Visit To Dreamland

Back in April we spent Easter weekend down in Kent, you can see more from this weekend trip here, here and here. We always try make a trip to Dreamland while down at Dave’s parents. It was great to visit a year on from our wedding there, it truly is one of my favourite places. If you are ever down in Margate make sure you take a visit.

Wearing my summer uniform of midi dress, leather jacket and trainers. This is my fail safe uniform and this dress is perfect for those days when I’m stuck for what to wear I grab this dress, it’s effortless and easy to wear. This weekend we were lucky enough to have a sunshine. It made for wandering around Dreamland the ideal Saturday afternoon activity.

What I’m wearing –
Dress – Primark
Jacket & Bag – ASOS
Trainers – Vans

Photos – Shooting Dave

Little White Dress

Summer Glow

I’m back off my holiday, and back to rainy old Britain! I spent last week in Fuerteventura with my two gal pals, sunning it up, relaxing, doing a spot of shopping and tapping up that free bar!
I’m back at work and the weather is just been tipping it down. Thankfully I still have my holiday glow to get me through the rubbish weather.

On a brief break in the rain, Dave and I had a date day. Starting off with brunch, then heading to the cinema and ending the day with a Wagamamas. It was great to spend some quality time with him after being apart for a week. We snapped these photos in the middle of our date day.

I wanted to wear my new white dress for two reasons, firstly its new and I’m always obsessed with new clothes and secondly it shows off my tan. Now compared to my two friends, I’m not that tanned but for me this is a blooming good tan.

This weekend marks Dave and I’s first wedding anniversary, I’m putting together a especial post to mark our first year as a married couple.

What I’m wearing –
Dress – New Look
Jacket – Episode Vintage
Hoodie – Primark
Sunglasses – Zara
Necklaces – Stradivarius
Bag – Topshop
Trainers – Vans

Photos – Shooting Dave

The Year Ahead

Some thoughts on going into 2019


I often like to make goals and resolutions, although I generally suck at keeping them. There is something about a new year that gets me motivated.
This can be motivated for change and others time to continue doing what makes me happy.

I know resolutions can be seen as a cliche but putting pen to paper, or in this case, fingers to keyboard, it helps me focus on what I want to achieve for the year.I am an ambitious person and this helps me focus on the year ahead and make steps toward achieving these goals.Some are long term goals, that I continually strive to succeed at, and others are small wins that I can tick off and turn into daily routine.


I feel I’ve been able to tick off some pretty big “mile stone” goals in my personal life. Like getting married to my best friend and getting a promotion at work. I’m still working towards the big goal of owning a house and clearing the last of my student debt, like I said some things are long term goals but I am focused on reaching them.

Social media As I itch closer to 5k followers over on instagram. The dream would love to hit a big double digits by this time next year. I mean a girl can dream right? Also, that reminds me, if your on Instagram and don’t follow me, fancy helping a girl reach her goal and giving me a follow? 😏


My brain is buzzing with ideas for my content, what I want to create and what I will continue to create. This goes for instagram and this blog. It’s almost to the point where I have to many ideas, that’s when I get lost in the fog and start comparing myself to others but I feel that’s a topic for another day. I am striving to produce the best images I can and it’s full steam ahead.

One of my new (mini goals, if you like) is to free up my insta a little. I often use our professional cameras for my gram and very, and I mean very rarely use iPhone snaps. I’m thinking this year, I will be more spontaneous with my grid and use more iPhone snaps from daily life. Only if the lighting is good and it’s good quality, I can’t let my standard slip that much, I am a perfectionist after all – this is also my down fall, I have to have everything perfect and would rather not post if it isn’t how I envisioned it to be.


I guess what I’m trying to say, in a long winded way is, I want to set myself goals to achieve and make the best content I can. I primarily use this blog as a diary for me to look back on, see my style evolution, it helps me pick outfits if I don’t know what to wear – this comes in handy a little too often! But I do want it to be useful and enjoyable for you to read, I want you to come back time and time again.

