Perfect time for a UK staycation!

Perfect time for a UK staycation!

Hello beautiful people! Is it me but is this turning out to be one of the best summers we have had for a while in the UK? With pretty much guaranteed sun throughout June and July, what better time to squeeze in that UK staycation you have been postponing summer after summer.

Tempted by the just gone sunny month of June, we decided to book a family retreat in July to none other than the English Riviera, Devon. The family and I have just come back from six glorious sun filled days and nights in Teignmouth, Devon and it really didn’t disappoint at all. I mean at times the beauty of this place was so unexpectedly breathtaking that you could be forgiven for mistaking it for somewhere in the Mediterranean. Top this off with the beautiful drive up and no hassle of airport terminals, then the UK coastline is a real competitive option.

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Picturesque stretch of coastline at Teignmouth, Devon called Ness Cove

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Dress:& Other Stories | Sunglasses:Fendi

The scenery and beaches were simply beautiful with so much to see and do.

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Sandy beach in Teignmouth, Devon
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The architecture was very fitting and picturesque too
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Dress:Claudie Pierlot | Sunglasses:Gucci

I hope more of us will be considering a staycation😎💋

It’s all about the shades

And hello again beautiful people! Yes it’s that time of year when it’s all about the shades🙌🏾

Yesssssss! it’s time to rock them as you feel suits! I love the appeal of sunglasses and how we all have different preferences aligned to personality, style and mood. They basically are as is fashion as a whole, extended expression of our personalities these days, as in are you fun? Bold? Laid back? Wacky? Eccentric? There are sunglasses to fit all star signs, personalities and moods. Most of all your style of choice at a given place and time.

I have a few favourites of my own this season as set out below in no particular order:

1. The Gucci Sylvie Webb gold metal red blue and white sunglasses for that stunning bold retro look.

2. The D&G round detail acetate and metal sunglasses for that classic chilled out riviera look.

3. The D&G round metal trim sunglasses with a Leo print clip on to accessorise as you feel fit. These are definitely bold being oversized, especially if accessorised with the Leo print clip on as I have in the below pic.

Which shades are floating your boat this season? I mean there are loads to choose from😀stressful fun, but I would always advise going for the ones that make you feel like yessssss! I’m good to go😎

Romantic summer Evening Look in a Fuchsia Maxi

Romantic summer Evening Look in a Fuchsia Maxi

Happy summer days everybody! It’s been a while since my last post, work and everything life got in the way. Anyway I really wanted to do a post on fuchsia being an unlikely hot summer colour. It really is a colour that can pop on all skin tones, bringing on that wow factor especially in chiffon, silk or anything airy and floaty.

It just so happened that I had a summer wedding garden party to attend this weekend, so I thought this the perfect setting for my beloved Temperley pleated maxi chiffon dress in no other colour but fuchsia

 

I mean I just love the whimsical feeling this fuchsia maxi brings on!

 

Do you have a maxi dress in a colour that takes you to wonderland? If not then it’s never too late to invest in one or two💋.

Accessories: Bag/Sandro My Lou Bag (current season) and Shoes/Markus Lupfer platforms.

Popping in Summer Blue

Popping in Summer Blue

Hello again, a glorious week so far with those beautiful sun rays we have all been waiting for finally beaming down. I mean what else can one ask for living in the UK, well that and the England football team making it to the quarter final of the world cup, at least🙏🏽.

Summer seems to be officially here as we brace ourselves for the heat wave this week. I am sure I am not alone when I say we welcome the sizzling temperatures come what may and I for one will be joining ladies everywhere and rocking all those wonderful summer hues. Wednesday felt perfectly suited to throw on a light blue pleated Sandro dress.

Dress: Sandro Keep on Dancing Floaty Printed dress

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Summer blue 5This dress is a current season Sandro, both quaint and quirky with hints of dark pink/light red writing “keep dancing” and tiny polka dot details. It really is a super cool versatile dress that can be worn from day to night, to the park with flats, dinner with pointed pumps or simply pair as I have done with black and off white striped espadrille wedges from J.Crew.

