Tuesday, 25 October 2016


wearing knitwear by Next, skirt and boots by River Island

We are in the height of Autumn/Winter 2016 and the style stakes are at their very highest before the holiday season approaches us. How are you killing it this season? Straight from the runway and onto the high street, here are five of the greatest runway to retail trends this A/W season.

#1 Military chic. This trend makes it's return every other season. There is something about structure and tailoring that ensures your presence falls nothing short of bold and dominant as proven by Tommy Hilfiger's AW16 runway collection.
Head to River Island to shop Military chic.

#2 Geometrics. Keeping it dimensional makes an ensemble not only all the more interesting but also decisive. Whether you are experimenting with shapes and patterns, as seen with Louis Vuitton, or getting dramatic with your cut, make it count.
Head to Warehouse to shop Geometrics.

#3 Fur feet frolics. Now of course we are talking faux fur, but nevertheless keeping your fur at the very foot of your outfit is an outrageous move. Salvatore Ferragamo is a rule breaker, but sometimes rules were made to be broken.
Head to Topshop to shop Fur feet frolics.

#4 Layer lust. We always talk layering the second fall hits but this season it has reached an unprecedented level. Layers on layers on layers are all the rage. Instead of keeping such a trend restricted to the margins of outerwear, Riccardo Tisci demonstrated just how to layer within an outfit itself. Why not experiment with ruffles?
Head to Zara to shop layer lust.

#5 Belt me up. Belts are back and they are here to stay. Admittedly I have never been a lover of such an accessory however after seeing Saint Laurent dominate AW16 fashion week, by accessorising every look, regardless of the occasion, with a belt, I have never been more excited to experiment. 
Head to Asos to shop Belt me up.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Welcome to hot topic darlings! It's that time of year where we spice things up. Join me weekly as we talk the hottest, current fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle fixes. Watch this space.

HOT, Vogue has just announced its endorsement of  a presidential candidate for the first time in the magazines history, and yes its Hillary! 

HOT, Michelle Obama stunned at her final state dinner wearing a one of a kind rose gold Versace piece. FLOTUS knows how to kill it! 

HOT, TommyXGigi hit Tokyo this week. Inevitably it was a major hit with some serious glam.

HOT, Jen Atkins snap story continues to get better and better. This jet setting darling visited Bahrain and Dubai this week! She  also provides us with some serious shopping goals.

HOT, High street or high chic? Topshop have taken on Halloween and it is out of this world. Think black slip dresses and Maison Michel inspired head pieces.

HOT, Haven't you heard bangs are back? Or at least temporary ones are.

HOT, Instagram Summer throwbacks are my weakness. There is nothing I enjoy more than staring at dream holiday destinations all year round. 

HOT, Custom Burberry cashmere is back on the top of my Christmas wish list! 

HOT, Lady Gaga's A-YO is lit. I knew I was instantly going to love Gaga's new album Joanne just by the gorgeous baby pink fedora she's wearing on the cover. 

HOT, METAMORPHOSIS005 is here. From the darling who created LUST004, Pat McGrath has gone bigger, bolder and better with this showstopping shadow.

HOT, Kylie Jenner lip kits are all the rage, however her new Halloween inspired range which include shades Moon, Spice, Trick and Pumpkin may be my favourite yet. 

What's on your hot topic this week?
Be sure to let me now.
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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

