Style File: Leopard Print Part 3 – The Snow Leopard


Jumper and Bag: Zara | Jeans: H&M | Shoes: New Look | Sunglasses: Guess by Marciano

There’s something so wintery about this outfit. Granted it is the end of July and we are having storms left, right and centre. This is my last look for my series on Leopard print. I love this print in every way, shape or form. Especially in a monochrome colour palette. These light grey jeans are a staple in my wardrobe as are these mules…my new shoe obsession. What’s great is, this jumper is quite light weight so it’s fine for a cooler summers day but absolutely perfect for a bit of autumn/winter layering!

Is it bad that I am thinking that far ahead? Haha

Bianca xx

Style File: Leopard Print Part 2

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Jumpsuit: Zara | Bag: American Apparel | Shoes: Primark | Jewellery: A Girl’s Best Friend

When I was prepping this look, I just kept thinking, “be careful, you don’t want to look too much like Scary Spice”.  Growing up in the age of girl power and being the only one with hair that resembled Mel B’s, I always played the part in our little girl bands at school.  I honestly think I owe my love of leopard print to Mel B- especially a leopard print jumpsuit.

With something as bold as this, I always find myself putting my hair up, slicked back and neat with very minimal accessories (a few pieces from my own line naturally!). The print does all the talking.  

I love putting bold colours with leopard print, green, purple and red are my favourites and for a day out and about promoting my jewellery business these little red heels were my number one choice.  I have a terrible cold at the moment and really don’t feel like getting too glam, but a bit of red lipstick always makes things better :)

Bianca x

Style Series: Leopard Print

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Blazwr: H&M | T-Shirt: Primark | Skirt, Bag and Heels: New Look | Jewellery: Watch and Ring: Michael Kors, Ring: eBay, Gold hoops: American Apparel

I must apologise for my lack of posting the past week or so.  With a new job comes new responsibilities but I shouldn’t let them overtake what I love doing…this blog!  I have also been focussed on my jewellery business as of late, introducing a few new creations into the mix :)

I have to admit I have been a little stumped with what to wear lately – this new role is office based buy not formal, but I still like to look smart.  Nothing screams “office” like a pencil skirt, but when you throw leopard print into the mix it can border on being too sexy.  To tone it down I chose to wear something loose on top and this white boyfriend tshirt is a great match.  The perfect accessory is definitely my grown up “Dora the Explorer”  backpack, keeping the outfit smart yet ready for after work fun!  A few minimal accessories and a pale pink lip and im ready to go.

This is part 1 of my leopard print series so lookout for the next posts coming soon.

Bianca xx

Working 9-5 (30)

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Blazer: Primark | T-Shirt: H&M | Culottes: Local Boutique (New Look have similar ones now!)

I have never had a normal 9-5 office job.  Shock! Horror! It’s not something that has ever appealed to me.  But now, I am embarking on a new career and this means I am stuck indoors Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm.  How will I cope?  By wearing super cute outfits of course!

The office is pretty relaxed as far as formal wear goes and jeans are acceptable.  I don’t want to get too relaxed and wear jeans everyday as it can get boring. Seeing as it is going to be a sweltering 30°C in London today I thought I would break out these printed culottes and keep the top half simple.  Monochrome is always a smart option for work and this way it is a little quirky!

What do you wear to work?  Have a great day everyone

Bianca xx

Flowing and Free

What a busy week.  Birthdays, parties, Christenings and leaving do’s.  Been a busy bee! When having a busy week, I like to pop my hair up in plaits to keep it out of my way.  I love this skirt as it is allows me to add a bit of glamour into my everyday wardrobe and also hides when I have had an indulgent week food wise! Haha! The side slits give this skirt a life of it’s own in the wind and unlike a lot of maxi skirts, you still have freedom to move around.  The beautiful Moroccan print brings in so many lovely colours that I kept the rest of the outfit edgy with some leather accessories.  Leather can be great in summer, even when its warm.  Here’s to the new week and the start of a new job!

Enjoy your week!

