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wisteria hysteria
I have spent a lot of time in and around Straub Park since arriving in St Pete. Lining the waterfront of the Vinoy Basin, it has proven to be as perfect for morning runs as it has for sun-drenched strolls along Beach Drive.

To compensate for the calorific intake of Easter lunch (which was so spectacular its inevitable blog is just around the corner), I decided to take a few laps in an outfit a little more ‘wysteria hysteria’-friendly than my typical activewear…

What I Wore:
Black vintage dress (similar here)
Gold heels from Heavenly Soles

wisteria hysteria
wisteria hysteria

legally blonde
This is one of “those” dresses. The ones that sit in our closet and stare us down when we don’t feel confident enough to wear them (yay, womanhood). Which is always.

It’s bright. It’s tight (with beautiful draping at the top). And confident as I am, all of that paired with curves and blonde made me feel a little more Elle Woods than my own ridiculous standards of professional decorum would allow.

But I packed it for Florida. I packed it because I gave up negative thoughts and almost doing things. I packed it because pink is my secret power colour.

After all, what is the point in doing hundreds of squats a week if I’m not going to take the results out in a hot pink dress?

Grab your own versions of “those” dresses and get them out this weekend. You won’t regret it.

What I Wore:
Hot pink Ralph Lauren dress (similar here)
Gold flip-flops from Badgley Mischka

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legally blonde
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Since first trialling Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in Los Angeles, I have had no reason to look elsewhere for long-lasting lip colour. Homegirl hit a home run with her 28 matte shades (all infused with Vitamin E) and I search for a new favourite every time I’m back in the U.S.

Naturally, Florida’s low-key beauty aesthetic sent me straight for Lolita II – Kat’s brighter version of the chestnut rose original. All in all, it is the perfect SuperNude. And worth an outfit post of its very own.

What I Wore:
White button up short sleeved top from Helmut Lang
Purple plaid skirt (similar here)
Nude bow flats
Lolita II (duh)

lolita ii
lolita ii

red dress womens day
After coming out on International Women’s Day, I was more than ready to don some occasion-supporting red and celebrate all things superwomen with my favourite OG Mumboss in the universe.

As Vicki was co-hosting her annual Passion into Pounds event (which, backed by The British Library, inspires women’s entrepreneurial potential) with the equally go-getting Jessica Huie MBE, I decided to go all out in a full-length red wrap dress complimented by a blow-dry from our mutually-loved hairdressing team of dreams; Jason Collier‘s at The Rosewood.

Vicki has not only been a sister and friend to me since we met but an absolute rock to everyone around her – a rare combination of intelligence, beauty, love, determination, and kindness.

As days off go, it will be a challenge to beat the all-encompassing happiness of International Women’s Day.

What I Wore:
Joanna Hope Necklace Dress (sans necklace) from JD Williams

red dress womens day

nme awards presenter
Returning to the NME Awards (this time with ID&C – the kings of fabric wristbands) was one hundred percent as thrilling as my first time.

I have spent the last few years as a red carpet presenter, broadcast journalist, blogger, et al, but these events never fail to fill my inner child with immeasurable gratitude.

For the NME Awards 2017, I was fortunate enough to see Bastille perform live again (they were the best band I saw live last year), swoon as Skepta and Wiley’s bromance played out on stage, and watch girl power reign supreme with MIA winning Best British Female (alongside similar awards for the rising stars of Christine & The Queens and Dua Lipa).

What I Wore:
Galveston Cutout skater dress from JOY The Store
Butterfly Twists Amber Glitter Pointed Fold Up Pump from JOY The Store (in the bag for pre-show running around!)
Sargossa Nappa heels

Hair – The geniuses at Duck & Dry. In fact, I loved their new Oxford Circus blow dry bar so much I used it to shoot these pre-awards photos!
Face Of The Day – Essentially exactly the same as The 90s Brunch Cher from Clueless makeup look (without the strobe cream).

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Given the finger. Classic NME.

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