#5: spring in the air?

First I want to give a huge shout out to the invention that is flat white. My neighbourhood is full of choice for great coffee, and every day there is a new bakery or cafe opening up, so very tempting. I can’t seem to get enough of almond croissants or cinnamon buns. It’s terrible when I am also trying to step it up in the gym. But, as with everything, balance is key.

What is it though with coffee shots that we love so much? Instagram seems to never get enough of them. Honestly my cup always looks grubby, lipstick marks and spills… I’m not one for a polished coffee shot. The coffee is there to drink & enjoy - fresh!! 

Introducing yellow into my very monochrome wardrobe. There is personal style, then there is trend. I suggest 75% of your wardrobe should contain your essentials - your staple items - and in my opinion because these are the pieces you’ll wear the most you should invest. Go for quality over quantity, at least most of the time. If you go for classic, understated and tailored looks you will always have something to wear, even on bad days! When it comes to the trend pieces, go high street. Because these are the items you might not keep beyond the season. I know, it’s terrible. But are you really going to carry that seagrass basket into Winter?

My best find on the high street this week was my new £34.99 blouse from H&M and powder pink suede flats from Mango at £19.99 (sale).

I admit, it was unnecessary indeed - but after posting the blouse on my stories the amount of people cheering me on to go back and buy it; it just had to be done. The good thing is the very low risk - these items slot straight into my wardrobe and will get a lot of use. 

This weeks beauty buy; Benefit Hydrating Concealer. it looks like a lipgloss, give your area of concern a quick swipe with the magic stick, and voila - it smoothes, hydrates and covers. £17.50.

To end this blogpost with a bang, I’d like to show you something SEXY! On Saturday my dear husband took me to Sexy Fish and it did not disappoint. It was buzzing, swanky and the music was cool, the service was great. Most importantly the food was amazing, all our plates were empty and our bellies were full! We tried 7 different little dishes, so too much to mention - but I don’t think you can go wrong with any choice. Always book, ask for a booth for comfort.


#4: styles & styling

I’d like to share with you a few of my recent styles. I’m always told ‘that’s so you’ so I guess I have a ‘look’ or a certain signature to the way I dress and the pieces I put together. The only negative aspect of shopping (apart from draining your funds) is how we accumulate so much stuff. I will write about re-selling and recycling your clothes another time. Unless you’re happy to knock some walls down for a larger dressing room?

First out, I’m super into the current accessories - the silhouettes are very exciting, odd pairs are so in the trend, the geometric styles still going strong. But there is also the nostalgic vibe, like these adorable hoops I found in Topshop yesterday. They remind me of my Mom and perhaps the sixties or seventies. You can find the earrings here and only £10. Next mission will be to find a lipstick to match. 

Heard of Paris label Eli Grita? This is super fun, fresh & pop! I like the t-shirt as I obviously want to be Queen - but the ethos behind it according to the designer is that “when women support each other everybody wins”. I’m all for that. It’s who I want to be, and who I want to connect with out there in this world.

The one store I have visited the most this month (and last) is &Other Stories. It’s not just the clothing or the pieces, its the whole vibe in there. Really relaxing, a visually pleasing experience. Super friendly staff too.

Who doesn’t like a trip to Selfridges? My favourite department store in London. It’s a great place to browse old favourites but also find new designers, collaborations and pop-ups. The blink brow bar is also pretty amazing! 

Now that my brows are on point, I’m going to say bye for now and have a fab weekend!! Hit me up on DM’s on Instagram for chats!


#3:photoshoots

Naomi. I’ve know her since she was about 11 years old. She has always been beautiful, in the full sense of the word. Her dream is to sing and to record music. She is also a Dior beautician and always creates flawless looks. I took some quick snaps of her at my flat today and I’m sharing them with you first. 

If you are keen to get some feminine, bold and stylish images of yourself either for your blog, Instagram or just for yourself please do get in touch. I’m doing a #styleshoot promo for Instagrammers - just quote #styleturbine and you get to choose from my package;

£100 for 10, £150 for 15 or £200 for 20 high res, pro edited images straight to you after the shoot. London-based only. DM or text/call 07870170122. Ina xxx 

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