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Oversize Camel Coat

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Hello Lovelies! And welcome to a very autumnal themed blog post. To be completely honest I’m so sick of hearing the word autumnal and I’m pretty sure you must be too. But I’m just gonna throw it out there one last time…

So as you can see I have got my hands on a perfect oversize camel coat recently. I’ve been keeping my eye out for one for a good few winters now but nothing has seemed like the ‘one’ – if that makes sense? Well it is true that good things come to those who wait and I snapped this one up from ASOS outlet for a stupidly good price. I guess it must be last years stock. I can be one of those people who goes for the most current, trend led pieces sometimes. So I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself for stepping away from my usual habits. Next stop, a little vintage shopping perhaps.

Anyway I’ve decided to keep it current with a bit of awkward layering which is so popular right now. Along with these awesome patchwork snakeskin booties. They’re actually really uncomfortable to walk in but look great at this time of year. I think it’s something about the orange leaves that make these tones pop in photos. Unfortunately WordPress has a habit of destroying the quality of my images and making them look all pixelated when I upload them. Which is driving me crazy. I’m no good when it comes to coding so it’s gonna take me a while to fix this issue I reckon! Enough of the tech talk though…

Love Eleanor x

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The Silver Slip Dress

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Oh how I do love a slip dress these days! Lately I have been guilty of wearing them layered over anything I can get my mits on. T-shirts, roll necks, blouses, shirts- it’s all acceptable with this look. It doesn’t even have to be a dress, my collection of cami tops seems to be rapidly expanding by the day (almost).

I can’t help feeling that its all very cliche of me. I’m sure you have seen this look a million times over from Blogger to Pinterest to Instagram. I think the thing that I love about it is that it’s sort of taking two garments that really shouldn’t work together and just going with it. Which is why I went for this wonderful little oversize silver number from Motel, who have a great collection of slip dresses right now FYI.  It gives me flash back to visions of the stylish women of the 90s. And I’ve got to say I’m a big fan of anything 90s inspired…

What do you think of the 90s trends?

Love Eleanor x

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Super Easy Apple and Blackberry Pastry

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With Autumn suddenly very obviously upon us, I’ve come over all inspired to cook warm comforting food. Although there are of course a lot  of foods that make me feel all warm and cosy and generally just happy that the days are getting more chilly- hot chocolate anyone? I do think that two of my favourite seasonal flavours are apples and blackberries.

Were lucky to have our own apple tree in the garden so we get apples in abundance every Autumn. I mean boxes and boxes full!  I always feel that I need to put them to good use. Blackberries are in all sorts of hedgerows at this time of year too so you can pick them in the wild if you feel like a little adventure. I however took the lazy option and went to Sainsbury’s for my blackberries.  This recipe was inspired by a more summery pastry I saw on The Londoner- one of my absolute favourite food blogs so the results were really good!


3 big cooking apples (or any old apples will probably do)

2 boxes of blackberries

2/3 Tbsps granulated sugar plus extra for sprinkling

2/3 Tbsps Flour (plain or self raising)

Ready to roll puff pastry

Milk or 1 egg for brushing


  1. Pre heat oven to 200 C.
  2. Peel and slice apples. Place into a bowl of water while they wait to avoid them going discoloured.  Wash blackberries.
  3. Once fruit is drained, coat with the sugar and flour in a bowl.
  4. Cover a baking tray in grease proof paper if necessary (my pastry came with paper already attached)
  5. Carefully roll pastry onto tray and evenly top with the fruit mixture.
  6. Fold over the edges of the pastry around the outside of the fruit to make a little crust.
  7. Brush the pastry with milk or egg.
  8. Sprinkle a little more sugar all over your creation.
  9. Bake for around 30 mins or until golden brown.

apple-pie-7I recommend serving this warm with a little cream or ice cream of your choice!


