29 December 2017

peexo personal style blog fashion new year resolutions
I wasn't sure about what to share as my last blog post of 2017, as this chapter draws to a close I wanted to both look back and reminisce but also look forward to what the upcoming new year will bring. No, this isn't going to be a blog post about my goals and what I'm setting out to achieve in the next year - it's more about taking on a new outlook in 2018.

27 December 2017

peexo black and navy outfit
  There's has been a full 360 in the blogosphere this past year and as the year draws to a close I feel like I'm still finding my feet. I've made many changes since I first started blogging but I don't think that will stop, it's inevitable to continuously seek change in my opinion and I don't think there will ever be one right way to do something especially when it's something so personal like your own space on the internet.

26 December 2017

peexo boxing day sales picks 2017
My Boxing Day sales picks!

22 December 2017

christmas blogger peexo style lifestyle
With only a few more days to go 'till Christmas is upon us I'm in full Christmas mode right now. I've spent the week finishing off my gift shopping, making sure I tick everyone off of the list, wrapping presents (which I love!) and playing Christmas tunes. There are so many things that make this time of the year so special to me and so I thought I'd share 5 of those with you today, before Christmas!

20 December 2017

peexo christmas 2017 secret santa stocking fillers
I don't usually get a stocking but this year I've become obsessed with them! With so many amazing gift sets which are both small and affordable - perfect for stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts - it couldn't be easier to fill up a personalised stocking to gift this year. I've compiled some gift ideas that I think would work really well for a Secret Santa gift or to pop in someone's stocking, and equally pieces I would be more than happy to have in my stocking this year!

19 December 2017

peexo personal style
Hello new jumper of dreams I simply can't get enough of. It's all about new knitwear for me at the moment, I've been loving filling my wardrobe with various different knits to keep me going throughout the cold spell. As much as I love wearing the fail-safe combo of a jumper and jeans, I must admit it's starting to get a little boring! This has led to me buying countless jumpers (which I definitely don't need but I'm also not complaining too much...)

18 December 2017

gift guides christmas beauty crackers peexo
I love Christmas crackers, I opened my first of 2017 this weekend and got a mini tripod which I thought was pretty epic actually! It's amazing what you can get in Christmas crackers nowadays which leads us to beauty crackers... This is the first year I've had this many beauty crackers and I'm so excited to lay them on the table come Christmas Day (or I might cheat and have them out a day early for Christmas Eve) I absolutely love the concept, they're great for the table and even better under the Christmas tree!

13 December 2017

a recipe for a night in with the girls peexo
I have reached the conclusion that I have very much entered grandma territory. I choose staying in over going out on most days and in the lead up to Christmas I'm pretty sure that won't be changing! So as I start planning my Christmas get togethers with close friends and family, I've started to think about how to induce some festive cheer from the comfort of my own home.

8 December 2017

One of my favourite things about Christmas is wrapping gifts, I find it so soothing and I just love having creative control over how a gift will look. I put this partially down to social media and feeling like literally all aspects of my life need to be Instagram-ready (which at times can be both a bad and good thing). So on December 1st I wanted to really get into the Christmas spirit and to do so I decided to start wrapping presents and I thought I'd share a few with you! These are a few ideas of what to buy some of the ladies in your life and how to wrap...

6 December 2017

peexo colour winter wardrobe
The start of winter almost always leaves me feeling overwhelmed when it comes to my personal style. I mean, what can you wear other than jumpers and jackets on a daily basis?! This year in particular I've noticed my wardrobe has become incredibly monochromatic, there is the odd pop of colour every now and again but I'm nowhere near as adventurous as I have been in previous years with my shoes and accessories and style in general. As we're only just approaching winter, I'm going to actively try to change this.

5 December 2017

christmas beauty gifts
A lot of us are thinking about what to buy for our friends and family for Christmas this year and I have a few more gift ideas to share with you between now and Christmas (which is now only less than 3 weeks away!)

4 December 2017

peexo winter style blogger fashion london
Recently I've been dipping in and out of the vinyl trend, one minute I'm all for it and the next I'm not so sure about it and whether it's actually for me. With that said, that doesn't stop me from trying and experimenting with the trend in more ways. It's so easy to see a trend and think "that's not for me" or "I could never pull that off" but I definitely think it's always worth giving something a go. Yes, you could hate it but you could also end up really loving it - so what is there to lose?!

1 December 2017

peexo fashion december personal style
I've been counting down the days 'till December for a good few months now, counting down the days 'till it's finally acceptable to blast Christmas songs, drink many hot drinks a day and completely immerse myself in the Christmas spirit! Although now that we've actually reached December I don't feel quite as festive anymore - retailers have pushed forward Christmas by months now so when we finally reach December, I'm all Christmassed out!

