Wild Thing - Hell Bunny Leopard Print Mini Dress from Yours Clothing

A circle skirted mini dress teamed with a trashy leopard print is pretty much  my dream aesthetic when I'm off to a gig, rock club or am (on those rare occassions!) stood behind a set of DJ decks. So when I saw this beauty on the Yours Clothing website, it was a total no brainer - I just had to get my hands on it.


All Shook Up - Hair Dye Fun with Colour Freedom at Superdrug

My hair has been a mixture of pinks and purples for a while, as I'm a huge fan of multi coloured hues. But as we changed seasons, I felt my hair also needed a bit of a shake up but couldn't decide what direction to go in. I'm a big fan of the Superdrug brand Colour Freedom and they were kind enough to put together a mystery selection after I gave them a list of the sort of shades I've gone for previously. And so it was decided that my hair would be a mix or blues and greens, which as someone who wants to grow up to be Stormer from The Misfits, was a brilliant choice for me!


Autumn Leaves - A Seasonal Wishlist

Autumn is officially here, and with the seasonal update comes a wardrobe one. We all need those staple items which help protect against the rain, wind and ever changing temperatures, and here are a few of my favourites from the new season drops.


Blue Skies - Jade Swing Dress from Collectif

Summer might be behind us, but that doesn't mean blue skies can't lie ahead. And this sale bargain dress from Collectif makes me feel like I'm floating on a fluffy cloud! I'd been in love with the Jade Swing Dresses ever since they'd previewed at London Edge, as anything with pockets gets my vote. But it was the cut of the dress which really caught my eye too, with the adjustable double shoulder straps and seamed bodice both major plus points.


Mellow Yellow - Alice & You By Glamorous Double Layer Dress from Simply Be

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a huge fan of the wet and rainy weather autumn brings, but on a particularly grey day, it's nice to inject a little colour into the mix. Yellow is one of my go to shades whenever I need a little lift, and this Alice & You By Glamorous Double Layer Dress from Simply Be is one of my favourite recent purchases.


I Dream Of Joanie (Clothing)

Ever since Joanie Clothing launched onto the scene a few years ago, I have been a huge fan of their cute dresses and super sweet tees. Along with my previous posts here, I realised when I was organising the photos I'd shot for posts that I had a bit of a Joanie obsession going on so thought I'd do a round up with all the items together. Most of these have been purchased in their legendary sales, but you can tell from my fading hair colour that there were slight gaps in timing!


Gotta Catch Them All - Primark Pokemon Tee and Simply Be Denim Shorts

I was in two minds whether to post this outfit or not, but with the sunshine coming back in full force over the last few days I figured a bit of fun was the way to go. If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you already know I'm a bit of a nerd, so when I spotted this cute Pokemon t-shirt in the men's section of Primark, I kind of knew I had to have it.


The White Stripes - Curve Jenise Navy Striped Bardot Frill Dress from In The Style Curve

This is the summer where I officially stepped over to the darkside and admitted my love for bare shoulders. It took me a while to get on board with the cold shoulder trend, but I've always secretly had a style crush on the classic bardot neckline and fell head over heels for this cute design from In The Style Curve.


Scarlett Lady - Alice & You By Glamorous Ruffle Dress from Simply Be

I do love a bright red dress, and couldn't wait to get my hands on this Alice & You By Glamorous Ruffle Dress from Simply Be the second I saw it on the website. On those rare sunny days we've had here in London, it's been a constant style saviour with it's lightweight, flippy material the perfect choice to battle the harsh, heavy heat. (Guess who's looking forward to autumn!)


The Witching Hour with Yours Clothing

I know we're barely out of August, but my make-up and wardrobe have already stepped right out into autumn territory. I tend to dress one of three ways once the cooler weather hits - either draped in mustard hues, deep reds of full on witchy realness. This season Yours Clothing have been pretty good at enabling my dreams of becoming the Supreme, with these two items already being a firm staple in my day to day wardrobe.


Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This - Sleek Distorted Dreams Holographic Highlighting Palette

Make-up is one of my big loves, and recently I couldn't resist picking up the Sleek Distorted Dreams palette which is the stuff of holographic dreams. People, myself included often band around the word "amazing" all too freely, but I literally waved my arm around catching the light for a good five minutes, just staring with heart eyes at the eye catching swatches. If you're looking for a subtle glow, look away - this palette is here to fulfil all of your mermaid, unicorn, ethereal otherworldly dreams.


Rebel Rebel with Limited Collection from Yours Clothing

It's no secret that my love for David Bowie knows no bounds, so I had proper heart eyes when I came across this Rebel Rebel top from the Limited Collection at Yours Clothing. Between the neon slogan and frill mesh sleeves, this is the top every starman and cat from Japan needs in their life!


Chain Of Flowers - Summer Fun with Yours Clothing

Hi everyone, sorry that it's been a while since my last post but I'm back and prepped with lots of new content heading your way. First up is this pretty dress from Yours Clothing which has become a total wardrobe staple when the sun's been out.


Rock Around The Clock - Sherry Rockabilly Diner Dress in Black from Dolly And Dotty

I'm a huge fan of vintage repro styles, and Dolly and Dotty have fast become one of my favourite retailers since discovering them a few years ago. I love their swing dresses in particular, with a huge variety of styles and colours available at prices which won't melt your credit card. In the past I've picked up a couple of their dresses, mostly in the Darlene style but could not resist how utterly adorable this Sherry Rockabilly Diner Dress is, and had to give it a try.


Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - An Essential Checklist For Stepping Into Autumn

So, full disclosure - I love autumn. It's my favourite season, filled with stunning colours, beautiful scents and wonderful, cosy clothing. I was probably in the minority when I reacted with heart eyes at the prospect of a rain heavy August, but if nothing else it's made me bump this post up by about a month. Whilst autumn isn't quite here in it's official capacity, certainly the weather is about to turn so I thought I'd put together a guide to some essentials to help see it through.


American Dream - Simply Be USA

One of the many wonderful things about the world wide web is how it connects you with people outside of your tiny location bubble. Whenever I look at the stats for my blog, it's never ceases to amaze me that people from all over the world stop by to see what I have to say in my tiny corner of the internet. I've noticed that next to the UK, my next biggest audience is the USA so I thought I'd do something a little different and pick out some of my favourite choices from the American version of one of my preferred places to shop - Simply Be.


Summer Dreams - Fashion Fun with WearAll

I love discovering new brands to fall in love with, especially when they come with purse friendly price tags. And WearAll is just that - a trend led brand which offers fashionable and affordable styles up to a UK size 26. I decided to put them through the test with an order of four different dresses, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved how they looked on. It was a great chance to try and style myself a little differently than the usual, and you can see all four looks below.


Make Me Up - Vegan and Cruelty Free Cosmetics from B. Makeup at Superdrug

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably know that I'm a total nerd when it comes to make-up. I frequently get excited about new product drops and ideas, and love testing things out. I'm also constantly striving to have a cruelty free collection in my make-up bag, so was absolutely thrilled when asked if I was interested in trying out a few items from the newly revamped and totally vegan B. Makeup range.


Pink Ladies - LIMITED COLLECTION Dusty Pink Silky Embroidered Bomber Jacket from Yours Clothing

Right now the thought of wearing a jacket makes me want to weep, what with London being a muggy cesspit of doom. However I still couldn't resist picking up this stunning embroidered bomber from the Limited Collection at Yours Clothing, after all,everyone wants to be a member the Pink Ladies, right?


The White Stripes - Oversize Cold Shoulder Dress from Monki

I knew I had to get my hands on this Oversize Cold Shoulder Dress from Monki after seeing it on the beautiful Love Leah. I had real life cartoon heart eyes after looking at her photo, and although the dress doesn't look quite as good on me as it does her, it's become my go to hot weather dress when shooting or lazing about.


