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FOREVER

Whistleswhistles7Whistles2whistles6Whistles3whistles8whistles4One thing you might not know about me, or wouldn’t have guessed, is that my other big interest besides fashion is the environment. My guilty pleasure is binge watching environmental documentaries, reading tons of literature/websites and signing endless petitions for causes I support. The thing is, all of this seems so at odds with the frivolous fast fashion we’re surrounded by. I try to feel better about this by being green in other ways; buying local organic foods, being fully vegetarian, even using wind energy as my energy provider. When it comes to fashion, or more accurately my style, I feel much more restricted with my options for going green. Unfortunately my bank balance won’t stretch to Stella McCartney, sigh, so instead I’m attempting the “buy less wear more” ethos. I’ve said before on the blog that I’d rather invest in forever pieces (timeless and well made) than the throwaway trends that won’t survive longer than a season, and let’s face it aren’t made to either.

So with that in mind the above were recent ‘investments’ from Whistles that sum up perfectly the minimalism and timelessness I’ve been aiming for, which doesn’t need to mean boring. I had my eye on the Haru trousers all season and couldn’t believe my luck when I found the last pair on sale in my size, I’ve already got so much wear out of them I know they’ll be a firm staple. Turtlenecks have been my unfaltering uniform for the past few winters anyway and pretty much as classic as it gets. This navy one is very lightweight and cropped so I can see it being worn with a vintage suede skirt and birks when the weather warms up, as well as recycled and layered up again for those those chilly winters to come.

Trousers: Whistles // Turtleneck: Whistles // Trainers: Sandro // Bangle: Celine // Watch: Daniel Wellington //


THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT

Navy4NavyNavy7Navy1Navy5Navy3Navy6Another day, another hair tuck opportunity.  You may remember I bought this jumper in grey, see here, and I loved the oversized proportions and stepped hem so much that I had to buy it in navy too.  You can never have too many chunky knits right?!  The shoes were a random find when I was on a hunt for some affordable pointed Celine-esque flats.  The tri-color isn’t something I would normally go for but it felt like a refreshing change from black, black and more black.  A little confession, these pictures were taken before the temperatures dropped below freezing in New York so I’ve actually been wearing this look bundled over layers upon layers of thermals with my cashmere scarf and wool coat.  One good thing about this freezing weather though, I have endless excuses to buy more of my favourite knitwear.  Every cloud!

Sweater: Zara // Trousers: Zara // Pointed Flats: Ivanka Trump //


RESOLUTIONS

untitled album - 7untitled album - 2untitled album - 4untitled album - 8untitled album - 1pinkClearly my New Year’s Resolution is not to break out of my rollneck comfort zone… They’re just so comfortable. These pictures were actually taken last year before I flew back to England to be with my family and friends for Christmas. I would never normally wear pink as I have a phobia of looking like a barbie doll but I made an exception for this pale dusky blush toughened up with some leather look straight leg trousers and my go to pointed flats.

As for the resolutions, last year was all about taking a scary leap with Adam and finding my place in a new city, but now that I’m finally feeling settled here, 2015 is going to be all about enjoying my life in New York. It’s all too easy to get swept up and too busy to pause and appreciate how lucky you are, or find the time to do the things that make you happy. So, this will be my big resolution, starting with the blog!

Thanks for following & Happy New Year x

Jumper: ASOS // Trousers: Zara // Bangle: Céline // Watch: Daniel Wellington // Flats: Dune London //


 

MY WAY

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Having experienced a New York winter before, I understand how the arctic conditions create a winter uniform of Canada Goose coats. That being said, I don’t want to sacrifice all traces of my personal style just yet, with cosy coats that could pass as quilted duvets and snow boots fit for the slopes, especially this side of winter when the temperatures aren’t yet below freezing. So, I’m doing it my way for now and instead of buying into the sea of Ski coats I bought a beautifully impractical floor length wool number from Zara. I did, however, succumb to the temptation of the black friday sales and ‘invested’ in these patent Whistles boots… at least my feet will be warm and dry if nothing else!

Coat and Rollneck: Zara // Boots: Whistles // Watch: Daniel Wellington //


GREY SCALE

GREYGREY.3grey2.2GREY.1GREY.4GREY.6I’ll spare the excuses of how busy I’ve been with the new job (and new puppy!) and how much I’ve missed posting my daily wears and I’ll skip straight to the good stuff. This is my my November style in a nutshell: Oversized sweaters, wool trousers, pointed flats. On repeat. Oh winter, I love you.

Wool Trousers: Cos // Knit Rollneck: Zara // Pointed Flats: Dune London //