Friday Favourites

Hello darlings,

Here are a few things that have been taking my fancy this past week…

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Dress (& Other Stories)
Striped Swimsuit (M&S)
Prison Break (my new Netflix addiction- I have to admit I’m absolutely hooked)
Mini City Bag (Zara)
Necklace (Accessorize)

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Shoe of the Week

Hello darlings,

With this week’s ‘shoe of the week’ I’m harking back to the 1920s…

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I love that these heels from & Other Stories are seemingly so classic and yet in fact they are, at the same time, terribly modern; I think that the tortoise shell heel updates the look whilst still paying homage to the 1920s flapper girl. All resulting in an absolutely beautiful pair of shoes!

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Sewing Your Own Clothes

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this picture of me, ready to start cutting out the pattern pieces for a skirt…

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Now I love high street fashion but I think having unique pieces is an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe and when you’ve made it yourself well, then it’s just extra special.

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Sure it takes time and effort and quite often practice but I urge you to give it a go. I find it so rewarding making something start to finish by hand that I absolutely love in the end; I would recommend it to anyone.

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Quick Review: Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer

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Shampoo | Conditioner | 1 minute intensive treatment
(at the moment the 400ml bottles are on offer at Boots making them cheaper than the smaller size- crazy I know!)

Well I’m just going to come out and say it, this is my favourite haircare range that I have ever used! Bold statement I know. It does exactly what it says on the tin. I use all three of these in conjunction, using the normal conditioner on the bottom half of my hair before finishing off just the ends with the 1 minute intensive conditioner. It smells amazing and my only complaint is that my hair doesn’t smell as good once dry.

I would recommend these to anyone. They really have restored the sleekness of my hair- they’re just glorious.

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Post Exam Haul

Hello darlings,

So after a few stressful weeks of exams I was in need of a bit of retail therapy.

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My first little purchase was this lipstick (number 225- Blushing Pink) from The Body Shop. These colour crush lipsticks are my favourites and I have had a few compliments on this shade in particular. I’d describe it as a pink rose shade that is perfect for spring/summer. It’s genuinely just extremely pretty!

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I bought this little number in the Zara sale. I loved it on the website but I love it even more in real life. The colour is stunning and the coat in general screams quality. I think it will be a piece in my wardrobe for a very long time to come.

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If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that, along with the coat, I bought this beautiful pair of shoes in the Zara sale! They are absolutely stunning and make me feel like a princess when I wear them- how could a girl resit?

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It has been an awfully long time since I have been to Primark so when I got the chance to go a couple of weeks ago I was a little bit too excited. Unlike sometimes Primark did not disappoint and I found this gorgeous shirt. I love the subtle mix of prints and think that it is great for either day or night. I have already worn it quite a bit.

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Now, but certainly not least, my favourite buy of the lot is this skirt by L K Bennett. I absolutely adore it and not just because I managed to snap it up in a sample sale at a fraction of it’s RRP. I featured this skirt in my ‘Dressing like a lady’ post so you can imagine my surprise and joy when I found it on the rail. I cannot wait to wear it…now I just need an occasion!

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Le Grand Départ

Bonjour mes chéris,

We have been pretty blessed with sporting events these past few weeks with the World Cup and Wimbledon and yesterday Le Tour de France went straight past my house. It was an exciting event that the whole city had been prepping for for weeks. So I thought I’d share with you a few pictures of this very special day…

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Mum’s wonderful cake

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There were some interesting floats

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Lying on a bench in our garden for two hours, under two blankets, with a hot water bottle and a cup of tea however was hardly glamorous

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Shoe of the Week

Hello darlings,

One of my favourite colours is navy so it’s no wonder that these heels from Reiss took my fancy. I think that they are far more unusual than your run of the mill pair of heels and will consequently add interest to any outfit.

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For either work or play these shoes are perfect.

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Style Inspiration: Keira Knightley

Hello darlings,

I cite Kiera as one of my style inspirations on my ‘About Me’ page so I can’t quite believe that it’s taken me this long to write a full post about her. (Explain style)

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Check out my other Style Inspirations: Kate Middleton, Rose Byrne, Blair Waldorf, Felicity Jones & Olivia Palermo

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