A Few Things I have been loving

Today I thought I'd share some things I've been loving recently including this outfit!

1. Dresses. Even though it is currently grey and miserable here in London, I have been loving wearing dresses more than ever this summer. I've got quite a good collection of dresses going on now with a mix of mini and midi's. my favourite style has to be the wrap style.

2. Reformation and Faithful The Brand. Two brands I have been loving a lot recently. I already own a couple pieces from both brands and they are such good quality, I can't wait to buy more pieces. They do summer so well, I'd literally buy their whole stores!

3. Film Photography. Some of my favourite bloggers/instagrammers, Lizzy Hadfield, Lucy Williams and Talor Lyttleton all use film photography and it always looks amazing. So I have decided to buy my own film camera, an Olympus Trip 35, and give the whole film photography thing a go myself. I am super excited as we're going away to Rome next month and I think film would be the perfect way to capture the city.

4. Granola and yoghurt. I have always been a fan of breakfast and love having lots of different options for breakfast in the mornings, but currently my absolute favourite is granola and yoghurt with any type of fruit there is in the house. I've started making my own granola as well using oats, desiccated coconut, seeds, nuts, a bit of honey and oil mixing it all together and putting it in the oven until golden. It's so yum with coconut yoghurt and nectarines!

5. French/Spanish Music. I have been listening to a lot of French/Spanish music which I have been loving recently, it's great to listen to whilst working because usually I end up writing what I'm listening to in English! My favourite playlist on Spotify at the moment is this one.

6. Finally, I couldn't not talk about this outfit. We went out on a little date night last Saturday to a really love restaurant called Hawksmoor. I believe there are a few dotted around London and if you are ever in London I definitely recommend the food was delicious. But anyway, back to the outfit. I recently decided to add this skirt from Reformation to my wardrobe as slightly fancier piece. I paired it with my gorgeous Asos blouse which I definitely do not wear enough, black sandals and my little black bag. I really loved how this looked and is the perfect summers evening outfit except for the fact it was freezing on Saturday night!

TOP: ASOS(old, I love this) | SKIRT: REFORMATION | SANDALS: TOPSHOP (old) | BAG: MATT&NAT

Sustainable Swimwear

Swimwear season is in full swing and even though I have my pieces for this summer it doesn't stop me lusting after some truly beautiful swimwear. Also it gives you guys some great sustainable options. I'm definitely into one pieces this summer they just look so effortless and chic! Check out below my favourite sustainable swimwear:

Something Exciting to Share

Instead of a video, today I wanted to share something super exciting! A few months back I was approached by a start up magazine, Awear Mag, to be featured in their first editorial. I mean I honestly could not believe it and I still can't quite get my head round it even now I have a copy! 

Awear Mag is a platform for anyone interested about learning why sustainability in the fashion industry is key and tat change needs to happen. You can find out more about them here.

For their first issue, "The Vintage Issue", I was interviewed about my opinion on sustainability and how I got to where I am now, which you can now read on their website.

It was such an exciting opportunity and I am so glad I can now share it with you guys and say thank you because with out all of you, none of this is ever possible. SO thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the interview!

The print edition is now sold out but if you still want the whole edition you can purchase the digital version here.

Wide Leg Pants for Breakfast

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One of my favourite things in the summer is wearing white with a tan, so whenever the opportunity arises I always make the most of it!

We’ve been having some really lovely weather recently and all white outfits are my favourite. I wore this look on a Sunday when I and Garlok went out for breakfast. It’s the outfit for looking put together but also comfortable and complements my tan from Marseille nicely! Even though I've wore this outfit before little things like the sun shining and my skin being a bit darker make a huge difference.

What are you favourite combinations to wear in the warm weather?

Let's talk about Body Confidence

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Sun’s out bum’s out is the saying right?

Summer is here, which means less layers and more skin showing, holidays in bikini’s and lots of ice cream!

