2018 has definitely been the year that I have felt my most “stuck in a rut” when it comes to my wardrobe. This will probably explain why some of my favourite Instagram accounts involve clothes and hopefully picking up as much style inspiration as possible! One such account is @chloelovestoshop, a London-based fashion and lifestyle blog by the inherently stylish Chloe Samwell-Smith.
In under 2 years since launching her blog, Chloe now has over 55k Instagram followers. She effortlessly blends high street with designer clothes and I love her relaxed, feminine and realistic style. As a mum of three gorgeous kids, Chloe has an enviable wardrobe but has often said she is happily dressed in a pair of jeans, a great cashmere jumper and her favourite Golden Goose trainers.
Each morning, Chloe can often be found sitting in her car and honestly chatting about real life and her fashion finds on her Instagram Stories …. today she is answering the Festive Fast Five.
What would you love to find under the Christmas Tree or in your Christmas Stocking this year? A Diptique candle and cashmere socks.
What is your favourite festive food, tradition or way to celebrate the holidays? I would quite happily eat pigs in blankets and mince pies every day for the month of December. My favourite tradition is putting up the tree. Getting out all the Xmas decorations – there’s a memory attached to each one. We put on Christmas music and eat, you guessed it, mince pies!
Christmas in the snow or sun? Always snow. I grew up in South Africa, so I always craved a cold Christmas. A white Christmas would be a dream.
Five handbag must haves – Tissues. Lipsalve. Bobbi Brown Concealer. Bronzer. A good mascara. (And a charged up, portable charger!)
My new year’s resolution is …. Not prioritising work over my pilates classes and to care less about other people’s opinions of me.
Thank You Chloe