Tuesday, 29 July 2014

4 Days 4 Skirts: Printed Skirt

Last week while brainstorming blog ideas I was pondering what my wardrobe is lacking. I have countless pairs of trousers and jackets, all of which you guys see all the time. One thing that is sparse in my wardrobe is skirts. Skirts aren't really my thing, so I decided to challenge myself by wearing them, and hopefully finding a new love for my small collection! 
At first I thought I would do 'A Week in Skirts'... then I realised I didn't have seven skirts, I only have four. So here we have '4 Days, 4 Skirts', showcasing my capsule skirt collection. 
First up is this House of Sunny number. Perhaps one of the only printed items on my wardrobe, the perfect cut and shape still makes it a firm wardrobe favourite. 

Skirt: House of Sunny | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Top: All Saints | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Sunday, 27 July 2014

French Connection Autumn Winter 2014: Never Miss A Trick

Photos: Rankin. Models: Camilla Chirstensen, George Alsford and Troy

 On Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to attend the launch for French Connection's Autumn Winter 2014 collection. It was such an amazing evening, I got to meet some lovely people and it was the first event like that I have ever been too. I can't tell you hope much I am hoping it will be the first of many, I loved every minute of it! The 'Never Miss A Trick' campaign meant it was a truly magical event... in the metaphorical and literal sense, as the super talented magician Troy was there blowing people's minds. 

I also have to apologise for being a rubbish blogger and not taking any pictures! I was so excited and distracted by all the beautiful people, clothes and the whole atmosphere that I completely forgot. Luckily I can still show you guys the new collection (and lets be honest, these pictures are much better than what I could have done!) The collection is full of soft colours and ever softer materials - that blue coat in the top picture feels like a cloud of warmth. Every piece is wearable and versatile, all of the quality that French Connection always delivers. 

I have a few pictures I took on my phone (if you follow me on Instagram then you will have already seen them, sorry for posting them twice!!) I wore my favourite towelling dress from COS with a sleeveless blazer and some heels to smarten it up. 

Also I finally got to meet Megan from one of my favourite blogs Pages by Megan - definitely go check her out for beautiful photos and inspiration!!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Heat

 I don't know about you guys but this weather is turning my brain to mush. I'm surprised I am even managing to string sentences together.
 This steamy weather is only meant for holidays when you can live life from a pool/air conditioned spaces. Every task seems to take twice as long as be twice as much effort - outfit shooting included! That's why this location was perfect: shaded, dark, dingy, and cool. Heaven! 
Honestly, how do you all you bloggers in Australia/America/any hot country cope with this??
 Maybe I am just a summer wimp. 

Trousers: Mango | Top: All Saints | Shoes: Whistles | Sunglasses: Celine 

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Happy Graduation Harry!

This Monday was Harry's graduation from the University of Manchester. He is studying Architecture, so although he has graduated from his Part One, he now has four more years to go!! Me, Mum and Harry's family went to Manchester for the big day and it was so so lovely. We had gorgeous weather, and it was a fantastic day spent with such wonderful people. 

Despite it being warm I suited up. These trousers and this t-shirt are probably two of my favourite items at the moment as I am wearing them non stop. The t-shirt kept the look from becoming too much like work wear, and the killer heels kept it glam (or at least I hope they did!) 

Trousers: Joseph | T-Shirt : COS | Blazer: Alexander Wang | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman 

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Lavish Alice Skort

 A few days ago I wrote about how I have been bearing my legs this summer, and when these gorgeous shorts arrived in the post I had all the more reason to keep flashing some skin. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed that a few of my daily #fromwhereistand have features these shorts.. I have hardly taken them off! 

From Lavish Alice's new collection, these shorts are the perfect summer pair. I am quite picky when it comes to shorts, so when I like a pair it means they have ticked a lot of boxes:
Not too short - check 
A tailored smart cut - check 
Versatile but not boring - check 
Simple and chic - check 
These are a winner! 

Shorts: Lavish Alice | Jumper: COS | Shoes: Balenciaga