Dreamy Hair Accessories from Primark

If like me, you’re a magpie for all the beautiful hair accessories and clips that are stealing the limelight of so many outfits at the moment…you need a trip to Primark.
Their selection is wonderful and versatile to suit all styles, these are just a few of my favourite pieces available right now.

Jewelled Velvet Headband £5 – The one for Autumn/ Winter weddings.

Pink & Multicoloured Crystal Hair Clip set £3- The one for a girls night out and upcoming festive parties.

The Sparkly Stars & Moon Hair Clip and Slide set £2- The one for date nights.

Pastel Beaded Hair Slides £2- The one for work outfit chic.

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 Breton Stripe Top

Your wardrobe isn’t truly complete without a Breton top. Worn traditionally by the French Navy but made famous by no other than Coco Chanel, this simple top will never go out of style. I’m a bit of a sucker for collecting Breton’s and as soon as the sun starts shining they all come out, from classic navy or red to updated with ruffles and bows- chic and versatile.

Here are seven Breton stripe tops your wardrobe needs right now so you can Chan(n)el your Parisian cool.

St James Meridame Striped Breton Top £65– Depuis 1889 in Normandy- The OG of Breton Tops, I picked one up in Paris a few years ago and love the story behind the company and quality of the fabric.

Boden Olive Top £35 – Classic navy and ecru colours updated with ruffles for weekend fun.

Comme des Garçons Lilac Long Sleeved Tee £84– The perfect colour for this season with the iconic heart motif, also available in red, navy green and yellow.

Arket Organic Cotton Striped Top £35– Arket is the the place to go for wardrobe essentials – sunny yellow, boatneck style and sustainable cotton – win.

Chinti & Parker Blue Stripe Lemon Sweater £225– Chinti & Parker can always be relied upon for fun and playful sweaters and jumpers and this one is no exception- love this sweater.

& Other Stories Striped Long Sleeve Tee £27 £16– Available in a few colours, but this bubblegum pink colour is on sale at the moment and is a bargain.

Zara Puffed Sleeve Top £19.99– Puffed sleeves tops are everywhere this season and this one is great with the lovely gold button detailing and fitted style- pair with high waisted jeans or an a-line skirt.

Ditsy Spring Florals

Spring is finally in swing, my winter wardrobe has been officially packed away and I think I’m possibly ready to attempt a bare leg, even if it’s only for an hour or two. A wonderful array of ditsy floral dresses have emerged in the last month…having always been a wardrobe staple for me I now have far too many to choose from. From from tea parties to al fresco lunches or weekend getaways to wedding guest ready- here is a selection of my favourite dresses out at the moment. Happy Spring!

Rixo Monet Blue Leopard Daisy Dress £285


The Finery Two Tone Ditsy Floral Dress at John Lewis £119


& Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress £79


Zara Short Floral Print Dress £29.99


H&M Floral Frilled Dress £39.99


Ganni Crepe Wrap Dress £220


New Look Grey Ditsy Floral Wrap Dress £27.99


ASOS Midi Tea Dress £35


& Other Stories Floral Midi Dress £79


Saloni One Shoulder Floral Print Silk Dress £284

Mother of Pearl Peggy Floral Mini Dress £297

Rixo Juliet Pop Floral Dress £295

Topshop Apple Satin Slip Dress £39

Self Portrait Panelled Floral Print Midi Dress £320

Hair Clip Heaven

When I think about wearing hair clips, I’m immediately transported back to my childhood thinking about all the ways in which my unruly hair could be pinned and scraped back with hours of time spent picking out clips, hair ties and headbands galore. Fast forward 30 years with slightly tamer hair, and I find myself repeating the whole process all over again. Hair accessories are making a wonderful nostalgic comeback for 2019 and I for one am all for it. For me it’s all about the pearls, all day, everyday, in every way. So here is the roundup of my favourite pearly must-have hair accessories for this season.

Anthropoligie Set of Two Hair Clips £22

Shrimps Antonia Cream Barette £75

Orelia Circle Pearl Hair Clip on ASOS £10

Lelet NY Gold-Tone Pearl Hair Clip at Net-A-Porter £125

Urban Outfitters Pear and Rhinestone Hair Pins £12

Maison Archives Aniela Pearl Barette £4.95

The Statement Snake Print

Snake prints are having their moment of glory and still going strong in the New Year having been seen on many a runway for S/S19. Leopard print has always been a wardrobe staple for me and admittedly when the snake print came sliding in and taking some of the limelight, I wasn’t so sure it was for me. However, I was quickly convinced otherwise, having found that it is a wonderfully versatile print and I have found some pieces that I love. Whether you’re looking for bold, bright, neon’s or more subtle pastel tones, there is something to suit everyone. If you’re still undecided, maybe I can help- here is a collection of my favourite snake print pieces.

Karen Millen Yellow Wrap Dress £199– I can’t get enough of wrap dresses at the moment, they are so flattering and suit all figures, this yellow dress is a perfect for a day to evening look

Alexa Chung Maxi Dress £435 £174– Sleek and fitted at over 50% off. This is a great dress to transition from Winter into Spring- whether it’s with a chunky knit and boots or a pair of strappy barely there sandals

Topshop Satin Cutout Midi Dress £49– A perfect dress for the evening in an amazing colour. The balloon sleeves and the high rising split at the front will be sure to turn heads.

H&M Pleated Midi Skirt £39.99– The pleated midi never gets old and can be worn through all seasons. I’ve lost count of how many I have now, but this is definitely another one to add to the list. I love the sage green colour – match with another tonal green or cream chunky knit.

New Look Midi Skirt in Lilac & Neon Yellow, Both £22.99– Both of these skirts are fabulous and on point with key season colour trends, not mention the great price tags.

Whistles Crepe Trousers £119 £79– These are wide-legged, super comfortable to wear and end just above the ankle. I’m a huge fan of wide-legged trousers and they are so versatile in how they can be worn

Y.A.S Belted Maxi Dress £80– Another key colour trend for this year is brown and beige hues. This shade of terracotta brown is warm and rich and has lovely detailing with the tie belt and front pockets

Bershka Shirt £17.99 £5.99– This Raspberry Red buttoned shirt is an absolute steal, the fabric is lovely and soft and will give you a bold statement look with any outfit. Pair with some high waisted mom fit jeans!

Topshop Shirt £35– If you prefer a more subtle colour this powder pink shirt is a great alternative

Miu Miu Block Velvet Trim Pumps at the Outnet £332– Love the velvet block heel combined with the pink snake print, these pumps will transform any outfit

The Row Metallic Loafers at the Outnet £351– All gold everything. I can’t live without gold shoes in my life and loafers are classic and never go out of style

Mango Suede Slingback Pumps at ASOS £59.99 £29.99– These snakey slingback’s are in a beautiful orange rust colour and the split design is just fab

Mango Snake Print Round Bag £29.99– I’m a huge fan of the round bag, this one in particular with the gold handles and chain and it’s big enough to fit all of your essentials

Zara Reversible Tote Bag £19.99– This bargain reversible Zara tote bag comes around every season in different colours and prints. I love the deep burgundy shade and it’s the ideal size for all your daily needs – work, gym, shopping, hoarding?

Zara Cross Body bag with Suede Flap £49.99– Another wonderful bag from Zara that is snake print chic, love the cream suede flap and gold chain detailing, it has a detachable longer shoulder strap so you can choose how you wear it!