The Scandi Edit x Trouva part 1

I've been bursting to share my collaboration with wonder store Trouva with you. For those of you that don't know about Trouva yet, you need to….it's basically an online curation of the best independent boutiques in and around London. You're welcome.
We've worked together on a Scandinavian Edit and I hope you love it! I shot with Moeez from Comb, who is my angel photographer, and even when my skin is bad, we make it work (he, makes it work).

So here's part 1, and it features this incredible velvet deep blue jacket by Stine Goya via Wild Swans London, which boasts the best selection of Scandinavian fashion in London- no joke.

For me, Scandinavian fashion and design is what makes me tick. It's what makes me feel most excited when I'm choosing what to wear and it's the most comfortable I'll feel if I'm having an off day. The simplicity and attention to detail that comes with Scandinavian fashion is exactly why I'm so drawn to it. This jacket is probably just that bit more fancy than I would usually go for….it being velvet and all…but I absolutely adore it. Largely because it looks the business with jeans and a plain tee.

You can shop my entire look below:
Stine Goya jacket
Vintage Levi's
Zara frill detail shoes
Jigsaw T-shirt

Thank you so much for reading and keep your eyes open for parts 2 and 3, I'm so excited to share the full edit with you!

Transitional timing

I've been really looking forward to sharing this outfit with you. For two reasons; Thoreau & Aeryne Paris. Two new labels that I am really excited about.

When I was in Paris a couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the team at Aeryne Paris: Swedish design x Parisian vintage. They were absolutely wonderful and we had avery large common ground in our love for Scandinavian design and fashion. Their new collection blew me away and I was ready to pre order approximately 8 items. They very kindly sent me this top. Things I love about this top 101:
Open back
Gold/copper Autumnal tones
Large flower print
Flute sleeves

Now, you know me, I love a dressed down top. This top, actually, makes me want to dress up, which is rare. I wore it out to meet the girls for lunch here, but with some black high waisted, ankle grazing skinnies and a small block heeled shoe, it's a date night outfit.
The other thing I love about this brand, is the price point. It's very affordable and it doesn't feel like high street in its design.

Next up, we've got brand spanking new label, Thoreau. Minimal, sustainable and just wonderfully designed. This is my second piece from this incredible brand, the first piece was shot beautifully on film…and we're still waiting for it to be developed so look out for that, I'm really excited! This duster coat is an absolute keeper, it's super lightweight so makes its case for being a killer layer as we approach flipping freezing temperatures. The material is just beautiful, and the quality of it is really impressive. When you order with Thoreau, it's not just the product that you can't wait to get your hands on, it'll be the packaging too….it's very cool AND sustainable and uses recycled materials. Brilliant.

You can shop my entire look below:
Aeryne Paris top
Thoreau bed jacket
Gucci loafers
Vintage Levi's

Photos by Emma.

Thank you so much for reading and I really appreciate you coming back time and time again.

Getaway to SenSpa at Careys Manor, Hampshire

This time last weekend I was settling in at SenSpa, Careys Manor down in Hampshire with James. I was very lucky to have the opportunity to stay, eat and spa here. This place boasts beautiful, tranquil surrounds that are perfect for a quick UK getaway…and yes, I’m only 29, but, we all need a little break from time to time right?

We arrived at Careys Manor hotel which is very traditionally British both in it’s setting and décor. Open log fires roared in every lounge area, which might I add, had some pretty lust worthy sofas…the kind you sit on, and can’t get back up from, no matter what your age.
Our room was really traditional too and had the most amazing roof top terrace. Had it not been raining we’d have spent more time out there. It was so beautiful and we were surrounded by forest.

Lunch was in the Thai restaurant, Zen Garden and it was absolutely beautiful. James’ favourite food is Thai and he gave it a pretty good mouthful by mouthful review.  Our treatments were up next and this was the part I had literally been counting down to. The spa itself is by far, the most beautiful, peaceful space I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Super modern; think, lighting to suit your mood, scents to calm or invigorate you and more pools than I knew what to do with, so naturally, we went into them all.

I had a Remedial Thai massage. Now, I’ve got a longstanding neck injury and for some reason (ahem, stress, I’m looking at you) it had been particularly bad over the couple of weeks leading up to this trip. I’ve got to tell you how incredible this treatment was. Yes, it was painful, yes, it was tough and I felt sore afterwards…but 48 hours later and I was literally 100% better. I’ve had a lot of massages over the years and I’m nearly always disappointed- this was the best massage I have ever had. There I said it.

