Life: Saturday Strolls

31 March 2015

Coat - Warehouse  Scarf - Warehouse  Clubmasters - courtesy of Shade Station

What started out as a delightful Saturday afternoon tea soon became quite the burger frenzy in Covent Garden. Taking my brand new Ray Ban specs for a ride, even if the sun did not intend to budge from behind the clouds! A throw back from my dad's younger years, it was last summer that my dad uncovered his pair of vintage (sorry dad) clubmasters from back in the day. Still as effortlessly cool and in prime condition, I was under no impression I could nag them on the sly. Choosing a green tinted lense with tortoise shelled arms, this revamped spin on a classic has me certainly counting down the days for my NY adventure. 

Just a stones throw away, we set our sights on part of stateside a little closer to home...

There's no denying my love for a good juicy burger, especially when slathered with cheese and finished off with a giant soda. How American of me. One of their latest exports to hit the UK shores (ok - well last year, I'm late to the party) is the delicious Shake Shack. Having devoured my first burger stateside under the twinkly canopy of their first opening in Madison Square Park, I had high expectations. 

And boy, it did not disappoint. Slap bang in the middle of Covent Garden, if you can make your way through the heaving tourists, you'll find yourself at the front of the queue after ten minute wait with menu in hand. Plumping for a Shack Stack, their famed cheese burger coupled with their veggie offering (a delicious mushroom slathered in melting cheese and breadcrumbs) it was a burger like no other. Sharing cheesy chips (always a winner) and sippin on a fifty fifty (ice tea and lemonade brew) there was silence at the table. 

Slightly pricier than its U.S. menu with an expected queue for food, it's honestly worth the wait. What I wouldn't do for a shroom stack right now, or cheesy chips... 

Tell me, where does your ultimate burger hail from?

STYLE: Get The Pinterest Look

29 March 2015

Long gone are the days that I spending pouring over the latest fashion monthly, drawing inspiration and wishing they would find their way into my wardrobe. My style preferences are much catered for across the pond, with most of my book-marked reads being American bloggers. 

Sharing their effortless and laid back luxe approach to fashion, is there any wonder my Pinterest is filled with inspiring outfits just asking to be recreated? With denim topping the trend board, we may be a little behind on playing catch up with the weather, but the promise of sunshine filled days ahead -these outfits are certainly putting a spring in my step... 

Grey t-shirt - Warehouse  Sunglasses - Warehouse  Necklace - J.Crew  Bag - Zara  Heels - New Look  Jeans - M&S
There's nothing quite as glam as pairing a pair of slick white skinnies and a loose grey fitting t-shirt. Paired with tan and metallic accessories, it's match made in heaven. Whilst I pluck up the courage to embark on the white jean front (bring on the fake tan) - the Zara bag, Warehouse sunnies and J.Crew necklace are versatile investment for any look. 

Necklace - J.Crew  Jeans - Topshop  Pointed Flats - ASOS ∙ T-shirt - H&M

It's all in the detail with this relaxed yet oh-so-chic look. Who knew ripped jeans could look so glamorous? Dressing up denim in an instant, statement bejewelled necklaces and bright flats like these ASOS offerings are so on point (excuse the pun). 

Chambray Shirt - H&M  Clutch - Zara  Heels - H&M  Bracelet - Accessorize  Jeans - River Island

How fitting for the season ahead, double denim is so fash-un right now. Whilst I'm not quite ready to don my dungarees, I'll be playing it safe with a light chambray shirt and nude accessories. However, add a little print into the mix courtesy of the above Zara clutch to notch it up to the next style level.

T-shirt - H&M  Flats - Warehouse  Bag - Topshop ∙ Jeans - Zara 

Breton stripes have always been one of my fashion loves, mainly as I like to prance around like a sophisticated Parisian. More like her chubby cousin. None the less, stripes and leopard print? A statement worth making - especially with girlfriend jeans. 

Shirt - Topshop ∙ Bag - Zara  Heels - Zara  Ring - Accessorize  Jeans - Zara 

Why hello there Olivia. Miss Palmero is quite the regular guest on my Pinterest. She just nails it every single time. With this outfit being no exception. A tailored crisp shirt? Tick. Colour popping heels? Tick. Perfectly blow-dryed hair? Tick. Me, smitten? Tick.

Which outfit do you wish you would transport into your wardrobe? Being greedy, I'll take them all thank you.

Keep up to date with my stylish pins on my Pinterest here. Please leave your links below, I love a good pinning sesh! 

BEAUTY NOTES: Maybelline Lip Elixirs

26 March 2015

Colour Sensational Elixirs - Maybelline 

Now before we begin, one must admit that these swoon worthy lip offerings from Maybelline made their way into my stash all the way from my New York hauling last year. Taking a fair old while to grace us across the pond, I thought it was high-time I showed you the beautiful delights of the Maybelline Elixirs.

A classic take on the lipstick / gloss hybrids that have taken over our makeup bags, the Maybelline Lip Exilir certainly packs an almighty pigment punch offering a burst of colour, with a moisturising formula. Serving up fabulous high-shine gloss, both the colour pay off and smooth, soft texture is mightily impressive. So much so, that after I snapped up the rose pink shade - the others quickly followed suite. 

Rather long-lasting on the lip (which I dare is somewhat tricky for a gloss), I would say these are occasionally sticky with the occasional hair migrating the lip area. Of course, this only is small gripe when wearing a bright shade, but one I barely notice. Applying evenly across the lip, the heart-shaped wand works well to cover the lip with one smooth application. 

Hand-picking a few of their wide shade range, I pumped for a pretty baby pink, a flirty coral shade and their signature bright red of the collection.

Petal Push  The classic in any lipstick line-up, the perfectly pretty pink. Offering a sheer wash of your lips but better shade, I can apply this sweet shade without a mirror it is that fool proof.

Breathtaking Apricot  A pop of fun and flirty coral that simply calls for summer days (and a tan). I'm not sure I can quite pull this off just yet, come the summer this apricot hue will complement any sun-kissed complexion. 

Signature Scarlet  A true heroine red, I'm forever in awe of the high-shine gloss that this shade has to offer. Taking my matte red lipsticks to another level, Signature Scarlet equally works just as beautifully alone - just make sure you have the q-tips at the ready. 

Stay tuned for my full American beauty pieces coming soon - now, in the mean time who will be treating themselves to the Maybelline Colour Elixirs?