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I recently added this & Other Stories blouse into my collection and it got me thinking about that season consuming famous The Devil Wears Prada quote: "Florals, For Spring? Groundbreaking." Now, yes, maybe adding florals into your collection for S/S isn't the most groundbreaking thing, but it definitely helps us express our excitement for those summer days through our style. For me, adding florals into my wardrobe isn't something I usually do, I mean, I'm a minimalist, I love beige, no-pattern, plain pieces, simplicity... but every now and again, a piece like this blouse sparks a bit of inspiration in me and I let a bit of pattern, a bit of fun, a bit of floral slip through the cracks.

I'm not saying you're about to see me donning pattern on top of pattern or even investing in many more floral pieces, but it's definitely nice to have the option, especially as we head towards sunnier months and heatwaves (finally!) 

If you're a minimalist like me, this edit is for you. The pieces I've curated below are floral blouses that I think would slip perfectly into any neutral-lover's wardrobe and that you'd be able to style really nicely throughout S/S. I'm picturing these paired with cute dungarees, white jeans, little denim shorts - literally any wardrobe staple! Anyway, happy floral blouse shopping!



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Floral Blouses For S/S

 

I recently added this & Other Stories blouse into my collection and it got me thinking about that season consuming famous The Devil Wears Prada quote: "Florals, For Spring? Groundbreaking." Now, yes, maybe adding florals into your collection for S/S isn't the most groundbreaking thing, but it definitely helps us express our excitement for those summer days through our style. For me, adding florals into my wardrobe isn't something I usually do, I mean, I'm a minimalist, I love beige, no-pattern, plain pieces, simplicity... but every now and again, a piece like this blouse sparks a bit of inspiration in me and I let a bit of pattern, a bit of fun, a bit of floral slip through the cracks.

I'm not saying you're about to see me donning pattern on top of pattern or even investing in many more floral pieces, but it's definitely nice to have the option, especially as we head towards sunnier months and heatwaves (finally!) 

If you're a minimalist like me, this edit is for you. The pieces I've curated below are floral blouses that I think would slip perfectly into any neutral-lover's wardrobe and that you'd be able to style really nicely throughout S/S. I'm picturing these paired with cute dungarees, white jeans, little denim shorts - literally any wardrobe staple! Anyway, happy floral blouse shopping!



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I truly expected this year to have that same 'slow' feeling the past two years have had. I suppose I'd become routined into staying home and being alone, working the time away, just me and my camera. Now however, life is speeding back up to normal again and I'm kind of being shocked back into the swing of things. This isn't a bad thing, of course, the hustle and bustle of the last month or so has just really taken me by a nice surprise. 

Honestly, it's felt non-stop for me (or at least for the level my social battery can handle as I head further into my 20's) It's felt unusual given that I can be a bit of a recluse a lot of the time, but I really have loved being busy again. I've loved the excitement of heading out to try new places, catching up with friends, getting creative and enjoying the city sunshine. It's been well needed I think, not only for the sake of getting me out of my bedroom once in a while, but for the sake of pushing myself out of the comfort zone I seemed to have fallen back into. 

Today, let me fill you in on a few of the things I've been up to lately. With everything from taking photos and drinking coffee to... more taking photos and drinking coffee haha.




At the start of April, I met up with the fabulous Hannah and Michelle, to have a big ol' catch up and shoot some content in the Manchester. It was a busy Saturday, with the usual football masses and weekend city shoppers, but we had the best day wandering around, taking photos, and we even tried a coffee shop that I not been to before called 'Trove'. I loved it there - such a cute little spot! 

One of my favourite outfits we shot from that day included these fab ME+EM jeans (pictured above). They've been a favourite ever since I was kindly sent them and I just love how they worked for this monochromatic look. 

I've had a lot of these kinds of days this year and I have to say, I'm so happy about it. I love the chance to get creative with like-minded people and I'm always up for any excuse to grab a coffee!

Check out Trove & Check out ME+EM






The week after started with a very much needed haircut & colour. I finally refreshed the blonde highlights I got back in October (I know, that's bad, don't judge me) and I got a few layers chopped into my hair, which I just love! I really wanted my hair to feel bright and fresh for the warmer months ahead.

