2 Outfits, 1 Shop

Ever get stressed trawling allllll the shops online, looking for all the components of an outfit? Sometimes you just need to get everything in one place and be done with it. 

I like a little mission and I've collaborated with my faves at La Redoute and my mission was to build two looks, wearing La Redoute's own brands. If you didn't know, La Redoute also sell tonnes of popular brands like Adidas and Levis and their homeware is also banging - I've got so many items on my wishlist! 

Anyway, back to the task at hand! Who wants to see the two looks I put together?

Look 1 - A Daytime Look 

Need some off-duty inspiration? Look no further! I have taken the cosiest jacket of all time and styled it with some super casual pieces for the perfect daytime look.

Now, it's a little chilly at the moment BUT this puffa jacket is like stepping out in your duvet so even with the bare legs; you're good to go. I picked other casual items that you can style in heaps of different ways meaning you can optimize the amount of wear you get out of your one-shop items.

I never knew I needed a white roll neck top until it arrived and I put it with the pencil skirt and jacket! I live in my standard black one but I feel like a white one is like having a little festive revamp!   No daytime look would be complete without a pair of classic trainers and the colour of these really stood out. They tie in nicely with the burgundy stripe running down the side of the skirt and for a pair trainers, you can't complain about £23.40 - such a bargain!

Shop my Daytime Look

1. Jacket | 2. Roll Neck Jumper | 3. Pencil Skirt | 4. Trainers 

Look 2 - A Nighttime Look 

It's officially party season and if you've got a jam-packed diary - you'll need some party appropriate togs! I've taken one navy velvet dress and given it a 'Danie twist' by adding monochrome accessories. 

I read somewhere on Instagram that navy and black shouldn't be worn together and my eyes rolled so far back in my head; it's a surprise I can still write this! Of course, navy and black can be worn together - just look how great they look together in this look!

This midnight blue, velvet swing dress is very comfortable and flowy and I reckon it'd be a great go-to dress - it's so wearable and fuss-free. Throw on a fluffy white coat and some seriously sexy boots - you're good to go! I love wearing heeled boots in winter instead of strappy heels, it keeps your toes warm and you don't have to worry about getting your unsightly toenails out! Need a cute little party bag, La Redoute have you covered...just look at this adorable circle bag! I've already taken it out with me for a few nights out and I can tell I'm going to reach for it all winter long. 

Shop my Nighttime Look

1. Dress | 2. Coat | 3. Circle Bag | 4. Boots 

Photographs by JKGPhotography
*This post was sponsored by La Redoute 

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NYE Outfit Goals

As Kristen Wiig famously yells in the film Bridesmaids, "I'm ready to PAAAAAAAARTY!" 

Every year I spend the festive period with my family but come New Year's Eve, I'm back in London and it's all about the bubbles and besties! I have absolutely NO idea what I am doing this year but one thing I do know is that I'm gonna look hella pretty!

Whether you're going out or staying in, I thought it might be helpful to show you what I plan on wearing and that might inspire you to dress up this NYE.

If I could put a bet on what I do this year, it'd be celebrating with a small gang of friends at one of our houses, I'll consume a lot of Aperol and we'll sing, dance and play lots of games - even just writing it makes me smile. I've not gone out-out for NYE in a long time. I love the ones where I end up at a local pub or at my friend's warehouse...wow I really am getting old now. 

Whatever you end up doing, I hope you have a fab night and if you drink, don't forget to down lots of water before going to bed - it'll help that horrendous hangover!

What I'm wearing

My stunning jumpsuit is by Premme.

Premme was started by my two friends in the states, Nicolette Mason and Gabi Gregg. You will most certainly have seen them...they are the QUEENS of plus size fashion. Nicolette and Gabi were two of the bloggers I started following 5/6 years ago and I look up to and admire both of them soooo much. I want to be like them when I'm grown up haha.

Premme ships internationally which I am so thankful about. I have never wanted so many items from a plus range in my whole life. Please take a look and see for yourselves... congrats Nicolette and Gabi on producing one hell of a brand!

1. Jumpsuit | 2. Earrings | 3. Boots | 4. Jacket - similar here

Photographs by JKGPhotography

P.s I love the fact it started snowing just as Jade and I started to shoot this look. It made the images feel all festive wouldn't you agree?
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5 Things to Remember this Christmas

1. Those pictures you see on social media don't tell the entire truth.

No matter what time of year it is, you're always bombarded with pictures of everyone's perfect life and I'm here to tell you half of it is a load of old phoney! No one captures the moment they had a meltdown in the supermarket or a solo cry in the car or the huge family row or the fact that even surrounded by people; they still felt really alone. Stop comparing your own life to someone else's. Every single one of us is battling our own demons, so just remember that when you think your work mate or best friend is untouched by shittiness. 

