Pale Pals


Buckle cross body bag, & Other Stories

If, like me, there can never have too many shades of blue in your wardrobe you'll be thrilled to know that blue hues are set to be a lovely little sub trend this autumn.

And, when it comes to blues hues, the paler the hue the better.

From powder to sky blue the shade of your chosen accessory needs to be just right. Light enough to work as an alternative to your usual go-to navy or millennial pink yet dark enough to act as an sophisticated step-up from baby blue.

Look out for streamlined silhouettes, elegant hardware and interesting detailing - think oversized buckles - to offset it from being too pretty.

Shop my edit of the best pale pals to add to your basket below...








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Summer holiday essentials whatever the weather




Lunan Waterproof Jacket, Barbour; Grey tee, Farnol; Denim Skirt, New Look

I'm not flying away anywhere this summer which has meant my summer holiday shopping has been slightly different. I swapped last year's trip to Cape Verde for two week's camping in Cornwall and, whilst my suitcase was just as full it's contents differed heavily.

Whilst we've been blessed with so much sun a Cornish camping trip isn't viable without lots of jumpers, at least one waterproof and plenty of layers for when the sun sets. 

So, if like me, you're staying in the UK this summer I thought I'd share my edit of summer holiday essentials with you...

Waterproof jackets



Playsuits



Basic Tees




Denim Skirts











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Best Summer Swimwear Under £50



Scoop Back Swimsuit, Weekday

Oh get me back to the beach.

I was totally spoilt by the heavenly weather on my recent trip to Cornwall - I've been every year since I was little and have never seen, or surfed in, such a crystal clear sea before.

It was so dreamy that I even invested in a wetsuit so I could get out into the sea as much as possible and, as the swimwear options I'd packed with me didn't quite work under a wetsuit so I ended up placing a rather spontaneous Asos order direct to the campsite to buy this Weekday style.

Whilst there wasn't anything strictly wrong with my striped & Other Stories swimsuit that you'll have seen all over my grid, the cute bowed straps proved to be less than streamlined when it came to suiting up.


Blue Striped Swimsuit, & Other Stories

Whilst I've not wholly given up on bikini's yet, I just didn't feel bold enough to brave one on a British beach this summer. There's been a huge resurgence for this classic style. Whether you're after a classic, chic or slightly cheeky style there's something for everyone.

So, I started searching for swimwear that was fun, flattering and affordable AND I found so many styles I thought it'd be rude not share them all with you guys.

Shop my summer swimsuit edit below...











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Luxury Linen for Less



My love of linen is growing as the temperature continues to rise (and rise, and rise). No longer limited to just the beach (although I realise my snap of my favourite linen twinset is at the beach...) linen separates (and sets have been taken up a notch for summer '18 and I'm completely here for it.

Light-weight and easy to wear this breezy fabric, my wardrobe has started to revolve around linen separates and if, like me, you're avidly exploring any and every available option to keep cooler tailored pieces are the best place to start. With dressier styles providing easy-to-wear options for either a day at the office or a special summer occasion.

Keep an eye out for cropped trousers, buttoned down camisoles and sharp shouldered jackets for a more grown-up approach to the trend. And, don't be anxious to play around with your linen options paring linen together - it's one of those lovely trends where more is more.


My only warning is that you might finish your day with a few more creases than your cotton separates might offer but, over these summer months, you can definitely get away with this a little more. And, unless you're going to steam your look on-the-go there's no real way to truly avoid them - if you know of any let me know!

Linen Edit


Jumpsuits



Blazers




Trousers




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Shop The Trend: Sea Shell Jewellery



If, like me, you were guilty of wearing puka shell necklaces all summer long then you'll be thrilled to see that sea shell jewellery is oh-so back for summer.

All golden and grown up sea shells hit the catwalk with chunky puka shell necklaces layered over chunky knits at Prada's autumn show. However, this season they've really taken off with real shell and replica gold and pearl shell necklaces all over instagram and available everywhere from Asos to Alighieri.

And, if you're a little unsure how someone over the age of twenty three might possibly wear shell jewels without looking really gap yah: simply don't over think it. Layer with one of your go-to gold chains under a white linen shirt or, wear alone with a cute cami for dinner and drinks.

Here are a few of my favourites, so whatever your budget you can tap into summer's most nostalgic trend!


Sea Shell Earrings




Sea Shell Necklaces




Sea Shell Bracelets


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21 Of The Best Summer Skirts

White T-Shirt, & Other Stories; Skirt, Primark; Bag, L.K.Bennett; Sunglasses, Miu Miu

Following months and months of darkness the sun has finally arrived and I'm a little too overjoyed. I've merrily ditched my uniform of jeans and dresses with tights to wholeheartedly embrace denim skirts (on a whole other level) and this bright embroidered style is solely responsible.

After so long in the dark it's been so nice to rediscover how easy and liberating a denim skirt and fresh white tee can be.

From white shirts to grey oversized sweatshirts you can pair anything with a denim skirt: dressing it up as easily as you can dress it down. Which is oh-so handy as, over the never ending winter, my Spring wardrobe has become a long forgotten and sorry situation.

With a denim skirt facilitating a little more variety than my straight forward dress combo it's been so nice to mix and match things up. From striped shirts; when I'm feeling serious, to embroidered tees and Broderie blouses a skirt offers endless options. One great skirt provides a limitless amount of new outfit opportunities.

