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Winter Dressing with V by Very 

Christmas is a hectic time and it literally rinses out your finances with gifts for Mum, Dad, Bruv, Sis, your extended family, work’s secret santa – not to mention the 101 social engagements your signed up to. So it’s often a time of year where you don’t treat yourself. I say, let’s flip the script. V by Very has some amazing items that are utter bargains as well, I got my mitts on a gorgeous military coat, some very high-fashwan frilled jeans and a top with a little sparkle. I’ll be wearing this outfit when I go to visit the relatives over Christmas – and well into next year too. So go on, treat yourself. Coat £70, Jeans £25, Jumper £25 all V by Very *DISCLOSURE: These items were all gifted

Christmas Wrapped Up: A Gift Guide For The Girls

Take the guesswork out of christmas shopping and get the girl in your life something she’ll love. Or… let your inner greedy guts come out and just shop for yourself. ‘Tis the season for giving, doesn’t matter who to! The Fashionista The fashionista loves a label or anything bold, bright and contemporary. A pair of shoes never goes amiss, ditto a new niche perfume by Le Labo or Byredo. For a smaller budget a cute new phone case or some chi chi notebooks so she can bring some style to the office. The Fitness Fanatic I guess you could call me a health nut – though as I write I’m powering through a bag of Percy Pigs so maybe not. I do love to workout, try new classes and whip up a smoothie or two. For the fitty in your life they’ll love a new sports bra (you can never have enough), trainers, healthy cookbook or a ClassPass subscription or gift card so they can try next year’s latest fitness trends. The Classy Beeyatch Classic …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals and Codes

Black Friday is officially here people, I know those pennies are burning a hole in your pockets. Lucky for all us shopaholics there are some SICK Black Friday/Cyber Weekend deals around. So you can buy christmas presents, treat yourself and save some cash while you’re at it. Below is a roundup of the best deals and all the codes you need. Simply click on the name of the retailer to shop and paste the codes when you checkout.  ASOS 20% Off everything. Code: GOGOGO & OTHER STORIES 50% Off selected items BOOHOO 50% Off everything. Code: FRIYAY50 PRETTY LITTLE THING 40% Off everything. Code: THANKS40 URBAN OUTFITTERS Buy 1 get 1 50% off OFFICE 20% Off. Code: WONDER LA REDOUTE 40% Off. Code: BLACKFRIDAY SELFRIDGES 20% Off (10% off beauty). Code: SELFCCE AVENUE 32 30% Off everything SHOPBOP 25% Off. Code: STYLE20 LOOK FANTASTIC 18% Off everything. Code: RUSH THE BODY SHOP 40% Off. Code: GREENBF116    

Athleisure is The Trend That Won’t Go Away

Athleisure took hold of our collective consciousness a couple of years back when suddenly everyone was working out, into hashtag #fitness and the training gear that celebs wore to spin their butts off (literally) at SoulCycle started spilling onto the streets. It was soon picked up on the catwalks, Alexander Wang being the poster boy for this new trend, and then high streets the world over. Like most fashion trends many people thought this would be a flash in the pan, but we were all proven wrong. It’s still here. So why this trend? Why is athleisure going from strength to strength? For me, I like to wear sports gear because it’s comfortable. When you lead a busy lifestyle comfort is key. It’s nice to be able to do a BOOM Cycle on a Sunday and then throw on a swear with my workout leggings and still look passable. Plus, sportswear fabrication are often pretty technical and offer support and dry technology so that you actually look better in your gym gear than your mufti. A …

The Best Winter Coats to Buy Now

We’re having a bit of an Indian summer – thank you global warming – but while you may  not feel like buying your winter coat now, you really should. That’s because the way fashion retail works is so archaic and the main winter drops happen in August and September, still. So buy now and be thankful in a few weeks time. Here are my picks of the best coats and jackets on the high street.  DREAMY DENIM The blue stuff never goes out of fashion, swap your summer jacket for a longer style. FUZZY FAUX FUR Faux fur is the most fun way to keep warm – just make sure it looks totally FAKE. ALL PUFFED UP The puffer jacket is the season’s ‘it’ coat, and the high street has loads of styles to choose from. MAKE A STATEMENT A coat can  make or break your outfit, break the mold in one of these crazy designs. shop even more coats HERE

What’s Hot? September Edition 

What’s happening in the month of September, according to me anyway… The iTunes Festival Turns 10 Newly rebranded as the Apple Music festival, this gigantic music-fest touches down in Camden Town once again this month. And since it’s the 10th anniversary Apple have pulled out all the stops because – stop the press – BRITNEY IS PLAYING! Yes, that’s the one and only legendary Ms. Spears playing in the little old Roundhouse, crazy. There’s also gigs from Michael Buble, Elton John and the amazing Chance The Rapper. Check out the full line up and apply for free tickets HERE Dr. Martens Lighten Up Full disclosure, I am now an employee of Dr. Martens – I’m their new brand copywriter – but I’m nothing if not honest. So believe me when I say that their new DM’s Lite boots are a wardrobe essential. They have all the style of the classic Dr. Martens 1460 boot but they’re only a third of the weight, plus they feel like you’re wearing a sneaker. They’re so comfortable that I placed …

What’s Hot? August Edition

What’s hot this month? Hopefully the weather because I want to go hunting for Squirtles… and do other things much more becoming of an adult woman.  POKEMON GO I can honestly say, no game has captivated me like this since Theme Hospital (which I played for three straight days at my family’s Dell when I was 13). Pokemon Go has hit the headlines for doubling Nintendo’s value, being one of the most downloaded apps ever and for causing many an injury. After downloading it (not fully understanding it for a few weeks) and playing it, I can see why. I’m hooked, not in a ‘haha how ironic and post modern of me’ way, in a sincere and genuine ‘I love this fun game, can I play forever?’ way. My friends Hannah, Ben and I went on a hunt on Hampstead Heath and walked SEVENTEEN KILOMETRES. I’ll leave that thought with you… Download Pokemon Go PAPIER STATIONARY I have something of a stationary fetish despite doing the majority of my work on a computer. There’s just something about …

3 Micro Trends for Every Budget

Ph: Tommy Ton 2016 As someone who has always worked in fashion, and has run a style blog for over six years, seasonal wardrobe updates are something I’m very passionate about. However in the last year or so I’ve been really thinking about how I stock my wardrobe from a sustainable and ethical point of view – having hundreds of items of clothing just hanging in my closet doesn’t sit well with me anymore. So these days I stick to my tried and tested classics (little black dresses, jeans and blazers) and quality favourites and just make little tweaks to make my look oh-so-now. It’s also much better for your pocket so you can travel more (see my tips here), eat more (food inspo here) and generally be less skint! So here are three very pocket-friendly purchases for the new season… P.S. I mean the British summer, so sorry, no bikinis here 😉 The Transformative Choker PRICE RANGE: £3 – £6 This trend is everywhere, I think Gigi Hadid started it but celebrities from Kim …

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Brand Spotlight: HOODLAB

I’m very impressed with Manchester-based collective Hoodlab‘s range of ghetto-fab tees and sweaters. With a witty spin on well known pop-cultural logos and brands Hoodlab’s collection of t-shirts includes a ‘Lacostco’ number, a take on the famous French label’s croc, a WWF tee featuring The Rock and a rock’n’roll-style slogan and there’s a ghetto fab BMW symbol shirt too. I’d wear these babies with a black leather pencil skirt, or go full street and pick up the matching sweatpants too – your choice. HOOBLAB Shop the collection here *SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER HERE* All images copyright Hoodlab