This week me and my boyfriend Kyle were really spontaneous and booked a trip to Paris. I have been wanting to go to Paris for SO long so now it is finally happening, with my favourite person, I could not be happier.  We are heading off at the end of Novemeber when hopefully everyone will be getting christmasy and the christmas markets will also be on (who needs Manchester when you can go to the ones at Champs Elysees?!) 

Kyle knows what I am like, and that I get a bit giddy and over excite myself without thinking things through. As we are only going for 3 days and 2 nights he wants me to plan a kind of itinerary. I have agreed to a certain degree (map out what sights I want to see) but we also agreed to just let ourselves wander around the parisian streets to see what we come across.  ( Ok, I have also wrote down all the metro stops we would need to get to and also how long it would take, I am a control freak)

We booked our flights for £100 each which I think is such a bargain, it takes us an hour and a half to get there which will (literally) fly by.  After days of deliberation we finally decided on where we are going to stay- an apartment worked out a lot cheaper than a hotel (mainly because I am very fussy) and so we are staying in a beautiful apartment in the 2nd arrondissement right next to the Louvre. 

Here is my plan for Paris so far, I was hoping some of you could help me out and recommend amazing places to go too...

1. Visit the Eiffel Tower
2. Eat some tasty Macaron's
3. Visit the Louvre
4. Add a lock to the 'love lock bridge'
5. Wander down Parisian side streets
6. Stroll along the River Seine

I would love to hear any suggestions off anyone who has been to Paris before.

* All images are not my own and are taken from *

Holding on tight to summer.

If like me, you live in England you will realise (apart from the odd miracle day) summer was gone a long time ago. When it was sunny one day this week I just had to take advantage and wear this dress I have been dying to wear. I found this little beauty in the Topshop sale for £9 and it was love at first sight. I went for an all white look, you know to channel Casper the friendly ghost of course. 

The dress has the cutest little pattern and a gorgeous cut out detail in the back. I styled it with my cropped blazer and sliders to complete the minimalistic summer look.

Dress: Topshop
Blazer: Forever 21
Sliders: ASOS

Seeing as it is now September it is probably time to say goodbye to summer and hello to oversized knitwear.

The Culottes Edit

I love the culotte trend, some people seem to pull them off so so well. As I am quite a petite size, I thought culottes may look ridiculous and over bearing on me, but then I spotted these baby's...on ebay...and I won them for a mere £3. They are vintage marks and spencer culottes in a monochrome print (made for me obviously) and just my size, some say it is fate.  They are less baggy than some designs going around at the minute, which for me I think suits me more. So here it is, how I styled out the culotte trend on a budget.

Culottes: vintage off ebay
Top: Topshop
Boots: pull and bear

I kept the styling simple, I like minimalistic looks, nothing to fancy but something that still looks like you have made an effort. I styled the monochrome culottes with my all time favourite black boots and a simple white shirt. I then forced my friend Emily out on the street to take pictures of me, of course.

How are you styling the culotte trend?