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Polka dots can be a bit like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them. In the past, I have avoided red polka dots as red was never a colour that I was hugely keen on, plus I was also very aware of the fact that I didn't want to end up looking like Minnie Mouse. However, when I walked into & Other Stories and saw this skirt when I was up in London the other week I had to have it. 
Red is definitely a colour that has grown on me and that is evident in the recent additions to my wardrobe. I love it teamed with denim or white trainers or a white tee, it can be such a colour statement. 

Yes, this may be ANOTHER pleated skirt but I don't own a polka dotted one so it's totally allowed! If your looking for some styling tips for pleated skirts then check out my post here. 









Outfit: Jacket - Boden // White Tee- Zara // Skirt - &Other Stories // Trainers - Vans / Sunglasses - Zara (old) // Pom Pom Beach Bag - TK Maxx


These snaps were taken down at Hengistbury Head in Dorset. If you ever find yourself down on the South Coast it is a beautiful beach to visit which is just the other side of the New Forest. They have the most amazing beach huts along the beach and the sandbanks and there is a great little beach restaurant called The Beach House which is well worth a visit. The views are so beautiful and on a clear day, you can see the Isle Of Wight from the beach. 

I have popped the skirt that is featured in this post below as well as some other amazing polka dot pieces, do let me know if you are equally hooked to polka dots as I am! 

Summer is finally hitting the south coast in the U.K and with that in mind it was time I invested in a few staple summer pieces for the summer months, the first being a statement tee. 
With so many around at the moment it was hard to choose the tee that fitted the bill (other than the dreamy Ganni ones.. one day!) but I decided to go with this Topshop number with statement red lettering and what better to team it with than a bit of blush pink. 

As you may well know I bloomin love a pleated skirt (a post on styling them can be found here) so when I picked up this vintage pink beauty from Kapada Vintage (check them out for great vintage!) I thought they would compliment each other amazingly especially with a bomber jacket thrown over. To finish this outfit I of course had to match my lipstick to the tee!

So voila! My 'summer is on its way somewhere' statement tee outfit. 

The Topshop tee is still available, so I have popped it below along with a few other statement tees that have caught my eye.

Let me know what summer updates you are investing in ☺️☀️












Outfit: Bomber - Topshop // Tee - Topshop // Skirt - Kapada Vintage // Bag - Zara // Shoes - Boden // Watch - Orla Kiely // Necklace - Alex Monroe // Lipstick - Rimmel.


These photos were snapped in Oslo on a little trip that I took last month with my sister. Oslo has been a city that I have wanted to visit for a long time and after going to Copenhagen last year I decided that all the Scandi cities were making their way on to my must visit list. Oslo is described as the 'rough diamond' of the Scandi cities, I think this must be due to the fact that is doesn't feel as quaint as the others with its viking history but it sure has plenty to offer and it's beautiful!

I will pop up a dedicated post of my top spots that we visited, as before us visiting I found it hard to locate a blog post or guide to the city! However, first I thought I would pop up this outfit post which we snapped just before visiting the Opera House, which is definitely worth the visit!

I was glad that I had packed layers for this trip as the weather continually changed its mind, but this maybe due to the month we had travelled (April). Although the sun was shining there was a bit of a chill in the air and it required a thick jumper, enter the perfect knit. 

The below outfit was perfect for a days exploring and this jumper is honestly the cosiest. While it may not look the warmest it's great as it is not too thick but is perfect for keeping just the right temperature. This jumper is from Boden and funnily enough from the Childrenswear dept, however it comes up really big and a size 15-16 fits like a glove. I am loving the sportswear trend at the moment especially for a daytime look. I teamed the jumper with some Zara pinstripe trousers to give it a modern but tailored edge and some Adidas Gazelles to make it practical for walking round all day. 














Outfit: Jumper - Boden  // Sunglasses - Rayban - Clubmasters // Trainers - Adidas Gazelles // Necklace - Monica Vinader // Trousers - Zara (old season) // Backpack - Daisystreet at ASOS // Scarf - Vintage. 

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For me a pleated skirt is a complete staple in my wardrobe. Come Spring I am the first to throw on one for a smarter alternative to jeans. Within my wardrobe I probably own about 5 or 6 midi pleated skirts, which may be a tad excessive, (okay very excessive) but it's always good to have variety - it is the spice of life! 

I thought given my large collection and love for them as a staple in my wardrobe I would write up a little post. Read on to see my tips for styling them in the Spring;


  • In my opinion a pleated skirt can be teamed with many footwear styles; from Stan smiths to heeled boots they can take a pleated skirt from daytime casual to a more dressy occasion in the evening. 
  • For a casual outfit option I tend to team my pleated skirts with a pair of Stan smiths to give my outfit a modern edge. 
  • For a bit more of a statement look for Spring I tend to wear pleated skirts with trainers or a pointed statement shoe or slipper and If the skirt is overly patterned, I always make sure that the shoe isn't too fussy - to avoid looking like I've ransacked a fancy dress shop.
  • For an evening outfit I always pair my midi skirts with a pair of pointed or statement boots. This gives the outfit an edge and I always feel a pointed boot can make petite girls like me appear taller. 
  • In the Summer time shoe wise I always go for heels for an evening option. I think heeled mules or lace up pointed heels can look amazing with a pleated midi and gives the outfit an air of sophistication and style.
  • For a daytime option in the Summer I would pick a pair of sandals to keep it casual or opt for a backless loafer for an on trend but practical choice. 



Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter

Styling a midi pleated skirt in the Winter


I know that sometimes styling a midi pleated skirt can be a bit tricky so hopefully the above helps a little with some style inspiration. 
Also as a side note the above snaps were taken in Poundbury, a little town next to Dorchester in Dorset. Anyone who lives in Dorset or is in the local area on holiday needs to check out this cute little place! They have the best independent shops: from womenswear to homeware they will have you covered. I will pop up a little post about the stores you need to check out soon! 



Organic makeup has been on my radar since 2012 when I did my final major project at University on natural cosmetics. It is something I have always taken an interest in and I think that as people are now increasingly aware of the nasties that can be found in makeup, the popularity of organic and natural cosmetics is only increasing. However looking for alternative products that still offer great formulas, strong pigments and quality can be tricky. I've tried a number of different organic cosmetic products and haven't been majorly overwhelmed by many, mainly because of the formula and poor packaging. However, when my sister introduced me to Green People last year I was intrigued, they have everything from body products to cosmetics and every product I have tried so far I have loved. 

So when Green People got in contact with me about their new velvet matte lipstick I was super excited and once I had tried it I was sold. The lipstick is a game changer for the organic beauty scene, the shade is so beautiful and the perfect nude for my skin tone. With its pink-rose undertones and moisturising formula, I was really impressed! I often find that natural lipsticks can be quite hard to apply and drying, but this lipstick has a non-drying formula that is enriched with sustainable beeswax and organic carnauba wax to keep lips nourished. The lipstick is made with natural earth minerals and is cruelty-free as well as free from artificial colours. 

Green People also sent me one of their lovely lip primers which is the perfect base for a nude lipstick, plus the primer helps your lipstick last longer - which is always great! I was also very impressed by the sleek packaging on both of the products, they feel really luxurious.

Green People are definitely a brand you need on your radar, they have been producing organic personal care since 1997 and were instrumental in founding the first standards in natural and organic cosmetics. Their passion for natural and organic skincare offers high-performance products and they believe that nature and science go hand in hand. Plus Green People's products are never tested on animals and never contain SLS/SLES, parabens, lanolin, phthalates and many other nasties! 

These lipsticks have really made me assess my makeup collection and made me think that I should start investing in natural cosmetics more and more as there are some really great brands who are competing with your traditional makeup brands and being hugely successful! - I shall keep you updated on my natural beauty purchases of course! 

Green People's Velvet Matte Lipstick in shade Damask Rose is available to buy here and priced at £15.


Green People kindly provided me with a 15% off code to use on your lipstick purchase. So to claim this use the code NUDEOBSESSION .
This code is valid until the 31st of April.



















*These lipsticks were kindly gifted to me from Green People* 

Nude lipsticks and lips have been a trend now for the last few years and they are still everywhere, from the likes of MAC to L'oreal and to most recently Charlotte Tilbury, who brought out new nude lipstick shades last month. 
The nude lip trend may have begun with the likes of Kylie Jenner and her famous lips, but everyone can wear nude no matter what their skin tone is.
Rimmel launched their nude lipsticks a few summers back producing a nude for every lip colour in their famous lasting finish formula. The shades and formula of these lipsticks are still arguably some of the best within the high street lip category. There are five nude shades available within this range from shades 40 (fairest skin tone) to 48 (darker skin tones). 

Having pale skin and red hair I know that the nude shades that suit my skin tone best are nude lipsticks with pink undertones and after trialling a few of the shades I could tell that the below were best for me.

                             Rimmel London lasting finish nude lipstick shades L-R: Shade 40, Shade 45, Shade 42

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel London lasting finish nude lipstick shades L-R: Shade 40, Shade 45, Shade 42

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

The below swatches show the lipsticks on pale skin. My favourite of these three has to be shade 45, I love the rose pink hues as a day lipstick, it definitely is a 'my lips but better' shade. Shade 42 is an apricot nude with a little pink but still suits my lip colour and is a slighter lighter summery nude perfect for when my freckles are out. Shade 40 is a very pale nude and a little too pale for me but mixed with a little bit of shade 45 it's a really natural shade for a weekend barely-there look. 

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel Nude Lasting Finish Lipstick

Rimmel London lasting finish nude lipstick shades L-R: Shade 45, Shade 42, Shade 40

The formula of these lipsticks is super creamy and moisturising and some of my favourite on the high street. The formula is long lasting and has a beautifully pigmented bullet that gives a subtle 'my lips but better' nude. I would definitely recommend! Buy Rimmel London LF Kate Nude Lipstick here