Spring shopping list | Back to basics

April Shopping list
Holla April, it’s time we got some Spring shopping done! My style is all over the place recently so I’m going back to basics with smocks and breton tees.. and if they aren’t grey or black or some shade in between, I’m not interested. Spring is also the time for investment pieces so I think it’s about time I finally gave in and got myself that Rocco bag. Don’t you agree?

NEW | Chunky caged sandals

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Sandals £24.99 – New Look

I live in chunky boots so finding a sandal that I like is never the easiest mission so when I saw these sitting in the window of my local New Look I was all over ‘em. They’re also perfecto for the transitional weather as you can still wear them with ankle socks and tights. I don’t normally like New Look but there’s no denying their shoe game is on point. Always bringing out a thrifty alternative to a bloggers fave.. think back to the Coltrane dupes for a mere £25 and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Naturally fast food at Leon

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If you’re a Londoner, you’ll be used to seeing a Leon’s around every corner but if you’re from other parts of the UK or even further afield, unfortunately you’re missing out on this little treasure I was pleased to discover a few months back. When you think of fast food you instinctively associate it with chicken nuggets, fries and whatever else lies in the uncertainty of the ingredients. But it doesn’t have to be that way and you can still enjoy delicious meals made from all natural foods and get it within the time it takes to flip a Big Mac…. and if that isn’t enough to persuade you, the prices are practically identical.

The menu includes an arrangement of superfood salads, wraps, rice boxes… think meatballs in a tomato sauce or chicken and chorizo. Or if thats not enough you can still get a burger and a side of baked fries but you’ll be reassured that you’re getting fresh produce created from all natural ingredients.

I normally get a rice box with a peach, lemon and white tea juice and if I’m feeling extra hungry I’ll even get a side of baked fries.. Something I definitely recommend trying if you get the opportunity.

Convenient, cheap, tasty AND healthy.. possibly the perfect combination for when deciding what you want for lunch, right?

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*The Leon Gobi, Menu HERE

House of Holland AW14 Show | London Fashion Week [Backstage]

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Interning at a  British fashion house weeks before London Fashion Week means comfy shoes, three lattes a day and an ‘anything is possible’ attitude.. It unfortunately does not include a series of status’ and tweets with pictures included. I’d love to of shared my experience via social media but its equally as impossible to find the time as it is unprofessional. Now that it’s all over its acceptable to talk about how I spilled red wine and kissed a thousand napkins to make the show invites a little more trashy and how I found myself at Lilly Allen’s house dropping off some insanely fluffy coats. So apologies for the god damn awful photos.

The constant reminders from industry insiders on how anticipated the show was just made me all the more excited that I was working the show for one of my favourite brands. Think 80s society girls gone wild and you’ll sum up the collection perfectly. Filled with colour, embellishments and of course some sassy phrases printed across garments.. an expected element to any House of Holland show. This year it was Rich Bish but I’ll let you see that for yourself whilst I reminisce about the after party at an exclusive swish hotel with an ever-so-generous free bar.

*Not my video

January Shopping

January Shopping
Not quite ‘new year, new me’ worthy but considering I used to find minimalist clothing unoriginal and overrated I’ve found myself not only jumping on the bandwagon but taking a firm seat at the front lately. Statement pieces are all well and good but key word being statement; Once you’ve made it, bam, who wants to see it again, nobody right?
Whereas crisp textures and simplistic designs can be worn effortlessly time and time again. Why would I not want that?
It’s like a revolution but theres only so many plain white tees a girl can own before this gets boring, surely?

American Apparel Matte Top Coat

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Ending the year with a cheeky little review of this American Apparel Matte Top Coat that I picked up a few weeks ago at the AA store on Portobello Road. The sales assistant reminded me of how well it sells, which came as no surprise considering the amount of hype surrounding it online. It costs a hefty £9 which is incredibly over priced but the quality does make up for it with a smooth application and only requiring one coat over your chosen colour. I’ve been using it over the top of a black nail polish so that my nails match my matte black Range Rover.. that’s parked in the garage of my dreams, obviously. Unfortunately the finish isn’t as matte as I’d like it to be, it has more of a semi-gloss finish and although that isn’t ideal, it stills leaves a satisfying finish and maintains it for a good 4-5 days chip free. The packaging is also decent and lets be realistic, the deciding factor always comes down to a decent font. I approve, AA.