Maison Margiela black tshirt dress / STELLA McCARTNEY coat / Yves Saint Laurent black high top shoes / 3 1 Phillip Lim black shoulder bag / Marni necklace / Michael Kors stainless steel watch / Marni bracelets bangle / Smoke & Mirrors mirrored glasses
My favourite time of year is coming up.
It’s the last month of Winter and as the days start getting warmer, the need to layer fades. Soon the amazing feeling of throwing a coat on over a short t-shirt dress and kicks will be all you need to step outside into the great outdoors. Gone will be the days of trying fruitlessly to grab on to the ends of cardigan or sweater sleeves so that they don’t bunch up under your coat sleeves. Which by the way are way too tight to fit anything under comfortably anyway.
As a minimal dresser, layering items in Winter is just not my forte. I end up just being either way too cold, or way too hot. Also anyone who wears a lot of black will know the pain of putting on a entire black outfit, consisting of many layers, only to find that some of the blacks you’re wearing are blue/black, some are red/black and some are green/black…
The struggle is real.
Can anyone actually believe that Christmas is in FOUR DAYS?
When you’re a kid, you literally want everything for Christmas. All the things, ever created, everything, just give it to me.
As you get slightly older, you learn the valuable lesson about quality VS quantity, but yet you still want ALL OF THE THINGS.
Finally you get to the point in your life where you actually learn the value of money and you realise that most of the time presents are a massive waste of money, unless there’s something you genuinely want or need.
We become sensible grown up humans, asking for things like exercise gear to pre-empt the usual New Years resolutions, bath towels, sheet sets or Soda Streams. Gifts become less of a treat ad more of a necessity. Less of an “I want” and more of an “I need”. What happened to that little girl who asked Santa for a real live unicorn? Well screw it. This year I’m asking for a unicorn. A really big one. The best one money can buy.
… Either that or i’ll settle for anything Helmut Lang.
We had our first official Doggy Friday this week and I borrowed a co-workers Labradoodle to grab some happy snaps. Bailey the Labradoodle was too cool for a real lead, instead opting for a makeshift one, made out of orange nylon rope. What a dirty hipster.
I felt that I had dressed appropriately enough for the occasion, going for a mix of dog walker meets 90’s rapper, in stilettos. In reality, I just wanted to wear my track pants to work and wearing them with my Chuck Taylors or my Air Maxs was just too literal.
My conclusion about Doggy Friday? Fridays are made exponentially more enjoyable by introducing dogs and puppies.
Oh and wearing track pants to work. That always helps.
Assorted gold jewellery – coin and chain was my Great G’ma’s, rings are Cartier Russian Love rings that my Dad gave my Mum
Why? Because as a threesome, they go together like Mac, cheese and more cheese and separately, they’re independent enough to make a statement while also managing to be the monochromatic glue that can bring together a variety of outfits.
Monochrome outfits are a no brainer and require exactly the amount of cognitive function that I’m willing to give on a Monday morning.
Ebony and Ivory, sit together in perfect harmony.
Topshop sleeveless shirt / Theory open front blazer / Camilla and Marc leather pants / Giuseppe Zanotti black sandals / Michael kors jewelry / Yves Saint Laurent bracelet / Maison Martin Margiela silver necklace / Blue Nile infinity jewelry / Thierry Lasry round sunglasses / Tom ford lipstick
The right pair of BF jeans can be on par in comfort to leggings or track pants, while still being deemed appropriate attire to wear out on a Saturday night.
The chameleon of the clothing world these bad boys can settle in comfortably to almost any environment they are placed in.
A loose singlet or T-shirt and a pair of Chuck Taylors or Toms and you’re good to go to anything from grocery shopping to a creative work place to a casual dinner.
Throw on a long line blazer and some heels and your options are virtually endless, taking you to infinity and beyond or perhaps just to dinner and dancing. It can even be utilised as an effortlessly cool ensemble to a date night with your fave boy or a potentially awkward first date.
Or if you’re like me and are slightly decision making challenged between comfort and style on a day to day basis, wake up with bed hair, throw on a slouchy knit, your baggiest BF’s and a pair of strappy heels and voila. Oh and the ridiculously lacy bra that gives you no support, to remind myself deep down, I’m still a girl.
Just remember the golden rule, if the lower half is ripped, the top half must be clean. Aka don’t rock around in your most ripped up BF’s and an old beaten up top. Keep it clean up top with a simple t-shirt, silk blouse or knit jumper. You don’t want people throwing their loose change at you while you wait for your morning coffee.
Boyfriend on people. The right pair are waiting for you out there, some where.
La Garçonne Moderne black turtleneck shirt / J.Crew straight leg jeans / La Perla clothing / Sam Edelman high heels stiletto / Pierre balmain handbag / Monki evening handbag / Yves saint laurent bracelet / Watch / Ray-ban glasses
As someone who would live in track pants and hoodies all day if I could, the ‘sports chic’ trend has been a god send.
No longer is my old grey sweat shirt banished to be couch potato, gym or sick day attire. Throw on a pair of heels, som jewellery and old grey is free to proudly roam the streets, bars, pubs and work places.
Breathe in the fresh air old grey, the world is your fleecy oyster.
Alexander Wang long sleeve shirt / French Connection mini skirt / Yves Saint Laurent black sandals / Michael kors bracelet / Jacquie Aiche gold jewelry / Lana gold bracelet / Helene Berman beanie hat / Ray-Ban sunglasses / Butter London nail polish