Michelle came up to Manchester again that week and helped me shoot a really fun campaign for Everlane. I decided I wanted to shoot some images and video at The Alan, where we were kindly invited to use one of their beautiful hotel rooms on a whim. It was such a cool morning and it was so great to check out the amazing spaces they have there - I wanted to take a picture of EVERYTHING. I was so happy with how the content for Everlane came out too, if you're interested in that you can have a look HERE. We spent a lot of our time in awe of how gorgeous The Alan was but also had a fab time shooting some outdoor bits and bobs too, which you can see a little snippet of above.

To end the week, I got to model for a lovely brand Sophia Jackson and shoot with my pal Christina! We shot in a very aesthetically pleasing studio on the most gloriously sunny morning - it was just perfect and the images came out so lovely. I mean, nothing beats shooting at early morning golden hour really!



A trip to London for the day was next and I couldn't have picked a more beautiful, sunny day for it! I literally watched out the train window as I left the grey Northern skies behind haha.

I headed down to check out the Boohoo Showroom where I got to take a peak of some of the 'new in' pieces coming in from Warehouse and Oasis, and also just to look at how lovely the space there was. I love a studio/showroom space with a minimal look - I'd happily live in one haha. This was before finally meeting my friend Charlotte (although we have no evidence of this since we took no photos together, ooops) and we went to check out the Trace Press Day, which was really fun! 

I also headed to the H&M and ME+EM stores to pick out some new pieces for Spring, so keep your eyes peeled for those on my Instagram too!




Last but not least, I got to shoot a campaign to celebrate the opening of the new Russell & Bromley store in Manchester and my lovely friend Lauren came along to help! The shop has been re-fitted with a chic and modern look - it's just so beautiful and they have the most gorgeous pieces too. I couldn't resist those sliders pictured above, I mean, all the pieces in there were both beautiful and comfy, what more could you want, right? I definitely recommend popping down to check it out if you're around and you can also look at the campaign we worked on HERE

We finished off the day with coffee from, of course, The Alan, before I headed home to begin a long evening of editing to get the campaign up the next morning (my eyes were laptop screen shaped by the end of it, but it was worth it haha)...

Life Lately

 

I truly expected this year to have that same 'slow' feeling the past two years have had. I suppose I'd become routined into staying home and being alone, working the time away, just me and my camera. Now however, life is speeding back up to normal again and I'm kind of being shocked back into the swing of things. This isn't a bad thing, of course, the hustle and bustle of the last month or so has just really taken me by a nice surprise. 

Honestly, it's felt non-stop for me (or at least for the level my social battery can handle as I head further into my 20's) It's felt unusual given that I can be a bit of a recluse a lot of the time, but I really have loved being busy again. I've loved the excitement of heading out to try new places, catching up with friends, getting creative and enjoying the city sunshine. It's been well needed I think, not only for the sake of getting me out of my bedroom once in a while, but for the sake of pushing myself out of the comfort zone I seemed to have fallen back into. 

Today, let me fill you in on a few of the things I've been up to lately. With everything from taking photos and drinking coffee to... more taking photos and drinking coffee haha.




At the start of April, I met up with the fabulous Hannah and Michelle, to have a big ol' catch up and shoot some content in the Manchester. It was a busy Saturday, with the usual football masses and weekend city shoppers, but we had the best day wandering around, taking photos, and we even tried a coffee shop that I not been to before called 'Trove'. I loved it there - such a cute little spot! 

One of my favourite outfits we shot from that day included these fab ME+EM jeans (pictured above). They've been a favourite ever since I was kindly sent them and I just love how they worked for this monochromatic look. 

I've had a lot of these kinds of days this year and I have to say, I'm so happy about it. I love the chance to get creative with like-minded people and I'm always up for any excuse to grab a coffee!

Check out Trove & Check out ME+EM






The week after started with a very much needed haircut & colour. I finally refreshed the blonde highlights I got back in October (I know, that's bad, don't judge me) and I got a few layers chopped into my hair, which I just love! I really wanted my hair to feel bright and fresh for the warmer months ahead.

