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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Relaxed Tailoring for Winter

Coat: McQ Alexander McQueen
Scarf: ASOS (similar)
Jeans: ASOS
Boots: Dr Martens

Most of my outfits at the moment seem to be a variation of lots of layers, and this is no different. As much as I'm a fan of big knitwear, that office central heating has me reaching for a number of lighter pieces more often than not - in this case, this means relaxed tailoring in the form of oversized shirt dresses, jeans, Chelsea boots and a big ass scarf. 


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Modern Classics with Thomas Sabo

Jumper: Uniqlo U
Trousers: Zara
Watch: c/o Thomas Sabo
Rings: c/o Thomas Sabo 

As I've gotten older my appreciation for quality over quantity has grown too, in all aspects of life. At the age of 27 I've come to surround myself with a few wonderful friends rather than lots of average ones, I've realised that one bottle of exceptionally good wine is better than lots of whatever's cheapest in Tesco (that, and I can no longer handle the hangovers) and when it comes to buying new pieces for my wardrobe I only go for those that I know are going to last and I'll love for years to come. 

This view may come from working in luxury fashion where I can see first-hand the value of buying into quality pieces rather than the throwaway fashion that increasingly dominates the British high street, or it may come from a desire to consume less and appreciate more. Either way, it's the modern, versatile classics that I'm drawn to again and again and the same applies to jewellery. 

That's why the Thomas Sabo collection of stainless steel and silver watches and jewellery appeals to me so much. Clean, classic pieces that I know I can wear with oversized knitwear (like here), with an LBD come Christmas party season or with tailoring when I need to feel smart. I teamed up with the brand to pick some of my favourite pieces, with this men's watch from the Spirit Watches collection and these layered, chunky silver rings crying out to me most.  

I love how big the size of this watch face is without being too bulky, while mixing the larger ring with a slightly more delicate one (this particular style is from the Together by Thomas Sabo collection – look closely as you’ll see it says ‘Together Forever’...perfect for an extra special Christmas gift) is a nice balance of masculine meets feminine style (my favourite). 

This post was sponsored by Thomas Sabo, all views and product choices my own 


Sunday, 26 November 2017

The New Camel Coat

Coat: Mango (sold out, similar here)
Bag: Zara (similar)
Jeans: ASOS
Trainers: Vans

I tend to buy a new camel coat pretty much every winter because, well, you can't beat it. This season though I've gone for something a little bit different with this oatmeal-coloured one from Mango (wild, right?) It's part of the brand's Committed Collection, which if you haven't looked at already, I urge you to immediately. It's full of masculine shapes, oversized beauties like this coat, and the quality is next level. Plus with 30% off for Black Friday, you really can't go wrong (thank me later). 


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Styling All Black for Winter

Coat: & Other Stories (similar)
Necklace: c/o A Weathered Penny
Top: COS
Trousers: COS
Boots: Dr Martens 

Another week, another all-black outfit. This kind of look is pretty much my 'uniform': long lines, dark colours and a hint of masculine style, and you'll find me wearing a variation of this most days of the week. I do need something to break up the black though, which is where this necklace from A Weathered Penny comes in. It's simple (like the majority of my jewellery) but the delicateness of it adds a little bit of femininity and a touch of colour. 


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Autumn/Winter Jewellery With A Weathered Penny

Coat: McQ Alexander McQueen (similar)
Top: COS
Necklace: c/o A Weathered Penny
Trousers: COS (similar)
Shoes: Zara (similar)

I have a bit of a weird relationship with jewellery - sometimes I'm really into it and wear it on the daily, sometimes I'll go for weeks without wearing any at all. Being fully in the throes of autumn, I'm back in my jewellery phase to add a little something extra to my daily uniform of coats and knitwear, adding pieces here and there to usual neutrals. 

I've recently teamed up with A Weathered Penny to style up some of their pieces, including this silver layered circles necklace. It's minimal enough that it still fits in with my pared-back aesthetic while still being intricate and design-led to be an interesting adornment. 

I'll be sharing a few more of my favourite pieces from the jewellery brand throughout this season but check out a few of them now on my Instagram.  


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