Wednesday, 29 August 2012

August 28th, 2012

SUPER busy day! I have basically spent nine hours talking about shoes..... I never thought I would ever say it, but I am shoed out!

Outfit consisted of my fav jeans, new blouse (more on that tomorrow), an old Urban Outfitters blazer and some ancient Dune sling bags.

Tuesday Outfit of the Day

Back to work! I love bank holidays but it's always so hard to go back to work.


This is really embarrassing. Every item I wore today (including shoes and bag) are from Zara.
Let's never talk of this again.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Hair - love. Lipstick - love. Glasses - love. Breton - love. Coat - love. Belt - love. Skirt - love.

I love this outfit. That is all.

Friday's Outfit of the Day

The end of last week was pretty busy hence the tardy outfit post. Thursday saw me have a day at home with my mum - lunch, gossip and tea (perhaps there was a glass of wine in there too...). A truly lovely day. In the evening I caught up with some of my fabby friends from my old office. Apologies but there are no pics to accompany. I was already running late and had no time to snap!

Friday's outfit called for a bit of leopard print. To be honest I was feeling a bit down in the dumps so didn't put much thought into it.

Blouse - Zara, Jeans - Zara, Cuff - ???, Bag - Rabeanco, Scarf (on bag) - Christain Dior, Pumps - Ruby+Ed

We had a really fun filled afternoon of eating out and celebrating the gorgeous Ms Edward's baby shower. My guess is a girl - 6lb 7oz!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Wednesday: Outfit of the day

Just a quick update as I'm meant to be heading out for a run. More to come later.

Shirt - Super Dry, leather skirt - Mango, pumps - Ruby+Ed

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tuesday: Outfit of the day

I bought new shoes at the weekend. EXCITEMENT!

Technically they're a naughty buy because I have been on a shopping 'lock down' until I get paid. However, after doing a stellar job of convincing Mr M they could "totally be 'everyday' shoes" I thought it best to wear them out at the weekend (a girl come over to compliment me on them) as well as to work today to prove my point. They received an appropriate level of admiration from the girls in the office too which made it all the better. New shoes new shoes I love new shoes!!!

Shoes - KG Kurt Geiger, jeans - Zara, vest top - H&M, jacket - can't remember.., bag - Rabeanco, scarf (on bag) - Christian Dior

A close up of the shoes......

Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday: Outfit of the day

Monday's tend to be more a 'comfort day' for me... Not entirely sure why. Perhaps it's because I'm still relaxed from the weekend, or even a bit tired from trying to do too much in two days..... Dunno! Today's look is 'nautical caj'!

Jeans - Zara, shoes - Sebago, vest (just seen) - Zara, top - Ralph Lauren, bag - Chloe

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The September issue

Since 2004 I've kept every issue of Vogue - a real pain in the ass when it comes to moving house but it does mean that every so often I can pull out the same month from years gone by to check what we were wearing/lusting over/talking about/reading back then. I also find it interesting to see the seasonal trends and how they differ from year-to-year.

September, in my opinion, always tends to be an interesting and fashion heavy month for the glossies. It's the issue where many advertisers showcase their A/W advertising campaigns for the first time and there's a definite shift towards the new season. It's for this reason I decided to drag them all out.

Before even opening the pages of each of the nine issues I was struck by one thing. Kate Moss. If ever there were any doubt in her influence and prominence in the fashion world you simply have to check how many times she's had a Vogue front cover. Looking at just one month out of the year, Kate Moss has graced the covers of five out of nine September issues since 2004. Not bad.

This weekend

After watching the Hockey in the Olympic Stadium on Thursday night*, Mr M and I headed back London way on Saturday to soak up more of the atmosphere. We pitched a picnic rug in Victoria Park and watched the day's events as well as hopping on the 'eye' (not the actual London eye) to take a peak over into the Olympic village again. It was a great day, but as the pictures show the weather was a little moody...... I got drenched a few times but my neon jumper kept my spirits high!

*no photos from the past week. I drowned my phone/camera in a bottle of Evian and was without it for 4 days....

Monday, 6 August 2012

Monday Muses

Following last week's 'Miranda Monday' I've decided to open the category up for all the other gorgeous, fashionable ladies that inspire, me so I've turned it in to 'Monday Muses'.

This week's Muse is Emma Stone. I first noticed Emma in 'Easy A' (great film) and then again in Crazy Stupid Love (three words - Ryan Gosling's chest). She appeared on the July cover of American Vogue and then the August cover of British Vogue - both really gorgeous images. Her style is young and quirky, always with a twist. She's the perfect combination of sexy and cute (you'll know what I'm on about if you've seen Crazy Stupid Love) - the perfect combo. What's not to like?!? New girl crush for the week.

My favs are the leather dress, the trench and jeans and the wide leg trousers. Totally want my hair the same colour as hers in last month's British Vogue too. What do you think?

Monday, 30 July 2012

Miranda Monday

I have a slight obsession with Miranda Kerr, bordering a full-on girl crush! Her daytime wardrobe is to DIE for! And to top it off she's totally gorgeous too. Here's some of her most recent spring/summer daytime ensembles for perfect outfit inspo.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

A polished day look

In my last blog I included a pic from the April issue of Glamour. Initially it was the bed hair and hair colour which attracted me, but the make up is also super sexy in a very relaxed way so I thought I'd give it a whirl myself.

This is more make up than I would typically wear during the average day (especially if I'm working from home), but since I was heading to a new biz meeting I figured that the effort wouldn't go to waste.

Although the eye make up doesn't look overly heavy, I tend not to define eyebrows, wear eye make up, full base, blush, bronzer, lip liner and lipstick all at once during the day. It just feels a bit too 'done'. However, it does appear to come out good in the photos..... It turns out that I would also have to get up another 30mins earlier too! No time to show off my meeting ensemble - was too busy sprinting out the door.

Hair history

So, I've been thinking about changing my hair for sometime and a few months ago I dipped my toe (the little one!) in going a bit darker. This also made me think about what I've actually done to my hair over the years and following a bit if research it turns out I've not been very adventurous....... I present exhibit A. My hair from 2005 to now.......

Over the years I've clearly gone through different shades of blonde and experimented with a side fringe from time to time (I'm a real risk taker!). However, ironically, I'm now trying to get back to the same colour hair that I had back in 2005.

What does your hair history say about you?

Today's inspo

This week I will mostly be using these pics to keep me motivated to get my ass to the gym. How gorgeous is she?!?! Kate Upton looks incredible in these photos for Dylan George. Also loving the outfit - a chunky knit, skinny jeans and colour pop heels topped off with killer tan and beachy hair. Totally up my street.

Dylan George

Dylan George

Dylan George

Friday, 8 June 2012

Cotton and Gold

Despite not feeling terribly summery today, these two bracelets are two of my favourite summer accessories this year. Bought from a little shop in Clifton Village, Bristol, they're really simple and if I could be bothered I'm pretty sure I could have made them myself. I might give it a go with some different colour cotton and some actual gold bracelets as these ones are getting a bit tarnished already. Cute though, no?

Good advice