31 July, 2014


It's summer, the suns out (well, most of the time here in England), you're about to yet off to somewhere exotic or head down to the beach with your friends but then you realise that last years swimwear doesn't quite fit you as well anymore. Story of my life. Well, I have gathered a small collection of my top swimwear picks including swimsuits, high waisted bikinis and separates, for you to shop if you find yourself in the same boat.

 Topshop: Mirrored Floral, £36 (buy here) • River Island: Black and White, £30 (buy here) • Topshop: Box Pleat, £36 (buy here)

28 July, 2014


As if eating baby food and disgusting flavoured jelly beans with Marzia wasn't enough, Douglas and I decided to do the what's in my mouth challenge. Although I wasn't best impressed with the food Doug fed me, I'm quite fond of this video and most of you over on YouTube seem to find it hilarious so here I am, sharing it on my blog also. Oh, the things I do for the sake of entertainment.

24 July, 2014


I thought I'd play around with my latest outfit of the day and make something a little different to what I usually do (and similar to the type of editing I used to do when I first started on YouTube). I want to try to do more outfit of the days like this as not only do they seem to go down well with you lovely lot, but they're short and sweet. Perfect for an extra video to pop up between others.

20 July, 2014


This month started with mine and Douglas' two year anniversary where we went for breakfast at Bill's as I've been dying to do that for ages. Doug actually booked a table on his own regard which I thought was very sweet. Before I tucked into my scrumptious buttermilk blueberry pancakes and fresh iced peach tea, I was greeted at my door with a huge bouquet of flowers from my favourite flower stall in town and some goodies from L'Occitane. May I add (and sorry if this is too soppy) that these goodies were from their cherry blossom range which Doug explained he got because it's like the Paolo Nutini song Cherry Blossom which he always sings to me. I have to say, he did good, especially for someone who has never been particularly thoughtful when it comes to gift shopping but this year he has become a pro. I'm a very lucky girl.
love this top from asos so much I want it in black too (buy similar) • lovin' summer • #TBT to 1997 before my primary ballet exam

19 July, 2014


Since becoming completely independent (by that I mean paying for rent, bills etc all by myself but I've had a job and paid for everything myself since the age of 15) I've had to tighten the purse strings which means it's been a long time since I went out to buy a load of things at once. I tend to collect things over a period of months now and here are some homeware bits I've gathered recently.

18 July, 2014


It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at my Instagram and notice I love flowers, so when Appleyard London kindly asked if they could send me a bouquet of my choice, of course I couldn't turn an offer like that down. I have both successfully bought and received flowers online in the past which is why I wanted to do a little write up, not only to show you the beautiful flowers I now proudly have in my living room but to let you know that buying flowers online is convenient and easy (ok, this is starting to sound like a sponsored post but I promise I've not been paid to say any of this).

15 July, 2014


1. Topshop: Daisy Lace Playsuit, £38 (buy here)
I'm lovin' playsuits this year, especially my bright red floral one from Urban Outfitters, so I'm on the look out for more. I stubbled across this daisy print one with criss-cross detailing at the back, lace trim and tiny buttons downs the front - three things I love in clothing all-in-one. Fabulous. If you're afraid to wear uber colourful items during the summer, a playsuit like this is perfect because you still look summery in a daisy print but with minimal colour.

14 July, 2014


It's that time of the year again where the Cosmopolitan Blog Award Shortlists have been confirmed and you wouldn't bloody believe, but I've been nominated. Guess I'm doing something right *grins from ear to ear*. Apologies to those of you fully aware of this (and hopefully already voted) but I wanted to share the great news on here and kindly ask that any of you who enjoy what I do to take a few seconds to vote for me, FashionRocksMySocks under Best Established Fashion Blog here

Thank you in advance to anyone who does vote as of course, it means a lot!

13 July, 2014


The other month I posted something new for my blog, a mini haul, and it went down really well, so I thought I'd do a mini beauty haul as it's not a subject I talk about much. Here are just a few bits I collected over the last month, some of which I've never tried before but thought I could give you a brief first impression of them and maybe even get your opinions on them.
Bendy Rollers from Boots • Nail Polish in Uptown Blue by Maybelline (buy here) • Brushes from The Body Shop (buy here) • Vitamin E Lip Care (buy here) • Vitamin E Moisture Lotion with SPF 15 (buy here) • Vitamin E Eye Cream (buy here) • Hair Clips from Boots • Honey Bronze Dry Oil from The Body Shop (buy here) • Camomile Cleansing Oil from The Body Shop • Bio Oil (buy here) • Skin Perfecter Beauty Oil by Garnier (buy here) • Banana Conditioner from The Body Shop (buy here)

06 July, 2014


The past few weeks has been full of both hard work and even harder play which is a good balance if you ask me. I saw my dad for the first time in six months (the longest we've ever gone without seeing one another) where I stayed with him over a weekend in Brighton and at the same time I got to catch up with my good friend Marzia whilst he worked during the day. I'll let the rest of the photos speak for themselves but for a while now I've been thinking how I can reinvent this week in photos segment on here as I feel it's a little dated and lets face it, they're not exactly a weekly update anymore, therefore if you have any ideas please feel free to chuck them my way as I'm struggling over here.
stroll on the beach with marzia who introduced me to bubble tea for the first time • feeling grateful for this beautiful view I had for one weekend in brighton • today's agenda: edit, email, plan and blog {jeans from topshop - buy here}

05 July, 2014


Last year my boyfriend, Douglas and I went to the first ever London Holi Festival of Colours. It was such an amazing day that we made sure we went again this year with our friend Tom and it was even bigger and better than before. I thought I'd share a few photos with you alongside the little video I knocked up with the ton of amazing footage we got from the day. We are going to get a huge group of us together next year and hopefully make this into an annual thing.