Friday, 27 March 2015

Friday Feeling

I have definitely got that 'Friday Feeling' today. This week I have worked hard, I've worked out and I have got a result! Keeping it hush-hush for now but it is safe to say I am very excited for things to come. Oh and bonus, this time next week I'll be in KL on my stop over before I reach beautiful Bali to reunite with my friends. So now to enjoy some sunshine and the weekend with some tasty chocolates and my favourite magazine. Yes, today is definitely a dance-around-the-room Friday Feeling. 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Beach Vibes


This week I've been lusting over blue skies and beaches, pinning them on my moodboards. In two weeks time I will be on my way to Bali with my closest friends, to get some well deserved R&R. All I can think about is lying on the beach, under the palm trees watching the tide roll in. In Spring I love fresh flowers, light and breezy days and most of all time spent outdoors with my loved ones; beach optional.
I have also discovered some new bloggers/instagramers who I can't get enough off, I have spent hours scrolling through all their gorgeous images and think you should too! Rebekah Steen posts the most beautiful pictures of her beach lifestyle. I wish I could live like that everyday, the sound of the waves, the breeze in my hair and the sand between my toes. That is the dream. Shea Marie is the epitome of a beautiful girl, with perfect style and a desirable lifestyle. I would love every item in her wardrobe and to be able to photograph so well. Check out some of her images from Fashion Weeks around the globe.
You can see all my mood boards here

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Keep pushing

After a long day at work, I really didn't feel like heading to the gym last night. However, I got myself into my gym gear, out into the rain and on my way to Circuits. As always, one workout was all it took to switch my mood around. Each time I feel like I can't be bothered or feel like giving up I will remember the feeling, the feeling of accomplishment and the smile I have on my face at the end of a workout. Exhausted, sweaty but feeling more energised and happy. Last night I beat my PB of 12 full push-ups, maybe to some that seems like a small achievement, but for me, a girl who has always struggled with upper body strength and weak arms, I was very proud of myself. I will keep at my sessions and I will continue to document my progress, living a healthy and happy lifestyle. So now for a cup of tea and Mentliast marathon; it's all about the balance.

Thursday, 5 March 2015


I could ramble on for hours about Coach and their history, their collections and their bags (the Swagger... yes please!). To try shelf some of my ramblings I will just have a little outburst of love for the latest SS15 collection and a quick whisper of that AW15 presentation at New York Fashion Week.

Under the new direction of creative director Stuart Vevers, the brand has gone from strength to strength in just two years. Coach had it's debut presentation at NYFW last February and since has blossomed. We could have predicted that his designs would be a sell-out, after all he is the man who brought us Bayswater, Emmy and Gisele when he was at the helm of Mulberry as well as reinventing some of the classics at Loewe.

After seeing the latest campaign in all my magazines and reading about the brand in 'The IT Bag Superhero" article in ELLE (March 2015) I have been completely obsessed. Something about the simplicity of the campaign really spoke to me. Pastel colours are always a win and to have a classic IT bag at that more affordable luxury price range is just perfect. Just this weekend The Sunday Times had a article dedicated to the '300 club', applauding luxury designers for some of their pieces being in reach of the average working class women. We don't all earn thousands, we can't justify saving up for three months just for that £1000+ handbag, so for me to see that the Coach Swagger Bag is retailing between £325-£475 gives me hope that I can actually invest in a luxury bag, without completing draining my bank.

This latest Spring/Summer collection combines the subcultures of music, skate and surf. As always, inspired by the streets of New York, the brand stays true to its heritage, exploring luxury and street-wear. They define the collection as 'A journey across America', the dreamer, the optimist, the ideals of spontaneity and an effortless cool. The new Swagger bag is exploring a modern elegance, a classic shape which will hold all your necessities whilst still looking sleek and stylish. They're calling it 'streetwise sophistication' and I want one now. I feel that I could really rock streetwise sophistication, I'm thinking a Swagger bag mixed with sportswear, adding heels for some night time glamour.

The Coach Swagger Carryall in Pebble Leather, Periwinkle colour (ah adorable name!) is top of my wish list. Right up there with a new apartment to live in and the dream job. That is how much impact this bag is having on my life right now, I've always been a bag enthusiast but it recent years have cut down on my purchasing of high-street bags, opting to wait and save for one of the IT bags, but never quite finding the guts to spend all my hard earned cash in one swoop. But now, I think the time might have come. The cornflower blue (that was my initial colour observation, but Periwinkle has definitely grown on me) is classy, it has the power to transform an outfit because it adds colour to a monochrome look but also it can combine and clash with any colours you wear too. The size of the Carryall looks perfect too, I can fit my Ipad Mini, phone and essentials without looking like I'm lugging a sack around with me. This fresh and vibrant campaign has got one bag lover on side, how about you?

And so, to a brief applause for the Fall 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. This was my first glimpse into a Coach show and it was something to behold. Biker boots and shearling jackets, what's not to love about this glam grunge look? Now make sure you go explore the full collection here.
Fall 2015
Spring 2015

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

New York & London Fashion Week Hits

A little visual summary of my fave looks from the New York & London Fashion Week shows. Watching all the gorgeous clothes and spectacular displays make me wish I could be there every step of the way! I shall share a link to my Pinterest boards for you all to have a scroll through my favourite snaps from the front row and the catwalk.

My key highlights would be; Victoria Beckham - beautiful subtle collection and her adoring family on the front row are just too much! Coach - who couldn't love a glam grunge presentation with biker boots and shearling jackets?
Key highlights from London; Anya Hindmarch and her traffic stopping collection of bags. Giles with a dazzling performance of opulent glamour and drama. Burberry as always hits it out of the park for me, so classic and versatile with romantic colours; burgundy, teal and olive, creating a Sixties bohemia vibe. Topshop Unique, more so than the show itself, Kendall Jenner was the show-stopper and I can't get enough of her front row look; Cornflower blue trousers, white crop and camel coloured coat worn nonchalantly across her shoulders. Divine.

What were your favourite shows? I can't wait to see what Paris has to offer.