Picnic Lookbook


Picnics are an integral part of the summer as it gives you a chance to have lunch sat outside surrounded by the beauty of nature. It’s such a simplistic, adorable experience and it’s fun to gather your friends around and socialise whilst spending some time in the great outdoors. Continue reading

Summer Wedding Guest Lookbook

When choosing an outfit for a wedding you need something that will look elegant, beautiful and classy and this gorgeous dress from Primark definitely accomplishes that. With its subtle colour scheme and delicate ruffles it not only looks elegant but is pretty and feminine as well.

I headed to Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses for a picturesque background to tie in with the floral theme of the dress and was not disappointed by the rainbow of flowers that I found there. I explored the tropical themed greenhouses looking at a plethora of different exotic plants before heading out into the outdoor gardens, ponds and fields. They actually do hold weddings here, can you imagine the photos!

I don’t usually go for maxi dresses, as at only 5’2 I feel like they swamp me, but this one is the perfect length. I’d definitely recommend this dress for petite girls as it just about grazes my ankle whilst elongating my body and giving off the illusion that I’m taller.

I paired the dress with pink, block heels, also from Primark. They’re a perfectly wearable height for walking around in all day and the cross straps across the front of the foot can be tightened to fit narrow feet.

This look could be worn with your hair up, showing off the detail on the back of the dress and top of the sleeves, or down for a freer, more whimsical look. I accessorised with my Pandora rose gold Princess Ring and little pearl earrings, both of which are very classy pieces to suit the theme of the outfit.

Love Chloe x

Afternoon Tea Lookbook

When I saw this gorgeous 1940s inspired dress on ASOS (here) I couldn’t help but imagine myself sat in a vintage tea room sipping on tea and nibbling on scones whilst overlooking a gorgeous view. If there was ever a dress to whisk me away and into another life, it was this one. When picturing old fashioned, beautiful places naturally I turned straight to Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses for a plethora of tropical gardens and a beautiful glass tearoom. Shockingly, I’d never actually visited here before but when I found it online I knew I just had to go.

I’ve honestly fallen in love with this dress, every detail is just so beautiful. The lace sleeves add a delicate touch to the piece and I love how it covers not just the shoulders but the top of the back as well. The gathered front creates a very 1940s/1950s vibe which accentuates cleavage in a classy, sophisticated way and also draws in the waist.

The midi length isn’t a length I’d usually go for but for this dress I think it just adds to the elegance of it. This dress is very slimming and the midi length elongates the leg; which is great for us petite girls! The white and floral design is so feminine and pretty whilst adding a pop of colour, which definitely ties in to the flowers all around me.

There isn’t just flowers here, there’s lots of birds too. This beautiful little peacock clearly wanted to feature on my blog!

I paired the dress with these white and mint green block heels which I actually borrowed off my sister. Unfortunately, these are quite old so I’m unable to link to them, however white block heels (such as these) would work just as well. These are a great height for walking around in all day as they’re comfortable and supportive for your ankles, perfect for a day out.

Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses is a gorgeous getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Birmingham. With large greenhouses full of tropical plants and so much space filled up with nature it is a lovely place to visit, not only for taking photos, but for appreciating how beautiful nature is. It is like stepping back in time to Britain in the 40s with jazz music playing from a band stand, people having picnics and a quant little tearoom.

I’d definitively recommend visiting Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, you can book tickets here.

Love Chloe x

July Wishlist

The summer solstice has been and gone and now it is officially summertime! Over the past couple of weeks in the UK we’ve had an extremely hot heatwave, with temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees and the summer clothes have definitely made a big reappearance.

1. Denim shorts

Denim shorts are a necessity for anybody’s summer wardrobe and they’re the easiest things to just throw on on holiday with any vest top or t-shirt and make an instant outfit. The current pair in my wardrobe are an acid wash, high waisted pair which don’t really suit my style anymore so I’m looking to invest in a light denim pair to match my new, brighter wardrobe.

2. A bikini cover-up

A bikini cover-up not only lets you feel more covered and classy round the pool it also protects your skin, which for someone with a very fair complexion is very important! Preferably I want a white one as this will go with the majority of my swimsuits and bikinis.

3. Brown sandals

Brown gladiator style sandals would go perfectly with summer dresses, playsuits and many other summer outfits whilst looking very fashionable and chic. Recently I’ve been leaning more towards sandals over flip-flops as they’re more secure which is better for walking around on daytrips on holiday or down the beach.

So, what did I manage to find from my June wishlist?

