Saturday, 20 November 2010

Obnoxious gold jewellery + orange mohair = a match made in heavin, imho. I've had this chain belt (pictured last) for ages - I think I picked it up in a charity shop years ago. I'd always tried to wear it as a necklace (espesh during that season when Givenchy did those cross layer necklaces) but it always looked a tad too bling, even by my standards. I've decided it's now acceptable to don a chain belt - in fact, I'm now mourning the loss of my old Tammy Girl bad boys. I got the mohair tank top - yeah, you heard right, it's a tank top - from ebay.

This is just a small selection of my gold jewellery. There's more where that came from... From top: butterfly necklace - can't remember, acorn bracelet - ebay, Hamsa necklace - random market stall in NYC, elephant necklace (front and back) - Portobello market, watch - Michael Kors (I wear this every day, which explains the scratches) and aforementioned belt - can't remember.


Thursday, 18 November 2010

A gormless expression, the ability to master the 'massaging temples' pose and the means to strip a photo of colour is all one needs in life, right? I'm not actually massaging away a migraine, but in fact peeling back my overgrown fringe to show you my 'Twiggyed' eyes. I have no excuses for the gormless expression.

Look look! Look at my eyes! That was fun. Now click next on your Google reader and let's pretend this never happened...


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

If you didn't know already, I LOVE a colour pop. And if the item is question is something an eccentric old lady might wear, bonus prints (triple bonus points if the lady in question is Iris Apfel). This bright green cardigan, therefore, was a no brainer. Look at the gold buttons! The bell sleeves! The swing shape! Turns out I've amassed quite the collection of bright separates - this is just the tip of the very colourful iceberg. My other favourites? The H&M pink swing coat which I bought years ago - SUCH a good buy. And this tomato red Cos dress, which I bought in a larger size so it would look even swingier. I always wear it with my OVK boots and a super high ponytail.

I hope you noticed that I matched my hat, jeans and boots, because I did that just for you. The other day I wore an entirely navy outfit - the hat and boots plus my indigo J Brand Love Storys and my boyfriend's navy jumper. Tonal dressing feels goooood.

Of course, the real star of this post is the elephant... He comes from Portobello market and loves colour popping almost as much as I do. I just need a name for him now... any ideas?

Outfit 1: Vintage cardigan, J Brand Gigi jeans, Office boots.

Outfit 2: Vintage hat, H&M coat, jeans and boots as before.

Outfit 3: Cos dress, Zara OVK boots.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

(Photo by the gorgeous Jill from Street Style: Pics by Polka Dot)

One of the highlights of fashion week is always bumping into those faces I don't usually see any other time of the year, one of which is the wonderful Jill Adams, the photographer behind the lens of Street Style: Pics by Polka Dot and altogether a jolly wonderful girl. She's American but when I first saw her, I was sure she was Parisian - something about that Jane Birkin hair and the effortless cool she always exudes - think a pea coat with jeans or ankle socks with brogues. Anyway, this season I was lucky enough to be photographed by her again. Her post made me smile from ear to ear.

This necklace was a good buy. I got it in the ASOS sale for a mere £12 or so and it has become an integral part of many an outfit, as well as attracting many magpie-like admirers (Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane have both paid me compliments on it!).


Sunday, 7 November 2010

For someone who loves colour, I own an awful lot of black shoes. There are a few brown or tan pairs in my wardrobe - but even then, I'll always wish I bought them in black, too. I realise I'm missing out on a world of sartorial opportunities so I'm easing myself in gently with this pair of blue suede booties from Office, still stained with Les Tuileries sand from my undignified fashion week fall.

Also, meet my new Gigi jeans! I must admit, I was a little sceptical when I read about the new 'cropped kick flare' but, being a J Brand devotee, I gave these a try and I haven't look back. I think I like them even more than my Love Story flares.

Wearing: J Brand Gigi jeans, Cos polo neck, Topshop coat, Office shoes.


Friday, 5 November 2010

You know when you buy and love an item so much that you want to wear it EVERY DAY but that would be weird so you settle for wearing it every other day but people still give you that look. That look that says 'You REALLY love that jumper don't you. Have you washed it yet?'

That's how I feel about my new jumper. I wear it always. Well, I limit myself to Tuesdays and Thursdays at work and then allll weekend. Because no one would know. Except now you do.

These pleather trousers were a good buy. I'm usually hideously fickle but these have been my go-to for a year now, and seem fresh for the new season rolled up a la Isabel Marant. With kitten heels, naturellement.

Wearing: Zara jumper, Topshop trousers, Zara heels.