Thursday, 27 August 2015

Reading Festival


Lurex Vest- Topshop, Metallic Top- Topshop, Skirt- Topshop, Converse, Sunglasses- RayBan, Boots- ASOS (old faithfuls but similar here), Waistcoat- House of Jam


I can't quite express how excited I am to head to Reading Festival this weekend!
I went to Leeds Festival every single year for around 5 years when I was younger so am seriously keen to head back to my all time fave festival this year at Reading.

Some of my absolute FAVE bands are playing such as Catfish & The Bottlemen, Circa Waves, Dahlia, Years & Years, Slaves, Blossoms, The Maccabees & The Cribs (I mean just check out that lineup) and I can't wait to get drunk with some awesome people and have a good ole boogie.

So with that in mind, and due to the fact I'm a compulsive planner I thought I'd give you a lil sneak peek into the kinda thing I'll be rocking across the weekend. I'm thinking serious seventies vibes with a lil bitta glam rock and western vibes thrown in for good measure.
The weather isn't looking too peeky (damn it) so I may have to substitute my ankle boots and converse for a pair of wellies but hey ho it's all in the fun of festivals isn't it.

I have some other scrummy pieces from Boohoo and Barbour that I hope to be rocking if they arrive in time... Fingers crossed ey.

Make sure you're following me over on Instagram and Twitter for tonnes of goodies across the weekend.

x M

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TOM'S KITCHEN









A few weeks back now, myself and my gorgeous little sister headed down to Canary Wharf to dine at Tom's Kitchen, a restaurant I'd heard an awful lot about through fellow bloggers and Instagrammers a like.
Once we eventually found the place (City Mapper doesn't deal well with high-rise areas) we were greeted by the sweetest of welcomes and taken to our table in the very simple, laidback yet seriously Pinterest-worthy, open plan restaurant.

We started our meal with a delicious cocktail each: I opted, as usual, for a gin based cocktail and Faye a mango Mojito, both of which did not disappoint after a busy day at work.

Cocktails were quickly followed by my favourite part of any meal... The Starters. I chose the Hand Dived Scallops with Smoked Aubergine Puree and Black Beans, which were absolutely sensational, one of those dishes that you just don't want to end. Whilst Faye opted for the Chicken Liver Pate with Chutney and Brioche, which, I obviously tried and was seriously smooth and DELICIOUS.

For our mains, Faye opted for the Chicken Shnitzel and I the Steak with peppercorn sauce. We then of course shared some sides of fries, creamed spinach and OBVIOUSLY the Truffle Mac n Cheese which was out of this world amazing!

The whole vibe at Tom's Kitchen is second to none and the food divine, I will be back indeed!

x M

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Staples






Jacket- c/o Next, Top- Joules c/o Country Attire, Jeans- ASOS, Bag- Vivienne Westwood c/o Country Attire, Boots- ASOS

Shots by Amber Rose Photography

Is there ever a more Megan look? I'm looking at these shots and thinking that each and every piece are the first things that spring to mind when asked about my wardrobe staples.
A striped top, a mannish shape of denim, a boxy sixties jacket, a statement shoe and a novelty bag... All pieces of my fashion formula that I just couldn't do without.
And having accidentally styled them all together, I'm more certain than ever that these are my ultimate go to's, particularly on those dreaded "I have nothing to wear" days (as she stares at three overflowing rails of clothes...)

There's only a few things in my fashion mind that I love more than these staple wardrobe pieces and that is branded websites. You know, the ones like ASOS, Urban Outfitters and Selfridges that stock a whole host of uhhhmazing brands for you to really take your pick from? So when I stumbled upon Country Attire, I did a little squeal and after what was the best part of an hour of browsing, added this striped beauty by Joules and this iddy biddy handbag by Vivienne Westwood to my basket.
Two pieces that I know I will love and rock for many moons to come, the ultimate staples.

x M

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Figleaves Magazine & COMPETITION!

Bikini- c/o Figleaves.com
*COMPETITION KLAXON*
And boy is it a gooden!

So here we have something a teeny bit different and rather bloody exciting; I just wanted to share with you an online magazine that I contributed to with Figleaves.com, an online retailer specializing in all things lingerie and swimwear.

If you've been keeping track on my blog and Instagram this summer you'll know that I've been extremely lucky with my travels this year and how I'm a bit of a sucker for some seriously sassy swimwear. Figleaves offer THE BIGGEST array of swim and beach wear pieces that have got me pining for September 5th to arrive where I can get away once again... GIVE ME SOME SUN!

So yes, anyhoo back to the magazine, I wrote a wee piece on my beach styling essentials based around different holiday destinations, please do take a peek at it here as you can be in with the chance of winning *DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

£500 worth of Secret Escapes vouchers... Can I get a HELL YEAH!?

