Click to item; Skirt: c/o Coast. Top: Topshop. Shoes: Kurt Geiger. Bag: Zara. Sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses Shop. Earrings: Chanel.
Monday, 21 July 2014
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!
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
How are you? What have you been upto? I'm in a talkative mood and no one ever replies to these kind of questions in blog posts. I'm being deadly serious - let me know! (That sounds much more threatening than I meant it to...)
Now, music, concerts or 'gigs' as the cool kids call them aren't really things I've ever mentioned on here before. I tend to stick to things I know. Don't get me wrong, I love music, but I wouldn't say I have particularly 'good' or 'individual' taste. I'm raising this because I'd had my eye on this red, organza dress for a few weeks but held myself back because I had nowhere in particular to wear it and no real need of it. However, when the John Mayer concert came along I knew the time had come. I always dress up for John. We're on a first name basis now. In the sense that I know his but he doesn't know mine.
My friends in real life know that I have a borderline-peculiar love for John Mayer and have done since I was about 12. I've seen him live 5 times and I've also stalked him just a bit. Just casually, you know. Casual stalking. The kind you probably can't get arrested for. He came to speak at The Oxford Union a while ago, which is a kind of 'club' in Oxford where notable people come to talk and there's a chance I
hysterically chased followed him to his private room, waited outside like a lunatic and got his autograph. It may have happened. I also may be mildly ashamed but also proud. We'll move on now.
Essentially, I decided it would be the perfect time to pounce on this dress, and if I may say so myself I felt quite lovely in it. I was definitely the most dressed up person there, but you know me, I often am and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. (Also, I had to make the effort for John. What if he had somehow seen me in the crowd, decided he must have me as he wife and we eloped right then and there? It was crucial for me to look good in case the moment arose. A girl can dream..)
Friday, 27 June 2014
Graphic Paint Print Midi / Ruffle Bralet / Bouquet of Peonies (which are a completely appropriate accessory...)
Click to item; Skirt: Karen Millen. Top: c/o Missguided. Shoes: Kurt Geiger. Sunglasses: Miu Miu. Earrings: Chanel.
Hello all and Happy Friday!
Another midi skirt. I know, I know. I'm sorry. As if I needed another one. Do you ever see visions of yourself wearing an item somewhere and think 'I must make this vision a reality!' or even 'when I have this skirt my wardrobe will be complete.' Well, I tell myself all kinds of stories to justify a purchase I probably shouldn't make. I often try and talk myself out of it but in this case I was unsuccessful ...Oops! Although, to be fair I have been a Lizzie McGuire style outfit repeater and worn this numerous times as I adore it beyond words. Although it's quite a statement print, I also think it's timeless and not obviously from anywhere in particular - in the sense that you don't look at it and think 'that's obviously from Topshop/Zara' which is nice for a change.
I wore this for a perfect Sunday outing with my friend Bianca. First we headed to Columbia Road Market to peruse the flowers, and we both picked up a couple of bunches of peonies (so stereotypical blogger/so original) Then we made our way to the rather well known hipster haunt The Breakfast Club for brunch. Here is where I should be a good and professional blogger, by presenting you with copious photographs of pancakes laden with fresh fruit from several different angles. However, when the obligatory instagram photo had been taken I couldn't quite stop myself from devouring them like a wild animal, all before I'd had the chance to take out my camera. Oops again. Must try harder next time.
P.S. You might notice I've added a rather snazzy new 'Shop The Post' feature below, which I really hope you'll enjoy! I think it makes things a lot easier if you feel compelled to search for an item I've featured.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The Full HD Brows Treatment