Monday, 31 August 2015

today i love… the monday wish list



Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it's officially the last day of summer today. But look on the bright side - that means it's time to buy a new coat! I for one am a huge outerwear fan. I'm also a huge & Other Stories fan. So perusing the high street brand's delicious array of new season coats is pretty much my favourite thing to do right now. This alpaca-blend navy beauty is top of my list.

2. MOP pear detangler / £12.60
Being unashamedly focused on the outward appearance of my cosmetic products, perhaps even more than whether they do a good job or not (sorry not sorry), has meant I've found it something of a struggle to find a detangling hair product that meets my aesthetic requirements. I've not heard of MOP before but this cute little bottle might just fit the bill. Plus it smells deliciously of pear drops, too.

Can't get enough of understated rose gold jewellery. I love that these earrings are a little bit dressy but not so much so that they'd look out of place in the office.

You know by now how much I love a good Whistles bag. The best on the high street, hands down. Loving the pale grey colour of this drawstring beauty.

I can't quite put my finger on why I love this so much, particularly since it may seem a little more feminine than my usual tastes. It's just minimalist enough for me but with a point of difference. Would be perfect with leather trousers or boyfriend jeans to play down the flounce.

6. Tom Dixon cell tea light holder / £14 (reduced from £35)
I love Tom Dixon's designs and the saving on this beautiful tea light holder is too good to resist.


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Thursday, 27 August 2015

today i'm wearing...

Topshop white Jamie jeans

Topshop three strap sandals

Givenchy Obsedia bag

Topshop white Jamie jeans

Love how a star accessory like this beauteous bag can make any outfit stand to attention. (Sorry, can you tell I'm a little bit obsessed?)

H&M leather gilet / similar here
Topshop Boutique t-shirt / similar here
Topshop sandals / similar here
Givenchy Obsedia bag / similar here
Linda Farrow Luxe sunglasses / similar here
Larsson & Jennings CM silver watch /


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Thursday, 20 August 2015

today i'm wearing...

ASOS navy satin cami

Whistles grey suede Tilla mules

Topshop white Jamie jeans

Alexander Wang Prisma black lizard tote

Dug out this navy satin cami from last year and am definitely enjoying its 90s minimalist vibe. Just perfect with an oversized slouchy cardigan for August's changeable weather.

Topshop cardigan / similar here
ASOS satin cami / similar here
Whistles grey suede mules / similar here
Alexander Wang Prisma tote / in matte black here
Larsson & Jennings CM watch /


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Monday, 17 August 2015

today i love… the monday wish list



Don't get me wrong: I'm not a fan of organic anything (nothing but a very successful marketing scam, people). But I do love beautiful packaging, and John Masters' products have that in spades. I'm not going to lie: I'll pay a couple of quid more for something that's going to look good on my bathroom shelf rather than something perfectly functional but not as pretty. What can I say? At least I'm honest about it, right? Oh, also I have super-dry bleached hair so leave-in conditioners are a godsend right now.

NARS is hands down my favourite make-up brand (beautiful packaging, but delivers on quality, too) and this palette is next up on my make-up wish list. The matte shades are perfect for everyday but can be perked up with a layer of complementary shimmer at night.

It's always time for a new pair of heels. I'm a big fan of mesh and these Reiss beauties have more than a little of the Nicholas Kirkwood about them, but with a much friendlier price tag.

I realised I only really started wearing dresses when & Other Stories arrived on our shores. No other store manages to make them so deliciously un-girly and un-fussy. My latest crush is this simple black midi dress, otherwise known as the answer to any wardrobe dilemma, ever.

I've never been a big fan of French Connection's clothes (they think they are way more stylish than they are and therefore definitely overpriced), but their homeware is on point, if still not cheap. They do a particularly good line in industrial-style lights in burnished bronze and stainless steel. It was hard to pick my favourite, but this wall light definitely caught my eye.

A good classic denim shirt is surely a staple of every woman's wardrobe. For some reason I haven't yet found the perfect one, but I have a feeling this Topshop version might just be it.


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Saturday, 15 August 2015

today i'm wearing...

Topshop black sheer shirt

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Givenchy Obsedia bag

Topshop white zip skirt

Zara nude sandals

Larsson & Jennings CM silver watch

Oh hey dream bag...

Topshop sheer shirt / similar here
Topshop skirt / similar here
Zara sandals / similar here
Givenchy Obsedia bag / similar here
Larsson & Jennings CM watch /


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Monday, 10 August 2015

today i bought… givenchy obsedia bag

Givenchy Obsedia bag


Be still my beating heart. After more than two years of lusting, wishing and coveting, this beauteous leather miracle is finally mine. Sure, if you're not a fashion person you might think I'm being melodramatic. If you don't understand the way an accessory can capture your mind so that you actually dream about it, put together countless hypothetical outfits with it, and stare longingly at photos of it… Then you won't get it. And if you didn't get it, then you probably wouldn't be reading this blog anyway, so I'm assuming that you are able to appreciate my state of delirium right now. It's safe to say this baby was worth the wait.


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Saturday, 8 August 2015

today i'm wearing...

Topshop white scuba zip skirt

Topshop black three strap sandals

Zara snakeskin shirt

Whistles black mini Verity rucksack

I don't often wear pattern, but for some reason animal prints (both leopard and snake) seem almost like neutrals to me. Especially in lovely subtle colourways. This Zara shirt looks and feels way above its price tag: one of those forever pieces in my wardrobe, even if it does wait for the rare days when I'm willing to venture outside of monochrome.

Zara shirt / similar here
Topshop skirt / similar here
Topshop shoes / similar here
Larsson & Jennings CM silver watch /


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Thursday, 6 August 2015

today i want… & other stories long zipless cardigan

& Other Stories long zipless cardigan


Knitwear in August may seem incongruous, but this is the UK, after all. The great British summer comprised approximately one day of 30 degree sunshine a few weeks back and since then it's been on and off sunny spells and rainy showers. Last week I had to put the heating on, so perhaps it's actually not that ridiculous that autumn collections are landing and knitwear season is upon us again. If you've read this blog for a while you'll know I'm a huge fan of a knit. This one is absolute perfection: a dead ringer for a far more expensive Acne counterpart, plus indescribably soft and cosy. You won't be surprised to hear it's just landed on my doorstep.


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Monday, 3 August 2015

today i'm wearing...

Michael Michael Kors leather leggings

Topshop white mesh bomber

Kurt Geiger leopard crossbody bag

Zara nude sandals

The unpredictable British summer weather can be very difficult to dress for, but I do like when it allows somewhat unorthodox combinations such as leather trousers with a light mesh jacket. And I always save my favourite orange-red lipstick for warmer weather.

Topshop mesh bomber jacket / similar here
& Other Stories top / similar here
Michael Michael Kors leather leggings / similar here
Zara nude sandals / similar here
Kurt Geiger bag / similar here
NARS lipstick in Heat Wave /


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