Pyjama pants x Gucci loafers

Earlier this week I popped out with a couple of friends to an event in West London. The weather is doing that weird thing again which leaves me antagonised every day and unable to make a solid outfit choice. Needless to say I think I've found my in-between weather combination.

These trousers are from the ASOS White collection are I adore them. They are so light weight, comfortable and cool. You have to size down one size though because they come up huge. Stripes are creeping their way back into my wardrobe, and it's usually a t-shirt so these pyjama come 'Andy Pandy' pants are a welcome change.
I wore them with a basic white t-shirt, trusty leather biker jacket and some very new additions to my collection, my gold Gucci slip on loafers.

I picked them up in Milan last weekend and believe me when I tell you that I had waves of palpitations as I was buying them. I am so glad I did it! I've wanted them forever, and I tried the black but they weren't as amazing I thought….so I made a bold move for me, and went with the metallic gold. My reasoning was this:

--It means I can wear fancy flats on nights out
--They will go with every colour in my wardrobe, which is comprised of denim, white shirts, black, white, grey, t-shirts.

I really hope you love them too! I'm excited to style them up in so many different ways!.

You can shop my look below:
ASOS White wide leg stripe trousers
Basic white t-shirt similar here
Leather biker jacket via La Redoute and you can get 25% of with code 'EVENT25'
Gucci gold loafers
Sunglasses from Ace & Tate


Photos by Anna
Have the best long weekend and thank you so much for reading.
xx

Special white shirt delivery | J.W. Anderson x NET-A-PORTER

I shot this look in Morocco last week in the gardens at our hotel as the sun set, and I really love the way the light has worked with me (partly because I was burnt, and the lighting hides this!). The brighter ones were took as the sun was still half shining and the others, as the sun began to set. It was such a beautiful evening.

I was very lucky indeed and had the opportunity to work alongside NET-A-PORTER for this shoot so I picked my favourite pieces and off they came to Morocco with me.
I'm such an advocate of the white shirt, whatever form that may be in. So when I spotted this J.W. Anderson deconstructed white shirt in the Exclusive collection, it was kind of a no brainer. I adore J.W. Anderson and his pieces just seem to suit my body shape so well.

I popped on my very special new red shoes from Aquazzura with this look. I cannot get enough of them, and because they're red, they seem to bring compliments wherever I go. I'm so happy I didn't stick to black or nude! They look incredible with light boyfriend denim too….and that look will be coming soon.

I wanted to share these photos with you, because I love the detail in each piece I chose here. The details combined with the sunset made me fall in love with this look and it's super achievable too. I paired the pieces with my super distressed Levi denim shorts for a more laid back vibe.

You can shop my pieces with NET-A-PORTER below:

J.W. Anderson off the shoulder cotton poplin top
Aquazzura Alexa patent pumps


Thank you so much for reading and I hope you love the look as much as I do!
xx

Missoma Jewellery in Morocco

I wanted to share with you one one of my favourite collaborations, and as always, it's with the incredible Missoma jewellery.

For those of you that read my blog, you'll be well aware of my penchant for jewellery, gold or rose gold and I'm there, and for those of you who are new, hello! my name is Lindsey and I am addicted to jewellery. 

I bought my first ever piece of Missoma around 3 years ago now and it was the evil eye bracelet that matches the necklace as above. I wear it whenever I'm not at work. It makes me sad that I work in an industry that allows zero jewellery!

I recently visited Morocco on a press trip and I'm pretty sure most of my baggage allowance was for my Missoma jewellery.
Holiday jewels are for layering, and if you ask me, I'd say stack those rings and layer those necklaces. Poolside and beach looks become so much more interesting with the right pieces and I didn't go anywhere in Morocco without mine on. 

If you don't know about Missoma yet.... I suggest you head over to their website to have a look. Their Instagram is pretty special too @missomalondon 

You can shop my pieces here: 


Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this piece! Please let me know if you choose anything and treat yourself.
xx

The Royal Mansour Hotel, Marrakesh

If you follow me on Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat, I would like to apologise for the dream trip spam. I'm not really sorry, but I thought I'd be polite.
Myself, Anna and Emma jetted off to Morocco to stay at the Royal Mansour last week and my goodness, what a trip. I mean, there's no place on earth like it.
We arrived to the most helpful and wonderful staff who escorted us to our Riads. Now, when I say Riad, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Needless to say it blew whatever expectations I had, out of the water.

