Monday, 30 June 2014

today i love… the monday wish list



1. Topshop airtex foam mini skirt / £38
I've just bought the Topshop white airtex bomber which I posted about a few days ago, and I'm obsessed with the perfect spongy mesh fabric. So I'm thinking about investing in this matching skirt in my favourite colour, navy. I can't help but feel the two would work perfectly together.

2. Nike Free OG Breeze orange trainers / £51 at ASOS (reduced from £85)
Try not to die of shock, but I have actually bought these. I know! Me! Trainers! Before you start hyperventilating, allow me to quantify: I am always a sucker for a trend, and trainers' staggering popularity right now hasn't totally passed me by. Also, I will not be wearing them on a day-to-day basis. They're confined to sporty activities only (well, if archery counts). Oh, and I kind of love how obscenely bright they are. They look good in my Pilates class, OK?!

3. Elemental Herbology neroli and rose damask body wash / £17 (reduced from £19)
Beautiful packaging can pretty much sell me anything, and I adore Elemental Herbology's lovely fonts and understated colour schemes. This had me at the words "neroli and rose damask". Mmm.

4. Whistles Ellie grid print pleated skirt / £125
Again, a little unlike me, but this skirt has me itching to try out pleats. Whistles can, after all, convince me of just about anything, and styled up with a boyish jumper and mules, I reckon this skirt would be the perfect breath of fresh air my wardrobe is crying out for right now.

5. Topshop triangle cup bra / £20
What can I say? Always a sucker for beautiful lingerie.

6. & Other Stories denim blue shirt / £45
There's nothing new or exciting about a denim shirt, but it is undeniably a wardrobe staple, and one that mine is still missing. I love how this & Other Stories version is utterly classic and simple, just the way such a hardworking staple should be.


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Friday, 27 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 minute clutch Marine

Zara black sandals

ASOS pearl earrings

Whistles black neoprene sweat

I'm currently in the process of buying ridiculous amounts in the sale and then returning 95% of it (when it comes to sales, I tend to buy online everything I would take into the changing room and then filter later). So far this neoprene sweatshirt has been my only definite "yes" and I'm pretty much obsessed with it.

Zara jeans / similar here
Zara sandals / similar here
ASOS pearl earrings / similar here




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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

today i'd love to wear...



Topshop grey neoprene structured sweat / £20 (reduced from £40)
Zara leather high heel shoe with buckle / £39.99 (reduced from £69.99)
Whistles Limited Agnete slim camera bag / £85 (reduced from £175)
Whistles wrap leather skirt / £145 (reduced from £225)


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Sunday, 22 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

H&M leather gilet

& Other Stories black t-shirt

Zara black mules

Mulberry Alexa black

Topshop white pencil skirt

Rachel Boston stag ring

Loving this white skirt at the moment. It's the perfect antidote to all the black in my wardrobe, especially when the temperatures are rising.

H&M leather gilet /
& Other Stories t-shirt / similar here
Zara mules / similar here
Rachel Boston stag ring /




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Saturday, 21 June 2014

today i want… topshop white airtex bomber jacket

Topshop white airtex bomber jacket


The sales are in full swing now, so of course it makes perfect sense that the one thing I'm totally lusting after at the moment is, you guessed it, full price. But it's still a pretty reasonable price, to be fair. I've been searching for the perfect white bomber jacket for a good few months now, ever since I first saw Charlie May's beautiful version. Sadly the price was a little steep for me, so I've been hunting around on the high street for a more purse-friendly alternative. It's taken a while, but finally Topshop have delivered. It's almost exactly what I had in mind. I just hope it lives up to the picture in real life, because it's winging its way towards me as we speak and I simply cannot wait.


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Thursday, 19 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

Whistles structured neoprene sweatshirt

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Topshop black fringed sandals

Topshop Boutique black ponyskin skirt

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli burgundy medium

Went a bit crazy in the Whistles sale the other day, but actually I've only ended up keeping one thing: this beautiful structured neoprene sweatshirt. You probably know by now that I'm a little bit obsessed with this fabric; it's just so perfectly minimalist and non-girly. Teamed it with my other favourite texture in the world: ponyskin.

PS: Shout out to Aman from Whistles customer service for being incredibly helpful in dealing with issues with my online orders. Free delivery, free returns and excellent customer service: other online shops should seriously take note.

Topshop Boutique ponyskin skirt / similar here
Topshop sandals / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag / in black here
Rachel Boston stag ring /




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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

today i bought… topshop black v-neck crop top

topshop black crop top


So here's a question: how old is too old to wear a crop top? If you'd have asked me a couple of years ago I'd probably have said 18. But lately crop tops have been creeping ever so slowly towards the mainstream, to the point where now they've arguably shed all of their negative connotations and become genuinely acceptable in the eyes of fashion. As with anything, it's all in how you wear it, and there's one golden rule you absolutely must stick to: no bellybutton. Crop tops are only to be worn with high-waisted items. End of story. But the flipside is that when worn with a high-waisted skirt/culottes/even trousers, they look not even remotely trashy but rather utterly sophisticated. Just look at Whistles' co-ords. I mean, when Whistles starts making crop tops, you know you're in safe hands. I went for this Topshop beauty because a) it's black, ergo goes with everything; b) it's high-necked, so you don't feel too naked; c) I got £20 off thanks to the Grazia voucher last week. I've been trying it on with some of my skirts and I have to say I absolutely love it. I will be waiting for night time to wear it though: crop tops by day is perhaps one step too far for me.


