Appleyard London

You'd only have to flick through my Instagram feed or take a peek into my wardrobe to know that I'm a tiny bit obsessed with flowers. With Spring in full flow and Summer just around the corner, I can't get enough of the beauty of fresh florals and the lovely scent too!
One day last week, I was delighted by the flower delivery of a generous bouquet on my doorstep, courtesy of the lovely team at Appleyard London. Appleyard is a luxury online floral boutique, offering a wide range of bouquets, plants and sweet gifts, perfect for any occasion. Beautifully made, the bouquet was made up of some of my favourite flowers including white hydrangeas and pink roses. A refreshing Spring addition to my bedroom!
Appleyard London are a great affordable and special gift if you're looking to send flowers, and the website evens offer next day flowers delivered at your door. If you're interested in trying it out just enter the code BLOG33 at the checkout for 33% off your order!


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Soul Of The Seventies

If there is one era I wish I'd lived in, it would have to be the 1970s. A time of flower power, feminist movements and when style icons such as Farrah Fawcett, Susan Dey and Jane Birkin ruled the world. Fast forward 40 years and the best of the seventies fashion has been given a modern update. I'm always one for adding a vintage vibe to an outfit and the 1970s trend incorporates a lot of my favourite styles including flares (rocking the bell sleeve with this playsuit!), crochet and suede. I love the effortless bohemian vibe that you can achieve by throwing on what your Mother would wear when she was a teenager, mixed in with a cool novelty piece such as this fluffy bag! When I saw this playsuit on the ASOS website, it was, for sure, love at first click. The free-flowing fit and the beautiful print is everything is all I need for my summer staple and those mid-summer evenings.
I'll be honest when I say, these tan lace-up sandals aren't the comfiest shoes I've ever worn, but they don't fail at fabulous! I'm sure with a few more wears I'll have broken them in properly and be pairing them with many more outfits!
I'm off to Paris on Friday - for the first time ever! If anyone has any recommendations for places to eat or visit feel free to let me know in the comments below or tweet me @helloomonica! 

WearingBell Sleeve Playsuit: ASOS | Tan Lace-Up Sandals: c/o Next | Blue Fluffy Bag: River Island (similar here) | Black Fedora Hat: c/o Chicwish (similar here) | Leather Studded Bracelet: c/o Adorning Ava | Quartz Ring: c/o A Weathered Penny | Lips: MAC in Lady Danger | Nails: Barry M in Blue Moon |

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Warwick Avenue

Another week down and I'm struggling to believe it is mid May already. There is something about living in a busy and fast-paced city like London that makes time just fly by. I always like to escape to the quieter parts of the city once in a while to take a step back and appreciate the beauty of my surroundings. I've recently discovered Warwick Avenue (cue the soulful sound of Duffy's voice), a somewhat secret spot in North-West London. If you follow me on Instagram, it is no secret that I'm obsessed with London's beautiful white townhouses and Warwick Avenue boasts it's fair share! Plus, this area sits just above Little Venice, a canal surrounded by a number of house boats and cute waterfront cafes - a less obvious area but must-visit spot in London!
Native Rose is a brand I discovered fairly recently whilst doing my daily 'New In' section browse on the ASOS website. I was instantly drawn the the clashing prints, boxy shapes and street style vibe and when I ordered this beautiful dress, the reality did not disappoint! I love the high neck style and the super flattering shape - plus the dress works perfectly for a day to night look!
I was lucky enough to receive this lovely Armani Jeans bag in the post from Repertoire Fashion last month. I've been on the look out for a tote/shopper bag of a decent size (to fit my laptop in!) for quite a while now. Although I own a black bag of a similar size, I love the beige colour for the Springtime, which will be perfect for matching with my outfits. So happy with it!