All you need to do is take a read of my article and answer the following question:

"In which of the following late summer destinations would you find me sporting a sweetheart neckline bikini?"

Think you know the answer? Then just fill out this quick form to win £500 worth of Secret Escapes vouchers and jet off somewhere dead fancy.

All entries need to be in by Sunday 6th September.



GOOD LUCK YOU BEAUTIFUL BUNCH!

x M

Monday, 17 August 2015

New Bedroom Details

Pineapple Lamp- c/o Urban Outfitters, Cacti- Ikea, Cage- Tiger, Paddywax Rose Gold Candle- c/o Urban Outfitters, Pineapple Dish- Debenhams (sold out, similar here), Plant- Colombia Flower Market, Pomegranate Noir Candle- c/o Jo Malone,  Lantern- Tiger
Plant- Ikea, Coaster- Market in Greece, Lamp- c/o Asda Home (sold out, similar here), Book- c/o Urban Outfitters
Stag Head- c/o Urban Outfitters, French Bull Dog- Gift, Candle- c/o Jo Malone, Throw- c/o Asda Home

Various Books- Gifts and c/o Urban Outfitters, Plant- Gift, Slippers- c/o Sorel Footwear
Grey Cushions- Ikea, Striped Cushions- Ikea, Eye Print Cushion- c/o Urban Outfitters (sold out), Geo Print Cushion- Ikea, Throw- c/o Asda Home

Candle- Portland Gift Shop, Glass Terrarium- c/o Urban Outfitters (sold out, similar here & here)

Stag Head- c/o Urban Outfitters, Candle- c/o Jo Malone, French Bull Dog- Gift 

Oh HEY Lovers,
I hope you all had a good weekend, it flew by way too quickly if you ask me!

So as some of you may, or most likely may not know, back in May I moved out of my old flat and into a newbie with my good pal Sedge, in what we like to call our babe pad.
Oh how things can change in a year, my life has been completely flipped on it's head, I've been up, I've been down but now I'm higher than ever and cannot tell you how happy I am, but more on that very soon I promise.

So with a change of scenery and following the success of my last flat tour post which you can take a little peek of here, I thought it would be nice to share a few details from my new room. It's a small but seriously cosy room and I'm really happy with how it's turned out.
I am pretty much cordoned in by THREE rails of clothes which I promise to share with you when they have some form of organisation to them, but it's the ultimate room for relaxing and I've honestly never been happier here in my new little space.

I was Pinning like a gooden before the move so found TONNES of interior inspo for my lil room, (follow me here) and ended up going for a neutral palette of monochrome with hints of rose gold, brown and green, throwing in a subtle retro seventies vibe throughout. It's my little haven, a place where I go to completely relax and wind down after a super busy week at work.

Similarly to my last flat move, I headed straight for Urban Outfitters to check out their awesome home range, and oh how they did not disappoint.
The highlights have got to be my little plant collection, super calming and beautiful, a bitch to maintain but it's definitely something I'm working on (I've killed two so far R.I.P Spider Plant.)
However, the Pineapple lamp from Urban Outfitters is my absolute favourite piece (other than my bed of course) I mean, how cute is it, leaving a gorgeous muted green light throughout my room when lit!

My books, candles (especially the good ole Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone) and super seventies faux sheepskin rug are other strong faves of mine which make my room all the more personal to me and provide me with some serious inspiration for my day to day jobbing and blogging life.

So there we have it, a little insight into my space, but I promise this is just the beginning. I have some other exciting interior posts in mind but would love to know what your thoughts are and if there is anything in-particular you would like to see?

x M

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

#PickYourPerfectPair Take 2











Bandana- ASOS, Shirt- c/o Hollister, Jeans- c/o Hollister, Boots- ASOS

Photos by Amber-Rose Photography (check out her awesome work here)

This post should really have been titled Rips & Rip Offs...

Okay so this is slightly awkward, and I know what y'all thinking... "I've seen this look somewhere before". And yes, you are correct, you've seen a very similar look on Amy... Awks!
Life is suitably chaotic right now, which means I've not been able to keep tabs on all my fave blogs, and you guessed it, Amy is one of them, so much so she's threatened me with a restraining order (plz no!)

So with a bit of time to spare last night, I checked out a few of my faves and rolled around laughing at how I'd basically ripped off Amy's denim look unintentionally... I guess denim and bandanas are in right now? Thank god I wasn't wearing my usual Ray Ban sunglasses, or then things could have really gotten weird...SOZ hun!

Anyhooooooo enough abour serial stalkers and more about DENIM! This is part two of my denim love-in with Hollister (see part one right hur), this time with these seriously distressed boyfriend jeans that have been my holy grail of denim pieces of late. The fit is like nothing else and I practically feel like I'm running round London in my pyjamas whenever I wear them, v comfy indeed.


x M

*Post in collaboration with Hollister but my accidental outfit stealing and opinions are all mine bbz*
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