Style Update: Sensational Separates

posted on: Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Written in partnership with Marks & Spencer
Above: Skirt, Shirt

I'm not sure if you've officially recognised this, but I feel like it will come of no surprise for you to hear that separates in fashion are having a serious moment! Whereas I have always preferred the ease of throwing on a dress and going, I've found myself oddly attracted to this new trend and my closet most definitely reflects it. In theory, it's not all that different from the concept of a dress. Separates are designed to work together. So, an easy outfit is simply throwing the two together and running out the door, providing the same "pulled together" look as a dress. However, the glory of separates is this. The two pieces can be used to create dozens of different looks when styled apart. 

Sunday Shopping Newbies vol 2.

posted on: Sunday, 2 June 2019

A new Sunday Shopping feature and this week I'm focusing on the high street. So that means everything you see here is on the "affordable" side of shopping. No need to eat PB&J for a week to purchase anything on this page. The solid favourite is the discovery of Valentino slide rip-offs for £6. Plus, there are more dresses than you can shake a stick at... or something like that. Enjoy and happy weekend! 

The Suite Life: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises

posted on: Friday, 31 May 2019

Written in partnership with Celebrity Cruises.

Many will be scratching their heads looking at these pictures and wondering why their image of a cruise ship is so different from what's being presented here. Never fear. You more than likely haven't been wrong about what you may have "thought" cruising looked like. But, this is the dawning of a new day in cruise ships. No longer are we in an era where you are travelling in what is, more or less, a caravan at sea. In this day and age, cruise ships are moving luxury resorts, complete with walk in closets and full bathroom suites that give many of London's five star hotels a run for their money. The newest ship to sail the seven seas is Celebrity Edge, from Celebrity Cruises, and is has shaken up everything we all thought we knew about cruising. You may remember in December of last year I travelled to Miami to sail aboard the Celebrity Edge for its launch and naming ceremony. At the time, I was blown away by the quality of rooms and my tour of the ship (you can read about it here). It was a short cruise, but I was able to see just about everything. My only missing experience? Well, I didn't have quite as much time as I would have liked in exploring the suites. Fast forward six months and I'm back on board and guess what? I'm been invited back to live the Suite Life aboard Celebrity Edge. For the UK launch of the ship, from Southampton, I was asked to sail while resting my head in a Celebrity Edge Royal Suite.  This is the tale of my journey...

What I wore: The Suite Life, Celebrity Edge

posted on: Thursday, 30 May 2019

Before we kick into the full Celebrity Edge Suite experience, I thought I'd kick off first with what I packed. That way, when we're talking about the cruise, we can focus fully on the experience. What to pack for these sort of trips is deserving of a feature on its own anyway as I find the top question I get asked about cruising is "what to pack." I'll start by saying this - the sky's the limit. The great thing about cruising is that you can pack a million and one outfits. There are no limitations on weight for what you can bring on board. You're only limited by your airline (if you're flying to your port of departure) or by how many suitcases you have at your fingertips.