2. Who gives a shit if you put on a few pounds/half a stone/skip a day or 5 of your shitty diet.

Guys, guys...life is too short. Eat, Drink and be Merry. If you're lucky enough to be able to indulge, go for it! My favourite meal of the entire year is my Christmas dinner and I just love looking over and watching my Mum cry without fail as she looks around the table at us/the food. Gravy. Pigs in Blankets. Baileys. Oh man, it's just amazing, isn't it?! 

3. Take time out for yourself.

There can be a big pressure to constantly be "on" and fully engaged with everyone during the festive period. Does anyone else struggle with this? I think the reason I struggle with being in people's company 24/7 is that I have spent so many years being single that I really, really like my own space. Now don't get me wrong, you guys know I'm a bit of a social butterfly but there's actually nothing I like more than being curled up on my sofa, enjoying some "me" time! Make sure you take time out whenever you can be it an extra long bath or a walk to Tesco's to get more booze. 

4. If you're single, remember...that's ok and it doesn't make you any less of a person.

I get it. I'm single and have been for mannnny of my 31 years on this planet. I can get a little sad when I look around and see couples getting Christmassy BUT it's important to remember that just because you don't have a significant other; there are still probably a lot of people that think about you and love you. Every year I watch my friends head off to Winter Wonderland with their partners and this year I thought "Fuck it" I'm going with my best mate and you know what; I had THE BEST night ever! Do things YOU want to do, in your own time and enjoy the fact you don't have to visit any problematic in-laws. 

5. If you feel alone, there's always someone out there to talk to.

No matter who you are, how popular you seem to others, how many family members you have; peel away that front you put on and you might feel quite lonely. If this is the case, please remember that there are tonnes of people in your position and there are plenty of people/organisations you can reach out to. Some people aren't fortunate to have family members or loved ones and it actually breaks my heart to think of those people. If you're one of those people and you're reading this - please know that I am thinking of you and you matter. 

At the end of this blog post, there is an amazing infographic put together by Kellie Brown and Lottie L'Amour - they have compiled a huge list of charities & organisations that can help you.

Photographs by JKGPhotography
Shop my look 

1. Dress - (sadly out of stock from ASOS, but similar here | 2. Velvet Bag | 3. Wide Fit Heels | 4. Earrings

                                                           Infographic put together by Kellie Brown and Lottie L'Amour

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3 Ways to supercharge an all-black outfit.

There's something about an all-black outfit that just says 'Hello, I ooze sophistication, I'm pretty damn trendy yet I've put in minimal effort.'

I think the above is an aesthetic I lean to more often than not. I like to look well put together with an air of, I don't give a f*ck. All-black outfits can be pretty bland if you stick to one fabric type or one trend BUT the real magic of a head to toe black look comes via the attention to detail. 

Mix up your fabric types, play around with silhouettes and throw in some fabulous details and you have a recipe for a standout all-black look.


Here are my top tips for turning heads with your jet black look...

1) Wear different fabric types

I remember when I would wear a black jersey pencil skirt (Do you guys know the ones I'm talking about? Approx £7.99 from H&M and I livedddddd in them) black jersey leggings and black jersey tops. Looking back, I'm not sure they were my greatest looks tbh...

Keep things exciting and try pairing different materials like I have in this look. I've got a knit jumper on with cotton sleeves, a leather skirt and mesh/satin high heels. There's a lot going on...but I like it!

2) Play around with silhouettes

Big sleeves, check. Cropped jumper, check. Leather pencil skirt, check. Paper bag waistband, check. Pointed booties, check. I love how the cropped jumper allows the top of the skirt to do all the talking yet the sleeves make sure the jumper also stands out. The balloon shaped sleeves are really current and on trend right now and the tie detail on the cuffs make me one happy bunny!

3) Accessorise 

Whether you add a faux fur stole, or statement tassel earrings...there will always be tonnes of black accessories out there to help jazz up an all-black outfit. 
I love the mix of vinyl and matte so have a play around with accessories and remember; with black...more is more! Don't forget all the fun you can have playing around with different shoes...I love velvet heels for instance and faux fur cuffs on the end of a fine knit jumper look SO good!

Here are some of my favourite jet black accessories currently online...


1. Cropped Jumper | 2. Skirt | 3. Wide Fit Heels | 4. Earrings, similar here 

Photographs by JKGPhotography

What do you guys think of this all-black look? Thumbs up or thumbs down? 
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