18 April 2012

London Calling*

                                      (dress- Fairground, belt- Vintage, ring- YSL, shoes- Deena & Ozzy, Zara, Alexander Wang, bag- Mulberry)

A quick post as that suitcase is closer to being empty than ready and I'm flying out tonight!

Always been a last minute, stuff everything into my suitcase and sit on it, over-packer even though I do aim to try to pack smarter and organize outfits.. I forget all those good ideas when it's time to get down to the business of folding and stuffing.

I can't wait to get to London! April's been pretty good to me so far, first my birthday and then my little sister coming back home for Easter.. and now Vogue Fashion Festival! It's my first trip back since I moved home from London before Christmas, and I've missed it.. A LOT.

16 April 2012

Colour blocking done right..

via. The Sartorialist

One of my favourite ways to wear colour, but sometimes a little tricky. I've always been an advocate of mixing colours, prints and textures as long as it doesn't end up looking like a parade float.. Keep the lines simple and classic!

An amazing example of colour blocking done right is the above picture. Want a similar look? Well, looky looky, here's a how-to (complete with links to everything!) - The Colour Blocking Edition!

blazer- Elizabeth and James, t-shirt- Kain, pants- T by Alexander Wang, sunglasses- Cutler and Gross, tote- Reed Krakoff, pumps- Miu Miu

14 April 2012

The Highs and Lows: Peplum Tops..

I've always loved a peplum anything, and most of my peplum tops/dresses/skirts are vintage but now that the peplum is one of the biggest trends of the season you can pretty much find them everywhere.

...and the lesson we learn from this? Fashion, like history, repeats itself.

Let's start with a basic peplum, a simple white top; the base of so many possible looks.


Stella McCartney

13 April 2012

Flutter By..

(top- Asos, pants- Nasty Gal, bag- Alexander Wang, shoes- Valentino)

Tips on wearing flow-y chiffon pants: Avoid wire fences. You WILL get a snag.

09 April 2012

Pastels and Graffiti

(dress- Topshop, bag- Mulberry Alexa, sunglasses- RayBan, shoes- vintage Etienne Aigner, ring- YSL, arrow & rose gold cuff- House of Harlow 1960, large cuff- H&M)

Found this graffiti when out for lunch one day, and had to take some pictures, love the contrast of the bright colours with my pastel dress. Oh, and how amazing are these vintage Etienne Aigner shoes? I found them vintage shopping in London's Brick Lane a few months ago for something like £20! All I did was take them to a cobbler (aka shoe doctor) when I was back home for a buff and polish, and they were good to go!

06 April 2012

Christopher Kane in my dreams..

I've always had the weirdest, most vivid dreams that were more like a strange mix of fashion magazine meets action/adventure movie. This morning I woke up and my first thought was "She stole my Christopher Kane clutch and I hadn't worn it yet!" ...... I don't own a Christopher Kane clutch. But now I'm kinda thinking, I should. 

Voilà, my dream clutch. Literally.

My subconscious is any advertisers fantasy. 

05 April 2012

A Birthday, Calla Lillies and Proenza Schouler..

Another 4th of April, the big two-three! Doesn't sound as impressive as anything ending with an 'oh', but 'oh' well..

Me being the epitome of cheesiness, my mani/pedi nail polish choice yesterday was Chanel's April.. which I proudly/loudly announced to everyone in close proximity: "April! 'Cause it's April! ..And my birthday! Get it??" Yeah, I'm still as annoying at 23.

A huge birthday brunch, followed by an even bigger slice of red velvet cake was the perfect start to my day. 

Even better than cake for breakfast? A surprise from the parents before heading out to my birthday dinner.

A hug for le bag..

...and a kiss for le dad.

(blazer- Something by Natalie Wood, top- Sportsgirl, jeans- J Brand, shoes- Franco Sarto, necklace and ring- YSL, arrow & rose gold cuff- House of Harlowbag- Alexander Wang)

Cheshire cat grin, welcome home PS1! (and thank god for net-a-porter)

02 April 2012

Monday, Shoe-day..

Oh don't mind me.. Just dying over these 3.1 Phillip Lim Cody d'Orsay Heels. I can't even pick a favourite, both are ticking all the right S/S boxes! I would probably go for the silver ones though, just because I've been looking for a the perfect pair of silver shoes and these are pretty close to perfect..

Clear 3.1 Phillip Lim Cody d'Orsay
Silver 3.1 Phillip Lim Cody d'Orsay

You can find both at Shopbop.