Is there anything you would like to see me cover? Have you set any goals or resolutions this year? If you have share them in the comments section. I’d love to know.

Photos – Shooting Dave

Wedding Day

Our ceremony was beautiful, we both cried. We went on to drink Prosecco in the tree top bar, not before we stopped for a huge confetti photograph with the whole wedding party. Confetti really does get everywhere! I was really pleased with how these shots turned out and all my hard work whole punching that confetti. Another thing I’m really proud of is my illustrations I used for our wedding stationary, table settings and wedding welcome. It was great seeing them in place and all the months of illustrating them paid off.

After a few Prosecco’s and a go on the rides, it was time for dinner and we all headed back to the ballroom for fish & chips. Followed by some very special speeches by our very loved family and friends.

In-between all this  and I snuck away for some couple shots. I loved our venue and it made the perfect backdrop for our wedding snaps. The day just wizzed by so fast and before we knew it, it was evening and time to party. Will share more of our evening do in the next post.

If you have any questions about our wedding day or planning a wedding, please let me know. I’d love to help advise with what I learnt.

Photos – Aden Priest

AGE OLD QUESTION

DO YOU HAVE A GOOD WORK LIFE BALANCE?

As I work full time Monday to Friday and I also try to blog full time, or create at least two really strong posts per week. I do struggle to get the right work and life balance.

As I start work early (like, 7am early) I do get out at a good time and I’m often found typing away on there laptop in the evenings when Dave arrives home from work. I usually switch off when Dave gets in as we have very little time in the evenings to spend time together. I then persuade Dave into taking my outfit photographs over the weekend. It has been harder than usual over recent months as we’ve had lots of wedding prep to finish off, now my evenings are becoming freer now we’ve had the wedding. I’m planning my wedding posts and hoping to share them with you all in September.

I dream of giving up the Monday to Friday grind and blog full time, but until then I strive to keep creating just as strong content as other full timers. There must be plenty others out there with the struggles I face. I try to plan and schedule my content, I like to have one post scheduled ready to go live each weekend and that gives me the time to create a new piece of work. Trying to stay one step ahead really helps me. Not that this always goes to plan, often life gets in the way or I’m just lacking inspiration.

I often plan my look in the days leading up to the weekend. This really helps to take the pressure off, as I have little time to create imagery for my posts squeezing it into two days. If I’m really set on a look I will be photographing that weekend while going about our usual weekend tasks. I try to create some written words about the look or what I’ve been up to recently before we’ve even taken the photographs. As it’s this part that often takes the most time for me. By getting some ramblings down on paper, it helps when I’ve got the images that I have a starting point.

I often have lots of posts in drafts and add a little to each one till I feel they are ready to be shared. This also helps for times of illness or bad weather. It’s crazy how much the weather can play a part in creating content. Sometimes, secretly it’s nice to have a weekend off and  just binge watch films if its a rainy Saturday. Then the stress kicks in and stats take a hit, as you’ve not got any content to share then its a race to try create something worthy of sharing.
I’m also a perfectionist and hate sharing work that I’m not totally in love with, this adds extra pressure but with plenty of planning, brainstorming for new ideas helps keep me on track.

Due to full-time working commitments I don’t feel I’ve fully grasped the work life balance interns off my blogging workload. I am still striving to streamline my process and ensure I have new and exciting content to share with you all.

How do you find your work life balance? Any other bloggers out there with full time jobs got any advice for a girl?

What I’m wearing –
Blouse – Zara
Jeans – ASOS
Shoes – Mango
Jacket – Vintage
Bag – Topshop

Photos – Shooting Dave

Sunny Saturdays


– HELLO SUNSHINE –

We’ve been having the best summer this year, in-fact I can’t remember a summer where its been this consistently warm. It means my summer wardrobe is getting lots of wear but I’ve found it hard to find new things on the high-street to add to my collect until I saw this pretty little dress.