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about body confidence and thought it’d be a good idea to share my thoughts and experiences here on the blog. When I was younger I had a real problem with my weight, I always thought everyone was so much skinner than me and that it was something to idolise. I lost a lot weight in my late teens and still struggle with my body weight now, no matter how many times close friends and family tell me not too! My main issue was when I was growing people weren’t as aware as they are now about how every body is different and that we all have different metabolisms etc. So when I was a teenager with slim friends that could eat unhealthily most of the time and not put on weight I thought that there must be something wrong with me. I used to find it so hard wearing less clothes and I still have things about my body that I wish were different like we all do, but I have become so much more accepting of my body and become so much more confident. I think two things have majorly helped me do this. Firstly my friends and family, my boyfriend is like my rock and he will always make me feel better when I suddenly have a wave ‘god I hate my body’ confidence knock, he’ll be there supporting me. The second thing has been blogging and social media. I know that a lot people blame social media for the part it plays in showing young girls an unrealistic body image and stereotypical body, but for me there is also a community of bloggers that show you can be any body type and look beautiful and that is the most uplifting thing possible. Also blogging myself has helped me become more confident in the things I love and have my own personal style because I think the clothes you wear do have an impact on the way you feel.

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So that is why today I am sharing with you some photos that we shot whilst away in Marseille, hip dips and all. This is my body and the world would be a better place if we all stopped comparing ourselves and started loving our own body’s cliché as it may be!

Finally, I couldn’t finish this post without discussing the bikinis! The stripe one is an oldie that I have had forever, but is such a classic shape and pattern that it never goes out of style. The red bikini is a new purchase from the brand Weekday and is made from recycled materials. I’ve wanted a high waisted bikini for a while and this one does not disappoint. I love the colour of it and the shape and ribbed pattern of it, it’s so bold and definitely a statement but I love it!

RED BIKINI: WEEKDAY

Marseille Style Diary

For my last post from Marseille I thought I'd share with you all the outfits I wore over the weekend, I packed a lot of light easy clothes like through on dresses and skirts. Below are 3 day looks and 2 evening looks, I've linked everything that is available to buy still and some sustainable options for the ones that are no longer available.

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DRESS: MANGO | BAG: LES FLEURS VINTAGE | TRAINERS: CONVERSE | SUNGLASSES : URBAN OUTFITTERS(old try these)

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SHIRT: REFORMATION | SHORTS: VINTAGE LEVI'S | SHOES: H&M (old similar here) | BIKINI: H&M(old) | SUNGLASSES: ASOS

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SCARF: MANGO | TROUSERS: STAUD CLOTHING | EARRINGS: MANGO | BAG: MATT&NAT

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DRESS: TOPSHOP | BAG: LES FLEURS VINTAGE | SUNGLASSES: ASOS

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TOP: MANGO | SKIRT: &OTHER STORIES(similar here) | SHOES: CASTANER | BAG: MATT&NAT 

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A Weekend in the Sun

Today I'm sharing with you where we stayed, where we ate and all the photos I took whilst exploring the different areas. My favourite area had to be Le Panier with it's small cobbled roads that crisscross each other and the fact it felt so much quieter and more relaxed then the port. Unfortunately we didn't get to do all the things we wanted to, but I guess that just means we'll have to go back! 

The Hotel - New Hotel Saint Charles

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This is 3 star hotel but is definitely better than some 4/5 star hotels I've stayed at! It was exactly what we needed for the weekend, a simple base to sleep, shower and have breakfast before heading out. There room wasn't enormous but there was enough room for all our things and a good sized bathroom. Downstairs is what I really loved about the hotel. They have an indoor garden with a glass roof which is where you eat breakfast every morning. It looked so fresh and I could have happily sat in there all day.

FRIDAY

On Friday when we arrived, we headed to straight to the hotel, got changed then headed off to the port. Instantly you can tell from being by the port that it is such a vibrant, fun city. We (mainly me) were starving so grabbed a table outside in the sun by the port at a restaurant called La Chope D'Or. Charlotte had mussels and chips and I had aioli with fish and vegetables. It was so yummy, just thinking about makes me want to eat it again!

  After eating we set off for the beach which was about a 20-25 minute walk from the port and ended up staying there for the rest of the afternoon. 

In the evening, we strolled around the streets behind the  port and ended up in a restaurant called La Mamma which is an Italian restaurant, but one of the chefs was Spanish and hand made a Paella so I had that. This is one of the things I loved about Marseille, there is such a mixture of cultures it makes for such an interesting city! One night you could be eating something French, then the next something Morrocan, I love it!

