Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Choose Chambray

Chambray top with tie back: Lost in Lunar
Suede skirt: Boohoo
Bag: c/o Glassons
'Edgar' chelsea Boots: by Sol Sana, c/o Shopbop

Chambray is always a summer staple- it oozes breezy, casual cool girl vibes and I've been seeing it everywhere as the weather warms up.  It's been called denim's 'lighter cousin' and I can definitely see why! Chambray is the natural choice if you want a denim look without the fabric being as heavy and tough.

What really drew my attention to this shirt from Lost in Lunar, is definitely the back! This shirt is not your typical shirt, with a refreshing cropped cut and tie up at the back. Definitely helpful in summer to let some fresh air in!

I was also able to get my hands on these gorgeous black ankle boots by Sol Sana from Shopbop recently. The pebbled leather texture on these 'Edgar' boots sold me instantly, as it gives the boot a little bit extra whilst still being practical and versatile. You can find more lovely designs by Sol Sana here.

Here are some more pretty chambray choices:

Tularosa 'Otto' dress / Clu ruffle tee dress / Parker tie embroidered top / Thayer Sonne dress

Tularosa are no stranger to beautiful, romantic pieces! I can't get enough of this lovely high neck dress, especially the pretty touches of embroidery. Chambray is also a wonderful choice for beach cover ups, like this pretty off shoulder number by Thayer, with a dropped waist and ties for a relaxed casual look.

Off-shoulder cuts and chambray is a combination that works so naturally well! You can check out more off-shoulder goodness here.

Also Shopbop have a massive sale on at the moment, where you can save up to 25% off. This applies to anything that has 'GOBIG16' written on it! The sale goes on until Tues 29 November so make sure you take advantage of it (perhaps stock up on Xmas presents?) :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Compleat Me

Two piece pleated set: Princess Polly
'Daniella' ankle boots: c/o Linzi Shoes
Bag: Colette by Colette Hayman

I think I've rekindled my love for pleats recently- something about their movement, femininity and fierce resilience to folds and wrinkles has mesmerised me once again. I couldn't help but purchase this little two piece set from Princess Polly during Vogue's online shopping night last month. Matching sets always have this ability to convince me anything's a good deal- I can wear this like a one piece playsuit, or the top and shorts separately with other clothes.

I love taking photos in this little garden spot- my boyfriend always gets the lighting right and I especially love how it highlights the softness of the pleats. I have to say I am really enjoying slowing down with the blogging and social media these days. When I first started blogging I didn't intend to start getting overwhelmed with brand sponsorships, post deadlines and pressure for self-promotion. It was all about having fun with photography, styling outfits, connecting with like-minded people in the community, and working with select brands that I just adore. I feel like I am getting back to that now, and I'm really enjoying it.

I think these little ankle booties from Linzi are going to come a loong way with me from season to season. They look great with bare legs and a summery outfit, just as much as with jeans and several layers on top! The punch hole pattern is dainty and feminine and the block heel makes these boots so comfy.

Have a look at some other lovely ankle boot choices:
Sam Edelman Taye booties in Golden caramel / See by Chloe Jamie booties / Jeffrey Campbell Cromwell suede booties in taupe
Club Monaco Brooklyn booties in black / Aquazurra Downtown booties / Jerome Dreyfuss Patricia booties

It might seem crazy to take neutral shades very seriously- but it sure becomes important when you start looking for that precise colour to match your neutral bag or accessories! Sam Edelman sure know how to put out a stylish boot, and this soft golden caramel shade is sure to be flattering on anyone. A grittier colour in khaki/ taupe like these ones from Jerome Dreyfuss and Jeffrey Campbell also add a bit of edge. You can find a whole haven of stylish ankle booties from Shopbop here.

And if you can't get enough of pleats like me, here are some more pretty pleated picks below:
Alexander Wang pleated off shoulder top / Club Monaco pleated skirt in gold / Line & Dot Amelie pleated dress / ALC Bobby skirt in rose gold

Pleats are hot right now and even more so in metallic form- this skirt from Club Monaco is sure to turn heads in a beautiful green-gold shade. This skirt from ALC in slightly thicker accordion pleats and a striking rose gold shade, will also make a dramatic entrance!



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