Thursday, 20 November 2014

today i'm wearing...

Whistles leather shearling jacket

Acne Pistol boots black

Whistles black neoprene sweat

Whistles navy merino bobble hat

Zara leopard tote bag

Sometimes it's the little things that can really perk up your wardrobe when it starts to feel like you're wearing the same thing day after day. Right now I'm reaching for this lovely navy bobble hat more often than not to add a little extra something to my outfits. It has the added bonus of being super soft and super warm, too.

Whistles shearling leather jacket / this year's version here
Whistles neoprene jumper / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
Zara leopard bag / similar here
Whistles bobble hat /




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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

today i bought… acne pistol boots

acne pistol boots


If any of you have been reading my blog for a few years you might be getting a sense of déjà vu from this post. In fact I bought a pair of Acne Pistol boots back in March 2012. I loved them from day one and wore them to death with anything and everything. Unfortunately, however, in January 2013 I managed to ruin them by putting shiny polish on them and then having to use washing up liquid to get it off. Since then they've been looking pretty sorry for themselves, battered and scratched and very much grey rather than black. It kind of broke my heart, if I'm honest. So much so that I've barely been able to look at them since, let alone wear them. It's taken me nearly two years but I finally decided to replace them when I saw that my-wardrobe was offering 30% off Acne last weekend, taking them down from £380 to £250. Now at last I can start wearing my beloved Pistols again, and finally stop feeling so sad about them (melodramatic, yes, but damn I love my shoes). On the plus side, I managed to get the right size this time after my previous pair were too big (they run very large so size down!) Every cloud and all that…


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Sunday, 16 November 2014

today i love… molton brown christmas gifts

molton brown christmas gift sets


On Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited by Molton Brown and rewardStyle to Molton Brown's Splendid Christmas party, held in their flagship store on Regent Street. We had champagne and canapés while perusing the lovely selection of Christmas gifts on offer from the brand and were very kindly treated to a selection to take home. I've always been a fan of the brand and the lovely girls who organise their press events certainly know how to put on a fun evening. I even sipped champagne with the advert campaign models in the display window and waved to the confused-looking tourists passing by (in fact, I'd worked with one of the models on my first ever shoot back in Christmas 2010, so very appropriate!) Molton Brown's Christmas selection perfectly suits my number one gift giving criterion: must be something a little bit decadent that they wouldn't normally buy themselves. Boxed up with ribbons and smelling absolutely divine, surely nobody could complain about finding one of these beauties under their tree. No prizes for guessing which was my favourite: the trio of festive candles. They smell rich and decadent, perfect for winter, but not so specifically Christmassy that they'll be out of place come January. I'm actually going to wrap these babies up and give them to myself. Because sometimes the best gifts are too good to give away… Thanks to rewardStyle and Molton Brown for a lovely Christmassy evening.


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Friday, 14 November 2014

today i'm wearing...

Whistles Kumiko navy faux fur coat

Zara black ponyskin ankle boots

& Other Stories off-white t-shirt

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli medium burgundy

Zara blue skinny jeans

I almost think it doesn't matter what you wear with this coat. It is the whole outfit on its own. But that's why I love it so much. I think it's actually best to totally play it down with nothing more exciting than a simple white tee and blue jeans and let it do all the talking (well, aside from the knockout bag, of course).

Whistles Kumiko faux fur coat / in black here
& Other Stories t-shirt / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
Alex Mika ring /




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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

today i bought… jo malone pine & eucalyptus candle

jo malone pine eucalyptus candle


Even if you've only visited my blog once or twice, you probably know that I'm a little bit obsessed with scented candles. Someone asked me the other day how much I spend per year on them and quite honestly it doesn't bear thinking about. But I don't care: they make me happy. And none more than a scented candle that also features one of my other favourite things in the world: Christmas. Seriously, I am all about the festive cheer. Mince pies, John Lewis adverts, twinkly lights on Oxford Street, ice skating, Michael Bublé songs: the whole shebang. So when I received an email about Jo Malone's special Christmas candle scented with pine and eucalyptus, there was no way I wasn't ordering it. It arrived today and is currently scenting my home with the most divine smell: like the most beautifully fragrant Christmas tree, only more luxurious. It's usurped my previous Christmas candle of choice, but I still burn that at this time of year as well: Lily Flame's Ho Ho Ho, which smells quite manly, but in a Christmassy way (hard to describe but it's a lovely scent). Below I've selected a few more festive candles to help light your way to a deliciously aromatic Christmas.




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Monday, 10 November 2014

today i want… zara grey cashmere sweater

Zara grey cashmere v-neck sweater


First, a disclaimer. Sorry about the bad blogging form lately: unfortunately life has got in the way a bit. Plus as I'm sure those of you who face similar dilemmas will know, it gets harder and harder to find a moment to take outfit photos at this time of year when it's not dark, raining or both. So, with that in mind, just a wish list post today, but for an item that has been circling around in my mind for days now, ever since I saw it in person two weeks ago and couldn't stop stroking the thing. I sometimes think that I'd love nothing more than to have a totally streamlined wardrobe full of absolute classics with not a trend-led piece in sight. These daydreams are generally filled with the most classic of leather jackets (Acne's Mape, please), heaps of Céline bags and piles and piles of tactile cashmere knits. This v-neck specimen is surely the ultimate wear-forever piece. It is feather-soft 100% cashmere, deliciously oversized and in the most versatile colour imaginable. Sadly the price also speaks of a forever-piece, so for now it will stay on my wish list. But if you're in the market for a Christmas gift that's luxurious yet practical, look no further.


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Thursday, 6 November 2014

today i'm wearing...

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag Smoke

& Other Stories grey wool scarf

Whistles quilted leather jacket

Zara ponyskin ankle boots

I picked up this beautiful wool scarf in & Other Stories last week on the standard pilgrimage to the store that I always make whenever I'm in London. It hasn't left my neck since and I don't think it's too bold to say I may just have found the perfect scarf.

Whistles leather jacket / similar here
Topshop Boutique jumper / similar here
H&M dress / similar here
& Other Stories scarf /




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