Sunday, 29 March 2015

Lacoste Helaine












Hat- Topshop, Polo Neck- Primark (similar here & here), Jacket- ASOS, Jeans- ASOS, Trainers- c/o Lacoste, Watch- Marc Jacobs

There's something seriously chic and laid back about an all white look; a look that screams, yeah, I'm wearing all white and I don't care that an impending dusty bum, spilled coffee or make up smudge could ruin my crisp white look in a split second.
As a self confessed clumsy clogs and a lazy lil thang might I add, the first of the three is very likely indeed. I seem to trip over and into things, accidentally rub against the nearest wall and sit down in the dirtiest of places, so it's safe to say, this all white look was more of a greige shade by the end of the day...
But an all white look was the only option when rocking my brand spanking new Lacoste Helaine Runner in white, stocked at ASOS.com, bladdy gorgeous right?

Taking inspiration from the golf course, the Lacoste Helaine's chic silhouette is finished with impeccable detail for sophisticated yet easy-to-wear styles. I particularly love the woven fabric combined with suede which gives the trainer a bit of a retro vibe, which you know is always up my street, and I really love the subtle metal croc branding, making it the perfect summertime shoe.

Adding some contrast to my look with my usual turtle neck knit, a structured hat and a mannish watch, spring, I'm ready for ya!

x M




Thursday, 26 March 2015

Conundrum








Hat- Topshop, Tshirt- c/o Urban Outfitters, Dungarees- c/o Urban Outfitters, Trainers- Adidas Stan Smiths
PHOTOGRAPHS: AMBER ROSE
It's no secret that I am a HUGE fan of this season's seventies love in. But as I've previously discussed I like to make sure that my looks are reminiscent of the seventies but equally current and modern. It's a very important balance that ensures I don't look like I've stepped straight out of a time machine or worse... A fancy dress shop.

These relaxed wide leg dungarees by Urban Outfitters are just the ticket for my seventies x noughties conundrum. They have that retro edge with the wide leg and of course the fact I've teamed it with a wide brim hat, but is brought back to the twenty-first century with a pair of Stan's and a novelty tee.

It was the perfect relaxed, retro inspired look to tackle a busy Brick Lane on a Sunday morning with my gal pal and bloody fantastic photographer Amber Rose, awesome shots right?

x M

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Thank the lords for Vulgar Vintage.






Jacket- c/o Vulgar Vintage, Trousers- Topshop, Boots- ASOS (old similar here)

Alow Alow, please forgive me for my mini hiatus of late. The past few weeks have been completely manic at work and my little blog has had to hit the back burner for a wee while, which makes me incredibly sad indeed. BUT, I would like to say I'm back, until the next manic working week at least, and I'd really like to thank you all for bearing with me throughout this cray cray time, you're all mega!

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Sometimes an item of clothing steps into your life that stops you in your tracks. An item that was completely and utterly made for you; well, this jacket is just that. The most perfect seventies jacket completely created with me in mind; the stripes, the patchwork, the mannish shirted shape, the nipped in waist and the mix of denim and corduroy... Just perfection!

This baby is from Vulgar Vintage, a boutique I've featured on my blog before (here), and a boutique that I completely and utterly adore. Vulgar have a real eye for wonderful vintage and I find myself getting lost for hours whilst scouring their boutique on the ASOS Marketplace.

As I've mentioned before I completely love taking vintage gems and mixing them with modern pieces to create a really fun look with a nostalgic touch. So I teamed my new patchwork baby with a pair of leather trousers and black boots to let the jacket of dreams do the talking.

If, like me you fancy getting lost amongst vintage pieces too, then I highly suggest you check out Vulgar Vintage pronto, you will NOT leave disappointed.

x M

Monday, 16 March 2015

Whats in my bag: Weekend away edition.








Travel Bag- c/o Scaramanga
So as you guys know from my previous post and if you've been following me on Instagram, I popped down to Brighton last weekend for a relaxed weekend away at the seaside which was beyond lovely and just what I needed.

Packing to go away for a short amount of time usually fills me with dread; "What do I pack?", "What if it rains",  "Is a suitcase a tad excessive?" You know, alll the important questions that cause me to pack a load of old crapola that I definitely do not need.

