Maiden of Wood

Thursday, 24 December 2015


Photography by the babe that is Amber Rose

With the party season upon us and NYE right around the corner; I thought I would share this oh so fabulous shoot I recently did with my Blogger BAE's Abs & Megs (oh how I love these two so very, very much) and Etsy UK.

I'm still so in love with the vintage 1960's dress and Versace suede jacket I chose for our 'Girls Night Out' themed shoot AND can you believe this, it just so happens that the NYE party I'm off to has a black & gold dress code - WELL IN! needless to say I'll be sporting this sparkly ensemble to see in the New Year. 

Etsy UK have the most amazing party pieces and unique handmade accessories - it's definitely my go-to destination when I want something a bit unusual, that I know no one else will be wearing. 

If you're in need of some party pieces for NYE then check out Etsy's party edit HERE

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and i'll see you in 2016! 

Friday, 4 December 2015


It's that time of year when I bring my fur coats, scarves, stoles out of storage and get all snuggly with my outfit choices - the bigger... the fluffier... the cosier - the better! Fur, to me, is like the Winter equivalent of a statement necklace - guaranteed to take your outfit to a whole new level! With the added bonus of keeping you warm and toasty during the chillier months (which I'm ALL about). 

I've been lusting after a Charlotte Simone Fur Scarf for years now, but at the moment I just can't justify spending hundreds of pounds on an accessory that I'm only likely to wear for a few months of the year. So as soon as I spotted this Topshop dupe, I had to make it mine. As you know I'm a big lover of the colour Chartreuse, so this little fluffy number is an all-round-winner for me. 

The scarf is such an oversized, statement piece, that I decided to dress it down with a monochrome (#MimeChic) jersey tee, black Jamie Jeans and the Muse Bone Heel Boot - a revamp of the ever so popular Master Boots. Simple, yet sassy.

Oh and FYI, if you digging this whole ensemble, you can shop the entire look below - just click the 'Buy the Look' button, select your sizes, hit 'buy' and as if by magic you'll be taken through to the Topshop checkout - how rad is that!! ...I've never used the word 'rad' in my life but now seems like a pretty appropriate time to use it! #GameChanger 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Top: Topshop | Trousers: Topshop | Fur Collar: Warehouse | Belt: ASOS | Boots: Topshop | Glasses: Cheap Monday via Specsavers

Leopard on leopard, leather, tortoiseshell and a big ole fur collar - that's my ultimate Winter ensemble right there.

The second I spotted this crinkle-textured top in Toppers the other day, I knew there was absolutely no way I was leaving the shop without it - the high-neck and flared sleeves are a bit of me!

I love playing around with different textures during the colder months - adding touchy-feely fabrics to your ootd and texture-clashing is a super easy way to make Winter fashion fun!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Jacket: Vintage Versace via EtsyUK | Top: Primark | Skirt: Warehouse | Belt: Topshop | Bag: Skinnydip London | Boots: Zara via Depop

I shot this look a few weeks ago, on a girls day out with my best babes Abs and Megs. We went for a laavly brunch at Bills (standard), had a good ole catch-up and then mooched around Hoxton Square - the perfect Sunday afternoon. 

Totally felt like Cher Horowitz in this suede-on-suede combo and Zara knee high boots. With an added bit of sass thanks to my new Skinnydip London Bee Clutch Bag.

The babes at Skinnydip have featured me as their 'Blogger of the Month' - check out my Q&A over on their blog!

Sunday, 8 November 2015


Blouse: Next | Skirt: Warehouse | Boots: Russell and Bromley via eBay 

Have I got news for you - high-street giants Next have very recently introduced a game-changing 'order by midnight for next day delivery' service. Which, let's be honest, is pretty F'ing amazing, but also potentially quite damaging to my bank balance / relationship - my boyfriend just doesn't get the 'a woman can never have too many shoes, clothes, handbags...' mantra I live by, unfortunately.

As part of the increds #NextTake12 delivery service, they've challenged me to style up this textured tie neck blouse - a key item from their new season collection and a totally on trend wardrobe staple for AW15. 

I know what you're thinking - 'bare legs in November? Are you dizzy bro?!' well, I actually shot this outfit about a month ago, before the weather took a pretty dramatic turn for the worst. You won't catch me bare-legged and coatless for the foreseeable ...unless of course, I'm back up North for a night on the Toon - when in Rome ey!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Ronnie Kray Steez - Firmoo Glasses Review

I was contacted by the lovely team at Firmoo recently to ask if I'd like to try out a pair of their super-fashionable and totally-frugal glasses (win win) and as I'm an everyday glasses wearer, I bladdy well jumped at the chance! They contacted me just as I was on the hunt for a new pair of specs - did they read my mind or did they just read that tweet I did about being on the look-out for a new pair of glasses ...who knows eh?! 

Anyway, the picking of the glasses was the most difficult part, as they have such a wide selection to choose from. But as I'd done a fair bit of online glasses shopping, I kind of had an idea in mind of what I wanted - that being a pair of Ronnie Kray-esque, semi-rimless frames, preferably in tortoiseshell - I'd definitely given this some thought! This process was super easy thanks to their filter feature - which lets you select everything from colour, to shape, material, price and everything in-between.

The delivery was pretty darn speedy too - I had my new sexy-specs with me within the week. With prices ranging from around £12 - £25 I will most definitely be placing another order in the very near future  - abso barg or whut!

All-in-all I'd highly recommend ordering from Firmoo, if you're after a pair of affordable-come-fashionable glasses. 


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