22.4.14

Cropped Boxy Jacket



The cropped boxy jacket is one of the most wearable Spring 2014 fashion trends. I snapped mine up from Topshop a few weeks ago and it has since become my go to jacket. 

I can easily take my look from daytime to evening by pairing the jacket over either black or white jeans for a casual look, then I throw it over my favourite fit and flare dress when heading out to dinner.

This jacket has also firmly made its way into my work wardrobe. When I'm heading to a meeting I wear it over my new white wrap blouse or a simple black vest top, teamed with my trustworthy black peg-leg trousers for a smart and chic ensemble...


Work Outfit

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19.4.14

Happy Easter




I hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend! Easter is my second favourite time of the year, after Christmas of course! We always get to finish early at work, followed by a few celebratory cocktails in the City on what is always the busiest time of the year for like-minded city workers. It must be the feeling of having an extra long 4 day weekend ahead that brings out the happiness in everyone! 

My plans this weekend are simply to spend lots of time with my family eating unlimited chocolate. Besides, what other time can you get away with having chocolate for breakfast?! Maybe a chocolate overdose could perhaps be the cure for my addiction...I highly doubt it but it's worth a try! 

Life has been pretty hectic over the last couple of weeks. I've recently realised just how incredibly unfair life can be at times and one thing it has taught me is to cherish the time you have with your loved ones, which is exactly what I'm going to do this weekend. We have all the family over on Sunday for a huge roast dinner which I'm really looking forward to. 

Happy Easter, have a good one!

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Paris Day Two

On our final day in Paris, we woke bright and early for a full day of sight seeing. But firstly, we had a very important brunch reservation to attend!

We had to order a taxi as our reservation was located at the Champs Elysees and we were already running late (again!), so whilst we waited we had a look around the beautifully decorated hotel.





Our reservation was at Laduree. I didn't realise they accommodated for brunch, but somebody recommended it to me before we left and we couldn't wait to try it out. Plus, as we were being tourists for the day, we couldn't go to Paris and not visit Laduree!


We were seated at our table by the extremely friendly staff, and a bowl of mini croissants were placed in front of us whilst we studied the extensive menu. 

As soon as I spotted French toast on the menu, I was sold! I also ordered a chocolate croissant and a cappuccino.  


There is a table situated in the middle of the room, offering every pastry imaginable, all sitting there waiting to be chosen and eaten!


Tram ordered Eggs Benedict, which arrived beautifully presented before being drizzled in loooooads of hollandaise sauce. 


My French toast arrived with a bottle of Laduree's own maple syrup, which I poured all over the thick eggy bread. My mouth is watering just typing and thinking back on how incredible this French toast was! Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day. 


Before we left, we stopped at the shop downstairs to pick up some yummy treats to take home with us. I stocked up on lots of macaroons, I couldn't help myself! 





After brunch, we strolled along the Champs Elysees towards the river, when by accident we discovered the Bond Street of Paris. A long, fancy street lined with high end designers. Chanel, YSL, Celine, you name it, this street had it. 


As you're probably aware by now, I'm completely and utterly obsessed with all things Sex and the City, so you can imagine my excitement when we stumbled upon the exact Dior where Carrie fell!! If you have no idea what I'm rambling on about, you can watch the clip here!


^^ The shop is pretty much a department store dedicated to Dior, with the most stunning bunch of fresh orchids on show as soon as you walk through the doors. ^^

I couldn't help but take a cheeky selfie whilst browsing...


I treated myself to some new Dior sunnies, as my "I got them in Paris!" gift, and stocked up on some make up. I couldn't think of a better way to round up the shopping part of our trip.


The weather was very kind to us all afternoon, so we made sure we made the most of it by taking a lovely stroll along the river as the sun beat down on us, stopping every now and again for a quick snap. 


As we made our way towards the Louvre, we passed the famous lock bridge. I'm such a hopeless romantic, so I loved walking up and down the bridge looking at all the thousands of locks with couple's names written on them. How lovely... 



Finally we arrived at the Louvre, and it was just as beautiful as I had imagined! 


We found a lovely little cafe right next to it called Le Cafe Marly, so took a seat in the sun and admired the view. 


After all that walking we were feeling slightly peckish, so ordered some dimsum and a plate of spring rolls. The portions were teenie tiny (1.5 dumplings each haha), but absolutely delicious so we weren't complaining. 


We had just enough time left to visit one more tourist spot, so we made our way towards the Trocadero for the best view in Paris of the Eiffel Tower. It's the one place you can view the tower from top to bottom without any obstructions. Isn't it pretty?...


The trocadero is also the perfect place for my last selfie in Paris...you knew it was coming!


^^ Sorry not sorry!!!... ^^

After the busiest of days, it was time for us to get back onto the Eurostar and head home. 

I knew I'd love Paris before I'd even arrived by everything I'd heard and seen from other people, but I can safely say I've fallen head over heels in love with the city. Thankfully I didn't have to wait too long before returning, as I was lucky enough to have gone back a few days later on business which I will be blogging about next week!

Even though our trip was short, it was fabulous in every way! Au revoir Paris, for now...



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