29 November 2017

When it comes to Christmas you're either one of those really organised people who has most of their Christmas shopping completed by November or you're scrambling around on Christmas Eve trying to find last minute gifts, I would say I'm closer to the latter. Whichever category you fall in, I hope that my gift guides this year will come in handy for anybody you may be struggling with gift ideas for and possibly even provide a few ideas to pop on your wishlist too!

28 November 2017

peexo paris travel makeup
Day-to-night makeup is tricky, it usually means I haven't had the chance to remove my makeup from the day and re-do it for the evening. When topping up my makeup I try to keep things quite simple and not be too heavy handed which I think can be very easily done when you don't have to do your full makeup routine and minor touchups can become hefty changes. I try to keep my overall look simple and here's how.

27 November 2017

travel blogger peexo style paris
 Last week I spent 24 hours in Paris with Maison Lejaby, it's been a while since I last went to Paris, I spent a year living in the outskirts of the city as part of my university degree so I had become accustomed to travelling back and forth between France and home. Getting there felt so normal, like I was back into that mundane routine of getting the train to and from Paris on a near-weekly basis. However, this time I wasn't alone - I was surrounded by a lovely group of bloggers and their friends, my good friend and photographer Maria, PR's and thrilled to be back as part of work.

24 November 2017

black friday shopping
There are so many amazing Black Friday discounts about at the moment which have left me feeling so overwhelmed. The desire to spend is definitely there but I've been inundated with new daily deals on Instagram, Twitter, email and even some texts too! To avoid making any hasty decisions and purchasing more of what I probably don't need, I've sourced some of my current favourite discounts and thought I'd share these with you as quite a few people agreed with me when I said that this year the Black Friday deals were overwhelming.

15 November 2017

festive fashion peexo personal style blogger
 Last week I attended a beautiful event with Monsoon to get me in the Christmas gifting spirit. This week is pretty much all about gifts for me as I'm working on my gift guide videos and planning other Christmas content surrounding the season of giving so it couldn't have been a more perfect time! Wearing a full Monsoon outfit for the occasion, I spent the evening giving calligraphy a go and picking some gifts with my mum in mind.

14 November 2017

peexo over the knee boots autumn style
Ahh, say hello to the over the knee boots of dreams! I've definitely spoken about them before but this is the first time I've photographed them which gives me enough of an excuse to talk about them all over again right? This year it has definitely taken me longer than usual to get in to wearing over the knee boots and whilst it may seem like it's far too cold to wear these out now, these boots hide a multitude of secrets!

13 November 2017

peexo fashion blogger personal style
My daily looks aren't too dissimilar from one another and I end up outfit repeating more often than I realise. I shot this outfit a few weeks a go and couldn't help but feel a sense of deja-vu whilst editing the photos and that's because I have already shared something pretty similar on here last month (in this blog post). Almost tempted to not share this - as I don't know how interested you are in seeing the same jumper and jeans combo again - I took one look at my accessories and knew that despite its similarities to a previous look I needed to share!

8 November 2017

styling leopard print peexo fashion blogger london
I'm sure by now you're well aware of how much I absolutely love leopard print, it's my guilty obsession! With that said, the print can be very hit-or-miss in my opinion and often the print and colours aren't quite right leading to it looking tacky as opposed to classy. So when it comes to leopard print, these are my top tips when picking a print and how to incorporate it into your everyday looks.

7 November 2017

london fashion blogger peexo
More often than not I would say I don't really have a distinct personal style however, I do have my style comfort zone. If you've just scrolled through my blog a few times then I'm sure you will probably know what my wardrobe staples are: ankle boots, high waisted jeans and a top or jumper tucked in. I've always said that I experiment much more with my style thanks to my blog but those three pieces are my fail-safe and ultimately, my style comfort zone (a term I have 100% just made up but I hope it makes sense).

6 November 2017

london style blogger peexo
As much as I love over the knee boots I don't wear them that often, I find they can be quite hard to style, sometimes looking pretty extra for a day in the city. I have tried to incorporate them into my daily looks much more though which has led me to experiment with how I wear my over the knee boots. The most common way being with something short like a mini dress or skirt and whilst I love that look I don't think it's the most wearable day to day. I wanted to experiment a little more with different lengths and seeing how these boots looked.

3 November 2017

peexo november coat weather
I've been patiently waiting for November before reaching for my coats and it has finally happened! Last weekend was the first time I had left my house wearing a biker jacket and felt like I needed a coat to keep me warm which was both exciting (I'm all for coat weather) but also a bit sad as that means the end of warm weather for a long while.

1 November 2017

hello november peexo blogger
I am oh so excited about welcoming November! I'm a winter girl at heart and just absolutely love the winter months. Yes, it gets colder, too cold at times, and yes it now gets dark at around 4pm but nothing beats cosy evenings spent indoors wrapped up on the sofa watching TV (this makes me want to do this right now!) October pretty much felt like a Halloween month but now that's over the focus turns to the countdown to Christmas!

