27 Aug 2015

Comme Des Garçons with Hervia

Happy Thursday! It's almost Friday, you can do it! I thought I would share with you a few of the pieces I just cannot stop wearing recently. This weather has forced me back into my Dr Martens.... But I'm not complaining, really.

The team at Hervia were wonderful enough to send me out this incredible Comme Des Garçons wallet in orange. CDG are my mothership brand and one I've loved unconditionally for years, so this little wallet hasn't left my side since it arrived. It's perfect as a clutch if you're not into your girly details and great inside your bag to gather all of those things we can never find in the bottom of our bags.
Hervia is a luxury designer store based in my sunny hometown, Manchester. Their online store is also one of my go-to's as they carry the BEST collection of Comme Des Garçons. Their brand list is one to covet, ranging from Adidas Originals to Gareth Pugh. 

Here I'm wearing my new favourite striped dress from Libertine-Libertine at Pam Pam London and my trusty Ray-Ban sunglasses.

I hope you've enjoyed my outfit this afternoon! I am loving being back at home for some much needed family time. Love to mum for the photos, she's done a decent job. 

Thank you so much for reading.


23 Aug 2015

Brand: Uncivilised

Meet Uncivilised. A London born brand built with effortless style in mind. I went to visit Lisa and Fran at their minimal cool studio in Shoreditch last week, and my goodness, am I hooked! The girls welcomed us with prosecco, always a win....and we proceeded to buzz off their passion and love for the brand. They introduced us to the collection, which is thrown-on-amazing interspersed with strong denim and pieces that will transform the way you feel with minimal effort. The array of jersey is something to be reckoned with and quite frankly, I'm looking forward to cooler weather just so I can wrap up in these LA cool pieces. 
weareuncivilised.com launches very soon but in the meantime you can follow them on Instagram @weareuncivilised 

Thank you so much for reading.
Have a wonderful week!

Leeds Festival Ready

I cannot even begin to express how excited I am for Leeds Festival. The line up is hella good and in a week I'll be putting up my tent, organising my cans of dry shampoo with glitter on my face (to hide the bags under my eyes) and heading for a weekend of non-stop music. What could be better? I literally cannot think of anything better!

The wonderful team at Reading and Leeds have granted me guest access so that in itself will enhance my experience, and maybe it'll be a little less muddy? I don't know, I'm a massive festival virgin.

I know lots of you are going to Reading and Leeds so I thought I would pop together a post so none of us forget any of the essentials! 

I don't have any wellies, but I'm not worried, and I know I probably should be. I'm subbing in my Dr Martens and I feel that this is an acceptable move. No? Moving swiftly on from my potential trench foot situation...

Do not leave your house without packing the following things: (*warning these may not be totally practical, but you'll thank me when you feel like you're winning at life over the entire weekend.

*A tent
*An airbed (I categorically will not be sleeping on the ground)
*A sleeping bag
*A sleeping mat (extra padding)
*Spooning parter (AKA Laura Morris, my babe!)
*A pillow
*Portable phone charger

*Dry shampoo, and lots of it
*GLITTER, you're not really going to get much sleep so you need something to hide the bags under your eyes
*Salt spray, which means you don't have to brush your hair
*Bobbles, for plaiting 
*Travel perfume, a tiny sample will do
*Make up removing wipes
*Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash

*Fake tan before you go!

*Highlighter for those cheek bones
*Eyebrow tamer
*LOTS of lipstick

Outfit planning:
You will need three core outfits, one for each of the days. And an array of sunglasses.

I've gone with layers. Dresses that jumpers can be thrown on top of and finished off with either a leather biker or my brand spanking new Rains jacket in the likely event of a downpour.

Footwear wise, I'm going with Dr Martens and converse. I might pack some gladiators just in case.

Make sure you pop in a couple of warm layers. If you're taking dresses, throw some soft denim skinnies in so you can whizz them on if you get cold.

In terms of a bag...Backpack. That's all I'll take. It's out of the way and fits all of your essentials in. And do not leave any valuables in your tent!

I think that's about it. I really hope this has been useful! Have an incredible time if you're going and please say hi if you see me!

Have a gorgeous week and thanks so much for stopping by.

11 Aug 2015

London Balance

Happy Tuesday guys! I hope you're battling the humidity with de-frizzing hair products and iced coffee!

I thought I would sit and update you all on whats what, because since moving to London, it's been such a whirlwind. As you know I moved here some time ago now to see how I felt about working in a more fashion directed environment, as opposed to my career as a Physiotherapist. I moved, I tried it, I made some great friends and connections but ultimately, the grass is never greener and I missed being a Physio and making positive change to peoples lives. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to try it out, after all, it's what got me to London and London is my dream!

I have recently started my perfect job at a new hospital here in London as a Senior Physiotherapist. The team are wonderful and guess what....I only work four long days per week! Absolutely class! This is working out beautifully for me because it means that I often have two or three days to myself in the week, which is super important for building lovely relationships with other creatives in London. This is exactly how I have used my time this week and the balance couldn't be more perfect. I spent some time getting to know the amazing girls at Push PR (never visit their showroom, you won't want to leave, it's just too beautiful!) and they introduced me to some incredible brands....who I will introduce you to very soon! And then I had a meeting with my love, Rowan, at Aida in Shoreditch, and we made some very exciting plans- so watch this space.

What I'm trying to get across is that, you shouldn't live to work. Always find a way that you can enrich your life with inspiring things and positive people. Work hard, work together and create things you are proud of. Never do it for anyone but yourself- sounds like a Pintrest quote doesn't it! I promise I made it up!

Ask me anything you want about changing careers and finding a good balance because, without sounding like a humble bragger, I think I *might* just have found that perfect balance.

Thank you so much for reading and supporting me as always. Have a great week.