Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Falling in love with Mon Paris

So about a month ago I was invited back to Paris for the launch of the new YSL fragrance 'Mon Paris' inspired by the city of lovers, Paris. We were invited to see Paris upside down in 24 hours! (yes, you read that correctly!). To discover another side from the regular spots you would be familiar with and see the city upside down. The whole trip was inspired by the new fragrances back story of falling head over heels for someone that your world is turned upside down. It was such a world wind 24 hours but it honestly was one of the best trips I've ever been on. 

We started with a lunch visit to HAI KAI. A hidden organic dishes wonderland that definitely cured served up some amazing food. Highly recommend to go with a few friends and try pretty much all the dishes! Also don't forget to try the anchovy! Next it was straight into the perfume workshop where we learned about the ingredients that went into the production of this perfume. I never learned so much in an hour! All of the ingredients, how they are sourced and where they all come from was so interesting to me that it gave me another insight into the fragrance industry. I also learned that there was some jasmine flowers in the mix - that's why I was so drawn to this scent! You guys know how much I love jasmine! It's such a strong feline floral scent which is something I'm not used to but I quickly fell in love with it for sure. Such a great scent for summer thats totally going to turn your world upside down! I've never come across a fragrance so uplifting before! 

After our workshop - we headed straight out around the city on these moto taxis! Such an incredible experience and it was definitely the highlight of the trip. Something I need to do again when I'm back in Paris. We got to see a lot of the city and stopped at the Eiffel tower for 5 minutes for photos. I was happy as I finally got to see it close up! (deffo could of gotten closer but next time for sure!) I literally was riding around the city with a huge smile underneath the heavy but comfy helmets! I really record you flag those guys down whenever you're in the city next. I think from that experience, it just made me sure even more than I really do love Paris and it's for sure one of my favourite cities.

We finished the night with the YSL 'Mon Paris' fragrance launch dinner and the party on top of the Centre Pompidou! Such an incredible building, space and view all rolled into one! To see the whole city at night from the usual day light was definitely the goal of seeing Paris upside down. 

From this trip I've discovered so many new places, people and vibe that paris has to offer and I can't wait to go back! Already trying to see if I can squeeze in a quick weekend away! You can get your hands on the fragrance here...

Created in collaboration with YSL Beauty
Photos taken with iPhone 6 and Panasonic Lumix LX100

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lazy dressing

Whenever I have to go somewhere and have to make an effort - I just add some statement heels and a silk blazer! It's really another one of those 'dressing like I have my shit together' combo. Really great & works so well. You can even opt for a leather jacket for duster coat too if you fancy! 

Oh & P.S! These heels are now on sale for only £14.99! You're welcome! 

Topshop lust list!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Pretty in pink with Brandy Melville

Brandy Melville bomber | HOHXREVOLVE slip dress | Adidas Stan Smiths (similar here)  Colourpop lip colour

I've been really into feminine details, shapes and colours lately. Not sure what is really going on but I'm going with it. Even people now say to me 'you love pink don't you?' - now that's when you know you wear it enough. One of my favourite pieces I currently own is this pink bomber jacket from Brandy Melville. You guys know I'm obsessed with Brandy right? So of course it was a perfect match to team up with them to style this bomber. Don't worry,  you'll be seeing more pieces popping up on my blog in the next few weeks as I've picked up a few bits.

I've paired the bomber jacket with this beautiful slip dress from HOHXREVOLVE collection. It goes so perfectly with the bomber and the classic white Adidas Stan smiths. Since everything was a bit soft & feminine I had to add in a dark lip in there to balance everything out. It really has become one of my favourite looks I shot so far I think. I think the bomber really completes it and it got so many compliments as I wore it the airport. You can find the bomber in the 'new in' section on the Brandy site.

Photos taken on Panasonic Lumix LX100 by Diego

This post was kindly sponsored by Brandy Melville

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Champneys spa day!

It's been while since I really took a day off and relax so a couple of weeks a go I decided to pop down to Champneys day spa with Oli's mum and did just that! We started off with a tour of the place (which is huge btw!) so we knew where to go when we had our appointments, to the locker rooms and of course where we were going to be having lunch. P.S I know I didn't take a lot of photos but I was just so zen through out the day!

We both ended up with having a full body exfoliation, pressotheraphy (as you can see in the 3rd photo), frigi thalgo bandage wrap, eye brow shape, pedicure and then a manicure to finish off. Surprisingly I really enjoyed the pressotheraphy which is the suit you have to be sealed in and then it compresses you up and down the body like when you get your blood pressure check up. Such a weird sensation at first but it was super relaxing afterwards. Oh & the lunch! How can I forget about the food? It was so delicious... I totally made the most out of the buffet and pretty much gave everything a try.  It was such a serene day that I left super relaxed and more clear headed to focus on the next few busy days I had coming. 

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Champneys staff for making us feel great and relaxed during the day! Also they have a lot of spa resorts all over the UK so if you would like to try them out, just click here! I highly recommend it for couples or to go with your mum for some down time!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Double denim whammy

New Look denim jacket | New Look Boots | GRLFRND denim jeans | Privacy Please body

Going back to my favourite denim on denim attire - it's so perfect to stroll around LA in! I finally also got my hands on these GRLFRND denim jeans from Revolve and they fit so well and the perfect shade of blue! There is also a sale on Revolve today and it ends on the 14th July! 

You can get 15% off the whole site with code 'TAKE15' - they also deliver to the UK and have super fast shipping! Let me know if you guys do order anything! I'll be sure to be placing mine as well! 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Vintage rays

Vintage t shirt via American Vintage | Topshop shorts | New Look boots | Fendi sunglasses

Been obsessed with these boots so decided to wear them everywhere. Heres one of the outfits I wore to the grove and to wonder around Melrose. I'm so surprised at how many outfits these boots go with considering I normally go for a black booty.  I've paired it with my go-tos - a vintage tee and cut off denim shorts. 

Photos taken on Panasonic Lumix LX100 by Diego 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Girl in the alley

Topshop jeans | New Look boots | Forever21 tee | Celine bag | MDG necklace 

First day in LA I spent the morning at Bottega Louie (of course!) and then headed to American Vintage with Diego. Always wanted to visit the store and finally got the chance to! It was way bigger than I thought and pretty cool. Highly recommend it if you guys come to LA.

I kept it pretty casual in an all black attire but with a pop of brown from my boots. I've never worn these babies before and surprised at how comfortable they were as I lasted all day in them and walked around a lot. Also picked up these denim culottes from the Toyshop sale for £15!?! I know right! They fit so well and I'm so obsessed with them!

Keep up with what I'm up to here in LA over on my snapchat if you haven't added me already! I'm over at 'idressmyselff' :D