Sunday, 26 February 2017

Finishing Touches for Your Home

Recently I've been getting the urge to add some more decor to the rooms in my flat. There are so many beautiful homeware pieces in the shops right now, so I thought I'd share some of my favourites. From high-street bargains to indie boutique gems, these are a sure-fire way to add some style to your home.

Pomme Pomme merino wool throw
Chunky knit throw £85 - Pomme Pomme
These 100% merino wool throws are a great way to add some hygge to your home. They're handmade in Manchester and there are loads of colours to choose from. 

H&M Home decor 2017
Round Mirror £25, Frames £6.99 to £8.99 - H&M
I may be biased since I used to work there, but H&M do some gorgeous homeware. These sunburst mirrors and hanging frames look so pretty together.

Rose and Grey lanterns
Antique Brass Lanterns £36.95 to £49.95 - Rose & Grey
These lanterns would make a room feel so cosy at night, and I think they'd look beautiful even when they're not lit up.

Zara underwater collection 2017
Coral print cushion cover £19.99- Zara
Zara's new Underwater collection is absolutely stunning. I love the bright colours of the coral and it reminds me of swimming in the Great Barrier Reef.

Little Lies homeware
Moroccan shelf £18, Arrow hooks £12 - Little Lies
Little Lies is a Scottish online boutique that specialises in bohemian homeware (and clothes too!) These wall hangings are the perfect way to display your favourite things.

Vases £3 to £10 - HEMA
I first discovered the Dutch brand HEMA when I was on a work trip in Birmingham. They have some lovely colourful decorations which are really affordable.

Matalan homeware 2017
Tealight holder £15 - Matalan
I adore almost anything that looks oriental and this tealight holder is no exception! It's so unusual and you'd never guess that it's from Matalan!

Oliver Bonas sheepskin cushions
Sheepskin cushions £45 to £50 - Oliver Bonas
Sheepskin cushions are the ultimate way to add some luxury and texture to your living room. I want one in every colour!

I think my favourite thing about interiors is that, like fashion, it can express your personality and what you find beautiful. It's so nice when you visit someone's home for the first time and see how they've made it their own. I'm thinking of doing a little flat tour once I've added a couple of finishing touches. Stay tuned for that!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

My Favourite LBD

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River Island western buckle satchel

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Photography by Washington Gwande

Dress - Fashion Union
Boots - Ted & Muffy
Satchel - River Island

A little black dress isn't always the most exciting option for a night out, but this beauty is much more fun than your average. The frill is super flattering for my body shape and I love the unusual combination of a high neckline with the sheer panel.  For the past couple of months it's been my go-to dress for nights out. I either pair it with these OTK boots if I'm going glam or my patent ankle boots to add a bit of edge.

This is probably about the 10th satchel I've owned and it's by far my favourite. I've always liked western buckles on belts, and they look even better on the straps of my bag.

As always you can let me know what you think of my outfit on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Pink Fur

ASOS pink fur jacket

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Topshop star print jumpsuit

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Photography by Washington Gwande

Jumpsuit - Topshop
Faux fur jacket - ASOS
Necklace - Zara
Heels - New Look

I've always had a thing for faux fur, so when I spotted this jacket in my favourite colour I couldn't get it out of my head! Luckily I didn't buy it when I'd first come across it in an ASOS magazine because it eventually went on sale. Basically it was meant to be! 

I wear black quite a lot for nights out, so this beautiful shade of pink is the perfect piece to create a bolder look. It's super soft and cosy too - making this winter a little more bearable.  

This jumpsuit is so beautifully cut with frills around the cut-out shoulders and the culottes style leg shape. The print looks like polka dots but it's actually tiny stars. I finished off the look with my star choker and lace-up shoes. 

Thanks to Washington Gwande for the photos which we shot by the shore in Leith. Look out for part 2 of our shoot coming soon! 

Monday, 2 January 2017

5 Exciting Things To Come This Year

Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is getting off to a good start for you all now that the hangovers have passed! If you're like me and you haven't made major plans like booking holidays, there are still loads of things to look forward to from TV shows to music. Last year was pretty amazing for both - with Stranger Things and All Stars 2 keeping us glued to our screens and Beyonce and Lady Gaga releasing their killer comeback albums. Who knows what highlights this year will bring, but for now I've rounded up the top five things that I'm looking forward to and you might want to check out too.

Girls Season Finale - 12th February

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Girls is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. It has the perfect balance of comedy and drama, but what makes it different to other shows is that it's so realistic of what life is like in your twenties for our generation. In the last season, the girls were worrying about their life choices, from whether they were in the right job, to whether they were with the right person. We'll see if everything falls into place for them in the season finale. Somehow I'm not expecting a sugar-coated ending!

Haim Release Second Album - Summer

Haim album 2017
Haim released their debut album Days Are Gone way back in 2013, so it's been a long wait for their next one. It's yet to be given a title, but the band have already started performing a couple of the tracks while touring. I can't wait to hear more and I'm hoping to see them live again if they come back to Scotland this year.

Bianca Del Rio's Not Today Satan Tour - February

If you're a massive RuPaul's Drag Race fan like me, you'll probably agree that Bianca Del Rio is hands down the most hilarious drag queen of all seasons. Her quick witted one-liners were some of the best moments of season six (and very much needed to cope with Laganja!) As soon as I found out she was bringing her stand-up comedy show Not Today Satan to the UK, I immediately snapped up tickets for me and my friends. I'll be seeing her at the Usher Hall in the second row, so I might get read by the Queen of Shade! 

Jackie Hits Cinemas - 20th January

I didn't go to the cinema enough last year, but there are a few films I want to see in 2017 and Jackie is at the top of the list. Natalie Portman is one of my favourite actresses and I can't wait to see her portrayal of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The film has been nominated for three Golden Globes and Natalie Portman has even been tipped to win an Oscar for Best Actress.

MØ's New Album Drops - Date TBC

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been waiting impatiently for Danish singer MØ  to release her second album. Her first three singles from the album - Kamikaze, Final Song and Drum - are the ultimate feel-good songs. In a recent interview with Confront Magazine, MØ said "it’s going to be a political album and it has messages, it’s not just about love. I think that’s nice and it has the mellow quality side, which I’m very much about, but I’m also very much about the party and outgoing side of life." 

What are you most looking forward to this year? Let me know on Twitter or on my Facebook page