Wardrobe Update | Image Refresh

As we are coming into the summer months my work clothes are too thick and ‘winter-like’ for this hotter weather.

I want to re-vamp my work wardrobe but need advice on styles and great places in the UK to shop….

Come on ladies… What are your suggestions?



Want to make some money? | Vinted App

If you’re like me and half your wardrobe is filled with clothes you don’t wear then you should check out the vinted app!

I was a little dubious about the app at first but it is so simple and easy to sell your clothes! Vinted is an app that let’s you sell unwanted clothes (old or new) by simply snapping a few photos straight from your mobile. You then answer a few questions about the item you’re selling. For example, size, condition, price etc. You have the option to sell, swap with others or gift your items. The last step is to set a postage range, but the app helps you decide which is the best option. The buyer pays for the shipping, you can claim it back with a code that is printed on the receipt at the post office!

This app is great to get rid of those unused clothes and free up wardrobe space!

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Have you used the app?






HURRY | Boohoo Free Delivery Ends TONIGHT!!!


Boohoo is one of my favourite places to shop, they have such on trend clothes for such great prices. Okay, they aren’t going to be the quality of Ralph Lauren but they aren’t the prices of them either! Ending tonight Boohoo are offering FREE delivery whilst having a SALE on!! Go and check it out > HERE.

DISCLAIMER: I was not paid to create this post, nor am I being paid for anyone that clicks onto their websites through the link provided.

Happy Shopping!


What’s in my work bag | All you need for work

The bigger bag I  have the more and more clutter it tends to gather. For work especially I hate carting around a large bag filled with things I don’t need. If I am going for lots of meetings and need to travel around it is really frustrating clutching on to a laptop, my notes and a massive tote. I also think it looks kind of unprofessional, especially when you’re navigating through hallways and barging people out of the way. To remedy this, I purchased a small shoulder bag that doesn’t interfere and stops me carrying anything but the necessities.


I bought this grey, square tote from newlook – unfortunately I am not able to find the bag online any longer but there are similar ones out there. As you can see, it has a handle on top and an adjustable strap so you can wear this either way. I picked grey because its classic, goes with most things yet is a little different from black.

Its got black accents and a zip detail on the side to make it a little more interesting instead of being plain all over. The triangle lock provides easy access whilst I am trying to grab my purse to pay for my coffee and holding my laptop at the same time. The bag inside has one zip pocket and an open pocket for your phone – which keeps it secure yet easily obtainable.

Although its small, its still roomy enough to fit a beauty bag, wet wipes, my purse and phone. I carry wet wipes for all sorts of reasons – cleaning up spills, wiping my hands and freshening up! You can use any but I find baby wipes the best.


For my health, I carry around my asthma pump at all times.

My purse is from Ted Baker, which my boyfriend bought for me as a Christmas present a few years ago. I don’t think you can get your hands on this style any longer but Ted Baker do an amazing range. They can be quite pricey and there are some more expensive than others but they are really worth the money. Mine has lasted for years and I don’t plan to change it any time soon. It’s got loads of handy compartments… loads of places to store your hard earned cash ;)! It fits nicely into my bag, so I don’t have to carry loose cash or change around.


For beauty products and necessities, I hide them away in this pink Baylis and Harding bag. Its big enough to store a small deodorant and other things. If its a particularly hot day or I just need a freshen up, then carrying a small deodorant will solve any sweaty experiences I may face. As mentioned in a previous blog post, I have particularly oily skin and it tends to get worse throughout the day. Sweeping a little setting powder across the t-zone can really eliminate that oily look! My eyelashes are long, but tend to sit naturally flat and forward instead of up and out. No matter how much I curl and apply lashings of mascara, they always seem to drop as the hours pass. Having a mascara on hand to perk up those babies can really open up your eyes and make you look more awake. I tend to wear natural lip colours for work but still like to have a variety, I give myself a choice by carrying around a lipstick and gloss which I can apply depending on the look I am going for.


Even with all these things in my small bag, its still roomy enough to fit a pen and small notebook if required. I’ve now stopped carrying around a large, heavy tote that hurts my shoulder, barges colleagues and makes me look like the bag lady!

Ditch your oversized bag, and opt for a smaller classic tote… you’ll look ten times more professional!

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Working it | Tomorrow’s work outfit

We all have busy lives, so to make things easier I suggest you plan ahead for your week. Whether you have to dress smartly for work or casually, deciding what to wear can add an extra 20 minutes to your morning. To salvage all the extra minutes in bed,  I plan my work outfits either on a Sunday or the night before. Its a Monday night, I’ve survived possibly the worst day of the week and I am exhausted to think I’ve got four more days to go. But injecting that bit of fashion into my business life can ease the pain of long drawn out meetings. 


I know tomorrow my line manager is going to be in the office so it doesn’t hurt to dress cleanly and try to look sophisticated. I am really loving the trend of an all black outfit. It looks smart, sleek and leaves the fuss at the door. You can always splash a little colour into your look with the use of a fun lipstick or jewellery. Not only will the all black ensemble slim me down but I’ll look fashion forward without pushing the limits.

To bring a little sparkle I’ve opted for my favourite Moda in Pelle Fara shoes which shine and have gold accents to bring a tiny bit of colour. Just check out the tassels on those babies – uhhh I love them! I’ve connected to the gold theme and paired a topshop gold necklace to match the shoes.

The tight black pencil dress just skims my knee’s – meaning its work safe yet you can still move around. The fitted black blazer hides those lumps and bumps whilst adding class. Both of these are from H&M – which is my favourite place to buy work clothes.

The scarf was a Christmas present from my Nan, so I am not sure where its from, but the gold threads match the gold accessories and the blue adds a welcomed splash of colour.

I apologise for the quality of my camera and yes, I am happy to admit that the outfit looks better on than off… but just work with your imagination here!