Jemima Vine Printed Flats

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EnBrogue for Jemima Vine Flats / Zara Top / M&S Waistcoat (similar here) / Gap Shorts (similar here) / Prada Sunglasses (on sale now)

You might have figured out that I am a flats girl through and through. Although I do love my heels – I have never been one to wear them regularly on a day-to-day basis (bad back) – so I´ve always made sure to invest in gorgeous flats, which are feminine and ladylike (and which can easily be worn from day-to night).

I adore these immensely gorgeous flats from Jemima Vine, a limited edition style designed exclusively by fellow blogger Hannah from EnBrogue (an amazing blog dedicated to flat shoes – my idea of heaven, basically). The ´Edie`shoes, in leopard print calf hair and black velvet, are so chic and versatile; they will no doubt be my go-to flats in this transitional summer-autumn season! 

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Honeymoon Bikinis

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 Vix Bikini 

I have always been a big fan of the bandeau shape which suits me the best, and of course, helps with even tan lines. This one from Vix was perfect; with it´s bright print, flattering shape and gold details.

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Beautiful Bottoms Bikini & Sarong

I love this brand – they even have a honeymoon section on their blog – which I was delighted to dissever, finding this gorgeous triangle bikini and sarong (the latter of which I wore every day in Fiji).

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ASOS Bikinis

ASOS have really nailed their bikini section – so many nice styles! I opted for bikinis in more neutral black – which I mix and matched with more colourful coordinates throughout the hols.

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Y.A.S Outfit

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Y.A.S Top and Shorts (both on sale now!) / Zara Heels (similar here)

HEY GUYS – I´m back! For you guys who follow me on Instagram – I have updated a lot from my dream honeymoon to Sydney – Fiji – Hong Kong (my username is anneliwillis, if you want to check it out). Anyways, back in action – and in the next few days I´ll be showing you some new in styles from before my holiday, which I didn’t have time to post before going away (soz!).

Y.A.S (which stands for Your, Apparel, Style) is one of my go-to Scandinavian high street brands; they have really mastered the clean lines with an added edge. They do some amazing leather pieces (this is my all-time favourite leather jacket), and I have recently invested in these super chic shorts. For the summer season, they are doing a lot of sports luxe styles, which I´m always a big fan of; this top is no exception, with it´s colour blocks and mesh detailing. Perfect city outfit!

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WIBT Goes On Honeymoon

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Hi all my lovely readers!

As some of you might already know, I´m off on my honeymoon for 3 weeks (Sydney – Fiji – Hong Kong – SO excited!), and with that, I have decided to put WIBT on vacation mode until the end of August.

I have never really taken a long break from the blog, but this is a once in a lifetime holiday with my new husband where I really need this space from my otherwise beloved blog and computer. You can still follow me live on my Instagram account (my username is anneliwillis).

Until then – I wish you all an amazing few weeks, wherever you are – and I promise, I will be back even stronger (and no doubt, with a very full suitcase filled with goodies I will share with you once I´m back in action!).

Lots of love, 

Anneli 

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Please note that (for obvious reasons) I won´t be able to send out any orders from my WIBT SHOP while I am away – however all orders will be reserved and sent as soon as I am back. 

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L.K.Bennett x What´s In A Rucksack Campaign

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L.K. Bennett x What´s In My Rucksack Campaign? 

A rucksack is deceivingly underrated when it comes to style combined with practicality (which is a very important combination in my opinion!). Firstly, they can room so much more than your average handbag, and it´s much easier to carry; thrown casually over your shoulder, holding it like a handbag, or worn traditionally (which is such a cute look!).

 I was therefore thrilled when one of my favourite British brands, L.K. Bennett asked me to take part of their new campaign ´What´s In My Rucksack´, featuring their stunning their new ´Sophia`style. I have a habit of carrying a lot of stuff with me; hence why this beautiful and spacious rucksack is the perfect go-to bag for every day use.

So, to the big question is – what do I carry around with me every day?

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My Top 10 Essentials

1. My iPhone – never (ever) leaves my sight

2. My new Prada wallet – a gift from me to me

3. Keys

4. Vaseline

5. Bobbi Brown lipstick (Ballet Pink)

6. My trusted Tangle Teezer – my hair saviour

7. Headphones – a necessity on the tube!

8. Earrings – just in case of impromptu after work drinks or a last minute dinner date with my husband

9. My favourite Prada sunnies

10. Some lightweight heels – the classic Floret shoe from L.K Bennet it the perfect go-to heel that goes with just about everything! 

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How To Style a Rucksack

Well, in my opinion, there are so many ways to style a rucksack; especially if the style is classic and particularly when it´s in black. As the shape and style of the rucksack is quite minimal and polished; I styled it how I would wear it on a regular day-to-day basis for a more relaxed look – when I am often just in my denim cut-off´s and a simple shirt.

