop the Floral Edit HERE

Alternatively, another great option is to incorporate florals into your lingerie. Debenhams have some beautiful lace sets with bright statement prints adding a little bit of luxury to every outfit.
Shop the Autumn Blooms edit HERE

My top pick, which will add a bit of floral and a bit of embroidery to your wardrobe, is this beautiful Nine By Savannah Miller dress– you could even team it with a red long coat! I love the navy colour of this dress, the beautiful detailed embroidery and I’m sure I’ll get lots of wear out of it all the way through to party season. It’s also looks like a designer dress but only costs £65!

What trends have you added to your wardrobe this season?