Hear The Trumpets Call - Limited Collection Black Tunic Dress with Trumpet Sleeves from Yours Clothing

Hi everyone, miracles happen and I'm finally back with an actual real life blog post! Normally work doesn't get too much in the way of finding time to shoot and prep content, but it's been a solid six weeks of freelance photography work, which I can't wait to share with you once the embargos are lifted! Today's post is talking about this amazing trumpet sleeved dress from the Limited Collection range at Yours Clothing. and honestly, it was love at first sight the second I wriggled myself into it!


Happy Feet - A Summer Sandals Wish List

I don't know about you guys, but the torrential rain of the last few days has had me dreaming of sandy beaches and summer vibes. I've found myself browsing all of my favourite places to get some inspiration for when the sun decides to come back, and get some idea to up my summer footwear game as right now it's jelly shoes or bust! Here are a few of my favourites which I've come across.


Home Sweet Home - House Wall Cabinet from Red Candy

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know two things about me. Firstly, I recently moved and it was the most disaster filled move in history, and secondly, I love plants. With the move behind us, and the decorating stage commencing, I came across this stunning House Wall Cabinet from Red Candy and it was love at first sight! I'm a huge fan of that 70s feel Scandi style, and all I could see was this being the perfect home for some of my smaller succulents.


Let's Get Physical - Plus Size Gym Wear from OBD Clothing

When looking for new plus size gym wear, it's hard to not feel like you're a bit of an afterthought. Lines frequently stop at a 22, if not an 18, almost as if fat girls don't do fitness. But we do! And I've been on the look out for some new threads now that I've started 5k training again, so was very happy when OBD Clothing got in touch, having just launched a new plus size line.


You Are The Wind Beneath My Wingz - Black Chiffon Flare Sleeves from Wingz

For those of you who've not come across the genius that is Wingz before, let me catch you up. They are a selection of clever sleeves designed to fit under any sleeveless top or dress, which give the existing garments hanging in your wardrobe a brand new twist.


Forever In Blue Jeans - Dressing Up My Boyfriend with Jacamo

It's no secret that this man is pretty much my favourite person in the entire world, so when Jacamo got in touch and kindly offered to dress him up, I absolutely jumped at the chance! Howard's usual style is skinny jeans and band t-shirts, spending much of his time looking like an off duty rock star. With his aged biker jacket and aviators finishing off the look, there's no denying that I am unashamedly his biggest fan so it was going to be interesting to dress him up as an alternative version of my boyfriend.


Time After Time - Introducing Wooden Watches from Tense

Photo (c) Tense Watches
I'm a huge fan of quirky accessories, so was really intrigued when I came across these Canadian made wooden watches by Tense. Made from 100% reclaimed or recycled wood, the intricate time pieces are manufactured by hand in their Vancouver workshop, with each one being a wrist sized piece of art.


Beinvenidos a Miami - Palm Beach Epithesen Golden Rays Swimsuit from UK Swimwear

Whether you're splashing off on holiday or exploring your local leisure centre, a good swimsuit which makes you feel fabulous is a must. And that's exactly how I felt in this Palm Beach Epithesen Golden Rays Swimsuit from UK Swimwear. It's a classic style with a slight retro twist, perfect for those looking for something both pretty and understated.


Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - Classic 44L Cabin Sized Bag from Cabin Zero

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts, but if you follow my Instagram, you'll know that I've just moved home and the whole thing was... ahh... difficult to say the least! But on the blog today I wanted to talk about one thing which helped - and something I've been using for travelling with and carrying my studio lights in for years - the Classic 44L Cabin Sized Bag from Cabin Zero.

I was given the purple version of the bag a few years ago, and since then it's been my go to backpack when I've needed something strong and comfortable, even when packed to bursting. I jumped at the chance when the brand offered to send me one to review, because having been a fan for a good three years, I can honestly say that this is the best investment for anyone who hauls around expensive equipment or frequently travels. You'll also find details of a cheeky discount code at the end of the post!


Sock It To Me - Stockings and Suspenders from The Big Tights Company

Before I talk about how amazing this suspender belt from The Big Tights Company is, I feel like I need to open by saying that the above photo hasn't been badly photoshopped to give myself a thigh gap! It's just the way my feet are turned inwards, and my thighs could very much generate enough electricity to power a small island with the way they rub together! But onwards - what you're really here for is the scoop on the best suspender belt I've ever tried on!


Spinning Around - Black & White Polka Dot Frill Dress from Yours Clothing

I do love a good polka dot dress, and this vintage style delight from Yours Clothing  is easily one of my favourite wardrobe items at the moment! The monochrome mixture of polka dots and frills is perfect for some springtime fun, with the stretchy jersey fabric being an absolute delight.


Flower Power - Win This Stunning Floral Print Dress From Navabi

The recent clear skies and balmy days are proof that spring has finally sprung in London! With bursts of blossom and flowers exploding all over the place, I'm getting excited for some Easter bank holiday fun in the sunshine. This time of year my wardrobe tends to have something of a tropical make-over, with the solid blacks and reds of winter put aside in favour of frivolous florals in bright, bold colours.


Sail Away With Me - Hell Bunny Ambleside Dress from Simply Be

I know it's super kitsch, but I feel in love with this Hell Bunny dress the second I saw it. Anything nautical themed gets auto heart eyes from me, and the swishy bottom and rose tie detail just sold it. All I need now is a boat to sail away to Brighton in!


Space Cadet with Navabi, Primark and Sugar & Vice

I know I blogged this amazing Yoona Balloon Pocket Dress from Navabi ages ago, but it's become such a wardrobe staple during this transitional weather that I thought I'd show it again with how I'm currently styling it.


Waiting For The Sun - Outfit Posts Which Never Were

When planning what to write up for my blog next week, I realised that I had a bit of a problem. I have a folder filled with edited outfit photos ready to be written up, but some of them were old. Really old. Like, back from November old. I had shot a whole load of stuff to go up over the Christmas and New Year period, but then ended up scheduling lots of stuff about SS17 show cases so they got pushed further and further back. And then I shot a whole load of new stuff which was more relevant in terms of the seasonal trends / weather conditions, so they have just sat there, getting pushed further to the bottom of my blog post pile.


Daisy Cutter - Berry and Black Jacquard Skater Dress from Simply Be

Way back in the 90s, one of my favourite dresses was a black tea dress covered in a pretty white daisy print. I pretty much wore it until it fell to pieces, with daisies always being my favourite flower, right next to sunflowers. Therefore when I spied this cute Jacquard Skater Dress which was covered in my favourite flowers on the Simply Be website, I knew I had to give it a try.


Kool Thing Photoshoot with Luna De Lovely

It's been a while since I've posted any of my work on here, so here are a few shots from last year with one of my favourite people in the world, Luna De Lovely. This was a session we worked on together last September, with the inspiration being taken from Sonic Youth's Kool Thing video, and the grungy, 90s, MTV gen vibes.


Highfalutin - Simply Be Fluted Sleeve Shirt Dress & Rad Tote Bag

I have been completely besotted with the frills and statement sleeves floating around SS17 style boards, and fell head over heels when I saw this cute version from Simply Be. For me the Fluted Sleeve Shirt Dress is the perfect transitional piece whilst we're still stepping between sunshine filled days and chilly evenings.


Fade To Grey - Knitted Hooded Dress from H&M

I'm pretty disciplined when it comes to working from home, but when there's a chill in the air it's a bit difficult to shake off my duvet. That was why I KNEW I had to get my hands on this Knitted Hooded Dress from H&M the second I saw it, because who doesn't want to spend their day wearing what is essentially a giant, hooded blanket?


