Blush Intimates: Friday Lingerie Lust



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Blush_Lingerie-AFTERMIDNIGHT_1From the look and style of the editorials that Blush Lingerie produce, you would never think that this brand is so reasonably priced. That’s one of the main reasons I love Blush, they have a wonderfully down to earth attitude to creating beautiful, accessible designs; styles that can bring a woman confidence and inspiration. I previously wrote about the brand HERE, highlighting their super sexy secret agent styled campaign back in 2011, a series of sultry bra and brief sets, lace camisoles, dresses and bodysuits.  Their mission back then was “to provide flirtatious and affordable luxury to women worldwide with the creation of sensual, voluptuous and urbane intimates”.  I’d say they have succeeded and built upon this statement; with current collections Paramour, Sinfully Yours, After Midnight and Victory proving that Blush’s new mission is to help women find a new source of feminine strength through their lingerie.

My favourite of the new collections is After Midnight, a black and white / blue and black lace and modal series that works just as well under daytime clothes as it might worn to impress in the evening.  A close second comes Paramour, with its poetic scalloped lace and retro styling.

Blush is a huge amount of luxe for less.  For those of you already planning your Christmas lingerie shopping or looking for that special gift, be sure to check out the full range on their website HERE. They ship worldwide, so there is no excuse not to have the perfect lingerie sent right to your door (alternatively, ask Santa).

I also have an exciting giveaway with Blush coming up over the next few weeks, so keep checking back!


Fly Away: The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria Travel Guide)




TheCanaryIslandsWhilst it seems a distant memory, here are some snapshots from my September trip to The Canary Islands, along with a few brief tips on making the most of this island getaway. Since most of my holiday was based in and around my hotel – such was the lazy two weeks I had hoped for – there is little by way of activity and nightlife recommendations here. The Canary Islands was a perfect lazy getaway for me and Captain America to briefly escape our busy lives, so if you’re looking for a lot of sun, relaxation, and plenty of choices for eating, drinking (as well as activities), it’s a fabulous location a short hop from the UK, with a wonderful climate.

Gran Canaria Top Tips:

Lounging: Maspalomas Beach: a beautiful stretch of sand on the south tip of Gran Canaria, you can spend the day here lounging near the sea, with plenty of drinks stalls along the beach to quench your thirst in the heat.  The beach is framed by rolling sand dunes, giving it a desert feel.  Word of warning – watch out for the strategically placed nudist sections alternating alongside where the ‘regular’ people sit.  Be sure to take in the weather forecast, the tip of the island can get windy, and no-one likes sand in their margaritas.

Get nautical: plenty of organizations offer boating trips and tours, including dolphin spotting.  Braver souls may wish to embark upon the MTV Boat Party (you did not hear this from me I never went honest guv’nor).

Fill up: If you are a sushi fan head to Sakura III situated in Playa des Ingles. Beautifully presented sushi and so much choice on the menu I didn’t know where to begin.  Their sake had a wonderfully crisp taste.  For paella, try El Senador, situated on Maspalomas beach.  Fish lovers might also like to try their house special: sea bass cooked in salt.

Wake up: Along the south of the island, sunrise was around 7-8am and the light was beautiful for photos on the beach.  I miss that kind of light here in England!  Get up early and make the most of it, no matter how lazy your vacation may be.

When is summer again, exactly?

Wearing: (Main images) Dress, ASOS.


The Jumpsuit is Slowly Taking Over My Closet: Marina London & Manolo Blahnik





The climate is perfectly fall-like here in Cambridge right now.  Although we are now in November (aaaand T minus 19 to my birthday hoorah!) the weather continues with a certain glowing, autumnal warmth.  It was practically t-shirt weather this afternoon.

I’ve featured different one-pieces on the site before, and I am now convinced, Blog Reader, that the jumpsuit is slowly, steadily, and stealthily taking over my wardrobe. Whilst I’ve found it quite easy to locate casual jumpsuits for daytime however, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to find a perfect style for the evening, or one that can manage that crucial crossover from day-to-night wear.  Enter Marina London, and the Man Repeller jumpsuit.


Named with a nod to the sartorial wit and intellect of blogger Leandra Medrine of manrepeller.comthis jumpsuit is created in beautiful navy sand-washed crepe de chine silk, has a distinct pillar like silhouette and fastens with a magnetic fastening at the shoulder seams.  What I like about this piece is how it becomes a beautiful alternative for fall / winter; I’ve styled it with a leather jacket and high-heeled boots, a smart long blazer and navy pumps, but most of all it looks amazing on its own.

And that is what the best thing about the jumpsuit is. It doesn’t need much accessorizing to make a statement. Simple, minimal dressing at its best.

Wearing: Jumpsuit from Marina London; clutch and coat, Reiss Fashion; heels: Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes (a special gift I received, thank you!)

Photos: Beth Morton Photography. MUA: Dani Rose.