Summer crop top I can’t stop thinking about

I saw this crop top online a few weeks ago as a coming soon item and have been desperate to get my hands on it ever since.

Summer Fiesta Embroidered Top – & Other Stories (£55)

I love the boxy shape and beautiful embroidery. Although embroidery has been a huge trend recently I love how this design is different to the floral embroidery which is everywhere at the moment (not that I’m not loving the floral embroidery trend too!)

What do you think of crop tops for summer?

Back to basics

Blogging is something I’ve always wanted to do but always struggled to be consistent with. I would like to start posting on this blog again but need to make the task less daunting so I’ve decided to take it back to basics and post easy, simple posts as often as I can. 

I’ve always been into fashion and this is the main reason why I started this blog in the first place so I want to go back to this and post fashion inspiration, images and items I’m currently lusting after.

Although it’s currently very grey and wet, the weather has been great recently and has made me start thinking about holiday pieces and my summer wardrobe.

Here’s some items currently on my summer wish list…

Pineapple print dress – & Other Stories (£69)

Button-down Denim Skirt – & Other Stories (£39)

Tab Detail Braided Leather Bag – & Other Stories (£89)

Rib Tencel T-shirt – & Other Stories (£19)

Which is your favourite item? What’s on your summer wish list? 

20’s Gatsby style – Zara fringed top

The fringing trend is very popular at the moment and this top is a great way to wear it. 
(Image from website)

Zara fringed top £25.99

I’ve seen a very similar top, skirt and dress to this at Whistles but as it’s such a statement piece I wouldn’t want to spend as much on it so this Zara top is a great alternative.

There are so many different ways it could be styled and it would instantly make you look very chic and put together.  

What do you guys think of this top? How would you style it? 

New beginnings…..Birmingham!!

Birmingham Weekender 2015 was a weekend of free outdoor performance, art and entertainment across the city centre that took place  between 25th-27th October co-inciding with the opening of the new Grand Central and much anticipated John Lewis store.

Grand Central is a new development above Birmingham New Street Station with some great new shops and restaurants. Aside from John Lewis, there is a Jo Malone store, White Company, Kiehl’s, Oliver Bonas, MAC, Tiger, Wasabi and Leon. 

As well as the amazing shopping, there were some great performances over the weekend. One of the highlight acts were the Maudits Sonnants, a French group of acrobats, trapezists, dancers, percussionists, bell ringers and singers who were suspended from a crane 55 metres above the ground creating a musical chandelier.


There was a really great atmosphere in the city all weekend and it’s inspired me to kick-start my blog again. Although this blog was originally going to focus on shoes, there will be posts on a wider range of topics going forwards. This will include lifestyle posts, food, restaurant reviews, interior design, books as well as the usual fashion, beauty and shoes! 

Hope you guys don’t mind the changes, I’m really excited to get back into blogging again! X

Simple Whites – Zara White Crackled Leather Handbag


Crackled Leather Handbag £39.99

This bag has the simplistic Stockholm street style vibe to it which I adore.

Looks like it’s made from beautiful, soft leather and looks much more expensive than the £39.99 price tag, especially since it’s 100% leather.

Apologies for blogging about yet another Zara buy, but think this is going to be one of those special Zara buys which sell out straight away!

Volume Sprays: Oribe v Charles Worthington


I have very fine flat hair so am always on the lookout for products to add volume and texture to my hair.

The first volumising spray I tried was the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. I was very intrigued, and had very high expectations for this after hearing so many beauty bloggers rave about it and I have to say, it definitely met my expectations.

This spray really is magical. I have no idea how it works but it feels like you’re pumping air into your hair when you spray this. It really lifts and adds lots and lots of volume. This product feels very luxurious, has a lovely scent, and gives your hair a very soft and fluffy texture. It makes your hair feel weightless, like there’s nothing in it and the volume lasts a really, really long time too. I absolutely love this product and would love to have endless supplies of it, however it is very pricey!

This is the reason why I decided to try out a cheaper alternative, and bought the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray. This spray isn’t quite the same as the Oribe spray and gives a different kind of look, but I really love this spray too. It adds a lot of volume to my hair which lasts for hours, just like the Oribe, but it gives a different type of texture and feels very different in my hair. It gives more of a gritty, texturised look and feels slightly hard and crispy in your hair, but I don’t mind this when I’m going for a messier, backcombed look.

I would use the Oribe on both freshly washed hair to add volume and texture, and on greasy hair as a dry shampoo, however I wouldn’t with the Charles Worthington spray as I think it’s less of a dry shampoo and more of a gritty, texturising spray. I think both these sprays are great to have in your collection as they both are very different. I would save the more luxurious Oribe spray for special occasions or when going for more sophisticated, softer styles but think the Charles Worthington spray is great for everyday use to add volume and texture to your hair.

Have you tried either of these sprays? What did you think?

90s Grunge Trend: Topshop Shimmer Reverse Seam Tee


Topshop Shimmer Reverse Seam Tee

I loved the 90s grunge trend which was very popular at the end of last year and the skater trend which is very popular at the moment. It’s not my usual style but I love how it looks and like to incorporate individual, on trend items into my wardrobe.

I think this t-shirt is the perfect way to do this. I love the colours, gold is my favourite colour, and the pink/gold/green duo chrome effect looks beautiful. The pink also makes it a bit more delicate and girly, but still fits in with the grunge trend. The roll up sleeves and white seam zip on the back are also great details, making the top a bit more luxe.

I would style this with some Topshop MOTO Vintage Mom jeans and some white peep-toe heels.

What do you guys think of this t-shirt? How would you style it?

Lusting after….. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli trapeze bag


3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium leather trapeze bag

Have loved the black version of this bag for a while now but love it even more in these colours.

I’m going through a bit of a navy phase at the moment, and think the white fits in well with the current winter whites/ white jeans trend, as well as being perfect to take the bag through to summer.

Love it!

Product review: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua


Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Foundation in 50 Beige

Before getting into blogging I would always use MAC studio fix fluid foundation. Once I started watching YouTube and reading beauty blogs, I was introduced to, and have tried so many more different foundations.

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua was a foundation I’d wanted to try for a really long time after hearing so many beauty bloggers rave about it, but as it is so pricey, I couldn’t bring myself round to actually buying it…..until now!

I’ve used this foundation for a few weeks now and I love it! It’s very light and gentle, almost like water. I would say it’s more like a tinted moisturiser than foundation as it gives a very light coverage and feels very soft and gentle on the skin. It really doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any foundation at all, and makes my skin feel much softer and smoother.

It also has a very dewy finish and makes my skin look so much more radiant and glowing. It definitely makes my complexion look much brighter and healthier.

This is now my favourite foundation and I will definitely be repurchasing it again and again. It’s a perfect everyday foundation as it looks very natural, like I’ve got no makeup on, but evens out my skin tone and any imperfections in my skin.

This has been my first Chanel makeup purchase and I really want to try more products from the brand. It is such a luxurious, high quality product, I’ve definitely been bitten by the Chanel bug!