Style Update: Florals and Checks for the Win

posted on: Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Can't stop, won't stop, with the pattern clashing. It's just too much fun and it's full of unexpected glory. Sometimes it works, sometimes I fall flat on my unfashionable head. But I keep going, nonetheless. And when it works, it's a click and a run out the door with sartorial success tailing me all day long. This one was a slam dunk. It might not be for everyone, but for me it was pairing perfection. I love the purple plaid with the bright blue floral trousers. It's a clash that isn't really a clash at all. They were made for each other, in my mind anyway. Then, I simply had to throw in a pop of pink, to complete the picture. It's fun, it's young and it's hard to miss on a sidewalk. And people, if you're looking in the mirror in the morning and you're outfit isn't making you smile, change. Honestly, fashion is meant to be a fun expression of you and your personality. Throw out the all black ensemble and reach for something a bit more interesting! Ok, lecture over.

Style Update: The $24.90 / £22 summer floral dress I adore!

posted on: Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Over the years I have bought a lot of dresses, in all price points. I've saved for three figure dresses and splurged epically on dresses that come in under the fifty price mark. Today's dress is an epic winner coming in at less than 25!!!! That has happened exactly three times, this being the third. And I am absolutely obsessed...obsessed, I tell you. The beautiful dress grabbed my eye online and I couldn't order it fast enough. In fact, I ordered in two sizes and kept the bigger size just in case. You never know. And the way I'm eating burgers these days.... 

Style Update: The Power of Summer Pink

posted on: Monday, 18 June 2018

It's all gone bohemian on FFG today. This pink/red/green dress was something I picked up off the rack with festival season in mind. Is it wrong that I immediately thought of matching it to green Hunter wellies? I've lived through too many UK summer music festivals! Anywho, it seems to work just as well in day to day summer life as it does for future festivals as I threw it on this morning with the summer sun in mind. It's airy fairy and perfect for a muggy day like today. This weather in London is just too good to be true. In my 16 summers here in the big smoke I've never seen anything like it! Long may it continue... although I may need to start shopping for a few more dresses to fill up the long warm weather days! 

California Diaries: Crystal Cove

posted on: Sunday, 17 June 2018

{Written in collaboration with Visit California and Air New Zealand}

This is the story of discovering one of the most magical bits of California coastline known as Crystal Cove... The last day of my California adventure was by far my most emotional. Of course I was already feeling "feelings" as I had less than 20 hours left on the ground in one of my favourite places on this big old planet. But, add to that the fact that I was discovering a completely new part of this state that left me with my jaw on the floor, and I found myself not ready to go home at all. There's so much more to see here and I've only ever just scratched the surface. Crystal Cove cottages, however, truly left me with a lump in my throat. If you have never seen this part of the world before, get ready for an incredible eye opener! However, I'll give the game away a bit here and tell you if you've ever seen the Bette Midler movie Beaches, you will know this beach very well indeed!