Happy Wednesday guys!
As you can see, I’m keeping it cool, calm and collected today in a simple pair of jeans and tee, matched with a faux fur coat and hat. The pop of colour on my nails are brightening up these grey January days and keeping me smiling for now.
Faux fur coat – Zara
Long sleeve top – ASOS
Leigh jeans – Topshop
Skater shoes – H&M (unavailable online)
Chain bag – & Other Stories
Monday morning, meh!!
How are you guys doing? I hope you had a weekend full of goodness. It was a quiet one for me up until yesterday when me and a bunch of friends checked out Winterville in East London – the cool alternative to Central London’s Winter Wonderland. If you’re thinking of heading down there I suggest you do. The rides and mulled wine left me feeling not short of happy. To protect myself from the cold, I layered up and wore these felt skaters which have become somewhat a guilty pleasure of mine. I bought them about six weeks ago, the same day that I bought these python platforms, although Elena wanted them first. Vowing to check in before wearing them to meet up, we both bought a pair. I’ve lived in them ever since or, I’ll admit, since breaking them in. They were painful at first but fine now. I’ll pair them up for you soon :)
Grey Skater Sneakers – H&M (unavailable online I’m afraid. Soz!)
For me, autumn is a time to tone down colours and work with subtleties. This reflects in my choice of daily make up where I’ve swapped my rosy palettes for bronzers, highlighters and strobe creams. Touches of glitter still add a hint of ‘girl’ to my look. My current three make up obsessions are this MAC bronzer and Strobe Cream in addition to Benefit’s Sun Beam. The trick with the strobe cream is to work it into your foundation before applying it to your skin. I like doing this on the back of my hand. Adding body warmth improves the consistency which, in turn, helps ensure that the highlighter is worked into your make up rather than looking as though it’s been plastered on top. Used sporadically, these three products add a soft, dewy glow to my skin tone; perfect for those in need of being sun kissed.
Strobe Cream – MAC
Sun Beam – Benefit
Bronzer – MAC (old, unfortunately)
So November came and went in the blink of an eye, literally. I don’t really know where the month went but it was a good one at that. I’ve booked a trip to Berlin over New Years, exciting! Berlin has always been a favourite city of mine so spending NYE there will be pretty epic although I’m going to have to practice wearing practical, warm clothing more similarly to what I’m wearing today. Typically I would have paired this cute jumper dress with some chunky boots but its.just.too.cold! December’s has always been a month when comfort comes first so the heels may be on hold for a while.
Hope you have a great weekend beauts!
Knited tunic dress – Topshop; Skater shoes – Topshop; Brooch – Miss Selfridge (old); Fedora hat – H&M
I’m off to Switzerland tomorrow for two days. Literally a flying visit; I’ll be back home on Sunday evening. This time I’m much more excited as there’s a whole heap of fun and good company waiting for my arrival. When I lasted visited back in July it was sunny skies and birds tweeting. What with tomorrow being the first of November I’m expecting it to be straight up cold! I’ve decided to play it smart and prep a few outfits; a skill I like to think I have mastered over the years. I already showed you what I’m wearing on Saturday in this post. Clearly I’m planning on the defying the weather… haha! In transit, I’ll be keeping it pretty snug and standard in…
Outfit one: (Elena added the suggestion of knee high socks with this – genius!)
Long sleeve tunic – Topshop; Chunky boots – H&M; Fedora Hat – H&M; Faux fur tote – & Other Stories
Shiny bomber – Topshop; Polo-neck (my winter staple!) – H&M; MOM jeans – ZARA; Air max ‘Thea’s’ – Nike
Hope you guys have a great weekend. Live it up!
Morning beauts! Or should I say afternoon…
Lazy mornings are the best. Me and El had a spinning class last night so following that with a lie in was as expected; dreamy. I’ve finally gotten over the weekend. It ended up being a ping pong and karaoke fest; what a treat! On Sunday, me and El made a trip to Westfield in Stratford. We almost drowned in the sea of swimmers (Christmas shoppers out in October?!) but thankfully I managed to bag these hot boots from H&M for only £25. Bargain! The platform heel makes them uber comfy and I love the subtle python print in suede. I’m thinking an oversized knit, mini skirt and thigh socks would work quite well with these but we’ll see. Hello Winter 2014 – I’m almost ready for you.
