Friday Five : Honeymoon Swimwear

friday five swimwear for spring house of fraser

Navy Spots – Boden, Watermelon – South Beach, White – Modcloth, Red – Topshop, Blue Spots – House of Fraser

 

Yes, I know, it’s February. It’s blooming freezing outside, and I’m showing you swimwear.  However, during these colder months one of the queries I get from clients every year is ‘I’m off for some Winter sun, where can I get swimwear?!’ – luckily this is much less of an issue now than it used to be, when you would have to turn to expensive ‘cruise line’ collections to get out of season holiday wear. I’m not stealing away for a holiday, but I am at that most delicious part of the wedding planning process where we are looking at booking our honeymoon.  [Read more…]

Where Did You Get That Hat?

 

topshop navy fedora sprinkle of glitter playsuit

I have a very big head. No seriously. People laugh at me when I say it, but it makes buying hats a real issue! I love hats, and truly believe that accessories make or break an outfit. At this time of year a good hat can be the difference between feeling the chill or being sheltered from the drizzle. But, due to my aforementioned large-head-itis (it makes alice bands a right faff too, constantly snapping them in the middle as they stretch over my noggin!) you’ll generally see me in a stretchy knitted beret or beany, whilst I lust after all of the gorgeous 70s floppy brimmed numbers, cloches and fedoras.

I’ve been on the lookout for a navy, structured hat for a while. I had spotted this oversize fedora with gold band in Topshop, but didn’t really pay it too much attention as it was ‘one size’ – generally a no-go for me! But after many a navy hat disappointment, including an ASOS size ‘L’ that had to be returned after it was obviously not going to be jammed on my head, I thought I’d give this one a go whilst passing by Toppers in the Bullring on my way back from a meeting.

And guess what… it fits! [Read more…]

Bullring Christmas Bloggers Event

emily jayne bullring christmas bloggersDone all your Christmas shopping? Nope? Me either!! (For those of you who smugly said ‘yup’, think of all the last minute excitement you’re missing out on! Nope? Rather not run around in a frenzy of festive stress? Fair enough.)

But anyhoo, for those who, like me, need a little last minute Christmas Gift inspiration, the lovely folks at the Bullring ran an event last week for a handful of Brum bloggers to showcase some of their festive offerings!

Fab nibbles and some rather spectacular looking cocktails were provided by Chi Kitchen. I’ve not visited this new Pan-Asian restaurant in Debenhams yet, but it’s now definitely on my list of places to try – in fact it was difficult to tear myself away from the buffet and chatting and catching up with some of my fave bloggy types to go and look at the lovely gift ideas! [Read more…]

The Colour Edit Autumn/Winter 2015-16 – Cadmium Orange

cadmium orange fashion style autumn fall 2015

Time for the next post in my Autumn / Winter Colour Edit series! Every 6 months, I explore the colours that the powers that be (Pantone!) predict as the big colour trends for the season, and show you my favourite ways to wear them in the shops right now. Last week we looked at the most on trend ways to wear Green this season, and today we’re warming things up a little with Cadmium Orange!

Pantone describes this colour as… [Read more…]

Botanical Garden Florals

ASOS floral madeira outfit photo 1

Dress – ASOS, Shrug (in hand) – Monsoon, Clutch – Topshop, Flats – Boden

 

 

There was no way that I could resist trying to take some outfit photos in the gorgeous surroundings of the hotel we stayed in on our recent holiday in Madeira. One of the things I loved about this trip was having a dinner booked in the hotel restaurant every night – it was lovely to have the routine of getting dressed for dinner.  [Read more…]