She Sells Seashells On The Sea Shore 🐚

Shell jewellery is the perfect trend to grace your Summer outfits this year. Dainty necklaces, earrings and bracelets which can all be layered with other items to add a touch of boho coastal charm to frilly frocks and loose linens. In golden and pearly tones here is a collection of my favourite pieces right now.

LateLita Scallop Cowrie Shell & Green Onyx Earrings £149 22ct gold plated with beautiful green onyx stones, the perfect statement earrings for Summer weddings.

Zara Pearl & Cowrie Shell Charm Earrings £12.99– Zara’s jewellery game is on point this season, with far too many wonderful earrings to choose from. These however, are one of my favourite pairs, just the right drop height and not too heavy, with a lovely touch of colour with the red coral.

& Other Stories Shell Charm Hoop Earrings £17– The pair you could wear everyday all through the Summer

Mango Shell Earrings £12.99

Oliver Bonas Laguna Shell Hoop Earrings £18

Mint Velvet Shell & Pearl Bracelet £39

Apples & Figs Venus Clam Twins Cuff £204– 24ct gold plated with freshwater pearls, this cuff is delicate, elegant and timeless .

Chan Luu Shell & Multi-Stone Necklace at Net-a-Porter £111– Gold plated with pearls, moonstone and turquoise, this necklace is a beautiful piece and has an anklet to match. Chan Luu originally from Nha Trang on the coast of Vitetnam, started her jewellery brand from her little garage in L.A many years after moving. Visit her website for a whole collection of wonderful coastal inspired pieces. www.chanluu.com

WALD Berlin Drop It Like It’s Hot Pearl & Shell Necklace £170

Mango Shell & Beads Necklace £17.99 This charm style necklace sits lovely on the neckline and looks great on its own or layered

Orelia Long Cluster Shell Charm Necklace £25

Latelita Blue Jasper & Rose Gold Cowrie Shell Choker £99– Beautiful and bold, this is the one you need to take on holiday with you. I love the blue and green hues and it’s also available in a longer necklace version depending on which length you prefer.

The Linen Update

Fresh, natural, sustainable and chic- linen is your new best friend for the Summer. If you haven’t already spotted some amazing linen pieces in almost every shop at the moment here are my favourite finds for this season.

H&M Balloon Sleeved Linen Blouse £34.99– Yellow is one of my favourite colours for this season, this top is slightly cropped with a wide neck-line and is very flattering on. Wear with high waisted jeans and a pair espadrilles for the perfect day look.

& Other Stories Floral Linen Ruffle Dress £99– Florals, puffed sleeves, wrap style and ruffles- all the makings of a perfect ultra feminine dress. I adore this dress- watch the website closely as it’s not available to buy yet!

M&S Linen Striped Jumpsuit £49.50– A great jumpsuit for Spring and Summer, I love the natural colour and the tie waist which is great for your figure. It’s versatile and elagant, whether you’re wearing it to work or socially and a matching jacket is available too.

Innika Choo Ruffled Embroidered Wrap Dress £210– This dress is so beautiful in pastel tones and ruffles. Summer wedding abroad? This is the dress you need. Innika Choo is an Aussie designer based in Bali and has gained huge popularity in the last few years through none other than Instagram. She has a whole collection of linen and cotton dresses that are just wonderful.

Toast Linen Check Dress £170– A simple and stylish pinafore style midi dress is a summer wardrobe classic and this one from Toast is perfect.

Mango Linen Dress £35.99– A great price and available in three colours, this dress is also classic wardrobe staple and maybe slightly reminiscent of your school summer uniform dress?

Three Graces Seton Linen Maxi Dress £500– I love the golden yellow hue of this dress along with the halter neck and gathered detailing, it looks great with or without the belt at the waist and definitely needs to be in your suitcase ready for your Summer getaway.

