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My 18th Birthday

I’m 18! My 18th birthday was on Monday and it’s so weird that I’m an adult now! To celebrate, I went out to dinner in London with my family. We had dinner at Piccolino on Heddon Street and the nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus. If you hadn’t already figured from the name, Piccolino serves Italian cuisine which is my favourite and I’d definitely recommend this restaurant. I had linguine with king prawns and courgettes (Linguine ai Gamberetti) and it was delicious. Then, we decided to have pudding and drinks at Hotel Cafe Royal which is just up the road from Piccolino, on Regents Street. I opted for a light chocolate mousse alongside a cocktail called Bela (Sagatiba Velha Cachaca, white grapes, strawberries, passion fruit juice, mint). I had such a good birthday and thanks to everyone who made it such a special day!

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My sister and I at Piccolino

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Linguine ai Gamberetti at Piccolino

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My Outfit- OOTE

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I wore my Zara jumpsuit in blue tile print (need to get legs taken up- they are a bit baggy!) with Clarks black ankle boots, my mum’s oversized navy coat, Cambridge Satchel and dangle navy earrings from Accessorize.

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Chocolate mousse at Hotel Cafe Royal

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Bela Cocktail at Hotel Cafe Royal

And to finish here’s a few selfies from the night:

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Street Style- My Friends

Today’s blog post is a bit of a different one. For the past week I’ve been taking pictures of my friend’s outfits for a street style feature. I’m going to try and make this a regular thing so stay tuned for more posts like this. I hope you are inspired by my friend’s style- Enjoy!

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Outfit 1- Olivia

Olivia looks fabulous in baroque print skater dress from New Look. She’s styled it with black cardigan, tights and pumps.

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  • Dress: New Look, Cardigan: H&M, Pumps: Dorothy Perkins

Outfit 2- Rachel

Rachel has got the oversized trend en-pointe by wearing this grey marl jumper (borrowed from her Dad) over Topshop blue skinny jeans. Adidas burgundy trainers add a pop of colour and I love her angel wing earrings!

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  • Jumper: Her Dad’s, Jeans: Topshop, Trainers: Adidas Gazelles, Earrings: Asos

Outfit 3- Rachel

Here’s Rachel again with another great outfit. The main element of this look is her amazing leather bomber jacket with shearling detail. Style it with black jeans, boots and textured jumper like Rachel has done!

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  • Jacket: Asos Marketplace, Jumper: A gift, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Office

Outfit 4- Charlotte

Charlotte is wearing this gorgeous Zara cape jacket in an oatmeal shade with brushed wool feel and fur collar. She lets the cape do the talking and pairs it with black long sleeve top, thick leggings and black patent boots.

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  • Cape: Zara, Top: New Look, Leggings: M&S, Boots: Office

Outfit 5- Katie

Katie is wearing a grey v-neck jumper and white skinny jeans with a muted floral pattern. I love the soft colour palette and the baggy jumper works well with skinny jeans.

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  • Jumper: Jack Wills, Jeans: H&M

Vanity Studios Photoshoot

Last weekend, I did a photoshoot with my sister at Vanity Studios, just off Oxford Street in London. We had our hair, makeup and nails done and got all glammed up for the shoot. I absolutely loved my makeup and I wish that I could re-create it to a similar standard! I thought I’d share the photos from the shoot of my sister and I- hope you like!

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My outfit: Vintage Black Beaded High-neck top

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My Outfit: Topshop Navy Textured High-neck Top, La Redoute Cream Lace Midi Skirt

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Chloe’s Outfit: Top and skirt both from Brandy Melville

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A picture I took to help me recreate the make up look that I had done

NAVY- OOTD

Hey guys! Today’s post is an OOTD featuring 2 navy garments. Navy is a go-to shade for me all year round and I believe it should be approached in the same way as black- wear it all over to create an effortless look. Navy suits me better than black as it’s less harsh against my pale skin tone and it has become my comfort zone shade, especially during winter. I have paired this Topshop textured navy high-neck top with Zara navy wool A-line skirt. Then, I added M&S grey wool tights, Oh My Love burgundy cape, Hobbs burgundy brogues with gold studding and Navy Cambridge Satchel. I believe when wearing the same colour on both top and bottom varying texture is essential in order to add interest to the outfit as a whole. Hope you are all having a good weekend- Enjoy!

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Oops- please excuse the shadow of my camera tripod on me!

A/W Wishlist- High Street Picks

MY A/W wishlist is piling up and the high street brands have really delivered this season- their fabulous collections prove that you can find yourself, for example, a premium looking tailored coat at a not so premium price- everyone has got to love the British high street! I certainly cannot afford everything off this wishlist but I don’t think I can resist grabbing this Zara jumpsuit next time I go shopping! The print and colour palette are divine. Also, I’ve been looking for my perfect jumpsuit for what feels like donkey’s years and at £29.99, I don’t think you can go wrong with this jumpsuit. An extra bonus is that it can be styled for both day and night- a very versatile garment I think! What pieces are on your A/W wishlist?

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  1. Topshop Missile Chelsea Boots- BUY HERE
  2. H&M Cream Felted coat- BUY HERE
  3. Zara Tie-Print Jumpsuit- BUY HERE
  4. Whistles Felt Fedora Hat- BUY HERE
  5. Boden Gold Jewelled Pumps- BUY HERE
  6. River Island Red Faux Fur Collar- BUY HERE
  7. H&M Grey Wraparound Skirt- BUY HERE

OOTD- Pink Duster Coat- Weekend in London

Last week, I spent the weekend in London. On Saturday, I went to the ‘Horst- Photographer of Style’ exhibition at the V&A Museum and it was fantastic! Sunday marked my friend Rachel’s 18th birthday and we celebrated on a speed boat experience along the Thames and had champagne under Tower Bridge- it was so much fun! On Saturday, I wore my new peachy pink jacquard duster coat which I bought in the Zara sale in the summer. This coat is a more suitable style and colour for Spring but I wanted to get a couple more wears out of it before it starts getting really cold. I have styled this gorgeous coat with my Zara pleated cream chiffon top, Fat Face navy jeggings and Pedro Miralles blush pumps with block heel. To accessorize, I added a navy cross body bag (my mum’s) and &OtherStories pink jem necklace. I’m loving this coat and can’t wait to style it with more pastel coloured items in the spring! Hope you like- Enjoy!

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Speed Boat ride on the Thames with Rachel on her 18th birthday:

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