31 October 2017

5 beauty hacks peexo
 When it comes to beauty, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the greatest. I enjoy makeup and beauty but I'm in no way a connoisseur when it comes to what's great and what's not. Having said that, I know what works for me and as I have become more and more obsessed with makeup and beauty products in general there are a few hacks that I've come to swear by and use in my beauty routine often, if not daily!

30 October 2017

ditching transitional dressing peexo fashion blogger autumn
As October draws to a close and November's chapter opens up, I'm making the most of the last few days of crisp autumn mornings and the chance to wear my skirts without tights (I'm still unsure about whether I'll be delving into tights territory this year as I rarely wear them). So as we say goodbye to transitional dressing, no more bare legs for a while, and say hello to paler skin and many more layers I'm wearing some of my transitional favourites one last time.

27 October 2017

personal style autumn peexo twist on classic trench coat prince of wales check
I associate a trench coat with being traditionally British, I don't know why, perhaps it's because Burberry is one of the most iconic British brands known for its classic trench coat. When thinking about what to share today I briefly scanned the weather app on my phone and noticed that we should be expecting sunshine today (finger's crossed I haven't jinxed this by writing the night before!) and so I thought it was the perfect time to talk about the lightweight outerwear piece that I often gravitate towards at this time of year.

25 October 2017

content creation tips peexo london blogger
Having graduated from university this summer, I thought I'd take the plunge and give blogging a proper go. Whilst it's still incredibly scary and a huge risk for me, I'm enjoying doing what I love and I hope I can make it work in the long-run. I was so unsure about what I wanted to be writing, creating and shooting to share with you and I was sort of stuck throughout the month of September, feeling generally uncertain about everything. Obviously, I didn't want to continue feeling that way and I knew that if I wanted to see a change I would need to actively seek change.

24 October 2017

peexo two ways to do halloween this year
 How to do Halloween even if you're not doing Halloween? Now bare with me, I'll explain... This year, Halloween falls on a Tuesday and whilst those of us who will be celebrating (read: using Halloween as an excuse to get dressed up and go out out) over the weekend, what do we actually do on October 31st when most of us will be back to our mundane day-to-day routine? If you love Halloween but aren't quite sure about what to do or how to dress on the day then this post is for you!

23 October 2017

peexo london fashion blogger wearing skirts in autumn
I've been loving all things autumn (just in case you haven't noticed already...) and recently I've been thinking about how my style has changed since the summer, how I've had to adapt to the autumn weather, autumn styles and being back in London after what seemed like a lifetime in Portugal over the summer. With that said, there are definitely aspects of summer that I'm still doing my best to hold on to.

20 October 2017

peexo personal style blogger fashion autumn
Last weekend I shared this outfit on Instagram and it got so much love! It was actually one of those outfits that required very little thinking behind it (I sometimes spend ages searching for inspiration and meticulously planning my outfits) and it always surprises me when those outfits get the most love from you. I think we all love the simplest looks. I shared my outfit alongside some quick tips on what to wear when you don't know what to wear, a few of you left some comments saying you liked those tips so I thought I'd share a few more with you in today's blog post!

18 October 2017

peexo blogger 5 things I'm looking forward to this autumn
Autumn is hands down my favourite season. There's something about the autumn breeze, falling leaves and crisp mornings that I absolutely adore. I find I'm at my most inspired throughout autumn too which definitely helps lighten my mood as I feel I'm working to the best of my abilities. Now that it's truly starting to feel like autumn, these are some of the things I'm most looking forward to this season!

17 October 2017

london fashion week peexo blogger
Fashion week has always remained a very elitist affair where we're used to seeing celebrities sitting on the front row and relying on magazines and mainstream media to showcase the upcoming designs, trends and looks. The emergence of blogs has created a new outlet for fashion week coverage, one where we, as bloggers, are able to put our own twist on what used to be considered normal and ultimately, share whatever we want but does this lead to being snubbed?

16 October 2017

midi maxi length aw17 trends peexo
Come autumn you can expect to see the typical autumnal trends make a come-back, the addition of ankle boots is a must and I don't know about you, but knitwear is currently spewing out of my wardrobe. I'm always excited to see which new trends are going to be hitting the high street every season and this autumn there's a new trend on the block: the midi-maxi.

13 October 2017

peexo lifestyle blogger pumpkin patch
Last weekend I took a trip to a pumpkin patch and it was pretty amazing, I'm not even exaggerating. I've wanted to go to a pumpkin patch for a while and as soon as we reached October and autumn mode kicked in, the search began. Not knowing what to expect (photos can be deceiving) we set off on a mini road trip to probably the best place ever and a must-visit this month if you can.