September favourites

Can you believe it's October darlings?
Fall is in full flow, the nights are a little darker and the city is a little colder.
It has been a minute since I wrote a favourites post but I just couldn't resist, 
September was far to good not to. 
Couture La la by Juicy Couture SHOP
As we've discussed before, scents say a lot about a person. I get through bottles of fragrance all to frequently. Whilst I already have my favourites such as Tom Ford Black Orchid and Marc Jacobs Decadence for when we engage in city night frolics, I am forever switching up my everyday go to. This month I have been wearing Couture La la by Juicy Couture. Yes, it's a little sweet and yes it's a little fun, but after all you wear what you please and what you please mirrors your mood. 
Pandora Rose SHOP
I was gifted this gorgeous ring a few weeks back and it is now permanently attached to my fingers. From a girl who has never rated rings or participated in the current Pandora phase, I am now a lover of Pandora rose. I'm particularly selective about the array of rings that appeal to my liking in Pandora and this is perfection. I have never been an over the top jewellery fanatic, but this simple embellished band in darling rose gold is flawless. 
Lulu Guinness limited edition Vaseline
Okay, so I know Vaseline is Vaseline but we all know I adore anything Lulu Guinness. Over the years Vaseline has collaborated with many brands such as Selfridges but this is without a doubt a favourite that will remain in my handbag for months. 
The pink thing
So you may have guessed a recurring theme when it comes to my September favourites, we are talking all things pink. Whilst I have always been a a lover of Barbie's go to colour it has reached an unprecedented level over the past month. If things are a little scandalous you may as well look outrageously show stopping whilst they occur. Pink? Sequinned? Darling you are good to go.
KoKo K by Kylie Cosmetics
Whilst I have had my eyes fixed on every Kylie lip kit release I had never thought about getting my hands on one (they sell out in seconds). My best friend got me KoKo K as a birthday gift and it has become a lip lover, life changer. This shade, which I can only describe as a dirty pink, has replaced my beloved Mac Creme Cup this month as my go to product. This matte kit lasts all day without reapplication and I have received multiple compliments about it's exquisite colour. Of course i'm lusting after every Kylie shade now more than ever.
Dior blusher brush 16 SHOP
I'm still yet to put down my bronzer. After spending part of the month in the wonderful city of Barcelona I am just not ready to give up my summer tan (although it's inevitably fading/very much gone). This Dior brush is my favourite applicator of all time. Whether bronzing, blushing or highlighting this angled brush ensures perfection and whilst it may sit in a higher price band than others it's investment is worthwhile.
What would Blair Waldorf do?
So judging by my Instagram it's pretty obvious that this is my mantra. For a girl who still hasn't fall out of love with Gossip Girl, Queen B's thoughts and sassy sayings are life quotes. These pencils were a cute addition to my home decor. 
Amethyst Aphrodisiac by Charlotte Tilbury SHOP
Confession, I don't have green eyes. However that just wasn't enough to put me off. I am completely into purple and burgundy shades right now and this crayon eyeshadow is everything I need without the fuss of multiple products. Once again Charlotte continues to deliver and the results fall nothing short of perfection. 
A/W16 Barry M Gelly shades SHOP
I replace my Barry M shades constantly. These are the only bottles of nail polish I get to the bottom of as I use them so frequently. I picked up two new colours from their Autumn/Winter collection just the other day and I cannot pick a favourite between the two. I'm completely rating purples at the moment meaning Oasis is a dream. That being said Paradise, a Burberry inspired brown, has all the attributes of the most gorgeous nude you have ever set your eyes on. 
Sweet tooth
I have had a complete sweet tooth throughout September. That may have something to do with the all the rainbow cake and gelato I have had for breakfast on one to many occasions. These SugarSin handmade lollipops taste as good as they look and they are gluten free, naturally flavoured and naturally coloured not to mention completely vegan! 

Darlings, what have you been loving over the past month?
Be sure to let me know!
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Back to the city

                             It wasn't all too long ago that I found myself immersed in city blues.
I longed for a break away from the dangerous reality that the city brings to you all year round and lusted after the island.

To say I have thoroughly enjoyed my fling with Summer this year is an understatement. I visited the other side of the globe, surrounded myself with cultures unlike my own, wanderlusted after dream destinations and met some incredible people ...
but now i'm back.

Remember the thing about September? Well it's time to grind, seek your inspiration and slay. 
When the going gets tough, suck it up.
When life gets you down, shimmy your way back up.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The only shade you should be concerned about is the colour of your next Winter coat.

The city feels exciting and new once more. Whether your eyes are fixated on the runway, you're shopping for your new AW16 wardrobe, you take on a huge task in the workplace or meet a new array of people. It's time to kill it darlings, don't let anyone mess with your vibes. 
After all we are all about the sassy city frolicking. 
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Thursday, 22 September 2016


Today's marks the Autumnal equinox of 2016.
As the Burberry trench coats make a return, the leaves fall on the ground and our favourite shades reappear the turn of the season marks the the turn of a brand new transition once again. 
Join me as we I explore the wonderful city of Barcelona, my last fling with Summer and the first taste of fall.
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Monday, 5 September 2016

The thing about September

September is all about new beginnings and change.
Whilst Summer is a carefree past time that allows us to release our flings and frolics that we have desired all year round, this season is one where we let everything go and start again. There is just something about September that holds importance like no other.

