Wednesday, 9 April 2014

April

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It's been quiet around the blog lately, mostly because when the winter stretched endlessly throughout the whole of March, I was left less than inspired! As my first experience of a bad winter in the north-east (the past 2 were kind to us!) it's really been a tough one this year, and I resorted to wearing the same warm outfits on rotation rather than giving in and buying more. But now, the sun is out, the coats are (almost) packed away, and I'm so excited for summer once again in the city! Here are a few things I have been up to recently (mostly from my Instagram)...
 
1. The sunglasses are on! I've rediscovered this old pair and I'm really loving those gold mirrored lenses!
2. Look, no coat! Gingham and pastels are my spring staples. I've got a whole bunch of new pieces for my spring wardrobe, a new blonder, shorter haircut (thanks to the amazing Alis and Kat at Arrojo), and I'm ready for some style changes this season (more on those to come!)
3. After 2 years living in the US, we just submitted our application for a green card! Guess we'll be sticking around a bit longer!
4. Coffee and cake. This has been happening a lot, and I love it!

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5. A great sunset from the first evening on our roof this year. This weekend we spent all Sunday up there with friends and it was just perfect. Plenty more days like this ahead!
6. Experimenting with curls (and selfies) for the first time. Think I need a lot more practice with both before I leave the house/ start sharing on social media...
7. One rainy day we took a trip to the Met. It was fantastic, I could spend so many hours there just browsing all the floors. In the end, I think we only covered about half- so much to see and explore!
8. Been wanting to have cocktails at the Campbell Apartment for so long. Loved the "roaring twenties" cocktail and, of course, their signature prohibition punch!

 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Feeling fruity

Lemon prints ss14

Crop top, Sneakers, Necklace, Bra, Hat, Satchel, Swimsuit, Wicker bag, Ballet flats, Skirt, Parfum, Pouch

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win this amazing clutch and I'm obsessed with the bold, fruity print! For some reasons, it reminds me of summer evenings in the South of France... (clearly I'm dreaming of warmer climes...) Anyway, I still have this top in my closet ready and waiting for summer, and I can't wait to pair this citrus-y duo up soon!

Ever since the Kate Spade SS14 show last September, I've been thinking about fruity prints (and scents) for this summer, and now they're everywhere! These a just a few of my favorites (that kiwi skirt especially, what a statement!). How do you feel about fruity prints?

 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Joie Spring 2014

Joie 2014

I've had this collection bookmarked (and pinned) since the day it was shown at the Spring/Summer fashion week last September. Hats, midi skirts, and Breton stripes? As soon as I saw it, I knew that this was the the most ideal look for spring: my "uniform" for the warmer season. Joie is a brand that I hadn't paid too much notice to before, knowing very little about them, but now I'm really loving their French vibe. Their latest AW14 collection just shown at NYFW was equally as perfect, with low key, wearable looks including the sweetest grey wool tights, capes, and keeping prints to a minimal. Understated chic at it's best.

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

A new black

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Coat and Hat: Reiss, Sweater: Zara (old, similar), Gloves: c/o Black.co.uk, Jeans: M&S (similar)

To be honest over the past 2 months, I've been in a bit of a style rut. I'm always going for the same types of things, and I'm ready for a little change. But hey, this is a start, I'm not wearing a skirt! I've had an aversion to trousers/ jeans for so long. I struggle to style them without feeling scruffy/too underdressed and to actually find a pair that's a good length is quite a feat. These really stood out to me because they are slim without being too skinny, have a high waist, are surprisingly comfortable, and (what really tipped me over the edge)- they're one of my favorite colors. Being only about $30 didn't hurt, since I never knew whether I'd ever wear them.

I wasn't sure about pairing the trousers with this jacket (a great Reiss sale find btw!). They're not exactly the same color but I figured it was close enough, and like I said, I'm trying something new here. I think it worked... I like the idea of wearing all one color, and I'm definitely more of a burgundy and navy person than all black. What do you think? Do you like to mix things up style-wise once in a while? How do you get out of a rut?

 

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