Last month I was invited to host an Instagram photography class at KuPP in Westquay, as part of the Westquay Food Festival (to find out more about the activities, download the Westquay PLUS app, which has all the info you need about what’s coming up). While I don’t claim to be an expert in photography, I have been working in media for more than ten years, and have had my photos reprinted in books and magazines during that time – and I’ve definitely picked up some great tips along the way! Continue reading
I’m not going to lie. From November until January, I wear as many Christmas jumpers as I possibly can. December is obviously reserved for the most Christmassy of my collection, but there’s nothing wrong with wearing a nice Fair Isle inspired sweater, or a cute reindeer print in the dark days of January (and beyond…?)
With that in mind, I’ve scoured some of my favourite retailers to bring you my best of the festive selection!
Here’s where to get your hands on these beauties, starting from the top left, then moving left to right, row by row:
- Star jumper, Hush, £85.00
- Navy dog festive Christmas intarsia jumper, Joules, £49.95
- Navy stripe festive Christmas intarsia jumper, Joules, £49.95
- Chrissie Knit Jumper, Joules, £79.95
- 25th December Sparkle Jumper, Boden, £89.00
- Patterned Crew Sweater in Red, Abercrombie and Fitch, £64.00
- Save The Children Fairytale of New York sweater, Bella Freud x Kate Moss, £365
- Let It Snow sweat top, Marks & Spencer, £19.50
- Monochrome Reindeer Jumper, Marks & Spencer, £32.50
- Sequin Embellished Robin Jumper, Marks & Spencer, £28.00
- Patterned Crew Sweater in Grey Penguin, Abercrombie & Fitch, £58
- Intarsia Crew Pullover in Red Merry & Bright, Hollister, £29.00
- Candy Cane Sweater, Next, £26.00
Which is your favourite? I have to say, it’s hard for me to pick, but the Joules navy stripe with stag print might just be my favourite – I’ve purchase one, and it’s so soft I don’t want to take it off! And, as a bonus, the stag head is knitted with gold sparkly wool, too! Heaven!
Summer’s finally arrived: baby showers in Marc Jacobs from Girl Meets Dress, Mulberry, and Russell & Bromley wedges / ASOS scallop collar shirt and Banana Republic necklace / the Color Run in London / a Westerosi feast for Father’s Day / heating up the summer nights with a neon pink ASOS prom skirt, Mulberry flats, Dior hot pink lips and nails, and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in rose / popping into London for an after work party / channeling the nautical trend with Next’s two part flats and striped shopper / admiring the blooms / a mid-week date night with my Mulberry Lily, Anya Hindmarch purse, Dior nails and lips in 999, plus cute little Etsy bumblebee hair grips and a heart necklace from Accessorize.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have already seen these awesome new grey flats I bought from River Island in the ASOS sale – perfect for Halloween! I love the pointed toe – I used to think pointed toes were slightly crazy, but I’ve definitely warmed to the look, provided they’re not too pointed at the tips… If I was mathematical I could probably work out the exact angle that hits my sweet spot, but that was never my strong subject at school…
I decided to pair them with my grey tote bag seen in this post – not very exciting, but it is pretty voluminous and handy for carrying my secret weapon… SLIPPERS! That’s right! When I visit folks I take slippers with me, because that’s just how I roll.
If you are convinced of the awesomeness of these shoes, they are still available in limited sizes at ASOS here.
Oh my goodness! I actually won a competition! I can’t believe it, but it’s true!
Hobbs ran a competition which invited people to post their Ascot Ladies’ Day outfits on Twitter using Instagram. I’m not really a Twitter user, but I do have an account, so I Instagrammed a pic, bumbled about trying to make it work – and lo and behold, I won a £200 Hobbs voucher! Here is my winning entry:
I love my Britannia hat even more now! And, I love Hobbs as well! Thank you, Hobbs!