Monday, 2 November 2015


I had said that this year I didn't need a single new coat - I was supposedly all sorted from last Autumn Winter. A cape and a car coat later - and that brief moment of frugality went stupendously well don't you think? 

Apologies for the grainy photography - these are from an impromptu trying-on session when the coat had just arrived...

But what can I say - I love my new Topshop coat. It's so snuggly - the faux shearling (unlike so many other coats like this) runs throughout rather than just on the trim. It is such a cosy coat for the weekend. Just imagine it with a chunky cream aran knit or over a denim dress. 

A word of warning though - I wouldn't attempt to don it over a dark knit - girlfriend has a tendency to leave white fluff all over the darker fabrics! 

I took it for its first outing this Sunday (our first truly autumnal day in London) for falafel at the farmers' market.  It was perfection. 

Topshop Faux Shearling Car Coat - available here

Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Well it certainly has been a while since my last post! A smaaaall hiatus of approximately 12 months. 

As is always the way, life somehow took over. But in recent months I've been missing the blog and I think it is time to focus upon its resurrection! 

What better way to embark upon its return that with something I am currently crushing on humongously: Desmond & Dempsey pyjamas. 

I have a bit of a thing about pyjamas and am already earmarking multiple pairs in the run up to Christmas (I have a feeling that I may need to welcome a pair of Desmond & Dempseys a little bit sooner, however). 

They'd be perfect to pack for a few upcoming weekends in the country with friends, and just for general joyous lounging at home of course. I just love how a classic PJ can make you feel that bit more pulled together and happy to face both the early and lazy mornings, or settle down for the evening in style. 

My favourite Signature Cut sets below are either available now or for pre-order and can be monogrammed for an extra cost (as if the whole situation could get any better!)

All images from Desmond & Dempsey

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


I sometimes forget that this blog should be a place for me to record little bits here and there that inspire me as I go along. I've decided to start this little section in order to document these things in order for this space to truly act as my personal pin board. 

We watched Grace of Monaco this weekend. Whilst the film itself wasn't fantastical, I loved the introduction to Grace Kelly and have loved reading more about the Princess and movie star and pouring over beautiful pictures like these above.


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Let's all just take a moment to bask in the beauty that is Valentino.....

Ok - phew. I could stare at them all day.  

I have been eBaying like a demon for quite some time in order to make these little studded beauties mine. 
I always had my heart set on the classic black flats with nude (either patent or matte) but when I went to visit them my heart wasn't set aflutter. Very bad sign. 

It was only after seeing these burgundy ones on the beautiful Laura Fantacci that I set my cap at the same style in this wonderfully autumnal hue. (I also had the best experience with FarFetch - my pair came courtesy of a boutique in Vienna in two days flat). 

I cannot WAIT to wear them. An utterly classic shoe that I'll treasure for years to come.


Saturday, 27 September 2014

It is no secret I love a good weekend. Don't we all! I've noticed during a casual peruse of my Instagram feed that I pretty much do the same sort of thing every weekend, if at all possible.  

A perfect weekend for me starts with a fun Friday evening at the pub (followed, in an ideal world, by Chinese food). On Saturday morning it's off to Wireless Bootcamp on Richmond Green to work it all off. On the way home I buy hydrangeas from the flower stall before having sourdough and a smoothie or a smoked salmon and avocado brunch and heading to Richmond park to hang with the deer. (I say hang. I lose my shit when they get too close.)

Add in some window shopping or actual shopping, or a tart or two in Richmond Hill Bakery, amaretto sours or meal out on Saturday night and a lazy Sunday with some sort of roast and all the boxes are ticked. By Sunday night I'm ready (almost) to start the working week - counting the days until I can do it all again. 

Weekends pictures from my Instagram (gonewiththefashion). 


Thursday, 28 August 2014


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HURRAH it is that time of year again. The summer may be drawing to a close in the UK, but I'm packing up my bags and heading to Greece. I'll only be there for a few nights, but I'm ridiculously excited. Sea, retsina, food, swimming, sleeping. Oh it's just TOO GOOD! 

I'm aiming to pack light. I always pack far too much and never wear it all. This year I am forcing the issue by travelling with a carry on only. I basically spend all day in swimwear and cover ups, so am relying on my usual swimwear plus a new navy bikini and tie dye cold-shoulder cover up from Accessorize. 

By evening I want to be relaxed and breezy so am packing Duccio Venturi flats and classic navy Havaianas, this Oysho jumpsuit, ASOS lace wrap midi and a crinkle Topshop bardot top to wear with laid back denim (for a touch of Mama Mia - standard) . I'll accessorise with gold jewellery and this new bead necklace from Zara Simon's collection for Accessorize. 

Make up is pared back. I'll be using RMS Living Luminizer and Lip Shine in Sacred, protecting my hair with Pureology's Hydrate range and going fully Greek with Diptyque Philosykos fragrance. 


Sunday, 10 August 2014


Since starting my new job, I've developed a new found appreciation for weekends. For a good few years now I've had to have my nose in multiple books all weekend and it's an utter delight that they now stretch out before me on a friday, so full of promise. 

Thus far I've enjoyed a couple of days in the country, strolling along the South Bank and on to the Matisse exhibition, a spree in Bicester Village and supper in Oxford and, of course, being at home in Richmond. 
This sunday, bacon baguettes eaten, we arrived in the park just in time to see the London Surrey Road Race peloton whizz past. We were then forced to set up camp under one of the park's cafe roofs until the remnants of Bertha's thundery showers passed by. 

We slowly meandered home (I say slowly, because I did my first ever Wireless Bootcamp on Richmond Green this Saturday. To say I was feeling it would be an understatement!). On our way home we happened across King Henry's Mound Telescope, which gives a perfect 10 mile view of St Paul's through the park. Who knew?!

I wore: J.Crew parka, Whistles tee, Topshop ripped jeans, Converses.

Lovely food, red wine and a good film await. Happy weekend!