So whether the weather would suggest it or not, it's now officially British summer time, which means only one thing to me: the transition to open-toed footwear is not far away. It's probably the only way in which I have any difference between my "summer" and "winter" wardrobes: the amount of air my shoes let in. Anyway, even though it's not quite upon us, it's time to start investing in sandals ready for transition day. Last summer was all about the ugly sandal and personally, I'm not done with them yet. These perfectly man-repelling specimens remind me of the Isabel Marant crossover slides I was obsessing over last year, and they sit perfectly between a Birkenstock and a pool slide. Honestly, I kind of can't wait to kick off my heeled ankle boots and start stomping around in these babies. Now I just need a few more degrees on the thermometer so I don't lose my toes to frostbite in the process…
I have to say I haven't been that keen on Topshop Unique's last few collections, but I do like a few pieces from the latest drop, particularly this skirt. I'm always a sucker for mesh, and this would be the perfect match with my white mesh bomber. An ideal co-ord for spring.
Seems like sunglasses weather can't be too far away (wishful thinking maybe!) and every year I invest in a new pair to add to my collection. I've been meaning to get a clear frosted pair like this for a while now.
Still totally obsessed with interiors at the moment. Rumour has it that a Home department is being added to my local H&M and I can barely contain my excitement. Right now I am all about the wire storage basket and this mini version would be perfect for toiletries or trinkets.
Ugly footwear is still very much a thing, and I'm looking forward to busting out the orthopaedic-looking sandals again come summer. These mule/sandal hybrids manage to stay on the right side of sleek while offering a walkable heel height and a reasonable price tag = ideal.
It feels like it's just about that time of year to a) exchange long coats for short jackets and b) bust out shoes without socks. OK, I was still pretty cold wrapped up in my massive fur coat last night, but we can be optimistic, right? I'd forgotten how much I love this white airtex bomber jacket until I busted it out again in Marrakech and I can't wait until I can wear it without layers again.
It feels like spring is finally around the corner, and this is just the kind of dress that demands no tights, flat sandals and a loose jacket slung over the shoulders. Ah, hopefully not too long to wait now.
You know I love my Diptyque and a diffuser is the perfect health and safety-friendly alternative to a scented candle. Orange blossom flower is big in Morocco and it's got me wanting this as the perfect summer scent to fill my house.
I've been lusting after this bag ever since it first landed on the Whistles site a couple of months ago now. I knew I would need to invest in a bucket bag ever since Mansur Gavriel's version first started taking over the blogosphere last year in all its minimalist glory. But the price of the original was a little too high, so I waited for a suitably affordable alternative. Lo and behold, my trusty Whistles didn't let me down, producing this utterly perfect version. I almost ordered it straightaway, but I knew it wouldn't be too long before Grazia's seasonal 25% discount offer came around, so I waited patiently. This week I was finally rewarded with that glorious discount (just buy this week's Grazia UK to get it yourself) and I actually ordered this beauty while sunbathing by the pool in Marrakech (humble brag alert). It arrived yesterday and it's everything I hoped it would be: the perfect summer bag. Below are some more of my favourite bucket bags around right now.
I'm actually in Marrakech at the moment (whoop!) so no need for cosy knits, but this is what I wore a few days ago. I can't get enough of this camel cashmere beauty: it's just so deliciously soft and comfortable. The perfect thing to warm you up on a dreary February day if you're not lucky enough to be on holiday…