It’s been a while since I last decided to match what I’m wearing to my surroundings, but when I stumbled across this place in Shoreditch it seemed like the best place to showcase my new swing dress! In a very seasonal forest green colour, and with ample space underneath to eat to my hearts content (a very important feature), I’m more than a little bit in love with it! And if you’ve spotted a hand-on-hat trend here, it’s because I very wisely chose to don my favourite black hat on what was possibly the windiest day ever- I had more than a few mini heart attacks thinking I might have to run down the street after a flying hat!
I’m also sharing a couple recent creative additions to my bag; a brand new customised Brit-Stitch card holder and a phone case from Caseables with my blog design on it! It’s quite special to know you own something that no one else is likely to own, and with Christmas along the way you might be feeling inspired enough to get designing your own phone case for someone! x
Coat – Persunmall, Dress – c/o inlovewithfashion, Boots – Topshop, Bag – H&M, Phone case – c/o Caseables, Hat – Zara
It isn’t the right time of year to be having a ‘spring clean’, but I’ve recently been sorting through clothes to make room for recent additions that have been taking up a lot of my lovin’ (read my DUO boots post?). I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve even found items of clothing I’ve either never got round to wearing, or soon after purchasing realised were so not ‘me’, and consequently forgotten about. But, I do have some firm favourites that are staying in my wardrobe for good…
My vintage bag from Beyond Retro and suede boots from Topshop have seen me through a lot, and while it’s exciting to receive something new I’ve been lusting over for a while, it is equally as comforting to be able to pair it with an old favourite. My Persunmall coat and Boohoo skirt are two new additions to my (now ‘clean’) wardrobe, and I couldn’t be happier with how well my old boots and bag go with them; I hope I’m not the only one who thinks that! Plus, having a ‘thing’ for getting my shoulders out (it’s the new cleavage, guys) means that this ASOS number is my go-to because it makes wearing a black top a whole heap more interesting! I know it’s quite a simple outfit, but it’s probably one of my favourites for making me feel pretty, and feeling it is the most important thing in my book! x
Coat - Persunmall, Off Shoulder Top – ASOS, Skirt – c/o Boohoo, Bag – Beyond Retro, Boots – Topshop
P.S. If you fancied the look of my Boohoo skirt here, they’re running a #DRESSMAS competition where you can be in with the chance of winning a £500 Christmas wardrobe every week! Have a peek here if you’re interested, and good luck if you enter!
It might (read: definitely) be because my parents are from the Middle East, that whenever I spot something even slightly Arabic in nature, I’m pretty sure it’s my duty to own it (I didn’t say it made sense..). So hearing from The T-Shirt Policy and their, yep, t-shirts, this one had me at ‘Parfum d’Arabie’! While it isn’t quite t-shirt weather, and won’t be for a good few months, I’m telling myself this is justified because everyone needs to wear something interesting under all those layers, especially if you’re heading out to somewhere warm!
Speaking of warmth, my love/hate relationship with beanies is well and truly on the love side! I invested in a black beanie recently which has me feeling a little bit ‘urban’ (dare I say, cool?) but I’m not quite as confident with that one yet! For now I’ll leave it to my trusty burgundy beanie and cat mittens to get me through the cold! x
and what I wore: