Month: Sep 2013

Bonjornio from Rome!

So last Wednesday, my Ma and I boarded a very early Jet 2 flight from Manchester Airport to Rome for a 4 day city break. Having never been to Italy before it was absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful country with lots to see, enough cobbled streets to last you a lifetime with each hidden away within the tall buildings of the city containing boutiques, restaurants and pizza and gelato take away shops- perfect! I took plenty of photos so have decided to split my trip out into a couple of posts- beware, you may up wanting to visit this beautiful city! This first post covers our first afternoon in Rome on Wednesday when we took the metro from Cornelia to St Peters Square and then walked over the river past the castle and our 2nd day spent exploring and taking the open top bus tour around the city. Check out Wednesday’s post featuring our trip to the Coliseum!

When in Rome…..

The rain we have endured this week well and truly marks the end of summer. I am slowly starting to transition my wardrobe and the heating has officialy been switched back on. However, next Wednesday I get to revisit the sunshine and enjoy a final burst of summer when I jet off to Rome for a lovely 5 day break with my Mumma. This summer has been so amazing with Glastonbury and V Festival being two major highlights, and with the seasonal blues setting in, we thought the only cure to would be to immerse ourselves in culture by venturing out on a well-earned city break. It is one city my Mum has always wanted to visit and we are excited to eat amazing food, drink a little bit of wine (read ALOT) and enjoy the culture and historic value of the ancient city of Rome. Bustling with super stylish individuals and authentic Italian cuisine around every corner, hopefully Rome will be the perfect get-away for a stylish vacation. However packing for the city break …

Topshop Unique: Trendspotting

So, unless you’ve been avoiding Twitter and the Daily Mail like crazy over the weekend, you would have noticed that LFW has taken Somerset House and my twitter feed by storm. I do like having a nosey at the photos from the shows and reading the blogs of those luckily enough to gain accreditation! The Topshop Unique show interested me as Toppers is achievable on an everyday wage and I like to see how the trends will filter down from catwalk to high street.  I love the garden party feel of the show- its got me excited for Spring fashion and we haven’t had Winter yet!

Primark A/W Edit

Today truly feels like the transition of the seasons. My weekend has been so chilled which has made the two days feel so much longer. Yesterday was a chilled Saturday and then Chinese takeway, X Factor and a couple of amaretto and cokes with the bestie after an afternoon spent with my favourite 18 month old.  Today the weather changed and the rain came, so a shopping trip in Manchester was spent battling with the elements! However that didn’t stop me shopping and early doors this morning we took Primark by storm. I haven’t really shopped in Primark for a long time as I know the quality tends to put most people off and it is so hit and miss, but the store on Market Street has had a major make over and a lot of A/W newness is sneaking in which is perfect! Lots of tartan checks, leather luxe and my new fave- burgundy shades. *Images taken from Google

Coats for all occasions!

I swear since the arrival of September last week,the weather has also decided to take a turn for the worse. A week ago today my outfit to work consisted of THAT boucle blazer from Asos, skinnies and a sandals. Now fast-forward a week and its pretty much baltic. I’ve packed away my sandals (well till my holiday to Rome in 14 days!) and my boots have made a comeback.  However, this does mean a season of layering fast approaches, and the need for a new frost-fighting coat becomes all the more essential, I decided it’s time to embrace autumn and create my top five winter wish-list of warming coats for all occasions. The all-rounder Following a summer of Royal babies and British celebrations (tennis anyone?), I thought a heritage number would see the summer out in style, and when we think heritage or classic British styling, who better than Barbour. I love love love the Union Jack International Waxed Jacket in red from the House Of Bruar collection of Barbour jackets as I’m all for a …

My love for lie locks

After spending a good three years yo-yo’ing between having red and browny-red hair, earlier this year I took the plunge and went blonde at the hairdressers. After years of box-dying, I am a full head of highlights kinda gal and a true convert to blonde. But recently I have missed that little touch of colour so enter dip dye. I have been introduced to the wonders of Manic Panic semi-permanent hair dye and have embraced the purple dip dye with the help of lie locks. When it comes to hair colour, Kelly O is the ultimate idol in my eyes. I lust after her wardrobe and her choice of hair dye even more. She rocks the grey, looks amazing in lilac and blonde so well. Who says the lilac wash and grey is just for grannies! *Images taken from Google Images

Kelly Brook for New Look: The verdict

Just how is it September already? 2013 seems to be passing by in such a blur and before I know it my holiday to Rome will be here- not that I’m counting down or anything…..But September brings a new season and the shops are starting to roll out with Autumn and one email that hit my inbox in particular got me excited. Kelly Brook for New Look. Now let  me explain, when I think celebrity collections I think small sizes that won’t cater for my body type and skin tight bodycon dress, but the Kelly Brook range completely dispels that. Kelly is one of the women who dominates column inches in the weekly magazines with chatter about her love life and her dress size, but one of the reasons I like her and her collection that it is so wearable. The A/W drop features two gorgeous dresses that I just need! The cut on the dresses aren’t too short, there are a couple of long sleeve blouses which would be perfect for work and a …