Thursday, 17 April 2014

today i'm wearing...

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli burgundy

Whistles Epaulette white shirt

Zara black mules

Not the best pictures in the world I'm afraid, but wanted to show you this Whistles shirt I snapped up in the sales. Kind of encompasses what I want from my clothes: ultimately classic and wearable, but with a little point of difference. Took it out to the rewardStyle Molton Brown event last night to celebrate 30 years of the brand's bestselling Orange & Bergamot scent. Lovely cocktails, tapas and hand massages = the perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening.

Topshop jeans / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag / in black here

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

today i want… whistles limited agnete pink bag

whistles agnete pink camera bag


Still kind of obsessed with pink and not 100% sure why. This salmon pink camera bag - beautifully square, understated and with a satisfyingly chunky shoulder strap - moved straight to the top of my wish list as soon as it landed on Whistles' site. Time to spring clean my accessories wardrobe and make space for this little baby.


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Sunday, 13 April 2014

today i'm wearing...

H&M grey cashmere jumper

& Other Stories black crossbody bag

Zara black mules

Zara white skinny jeans

Ray-Ban black Wayfarers

It's getting to that time of year when the knitwear will have to be retired very soon, so I'm making the most of this cashmere jumper while I still can. At just £40 it's proved one of my best bargains of recent months, although I have to say I'm very much looking forward to no-sweater weather...

H&M cashmere jumper / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here

Saturday, 12 April 2014

today i love… 3 ways to wear culottes

day /





Reiss 1971 Pisces quilted sweatshirt / £45 (reduced from £69)
Kenzo round-frame acetate sunglasses / £185


night /





work /




I posted last week about my newfound appreciation for an item of clothing previously confined to fashion's no man's land: culottes. There's something about the way they sit on the line between masculine and feminine that really appeals to me. But styling an item hitherto banished from your wardrobe isn't always an easy task. So above I've presented three ways to tackle this dilemma. For daytime, I'd play down the potential girliness of culottes with a simple sweatshirt, pool slides and a slick leather rucksack (really need this one in my life). For night, do the opposite and add satin heels and bright pink lips to bring out the femininity (but a ponyskin top keeps things suitably grounded). Work is a little trickier, but COS' structured minimalist top in powder blue ensures the culottes look grown-up and groomed, as do patent navy pumps and a very smart work bag. In short? They're as versatile as their hybrid nature would suggest.


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Thursday, 10 April 2014

today i'm wearing...

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium burgundy

Whistles quilted leather jacket

And Other Stories silk shirt

Topshop black lace-up heels

These shoes are a serious contender for my favourite pair ever. Really looked forward to digging them out again this year and thought this gloriously sunny day was the perfect occasion.

Whistles leather jacket / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
Topshop shoes / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag / in black here
Linda Farrow sunglasses / similar here




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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

today i'm wearing...

Mulberry Alexa black

Zara black beige silky bomber

Zara black mules

Michael Michael Kors black leather leggings

And Other Stories black t-shirt

Thought it was high time I dug out last summer's favourite bomber jacket again. Kind of still can't get over how much I love that it's reversible. Today I went for the non-embroidered side so as not to overdo it with the pearl earrings.

Zara bomber jacket / similar here
& Other Stories t-shirt / similar here
Michael Michael Kors leather leggings / similar here
Zara mules / similar here

Monday, 7 April 2014

today i love… the monday wish list

Whistles Esther coat Zara lilac top Dogeared gold knot

Lilac isn't a colour that I'd consider very "me". But it's spring, and in the same way as I've done a U-turn in my thoughts about pink, so I'm looking at other pastels in a whole new light. The belt detail adds a little interest, too, although it still needs a good helping of leather if you ask me.

It doesn't take much to make me lust after an asymmetric skirt, but the fact that this one has "scuba" in the title is all I needed to know. Oh, and the laser cut detail, too. What more could you want?

It's that tricky time of year when you can't quite decide whether to wear a jacket or a coat. Well, I present the perfect hybrid courtesy of Whistles. There's something about white outerwear that I can't get enough of right now.

4. Dogeared Make a Wish love knot ring / £36 exclusive to ASOS
I've been looking for a ring exactly like this for quite some time. Can't explain why I love the knot design so much, but this is on its way to me already. Perfect.

I love a multi-purpose product which you can just stick in your handbag for touch-ups on the go, and this is perfect for smudging on lips and cheeks when you're in a rush. Plus I'm always a huge fan of a bright orangey-red like this one.

We all know COS is the number one purveyor of perfect minimalism on the high street. This beautifully simple bag has echoes of the CĂ©line about it for under £80. If you're looking for a new day bag to take you to any occasion, you may just have found it.


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