Monday, 8 December 2014

#MerryMMissoni

I'm sure I've mentioned this a million times before but I LOVE winter clothing. The colours, the textures, the cosy layers... what's not to love!? I'm therefore very excited about my new M Missoni dress* - not only does it tick all of the boxes above but it's fabulously made and makes me feel super special. The roll neck design makes it perfect for daywear, (these images were taken whilst out and about in North London doing a recce for a recent shoot), but because it's so beautiful it can also be dressed up for the evening with a pair of heels and a pretty clutch. I'm actually thinking about wearing it to a Christmas party later this week; I'm not one for "dressy" dresses anyway and the tartan makes it feel a little festive! Does anyone else have a Christmas party to plan for? What will you be wearing!?







Thursday, 4 December 2014

A MORNING IN NORTH EAST LONDON

Last Saturday my lovely housemate Harriet and I enjoyed a morning out in North East London where we popped to The Whitepepper's sample sale before getting the train to Highbury and Islington and, as it was such a beautiful day, we walked home from there. It's only about a half hour walk but on our travels we stumbled across a great Vintage store on Holloway Road called Blue 17. They have a great selection of vintage clothing, both men's and women's, and all at very reasonable prices; I did get myself a sleeveless roll neck for £10, (bargain), but I can't wait to go back again in the new year with more pennies to spend!

We spent our afternoon chilling in our pyjamas because it was too cold to go out, and then we made mexican and minced pies in the evening whilst watching Dracula, (weird film). It's awful at the moment because whenever I get invited to parties or events I end up just wanting to stay inside in the warm and watch films... oh winter! I'll have to sort myself out soon and stop being such a hermit.  



BLACK COTTON TIGHTS FROM H&M
DR MARTENS SHOES
 
 

STYLE ICON | VICTORIA WINTERS

Last week I finally got around to watching Tim Burton's Dark Shadows. Admittedly when the film first came out back in 2012 I didn't think it looked very good, which is why it's taken me so long to actually sit down and watch it. I was pleasantly surprised therefore when I enjoyed an hour and thirteen minutes of mild horror, romance, comedy and beautiful visuals.

What I found most inspiring about this film however was the character Victoria Winters, played by the lovely Bella Heathcote, whose wardrobe throughout is cute and quaint with just the right amount of Gothic. Brought to life by costume designer Colleen Atwood, Victoria sports oversized collars, cardigans and pretty blouses, whilst her polished hair and doll-like features help to create a real Sixties vibe - basically I wish I was her.

Get "Victoria's" look with The Whitepepper's Embroidery Detail Blouse, a navy cord pinafore from Mod Dolly, some white tights, (you can currently buy these from ASOS quite cheaply but American Apparel also sell them), and some pretty, mid-heel shoes - I personally quite like this velvet pair from Topshop. I know who I'll be dressing as for Halloween next year... talk about planning ahead!     




















Monday, 1 December 2014

XMAS | WHAT'S ON MY LIST?

Happy December the 1st! We can now officially get excited about Christmas without those who're less enthusiastic about "the most wonderful time of the year" saying it's too early! Yup, on Saturday evening my housemates and I definitely made minced pies whilst listening to Christmas tunes... and we may have even watched Elf last night... it's never too early!

I actually struggled with my Christmas list this year... my Mum has been asking me for one for at least a month but as excited as I am I just haven't had the time to browse the internet looking for things I may want or need in the coming year. I finally managed to compose a small but sweet list consisting of a few fashion bits, some books and of course, a bottle of Baileys... here it goes!

1. Happy Socks

2. Bobble hat from Asos

3. Blog Life e-class by A Beautiful Mess

4. Edie: American Girl

5. Knitted Roll Neck Dress by Cos

6. A bottle of Original Baileys

7. The Wes Anderson Collection

8. Leather Desert Boots by Cos

9. Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

10. Checked Shirt Dress by Cos

11. New hair straighteners

Sunday, 30 November 2014

OUTFIT | NEW DRESS FROM THE WHITEPEPPER!

As a thank you for helping out with a feature in their latest magazine, The Whitepepper kindly sent me a few bits from their new winter range; (definitely thought Christmas had come early)! One of the items I asked for was this amazing long, black shirt dress. It's super comfortable and flattering because it literally just falls off of my shoulders to my shins, showing off no lumps or bumps on the way down. Here I've worn it with black cotton tights, my Dr Martens and my new, long grey coat, which is also from The Whitepepper.  




TIGHTS FROM H&M
DR MARTENS SHOES