18 Nov 2015

The perfect winter coat

French brand La Redoute are making waves in all the right places recently. I'm very lucky to be working with them on a few style edits where I've chosen my top pieces and first off, is this absolutely incredible coat. This piece was the end result of a collaboration with French Designer Coralie Marabelle. 
A few amazing points:
The cut and fit of it is so spot on
Its wool (think WARMTH!)
The colour is beautiful for the winter, instead of black. Its kind of nude with the tiniest hint of pink, making it such an easy neutral colour to wear with all of your winter layers.

*My friend has already bought it after seeing it on me and there's currently £100 off! 

I'm wearing a black simple ribbed jumper dress and trainers for a simple, casual but very warm look. The dress is another piece from the This is Welcome SS16 drop, which will be available in February. In case you can't wait until then...I've popped a similar alternative down for you to shop.

Shop my look:
La Redoute x Coralie Marabelle wool coat
Ribbed high neck dress by This is Welcome, similar here at Monki
Anya Hindmarch bag
Missoma x Lucy Williams dagger necklace
adidas Stan Smith trainers

Photos by Emma

Thank you so much for reading. I would love to hear your feedback!

Tall girl flares

I never thought I would find a pair of flares that I'd consider wearing. I couldn't see how they would work for me and my style, but here I am feeling right at home in this incredible pair, I just had to make them work for me. This particular pair are by one of my new found favourite brands This is Welcome. They are part of the SS16 line so aren't out just yet....but hold on until February and you can get your hands on a pair! To make them feel less 70's trend and more casual, I popped on my And Other Stories slouchy shirt and tucked it in, undid a few buttons so you could see my beautiful Missoma Jewellery pieces and threw on trainers and Emma Hill's jacket...because I was frozen, soaked from the rain and had forgotten my own black jacket!
I love this look so much, I found it to be a cool, relaxed nod to the 70's trend without having to conform to a 'trend'.

You can shop my look here:
And Other Stories shirt
Wide leg jeans, similar at ASOS
Double breasted jacket, Zara, similar Mango
Anya Hindmarch bag
Missoma initial necklace
Missoma x Lucy Williams dagger necklace

Photos by Emma hill

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a great week!
I would love to know your thoughts on this look.

17 Nov 2015

The Workbench London- Boxed

Last night I was invited along to The Hackney Shop take part in The Workbench, a genius collaboration between two of the most talented jewellery designers I've ever met, Kirstie Maclaren and Katie from Crux London. The concept allows you to design and create your very own ring. 

We were all given a beautifully presented box containing our essential ring making tools. The girls were on hand to help us all out throughout the process, but to be honest, they've made some pretty amazing, simple videos that explain how to get started. The idea is to use the knife to chip away at the wax ring until you're happy with the shape, then comes all manner of sanding and cutting!

The girls initially set it up so people could come along and get creative with their guidance and due to the success, they are now sending out these wonderful Workbench Boxes which allow you to do this at home! This is where those pretty nifty how-to videos come in handy.

The girls burst with passion for what they do and couldn't have helped me more- I was like that one child in class forever with her hand up!

All rings are silver, but can be plated in yellow or rose gold for a small extra fee.
I can't believe I actually made something I think I'll be proud of once its been made into gold! 
My boyfriend came along with me and he made me the most beautiful ring- I can't wait to see what his turns out like. The girls say the men always make incredible things and even couples go along to make each others wedding bands.

The Workbench is at The Hackney Shop all week, and have events running throughout this week/weekend so if you fancy it, get in touch with them. 

It really is London's best craft night.

Twitter: @theworkbenchldn
Instagram: @theworkbenchldn

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you manage to book a place!

15 Nov 2015

Autumn layers: Monochrome tones

Here I am again, enjoying, yes, enjoying the colder weather. Wrap yourself up in enough layers and you've nailed the look and the warmth in one. "Two birds with one stone"- words by by nana. 

The darker days and nights also mean that it's appropriate to dig out my favorite colours....
I'm becoming really excited about layering over shirts at the moment, I seem to have so much knitwear that this works well with, and my collection is still growing! The jumper I'm wearing here is by La Redoute and to be honest, it is just unreal. La Redoute are fast becoming one of my most loved minimal, basics brands because they just do it so well. The quality and price point are both spot on. They have a number of seriously cool collaborations with French designers, and you should see some of the pieces. I've got so much of it to share with you!

The pants I'm wearing, that you've seen on me before, are from COS. I wear them regularly because I've not found a cut or fit that rivals them! They are the perfect awkward length wide leg trouser.

I'll be doing something very exciting with beautiful jewellery brand Missoma in the coming weeks and I cannot wait to share it with you. I'm layering up my favorite necklaces here. I'm wearing the engraved bar with the longer dagger from the Lucy Williams collection.

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I hope you all have the most lovely Sunday planned ahead. Thank you so much for reading and as always, I would love to know your thoughts.