Fashion - the latest trends and style ideas.
The latest fashion trends from the catwalk and up to the minute street style to help lead a fashionable life with minimal effort.
The latest trends from the catwalk and up to the minute street style
Pink is having a bit of a fashion moment at present. I've personally always loved the colour from the moment I picked up my first Barbie. This Spring Summer though it has a grown up edge and none of the items I have picked for my top ten this week can be described as girly. Additionally, it's a colour that has a tone to flatter all and in my latest fashion blog is a selection in several shades from baby pink to bright fushcia so there is something for everyone.
I've tried to keep the fact that I'm pregnant off my blog. For many reasons, I did not want to divulge it, but it's so painfully obvious now (I'm, fingers crossed, due in three months) that I felt I simply could not ignore it anymore. Plus I wanted to write down just how overwhelming not only the prospect of pregnancy and having a child is, but simply the breadth and depth of information available to us is. Whilst writing this post will add to such info, I thought I'd impart some things I have so far learnt on the most superficial of matters: how to dress stylishly when pregnant.
2016 was a year of highs and lows for me - all of which taught me something. From the sublime: my outlook and what I wanted from life. To the ridiculous: that I can never really give up carbs and travel wise, what I shall be repeating and what never to mention again. Given that I want this blog to be helpful to other people than just myself, I've written here my tongue in cheek, top tips for travel in 2017 as opposed to listing my new year's resolutions regarding my waistline and other such personal matters.
It's that time of year when we have more invitations to parties than we know what to do with. I don't know about you, but I always find it difficult to find something to wear for these occasions unless I have a fail safe dress in my wardrobe. I've found twelve little black dresses available to buy now - for a range of budgets - that will see you through this party season.
Back in the depths of winter, I wrote a blog about how to tackle hand luggage limitations before going away. This week, I tackle the same issue, but with a summer holiday in mind. In particular, one that takes in a city weekend break in Verona followed by a week in Lake Garda, as that happens to be my own summer holiday this year.
I am super excited to announce that a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be selected for the Liebster Award, which seeks to honour new bloggers by other bloggers. I had the privilege of being nominated by the lovely Anna from Postcards from the World. To take part in the award, she asked me to answer the below questions, and then go on to ask my own 11 questions to a handful of other bloggers that I would like to nominate myself.
A lovely girlfriend of mine asked me for my help recently finding an outfit for a wedding she is attending in Portugal this summer. She was told the wedding was on a beach and the men in the bridal party were wearing red chinos, so she thought it was fairly relaxed. It made me realise what a minefield dressing for a wedding can be with so many different types of venues these days and increasing deviation from the traditional white English wedding. Having been to a number over the years that varied in location, time and heat, I thought I’d give examples of what I’d wear to the following types of nuptials:
Despite any ambitions or aspirations to look like Margot Robbie, whenever I go on a beach holiday, I unfortunately put a lot more work into finding a new bikini than working on my bikini body. Over the years, however, I have become much more efficient on where to find my latest swimsuits and which brands to target. Here are my five go to brands.
Over Easter, I had a spare afternoon to do one of the things that I loathe the most: going through my wardrobe to sift the wheat from the chaff. In the past, I have found this task not only daunting, but a laborious and worthless use of my time. Mostly because I am useless at it and rarely get rid of more than a holey pair of sports socks.
Owing to living 800 miles from the majority of my nearest and dearest, as well as having an insatiable appetite for travel, I have become quite adept over the years in the art of hand luggage packing for whenever I go on a trip. In the main, the key is to take layers, neutrals that can be dressed up and nothing that needs an iron. Here is what I take whenever I return to the Big Smoke or go on a city break. I will tackle summer holidays another time - but it is possible to take two weeks' worth of outfits in even Ryanair's hand luggage allowance!
Audrey Hepburn once said that 'Paris is always a good idea', but the more I see of France, the more I am coming to realise that France in its entirety is always a good idea. Case in point, last week, two gorgeous friends of mine decided to make their relationship official in an absolute stunner of a wedding, in a tiny French town of Boudy De Beauregard. Whilst I must congratulate them on becoming Mr and Mrs P, I also have to credit their choice of venue, or venues over the three day affair. They were all incredibly chic with incredible chefs.
One question I am consistently asked by my readers and clients, is what inspires me whilst I am writing my blog and producing my photographs. There is no short answer to this, even if I was good at being concise. One of the main reasons I started writing weekly and creating limited edition prints of my travels and findings, is because I want to remember everything that I have seen or been exposed to that has interested me in some way. However, whilst my immediate environment, wherever that may be, is obviously important to a fledgling photographer and travel blogger, a huge source of inspiration for me are other like minded bloggers, foodies, hoteliers and travel photography mavens. As such, I thought I would write this week about other blogs and the like that I follow religiously - often with thinly veiled green eyed envy, and an ever growing 'list of places to go' jotted down next to me.