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I am wearing an amazing green wool skirt which I bought from COS (£55). I absolutely love the colour and fit. It’s A-line and high waisted, which works really well for my body shape.
COS is one of my favorite high street shops – I always manage to find key wardrobe pieces such as shirts, good quality jumpers, and statement skirts like this one. The SS12 collection is amazing as well, so many strong colours from bright neon to their signature orange, navy and greens. When that said I’m not a big fan of the exaggerated dimensions in some of their pieces, which in my opinion are a bit too over the top. It just wouldn’t do my body any favours! However I love their direction and uniqueness, and with a bit more prints in their range, it has some very strong similarities with Marni, which I am also a big fan of.
I am wearing the skirt with a silk shirt from Zara, satchel bag bag from Whistles, black Falke tights and ankle booties from Nine West.
I picked up this cute neon cotton t-shirt from H&M Divided today for £2 (!). To be fair, it’s original price was only £3.99, but still. What a bargain! I am big fan of neon and bright colours, and who says it’s just for the summer? I am so ready for some heat in my life, this winter seems to be going on for ages. Any brights to add to my dark winter wardrobe are more than welcome.
London Fashion Week started on Thursday. I have been busy working on some events leading up to it, so shattered already (and it’s only Saturday!)
Style Tip: If you are transitioning into a spring wardrobe, like I am, add the t-shirt to an all black outfit, adding some glam with leather or fur. If you are daring enough, go all the way wearing it with a printed or colourful statement skirt – working the hottest summer trend, colour blocking.
I am wearing it with my cropped leather jacket from TK Maxx, Karl Donoghue shearling scarf, waxed skinny jeans from Quiksilver, Ray Ban aviator sunglasses and Michael Kors watch.
I picked up my favorite toner from Boots’s own brand today – BOTANICS Skin Brightening Toner (£4.07). The range works wonders for my skin, however I am firm believer using a combination of skincare – not just one brand for my whole facial regime.
As you can see above in my bathroom cupboard, I have a mixture of products, so I thought I would give you a little peak into my facial regime (which I make sure to change up in terms of products, every 3-months or so)….
DAY: I start the day cleansing my face with Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Cleanser and use BOTANICS Face Scrub (every other day). Then I apply Neal’s Yard Remedies Brightening Serum on my face, following with Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Cream SPF15, and Bliss Baggage Handler Eye Gel.
NIGHT: I remove all make-up as soon as I am in, with my Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Cleanser, following with BOTANICS Skin Brightening Toner and Soothing Eye Make-up Remover. 3 times a week I either apply REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask for 10 minutes, or Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask for 5 minutes, alternating every other week. Before I go to bed I moisturize with REN Omega 3 Night Repair Serum in circular, upward movements – finishing off with a thin layer of REN Frankincense Revitalising Night Cream.
That’s it! Phew – it isn’t easy to be a woman is it!?
I am just as obsessed with books as I am with Assouline (well, almost). Assouline is a publishing house which do the finest books covering art, culture, food and fashion. They collaborate with the world’s foremost artists, photographers, writers, architects, fashion and interior designers - and the results is a collection of amazing photography and inspiration.
I couldn’t put this one in particular down – Gypset Style, by Julia Chaplin, when I found it in Liberty’s book section (£30), and it will be just as an amazing read for summer inspiration, as well as looking great on my coffee table.
About the book:
Gypsetters are artists, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe. The New York Times journalist Julia Chaplin explores the unconventional lives of these high-low cultural nomads. In addition to Jade Jagger, Damien Hirst, and Alice Temperly, the Gypsetters’ counterculture forebears, including the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies, are all profiled.
I received these YSL cat-eye sunglasses in the post today (£210). I have never owned a similar pair in this shape - I tend to wear more masculine and neautral sunglasses, such as Ray-Ban Wayfarers and classic aviator styles. After seeing the gorgeous Miranda Kerr sporting some very similar ones from The Row (which sold out before I could get my hands on them, damn it), I opted for these ones.
I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about them at first – or rather, I needed time to get used to the shape on my face. But I think I like them. Well, I kept them at least, which is a good sign (or maybe not, as I am on a tight budget this month – will tell you all about that later…).
What do you think?
I am wearing them with my vintage fake fur jacket (it’s still so cold in London!), my skinny jeans from J Brand, Whistles leather satchel and biker boots from Gap.
I know not everyone’s a fan, but I for one love it. I love that it’s cheesy, the extra effort one makes, the cards, the date, the roses and the gifts.
So, as it’s Valentine’s Day I am doing a blog special - ‘What I got given today’…
I woke up to the above. So lucky.
I guess after nearly 3 years you really get to know someone’s style…inside and out. Red roses, and an emerald silver bracelet from Tiffany. I absolutely love it. It is so me, and I am so lucky to have someone who really knows that.
I picked up this cute white cotton shirt from the new Bimba & Lola store in Westfield today. I have been looking for that ‘perfect’ white shirt which is not too smart – not too casual. I think I might have found actual perfection in a shirt – this has the combination of casual, yet clean, crisp lines in the collar, buttoning and shape.
Bimba & Lola is by far one of my all-time favourite brands. I discovered it while I was studying in Barcelona – it’s a Spanish franchise, created by someone in the Iniditex family (owners of Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, etc.) I can safely say it was a big part of my monthly ruin, as Camilla and I were regulars in their Passeig de Grazia boutique. I especially like their quirky accessories, colourful leather bags and shoes, which is their core trademark. Price and quality is also really good – I paid £49 for this shirt, which is not a bad price for a key wardrobe piece.
Style Tip: To avoid a straight office look, wear the shirt with a contrasting accessory; I am wearing it today with my Superfine skinny jeans and my vintage western belt – bringing casual edge to the overall look.