Friday, 2 December 2016

WHY DYING MY HAIR RED WAS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I’VE DONE FOR MY CONFIDENCE

Four years ago, I made my most drastic image change to date, dying my hair a vivid hue of auburn red with the help of Headmasters (you can read the original post here to see the transformation in full). It was something I had wanted to do in forever, but hairdressers had always advised against, on the basis that reaching for the bleach could seriously damage my hair. 

Then, (to cut a long story short) my long-term boyfriend ended things, out of the blue - and like so many post-break up, I felt the need for a drastic image overhaul. It’s at this point that experts would probably advise against cultivating a new look, arguing it’s not possible to make balanced judgements when your life is in free fall.

My only regret? Not taking the plunge sooner.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

HOW TO WEAR VANS OLD SKOOL TRAINERS

New to the fashion crowd, but a staple amongst skater boys, Vans Old Skool Shoes were the trainers at the feet of every fashion body at the SS17 shows. And I can see why. Having tried on a pair recently,  as a self-proclaimed sneaker freak, I can confirm they are truly a thing of beauty. The sole height is perfect - there's a slight platform (higher than a Converse pump,  but not lower than  a Superga platform), they're affordable, they're cool and there's a myriad of colours to choose from. The way to wear your Vans is with some unexpected pairings - think pretty silk dresses and you're on the right lines. Here's how I'd style my Vans Old Skool sneaks for work, weekend and play: 
How To Wear Old Skool Vans





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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

SEXY? NO, NO, NO…?

I have been meaning to write a blog post about ‘dressing sexy’. Yes – you read that right. 

Sexy isn’t a word I attach to myself, or the way I dress easily. It's also an adjective that makes me balk when used to describe any of the following – food, cars, interiors, PR strategies, Paul Hollywood…you get the idea. Having said that, something happened when I entered my mid twenties...
Baukjen Black Dress | London Blogger | Street Style



I'm wearing the Rosemere dress from Baukjen here. LFF readers can enjoy 20% off Baukjen using the code FASHIONFOLIE20 (valid until 29.11.15).   

Sunday, 6 November 2016

5 WAYS TO WEAR A SHIRT THIS WINTER

Having developed a shirt-buying addiction in 2016, I now have a wardrobe stocked with all variations; crisp white cotton, soft blue chambray, the perfect ode to an 1980s oxford via Uniqlo...the list goes on. Now that winter is here, and the temperatures I'm dropping (I'm sipping a toffee nut latte from a Starbucks red cup as type) my shirts have been hanging forlornly in my wardrobe for a few weeks. So I decided to do gather some styling research to uncover a few styling tips and tricks to bring my shirts and blouses into the new season. Here's 5 shirt style stories to try this winter > 
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Monday, 3 October 2016

LFF OUTFITS: ROADTESTING MATALAN'S KNITWEAR COLLECTION

Sorry to be a buzzkill y'all - it's time to accept summer is finally over. Looking back over June, July and August, summer '16 was, for me one big adventure. After an off-kilter start to the year, a summer of non-stop fun and carefree abandon was exactly what I needed & I feel so ready for what closing months of 2016 have in store. One thing the season certainly guarantees is falling temperatures, which, if you're a winter dresser at heart like myself - is perversely thrilling. Hence today's post is focussed on knitwear - specifically Matalan's Knitwear collection. 
London fashion blogger | Street Style | Leather leggings | Black tunic knit


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

WHERE TO BUY A REAL LEATHER JACKET ON THE HIGH STREET

Where to buy an affordable real leather biker jacket on the high street? It’s a question I have been posed by my sister and a few of my girlfriends recently, so I thought it would make for a useful blog post. And boy have I done my research, there options aplenty below the jump. 

It’s the perfect time to invest in a biker, I promise you’ll get tons of wear out of one in the coming months. Whilst the climate is balmy, a biker accompanies me when I go ‘out out’. When the leaves begin to fall, I layer up my biker over roll-neck knits, before wearing this most prized of possessions under coats & furry gilets when it’s f*cking freezing. My mantra? Whatever the weather - leather!  
Baukjen Everyday Biker Jacket. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

LFF'S LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEW - VILLAGE EAST, LONDON BRIDGE

Remember when I used to blog about London + my favourite places to frequent in the city underneath the umbrella of LFF's London? It has been some time (apparently I haven't compiled such a blog post since 2014!) and for no good reason given I barely spend 10 minutes in the house these days thanks to my ever-proliferating sense of FOMO. So the news is; LFF's London is back and I'm kick-starting the resurrection with my new favourite place to do brunch, dinner AND cocktails [just not in one sitting] in London Bridge: Village East
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