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New In This Week: Topshop

Jeans
Top
Coat
Snood
Platform Sandals

Laura xo

Country Walks








Even though I love a hectic life living in London, one of my favourite things is to take a break and go up North to visit my family. Luckily I have family up by Leicester, which is handy for me to get away.

Hope you've all enjoyed your weekends.

Laura xo

Darling Sample Sale

Darling's sample sale ends on the 5th December and is situated on 12 Great Portland St. I went to nose about because I know the brand through work and loved some of their pieces I had seen already. All knitwear, tops, dresses etc were all under £10!





Laura xo

Cyber Monday Sale Picks

One of my favourite stores is Urban Outfitters, so even though I'm attempting not to cave into the last part of the sales, I thought why not have a look. 
I've loved reading all the posts from the sales so far..if you got anything link me to your post and I will check it out! : )

Here's the links for these dresses:

*all these dresses are under £35*

Laura xo

Latest Love

1. Atlantic - Pacific / Lately
2. Evelinaat / Sweater Weather
3. Gal Meets Glam / Winter White In Place Des Vosges
4. La Princesca / Outfit Of The Week
5. Refinery29 / How To Make The Perfect Hot Chocolate
6. It's Roze / Recent Beauty Buys
Hello! Here's a few of my favourite blog posts recently. I'm loving the typical wintery things...layering, bold lips and yummy warm drinks/food. Working doing social media on a regular basis at work is a bonus for me, because I love looking through blogs. It's basically doing most of the things I do at home, yet doing it professionally.

Hope you all have a nice ending to your weeks!

Laura xo

Topshop Wish List

1. PENGUIN PYJAMA SET
2. 
BOXY FAUX FUR GILET
3. 
EMBELLISHED TEE
4. 
DECEMBER 25TH SWEATER
5. 
FRONT POCKET PURSE
6. 
CHUNKY KNIT TASSEL SCARF
7.
SUPER-SOFT CAPE
8. 
FAZE GLITTER SHOES
9. 
SNO FAUX FUR EARMUFFS

Laura xo

Instagram Diary

1. Today's trip to Hellidon Lakes Spa in Daventry to get a head, shoulders and neck massage, which was amazing.
2. My beauty haul from yesterday ft Chanel & Accessorize
3. Whale watching in Hervey Bay, Queensland
4. Fraser Island
5. The Pancake Manor, Brisbane
6. French Twist, Brisbane
7. Australia Zoo
8. Flight to Melbourne
9. My puppy!

Laura xo

Beauty Haul







For the next week I'm up north in Leicester before I start work back in London doing fashion PR.
Thought I would pick up a few things while I was getting some clothes for work. Love this blusher it's a great colour and goes well with my Bourjois foundation. The jewellery is ideal for winter - being cold colours because most of my accessories are warm colours so I thought it would be nice to have these options.

Have a nice weekend!

Laura xo

Current Favourites

1. Blended
2. The Purge: Anarchy
3. Calexi Sneakers - Lacoste
4. Dairy Milk: Crunchie
5. Cuckoo Chelsea Boot - Office
6. Tall Rose Blue Satin A-line dress - Topshop
7. Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern
8. Monki Kimono Blazer - ASOS
9. Diamonds by the yard pendant - Tiffany
10. Etched Stone Cuff bracelet - ASOS

Laura xo

Positive Thinking #3


“The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” ~ Steve Schulte

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

LAURA XO

Backpacking Around Australia

I'm not a typical girl I would expect to love travelling as much as I did. I normally have a ton of clothes and previously I would pack a suitcase just for a weekend away, but travelling has taught me to appreciate all the things I took for advantage back at home.
Living out of a backpack has been annoying at times but I would never think of backpacking as a difficult experience because of the amazing chances to see and experience new things which make you not even care about small things like that.
Getting away from a routine back where you live can be very refreshing and eye opening. I was able to move on and break up my time in college and work, which has now made me excited to work and made my thoughts clearer on the career path I want to pursue.
I would recommend anyone with the opportunity to go travelling to do it. Even if you can't find other people to go with, a lot of travellers I met (most of them actually) travelled alone and found it fine as everyone is really friendly so you make friends quickly! 

Now as I'm heading home I'm excited to fix my camera and start focusing on improving my blog, while I also pursue a career in fashion.

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself"
"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home"
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart"
"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow"

Hope you guys have a nice weekend!

