Cosy Things Come In Beautiful Packaging

It’s no secret that I love a lazy Saturday morning. If there’s nothing specific that has to be done then I’m happiest hanging out at home, flicking though magazines, drinking coffee and relishing in the thought of not having to be anywhere in particular.

The only thing that makes a lazy Saturday morning better in my opinion is the delivery of a beautiful package that contains something exciting! And having the time to open it, relish the experience and not have to rush.

What can I say…I’m a sucker for pretty boxes and silky tissue paper. Always have been, always will be…

3 Wearable Spring Trends In White

In a batch of SS17 trends that includes pink, yellow, print and er…bralettes apparently, I’ve managed to find three that I love. In white. And don’t worry – the bralette isn’t one of them.

First up is the white shirt but not as we know it. Deconstructed is one of those terms I thought was only reserved for cheesecake attempts on Masterchef but apparently you can do it to a shirt too. And I love it.

I was calling it the elevated white shirt (my own hashtag favouritism) and for me, the more unusual detail it has the better. I think I’m predisposed as they tie in nicely with my ongoing statement sleeve obsession…

Style Stalker | Three Looks From Olivia Palermo

Dear Olivia Palermo, welcome back to The Online Stylist – it’s been a while. I’ve missed you!

Whilst I’m a confirmed no-fuss, COS wearing, monochrome loving minimalist most of the time, it doesn’t mean to say I don’t regularly check up on Ms Palermo via the magic of Pinterest.

Admittedly, most of what Olivia wears only looks so darn good because she is wearing it. She of the slender frame, glossy locks and ability to look good in a bin bag tied with string. I once tried playing Dress Like Olivia and look how that turned out… *insert shame faced emoji here*

Stepping Out In Side Stripe Trousers

Confession time. I’m in the midst of an ongoing obsession with all things H&M.

This generally surfaces every year around the end of October when I start investigating their online home section for Holiday Season decorations. Or whenever I check in with Alex from The Frugality’s Instagram feed – she just has a knack for finding the best pieces.

I don’t tend to go in store at my local branch very often as it seems to get a bit messy but whenever I pass one in London I always stop in. And nine times out of ten, I’ll leave with another style gem. Or three.

During a recent online festive shop I happened across a pair of side stripe trousers and this sweater.  There are so many reasons why I’m living in these trousers, not least the soft silky feel and lets be honest here, the elasticised waist. Yes… I’m looking at you cheese.

January Retail Therapy | The hush sale edit

One announcement guaranteed to bring me out of my post Christmas slump? The hush sale has begun!

I’m currently taking a couple of days to get organised in terms of admin and new year work plans and hadn’t actually intended on publishing a post until the end of the week. But when I saw that one of my favourite brands was kick starting January with a sale, I thought a quick newsflash was in order.

In all honesty, I’ve blatantly ignored most of the sales as it feels like they’ve been going on since Black Friday. What with that and the numerous repeat bouts of Christmas shopping, I really didn’t feel inclined to shop. I know. Call a doctor. STAT.