It’s so easy to throw on and great for the heat. It is on the ever-so-girly-side but pairing it with trainers and my vintage army jacket tone down the girly-factor. It was also the perfect outfit to wear my new bright pink bag, I picked it up in a sample sale and have been eager to wear it. It’s a great size and I love how it brings the look together with a bit of fun.

Recently I’ve been in a funk, not bothered about taking outfit pictures, not bothered about updating my social media, just not feeling creative at all. I haven’t a clue whats changed but I’m bloody glad it has. I’m back and feeling motivated, finally!

What I’m wearing –
Dress & Trainers – Oasis
Earrings – Topshop
Bag – Warehouse
Jacket – Vintage Army Surplus
Sunglasses c/o The Goods Agency
Polaroid c/o Currys

Photos – Shooting Dave

Hello Sunshine

– SPRING HAS SPRUNG –

Finally, spring has arrived in England, in fact today feels like we’ve missed spring and gone straight into summer, with it hitting highs of 28 degrees here in London! Not that I’m complaining mind you, I have loved the sun on my skin as I walked home. If I were wearing this outfit today, the leather would not be needed, however, these snaps were taken on Sunday while down in Broadstairs, Kent.

As the final count down is on till our wedding (23 days to be exact) we haven’t had much time to do anything other than wedding prep. I have neglected my blog and social life but I’m seeing the light of never ending wedding tasks, and I can’t wait to share them all with you!

Most things for the day have now been paid for, sent off to print or sitting neatly in a big box ready for the day it’s self. Meaning we can slowly get our evenings back, we won’t have a free weekends until after the wedding but thats ok now the evenings are light and sunny.

On Sunday in-between me spray painting an artists easel and getting my make up trail in, we snapped these pictures. Finally I can update the blog, its been SO long! I have so much to share with you all, about my hen weekend – I have plenty of images that I’ll share once I’ve edited them all.

For now, lets chat about this summery attire. This skirt I picked up from Episode Vintage while on my hen do in Amsterdam, this tee is a firm favourite and any excuse to wear it. My love of neck-a-chiefs still going strong, plus I love a printed tee with a little tie around the neck, to give it that little extra sumthin’ sumthin’, you know. My Vans are glued to my feet so to me they are the natural choice (I promise to wear more variation of shoe over the summer months). Then this bag is my most recent Topshop beaut, it was featured in this video but I think this is it’s first appearance on the blog. I blooming love it and can’t wait to wear with pretty summer dresses!

What I’m wearing –
Skirt – Vintage
Trainers -Vans
T-shirt, Socks, Bandanna & Bag – Topshop
Leather Jacket c/o ASOS
Sunglasses c/o Sunglass Shop

Photos – Shooting Dave

Style Evolution

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– THOUGHTS AND RAMBLINGS-

Over recent years I’ve seen my style change and develop.  It’s funny,  sometimes I look at a dress in a shop and think ‘oh thats cute – but far too old for me’, completely forgetting I’m now a 31 year old woman. I then take shopping trips where the opposite happens and I’m like, ‘nahhh, I can’t wear that item,  it’s too young’.

It’s ironic saying this,  as I’m not a believer in dressing your age;  or because you are a certain age, that  you can no long shop in those once loved stores. I guess what I am trying to say is that I’m aware of how my taste and style have changed  (especially in recent years) and so have the stores I shop in.

I guess our style adapts and grows with us, as we change and develop as people. I look back over my style from the early days of this blog: I wore a lot more vintage, print, all manner of colours, often kitsch random looks. I still have a huge love for vintage styles from past decades, but these days I just haven’t the time to mooch for hours,  searching for that perfect hidden gem.   In truth, as my taste has developed  I’m less into bright prints, plus trends move on all the time.

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Don’t get me wrong, I still love a floral dress,  but in recent years I’ve graduated  towards a bolder and darker palette,  rather than pastel tones. I’m also drawn more to moodier  looks and definitely  more black.  You could say I’m becoming slightly more grungy and less retro vintage.