James had an anti-aging facial. His first ever one…with his 32nd birthday looming, he thought it wise. His reports were also pretty amazing. He said he was really relaxed and his skin has never felt so good. I must admit, he did look a little bit glowy afterwards…but then maybe I’m just biased.
We both then had the opportunity to try a brand new treatment together: Alphasphere Deluxe. This is designed to be a deep relaxation treatment, which incorporates sound therapy, colour therapy and aromatherapy. Once we’d stopped giggling, because it really is a unique experience, we both soon drifted off into a pretty relaxed state that we didn’t really expect!
We were then whisked off to the French restaurant, Le Blaireau on site for a three course meal, and it was absolutely beautiful. I had mussels and steak but skipped dessert because I was about to burst…but James went all in for us both.

If you’d like to find out more about the treatments or the hotel, head to the website for more details. Oh! And if you take public transport to get there, you’ll get 10% off your stay.

Thank you so much for reading.

Putting my back into it with House of Sunny

By now, you guys know my vices when it comes to fashion; minimal, Scandinavian goodness with just enough detail to make me fall in love with it. Enter House of Sunny. House of Sunny are a London born brand that I have loved and supported ever since they hit 'go', and it's been incredible to watch them grow and develop into one of the most directional, affordable brands on the high street.

I've been lucky enough to work with them yet again, to show off some of their AW16 collection. Layers are key, you know this, you've been outside and felt the cold nipping at your fingers…So when I had the chance to style up this open back El top in white I thought about all the things I could wear underneath CC. the cashmere roll neck. To show you how wonderful it is though, I wore it on its own here. But the versatility is right there people!

House of Sunny are stocked on ASOS and in Topshop Oxford Circus so you can shop online or in store if you fancy a good try on. I'd say the sizing is bang on for this top.

I styled it with my Paige denim cropped kick flares and some trusty Old School Vans.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and I hope I've inspired you to check out House of Sunny if you haven't already! 
Oh and PS, their Instagram is incredible…. @houseofsunny 

Thank you so much for reading, it means the world.

Fashion Week at The Apartment, London

Fashion month can be a little bit grueling. There's a constant string of shows and presentations that would typically run every 30 minutes, and be located all over London, I know, impossible. In and amongst the chaos though, is the opportunity to see some incredible designers, meet with friends you've made along the way and come home feeling full of inspiration (and sore feet…).

I've been lucky enough to be invited along to a little ol' sanctuary that goes by the name of The Apārtment during fashion week in London, founded by someone who is nothing short of super woman, Abi Omole. The concept behind The Apārtment is to offer a place where influencers and brands connect, in the most relaxed (and beautiful) setting. I'm talking hair, beauty, fashion and interior heaven… This year, The Apārtment teamed up with DFS to bring along some of the most incredible sofa's and chair's for us to lounge around on this fashion week- it's hard work, you know? DFS have got some kind of wonderful design team on their side at the moment, I'd have had one of each of the fabric sofa's straight into my front room given half the chance. As I looked around The Apārtment, these super design-y 3 seater and 4 seater sofa's were in fact, full with influencers catching up and having a good little slump.

I always really love dropping in at The Apārtment over fashion week, there's no pressure to stay or to go. I always feel welcome to talk to the brands, to friends, and to eat! They always have the best selection of lunches….and sweet treats. It's the perfect way to spend down time over the city's most hectic week in fashion.

I can't not mention the incredible photographers that make The Apārtment their home over this time too, do you know how easy they make it to capture your outfits day to day? Ridiculous. 
Images in this post taken by the wonderful Kris, Derek and street style photographers from Comb.

This post was written in collaboration with DFS, but all views are my own.

Thank you so much for reading and if you're in the process of redesigning your home….honestly look at the sofa selection over on DFS, I'm sold.


Statement Sleeves for a special breakfast with Auree Jewellery

Last week I went along to one of the most beautiful breakfasts, for the most wonderful cause. The poaching and slaughtering of elephants in Kenya is very, very real and not many people know about the devastation that takes place. This wonderful collaboration was hosted by Kelly of The London Chatter and Auree jewellery and guess what…100% of the profit from every piece of jewellery sold goes straight to For Rangers, in conduction with Tusk, who are the ones on the ground in Kenya doing everything they can to protect these incredible creatures.
No messing about.

The breakfast was hosted in the very beautifully designed Bronte on The Strand. Our table places were decorated with some serious blooms and we dined on my staple breakfast of avocado and eggs. I was sat with some incredible people at this breakfast, and I feel so lucky to have been invited. We were very kindly given a personalised bracelet and one to stack with it and I literally put it on there and then and haven’t taken it off since. You can see why….

The bracelets are available to buy now and they start at as little as £50 so whether you’re a little magpie yourself or want to treat someone, these are the pieces for you. You can shop the full collection here.

A bunch of us popped outside to take some photos after, so I wanted to share my look with you because, well, I love it.

The sleeves on this jumper can’t be reckoned with and for £30 in H&M, can you blame me? I just wish it came in 354930 other colours! Don’t get me started on the shoes either- they are by far my fave pair. So comfortable and for me, a super investment piece too.

You can shop my full look below:

Photos by the wonderful Vikki from Style& Minimalism

Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful week

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