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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15.4.17

The Mango Obsession

No, we're not talking fruit, but- surprise surprise- clothes. Mango have actually always slayed- albeit- in a slightly more under the radar way than Zara; but this season they've really upped their game with the phenomenal Committed Collection. This low-key selection of neutrals in a bleached-out palette has basically got me wanting to gambol through a field of straw (and trust me when I say I'm usually thoroughly devoted to my sofa). Drawing on the amazing work of Simon Jacquemus (I die) and Stella McCartney's SS17 Collection, every single piece will give you major summer vibes. I went for the paperbag-waist pants which I adore, but these palazzo pants are equally insane. Mango's shoe-game is also incredibly strong RN, and I recently picked up these white leather flats which may just win the medal for the most comfortable shoe of all-time, (and may also just be a teeny bit similar to this very expensive, very beautiful original). You feeling Mango this season?  Let me know, catch you soon x
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Pants- Mango // Similar- Here
Tee- H&M // Similar- Here
Shoes- Mango // Similar- Here
Bag- eBay // Similar- Here
Sunnies- Mango // Similar- Here
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20.3.17

The Pierce Bag

I've been a bag obsessive since Day One. If I look back at my childhood pictures there I am, strutting about the place with a handbag hanging off my arm- and I think it's fair to say- nothing much has changed. I hadn't actually been considering The Pierce Bag until my friend Lauren from Fashion Panic got hers. And like a proper annoying stalky Single White Female weirdo- from that moment on- I decided that I absolutely needed one in my life. Thus the surfing and searching began. I did Netaporter, I did MyTheresa, and then- it happened- a beautiful discount code for Matches landed in my inbox. Yassss, there is a god (I cried), and she obviously digs on handbags. The big decision was the colour. I ruled out The Black straight away coz I already have a lot of black babies in my life, (as it were). The Navy is so bomb, but for me a little difficult footwear-wise (do you go matchy-matchy or clashy-clashy?); so I went for The Tan. My shopping experience with Matches was super-smooth (I asked the online stylist a couple of questions before I leapt and she was a dream). I'm so so happy with this new addition to the fam, and I have to give props to J-Dubs himself for creating It Bag after It Bag for his own line and for Loewe too. (Whatever 'It' is, he's got it). You feeling the Pierce bag? Let me know, catch you soon x
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Pierce Bag- Matches // More Colours- Here & Here // Dupe- Here
Trench- Zara // Similar- Here & Here
Jeans- Topshop // Similar- Here & Here
Hoodie- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Necklace- EasyMoneyClo // Rings- ASOS

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6.3.17

Honeybelle x Lee

Like most of us, I'm obsessed with denim, and pretty much wear it 24/7/365. So when Lee hit me up recently to style some of their range I was all over it. The first pieces I picked were the classic Rider Jackets. The black one I paired with my fave Adidas trackpants and the blue I teamed with these amazing cream kick flares from Zara (similar designer ones here or cheaper versions here). For jeans I went for the Scarlett Cropped Skinny (in black) which have a useful ankle-zip which you can dial up or down according to your mood or outfit or both. I also chose the Elly Slim Straight Jeans to style. These are what I call a 'proper' pair of jeans- they hold you in (deffo necessary in my case) but are still comfy, I put them with this cute long sleeved tee from Olive & Frank (similar here) and a pair of Vans.
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I also recently bought this incred H&M drawstring top which I wore with my final jeans choice the Scarlett High Waist Skinny. These skinnies are literally the most comfortable jeans everrrrr. You know the way most skinnies start to cut off your circulation after a couple of hours (or a big lunch, lolz)? Well, these don't- #winning. What are your fave jeans RN? And which of these looks are you feeling? (If any!) Lemmie know, catch you soon x
This post is sponsored by Lee

Outfit 1: Lee Rider Jacket In Black // Similar- Here & Here // 
Adidas Trackpants // Similar- Here  
Outfit 2:  Lee Scarlett Cropped Jeans In Black // Zara Mules- Sold Out // Similar- Here
Outfit 3:  Lee Elly Slim Straight Jeans // Similar- Here // Vans- Here
Outfit 4: Lee Rider Jacket In Blue // Similar- Here & Here //
Zara Cream Kick Flares // Similar- Here & Here
Jewellery Throughout- Topshop & ASOS & EasyMoneyClo

