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The mammouth ‘what I wore to fashion week’ post

4 Oct

I know this post is slightly delayed but I always think that writing up the shows and being a responsible blogger comes above ‘what I wore’ posts. This year, I wasn’t overly excited about dressing up for London Fashion Week, it’s my fifth season so the novelty and excitement has worn off slightly but it is kind of essential to make an effort. Lots of people do dress up and walking around the courtyard can be so inspiring, but personally, my main MO has been comfort and championing my beloved high street. For me, London’s differentiator is the quality and range of our high street so I always make a point of repping my favourite stores.

The lovely guys at Motel Rocks were kind enough to gift me the black lace Cilla dress which I wore for day one. The lace trend has been around for a while but this sheer, delicate tattoo lace is really striking; especially over the nude slip. It’s a classic skater shape with long sheer sleeves and a low back for some added interest. I continued the nude trend with my semi-sheer tights from New Look. I always rely on New Look for quirky tights and this pair is one of my favourites. The wedged brogues are from Bertie and they are super comfy, the wedge and the platform make them kind to my feet. The perfect shoes for rushing around on the cobbles with. 

Is wearing all black a bit of a fashion cliché? The oversize tshirt cape from 18 & East was actually perfect for LFW, the voluminous shape worked double time to keep me cool during the day but warm when it got chillier in the evening. Personally, I’m a little over dip-dyed hair but the black/grey dip-dye fringing added a little bit of an edge to the cape, not to mention it looked amazing when I walked! I balanced out the volume on top with super skinny jeans from J.Brand and my favourite black wedges from Carvela. The crucifix necklace is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery, I found the actual crucifix in a market in Barcelona and asked super talented jewellery designer and stylist Frankie Murray of Swell Vintage to put it on a chain for me. 

Do not adjust your monitor, your eyes are not deceiving you…I am indeed wearing flats. This is the most casual I’ve been at LFW, I needed a really low key way. The fabulous ankle boots are from Sarenza, my feet deserved a one day haitus from the heels. I love these boots and pretty much lived in them for a week after LFW was over. The jumper is such a lovely colour and an absolute bargain from Boohoo. I hadn’t shopped there before but I was really impressed by the pieces they had on the site. I do love the colour but also the ladder detail at the waist and back. Being a super casual day, I wore the jumper with some Levis cut offs but dressed up the outfit with this stunning necklace, courtesy of Eastern Mystic. Known for their statement pieces and tribal influences, the brand is regularly featured in the likes of Grazia, Cosmopolitan, The Telegraph fashion and Cosmopolitan Bride. 

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Hiking boots vs riding boots

1 Nov

Over the last week or so, I have really realised how unsuitable my shoe collection is for cold weather – long story but most of my boots have been ruined, compensation is an ongoing battle issue with my estate agents. Sometimes a girl just needs to make a wardrobe investments purely for warmth and comfort reasons…but that doesn’t mean said investment needs to be purely functional.


I’ve been debating between the slightly boring but classic riding boots and fashion’s new shoe du jour the hiking boot. Both imply outdoor pursuits which I really won’t be undertaking anytime soon. I love the classic nature of riding boots and most of them are knee length which means thick rugby socks can be worn undetected when temperatures really plummet. But on the other hand, hiking boots are pretty cosy too, especially the sheepskin lines ones. Both boots are very practical, though riding boots may be flat which is good for frost and ice, most hiking boots have a grippy sole and so combine a heel and practicality. I think I’m sold on that last point!


Are you going to be a riding boots or hiking boots kind of girl this season?

Bertie blogger’s event

15 Oct

Just before LFW kicked off, I was invited to an exclusive blogger’s event at Bertie‘s flagship store on South Molton Street – one of my favourite little streets in London. Now I’ve got to admit, I’ve never bought a pair of shoes at Bertie before so I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I discovered that the autumn/winter collection is utterly gorgeous! Bertie are part of the Dune group, which also Dune (obviously) and Pied a Terre, so they know good shoes. The store itself is lovely, it has a very industrial feel with exposed brickwork, strands of white leather hanging from the ceiling and pegged up polaroids. 

The store

In terms of the new collection, there are a couple of themes which run through the collection: geek chic – pretty much a style staple now, everyone loves a good brogue or loafer, boho winter – think ultra cosy shearling and fur and revolutionary – military-inspired with metal details like eyelets and studs. 

 I was hanging out with Amy from Wolf Whistle and Christine from A Sense Sublime and we had such a hard time trying to choose which gorgeous pair to take home. I could have easily taken away half a dozen pairs. I eventually went with some utterly irresistible wedge brogues, I just had to wear them to LFW…here’s a quick snap of me in my new favourite shoes. 


What I wore to London Fashion Week

28 Sep

One of the reasons I love London Fashion Week is I actually get to wear some of the impractical things I can’t help but buy. Things like ostrich feather skirts, fluffy furry jackets and vintage fur hats. These are things I couldn’t possibly live without but they don’t really have a place in everyday life. Here’s what I wore:


Day one

Jacket – Zara, floral top – River Island, velvet maxi skirt – New Look, wedge brogues – Bertie, Jewellery – Links of London, YSL, Roberto Cavalli, thrifted, holiday buys, H&M. Randomly decided to put on a mood ring I bought when I was about 15, can’t remember what the colours meant but it was fun guessing!


Day two


Photo courtest of Emerging Fervour, as I didn’t take any apart from in the photobooth! I can’t remember what we were doing or where we were going but I was hanging out with Kit from Style Slicker and Shini from Park & Cube. Yes, I had wardrobe envy. 






Fluffy cardigan – Monsoon, pearl top – New Look, laser cut silk skirt – Rare, Tights – Henry Holland, denim buckle wedges – Asos. The rosary is from River Island men’s department, I’ve had it for years and love it even though a lot of the silver has rubbed off. 


Day three



Fur hat – vintage, fluffy jacket – Zara, silk playsuit – Topshop, patent cut out wedges – New Look. No idea about the tights I’m afraid! 


Day four


The ostrich skirt. I love this, wore it last season too. It’s not even my size it’s slightly big but I-just-had-to-have-it!



Cobweb knit cardigan – H&M, black lace top – New Look, ostrich feather skirt – Topshop, killer embellished heels – Miss Selfridge