22 July 2015

Style // lace up skirt

sports luxe leather mini skirt Yes. Those are my legs. They don't get seen much round here! I am so guilty of reaching for my jeans every day - sometimes I feel a little allergic to skirts, especially ones that show my knees but I can make an exception for this skirt. Leather panels, curved hem and a lace up front. Yes please!
I love that this skirt can go one of two ways- a little bit boho, or a little bit sports luxe, depending on what you pair it with. The slides and simple accessories are my attempt at the latter but if you follow me on Instagram you'll know I've found the boho top of dreams from a vintage shop which I cannot wait to pair this with! Pass me some gladiators and all the necklaces please! So yes, you might just see my knees again this year- you lucky people you!

leather lace front skirt with adidas slides and loose knit jumper lace up front leather skirt
wearing - Skirt and jumper: eBay; Slides: Adidas; Bag: Grace Gordon London



19 July 2015

This Week // #30

in the sea
{I got to see the sea last weekend and I can't wait for summer swims. Image source unknown, let me know if you know where it is from!}

Doing: a lot of catching up! I headed down to Brighton last weekend for my big sister's birthday celebrations which gave me the chance to really spend some nice time with her and my mum too. Before heading back, I was able to squeeze in a coffee with the lovely Lauren from Belle Du Brighton (and her gorgeous babies! I could cuddle Arlo all day if he'd let me!) and chat about life since the last time we were able to see each other. Back up in Manchester, I've been loving exploring new parts of Manchester with my friend Lola- an afternoon spent in HOME, having lunch and then vintage shopping is my idea of a great afternoon! Time with friends and family is so good for the soul.

Loving: my new camera. I bit the bullet and got a shiny new Nikon D5300 after my old camera bit the dust and it is so. cool. I plumped for this one because of the WIFI and the adjustable screen (sucker for the new tech!). Already, it has been so much fun and allowed me to play around with shots so much more than before. Here's hoping this one can last me as well as my old one!

Wearing: All black, or all white. I seem to have lots the ability to wear ANY colour recently! I can't help it, I just really like black and white...

about winning the lottery. A bit of a randome one I know, but I watched that doc on BBC Iplayer about the 17 year old who won £1m and I've found mysekf thinking what I would do with that cash if it were me... It seems funny, money can solve a few problems but really I don't know if it would change all that much. £1m might barely get you a family home in London... what a strange old world. Anyway, seeing as I don't even play the lottery, I'm 100% certain the daydreaming is very much in vain!

Links of the week:

I'm gently obsessed with this DIY fringe clutch and I think I'm going to have to make one of my own. So perfect for summer!

Seeing Rosie's wedding snaps has made me all sentimental for my wedding day. I fricking love weddings! So much happiness and love makes me all weepy in a good way. Yes, I am officially the soppiest.

I've been windowshopping lots over the last few weeks and I would very much like everything from Suite Hazen to transfer itself into my home and my wardrobe please. So gorgeous!

Having received a lot of questions about being married at 26 (hardly a teen bride...!) I found this article In Defence of Marrying Young really interesting. Why does so much of society believe marriage before your thirties, before babies and mortgages means that you must be missing out, or that you will grow apart?

I'm always on the lookout for pretty fonts and Ami has put together such a gorgeous selection!

I can't stop thinking about this gorgeous dress by Reclaimed Vintage on ASOS. Sure, I'd be able to wear it on about 2 days a year in England, but it is SO damn pretty.

Catch up with Chambray and Curls:

// Slides // Twinface Jewellery //

How about you? How has your week been? Anything fun or exciting? I'd love to know!



18 July 2015

Current Obsession // Twinface Jewellery

Twinface Jewellery Manchester

A couple of months ago I went to The Press Tent blogger event and got to meet the two lovely ladies behind the brand Twinface. I fell totally in love with their gorgeous display and their range of jewellery and have been obsessed ever since.

Run by twins Emma and Jennifer, Twinface is filled with beautiful necklaces, bracelets and rings. Think lots of gold and simple shapes with a bohemian twist. Basically, everything I love! After being unable to take my eyes off it at the event, I've been wearing the Hammered Moon Necklace* all the time since I got it. The simplicity of the pendant, along with the long length chain makes it go with absolutely everything and I find myself reaching for it with almost every outfit- just like this one!

Twinface Rose Gold Hammered Moon Necklace

I have fallen in love with pretty much every single piece on the site- at the moment, my favourites are the gold triangle and coin necklace and the rose quartz ring. Also this jade and gold pendant has totally stolen my heart! I love knowing that every piece is made by hand by the twins (in Manchester nonetheless!) and that any bit sI pick up help support a great small business. If you are looking for the kind of jewellery that is classic without being boring, that will go with everything without ever going out of style, these are your gals, Go check them out and give them a little love on twitter and instagram! You won't be disappointed!


*Disclosure - I was given the Hammered Moon Necklace free of charge but this post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate links*