Michelle came up to Manchester again that week and helped me shoot a really fun campaign for Everlane. I decided I wanted to shoot some images and video at The Alan, where we were kindly invited to use one of their beautiful hotel rooms on a whim. It was such a cool morning and it was so great to check out the amazing spaces they have there - I wanted to take a picture of EVERYTHING. I was so happy with how the content for Everlane came out too, if you're interested in that you can have a look HERE. We spent a lot of our time in awe of how gorgeous The Alan was but also had a fab time shooting some outdoor bits and bobs too, which you can see a little snippet of above.

To end the week, I got to model for a lovely brand Sophia Jackson and shoot with my pal Christina! We shot in a very aesthetically pleasing studio on the most gloriously sunny morning - it was just perfect and the images came out so lovely. I mean, nothing beats shooting at early morning golden hour really!



A trip to London for the day was next and I couldn't have picked a more beautiful, sunny day for it! I literally watched out the train window as I left the grey Northern skies behind haha.

I headed down to check out the Boohoo Showroom where I got to take a peak of some of the 'new in' pieces coming in from Warehouse and Oasis, and also just to look at how lovely the space there was. I love a studio/showroom space with a minimal look - I'd happily live in one haha. This was before finally meeting my friend Charlotte (although we have no evidence of this since we took no photos together, ooops) and we went to check out the Trace Press Day, which was really fun! 

I also headed to the H&M and ME+EM stores to pick out some new pieces for Spring, so keep your eyes peeled for those on my Instagram too!




Last but not least, I got to shoot a campaign to celebrate the opening of the new Russell & Bromley store in Manchester and my lovely friend Lauren came along to help! The shop has been re-fitted with a chic and modern look - it's just so beautiful and they have the most gorgeous pieces too. I couldn't resist those sliders pictured above, I mean, all the pieces in there were both beautiful and comfy, what more could you want, right? I definitely recommend popping down to check it out if you're around and you can also look at the campaign we worked on HERE

We finished off the day with coffee from, of course, The Alan, before I headed home to begin a long evening of editing to get the campaign up the next morning (my eyes were laptop screen shaped by the end of it, but it was worth it haha)...

 

I recently received these fabulous jeans from ME+EM and it's ignited this huge love for white denim that I never realised I had. These are such a perfect S/S staple and I've not stopped wearing them since they arrived (seriously, they're glued to my legs). I love the straight leg fit and turn up hem, plus they even have an adjustable waist which I think is such a great detail to have! I mean, we all have had the struggle of getting our jeans to be the perfect fit, right?

Anyway, today I thought I'd put together a little edit of some of the fab white jeans I've spotted lately, just in case you're on the hunt for a pair to add to your collection too! I've tried to include a mixture of price points so if you're looking for an investment piece or even a quick bargain, there's something there for you!


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Let's Shop White Jeans For S/S

 

I recently received these fabulous jeans from ME+EM and it's ignited this huge love for white denim that I never realised I had. These are such a perfect S/S staple and I've not stopped wearing them since they arrived (seriously, they're glued to my legs). I love the straight leg fit and turn up hem, plus they even have an adjustable waist which I think is such a great detail to have! I mean, we all have had the struggle of getting our jeans to be the perfect fit, right?

Anyway, today I thought I'd put together a little edit of some of the fab white jeans I've spotted lately, just in case you're on the hunt for a pair to add to your collection too! I've tried to include a mixture of price points so if you're looking for an investment piece or even a quick bargain, there's something there for you!


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Another month has flown by and I'm back with another wishlist! 

If you didn't know, each month (or every other month depending on how 'shopaholic' I'm feeling) I'm curating a bunch of things, whether it be clothes, accessories, etc. that have caught my eye for the month. I'll either be in process of mulling over which pieces to treat myself to or I'll be reporting back with what I eagerly added to my basket... depending on how 'spend happy' I get. This month, it's the latter and I'm so happy with the pieces I chose!

