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!