The nights are getting colder, the days are getting shorter and well, it’s basically winter. Most people freak out when this hits, talking and dreaming of warmer days but I actually love the winter and looking forward to Christmas.

So in true party season style, I’ve picked out my first sparkly dress, and this silver number is hot off the press from Marks and Spencer.

Its very fitting with still high quality fabric and tucks you in at all the right places (hello granny pants to keep you warm!) I love that it is a 50’s esque style and is a pencil dress so works perfect for a Christmas party or more intimate affair.

Below are some photos I shot at John and Jessie on Kensington Church Street. They are the most beautiful florist in West London and very close to Notting Hill Gate. I strongly recommend an outing and Jessie herself was extremely accommodating!

How are you getting into the party spirit so far? Would love to see your purchases and know of your plans! Xxx

Recently I had the pleasure of trying the new Fifi Chachnil 50’s playsuit which is adorned with the sweetest polka-dots. I love the Peter Pan collar with it whilst I think polka-dots are great for all seasons.

So here’s my round up of fall fashion in the best of 5- all in a polka-dot style and vintage inspired….Enjoy! Xxx

1- Fifi Chachnil

2- Hobbs

3- Topshop

4- Marks and Spencers

5- Derek Rose

There’s nothing like the Franchise Riviera, easpecially at the end of the September Sun. There’s also nothing quite like Paris, so with a week to spare I decided to combine the both.

I had a relaxing quiet few days in Nice and Cannes- staying in the old port and also the Tiara Miramar Hotel. Then I went onto Paris where I had an eventful weekend.

Below is a few photos of a beautiful time. Now I am planning a winter getaway, would love to hear any tips on where to go and what to do!

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Hotel De Talleyrand – an open house normally private!

With my friend Guilliaume- who I’ve known for seven years!

Hot chocolate (pure!) at the Crillon

(When he’s most not that into you 😉 A General at the Hotel De Talleyrand Open House Day

Relaxation at the Tiara Miramar Hotel and Spa

One of my favourite things about Autumn is not only all the beautiful colours of the leaves, the darker days and cosy nights in (yes, I’m one of those weird people who enjoy winter!)

But it’s all about the autumn dressage- ie tweed!

I have always been a fan of tweed, ever since I went to a car boot sale in my hometown of Devon and found a whole boot of Harris tweed jackets in size 8’s in a variation of colours and styles – all at £2 each, what a steal!

I still wear them to this day and love them so much. And in sincerity they never wear out, even after many years in the countryside (although my mum was slightly dubious when I came home rolling a granny trolley of them smelling rather ‘old lady’ – her words not mine!)

So I’ve rounded up this seasons tweed, from high street to designer, I hope you enjoy them and would love to see your suggestions too!

xxxxx

1- Zara

2. The House of Bruar

3. Burberry

4. Hobbs

5. Harris Tweed

6. LK Bennett

Some things in life are just meant to go together, the colours pink and red being one of them!

I love how Fifi Chachnil (or as shes known on Instagram as Maison  Fifi Chachnil) combines the best colour combos in the most luxury of materials.

I teamed the below outfit with my new favourite accessoriser, Abbie Walsh, who creates these bespoke neck ties with a whole manner of beautiful embroidery. Mine was a gift from Lily Perfumed Pearl (if you dont know her please check out her Instagram, its full of fashion, femininity and vintage fun!) who had a cocktail glass and my initial A’ embroidered onto this beauty.

I love how the tie is black and a complete contrast to the pink and red, and after all we’re nearly at the end of our summer so I thought I’d bare the shoulders one last time (but oh so many winter outfits will be on the way 😉

Hope your having a beautiful summer wherever you are xxx