Uniqlo Linen Shirt £29.90– Uniqlo just launched a whole new linen collection which includes this shirt in fourteen colours. The lilac is my favourite, followed closely by the dark green and looks fab with a high waisted skirt or jeans.

Nicholas Belted Linen Midi Dress £498– One of my favourite pieces for this season- I just love the oversized resin and wooden buttons with the waist belt and the rich creamy colour is just wonderful. Pair with a wooden clutch and barely there ankle tie sandals.

Whistles Green Double Breasted Blazer £139– for a pop of colour to your wardrobe go for this bold green linen blazer and pair with a white broderie blouse and jeans or there is a matching pair of trousers available too.

Reserved Linen Coat £74.99 – This chic cream linen trench is oh so cool and will see you through the Spring and Summer.

Baby It’s Cold Outside…

‘Tis officially Big Jumper season in all its chunky, cosy, oversized and festive glory! The temperature has noticeably dropped this week and I have moved all of my favourite jumpers to the front of my wardrobe and of course made room for a few more additions. Here is my style guide for all of the amazing knitwear we need in our life right now. Oh and Happy Black Friday, there is currently 20-25% off most items until Sunday! ✨

H&M Mohair Jumper £49.99– A classic wardrobe staple in an amazing sage green colour

Zara Sequin Jumper £49.99– Festive Jumper perfection- the colourful sequins stand out beautifully against the grey in this jumper, I ordered mine yesterday, I have a feeling this will sell out pretty quickly so grab yours while you can!

Maje Printed Floral Wool Jumper £209– Whether its Winter or Summer floral prints are always needed and this one will definitely brighten up the gloomiest of winter days

& Other Stories Beaded Floral Jumper £89– One my favourite jumpers! Brown hues and neutral tones have been seen everywhere this season and I love the beaded embellishment ✨(use code FRIDAYNOIR for 20% off) 

Alexa Chung Oversized Sweater from Net-a-Porter £270– Don’t you feel happy just looking at this Jumper? Now think how much happier you could be if you were wearing it?!

Zara Bow Jewel Jumper £49.99–  Simple & Chic, I only wish I could transfer the jewel bow from jumper to jumper

Uterque Chevron Knit £120–  Another sparkly statement jumper with a wonderful colour combination and is also incredibly cosy

H&M Houndstooth Jumper £69.99– Roll neck, slouchy fit and great bold print…to hide all of the cheese, wine and mince pies soon to be consumed!

& Other Stories Floral Cableknit £69– I’ve lost count of how many cream jumpers I own, but there’s always room for one more and this one is so pretty!

Victoria Beckham Wool Blend Turtleneck £450– ….and this cream jumper too with a wonderful diamond weave design

Jigsaw Beaded Mohair Jumper £180– A combination of alpaca, merino and mohair to keep you super toasty with beautiful pops of colour from the beaded embellishment

River Island Leopard Print Wide Sleeve Jumper £38– Be sure to stand out in this eye catching knit in leopard print, you can’t escape it this season!

Marc Jacobs Tie Back Cashmere Sweater at Net-a-Porter £375–  Probably the most vibrant cashmere jumper I have come across. Could this wonderful piece of knitwear convince you to swap you classic cashmere colours for glitter and stripes?!

I adore pastel colours with a particular penchant for pink, lucky for me pastel pink knits are in plentiful supply this year…

J Crew Tucker Cable Knit Cotton Blend Sweater £205– Another one of my favourites, bubblegum pink and a great weave pattern

Cos Jumper  £89- Scandi Salmon Pink which also has a wonderful woven design

Whistles Sophia Mohair Sweater £139–  A relaxed fit with balloon sleeves and delightfully comfortable

& Other Stories Eyelet Jumper £69– baby pink and so soft it’s like a never-ending hug (use code FRIDAYNOIR for 20% off)

Reserved Roll Neck Jumper £24.99– lastly a jumper from a brand that is fairly new to the London scene having opened on Oxford Street just over a year ago and available to shop online too. This purple jumper will add a wonderful pop of colour to any outfit and has a great price tag!

