Sunday, 30 November 2014


Jumper - French Connection
Jeans - Topshop
Coat - AllSaints
Boots - Russell & Bromley
Bag - Topshop
It's Sunday evening again, just where did the weekend go! I spent most of my weekend getting into the Christmas spirit (I mean it is the start of December tomorrow, so the count down begins). I started my Christmas shopping on Saturday, although Oxford St. was manic because of Black Friday weekend and I kind of got distracted and accidentally bought this cuddly jumper from French Connection as an early present to myself. I then spent Sunday at the Christmas market at South Bank, where I took my jumper out for a spin, whilst enjoying the pop up Rekordelig Cider Lounge (being a country gal it made me feel at home) and watching adults and children a like getting lost in the Christmas tree maze.

Did any of you make the most of Black Friday weekend, or have you started your Christmas shopping?




Sunday, 23 November 2014

Autumn Leaves

Coat - Allsaints
Top - H&M
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Topshop
Bag - Topshop
Scarf - Zara

The weather suddenly took a turn for the worst this weekend, so it meant wrapping up warm, heating on and hot chocolates. The boyfriend and I spent most of Saturday wondering around London trying to do our best to get a bit of exercise and fresh air, I think looking back on my choice of outfit I must have been inspired slightly by the Harry Potter films with my scarf. 

I have to say though Winter is definitely my favourite time of year when it comes to fashion trends, I will always be a big knits, chunky scarves, boots and dark colours kinda gal!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Ally J

Sunday, 17 August 2014


All clothing - Topshop
Cross Necklace - Italian Boutique

While Justin Timberlake did his thang this weekend at V Fest, I decided to pretend I was there by turning up 'cry me a river' (but not quite stalking a Britney lookalike) and dressing up in the only things in my wardrobe that I thought resembled a bit of a festival get up. Obviously, I would probably need to go more 'Hunter' than 'peep toe' if I was actually there, but considering I wasn't, *sigh*, I could indulge in such fashion luxuries as heels.

Did anyone head to 'V' this weekend? What were your fashion must haves? 



Monday, 4 August 2014


Hat - Topshop
Dress - H&M
Necklace - Italian Boutique
Heeled Sandals - Primark

Unfortunately, I don't have anything that interesting to share with you all this week as I injured by back bowling and so I have been confined to my sofa for the majority of the weekend...and yes I know, how can someone actually pull a muscle in their back bowling, well apparently they can when a game between work colleagues gets a little bit competitive!

But I did manage to put on a brave face and head to Oxford Street for an hour on Sunday, I couldn't physically try on clothes but I did manage to wonder around the accessories section in Topshop, which is where I found this beauty of a hat. I have never been a big fan of hats, whereas my Dad on the other hand has them as his number one accessory, he has a collection that even I, a non-hat enthusiast is jealous of! But I have to say when I tried on this hat not only did it fit like a glove, but it actually suited me, so naturally I couldn't resist and headed to the checkout.

You never know this could be the start of my very own (Dad inspired) hat collection...



Monday, 28 July 2014


Where did the weekend go? I think I had one of those weekends where you plan so much into your days that the weekend is gone in the blink of on eye. Needless to say I am already counting down the days till I get to see my bed again next weekend.

However, in between the Shoreditch camper van partying and the sunny hours spent in Brighton, I did manage to take a few blog pictures. I picked up these floral beauties from Topshop, they are so comfy and lightweight that they are perfect for the summer heat. I then paired it with my crochet top because to be honest, who doesn't love crochet? Then to top it all off the piece de resistance, my bargain Primark heeled sandals. The perfect outfit for a chilled Sunday afternoon...



Sunday, 20 July 2014

MinkPink Maxi Magic

Vest Top - H&M
Skirt - Urban Outfitters
Sandals - Primark
Ring/Bracelet - Topshop (old)
Belt - Urban Outfitters Vintage

I have recently got back from a short holiday in Italy, visiting such beautiful places as Florence and Sienna and eating far too much pizza! But I have to say the weather has been way more impressive in London, Without a clue as to how hot the weather has actually been I unwisely went out in jeans to go shopping. This ended up being a big mistake because as the heatwave hit it's peak (30 degrees) I had the urge to loose the layers quickly and with debit card in hand I hit Urban Outfitters in search of skirt sanctuary. And unfortunately for my bank balance they didn't disappoint.

This beautiful floral MinkPink maxi-skirt, with what I like to think has Geisha inspired slits down the sides is just stunning, it's perfect for relaxing in the park or teamed with high heeled sandals (such as above) could be worn for drinks out with the girls/fella. It also allows for a nice breeze, perfect for an unexpected British heatwave.

What is your favourite go to piece for the great British sunshine?



Sunday, 29 June 2014


Top - H&M
Skirt - Miss Selfridge
Boots - Topshop Sale, similar here
Necklace - Topshop, similar here

I dressed quite optimistically today, it seemed that the moment I went off to get changed this morning it was sunny and then the second I stepped outside the sun disappeared and the heavens opened (oh the woes of a blogger). But thankfully I managed to get these pictures taken before I got drenched.

I guess I am a bit behind the trend on midi skirts but I have always been a bit scared that they would never suit me and I have to say when I put it on it took me a good hour to adjust. But now I love it and wished I had got on the band wagon sooner.

Was anyone a bit scared of this trend? Or am I just slightly odd!?


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Fix up look sharp

Dress - Reworked vintage from Urban Outfitters
Belt - Asos
Boots - River Island
Necklace - Vintage

Nothing can beat a good bit of tartan, my boyfriend's has Scottish roots so I guess I have an excuse for my obsession with this amazing fabric. If I could where tartan day in day out I would, and I do give it a pretty good try! It's one of the only prints that actually makes my pale skin look some what attractive.

Also since working I have now discovered my love of collared clothing, whether it is jumpers, t-shirts or dresses, you name it if it has a collar I will wear it. I always thought that collared items didn't suit me, but since having to wear them for work I have grown to love and adore them. I guess it's my geeky side being drawn to them.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, needless to say work at 9am this morning was a bit of a shocker!



Friday, 18 April 2014

'Check' you out!

Grey Top - All Saints
Check Top - Cheap shop in Dubai but you can find similar in H&M
Leggings - Topshop
Heels - Bank
Necklace - Vintage

I have been counting down to the Easter weekend for I don't know how long, mainly so I can sleep but also because I made a promise to myself that I would start getting back into blogging. I find being back home it is so much easier to take photos, whereas in London there is always so many people on the street that I always get funny looks when I'm trying to take photos.

Any way, enough of my gibba gabba, here is my latest outfit post, my Mum and Dad are actually moving house so I have been wearing this checkered top all day whilst trying to clear out the garage. I guess I was trying to recreate the outfits you see in films when people are moving house, all I need now is the denim dungarees!

Also whilst clearing out my room I found these heels in the back of my wardrobe, unworn! I couldn't believe it, they are so comfortable as well, I will definitely be wearing them on on Sunday for some bank holiday antics :)

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine.

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