I haven’t managed to find a plain pair of white heels, which is quite annoying as I feel they would be staple pieces in my wardrobe as a lot of the clothes I wear are white or other pastel colours. My sister kindly lent me her pair of block heels in white and mint green which I can wear with a gorgeous dress I picked up from ASOS, which I’m sure will feature on my blog at some point. I’m still on the hunt for a plain pair of white block heels, I’ll update you if I find a pair!

In terms of occasion wear I have picked up a couple of dresses, though a couple of them wouldn’t really be suitable for daywear. I would say I’ve partway achieved this goal as I still need to invest in a few more wearable pieces.

After being inspired by Freddy Cousin-Brown’s new obsession with neck ties I decided to look for some myself but I’m yet to find my perfect one. However, when I mentioned the idea to my mom she got very excited as it turns out she has a large collections of scarves and neck ties in her wardrobe which I’m going to have a rummage through very soon.

That covers everything from last month’s wishlist, more next month!

June Wishlist

Britain’s sun has finally appeared, I’ve been abroad and my summer wardrobe has definitely come out. Now is the time for the outfits to accentuate the all important tan and make you look chic whether you’re lounging by the pool or out shopping in the sunshine. So what am I looking for this June?

1. White heels

I realised the other day that I don’t own a pair of simple white heels. These are such a versatile pair of shoes, especially in the summer when the majority of outfits are light coloured, so I’m definitely on the hunt for a pair. Ideally I’d get a low block pair as they’re definitely in style right now (and far easier to walk around in!), perhaps with an ankle tie as these are really pretty.

2. Occasion wear 

Wearing occasion wear in the daytime is a trend that I could definitely latch on to. This doesn’t mean wearing a ballgown to Tesco, but instead wearing slightly more ornate dresses or skirts than would normally be advertised as ‘day dresses’. Josie from Fashion Mumblr pulls off this trend spectacularly and I hope to accomplish it just as well.

3. Neck ties

I’m not too sure about this one but I’ve seen Freddy Cousin Brown trying them out and thought I’d give them a go. They’re nothing like anything I’d ever usually wear but at the minute I’m trying to broaden my fashion horizons and this could be a good place to start.

So, what did I manage to find from my May wishlist?

My search for tailored shorts was successful and I got a gorgeous paper bag waist, high waisted pair from ASOS. They were £22 but honestly looked so high end! They cinch me in at the waist and they’re a lovely, classy length. I’m honestly head over heels for these shorts.

I’m yet to find any camisole tops that I really like but I’m still on the hunt. However, the main reason for getting a camisole top was to pair it with the shorts mentioned above and I’ve found an alternative for that, my white sleeveless blouse mentioned in my Primark haul. So, we’ll see if I need to invest in a cami!

That covers everything from last month’s wishlist, more next month!

Designer Handbag Wishlist

So, as you can see, this isn’t a wishlist of the month, this is a general wishlist all about designer handbags, because who doesn’t have a secret designer shopping list in their head? Designer handbags are renowned for their quality, establishment in the fashion world and their ability to be timelessly stylish. Unfortunately, they’re also about a million pounds out of my price range which makes actually purchasing one near impossible but a girl can dream. I’ve compiled a list of my top designer handbags that, hopefully far off in my dream world where I’m living in Paris and able to emmerse myself in fashion for a living, will be in my wardrobe.

No designer handbag wishlist would be complete without the classic Chanel bag. The timeless black quilted design and gold chain handle will be in style forever and the bag is just so effortlessly chic that I can’t help but pine for it.

Price: £3840-£4830

This take on the classic Chanel bag comes with the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Everything about this bag is perfect from the beige, pink colour to the ornate Chanel clasp, the light colour would suit my wardrobe more than the classic black Chanel bag. Help, I think I’ve fallen in love!

Price: £3990

This gorgeous Burberry reversible tote bag is so beautiful, especially in this elderberry colour, but it’s also extremely practical as it has no pockets so it’s great for lots of storage; the perfect shopping bag!

Price: £775


The Michael Kors Mercer Large Leather Tote bag is beautiful and spacious. It comes in a variety of colours but this light brown, acorn colour is probably my favourite. I feel like this colour would work perfectly in the Autumn time but the bag design is so simple yet amazing that it would work all year round.

Price: £315 

No designer handbag wishlist would be complete without the Chloé Drew bag. I just couldn’t choose between these two beautiful colours. The peachy nude colour would fit in more with my wardrobe but I couldn’t help but fall in love with the gorgeous peacock blue.

Price: £1140

That concludes my very concise designer handbag wishlist. I’m sure there are many, many more beautiful bags I’d love to own but these are my ultimate favourites, they’re all beautiful beyond compare and I dream of the day I may own even just one of them.

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