SATURDAY

 

We woke up early on Saturday as we wanted to do the boat trip in the morning which turned out to be cancelled so instead we headed to my now favourite area Le Panier. So many lovely little streets and cute shops and places to it. It was so quite when we were walking around and I could have happily have wondered round there all day. For lunch we headed back to a place near where we were staying called Le Comptoir Dugommier. It was such a cute and rustic little place with a really welcoming feel. We went in and sat down and a waiter literally carried a huge chalkboard with the days menu on and propped it up against a chair for us to read! We both went for the fish with grilled vegetables which unfortunately I don't have a photo of as we were both so hungry, we scoffed it down as soon as it arrived.

Because the boat trips ended up being completely cancelled we decided to find a sunny spot on the port and have some drinks and chill for the afternoon. We ended up at Manufactory which again had beautiful rustic interiors and very friendly staff. We ended up sitting there for hours.

For the evening we headed to Bistrot L'Horloge for dinner, I had gnocchi and Charlotte had a beef tartare. After that we headed to a Wine bar which was so cool and the guy who served us literally knew everything about wine which was amazing!

SUNDAY

 

On Sunday, with slightly sore heads we decided to just spend the day at the beach, taking more photos of the areas along the way, and I also managed to find a really cute cafe called Richelieu Plage, built into the cliffs by the beach so we didn't even have to get dressed for lunch!

For our last dinner we went to an all you can eat buffet at Buffets Du Vieux Port. There was so much choice I'm pretty sure I tried a bit of everything!

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed Marseille and I would definitely go back for the food and the relaxed atmosphere. I also vlogged for the first time while I was away which you can watch below!

Wardrobe Updates and Changes

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It’s been just over a month of me wearing my capsule wardrobe now and I’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s working well at the moment and what’s not. So I decided to do a little review of my wardrobe and make some swaps and thought it would be good to share with you.

First up, I spoke about this a bit last week in Mondays post, but dresses are everywhere this summer and every morning all I seem to want to wear is a dress. In light of this I decided to switch out my patterned playsuit with long sleeves which I am getting no wear out of currently and instead add in this gorgeous dress which is slightly more dressy than my other pieces so perfect for summer weddings or special occasions which I definitely felt like I was missing. A friend also gave me this cute dress which is similar to my floral wrap dress, because she wasn’t wearing it and knew that I love these styles of dresses. That’s two new dresses added to my wardrobe so expect  to constantly see me in a dress for the rest of summer!

I’ve also decided to take out a top, which I’ve realised isn’t very summery and is much more of a spring or autumn piece so it’s going into storage. For now I’m not going to buy or add any new tops but if I find something that catches my eye I may add it.

Finally, I wanted to purchase some extra accessories, a new pair of slides and some jewellery. This summer I am feeling much more comfortable in flat shoes and have been basically living in my black mules so decided that it would be a good investment to pick up a similar style but in a brown/tan colour as I tend to lean towards those colours more in summer. As mentioned in Monday’s post layered jewellery is something I am loving currently, so just before I went away I picked up a couple extra pieces to play around with and I love how it looks so much.

That’s all my changes to my wardrobe recently, as I said I wanted to be as honest as possible on this journey and I didn’t expect to change parts of my wardrobe after only a month. But I am glad that I’ve made the changes and of course I’ll let you know if anything more changes.

Lastly, I just wanted to mention these photos, which were taken on holiday in Marseilles this weekend. This dress was the perfect throw on and go kind of dress for beach days. I had such an amazing time away and have lots more content coming to you soon!

Holiday Moodboard

I'm currently spending my last few hours in Marsielle and have been completely inspired and am in full on holiday mode. These images and the surroundings I have been in for the past few days have been really inspiring me and I hope they inspire you too.

