3.12.17

Black Beauty

Truth be told, I went a little batshit cray on Black Friday. For me, it's really the only time of the year that I can actually afford to buy my one true love- handbags. And I went in HAAM. So, I can therefore now proudly present my brand new baby- the Mansur Gavriel Circle Bag. I'd actually been thinking about this cutie for a while, but when I saw LuisaViaRoma were doing a very welcome 30% off I happily leapt. My main concern was that I wouldn't be able to get a lot in it, but actually the size is perf, and you can wear it three (count 'em) ways. (The red is also pretty spesh). I also managed to nab the last one of this amaaazing Ganniesque H&M red knit- it was sold out last time I checked, but H&M tend to do restocks at fairly regular intervals, so it's worth keeping an eye out. There's actually quite a few good red sweaters out there RN if you can't track it down- including thisthis and this. Did you land anything good in Black Friday? Lemmie know x


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Knit- H&M // Alternative- Here
Black Cords- H&M // Alternative - Here
Circle Bag- Mansur Gavriel // Alternative- Here

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5.11.17

The Death Of The Trainer? Not So Much

Earlier this year, Pandora Sykes- whom I adore and worship- declared the trainer to be dead. To be honest, I could totally see where she was coming from. In pure fashion terms, the Stan Smith, the Superstar and even the Old Skool had all been very much gobbled up by the mainstream, and had seemingly had their moment. Me personally? I'm a sneakerhead, and will always be so. Thankfully, Scandi gals weren't having any of this death thing- they embraced kicks again- and where Scandis go, everyone else follows (even Pandora agrees), and so, at the moment I'm eagerly coveting a list as long as my arm (the Balenciaga Triple SEytys AngelStella's Eclipse, Acne's Manhattan and Louis Vuitton's new offering for S/S18); but my latest additions to my collection are on my feet as we speak- the Clean 360  from Axel Arigato. If you like your kicks simplified but bold, these are your babies. (You can also shop Axel Arigato here and here). What are your current fave kicks, and which ones are on your wishlist? Let me know x
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Trench- Zara // Similar- Here
Check Trousers- H&M // Similar - Here
Tee- H&M // Similar- Here
Trainers- Axel Arigato // Similar- Here
Bag- Zara // Similar- Here

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21.10.17

Cordially Yours

I'm so, so happy cord is a thing right now- and if you're of the same mindset- you need to act fast as the key pieces are getting snapped up. The H&M suit I'm wearing is pretty much sold out everywhere (I stumbled upon mine in store- if you do happen to find it anywhere, then size down- I'm wearing an 8). Luckily, Mango have dropped their latest Committed Collection (which is, as always, sick), and they have some excellent corduroy pieces (yessss) including this blazer and these pants. (I also love love love this jacket and trouser combo). There are also some beaut higher-end versions around, most notably, this Acne number (matching pants here), which you've probably seen on Amanda Shadforth and drooled over. Is cord doing it for you this A/W? Are you ready to unleash your inner Annie Hall? Lemmie know x
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Cord Blazer- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Cord Trousers- H&M// Similar- Here & Here
Jumper- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Boots- H&M // Similar- Here & Here


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24.9.17

I Don't Have A Boyfriend, But I Do Have Balenciaga

As tragic and deeply impoverished as my love life is, I ain't bovvered, coz I always have handbags. So, say hello to my new lil' baby/boyfriend-substitute- the Balenciaga Bazar Pouch. I love that it's not chic (in the basic sense of the word) and that most people will probably think 'what the sweet Jesus is she carrying around that stripey rectangle for?'. I also like that is clashes with almost everything and that it doesn't NOT text me back. Result. If you're thinking that it's cute but you might like another slightly lower-key colour-way then try this or this. (Dupe-wise....jump on this or this). Let me know if you're feeling the Bazar stripes (and also if you know any cute single guys with tattoos- thannnnnnx) xx
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Clutch - Balenciaga via Farfetch // Alternative- Here 
Blazer- Zara // Alternative- Here
Trench- Zara // Alternative- Here
Jeans- Topshop // Alternative- Here

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8.9.17

Straight To The Point

I don't think I've ever wanted a shoe more in my entire life, than the Balenciaga Knife Mule. I checked FarFetch everyday until I finally found a pair of Size 5s *victory dance*, and they are undoubtedly satin perfection. They actually seem to go with everything too, in a clashy clashy kinda way, but I've paired them here with some check pants. So, let's be real for second- satin mules aren't really ideal footwear for popping to Sainsbury's or hanging out at the pub, and such a beautiful shoe naturally comes with a hefty price tag. So far, the high street has been a leeeeetle bit slow to dupe these babies, but.....Jessica Buurman have come through with a copy, and if you want a reallllly cheap hit then try these. I deffo recommend the Real Deal though, if you can stretch to it. What's been your latest big ticket purchase? Are you as obsessed with Demna G as me? Lemmie know, catch you soon x
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Trousers- Zara // More Check Trousers- Here and Here
Mules- Balenciaga // More Mules- Here and Here

