Love On The Wall

The UK has been seriously hotting up over the past month and having just stepped off a flight back from a week in beautiful Mallorca, my summer wardrobe is full to bursting with new and old goodies perfect for this heat. 

This season I'm loving lemon prints, bold stripes, statement earrings and simple, but flattering bikinis. My holiday outfits were a combo of these, with my simple go to pieces like tan block heels, silver hoop earrings, blue and white patterns and monochrome stripes. 

After a recent purchase of ASOS Premier, I've found myself stalking the virtual aisles of ASOS on a regular basis frequently filling up my basket and over-using the 'save for later' button. These are my top picks for your heatwave and holiday wardrobe.


I thought I'd shed a little light on the beauty, skincare and haircare products I take away with me too. My hair is coloured and curly, so sun, sea and swimming pools can really take their toll on my dry hair. I stock up on Moroccan Oil and nourishing shampoo and conditioners for trips away. My fail safe sun cream is Garnier Ambre Solaire, my family have used it for as long as I can remember, the smell is a nostalgic favourite. When I'm feeling like I need to fake it till you make it, the Bondi Sands Dry Tanning Oil is the best for a seriously convincing fake tan. Jo Malone's Tropical Cherimoya scent is my new summer spritz, but Clarins Eau Dynamisante is an old favourite. 




What's on your hotlist for your holiday? 
It has been a hot minute since I last put up a blog post. 
About two months ago I started working full time in a dream role - it's creative and I work with the best team - but my time to write on my little corner of the internet has dwindled, as I expected and accepted it would. As I've settled into the job and found a little more routine when it comes to a few smaller jobs I'm continuing as a freelancer, I've found the time I have left is spent with friends and family and before I know it weeks have passed and I've not picked up the camera to film or opened my laptop to blog.

Eager not to lose the source of so much creativity from the past few years, I'll be blogging and filming when the time feels right and I have something to say or photos to share - very natural with little schedule, so bare with me. But, that's the where I've been and why over with! I'll quickly get your up to speed on a few goings on.

May and June were full of beaut weather (which is continuing now, HELLO heatwave!) and fun weekends, so I wanted to share a few snaps with you from the last few weeks or so. I'm jetting off to Mallorca on Sunday, so I'll have all the summer, packing and holiday vibes for you v soon.


MAY

The first weekend in May was a looong, hot one. We drank gin catching up with friends, sat around the fire pit until the early hours toasting marshmallows, ate a damn good lunch at Henry's grandma's house and relaxed in the hammock to get some shade. Dreamy and so chilled. 




One hot sunny Sunday was spent celebrating birthdays at Henry's house. After al falling in love with a life changing cake (it's not dramatic, it's true.) at a party in February, I got in touch with the lovely Mary Ann, who made the cake to get a surprise one made for Jo and Jasmin's birthdays. It went down very well and we were all pretty satisfied with our carrot cake fix afterwards!






JUNE

The start of June meant one month until mine and Henry's first holiday, so there's been a lot of organising going on this month. It also saw trips to Mercato Metropolitano, an amazing street food place near London Bridge - gin from Jim and Tonic and prawn Pad Thai was a winning combo for me - but it's got anything and everything you could possibly want + there's a photobooth which I'm always a sucker for.  


I decided it was time to bring back the blonde for Summer and I'm so happy with it. I'm always torn between going back to dark brown, my natural colour but every time Summer rolls around I just want it to be bright and beachy.



The sale of our Grandma's house finally went through and we said goodbye to the home that had been in our family for over 60 years. My mum cut some of my Auntie's favourite flowers from the garden before she left - it had flowered just in time - a nice surprise left on my desk when I arrived home from work that evening. They're delicate, beautiful and smell incredible.

and that's a little round up of the last two months for ya! I felt like I needed to get you to speed before I dived on in with holiday posts. It's been a real shift for me, but I couldn't be happier and I look forward to fitting in my time to write, photograph and edit when I can. Quality over quantity.

I found time to pick up the camera and vlog, too. Have a watch.


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A slightly late April Favourites! Style, candles, podcasts, Netflix, lifestyle and beauty faves - all things I really loved throughout the last month. 


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I know, I know - it's been weeks since I last tapped away at my keyboard and shared a little slice of my life with you. This year I've been working really hard, a lot has changed and things are really exciting (I'm sure I'll share a little more when things have settled a bit. Soz to be so secretive.)

April has been full of fun moments and my phone is full of happy snapshots from the month, so I thought I'd go back to basics and share them with you.

Starting with a sunny Friday spent strolling around Notting Hill at the start of the month. It was the first real hint of Spring we had after the what seemed never ending Winter. I took a gazillion blossom photos, we walked miles and enjoyed the sun.








For my little brothers birthday, I promised him a trip to the science museum. He'd been eagerly awaiting our trip since November and I finally managed to sneak him off for a day in his Easter holidays (the kid is hella busy!) Spending a day with the baby bro I've watched grow into a hilarious and charming little man was the best. The Wonderlab was out favourite bit, so much to see and do! 


Mayhem at the Macaron Masterclass with The Crow Kitchen. After doing some photography work with them recently, myself and Hen's family took part in a masterclass to learn how to make macarons. It was madness with a lot of laughter and so much fun. A vvv. good girls day! (Surprisingly me and Em make a baking dream team, who knew?!)


Celebrating this Wonder Woman's 30th birthday. Polly is the most inspiring and fun-loving babe I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. She quite honestly is a shining light to everyone lucky enough to know her - celebrating her turning flirty 30 was the best!


 Summer rearing it's head a little early and bringing a beaut Spring Heatwave. After the Beast from the East taunting us so close to the end of Winter the heatwave was a warm (or should I say hot?) welcome! Basking in the sunshine - with a rhubarb G&T - was nothing but glorious! That weekend we lazed in the garden with the pups and friends, celebrated a birthday and I took photos of yet more blossom because I'm totally predictable (but just LOOK at the colour of it!)


Rounding off April, Henry and I spent the entire weekend together and it was just what we needed. We don't get to see each other too often at the moment and in all honesty we just wanted some quality time together. We popped back to Brighton on Saturday - our favourite place! We filled up on Mexican food and wandered the streets we know all too well. Henry ended up getting his first tattoo (eek!) but I wasn't allowed to watch, but luckily the stars aligned my best friend Charlie happened to be in Btown with an hour to kill, so we met for spontaneous catch ups and cocktails. I had an Amaretto Sour, a new fave. Hen and I headed home, tipsy heads and sore tattoo'ed arms in tow and I finally convinced him to watch The Greatest Showman with me. Absolute shock horror he actually enjoyed it! Don't think he's so keen on having the soundtrack on repeat though, baby steps...


And that's a wrap for April! There's been lots of exciting times and hard work finally paying off. I think I'll write more posts like these, it felt quite natural, simple and back to blogging basics - I like it! 

What did you get up to in April?
A new favourite denim, new Spring additions and a whole haul of statement earrings to wear with every outfit through the warmer months! 

What's your favourite Spring wardrobe essential?

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