Love London 🌆❤️

It is only right I start this week’s blog by paying tribute to the victims of Wednesday’s attack ❤️

Westminster Bridge, one of the city’s most beautiful, iconic landmarks, which I frequently pass over myself was hit by a barrage of terror which so sadly claimed the lives of innocent, loving people…and for what? 

London as we love it ❤️

We will never forget them and they will always remain close in our hearts 💗

I absolutely love this hand written London Underground sign which has since gone viral

This speaks for London as a whole ❤️

Although it isn’t entirely authentic as it wasn’t of course written at that exact time it reflects and voices London’s continued solidarity.  London is a city which embraces all walks of life and cultures and is one of the reasons why I fell in love with it. 

I have so much admiration for our Country’s medical services who never fail to stand up to the mark and put their own lives on the line also. 

Following on with anything else feels rather insignificant but like I say we continue to march on. 

I actually experienced the amazing service of our health service first hand on Thursday evening after my contact lense got stuck in my left eye. I hotfooted it to the Western Eye Hospital in Marlyebone after my work had wrapped up for the day. The doctor who saw me removed it super quickly and only naturally we had a giggle during the process! I would like to say a big thank you to him! 🙌

Monday saw the first episode of my new YouTube Channel #lucyellen go live and I was delighted to have the fabulous Miss Defiant as my first guests! 

If you haven’t had the chance to watch just yet you can view the interview on my channel, you can find the direct link on the Video’s tab on this website as well as on all of my social media 👍

Having a fun chat with Miss Defiant 🌟💋

Look out for my blog on the girls in the coming days which includes some additional questions which I didn’t ask on the sofa… 

If you are anything like me the last year will have seen you going weak for fashion chokers. Rarely a day goes by where I don’t wear one! They just add the perfect little completion to an outfit and I find myself feeling rather bare without one 😆

A classic black one is hard to beat as they are super versatile and because of this I have several- all of which are from New Look and Primark and have been incredibly long lasting 

Donning one of my favourite black chokers ✔️☺️

Silver is just as versatile as black and the New Look find below has certainly caught my attention online 

Loving this New Look Silver Diamanté and Pearl Choker 🔥

I also am a fan of bowed chokers, particularly for evening attire just like this Miss Selfridge one below 👌

Style spot alert- Bowed, black choker from Miss Selfridge 

Most stores are selling chokers in packs of two and three, which is always handy, just like the below trio from Zara

Zara providing a pack of 3 delights, ideal for Spring/Summer 😘

There really is such a vast variety in stores and online, the below River Island wall display being an example of just that…

River Island supplying a wall of treats 😍

Lastly but by no means least I would like to wish all Mums especially my amazing Mum a very Happy Mother’s Day 💋💗 

I have so much admiration for Mums in particular my own. I genuinely think you must have super powers to achieve everything you do on a daily basis.

My Mum is the most selfless, caring, supportive Mum I could ever wish for and I am so very lucky to have her. She also happens to have the most amazing eye for style and I am forever asking her opinion on outfits and ‘borrowing’ some of her wardrobe pieces when we are together 😜

Unfortunately I didn’t get to spend today with my Mum, however I am joining both my Mum and Dad on holiday during the week for a few days and I literally cannot wait to spend some quality time with them both ❤️

My Mum, my best friend 💓💋

I hope everyone has a great week whatever your plans are 💗

Lots of love, 

Lucy Ellen 😊 xx

Denim Delight 🔵🙌

I can’t believe it’s already Sunday…again 😳

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed a Guiness or two to celebrate St Patrick’s day 🎉

This was my first year in London over the festivities as I spent it in Essex last year.  Although there were lots of celebrations happening throughout the city I didn’t get the chance to partake in any due to work…there is always next year though 😛

Now onto one of my favourite fashion items…Denim! 😍👖👌 It is definitely a delight in my eyes, I love, love, love it and could write a book on it; for now I will focus on 

Denim Jackets 🔷🙌

Spring has definitely sprung a little early in London this week- yayy! 👏 I hope it’s the same wherever you are too! 

I find denim jackets are perfect for the change in temperature as they aren’t too heavy but still provide cover…

Although this season has a love for oversized as well as regular, I do still like this cropped jacket I purchased from Primark a few years ago…

I always look forward to getting this one out of the wardrobe ☀️

I wasn’t sure what to think of oversized on me initially as I’m so short however after trying a few on I have grown to like them.  I am still hunting for the ‘perfect one’ but have spied a couple of stand out ones in New Look and Zara. I’m just waiting for my size to come back in store and will be sure to post when they do.

Back prints and slogans are also featured on the above said jackets and are something which I am fully embracing now too. 

