Thursday, 28 June 2012

The search for the perfect white blazer

This summer I am on the hunt for the perfect white blazer. I can already picture myself walking around town with my head held high, bright pink lippy and some killer (but comfy) heels, wearing the perfect white blazer. I will channel my inner Gwyneth with her perfect lob and great pins (I will rejoin the gym.... I WILL!!!!)

The search for the perfect white blazer has been one of careful consideration. Not just any will do. It has to be fitted just the right way and be made of just the right light fabric, which will be versatile during the hot and cooler months of the year. For my relationship with the perfect white blazer will not be a short lived fling, but a full on romance, perhaps leading to a white wedding (had to be done!).

Today as I was having my morning coffee and wishing I was outside frolicking in the park on this warm and sunny summer's day, I checked Twitter and gasped. The Zara sale is on! Oh Zara your sale has come just in time to make my day dreams about the perfect white blazer a reality. I have narrowed it down to these 4.

1. Double Fabric Blazer
2. Twill Blazer
3. Jacquard Pattern Blazer
4. Jacquard Patterm Blazer

Which one do you think I should get?

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Wedding season

{Dress: BCBG; Shoes: Steve Madden; Bracelets: Oliver Bonas}

Last weekend we went to a beautiful wedding in Derbyshire at the Hassop Hall Hotel. The gorgeous bride and groom didn't let the rainy and windy weather ruin their special day.

I wore this ash gray dress (one of my favourites!) with my sparkly sandals and pretended the temperature was a lot higher than it really was.

Friday, 15 June 2012

How do you wear animal prints?

{Blouse: TK Maxx; Cardigan: Forever 21; Jeans: Topshop; Shoes: Primark;
Sunnies: Bench; Bracelet/cuff: Banana Republic}

I've started to like matching animal prints and green tones. It all started when I bought my new beautiful leopard print scarf that has a turquoise stripe going down the length of it and I went "Ah!" I don't know why I hadn't thought of it before as brown and green are a match made in heaven but sometimes inspiration comes in the form of a new scarf.

How do you wear the animal prints in your wardrobe?

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Do you double denim?

Yesterday was a double denim kind of a day. I dug out one of my little treasures (this waist bag) that I bought in Urban Outfitters many years ago. Since there was no sign of rain for the rest of the day, I just had to wear my blue suede brogues. This was the perfect outfit to spend my Saturday chilling out, eating gelato, and taking a walk around Battersea Park.

T-shirt: Warehouse; Shirt: GAP; Jeans and sunglasses: Bench; Shoes: Roman Rocks; Bag: Urban Outfitters 

How do you wear double denim?

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses

{T-shirt: River Island; Cardigan: Zara; Jeans: Vigoss; Shoes: Dorothy Perkins;
Jacket and Bag: TK Maxx; Lipstick: Top Shop in Brighton Rock}

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Love song to... Anthropologie

One day a while back I was walking on Regents Street in central London upset about something. I can't even remember what it was. Then I looked up and I saw it. The Anthropologie store! In London!!!! My sour mood faded and a smile spread across my face. I rushed into the store. I couldn't believe it. I asked the lovely girl at the door how long they had been open here and she told me only a couple of months. What a wonderful surprise this was. 

When I was still living in NY and was a student, my friend and I used to go there frequently to look at all of the beautiful clothes and pick out the homewear and accessories with which our dream apartments would one day be adorned. I never looked at Anthropologie as just a great fashion or homewear store though. For me, this place is a lifestyle and one that I aspire to. 

If I had to describe Anthropologie in 3 words they would be homey, stylish and unassuming.

On my recent trip to the US, I picked up these two beautiful items there:

Both the little shrug and belt have a little sparkle. Every outfit should have a little sparkle :) 

Below are just a few of my favourite recent arrivals on the Anthropologie website.

Summer is the season of dresses

Earthy tones

Snuggling up with a good book

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Jubilant weekend

This weekend was all about celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. I had an amazing time getting completely immersed in all of the wonderful festivities.

I hope you all had a lovely Jubilee weekend!