Bianca xx

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Waistcoat and Skirt: Primark | Top: H&M | Bag: Zara | Shoes: New Look

Allure Me

For today’s post I am teaming up with a fabulous UK based (yippee!) Jewellery site called Allure Me.  This company was started by sisters Andrea and Christina this year, with the aim of getting affordable and gorgeous jewellery across the fashion world!  I love their pieces as they aren’t what you would find in regular high street shops.  They have a fantastic range  of statement jewellery.  Check out a few pieces below! As a jewellery designer, it is really nice to be able to collaborate with other designers and businesswomen :)

‘Bella’ necklace £8 (left) and ‘Blue Divine’ necklace £30 (right)

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‘Roxy’ necklace £20

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‘Mystical Gems’ necklace £18

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Everything is £3.99 P+P

Website: http://allureme.wix.com/allureme
Twitter: @Allure_Me14
Instagram: @allure_me_2014
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllureMe14

Bianca xx

The Woman Behind the Camera

We took loads of photos on holiday.  Some were great and some not so great- I really need to invest in a DSLR camera now, all suggestions welcome!

We shot a few OOTD looks for me but one thing I noticed was how fab my mum looked our entire trip.  Usually she is the woman behind the camera, but today’s post is all about her.  Packing light has never been one of her strong points, but this time not only did she pack lighter, but she also packed some great key pieces.  This was my favourite of her daytime looks.  An all white ensemble with a pop of colour with this great, red, linen shirt.  Very Riviera Chic! I must admit, she poses really well too and was totally natural in front of the camera! I could learn a thing or 2 :)

Bianca xx

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Birthday Weekend in Pictures

7-7-14…my 27th birthday.

Eek…27! Gosh I feel like I’m getting on a bit.  But never mind, age happens to the best of us.  I just wanted to share a quick post of a few photos from over my birthday weekend.  Thanks everyone for a wonderful birthday!

Wireless with my sister and a crazy Kanye West…

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Sushisamba for a fabulous dinner with my girls…

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I must say I am feeling especially overwhelmed by all the love. It’s nice to feel special on your birthday! ☺

Club Tropicana

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Top and Shorts: Choies | Bag: American Apparel | Shoes: Zara | Jewellery: J Crew and Michael Kors

The final day of my whirlwind trip of Nice, Ventimiglia and Monaco (technically 3 countries in 3 days) was a lovely day spent with family doing a few touristy things in Monaco. 

I got these cute matching seperates a few weeks ago from Choies and have been waiting for the right moment to rock the look.  When better than in Monaco?!  The colours and tropical leaf print are so summery and it’s  great that you can mix and match seperates to that you get more outfit choices. 

I took so much jewellery on this trip and just kept wearing the same necklace, #obsessed.  But isn’t it great when you find a piece that sets off any outfit perfectly and is OTT in the glamour stakes?!

The heat was incredible today so these short shorts and top knot were the best way of keeping cool in the sun.  Back in London now and ready for a few more days off from work, nothing special going on, just Wireless Music Festival and my birthday! 

Two more holiday posts to come so keep an eye out for them and make sure to follow me on Instagram @b_lovefoodlovefashion for more pictures :)

Oh and Happy 4th July to all my US based friends, family and followers!

Bianca x

Dora the Explorer

Every time I see someone wearing this revived trend I think of that great children’s programme, “Dora the Explorer”.   I’m a bit older than Dora’s usual audience but she did have a bit of foresight  in the style stakes.  She always had a backpack and everything she could possibly need was in it. 

Whilst planning my trip to Nice, I decided I needed to add a backpack into the equation, however, it could not be too bulky or look like I was prepping for a mountain trek.

I saw this gorgeous, white, box bag in New Look and instantly fell in love.  It maintains it’s shape no matter how much bag abuse I commit.

This shoot was done in Ventimiglia, Italy, which is a short train ride from Nice.  Great food and shopping and perfect for a quiet getaway from the crowds.  It amazing how much things change in a 40 minute train ride.  Neon is always a summer staple and this H&M dress is perfect for a day strolling on the beach.

Stay tuned for a Holiday diary featuring all the great food from Nice, Ventimiglia and Monaco.

Bianca xxx

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Dress: H&M | Bag: New Look | Jewellery: J Crew, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, eBay | Shoes: Zara