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OOTD // Puffer fish vibes

Jacket New Look
Top Zara
Jeans H&M
Boots Primark

I now have a full on coat wardobe. A coat-drobe if you will. This seems to have crept up on me - I wouldn't particularly describe myself as a coat fanatic you understand. A shoe fanatic - sure. But the coat obsession has been gradual. 

To be fair, most of my coats have been total bargains, which I think it's part of the reason I have built up quite the collection. This pink beauty was £12 from New Look (It was still full price via ASOS!) and I've wanted a puffa coat for ages so I snapped it straight up on payday. 

What I should be doing with this coat of course is wearing it half off, half on in this nonchalant way. But come on. That is just silly isn't it - I get it's very FASHUN, and I got fully on board with the shoulder robing of past seasons. But that is a step too far. 

I have spoken, someone fax Anna Wintour. 


Paris in a flash // Prototype exhibition

Last week I got a very exciting last minute invitation. To celebrate the release of ‘The Ghost in the Shell’ film, Tumblr and Paramount Pictures were holding an exhibition called 'Prototype' during Paris Fashion Week, showcasing innovative technology fused with high fashion.

 I love a fashion exhibition, and with garments that incorporate LED lights, adjust the temperature of the wearer or react to the environment, obviously I couldn't say no!

I'd been on a long weekend away at the Lake District Friday - Monday, celebrating mine and Rich's anniversary, so I travelled to Paris on the Tuesday and came back on the Wednesday. A fleeting but very fun less-than-24-hours in Gay Paree.

This Aerochromics top on the left looks pretty regular but it's printed with an aerochromic dye that changes from black to white when the pollution air quality index hits 60. How cool is that?

I love that the white dress above by CuteCircuit is simple and wearable but the light up sleeve makes it unique. I want to wear it on a night out - pretty sure I would look mighty cool dancing to Drake with my light up sleeve. I could even time it to the beat. 

This Chromat dress is my favourite - the wings! Such drama. She looks like a fairy from an episode of Black Mirror. 

Viktoria Modesta, the 'bionic popstar' performed at the event - she had her leg removed following a childhood illness so now wears a prosthetic leg which she incorporates into her outfits and views as another fashion accessory (watch from 5:14 on this video - she wears a huge spike as a prosthetic leg and it is insanely fierce). Her performance was full of energy and fun - I love stage looks like this because when else would you get to wear a light up jacket? 

These Silvia Faldo shoes are so fashun with their ugly-cool-Japanese aesthetic, and the soles were made using a 3D printer! Imagine being able to print your own shoes - what a dream.

After a few Calvados-based cocktails (when in France...), a make shift dinner of Eiffel tower shaped sweets and a VERY quick tour of the Jardin des Tuileres the next morning, I was back on Eurostar to sunny ol' England. 

Ghost In The Shell opens in UK cinemas from March 31, 2017.


OOTD // Heart

Top Zara
Leggings New Look 
Boots Primark
Polo neck Zara

My new fave is to layer tops and things over polo necks - both practical and fun! Plus, easy to remove a layer if it gets too hot - my walk to the bus stop and subsequent wait for the inevitably late bus is freezing, then my office is surprisingly warm for December, then my lunchtime walk the layers come back on...I can't wait until Spring I tells ya. Fashion wise, the in-between season are the best. 

This top I bought from Zara before Christmas as I wanted a graphic style top but I can't buy a rock t-shirt if I don't listen to the band. I just can't. Rich then informed me that Heart are a band...however Ive researched their logo and it's not like this so I think I'm safe.  

This weekend, I've been to Reading to meet up with my uni friends for cocktails, then went shopping today with my friend and was so restrained in Primark I could have given myself a trophy. I caved in Zara and bought a jumper but it's going back as the fit is more soccer mom than effortlessly oversized. There is a fine line, friends, a fine line. 


OOTD // The bright blue coat I found and love

Coat Vintage
Jumper New Look
Skirt H&M
Boots ASOS

Despite looking so miserable poised and effortless in these photos, I was actually feeling very bloated and slightly nauseous. Got to love New Look's £9.99 jumper to skim the stomach when you've had a big lunch. This coat is the actual one, I saw it out of the corner of my eye whilst in a charity shop and it was only £9. I LOVE how bright blue it is.

I took this pics after going to The Ivy with my friend, and I've got to say, I wasn't the biggest fan. As I'm vegetarian, I had eggs benedict which consisted of poached egg, avocado, hollandaise sauce with spinach on an English Muffin. I then had a chocolate bombe which was a hard chocolate shell with ice cream, milk 'foam' and salted caramel sauce. It wasn't that they weren't nice (although I've decided that despite what everyone will have you think, eggs and avocado really aren't that good a combo) I think they were just too rich for me one after another. You've got eggs, hollandaise sauce, avocado, ice cream, milk foam and salted caramel sauce all sloshing about. I felt really quite sick and only had a bowl of kale for dinner.

The decor in The Ivy however was beaut and 100% Instagrammable. I did not take any Instagram photos, cos you know when you're with that friend that shuns most social media and whilst they're probably not judging you for taking pics of everything you still feel in your social media loving heart that they are. It's a tough life.

We are going back in two weeks though as I spied a salted caramel espresso martini on the cocktail menu and despite all of the rambling above, I AM ABOUT THAT LIFE.

P.S. I love the style of these photos big shout out to Rich you excellent husband.