PARIS PHOTO DIARY

Thursday, 2 November 2017
I've never spent much time in France, let alone visited Paris- which is pretty bizarre considering it's very close to London and a city I've heard so much about, especially in fashion culture. My boyfriend and I booked a trip on the whim and spent four days wandering the streets and eating a lot. We stayed in a Airbnb with beautiful windows (the views! the light!) that was very old and basic charming in a Parisian way. We saw most the sights which were of course, very gorgeous and iconic. I loved wandering the neighbourhoods like Marais for shopping and Montmartre where our Airbnb was for cosy dinners and sunset drinking. The two main museums we chose to queue for were the Musée d'Orsay and the Dior exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which deserves it's own blog post. The only thing we missed unfortunately was a trip to Versailles which I've dreamed of doing for years. I've seen Marie Antoinette too many times not to and it just looks beyond opulent. Perfect for an excuse to go back and visit again. 
.. and finally the beautiful sunset from our airbnb. The Sacre Coeur was to the left and then the whole of Paris to the right- and it was all drenched in pink. Photos don't do it justice.

October outfit inspiration

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


It's just occurred me that I hardly ever feature jeans on a polyvore set but wear a pair every single day in daily life. I'm not sure whether its a bit outdated now (remember when every blogger used polyvore? the golden days) but it's one of those sites thats firmly been a source of inspiration for me for a good eight years. I like that the items I save are often a) vintage b) wildly out of stock/unavailable and c) designer. It means it's devoid of the whole 'MUST BUY THIS NOW' because I just literally can't. So, its just wholly for putting those combinations together and thus your profile slowly becomes a homage to your 'wildest dreams' personal style. 

The weathers sort of warm sort of chilly here in London so I'm enjoying light knits and leather jackets before the heavy duty coats roll in. I've added a new SHOP page on my blog with all sorts of stuff I'm eyeing up (eyeing not buying- unemployed woes) that you can check out here or at the top of the page. And as proved above, I'm always mooching around on polyvore so I really recommend it in general if you're a bit stuck on what you wanna be wearing this season, next season, whatever season really.  

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Byredo

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


My first proper introduction to Byredo perfumes was in 2015 when the PR company graciously sent some of their minis for me to try. I love the branding and influences behind each perfume so was a first choice when I was in the market for a new scent. Around Christmas I had a major sniff session in Liberty and came out with 'Pulp' which is described as a 'compilation of exotic and Swedish influences that create an international fruit basket' (lol). To me it smells like the apple tree at the end of my garden when the fruit falls and the September sun bakes the fruit into a sultry, sweet mess on the floor. I love its woody sweet fresh scent. 

Bal D'Afrique is another gorgeous perfume that was in the gift with purchase and is a 'warm and romantic vetiver inspired by Paris in the late 20's and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance.' It's such a warm and unique scent that I wouldn't normally be drawn to but it seems to work really well on my skin. I'm eyeing up the candles next, especially the one that smells like a library! 




              

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September Wishlist

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The high street has been inundated with check print lately, in lovely neutral tones often with tortoise shell buttons. Safe to say a lot of my bookmarked items have been just that- checked blazers, trousers, dresses, skirts. Camel tones have also made an appearance (as always) with that perfect Totême jumper. The brand has quickly risen to a favourite of mine because of their emphasis on quality material and classic cuts. But the one thing I'm seriously intending on purchasing is a necklace by Alighieri, who makes beautiful jewellery inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy. I did a lot of studying of Dante at University so its cool to see how these works of art and poetry come to life in her pieces. The tough part is choosing which one..

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