The Wool Ride

What I Wore: Coat – c/o Barbour, Turtleneck Top – c/o Barbour, Trousers – ASOS, Loafers – ASOS, Backpack – c/o Barbour 

Exactly one week ago this Sunday morning, I was embarking on a very personal fear-busting day, which may or may not sound completely ridiculous to you! I was taking part in The Wool Ride with Barbour and a few of my favourite ladies Olivia, Kristabel, Lucy & Carrie. But I was also attempting to conquer a fear that had been with me since I was 5 years old. You see, I had a very nasty accident while on a bike at that age, and with just the dent in my left cheek for nostalgic memories (I’m told there was a lot of blood and tears, the tears being from my mum) I’ve kind of been mentally scarred from ever cycling.

I didn’t let that stop me from taking part in The Wool Ride though, and while I didn’t finish the 13.4 mile cycle across London’s busy (and very scary) streets, I actually rode a bike properly for the first time since I was a little girl, and in London no less! The Wool Ride is part of Wool Week, to champion the ethical, biodegradable and many other positive qualities of choosing to use wool. I’m a sucker for a good cause, especially when it comes to clothing so if you’re like me, you should read all about the campaign for wool. I have to say, I’m pretty pleased with myself after last Sunday’s antics, it’s not everyday you face your fears and actually win- I’m going to get myself a bike now! x

Thanks to the awesome Shuffle team for the photos! 

Oasis Denim

What I Wore: Leather Jacket, Top, Jeans & Bag – c/o Oasis, Leopard Print Shoes – c/o Daniel Footwear, Nails – c/o Juku Nails

A few years ago I was a no-jeans-fit-me-right kinda girl, and would find shopping for them a bit of a pain and hence, never really bothered with it. But since then, I’ve taken to wearing jeans as my go-to casual bottoms, and I’m pretty set in how I like my jeans now. Which is why when Oasis got in touch a few weeks ago inviting me to a little showcase of their newly revamped denim collection for Autumn/Winter, I was all ears!

I picked out a couple pairs from their new collection (more on the second pair soon!) and then set about matching up my grey jeans with an all-over Oasis outfit. Not one to appear too same-y, I teamed my grey jeans & top with a black leather jacket and tassel bag (who am I kidding, I LOVE same-y). And because I got the feeling there might-possibly-definitely be an overpowering dark theme going on, I popped on my favourite print in the form of the most comfortable slip-ons, the leopard print shoes of dreams! <3 x

Shades Of Red

Top – Mango via ASOS, Skirt – c/o Blackfive, Bag – c/o Nica Handbags, Boots – c/o Clarks, Céline Sunglasses – c/o Smartbuy Sunglasses, Coat – c/o Next

If you saw my over-excited declaration of love for this outfit yesterday, I hope you agree with me now! It’s been a while since I’ve put together an outfit that I’m so happy with it’s worth blowing my own trumpet, but this one deserves it. And for me, it isn’t hard to see why; shades of red (my favourite colour, obvs) with a cream turtleneck and black pleated skirt, topped with the warmest faux fur leopard print coat. If you know me even a little bit you’ll know that combination is a guaranteed winner in my book!

The burgundy boots are from Clarks as part of the latest Take10 Challenge, and I’m honestly so happy with how comfortable they are despite the heel on them. And even though October is fast approaching, there’s still enough sun in the sky for a matching pair of sunglasses to be very necessary (I’m definitely attempting cool-wintery-woman-in-shades-chic here). Having revisited these photos I’m now sat here in my dressing gown planning the next time I can wear this get-up! x