Girl Power - SS17 from In the Style Curve

Images (c) In The Style Curve 

When In The Style launched their new curve range last December, I totally fell in love. (You can see my original write up here.) From red velvet to pretty florals, so much of it was the exact sort of thing I enjoyed wearing on a daily basis, so I had been waiting for their follow up range with baited breath.


Getting Frilly With It - Black Floral Print Ruffle Detail Tea Dress from Simply Be

Frills and florals make this ruffle detail tea dress from Simply Be a real double threat in the spring trend stakes. Available in a choice of black, red or navy and up to a UK size 32, it's the perfect everyday run around dress for when you want to feel cute, but also stay comfy.


Lady In Red - Claudia Red Crochet Lace Dress from Wolf & Whistle Curve

I've always found myself swooning over the beautiful prints and cuts from Wolf & Whistle, so was over the moon when they announced they would be creating a plus size range which extended up to a UK size 26. Whilst there are only a handful of items in the capsule range, they have managed to create a beautiful series which is diverse and perfect for the upcoming wedding season. Whether you're a fan of block colours, pretty florals or intricate lace, this curve line has something for most tastes.


Date With The Night - Plus Sasha Slinky Batwing Skater Dress from Boohoo

When I saw this dress on the Boohoo website, I knew it had to be mine. The short length and floaty sleeves were already two big pluses, but it was the front split which really caught my attention. I knew that it wasn't going to be as subtle on me as it was in the product picture, but I don't think there's much difference between flashing a bit of bra or showing off a lace or mesh insert.


Check Mate - Clara Velvet Collar Check Dress from Joanie Clothing

When I first saw the Clara Velvet Collar Check Dress from Joanie Clothing, it was pretty much the greebo dress of my dreams. It's one of those perfect styles which can jump from cute to grunge with a simple change of footwear.


My Generation - Models Protest Against Ageism At LFW With JD Williams

(c) JD Williams / ZPR

I love JD Williams and the work they do fighting for visibility for the older crowd.  After the success of 50 Plus Fashion Week and the launch of their short movie The New F Word, this time they've made a statement at the launch of London Fashion Week, protesting against ageism and challenging it to "grow up".


Dotty For Polka Dots - Darlene Retro Full Circle Swing Dress in Purple from Dolly And Dotty

This is my third dress from vintage repro brand Dolly And Dotty, with the Darlene swing dress becoming a firm favourite in my wardrobe. This time I'm swooshing around in the purple variant which comes with a pretty polka dot splatter. It's the perfect dress for getting up to some rockabilly mischief in!


Walking On Sunshine - SS17 from JD Williams

I'm a huge fan of JD Willliams, as their mixture of contemporary and classic styles really speak to my vintage repro loving heart. Their take on seasonal trends aimed at the slightly older market fit right in with my day to day aesthetic, although there are plenty of fashion forward options straight from the catwalk on show too. In fact their SS17 game is so strong, I thought I'd share a few staples which I need in my wardrobe immediately!


In The Summertime - Collectif Mainline Dolores Lanai Hibiscus Doll Dress

The second the Collectif SS17 lookbook dropped in my inbox, I felt like a kid at Christmas mentally circling all the things I wanted to get my repro loving hands on. Amongst all the stunning prints and beautiful styles on show, the Lanai Hibiscus Doll Dress really stood out and I was so happy that the print came on my favourite dress shape, the trusty Dolores.


Va Va Voom - Introducing Viva Voluptuous

Image (c) Viva Voluptuous 
Last week saw Viva Voluptuous bring their own brand of plus size glamour to London's catwalks as they launched their beautiful range of plus size corsets and babydolls. With many of the styles available up to a UK size 30, the catwalk saw a diverse range of attire of which many would straddled the club night / bedroom line with ease.


Black Swan featuring Elvi and New Look

If you've ever rolled out of bed and desired to channel your inner goth ballerina, then boy, do I have the perfect outfit for you! I took these photos just before Christmas with a view to them being a good party look, and whilst I still stand by that, feel that it also adjusts to the edgier side of day wear too.

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