What Jen Did

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Forgive me, for I have sinned. Six whole days without an update? And I call myself a blogger!

I’ve been all over the place in the last week – from Leeds to Milan to London and back again. Sadly I haven’t had time to get my camera out and shoot any proper photos, but I have been Instagramming my way through the week (and the weeks before, too). So here are a few phone snaps – snippets of life through my (slightly rubbish, low-quality) lens.

at home. 
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Before I headed off to Italy (and when I finally got back), I spent a few cosy nights at home, snuggled up away from the snow. With the log burner going strong and my first diptyque candle flickering, cold January days can be whiled away with a good film (Bring it On was my choice) and a glass of Hendrick’s gin and tonic, served with cucumber.

The photo of my bed is my most-liked shot on Instagram. The Orla Kiely bedding was from TK Maxx – £20 for 4 pillows and £25 for the double duvet. Totally bargainous considering the duvet alone has an RRP of £75! The fairy lights are Ikea and the silver antlers are also TK Maxx.

in edinburgh. 
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It’s been a few weeks since our trip to Edinburgh and I still can’t stop thinking about that beautiful city. I wrote about our trip in full here and here, but here are a few extra shots I took as we explored.

Dusk in the city was the perfect time to capture the dramatic buildings dominating the skyline… made all the more Instagrammable by the strings of twinkling lights everywhere. Seriously, why do we save fairy lights for the festive season? If I was Queen of the World (and it’s my mission to obtain that title at some point in my life), I’d have them up all year round.

I celebrated my birthday while in Edinburgh – during the day we visited Hotel Missoni for Afternoon Tea and I got snap happy in the toilets. And in the evening, we headed to The Dogs for dinner, where we were welcomed with two glasses of Prosecco on the house. Cheers!

in milan. 
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Last Sunday I made my way to Manchester Airport to catch a flight to Milan. I was heading to Italy for Men’s Fashion Week, where one of my clients was showing their AW13/14 collection. Milan is a beautiful city – stylish, polished and classic. I didn’t see much of it due to a hectic schedule but snippets included the pretty courtyard outside my apartment and this amazing restaurant, lit by a huge cluster of bare lightbulbs.

I took hundreds of photos of my client’s show – there were male models everywhere, so plenty to see! I particularly loved their invite this season – lots of die-cut loveliness.

i wore. 
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What Instagram catch up post would be complete without a few ‘selfies’? I’ve become quite attached to my hair extensions recently – I’ve worn them straight, curled, waved and even up in a top knot, which I loved.

I’ve also been wearing dresses and skirts more, with Primark’s Super Cosy tights and simple black boots. The denim shirt (Topshop) and grey pleated skirt (Diesel Black Gold, loaned) was my Men’s Fashion Week show outfit, worn with NW3 knee high boots. The red spotty dress is Diane von Furstenberg (c/o), worn with Bertie ankle boots and a statement necklace for dinner with Rob.

So that’s what I’ve been up to… what about you?


Emma MacDonald

Hey love!
What a fun post! It’s great to see what you’ve been up to. I’m so envious of your log burner. And you look stunning in the bottom left of your selfies. Such gorgeous eyebrows and lipstick. And I love the Diesel skirt, it looks great with the denim shirt and black boots.

Bemsy x

Panty Buns

Your home is looking cozy, warm and cheery. I’d never seen a woodstove that colour before but it’s lovely, as are the colours of the bed covers and the pretty white roses on the table. Love the photos from Milan. Quite a whirlwind of a New Year for you! I love your hair extensions. The Diesel Black Gold skirt and Diane von Furstenberg dress both look nice.


I love personal posts like this 🙂
such great photos of you and your exciting travels!
Sounds amazing,
new follower 🙂

Rae xx


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