Thursday, 26 February 2015

today i'm wearing...

Whistles Kumiko navy faux fur coat

Zara zip ankle boots

H&M grey cashmere jumper

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium burgundy

Topshop cream zip scuba skirt

So here's the full look of what I wore to LFW day 2. As soon as I put this beautiful scuba skirt on my blog last Friday I knew I had to have it. I ordered it on Friday afternoon, it arrived on Saturday morning and I wore it on Saturday afternoon. Gotta love that next day delivery! Braving bare legs in February wasn't as stupid as it sounds: the skirt's actually quite a thick fabric and coupled with my super warm fur I was pretty toasty. Having said that, it might be a couple of months before I dare to wear it again…

Whistles coat / short version here
H&M jumper / similar here
Topshop skirt /
3.1 Phillip Lim bag / in black here
Zara boots / similar here
Larsson & Jennings watch /


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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

today i love… london fashion week

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As I said I didn't really "do" fashion week this season sadly, but I did pop over to Somerset House on Saturday to see what was going down and snap a few photos along with my lovely friend Kristy (she's the super hot one in the red top above!) Proper outfit post of this look coming up tomorrow but in the meantime if you want to see what I was wearing, check me out in Marie Claire's video of the best street style from LFW day 2 here!

Whistles coat / short version here
H&M jumper / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim bag / in black here


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Friday, 20 February 2015

today i'd love to wear to london fashion week...

So it's that time of year again: London Fashion Week is upon us. My favourite circus of shows, stilettos and students dressed ridiculously, yearning to be photographed. Sadly I won't be covering it this season, but I think I'll show up at the weekend and see if I can photograph some of the aforementioned outrageously dressed people. I've said it before though and I'll say it again: nothing says fashion week newbie like an over-the-top outfit. The rule is this: the more important you are in the fashion world, the more understated you dress. Brightly coloured stoles, super stacked heels and bare legs scream teenaged wannabe blogger. The editors and buyers will be in trainers and slouchy tailoring with a ridiculously expensive yet completely unbranded bag tucked under their arms. Personally, I like to dress somewhere in between (considering myself perhaps somewhere between a crazed teenaged blogger and a chic fashion editor - just a twenty-something who works in IT, if you will). So here's what I would be wearing this weekend were money no object…



The statement coat: Whistles Kumiko short faux fur coat / £275
It wouldn't be fashion week without a statement coat, especially for the A/W season. NYFW has been positively glacial this year so huge furs and oversized woollen creations have been a-gogo. Personally I love this cropped Whistles beauty: toasty and warm, thereby practical (totally underdressing for the weather is so not au fait anymore, darlings), but also totally eye-catching, in the good way.

The reasonably impractical but not totally impractical shoes: & Other Stories open toe leather ankle boots / £125
The peep-toe ankle boot treads that elusive line: you won't totally freeze your toes off, nor will you get a stilettoed heel stuck in the cobbles at Somerset House (now that really is the one major pitfall you don't want to - literally - fall into). But you're not in comfy flats either. They're just directional enough to say: I totally know fashion, but I still want to be able to walk and not get frostbite.

The jewellery of the moment. Subtle, but peeking out from behind your nicely unkempt hair it will offer just a little glimmer of fashion know-how. Not too much, mind.

The impractical skirt: Topshop inverted pleated zip skirt / £50
Well, we can't be totally sensible. White = bare legs are a must, hence the not totally impractical shoes to go with it. But damn, I love white and cream together, and the structured volume of this beauty suggests it won't fly up in the wind or be totally flimsy and freezing. Just don't show that you're cold, even if you are. That's the key.

You can't really not have a designer bag at fashion week. High street clothes are absolutely fine, encouraged even (Whistles and Topshop are probably among the most-spotted brands and the most anticipated shows), but when it comes to arm candy, it's got to be a cut above. Christopher Kane's clutches are perfect: understated, no big flashy logos, but with a signature buckle that only fashion folk will understand the relevance of. And really that's the whole principle you're going for here: looking super fashionable, but in a way that only other super fashionable people will recognise. Amen to that.


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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

today i'm wearing...

Whistles black leather jacket

Zara black ponyskin ankle boots

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli burgundy medium

ASOS black split front skirt

When in doubt, wear black… And throw in a few different textures (neoprene, leather, ponyskin) for good measure.

Whistles leather jacket / similar here
Whistles neoprene sweatshirt / similar here
Zara ponyskin boots / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium / in black here
Larsson & Jennings watch /


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Monday, 16 February 2015

today i love... the monday wish list



Maybe it's just blind optimism but lately I'm feeling like sockless weather isn't all that far away. I'm still not immune to the charms of a good mule and these white beauties are my current crush.

Finding the perfect cushion is a deceptively difficult task, but I think I might have stumbled upon the answer in this lovely tan suede specimen. It will look perfect against a black leather sofa and brilliantly complement my tan cowhide rug.

At the moment I seem to be gravitating towards clothes that I'll have no chance of wearing anytime soon. Maybe it's because I'm trying to rein in my shopping lately so my subconscious is lusting after items I can't possibly justify buying...? Either way, come summer this dress would be the perfect answer to any wedding or garden party invites.

It's always, always worth investing in gold-plated jewellery so as to avoid that awful green tinge cheap brass jewellery leaves. ASOS' own gold-plated collection is surprisingly affordable and has some real gems. I love this super simple, delicate necklace: ideal for everyday wear.

5. MAC strobe cream / £24.50
I've heard good things about this radiance-boosting primer, said to brighten and boost dull, tired skin for that elusive dewy glow we all strive for. Sign me up.

Because I'm just really feeling a sleeveless high-necked top right now.


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Sunday, 8 February 2015

today i'd love to wear...




Wednesday, 4 February 2015

today i'm wearing...

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag Smoke

Larsson Jennings chain metal watch

Whistles cream fashioned rib knit

Zara ponyskin boots

It might sound obvious, but 100% wool knitwear (preferably with a roll neck) is absolutely the answer to this cold weather. I was super toasty in this today. The ponyskin boots are less weather appropriate, but you can't expect me to be too practical…

H&M leather gilet / similar here
Whistles jumper / similar here
H&M dress / similar here
Zara ponyskin boots / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag / in black here

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