The Only (Mostly) Monochrome Summer High Street Edit You’ll Ever Need!

Okay…I should probably add a caveat to that. It might not be the only mostly monochrome summer high street edit you’ll ever need but it sure is a good start!

Even yours truly is happy to deviate from the monochrome path and work in a little colour when it comes to the warmer months. Generally in the form of an accessory. And oh boy do I have some summer accessories for you!

The High Street appears to be killing it this year when it comes to those extra summer touches that bring in the #MakeYouSmileStyle factor.

So it’s time to officially cast off the winter gloom and ramp up the fun factor…

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*

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.