There are so many great styles on the high street at the moment that its difficult to decide upon which one to buy but here are 15 of the best to make the current heatwave even more enjoyable than it currently is (if that's even possible!)...

White Denim Skirts


Rainbow Denim Skirts



Rainbow Denim Skirts


Mid Wash Denim Skirts


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Summer Staples Now On Sale

Button-Front Midi Dress, Warehouse; Kai Palm Circle Bag, French Connection

Unlike previous years I've been a little slow on shopping the in-store summer drops. Without a holiday to shop for I've just got a little too familiar with my go-to of jeans and a nice for most of the summer.


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Top 20 White Dresses


I've always felt that white dresses are a great way to make a statement, more understated than a classic LBD or LRD (little red dress - not quite sure that one's a thing but I'm running with it...) and yet, when you're wearing one you feel more confident and somehow fiercer.

Whilst a white dress will never, ever, be the shade for summer weddings (unless you're the bride, obvs) it's a dreamy option for bbq's, beach days, dinner and brunch.


I've picked up a couple of white dresses recently, including this dress from Next which will is the perfect sundress for summer holidays and this belted dress from Asos which is oh-so date night ready.

Whether you're after an ultra-feminine tie sleeve style, a white dress with delicate broderie detailing or a romantic white dress with all-over ruffles: there's something for everyone. Style yours with slides for work, switching to woven mules for dinner.

Shop my top twenty white dresses of the summer here...






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Summer's Sorbet Suits




Sweet lilac suits in sorbet shades are the thing this summer. Letting you literally dip your wardrobe into ice-cream shades and offering a fresh update on spring suiting: pastels have never been fresher or, more readily available on the high street.


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The Style Buzzword of The Summer: Vichy



Vichy Dress, Mango; Hat, Topshop; Mules, Marks & Spencer

Every other person on my feed at the moment is wearing Gingham: from monochrome trench coats to tablecloth-checked dresses it's a trend that's been everywhere for all the right reasons. One thing for certain is there's absolutely no shortage of dreamy pieces on the high street and, in my search for the cutest new season styles, I uncovered a secret buzzword that'll help you to unlock exclusive pieces.


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Getting Braces In My Twenties



One of my New Year's resolutions was to fix my teeth for once and all. So, when my lovely Orthodontist opened up in January I immediately booked in and had my braces on before the end of February: that was another of my new year resolutions - to actually get stuff for me done.


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Best Slip Dresses


Slip dresses have gone from a nostalgic 90s trend to a wardrobe staple in, what feels like, a season. They're an absolute joy to wear and lend themselves oh-so easily to each and every possible occasion from Thursday night drinks with the girls to a summer garden party.

There's something so fuss-free and minimal about a slip dress that makes it modern yet retro all at once. Bar a leather jacket there are few other pieces that can make you feel a little, just a little, like Kate Moss for under £20.

With a mix of colour ways and cuts on the high street you can simply throw yours on over a white tee or, pair with trainers (or sliders) and a denim jacket for picnics in the park. The classic shape makes it the ultimate throw-on-and-go dress.

So, whether you're looking to pick up five or invest in one key slip dress shop my little slip dress edit here...


Midi Slip Dresses


Black Slip Dresses



Printed Slip Dresses



Colour Pop Slip Dresses


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What To Wear To A Festvial: Whatever The Weather


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Come rain or shine!

So, Marks & Spencer challenged me to style up and put together an outfit in under an hour for a specific occasion and weather condition. I was given, as you might have hopefully guessed, an outdoor festival on a typically British day: sunny yet rainy.

I filmed my trip around their Marble Arch store on my Instastories (which I saved into my highlights incase you were curious to see which accessories completely distracted me...), going from rail to rail picking out my favourite new-in styles.

Ultimately I ended up planning my look around a pair of their super flattering lift and sculpt jeans, which I paired with a green and white Bardot top which I received endless (and enabling) messages urging me to purchase it 'NOW!' It's just dropped into Marks & Spencer's new-in section online now so I thought, now you can directly shop the look, it'd be a great time to share everything with you.

Bardot top's are my go-to for festivals. Perfect for helping you top up your tan when it's sunny yet, breezy enough to stop you getting too hot in crowds they handily also fit under jackets and jumpers pretty easily. This one's under £___ too which made it even more tempting.

As I'm always freezing, and feel even the slightest of chills, a top and a jacket are never quite enough. So whilst I was instore I also picked up a versatile grey cashmere knit. Light and fuss-free enough to tie around your waist during the day and perfect for layering over the Bardot top when it gets cooler. TOP TIP: tying a knit around your waist is also a great way to protect your new white jeans from grass stains or muddy marks too!

Also, if you take one thing with you to a festival make it a quality waterproof jacket. Invest in something that's going to keep you warm and dry. The stormproof technology within this jacket might sound a little technical but you're guaranteed to feel grateful of it when the rain starts pouring.

When it came to accessorising I opted for a pair of Marks & Spencer's 100% UV protection sunglasses in a fun cat-eye shape and picked a bold and bright cross-body bag that was compact enough for all my essentials (suncream, wet wipes, lipstick etc.) so I could be hands free all day long. Finishing my look off with a pair of comfortable lace up plimsoles to ensure I'll still dancing with my girls long after the final bands finished playing their set.

Here are a few more of my favourite pieces from Marks & Spencer's that you can wear #WhateverTheWeather . . .














Disclaimer: Whilst this post isn't sponsored the product featured within it was purchased with a voucher gifted to me by the brand.
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