My 5 Top High Street Halloween Picks

September has arrived and that means it is officially time to start getting excited about Halloween, my FAVOURITE time of year! Halloween is definitely the one and only celebration where you can go all out on a wicked costume and be in with a chance of winning best dressed. Any chance to wear fancy dress and I'm in.
I've been extremely impressed with the numerous amounts of halloween outfits and accessories available from the high street stores this year. From colourful tights to clever slogan T-shirts, there is something out there for everyone to wear this Halloween, no matter how un-spooky they may be feeling!
In this post I will be sharing my favourite items that are on sale now from high street retailers, hopefully sparking a creative flame in you and inspire you to hit the web and grab some new spooky garms this season.
Knitted Jumper, £17.99, H&M
This knitted jumper just screams out Halloween to me, yet in a subtle way..(can screams be subtle..?). The sequin eyes act as …

Why Am I Obsessed With France?

If you know me at all, whether it be personally or from my social media, it is pretty transparent that I am a nut for all things French. It has now reached the point where my own family believe I must have been French in a past life. There is absolutely no denying the fact that, despite me being a legitimate British citizen (you can check my passport if you don't believe me), I was unequivocally French in a past life. Voilà, my secret it out.
(I do still love a good ol' cuppa and an occasional scone, so I'm not an absolute traitor.)
I have been asked on countless occasions why I have this emotional affiliation with France, especially Paris. The truth is, it all began when I was aged a mere 6 years old and I went on a family holiday to Bordeaux, where we stayed in a beautiful winery in which me and my sister would play on our tamagotchis whilst sipping red wine....(I'm TOTALLY joking....). My parents have recently recalled that they used to send me out every morning to fe…

LFW 2017 Favourites

As an avid fashion fan, London Fashion Week is always a key date for my diary. From the 14th - 19th September 2017, London Fashion Week took place and it looked absolutely INCREDIBLE as the shows displayed the Spring/Summer 2018 collections. In this post I will be sharing some of my favourite looks from LFW 2017 and explaining why they caught my eye. 

To get a glimpse of all of the collections from LFW 17, click HERE
Bora Aksu
This collection particularly caught my attention because of the interesting patterns that were used on the fabrics. There were polka dots, pinstripes and chevrons appearing from left right and centre, immediately drawing the eye in. 

I absolutely fell in love with the shape of this dress from the off. The high neckline creates a very modern twist to an otherwise very feminine, delicate dress. I also notice that the use of a stripy fabric also contrasts beautifully with the long flow of the maxi skirt, giving a very 'cutting edge' approach to a floor length…

The Perfect Autumn Jewellery

When Autumn arrives in the UK (even though its pretty much raining all year round),  it is always really exciting to plan all of those comfy, oversized outfits to wrap up in. Although it's all well and good having a perfectly put-together outfit ready to slip on, it is equally as important to have the right accessories that can complete your look. I'm partial to a beautiful pair of earrings in Autumn; as I normally wear my hair in braids, have my ears on show and therefore need a little earlobe-bedazzlement.

It's safe to say I am obsessed with unique earrings at the moment. I love shopping around quirky places to snap up the perfect pair and I think Libby May is an excellent place to do just that! My pair of Libby May Triple Star earrings are the perfect go-to accessory because of their very dainty appearance and unique shape. I find it looks really beautiful to have your hair up and away from your ears so that these earrings can really bring attention to themselves. They a…

Learning from the Best: Coco Chanel

Nobody is a stranger to the iconic interlocking C's that represent the creativity and innovation of Chanel, nor is anyone a stranger to that beautiful criss-cross stitch-work that creates the iconic quilted handbag. Coco Chanel's legacy has well and truly lingered within the sphere of fashion and there is no chance that it will evaporate into nothingness any time soon. Chanel's spirit will continue to represent the world of style for an eternity.
Can you tell I'm obsessed with Chanel yet...?
To call Chanel a brand does not embody the symbolic values that Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel worked so hard to establish. Chanel is not just simply a brand, it is a representation of the innovation of women's fashion and the headstrong mind frame that Gabrielle Chanel herself used when trying to implant her mark within her society.
There's more where that came from.
It isn't uncommon to see famous Chanel quotes plastered all over the internet, either from an individual who is tr…

Ellie Goulding's Shoe Collection : Is it worth all the fuss?

It's extremely clear that Ellie Goulding is a woman of MANY talents. I cannot tell begin to explain to you how many hours I've spend blaring her songs out of my speakers or my headphones (sorry to my fellow commuters who have been subject to this on the tube) or how many times I've cried when I've watched her sing either in real life or on the TV screen. She's magical in both forms.
Ellie Goulding's latest venture has been in the footwear industry, where she has bought out her own 'Star Collection' in Deichmann. I had never heard of this shoe brand before (sorry, Deichmann...) but when I took a sneak peek into Ellie's collection, I cannot say I was at all disappointed.
In fact, it was the opposite.
Instead of waffling on (I waffle on about Ellie Goulding so much you could put syrup on it....ok sorry that was bad), I am going to cut to the chase and give you the juice.
Is the Ellie Goulding footwear collection worth all the fuss?
I was lucky enough…

Is Fashion my Forte?

Due to the title of my blog (shoutout to my trusty thesaurus for suggesting the word 'forte'... so chic), I am immediately branding myself as some sort of style guru or fashion expert. But is fashion actually my forte? 
The point I'm trying to make (rather cryptically may I add) is that fashion is completely subjective and different people have different ideas of what 'good taste' is. 
Let me contextualise.
I will wake up at 6.20 in the morning for sixth form and I will choose from my wardrobe (or maybe my sisters...even my mum's...?!?) an outfit that I want to wear and something I feel comfortable in. I may even accessorise if I'm feeling adventurous. I will nod at my reflection in the mirror, somewhat content with my chosen outfit for the day and get into my car to make my daily commute into school. (In the process I will change from my heeled boots into my UGGs so my driving doesn't bare any threats to my fellow drivers on the roads (ST…