1. Wearing stripes on Saturdays should be the law.
2. I can’t walk past a blue door without stopping to take a picture of it.
3. I loved the yellow type and visual contrast at Topolski.
4. Every home should have a candy coloured striped rug.
5. A window box overflowing with bright blooms equals instant charm.
6. Whoever named their house the ‘pink house’ needs a colour award!
7. Loved spotting these Greek blue shutters in Knightsbridge on Sunday.
8. I wasn’t exaggerating in number two (see above!).
9. It was such a joy to have Lindsey staying with us from Paris for the weekend.
10. Two traditional red telephone boxes seen side-by-side is a sure fire way to raise a smile!


Shop the outfit: HUNTOR leather holdall bag | GARYEN quilted leather jacket | EDDI watch | ROPPED bracelet | JACDEB white shirt | SELSEY jeans | GURI7 Oxford brogue shoe | BABEL blue jumper | STRITIE stripe tie

Thanks to their bold prints (hello pretty paisley!) and confident approach to colour, I ’ve always been a fan of Ted Baker. In recent years menswear has seen a growth in popularity for high street brands, with many increasing their collections in terms of both size and regularity. However, I feel as though Ted has been a solid offering in men’s fashion for many years. So for my latest Bright.Style post I picked out some of my favourite pieces from their A/W14 menswear collection to create the ideal gentleman’s outfit for Autumn. I built the look up from a classic white shirt and jeans (always a classic style winner), with several layers. A bright splash of colour came in the form of a blue merino wool jumper, which I tempered with an oh-so-comfy navy jacket. A striped tie introduced a hint of pattern and visual interest, while brown shoes and a leather bag not only kept the look feeling smart and sophisticated, but brown and navy pair together *so* well. The gorgeous silver watch is now one of my key wardrobe staples because I love the mint coloured hands. Welcome back, layering – I’ve missed you!

What do you like about my favourite fall outfit, guys? I love how my bestie Brooke (and super talented fashion illustrator) whipped together this cute illustration of my chosen outfit. Isn’t it fun?! Oh, how I wish I could draw! If you’re loving all things Ted, be sure to join Mr. Bazaar in entering their contest, too. Just create a Pinterest board called PinpoinTed and pin one or more favourite looks from one of Ted Baker’s Pinterest boards. Once you upload it to their microsite, you’ll be entered to win an $800 Ted Baker Pinterest spree!

// Photography by Will Taylor | Illustration by Brooke Hagel | Posted in collaboration with Ted Baker; all views my own.


When Christy Towels asked me if I would like to road test their new Barcode towels I jumped at the chance (Mr. Bazaar is a total hotel-style towel lover so I didn’t need asking twice!). As a self confessed stripe and colour addict the graphic and vibrant design of the Barcode range caught my eye straight away. I love how the array of blue hues in the towel make it easy to seamlessly introduce to a variety of existing bathroom schemes, and they have a luxurious hotel-like softness, too. However, instead of the standard road test at home in the bathroom I thought it would be fun to say cheerio to summer by ‘beach testing’ them last weekend in during my colour hunting adventures in Portugal. Yet it wasn’t until I hit the beach in Portugal last Friday that the beautiful blue hues really came to life – isn’t it amazing how perfectly they match the natural colours of the sun, sand, sea and sky? I was on a total colour high! What do you think of Harlequin’s new Barcode towels? Do you use towels to invite colour and pattern into your bathroom?

// Photography by Harlequin and Will Taylor-Willis | Posted in partnership with Harlequin and Christy; all views my own