Last week I included this beautiful handful of pink in my #minibag blog 

I have to say this is very me and already planning around Spring outfits… White skinny jeans & light denim jacket come to mind 💓

Since then I think I have found the perfect denim jacket from Zara to team it with for an ‘out out’ night 🎊

Loving how the shoulder structure & ripped design compliment each other… Would be ideal with the pop of pink 👛💗

Embroidery is another massive key trend for S/S17 and I love it! 

I spotted this beaut embroidered denim aviator in Topshop’s sale this week 🎀

I have a real weakness for aviator’s and let’s face it they are always going to come in handy on those chilly, cooler evenings which are destined to crop up in any given British Spring/Summer so they are definitely a fab, classic buy. 

Another hot Topshop Aviator…this time without the embroidery 💓

While on the subject of plain classic, I still love this option for the days you prefer a slightly more understated look

Another little Primark find which does the trick nicely & costs around £12 👍

The above is my choice for today which is another busy one 😀

I’m really excited as the first episode of my new YouTube Channel #lucyellen is just about to be released, look out for my social media posts during the week 🎬😊

I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday.

Lucy Ellen ☺️ xx

Mini Bags 👛💁

After last week’s #trainerlove post I thought it would be fitting to follow on with a feature on another new found love of mine…

Mini bags 👛☺️

As long as I can remember I have been a slave to big bags; I love them and if you are anything like me they are essentially a small suitcase on the road.

As I’ve mentioned before you will always find a pair of shoes in mine, alongside an iPad, stationery, maybe even a change of clothes (in a separate carrier bag of course… I do like to think there is some sense of organisation in mine 😃) But yeah some days I guess there is pretty much everything besides the kitchen sink 😆

As great as they are on your arm for a whirlwind day of meetings, work and social gatherings it is always nice to challenge your fashion boundaries slightly.

So what better way to do that on the bag front than with these gems below… Let’s have a look at some of my favourites that the high street have to offer…

I’m loving these two beauts from Mango, both ideal for Spring 🙌
Primark yet again providing some serious eye candy with this coral mini 😍
A pop of metallic is always hard to beat, loving this number from Next ⚡️

And finally but by no means least, I adore this handful of pink from River Island 👌💋

I have to say this is very me and I am already planning around Spring outfits… *White skinnys & light denim jacket are coming to mind 💭*

Last night I embraced the mini by taking this one out for the night…

I picked this one up from Topshop’s summer sale last year and it added a touch of colour to my double denim 😘

And yes I survived just fine 😀 as for this afternoon’s duties…yes you guessed it- it is back to the big 👜 and on that note I must dash…

Lucy Ellen 😊 xx 

Trainer Love 👟😚

It’s quite ironic that I have chosen trainers as the subject for my first fashion post…I am after all the girl who used to quite literally live in high heels…

I’m not just talking about shopping, social and work occasions…I mean to the frankly ridiculous levels where I would think nothing of going for an afternoon 3 mile stroll in a pair of 4 inch heels…

My love for high heels probably began the same as most girls did…raiding my mum’s wardrobe (old habits die hard eh?)

So when was the sudden turning point for me? Well to be honest it was more of a gradual transition… Which probably began about 5 years ago when I bought my first pair of converse…

Within a few days I found myself teaming them up with skinny jeans and a blazer to go shopping and loved the new look. It wasn’t long until another pair of converse made an appearance in my wardrobe; this time a navy pair which are not only easier to keep clean but also super versatile.

The last few years have seen trainers becoming a real ‘fashion statement’ on catwalks around the globe and thanks to a varied selection on the high street they are no longer considered just for pounding the treadmill.

I’ve always loved Primark and New Look, as well as other high street stores for footwear, which is just as well considering I am now on a London shoe string budget…excuse the pun! 😜

The silver trainers below are one of my fave pairs I’ve bought to date, at 5′ the slight platform comes in handy also 😉 I found them on sale in the New Look kids section (there are perks to being a size 2.5) for around £6

Silver, sparkly and on sale…what’s not to love 🙂

Black trainers are a favourite of mine also as they are super versatile and work just as well as with a dress/skirt, opaque tights (perfect for London rush hour) as they do with a pair of black or denim skinnys. 

I love how versatile black trainers are…just like these Zara pair 🙌

I also spotted these River Island beauties when I was window shopping between meetings a couple of days ago…

River Island treating us to these beauties…not a million miles away from Balenciaga’s *swoon* 

Now don’t get me wrong I still love and wear heels…you will normally always find a pair in my bag just in case and I do always like to wear them when I am ‘out out’ but for this post it is all about the #trainerlove 👟😚

Lucy Ellen 🙂 xx

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