This month I turn 23. The thing about 23 is, it holds little significance in the grand scheme of things. Whilst everyone is well aware of when they hit their decades, or life quarter, 23 still provides you with every opportunity to repeat your mistakes and continue learning from them. You still have seven years before you hit that thirty mark, lets make them all the more spontaneous.

Fashion week
I have been lusting after fashion week for so long. After a long start to the year I find myself craving new season, new trends, new cuts and new names. New York to London, Milan to Paris has never been desired more. This season we will see the up and coming rise of runway to retail. More and more designers and brands have decided to open up the borders to allow you to shop your favourite looks straight from the runway. We have come along way even since those snapchat premieres.

Autumn/Fall is my favourite season. Whether it's the leaves falling from the trees, the rainy days or all Hallows Eve, there is just something about this season that excites me more than anything. Burnt out colours, bold statements and trips to the pumpkin patch have never been more appealing.

The City
The city flourishes in the fall months. September is the month of motivation and magic. Power surrounds all of us, as does ambition, and pushes us to our very limits. Striving for success has never been more important and time and time again we kill it. It's time to show our love for the city once again.

But where does that leave us darlings?
It's back to the runway then onto the streets. Getting these next few months right significantly impacts the remainder of your year. Whilst of course the calendar months are January to December, I still work from September to August, my mood matches the season and it only makes sense to slay from the start and reward yourself at the bitter sweet end.

It's time to kill it my darlings.
We are about to talk fall looks, fall glam and power players.
Oh, that's after one last fling with Summer ... 
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Getting to know you

It has been a while since I have given you a life update. Instead of providing you with a low down I have taken my favourite questions from an array of blogger tags and shared my answers.
Everyone likes a little fun on a Monday night right?

1. The soundtrack of your life
B'day- Beyonce
2. A place you were ten years ago
3. The last time you really laughed
Yesterday when I nearly fell into a pond
4. Something you’ve always wanted to try
Sky diving, i’m a lover of heights

5. Word of the day
6. Five minutes with the President, what do you talk about?
‘Do you think Hillary will redecorate?’
7. A career change tomorrow, to what?
The next Tim Peake
8. Favourite time of the year
September fashion week

9. Inspiration
Diane Von Furstenberg
10. Quote to live by
Slay trick or you get eliminated
11. Catch me reading
American Vogue, Kendall is killing it
12. Guilty pleasure

13. Night in or night out
Always night out
14. Social media
15. A cause you’re passionate about
Gender equality
16. Catch me
Online shopping
17. Trendsetter
Victoria Beckham is the ultimate power dresser

18. A trend that needs to die
Patterned leggings.
Correction: leggings.
19. Designer of the moment?
Olivier Rousteing, does anyone else have an overwhelming
desire to join the Balmain Army?
20. Favourite store
Victoria's Secret
21. Outfit dreams
A bikini a day

22. Relocation destination
23. Go to beauty
Revolution peach lights highlighter
24. Live in LA?
Oh please, the Hills has been my favourite thing since 2006
25. Favourite thing about Winter?
Knee high boots and darker than dark lipstick

26. City
Paris, the fashion capital
27. Vacation where? 
Havana, Cuba. The Chanel cruise show made a case for it
28. Hit by lightning?
Beach parties in a tropical storm are never a good idea
(no I wasn't hit) 
29. Favourite book
The Great Gatsby. Speakeasies and scandal

30. A movie you can quote word for word
Princess Diaries 2
31. Your Olympic Sport
Hula hooping
32. Ultimate crush
Jared Leto, even if he has better hair than me
33. A TV show you wish was still on air
Gossip Girl. Life has never been the same without my weekly dose of Chuck Bass
34. Spirit animal
... Blair Waldorf

35. Weakness
The Irish accent 
36. Lover of
37. Hater of
38. Dreamer of

Don't take life to seriously darlings. 
Be sure to email me your answers or comment, I love to hear from you!
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