We each had a three story Riad, complete with roof top pool. I cannot tell you how much my face ached from all of the smiling, and laughing hysterically. You should have seen me, I thought I may have been the butt of the greatest practical joke ever, it was that unreal.

When we arrived we had some time to explore our new home. The grounds of the Royal Mansour are something to behold. Every fews steps forces you to stop and take in your surroundings, each more beautiful than the last. We all decided that it was a great idea to head to the pool at this point, so bikini clad and lugging our pool accessories along we went along to find the most tranquil of areas. I lay down, and as soon as I felt the sun on my body I was relaxed.
During the course of the afternoon we each had treatments booked in the spa. I had a deep tissue massage and a pedicure, so naturally when I emerged I was feeling like a new woman and the girls commented on (and laughed at) my "relaxed happy face". Read more about them here.
Dinner was at 9pm in the Moroccan themed restaurant within the hotel, which was fully booked. We were given our own area of the dining room to really get stuck into the experience. We each tried something different and ordered things that pushed us out of our comfort zones, and we are so glad we did! Toasted with champagne, our meal was beautiful and we laughed until our faces ached and our sides hurt.
The next morning we enjoyed the most hearty breakfast up on the roof terrace, it was even brought to our room! Of course we sat in our pyjamas to eat it….
We took a trip to another hotel just down the road from ours, La Mamounia, famed for it's incredible Saint Laurent gardens and overall beauty. We had a beautiful lunch on the sun terrace and walked through the gorgeous grounds of the hotel to shoot some content.

Once we got back to the Royal Mansour we jumped back into poolside mode to catch the last of the sun and swim. Then we had some more shooting to do so we wandered around the orange gardens as the sun set on our final day.

It's very safe to say that this trip has been one of the most wonderful, wholesome and beautiful experiences of my life. Anna and Emma made it even more incredible.

xx

Relaxed Summer Dressing in Morocco

So if you guys follow me over on Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat (lindseyholls), you'll be aware that I have just returned from what can only be described as a dream trip to Morocco.
Now, I've got the full round up of the trip coming your way this week but in the meantime, I wanted to share one of my favourite outfits from the trip with you.

I don't know about you but I always feel like when it comes to Summer, and especially holiday dressing, I totally lose the ability to style even a hair bobble. I'm not sure whether it's because it's so hot and I can't stand to be layered up, the tiny little pockets of fat that sit next to my boobs (because they HAVE to come out in Summer and I HATE them), or that nearly everything is floral or stripy with rope details.

This Summer feels different. I think I've found a way to dress that makes me feel like me, but in the sun. The girl's said I still looked like me during the trip AKA "Ropes of Holland does Summer", which was pretty funny. You've just got to know where to shop!

You can shop my look below…and guess what, it's purse friendly (barr the Celine sunglasses…)

Levi's denim shorts
H&M Trend off the shoulder top
ASOS wrap up sandals
Missoma evil eye necklace
Missoma dagger necklace
Missoma triple horn ring
Missoma gold bar ring with diamond
Anya Hindmarch smiley bag

Photos by Emma

Thank you so much for reading and I hope I've inspired you to get confident with Summer dressing!
xx

Teeth whitening that works: Whitewash Lab

BEFORE.
It's safe to say my teeth weren't particularly yellow prior to the whitening project, however...

After 3 weeks of using the Nano smile toothbrush, floss, mouthwash, and toothpaste routine by Whitewash Laboratories, I can really see and feel a difference. These products are developed and designed by Dentists (a real important point for me!). 
The products are gentle and designed to repair tooth enamel. My teeth didn't become sensitive, and the products actually tasted better than my usual every day toothpaste. The tooth paste is quite thick and you don't need too much, but you get used to it. 

I saw the most change within the first two weeks of use, but I waited until I had used it for 30 days to post about it, so I could really give it time to work.

I have never used whitening products before, but this one works so well. It's affordable and it's gentle, which are two important factors. Nobody wants to spend a fortune or end up with damaged/sensitive teeth. I would really recommend this kit for these reasons, not to mention, it's really pretty too.

You can buy your DIY kit here and see for yourself.


AFTER 30 days use.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you found this helpful. There are so many options when it comes to teeth whitening, so I'm happy to have found a brand that promises and delivers a great result.
xx
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