How To Style Over The Knee Boots

With the over the knee boot trend continuing this season, find the perfect way to incorporate these essentials into your wardrobe. I love how a simple addition to your outfit can make it feel immediately more seasonal and provide the perfect staple for the transitional months.

Whether you opt for heeled or flat, velvet or leather, there is the perfect pair out there for everyone no matter what your shape or requirement.

For me just two simple styles see me through the winter months, a leather pair with a small block heel get me through the cold and wet days whilst a pair of high heel suede ones dress up an outfit on the dryer days.


Okay so these might be my favourites because they fit me so well! Having quite muscly calves from my dancing days i always struggle to find boots that one do up and two fit me round my knees. Having a drawstring top this Kurt Geiger pair pinch in just where i need them to!

Leather boots are the perfect go to when the weather is miserable, this robust pair that can stand up to anything are ones i found in a boutique shop in Spain. They have an elasticated fabric back which means they stay nice an tight to your legs and look oh so flattering.

Shop my looks below:

Style 1 – Zara Jumper paired with Zara Tweed Skirt and my favorite suede Kurt Geiger OOT

Style 2 – Plum Tweed skirt from French Connection (Similar from Hobbs), Zara jumper, Reiss Coat (Old Season), Boots from Spain

Style 3 – Cream textured jumper from COS & grey flannel skirt from COS (Similar at Mint Velvet), Boots & Coat from Spain

Style 4 – J Brand Jeans in After Dark, Dorothy Perkins Blouse (Similar at Debenhams), Boots from Spain


Its a Cotswold Life

One of my favourite things about New Year is spending time with the family, even better when it is in a secluded country house hotel in the Cotswold countryside…I mean what could be better?!

It has somewhat become a tradition for us to pack a bag and set off on the road to the Cotswold’s every New Year’s Eve. Its funny how i call it a tradition when really we have only been going now for a matter of 2 years, but something makes it seem like we have been going for years now.

The venue of choice is a complete winner in my eyes, Buckland Manor set within the tranquil village of Buckland is truly a sight to behold. With 10 acres of glorious English countryside surrounding you it really makes for the perfect winter escape.

From the moment you pull up the drive you are made to feel welcome in this home from home environment.

Whilst there are only 15 individually designed bedrooms , we settled for the same room as our previous visit – The Garden Room. Whether it be the inviting king size bed or the views across the front gardens this room truly is a home from home.

As far as celebrations go, canapes and cocktail reception starts of what is to be a fabulous night that truly has you feeling like royalty. The lounges are so inviting with their open fires and cosy feel that you soon find yourself settling into one with your cocktail in hand.

The doors open to the dining room and so the night truly begins with a seven course dinner and accompanying wines, followed by champagne and fireworks on the terrace. A truly enchanting moment set in such a wonderful location.

This bardot dress is the perfect choice for a dinner, especially when seven courses are involved!

Dress: Alesha Dixon Bardot Frill Black Dress (Bijou Lichfield)

Shoes: Massimo Dutti (Similar from Glamorous)

Afternoon Tea Traditions

One of my favourite English traditions has to be that of a traditional afternoon tea. There is just something so grand and warming about this age old tradition that has me longing for more everytime.

It wasn’t my first visit to Netherstowe House in Lichfield and it certainly won’t be my last, but this impressive hotel in Lichfield has a lot to offer. Welcomed by name upon arrival might seem a trivial nice to have but it really makes you feel welcome and goes a long way to make you feel relaxed in the environment. 

A hoast of finger sandwiches, pork pies, quiche and mini fish cakes start of what is a delightful afternoon treat. Followed by tarts, cakes, macaroons and scones this afternoon tea will most defiantly have something for everyone. 

Not only are the staff extremely helpful and attentive they are very happy to accommodate any dietary requirements that you might have with little fuss.

I opted for a little lace number paired with simple accessories for this dainty afternoon tea affair.

Dress: Zara

Shoes: Glamorous

Purse: Louis Vuitton

A Preview Evening for the Velar

I was lucky enough to be invited on Wednesday evening to a preview evening for the highly anticipated Range Rover Velar. When it arrives on roads in September, the Velar will form the fourth pillar of Range Rover’s collection and marks a highly technical step forward for the brand.

Upon arriving at Range Rover Stafford we were kindly greeted by the friendly and helpful dealers and staff were offered drinks and canapes and allowed to potter through the showroom.

With stunning design and refined style the Velar R-Dynamic of course took centre stage. The first thing that hit me about this beautiful car was its clean lines and sheer technology advances from previous models. The rose gold (yes i know every bloggers dream colour!) accents on the bumper and vents really made this car stand out from the rest.

I have to admit i am a bit of a sucker for car showrooms, the clean lines and envious cars in the dealership along with the colour selections wall…i could loose myself for hours.

Neutral Territory

An indispensable and very much necessary part of any woman’s closet – Neutrals are a classic way to look simple and elegant with little fuss all year round.

Whatever time of year, those blush, white, beige and grey tones can create a statement of their own right. Either paired together for that dreamy head to toe nude look or used as a staple for building up bolder colours, these wardrobe essentials should be the basis for your capsule collection.

You can never go wrong with an all neutral look, keeping tones calming and simple has an element of a calming effect on me, until i am frantically trying not to get them dirty! Discovering the versatility of these colours is such a joy, they can quite literally pair up with anything making for an easy morning decision (always a winner in my books).

These high rise trousers are all about the detail, from the large turn up hems to the fantastic pleated and frilled waistband. The gorgeous blush colour pairs beautifully with a complimentary filled white blouse for added volume. Finally rose gold accessories tie the outfit together and give a little glamour to the simple tones.

Trousers – Zara

Blouse – Zara

Shoes – Glamourous

Bag – Katie Loxton

Spring Brights

The bright days are here! Which means it is now okay to go bright.

Injecting a little colour into the work wear wardrobe is so key to help define the seasons. I’m not talking about going all out there, but instead finding the balance between fun and corporate. Keeping this in mind, i love to pair brights with white or black essentials to achieve that effortless boardroom style and show off my confident style.

This fantastic top not only ticks all the boxes for injecting a little colour, it also fulfills my lace obsession. The delicate fabric alongside the bright and vibrant colour is an instant winner in my books. Paired with a simple black pencil skirt and some high heel boots this classic look is perfect for spring days. Or if a more casual look is desired, this will look fantastic with a pair of white jeans and heels.

Be creative and stand out from the crowd by mixing up your wardrobe!
Skirt – Zara

Top – Marks and Spencer

Shoes – Marks and Spencer

Layering three ways

If you have been following me, you will know how much i love versatile and very wearable items in my wardrobe. Those that will see me through many an occasion, fashion forward but also a classic that will see me through the trends.

When searching for a coat, i can usually trawl the length and breadth of a high street in search of just the right style, shape and colour…it can be quite an overwhelming experience and often hard to find ‘the one’.

So as soon as i saw this delightful navy number i instantly fell in love and knew that this coat would be a staple for many seasons to come. A transitional piece in more ways than one, i find i am wearing this to battle through the ever changing Spring season.

This by far is the most versatile coat i have seen on the market with its three way wear you will be sure to continue re-styling this look to suit any occasion; whether it be a full coat, cropped jacket or sleeveless jacket.

Unfortunately they are no longer selling this coat, but keep your eyes peeled on their website as i hope that they bring out a similar design this Autumn/Winter.

Handbag – Mulberry

Shoes – Michael Kors

Shirt – Massimo Dutti

Coat – Mint Velvet