Friday, December 19, 2014

my fiat 500

mint fiat 500L
mint fiat 500L
mint fiat 500L
mint fiat 500L

Last month I finally got my car of dreams - a Mint Green Fiat 500. It's been a car that I've wanted forever and I've even mentioned it as one of my dream purchases in a video a few months ago. I've ummed and ahhed about getting a car for about a year now. But finally decided on a firm yes to buying something I really really wanted. While shoes, bags and clothes are all nice they arent here for the long term. I wanted to invest some of the little nest egg I'd been sitting on and this felt like the perfect time to do so.

So this is the first ever car I've bought without my parents telling me what to do. I used to have a little Fiat Punto when I lived at home which I adored and totally got me from A-B with ease. I loved that car to pieces but a few weeks after I moved to London my Mum scrapped it (she says it broke, I still dont believe her!) To be honest I don't really have a huge amount to say about it apart from it's one of the nicest cars I've ever had the pleasure of driving. It's really easy to drive and get around in, Fuel efficient, nippy and just a great all around car. I am very very happy with it and would totally recommend it! I guess this was a post to just say HEY GUYS LOOK AT MY CAR. But I am genuinely 100% besotted by the thing and Im so so so pleased with it.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

the physical world

This is probably my current favourite outfit. The oxblood wool coat, jodhpurs, high neck top and a fedora. It's just the easiest way to dress. A simple pairing of colours that work so effortlessly well with together. I've worn these jodhpurs so many times over the last few posts. They are sort of like disco pants but have a matte more day to day wearable feel to them. Not too tight or too shiney, they are just perfect for day or night occasions. I think they are pretty affordable too, especially compared to higher end counter parts. 

I hate typing this but I cant believe it's finally Thurday - even though I still have so much to do this week before I decide to take a internet break over the Christmas period. Friday is going to be my last day tied to my desk before popping my out of office on. I also really cannot wait to go home for Christmas. I've not been home in months and months and it's going to be lovely to see all of my family. Especially my little brothers as their little faces over Christmas just makes my heart melt.

Photos by Jon D Barker
Edited by Lily Melrose

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MYNY - New York

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It feels like ages ago I went to New York for this shoot with DKNY. It was sometime around the beginning of middle September actually and Im FINALLY allowed to share all my final images. I honestly feel like I was starring in some sort of perfume ad now Im looking back at these images. It feels quite surreal actually! I was incredibly sick on the day of shooting, a mixture of too much travelling and terrible hayfever (the city seems to do that to me) but I was determined not to ruin my NYC experience. It's a city thats impossible to be sad in.

New York is one of my favourite places I've ever been. It's so inspiring, big and just so... so hard to put into words. I didn't get the hype at first. As someone who's lived in London for the past 3 years I mistakenly thought it would be just like London but bigger. But it's really really something else. It's so tall... like really really tall. You look up and it feels like everything just goes up and up. It's quite a odd feeling.

In these snaps I was up on the Highline which is a converted railway track which has been turned into a sort of national park. It's one of the nicest walks in the city and a must visit if you want to take a nice stroll within New York. It's absolutely beautiful and surprisingly peaceful within a city as energetic as NYC. Another location we visited was West Village. It's so cool and like that stereotypical New York street kinda thing complete with stoops and those really awesome streets. I felt like I was a proper New Yorker in this area. It'd be the absolute dream to live somewhere like that!

I have one final instalment of this series coming up next week which has even more New York imagery. I'd probably not recommend reading it if you dont want severe wanderlust. I'm hovering over the button to book another trip as I type!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

mermaid gallop

Holy moly. Smoking shoes right? I know I know I've got a bit of a shoe addiction at the moment which I just cant seem to quell. These Topshop Gallop shoes are just something else really. They are just out of this world beautiful. Surprisingly comfortable, easy to walk in so so chic. I dont really do stilettos or heels, Im definitely more of a shoe boot on a night out kinda gal. However these just ticked all the boxes plus I saw how babe-ing Barbara looking in her pair and I just had to follow suit.

The clutch was a bit of an impulse Black Friday purchase (see the rest of my Black Friday haul here) but I do absolutely LOVE it. It's so OTT but classy and fun all at the same time. The colour makes me feel like some sort of Disney princess or something!

This kinda combo is something I'll be rocking to drinks with friends in the evening, paired with a sleek all black outfit for ultimate cool girl points. You could even desk to dinner them if you switched out your day to day handbag and flats with this sparkly number and sexy stilettos.
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