TopFour: Tribal Toes

27 May

The rather sudden weather change has pretty much meant that I have moved from boots straight into sandals – not that I’m complaining, they happen to be my two favourite types of shoe. The best thing about sandals is that they can look intricately beautiful and delicate whilst still being incredibly comfortable. I can, and do, walk around all day in them without so much as a blister; that is, compared to ballet flats which seem intent on destroying every possible spare bit of space on my feet. So here’s to the feel of fresh air between the toes – my top four tribal inspired sandals. Feathers and beads, what could go wrong?

1.Gile, Aldo.

2. Sundance Sandal, Office.

3. Fancy Black Beaded Thong Sandals, TopShop.

4. Lampe, Aldo.

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TopFour: Tomato Talons

13 Apr

Ever since the sun began peeking out, I’ve been noticing nails of such a shade that they draw your eye instantly and you can’t quite look away. It’s not quite red and it’s not really orange, and after much thought, I’ve decided to call it ‘Tomato’. It’s such a zingy, happy, undeniably summery shade that really does pop out at you. The important thing is to make sure you paint enough coats so that it’s solid, brash and in your face. Also, cover with a super shiny top coat for the ultimate in attention grabbing nails. Virtually guaranteed to cheer you up.

1. Clam Bake, Essie.

2. Diva on the Dunes, Jessica.

3. Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It, O.P.I.

4. Draycott Place, Nails Inc.

Reiss On

13 Mar

I have been feeling a little bit in the style doldrums recently and after lengthy sessions browsing the websites of my favourite highstreet shops and occasionally venturing in to one, I haven’t really found anything that stood out and really grabbed me.

So it was with great pleasure that I stumbled across the Reiss 1971 collection and these three images. To me, these three outfits define what I like about clothes – effortless yet incredibly stylish; fancy free yet edgy.

If only the weather hear was a little bit warmer and I didn’t have such a nasty habit of mishaps with my lunch whenever (literally, EVERY time) I wear light coloured jeans.

 

Hello Autumn

19 Sep

My last post, almost three months ago, announced the arrival of summer and the long weekends away that it brought with it. It seems that I took more than a long weekend away from this blog – caught up in summer holidays, leaving London temporarily and ending my days as a student. However, my return to London also signals a return to this blog. And now that the nights are getting darker, the air chillier and my days busier, I can indulge in clothes I count as my second skin – chunky knits, cosy boots, fleecy jackets in an equally brooding palette of deep sea greens, rich burgundies, zingy ochres, and indulgent browns. I can attend bonfires and drink mulled wine. Shuffle, red of cheek, into my favourite pub and snuggle up by the fireplace with old friends for hours. Ladies and Gentlemen, Autumn has returned.

1. Faux Sheepskin Flying Jacket, £78. Topshop.

2. Jamie Jeans in Camel, £40. Topshop.

3. Double-Breasted Wool Jacket, £495. Smythe.

4. Korr Lace Up in Brown Leather. £92. Office.

Weekends Away

26 Jun

So, summer has arrived, bringing with it beautiful, long weekends spent at the houses of friends and relatives or trips to the coast and countryside. It’s so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of London and spend long, lazy days outdoors with nothing but an ice-cold drink, an absorbing read and good company. Here are my brightly coloured essentials for my summer travels.

1. Union Jack Weekender, £37. Accessorize.

2. Tie Dye Chiffon Beach Bando, £4. Accessorize.

3. 3 Milly Butterfly Charm Ombre Plastic Sunglasses, £15. Accessorize.

4. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

5. Sports Watch in Coral Orange, £20. Oasis.

6. MOLESKINE Large Plain Notebook, £12.99

Over the Rainbow

22 Jun

Sometimes, when putting together at outfit, my childish side comes out and I find myself with a giant bow in my hair, cartoon socks or, in this case, rainbow nails. There have been a lot of pastel nails around this summer and it’s difficult to choose between a rosy pink or an apple green, a lavender or a sunny yellow, or my current favourite – a beautiful sky blue. Why not all five? One colour per finger. Here is my ideal rainbow combination.

1. Feelin’ Hot-Hot-Hot, O.P.I.

2. Bees Knees, Topshop.

3. Gargantuan Green Grape, O.P.I.

4. The Big Easy, Topshop.

5. Do You Lilac It? O.P.I.

Prints Charming

20 Jun

I know that prints are all the rage at the moment and I’ve been trying to look for the perfect printed item. The problem is though, I am too much a fan of nice, clean lines and beautiful non-fussy clothing to adorn myself in raging florals or cluttered animal prints. Luckily, there is one type of print which I would gladly cover myself in: the simple silhouette print. This bunny scarf with a black leotard worn under black skinny jeans would look incredibly elegant. Similarly, the Primp thermal would be very chic with an otherwise all black ensemble and swept back hair.

1. Rabbit Print Scarf, £16. Oasis.

2. Owl Long-Sleeve Thermal Tee, $29.99. Primp.