[Outfit] Head To Toe Stripes

As you guys know, I'm a bit obsessed with breton stripes (or just stripes, any will do).  So when I popped into LK Bennett a few weeks ago I nearly floored a sales assistant when I ran over to these new babies.  Meet, Eloise. I've been saving them up for better weather and what with this sudden burst of Spring, it's finally time.  

I paired them up with a top from Whistles I bought at the beginning of the year, a trusty basic (now comes in a cropped version which I'm coveting to wear with my midi skirts etc) and my ever faithful Hobbs leather skirt (worn to death, British weather is perfect for leather as it's that bit warmer) which is now reduced to a ridiculously good £89. In all seriousness, can't recommend this one enough - it's like wearing a massive hug it's so soft.

Also (in the spring clean frame of mind) I've decided to have a little clear out and am parting with my precious Pashli.  I bought it recently and have just never found the time to wear it - it's too special for me to clunk my laptop/dog/stuff in.  In an effort to save for flights for my Christmas holiday I've decided to sell it.  She's brand new, got the dust bag and all. So, if you fancy becoming her new proud owner, have a look here

Photos as always by the lovely and super talented, Nancy. You can now "shop the look" using the very nifty widget below if you'd like!  Hope you guys have an amazing Easter, am off to sunny California this week (at last) with Lucy, Olivia and Chloe - so see you on the other side!


[Craving] Warehouse's Spring / Summer 2014

Last week was a rush of press day madness.  I usually skip them, but thought I'd make the effort this season and am very glad I did.  It makes such a difference to see people in person rather than just over email, and the same goes for the collections I saw too.  One of my favourite PR agencies, IPR, took on Warehouse last year and their AW14 looks set to be one of the strongest on the high street.  Having seen it, I went straight home to check out their current offering - and found tonnes of stuff I want:

I'm going to LA this weekend with the girls and was really struggling to find inspiration to put on anything vaguely summery.  Having not shopped with Warehouse for a while (I have no idea why not, my all time favourite jacket is from there) I was really impressed with some of bits on offer. I struggle with "holiday shopping" as I hate buying stuff for the sake of it... I try really hard to buy stuff I can wear back in the UK as much as I can, as much as I love the summery stuff...

So to start with, you may have read my post in February about silver skirts? Well, this one is a damn sight cheaper than the other options I found and as silver looks set to stay for the winter (from the collections I saw last week) I'm extremely tempted. I've also been after a denim midi skirt since forever so was dead chuffed to find this one for a bargain £38 - bought it straight away!

The other stand out pieces are without a doubt bits like the pale blue leather mini skirt for £60, flamingo fun printed dress with lingerie lace detail (bit different, love it) and some super cool white culottes (I bought these, I've seen so many pictures on Pinterest of girls giving the look a go with Birkenstocks and vests). Price point wise, I don't think you can beat it... Well done Warehouse, I'm a fan again and promise not to leave you ever again!

Psst - they also have some of their AW13 sale stuff still on the site, I picked up this grey basic dress for £10, and this breton tee for £12!


[Feature] Malibu x Sera Ulger

Here's something a little bit different to my usual jeans and t shirt combos! In the spirit (excuse the pun) of the coconut rum yumminess; sometimes you just need to have fun with fashion. That's exactly what I did with Malibu and their new summer collaboration with Sera Ulger a couple of weeks ago.  Sera is a relatively new designer on the scene (having worked with the "greats" from Topshop to J Crew previously), who hand paints her prints to an incredible detail creating a bottle design for Mailbu incorporating everything the brand is about (sunshine, summer, fun, frolics). Above is one of the dresses she created to run alongside the bottle design, I couldn't help but push to borrow it after seeing it being used in the campaign...

Myself, Bip and Gem all went down see the shoot in action, getting to meet Sera to ask her all about how the idea came about and what her inspiration was behind the designs she created for the project. Here is my little interview above (which is huge testament to the video production team as the two of us worked out we had mutual friends as we're both North Londoners and kept going off in a massive tangent - sorry).

Sera's bottle is available for six weeks from today (Monday the 14th of April) so if you're spending an evening with friends relaxing for what I hope is the start of summer, if you are off to a house party or just fancy something different to spruce up your evening try a bottle of this stuff.  My cocktail of choice is some cranberry juice, squeeze of lime and a dash of orange liquer - with a measure of Malibu! You can find out more about Sera and the whole campaign over on Malibu's Facebook page.

*Photos by Nancy Gibbs, this post is in collaboration with Malibu UK and Tea and Cake PR