Jaeger: Stripes at home


Jaeger are fast becoming one of my favourite brands, with tailoring that dreams are made of and such an effortless feel in the way they design, you can't go far wrong.
Their new collection is incredible and so versatile. In my last post I talked about a weekend away in Lisbon, I wanted to take some key Jaeger pieces with me so I would find it easy to dress.... It was predicted 34 degree heat and I wanted to be comfortable! and still feel like me. Jaeger gave me the ability to be just that, whilst also feeling pretty special in this dress.

This striped wrap dress is one of my most loved wardrobe items at the moment. We shot it just before we headed out for dinner in the most beautiful light inside the apartment. The light was so beautiful in fact, that I didn't put my make up on. 
Now, I know you can see colour here, but bear with me.... I think I love it! I've surprised myself, and I'm so happy to be sporting this flash of yellow for a change. The low V neck wrap front makes it a little more dressy, and if like me, you're lacking in the boob department, you'll have no issues not wearing a bra.

You can shop my look here:


Thank you so much for reading and I hope you're having the best week! xx

Exploring Lisbon with the Alcatel POP 4


My Summer has been a whirl wind of travel so far, and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit so much of Europe. I always forget just how incredible it is to live in the UK and have so many beautiful places just a two hour flight away. 
This weekend I flew off to Lisbon, Portugal with Alcatel and their new POP 4 handset in tow to capture my trip, and to tell you about the amazing European flight offer for customers who purchase the handset in July and August! You can choose one of 8 European destinations, how amazing is that!?

I don't think I've ever visited any European city and fallen in love so quickly. Lisbon is a hub of culture, incredible food, vibrance and beautiful views, and the night life isn't bad either.
I've put together a guide to your weekend in Lisbon, because if like me, you've never been before, this is one you're going to need to tick off that list of yours!

Stay:
An absolutely stunning block of 18th century apartments with interior that'll send Pinterest into a frenzy and owners who are so helpful you feel like a local within minutes of setting foot through the oversized white doors. The location of it couldn't be more perfect either. I'll write up a full review for you later this week.

Eat:
Cervejaria Ramiro
Dubbed as the best seafood restaurant in Lisbon this place didn't disappoint, brimming with locals and families, the service was quick and the food incredible.

The Leopold Restaurant pop-up at Baixa House. A 6 course menu complete with wine in a beautiful, relaxed apartment setting, with places for up to 10 people. Running through until September. Email Baixa House for reservations.

Drink:
An old car park converted into a roof top bar that has an elaborate cocktail menu and such amazing views! I went to watch the sunset and it was absolutely beautiful.

Visit:
A tourist attraction that you cannot miss. The elevator takes you to the top of the city and the views couldn't be more perfect.

Swim:
Lisbon is a city, and of course there are plenty of hotels, but only two that boast a roof top pool. 
I headed to the NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade Hotel to cool off in the 33 degree heat! The pool is fairly big, there's a bar, food menu and sun loungers. The view is also pretty special.

Cheesecake:
Head to the Lx Factory to LXeeseCake.
The lemon meringue cheesecake is well worth a trip to this industrial estate come collaborative boutique hub.

The Alcatel POP 4 handset was such a welcome companion on my trip, super easy to use, I navigated my way around the city with it and took some beautiful shots with its incredible camera. As i mentioned earlier, one of the best things about this handset is that if you buy it in July and August, you can bag yourself return flights to one of 8 European destinations, have a read about it here. So there really is no excuse not to visit Lisbon with your very own Alcatel POP 4! 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed discovering Lisbon with me!

xx

Denim x Silk

Ah Thursday, we've almost made it! It's a shock that we're all in one piece considering the temperatures! I know we shouldn't moan and it's a very British thing to do.... But us Brits aren't equipped for this heat. Well, the London Underground certainly isn't.

Thank you all so much for bearing with me whilst I took a couple of weeks away from the blog. Sometimes in life, things occur that aren't expected and we have to prioritise how we manage them. My blog is a priority, but now and again, it will have to take a back seat, and that's okay. 