Love Eleanor x

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Wonderful Edinburgh

edinburgh edinburgh3edinburgh7edinburgh6 edinburgh5edinburgh2I feel like if you follow a lot of UK blogs or Instagram accounts, you have probably already heard Edinburgh’s praises a hundred times over. But yes I’m here to once again tell you not only how it is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK but also that it is one of the most inspiring. OK so I’m gonna make a grand statement here and say that in my opinion it is the UK’s prettiest city. I mean there’s a whole host of Insta accounts dedicated to showing off just how photogenic the place is. And FYI here are a few of my faves: igersedinburgh, exploringedinburgh and travelswithmyphone. So really the final lady travels but Edinburgh features a lot in her feed.

Beautiful architecture and quaint cobbled streets aside, there is so much to see in the Scottish capital. I’m lucky to have been brought up fairly close to the Scottish Boarder so my parents were much more likely to take us on a trip to Edinburgh than London as a desperate attempt to keep us entertained in  the school holidays. But I’ve got to say I was always pretty OK with that. The city is full of history, galleries, awesome shopping and great places to eat. Not to mention the zoo! Plus it’s especially beautiful at Christmas time.

These photos were taken a few weeks ago when me and my mam took a day trip on the train. I know all the bad blogger points for me taking so long to get this post organised! I returned home feeling inspired and can’t wait for my next visit- for a bit of Christmas shopping perhaps?

Have you ever been to Edinburgh? Thoughts?

Love Eleanor x


The Botanical Gardens

1 35 24678Cami– Topshop | Culottes- Zara | Ballet shoes– Zara | Choker– Missguided @ ASOS

In hindsight we probably didn’t pick the best day to take a visit to The Botanical Gardens in Aberdeen earlier this week. Spending time in what is essentially a huge greenhouse on the warmest day of the Summer was both enjoyable but pretty uncomfortable. There’s something so uplifting about being out and about in the sunshine though. And being around all this greenery is super relaxing. We also had a little walk through the park and even managed to get lunch on a terrace in Aberdeen city centre- there’s a first time for everything!

I thought I had made a pretty good choice of outfit but turns out all black eveything and faux leather shoes isn’t a great summer combination- who would have known? I recently bought these culottes from Zara as I’d been eyeing up a similar pair from Topshop all summer long, but decided to save a few pennies. I do actually love them and expect to wear them plenty but you know when you look at a photo of your outfit and you’re a bit unimpressed? Yeah that’s how I feel right now- a bit what’s the word- meh. So at least I have plenty of cactus photos to fill in the gaps. Because who doesn’t love a good cactus afterall… I’m actually considering becoming one of those people who just collects cacti and fills their home with them.


Love Eleanor x

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Polka dot

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Hello Hello! And a happy Sunday to you where ever you are…

I’ve developed a bit of a love for polka dots in recent days. Yeah yeah I know I’m several months late to the party- as usual! I think we’ve all seen a bit of a polka dot print everywhere this summer. But its fine I’m confident I can make it work into Autumn. PLUS… These cami tops were like £6 in the Topshop sale! Who could say no? Not me that’s for sure. That’s why I bought one in each colour (oh dear- I’m turning into my mother..).

Anyways I also decided to dig out these super old trousers from somewhere in the back of my wardrobe. They go pretty well with a strappy top and used to be a firm favourite of mine many years back. As did MAC Heroine- who didn’t love purple lipstick for a while? Talking of which I should really buy a new one cos this has gotta be way past its sell by….


Love Eleanor x

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The Last Days of Summer

floraldress floraldress3 floraldress2floraldress5floraldress10floraldress7floraldress4floraldress9floraldress8floraldress11Dress- Forever 21 | Bomber Jacket– Topshop | Boots– Stone Fox | Bag- Mango | Sunglasses- H&M | Choker– ASOS | Human Hair Extensions– Irresistible Me

It’s sort of ironic that I decided to (cleverly) name this post The Last Days of Summer when we quite obviously took these outfit photos at night. But I did have to take this opportunity to express my disdain that Summer is slowly slipping away from us- sob!

