Bandanas; commonly associated with Snoop dawg and more fittingly, the famous print was reworked into the Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 show where Karl Lagerfeld took it straight back to Dallas. If you fancy a bit of the South in your wardrobe, the above attached with a bag is a fun way to go - it's all about bandanas and blue jeans. P.S. Excuse the chewed chain strap, it's just one of the downfalls of day to day life.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
With the web's number one source for all things beauty Into The Gloss launching Glossier, I think it's fair to say that what's on your top shelf is hot topic right now. Whilst I do need to invest in a good moisture and a handful of Aesop products, my own top shelf doesn't actually boast of an awful lot of products. My necessities include Salt Spray for my hair (always!) a good stick of black kohl eyeliner and black mascara tends to go a long way.
What does count in this post however, is how you choose to embellish that top shelf of yours. Call me silly but once a Diptyque candle has ran it's course I dislike throwing it away. The glasses are decorative and double up as a particularly chic looking container, don't you think?
Monday, 22 September 2014
If home is where the heart is, you are better off making it a nice place to be. Here's a post dedicated to the smaller details; the kind of objects used to fill a shelf, add a personal touch or brighten up a room. I am stating the obvious here by mentioning that flowers are the absolute ultimate for this. Like the majority of women, I certainly do appreciate a big bouquet from time to time.
Admittedly, I listen to all my music digitally. However, after being pointed into the direction of Loni Jane's instagram account (heavenly), album artwork and vinyl covers are a fun and if not nostalgic way to add imagery. Best suited on a shelf or against a wall, of course.
Friday, 19 September 2014
The interesting thing is, is that I never plan to write about shoes yet time and time again a new pair appears on my blog roll. Sometimes I question, do people want to want to read about another pair of shoes? However, if the blogosphere is about sharing, caring and potentially inspiring others to shop then I highly suggest you take a look at these beauties above. Made by Senso, purchased via ASOS, a western boot the kind of shoe which is always a winner. Perfect all year round and needless to say it really does go with everything.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Maybe it's the fact that I spent four nights sleeping in a booze ridden campsite that my posts are slightly more homes and interior orientated. Even if sleeping on a tent floor isn't that comfortable I am not complaining. Festivals are fun. Did you catch the low down on Major Lazer's performance? However, if you are in need of a little interior inspiration you are probably already aware of my golden rules. 1. White walls. 2. Wooden floors. 3. Cool rugs (the polaroids here didn't do the above justice.) 4. Frames. 5. A cool plant. Enjoy!
Monday, 8 September 2014
I arrived back from Bestival in the very early hours of the morning (4:00 AM) today in fact and the September issue of British Vogue was lying on my bed. Not only was returning from the last music festival of the season a realisation that it is back to reality for me, but also that summer is sadly coming to a close. Thankfully, to steer us away from those thoughts Vogue have warmed our hearts with what is next for winter in the shoot above styled by Jane How and photographed by Glen Luchford. Leather skirts, knee high boots and leopard print coats look back to the Sixties but it's the wearability of these kinds of clothes which I love best. They strike the perfect balance. In short, the looks aren't too dull or too over the top, feminine but neither sickly sweet or girly. As a lot of ladies tend to say, with a new wardrobe to look forward to winter won't be all that bad, will it?
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Magazines are a great indulgence of mine and it is not only limited to fashion. Elle Decoration also falls within the category of publications I like to purchase...or pinch from my mum. Interiors and how you choose to decorate your home can be a strong reflection of personality and style. For a long time running, fur, wood and Moroccan textiles are right up my street. Furnishings which are capable to make your space look like a contemporary den, so to speak. The cushions above were found in Turkey however according to Elle Decorations if you want to turn to kilim Larusi Berber and Anthropologie are great places to start.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
An appropriate way to describe Sardinia is a two hour plane ride from London Gatwick to paradise. For the majority of my vacation, I stayed in Porto Cervo. A hot spot (literally, there was not a single day of bad weather) located in the North East of the island. Home of a beautiful harbour, the landscape is well maintained and mountainous. I don't know about you but paradise can only actually be a paradise where there are beaches involved. In Sardinia, most of the bays are lined with an aquatic blue water where there is no filter needed. If you do choose to make a trip to the Costa Smeralda, the Maddalena islands are not to be missed, in which you can only travel to by boat. As far as food is concerned, naturally you can expect the best from an Italian island. Seafood is at it's prime and on the beach you can order a grilled squid to be served straight up.
Now let's get down to business. Swimwear. Isn't that a highly enjoyable aspect of chasing the sun? Black is always cool and classic and it's great to add in a few printed versions in the mix. After being pointed in the direction of Asos, I opted for these two bikini's (black and printed) next day delivery before I set off. Another equally great leopard print candidate can be found here. This one, I really do regret not getting my hands on. Until next time?
The second my plane touched down in the UK, I had no doubt that I will need another beach holiday on the cards pretty soon. Ciao x