Saturday, 28 September 2013


So. As you may have noticed in my last fall planning post, I am hankering after a certain hooded camel coat from Zara. It's the perfect colour in my opinion, and deliciously soft. 
BUT. After going to visit it in store yesterday, I had a few concerns. Well, just the one really. I fear it looks like a dressing down (a bath robe for my friends across the pond)...
I'm still considering whether I can get over this and whether it really looks dressing gowny or if I'm just being a bit silly. 
I'll keep you posted!


Thursday, 26 September 2013


Untitled #28Top to bottom, left to right: Zara knit, Zara knit again, Uniqlo cashmere v-neck, River Island cocoon jumper, Topshop biker jacket, Topshop jacquard coat, Zara hooded wrap coat, Gap puffer jacket, Whistles Alice boyfriend jeans, Mango skirt, Zara boots, Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats, Topshop smoking slippers, Diptyque candle, Nars lip pencils, J.Crew necklace

So... this sudden return of summer to London is putting something of a spanner in the works. I had done the big wardrobe change over (read: carefully packed away all my summer clothes into one of those see-through bags and vacuumed the bejeezus out of it) and moved my thick jumpers up to the 'in rotation' drawer. I had summer dressing all wrapped up and was looking forward to the winds of change. So for the sake of my sanity I am going to treat this week's glorious weather as a blip. I shall naturally be enjoying the blip, but all the while feeling a tad peeved that my new wardrobe plans are being blighted.

As per usual I am drawn to all the same things I am drawn to every year - chunky knits, grey cashmere with costume jewellery or a bright lip, classic coats (bikercamel and down) and coats with a little bit of an edge to them (green jacquard courtesy of Topshop will do nicely!). 

The dream purchase remains the Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats. They're just perfection. In the meantime, I shall be keeping my feet on the ground with Topshop's silver smoking slippers and Zara ankle boots

Last but not least, nothing would be better than filling the flat with the scent of a new nutty Diptyque candle as the nights draw in. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


A few snaps from the past week in Kaminaki in Greece. It was so wonderful - our little villa sat right on the beach, there was incredible food every evening at the Taverna on the beach, swimming and time en famille (including oodles of hugs with my niece Florence) and not a drop of rain. I meant to take some outfit pictures, but somehow only got round to documenting two cover ups! Both from Topshop. 
My thoughts are now moving to Autumn and I have that exciting new term feeling. I've dusted down the desk, geared up my brain, bought a new pen pot and taken my high summer things out of rotation. I've eBayed the things I no longer enjoy wearing and have started planning new season purchases. It has been a lovely, relaxing, fun-filled summer and I'm a little sad to see it go. But I am an autumnal/wintery gal at heart and cannot wait for the season just around the corner.