Mix n’ match Monday…

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Printed graphic sweaters are big news, get a bit of roar in your life with Kenzo’s tiger head aesthetic. Teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans, it looks uber-chic with a peekaboo tote bag and a pair of cute flats for daytime cool. Got the Fendi fever, just a bit!

Sweater: Kenzo

Skinny Jeans: Amari

Peekaboo tote bag, wallet & flat shoes: Fendi

Black, glorious black! It’s such a splendid backdrop for those 90’s inspired sporadic pops of colour and clean cut, digital patterns. There’s a lot of red around this season, too, what better way to add a touch of evening glamour than a pair of the most photographed shoes on Instagram… Valentino Rockstuds!

Black sweater with peeking eye pattern: Fendi

Black skinny leather look trousers: River Island

Black bag adorned with fluffy pom poms: Fendi

Red heels: Valentino

This season’s metallic sneakers and embroidered totes will take plain everyday sweaters and jeans from drab to fab!

Grey sweater: H&M

Ripped jeans: Current/Elliott

Embroidered tote bag: Fendi

Metallic silver sneakers: Adidas Originals

Add a touch of sparkle to your plain black ensemble with a sequinned sweater, metallic mules, and a Valentino embroidered cross body bag with a gold chain strap. One of many ways to turn a sweater into a cosy Autumn/winter evening out piece!

Black sweater with gold sequin detail; Marc Jacobs

Black Jeans: Topshop

Rose gold mules: Alexander Wang

Embroidered Rockstud cross body bag: Valentino

Gucci’s printed hoodies and sweaters are uber cosy and embrace the graphic trend. Jazz up your everyday skinny jeans with all the tropical goodness of one of their printed bags and a pair of their glittery, striped sneakers.

Red hoodie with graphic print: Gucci

Tropical Print bag: Gucci

Skinny jeans: H&M

Glittery sneakers with stripe detail: Gucci

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Mix n’ Match Midweek…

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Late summer casuals are all about jeans with raw hemlines and fringing, sheer, off the shoulder tops and camisoles and enviable arm candy with plenty of chain details and embellishments!

Off the shoulder and halter style pastel top: Ganni

Raw hem jeans: Rag & Bone

Pastel coloured box bag with chain detailing: Stella McCartney

Silver and orange strappy sandals; Jimmy Choo

Be bold… clash your florals! Don't go for flower power from head to toe, pick out one or two pieces and keep the rest of your outfit plain and unobtrusive, florals are a big trend, but you don't want to turn into a walking hanging basket!

Floral Top: YSL and black vest underneath: Trouva

Jeans: Vetements x Levi's

Floral box bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Flip Flops: Valentino

Blue and white are a classic summer combo. Raw hemmed and straight cut jeans have made a big comeback. Worn with this summer's strappy tops, they just scream off duty cool!


White cami top: Christopher Esber

Jeans: Rag & Bone

Box Bag: Elie Saab

Studded flip flops: Fendi

Sheer blouse: Givenchy

Black vest: Trouva

Embroidered bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Jeans: Komo at Matches Fashion

Embellished sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti

Star print sheer blouse: Red Valentino

Fringed hem jeans: 7 For All Mankind

Chain strap, tattoo print box bag: Valentino

Gold strappy sandals: Toga at Farfetch – http://www.farfetch.com

Yellow sheer off the shoulder top: Alice & Olivia

Jagged hem jeans: Shelter at Intermix Online

Fur detail flip flops: Fendi

Floral bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Mix n’ Match Midweek 

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This season’s cold shoulder, ruffed dresses pack in so much ditzy feminine detailing the best look to balance them out is to add a touch of brutality with the on-trend chunky metallic chokers and block heels to balance out such delicate frills.

Summer White meets film noir inspired accessories for an easily put together monochrome look that is sharp, polished, yet still boasts a touch of flirty playfulness thanks to the loosely cut frills on this off the shoulder Temperley dress.

A nautical, mermaid look can be amped up easily with SS17’s very interesting Miss Selfridge chokers, platforms by Salvatore Ferragamo and a chunky Gold Guess watch for a pop of instant beach bar glam.

SEA’s one shoulder dress has three trend boxes in one ticked: off the shoulder, ruffles and stripes! Making this work for a night out is as easy as slipping on the chicest of polished gold accessories and investing in timeless tan arm candy, don’t you just love the little bling ring on this Miu Miu bag!

Ease into this summer’s bohemian prints; plain accessories and a bang on trend envelope bag are a good way to mix n’ match with interesting patterns & tassels. 

Mix n’ Match Monday: Insta Beach!

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Are you ready to enjoy your most colourful, envy inducing seaside snaps and selfies on social media yet?  Course you are! Just pack some up to the minute swimwear and accessories, Instagram likes guaranteed!


Sleek & polished with a touch of bohemian glamour, Chloe fringed sandals and a Haight coral one piece scream summer 2017! (Above)


Unleash some serious wanderlust on the beach and beyond wearing popping pinks and dreamy violets! A hot pink Forever Unique swimsuit with bang on trend lace detail paired with a sharp yet comfy wrap skirt will sizzle along the seafront.  A 3.1 Philip Lim mauve Pashli may induce envy amongst fellow holiday makers!  Brights are excellent at amplifying a golden tan, too!


Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.  Look sleek yet mysterious in a deep ocean Diane Von Furstenburg one piece and Prada block sandals, while a pastel pink Kenzo tote will stylishly hold your essentials whilst adding a touch of feminine simplicity.


Spring through the palms in a D&G tropical bikini and accessorize with the coolest lime green sandals from Prada and a pair of aviators!


