OOTD: The Cape

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The Cape

Don’t you just love an cape?! The world thinks you have made a massive effort and taken a fashion risk, but actually, they are risk-free. They are easy to wear, comfortable and cosy. It’s basically like wearing a blanket, without being judged. My new cape is by Boden, it called my name from afar with it’s cute peter pan collar, classic grey with contrasting yellow lining. Lovely!

The Boots

These boots have turned into my everyday shoe of choice. Once again, they are from Boden, they are black suede with a low heel and they are insanely comfortable. I have walked miles in these shoes and they have never once even rubbed my little toe! I couldn’t resist showing the bright yellow lining behind the zips, they sort of match the lining in my cape! By the way, if you look closely and you will see zips are marked with ‘YKK’. It’s always worth noting if your clothes and accessories use YKK zips as they are really good, they cost a little more to the brand, but they are really sturdy and rarely break. It’s a nice little sign of quality production.

The Sunglasses

It’s starting to get chilly, but the sun is still low and often bright. I thought I had retired my *fun* sunglasses for the year, but with the cape these round Wildfox sunglasses took on kind of a 60’s-mod-space-race feel. I’m into that!

Shop my look

Boden Cape / ASOS Black Dress / Chanel Handbag / Wildfox Sunglasses / Boden Boots

boden clothing new british grey cape

wildfox couture bel air sunglasses white pearl

boden clothing cape new british collection

cape grey with bright yellow lining

wildfox bel air sunglasses white pearl

chanel jumbo handbag black classic flap

chanel jumbo large handbag classic flap
love the sales sunglasses wildfox round

boden chic ankle boots

OOTD: On a Rooftop in London

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When you are drinking smoothies on a rooftop with a photographer friend, it’s inevitable you are going to put the mushed-up fruit down and take a few photos! The sun was setting for the day, but Adorn Girl is an awesome photographer who makes the variables work for her, not against her.

Cleo Ferin Mecury Flamingo Scarf

My scarf is by Cleo Ferin Mecury, it’s from her new Americana collection. I must do a post so you can see the full print, but it’s beautiful, it has a huge flamingo on it and lots of cute palm tree and topical motifs!

Boden Berkeley Zip Bag

My bag is by Boden, I have been using it loads recently, it is the perfect tote for every day use! It’s great quality but still lightweight, it has pockets for my phone and purse and it’s spacious enough to carry around everything I need. Plus, the leopard print panel makes me feel rock ‘n’ roll!

Hayley Elsaesser Brooches

Have you heard about Hayley Elsaesser and her awesome collections?! I am kind of obsessed! Her sunglasses look like they are melting glitter, her socks have sassy lips all over and her brooches are the best. If you haven’t heard of her yet, go check her out!

Next Jacket

Tell me the truth…. Have I worn this jacket too many times now?! Are you all bored of it?

Where is it all from?

Next Denim jacket (customised by me)

Boden Berkeley Zip Bag– Boohoo Swing Dress in Black

Cleo Ferin Mecury Flamingo Scarf – Hayley Elsaesser Brooches

Chanel Classic Pearl Brooch  – Cartier Love Ring in Gold

Hiho Silver Cherry Roller Silver Bangle – Hiho Silver Belt Bracelet

TOMS Windward Black Sunglasses – Boden Chic Ankle Boots

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boden leopard print tote bag

hiho silver bracelets london fashion week street style

hayley elsaesser green hand brooch

Cartier love ring gold fashion blogger

cleo ferin mercury flamingo scarf

boden leopard print handbag brown and black

boden boots chic ankle shoe boots

OOTD: Legs Out

braun Braun Silk-épil

fashion for lunch blog burberry trench coat

miu miu crystal sunglasses arms

miu miu sunglasses crystal and tortoiseshell

Bronzo Triple Ring qvc black jewellery month

chanel black carviar handbag jumbo large

The Coat

It’s been a pretty crazy weekend, I have been trying to do some life-admin and have a clear out and tidy up. It’s amazing how some things date and other things go on and on and on. Speaking of which, it feels so nice to be able to get out my Burberry Trench again! It’s such a classic and it’s so easy to wear, I am super tempted to buy myself a navy blue one soon….

The Legs

In the same way that Taylor Swift never shows her belly button (seriously, this is a huge topic of conversation for gossip magazines) I rarely show my legs. I feel so self conscious of how pale they are and keeping them looking silky smooth is a real challenge. As a result, I tend to hide them under thick black tights which is really limiting when it comes to my shoe decisions. I am currently taking part in Braun’s ‘30 Days of Switch Up Your Style’ challenge and using Braun Silk-épil to keep my legs en-point. Epilators are by far my favourite way to keep my legs smooth, the regrowth is slower than shaving, with no horrific stubble. It’s also cheaper, faster and easier than going to a salon to get your legs waxed. I have three epilators and the Braun Silk-épil is by far my favourite, it’s just faster and more effective than my others. I switched up my style by getting my legs out and rediscovering shoes I rarely wear as they don’t work with black tights, why not try switching up your style this month?

The Shoes

My shoes are by Vivienne Westwood as part of their gold labels. These shoes are made to order and I can remember ordering them and patiently waiting 6 weeks for them to be made. I bought them about five years ago and I have rarely worn them as I think they look better with bare legs, proof of how rarely I show my pins! Great items never go out of style!

Burberry Trench / ASOS midi Dress / Chanel Handbag / Vivienne Westwood Shoes / Bronzo Triple Ring / Cartier Love Ring / Miu Miu Sunglasses

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