Photo Diary: Sunday in Shoreditch

Spending a Sunday afternoon in Shoreditch is one of my favourite things to do.
I love the vintage markets, world food stalls and street style of Brick Lane.
I love the smells, colours and the people who wander down Columbia Road.
It’s somewhere I always take people when they visit because it has such life.
Everywhere in Shoreditch has such atmosphere and effortless style.
If you aren’t a fan of London I suggest you visit these places and then decided again.
If you can’t make it to London anytime soon, hopefully my photos will help.
Locations/People in this photo diary include:
Hanni Bow, Brick Lane Coffee, Rough Trade East, Brick Lane Market & Columbia Road

OOTD: Winter Warmers

Coat – Primark | Jumper & Skirt Suit* – Oasap | Boots – Primark | Necklace – Tatty Devine
Every year I struggle with staying warm and fashionable. That’s mainly due to the fact that I need about 20 layers to stay warm. I really love cropped jumpers though, so this cozy one was heaven sent. The fact that it came as a cool ‘suit’ with a matching skirt only added to it. I matched my hair and necklace, which contrast greatly against the grey of the suit. Autumn/Winter also means I get to wear boots again, without looking like a weirdo. I’ve been waiting all year to be able to get my knee high boots out again! Finally I popped on my warm Winter coat to keep away any chills.
Don’t forget you can get 20% off with code ‘bloomzy’ when you visit Oasap!

A Special Tatty Devine x Rob Ryan Collaboration Gift

Last week the fiancé treated me to something quite special.

He bought me the ‘Forever Love Forever’ ring from the Tatty Devine x Rob Ryan collaboration.
Ever since the collab was announced I knew I had to get something from it, being the TD fan that I am.
I only wear silver rings so I knew that I would definitely have to have one, and this one is perfectly me.
It’s a really beautiful, delicate piece that has had so much work and love gone into making it.
I really do feel that I now own something very very special.
Haven’t heard about the Tatty Devine x Rob Ryan collaboration?
Then where have you been?! Don’t worry though, I’m gonna fill you in.
The intricacy of Rob Ryan’s beautiful work has been translated into jewellery by Tatty Devine.
The collaboration is a fine jewellery range, so that means sterling silver, rose-gold plated & gold plated pieces.
That’s 18 carat rose-gold and gold plated onto sterling silver by the way! Not too shabby, ey?
Surprisingly the two contrasting styles of TD & RR work really well together, as do the pieces.
Each piece also comes with a free Rob Ryan print signed by Rob, Rosie & Harriet – amazing, right?
The collection is currently available on the Selfridges website, and in-store.
You can find it on the 3rd floor, opposite Acne & Phillip Lim – you may even see me there too!

OOTD: Channeling Alexa Chung

Sweater* – Oasap | Skirt – Topshop | Necklace – Tatty Devine | Watch* – French Connection

Ok so I could never be as effortlessly stylish as Alexa, but I can try, right? Thankfully this sweater from Oasap has allowed me to at least imitate her style. The sweater is super comfy and really warm – I wore it to work without a coat and felt quite cozy. I paired it with my favourite skate skirt from Topshop and my tiger Tatty Devine necklace. It’s not exactly an outfit that’s going to walk down the catwalk anytime soon, but I like it.
Don’t forget you can get 20% off with code ‘bloomzy’ when you visit Oasap!

OOTD: Gothic Queen for Halloween

Dress* – Fashion Union | Boot – New Look | Necklace – Tatty Devine

Trust me to shoot this look on an incredibly windy day. My hair, and the dress, were flying everywhere but I think it added to the photos. At least that’s what I told myself as I went through them all and tried to choose some to use. I won’t be dressing up for Halloween this year so I wanted to try and at least reflect it in my outfit.
Thankfully Gothic Glam is on trend this season! This dress from Fashion Union is perfect for me – black & velvet! I of course had to pair it with my new favourite boots from New Look. With ‘creepy cute’ in mind I added my new ‘kawaii’ (Japanese for cute) necklace. It’s a personalised name necklace from Tatty Devine in one of the new colours – peacock shimmer.
Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Haul: Tatty Devine Necklaces & Brooch

As if My Tatty Devine Collection wasn’t big enough already.
I added a few more pieces to it recently because you can never have enough!
I loved the original orange tiger necklace but unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to grab one.
Still, I think this version of the necklace is more me and is definitely just as gorgeous, right? Right!
As for the Sky Lab Bear Brooch, well that is the one piece of the AW13 Collection that I wanted straightaway.
I always take so long to justify purchases, especially when it’s jewellery, so that’s a big deal for me.
The name necklace was something I’d been thinking about for a while – personalising one isn’t easy.
I wanted something other than my name on it, as I already have one, and it had to be personal to me.
‘Bonjour’ made a lot of sense as I’m a big ol’ Francophile and everyone knows French is a classy language.
I’d also been lusting after the tortoiseshell and gold colourway after getting one done for a friend.
They’re the perfect additions to my Autumn wardrobe, I think.

Photo Diary: Bob, Bacon, Bling

Cryptic as that title may sound, it pretty much sums up my last couple of weeks.
It’s been a busy few weeks but I’ve been relaxing and treating myself now and then.
I went to Sundown Festival with my bestie Jemi and had my nails done by Effy Nails.
I’m now convinced that I need to hire Rachel to be my personal nail artist – I’m hooked!
I was sent some luxurious fruit gelato by Divino, which I promise I didn’t eat all at once.
I got my hair done at Bleach, as this week marks the start of something special so I had to look good.
I rocked the amazingly gorgeous Avantgarde tights that Renka sent me – see my package video here.
I ate out several times this week with friends and the fiancé…it’s my weakness, I must be stopped!
I also indulged in some new candles from Kringle and Oliver Bonas – gingerbread, and vanilla.
Finally on Sunday I had a day to relax to myself before the start of a hectic week.
I can’t wait to let you all in on my exciting news, so keep an eye on my Twitter.