layering outfit for autumn

beautiful golden hour over the park in camden

sporty autumnal outfit

london fashion blogger outfit

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nike bra top white styling denim casual look


Nike Juvenate

I’ve been meaning to explore Caledonian Park and its’ grade II listed clock tower for ages so just as golden hour came round and I had a spare half hour, I called up Kristabel and we met up in the secret park in the middle of Camden residentials. Even though we raced against the sun setting, we snapped some pretty nice shots if I do say so myself. Isn’t the clock tower beautiful?!

I doubled up on my Nike (I’m a sucker for Nike kicks!) layering a gym bra, usually reserved for Zumba and Body Balance, under a hundred tops and sporting my new fave trainers. If you’ve not tried the Juvenate style then you absolutely must! It’s the closest to going bare foot you’ll get in these light mesh beauties.

Both Nike pieces are available at ASOS who gave me the chance to style them up in my own way. With my love of sporty-influenced style, it was pretty easy to do to be honest!


looking up at the Camden clock tower

detail denim chain belt plaid shirt

sporty autumnal outfit

nike juvenate black trainers mesh

architecture london clock tower vertical walls

clock tower through the branches

double denim outfit detail

fashion blogger smiling

nike juvenate black trainers mesh

making shapes strike a pose in sporty outfit

khaki jacket blue denim skirt outfit

What I wore in Caledonian Park:

Trainers – Nike Juvenate at ASOS / Crop top – Nike at ASOS / Skirt – ASOS / Denim jacket – ASOS / Khaki jacket – ASOS (similar) / Earrings – Me & Zena / Clutch – Bershka / Pins on clutch – Rock Cakes / Belt – ASOS



fun on Brighton esplanade

bright blue view look out brighton pier


looking out over Brighton

pointing out to beach brighton

Looking out over the channel brighton

fashion blogger brighton pier

palm print T-shirt

helter skelter


Brighton Pier

On my second day down in Brighton last month visiting a bunch of brilliant Etsy sellers, I swapped out the pin-up style skater dress look and opted for wide leg, high waisted trousers in a print fit for a fisherman. I can’t get enough of these trews. In this tricky in-between weather, these flattering, non-crease, cool-but-not-cold bottoms fit every bill and have become my lazy morning staples. Paired with a jazzy print on top and they work for the weekend!


From one beach to another: Right now I’m writing from Brisbane in Australia where I’m spending a couple of weeks! Stay tuned for posts of my Aussie discoveries here on ShinyThoughts but in the meantime, hop over to snapchat where I’m showing what I’m up to day to day under the name ShinyLulu. See ya there mate!


nautical striped modern outfit

brighton pier outfit

discover brighton pier what to wear

spike necklace pineapple necklace palm print top

brighton pier shops

blue stripe deckchairs on pier

asos stripe wide leg trousers D ring

brighton pier stripy look nautical deck chairs

Blue stripe wide leg trousers and snake print shoes

brighton pier stripy look nautical deck chairs

brighton pier outfit

accessorize blue chain cross body bag


What I wore in Brighton:

Trousers – ASOS / Top – (similar) / Shoes – ASOS (similar) / Pineapple necklace – (similar) / Spike necklace – (similar) / Bag – Accessorize / Earrings – Me & Zena

See what I got up to in Brighton in my last post where I went to see how some of Etsy’s cutest boutiques make their wares.


Prim & Pretty in Primrose Hill

what to wear in primrose hill sunny day london

flower shop primrose hill

pink marc b bandbag

pretty cute denim dress outfit

gingham check tablecloth cafe chairs london

pink flower headband and matching bag

outfit in primrose hill

wooden box of flowers and ivy


Shooting with ASOS

It’s not just the fact that I’m wearing a denim dress that makes this post unusual, nor that I’m sporting some pastel pink, it’s the fact that these shots were actually taken by ASOS! For a morning I was allowed to join the likes of ASOS Megan (who shot a couple of 70s style looks after me) and ASOS Debbie, both friends of mine in the ASOS office where I work, for a shoot in Primrose Hill to see what it was all about.