Loving dainty jewellery at the moment , especially layered like this 

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swimwear season is upon us

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Images sourced: Song of Style, Shop one of a few,  Faithful the Brand, Alyssa in the city, Laura Jackson, Tanya Burr, C_I_O, Nanushka, Lucy Williams, Ellen and James, Conservatory Archives, Rucker Mag, Life of Boheme, Liv Purvis

Tips and must haves for a Weekend Away

My sister and I are heading off for a weekend in the sunshine in the south of France this weekend, and as we head into holiday season I thought I’d share my tips and things I can’t leave behind when travelling.

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  1. 1. Plan your outfits so you know what you want to take.,bring items of clothing that are versatile so you can wear more than once.
  2. Roll don't fold! Oldie but a goodie, this always saves me so much space when packing
  3. Buy reusable mini bottles for your skincare/hair care products so you don’t have to buy mini bottles of skincare that could potentially break you out, which is not good when you’re on holiday and want to wear barely any makeup.
  4. Pack a maximum of 2 pairs of shoes and wear one pair, this gives you a lot of versatility for the weekend. I pack 1 pair of trainers, 1 pair of walking around all day sandals and 1 pair of slightly fancier sandals for evenings
  5. Share the bigger things, e.g. hair dryer and straighteners etc between the people you’re travelling with.
  6. A good read or two! I have been reading so much this year and cannot wait to chill at the beach with a good book in one hand a cocktail in the other. (we won’t get into the book vs. kindle debate…)
  7. Bring some fun accessories. I have a couple accessories like cool earrings and fun scarves that I haven’t had a chance to wear here in the UK so am definitely packing them for holidays.
  8. DON’T FORGET SUNCREAM! Such a huge essential for me, I have a separate face one too which is SPF 50. This mini body one is great for packing in your day bag too so you can top up whilst in the sun.

 

So, those were my tips/essentials for packing for a weekend away. Let me know in the comments below if you’re heading off somewhere nice this summer and what your essentials are when packing.

 

The Summer Dress Obsession

I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed is filled to the brim with bloggers in cute, girly summer dresses. Summer 2017 is definitely the year of the dress, and I am fully on board. I feel like for a long time I have been a jeans or trouser kinda girl and suddenly this summer, probably influenced a lot by the bloggers I follow, I have been fully committing to the summer dress season. I think it helps that recently I’ve been feeling a lot more body confident so have been able to get my legs out and feel comfortable with myself, but also there are just so many beautiful dresses around recently that it’s hard not succumb to the summer dress. Reformation and Realisation Par are the two main brands that are definitely leading the way and although I’m on my summer ‘no buy’, I thought I’d share with you my dress collection and also some of my favourites from other brands that I am seriously loving!

Wrap Dress

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First up is this beauty. It instantly makes me feel summery and excited and just looks so damn good! The wrap dress is a big thing this summer and I have seen so many around from high street to high end. This one I’ve shared before is from Arnhem and I love it so much, it looks equally amazing with sandals for evenings and converse for the day time.

I'm wearing this dress by Arnhem Clothing.

Current favourites:

Kelsey DressAcai Dress, Black Wrap Dress, Valentina Purple Haze Wrap Dress

Midi Dress

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Being short doesn’t mean you can’t wear midi dresses, I love how this one looks with my slides and it looks just as good over a pair of shorts which makes it super versatile. It’s made from linen, which makes it perfect for hot summer evenings.

You can shop this Uniqlo one here.

Love these:

Mariposa Dress, Serengeti Dress, Midi Stripe Shirt Dress, Floral Print Flowy Dress, Violette Dress, Japanese Slip Dress

Red Dress

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You cannot beat a red dress. Lucy Williams from Fashion Me Now completely converted me into a red dress lover and I am so glad because I found this one and it’s so perfect. I love the deep V neckline, it gives the perfect balance of sexy yet still covered because of the long sleeves. The smock style is great for hiding your food baby when you’ve eaten too much too!

Shop this dress here.

Some other red favourites:

Stacey Dress, Larisa Dress, Ruffled Linen Dress

Shift Dress

Image via Pinterest as do not have any images of me wearing my navy shift dress yet...

Image via Pinterest as do not have any images of me wearing my navy shift dress yet...

This a classic style dress and one I think everyone should have in their wardrobe. My favourite way to style this one is with my gladiator sandals. Which one of my colleagues and I quote, said makes me look like a ‘posh gladiator’. This dress is also perfect for smarter occasions too.

