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Classic Accessories For Summer 2017.

Classic style; def – “wardrobe staples. clothing that remains stylish throughout multiple seasons and becomes a timeless item” JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. How often do you buy into trends each season, only to banish the pieces to the back of your cupboard when something new comes along? A lot right!? Don’t get me wrong, I love fast-fashion as much as the next person but there is something so refreshing about classic accessories that remain timeless and work with each season! I know what you’re thinking – timeless means investing in designer but that’s not always the case. You’ll be surprised to know that most of my classic accessories come from the high street. With a little love they last just as long! Granted that sometimes the quality is way better but even if you did want to splurge, there’s so many discounted websites…

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Bohemian Vibes | BrandAlley.

   When it comes to designer purchases, I’m still the girl that spends hours justifying why I need to spend so much money on one item – mentally planning outfits to justify the spend. I guess it’s the student in me because so many years of my early adulthood were spent broke. I was trying to be Carrie Bradshaw and saw my bank account weep too many times. It was always a tough transaction – even if the items were worn continuously. You’ll probably know by now that I’m trying to work on curating my wardrobe down to being more timeless. My focus is on quality pieces that I will wear a lot of rather than just on quick trends and smaller price tags. This has led me to plenty of internet browsing. I’ve become quite the designer scrimper and managed to save the pennies without opting for second hand pieces. JavaScript is currently…

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Maxi Dresses For Shorter Girls | Summer 2017.

Well well well, if it isn’t the first of many outfits coming to you from Malaga – all of which will be kept in the handy ‘travel’ tab at the top. If you hadn’t seen already on my instagram, I had the pleasure of spending the bank holiday weekend in the Spanish sunshine with Otterbox and a group of other influencers. There is more on that in some #DaysOfCopper vlogs coming soon but for now, lets talk maxi dresses for shorter girls.. and every girl! I’m only 5ft3 (and a half.. trust me the half counts) and like most shorter girls, shopping for dresses can be a challenge. No matter on the style you choose the length is always a bit of an issue. Maxi dresses in particular are always far too long so I’m forever tripping up but things are changing this Summer.. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. So…

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May to July Travel Update | Where Next?

The pictures for this post are slightly irrelevant, but I’ve never shared them and needed a little something.. lol. Its about time I gave you a travel update isn’t it? How crazy is it to think that I left for South Africa exactly three months ago, and right now I’m sat at my Dads house wishing I was back at the beach. As its the three month ‘anniversary’ of leaving England, it seemed like the right time to catch you up on where we’re heading next and a few things we’re thinking about for the rest of 2017.. as a very chatty, very ramble travel update (but whats new there..). So obviously for right now, I’m back in the UK on my own. I’ve had a few questions in the vlogs about why Adrian isn’t coming with me but its quite difficult to explain. Basically my visa was only for three months…

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Must-Have Summer Styling with Shoeaholics.

Have I caught your attention yet? Who wouldn’t want to know about discounted designer shoes! I’ve been aware of Shoeaholics for years after an ex-housemate (whose bedroom was piled high with shoe boxes) told me how incredible it was for discounted designer shoes – up to 70% off retail price dontyouknow. I’ll admit that many of my purchases were made during uni hours with money that should have paid for my rent, but each pair was so worth it when my cupboard was filling up with designer shoes and now I’ve got the chance to work with Shoeaholics, I can share my love with you so that you can make better accessory choices too (or like me, shoes that can’t pay your rent but probably should have). So I have two pairs of shoes and a bag to share with you today which were chosen after a lengthy browse of the website,…

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An Instagrammers Guide to Cape Town.

Lets be honest, how often do you go on holiday and think about all the potential shots you can get? Whether you love the quirky architecture, the endless beaches or just love a good outfit post at a cliff-face – I’ve decided to give you an instagrammers guide to Cape Town.. you know, to help a gal out. There will probably be more of these for other places in future too so keep your eyes peeled! Cape Town is actually one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa if you love a mixed atmosphere. There are so many variations from the hipster city centre to a more architectural waterfront, white sand beaches and even the odd mountain to climb. Its basically an Instagrammers heaven if you’re not looking for the white and blue Santorini vibe because theres just so much there. It kind of reminded me of (a hotter version of) London…

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Horse Riding On The Beach in Noordhoek | Bucket List Adventures.

