New Look Summer

Last week I headed up to central London with Catherine for a walk around and general catch up. Feeling in a girly mood  I decided to actually make an effort to dress like a female instead of my usual jeans, birkes and vest. Personally it made a lot of difference and despite showing my knickers to many onlookers on the St Paul’s steps I really enjoyed myself.

From City Thameslink we strolled out and up to Pizza Express for some lunch and planning for the rest of our day.

 Pizza Express, Pizza, Food, Pellegrino, Sparkling Water, Food & Drink, Beverages, St Pauls, London, Tourist

As usual the pizza was tasty and it was a great opportunity to ogle the waiter and catch up as we hadn’t seen each other for a while. When you go from seeing each other more than three times a week to about three times a month catch ups are needed.

Feeling overly satisfied and slightly bloated we moved on . . .

St Paul's, London, Tourist, Photography, Black and White

There were squirrels, pigeons, lovers, readers and city workers walking through the gardens of the cathedral. The atmosphere was truly vibrant but peaceful at the same time.

The wind was out in full force and although I did my best to contain my skirt there were a couple of episodes where the passers-by of this idyllic setting got a bit of an eyeful. I did however manage to get some decent photos where my skirt was not making an attempt to reach my throat!

OOTD, Outfit of the Day, Clothes, Fashion, New Look, Primark, Mulberry, Zara, Tissot

Scarf – Zara
Top – New Look
Skirt – New Look
Shoes – Primark
Bag – Mulberry
Watch – Tissot

Spinning, St Paul's Cathedral, London

After this little episode we were in much need of more alcohol as we felt a little squiffy!

Books, Furniture, London, Photography

After leaving St Paul’s we started to notice that there were many of these awesome book chairs in random places – there were a couple that I only realised were in place when on another side of a very difficult to cross road. So, there will be more photos of these awesome shows of literature across the literary city of London.

Madison, London, Champagne, Celebration, St Paul's Cathedral

We made our way over to Madison at One New Change. This is a place that I have now visited a fair few times and absolutely love the atmosphere. On that evening in particular the vibe was buzzing and we just had to pop some champagne. There is always good news and bad news but why not just go with the good.

the people of london

Before we left Madison the weather did a complete 360 and the heavens opened. After it calmed down slightly we made a break for it and headed over the Millennium Bridge back to our side of the river – the best side of course!

Views of London

This is why I love London – no matter how good or bad the weather is it is truly BEAUTIFUL.

I really do love my city.

London, South Bank, Views, Photography, Festival of Love, Snog, Frozen Yoghurt, Statues, Wall Art

As you may have noticed I am a great advocate for the ‘South’ side of the river and the above couple of pictures are just a few to testify to the brilliance and creativity shown on the south bank.

There are few more photos that I will be posting soon but this just about sums up our lovely day out.

Do you love your city? Is it London? If not then where?

Show & Tell time people :D

Girly/Indie Chick


Over the past couple of days I have spent my time creating sets on Polyvore – this amazing website is already so well-known however for some reason I was out of the massive loop and remained a neophyte. Until now!

After a weekend of nothingness I find myself on Sunday afternoon chilling with my best mate and trying to put together summer looks for the month ahead.
Roll up in one hand and tea in the other I am trawling the internet for bargains and hot summer looks all in one. Keep your eyes peeled for more to come. This summer I am getting prepared to get my legs out!
Girly/Indie Chick
I put this set together purely because I already own most of it however the vests and necklace I will be finding soon. Check out my fresh Polyvore page for links to all of the fabulous things I have been finding!

Let me know what you think and what you have been wearing so far.

5 Bikinis

Summer Time is coming and getting that ultimate bikini body seems to be as ever high on us ladies priorities list. *SPOILER ALERT* for this post – there are a few breasts and bottoms included but that is solely for the purpose of showing the bikini as not many sites displays bikinis these days without anyone in them.

