All that shines

I have just got back from the most amazing trip to Marrakech! 

Expect a detailed blog post about it soon… the country is so beautiful I managed to get lots of great content whilst I was there and can’t wait to share with you all about it! 

As I have mentioned before, lace up shoes are a MUST HAVE this summer. I couldn’t resist these bad boys from Missguided, so much so I got them in a pink colour as well 😀 

They are right on trend with the perspex heel and long laces, as well as being really comfy and easy to walk in. 

This is my new favourite bag – I love the similarity it has with the ever so popular Chloe bags and the fringe details sets it aside from your standard black shoulder bag. 

I am like a magpie when it comes to all things shiny! Any satin or silk material I instantly fall in love with. 

My playsuit in this post is from Pretty Little Thing and was a great holiday piece. The olive colour is lovely and looks great with a tan.

 Unfortunately for me this was taken at the beginning of the holiday so I am still a little pale haha. 

Satin playsuit: Pretty Little Thing 

Belt: ASOS 

Black bag: Missguided 

Lace up shoes: Missguided 

On Wednesdays we wear pink…

Happy Hump Day!

(still don’t know what that means apart from it’s Wednesday…)

All pink everythang for today’s post.

No matter what the colour is, if you colour match head-to-toe – you’re set to have a striking outfit and make a bold fashion statement.  

I loved this skirt because number 1, it’s satin, and 2, the daring side splits give it a little somethin’ somethin’. 
It’s a perfect holiday piece to wear in the evening.

These EGO pink suede mules are like they are made for me! Mules are a key trend this summer and are also super comfy so it’s a win win. 

Duster jacket: Missguided 

Sleeveless top: Missguided 

Satin skirt: Pretty Little Thing 

Mules: Ego

Sunday Funday

 

 

Sorry for the delay in this post, I usually post every Sunday and Wednesday but had a manic week and missed my mid-week post! I promise to make it up with lots of good new content – I have lots of exciting brands I have been collaborating with that I can’t wait to share with you.

This Saturday just gone I attended the Bloggers Ball, an event in London for around 200 bloggers to network and meet brands from various industries including fashion, beauty, food and technology.

It was so much fun to meet some bloggers and I got some great samples from brands I have shared on my snapchat.  

I share a lot of what I get up to on snapchat, so if you haven’t already be sure to add me: toula_rose


So onto this week’s post…

Yet again, the bomber makes an appearance on my blog.  

I have been obsessed with all things satin and embroidery recently so my heart was stolen when I came across this baby!

Now I promise I’m not just wearing a T-shirt and calling it a dress haha! It was a dress once upon a time but I believe I may have shrunk it – oops!

It’s no secret that lace up’s are a major must have in the shoe wear department. I have loads of heels and ankle boots but these pair from LAMODA are my first knee high pair.

They are so comfy due to the relatively small block heel and really easy to get on thanks to the zip at the back.

Not to mention a complete STYLE STEAL at £17.99! :0

Bomber Jacket: Pretty Little Thing

Dress: H&M

Boots: LAMODA

Choker: LAMODA

Sashimi rollin’ they hatin’…

One of my favourite sushi spots in London is Chotto Matte in Soho.

The vibe is great for drinks and/or dinner.

I went the other day after the Bloggers Ball and had such a great meal.

A few dishes I had were:

Tuna and Salmon Tartare

Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and truffle soy

Salmon, smoked pepper and seabass rolls

Spicy Tuna Rolls

Wedges with smoked dip



How to style a Bardot

Heads up – Bardot tops are where it’s at this summer!

Simple and comfortable, these style tops are the perfect way to dress for the heat in the coming months.

The off the shoulder top is feminine and adds a grace of elegance to your outfit.

This particular gorgeous red lace number is cropped, so I paired with some high waisted jeans. It would also go perfectly with a high waisted skirt or denim shorts.

I am so glad chokers have come into my life and especially this one from Lamoda. It’s amazing how such a small accessory can transform the look and feel of what you’re wearing completely.

For me it’s about maintaining an edge to my look, as my style has never been super feminine so it contrasts perfectly with lace and girly tops.

Mules are also set to be a must have this season. Comfortable and stylish, they are the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Bardot top: Sold out

Similiar: Missguided

Black jeans: Missguided

Choker: Lamoda

Mules: Missguided

Handbag: Missguided



Lady on-the-go

I feel like I have literally been non-stop on-the-go for the past few months. Living and/or working in London is amazing, but it can also be super stressful!

Some people like to constantly be busy and doing things, and whilst I do love it I can also easily happily spend my days relaxing and not doing much at all without feeling like I am wasting my time.

They key is to find a happy balance of work, play and you time which we so often neglect. 

I love to spend a bit of time on my own, listening to music and pondering life, whether it is sitting on a long train journey, relaxing in a hot bath or being in bed. It is a time that I find I am most creative and can come up with exciting ideas and plans and literally recharge my battery so to speak.

Tips for all you busy bees:  

– Spend at least one evening or afternoon by yourself a week, even if it is only popping out for a walk in the park  

– Try and get over FOMO (fear of missing out)- it can be tiring attending every social occasion you ever hear about!  

–  Time is precious so choose how you spend it wisely. I realised in the past couple of years I used to meet up with people I didn’t even really like that much – what’s the point?! I’d honestly rather have fewer close friends than spread myself thinly and have more fake friends

– Don’t tire yourself out to the point where you are not yourself. Relax. Take a spa break. Have some time off just to do NOTHING – it’s bloody wonderful

My outfit I am wearing for this post is a perfect on-the-go outfit. It is nice and comfy but still smart, and can easily switch from smart to instant casual completely dependent on the footwear.

Nude bodysuit: Pretty Little Thing

Black culottes: Pretty Little Thing

Fringed heels: Pretty Little Thing

Food

This bank holiday just gone I ate some really good food.

I came across Oliver Maki – a few month old Japanese restaurant in Soho.

I can safely say it is for sure a new favourite of mine, the prices were reasonable for (amazing) sushi, the décor was lovely and the service was excellent.

The menu’s are on an iPad, 2016 and all that…

Some of the dishes I had to name a few included:

– Tuna and salmon tartar

– Shrimp tacos

– Spicy tuna rolls

– Volcano rolls (soft shell crab)

– Yellowtail and jalapeno sashimi

– Green tea tiramisu