This August bank holiday, I mostly spent time with my family. On Sunday, I went out for brunch with my mum and her four cousins!
The weather was confusing, as it usually is in Manchester so I opted for a summery(ish) jumpsuit and shoes, teamed with some sunglasses and my favourite blazer. It was a good choice!
You May also notice I’ve had a hair colour change. I loved the silver but I had had it for about 7 years and it was time for a change. I’ve had black in past so I knew that it suited me (or so I believe) and decided it would be a good choice, as the lack of bleaching should also help the condition of my hair.
Tuxedo blazer: Karen Millen
Bag: H! by Henry Holland (similar)
Necklace: Richard Ayres
The majority of the items in this outfit cannot be linked as they are not current season but, I will link similar items wherever possible.
The summers don’t last long enough in Manchester so I prefer to buy clothes that are a bit more versatile and can be carried forward from season to season. I love these items because with a few adjustments, they can be worn almost all year round.
We went to the Laundrette, a relatively new bar in Manchester, that was hosting an Ibiza style brunch, complete with sand and inflatables! There was a live saxophone player and a lady giving glitter makeovers. We enjoyed a selection garlic bread, burgers, haloumi flatbread and American style pancakes, washed down with prosecco and cocktails!
I hope you enjoyed your bank holiday weekend, whatever you got up to! Let me know in the comments!
December was quite a hectic month for me, running your own business can be hard at the best of times, but when you have 3 times as many orders to get through, as well as your own Christmas shopping and preparations, things can get tough.
This was a day in early December when I managed to escape from the madness for lunch at the Alchemist and a walk around the Manchester Christmas markets with my mum and her cousins.
As I was getting ready to leave, I found myself wishing I had a new coat to amp up my outfit and was overjoyed to realise that it was just about cold enough to wear this wonderful faux fur coat from last year’s winter collection for Eustratia. I had been keeping it hidden away in a garment bag so as not to risk ruining it before I had finished shooting it.
I was originally going thinking it would dress my outfit up and make it look a touch more feminine. Looking back at the photos however, I realised that paired with the braids and chainmail jewellery, it probably makes me look more like a hollywood version of a Viking queen, which I consider a happy accident.
To achieve this makeup look, I used my recently purchased Morphe 35T palette and Gerard cosmetics liquid lipstick in “invasion”.
Sequin front jeans and cardigan: Topshop
Jewellery: Richard Ayres
Last weekend I went to a friend’s party. I knew there was going to be dancing involved so I wanted to wear something comfortable, but still interesting. I chose a long, sheer shirt over some leggings, my new statement harness belt and some flat shoes.
Of course it’s impossible to take pictures in my house without a dog getting in so here’s one with Charlie.
Shirt: Ebay, (similar from boohoo here)
Cincher harness: Eustratia
Leggings: H&M (similar)
Shoes: TK Maxx
Images by Richard Ayres
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Chainmail necklace: Richard Ayres
Quartz necklace: Urban Outfitters
Glasses: Emporio Armani
Pictured with Amber
Photographed by Toria Brightside
On Friday we watched some shows, walked around somerset house and attended the Dash magazine party.
For the first time I decided to brave the February fashion week weather sans coat and with a clutch bag. I’ve always been an oversized bag person, mainly because of the sense of self-sufficiency carrying everything I could possibly need gives me, but this time I thought I did pretty well without.
It was a busy day and I didn’t manage to get many outfit shots but hopefully I can track down some of the numerous bloggers that photographed me.
Shows to be covered separately.