Wearing: Mix Print Dress: Native Rose (via ASOS) | Armani Jeans Beige Shopper Bag: c/o Repertoire Fashion | Black Fedora Hat: c/o Chicnova (similar here) | Chunky Heeled Boots: H&M (similar here) | Studded Bracelet: c/o Adorning Ava | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Quartz Ring: c/o A Weathered Penny | Nails: Barry M in Blue Moon |

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The Little Black Dress

Although most of the time you'll catch me wearing print of some sort (leopard and paisley are current favourites), there is no denying that I love a LBD! When Dorothy Perkins got in touch recently and asked if I'd like to represent London in their Dress The Nation Campaign, I jumped at the chance. Not only because Dorothy Perkins have some fab pieces (and amazing shoes!) in stock at the moment - but also that I felt so accepted as a Londoner after living in the city for almost 3 years! I styled up this black midi dress with my favourite denim jacket and a pair of cutout nude heels, which are perfect for both a day at the office and an evening out. 
I've had a pretty crazy week with my university deadline finally being done with, attending the Ralph Lauren Gala and catching up with lots of friends! Busy busy! I'm hoping to put a little more time and effort into my blog now that I don't have uni work to think about until I return for my final year in September. So expect more frequent posts! 
PS - Dorothy Perkins are running a #DPDressesTheNation Competition giving you the chance to win a year's supply of DP dresses. All you have to do to enter, is snap a picture in your favourite DP dress in your town or city and use the hashtag #DPDressesTheNation Competition over on Instagram!


WearingChiffon Jersey Black Dress: c/o Dorothy Perkins | Levi's Denim Jacket: Vintage (similar here) | Black bubbled leather bag: Primark (similar here) | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Nude Cutout Heels c/o Dorothy Perkins | Rings: Primark (similar here) | Pink Crystal Necklace: Primark (similar here) | Reflective Sunglasses: Market in Italy (similar here)

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My Travel Bucket List

"Collect moments, not things."

I feel like over the past year or so, I've began to care less about the material things in life and started concentrate on making as many great memories as I can and being the happiest I can be. Sure, we all love a new outfit or a new lipstick now and again (I'm a fashion blogger for Gods sake) but travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures is something invaluable to me. Having travelled to quite a few different places over the past couple of years and after living abroad for half of last year, I've realised travel is something that I'm very passionate about and something I can't wait to do more of in the future. I wanted to share some of the top places on my travel bucket list and believe me when I say, I could probably write about 50 different places I want to go! I'm hoping I'll look back at this post in a few years or so and be able to tick these amazing places off my list.

As a lot of you may know, I'm crazy obsessed with sunset and Bali is an island paradise boasting some of the most stunning sunsets that the planet has to offer. Situated off the main island of Indonesia, Bali is just one of the many places I'd love to visit in South-East Asia. I've wanted to visit Bali for a long time, but recently one of my favourite bloggers, Anouska, visited and my obsession (major insta-stalking) with Bali grew more and more. One day, I really hope I'll have the chance to visit. Dilemma: do I save Bali to go for my Honeymoon? (Husband TBC) 

When I say DREAM location to visit, I really mean it. Quite the contrast to a island of paradise, the Arctic Circle is a winter wonderland with certainly more northern lights than southern sun. The Scandinavian nations, along with Finland and Iceland are said to be the ultimate places to have the chance to witness the phenomenon that is: the Northern Lights. The thought of staying in a glass igloo (see above) or a cosy cabin in the serene snowy woodlands makes me incredibly excited. I think seeing the Northern Lights would truly be a trip of a lifetime and something I'm determined to do one day. 


I'm quite proud to say I've visited an impressive 20 out of America's 50 states, but unfortunately I'm yet to make a trip to San Fran. Located in Northern California, San Fransisco is a city full of character, stunning architecture and amazing food (from what I've seen and heard!). The Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz are a couple of the city's main attractions, but as well, I'm wanting to eat at quirky cafes and check out the vintage shopping scene - which I have high hopes for! One day San Fran, one day!

Transun is offering one lucky winner a trip of a lifetime to go see the Northern Lights! You'd be staying in full board accommodation, with a husky safari, a snowmobile ride AND a visit to a reindeer camp... UHH - the dream!
You can enter too by writing a blog post about your top three travel bucket list destinations and tweeting the post to @Transun using the hashtag Transunlights. Remember the competition will close at midnight the 30th April! For more information click here!

Hope you've enjoyed this different style of post! What are your top 3 bucket list travel destinations? Tell me in the comments below!

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