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18.2.17

H&M Mini Haul

Somewhere along the line, H&M has become my favourite shop in the entire universe. So much so that everything I'm wearing (and sitting on!) in this post is from there. I wasn't even going to buy this oversized grey sweatshirt (as I have so many others #oops) but I saw it on my girl Aga Rolek one too many times to resist. I actually think H&M completely slay at jeans, and these cropped high-waisted ones are ridiculously cheap and come in black too. (I know!). I'd been looking for some kitten heeled slingbacks (that don't cost a bomb) for a while and these cuties totally hit the spot. (If expensive is your thing though, then look no further than these sleek AF Gianvito's. I'd also probably give my right foot for these Man Gavs- which would obviously be a touch silly as I'd be missing a tootsie to put them in). A nice rug with a bit of a pattern has also been on my 'must find' list for a while. I didn't want a full-on shaggy berber, but something a bit less hygge. And whaddya knowthis jacquard-weave cotton one is just what the blogger ordered. Are you an H&M devotee too? Let me know x
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Sweatshirt- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Jeans- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Heels- H&M // Similar- Here & Here
Rug- H&M // Luxe Version - Here
Rings- H&M // Similar- Here

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2.2.17

Return Of The Mac

All of a sudden I'm in love with trench coats. I dunno where it came from (probably Balenciaga, as most things do with me), but I had the overwhelming urge to buy one last weekend. Luckily, Topshop were there to help. I picked up this flowing beaut, (although I really like this one too). Much as I hate the 'T' word- a classic mac really is the perfect piece to transition through to S/S 17. (Guards! Seize her! She said transition!). I've paired it here with some relaxed basics- Topshop Mom Jeans (check out these Boutique Boyfriends too) and a grey sweatshirt (but a hoodie goes just as well, if not better). Are you ready for the return of the mac? Let me know x
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Trench Coat- Topshop // Similar- Here & Here
Jeans- Topshop // Similar- Here & Here
Vans- Office // Also- ASOS
Bag- APC // More Colours- Here & Here // Alternative- Here

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22.1.17

Fur Goodness Sake

I'm more than a little late to the whole 'teddy bear jacket' party, but when I saw this furry bit of heaven on mega-babe Charlotte Martin I rushed to M&S to see if I could nab one. Luckily there was a Size 10 (on sale no less) and soon enough, we were as one. Unfortunately, I can't furnish you with a link (soz) as it now seems to have disappeared from their website, but this and this are ledge alternatives. (Who knew these babies were called 'Borg' jackets? Not me, fo' shure). Have you jumped on the whole fur jacket thing? Let me know, catch you soon x
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Jacket- Marks & Spencer // Similar- here and here
Trousers- H&M // Similar- here and here
Vans- Office // Socks- Nike // Similar- here
Tee- Ralph Lauren // Similar- here and here
Necklace- ASOS // Similar- here and here

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4.1.17

Being Pretty vs Being Cool

So, here's the thing-  my dad happens to be short, ginger and pale. And genetics deemed that I should follow is his ghostly-skinned, carrot-topped shoes. (Hi Dad, luv u). There's no doubt I'd infinitely prefer to be leggy and endlessly tanned, but you know- I've got two arms, two legs, I don't have a lisp or a limp so I need to STFU and get on with it, right? And mostly I do. I won't pretend that I don't paint myself in several coats of fake tan on the regz, or that I don't dye my hair once a month to try and make myself just that little bit more brunette, but naturally blessed I am not. (And that's just the tip of iceberg when it comes to my physical deficiencies). However, "trying" to be pretty is actually a helluva lot easier than "trying" to be cool (coz I'm not predisposed to being that either). Coolness can't be bought, nor can it be manufactured. It doesn't come from a contoured face or wearing a Gucci t-shirt. It just is. So why am I trying to be either? Why am I not just busy being 'me'? Well- there's blogging for a start. It requires you to be at least one, if not both. And then there's my unending state of singleness. Boys (in my experience) are always gonna opt for pretty over cool. Therefore in order to date I have to adopt the obvious sartorial tropes that seem to have the most man-appeal. I can do a false-lash or a tight top for a night, but honestly, I'd rather not. (Unfortunately I'm drawn to the kind of blokes who like the ho' look- ballers and ruffnecks, basically). But am I actually naturally a man-repeller where my style is concerned, or just a man-repeller all round? I'm not sure that I'm going to unravel and resolve this whole issue here, but I do feel instinctively that I want to wear what I want to wear, and if I never go on another date again, then fuck it. 
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So onto the actual deets of this classic boy-repulsing look. Yes! I actually got my hands on the Weekday x Champion trackie (although this seems like a very small victory as they appear to be endlessly restocking). I also recently picked up these pink Air Max, (these and these are also ledge). Do I look cool in this? Probably not. Pretty? Doubtful. Should I stop over-thinking errrrything? Definitely. Catch you soon x
Champion trackie- here and here// Alternative- herehere and here
Nike Air Max- here// Alternative- here and here
Nike Socks- here // Alternative- here

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