Monday, 4 August 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
All Items Linked Below - Top: c/o Lavish Alice. Skirt: c/o Lavish Alice. Sunglasses: Prada. Shoes: Kurt Geiger.
How are we today? Well I hope!
So, the other day I paid a visit to the the home of Lord and Lady Bearsted, otherwise known as Stately Home, Upton House. It's no longer their home, clearly... if it was, they probably wouldn't have let me in. Luckily for the public, the marvellous sandstone creation was eventually handed on to The National Trust for the likes of us to enjoy, and I'm very glad they did. How else am I going to pretend I'm in Downton Abbey?
I spent the afternoon wondering around the 1930s-style house, roaming the gardens whilst admiring the impressive cedar trees, and pretending not to be out of breath after walking up and down the terrace a few times (there are a lot of steps..ok?) We also ate a considerable amount of cake, which is in my opinion a necessity when visiting a National Trust Property. I think it might even be the law. The garden is incredible when in bloom, but the house itself is a treasure trove of art, vintage furniture, silverware and porcelain, carpets and a multitude of interesting objects it's like stepping back in time!
Regarding my outfit for the occasion, I saw the visit as a perfectly timed chance to wear and photograph this charming co-ord from Lavish Alice. I'm very impressed with it - it's well cut and fits flatteringly, which is exceedingly important when one plans to, what's a nice way to phrase this... scoff lots of cake. Not only does the skirt move beautifully, but the co-ord kept me perfectly cool all day and in my humble opinion, looking rather stylish too (I try!). In fact, one of the curators of the house even told me I was 'looking elegant', fancy being told that in the house of an actual lord and lady. I'll take that. I could be a happy lady, I'm sure. Lady Arabella. Seems legit...
(Oh, and I'll admit - despite being an avid heel wearer, I admit I changed into flat shoes after the photographs. Thin, pointy heels and lawn do not mix...)
Monday, 21 July 2014
Click to item; Skirt: c/o Coast. Top: Topshop. Shoes: Kurt Geiger. Bag: Zara. Sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses Shop. Earrings: Chanel.
Friday, 18 July 2014
Click through to item; Jacket c/o Darccy. Top c/o Missguided. Skort; Miss Selfridge. Sunglasses: Prada. Shoes: Nine West.
The wanderer returns. If you didn't know, I've been in Paris since Sunday and returned a couple of days ago - so, just a flying visit!
Let us first address the most obvious thing, for all you UK dwellers at least - THIS WEATHER. What is happening?! Last night the UK was entertained by the most spectacular electrical storm and today appears to be the hottest day of the year so far! This is why you might be surprised to see that I'm wearing a jacket. Truly, I boiled. However, I really wanted to share this piece with you in 'live' time if you will - not just hang it up in my wardrobe and retrieve it when the cooler months return, by which time it may no longer be available if any of you are tempted to get your mitts on it. What sense would that make?
Honestly, this jacket is truly beautiful! When Darccy asked me if I'd like to choose a few pieces and do a post for them, I didn't hesitate. I feel like this jacket fits with the aesthetic of my style perfectly! The design is SO intricate, which is why I've included so many detail shots, which I'll let you judge for yourself. When I styled this outfit, I wanted to demonstrate how versatile I think this piece is. I mean, I appreciate I may be considered a bit more 'brave' in my clothing choices than the average, but personally I'd feel completely comfortable wearing this entire outfit to work, during the day and even at night - without changing a thing! (Apart from obviously I'd take the sunglasses off at night. I'm not P. Diddy & if anyone can pull off sunglasses at night it's not me.)
So, do you have any plans for the summer? Are you making the most of this heat? Please, let me know!