Tuesday, March 11, 2014

#stylepost - Margaret Howell Spring Fever

I can guarantee that I'm not the only Spring devotee currently on the hunt for that perfect Breton striped jumper and those shorts that, without any effort whatsoever from the sleepy headed girl wearing them, can pull an outfit together like your day depends on it.

Already having trouble saving, I'd convinced myself that I don't need to be spending a fortune on new clothes this Spring and the money adding up in my bank account will be worth it... that was until I took a nosy into the backlogs of  some Margaret Howell advertisements and realised that I was oh so wrong.

A Surrey-born, British clothes designer, Howell's key pieces usually involve  beloved trench-coats, duffle coats, shirts and lace up gym pumps. Although I usually prefer a little more clean cut, straight edge kind of style, I can't help but gaze lovingly at some of Howell's pieces wishing I had a tennis game to watch (where my outfit might seem a little more appropriate than on the streets on Cordoba).
A girl can dream

I've found a few bits and pieces from the high street that are very Howell-esque and hopefully won't dissolve your entire years savings...



Left Reiss Link Skirt (135 euros)
Right Zara Long Sleeved Striped Top (29 euros)

Left Mango Dress (25.99 euros)
Right Whistles Shona Stripe Jersey Dress (£95.00)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

#travelpost - Lisboa, Portugal Feb/March 2014

After a beautiful weekend in Lisbon, I thought that posting some of my favourite photos on here would kill my back to work blues... Oh how wrong I was.

I'm currently craving a Bifana (pork sandwich) topped with mustard and hot sauce and a creamy pastel (an egg custard that dreams are made of) sprinkled with cinnamon and icing sugar.
There's plenty to see and do in the city, in fact I don't think I've ever seen so many museums, and although a lot of people say that Lisbon is quite an expensive city we found as long as you stay off the tourist track and hit some of the smaller (old man) bars then you can get a lot for your money!

If you do go to Lisboa, don't miss out on a cosy corner in a restaurant/bar listening to fado, Barrio Alto for cheap, super sized drinks with a lively atmosphere, shops dedicated to tinned fish all shapes, sizes, flavours and the pastels in Belem....
The steep streets might be merciless but I promise you they're worth it.