My little collection of favourites spans from fitted to fitting for the occasion. Personally I prefer swimwear to fit me properly on the upper half as otherwise there is potential for disasters of epic proportions to happen. Freya and Fantasie generally fit the bill with a little Panache on the side so sit back, relax and check out these bad boys.

Oh and there is one little surprise in there that costs far too much but looks amazing! Can you see it!

1-4 bikinis

1. Betty Underwired Frill Bandeau Bikini Top £31 by Cleo for Panache at Figleaves

2. Betty Bikini £16 by Cleo at Figleaves (Also comes in Aquamarine)

3. ASOS CURVE Spot Bandeau Bikini Top £16 at ASOS

4. ASOS Curve Bikini Bottom In Spot Print £12 at ASOS

dion bikini selfridges

5. Dion Lee Filter spine-twist Bikini £385 at Selfridges 

flowers and dots

6. Dreamer Bikini with Tie Side bottom £59 (Both top & bottom) by Freya at Bravissimo

7. Coral and Cream Spot Bikini £34 at Topshop

Don’t you just love them!

Coming up soon – The Ultimate Juice!

27 Dresses

No, not the Katherine Heigl Movie although that is a pretty good chick flick!

This post is about 27 dresses (ok you got me on that one!) from Saturday night out on the town to Sunday morning brunch with the girls.

From high street to high-priced there is something for everyone, even the vintage lovers amongst us!

High Priced High Street

1. Burddy Colourful Canary Print Dress, £149 – Ted Baker

2. Jacquard Collared Dress, £250 – Karen Millen

3. Laura Dress, £135 – Coast

4. Beaded V Neck Dress, £169 – Biba

5. Vita Short Dress, £135 – Coast

High Street Haven

1. Eiffel Tower Print Sleeveless Dress, £24.99 – H&M

2. Chi Chi Mint Dress High Neck Lace Front Prom Dress, £49.99 – New Look

3. Blue Bird Print Border Puff Sleeve Dress, £19.99 – New Look

4. Voulez Vous Collar Daisy Chain Dress, £24 – George for Asda

5. Limited Edition Drop Waist Dress, £28 – Florence & Fred

A Touch of Vintage

1. Red Swan Print Day Dress, £35 – Lady Vintage London

2. Goa Print Button Back Dress, £60 – Love Ur Look

3. Vanilla Sky Day Dress, £35 – Lady Vintage London

4. Beautiful White Butterfly Tea Dress, £50 – Lady Vintage London

5. Green Birdcage Hepburn Dress, £50 – Lady Vintage London

It may seem that I have only looked at one store however they were my absolute favourites from a large selection. For more dresses check out Collectif, Love Ur Look (For more!), Tatyanna, Vivenne of Holloway – some of which I will be featuring in another post about dresses that I simply NEED in my life!

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

1. G21 St George’s Flag Lips Midi Dress, £10 – George for Asda

2. Spring Silhouette Jersey Dress, £55 – French Connection

3. Mint Long Maxi Dress, £14.99 at H&M

4. Sweatshirt Dress, £12.99 at H&M

5. Jersey Maxi Dress, £12.99 at H&M

Once again there seems to be a dominant brand in this little collection – this is partly due to H&M having amazingly comfortable lounge clothes!

Twinkle Twinkle

1. Caree Sheer Floral Dress, £299 – Ted Baker

2. Bandeau Waterfall Dress, £58 – Lipsy

3. Andrica Short Dress, £75.00 – Coast

4. Melanie Maxi Dress, £250 – Coast

5. Brompton Full Length Dress, £295 – Phase Eight

Personally for evening dresses Coast are the go to brand – I am sure there are plenty of others out there as you can see. However they know how to make a well-fitting garment and seem to get it right 99% of the time.

coast and lips faves

1. Fabia Embroidered Fit And Flare Dress, £160 – Phase Eight

2. Kardashian Halter Pencil Dress, £85 – Lipsy

If you had to pick one (Just one!) which one would it be?!