Monday, 20 October 2014

3 Ways to Wear Black

I used to love wearing an all black outfit, but ever since I started my part-time job three months ago it's starting to become a drag. The 'uniform' says I have to wear smart, office like clothes that are black (I work in a small boutique in Chelsea, and the walls are completely white so I guess the black is a nice contrast). It wasn't long after I started working there that I began incorporating other colours and textures into my outfits. Therefore, this post is to showcase some of the outfits I've come up with that both bend and keep within the 'all black' rule. I got my inspiration for this post from Daecery at Dae One Style and her three simple tips...

1. Add Prints
Coat & Jumper - H&M // Gingham Treggings - Topshop // Chelsea boots - ASOS // Bag - Zara
2. Add Textures
Top - New Look // Fluffy cardigan - H&M // Jeans & Loafers - Topshop
3. Add a Pop of Colour
Top - H&M // Trousers - ASOS // Loafers - New Look // Lipstick - L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Liya's Pure Red
Apparently I'm allergic to looking at the camera haha xo

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A Piece of Me In... Paris, France #4

To conclude my photo diary of my time in Paris, I combined the last two days as I didn't take as many pictures. As we had done most of the tourist sightseeing on our first three days, we spent Friday and Saturday wondering around visiting the nice little markets and hidden treasures Paris had to offer. I also had my very first macaron, which was actually very nice! I understand why people love them so much. We spent the last day relaxing and had lunch at a restaurant called Le Petit Cardinal which was recommended to us by an acquaintance and dessert at our fave, Breakfast in America. It was my first time having pecan pie, it was so sweet but really nice.

I hope you enjoyed my photo diary! Hopefully I'll be able to share more of my travelling experiences with you in the future xo

Saturday, 27 September 2014

A Piece of Me In... Paris France #3

I loved this doodle in the signature book at the museum... I left a little message too :)
As you can see from this and other posts there are a lot of shots of tress and flowers. I don't know what it was but I just found the nature to be so beautiful in Paris, the trees looked so well kept and made for gorgeous pictures.

We began our day at Jardin du Luxembourg which is a beautiful garden made in 1612 to accompany the residence, Palais du Luxembourg. There was absolutely no shade and the sun was scorching that day... I'm convinced I turned about 3 shades darker! Our journey then took us to Galeries Lafayette which is a well known upmarket department store in Paris. Every floor was filled with many different designer boutiques. I especially enjoyed the fragrance section, and got a lot of ideas for new scents to try out.

Lunch was at a lovely Irish Pub (those homemade chips were lush!) next to Sacré-Cœur Basilica which is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I love visiting grand churches like that as it makes me really think about myself and my life, just general reflection really. And to finish the day off, we visited yet another sex museum. For those wondering, I also visited one when I went to Amsterdam (click here). I'm not obsessed I promise! Haha! And again, those were the only two decent photos I can share. The museum was very close to the legendary Moulin Rouge which we did not see, but is definitely on my bucket list xo

Friday, 26 September 2014

A Piece of Me In... Paris, France #2

Candid shot of me and the Eiffel Tower
Champs-Élysées seen from the Arc de Triomphe
The second day of our trip was just as jam packed as the first. We started off the day with breakfast at Breakfast in America... again! This time I got French toast topped with bananas which was lovely. We then went to one of the exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History, which was a bit gruesome as it had a lot of bones and preserved bodies of animals. We paid the Eiffel Tower a visit, however we didn't go up but we got a few nice pictures from a distance. After this, we ventured to Arc de Triomphe and walked up what seemed like a never ending spiral staircase! However, the view from the top was amazing. To end the day we walked along Champs-Élysées which is a popular boulevard in Paris known for its theatres, cafes and luxury shops xo

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