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December 19, 2014


You may remember that I am part of the Access All ASOS blogger programme. Lately it’s been a bit quiet on that front for me but there was something that I knew I had to be part of – the Secret Santa! Basically they gave us a discount code and sent us the details for one of our fellow bloggers, so we could send them a little treat. I didn’t know the blogger I was given, but I hope she liked the little treats I picked for her.

As for my own… well: these are the amazing goodies I got – from someone who realised how much I love cats! It was a lovely surprise and it brought a few smiles to my face. Thank you ASOS and my lovely Secret Santa!


Yves Inspired

March 23, 2014

Yves Inspired

The task: to recreate one of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic looks. I felt inspired and I picked the one in the middle as it immediately made me think of the red dress I have in my closet, that doesn’t get enough love – somehow it feels too grand for work… This is for an ASOS competition, to signal the release of the new Yves Saint Laurent biographical film. I’m quite excited about it… I watched L’Amour Fou recently, a documentary film about the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. It’s an emotional film, very touching even and was a very good insight into the personality and life of the Designer. This one, with all the costume recreation promises to be if nothing else, a feast for the fashion and style hungry eyes.

I got together with Filipa and we went round St Wulfram’s (the local church) to do some photos and freeze our asses off. I should have really worn a coat out. The things one does for art… and a nice competition.

Yves Inspired

I decided to wear sneakers, because, you know. They’re comfier and all that. Plus I wanted to dress it down a little. I didn’t want to look like I was heading to the ballet or something…

Yves Inspired

Yves Inspired

Yves Inspired

Yves Inspired

Outfit details – Dress – H&M (from Ebay), Gloves – from Ebay (got them for the office Xmas party outfit) , Shoes – House of Holland x Superga, Fascinator thingy – Poundland (cheap!)

Yves Inspired

Ok, this is getting silly now… Just watch the trailer if you’re curious about the film.



I’m joining the ladies over at Visible Monday as it’s been too long since I’ve done it, no?


Too much stuff

February 26, 2014

ASOS Bowtie and Shirt

I’m still battling the huge amount of clothes I own. So far all is going well on the plans for not buying more clothes – I got some gifts and did some swapping but other than that I’ve been behaving very well. I have separated a whole bag of clothes I would like to get rid of. I am now separating the ones that are OK and that I’ve never worn before, so I can donate them. These trousers is one such example. Thrifted them a while ago at Oxfam, never wore them until this day. They are now going back to the charity shop as only items I’d see myself wearing again will remain. Although I still like them and they got many compliments at work, I don’t like them enough and stuff needs to go! (I was even asked when I was going to do my music video, although I’m not sure if that was a compliment). Stay tuned for more clothes-I’m-getting-rid-of blog posts.



Details: Shirt – ASOS, Turban – Lomography, Belt – Primark, Trousers – Oxfam, Boots and Cardigan – Zara, Bowtie – ASOS (from the swap shop event), Bag – Ahcahcum Muchacha


Photos by Filipa, taken on our lunch break.


Pastels – How to Wear Spring

February 3, 2014

I’ve complained before that I tend to wear too much dark or bright colours. When I was challenged to try the Fondant Pastels S/S14 trend by Most Wanted, the lifestyle magazine from the UK’s #1 voucher site,, I said yes, please.

I was given a budget of £80, to spend on the high street and get as many discounts as possible, using vouchers or shopping the sales. I then had to combine the acquired items with my already existing wardrobe and come up with a few looks, wearing the pastel trend my way. I managed quite a few key items as not only I found pieces that were already on sale but I also applied an extra 20% discount voucher at ASOS.

The first look I did was totally girly girl and perfect for the weekend. I had this adorable mint coloured mini cape in my closet for years. I bought it in Lisbon years ago but never got around to wearing it. Now I have other stuff to wear it with, as I never really wanted to pair ir with dark clothes.

Moz, always close to my heart.

