Wednesday, 30 October 2013


I was just looking through my old posts and I realised that today is Black & Blue's very  first birthday! I can't quite believe that it's already been a year, it feels like I just grabbed my laptop and started creating my own blog yesterday - yet, in the same way, it feels like I've been doing this forever. This year has been one roller coaster of ups and downs yet throughout it all this little slice of the internet, as I call it, has remained a constant up. Seeing a comment, an email, a tweet - or whatever it may be - saying how much they enjoy reading my blog, truly makes my face completely light up no matter what mood I'm in, and it's something that never, ever gets old. I just wanted to say a big, big THANK YOU, to all of you, for simply reading my words and not getting tired of me (I hope)!
Happy Wednesday everyone! :)

Top: Topshop
Skirt: Topshop
Shoes: H&M
Tights: M&S
Rings: Primark

Saturday, 26 October 2013


Olden-daysp on STYLIGHT

I've always loved photography so when I found this SLR camera that belonged to my Grandfather in the 80's I instantly claimed it as my own. Isn't it amazing just how much camera's have advanced technologically? The days of using film have been replaced by LCD screens, but there's something so wonderfully satisfying about sliding a film cartridge into it's chamber - about not knowing whether you got the shot or not until the film has been developed. 
Ah, camera's aside can we just take a moment to appreciate just how insanely gorgeous this dress from Asos is! It's truly a work of art, the colours and different focuses on the flowers are so pretty!
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Dress: ASOS
Shoes: Jones' Bootsmakers
Tights: M&S

Monday, 21 October 2013


A pretty casual outfit today - we all get those jeans and jumper days, right? I'm still lingering onto the last drops of (slight) warmth before I have to pile on scarves and gloves. I'm most definitely a Summer baby, is it too early to start the countdown yet? Haha! Anyway I am utterly addicted to this song thanks to Haleigh from Making Magique (she has an amaze blog!) Note, I hold no responsibility for your own addiction ;)
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Jumper: Zara
Kimono: Sparkle & Fade via UO
Jeans: Blanco
Shoes: ASOS

Thursday, 17 October 2013


There was finally a break in the weather for us to take some photos for the blog, no doubt it'll be raining yet again tomorrow! Ah, after living here for over 4 years, I still haven't gotten used to the unpredictable, but usually miserable, weather. To combat the rain and wind, nothing does the job better than a good old trench coat. To me a trench coat is so typically British and most definitely something well worth investing in.
Anyway, hope you're all doing well - don't forget to follow me here on Bloglovin!
Happy Thursday :)

Jumpsuit: Zara
Trench Coat: Wallis
Heels: New Look

Sunday, 6 October 2013


 It's been one of those weeks where I've felt totally uninspired and unmotivated; in my outfits, in my health and fitness, in my work. It's times like these when I grab a magazine, graze Pinterest, listen to new music try a new make-up look. Whatever it takes to inspire myself and lift myself from the constant grey mood we sometimes slump into. 
I've gathered a few Fall inspired images which triggered new ideas and turned on my creative switch and thought you'd like to see them too :)
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Ps. Fizt is a genius, no?