Laura xo


Latest Love


H&M's collaboration with Alexander Wang to make a sporty, modern collection has released the lookbook and it has been my love of the week. I love sporty clothing and think all the clothes in this collection will be very popular because of their trendy, minimalistic quality. I'm very excited for this collection to hit stores on November 6th to see the response!


Laura xo

Current Favourites

1. Pillow case set
2. Jeans
3. Jasmine Thompson music
4. The Script music
5. Bourjois concealar
6. Bed sheets
7. Wolf head pendant
8. Tove Lo music
 

Laura xo

Ted Baker Wish List

1. FURRLY Shearling leather jacket £399
2. SASCHA Beaded detail dress £199
3. SAPLEY Suede leather biker jacket £399
4. OLIVETS Studded metal bar clutch £149
5. MARION Leather studded shopper £349
6.  MIKANIA Camouflage sequin skirt £139
7. SOOKY Skinny white denim £79

Laura xo

Topshop Wishlist

1.  £75
2. £70
3. £75
4. £90
5. £16
6. £4.50
7. £16.50
8. £38

Laura xo

Weekly Wishlist #6

1. Check Ponte Top | Mango | £24.99
2. Pastel Blue Bunting Necklace | Topshop | £7.50
3. Palm Bandeau Skort Playsuit | Topshop | £48.00
4. Black and Blue Plastic Flat Peak Visor Cap | New Look | £7.99
5. Blue Blossom Print Tee | Warehouse | £36.00
6. Oriental Kimono Jacket | Warehouse | £65.00
7. Zahara Printed Clutch | Coast | £45.00
8. Lenka Chunky Sole Platforms | Topshop | £45.00

Laura xo

Design Studios in Asheville



Today I visited about 7 different design studios around Asheville, including jewellery, textiles, ceramics and fine art. As I have just finished being in full time education, taking my A-levels, I'm hoping to start a portfolio/styling book with inspiration I get while I go travelling. The first stop of my travels was America, therefore this will be my introduction page of things that have inspired through colour/texture. I'll start posting finished pages later into summer for you guys to see. Let me know if you want any names of artist if you're interested in their work, a lot of them had Etsy pages I could try to find to link for you. Here are just a few of my favourite pieces I saw today, that I thought I might share.









Laura xo

Latest Love


My absolute favourite dress at the BAFTA was Tanya Burr's. She somehow managed to get listed for worst dressed, which I do not understand! I think her Matthew Williamson dress was lovely, especially paired with his light blue YSL shoes. Honestly, I wouldn't fault anything about her outfit.

Have a nice week! 

Laura xo

Current Favourites #2

Moonbright is an online jewellery store, that have silver/threaded bracelets/anklets and necklaces. They are all really affordable and really pretty, I have just ordered pretty much everything from the site, so I will review and take pictures for you guys when they arrive! Each piece is only around £4!

Another new obsession of mine this month is Miley Cyrus's Bangerz Album. I went to go see her live at the O2 this week and it was such a good night, it made me love her songs even more. I had the pleasure of meeting Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg and Ryan Beatty at the concert who were all lovely.

Another major splurge of mine this week was on Fashion Union which I had never ordered from. I bought A LOT of summery pieces so I will add that into my haul I should have up by the end of next week.

Hope you have all had a lovely week!

Laura xo





Current Favourites

1. My Mad Fat Diary
If you guys saw my Liebster award you would of seen me mention this show. It's one of my all time favourites, even though the seasons are so short. It's such a cringe show, but it's the type of cringe that is hilarious to watch, even though I have to cover my eyes at some parts!
2. Yankee Candle - Pink Dragon Fruit
I bought this candle about a month ago and I've used it pretty much everyday since. It smells so good and summery, it always put me in a good mood smelling that when I settle down to work in the evenings.
3. Maroon 5 - Overexposed albumn
I know this is old, but at the time I wasn't really into the abumn, but now as my music taste has changed, I'm loving playing this on car journeys or in the evenings to keep my mood up.
4. Twinings - Green Tea
I have to be honest,  I am very fussy with my tea, the majority of green teas I found all have lemon in, which I am not fond of, but I love the normal one.
5. Button Poetry
The YouTube channel for this poetry slam page has been stalked by me the past month after I watched Lily Myer's "Shrinking Women".  I have always loved English, and as I'm studying it right now, I love finding bits of inspiration. I would really recommend watching this channel!

Have a nice week! ...And fat day tomorrow with Pancake Day if you celebrate it!

Laura xo



Paris Through My Eyes













Laura xo