I celebrated my 25th birthday recently and was so pleased to unwrap one of these! I discovered the brand randomly on Instagram and fell in love with their simplistic yet uber-stylish designs. The 'Nolita', as this once is named, is inspired by the trendiest little neighbourhood in NYC. It combines a full black watch face with bold coloured straps, for a quirky style with a sporty twist.
I don't know anyone else with a Rosefield Watch and would like to keep it that way, but with such reasonable prices I feel like you all need to check them out. Visit their website here...you also get free UK shipping!
What a difference a year makes, or so the saying goes. But it is funny how in the space of 12 months, you can be in a completely different place in life. This time last year I had just quit my job and getting ready to move to London unemployed! Luckily within a few weeks I joined a PR agency and began living the London life I'd wanted to for years.
Important things 2015 taught me...
Work hard and you will get there...but when you get there you'll have to work even harder.
Money makes the world go round, but it should not control you. It's meaningless when it comes to having fun and making memories. Fuck the bank!
True friendships require joint effort and loyalty is everything as you get older.
Stress is important to push you on, but don't let it overcome you. Think of the bigger picture.
Don't overt hink. Just enjoy...
Now first week back at work is over, I'm feeling positive and excited. Not overly excited at turning 25 next month, but hey what you gonna do. PARTY - that's what!
I felt like I would never reach this point, but I'm finally on the 2-week countdown to holiday time! I've been doing the final clothes shop and outfit planning this weekend, and I'm actually quite impressed with these little monochrome shorts from Primark, they were like £4!
I defy any british female to leave for a foreign country without at least one item from Primark. Although it has its faults, you can't deny it lends a helping hand for holiday season!
Now just 10 working days to get through, then it's Bank Holiday weekend and straight to Heathrow Airport...Miami bound!!!!
So last Saturday was the second year we decided to celebrate one of our friend's birthdays at Lovebox Festival. It was also the second year the weather decided to be on our side, and the second year that one of the funnest days of summer (so far) was had! Granted I remember very little of it this time around (my bad) but what I do remember....was bloody good.
I went in a bit too hard and although I had Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday booked off work as holiday; I actually spent most of it in bed feeling sorry for myself with a sickness bug. Therefore this weekend, by stark contrast, was spent at home in Kent babysitting my niece and being spoilt by my mum.
Since moving to London, I cannot get over how quiet it is when I go home. I never used to notice before, but now that I'm constantly surrounded by sound...the countryside really is so peaceful. Soz for the cliche! Anyway a quiet, family-orientated weekend was obviously what I needed and I'm feeling much better now. Here's to a good week!
Yesterday, I had a rare day off work so me and mum set off early from Paddington for a day in beautiful Bristol.
I've only been to this city a couple of times, both flying visits, so this time I wanted to explore and enjoy it properly. We arrived about midday and had a wander to the main shopping centre (which is much more impressive than I thought it would be). We picked up a few sale bargains and enjoyed some frozen drinks in the sunshine.
We then made our way down to the harbour and followed the river along where there are lots of quirky restaurants dotted along overlooking the water. The weather was gorgeous so we soaked up the sun before enjoying some wine and early dinner on the docks of River Station, where the staff were extremely polite I have to say!
Bristol is a gorgeous little place and I like it more and more each time I visit. I still didn't see everything I wanted to, and really must go to the old city next time as we only managed to pop our heads round before carrying on. I also didn't find any Banksy! Reason enough to make another trip to the South West.
I refuse to waste a sunny day, especially as 90% of the week is spent in the office. So today I decided to explore Hyde Park (should've hung around until tonight, I could've made Swifty my best friend!)
As predicted, it was absolutely gorgeous! There were people picnic-ing, sunbathing, cycling...and boating of course. I was truly in my element walking around taking it all in, and feeling pretty chuffed that I can call this city home. London...I really do love you!
On Friday morning, before the doors even opened to public, I was inside London's V&A museum for an exclusive tour of the Alexander McQueen exhibition with his biographer, Judith Watts. There's been a lot of hype surrounding this exhibition so I knew it was going to be good, I underestimated just how good though.
I like fashion but I'll be the first to admit I will rarely be interested in designer shows and high-end fashion mags but with Alexander McQueen, there's something different. After learning more about his life it's evident he was a unique talent, and the way he combined fashion with nature led to outstanding one-off pieces. Not to mention his catwalk shows...mesmerising!
I don't know whether it's the tragic way he died, or the darkness surrounding his inspiration, but I found the exhibition completely compelling and at times, quite dramatic.
For the whole time I was in there, I was drawn in to absolutely everything that was happening around me, and the work that must have gone into producing such an enchanting experience is evident. It was truly amazing!
Even though it's as miserable as anything today (I've spent the majority of the day in bed!) It has actually been quite nice the rest of the week, so I needed a refresh on the shoe front and picked up these suede little boots from Primak yesterday. It's very rare that I find shoes I like in Primark, and when I do 9/10 they won't have my size. But yesterday they did, so for £15 I couldn't say no.
I also bought these black sandals online during the week, which were another barg
My last wish-list was all about the folksy trend and I'm still a little bit obsessed with it! These two buys are from New Look, who I have to say are doing really well with their summer stock. There's one just over the road from where I work and there's always a few bits I have my eyes on from week-to-week. Although the chill has returned to the UK, I wore this skirt today with my chunky white knit and tights and it still worked. For £19.99, it's a thumbs up from me!