Chunky Beret HatASOS (£5.00), Mint Mini Cape – H&M, Long Sleeve Pink Top – Primark, Morrissey Necklace – Spitalfields Market in London, Cambray SkirtAmerican Apparel via ASOS (£35), Tights – H&M, Pink Polkadot Shoes – Irregular Choice (via Ebay)

I thought I’d make another look with the skirt as it is a very versatile item – I suspect I’ll be living in it over the warmer months! This time I thought I’d add a splash of neon, which is an option if pastels are too bland for you.

Perfect outfit to go out touristing, so comfy!

Head Band – Gingham fabric from local fabric store, Cambray Skirt – American Apparel via ASOS (£35), Ribbed Crop Top – H&M (via Ebay), Long sleeve Top – Primark, Camera – Fuji Instax, Camera Bag – Ebay, Shoes – Springfield, Neon $ BeltRiver Island, via ASOS (£3.00)

This is the naughty secretary/ librarian look. The look of the kind of girl that looks very innocent in her saccharine coloured outfits and black rimmed glasses but it’s only just deceiving (I digress and no, I’m not talking about me).  The chain for the glasses will be a practical and welcome addition to my working apparel and more so if I really was a librarian.

A pair of coral flats tie the whole outfit together.

Just a little detail of the beautiful deer ring my friend Ohlalali gave me last year. It’s from Irregular Choice and I think about her when I wear it.

“Which documents should I be filing next?”

Oui/Non Glasses Chain ASOS (£2.50), Tights – Ebay, Pink Bow Playsuit ASOS (£18.00), Shirt – Thrifted in Florida (cost me a dollar or so), Coral FlatsTimeless via ASOS (£10.00)

The last look is an evening look. I don’t really do the shorter than short skirts and the towering high heels when I go out (I want to be able to walk back home haha) but I do the glitz.

 “It’s too cold outside, I want to stay here, wrapped up in my coat”

White Furry Coat – Ebay, Pink LurexDressMiss Selfridges (£22.00), Tights – H&M, Shoes – Springfield.

As you can see, you can spice up your wardrobe with the latest trends as there are loads of bargains to be found. Don’t forget to check for extra discounts, as there are always new discounts and promotions being added.

PS: Post made in collaboration with

PS 2: photos by Filipa. Thanks to Rebeca for helping out!


Flashback Friday – Personal style from the vault…

January 24, 2014

Almost a year ago the company hosting my site had a problem with their servers- causing loss of data and the blog being down for weeks. For that reason I never got round to sharing all the photos I took in Belgium last year and it’s a shame not to. I did a roundup of all the outfits I wore that weekend so here they are. Better late then never. I think they’re cute enough not to be wasted. Do you agree?

Dress – H&M, (via Ebay), Shoes – Office, (via Ebay, now defunct), Thigh Highs – H&M, Jumper – French Connection (via Ebay), Necklace – Zara (borrowed from Ohlalali)

Leopard Ears Hat and Coat – H&M, both via Ebay, Scarf – El Corte Ingles, I’ve lost it in the meantime, Blue Gloves – present from my friend Linda in NYC (hello!), Muff – Ebay, Bag – Target

Dress, with heart pockets and back buttons – Nishe, Long sleeve top – Primark, Cardigan – Vintage, Leggings – Calzedonia, Shoes – Office, via Ebay. It’s also funny to see how much my hair has grown in almost a year – it’s down to my shoulders now!

Daria Dress – ASOS, Boots – Dr Martens, Shades – I don’t remember the name of the brand but I got them in TK Maxx. I call this look the Daria look because it’s just like the character.

Jumper – From Ebay, Skirt – from a second hand shop in Brussels. I had to put it on because it wouldn’t fit my suitcase haha. I love how it’s got little skiers all over it.

Which one is your favourite? This weekend will be a quiet one, and I need it. Hope you have a good one too!


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