Part 2 Editorial // Jaeger

I am super excited to share part 2 of my Editorial shoot for Jaeger with you. Shot again by the absolutely wonderful Jay McLaughlin.
For this look, I wanted to smarten it up. As a self confessed Tom Boy, getting dressed up to go out out usually means an oversized dress because I don't wear or like the way I look in fitted clothes.

I chose these wide leg trousers from the Jaeger Laboratory Collection (which are now in the sale!) and they fit better than any trousers I've ever tried on. Seriously. They're off white and high waisted with super wide legs so I still get my fix for the oversized whilst showing the world that I do in fact, have a waist. And I feel damn good about it too.
The colour of the trousers makes the outfit a little more polished which means you can keep your top fairly basic - your trousers are doing the talking. I popped on a ribbed plunge neck body suit for a clean look.
My shoes are by Gianvito Rossi and I've found they are by far the best investment shoe for a night time or occasion look. There are so many amazing pairs in the NET-A-PORTER sale too, 50% off!
This wonderful cross body bag is also Jaeger and to be honest, it's my current go-to.

I hope you are enjoying this series and thank you so much for all of your amazing feedback so far- it means the world to me, honestly.

xx

Part 1 Editorial // Jaeger

What you see here, is the result of an impromptu direct message on Twitter that basically read "Can we shoot tomorrow? you're amazing".

I met the team at Jaeger a few weeks ago and I couldn't love them more. They have the most wonderful vision for the brand and really nurture the influencers they choose to work with. Aside from being left disgruntled because Amy, PR manager and general angel, does NOT watch Game Of Thrones, I had a buzz that I haven't felt about a partnership for a while.

We talked through the new collection and I was hanging off my seat, almost diving into the iPad look book. Believe me, you'll be Jaeger obsessed very soon.

I wanted to give these pieces the love they deserved with an editorial style shoot. Hence, why I went to Jay McLaughlin, who is the most wonderful fashion photographer and generally wonderful guy, we're even going to the ballet together because he is the business!
It's the first time, in a long time, that I have liked the way I look in a photograph. As someone who puts herself all over the internet, I wouldn't want you to think it's because I rate myself, it's just to express my creativity and love for fashion. I get down days just as much as everyone else.

I chose these incredible silk rust culottes, which are now in the sale at £80. The fit of them is too good and talk about perfect for Summer….
I paired them with my new favourite top, a ribbed number, which has a cool silver buckle detail on for a minimal, laid back look.
This beautifully buttery soft leather bag is also Jaeger and I am pretty obsessed with it so far!

My shoes are by ASOS, and are absolutely flipping comfortable.

I hope you've enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading, There's a part 2 coming soon and I cannot wait to share it with you.

xx

How to wear: The kimono

A kimono is something I always thought I'd never find myself wrapped within. I was all too quick to write them off, along with 'sarongs' which, for the record, shall stay written off.

This cool monochrome kimono is by Weekday, who are one of my favourite, affordable Danish brands. As minimal as it this piece is, it's still oversized and needs something basic paired with it. I chose my trusty Levi's cut offs and, another piece from Weekday which is two seasons old, this silky black cami which goes with everything.

I've got the "IT" Mango sandals on because, they literally just go with everything I put on at the moment and now that I've worn them in, post bleeding toes, they are very comfortable.

Shop my look:
Weekday kimono
Weekday cami
Levi's cut off shorts
Mango sandals

Photos by Emma.

I hope I've inspired you to bring back the kimono on your holiday this Summer! I've been wearing this kimono over straight leg jeans and a boyfriend fit grey t-shirt too….so I'll post that look soon.

Thank you so much for reading, you have no idea how much I appreciate it.
xx

A Nod to the White Denim Jacket

This is my best impression of a nod to the 90's. This is as far as it's going to go. I've become just a little obsessed with throwing on a denim jacket recently. This white one is a dream and goes with all kinds of layering Summer situations! I think it's one of the best investments whilst its warming up as it works as such a great layer when it gets a bit cooler in the evenings.

Of course, I have to keep it well within my style by wearing my trusty Stans.
These babies were sent to me by Size? They're the luxe Stans with a snake print detail on the sole and suede back. I still swear by Stans. They are the most comfortable, affordable, go with everything shoe I own and I won't be stopping any time soon. I'm currently on pair 7. And I'll be dammed if I ever throw any away.

I wore my usual basic uniform of high waisted straight leg jeans with a slouchy low v-neck t-shirt to keep it casual whilst I knocked back a quick beer with my pal, Anna, who took these photos. She's turning into a decent photographer…there are many previous photos that have been unusable. She is hilarious.

You can shop my look below, and I'd love to know your thoughts on a white denim jacket…

ASOS girlfriend white denim jacket
Topshop straight leg jeans
Stans Smith Luxe c/o Size?
Manu Atelier khaki bag

Have the most amazing week! Thank you so much for reading.
xx

A stay with The Four Seasons, Hampshire

Last week I got to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire. I took one of my favourite girls, Lucy, along for a much anticipated girls evening away. Luce is mummy to the most beautiful little boy, William and it was the first time she was going away, so we made sure we had a good pampering session (inclusive of 11 hours sleep). Luce is my friend for many reasons, but mainly, because she makes me feel at home and she dragged be back from a broken heart with a trip to NYC two years ago. I'm not sure she will ever know just how grateful I am.

Anyway….
We checked in and headed straight for some lunch because we were both absolutely ravenous, so naturally we had a huge burger each at the Seasons restaurant within the hotel. Cue being unable to move at all….until we had to move to our room to get ready for our spa treatments.
The room was grande, classic and beautiful. Who wouldn't love a full marble bathroom….with a free standing bath that overlooks the ground? I mean, come on.

We popped open some prosecco, put on our music and had an absolute chill. It was perfect.
Luce had a 30 minute back massage which she assures me was wonderful. I was treated to the 90 minute Hampshire Herbal Massage. My treatment was bursting with English love, there was camomile, lavender and so many other herbs that I cannot remember because I must have fallen asleep approximately four times during the session. I really was that zen.
I didn't take any spa photos as it's all super dark and dreamy, so you're just going to have to pay them a visit yourself.

Our evening meal was also in the Seasons restaurant and my goodness, the food was absolutely beautiful. We put away the best part of four courses each, and then my button wouldn't do up, but it was the most tasty food. Good, strong English food. There times Luce and I just stopped to mouth "Oh my God".
We retired early because, well, she's a sleep deprived mummy and I may as well be elderly.

Breakfast arrived, to our room, might I add…in the morning. We sat in our gowns and slippers and tucked into again, around four elements of breakfast food and it was absolutely wonderful.

I couldn't recommend a getaway at the Four Seasons more, especially if you need a little TLC.

Rates at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire start from £225 per room per night based on two people sharing a Mews Room.

I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you all so much for continuing to read my blog. You're the bees knees.
xx

Go-to Summer shirt with Weekday

Hello! Just a short Sunday post from me today because life is mental!
I bought this shirt around a month ago, and when I put it on I felt all kinds of romantic cool. A mega change from my usual clean cut shirt style but I LOVE it. I've styled it here with my trusty ASOS high waist, straight leg jeans and sandals from Mango, which, look incredible but absolutely crucify my feet. I can wear them for up to an hour before they seek some kind of revenge on my toes. 

The bag is by Manu Atelier and is absolutely my favourite (still). I love the boxy shape and the khaki tones that just seem to go with my entire Summer wardrobe. I say Summer lightly because WHERE is Summer?

Shop my look here:

I hope you've had the best weekend so far, and thank you so much for reading.
xx
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