It be would hard to believe that a storm hit not all that long after taking these photos but it did, so we were really quite lucky to get these sunny shots when we did.
It's been a very long time since i've worn this fringed bag of mine, which was bought from Topshop years ago and I remember wearing it non stop, as at the time I was super into tanned leather bags. Anyway a few years on it's back but rather then over the shoulder, i'm using it as a clutch giving it a slightly more relaxed and slouchier feel. I loved the textured look it created being paired with my super fluffy fury vest. Dressing for the crazy weather these last few weeks, has certainly been no easy task.
One of the reasons I like to hang on to my clothes instead of throwing them out, is because i'm intrigued to see what new ways I can wear them when the time feels right. And the great thing about keeping an outfit diary so to speak, is that in years to come i'll be able to look back and see the different ways I styled a particular piece.
Like this sequin kimono, I bought it from Topshop a few years ago and yes its been ages since I last found a way to style it but teaming it with a classic white shirt, jeans, brogues and my navy scarf feels incredibly modern to me! And not because it's never been done, i'm sure it has but because it's very different to how I was styling it when I first bought the sequinned beauty. So maybe think twice before cleaning out your wardrobe….
Take care lovelies,
(old) Topshop Kimono - different but love this Here
Yes maybe I look as like I should be singing "feed the birds" somewhere in victorian London but nope just something I wore on a chilly sunday back before Christmas. I always knew that this shirt dress by E.Tautz would be a versatile piece and I certainly never intended on constricting the dress to just the summer months.
I layered it with my cable-knit jumper, wool scarf and long grey coat to create some depth, whilst also playing with the different lengths. I've really fallen back in love with these old old military boots, that I originally bought from All Saints and I especially like teaming them with thick knitted socks. I also think they look extra edgy worn undone.
Well, thats all. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend,
Earlier in the year when I was featured on a blog wearing these trousers, I remember reading a comment that suggested that maybe these trousers would look nice teamed with some brogues. I really liked the idea and so I remembered this until the weather and time was right to finally make an outfit based around this idea.
We were off to see the towns Christmas lights get switched on when I wore this, so staying warm was fairly imperative and so I chose this padded sweater by Acne that I bought last winter and is probably the warmest sweater I own. I didn't really want to wear it with a coat because as you can see it's pretty bulky, so I decided that choosing a light and streamline style was the only way to go and I think I just about got away with it.
So I thought it was about time I started showing you my LFW looks. Here is what I wore on my first day in London, it was a last minute decision to wear this outfit, which made me a bit anxious but I liked the result and especially so as I finally got to wear these Asos checked trousers, which I have had for ages now.
I styled them with my Eskander checked shirt for print on print styling, something that I always enjoy doing but decided to keep that touch very subtle by wearing my navy knit from Cos over the top, as it complimented the colours of my shirt and trousers perfectly. I chose to wear my very old white pointy shoes, as ya know we are all loving a bit of the white shoe at the moment! Even though I loveeeee heels, I don't actually have very good balance when it comes to walking in them (apart from heeled boots) I feel like I must look look a little girl trying her mums heels on for the first time! Plus I feel I can enjoy myself a lot more when I am wearing a shoe thats comfier and easier to trot around in, so for the rest of the time spent in London (apart from one evening event) I wore flats but that's not say they can't look just as chic.
As I clearly do not have the luxury of having a private car to take me from place to place and with knowing that I would be outside a lot trying to capture some street style, I had to be wise and keep myself nice and warm, so I chose to wear my Cheap Monday grey coat with my Oska cape layered over the top. I really love the strong splash of colour it bought to the outfit, really lifting the darker tones. I finished of with what appeared to be a LFW must have, The Beanie! Also my Ray Bans, Alexander Mqueen ring and Prada bag. :)
Well thats all for now, looks from day 2 and 3 from my LFW trip will soon follow! Thank you lovelies and take care,
p.s Thank you to the amazing Sandra from the 5 Inch and Up blog for taking this beautiful picture (the last one) I love it!