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THINKING AHEAD

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Sleeveless Jacket: Topshop // Silk Slip: ASOS // Sunglasses: Vintage Rayban // Bag: Alexander Wang //


BLUE JEANS

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High Neck Top: Asos // Boyfriend Jeans: Topshop // Mules: Zara // Bag: Theyskens Theory //


COFFEE BREAK

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I can’t believe it’s Friday already! The weeks are flying by recently and all the while we’re getting closer to the inevitable cooler temperatures of fall. I’m looking forward to wearing the AW chunky knitwear trends that are populating all my inspiration boards and Instagram feed but I’m certainly not one to wish away summer. I intend to make the most of the last weeks of sunshine, starting with some thrift shopping and the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg tomorrow before heading out for some drinks on a rooftop in the evening. With the weather still beautifully warm I can squeeze the last bit of life out of my trusty old Birks and pool slides… at least until I’m brave enough to pair them with socks when the weather allows it.

As for these pics, they were taken on a coffee run earlier today just up the road from my apartment. Working from home is great but it’s so nice to get out at lunch for a change of scenery or to work from a coffee shop. Why Not coffee is great for this, it’s laptop friendly and always full of people working away on their Macs and obviously enjoying some coffee. I’m wearing a comfy pyjama striped shirt from Topshop which is an oldie but goodie, a simple skort and my well worn Birkenstocks. Perfect attire for a dress down Friday even if I don’t have an office just yet!

Have a great weekend everyone x

Striped Shirt: Topshop // White Skort: Topshop // Sandals: Birkenstock //


MOTT ST

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I’ve being living in the Lower East Side for over half a year now and even though I consider myself settled in I still manage to stumble across hidden gems in the form of restaurants or new cool coffee shops. There’s just so much to explore! I think I could live here for ten years and still not have enough time to eat/drink/shop in all the places on my ever growing list of places to check out.  Our lease is going to be up on the apartment in a few months and it’s going to be a tough decision whether to leave the LES for Williamsburg or stay in this neighbourhood another year.

These photos were taken yesterday when me and Adam went out to hang in one of those said cool coffee spots. I’m wearing some DIY shorts that were originally some ripped knee Topshop skinnies that I took the scissors to at the weekend. The high-neck top is actually one I bought in spring but with the melting point temperatures in the city all summer I’ve only just got round to shooting it for you guys! I love the style so much I’ve actually just bought it in white too. If you’re ever in the neighbourhood and chance on Two Hands, order the Banana Nut Almond Milkshake, and Acai Bowl or Avo Toast, vegan friendly and they won’t disappoint x

High-neck Top: ASOS // DIY Denim Shorts: Topshop // Leather Mules: Zara // Leather Bag: Alexander Wang // Sunglasses: Rayban //


THE WRAP BLOUSE

WRAP1.WRAP2.WRAP3.WRAP4.WRAP5.WRAP6.WRAP7.Back on this outfit of the day game. You’ll forgive me for giving the blog a little break to focus my efforts on the job of job hunting. So here I am again, jay walking in one of my favourite recent purchases on Elizabeth St after a delicious brunch at Public (if you’re ever in Soho this restaurant is a must). I always love a white shirt and the white wrap blouse is a refreshing change to the classic staple. High on my wish list for quite a while, I hadn’t found one with a reasonable price tag that had the perfect silky drape, until this one. In a sheer lightweight fabric it floats effortlessly over my ancient shredded Levis, but works just as well with skintight Acnes or thigh skimming leather skirts. I’m holding out hope they make a black version too… not much has changed ;)

Wrap Blouse: Topshop // Denim Shorts: Vintage Levis // Sandals: Birkenstock // Bag: Alexander Wang // Sunglasses: Rayban // Rings: vintage, flea & Monica Vinada //