Jo Malone | Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense

Monday, 17 November 2014

When buying presents, I try to pick things that are so deliciously decadent that the receiver wouldn't normally buy for themselves. Recently I was lucky enough to receive just that, the Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily fragrance as a present.

House of Fraser SS15 Preview

Sunday, 16 November 2014

House of Fraser is my absolute favourite when it comes to stress free shopping trips, especially around Christmas. The novelty of being able to glide from brand to brand, picking up every item from a daunting shopping list, without even having to venture out of the store to wrestle with the ridiculous Christmas crowds, is one that will never wear off for me!

So when an invite to the House of Fraser SS15 preview popped in to my inbox, I was so excited. Blue skies, sunshine and icy cocktails are all in the not too distant future! Being able to sneak a peak at what will be appearing in House of Fraser next year, in their swanky showroom, whilst sipping on delicious elderflower treats, definitely brightened a typically grey and dull London day!

Here are my favourite pretty picks:

My Top Pick Me Up Products

Friday, 17 October 2014

The evenings are getting darker, mornings are getting colder and Starbucks hot chocolates are becoming a necessity...this can only mean one thing...Autumn is here! Although some have a natural affinity with wrapping up in furs and cosying up by a roasting fire, I am definitely more of a summer person. So what better way to ease my post summer sadness than my favourite pick me up products!

Loving Lilac

Friday, 12 September 2014


I'm writing this from sunny Portugal where I have been over indulging in a few of my favourite things (excuse the unintentional Sound of Music reference!) Escaping from London for a bit to immerse myself in my never ending stack of books, is always a good idea!

Whilst I have been mostly living in bikinis, last night it was time to get my glam on and head on out for dinner.

Dress: Miss Selfridge
Shoes: New Look
Necklace: J Crew
Bag: YSL

I have a new found love for lilac, it emphasises your tan and is such a "good mood" colour! Trumpet Hems are very "in" this season and are definitely fun to experiment with.

Emma X

Illustrated OOTD

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Summer seems to have come to a grinding halt in London. But I can't help but be typically English and refuse to acknowledge the darker skies and ominous clouds, that have seemingly come to stay. This floral number from Asos is the perfect feel-good dress. It is so easy to transition from day to evening, adding jewels and heels and you are ready to go! Plus the figure enhancing design and fabric mean it is perfect for a cocktail fuelled, indulgent dinner! It creates Kim Kardashian-esque curves instead of unwanted lumps and bumps! The material is a thick scuba type fabric, but it isn't garish or itchy, instead it gives a smooth, hourglass silhouette.

I was lucky enough to be illustrated by the extremely talented Jessica Withey. Who has done the most glamorous and flattering drawing of me in this dress! Did anyone else read in the newspaper about the woman who spent £130,000 to look like a caracterure sketch of her done on holiday?! Although I wouldn't go that far, I would like to say a huge thank you to Jessica for taking the time to draw little old me. I can not recommend her highly enough! 

My Top Five Summer Essentials

Sunday, 17 August 2014

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I have been perfecting my summer essentials during my travels. And along the way I have found some magical "must have" products.

A Big Floppy Hat

I don't know about anyone else, but my face is the only part of my body that does not tan, it just burns! I have always covered up my face with some super high SPF and popped on a baseball cap. However, the recent trend in effortlessly chic big floppy hats has made stylishly shading my face a lot easier. For my recent trip to Hong Kong I popped this Oasis beauty in to my ASOS shopping bag. And lucky you guys it has now been reduced in the sale! Bargain. I particularly like the bow on the back, I think it gives a ladylike old Hollywood type feel to it.

Where I've Been Hiding | Hong Kong & Thailand Travel Diaries

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

I am so sorry to repeat the usual "I have been soooo busy.." excuse, but that is unfortunately, definitely the case! I have been a bit MIA these past couple of weeks, travelling as well as running around attending some fun events. But I am back! I thought I would share some snaps of what I have been up to :) I'll be back to my regular posting and already have some very exciting topics lined up for you guys, so stay tuned!