Sunday, 23 April 2017

Fashion | Girly day in Oxford for Easter

Last weekend I was so excited to have a few days off for Easter. Easter is one of my favourite times of the year, mainly because I'm literally a chocoholic, nothing makes me happier!

I hadn't seen my cousin in so long so decided to have a get together with a girly day in Oxford. I love cities, for there individuality and history. I love nothing more than walking the streets and taking in all the culture and pretty buildings. We did a bit of sightseeing including the Bodleian libraries which has the most beautiful ceiling I have ever seen and The bridge of sighs which reminds me of Venice! It felt like we were abroad for the whole day. What a great feeling right? and its only on my doorstep.

We then went for high afternoon tea at a gorgeous restaurant called Quod, right in the heart of the city. I love nothing more than a girly day consisting of afternoon tea. Afterwards we did a spot of shopping and basically had a splurge in Zara. I managed to pick up a little Black jumper which is plain and simple but has a unique back to it, a beautiful off white lace and embroidery top which I have had so many comments on and THE most prettiest suede jacket in ice cream Pink! I'm literally so excited to have picked this up and can't wait to wear it in the warmer weather with ripped jeans.

     Jumper | Zara

     Lace top | Zara

     Suede Jacket | Zara

I had the most amazing weekend and didn't want it to end. To top it off I made some homemade chocolate nests with Cadbury's mini eggs. Such a delight! and something you can't live without over Easter.
What did you get up to for Easter? and how many eggs did you get? I'm shocked to say I had 5!....but I don't care :)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Travel | Celebrating a 30th Birthday in Barcelona

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to the beautiful city of Barcelona, to celebrate my big brother's 30th birthday with my family. We went for a few days and stayed in a glamorous hotel, right in the heart of the city. This is the second time I have visited Barcelona, and I can't get enough of it. We enjoyed lots of tapas, churros, lots of pretty pastel buildings and of course sightseeing. Whenever I visit a city, I'm fascinated by the culture and architecture and love exploring. One of the highlights was visiting Monjuic, where we took a cable car ride overlooking the city and were able to stop off and visit the castle. Such beautiful views were below us as we sat in a globe like ride in the air. It was so much fun as well as breath taking.  
The weather was glorious as we walked a big part of the city, including the famous Las Ramblas and the Arc de triomf.
On our last day, I just had to squeeze a spot of shopping in. I find the shops in Europe a much more memorable shopping experience, everything is put together so beautifully. I visited my favourite stores H&M, Bershka and Zara and wanted to share with you my purchases and also my outfit choices and how I styled them, whilst I was away.

Metallic silver skirt from H&M, I loved the gathered waistband and thought it would be great to wear a top tucked in. See below how I've styled it.

I picked this khaki sweatshirt top up from Bershka, as I love the lace up details.
I don't normally go for slouchy oversized styles, but thought this would look fab worn with some skinny jeans on a warm day.

Blouse : River Island | Skirt: Topshop | Boots: River Island

Dress: Quiz | Boots: River Island | Choker: Zara

Dress and boots: River Island | Necklace: H&M

Monjuic castle

Necklace: H&M | Tshirt: Miss Selfridge | Long sleeve top worn underneath: River Island | Jeans : Topshop | Trainers: Nike Air

Top : New Look | Skirt: H&M | Boots: River Island | Choker: Topshop

                                                      Arc de Triomf

Choker | H&M

Polo Neck: New Look | Tank Top: River Island | Trainers: Nike Air | Choker: River Island

One of my fave perfumes: Velvet Edition I from Bershka
It was the perfect few days away with the family, and had so much fun celebrating my brothers birthday. I love birthdays and sharing the fun of opening presents and eating lots of cake!
I hope you all have a lovely April!