April/May's wishlist is a little bit H&M heavy, once again, and the 3 pieces I ended up getting were all from there, whoops. I mean, H&M are just really killing it with their Spring pieces right now! I've also been really gravitating towards warm brown tones and brown leather pieces lately, so that's definitely something I'm keeping my eye out for whenever I'm shopping, but, in the end, I only picked up a couple of pieces simply because I couldn't resist and they got me so excited for the warmer weather!

I loved the H&M Polo Shirt as soon as I saw it online. It's just so up my street and perfect for sunny days (which are hopefully going to be hitting us soon *crosses fingers*) The design is really relaxed and comfortable. I love mine with a linen skirt or white jeans. I'm basically trying to pretend I'm in a stunning, hot country whenever I wear it haha. 

The little white dress was a 'must' for me too. I got a very similar black version from H&M around Christmas time and it's one of my favourite pieces. The ruched design makes it so flattering and figure hugging. I needed the white version for Spring or else I would have seriously regretted it!

Then the last piece I treated myself too was more of a replacement piece than an actual treat. You see, I stupidly ironed my favourite black kickflare trousers on too high of a setting and ruined them (if I could turn back time... if I could find a way...) SO, I needed a new pair. After searching the internet for a pair that would actually fit and look the way I wanted them to, these H&M ones were the best out of the bunch. I have to say, they're really comfy and a lot more flattering than I thought they'd be. I love the super high waist and the fitted legs that give you that 'super tall supermodel' feel. They're definitely a good replacement for my old favourites for now.



Anyway, enough rambling! I'll link everything from this wishlist below and, you never know, something might catch your eye.

Everything from my wishlist will be linked below and can also be found over on my LTK page for you to shop too!


The April/May Wishlist

 

Another month has flown by and I'm back with another wishlist! 

If you didn't know, each month (or every other month depending on how 'shopaholic' I'm feeling) I'm curating a bunch of things, whether it be clothes, accessories, etc. that have caught my eye for the month. I'll either be in process of mulling over which pieces to treat myself to or I'll be reporting back with what I eagerly added to my basket... depending on how 'spend happy' I get. This month, it's the latter and I'm so happy with the pieces I chose!

April/May's wishlist is a little bit H&M heavy, once again, and the 3 pieces I ended up getting were all from there, whoops. I mean, H&M are just really killing it with their Spring pieces right now! I've also been really gravitating towards warm brown tones and brown leather pieces lately, so that's definitely something I'm keeping my eye out for whenever I'm shopping, but, in the end, I only picked up a couple of pieces simply because I couldn't resist and they got me so excited for the warmer weather!

I loved the H&M Polo Shirt as soon as I saw it online. It's just so up my street and perfect for sunny days (which are hopefully going to be hitting us soon *crosses fingers*) The design is really relaxed and comfortable. I love mine with a linen skirt or white jeans. I'm basically trying to pretend I'm in a stunning, hot country whenever I wear it haha. 

The little white dress was a 'must' for me too. I got a very similar black version from H&M around Christmas time and it's one of my favourite pieces. The ruched design makes it so flattering and figure hugging. I needed the white version for Spring or else I would have seriously regretted it!

Then the last piece I treated myself too was more of a replacement piece than an actual treat. You see, I stupidly ironed my favourite black kickflare trousers on too high of a setting and ruined them (if I could turn back time... if I could find a way...) SO, I needed a new pair. After searching the internet for a pair that would actually fit and look the way I wanted them to, these H&M ones were the best out of the bunch. I have to say, they're really comfy and a lot more flattering than I thought they'd be. I love the super high waist and the fitted legs that give you that 'super tall supermodel' feel. They're definitely a good replacement for my old favourites for now.



Anyway, enough rambling! I'll link everything from this wishlist below and, you never know, something might catch your eye.

Everything from my wishlist will be linked below and can also be found over on my LTK page for you to shop too!


 

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and our wardrobes filled with knitwear are slowly being replaced with delicate dresses and light jackets. I know we've all been craving this for so long and it's so nice to finally have reached the warmer months after such a long, dark winter. I'm so happy to be saying, it's trench coat season (woohoo!) and I'm so excited about it! 