This has gotten deep, real quick… I mean, of course I still love a bloody good print, but I have noticed my style shift more toward block colours. You will have noticed that bold red is my current favourite, this is a good thing as red is simply everywhere at the moment.  Needless to say I’m very pleased about this.

I guess when I wear a floral  or delicate number I  teem it up with a belt, leather jacket or ankle boots to give it a tougher edge.  Back in my early blogging past I enjoyed softer accessories, I was quite smitten with tan leather too.  But  recently I’m drawn to black or bold footwear, so it’s goodbye to those tan brogues.

Back in my early years of blogging, I was all about spontaneously buying a new dress, then sharing it on the blog the same day. I suppose not much forethought or planning went into my look. I was a fashion student, so I would often buy from  cheaper high street stores,  drawn predominately to vintage shops. I so loved brosing local flea markets or vintage stores to create great new looks.

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I wouldn’t say I heavily style my looks,  but I guess my wardrobe lends itself to mix and match making it easier to create strong looks. This makes getting ready for any occasion so much easier. I think bolder items means statement looks are simple to create.

To show what I’m on about, I’ve searched the archives of my blog – some outfits make me cringe mercilessly, whereas other outfits I’m like ‘ahh I should dig this out again’  or wish I still owned that item.  It’s fun to reflect on my evolving style.

Some of my favourite posts from years gone by, including these looks one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Can you see a progression  in my style? How has your personal style changed as you’ve matured?

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Photos – Shooting Dave

Mellow Yellow

– A TRIP TO MARGATE –

Last weekend we headed down to the seaside town of Margate for a fun weekend of wedding planning. We’re getting closer to our wedding date and it feels great to be ticking off some big things off our list. Like meeting our florist to discuss our flowers. Chatting to our florist about our ideas and having her creative input is making me even more excited for our big day.

After talking all things flowers we headed for coffee in one of our favourite spots in Margates Old Town. Snapping some pictures in another favourite spot, I’ve done a couple of outfits with this backdrop (see look one & two). In the afternoon we headed to Dreamland for our food tasting. We ate so much food, it was blooming marvellous! We’ve selected our canapés, starter, main course and desert, oh and some delicious wines, the last one is very important we get that right. 😉

Now I’ll stop waffling on about what we got up to and talk about this look. When I spotted this blouse in Zara I rushed over to it and was just in ore of the sleeves, I mean they did good with this beaut. I knew exactly how I would style it. Going with a retro 70’s vibe by wearing blue cropped jeans, brown faux fur and adding a highlight of red to bring out the colours of the flowers within the print. I had my eyes on these earrings from H&M for a while so I nipped in to get them to finish off the look. Thankfully I had some birthday money to treat myself to these goodies.

It feels like my hair has suddenly grown and feels even longer than usual, it’s in need of a trim and colour touch up. To show off my jazzy new earrings I went with a half up half down pony. I think it does the trick perfectly.

What I’m wearing –
Blouse – Zara
Earrings – H&M
Bag – Topshop
Jeans – Oasis
Shoes – Office
Faux Fur Coat – Vintage

Photos – Shooting Dave

Gothic Vibes

I love this fleecy jumper, it has a polo neck and wide sleeves I mean its the perfect winter jumper! Teaming my last pick from Tobi with this checked little skirt and studded ankle boots.

Went for a witchy gothic vibe for this look. Looking back at it reminds me of The Craft film from the 90’s. Funny how a look can remind you of something from years ago. I guess when getting dressed I just felt a little gothic. It felt good to don my fedora hat, it’s been awhile. I guess when it comes to winter it’s just not that practical a hat, soon as the wind picks up you run the risk of it blowing off. I feel my fedora gives the pert finishing touch to my look.

I have a couple more posts I managed to shoot with Dave before he jetted off to LA and I’m working on a couple more festive related posts too!

What I’m wearing –
Jumper c/o Tobi
Skirt – Oasis
Boots c/o LOTD
Bag – Warehouse
Hat – Urban Outfitters

Photos – Shooting Dave