Sunday, 24 April 2016

Lost in Transition

Punctuality has never been my greatest asset but definitely something that's a work in progress. I fully haven't caught up with Spring's offerings to experiment with my clothes as i've gone and revisited a few of my favourites. I expressed this in my repeat offender post and increased my jail time by restricting myself to wearing pieces that save time and delay any further action towards me being late. Sartorially its boring but at present i like it. Given that daylight savings means warmer months are approaching time is definitely on my side and that's something i can look forward to. 
Wearing: Irvsbl Vintage Fur coat, Vintage Turtleneck Jumper, Celine Trousers (AW11 Collection- Similar here), Topshop Lurex Socks(Similar here) and Vintage Loafers (Similar here and here)

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Rusty Beginnings

My style has hit the snooze button a couple of times since last year especially in summer and this comes as a result of the febricity that London has on offer. From the roof top bars, to barbecues and festival events my style has come to a grinding halt. The tube is not the only thing that’s ready to go on a strike- I am too. In attempt to waken my system I’m revisiting old favourites with a fresh perspective, by breathing new life into classics as one way to test the waters during winter when all of your clothes that made you look hot start to feel lukewarm. How did I do it? By spicing things up with items that are looking a bit bland for one’s taste. 

It’s the perfect time to prep for a new season and with the 70s revival carved into the woodworks I welcome It with open arms. Remember when my turtleneck was my steady 9-5 and now that I’m putting in overtime I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and lay down the groundwork. My uncertainty for silhouettes especially hemlines are pervasive as the temperatures wavering. So I maximise the potential to embrace colour by referencing a 70s retro vibe reflected in items such as: the turtleneck through the prisms of the 90s-styled in a chunky rib knit sweater with high waisted culottes.

Hot off the press and landing its way into UK stores Browns Fashion, I’m starting off on the right foot with MNZ’s Roberta pumps. As a result, Intoxicated with shot of vitamin D gives me an inner boost of style confidence and it’s all I need to self-medicate back to health. Since we’re still in trans-seasonal beginnings, I still have time to catch up and raise my glass to embrace the fact that change is in the air and I’m in no hurry for it to end.

Wearing: Vintage Fur Coat, Chloe Culottes (AW13 collection), Vintage Joseph rib knit turtleneck and MNZ Roberta Pumps (here, here and here
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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Repeat Offender

Entering the New Year leaves me in a state of limbo where I’ve struggled to commit to resolutions (they don’t stick or come into full effect until a new season rolls in tbh) and with everything bagged up and isolated, whilst I’m in the process of moving I haven’t fully had time to embrace it. That’s the thing about the New Year; it’s a thing, a label that comes with the obligation of investing in the idea that I can erase my actions and lessons from the previous 24 hours and wear the whole New Year New Me tag without guilt. However I can’t do that if everything that reminds of who I am comes with a whole lot of baggage that I’m not quite ready to 'Marie Kondo' out of my life yet.  I’ve revisited wearable pieces of my 2015 past and reconciled my love for the Camel coat, Denim and Dr Martens. My arsenal for an errand run when my life admin’s real estate increases in capacity and ‘throwing this on’ includes wearing outfits with little imagination when my brain switches off.  
Wearing: Vintage Camel coat (similar here, here and here), Vintage Brown Turtleneck, Levi Vintage Jeans, glitter socks and  Dr Martens Shoes
Be back soon!
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Falling Behind

I’m fashionably late to a party with no dress code.  This no rule to the rule information is new, overwhelming and somewhat freeing. Just as I was really getting into the groove of maturing my wardrobe with cashmere, wools and items to age well in, Gucci this season made Grandma chic’ cool again.

The AW15 season collection rouses a great attraction of enthusiasm. Whilst it unveils a smoke screen that ‘fashion-insta’s (those who buy into fast fashion for the gram) continue to dance around by challenging them (and myself included) to dress for themselves. Gucci, this season is filled with jumble sale incentives on a luxury budget and that makes me anxious, however, in true Sagittarius fashion I’m eager to learn.

Attempting to pursue a non-sexy fire igniting- sort-of-rendezvous-in a detention hall wearing a lurex turtleneck, I opt for a look that echoes a human disco ball. It’s my safety net as the collections are bold and hyper, but I’ve opted to calm it down a bit with muted colours shedding a glimmer on the fabrics highlighted. In favour of embracing clashing prints like a vintage connoisseur, as a stretch away from my comfort zone, I combine earthy tones and mix the texture with a fur coat. Wearing a maxi skirt that favours excessive pleats is no exception! As compulsory hemlines that swing below my knee by about five-six inches puts a positive spin in my round toe pumps to shape the look I live for twirling on. Accessorised with oversized rings, there’s an element of thrift store goodness that sets my impulses to finally embrace the spirit of a character whose wardrobe is full of riches.

The collection carries a strong sense of nostalgia felt for decades. So much that I reflect on my days spent in school. I favour the boxy cut blazers; naff prints coiffed in dresses, shirts and suits fit for a budding student or a fashion enthusiast. Even if I’m not quite the head girl in Alessandro Michaels School of fantasy and eccentric guise, I’d like to see what I can make of this in future posts to come, but for a pretty yet toned-down palette and sensible shoes, I should at least get an A for effort, right?
Wearing: Vintage fur coat (similar here),Vintage lurex turtleneck (similar here and here), American Apparel Pleated Skirt (similar here), Earrings by Topshop and Gucci Marmont Pumps

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