A Shopping Break In Mayfair, London

So as you know, Adam and I swapped out our St. Ives holiday this year (twice due to bad weather) and went to London for a mini city break instead. We stayed in The Washington Mayfair hotel, purely for the location and the cheaper price compared to other hotels, and it was nice. Despite having a room next to the main road, making it noisy, it was a nice room and hotel in general. It was only a 7-10 minute walk from Mount Street and New Bond Street, which was exactly what we wanted as we love looking in all of the designer boutiques. We hit up Saint Laurent, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Celine, and more, enjoying all the new collections, and we also headed to Selfridges on the second day. So this is a little mini update and travel post, including all of my photos from London and new purchases! I of course couldn’t come home empty handed, could I? Ha ha. Beautiful views in Mayfair, this is on Mount Street where my favourite Celine boutique is! The Anthracite Jimmy Choo Cruz Boots that I fell in love with and am trying to save for! Two photos from inside Burberry on New Bond Street. It’s a much smaller boutique compared to the flagship on Regent Street, but that’s why I love it! I love the new decor inside. This is the scarf that Adam and I bought to share. It’s the oversized cashmere check in Mid Camel and it’s stunning! We were looking for a new scarf and after trying on lots of colours, we finally decided on this…

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Snakes And Cowboys

Snake Print Boots With A Western Vibe On this particular day that we shot these photos, you can’t really tell from the pictures, but it was really bad weather! It was on and off raining, the wind was constantly blowing so I was permanently holding onto my hat, and the light was bad. It’s frustrating on days like this when you have a shoot planned, but we persevered with it and found some shelter by the Bath Spa to take photos. I thought these pillars were actually a really beautiful backdrop for this look though, so that turned out lucky! I did have a cardigan with me for the chill as we walked around town (you can see a slow motion walk of this outfit here, under the slow mo highlight) but I liked the outfit better without it for the photos! Speaking of my outfit, I was wearing a knitted tie front dress by Topshop in Black, which is actually really affordable as it was only £25 (I also own it in cream) and I paired it with my Topshop Snake Boots too! These are a faux snake printed leather, and actually incredibly comfortable. I’m really into the Western cowboy boot look at the moment, literally in love with it. These boots are currently on sale too with 20% off, so take advantage of that! I finished this look off with my Brixton Hat, to add to the Western vibe a bit more. I went without a bag for the outfit as the one I ordered (this one) hadn’t arrived yet, but I’m planning on wearing these boots again…

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Lily Arkwright – A Beautiful Moissanite Ring

I am really excited to be sharing this blog post with you all. I’ve collaborated with British luxury online jewellery retailer, Lily Arkwright, who specialise in engagement rings and lab grown diamonds, to showcase one of their stunning diamond engagement rings. As you know, I only collaborate with brands that I feel represent myself and my blog perfectly, which is why I don’t have many ads as I like everything to be authentic, and this I believe is a perfect match. Even though I am already engaged, I’m happy to show you how beautiful their rings are as I absolutely adore jewellery. I personally chose this Lily Arkwright Macy Oval Charles & Colvard Moissanite Petite Pavé 18k White Gold Shoulder Set Ring, which is set with a 0.90ct lab grown moissanite centre stone, and it’s incredible! The 18k white gold band itself is set with diamonds, so it truly is a magnificent ring to look at, especially in the sunshine, it just glistens and shines in that perfect, magical way. I couldn’t stop staring at it and looking at how feminine and elegant my hand looked with it on. When I opened the ribbon and took the lid off of the box, it just took my breath away. It’s one of those rings that looks stunning with any nail colour, any skin tone, and pretty much any outfit, as I’ve showed you in these photos a more classy ensemble, and a more evening appropriate, bold look. It works perfectly with both of them. This beauty is a solitaire ring that features a Charles & Colvard, Forever One oval cut moissanite…

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A September Life Update – Hello Autumn

Hey everyone! I’m back with an update as I didn’t do one last month, so this one is a bit bigger! I can’t believe that it’s Autumn now, officially, it’s scary just how fast this year is actually going. October is right around the corner and then it will soon be Christmas again and a brand new year. It’s crazy! I’m sure the time speeds up as we get older, ha ha. Anyway, September has been quite a busy month for me already, so I’m here to share some new things with you! The music I have currently been listening to is country again, I adore my country music, and two of my favourite songs on my Spotify are ‘Straight Outta Cold Beer – Blake Shelton’ and ‘Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi’ so I recommend those! They have some great grit to them. In regards to movies, I’ve watched a few, Bohemian Rhapsody I finally saw, it was good, and I’ve watched a few Netflix Originals, but nothing there worth pointing out, however the series, definitely. I finished all seasons of Working Moms and I absolutely recommend that! It’s brilliant! P.S. – I want to point out that Shopbop also have a sale right now! Use the code STOCKUP19 for 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500. Includes full price and sale items! It’s valid until Saturday 28th, so you don’t have long left to shop! Now, something else huge… I got 2 new tattoos! As you can see in the above 2 photos, I have 2 brand new artwork pieces and I am…

