We’ve been moving these past few weeks, all I can say is what a nightmare! Still surrounded by boxes but getting there, if slowly. First thing’s first, getting all the shoes out of their boxes and back on the new shoe wall.
There aren’t many things I will wear to death, but when I do find something I really, really like then I will wear it until it falls to pieces! These black suede Ash Jalouse boots, which I have mentioned far too many times to remember, haven’t left my feet since I got them. They are the perfect heel high to be both comfortable and a little dressy and really do go with everything. As I love these so much and have really not been kind to them I also got a pair of the Ash Jess boots in a soft grey-brown, but I am trying to save those until the weather is a bit more friendly. I took my Jalouse to the cobbler for a re-heel and he also gave me some black suede dye so I can try to revive the colour – will let you know how that goes.
Wearing: Day Birger jumper*, M&S jeans, Guess shoes, Vivienne Westwood handbag
Jeans and jumpers are pretty much my work wear staple at the moment. With this impossibly cold and changeable weather simple yet classic items are key, then you have the option to dress them up or down. This Day Birger jumper from Repertoire Fashion is the perfect neutral base item, it goes just as well with jeans as it does skirts. It is a great balance to these patched jeans and leopard print shoes, taming the prints clash. I especially like the longer back and side split, which is not only a flattering cut but adds interest. You really can’t beat an Aran knit sweater for winter. If you’d like the chance to win a fabulous new winter knit check out the Repertoire Twitter giveaway too.
I love velvet, in fact I’d happily live in a world filled with the stuff its perfect for chairs, sofas, cushions, bedding you name it. Where it gets a bad rep is when its used in fashion you soon get visions of Blossom’s floppy hat, Gothic long black Frock coats or bad stretch trousers from your Gran. But when its used well – think Christopher Kane, it can be one of the most striking fabrics plus everyone will want to hug you… that could go either way I guess. Anyway my point is that it shouldn’t work on a pair of Converse but it does, really, really well! I’m utterly obsessed with these and when they match the décor of your local pub that’s even better right? RIGHT? I’ve been eyeing up the Con’s in the sale and am tempted with the leopard print ones, you know I can’t resist an animal print!
With ties become all the more popular this season for both guys and girls I wanted to share this How to Tie a Tie guide created by Knightsbridge Neckwear
. Whether you wear a tie with a suit or wintry tweed, over a sweater or dressed up with a brooch for the girls, there is no denying they are a powerful accessory.
Since starting this blog I have started off each new year with a round up of my favourite outfits. I wasn’t sure if to do so this year due to the evolution of the blog, but then again I think its interesting to be able to look back over my fashion journey. Sadly the blog is still suffering from the recent hacker incident and some of the images aren’t showing, it is disheartening to say the least. It will take time to rebuild so please bear with me. Here are the links to my previous 5 years in fashion and a rather sparse year 6:
My Carrie Bradshaw moment – the skirt is a version of her wedding dress in the Sex and The City movie! All Vivienne Westwood couture
Squiggle, squiggle, squiggle!
One of my favourite Gold Label gowns, its got a train what more can I say.
My favourite Worlds End piece and favourite dress in the world, the Shirtwaister.
Once upon a time I would have said there was no distinction between by day to night wear, these days my workwear has to be really toned down which has influenced by style all round. These are two cheap High St outfits the black is River Island and Zara, the floral is Select but I really like the cuts on them both – with crazy shoes by Chanel and Agent Provocatuer though, you can’t take the girl that far out of the city!
Best thing about winter? Its the coats and this is my favourite coat by a mile, 90’s Westwood at its finest. You can’t keep a coat like this locked away for best, worn here with River Island jumper, M&S jeans, ASH boots.
Can’t beat a vintage aran knit and a VW kilt with some killer boots.
As much as I like coats and boots I am much more of a summer girl, if only for the easy of getting ready in the morning. Dress + shoes = done!
60’s influence in a dress from my beloved Mooch vintage in Sheffield, Fendi B belt, VW shoes
If you aren’t sick of seeing this dress on the blog by now then you are doing well!
Little pin-up/sailor inspired outfit. top River Island everything else VW
Cute little Topshop find with staple Converse, wish we had more days hot enough for this!
Wearing: Markus Lupfer Saint tshirt, M&S jeans, TK Maxx gold glitter boots, nails Chanel Malice
Wearing: vintage Hoola girls shirt from Mooch Sheffield, M&S jeans, Vivienne Westwood red Sunny shoes
Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Anglomainia coat & socks, Ash Jalouse distressed boots, Tibi paisley printed dress
Wearing: shirt & pencil skirt set from Select, Vivienne Westwood argyle shoes
Just a couple of Instagram snaps of my favorite outfits lately – I do have some none iPhone photos to post soon and thanks again for bearing with me through this whole hacking nightmare. The blog will be back with a bang in the new year.
The French Bedroom Company is the brainchild of Georgia Metcalfe, a girl with a passion for French style who wanted to bring quintessential chicness to the UK. If you are lucky enough to be in West Sussex you can drop by the luscious boutique, or you can delve inside Georgia’s world online. As you know I have an eye for anything luxurious and quirky so The French Bedroom Co is a homewear mecca for me. I could honestly kit out my entire home with their wonderful offerings, but until then here is a little corner dedicated to their wares. What better way to brighten up an empty nook in the hallway than this handsome ceramic moose – he is dressed to impress for Christmas with his baubles.
Lighting the way is this urban metal work arrow lamp, it runs on batteries so no need to scramble for a wall socket. When we move this will light the way to the shoe room, but for now it signals the way across the hall. Completing the trio is the My Deer candlestick, it is incredible detailed with a row of stags surrounded by little acorns and foliage.
All in all I have to say this has brightened up the hallway in more ways than one. Should you be looking for some beautiful homeware from chaises to chairs, a classic throw or an edge piece of wall art, even a gift for someone special, with something for all budgets you should take a look at The French bedroom Co.
I know I joke about ‘blogger items’, you’ve all seen it, the same items which keep cropping up on everyone’s blog. These Ash Jalouse boots are one of them, I can’t tell you how many outfit posts, reviews and posts raving about them I’ve seen. I was looking for an easy to wear pair of black boots to wear this winter and kept coming back to the Jalouse. They came, I wore them and I basically haven’t stopped wearing them for two months straight! Now I can clearly see why so many people rave about them, they really are perfect. Perfect heel height, impossibly comfy, go with everything. What more can I say? I am obsessed with them, so obsessed I’m currently plotting getting a back-up pair for when these wear out. They come in a few different colour ways, these are the distressed black suede. I have mostly been wearing them with jeans and jumpers but they look amazing with dresses and even dungarees. As they are quite low cut I think they would work well as summer boots too – yeah totally trying to justify that second pair…
Hello!!!!!!!! For those of you following on Social Media you will know that sadly I’ve been unable to blog recently due to the servers being hacked. This has been an absolute nightmare, especially at the point where we thought over 6 years of blog posts were lost forever. Luckily we have been able to get back online and fingers very tightly crossed the problem is well and truly over. We are currently running on a version of Beta so please bear with us whilst we iron out the last few glitches. Thanks you so much to everyone for sticking with us through all of this, your support really has kept me going. We are back and will soon be better than ever
Lots of love,