I've had this Zara trench coat (pictured above) for a couple of years now after grabbing it in the sales, and it's been a staple of mine ever since. I really love the more khaki tone to this coat, it makes it a little more unusual than your classic trench, and I just adore the casual fit of it. It works all year round really, but it really shines during Spring paired with light blouses, blue denim and cute mini skirts. 

Today, I thought I'd put together a little edit of some trench coats I've spotted online, in case you're after one for yourself this year!


Coat - Zara | Knit - Thrifted | Trousers - Warehouse | Trainers - H&M


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The Trench Coat Edit

 

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and our wardrobes filled with knitwear are slowly being replaced with delicate dresses and light jackets. I know we've all been craving this for so long and it's so nice to finally have reached the warmer months after such a long, dark winter. I'm so happy to be saying, it's trench coat season (woohoo!) and I'm so excited about it! 

I've had this Zara trench coat (pictured above) for a couple of years now after grabbing it in the sales, and it's been a staple of mine ever since. I really love the more khaki tone to this coat, it makes it a little more unusual than your classic trench, and I just adore the casual fit of it. It works all year round really, but it really shines during Spring paired with light blouses, blue denim and cute mini skirts. 

Today, I thought I'd put together a little edit of some trench coats I've spotted online, in case you're after one for yourself this year!


Coat - Zara | Knit - Thrifted | Trousers - Warehouse | Trainers - H&M


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I'm so happy to be saying we're finally in Spring! March has been such a good month so far which, given the gloomy, quiet and uninspired start to the year, I didn't really expect it to be...

I've been trying to push myself out of my 'covid-lockdown anxiety induced' comfort zone this year. My main goal was to say yes to more things and push myself to see and do more things, and this month it really feels like my plan is in motion. I'm currently writing this with a stuffy nose and a sore throat though, so there has been the occasional set-back haha.

Anyway, today I thought I'd catch you up on what I've been up to lately, as well as just writing it as almost a little diary entry for myself too. There's lots to share, but whether my lurgy-d brain will have the ability to write a lot about it will be another question, so it might be very picture heavy... but enjoy!





I mean, who doesn't love a good trip to IKEA? My Mum and I popped to our local furniture heaven for a little afternoon out together and to pick up a piece that I needed (well, wanted). We'd both not been in so long, so it took a lot of willpower for us not to come home with ever wicker basket, and cute trinket in sight. We actually only decided to go after I was going to order a mirror from the site and the delivery was almost as much as the mirror itself - yikes!

One weekend, Hannah and I headed down to the Trafford Center too. We stopped by to check out the Bobbi Brown Pro Pop Up and it was such a lovely afternoon out, filled with beauty talks and tips, a little 15 minute make-over that made us feel fantastic, and discovering all about some of their new launches. *PR visit.






I had a lovely afternoon catching up with my friend Lauren, and also discovering a new coffee shop called The Alan in Manchester - it's probably the most aesthetically pleasing places, ever! We also headed to The Refuge later that evening to check out the Women's Work Photography Exhibition to celebrate International Women's Day, which was really nice.

Josh and I had a super busy Saturday that weekend, which actually turned out to be what was probably one of my favourite days of 2022 so far. It's not that anything major happened, it was just really nice haha. We jumped on the train into Manchester to visit the Dei Dei pop up and discover more about the brand - I also bumped into some friendly faces there which was lovely! We then stopped by PLY for some delicious lunch. We had pizza, olives and lots of cheese - it was SO good. I always forget how much I love PLY. My parents were also in town, so we decided to meet up with them and their friends for a couple of drinks, which was just a really lovely spontaneous end to the day and such a laugh.

 


Last but not least, Hannah and I got treated to a lovely morning at Selfridges Personal Shopping with the amazing fragrance brand Maison Francis Kurkdjian. We got to chat to Eva Carlo, a fragrance expert, in a lovely bespoke consultation and discover all about the different scents on their stories. I really fell in love with so many of their scents, but ultimately really fell for their Baccarat Rouge 540. Oh, and there was delicious pastries and fizz - how could I forget that! Yum!