The Sequin Edit

This season is all about sequins! There are so many amazing sequin, sparkly, glittering, dazzling and delightful show stopping dresses to be had, Whether you are looking for understated and classic or a bold statement piece, I think this collection of dresses has something to suit everyone. If you could only pick one, which one would you have?!

Zara Black & Gold Sequin Tassel Dress, £39.99 – this dress is incredibly light and comfortable to wear, shift style and classic wardrobe staple. Zara had a very similar dress in the same style and cut last year too!

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& Other Stories Ombré Sequin Midi Dress, £85– So much love for this dress, the plunge neckline and clinching in at the waist makes it incredibly flattering

Zara Velvet & Sequin Wrap Dress, £79.99– Combining two of this seasons best trends into one amazing statment, in a beautiful sumptuous teal colour 

Karen Millen Sequin Belted Midi Dress, £250 -There is currently 25% off everything at KM for Black Friday so you can actually nab this dress for £187.50 this week! 

Needle & Thread at Net-a-Porter, Tulle-trimmed Sequin Chiffon Dress, £300 

Warehouse Velvet Sequin High Neck Dress, £59– Available in four colours but this one in Bronze is the best!

RIXO Daisy Two Stripe Dress, £395– After careful consideration, I think this is my favourite, two tone sequin colours, gorgeous open back with a black velvet tie and dazzlingly chic. RIXO is a British Brand born in London and I just love them!

Zara Silver Sequin Dress, £29.99– Be the Silver Disco Dancing Queen until the early hours of the morning in this fabulous mini dress, at a great price tag too

LK Bennett Lazia Sequin Dress Forest Green, £550 – Amazingly festive and elegant – who has a Christmas event they can wear this to? Also available in Gold and there is 25% off everything in LK Bennett with Grazia at the moment!

Phase Eight Belda Big Sequin Dress, £79 – Big Bold Sequins!

H&M Sequin Mesh Wrapover Dress, £69.99– Kimono style knee length dress, lightweight and shimmery black, a wardrobe staple that you can keep on wearing 

Moonsoon Sonique Rainbow Dress, £190– Statement rainbow pieces have been everywhere this season and this great dress definitely part of that list, it makes me happy just looking at it!

Zara Leopard Print Sequin Dress £39.99 – The fourth Zara dress in this edit, too much? This is another dress that combines two key trends this season-leopard print and sequins in one, it’s bold and fun, perfect for any upcoming festivities! 

Your Curated Guide to Style & Skincare

After much procrastination and deliberation I have finally entered the world of Blogging (eak)!  Style & Glow will bring you a curated style and skincare guide in the hopes of making life a little bit easier! With so much on offer in both of these categories it can be difficult to pick out what it is that you really want and for many – hard work trawling through shops and endless websites for that perfect item. Lucky for you, I actually love doing this and have decided it is time to share!

So, who am I? Just your average 30-something-Londoner who loves all things related to fashion and style, oh and I’m a GP who loves Dermatology and Skincare. So I thought, why not combine the two things that make up such a huge part of what I spend my time on. As a person who has always been slightly introverted, I have always used my sense of style to express myself and boost my confidence. After many years of my friends and family telling me I should explore my options in the world of fashion (not so easily done during 12 years of medical training), I finally have the time do it, funnily enough life as a doctor doesn’t really give you great networking contacts in the fashion industry, however, we all have to start somewhere and I’ll start with this!

I see so many patients with different skin care complaints, particularly with regards to Acne and whilst I can offer help with prescribable treatments, I always get asked what other products I would recommend that can be bought to try.  There are literally thousands of magic potions and lotions available and picking the right one can often be very confusing. Your skin is as unique as everything else is about you, something that works for one person may not work for another and so there is an element of trial and error involved. I hope that I can be your guide to buying the right products for your skin and I welcome any questions that you have!