Horse riding on Noordhoek beach is the one thing you definitely need to do if you visit.. and I know I say this about pretty much everything we’ve done but I’m serious. Just look at these pictures and its quite clear why – the beautiful blue sky and empty beach.. so relaxing and definitely something you can’t do in many places! Myself and Ellie spent quite a while browsing Google for the cheapest, longest ride that we could find and landed on Sleepy Hollow Riding School, situated right by the beach and offering a 2hr ride for only R530 (approx. £30) per person and you choose from three times of the day morning, midday or evening so we opted for 9AM – having a private ride with no-one else. To be completely honest, I’ve got no experience on a horse. I’ve ridden maybe a handful of times in my life…

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Statement Sleeves: The Trend That Doesn’t Stop.

Can you remember a time before statement sleeves? When we didn’t all struggle to eat dinner in restaurants due to fear of our bell sleeves dipping into our food (seriously though)? The sleeves trend feels like its been around forever.. of course the styles and fabrics differ slightly but the general vibe is there and it seems like its here to stay. We all know that statement sleeves are here to stay for a little while longer but when it comes to this time of year, I’m a sucker for light pieces that work for everyday (over a bikini and even layered up with a jacket for colder days) and this definitely fit the bill. So as the seasons have changed, my chunky bell sleeved knits have been switched for the lighter, more feminine pieces that will see me through until October (I hope). This particular sleeved must-have is from…

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The Harsh Reality of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town.

I didn’t want to write this post because I didn’t want to taint my trip to South Africa with something less than perfect (how stereotypical blogger of me) but these images couldn’t be shared in any other way. I couldn’t allow myself to sugar coat an outfit post or Instagram shot by pretending nothing happened. I couldn’t give my usual witty humour though this post or spread some motivational quotes or whatever else I’d have written when in reality, this was one of my worst days. I just needed to let myself spill out every thought and move on from it.   Its all still so raw having been only a couple of days (at the time of writing this) and each moment brings a realisation of something else that was taken from me. An item which is irrelevant to them but probably meant something to me. I know in…

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Three Hidden Bars & Restaurants In Cape Town | Recommended By Locals.

Have you ever visited a city and remembered a certain meal or restaurant/bar enough to recommend it? Or feel nostalgic whenever you eat/drink said thing again? Discovering a new place is often best done through the mouth. No, not sexually as I know some of your brains will automatically assume but in terms of food and drink!When you travel, its inevitable that you will need to eat out at least a few times but websites like TripAdvisor tend to offer the most popular options and not necessarily the hidden gems. While in Cape Town, I decided to speak to locals and discover the amazing independent restaurants and bars instead of the tourist, popular chains. The Gin Bar, Wale StreetWhat could be better than a bar full of gin, hidden from view? The Gin Bar a small little haven disguised in the back of Honest Chocolate Cafe in the heart of Cape Town…

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Falling Back In Love With Colour | Muizenberg Beach.

Hello, hi, how are you doing? I hear it was pretty exotic in England this weekend.. and by exotic I mean its hotter than usual and actually a similar temperature to here in Cape Town! This post is brought to you from outside the most aesthetically pleasing beach huts in Muizenberg which you probably already saw on my Instagram last week. The huts have been around since the Victorian days and used to be used as changing huts, in bright colours that give the beach a little happiness. I fell in love with a little yellow one so it became my ‘home’ for this shoot and I was mentally planning how I could fit some cute Pinterest style decor inside. I know, who am I? Since when did I like colour!? I’m sure by now you’ve realised that I’m a sucker for monochrome but in recent weeks, I’ve been slowly…

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