[Love Her Look] Trench and Stripes

I don't know who this lady is, so if anyone does let me know so I can credit! I love this whole dressed-down thing, especially the different textures. So I was not surprised at all that this was the most popular pin from my Pinterest boards this week (the picture below is shopable by the way, or click on the links beneath it to view the products).

Loose leather trousers are my ultimate "must have" - I'm yet to invest in a pair but the dream ones for me are from Theory. I've had a look around for some pleather ones to be able to test the look, and actually a friend was wearing these ones the other day and I think they are incredible for £35! For the breton shirt, there is only one brand for me when it comes to this kind of thing and thats Saint James (stocked at Atterley Road). The genuine article!

The pumps she is wearing are (I think) Mother of Pearl from last season - I've found two similar ones from Michael Kors here and Vans here, one obviously cheaper than the other!  Last but seriously not least is the coat. I have a real thing for oversize trench-style ones this season, and love the colour of this one. I've found two similar ones; this one from ASOS which is insanely good value and this Sacai one is the ultimate investment!

Have a look at my other street style looks over on Pinterest here.


[Outfit] Meandering around Mayfair

This weekend was all about relaxing and taking care of number 1. Ben has been in New York with work for the last few days, so I was able to completely chill at home and spend time with friends (and myself, there is nothing I love more than a day by myself doing absolutely nothing), take the dog our for a decent stroll and generally do things that boys wouldn't want to do...  

My friend Lucy has been away recently, so as she was back in town we decided to spend our Saturday checking out the  new Selfridges Le Chalet restaurant, meandering around Mayfair and then promptly hiding from the rain in Little House with a big bowl of apple crumble.

It was one of those days that you just had no idea how to dress, one minute it was teeming down with rain, the next it was beautiful sunshine, so I wore my faithful autumn basics (and just peeled off the layers whenever I needed to).  My coat is an amazing find this season (if I may say so myself). It's from ASOS, but everyone keeps on asking me if it's designer (it looks quite like Rag and Bone or Alexander Wang). I've always wanted a navy, big coat so when this arrived I was instantly glued to it.

My jeans are Paige, obviously. When it comes to blue denim I just don't think any one does it better.  I have a few pairs now from boyfriend styles to skinnies - this pair are called Jimmy Jimmy and they are so soft it feels like you are wearing leggings. A worthy investment, and I whole heartedly recommend. The boots are fast becoming my favourite pair of shoes ever. They're from Jimmy Choo and were a gift earlier in the year. I can safely say I will have a pair of these until I die. I live in them - so comfortable and the ultimate biker boot.

My scarf (with my initials on) was a lovely gift from Selfridges last week as part of their personalised gifting range this Christmas. Its from Johnstons of Elgin, and so super soft I can't stop wearing it. Lopez has taken to snuggling into it when I leave it on a chair too. Last but not least my bag is from L.K.Bennett, which was an early birthday present from the team.  As it's grey, it goes with everything. The grey version has been sold out for a while (though check here regularly as friends have seen them pop up ever so often), but I also recommend the blue colour which a couple of my friends now have and looks amazing (and very cool for summer, when it next comes around).

It was so nice to just wander about, it's rare that as a Londoner you get a moment to absorb the city you are in for all it's worth. If you live in the capital (or are visiting) I really recommend getting the tube to Green Park, wondering through the Burlington Arcade, turning left and meandering through the pretty Mayfair streets to Berkeley Square and then walking up North Audley Street (making note of all the pretty mews streets to your left). You'll also conveniently end up at Selfridges, which is no bad this at this time of year - their window displays are something else! Enjoy...


Love Her Look: Leopard Print Coat

I've decided to start a new chain of posts on the blog, stemming from the questions my followers on Pinterest ask me on a weekly basis; "Where can I get this outfit?" So, Love Her Look intends to provide you with that exact information. Last week, my friend Lucy's outfit was the most engaged pin in her leopard print coat, black polo neck, black heels and black ripped jeans. Simple and easy to do - as long as you have the right components!

I'm not sure where Lucy's shoes are from, but I've put in some similar shoes that I own from Kurt Geiger which are fantastic. They're not super high and very easy to wear (read: walk in). I wear them all the time... My choice of skinny black jeans will always be AG which you can find in Selfridges, when you're investing. When trying them out for the first time, make ASOS' Whitby jean your new best friend as they're a great price. Polo neck wise for me there really is only one place to go; Uniqlo. I buy ALL my basic knits from there.

As for the leopard print coat, I totally get it's a risky purchase for anyone new to prints and fluff so the pricepoint of this Topshop one is absolutely perfect... And if you're trying out layering with a leather jacket you can either invest in one from somewhere like Reiss or Whistles (I have both, and love them) or test the look out with a very good pleather one like this Topshop piece. Enjoy!

Have a look at my other leopard print looks over on Pinterest here.