Thursday, 24 July 2014

today i'm wearing...

Topshop Boutique grey vest

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag Smoke

Zara black mules

Topshop modern tailoring white skirt

Dogeared Karma necklace

I'm not someone who's very adept at layering. You know how some people can just throw on a shirt over a top under a jacket, somehow under a gilet, and look perfect? I've never quite got it. I like my clothes simple, after all: sleek and minimalist. But this mesh top is a layering godsend. I have plenty of little cashmere vests like this one with drop armholes that make them totally daytime-inappropriate. But put this mesh top underneath and hey presto, you have a work-ready double-layered top that's also way more interesting to boot.

Zara mesh top / similar here
Zara mules / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag / in navy here
Dogeared Karma necklace /




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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

today i'm wearing...

& Other Stories navy t-shirt

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli burgundy

Zara black sandals

Talking of what I bought in the sales… I raided & Other Stories pretty heavily and am so happy with my finds. Particularly this perfect oversized t-shirt which I snapped up in navy and white for just £6 apiece. You can't go wrong with a timeless basic at a bargain price.

& Other Stories t-shirt / similar here
Zara sandals / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag / in black here
Dogeared necklace /




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Saturday, 19 July 2014

today i bought… sale jumpers

salebuys

Clockwise from top left:
Whistles navy knit / similar here
Topshop Boutique grey ribbed sweatshirt / similar here

It may seem incongruous to be buying jumpers at this time of year, and I can't even think about wearing any of these right now, but the thing about sales is you can't let the good items slip past just because they're not weather appropriate. I think it's really important to focus on classic pieces when you're sale shopping, and I know that all of these will see me through AW14 and beyond. The classic chunky oversized knit from & Other Stories grabbed me as soon as I saw it in the store; I especially love that it has super long sleeves to be tugged over your hands when the temperature does cool down. Ditto the Whistles navy merino wool sweater: it's the perfect slouchy boyfriend knit and goes with absolutely anything. A hardworking item if ever I saw one. You've already heard me wax lyrical about the Whistles neoprene sweat - oh man, I love me some neoprene - and the grey Boutique number is actually the same as my white one, which I love so much I couldn't resist its reduced grey counterpart. All in all, they almost make me want to wish away this glorious summer weather. Almost.


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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

today i'm wearing...

ASOS navy silk cami

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag Smoke

Mango ankle strap heels

Topshop leather jacket / similar here
ASOS satin camisole / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
Mango ankle strap heels / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag / in navy here




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Monday, 14 July 2014

today i love… the monday wish list


1. Beautannia Bloomsbury bath oil / £10.50 (reduced from £42) at SpaceNK
I love a bath oil. There's nothing like a truly decadent hot bubble bath with a nice crisp glass of wine, and a silky smooth bath oil that coats your skin in rich luxurious fragrance is the cherry on the cake.

I never fail to be impressed with how Whistles can make any item instantly luxurious and desirable. Even a faux leather drawstring sports bag. Nobody else could make something that on paper sounds so awful look so unutterably chic. I need it.

I tried these on the other day and it was love. The ponyskin cross straps and comfy rubber sole have me sold. The only drawback is I'm not quite sure how much use I'll get out of sliders before they slip back into the unfashionable abyss… Probably at least a couple of months, right?

I still haven't managed to be parted from my skinny jeans, but I'm slowly getting closer to investing in a boyfriend-style pair. This baggy, ripped, frayed version is a pretty extreme first foray into the world of the anti-skinny, but I think I'm ready for it. Unless they're super unflattering, of course...

You know I love me some & Other Stories. I also love the idea of having something that looks like a bronze antler wrapped around one of my fingers. A conversation starter for sure.

Sometimes it's the simplest items which are the most exciting. Little details on this otherwise plain white top make it stand out to me: the high neck, the longer-at-the-back length and the slightly textured finish. Perfect with leather shorts and sliders for a simple but winning summer look.


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Sunday, 13 July 2014

today i'm wearing...

ASOS pearl earrings

Topshop black crossover flats

Topshop nude satin cami

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli burgundy

Zara white skort

The weather is really heating up lately, so I'm taking the opportunity to bust out the shorts (and skorts) while I'm still hanging onto a tiny bit of my Cuban tan. I love white paired with nude: looks fresh and clean but somehow a little more interesting than white on white.

Topshop satin top / similar here
Zara skort / similar here
Topshop crossover flats / in white here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag / in black here
ASOS pearl earrings / similar here




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