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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 // 


HIT REFRESH

grey5grey7grey2grey9grey3grey6grey1GreyIt’s October in New York and with the turning of leaves there is a refreshing shift in style. For me, there is nothing better than a fresh start, a new season calls for an all important updated wardrobe and with that the exciting promise to reinvent. I see it as a clean slate to refresh my style, banishing the repetitive summer wears of barely there basics, and replacing them with rich fabrics and generously proportioned silhouettes. There is no doubt about it the hero of this season is knitwear. This one from Zara is a loud echo of the Celine knit-suit that stormed the runway and I couldn’t be more obsessed with the long hand covering sleeves and slashed side slits. I’m wearing it here with some baggy cropped trousers, they make a nice change to the usual cigarette shape I go for, adding a much needed touch of volume, a look I’ll be adopting in every way conceivable this fall. As for the loafers (Porter magazine is calling this manish chunky flat the ‘new loafer shape’ to covet) trust Zara to come up with a High Street equivalent of the ubiquitous Marni shoe. When I saw them online I knew they needed to be part of my new season refresh and judging from the insane response on Instagram, you all couldn’t agree more.

And speaking of fresh starts, I shared some exciting news today on Instagram that I have found a job in fashion e-commerce in New York. It’s a very similar role to what I was doing at Selfridges in London so I’m feeling very excited to finally get back on the career ladder! I’m going to apologise in advance for the sporadic posting on the blog that is bound to follow as I lead a normal 9 to 5 but I promise I have every intention to continue The Wears as I spent so much time building it and really love sharing my style inspirations with everyone. Thank you to everyone for reading and following my New York adventure so far x

Long-sleeve Knit: Zara // Peg Trousers: Topshop // Loafers: Zara // Bag: Alexander Wang //