Sunday, 21 September 2014

Outfit: Topshop Leather Culottes

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Topshop Culottes (sold out - similar) / Glamorous Scuba Crop* / Missguided Blazer* / Missguided Boots (old) / H&M Bag

Another day spent mooching around Cambridge, we headed to Byron today as shockingly I've never actually been before! I was always a bit put off by the lack of veggie options but decided to give the sole veggie option a go. It was nice but nothing new or amazing, a mushroom burger with peppers and onions etc, the fries were good though! It annoys me when places like that don't do a few different options, not everyone wants meat ya know! So I've been a bit of a bad blogger this week, I think it's because I'm so ready for A/W and my wardrobes are filling up with faux fur, its just not quite cold enough to embrace all my new threads. I'm sort of stuck in an awkward seasonal limbo. I did snag these Topshop culottes (last pair on the site ohhh yeah!) which are just perfect for this weather really. I have had a few stares whilst out and about as I don't think people really 'get' them but I love 'em! 

My top is from one of my favourites, Glamorous. The material is a really cool scuba feel, I've wanted a scuba sweatshirt for ages so this will do quite nicely. I've got a wishlist longer than my arm of things I NEED right now, I think I'll put a little (huge) post of all the items on my radar right now, Zara is just killing it! Oh and Charlie thought he'd give fashion blogging a go....

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Outfit: Dune Lovebox Scarf

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Dune Scarf / H&M Jumper / Miss Selfridge Jeans / Glamorous Jacket* / Topshop Loafers / Pauls Boutique Tote*

A casual outfit for strolling around Cambridge today, I MAY have jumped the gun a little with the layering and faux fur but oh well. I adore this scarf from Dune, it's such a gem and will definitely keep me warm throughout winter. Last week I became a member of the Glamorous blogger elite, I'm so delighted as they do some amazing pieces! This jacket is part of their A/W drop and I can tell it will be an autumn staple for me. So today I just went for lunch, I spend a lot of time in Cambridge as I live really near by I just never take my camera for some odd reason! I went to Cau for lunch which made a nice change as I've never been there before, instead of a main I had a couple of the small plates with a side of triple cooked chunky chips - delicious!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Travel: Rome Photo Diary

So if you follow me on social media, you will probably be most aware of my most recent trip to Rome. Well there was just so many pretty things to Instagram I couldn't help myself haha! This was my second visit to the gorgeous country, last summer I spent a week in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast and Italy really stole my heart. I couldn't wait to visit the capital, and it certainly did not disappoint. I spent my days there wandering around the ancient ruins, getting lost around the windy streets and eating copious amounts of pizza, past and gelato. It's a good job I did a lot of walking...

I decided against taking my DSLR, I contemplated it but as I was only in the city for four days I really wanted to make the most of my time there. Lugging a heavy camera round didn't seem like a good idea so I just used my iPhone instead! The first day we landed at midday which meant we had the afternoon and evening to stroll around and gather our bearings. After a few wrong turns and ending up in a very NON tourist area...we finally made our way into the Rome I had envisioned. It was very busy which I had expected but luckily we pre-booked our tours so we didn't have to queue. 

We booked our tour of the main historical sights with Musement who I'd definitely recommend. You obviously don't have to join a tour and you do pay extra but without them you firstly have to queue and secondly unless you're very clued up on all your knowledge of the sights you won't necessarily know what everything is! We visited the Colosseum (amazing!), Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and the Pantheon to name a few. It was also a great way to discover various piazzas we may have missed without being taken there. Unfortunately the Trevi Fountain is under maintenance but you can still visit and see it, there's just no water (!). We also visited the Vatican and had a wander around St Peters Square, I would definitely recommend hopping on the metro to get there, it's so easy to use! 

I couldn't get over the buildings and stunning architecture every I turned, I was truly in awe! Although I wasn't there to shop I couldn't help but admire the rows of designer stores with their cute pastel shutters. It's a good job I only had an already-bursting carry on with me as I could have done some serious damage. We spent a couple of our evenings on my favourite piazza, the Piazza della Rotonda, we sat and munched on pizza whilst people watching and overlooking the Pantheon. 

I will definitely return to Rome, perhaps in a few years but for now I'm planning a trip to Florence for next summer and perhaps a couple of winter getaways in Europe. I really want to visit some Christmas Markets! Yep I said it...Christmas!!! Oh and what do you think to my future wedding dress?? Haha!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wishlist: Celebrating 21 Years Of Designers At Debenhams

So, I was recently contacted by Debenhams in regards to them celebrating 21 years of designers at Debenhams, they definitely led the way for brilliant high street collaborations so we have a lot to thank them for! I've been a fan of the H! by Henry Holland collab for some time, it's full of quirky and fun prints which are very much HOH style but at a more purse friendly price (wahoo!). I was so drawn to all the gorgeous new season bags and shoes so I thought I'd share a few of my faves: 

All items H! by Henry Holland Available @ Debenhams

I absolutely LOVE the loafers, they're definitely number one on my wishlist! At the moment I am so obsessed with faux fur so I'm loving the strap detail on the nude bag. For any of you also going back to school/college/uni definitely check out the Henry Holland backpacks, so cute and such a great price as they're currently 20% off which brings them in at under £30! Bargain! Which is your favourite piece on my wishlist? 

To celebrate the 21 years, Debenhams are currently running a 'Search For A Muse' competition where you could be in with a chance of becoming the 'muse' for one of their fabulous designers, cool huh?! You can check out all the info here and entering is simple, all you have to do is take a pic of yourself, tweet the debenhams team with the hashtag #DebsMuse et voila! I'd love to see your entries so let me know if you give it a go!

Do you have a favourite designer at Debenhams? 

*Debenhams kindly thanked me with a gift voucher

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Outfit: nANA jUDy Slouchy Vibes

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nANA jUDY Jumper* / ASOS Skirt* / Missguided Boots* / Pauls Boutique Tote* / Dune Fedora

I love a good slouchy piece, and this jumper ticks all the boxes. There's nothing better than feeling snug and comfortable in an outfit especially for a day of running errands. I was excited to drag my beloved faux leather skirt out to balance the slouchiness, this skirt has been an absolute staple piece in my wardrobe since last A/W. It's a great alternative to black skinny jeans, and as a lot of my wardrobe is greys and whites, it goes well with a lot of my clothing. So, as you may know I've spent the last 4 days in Rome. I flew back very late last night, I almost thought I wouldn't thanks to an Italian air strike...typical! I'm gutted to be back but I'll get to re-live it when I upload my photos and scroll through the images of amazing architecture...and pizza! I think I'll put together a little holiday photo diary if anyone would be interested in that?! 

So this week I'm actually going to be working in London again in the Dune press office. It will be a nice end to my summer before I begin my final year of uni *gulp*. I actually quite miss being in the city when I spend a while away. Although I don't miss being pressed up against someones armpit on the tube in rush hour but hey whatcha gonna do!