Monday, 27 October 2014

This Girl Got Plaid |





The Flannel. As they like to call it across the pond in the USA is a plaid (tartan) shirt and a must-have item this season...if not always. Never heard of the term flannel? Well neither had I until recently. To me a flannel is a small square piece of towelling that you use to wash your face, and most definitely belongs in the bathroom. But....as usual I learnt the hard, if not hilarious way...

My fellow doll from America, Kat was visiting London from San Francisco when we decided to go to Lovebox Festival. Kat rings me up like 'Bea! I'm going to take my flannel...I think it's essential' So me being an absolute ditz... I pack what us Brits refer to as a 'flannel'. Except we both had completely different ideas about what a flannel actually was.

I will never forget the moment I whipped out that face cloth to be like 'I GOT MY FLANNEL BITCH'... oh my we literally laughed about that for so long! Missing you!

For today's look I opted for all black errrythanng...yes I love black and will stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour. Black can be a bit depressing sometimes, mainly in the daytime if it's not broken up by colour. All black at night is totally acceptable somehow, but in the daytime it's just not alright. So try tying a plaid shirt around your waist to add colour and style. I love this look, and I even added this Rose Quartz necklace, my latest purchase from Urban Outfitters. TOTAL LOVE.

This is a new look that I have put together and I love it, I would say it is effortlessly stylish. When it comes to causual dressing, I tend to always dress up! I CAN'T HELP IT! I am not one for wearing just jeans and a tee...and well I barely EVER, if not, never wear trousers. So for me this look is perfect and there are lots of different patterns and textures; from ribbed material to velvet and my leggings are verging on neoprene which i'm sure Alexander Wang would be very proud of.

PS. Sorry for the poor quality pictures... I've had to resort to iPhone selfies until I get my camera back... literally lost without it! Boo Hoo.

WHAT I WORE:
Plaid Shirt - Zara
Velvet Cropped Top - Urban Outfitters
Biker Leggings - Zara
Boots - Topshop
Ribbed Crop Jumper - H&M
ACCESSORIES:
Frilly Socks - Topshop
Rose Quartz Necklace - Urban Outfitters
Choker (Part of a 3-part set) - FREEDOM for Topshop
 
Kisses,
Bea {x}
 
 
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Friday, 24 October 2014

Twenty One |

The big 2-1. I am now officially an adult yet somehow, I can't help feeling that I still don't have to behave like one. Every birthday I like to reflect on the year that I've had and I can't help but feel so fortunate and grateful for everything and everyone's support this year! The year of being 20...to me turning 20 was like OH CRAP okay life is really starting now, no longer a teenager and all that - but in hindsight I have had one of the best years of my life!


This year I have accomplished so much, here are some of my highlights:

- I founded The Sartorial Doll
- I got the job at Rolex HQ
- I ran my first marathon in Jerusalem, Israel for SHALVA (Time: 4Hours 18Minutes)
- I registered to run the 2015 Jerusalem Marathon for SHALVA
- I founded the SHALVA 2015 Mount Kilimanjaro climb taking place October 2015
- Raised over £3000 for SHALVA children's charity
- Interviewed by the Jewish News
- Awarded Style Icona of the Day and featured in their October issue online magazine

My involvement with Shalva Children's charity has been such a special part of my year and will continue to be close to my heart forever. It was so wonderful being able to raise such a great amount of money for such a beautiful cause and I have become a part of something so amazing. When I was in Israel I managed to meet all the children and I put forward the idea of getting a team together to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Shalva and... it's OFFICIAL. I will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2015 with my father; as well as friends of Shalva from Israel, New York and Canada....I CAN'T WAIT!





Meet Georgie Ricks, one of my more hilarious friends - If you have a birthday/night out coming up and want complementary tables, alcohol & entry in Chelsea's top nightclubs call Georgie on 07907593956
 My friends are too cute, on my actual birthday they arranged a surprise dinner for me and it was perfect. I had already arranged my big party in the next coming weeks, booking out the Penthouse Suite of All Star Lanes in Brick Lane and couldn't think of a better way to spend my birthday! We all indulged in a lovely dinner and then headed to Layla's; a local Lebanese cocktail shisha bar and restaurant where we drank our body-weight in Champagne. We then headed off to Esher's most recent bar/nightclub Bisoux Lounge where we were joined by more friends. I was spoilt rotten from hoards of clothes and shoes to Bvlgari earrings and sentimental gifts from my darling dolls!

My BFF Maria made me this montage of us.  TOTAL LOVE!



My mother bought me this gorgeous leopard print blouse from Zara...TOTAL LOVE! It is so chic and fitted perfectly with my American Apparel, Lamb skin A-line skirt, so obviously I made an outfit change before heading out to continue the parday!  I'm not usually a fan of leopard print, as I feel sometimes it can look tacky and often looks better on blonde's BUT this is an absolute fave. The collar is obviously amazing as it's large and a great shape, perfect for accessorising with my Chanel brooch. The cuffs which you will see in some of my other photos are tight around the wrists making for a perfectly fitted blouse.

My friend Charlie bought me this bouquet of exotic flowers..unique and unusual just like me! Total Love! Thanks Doll



My cake... OH MY GOD MY CAKE. Honestly, it was amazing, I just can't deal. We all know I am so completely obsessed by everything Chanel. I was so happy when this little gem when it was brought to me with sparklers and champagne...can you tell by the look on my face? Thank you so much Mummy! The detailing was incredible and it even trumped my 18th birthday cake, which can I say was also incredible. My 21st birthday cake was a chocolate gateaux made up on 7 layers of choccie cake and buttercream NOM NOM NOM.

My 18th Birthday cake was also pretty amazing! Thank you Mum!


George is my heart and soul - without him life would be dull - Meet my GBF

Girl Power: Gorgeous Mummy, Me and my beautiful sister Lucy

Mum's lovely BF richard made sure the champagne was constantly flowing....



Mummy even came out for drinks after dinner and partied with us all till gone 1am... shock horror ;)

Me and my two bestest friends George and Maria. TOTAL LOVE


 
 
WHAT I WORE:
 
White Shirt/Leopard Print Blouse - Zara
Lamb Skin Leather Skirt - American Apparel
Pearl Belt - Zara
Shoes - Miu Miu
Brooch Chanel -
Handbag - Gucci 'Soho Disco Bag'
 
Kisses,
 
Bea {x}