11 October 2017

fashion blogger peexo instagram woes
Since the introduction of the dreaded Instagram algorithm, a lot of us have noticed a fall in everything from engagement to followers. I'm guilty of constantly checking my phone to see how many likes/comments/followers I have, and throughout the day I end up doing this more times than I would like to admit.

10 October 2017

peexo fashion blogger stuck style rut
At least once a year these style woes come knocking and every year I fall into the trap of not knowing what to wear which actually puts a downer on a lot of what I do. Whilst I'm still not sure about what exactly you should do when you're stuck in a style rut other than wait for it to pass, there are a few things I try not to do when the dreaded style rut swings by.

9 October 2017

peexo autumn finding your personal style 20s
A lot of things happen when you're in your 20's, it's that period of growing up/getting your sh*t together/graduating/getting a job and just general adulting. You'd think that as you near adulthood things like determining your personal style would fall into place naturally but what if it doesn't?

6 October 2017

improvised prince of wales check suit peexo style blogger
 Today's post features 2 different takes on the heritage trend that continues to take over the high street. There's an array of blazers available at the moment and I quickly jumped on the trend. I've been loving the casual way of wearing a blazer but I also wanted to go down the traditional route and create two improvised Prince of Wales check suits. I haven't posted a day-to-night look in forever, I hope you like my take on this trend!

4 October 2017

autumn personal style peexo fashion blogger
I'm feeling so autumnal, ready for the season ahead, and just generally loving everything about this season and it has only just begun. With that said, I think I'm ready to say goodbye to the summer. Goodbye to the constant feeling of I'm not good enough for this; goodbye to the worry surrounding Instagram; goodbye to strict schedules that have made social media less enjoyable for me; goodbye to the summer that has been and gone.

25 September 2017

autumn light colour palette peexo fashion blogger
Autumn is by far my favourite season, I love all things knitwear, ankle boots (they're my guilty pleasure!), lightweight coats and long dresses almost always in the traditional autumnal hues. Admittedly, my wardrobe goes over to the dark side as autumn begins - there just seems to be more available but sticking to a lighter colour palette throughout autumn can definitely be done.

21 September 2017

seasonal style rut peexo fashion blogger
"I don't know what to wear!" 

The words that come out of my mouth every morning as I stare into my wardrobe that is filled to the brim, yet I have absolutely nothing to wear. I pick out the same few pieces over and over and can't seem to do anything else. The transitional period between summer and autumn is the one I struggle the most with.

12 September 2017

transitional style peexo fashion blogger
I find this always happens; you initially spot someone wearing a piece you're not too sure about but then you see it rapidly take over in the blogosphere and then stocked in your favourite high street stores and then it somehow ends up making it into your wardrobe (no idea how that happened!) This is how trend led pieces make their way into my wardrobe, not sure about you?

30 August 2017

douro valley portugal summer peexo travel blogger
As the end of this year's break in Portugal approached, we did our best to fit in some more exploring before we had to pack our bags to head back to reality. A car drive following the Rio Tua led us to Foz do Tua; smaller than a village, the hamlet housed a train station, café, some houses and little else. We stuck around for a while to do some exploring and grab a drink, and then, a coal train pulled in.

28 August 2017

Just like that, three weeks have gone by super quickly and I'm heading back to the UK tonight! I must admit, I'm really looking forward to being back home but having said that, I enjoyed my time in Portugal and tried to make the most of it as best as I could. So, here's a roundup of my final week in Portugal and what I got up to.

25 August 2017

making the most of wherever you are
This summer I vowed to make the most of being in a different country and different location. I've struggled with making my holidays look idyllic in the past (reality dictates that not everything is as incredible as it looks online) but I've tried to make that feel different this time around by making the most of where I am.

23 August 2017

peexo summer wedding guest portugal
I can't believe week 2 in Portugal has been and gone, this summer is going by super quickly and whilst I'm really looking forward to Autumn and being back in London, it doesn't stop me from felling slightly scared about how quickly this summer has flown by - I only have 1 week left! But enough of that, here's a look at what I got up to last week!

21 August 2017

peexo fashion blogger summer style
Last week we were by the sea for a couple of days for a wedding and so naturally, we squeezed in a trip to the beach! We spent most of the day at the beach and then went back to our hotel to shower and change for the evening. One thing I love about being by the beach is the incredible sunset which we made sure we didn't miss!

18 August 2017

peexo countryside portugal style
It's heartbreaking to hear about all the forest fires that are devastating Portugal at the moment, it's scary to feel the constant threat of fires spreading through the country. Whilst forest fires aren't a new occurrence in Portugal, every year they seem to get worse, affecting so many people and always the most vulnerable in villages like mine, surrounded by greenery.