The guys at Comb, in particular Moeeze, took these photographs of me last week (it wasn't quite 30 degrees then but it was nearing....and then I got lost underground at Bank station because it's HUGE, anyway). By the way, have you used the Comb app yet? You can literally upload a photo of something you've seen that you adore but can't find and like magic, Comb finds it for you!

The wonderful PR team at River Island sent me these jeans to try and I adore them. I haven't had any denim from River Island since my teenage years *cough, 10 years ago, cough* and I've never really taken too much notice of high street denim before now. They fit beautifully, they are a boyfriend slim leg with a stepped hem and some distressed areas on the front, but just enough! 

I popped on a past season silk button detail shirt from Maison Martin Margiela and my wonderful Gucci Princetown loafers, which are like slippers. The most comfortable shoe I own by a long shot! Although they are a little pricey, I'd say if you're looking for an investment shoe, you've found them. Obviously gold won't last forever, but the black ones will...

Thank you so much for reading as always, and I promise to keep you updated a few times a week as usual from now on. It means the world that you stick around and always head to my Instagram to see what I'm up to and check if I'm okay, you gorgeous lot!

Have the best Thursday! xx

London: Afternoon Tea with the Four Seasons

This week I had the opportunity to visit the Four Seasons Hotel, London Park Lane to indulge in Afternoon Tea with my mum and cousin. Now, I've never been a big fan of Afternoon Tea, the ones I've had previously have been bland, boring and, really, there are only so many egg and cress sandwiches one can eat.

We arrived at the FS London and were greeted by friendly staff who couldn't help us enough. We headed through the dining area (which is incredible by the way) and out onto the terrace/Veuve Clicquot Secret Garden. It was a beautiful day in London so the Veuve Clicquot Secret Garden was so prefect for us. We arrived at our table which was set out with beautiful crockery and each chair had a blanket incase we got a little cold.

The menu options for Afternoon Tea were the Great British Summer or a vegetarian selection. We chose the Great British Summer Afternoon Tea as, well, we like our meat! We also had a cheese hater on the table so the staff were more than happy to change the option for her. We also got to choose which champagne would accompany it, so we all had the Veuve Clicquot rose.
There was crab, cheese, smoked salmon, chicken and the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen. Obviously we all had a pot of tea too! Just when we thought we couldn't eat another thing….out came the scones and more cakes. It was absolutely beautiful.

If you've never been big on Afternoon Tea, I can whole heartedly recommend this one, I'd go back in a heartbeat and my family were so impressed too, and my mum is a tough cookie!

Prices start at £42 per person, or £55 if you would like to add champagne (which of course you do!).
You can book you Afternoon Tea here.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you've enjoyed this post and now have a little London inspiration!
xx

ASOS denim edit part 2

 Welcome to part two of my denim edit with ASOS. I have loved doing this for you! I just love denim way too much. Forever seeking out the perfect wash, the perfect straight leg.

I'm going to continue the theme of a basic tee with denim, because it's such an easy look whether you're jumping into your old Converse or some killer wedges, just like these, which are also ASOS.

These jeans are the same style as the ones in the first edit, I just adored the wash. Really casual, authentic blue denim, my favourite. The fit of these is actually a little better, I think it's to do with the way the denim is treated when they are going though the dying process, but they seem to have less stretch.
This basic white tee is ASOS, as part of a three pack. They are the best fitting basics ever.

 Shop my entire look below:
ASOS Castile jeans
Oversized t-shirt pack
ASOS 'Too Good' wedges

It's so easy to worry about the way we look, what's 'cool' and really, what it comes down to is you feeling like you. If you feel comfortable, and ready to take on the world, then wear it. I've always loved the way a super outfit can change my mood and make me feel incredible, and ready for pretty much anything. That's why I love this edit so much, it's one of the most basic outfits you could put together but it fits well, and it can styled however the heck you want it to be, and…it will not break your bank!

I hope you have enjoyed this edit, there's still one more to come your way!

Thank you so much for reading, as always.
xx
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