Style File: Autumn Wardrobe Essentials

19 October 2014

Stepping into the new season, I'm all of a fashion frenzy. I'm practically itching to spring open my winter wardrobe, bring on the layers, the knits, the boots - heck,  I'm clocking coats in every direction. With this in mind (and my poor bank balance) I've pulled together a list of the essentials - your trend-ticking wardrobe staples for the chillier months ahead...

Statement Necklace - Accessorize / Chiffon Cami - New Look / Bejewelled Blouse - Zara / Floral Trousers - Warehouse / Wine Coat - Warehouse /  Loafers - Warehouse / Floral Dress - Warehouse 
Statement Necklace - Warehouse / Chambray Shirt - Topshop / Cream Waterfall Coat - Next / Ripped Jeans - Topshop / Chelsea Boots - Warehouse / Check Scarf - Warehouse / White Collar Bib - River Island
Cream Scarf - Topshop / Check Shirt - Warehouse / Denim Shirt - Topshop / Cable Jumper - Warehouse / Duffle Coat - Zara / Chelsea Boots - Accessorize / Jersey Skirt - H&M 
 Lace Blouse - Warehouse / Fedora Hat - Accessorize / Leopard Print Slipper - Accessorize / Check Trousers - Oasis / Leather Jacket - Topshop / Chelsea Boots - River Island / Grey Wool Gloves - Accessorize / Spotted Shorts - Zara
Camel Wrap Coat - Miss Selfridge / Bib Blouse - H&M /  Leopard Print T - Zara / Lace Jumper - Zara / Leopard Print Skirt - Topshop / Loafers - Zara / Coated Skirt - Warehouse / Grey Printed Trousers - River Island
Grey Fur Coat - Warehouse / Leather Gold Purse - Accessorize / Lace Trim Shorts - Topshop / Faux Fur Scarf - Accessorize / Embellished Cami - River Island

Pink Coat - Warehouse / Statement Necklace - Accessorize / Sweater - Topshop / Cape Dress - Warehouse / Cable Jumper - Warehouse / Pink Check Skirt - Dorothy Perkins 

Now, if this could all please hop, skip and jump into my wardrobe, that would be lovely! One of my favourite blog posts to compile, I should seriously add online window shopping to my résumé. As I'm sure you can tell, both Warehouse and Accessorize are clearly ones to watch for the season ahead. They seem to be ticking every box and one just can't quite resist...

Tell me, what's your most coveted piece shown here?

Travel Diary: Miami & Florida

5 October 2014

The final destination in our whirl-wind American adventure saw us fly from New Jersey into Miami before heading on south to the Florida Keys. Before jumping into our hired jeep (aptly named the beast) we decided to pitch on up in Miami's South Beach and enjoy the crazed sights and sounds for two nights. 

With picturesque views on either side, we spent two nights at the luxe Grand Beach Hotel. We got a cracking rate on our stay, and for the private beach, adult-only pool (angels are singing!) and spacious room - it was heaven! 

Driving down town to Southern Miami was where the city came alive. Even bustling in the early morning, sitting down with a drizzled in syrup waffle for breakfast - it was fascinating to watch the world go by. Especially surrounded by the Art Deco inspired, candy coloured architecture.

Taking one of the most beautiful road trips down south, we travelled on down to the Florida Keys. Only so many hundreds of miles from Cuba, the island of Islamorada had a tropical vibe - with palm trees, glorious beaches and key lime pie!

I could quite happily live on this beach! I'm sure I could catch a fish for my supper...

That's the last of my travel journal, fashion and beauty nattering to resume shortly!

Where have you visited in America?

Travel Diary: New Jersey

4 October 2014

After our whirlwind trip to New York, we took the train from Penn station to Neptune in New Jersey. With our family friends taking living in one if the white picket fences houses, New Jersey was an adventure, discovering the real America. 

Lobster BLT's and cocktails on the beach front.

Snickers Cheese Cake at The Cheese Cake Factory - swooooon!

House hunting.

Just a few snapshots on the few days spent in New Jersey, I cannot wait to return. Just one last holiday adventure post tomorrow featuring Miami and Florida Keys, before normal posting resumes. 

Have you ever visited a non-touristy spot and fallen in love? Do tell.