Accessories: J.Crew espadrille wedges/Sandro pink pointed pumps

 

The pink pumps will add an evening appeal for that special dinner date, glass or two on a sunny rooftop, whatever suits! Either way you’re bound to look and feel fabulous.

A small powder blue shoulder bag with a drop to the hip will make for an effortless look.

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Last but not least the sunnies! I love these absolutely popping Gucci metal red, blue and white sunglasses. Need I say more….😍

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Wearing Gucci Sylvie Web Red White and Blue sunglasses

Daring in Black

Daring in Black

Hello again! Hope we are all making the most of the sunny weather this weekend, I certainly will be!

I ended the working week on a high note with a girly dinner date, strutting my stuff in the lovely ”meru wrap jumpsuit” from a wonderful boho chic ethical label called “A Piece Apart.”

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Meru Wrap jumpsuit by “A Piece Apart”

Now being a lady with curves, it is really quite the challenge to find a well made jumpsuit that can easily manoeuvre around those corners and turns. Yes it really is no different to a racing circuit😀. I mean I don’t know about you guys, but when you’re an extreme hr glass shape, off the peg jumpsuits majority of the time won’t make it past the thighs let alone bottom🤭.Jumpsuit 4

Anyway all hail to “A Piece Apart” for this beautiful creation that despite being mainly linen is blended with a flexible Tencel material making it a little bit stretchable. The self tie waist belt is for that very cinched look I usually opt for to create that “am all woman”sexy silhouette. I mean if you don’t feel great after wearing a piece like this, then I don’t know!💋Jumpsuit 1

Accessories:

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Sara Battaglia white bag
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Monochrome J.Crew pumps

Happy Sunday! Let me know your thoughts✌🏽

Happy Belated Father’s Day!

Happy Belated Father’s Day!

Hope everyone had a fabulous father’s day with their wonderful dad’s and any male role model filling that very crucial role. We salute you all.

I went for a family dinner to celebrate the day. It was local affair and a relaxed Sunday so I opted for a relaxed dressed up look. I called on an old loyal fit and flare dress friend of mine. Loyal being a dress that saves the day when all else fails😀. I accessorised it with a thin pearl waist belt, the Sandro mini My Lou bag and Sandro eyelet pointed ballet flats (all from the SS18).

The dress is a trendless recycle, so definitely a great investment! It is also silk so feels soft, smooth and very luxurious.

The pointed ballet flats in more detail below:

I Paired up with some fabulous pearl hoop earrings, white ceramic watch and green nail polish to set the whole look off:

Ah yes and don’t forget to slightly fold those sleeves for a more relaxed look as I have done above.

Thanks for visiting and by all means leave a comment if you had a great father’s day too (top of page✌🏽).

Gastro Recharge

Gastro Recharge

Another brilliant sunny weekend and what better way to enjoy it than in my beautiful blue shirt dress. It is a cheap and cheerful guilt free purchase from H&M and for the 40pds tag I don’t think you can go wrong.

The dress is super comfortable and the cotton feels great. The colour is so stunning and once I had on I was ready to jet set off to Monaco (I wish!). Well I did the next best thing and popped down to a local gastro in the beautiful Epping Forest.

As you can see I kept it simple with the outfit and again accessories accessories! Really only way to vamp your look.

My D&G clip on round gold metal oversize sunglasses are out again!

D&G retro interchangeable sunglasses
The print is an attachment to the gold rim D&G glasses I am wearing.

The cross body bag is from Sandro, but you can find similar ones this season in similar colours. Pastel/powdery blue is a versatile continuous spring – summer colour that you can pair easily, so buy a good quality bag in the colour if you don’t already own one and keep for future summers and holidays.

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Tory Burch mini Fleming in the powdery blue (this season)
Create an hour glass silhouette with a rope belt on shirt dress
Create an hour glass silhouette with a small rope belt on your shirt dress

Cinch that waist in with a small rope belt. My one is from Cos.  They just make the coolest accessories at contemporary prices and great quality.

Happy weekend lovely people! Now go and get your blue on…xx