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COLD SPRING

4231Wide leg trousers and duster coats, have become something of a default for these cold spring days. The slouchy tailoring finished with white sneakers (one of my favourite pairings) feels completely effortless and understated which is exactly how I like to feel about my style. I would almost be blending in to the grey soho surroundings if it wasn’t for all the oversized proportions.

Happy Weekend!

Duster: Zara // Trousers: ASOS // Bag: Alexander Wang // Trainers: Sandro //


The Cut

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As the snow begins to thaw in New York and the layers of thermals are (slowly) peeled away, it finally feels like spring is on the horizon. I always love the changing of seasons, not only for the longer sunlit days, beautiful turning of leaves and sprouting of flower beds, but also for the refreshing new season styles that go with it. The seventies revival has been gaining considerable momentum since it ruled the runways last September (thanks to Chloe and Gucci) and I already have a wishlist full of the seasons must haves.

That being said, I don’t consider myself a slave to trends so if it feels like me and I love it then I incorporate it into my own style.  For me less is always more. So when it comes to the seventies trend, head to toe fringing, floaty peasant blouses and hippy busy prints are strictly not my thing. No one wants to look like they’ve raided the costume store. How I’ll be adding hints of Marianne is with light touches of suede in rich camels and gingernut, some subtle snake accessories, relaxed slightly flared jeans and the ubiquitous long tunic (taking my cue from The Row’s tunic masterpiece). It’s all about balance. Above are the pieces that make my cut and hopefully I’ll be wearing them when those birds start to sing.

Knit Tunic: Zara // Snakeskin Boots: Topshop // Slouch Flare Jeans: Whistles // Neckscarf: 45 RPM // Circle Earrings: Maria Black // Gingembre Candle: Byredo // Mini Drew Shoulder Bag: Chloe //


 

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 //