What I've Been Up To

 

I'm so happy to be saying we're finally in Spring! March has been such a good month so far which, given the gloomy, quiet and uninspired start to the year, I didn't really expect it to be...

I've been trying to push myself out of my 'covid-lockdown anxiety induced' comfort zone this year. My main goal was to say yes to more things and push myself to see and do more things, and this month it really feels like my plan is in motion. I'm currently writing this with a stuffy nose and a sore throat though, so there has been the occasional set-back haha.

Anyway, today I thought I'd catch you up on what I've been up to lately, as well as just writing it as almost a little diary entry for myself too. There's lots to share, but whether my lurgy-d brain will have the ability to write a lot about it will be another question, so it might be very picture heavy... but enjoy!





I mean, who doesn't love a good trip to IKEA? My Mum and I popped to our local furniture heaven for a little afternoon out together and to pick up a piece that I needed (well, wanted). We'd both not been in so long, so it took a lot of willpower for us not to come home with ever wicker basket, and cute trinket in sight. We actually only decided to go after I was going to order a mirror from the site and the delivery was almost as much as the mirror itself - yikes!

One weekend, Hannah and I headed down to the Trafford Center too. We stopped by to check out the Bobbi Brown Pro Pop Up and it was such a lovely afternoon out, filled with beauty talks and tips, a little 15 minute make-over that made us feel fantastic, and discovering all about some of their new launches. *PR visit.






I had a lovely afternoon catching up with my friend Lauren, and also discovering a new coffee shop called The Alan in Manchester - it's probably the most aesthetically pleasing places, ever! We also headed to The Refuge later that evening to check out the Women's Work Photography Exhibition to celebrate International Women's Day, which was really nice.

Josh and I had a super busy Saturday that weekend, which actually turned out to be what was probably one of my favourite days of 2022 so far. It's not that anything major happened, it was just really nice haha. We jumped on the train into Manchester to visit the Dei Dei pop up and discover more about the brand - I also bumped into some friendly faces there which was lovely! We then stopped by PLY for some delicious lunch. We had pizza, olives and lots of cheese - it was SO good. I always forget how much I love PLY. My parents were also in town, so we decided to meet up with them and their friends for a couple of drinks, which was just a really lovely spontaneous end to the day and such a laugh.

 


Last but not least, Hannah and I got treated to a lovely morning at Selfridges Personal Shopping with the amazing fragrance brand Maison Francis Kurkdjian. We got to chat to Eva Carlo, a fragrance expert, in a lovely bespoke consultation and discover all about the different scents on their stories. I really fell in love with so many of their scents, but ultimately really fell for their Baccarat Rouge 540. Oh, and there was delicious pastries and fizz - how could I forget that! Yum!

 


This beautiful Arket Knit recently entered my life and I instantly fell in love with it. You may have seen this featured in my March Wishlist and it's definitely a purchase I'm extremely happy I made. It's a great transitional knit and it's really sparked an even bigger love for Arket and their pieces. I mean, ever since adding this to my wardrobe, I have become completely addicted to checking out the Arket 'New In' section. As a brand, their current pieces are so up my street, it's total wardrobe eye candy!

In today's post I thought I'd put together a bit of edit for you of all the amazing Arket pieces I've spotted lately (and some things that I may or may not be adding to my future wishlists...) 

Maybe you'll spot something you like - Happy Shopping!


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The Arket Edit

 


This beautiful Arket Knit recently entered my life and I instantly fell in love with it. You may have seen this featured in my March Wishlist and it's definitely a purchase I'm extremely happy I made. It's a great transitional knit and it's really sparked an even bigger love for Arket and their pieces. I mean, ever since adding this to my wardrobe, I have become completely addicted to checking out the Arket 'New In' section. As a brand, their current pieces are so up my street, it's total wardrobe eye candy!

In today's post I thought I'd put together a bit of edit for you of all the amazing Arket pieces I've spotted lately (and some things that I may or may not be adding to my future wishlists...) 

Maybe you'll spot something you like - Happy Shopping!


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