24 June 2015

Pure Skin

I thought I would start sharing some of my skin care routines and products I use on myself. Lately, I've been trying different products on my skin and also looking into natural products that are good for the skin too. My skin has always been up and down, but I feel like I am at an age now where I need to take extra care of it and stick to something that works.

I actually prefer using organic products but sometimes it's not that easy, especially with so many products on the market tempting you, it's a nightmare trying to find the right one for you.

I wanted to start off by telling you about this place called Roots & Bulbs.  I came across it after Victoria Beckham posted an Instagram photo of her pure skin juice and quoting "so good for your skin". Straight away I had to look into this juice and find out where I can get one.

After looking into the whereabouts of Roots & Bulbs, I decided to set off to the Marylebone store with a mate for a girly catch up and juice. It's basically a place to grab food or drink on the go, but the products they sell consists of true organic ingredients. They do cold pressed juices, smoothies and food.

Now for those of you that know me, I am not a veggie kinda girl, and when I saw the menu it didn't look like it would satisfy me as I do like my meat and have a sweet tooth at times. But I ordered the pure skin juice by Wendy Rowe and the Gluten free chocolate and walnut brownie as they had nothing else sweeter, although the fireballs (pictured above) looked good too.  However I was pleasantly surprised, both were very nice and the pure skin juice was actually really nice. The pure skin juice contained coco water, mint, lemon, cayenne pepper, turmeric, aloe vera and alfalfa. My friend ordered the Greens juice G0 which contained cucumber, kale, spinach, mint, lemon and sea salt, which was also tasty. I suppose if you're like me and wouldn't usually eat your greens, it's nice to get a juice that contains the good stuff and consume it in a drink. I would definitely recommend this place and will probably try the smoothies next time with their brunch.  If you fancy making the juices yourself, they do a book that shows the recipes of the juices.

16 June 2015


Gingham has been around for years, my earliest memory of wearing gingham print was probably the blue and white summer dress uniform at primary school. It’s a very girly and innocent print mostly associated with Dorothy from the wizard of Oz. 

This spring summer we saw many designers add a bit of gingham print to their ready to wear pieces on the catwalk, from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg and Altuzarra to name a few.  

Oscar de la renta
Oscar de la renta

Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg
Michael Kors

I think the gingham print is a great print to keep in your wardrobe, you can mix and match and even carry it on to autumn winter depending on the style. If you're not big on the print maybe try having the print on accessories like shoes or bags.

The skirt below was an old H&M gingham dress of mine that I took to a tailor local to me and he completely transformed it into a skirt. I wanted to keep the original buttons all the way down and the pockets on the sides. Just added a tie waist for detailing which was originally around the neck of the dress.

H&M cropped jumper (Similar here) and tailored skirt

Gingham looks from Pinterest

11 June 2015

Black Blazer

Yes, another essential item for the wardrobe! 

I've had a few black blazer's throughout the years but this one has remained in my wardrobe for some years now. This tuxedo style blazer from Topshop (Similar here from Asos) is an amazing classic piece that will instantly lift an outfit.  

The black blazer doesn't need to be kept just for interviews or the office, it can also be thrown on over jeans and tee shirt, and works equally well over a dress too.

Here are a few looks from Pinterest and stylecaster.com.

Some from the high street

Mango suit blazer
Massimo Dutti suit jacket
Mango essential blazer
Zara Roll up sleeve jacket

6 June 2015

Striped Shirt

Apart from a white and a denim shirt, another favourite staple item of mine when it comes to shirts is a striped button down shirt.

I personally like the loose fit masculine style, looks great over a pair of skinny jeans or thrown over anything really, as you can see from the below images found on Pinterest. 

The one I'm wearing below is from H&M, a light material and very casual with thin light blue stripes. Although the size is small it comes up quite loose but that's the way I prefer them. 

H&M shirt (Similar here)
Vintage Levi shorts (Similar here
H&M shirt bought in store

Images from Pinterest

If you're feeling inspired by some of these looks and fancy getting a striped shirt, maybe want one less masculine or with bolder stripes, here are a few options from the high street.

Topshop casual striped
H&M oversized cotton shirt
Next grey strip shirt