Some of my favourites:

Barbados Dress, Navy Linen Dress, Black Shift Dress, A-line Dress

Shirt Dress

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Another classic, I love the stripes of this one and the fact the buttons only come down part way. This is a great throw on and go dress and doubles perfectly as a beach cover up. I prefer it with the sleeves rolled up for a relaxed look.

This dress is quite old now, but you can buy these which are just as amazing:

Henrietta Dress, Deconstructed Dress, Blue Striped Dress, Collarless Shirt Dress

White Mini Dress

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This style of dress is also popular at the moment and is the perfect girly dress. I love the tie shoulders of this and the simple shape, it’s great for really hot summer days as its made from linen so doesn’t stick to your body and make you feel even hotter. My favourite way of wearing this dress is with my grey old school vans for that girly tomboy look.

Shop this this Mango one here.

Or try one of these:

Larsa Dress, White Broiderie Dress, Christy Dress, Japanese Mini Slip Dress

My Summer Shoe Collection

All the shoes I'm wearing this summer, old and new. Just a little summary video to share with you why I've decided to include each pair.

A lot of my shoes are from last season so I've linked some sustainable alternatives below as well as links to ones that are still available:

Cream Espadrilles

Black Mules/Slides

Black Gladiator Sandals

Black Lace Up Sandals

Brown Sandals

Black Converse

Pink Loafers Alternative

Grey Vans

Red Block Heels

Nude Heels

Everlane Brand Review

After almost a week and a half I am finally sharing this video with you guys! I’m sorry it’s taken so long, but I’ve been unable to upload a video these past two Saturdays. So instead I thought I’d share it with you today. It’s a review of my Everlane tees and the brand in general, hopefully this will help you make the decision as to whether to purchase from them and what it’s like purchasing overseas as well as sizing.

Capsule Wardrobe Chit Chat

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I’ve been wearing my capsule wardrobe properly for almost a month now and it’s been great  to see what pieces I’ve been wearing more and the way I’ve reacted to those ‘SALE BUY NOW’ emails. We’re starting to get into peak sale season now and I’ve literally had to unsubscribe from so many fashion sites, including sustainable ones, because I am constantly getting emails about all the things I ‘need’ to buy, which can be seriously tempting!

Other than that I have been loving my wardrobe. There are definitely pieces that I’ve been wearing more than others, and I guess that comes down to what mood I’m in on the day and also largely the weather. The sun is shining at the moment so all my summer dresses and skirts are getting the most wear , whereas at the beginning of the month trousers dominated my look.

This is the case for these photos I’m sharing today we took these a little while back when the sun was still hiding and I cannot believe I haven’t shared them with you yet. I am obsessed with this outfit, it screams 70's to me and I love it. I never thought I’d ever been seen dead in a pair of trousers like these but turns out they’re one of my most loved pair already, and I’ll definitely be purchasing from Paloma Wool again they have so many amazing pieces right now!

How easy is it to find a brand’s Sustainability Policy?

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When I first started looking into sustainability the one thing I realised quickly was that either a brands sustainability policy was super easy to find or it was an absolute nightmare of continually clicking through to different pages until you stumble upon it. The main difference was the brands that were easy to find usually had more of a view and were actually do a lot on the sustainable front compared to those that seemed to hide it.

If you want to find out if a retailer is sustainable or what their policy on sustainability here’s a quick step by step guide:

1.        Head to their website and look for their policies. There are  usually found if you scroll to the bottom of their home page (super visible, I know). You’re looking for a title like ‘About’ or ‘Privacy and Legal’

2.        From there you can usually find a section called Sustainability, but if you’re having trouble look under the titles ‘social responsibility’ or titles around recyclingFor instance, when I go onto Uniqlo’s website and scroll to the bottom there is a button called sustainability, if you click on this it opens up a new page which shares with us the consumers the different ways they are contributing and how they are becoming more sustainable.

3.       If you can’t find it, ask! The more we ask brands about sustainability the more it becomes a consumer demand.

Below I have linked a couple brands websites with their sustainable views. These brands take pride in making a change to become more sustainable, although they are all at different stages in the journey, and we should choose to purchase from these kinds of brands rather than the ones that aren’t making a difference.

