These last days of sunshine on holiday meant a final foray into bare legs and Birkenstocks until next spring. What better to pair with these famously ugly sandals than the prettiest of skirts I've found on the high street - this guipure lace skirt from River Island.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Currently craving anything fringed, and the high street has taken this trend to heart with some amazing pieces available for under the £60 mark. See my picks below - although I couldn't resist breaking the £60 budget by throwing in this perfect blue suede skirt from TheOutnet....
From top left: Skirt H&M, Jacket H&M, Dress Topshop, Shoes Zara, Bag ASOS, Skirt H&M, Skirt Topshop, Bag H&M, Coat H&M, Skirt Tamara Mellon at The Outnet.
Friday, 24 October 2014
Although I'm back in the cold of London I thought I'd put up a couple more posts of what I wore on holiday last week when my days were filled with sunshine and my biggest stresses were choosing toppings on frozen yoghurt.
Knit from Gap, Skirt Isabel Marant Etoile, Bag Grace Atelier De Luxe, Shoes ASOS, Sunglasses Bottega Veneta.
Grace Atelier De Luxe is a bag brand I was introduced to recently stocking the most beautiful bohemian summer bags, each hand crafted from the softest leathers. There is nothing like a perfect slouchy bucket bag to fill up with summer essentials. This one comes in a fringed version too which is at the top of my wish list along with their ikat clutch bags.
The asos sandals I'm wearing are the best thing I bought all summer, I've worn them to death. They're similar to the ancient greek sandals I really wanted but cost £20 instead of £150 and are so comfortable I've just thrown them on with everything.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
I have a new folder on my computer, It's entitled 'next house' and it's full of pictures of things I love which I didn't do to this one and wish I had. Mainly making it totally Scandi and minimal. Renovating a Victorian terraced house I couldn't bring myself to strip out any of the character so ours is a far cry from minimalism. Oh well, will have to make do with saving pictures of all things ivory for my next move whenever that shall be.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
When Clarks approached me this summer and asked me to road test a pair of their AW14 collection I was happy to oblige. Years of working at magazines had exposed me to lots of viewings of Clarks' seasonal collections and I was always suitable impressed. Once you bypass the shoes that my Grandma Margaret loves so dear, theres a trove of total gems which would fit perfectly into any of our wardrobes.
I chose the Busby Jazz monk shoes for a day goofing about at my parents house in the countryside. As you've probably noticed by now I'm all about the flat shoe and these were the perfect alternative to the sneakers I tend to live in. Plus, they were probably the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn, other brands take note - Clarks have some sort of layer of heaven under your foot which softens every step, I could have run a marathon in these. If I ever took up running. Which I doubt I will any time soon. But I COULD have, and that's what counts.
Read the full story and watch the video below or on Clarks website here - it's pretty much worth it just to check out Clive, the-best-dog-in-the-history-of-dogs, making his screen debut.
Shop the Busby Jazz here and check out my other key picks from Clarks AW14 collection below.
From Top: Triple Buckle Biker Boot, Slip On Trainer, Leopard Kitten Heel, Green Suede Fringed Brogue, Double Strap Monk Shoe, Quilted Biker Boot. All from Clarks.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Final days of holiday mean the last chance to wear sandals until spring so I've thrown on my favourite Jimmy Choo neon ones with a pair of Paige boyfriend jeans and ASOS off the shoulder blouse for a causal dinner with friends in Tel Aviv. These jeans have been such a staple to me since the totally beautiful, larger than life Paige herself gave them to me earlier this summer. Named after her best friend Jimmy they are a slimmer boyfriend fit so they still look flattering, and the rips are the kind you always think you can make yourself with a pair of kitchen scissors only to find out you most definitely can't.