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I’ve really gotten into smoking slippers over the past year. They’re a little more formal than my beloved ballet flats, and I love the luxurious finishes they tend to come in. After starting 2013 with none, I’ve suddenly found myself the proud owners of three pairs now (click to see my Valentinos, and my other McQueens). I couldn’t resist when I saw these gorgeous ones on the Selfridges website. The navy velvet is absolutely to die for, and I am in love with the embroidered skulls. I’ll be wearing mine with skinny jeans the moment the weather clears up!

You can find them here

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Anyone who knows me, knows I love Halloween. It’s my favourite holiday – it’s the most fun. I love the decorations, I love the baking, weirdly, I don’t really dress up, but Charlotte Olympia’s collection has become a must-have! View Post

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When I was away I mostly did ‘basics shopping’ which consisted of a batch of new J.Crew cashmere sweaters, some jeans and a handful of cute transition pieces to wear between now and the full hit of winter. One of my favourite buys were these J.Crew McAlister boots in black suede. View Post

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Whenever the temperature goes up, my hopes of having a perfectly coiffed do disappear completely – call it the curse of the wavy-haired – so instead of stressing (and straightening) I have turned to Bumble & Bumble for their cult Surf Spray.

I should probably admit to coveting this item for years – since I was probably about 15, but my love for shiny straight hair kind of got into the way – so even when it got a little steamy I would just squirt on some more glossing cream and dig out the GHDs. This year however, I’m feeling a little different (plus I’m heading to the hairdressers in a fortnight and want my hair to be healthy) so I have left my trusty straighteners in the drawer and am embracing some of my ‘natural’ beachy waves.

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To use, I was and 1/2 blow dry my hair, twisting lengths of it into ropes, and spray the B&B on liberally; I kind of thought the spray would have a beachy/coconutty/suncreamy scent but it really just smells of hairspray, although it fades super quickly. After application I continue drying my hair, still twisted until there is no wetness, then I run my fingers through it, and add another couple of quick squirts through the ends and underneath. With this, I get hair which doesn’t look try-hard, but instead just looks good! Since it is a salt spray, you’re hair won’t be shiny per say, but this is easily fixed with a dab of serum through the ends, and the texture the product gives you means hair won’t fall flat in high humidity.

The Surf Spray costs £22.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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