Everlane - https://www.everlane.com/about

Next - http://help.next.co.uk/Section.aspx?ItemId=30981

M&S - http://www.marksandspencer.com/s/make-it-matter

Arnhem Clothing - https://arnhem.co/pages/sustainability

Uniqlo - https://www.uniqlo.com/uk/en/company/csr.html

These Pants!

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I love this outfit! Like I seriously could wear this on repeat and never get bored! The main reason behind that are the trousers, they fit me so well and the shape of them is just so flattering. You’ve probably seen them a hundred times already on my Instagram! They are from the brand Staud Clothing which was founded by Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto. It is line made up of essentials and stand-out pieces all designed and created in LA. Every piece of the collection is beautiful and I could happily wear all of it. I had been on the hunt for a pair of cream wide leg pants for so long and when I stumbled upon these I knew they’d be perfect. For this look I paired them with my white linen shirt which is fast becoming an essential in my wardrobe and I’m not sure what I did without one, and my black mules and bag. Hyde park made the perfect backdrop for the outfit and these images have got me dreaming of warm days strolling in the park!

Sustainability in the News

When I created this blog I wanted to share my journey towards a sustainable wardrobe. Along with that I thought it would be good to share news articles that focus around sustainability and the developments that are being made in the industry.  It was really good during Fashion Revolution week to see how much exposure Sustainable Fashion got, and I’ve been keeping track of news pieces that have been really interesting reads on sustainability. Today I thought I’d share with you a couple articles and my views.

First up, is this article here by the Guardian, it’s about WWF coming together with the Nordic Fashion Week Organisation to produce a truly sustainable range of clothing. Not a likely pairing but something I am definitely interested to see the outcome of. Our first chance of seeing the collection will be at the Helsinki Fashion Week in July which I am awaiting eagerly. I think the article highlights an interesting point in stating that ‘WWF’ Finland’s involvement could make some difference, but ultimately sustainable fashion needs big-name front-runners to make it more of an industry norm.’  It’s true that many consumers choose to ignore sustainability because it’s not supported by a popular brand or seen as the cool or ‘in thing’ to do. But support and change is always a good thing and I hope that when this collection launches, it receives a lot of attention to make consumers more aware. The article also highlightsthe main problem that consumers have with sustainable fashion and that’s the price point. I’ve discussed this on the blog before, and I truly believe that sustainable clothing is worth the price tag and is probably cheaper in the long run than fast fashion as you’ll constantly be buying new things. I hope that as more brands take a more sustainable approach to fashion that it will become more accessible to consumers.

The second article I wanted to discuss is by Refinery29. During Fashion Revolution week, they created a new section on their website committed to Sustainable Fashion Articles; they interviewed lots of people in the industry and shared many brands. My favourite article was this interview they did with Livia Firth who is the founder of Eco-Age. When she talks about what she saw in the garment factory when she travelled to Bangladesh in 2008 is shocking and unimaginable, how can anyone think it’s okay for garment workers to work somewhere that ‘felt like a prison’ is just beyond me. The way she talks about how fast fashion is fuelled by impulse and relates it to the fast food industry is such an interesting read. After reading this article I felt even more inspired to continue doing what I’m doing.

What did you think of these articles? Are there any other articles that have caught your eye recently about sustainability? Please let me know if the comments below. The more we discuss this topic, the more we as consumers can understand about sustainability and how to change our habits.

My Summer Capsule Wardrobe 2017

The day has arrived, it is finally time to reveal my Summer Capsule Wardrobe!

Below I’m going to share with you everything that is in my summer capsule wardrobe, I’ll also break it down into categories and let you know why I’ve decided to include some of the pieces. This is a big’un of a post so grab a cup of something and get comfortable!

Colour Scheme
To begin with I didn’t really think too much about a colour scheme, I was just working out what things I like and wanted to include. Looking at my capsule now I can definitely see that pink is a strong theme throughout. I really like the mix of colours in this capsule, for me it screams summer and is probably the most colours I’ve had in my wardrobe for a long time and I’m really enjoying it.

