What a week it’s been.
From taking a plane and four trains to Switzerland for 4 days of skiing which unfortunately turned into just 20 minutes of skiing due to one hell of a snow storm. To London Fashion Week and storm Dennis causing havoc, ruining plans, my hair and my trousers (puddles and short girl problems are real!) And of course the super heart breaking news about Caroline Flack this weekend, it’s safe to say my head is in a bit of a mess right now.
I’m honestly so shaken by the news of Caroline, it’s really broken my heart that she felt no other way out than taking her own life. Something really needs to be done to stop the harassment from both the press and the public, social media has created a space in which people can bully others twenty four seven. There’s no escaping it and it’s incomprehensible to me that there isn’t more being done to shame the trolls that feel it is okay to bully people relentlessly online. I’ve signed countless petitions, confided in friends and family with how we can help but I feel so helpless, please, if you have any ideas on a way we can all stick together and try and make a stand against this then please do let me know, this must stop!
Through the tears and the frazzled brain, I’ve been leaning on fashion to cheer myself up. It seems a little bit "meh" to say that clothes can cheer you up but for me a newly styled outfit is sometimes all I need to get myself out of a funk.
I’ve spoken a lot lately about the power of getting stuck into your wardrobe to create new looks and to really put the clothes you already own to work. Styling the old with the new always leaves me feeling so inspired, particularly when it’s something that involves my go-to combo of jeans and a jumper but styled in a fresh new way but man alive I am SO ready for spring!
Rainbows c/o Saturday By Megan Ellaby, paired with one of my favourite pairs of & Other Stories Jeans, my go-to place for denim. I get asked a lot about the jeans I wear and it’s usually one of two pairs of & Other Stories jeans on rotation, both a few years old now but both I love and wear oh so much. Deffo consider giving them a whirl if you’re on the dreaded jeans hunt right now as I honestly cannot fault them.
I’ve been rocking the Kymmy knit from Saturday so much lately as it’s the absolute perfect shade of grey for versatility. The subtle rainbow embroidery motif gives it that Saturday magic without taking away from the wearability of the piece. I’m SO excited to rock it in spring with a little mini skirt and knee boots, it’s going to transition so wonderfully into the warmer months.
Paired with a seriously fabulous vintage number with this Escada checked blazer that I found in Retro Rehab Manchester a couple of weeks back. I couldn’t believe my luck when I spied it on the beautifully curated rails of the store. I really love Retro Rehab as they know how to pick a vintage piece or two, their store is so beautifully merchandised and it’s such a pleasure to shop in but it does mean I very rarely leave empty handed…
On this particular occasion I left with this piece with it's green, blue and black checks, it’s contrast black velvet tipping to the lapels and the oversized silhouette, it was a no brainer of a purchase for this blazer loving gal.
I topped the look off with two forgotten favourites that were hidden away within the depths of my wardrobe, my trusty baker boy cap that I contrarily set aside when everyone and their mum was rocking them back in 2018. It feels good to be reacquainted with my little safety blanket, a great piece for me to keep my fringe at bay during the windier months. AND the bag, oh the Mulberry bag, this was my 21st birthday present from my mum and dad and I haven’t used it half as much as I should have, this bag is practically vintage now haha! It’s a deceptively MASSIVE bag and I’ve loved using it again lately, it's so great for working days in town.
And finally the boots, oh the boots. These little Prada dupes from Nasty Gal haven’t left my feet in the last month since I treated myself to them back in January. Despite coming up ever so slightly big (size down if you fancy em) they’re SO insanely comfortable and they add such a bad ass vibe to every single look, I am absolutely positively obsessed with them right now.
And so there we have a little bit of an outfit deconstruction for you, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post like this and it felt good to simply distract myself through the discussion of clothes. Id’ love to hear what your feel good outfit is right now, for days when you’re sad and the weather is sad also.
Be kind always.