CT Shirts - How has nature inspired our fashion innovations

* This post has been written in collaboration with Charles Tyrwhitt.

How has nature become a key fashion innovator?

We’re all so much more environmentally conscious now than we were this time ten years ago. The conservation
narrative has been adopted by the mainstream and fashion isn’t exempt from this. Sustainability is creeping its
way up on the agendas of garment technologists across the world, but which materials have taken the most
inspiration from nature? With some guidance from CT Shirts, suppliers of high quality, Oxford shirts let’s take a
look at some innovative materials which are inspired by nature.


Summer Sippin' - Iced Tea and Tea Travel Solutions from Adagio Tea

* All items in this post have been kindly gifted by Adagio Tea. All opinions and photos are my own.

If you've ever met me in real life, you'll know that I am a real tea fiend. I'm not fussy about many things in life, but a good cup of tea is probably my one real indulgence. Whilst my go to everyday is an Earl Grey teabag, I love loose leaf and all of the preparation which goes with it. That's why when  Adagio Tea got in touch and asked if I'd live to sample some of their blends and products, I genuinely felt like all of my Christmases had come at once!


Summer Days - Top Inspiration from Quiz Clothing, Simply Be and New Look Curve

So I don't want to jinx things, but pals, it looks like summer has finally arrived in London! I have birdsong and sunshine streaming in through my window, and am breaking out the factor 50 with a much greater urgency. In fact, I'm so convinced that it's here to stay, I'm actually in the process of swapping out some of my heavier winter clothing from my wardrobe for flowing summer staples. But it's made me realise that I'm in desperate need of some new summer tops, so having spent some of the morning browsing online, thought I'd post some of my favourites. (Please note that this post contains AL links.)


Homecoming - Tree Of Life Doormat From Red Candy UK

Sometimes you see something so unbelievably perfect for someone, that you just have to get it. That was how I felt when I saw this gorgeous Tree Of Live doormat, which immediately made my think of my wonderful mother in law and her pretty countryside home. Ever since I've known her she's been looking out for a Tree Of Life tapestry which didn't cost the earth, and whilst it's not that exact item, this doormat was pretty cute and within my limited #freelancelife budget. As she does a lot of gardening and goes on a lot of countryside walks, it was the perfect thing for a little extra Easter gift.


Back In The 90s featuring H&M, JD Williams, New Look and Elomi

(All of the items in the post are ones which I've purchased myself, but links are AF links where possible.)

Hi pals, with Easter on the horizon, is it just me or does it actually feel like spring has finally  sprung? Hands up if you're looking forward to a long weekend filled with immense amounts of chocolate, because I know I am! I'm back with another ootd post as I'm trying to get back into blogging several times a week with a mixture of fashion and photography. This time it's an outfit which is a bit different for me, and a little out of my comfort zone. But apparently it's good to try new things, as I LOVE it!


Feeling Blue with Joanie Clothing, Simply Be, ASOS Curve and Tatty Devine

(All of the items in the post are ones which I've purchased myself, but links are AF links where possible.)

Since my friend Kat cut in my fringe about a month or so ago, I've felt so much more like myself again, and have definitely embraced the inner rock and roller who I always wanted to be! This is the first outfit post I've managed to scrape together in FOREVER, partly because I've been slowly rediscovering what my style is again, and partly because I've been buried with shoots and edits. I've got an exhibition opening at the end of May which I'm really excited about, but that along with freelance work is sucking all of my time into a giant black hole. I'm not going to complain though - it's nice to have creative things on the go which are coming together, but I'm hopeful that my blogging schedule will be a bit more regular again soon. I've got a few bits shot and some more which I'm hoping to do this weekend, so if you're still with me and reading this, thank you for sticking around!


Spring Refresh - Test Shooting with Louise Lerego, MUA.

Louise Lerego is my favourite person in the world to shoot with. Not only is she an exceptional make-up artist who creates magic with a few shakes of a make-up brush, she is a calming force on any set and appreciates the joy of a cup of tea and a doughnut. Dubbed my "work wife" by Howard, here are some beauty snaps shot recently where we just wanted to test out some ideas and have some fun.


Spring Refresh - Test Shooting with Katarina Adderley, MUA.

It's been a while since I've blogged about my photography (or indeed anything!), so with spring tentatively announcing it's arrival, I thought I'd share some recent test shoots which were done to bounce around a few ideas. This first one was done in conjunction with make-up babe Katarina Adderley, with the two models being Aleesha Hansel and Arianne-Unity.


Plus Size Occasion Wear - American Edition

* Please note that this post contains affiliate links. 

As I recently put out a guide for some lovely UK based plus size occasion wear, I couldn't resist putting one together for those on the other side of the Atlantic. With Spring so close you can literally smell the flowers in the air, wedding season us about to be, well, sprung. So if you have an important date coming up soon where you need a pretty dress, have a look below to find some inspiration.

It's A Nice Day For A White Wedding - Plus Size Occasion Wear

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The sun is out, daffodils are blooming and that can only mean one thing - Spring is almost here, and with it comes the start of wedding season! When looking for the perfect dress for a special occasion, there are a few places I visit first depending on my budget. And with that in mind, I thought I'd put together a list of some of my favourite items for anyone who likes to start their shopping early.


Drunk In Love - I Love Gin Subscription Box

*Items in this post are gifted and the links are AL.

Now that we're half way through January, otherwise known as the LONGEST and most TEDIOUS month in the whole calendar, I think it's safe to say that we could all do with a treat. And nothing says "thank goodness it's almost spring" like the sharp taste of tonic water splashed with gin and citrus. I had a whole load of puns based around the concept of "gin and bear it" ready, but I'll spare you. Instead I'm going to tell you about a fantastic subscription box which will help us all make it through to February in one, slightly tipsy piece!

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