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It has been so long since I last posted on here.. so long so that this is my first post of 2014 and it is not the month of July! Life has definitely got in the way and I have really neglected my blog. However, I am hoping to spend some time over the Summer posting various outfit of the days on here which I am really excited about.

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Beautiful Hong Kong

 Hong Kong Peak - The highest peak in Hong Kong
 The Giant Buddha
A beautiful view of Hong Kong from the cable carts

All images are my own.


Floral kimono and snakeskin heels OOTD-

These photos were taken about a week ago when the weather here in London was still very hot. Since then we have seen the weather change and we have welcomed the cold and rain :( ! 

My favourite piece in this look is the floral kimono, it is such a fun bright piece that you can style in so many different ways. It would look great with a plain dress to add some colour or you could team it with a pair of jeans and a plain tee or you could clash prints and wear a patterned blouse with it. Whenever I purchase anything I always think of different ways I can wear it so when I saw this I not only fell in love with the print and style but also with the fact it is very versatile.

Outfit details
Watch: asos here
Florenzia statement necklace available from Lavand boutique ASOS Marketplace here 
Heels - Zara
Shorts - Vintage Levis
Kimono - from here
Mulberry Bag similar here


New Revlon Colorburst Lipbutters

When I heard that Revlon released two new shades I made a point of picking them up on my next visit to Boots. The new shades are Provocative and Invite only. Both of these shades are very sheer and leave a nice glossy sparkly look to the lips.  They have the same sticky feeling on the lips as the other lip butters but as mentioned these are not pigmented. The green shade in Invite Only reminds me of a Yves Saint Laurent limited edition lip balm that came out this Summer I believe. I personally really like these as just a fun lip balm to throw in your bag and an additional plus is the glittery packaging. Let me know what you think of these?


A mini Flash back at past outfit posts

As the cold months are soon upon us I thought I would post a few pictures from previous blog posts featuring AW looks. I just love a beanie during the Fall as well as a good pair of boots. What is your Autumn/Winter must have?




Personally I love this trend (the trend being mirrored shades) and the great thing is there are so many style options and varied price points so this trend is deffinitely one for the masses. I threw in the last image of the bag just because.. (noting to do with this post)



Having watched Gossip Girl (and sometimes re watching old episodes) I always loved the styling choices the characters wore, in particular Blake Lively. I do not have many celebrity style crushes but Blake (might as well call her by her first name, we go way back) is definitely one of them. I love how she mixes classic pieces with a contemporary modern accessory and is certainly not afraid to wear bold colours and accessorise, did I mention she loves a sequin number (BIG fan of sequins)

Anyway this post is dedicated to some of my favourite looks of hers as of late, let me know what you think? Are you also a style fan of hers?