Why Beige Isn’t Boring

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I love beige. Like I love it. It’s such a versatile colour which is perfect for autumn when we turn more towards warmer tones such as brown, beige and red. Somehow, beige has become to be portrayed as a boring colour which washes people out and looks bland but I definitely beg to differ. I think it is a very classy, dignified colour which looks great when it’s worn right.

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An Instagrammer’s Guide To Lagos

Lagos, a small town in The Algarve, Portugal, is perfect for those picturesque holiday snaps as there’s just so many instagrammable places you could practically take a photo at every street corner. From old, cobbled streets to a gorgeous marina, Lagos is the perfect backdrop to give your followers holiday envy.

The Marina

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The beautiful marina is a no brainer when naming pretty places in Lagos as it is a stunning place complete with a whole load of different boats and the bright, shimmering Mediterranean Sea. With two levels of shops and restaurants running the edge of it you can get multiple angles for photos; both from the lower level looking over the water or walking down a jetty and from the comfort of a table or balcony on the second tier. This place gives off serious Monaco vibes with all the boats, though there’s quite a few less billion pound yachts here in Lagos!

The Old Town

Lagos is split into two parts, the old and new town. The old town, full of cobbled streets and quaint historical Portugese buildings is a blogger’s dream for the Mediterranean vibe in a photo. It’s easy to find a quiet side street to take photos, I’d definitely recommend exploring the old town to find the perfect spot (plus this means you’ll probably, almost definitely, need to stop for an ice cream at some point, what a catastrophe eh?).

The old town is jammed full of cute cafés and quirky little restaurants perfect for those food snaps. The outdoor seating is also great for shots of you sitting down or candidly sipping on a drink whilst showing off an outfit.

As well as its cobbled streets and cute little cafés the old town also has a massive town square with lots of stone steps to sit on and beautiful view over the bay. This usually gets quite busy though so I’d aim to get here quite early in the morning so that it’s clearer so you can get the perfect shot.

The New Town

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The new town also offers some great photo opportunities, with large apartment building walls boasting colourful street art this could really work if you have a more edgier, fun aesthetic. Skeleton street art is just one example of the hidden treasures dotted around Lagos, perfect for creating a backdrop for outfit shots.

Ponta Da Piedade

Just outside of Lagos there is a gorgeous cliff formation called Ponta da Piedade which is great for picturesque photos sat on a rock looking out across the horizon, or if you climb down the steps to the waters edge, a photo with wild waves in the background. The vibrant orange rock creates a bold background for photos, which depending on your aesthetic, can be a very good thing.

All in all, Lagos is a very beautiful town at the far end of the Algarve which I really recommend you visit!

Love Chloe x

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Why I Always ‘Over Dress’

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‘You can never be over dressed or over educated’ – Oscar Wilde

I once heard that over dressing is an art and honestly, I agree. Over dressing takes confidence and a very classy sense of style which I’ve had to work on and develop over time. For some people, dressing like they’re going to a formal dinner when they’re just going out for a casual meal with friends sounds terrifying but for me it’s now become my signature style.

I’m rarely seen in jeans, never seen in joggers and the term casual is basically a foreign concept to me. I’m more at home in blouses, skirts, dresses and heels than I’ll ever be in a pair of joggers, and that’s okay! There seems to be a stigma that dressing like I do means that you’re old or too prim and proper when in fact it just makes you look very smart. Where’s the harm in that?

Over dressing makes me feel very fancy and pretty, which in turn boosts my confidence. I usually wear neutral coloured (white, cream and blush pink) blouses and dresses which make my outfits look very feminine. I also invest in pretty jewellery, such as the Pandora Princess Tiara Ring, which add an extra touch to the outfit; little additions like this complete the look.

The True Decadence dress I’m wearing here is possibly the prettiest dress I’ve ever owned and it’s by far my favourite dress in the world. The pink combined with the lace and ruffles makes it a dream come true for people sharing my sense of style; if I was ever a dress, I would be this dress! Also, this now down from £75 to only £14.50!

Do you over dress? Tell me in the comments below!

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Midi skirts are all the rage this season and with so many different variations of this style, you’re bound to find one design that you love. For me, midi skirts were always a bit scary; I thought they’d make me look incredibly small but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Midi skirts and midi dresses give my shape such a nice silhouette and actually elongate my legs and waist.

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The Iconic Red Lip

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Red lipstick can sometimes be scary to wear out on a daily basis as it feels very flamboyant and dressy but I’m a strong believer that it can be worn in a casual way. Red lipstick will always look pretty and classy and as we begin to transition into autumn, where darker lips are all the rage, a red lipstick is a good thing to include in your daily makeup routine.

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For me, my favourite red lipstick is Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in shade 13. It has a blue undertone which suits my complexion, compared to lots of other red lipsticks which have a more orange tone. It also goes on incredibly smoothly and stays put all day. I love it!

This post is not sponsored by Bourjois I honestly just love this shade and I think you will too.

You can buy your own lipstick here.

Sorry this post seems a bit rushed, I’m going on holiday later this week and I’ve been very busy so this had to be written very quickly. My longer, more extensive posts will be back to normal tomorrow!

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Outfit Inspired By Freddy

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Freddy is one of my biggest style icons and so I thought I’d wrap up my collection of posts based on her as my style inspiration with an outfit inspired by her pretty, girly style. I headed down to London, where Freddy takes most of her blog photos, to really get the Freddy vibe going and trotted round the capital in this beautiful outfit, which was pink and white of course.

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