It was great to see a bit behind the scenes of the ASOS personal stylists world where they spend all day shooting one stylist after another. It was brilliant to get the chance to shoot when I usually don’t have the time as well. That’s the difficult thing about working full time and running a blog, it’s almost impossible to do both, I’m sure I’m not the only one to feel that!

As for my outfit, I appear to be collecting denim these days; dresses, skirts, jackets and anything not jeans shaped are increasingly filling my wardrobe. To wear with, this sturdy pink bag by Marc B more than sorts me out in the practical, needing-to-carry-everything-I-own-with-me department.I’m a bag lady, what can I say?


asos denim layered skater dress and pink accessories

flowers in wooden crates

snakeskin pointed shoes and pink handbag

denim dress outfit blogger


What I Wore in Primrose Hill

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Dress – ASOS / Bag – Marc B (similar) / Shoes – ASOS (similar) / Headband – ASOS (similar) / Necklace – AnnaLou of London



St James’s Park

sunny day monochrome outfit shorts and fringed camisole


having fun in the park

london eye and royal horse guards river london

silver drawstring rucksackgeese in london park

monki silver chunky sandals and socks

white blossom london blue sky spring

stripy monochrome long shorts

spring in the park blossom river


A Tourist in your own City

I’ve said it before and well, it looks like I’m saying it again but I am never enough of a tourist. Come on Lucy, London has so much to offer! Luckily, on the very rare occasion that I found myself in St James’s Park, it turned out to be a damn good one. The sun was out in full force (quite a scarce sighting these days) and the flowers were going all in with with the rainbow theme. I tried to fit in with my floral embroidered top and don’t think I did too bad a job!

We walked around and marvelled at the variety of ducks – there was one with a quiff, man! We even stumbled up on The Changing of the Guards. Now, seeing as I’ve NEVER seen the bloomin’ guards ever move and have talked about needing to go and see it for years, I was pretty chuffed to work out that all the hustle and bustle and drum hitting was actually that very thing! Any other Londoners have it high up on their list?!


Talking of London, don’t forget that my blogging gal gang and I are hosting #TheBloggersMarket numero 2 on 22nd August so hit ‘going’ on the Facebook page and see you there!


outfit in the park with flowers silver accessories

changing on the guards buckingham palace

sunny day flowers in the park

geese in london park

turquoise rileigh bicycle against a fence

green deckchairs in the park


What I wore in St James’s Park:

Top – ASOS / Shorts – Glamorous / Sandals – Monki / Bag – ASOS / Necklace – RockCakes

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An Evening on Osea

bright orange dress, yellow bag and green heels outside dinner party

osea island garden blue sky

next orange sleeveless dress

bright blue sea and single white sailing boat

bright orange embellished dress, turquoise heels and yellow cross body bag next

osea island shells and sea living room in the captains house


48 Hours of Bliss

If you read my last post you will have seen that some of my fave blogging gals and I went off on a Jolly to the beautiful secret island of Osea off the Essex Coast. As promised, this time I’m showing you a little more of the amazing Captains House where we all stayed! Think of it as a boarding school for Bloggers where we all chatted together about everything from all the nuances of Blogging to exercise routines and some serious over-sharing once we got into our Next PJs!

After a morning of exploring we tucked into afternoon tea and chats on the terrace. It was just the most wonderful place to hang out with such successful and hard working ladies. All the girls were so supportive, insightful and inspiring that we basically decided we were staying to form our own Blogging house. Bye!

Once the evening came it was time to get on our gladrags and settle down to a delicious meal but it wasn’t long before we were rudely interrupted by a crazed Policeman running through the room! Don’t worry, it was only a case of murder mystery and despite the wine and the good food distracting us, we didn’t do too badly at working our whodunit! A few glasses later and we all snuggled up on the sofas, put on some sassy seventies tunes and gossiped until we could no longer. Right. I’m staying!



scones on gingham tablecloth english next colourful night out outfit

afternoon tea served on a tiered cake stand

Osea Island captains house life rings party holiday home

red embroidered tapestry sofa and bookshelves

bright yellow flowers

osea island captains house living room

beef wellington dinner

seaside theme table decoration lanterns shells dinner


What I Wore in the Evening on Osea:

Dress / Bag / Heels – All Next

Thanks so much to Next for sending us away!