Thursday, 23 October 2014

today i'm wearing...

Topshop black Jamie jeans

Zara black leather zip boots

Zara leopard tote bag

& Other Stories cream knitted jumper

I bought this & Other Stories knit back in the summer sales, but it's only just got cold enough to wear it. I am a huge fan of knitwear in general and I knew I had to have this specimen as soon as I saw it in store: deliciously chunky with perfect extra-long sleeves.

& Other Stories jumper / similar here
Zara boots / similar here
Zara bag / similar here




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Monday, 20 October 2014

today i love… the monday wish list



This is one of those pieces which I feel like my wardrobe has been waiting for. Utterly chic in a very Olivia Palermo kind of way, it will lend polish to any ensemble. I love the colour and I love the length. Of course, it's also utterly impractical, especially at this time of year, when we should be investing in sensible outerwear to see us through the (no doubt) imminent cold snap. So far this is what's been holding me back from clicking it home, but I'm not sure how long my resolve will last.

I've been after a good bobble hat since last winter, and this is the best I've found so far. I love the fact that the bobble looks like a rabbit's tail (albeit a navy rabbit). It's the simple things.

You can never have too many pairs of heeled ankle boots if you ask me, and it's around this time of year when bare legs season is over and open toed shoes have to be retired until next summer (sob). You know I love ponyskin (and any kind of texture really) so these babies are right up my street.

I've got back into earrings in a big way recently. I didn't wear them for ages, and I still don't really  during the day, but I'm quite liking a flashy pair on a night out to add a little extra something. These are brilliant in a slightly ridiculous way.

I'm in the market for a new perfume at the moment, and I really like this one which I picked up a sample of the other day. It's definitely a nighttime scent: deep, velvety and sensuous, as the pink liquid and black glitter bottle suggest.

I never used to be a big fan of skirts but lately I'm finding myself reevaluating my position on them. I'm especially drawn to a slightly unusual silhouette. I'm not sure I'm 100% sold on the colour of this skirt but I adore the front split feature. Maybe if they bring it out in navy…


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Saturday, 18 October 2014

today i want… alexander wang x h&m grey sweatshirt

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Alexander Wang x H&M grey sweatshirt / £34.99

I'm sure you'll be aware that H&M's latest designer collaboration, arguably its most anticipated yet, launches on November 6th. Ever since Alexander Wang's nonchalant sports-inspired aesthetic started popping up on off-duty models in the early noughties, he's been the poster boy for a certain kind of cool that few can master. I myself have always been a huge fan of his designs; you'll no doubt have realised how much I love my Prisma tote of his. So I've geared myself up for the inevitable couple of hours of frantic webpage refreshing that come with any of H&M's collabs in order to get my hands on a select few pieces. Top of my wish list has to be this very wearable and reasonably priced sweat. My only hesitation? I can't help but worry that ordinary (read: non-fashion) people may just wonder why I'm wearing a rude word emblazoned across my chest…


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Friday, 17 October 2014

today i'm wearing...

Topshop black Jamie jeans

Alexander Wang lizard Prisma tote

Topshop Unique bomber jacket

ASOS pearl earrings

This jacket is from Topshop Unique's A/W'12 collection (in my mind their best to date). It's one of those items which I fell inexorably in love with and made up my mind that nothing could be right with the world until I owned it. Of course, this was after it had sold out, so I spent an agonising couple of weeks refreshing the Topshop landing page hundreds of times a day. I had all but given up on owning the beauty when one day it was miraculously restocked. I clicked it home immediately and have been obsessed with it ever since. Two years later, while it may not be as on trend anymore and I don't clamour to wear it in the same way I once did, I still hold a soft spot in my heart for it because of how much I loved it then. To be honest, I think the ultimate aim is to have a wardrobe entirely full of pieces like that: pieces which you absolutely love at the time of purchase and continue to love for seasons to come.

Topshop Unique jacket / similar here
& Other Stories top / similar here
Zara shoes / similar here
Alexander Wang Prisma tote / in matte black here
ASOS pearl earrings /




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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

today i bought… whistles gracie jumpsuit

Whistles Gracie strappy jumpsuit


Just when I thought my bank balance might have a chance to recover after fashion week, the mid-season sales start. I've been looking for a jumpsuit for as long as I can remember, but have never found one that a) isn't totally unflattering and b) manages to be both day and night appropriate. The reason I don't wear many dresses is because they limit outfit combinations; those dresses that I wear often tend to be very plain and therefore easy to dress up or down. The same goes for jumpsuits: I didn't want one that was too dressy or too casual. This Whistles beauty sits perfectly on the line between the two: easy to sling on for daytime with a slouchy jumper on top, but equally wouldn't look out of place on a night out with earrings and heels. I do love when you get more for your money (especially when it's reduced, too).


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Sunday, 12 October 2014

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

today i'm wearing...

Whistles navy merino wool jumper

Acne Pistol boots

Whistles quilted leather jacket

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium

Nothing new here, but this is kind of a combination of all my favourite things: navy knitwear, favourite bag ever, classic leather jacket and trustworthy ankle boots.

Whistles leather jacket / similar here
Whistles jumper / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag /




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