Platform Heels – H&M
So glad it’s the middle of the week; it means we’re getting closer to all important Friday! I’ve decided to throw a night of ping pong this coming Saturday at good ol’ Bounce in Central London to commemorate finishing uni. Should be fun! Not that I am planning on wearing the above outfit there of course! Imagine that?! No, no, no! But I did order this dress from River Island last night and I’m thinking of wearing it next weekend. I’m going to Switzerland again just for two days for a night out. Loving the improvisation on the top half of this dress – it should work quite nicely for a hard-meets-soft transitional look that’s not too dressy nor casual. I’ll keep it dressy with some saucy stilettos but play it down with an open, slightly oversized bomber jacket. And make-up, I’m going to go for a more flawless look by using a range of bronzers, gloss and illuminators rather than something heavy. Let’s hope I don’t start singing ‘I woke up like this!’ Haaaa, we’ll see how this works! Have a great day beauts!
Bodycon Dress – River Island; Bomber Jacket – Topshop; Stilettos – Zara
Wearing this fabulous Sexy Siren polish by GELeration today. It has a warm auburn colour with a subtle undertone of dark pink. One of my autumn favourites!
Sexy Siren polish – GELeration
Morning, and Happy Monday to you!
I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. It started a little early for me and El with us taking a trip up to Bath Spa on Friday. Good food, great company and a fun, girlie day out; as you can imagine it was total bliss! Since the weekend has been really chilled but I did get a little overexcited when a fairly large parcel from one of my new favourite stores, & Other Stories, arrived. It’s cute right? You can’t see much of the detail but it has side panels embossed with a reptile-like print. And a little hit of chain detail too – yum! I must say, I think this will make a very good replacement for my Longchamp Le Pliage Tote.
Leather Chain Shoulder Bag – & Other Stories
And just like that summer ended…! Well if you live in London then you’ll know that summer ended about a month ago. Me and El have been saying that this is the earliest we’ve ever had to unpack our winter wardrobes. Oh well, I guess we can’t have it all! I’m back at work from Monday so I’m planning to invest in some key pieces that’ll see me into the autumn what with September knocking on our doors and all. It’s going to be a cold one this year and we’re both preparing our wardrobes for it as of now. This autumn/winter I’m all about clean cuts, dark tones and, strong silhouette, like this outfit I’ve thrown together for you above.I’ve always considered navy and grey to be a bit of a winning combination. Polo necks are a staple for me every winter and last year I lived in them. You might remember this outfit here. With that said Autumn
I think I’m ready for you!
Above: Long Sleeve Polo Neck – Topshop; Clean Scuba Trousers – Topshop; Leather Chain Shoulder Bag – Other Stories; ‘Lola’ Loafers – Kurt Geiger
Finally, H&M have unveiled who their new collaboration will be with, and it’s none other than Alexander Wang. Wang, who is also the creative director at Balenciaga, confirmed the news last night at music festival Coachella. He’s following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and most recently Isabel Marant who all have collaborated with the high-street favourite.
Exciting! Roll on November 6
Special delivery, these have just arrived!! Dreamy! I saw them a couple weeks back on Topshop’s website and forgot to order them. Luckily while looking for a little bit of NYE inspiration a couple of days ago, I found that they’d gone in to the sale. Bonus! How could I resist? Nothing beats a bit of lace, and that stiletto heel is nothing short of sexy! I’m looking forward to pairing these up with something hot!
Affair Lace Up Boots – Topshop
Hello Autumn. My precious. My favourite season of the year.
Yesterday I said that I’d wear my new boots for you; what do you think? I’m so in love with them and, bonus, the heel is one I could easily spend the whole day in. I’ve paired them with my new Angora jumper which is a slight pain in the bum. It sheds like crazy! I’m looking for a solution so if any of you know how to stop fluffy jumpers from shedding, please share! Also, there’s nothing like a couple of gold accessories to add a little bit of glitz and glamour :)
Angora Jumper – H&M, Mini Tube – Topshop, Oversize Boots – H&M (I couldn’t find them online but here are a similar pair), Gold Suede Bag – Zara (old), Chunky Curb Collar – Topshop, Stacking Rings – H&M, Gold Chronography Watch – Michael Kors
Me and El went shopping this weekend. As usual, we had a lovely time. I also found a gorgeous pair of oversized boots in H&M. I’m in love! Here’s a little sneak peak of what they look like. I know I know, I shouldn’t tease you. I promise I’ll pair them with an outfit and shoot some photos for you later though.
This is what I wore yesterday. A casual tee, dressed up with a fitted midi and a pair of heels. And also my French Connection ‘Let It Be Rock’ studded leather coat. You might remember me lusting over it last year…!
I love the detail on the arms. I can’t lie; it’s quite heavy to wear. But it does the trick when I want to spruce up a simple outfit.
Representing for my team…
Team nerd all the way!
Have a beautiful day
‘Let It Be Rock’ – French Connection (old); ‘Nerd’ Tee – Topshop (similar here); Tube Skirt – Topshop (similar here); Ankle Boots – Aldo (these are uber cute too); Sundance Watch – Dolce & Gabbana; Sweetie Bracelet – Links of London;