The Daisybank Dress
Bloggers are funny creatures, we stop and photograph our food before we eat it, carry a camera around at all times and develop our own way of posing for outfit pictures. But what makes me laugh is that these kind of things seem to trend..remember when it was all about the head tilt, feet pointed inwards? (okay, I’m going back a few years now!) And while I’m still an advocate for the head tilt, it’s the “pretend you’re walking somewhere” that seems to have popularised recently. Bloggers striding across pavements with supposed intent. We’re all guilty of some cliché – guess where I went to eat after these pictures were taken?…Laduree for Macarons of course ; )
Anyway, enough making fun of myself. Let’s talk about the dress. My new favourite dress. If you’ve got a sharp eye, you may recognise it from the Aubin & Wills almanac that has been doing the rounds online. In the perfect orange, with the comfiest shape, the only downside to this pretty thing is that it creases easily, and I’ve hardly taken it off since I got it!
And thank goodness for the glorious weather we had at the weekend, it allowed me to show it off without a coat on top. As soon as the sun shows it’s face I have a smile on mine – I was struggling not to break in to a skip whilst going about my business…or “pretending to walk somewhere”!
Thank you Lucy for helping take my pictures! x
Dress - c/o Aubin & Wills | Bag - Mulberry
Shoes - Office | Phone Case c/o Iconemesis
Nail Polish - Chanel Orange Fizz
I’m back outside the Liberty Florists again! I knew I’d have outfit shots here before long, Lucy and I were wandering past…the light was going and we were inspired to take a few snaps.
My outfit looks super comfortable, right? You’d think so, it’s the cosy jumper that gives that impression (and cosy it is!), but it was the bottom half that let me down. I found these Opening Ceremony shoes on eBay for a bargainous price after admiring Sandra’s styling of them over the past year or so. And it seems I subliminally dressed with her as my inspiration too! What Sandra hadn’t mentioned is how uncomfortable they are! It’s a sad thing to find out a pair of shoes you’ve been lusting after are practically unwearable…after walking to the end of Oxford Street, my saviour Lucy offered to swap shoes. This gave my outfit an altogether different look, as I found myself in platform Converse-style trainers that were a size too big!
For the millionth time, I learnt my lesson; don’t wear heels! It’s never worth it! Next time I put these laced-up beauties on my feet, I’ll make sure it’s for sitting down and not wandering the streets of London. But then I also said I’d never drink again after it made me sick the first time around…oops.
Any tips for training your feet in to wearing heels, ladies?! x
Beret - Vintage | Jumper - Urban Outfitters | Skirt - MinkPink
Shoes - Opening Ceremony via eBay | Bag - Mulberry Alexa
The Dreaded LFW
You must be fed up of all the London Fashion Week talk by now, right? I know I am. Truth be told, I have a bit of a love/hate affair with the whole thing. I love getting the chance to go and see the shows of brands that I’m passionate about, but I’m not so enamoured with the endless street style photographers looking you up and down to deem whether you’re worthy or not, all the running around and politics of it all. But still, it’s a force that can’t be ignored, and despite only attending one show this season, I came out with hundreds of pictures that not even the most seasoned of bloggers could edit down concisely. So here we have a mini mash up of pictures from Day 3.
I wore a silky top and fluffy skirt from Romwe, and shoes from Urban Outfitters, but don’t be fooled, this ensemble was covered up with a big black coat for rest of the day, as I’ve become attached to my appendages which certainly would have frozen off had I taken a more fashionable approach! I have no idea how the girls wandering around bare legged coped!
The only show that I went to this season was Topshop Unique. Whilst their utility inspired looks weren’t really my bag, I can appreciate that it was one of their strongest collections yet. I saw more than a hint of Alexa Chung in some of the looks, which can never be a bad thing – if I was 2 stone lighter and 4 inches taller, I’d be in that velvet jumpsuit like a flash. The front row at Unique was nearly as impressive as the collection – I tried snapping the real Alexa over the shoulders of a crowd of photographers.
You’ll also spot Jameela interviewing Jade Williams, or Sunday Girl, who is my new style crush. If you don’t know her, get Googling, she wears a two-piece perfectly!
The reason I come away with hundreds of photographs at fashion week is because of all the beautiful people! I have to stop hanging around with such stylish ladies because it’s doing my hard-drive no good! But in all seriousness,chatting with my favourite bloggers is the best bit about fashion week. Above you’ll spot Jen, Sandra and Shini (who took the pictures of me above, thank you!) who I had to capture in the golden light after the Topshop show. See you again in 6 months, Somerset House! x