Boho Vibes


Photography by Josh Gooding

As soon as I spotted this dress, I knew it had to be mine. I'm a little obsessed with patchwork and print mixing lately and together with the bohemian vibes, leg slits and tie up detailing - this dress really did tick all the boxes for me!

 I've never been one to throw the skirts and dresses aside as soon as the autumn comes around and I really love experimenting with feminine shapes and lengths in the latter months of the year by layering pieces on top of each other to stay warm. I've worn my H&M faux fur gilet practically on a weekly basis since I bought it last autumn so thought it was time to extend my collection with this brown feather effect one. A nice neutral shade to layer over outfits where the black is a little harsh and mismatched. I probably won't be taking it off this season!
I did a little interview over on the Mela Magazine website which you can check now, where I'm chatting about my blogging experiences, travelling and my favourite bits from the Mela collection!


WearingPatchwork Maxi Dress: c/o Mela London  | Brown Faux Fur Gilet: c/o Mela London (similar) Camel Fedora Hat: Topshop Classy Rose Gold Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Tan Embossed Bag: Primark (similar) | Tan Lace-Up Heels: c/o Next (similar) | Rings: c/o A Weathered Penny | Lips: MAC in Lady Danger 

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Camel on Camel

It took me a little while to give in to the culottes trend, but now that I have, I've never looked back! I know not everyone is a culottes fan, but I have to say they're a firm favourite at the moment! I bought this camel faux suede pair to wear to LFW last month and they were the perfect choice for London's interchangeable weather and a comfortable choice for a day of dashing around the city. I've been really impressed with the ranges at M&S lately and particularly love the limited collection pieces. These culottes are still available online and are now less than half price at £21 - thank me later gals!
Now that it is getting a little cooler here in London, I'm really enjoying experimenting with coats and jackets again. I spotted this awesome waterfall jacket  on the Izabel London website recently and couldn't wait to challenge myself a little and style it. I really enjoy the camel on camel look right now  and with my signature red lip, it adds a bit of excitement to a neutral toned look.

WearingOversized Waterfall Jacket: c/o Izabel | High Neck Top: Missguided | Camel Faux Suede Culottes: Marks & Spencer | Pendant Necklace: Primark (similar) | Classy Rose Gold Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Zip Peep Toe Boots: Topshop (similar) | Lips: MAC in Lady Danger |

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A Casual Statement

There's something about mixing a casual sweater with a statement skirt that I really enjoy. It could be the texture blend, the opposing style mix or maybe the way this outfit can be taken from day to night so effortlessly. Nine by Savannah Miller is the latest addition to the Designers At Debenhams collection, a range full of classic, laid-back and feminine pieces with a cool and eclectic twist, which fits my style so well.
Although I'm very much a print and colour-lover, I'm really enjoying experimenting with neutral tones like grey and camel lately, layered with classic black accessories. I tend to make it my unintentional rule to colour match my bag and shoes. These photos were captured not far from my new home in West London, where I'm really enjoying living so far. I'll be starting back at uni for final year next Monday so I guess I better enjoy this time while I can!


WearingGrey Oversized Jumper: c/o Savannah Miller at Debenhams | Sequin Skirt: c/o Savannah Miller at Debenhams | Black Faux Fur Giletc/o Savannah Miller at Debenhams | Camel Fedora: Topshop | Pendant Necklace: Primark (similar) | Classy Rose Gold Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Pointed Heeled Boots: c/o Dorothy Perkins (similar) | Snakeskin Duffle Bag: ASOS (similar) |

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Experience London with Avios

There is no question, London is one of my favourite cities in the world. Culture, history and architecture are just a few of the aspects that make our country's capital city such an amazing place. Its crazy to think I've now lived here for 3 years (including living abroad in New York for 4 months) although it kinda feels like yesterday that I started at London College of Fashion. Living in London is very different to visiting it, you get to see the real parts of the city, experience things that aren't in guide books and I can now (just about) classify myself as a Londoner. I guess like most residents, I'm the one who sighs when the tube is due in anything more than 3 minutes and who avoids Oxford Street like the plague on a weekend! However, my Londoner status dwindles slightly when I open my mouth and a Northern accent creeps out!
I may have lived in London for a few years now, but that doesn't mean I don't still love to be a tourist in my own city. I guess the great thing about London is that I'll never run out of things to do here. I've still got a London to-do list on my bedroom wall which I made when first moving to London where I still love to add and tick off things whenever I get the chance. So when Avios got in touch recently regarding their latest campaign Do More With Avios and asked me if I'd like to do a London tourist activity, I was very keen to get on board and experience more of my city! 
I chose to do the London Eye Experience with River Cruise, both of which I have done before but was very excited about doing again. The Eye is an iconic piece of London's skyline and the panoramic views across the city are second to none. It's one of the MUST do tourist attractions in the UK and for the best views, I'd recommend visiting on a clear sunny day or as the sun is setting to make the most of your experience. I loved the opportunity to see London differently and learn about the buildings shaping our skyline.
Next up was the River Boat Cruise, a round trip departing from the London Eye and leading all the way down the Thames to Tower Bridge. This experience is another way to see London how you might not have seen it before, on the water. The trip is also very educational with a tour guide explaining a lot about the history of the Thames and the buildings sitting by the waterside.
 For those of you are not a member already, Avios offers a great travel rewards programme for spending on everyday needs such as groceries and fuel, as well as the more glamorous things in life such as hotels and flights. By collecting Avois points, these can then be spent on travel and leisure rewards including holidays, flights and other amazing experiences. You can also share your Avois points with friends by creating a personalised message!


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The Trenchcoat

Trench coats are everywhere at the moment and I couldn't resist jumping on board with the trend once I saw this gorgeous Missguided version. Its khaki, its faux suede and its a great length - what's not to love? The trench is an iconic piece of British fashion and oozes tomboy charm, but I was keen to feminise the look with a mini dress and a pair of peep-toe boots. By sticking to a neutral colour palette, the khaki really stands out and makes this outfit all about the outerwear.
These shots were taken when I was home last week in North Yorkshire. Shout out to my neighbours for having a wonderfully green garden and beautiful flowers surrounding their house - a dream backdrop!
Now I'm back in London and have moved into my new house, I've got a lot of new content queuing up to come your way. I'm still waiting to get internet at my new place (the 21st century struggle is so so real) so currently have to spend my hours in local coffee shops to get blog work done! I'm keen to try to post 2-3 times per week once my internet is sorted and before I get into the headache of final year of uni! Watch this space!
PS - I'm using my Snapchat a lot more these days - make sure to give me a cheeky add for a little more insight into my everyday life! Username: barleycorn


 Wearing: Khaki Faux Suede Trenchcoat: Missguided | Grey High Neck Top: Missguided | Nude Mini Dress: Missguided (similar) | Camel Fedora: Topshop | Peep Toe Boots: Topshop (similar) | 

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