Chillax poolside in the dreamiest blues.  One piece swimsuits are big news, and are modest enough to be worn with this summer’s wrap skirts for some stunning summer evening looks.  Arcadia have some irresistible swimsuits and I just love this aquatic looking skirt from Fausto Puglisi!


Clean Lines & Monochrome stripes in the form of the ultimate Marc Jacobs maxi equals instant Beach to bar chic! Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle, these Giuseppe Zanotti kitten heels are perfection!

Slip into this celestial River swimwear and a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans and unlock that inner mermaid!

Transition this sea foam shimmer swimsuit from River Island from sitting at the sea side to sipping cocktails outside! Add a tropical print wrap skirt like this Missoni beauty and a cross body bag in a cool hue like this one from Jimmy Choo.  And these designer look platforms are a steal from ASOS!


Summer brights & pastels inspired by sweetest, juiciest seaside treats! Ruffled dresses like this Anna October maxi are fresh off the catwalk! Amp it up with a juicy clutch from Commes Des Garçons and a pop of watermelon gloss on nails and lips!


Maxi up a midsummer’s night in a floor length Melissa Obadash dress that’s just peachy. Bling up a plain dress with a choker, the hottest boho glam jewellery trend of SS17.  Be daring, add an unexpected accessory like Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted beach ball clutch.

Summer Nail Spoiler Alert!

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Indulge in all the deliciousness of French patisseries this SS17, without all the calories… oui oui!

You won’t be able to resist six sweet Essie shades that will keep your mouth watering all summer long. 


Inspired by all the glittering confections of the finest Parisian cafes, the S’il Vous Play collection will take you on a whimsical journey through the chic streets of the city of style, decadence and love with soft pastels and a shimmering metallic that is absolutely delectable.



Anything with a Parisian theme or style has always drawn me in, and I know I’m not the only one attracted to the kitsch wanderlust of the city of lights.  Seeing this Essie collection is making me crave macarons, maintenant…



This soft iridescent sugar white will have you licking your lips all the way to the confiserie!


An irresistible lilac cream inspired by the tastiest macarons dans la Rue!


An unforgettable lavender pink foil that will remind you of the most frosty cake icing and the sweet namesake of this collection.  I’ll take the petit gateau avec Glacage Rose s’il vous plait!



Tres fondant of this sparkling apricot marmalade shade!

Romantic rose candy cream that will evoke all the passion of the city of love.


The prettiest pastel Parisian blue that says casual summer all over it!

Not doing Guy Fawkes…? Join the H&M #Balmaination!

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Some rather exciting happenings sparkled over Wall Street in New York this week, an event tipped to have been the most glamorous and bold fashion show of the year.  If you’re not celebrating overrated Bonfire Night and have decided on an alternative treat… you’re in for a rather glitzy one if you set foot in H&M; today marks the start of the high-street store’s Balmainia!  By that I mean a rather artsy collaboration with French designer Balmain…

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Put the date in your diary & don’t forget to fash-tag #Balmaination on Twitter & Instagram!

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Kendall Jenner played a sterling part in the H&M x Balmain advertising campaign which was filmed aboard a subway train and also opened the mega launch of the collection in an alluring black and gold ensemble.

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Kendall wowed the crowds as she opened the New York event to introduce this exciting collection.

H&M are renowned for their famous collaborations with numerous designers such as Jimmy Choo, Matthew Williamson and Lanvin.  This collection, however has to be the edgiest most glam collaboration yet, their offerings were popular amongst star attendees of the event, which was attended by Gigi Hadid, Kendall and Kylie, Lewis Hamilton, Ellie Goulding and entertainment was provided by newly reformed band The Backstreet Boys, who all looked dapper in H&M x Balmain menswear.

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This monochrome art deco style dress will be just one of the key pieces of the AW15 Balmaination!  Looks amazing on Gigi!

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Lewis Hamilton and Ellie Goulding at the event

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The Backstreet Boys get well into the spirit of Balmainia!

Balmainia at H&M is excellent news for fans of the designer waiting for a diffusion line and what’s more, the pieces are near identical to their pricier predecessors.

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Balmain fan Kendall’s Billboard Music Awards look can be yours at H&M!

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Kylie Jenner at the H&M x Balmain event in New York

Plenty of black, gold, monochrome and flattering jewel tones make up this collection, which will be excellent for those of you on the hunt for that perfect Christmas Day or New Year Dress.  I can’t wait to see this collection come to life in a H&M store near me!

Outfit of the Day + Essence Cosmetics Mega Haul!

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In today’s video I thought I would share with you lot my absolutely rockin’ ensemble for a perfect autumn 2015 day.  I thought I’d give my River Island leather look Molly jeggings an outing in broad daylight as they’re normally reserved for the evening but they look effortlessly chic for a casual day with a good band or slogan t-shirt.  Moving on to t-shirts, I’ve always wanted a Ramones t-shirt and last week I finally found the Johnny, Joey, Deedee and Tommy tee of my dreams at Primark for £8.  There’s a lot of black in today’s look so I added a pop of colour with my plum skull scarf and burgundy Forever 21 rucksack which packs plenty of grunge fringing.  I’m loving berry, plum and burgundy and they really own the runway and high-street at this time of the year!

I also took the opportunity to tell you about Europe’s No1 cosmetic brand on the market.  There are many reasons why Essence Cosmetics is the top beauty phenomenon on the continent and in the UK.  I’m glad I heard about this brand last year and I think I have reviewed some of their products before.  Think up to the minute eye and lip make-up trends and an effortless salon-quality manicure in your own home, and all starting from one pound!

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If you’re nowhere near a Wilko store that stocks Essence goodies, however, just visit http://www.essence.eu.

I hope you’re all enjoying my videos and if you’re on YouTube, feel free to subscribe to my channel for some cool style and beauty bytes like this one!

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