Underwear as outerwear

Wearing underwear as outerwear is one of my favourite trends – I love anything satin, lace or strappy.

Lace slips, mesh, bralets, harnesses & extreme plunge necks – items that usually would only be seen in the bedroom or on Halloween are now totally acceptable to wear for a trip into town!

Let’s not lie, most girls love to dress up and feel sexy, so what’s better than flashing a bit of underwear all in the name of fashion?!

If you got it – flaunt it!

Simply add a plain tee over a satin lace trim slip dress for a stylish twist to your outfit.

Another way to master this trend is to wear an open/low cut shirt/top with a harness or bralet underneath.

 What is so nice about this trend is the contrasting look you can achieve, whilst wearing casual and comfortable clothing you can add a whole new dimension by simply bearing your lacey undergarments!


Of course I’m not suggesting to go ahead and start flashing your suspenders and panties…. all in moderation n’ all that!

Still loving my leather sock boots from Zara, unfortunately these are no longer for sale but they have a similar brown pair currently in-store. Or simply head to public desire for an almost identical pair!

You are not going to believe where this gorgeous little bag is from… *drum role*……… Primark!

Literally popped in the other day and happened across this beauty! I can’t remember exactly but think it was about £6 Madness! Keeping true to my affordable style theme 😉

T-shirt: H&M

Lace slip dress: ASOS

Bag: Primark

Boots: Zara (sold out)

Similar: Public Desire


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Birthday Weekend

Birthday weekend

It was my Birthday on the 30th April so I thought I would do a little post to share with you what I got up to!

On the Thursday 28th I tried out Gordon Ramsay’s sushi restaurant Maze in Mayfair, London with a few of my friends for an early Birthday celebration.

I have got to say the food was absolutely delicious – I can not recommend the spicy tuna rolls enough!

On the Friday morning I had a lovely brunch in good ol’ Bills in Covent garden.

My watch is the Gold Kensington chain watch from Abbott Lyon.

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On my actual Birthday I actually had no idea what I was up to – my boyfriend had planned it all.

We went to a cute wildlife park – so we were lucky with the weather as against all weather forecasting odds the sun decided to shine pretty much all day 🙂

After that we turned at up at where we stayed for the night. The stunning 5* Hanbury Manor hotel. I had to use a couple of the photos from the website as my pictures did not do it justice!

We ate at the hotel for lunch and for dinner – the truffled mac and cheese was delicious. I can never resist anything that has truffle as an ingredient.  

Special thanks to the staff for singing me Happy Birthday at dinner much to my embarrassment!

Cute little cup cake and chocolates waiting for me with a card when I got to the room.

Sorry about the lack of fashion related photos! I didn’t take my canon so the quality isn’t great at all.

Check out my instagram to see where this Kim K inspired look is from.

On the Sunday we made the most of the good weather and had a walk around the grounds. They were so beautiful and have little secret gardens and areas to explore.

Finally before heading home we stopped off at a cute little pub and had lunch outside and it was so tasty. Honey and Thyme camembert with garlic prawns and duck spring rolls!

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Putting things into perspex-tive

Putting things into perspex-tive

The infamous public desire perspex heel boots! 

I just couldn’t resist the little beauties – they are nice and comfy and the heel height is perfect as they are still easy to walk in.

They are such a statement piece, they can transform any outfit, even if you paired them with a really simple, plain dress they would instantly change the look. 

I think shoes are such a key part if not, the most important part of the final look of an outfit & these boots are a great example of what a difference shoes can make to your look. 

My ribbed nude dress is from Missguided. I have had so many compliments on it when I wear it! It has quite a sexy feel to it with the thigh split and low cut neck, but I think it still manages to look classy on as I hate wearing anything too revealing. 

Dress: Missguided 

Boots: Public Desire      


Master the Monochrome

Master the Monochrome look

 I can’t get enough of flared, cropped and wide leg trousers at the moment! I love how they can add a whole new dimension to your look and can literally change an outfit like mine above from something quite simple to instantly stylish. 

My cropped trousers are from Angel Eye Fashion and are such a great addition to my wardrobe for every day workwear to a smart/casual outfit – they are simple and chic.

Shop them here

My beautiful bag is Alexander Wang – Rocco with rose gold studs.

I have been in-love with it since I bought it 2 years ago and it is pretty much constantly by my side. I like how it’s not too in your face ‘look at me I’m a designer bag’. 

Photos by Martyn Leung 


Easter weekend in Athens

This Easter bank holiday just gone I spent 3 nights in the capital of Greece, Athens. Whenever I usually go to Greece I never spend more than a few hours in the city before travelling to the islands so I wanted to really explore the city and get to know it a little better seeing as my dad grew up there.

I don’t think you will find a single Greek person who doesn’t love ice coffee. We stopped at the cutest little restaurant and enjoyed an Espresso Frappe with a gorgeous view of the Acropolis.

I love eating some traditional Greek food. Here we had fresh calamari, boiled octopus with olive oil and herbs and tzatziki.  

What was amazing that literally within a couple of minutes from being in the busy streets in the city centre you could walk off and explore the cutest quirky lanes and streets.

Athens was covered in graffiti literally everywhere you looked. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that… I personally loved the contrast of the oldness of the cobbled streets with the spray painted artwork.  

I cannot recommend anyone enough who is visiting Athens to book themselves a table at Aleria restaurant and order the wine pairing tasting menu!

The food was amazing, beautifully presented and the service was great. The restaurant had a cool vibe as it felt like you were in a house and only seats a few people so it is a very intimate environment.

Cap: New Era

Sunglasses: Polaroid

Satin bomber jacket: Topshop

Trainers: Nike