Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Dressing Like A Greek Goddess

I’m away on a beautiful Greek Island to get away for a few days of peace and quiet. I’ve never been somewhere so serene and tranquil, it’s all a bit like I’m in a dream. The views are like none I’ve ever seen before, it’s so picturesque. Everywhere I look I can’t quite believe I’m here.

I packed my suitcase with the surroundings and country in mind - I’ve never been such a thoughtful packer! I included floaty, lacy dresses in whites and creams and sandals. Very grecian.

Here, I am wearing exactly that. A cream coloured dress in a material that floats gently in the evening breeze. I love the lace, crochet detail around the mid area, which makes the whole style of the dress incredibly elegant. I wore sparkly flip flops from accessorise, which were a last minute buy at the airport, and kept jewellery to a minimum wearing only a gold anklet.

I Am Wearing
Dress - ASOS, Flip Flops - Accessorize,
Anklet - Urban Outfitters, Lipstick - Susan Posnick (Shanghai),
Nail Varnish - Barry M

Marcus Is Wearing
Shirt - ASOS,
Shorts - Zara

Zoe Is Wearing
Dress - Primark

Tanya Is Wearing
Top - H&M, Skirt - Topshop

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Favourite High Street Store | H&M

Everyone has their favourite place to shop, whether that's a supermarket, a high street fashion shop, or an online shop. I know I have a favourite place to shop for most things, but it is constantly changing.

The past month or so I have been loving what H&M has had to offer. It has been my go-to place for pretty much every clothing item such as plain white t-shirts, bikinis and dresses.

I thought I would share with you why H&M has crept to the top of my favourite high street shop list, and give you an insight into what they have on offer at the moment if you haven't had a snoop around for a while.

They have absolutely nailed the monochrome trend with so much to choose from. I was inspired by their window display with many different monochrome looks. Monochrome is such an easy-to-wear trend yet it looks so chic and tasteful and anyone can pull it off.

I chose an A-line mini skirt in black with a white circle detail around the pockets. I find this skirt to be super flattering due to the shape and I love the 60's vibe it has! I wore it with a roll-neck top tucked in with a knitted waistcoat over the top. The weather here in the UK is a bit awkward and unpredictable meaning it's getting increasingly hard to know what to wear! It's definitely on the chilly side now but not yet coats and jackets weather so I have found that carrying a couple of layers with me in my bag has been the best way to dress so that I always have something to keep me warm if I need it. This top and waistcoat is the perfect combination for the transition from Summer to Autumn.

I wore chunky heeled boots to glam up the look, a floppy hat and a black backpack with zip detailing, accessorised with simple silver jewellery. Watch my video below!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

All in Ballet Pink

Except the top, of course. We can all clearly see that's white.

Whoever came up with the name Ballet Pink for a colour (ahem Mulberry) is a genius.
Now that I know it, I can't think of a better way to describe this pale peachy pink colour. It simply is ballet pink. Nothing else.

The other evening, Marcus and I wandered around Brighton until we stumbled upon a tapas bar called Bellota. Tapas is definitely both of our weaknesses, I'm just such a fan of sharing small plates where you can taste numerous different dishes. There's something so enjoyable about sharing everything together. A perfect date night.

I wore my little off the shoulder top in white with a ballet pink pleated skirt and some ballet pink lace espadrilles. I have to say, the whole outfit was styled around the ballet pink bag. I know it's usually meant to be the other way round! I kept the accessories simple with a silver clock-face necklace, silver gem-stone ring, and a charm bracelet.

And the exciting bit? What did we eat?
We ordered some large Gordal olives to share while we picked our dishes from the vast menu. Being vegan (I know, I can't believe I've made it this far too!) I chose the aubergine rolls without cheese, padrĂ³n peppers fried in olive oil and sea salt, and chargrilled asparagus. Marcus also chose the aubergine rolls, chicken thighs and a huge chicken skewer kebab. You can see how pleased he was with his order below! He claims it to be the best chicken he's had.

I Am Wearing
Top - ASOS, Skirt - French Connection (old), Bag - Mulberry,
Espadrilles - Marks and Spencer, Ring - Pandora,
Bracelet - Trollbeads, Necklace - Tiffany & Co,
Earrings - Tiffany & Co, Nail Varnish - Barry M

Are you a fan of tapas too? Where's your ideal date night?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cloudy Blue

I am vacating away on Sunday for a late, but much needed Summer holiday. This has called for an emergency ASOS shopping spree for a few Summer dresses and bikinis. I always promise myself that I'll save all the new holiday outfits for the actual holiday so that when you get there you have all your new clothes untouched, but it was impossible to do so when this little gem was posted through my door yesterday.

I broke my own promise and wore this lovely new number last night to the Ham Yard Hotel in Piccadilly. 

I like to call it my cloudy blue dress - bizarre I know! But it's a deceivingly soft and fluffy material that reminds me of a cloud! All night I had people stroking me and hugging me because of how soft the dress is! As it turns out, it's too thick to take away with me anyway so it was the perfect time to wear it in this Rainy-But-Still-Summer-Weather.

I think this is my new favourite colour. A very light blue. More of a white with a subtle blue wash, I would say. I wore white leather low-heeled sandals with a black leather and chain shoulder bag. On my way there I teamed the whole outfit with a classic leather jacket with silver chains to match the bag, but of course that was pushed aside as soon as I got inside - I'm really clinging on to Summer! It saddens me seeing so many anoraks and duffle coats in August (although I don't blame people - it's blooming' freezin'!).

I managed to match my nails perfectly using the Barry M Elderberry Gelly Nail Paint with a contrasting 'bright as can be' colour on my toes, Barry M Matte Copacabana Nail Paint. I kept jewellery to a minimum because I felt the chain on the bag made quite a statement on it's own so I wore a dainty moon necklace that was kindly sent to me by Lune and Luck, a beautiful online jewellery store.

I Am Wearing
Dress - ASOS, Shoes - Kurt Geiger, Bag - Kurt Geiger (old),
Necklace - Lune and Luck, Earrings - Tiffany & Co

I am peering out my rain splattered window at the black clouds above and the puddles below, wondering if I have gone mad to still be wearing Summer dresses and sandals. 

What's the weather like where you are? 
Are you still clinging on to Summer like I am?