Monday, 11 August 2014


When it comes to statement dressing on a high street budget, there are a handful of stores that spring to mind. Edgy, vibrant and above all affordable - who knew student loans weren't a feasible shopping fund? - is the ethos of my go to spending spots and my wallet thanks me for it. So, without further ado, here is my August edit of high street heroes. Don't be surprised when your purses break out into a rendition of Handel's Hallelujah and you come down with a terrible case of Want Want Want Syndrome!

August Want List // High Street Edit
1. Ashish x Topshop 'Follow Me @' Cotton T-shirt, £40 Topshop
2. Laurinka Pineapple Bodysuit,,£12 Missguided
3. Kiki Pink Chunky Platforms, £17
4. Lilac Feather Bag, £30 River Island
5. Floral Wrap Crop Top, £13 New Look
6. White Vow London Sunglasses, £50 River Island
7. 3D Floral Lace Midi, £80 River Island
8. Flower Hair Band, £7.99 H&M
9. Brandi Yellow Platform Sandals, £28
10. Liquorish Floral Statement Necklace, £55 £32 Asos
11. Nyx Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Razzle, £11


Friday, 8 August 2014


Calling all my US readers, I have a special something for you. This is worth more than unexpected flower deliveries, cupcakes when you're ill and 'Beer and Chinese' night. It's better than Buck's Fizz on your birthday, stuffing at Christmas and tearing open gift wrap to find exactly what you wanted without even having to hint. Yes, is the icing on the cake for you see, dear friends, is the solution to those gifts you didn't want. No, it can't replace the swamp green snood your grandmother knitted you last Easter but it can make use of the unwanted gift card your brother bought on Christmas Eve. $50 voucher for Home Depot and a disinclination for DIY? Sell it for cash. On the other hand, the $30 slipped into your graduation card could buy you a discounted gift card from Victoria's Secret, Sephora and many other brands. With the summer in full swing, there's money to be made and money to be saved so has asked me to share a perfect summer outfit - equipped with this season's essentials - to help you make sure your money's well spent. You can thank me later!'s Summer Beachwear Campaign

Feminine Kimono, Plimsoll Pumps, Statement Sunnies, Casual Cami, 
Turban Headband , Friendship Jewellery, Luxe Backpack,
 Denim Cutoffs
P.s. Those of you worldwide, you are not forgotten. Keep your eye on this space as Raise is looking to expand!

Saturday, 2 August 2014


I've always been one for the imagination - a smattering of self made collages, creative narratives and ambitious bucket lists peppering my childhood - so, when contacted me with the proposition of joining the #MyVegasStyle challenge, it was one I could hardly resist. The task? To share a day's worth of dream looks for a stay at the Aria Resort & Casino and, when we're talking theoretical, I'm not one to scrimp on the dazzling details. So, let's just say I'm a glamorous, AMEX-wielding wanderer with a penchant for short-lived city breaks - here's a sneak peak into my wardrobe. It's all true after all, except for the AMEX part.

9AM: From Boarding Gate to Bath
Nothing screams departure hall like bloodshot eyes and the wrong side of bedhead hair, especially when your 6-inch heeled boots and leather skinnies are publicly rearing their ugly heads as terrible travel wear. Look #1, on the other hand, is the essence of fashionable comfort seeing me through to a 1 Bedroom Penthouse - transferred by the included limousine and private "elevator" - to take a well earned soak in the whirlpool tub. It doesn't hurt that I can catch up with E! News on the 20-inch TV.

#MyVegasStyle Look 1
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