It’s Sunday evening, and I haven’t had a chance to blog this week, so I thought I would share a few things that have caught my eye recently. I am trying really hard to resist the urge to buy the ‘wants’ and stick to the ‘needs’ at the moment. I do have a few holes in my wardrobe (a pair of boots that aren’t black, a winter dress, a new pair of white leather trainers) so I am trying to focus on filling those, but there is a lot of temptation about!
This is my favourite kind of outfit. I’ve had my eye on this Ganni style knit for a while. It’s my perfect shade of pink which looks so good paired with a light blue denim. Now I do really need a new pair of trainers. I have worn my Stans to death and I’ve been debating whether I should replace them with another pair or try these Veja, which I prefer the look of. Comfort is always my main concern and I had to send the Veja V-10 back as they were too heavy and uncomfortable, but these look like a slightly lighter style. I also love the look and idea of a bum bag at the moment. Having all my essentials right where I need them without the cross body strap hurting my shoulder. I love the minimal style of this one from Urban Outfitters and at £22 it won’t break the bank. (And it’s leather!)
&Otherstories Chelsea Boot – £85
I’ve had a bee in my bonnet about a cream knitted dress this week. Having tried on a few, I realised that cream knitted dresses show lumps and bumps you never even knew were there! But I still love the idea of a knitted dress, and this burgundy version ticks all the boxes. Merino, a beautiful shade for Autumn/Winter and it looks like the perfect length (below the knee) If you are looking for a pair of classic black boots these are expensive but look absolutely beautiful and you will wear them for EVER. I love a boot without zips, they just look much more expensive and elegant. I have the Cara bag in burgundy and I love it.
I am so tempted by this skirt. It was out of stock for so long and now it’s back in stock (thanks for the heads up Susie SoSo) I’d wear it with my trainers, my Dune biker boots that I have barely taken off all week, or you could pair it with a smarter style of boot as I have above. The black boots from Arket also come in a beautiful shade of tan. Someone asked me recently if I had seen any and I can’t remember who it was, so I do hope you are reading!
Faux Fur Coat – Mango / Ivory Cashmere Roll Neck – White Company / Sunglasses – River Island / Snakeskin Trousers – Topshop / Veja Trainers
If you watch my stories on instagram you’ll know I have barely taken my new Teddy bear coat off this week, even though it hasn’t really been cold enough to wear it. I have been looking for a pair of trousers to wear with the autumnal hues in my wardrobe as I am trying not to wear my jeans as much as I do. I thought these Topshop Snakeskin flares looked good and would make a change from my more fitted pairs of trousers.
In case you missed it on my stories on Friday, this is a little reminder that QVC are running an amazing offer on Elemis today. I have snapped one up myself as they make such brilliant presents. You get all the products above for £46.96 which is less than the price of the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, which is one of their best sellers.
Both collections include:
Warm Tonka & Vanilla collection includes:
Frangipani Monoi includes:
*A great saving: If you were to buy these items individually directly from QVC UK you’d pay £168.30. So to get to get this six-piece collection for our Today’s Special Value price of just £46.96, plus P&P, is an exceptional saving of £115.39.
Before I go, I feel the need to get something off my chest…It’s been a week of ups and downs for me. The pesky trolls have been out in force this week and while I am usually quite good at extinguishing them, this week there were just too many to ignore and they have got me down. So I wanted to take this opportunity to be upfront about the reality of this time of year. Influencers are offered more paid collaborations than usual in the run up to Christmas. There are also more invitations to festive events and we are sent more gifts than usual as Christmas approaches. I can fully appreciate that from the outside looking in, it must seem like one big free ride, but the truth is that we do work very hard and most of the hours that we spend answering emails, hundreds of DMS on instagram and creating content are unpaid. I know that most of you reading this will understand and I probably didn’t need to explain, but you’ll also know by now that I am sensitive to how other people perceive me and what I do. It also gives me an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that does understand and still supports me and my blog.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday evening.
Love reading your posts and blog! Don’t let them get you down! Xx
Thank you so much Chantel xx
You’re a lovely honest blogger and have great content and style – whether it’s paid content or not. We all get paid for our jobs 😀 keep being you x
Thank you Claire. Your support is hugely appreciated. xx
“Never complain never explain”
You don’t need to justify yourself to anyone. Keep on keeping on! X
I have this on a necklace and I STILL don’t learn 😂❤️
Delete them and ignore them. They are clearly jealous. You come across as the kindest, sweetest and most normal person in the world, and the total opposite of a show-off. I would never normally write on something like this, but felt compelled to because you of all people, just don’t deserve nastiness xx
Well I am hugely grateful that you took the time to leave such a lovely message. Thank you Judith. x
I am really sorry you have received nasty comments. The people who leave them must in their hearts be very unhappy people. You bring a lot of pleasure to your readers. Just try and focus on that.
I love your blog.. keep going, do not understand why people just don’t read it if they don’t like it . All the best
Thank you Denise. Me neither, but truly grateful for your support x
I love that you are real and that your content reflects your tastes so clearly. Stay true to you, which is why I never miss a post!
Thank you so much Anne. Truly grateful for your support x
I love your content and don’t begrudge the benefits of your job one bit! Not only do you work hard, you are oh so lovely to everyone. I think if I had a negative perception of you, I might understand their point (there are definitely some entitled bloggers out there), but I honestly don’t. Enjoy EVERY single moment of your ride and know that some of us are cheerleading from the sidelines enjoying your joy x
Thank you so much Sam. Your support is appreciated more than you know! x