Zip It Good!


Another day in February, another day of grey skies and lots of rain. Not the most positive of ways to start a post off I'll admit but after a week spent with a steaming cold, avoiding going outside whenever I can and living in outfits which consist of three layers minimum, it's hard to see the bright side... Literally! Maybe it's the three consecutive storms we've just had or the lack of vitamin D but I just can't seem to pull myself out the funk I'm in at the moment and I think I'm possibly experiencing January blues a month late? With the weather still so cold and when dressing for comfort is still our main priority, it can often feel hard to feel inspired by our wardrobes, I know. But all is not lost, this week I'm sharing with you one of my favourite- most definitely comfy- pieces we see coming in stronger than Storm Dennis this season. The oh so leisurely zip up sweater!

Old Fashion, New Fashion


Over the past few months I've been spotting a real array of heritage style accessories, outwear and shoes cropping up and for me this is a sight for sore eyes because vintage inspired heritage is one of my all year round, fail-safe looks to opt for. So I realise "heritage" as a trend sounds a touch vague and possibly a tiny bit pretentious but it's the only word which really, truly does the aesthetic it's full justice. Basically this is a trend built up of quintessential classics. It's a little British and a little "college grad" all mixed into one and it's made up of staple pieces which have stood the test of time. It's definitely in the same ball park as preppy but think more sophisticated professor than fun and carefree student... As I type this, I realise what I'm trying to say is heritage is kind of a grown up version of preppy. Does that make sense?

It's Easy Being Green, Yellow and Lilac


This year I really wanted to put the effort in and get writing blog posts more regularly again but I already feel like I've fallen at the first hurdle, with only one post in January. General life admin and trying to be a grown up has meant that often my blog falls by the wayside, something I feel really disheartened about as it's a part of my job I've always wanted to maintain and something I feel passionately about. I've come to the conclusion that little and often is the best way to over come this niggle and instead of pushing myself to continually offer up mammoth posts, I will instead try and write more regularly giving a brief run up. Of course if there's a meaty topic I'm just itching to discuss with you guys than I promise I won't hold back. One of the main reasons I started my blog was because I felt constrained sharing my latests thoughts, feelings and inspirations on Instagram and  felt a blog let me branch out, I'm starting to think that's got lost along the way. I've started to feel like there's no point in writing on my blog unless I've got a lot to say and as bad as this might sound, not everything I want to share requires a wordy monologue accompanying it! Sometimes I might just want to share a trend I love, a time, place or moment which is inspiring or simply a book I've adored reading and with this in mind I'm going to push myself to create posts no matter how little or small the words within it may be...

2020 Vision

First blog post of the new year! Hooray! I always love writing this because not only does it feel like an official fresh start but it's a little benchmark to another year my blog is still ticking along and this makes me all kinds of happy especially as we now enter it's FIFTH year going strong. So amazing, if not a little daunting how quickly the time has gone by. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and an even more wonderful New Year Eve... Let's hope the Twenties are as roaring as they were hundred years ago. Flapper skirts, beaded head-dresses and jaw length bobs at the ready, I'm not at all opposed to bringing back a little 1920s fashion! Charleston and Gatsby inspiration aside I just wanted to very quickly check in with you guys because I don't know if it's just me but it seems reaching both the end of 2019 as well as the end of a decade has meant that the "new year/new me" talk flying round on social media has been ten fold! And as lovely as these posts are to read, I wanted to share my thoughts...