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The Anxiety Train & Confidence Building

It’s been a little while since I wrote a proper blog post on how I am feeling, what I’m up to, and how things are going in general, so I thought I would do that now. You might have noticed that my blog schedule has been a bit erratic for the last month or so, and usually I keep to a really tight posting regime, but things have just been a bit all over the place, especially with family and personal life, but that I wont share on the blog as it’s not directly related to myself. If you have followed me for a long time, you will know that I have spoken openly a lot about anxiety and how it’s been a big part of my life since I can remember. It used to be so crippling that I couldn’t even leave the house at points without having panic attacks and I couldn’t even speak to strangers, be in crowds, anything like that… it was a very dark place. I’ve worked hard on tackling that anxiety though to try and live a more ‘normal’ lifestyle over the years, and push myself outside of my comfort zone to try and achieve things I didn’t think I could. The past two months or so I have really been pushing myself out of my boundaries and trying to grow even more, gaining confidence. One thing I was able to do, which I never thought I would do, is travel alone. One of my best friends (who I have known online for 3 years) was getting married and this was my opportunity to…

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A July Life Update

A July Life Update I know I skipped a monthly update last month, but as I was in Lyme Regis, it made more sense to do a holiday roundup instead, but I have quite a few things to share with you for July, so here it is! First of all, the weather has been absolutely insane, it’s raining and huge electrical storms lighting up the sky every second one minute, and then it’s really hot at record breaking temperatures in the UK of 39C. This is so weird for July for us! I do, however, know when my birthday is coming because I checked the forecast and it’s rain, pouring rain, ha ha. Saturday should be fun! I actually don’t have any plans for my birthday this year, which is unusual, as usually I know what I’m doing, but I guess I’m keeping it low key! Anyway, the photo above was shot at Bath on the Beach, which is an area inside Victoria Park here which they have covered in sand and turned into a Hawaiian themed beach! Isn’t it really cool? You can see the photos for the full outfit though by clicking here. Now moving on, I have some new purchases!! These 2 pieces are from the Allsaints sale because they had 50% off and an extra 20%, so I finally picked up the Keiko bomber jacket in black. I had to size up to a UK 12 in this though as it runs really small! I’m usually an 8 in their leather jackets. You can buy it here. The other piece is a shirt from them too,…

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Our Second Trip To Lyme Regis In Dorset

Our Trip To Lyme Regis This Year And I’m back! Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I was taking a full week off while I was on holiday. Usually I wouldn’t do that, but I didn’t think there would be much point in putting out content if I’m not here to accept your comments and reply to you, and I love that aspect of blogging, where I get to interact with you all. So now I am back from our trip to Lyme Regis in Dorset! Adam and I went there last year as well and loved it so much that we wanted to go again this year! Unfortunately this year the weather was not on our side though, it rained on and off constantly all week, so we couldn’t look for fossils and we couldn’t go on any woodland walks either since it was closed off, and then on the last day, the sun came out for a couple of hours, before we were due to come home, and we got sun burned! Anyway, there were moments of beauty in the evenings when the rain stopped for a while, and it was nice to be away, but I often find we never get breaks fully because we’re always shooting photos so that we don’t waste an opportunity. You can see all of the photos that we shot on my iPhone in this blog post, and of course separate outfit posts will be coming soon as well over the next month or so! Plus, at the bottom of this post, there’s a little new purchase surprise you…

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A Good Way To Channel Anxiety

Those of you who have followed me for a long time will know that I have suffered with anxiety my entire life. From as long as I can remember, anxiety has always been a big part of how I live and how I go about my daily business. There was a point in my life when I was 13-22 or so where I was having panic attacks often, I wasn’t able to leave the house, I couldn’t talk to new people, and I would just be crippled with fear constantly over anything and always anticipating what would go wrong, concentrating solely on the negatives and worries, which is why I’m writing this blog post. I’ve touched on anxiety before in this post and this post, as well as how learning to love yourself is the key to happiness, but a trick that I learned a few months ago that I’ve been putting into practice has helped me dramatically on my journey with anxiety and trying to overcome it. You might have noticed that there’s different types of people in life, the glass half full kind and the glass half empty kind, and you might know what category you fall into there. Some of us are natural worriers and we get anxiety and negative feelings over change and most things, while others are extremely positive, confident and embrace change and life with positive energy and emotions. Now this is what makes a huge difference in your life, it’s all down to how you feel towards situations and how you use your energy within them. It really does change your life. What…

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