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
VILLAGE EAST 1

Monday, 22 August 2016

GREAT PLAINS IN PECKHAM

I need to begin this outfit post with a disclaimer - in these photos you will observe my BRF (bitchy resting face) in its full disgruntled glory. Now that I've decided to be a bit more personal in my blog posts, it makes it easier to disclose why. Natasha and I shot these photos in Peckham Rye, South East London. Prior to this I had had some dating app related drama in said location inside Frank's Cafe (South London's best bar IMO, situated on the top of multi-story car park with breath-taking panoramic views of the city). 

Come shoot day, I thought I had calmed down enough to return to the scene of the crime - however, my face tells a very different story. As Natasha commented upon returning the shoot edit to me 'You do look pretty angry in most of the pictures'. So I can only apologise - don't be scared. I'm a nice person really. And I have a fierce bag and an amazing new tailored jacket to share with you to counteract all that BRF: 
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

5 THINGS I LEARNT ABOUT DATING IN 2016

You might have noticed I don’t share details about my personal life on this blog. That’s not to say I haven’t considered it – I’ve written many a cathartic, confessional post in the past only to assign it to my Macbook’s Trash at the point of publishing. It’s laying yourself bare to an unknown audience and that’s pretty scary. 

I’ve been thinking about this lately because - as clich├ęd as it sounds - 2016 has been a voyage of self-discovery and I believe writing will aid the assimilation of a few thoughts. I’m also hugely aware how important it is to let the reader in from time to time; so in amongst my outfits shoots and musings upon shoes you can expect to see the odd personal post from now on. 

I’ll keep the context short and sweet; smack-bang in the middle of dry January I found myself single following a long-term relationship (it’s actually one of my proudest achievements that I got through that break-up month without a single sip of liquor – we’re all familiar with the healing powers of a G&T when the going gets tough). 

Hence 2016 has been about re-acquainting myself with the world of dating - which, let’s face it, mainly revolves around apps these days - and having only toyed with Tinder briefly there’s lots to learn. So to kick things off, I thought I’d share 5 observations I’ve made since becoming a singleton in 2016: 

Friday, 29 July 2016

PACKING FOR A CRUISE TRIP

Today I am daydreaming about sunnier climes with Bolsover Cruise Club. A Mediterranean cruise around Europe's sun-soaked beaches taking in Italy and Croatia's coastlines with a  Venice pit stop in one trip? I'm sold. I have visited all these destinations previously, but there's something about combining them all in one trip that feel intoxicatingly glamorous. Inevitably being a fashion nut, this then leads to me dreaming about the wardrobe I'd pack for a glamorous jaunt around the Med. A palette of navy and white feels suitably Cruise-like, with a red lip and flashes of gold to up the ante (if you've ever been to Venice you will know you can certainly afford to up the glamour in the city of romance.) Here's the capsule wardrobe I have in mind:


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

CHOOSING MY FIRST PAIR OF GLASSES WITH SPECSAVERS

Hypochondria should be my middle name - heck, it’s been remarked that Monica Gellar appears placid in comparison to me. Imagine then, the apprehensions I allowed to enter my consciousness when my eyesight began to blur around 10pm each evening. Cue some misguided self-diagnosis via Doctor Google and I convinced myself that this 100% had to be cataracts. Ridiculous as this sounds, I hadn't taken an eye test in a good eighteen years & I’m was optically ill-educated as they come. 
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Saturday, 9 July 2016

COMPETITION: WIN YOURSELF A JONES BOOTMAKER VOUCHER!

Jones Bootmaker isn't a shop I've bought shoes at before, however having visited their website recently, I'm already planning my first purchase. Amongst the practical styles are cool shoes, that are crucially – built to last. Forget flimsy ghillie flats with paper thin soles that bring nothing but pain when you’re pounding the pavements; Jones’ ghillies incorporate sturdy soles without compromising on style.

I am a bearer of good news; if your wardrobe needs an update, Jones are offering one LFF reader £30 towards their next purchase. To win the voucher, all you need to do is follow the LFF Twitter using the entry form after the jump & the winner will be announced next week on my Twitter. And if you still need convincing (WHY?!), here’s an edit of my favourite styles from the S/S collection:
JONES BOOTMAKER SHOES