When the leaves start falling off the trees, I don't know why but I just have to flock to some sort of manor house. It has to be surrounded by acres of grounds and look picturesque as Autumn takes over the climate. I've dragged my boyf to Tatton Hall, mum to Shrigley Hall and frequently do my running sessions in Bramhall Park. We are so lucky to surrounded by so many beautiful local beauty spots and this is the season to explore them :-)
For a trip to afternoon tea at Shrigley Hall I wore by new monogram scarf purchased from My VIP Wardrobe, they do a whole range of beautiful colours but of course I chose grey :-) Paired with a fine knit jumper from Warehouse and a black faux leather skirt from Misguided.
I've been wearing my own Black Marble xl Portfolio clutch bag to death recently, it's taken everywhere with me and fits my 10 thousand essentials in perfectly whilst adapting my colour scheme slightly for the winter season. The white block heel mules are an old fave from River Island.
The temp is dropping, the knitwear is out and winter boots are on my feet!
With the change of season I've been adding lots of new winter prints to the e-boutique. Half inspired by what my own wardrobe demands of me and half aspiring to the street style recently showcased during fashion week.
Marble - It will never get old, I will never tire of this classical print and you guys don't seem to stop buyin it! I've added a new black marble print to the store especially for AW16/17.
Foil - Texturised and photographic, this high shine looking print transcends all seasons.
Romy Crystal - Photographed by me whilst exploring Crystal Castle in Byron Bay (Australia), this turquoise geode adds a fun & vibrant accent to your daily style. With this print you'll look amazing . . . it's crystal clear :-)
A trip to London is always enjoyable, but when you swing by the Sloane Square Tiffany store to choose an engagement ring it's even better :-) I'm delighted to announce I'm now engaged to my boyfriend, we've been together for nearly 10 years so it was about time.
We stayed at the Radisson in Canary Wharf which is one of our fave hotels, check out the bath tub views of the Thames and millennium dome <3 It was BEYOND dreamy.
When we had a spare half hour I got the chance to finally stop by the very beautiful Peggy Porschen cupcake shop. The pink building and delicious cupcakes supplies fashion bloggers with the perfect backdrop. As I ate my strawberry and champagne slice of heaven I indulged in a spot of people watching, we saw about 4 different groups of fashionistas drop by for a round of outfit papping.
One of our London traditions is to grab a pizza at Harrods second floor pizzeria followed up by a selection of hand picked chocolates in the food hall, yum! So that's just what we did :-)
That funny time of year, it's raining, it's sunshine, it's freezing, take your jacket off quick it's blummin boiling! Who can keep up with it?! So here is my attempt of playing it safe weather wise. This h&m jacquard knit cardi is thin enough to not sizzle 'boil in the bag' style when the sun does decide to show itself and the dusty pink satin cami (also h&m) has side splits that create a dipped hem effect, stylish but light and versatile.
I wore this outfit to explore around the cute little town 'Leek' in Staffordshire and true to British style we experienced at least 4 changes in the weather. It's all good though, my Whistles backpack is big enough to fit a brolly in . . . and sunglasses.
If you're a thrill seeker or just a spectator this place is well worth a visit. The site of a gigantic open surf pool tucked right into the middle of leafy green mountains is completely breathtaking.
We stopped by on our way home from Pembrokeshire and had lunch in the glass sided restaurant. Perfect to sit back, eat delicious food and watch the surfers go by! . . . . And of course have a glass of Rosé wine :-)
The sheer size of the structure made it near enough impossible to photograph the whole scene! People of all ages were trying their hand at surfing and groups were situated in various areas around the enormous pool according to their level of experience. There were also really cute little huts for people staying within the complex.