Thursday, 27 October 2016


I'm sure you have noticed that this season metallic boots are HUGE.  Prada did bronze, Bottega Veneta did silver and pewter was the colour of choice for Jimmy Choo.  The best news is this new monochrome goes with everything and is set to stay.

I haven't stopped wearing these beautiful high cut pointed chelsea boots since I received them and they make the simplest outfit look just that little bit different.  Paired with denim and a white shirt or a skirt and sheer tights they add a little magic.  The soft leather makes them incredibly comfortable and ideal to stomp in all day from office to bar.  

The best news is they are from High Street store Next and so are super affordable!  Their boots, heels and flats this season are beautiful as well as being great value.  I have added six of my favourite styles below for you to browse and snap up including the Metallic Leather Point Chelsea boots I'm wearing above.  Good luck not buying all six!

This post is in collaboration with Next however all views are my own.



Friday, 14 October 2016


Hello Fall my favourite Season!  You are the Season of layering, lace, leather, mini meets oversized and accessories.  Most of all you are the Season of dresses.  Party dresses, work dresses, day to night dresses and Christmas dresses.  

Now the cold weather has arrived I couldn't wait to stock up on a few new purchases to update my wardrobe and this beautiful chunky lace mini dress was top of my list.  I adore the navy, black and burgundy colour pallet which makes it perfect for the office with patent brogues or a party with  tie up heels.  Here I've added sheer black tights, calf boots and a stack of black bangles.  I am going to live in this dress this season!


Lace Katrina dress - Jones & Jones

Leather boots - Jimmy Choo

Silk coat - & other stories


Monday, 10 October 2016


Having just landed back in the UK a few days ago and still wrestling with the jet lag, I couldn't wait to get a few photos of my trip up to show you.  The past two weeks have been spent travelling around the West coast of Canada including visits to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Jasper, Yoho and Banff - offering the perfect mix of cool downtown coffee houses and snow topped mountains.  

After a few days in Calgary we jetted off to Vancouver for a long weekend.  As somewhere we have visited briefly before we couldn't wait to return.  This is the city of mountain views, the perfect espresso and monochrome shopfits that in my line of work make my heart melt!  

We landed early morning after a quick hours flight and hopped on a short train down to the harbour and city centre.  Our hotel, The Fairmont Pacific Rim was as beautiful as I remembered.  The huge, light, airy, cream reception area already had a great buzz with Vancouver's coolest arriving for Friday drinks and spectacular sushi.  Our suite had spectacular views over the mountains and harbour from the living room and views towards Downtown from one of the two bathrooms and the large, dual aspect bedroom.  The Pacific Rim is always wonderfully well stocked with a Nespresso machine in every room and well as Le Labo's Rose products filling the bathrooms.  Pure luxury.  I could quite happily live in this hotel forever.

However we have a city to see!  So after settling in and a quick shower we set off Downtown for some shopping, coffee and dinner.

Now I'm not going to list EVERYWHERE we ate, drank and shopped but I will run through a few of my favourites incase you are planning a visit (which you totally should!).  Gas Town is amazing for shopping with beautiful minimal boutiques filled with everything from copper candles to oversized silk trench coats.  Oak & Fort on Water Street was one of the gems for me.  A warehouse style store with simple rails and effortlessly cool staff, the store is filled with dreamy monochrome fashion pieces.  Oversized knitwear and unusually cut white shirts are paired with backless mules and dainty jewellery.  I could fill my entire wardrobe.  I picked up a few pieces including a butter soft oversized pinstripe scarf.  Check out their website as they ship to most countries.

There is no shortage of what to get up to in Vancouver and we started day two with an incredible Sea Plane adventure from the harbour.  You can just turn up and book however they do fill up so go early or call in advance.  Yes this is the plane that Kate and Wills took in to Vancouver the next day!  They obviously thought it looked good fun too.  The views from the flight are breathtaking sending you over Stanley Park, Vancouver island and the City.  

I'd also highly recommend cycling around Stanley Park.  This 1-2 hour route gives you views over the city and the ocean as well as enjoying the wildlife.  We watched a family of Raccoons whist having a coffee break half way around.  

There are more great Coffee houses in this City than we could fit into four days.  A standout for me was Timber Train on W Cordova St.  This tiny hideaway was filled with beautiful locals.  The decor was simple in grey slate and wood with copper details.  We devoured a few warm from the oven stuffed spinach scones and inhaled the freshly roasted coffee beans.  Make it a morning pit stop.

By lunch time of Saturday Gas Town is buzzing and we jump into the tiny Bao Down on Carell St for a few of their famous steamed buns and topped fries which were incredible.  Perching on the bar by the window we watched the world go by whilst digging in to some street food.  

Vancouver is a truly amazing city and I'm already planning my next trip.  If you haven't been be sure to add it to your list!


Shop - Oak & Fort

Drink Coffee - Timber Train

Eat Lunch - Bao Down

Have An Adventure - Harbour Air Sea Planes

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