I was pretty surprised that I had never done a post featuring this lovely little summer dress before as it’s one of those pieces I do actually wear often. Although I’ve got to admit this is the first time I’ve worn it with these knee high booties. But hey were getting towards that  trans seasonal dressing time of year so its all about mixing it up a bit. I do love a good summer dress and this is one of those colours that is really flattering on everyone even me with my super pale skin! I’m also liking clashing the delicate girly print with this sporty Topshop bomber.  I have been wearing it to death this Summer and  hope to continue well into the Autumn. Probably until it all gets far too cold and wet…

The bolo tie choker is one of my current obsessions.  ASOS has a great selection of black chokers right now and they’re a really inexpensive way to add a bit of interest to your outfit. I’m still loving my Irresistible Me hair extensions and the big super bouncy hair they give me. It’s really surprising how much more confident  I feel with long locks!

Love Eleanor x

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Princess Hair

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Disclaimer: Trying this product out made me really miss my long hair and sob into my laptop a little as I edited these photos!

Hello Hello… And welcome back to another blog post! Today I have a little review based on hair extensions I was kindly asked to try out by Irresistible Me.  I’ve always been a big hair extension wearer and love nothing more than having long swishy princess hair so am a little biased anyway. I totally get that hair extensions aren’t everyone’s cup of tea though!

The hair extensions are all 100% human hair and come in a variety of colours/ weight / lengths.  This particular set believe it or not are actually the shortest at 14 inches long. As my hair is pretty short these days so I went for a length I could blend into it as it grew. There is a Pin to help you get an idea for the right length for you. With regards to weight of course I went for the thickest set at 200g which comes with 1 x 4 clips, 2 x 3 clips, 5 x 2 clips and 2 x 1 clip. The set also came with a few extra clips to attach in case you lose them (always happens!).  The colour I’m wearing is medium brown, although I was undecided between medium and chocolate brown. There’s this handy Video to help you choose your colour.

For me the quality of these extensions was great and they can offer you some seriously big hair. Especially using the 4 clip piece which is a mega hair extension, although I reckon it could get a bit heavy after a full night of wearing it. The only problem I have which goes for all clip in extensions is that I find it really difficult to get a good colour match for my natural hair. As I have quite a red toned brunette I can never seem to get a warm enough shade. I will of course be wearing these again!


Love Eleanor x

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August Outfit Ideas

outfits1. RING– Beyindi | DRESS– Topshop | BAG– Topshop | SHOES– Mango

2. CHOKER-Beyindi | DRESS– Zara | SHOES– Zara

3. BRACELET– Beyindi | JACKET– Topsop | T SHIRT– Topshop | JUMPSUIT- Mango |

SHOES– Office

Hello lovelies! Today I’ve put together a little August inspired outfit wishlist. I’ve managed to find some really chic pieces online and as you can see am getting a bit obsessed with summer prints. Oh and how perfectly amazing are these Zara pompom shoes?? Insert heart eye emoji here…

My outfit choices are based around some beautiful sterling silver pieces from jewellery brand Beyindi.  Check them out if you get the chance as they have lovely delicate designs and most things are currently on sale! All the items that would be on my jewellery wishlist are linked above.

Love Eleanor x

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Everyday is a Dungaree Day

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Blouse- Topshop

Boots- H&M


Glasses- Kate Spade

I know my outfit posts are pretty few and far between these days but I’ve felt myself turning into one of those people who wants to dress comfortably above all else. And I never thought I would be one of those people. Basically I’ve been living in dungarees and trainers. I’m finding that I’ve developed quite a collection and now want to focus my attentions on dungaree dresses. Because after all they give me enough space to eat what ever I want. Yes I am that person who dresses around their food consumption. Times have gotten truly desperate.

On the other hand I feel like I’ve sufficiently avoided the whole ‘I’ve let myself go’ look with this little blouse.  Its got  such a pretty little collar detail and I just don’t wear it enough. I’d also like to pay homage to my new glasses which actually help me see so much better and generally stop me looking a bit too squinty most of the time. I reckon I fit the part of super smart scientist very well while wearing them.

Love Eleanor x

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