LOVE YOU LONDON

So I bought this new jacket from Missguided and basically, I really hope you like it because it's gonna be popping up everywhere for the rest of eternity [insert upside down smile emoji here].

That was the most random start to a post ever wasn't it? But I'm in one of those really good moods where all I wanna do is sit and have a chat so you know, prepare for the word vomit and a 3 conversations going off on 3050953 tangents.

Basically, I'm sat on the train coming back from a press trip with Nina Ricci to Babington House - which is officially the most stunningly gorgeous place I have EVER stayed in - with Jess to my left, Sabrina in front... and I just feel so happy and lucky and grateful that this is my job and this is my life. I just feel like, although life has been... turbulent over the last few months, things are finally beginning to slot back into place. Everything feels fun and normal again and life is just good.

I mean, the busiest it's ever been and more stressful than ever but the good kind of "I've got a million campaigns and emails and trips and all of those other first world problem blogger issues to deal with" stress. It's funny because I feel a little bit like I've got my shit together more than ever before, I - without sounding like the most, cliche tit of all time - know who I am more and hilariously, I think I might be a bit more independant woman.

Cue bursting out into Beyonce tunes for the entire journey home.

Anyway, I thought I'd give you a little casual catch up/update whilst chatting about some new favourite purchases because that's kinda how I started this blog and sometimes it's just good to go back to basics isn't it?

So, here's my dreamboat jacket that I can't get enough of alongside some other bits and pieces that never leave my - rapidly growing because helllooooo ice cream weather - bod.
Jacket - Missguided / Jeans - Missguided / TShirt - H&M / Shoes - Primark
In all honesty, I don't know really how much more I can say about it, especially when it kinda does the talking itself. Although what I will say is that in the space of a couple of weeks it might be one of my most complimented pieces ever which is always a massive plus. Alongside said jacket that I've now fangirled over harder than I did with Take That when I was 24 16, are these amazing frayed hem jeans which are slightly boyfriend fit but also slightly skinny (and also veeeeeery comfortable) and a T-shirt which says Dream Big on it because, you know.. I'm the world's biggest cliche. Oh and the shoes, well those little corkers are £10 bad boys from Primark that look so much like the £500+ Gucci slippers that I almost can't cope.

Ok, so... this is the point where I return to editing the post days after starting to write it - because life and work and emails and work and emails get in the way - and in the interim, something awful has happened. I wouldn't usually mention events like the Westminster bridge/Parliament attack that happened a week or so ago but considering these photos were taken just a day before the attack happened, in the same place, I couldn't not reference it in some way. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that Westminster bridge is my second home. I am literally always shooting there to the point of receiving at least 10 messages from people asking if I was OK and I wasn't in the area and I think it just got me thinking. We all know that life can change inconceivably in a matter of moments, but the London attacks were proof that that did indeed happen for at least 4 people that day. I don't need to go into how horrendous and horrific and terrible and devastating it was because we all know that it doesn't bear thinking about... I guess this is just another reminder that we really need to live every day like it's our last. 

So let's wrap this up because I currently have some gluten free toast toasting and an explosion of avocado all over my kitchen because sometimes you just gotta be a basic bitch. I hope you're all doing well.. it feels like a while since we've had a little chat and I miss it. I also miss uploading posts regularly but jesus has blogging - and everything that comes with it... emails, travelling, admin, shooting, planning, meetings - been more mental than ever recently. I will get myself back into some kind or regular pattern soon but for now, please know that exciting things are coming [insert can't look monkey emoji here] and when I go an outrageous amount of time without posting, it's because I'm working my ever increasing arse off behind the scenes.


Anyway, hope you're having the best weekend, remember that calories don't count, and chill the eff out!

As always, thanks so much for reading!

xx

21 comments

  1. I feel like I haven't read your blog in ages! Love these photos hun and I'm glad to hear everything is going well for you! P.S I have the matching skirt to this jacket haha.

    www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

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  2. Lovely catch up chick... Looks like you have been having the most increds / busy / amazing time recently! Can't wait to see what's in store. So sad about the London attack :( These pictures are gorgeous, weird to think that is was just a day before. So important to cherish each and everyday. Immy x

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  3. I'm so happy that things are good for you at the moment, Elle! You deserve it! xx

    Beautylymin

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  4. Aw I love chatty posts! And yeah I've gotten out of the swing of blogging lately, too. Oh well, everybody needs a bit of a break now and then.
    So glad you're okay-- I heard about what happened in London and it sounds so scary.
    Lovely post, lady :)
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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  5. I LOVE the lipstick and the leather jacket combo - you look amazing! :)

    Very happy to hear that you're feeling happy at the moment - just in time for summer too! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  6. The exact same thing happened to me - I had started writing a post about London, left it for a bit and then came back to it after the attack :(
    Onto happier things - I adore your jacket! Also those jeans suit you perfectly and the frayed ankles are dreamy!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  7. Great look and photos Dear! <3 Love your jacket :)

    MERI WILD BLOG

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  8. Yay love this post! Loving the jacket it looks ahhmazing on you! Chatty posts are definitely my favourite to read and write, have a great week! xx
    www.misszarabelle.com

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  9. you look stunning and I love the jacket!

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

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  10. Your jacket is so chic, love those shoes too!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  11. London is love. So is your lippie and jacket. :)

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  12. Adore this post, I've missed your posts and totally know all about the hard work behind the scenes. Adore the jacket and so glad you weren't on the bridge on that day, just horrendous. So glad you are feeling yourself again. Tough times build strong women, lots of love xx

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  13. Hated hearing about the London incident, although thankfully more people weren't hurt...

    On a completely lighter note this is probably one of my favourite outfits I've seen on you- that jacket is a beaut! I'd love to know where the sunglasses are from as well?

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  14. I love London too! Lived there for a while and when I see your photos it makes me want to go back!
    Love your outfit dear!

    Xx,

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  15. I'm so happy to hear that things are going great for you, Miss independent woman :) You deserve it and all the happiness! Totally agree with you that we should live everyday like it is our last day, you never know what might happen! You rock in that leather jacket, also that red lipstick is gorgeous! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  16. Babington House looked gorgeous and I'm so glad that everything is coming together lovely.

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  17. Loving all these pops of red love, the lipstick in particular looks fab on you!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  18. Love this outfit, especially the jacket! Your trip with Nina Ricci looked absolutely amazing - loved watching all the vlogs everyone did from it :) I still can't get my head around the Westminster attack - such an awful, horrible thing to happen :'(

    Jenny xx

    www.jaffacat.co.uk

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