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Friday, 27 February 2015

Finding the Perfect Bra...

Buying underwear is always a bit of a trial for me, having a size 28 back makes the amount of stores I can actually shop in dramatically lower than most of my girls and that's never fun so you can imagine my joy when I find out that Boux Avenue have introduced a 28 back to most of their styles! Now instead of trolling shops to find a 28 back I can now just head straight there and shop till I drop! I popped into the Glasgow store to have a look around and fell in love. The staff are super helpful (one was wearing my favourite Karen Mabon Glasgow scarf) and my first impressions were wonderful, I had a look around and picked up about 20 bras to try on! After speaking to my fitter (the lovely Debi) we managed to narrow them down! I've picked out my favourite three from their SS collection; Amber, Tamara and Amber strappy.

Amber is a sparkly lace vintage dream, I mean who in their right mind says no to a high waisted pant?! They literally look good on EVERYONE. I really liked the style of this one, the thick straps give a little more support and colour combined with the lace and the shape give it a really vintage feel.

Tamara oh Tamara Tamara, what can I say? Apart from that I've fallen in love with you. This powder blue set screams spring to me, cotton dresses, barefoot in the grass, bouquets of daffodils, what more could a girl ask for? The bra is structured beautifully and comes with super cute little shorts. Perfect spring set.

Amber Strappy is that little bit different, with a removable strap that creates a 'cage' and a little peek - a - boo centre it is a little more daring. Powder pink and black lace are always a good pairing and I would love to rock this under a sheer black shirt.

Not only do Boux Avenue do swimwear but it also comes in proper sizes and yes they start at a 28 back! The Hollywood Gingham has to be my favourite, inspired by movie stars of the 50's (think Grace Kelly in Jamaica) it has a halterneck strap and gathered front creating a beautiful sweetheart neckline. The high waisted pants are my favourite part to be honest as they have a very flattering ruffle around the bottom, it makes me think of a pin up mermaid, and thats never a bad thing!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Things I love - Feb 15 Edition

February is always a hard month. Everyone has just released their Spring/Summer collections but it's still absolutely freezing outside! I always find shopping for summer impossible until it's a little warmer so I've devised a foolproof way of updating your look for the new season...It's all about the accessory. 

The easiest way to update your look is to go for a bold nail, these new holographic decals from DIY Nails are perfect! AND they can be used as mini tattoos, I'm in love with the geometric and the Henna inspired ones.


Karen Mabon is one of my favourite designers and her new collection is to die for. I am in love with the flamingo scarf.


Nothing says spring quite like a pop of colour. Nica have nailed this season lemon colour and created this adorable cross body bag. With a geometric cat clasp who can resist?


Chou Chou Couture make the prettiest hoods and with their recent release of capes we are falling over ourselves to get out hands on one! The pink Lucy cape has a black faux fur trim and the hood is lined in baby pink faux fur, perfect until the weather get's warmer.


I have long been a fan of the harness and I love finding new designers! Pretty Vexed have been on my radar for a while but it's not till I saw my girls rocking them at LFW that I knew I had to get my paws on one. Praying for a pastel/colour pop collection!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Wrapped up in Checks

Did someone say statement coat?

Ever since I saw the Jil Sander Cocoon coat I knew one day I would get my hands on one worthy of the name. It may have taken me a few seasons but I finally managed to grab this Preen number in a Charity Shop, talk about complete steal! I am fully behind vintage and thrift store shopping, it may take time to find something but when you do it will be 

Checks will always be one of my favourite patterns, they are completely classic but when they are done in the right way they can transform most pieces into something amazing, like an awesome statement coat. As it's still winter the only option is to pop on a matching faux fur hat and collar, and yes they have to match, go big or go home people!

Dressing a statement coat is fairly easy, everything else just has to be understated, I've gone for a classic white shirt, GAP distressed jeans and cream boots. My bag is easily one of my favourite things, I feel like Mary Poppins as it fits pretty much my house in it, including the kitchen sink! You can't go wrong with a pastel bag, it's versatile and oh so cute. I'm not saying you should throw your old trusty bags out, just invest in a good quality bag in colours to suit your wardrobe. So will you be having a look in your local Vintage/Thrift stores for any of your dream pieces?

Coat - Preen
Hat - Gift
Collar - Urban Outfitters
Jeans - GAP
Nail decals - DIY Nails

Friday, 13 February 2015

Kewpie love from Abandon Ship Apparel


"With their big eyes, chubby bellies and ickle squishy cheeky-weekies you want to pinch all day, kewpie dolls are a mainstay of popular culture and have been for over a century. Conceived by awesome illustrator and badass women’s rights activist Rose O’Neill, these angelic little chubsters graduated from comic books to collectibles in 1912, and now you can find them on a special range of Abandon Ship products designed by Barbie Lowenberg of long-time ASA collaborators and all-round wonderful human beings Longfox."

There's nothing I love more than an adorable kewpie doll and this collection from Abandon Ship is the cream of the crop. Obviously I couldn't say no when they asked me to model the collection. Esp when I got to play in a room full of balloons!

All Images by Tony Thompson
Shop the collection here.

So what's your favourite thing from the collection? 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Happy anti-valentines day pamper fest

I'm not into Valentines day, there shouldn't be just one day of the year when your other half spoils you rotten. In fact we need to spoil ourselves more, when was the last time you had a day to yourself, with nothing to do other than pamper yourself? Can't remember? Neither can I and what better day to hijack than valentines day? 

...I would now like to declare Valentines Day a day of self love...

 There are a few essentials for a proper pamper session. Start with lots of scented candles, I opted for some from Shearer Candles in watermelon, fig and might sound weird but it was the perfect combo of sweet and spicy. Once you have all the candles lit grab some reading material, a headscarf just incase you need to tie up your hair (it's a good excuse to buy a new one), some adorable flowers because you fucking deserve them and a little bottle of fizz for some bathtime relaxation. 

Now on to creating the perfect bath. I like to call this the Holy Trinity.
Pop in a sprinkle of Lavender and black pepper bath salts to help soothe muscles, start running the bath and crumble in this amazing horn bubble bar (you can also play at being a unicorn before hand) and last but not least when your bath is half full but not yet covered in bubbles throw in this heart locket bath bomb, it's smells sweet but not over powering and is so softening that you wont need moisturiser after.

Just incase anyone will be getting a cheeky little photo of you in the bath (it's ok to send people bath photos, I do it to my girls all the time!) pop on some of 'The Kiss', it's moisturising as hell and leave's your lips baby pink and super tasty.

note: you will always get more bubbles in your bath than in my photos, this bath is HUGE!

And just incase you want to spoil yourself further....

Adorable little heart necklaces from Georg Jensen are a perfect way to treat yourself, or one of your best girls.
King Sophie's World make the most adorable patches and this love heart vagina is the cream of the crop. I want to put it on everything!
Bunny ears are made even more amazing when their covered in pink stones. Crown and Glory really do make the best headbands.

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