So this time, with the help of my brand new and down right beautiful leather bag by Scottish brand Scaramanga I vowed to pack sensibly and truly think about what it was I was filling my gorgeous new holdall with.

1. The Essentials
For me, the essentials are hair, skin & beauty items. I can't go a day without cleansing properly so the easy route of face wipes is just out of the question for me. Same goes for my hair, a bad hair day is just a bad day in general so I made sure I had enough space for all my hair products and tools.

2. The Outfits
Planning ahead is something I like to think I'm pretty darn good at. I'm a compulsive list writer so the night before I drafted up a list of the looks I wanted to rock whilst down in Brighton which really helped when it came down to the packing. Two jackets, two tops, two jeans and two pair of shoes... I guess, written down is slightly accessive but my Scaramanga bag came up trumps when it came to slotting it all in.

3. Everything Else
On top of all of the above this little leather beauty managed to squish in the boring stuff like undies, jim jams, Mac Book Pro, two cameras, chargers and a variety of snacks for the ride down... Impressive right!?

So thats what I took on my mini break to Brighton and I guess a few tips and tricks for packing thrown in for good measure with my main tip being, treat yourself to a good ole holdall. I'm over the moon with my chunky brown baby made of real strong and somewhat worn leather so I just know it will do me for life, the perfect bag to take with me on all of my travels, I have a feeling this is the start of a beautiful friendship.

x M

Monday, 9 March 2015

Oh Orla.








Jacket- Mango via ASOS, Blouse- c/o Miss Patina, Jeas- ASOS, Rings- c/o Astird & Miyu here & here, Shoes- c/o Clarks

What Olivia Did is one of my all time favourite blogs and a huge inspiration to me. Admittedly so, she totally inspired the location of these shots from my little trip to Brighton. Whilst walking up the sea front I stumbled upon these super cute bus shelters staggered all along the front and just had to take advantage after seeing this post from the beautiful Liv, I do hope you don't mind.

I hope you're all having a relaxed Monday after a lovely weekend? I had the most wonderful weekend in sunny Brighton thanks to the babes at Citroen, but more of that to follow... Stay Tuned :)
After a very stressful week, it was so great to escape London and visit the seaside. It was my first ever trip to Brighton but it will definitely not be my last, I fell in love a wee bit.

To mark such a special occasion (that of me finally visiting Brighton) I decided to take my new Orla Kiely x Clarks platforms out for a spin. The most beautiful shoes I've ever had the pleasure of owning and definitely my all time favourite pair.
They're the ultimate seventies shoe to team with a pair of parallel jeans and a beautiful lace top by Miss Patina.
The Beryl design are now my third pair of Orla x Clarks shoes and I simply cannot get enough of them; the gorgeous retro shape, the tan colour and moc-croc finish, along with just how comfortable these killer platforms are, I mean they are by Clarks after all.

x M

P.S I've also been featured, along side the beautiful Liv, on the Clarks Blog where they're talking all things seventies, check it out here.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CHILANGO







Burritos, Frozen Margaritas and Nachos, can a meal get much better? I think not!
If, like me, that sounds like your idea of HEAVEN then you must check out Chilango when you're next in London (find your nearest restaurant right hur)

Myself and my lil sis headed to the Camden branch after work last Thursday and were greeted by the warmest, funnest and down right keraaaazy staff ever! They were beyond lovely and really took great care of us.

We perused the menu and munched away on the tortilla chips as we waited for our drinks to arrive... Stawberry AND Kiwi Frozen Margaritas... HOLY MOLY were they good! We ended up supping 3 each in the time we were there which I think suggests just how good they were!

I opted for the steak buritto with hot salsa, guacamole, black beans and peppers and boy was it good! My sister, who I like to refer to as the burrito queen, went for chicken with medium salsa and practically inhaled the beast, it was seriously THAT delicious.

The decor of Chilango is too fun for words with every attention to detail made. If you're after a super quick, yummy and seriously fresh meal in an uber fun environment then Chilango is deffo the one for you.

Best burrito I've ever had? Oh I think so!

x M
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