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Monday, 16 June 2014

today i love… the monday wish list



I saw this little beauty at the rewardStyle/Topshop party last month and immediately fell for it. Bright colours and prints are not usually my thing at all, but there's something about tropical palm leaves which wins me over every time. Maybe it's because they immediately put me in mind of a hot, lazy holiday, all tans and cocktails and turquoise seas (gawd, I miss Cuba). I love the shape of this playsuit, too: super flattering.

British high street stalwart John Lewis continues its 150th anniversary celebrations with a range of 3 limited edition scented candles, which as you can imagine means I may well be buying them all. I'm a huge JL fan (who isn't?) and you know there's nothing I love more than a scented candle. This one, with notes of saffron, rose and oud, is inspired by Leckford Abbas, one of the main houses on Leckford Estate, which was bought by John Spedan Lewis in 1928. It harks back to the Edwardian 'golden afternoon' before WW1, plus the print on the candle dates back to the store's founding year, 1864.

3. Whistles Limited Xenia cube handbag / £145 (reduced from £295)
Whistles sale is on: cue me hyperventilating in excitement. Sadly the one thing I was holding my breath for - the Portland rucksack - wasn't reduced, but I've decided to give this beauty a go instead. I've been after a white bag for quite a while and I'm hoping this will be the one. However, I'm really not a fan of Whistles' updated website because it keeps cancelling my orders for no reason, so in the end I had to do a mail order… So this bag better be good after it took me 3 days to order it!

I'm pretty fussy when it comes to jewellery and I haven't really found any that I'm excited about recently. When it comes to bracelets, the more angular and minimalist the better if you ask me, so this COS beauty might just be the one to get me investing.

I've read good words about this finishing cream, which is basically a primer and firmer all in one. What can I say, as I approach the wrong end of my twenties I'm finding myself more and more drawn to products with the words "anti-ageing" in them. This promises to blur out pores and wrinkles while also containing retinol to firm up skin in the process. Sold.

6. & Other Stories leather sandals / £48 (reduced from £95)
The & Other Stories sale is the other one that's really got me excited (and left a nice dent in my bank balance). Their shoes always have me lingering over the "add to basket" button and these cross-strap sandals with a satisfyingly chunky, walkable heel and patent finish are top of my list right now.


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Sunday, 15 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

Topshop Boutique white sweatshirt

Isabel Marant Dicker boots

ASOS leather shorts

Ray-Ban Clubmasters

Cambridge Satchel Company navy 11 satchel

Nothing terribly new or exciting here, but I do always relish the opportunity to wear a pair of shorts. I love shorts but given that they're not work appropriate and they look much better without tights, I get very few chances to bust them out. Always best to balance out bare legs with a nice oversized sweatshirt, too.

Topshop Boutique jumper / similar here
ASOS leather shorts / similar here
Ray-Ban Clubmasters /




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Saturday, 14 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

Topshop Boutique croc leather skirt

Linda Farrow Luxe round sunglasses

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag

All black in the height of summer? Well, why break the habit of a lifetime?

& Other Stories t-shirt / similar here
Topshop Boutique leather skirt / similar here
Zara sandals / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag / in navy here
Linda Farrow Luxe sunglasses / similar here




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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

Whistles snakeskin clutch

Whistles quilted leather jacket

Topshop white zip pencil skirt

NARS lipstick Heat Wave

H&M black checked cami

Finally got the chance to wear a skirt on Friday night. I bought this Topshop zipped beauty a few weeks ago but the weather hasn't permitted me to wear it until now. Teamed it with my new favourite lipstick and my trusty mules.

Whistles leather jacket / similar here
H&M top / similar here
Whistles clutch / similar here
ASOS bracelet / similar here




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Monday, 9 June 2014

today i want… h&m black cross strap jumpsuit

HM black cross strap jumpsuit


I'm been thinking about getting a jumpsuit for a long time now; it must be about two years since they made their fashionable comeback and they haven't really gone anywhere since. But I've never found quite the right one. Three reasons why I think this H&M version might just make me finally invest: 1) the cross back detail makes it a little bit special but still beautifully minimal; 2) it's black, aka the most flattering colour - I wouldn't try a jumpsuit in any other colour, to be honest; 3) it's cheap, so not much of a loss even if I only get a couple of chances to wear it - let's face it, there aren't too many occasions in life that call for a jumpsuit. You may think this is a little seasonally inappropriate given the beautiful weather we've been having (hurrah!) But as we all know, showing too much flesh is never a good idea, whatever the weather. So I like that this jumpsuit keeps your legs covered so your back can do the talking.


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Saturday, 7 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

Whistles quilted leather jacket

Zara ankle strap heels

Topshop nude satin top

Zara white skinny jeans

Yes, I'm shamelessly wearing white in order to show off my tan while it's just about still hanging on…

Whistles leather jacket / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
Zara shoes / similar here
Zara bag / similar here
Dogeared Karma necklace /




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Thursday, 5 June 2014

today i'm wearing...

Zara black court shoes

Zara white skinny jeans

Dogeared Karma necklace

3.1 Phillip Lim 31 minute clutch

& Other Stories black scuba top

Still feeling pretty sad to be back from my amazing holiday but this clutch is at least cheering me up a little. Can't get over how perfect it is.

& Other Stories top / similar here
Zara jeans / similar here
Zara shoes / similar here
Dogeared necklace /




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