Tuesday, 30 June 2015

London Heatwave: Your Summer Wardrobe Inspiration...

I'm currently writing this in 30'C heat in the stifling London sun. I know - I really shouldn't complain at the weather as it is absolutely beautiful, but it's all come rather unexpectedly. Particularly as last weekend bought thunderstorms and rain showers that made my hair resemble a poodle. As a result, I for one am finding it rather difficult to find what to wear. So while looking for some Pinspiriation, I stumbled upon some amazing outfits that I thought were totally worth sharing. 


All pictures from here
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Friday, 26 June 2015


Our short Paris trip soon came to an unfortunate end - but first, we still had some exploring to do before catching the train back to London at 9:00pm. Of course, who can leave Paris without seeing the city's most famous landmark, The Eiffel Tower! We also made sure to see the Notre Dame, and other beautiful finds in the city of romance. 

La Tour Eiffel

It was slightly cloudier than the other days we had, but the sky still had an intriguing blue tinge and the air was incredibly humid. Although, by the Seine River - it was very windy, as my hair was so kindly willing to demonstrate for you all in the picture above.

The Notre Dame

We walked around the Ile-De-La-Cité and happily stumbled upon this lovely café - Bertie's Cupcakery. You must stop by if you're around the area; the cupcakes are to die for. The range of flavours is incredibly mouth-watering, aswell as the buttery icing and perfectly baked sponge.

I went for the pink strawberry lemonade flavour, while my sister Jess opted for the Oreo cupcake.

Afterwards, we decided to walk down the Rue De Rivoli. Down this Parisian version of Oxford Street, we bumped into one of my all-time favourite bloggers and style-icons, Jeanne Damas. Unfortunately the Parisian walked past too briskly for me to quickly snap a photo, but let me tell you, she looked such a babe. She was wearing an oversized military jacket, black jeans and wedged espadrilles, all with a Parisian je ne sais quoi.

We then finished the day off by having a little walk around Saint Germain des Prés. Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel, booked out, grabbed our suitcases and sad faces and journeyed home.

Paris, I miss you. I'll be back soon.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Prepare for a picture overload - our second day in Paris was a rather busy, long day, but nonetheless very enjoyable! We woke up to the sun delicately drowning our room and the smell of croissants and coffee, before setting afoot our day.

Top (similar) // skirt (similar) // shoes // bag

We shared fresh, Parisian pastries at Le Coquelicot for breakfast - a beautiful local café.

Exploring time!
Les Jardin des Tuileries
Having a little too much fun

The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
The Louvre

The amazing Angelina. This is an exquisite Parisian tea room that has been a favoured joint across the years from the likes of Coco Chanel to Audrey Hepburn. The room, scented with sweet raspberry macaroons and rich chocolate, was bustling with excited tourists and a few locals. It was so elegant, classy and sophisticated, everything that embodies the Parisian lifestyle.

I ordered the 'Pompadour' - raspberry macaroon, pistachio filling, fresh raspberries and a honey-raspberry confit. It was to die for. I could quite happily live on these bad boys for the rest of my life! My sister ordered their specialty, the 'Mont Blanc' - a meringue base with whipped cream and a chestnut-cream vermicelli. Then of course, we ordered their world-famous African hot chocolate. It was incredibly rich, thick and luxurious. Possibly a bit too much for some people, but as a self-confessed hot-chocaholic, I was very much in my element!

Les Champs-Élysées
Arc de Triomphe

We rather happily and spontaneously stumbled upon the Hotel Raphael, one of the leading hotels of the world. We gasped, stood shaking in excitement and collapsed to the floor in sheer awe at the beauty of  the place, before heading to the rooftop gardens. We saw possibly my favourite view of the city thus far - just look at it.

We then headed to Boulevard Beaumarchais to explore the very Pinterest and Instagram-worthy concept store, Merci. After looking around at the gorgeous clothing, homeware and stationary, we stopped off at the Used Book Café. It felt like something you would find in New York, with the books, the dark lighting and quirky interior, yet it felt quintessentially Parisian.

We had their specialty: the 'Detox drink' - a smooth blend of ginger and lemon. After kicking back and relaxing, after a long day exploring, we headed back to the hotel. We got dressed up in our best imitation of Parisian style, and grabbed dinner at a local restaurant in Montmartre.

Blazer (similar) // top (similar) // jeans // bag // shoes (similar) // lipstick

After a glorious dinner of Croque Madames and salad, we walked towards the Sacré-Coeur to watch the sunset. It was so beautifully breathtaking. 

Phew! Well done for getting through so many pictures!

The next photo diary, our last day, will be up Friday. Until then, have a good week!