5 November 2018

Bonfire Night!

It's Bonfire Night! Aka, an evening of hot chocolate, sparklers, and cosy jumpers. I love getting all bundled up on a chilly autumnal evening to walk down to the local firework display with family and friends.
And the latest addition to my knitwear collection combines this season's favourite colour combination of navy, cream, olive and grey in a classic fair-isle pattern.
I've teamed the jumper with a pair of cropped kick flare jeans in cream, which I've wanted a pair for ages but couldn't find the right fit until now.
My favourite pair of boots this season have been this pair of biker boots which are so versatile and the stud and buckle detailing toughens up any look.
And finally the staple wool blazer, which you'll have seen me wear loads this autumn because I'm obsessed with it - you can literally wear it with anything because it's such a classic piece.
What I'm wearing:

I hope you all have a very lovely Bonfire Night - remember to wrap up warm and stay safe x


9 October 2018

The Camel Coat

This autumn I have discovered why a camel coat is now a staple in my seasonal wardrobe...
October means three things - Pumpkin Spiced lattes, Halloween, and coat shopping. Now navy and black, I have aplenty, but this year I wanted to try a classic which I have admired from afar for most of my twenties, and as I approach thirty I'm determined to try out more grown up pieces.
Okay, so the camel coat is an essential part of any autumn/winter wardrobe for many, and it's easy to see why - the caramel hue is fundamentally elegant, conveying sophistication that black just doesn't quite impart as easily.
Cue the Camel Single Breasted Coat from Very. It's exactly the kind of item that I know I'll have for years, and looks just as put together thrown over a pair of straight jeans and Breton top, as it does with a monochrome blouse and skirt combo.

What I'm Wearing:

Post in paid partnership with Very.

25 September 2018

New Season Classics with Jack Wills

Nothing says back to school like a new crisp white shirt - and even though my educational years are far behind me, I still like to get those "new term" essentials when the air turns crisp. The other day I found my first conker and had the obligatory Pumpkin Spice latte to officially welcome autumn.
The Oxford shirt is a quintessentially British wardrobe staple, perfect for office-wear or off-duty at weekends, tucked into a pair of jeans (or denim a-line mini skirt for a more Jane Birkin look). The possibilities are endless.
And speaking of jeans, I've had a love-hate relationship with skinny jeans for most of my twenties. However, my quest for the perfect fit and colour has come to an end. The Fernham jeans are mid-rise so they sit just above the hip and narrows to the ankle, so very flattering indeed.
The Chelsea Overcoat. AKA, my coat of dreams. Inspired by traditional wool overcoats invented for the boys of the 18th century (because who's style icon isn't Ludvig van Beethoven?), this checked overcoat looks seriously dapper, but can easily be dressed down with a pair of jeans and mary-janes.
What I'm wearing:

View the AW18 collection here.

Post in paid partnership with Jack Wills


11 September 2018

Autumn Transitional Staples

As we bid farewell to one of the hottest summers we've ever had, I can't quite wait for autumn and the seasonal trends that go hand in hand with my favourite season.
I'm a big fan of corduroy - trousers, pinafores, jackets, and most of all... the a-line mini skirt. A firm staple in my year-round wardrobe, made even better in a crisp burnt orange corduroy. The zip details adds a nice sixties finish to the classic shape and looks perfect paired with a turtle neck.
Which again is something I enjoy wearing when the air starts to get a little crisp. This navy and orange stripe number is perfect when paired with the skirt and is definitely a dream combination that I'll be wearing a lot this season.
One of the many questions us Brits face this time of year is "when is it finally time to bring out the big coat?" - and I've found the perfect transitional piece to see me through until the time is right. This navy oversized blazer is perfect to throw on over an outfit when there's a nip in the air.

What I'm wearing:

*Post in partnership with Very

29 July 2018

Sunday Girl

On this particularly dull and rainy Sunday, I thought I'd share one of my favourite outfits from the summer - when the sun was shining and my skin was a little burnt from the prior afternoon spent sunbathing in the garden...
2 Sundays ago I went for a pre-birthday dinner in Chester with my family, and of course roped my mother into a few snaps in my favourite little spot. You may recognise it from previous outfit posts - and probably many more to come; I adore the mint green front doors and pastel pink walls that decorate Abbey Square.
 The dress in question is from And Other Stories - in particular - designed in the Stockholm atelier, which is always my favourite collection. Their designs reinvent classic and romantic styles in a contemporary and pragmatic design.
For example, it features tie ribbons on the shoulders and has pockets! Something that always excites me in a garment.
I packed my evening essentials in my beautiful basket bag - which my mother brought back from Italy as a gift last summer.
And wore my trusty navy Saltwaters; definitely the sandal of the season. I may have to invest in a variety of colours if this heatwave makes a come back because I practically live in them.
Oh and my sunglasses are from Topshop, aaaages ago! But you're probably sick of seeing them by now - they also hardly ever leave my reach.
 What I'm wearing:
Dress : & Other Stories // Basket : Italy // Sandals : Saltwater Sandals // Sunglasses (similar)