TOPS

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I feel like I’ve kept my top selection quite minimal and easy so that I can mix and match them with all my bottoms. I also didn’t buy too many new pieces for the top section. The only new pieces were the tees from Everlane, the white crop top, the pink crop and the linen shirt. I wanted a mix of tops that I could wear to work but also at weekends. Then I decided to have a couple girly not work appropriate for nights out.

BOTTOMS

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I really love every single piece here, I definitely wanted to move away from jeans and introduce some different trousers/skirts. I am already obsessed with my midi skirts and I think these will become more of an essential for me as my love for them grows. I cannot wait until the weather is hotter enough to wear these amazing Khaki shorts, I was again in need of something other than denim cut offs and these Uniqlo shorts are perfect. I like the mix of pieces here and I was obviously being very realistic by adding a good amount of trousers into the mix because let’s face it, I live in the UK and the British Summer always includes rain!

DRESS/JUMPSUITS

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I have never been happier to see dress season. I think this is partly due to the fact that for a while I have been dressing more masculine and minimal and now my feminine side wants to shine through. I wanted a real good mix of styles and shapes for my dresses; I wanted each of them to be unique and fun. I am especially excited by the red dress, a bit of a last minute decision but a very good one. I had noticed how much I was being inspired by red so decided I definitely wanted to include a red dress in the collection. This one is handmade in France and is made of Viscose, it’s by a brand called Maison Cleo, and I am genuinely in love with all the pieces they create!

OUTERWEAR

Of course its summer so I wanted to kept this section to a minimum and hope that I won’t have to bring out any big coats! The two jackets I went with are both ones I’ve had for a while. The Khaki jacket is from the Zara Join Life collection and can be worn as shirt but I much prefer it as a jacket. It looks amazing with white jeans too! The other one is my trusty leather jacket which is also from Zara but I actually bought it on eBay. It is the perfect throw on with anything kind of jacket and I’d probably be lost without it!

SHOES

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Shoes, oh shoes, I have always and will always be a huge of lover of shoes. I’ve said it before, but I really think a pair of shoes can completely change an outfit, and I think every pair of shoes I have included in my wardrobe do that! I am not a heels person and probably never will be, but potentially have a wedding reception to go to this summer so I have included my nude heels which I have had in my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. I wanted to get a good selection of style of shoes and actually ended up only buying 1 new pair, my espadrilles, because I’m pretty happy with my shoe collection right now.

ACCESSORIES/OTHER

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The piece I am most excited about is my basket bag from Les Fleur Vintage, I have been on the hunt for a basket bag for ages and I really love this one. It’s the perfect size and looks amazing with everything. I’m also really hoping to get as much wear as possible out of this amazing red bikini which is made out of recycled material. Again you can see the red creeping into my wardrobe in as many ways as possible!

Wow, that was a lot of information. I hope you love my capsule. Now for the fun bit where I get wear everything over the next 3 months. Of course I will keep you updated with the hole no shopping and whether or not I get that feeling of needing new clothes or not.

You can shop my wardrobe here:

White Tee, White Crop Top, White Linen Shirt, Cream Tie Sleeve Blouse, Stripe Tee, Cream knit, Grey Tee, Pink Crop Top, Pink Blouse, Denim Shirt, Navy Blouse, Black Tee

White Wide Leg Pants, Stripe Culottes, White Jeans, Mustard Stripe Wrap Skirt, Pink Midi Skirt, Khaki Shorts, Ripped Jeans, Denim Wide Leg Pants, Denim Shorts, Denim Mini Skirt

White Linen Mini Dress, Floral Wrap Dress, Stripe Linen Midi Dress, Beige Jumpsuit, Stripe Shirt Dress, Red Dress, Khaki Patterned Playsuit, Navy Shift Dress

Khaki Jacket, Black Leather Jacket

White Espadrilles, Nude Heels, Pink Loafers, Red Block Heels, Brown Sandals, Grey Vans, Black Converse, Black Sandals, Black Mules

Red Bikini, Pink Scarf, Black Swimsuit, Mustard Scarf, Black Tote, Basket Bag, Black Circular Bag, Circular Sunglasses, Brown Bag, Black Sunglasses, Metal Sunglasses, Brown Sunglasses