Hello hello hello hello! I hope you are bloomin’ marvellous? I’m currently sat in The Falstaff in Canterbury, I’ve swapped my normal skinny latte for an espresso martini because, number one, I can and number two, it’s Friday so it’s a bit more socially expectable. Anyway if you ever find yourself in Canterbury on Friday or any other day of the week for that matter, make sure you visit The Falstaff, their cocktails are that thumb and first finger together emoji… you know the one, yes?
Back to this wonderful shoot, it really wasn’t that long ago but due to the severe change in weather, the clocks going back and basically it turning into winter over night, it feels like a lifetime ago. On this day, the temperature was in double figures and I hadn’t even considered where my furry coat was. I met up with Piparoo, had a few meetings in London and headed towards this fabulous wall in Shoreditch, London.
The Introvert Skater Dress
I’m currently obsessed with Lazy Oaf, I know, I know, I’m late to the party. Their clothes are colourful, quirky, extremely comfortable and their slogans and prints rock my world. This dress is no exception to the last sentence. The material is phenomenal, I know this dress will still look great in years to come. The finishing touches to the dress, in the form of the black trimming (technical term) to the collar, arms and bottom really add that I’m quality touch. The fit is loose, which means it is super flattering and comfortable at the same time, there’s no need to take it off as soon as you get home and get straight into your pyjamas, bonus hey?
The real reason I am so in love with Lazy Oaf though is how fun their clothes are. I love the colour of this dress and well writing “introvert” on the back just sold it to me! If you know me, you’ll know I couldn’t be further from an introvert if I tried. Gosh, aren’t I funny? Well I thought so, so I bought it. I’ll be sure to be adding much more Lazy Oaf attire to my wardrobe soon, what do you love from their recent collection?
The Metallic Trainers
If you are a regular reader, you will know by now that I love metallic shoes in any form. Boots, trainers, wellingtons, if it’s metallic, I’m all over it. Therefore when I saw these Office beauties in the sale (at £22, FYI) I couldn’t resist. Not only are they metallic but they are also a great shape, super comfortable and they are also a flatform, so give me a much needed bit of height. Short girl problems 101! Metallics go with EVERYTHING, I’ve worn them to death, I love them, I really can’t say much more than that. Other than buy them quick if you are a size 5 or a 6 as they are selling out fast.
The Red Satchel
Here it is, the odd designer splurge that I talk about. I bought this bag, like many of my designer bags a lifetime ago. I was at uni, had no mortgage and worked in a bar part time to fund my habit…… designer handbags. I’ll never forget this purchase, I spotted it in Look magazine, it was feature in their splurge section. I remember thinking “wow, what a beauty!” The next day I was out for lunch with my girlfriends and there it was, sat pride of place in Harvey Nics as soon as I walked in. I don’t know about you but I’m a great believer in fate, so of course without much consideration for my bank balance it was mine.
The great think about a designer handbag is that your get what you pay for, this bag is easily 10 years old and it looks brand new! The bag is just the right size, it can fit all your essentials in it and has several compartments. It is pretty hardwearing and rather structured. It also comes with a thick detachable strap allowing it to be worn on the shoulder or handheld as see here. Anyhow I swear by investing in key pieces and this Marc Jacobs satchel proves why.
It’s no secret that I love glasses and I now have quiet the collection. People often stop me in the street to ask me where I got these spectacles, so here it is….. They are by RayBan at pretavoir.co.uk . I can not recommend pretavoir enough, they sell a HUGE range of designer sunglasses and glasses at great prices. At first, I was a bit concerned about buying spectacles online but I assure you it is so so easy and fast. All you need is your prescription and they will take care of the rest.
I love the shape of these glasses and the fact that they give a bit of a retro vibe. I also love tortoiseshell when it comes to eyewear. Combining the shape, the colour and the lightweight nature of the frame, it is no wonder that they are permanently attached to my face.
My latest jewellery obsession, Annie Haak! I mean, just look at it! Colourful, check. Easy to wear, check. Oh and it is stackable so you can build your collection or just wear one or two of the bracelets or rings, it is completely up to you. Annie Haak has something for everyone, from simple designs to the extravagant, think Pinterest arm candy goals. I can’t thank Iconic enough for introducing me to this amazing brand.
Another brand I’ve recently been introduced to is Bering. Believe it or not, I really enjoy the simplicity of this watch. It can be worn day or night, it could be worn with jeans and a tee one day and then the next day with a ball gown. To me a good watch is something everyone should own. My Dad bought me a very similar watch when I was 18 and it’s still in style, some would say it is timeless.
My love for Solarium Point grows every day. They are so talented and make my hair dreams come on a regular basis. We are calling this look ombre mermaid, isn’t it wonderful? Not only are they talented at what they do but the salon is a dream. Want to see more? Check out my youtube!
I’ll see you again next week, but in the meantime I want to leave you with the images below. Seriously they should make a documentary about blogging, if only you knew how unglamorous it actually was.