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14.8.17

The Holiday Make Up Edit

Ain't gonna lie, I love being tanned. Most of the time I have to fake it, (with my beloved St. Tropez), but there's no doubt I definitely like to glow 24/7/365. So when Fragrance Direct recently hit me up to pick my fave products for a holiday make-up look, I was all over it before you could say 'Can you see my highlighter on the moon hun?'. Call me naive, but I had no clue that Fragrance Direct actually did make-up, I thought they just carried a super-huge selection of bargainous perfume. (Not even sure if bargainous is  a word but let's roll with it). But no! They do a gigantic choice of make-up too, including one of my fave brands Nars. If like me, you're cray for contouring til the cows come home, the Nars Multiple Bronzer should be your go-to. You can use it to do your regular Kim K Kontour, or you can also use it to do a tanned-all-over kinda face. To get your glow extra-luminous, whether you're on hols, returning from vacay or if you just like to shine bright like a diamond on the regs, you should deffo try the Nars Dual Intensity Blush. This product 100% does what it says on the tin. Fragrance Direct were also kind enough to send me a scent too- the beautiful Chloe Signature which I'm absolutely obsessed with. How's your glowy holiday face going? Let me know your faves for contouring and highlighting. Catch you soon x
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Nars Products- Fragrance Direct // Chloe Perfume- Fragrance Direct
Tee- H&M // Black Jeans- Topshop // More Black Jeans- Here
Black Mules- H&M // Cream Cords- H&M //Necklace- ByAlona

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4.8.17

Summer Luvin' With FarFetch

Despite Autumn approaching at a rapid rate, I'm not ready to give up on Summer just yet. Yes, I'm scanning New-Ins on the daily (speaking of new season drops, my most recent addiction is FarFetch's Designer Clothes New In section which I check every morning like an eager fashion beaver)- but back to summer for a hot minute- and this all white outfit. I just like the simplicity of a tee and a mini, which means I can then throw on whatever accessories take my mood. Nine times out of ten over the Summer I've gone for a straw basket, but this time around I added in my one true love- my Balenciaga Bazar. I can't recommend this bag enough- it's super-light, extremely roomy (you can even get loads in the Baby Bazar if you're looking for a more compact version of this beaut) and of course, it looks sick AF. But with my mind inevitably half into A/W the newest version of the Bazar is this incredible (and extremely tempting) Logo Bag. Is your sartorial mind in the current season or the season to come? Let me know if you're as confused as me! Catch you soon x
PS Don't forget to take a look at FarFetch's excellent editorial section featuring yours truly and a host of other amazing bloggers all talking about our fave travel destinations, and what we wear when we're there!
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Tee- H&M // Alternative- Here
Denim Mini- H&M // Alternative- Here
Bag- Balenciaga // Alternative- Here
Loafers- Gucci // Slingback Version- Here
Long Necklace- ByAlona// Alternative- Here
Short Necklace- H&M// Alternative- Here

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4.6.17

Interior Refresh With Desenio

 This year I've seriously considered a complete make-over for my flat, but then reality has sunk in when I've remembered that all my money basically goes on a) handbags and b) council tax. (You feel me?) So, being is desperate need of an economical way to update the place I call home, my mind instantly turned to prints and posters. I'd seen some amazing ones flying round the blogosphere by Desenio, and I was all set to purchase with one of their incred blogger discount codes when they fortuitously contacted me for a collab (result!).
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The selection Desenio have is huge (and you can also rather handily buy frames from them too), so whilst browsing is fun, if you need to narrow things down these are the prints I went for:
So, if you're in need of a few new prints in your life then you can jump on my discount code BELLE25 which is valid between the 6th and the 8th of June (on everything except handpicked posters and frames). You're welcome :)
This post was sponsored by Desenio

Cream Jeans- Zara // Similar- Here
Rope Sandals- Etsy // Similar- Here
Blue Sunnies- Mango // Red Sunnies- Topshop
Khaki Shirt- Zara// Black Jeans- Topshop

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26.5.17

HONEYBELLE X HOUSE OF SUNNY

I've been a long time fan of House Of Sunny. Their pared down aesthetic with a high-fashion twist is totally up my street; so I was buzzing when they recently hit me up to style some pieces from their amazing Vol 09 Collection. I went for the Stripp Tunic Top and the matching Side Popper Pants. Both pieces are a dream. The fabric is weighty and drapes in the right way and basically makes you feel as cool AF. So few brands embrace both a boyish sensibility and more unusual feminine details, but House Of Sunny definitely have the formula down. Are you a fan of the label? Let me know, catch you soon x
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Tunic Top- House Of Sunny // Alternative- Here
Popper Pants- House Of Sunny // Alternative- Here
Bag- Mango // Alternative- Here
Shoes- Mango // Alternative- Here

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