Getting Ready For Spring

I'm done with waiting; I need Spring. Seriously though, aren't you just a little bit over having to wear the same dark coloured clothing? This week's weather is odd; it'll be 12 degrees by the weekend and our poor plants don't know what is going on! Some are in bloom, some are still in hibernation. I did feel a bit sad to see the daffodils on the Heath ruined by March's brutal weather. 

Any way, I'm digressing. I wanted to talk to you about Spring clothing. I don't necessarily believe in needing to equip yourself "for the new season" as in truth I have the basics already so will just add to them when I like something (I'm currently eBaying like a mo-fo to make room for new stuff as my wardrobe's are bursting at the seams). I love adding in some colour; it cheers everything up. I borrowed this top from Whistles for my Blogosphere shoot, so before I needed to return it I thought I'd take some pictures in it...

Side Striped Trousers

outfit links = grey jumper (in cream here) / stripe trousers / trainers / coat (old) / bag

Phew, that disgusting weather is done with. Don't get me wrong I loved the snow... For about an hour. After that I was wishing it away as early morning walks with a stubborn, grumpy, cold dog just were not pleasant and I spent the whole week in either leggings or my pyjamas. Ridiculously given that I live in London, I was snowed in. My street is on a really steep slope and wasn't gritted so getting anywhere was a nightmare. How I didn't fall on the second day of it when trying to get to the tube is beyond me....



THAT Checked Blazer and THOSE shoes

outfit links = blazer / jeans / shoes / bag / knit

A couple of weeks ago I had a sudden, unexplained need for a checked blazer. It rarely happens and came out of nowhere, but when it does it "gets" me like a new crush; I obsess and obsess until I have tracked them down. Marginal psychotic but hugely relatable (or so I hope). I think I must have seen a picture of one somewhere although I cannot for the life of me source it...

Any way, after about 4 days of stalking searching I found this one from Anine Bing. I'd never bought from the brand before and had never heard of it. Clearly I was living under a rock as when I asked friends in the know, they all knew everything about Anine and her designs. Based in LA, with Scandinavian origin, she makes stuff I want to be in constantly

And Other Stories Heart Dress

Ever so often an outfit comes together without even trying. In these photos I was actually trying to shoot the dress, but threw on the sweater between takes as it was so unbelievably cold that morning. When I looked in the reflection in a window I decided I preferred it this way - and it solved a month-long problem; finding the perfect red midi "skirt."


Oriental ASOS Dress

outfit links = dress, ASOS (similar here) / shoes, L.K.Bennett / bag, Gucci

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll have notice trends from the East are, erm, on trend. It started with the beauty world as Korean and Japanese face products seeped into our stores, but when Gucci started embellishing everything with dragons it wasn't long before the high street started doing the same. As a curvy, short person I can't do the kimonos or the majority of Chinese inspired shapes - so when ASOS brought out this dress I was thrilled as I love the look of it all, it just doesn't like me.

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