Although the bag is minimal in it´s clean lines and design – it´s still such a statement piece with the the gold brass details, suede and leather combination and the beautiful soft grainy leather. As mentioned, it´s super versatile and the perfect Autumn investment piece – which will take me through countless seasons to come.

(Another big bonus? It´s the perfect city holiday bag, and will be just the thing I need for my upcoming honeymoon to Sydney and Hong Kong!)

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L.K. Bennett ´Sophia`Bag (£295) / J.Crew Shirt (similar here)Gap Shorts (similar here) / Zara Loafers (similar here) / Amanda Coleman Ring

Check out L.K. Bennett´s full autumn handbag range here (it´s amazing). 

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Anna Lou of London Bangles

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Anna Lou of London Bangles / Theory Blazer / Zara Top / Zara Pants / Bimba y Lola Heels (similar here) / Astley Clarke Bracelets 

These bangles. They´re pretty much perfect, and go so well with my existing jewellery and my love of mixing silver and gold together. Stacked up or on their own, they´re super chic and elegant, adding a nice touch to an otherwise clean and minimal outfit.

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Theory Black Silk Blazer

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Theory Blazer / Zara Top / Zara Pants / Bimba y Lola Heels (similar here) / Anna Lou of London Bangles 

Sale season is the perfect time to invest in classic, timeless pieces – which will stand time, and form part of your go-to capsule wardrobe. This stunning silk blazer from one of my favourite designer brands, Theory, is no exception. It´s perfect; I love the double breasted shape and cut – it´s so flattering and chic, and goes so easily with just about anything, from a casual denim look to an LBD on a night out.

One of my best sale investments I have made to date!

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Pure Flow at The Bulgari Hotel, London

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Leading up to our honeymoon, I have been working hard to stay in shape and eating healthy, making sure I feel, and look my upmost best. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the stunning Spa at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences in Knightsbridge for an event – so I was over the moon, when I was invited back again to try one of their body treatments!

The Treatment

I decided to go for one of their most recent treatment additions to the spa menu, called Pure Flow, which is completly exclusive to the Bulgari Spa. The treatment is designed to flush out the lymphatic drainage system, decreasing the amount of fluid retention in the legs. It also helps to boost kidney function, by regulating salt levels in the body thereby decreasing the amount of fluid the body will hold. Sounds like the perfect treatment for me (hello shorts/bikini season!).

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Review

It is probably up there with one of the strangest treatments I have ever had (a long with the strangest looking!). You are connected to the machine with this body wrap (which goes over your clothes) and a heart monitor that pumps air to massage your legs and thighs following your heartbeat. At first, it feels very strange and intense, but that sensation eases off after a few minutes, and it actually feels really good (strangely I even managed to fall asleep for a few minutes, even though it was so powerful!).

The purpose and theory behind Pure Flow is that is stimulates your circulation – which is extra beneficial if you´re embarking on a detox, if you have stiff muscles or achy joints. It´s meant to invigorate and uplift your body and legs, making you feel lighter and more flexible. I had the treatment following a hard exercise session, so it felt extra nice on my sore muscles!

Straight after the treatment and the following days, my legs felt so light and my whole body felt awoken and energised! Yes, it´s a strange concept and treatment initially, but after feeling the effects straight away, I can safely say I am converted (and coming back for more!).

I only tested a single session (and noticed the effects straight away) – they do however recommend the treatment as a course, to see maximum effects. 

Pure Flow, at The Spa at Bulgari Hotel, £200 for 30 min 

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The Spa Facilities 

Now about the spa… It´s beyond stunning. It´s super private (hence the quality of the pictures using my iPhone and not whipping out my big SLR camera!) and so quiet and tranquil. It was haven from start to finish; excellent service (as expected), amazing facilities comprising of two fitness rooms, steam rooms, saunas, ice showers, 11 treatment rooms, one luxurious private spa suite and a relaxation room (the latter of which had a built in fireplace, which was so relaxing!), and not to mention – they have the largest indoor pool in London! One of my favourite facilities was their vitality pool (pictured below), which had a variety of full body massage jets – so nice.

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Steam and sauna rooms, with an ice shower; the heat and cold contrast is so good for boosting circulation and tightening your skin!

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The day was amazing, and exceeded my every expectation – thank you to The Bulgari Hotel and Bacchus PR for having me!

The Bulgari Hotel & Residences
171 Knightsbridge
London SW7 1DW
Telephone: +44 (0)207 151 1010

H&M Trend Green Textured Coat

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H&M Trend Coat / Zara T-Shirt / Selected Femme Pants (similar here) / Repetto Ballerinas / Prada Sunglasses

To say I am obsessed with this beauty of a coat, would be a massive understatement. The colour, the fit, the textured quality… It´s so amazing – and the fact that is looks more like something from Etro or Missoni, than high street chain H&M – is always a bonus!

I´m keeping my look simple here with understated components such as a simple grey marl tee and black pants – letting the the coat stay in focus!

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