Summer In The City

I don’t think I’ll be the only Londoner to be moaning about the heat right now.  Friday was an absolute sweaty wash-out for me.  I went to Shoreditch to the Ace Hotel for an awards brunch with Asos Fashion Finder and Urban Outfitters.  The temperature got up to something crazy like 34 degrees, and normally I’d be enjoying the heat, but when your in London it’s not so enjoyable, especially when it comes to our public transport (always crammed under someone’s sweaty armpit…vom!).  I wore this cute new season coord from New Look as I knew it would keep me as cool as I could get because of the lightweight fabric.  It’s fair to say I lost the jacket half way through the day as the heat was just too much.  In the evening I was treated (By Claires Accessories) to an amazing open air concert to watch Sam Smith perform in the courtyard at Somerset House.  Again this was the perfect casual outfit for a gig!

T-Shirt – Primark (Similar here)
Bag – Chanel
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Vertical

I‘ve always been a lover of a wide-leg trouser, there’s just something slightly casual-but-not about them.  These bold striped numbers are from Zara (£19.99) and are made from a pretty lightweight imitation silk fabric, rendering them perfect for summer.  Be warned though if you’re, ummmm….vertically challenged, as they are inhumanly long!  I’m not sure what height people Zara cater for, but clearly it’s on the giant variety (And I’m tall but not that tall!).  You could also try these H&M alternatives for £14.99 (well known for a shorter leg length!).

T-Shirt – H&M
Bag – Chanel
Watch – Rolex
Items marked with * have been gifted
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White On White

For once the sun has been out for the entire weekend, cue the enthusiastic applause!  Naturally us Brits get a little excitable when the sun comes out and even if it’s still only 10 degrees we whip out those flip flops and don last years maxi dress (*shudders*).  Well my guilty summer outfit is something like this…all white.  It’s actually not the most practical of ensembles for me, having five dogs, but there’s just something I can’t resist about the look.

Belt – eBay
Bag – Mulberry
Shoes – Jigsaw @ John Lewis*

Colour on Nails & Toes – Nails Inc in ‘Totes Pink’

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Sequin Stripes

I‘m getting in the slightly nautical mood because tomorrow I’m off on what I keep calling ‘a cruise’…it’s not a cruise, it’s simply a boat trip on the Thames.  I’m not going to Barbados…sadly.  Yep I’m off on a boat for an event to showcase the new Coleen Rooney range with Very.com.  It’s very exciting and such a great idea for an event location as I do believe the range is swimwear, perfect timing for my holiday then!  Anywho, stay tuned to my Instagram & Twitter tomorrow evening as I board the great Erasmus and cruuuuuise off down the Thames.  Ahoy!

Blazer – Primark (Similar here)
Skirt – Zara (Similar here)
Shoes – Zara (Similar here)
Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs Sample Sale (Similar here)
Items marked with an * have been gifted or purchased with a gift card from that brand

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Happy

Happy April Fools day everyone.  I for one am avoiding Twitter all day day because every year without fail I get caught out by the April Fools jokes so I’m terrified to read anything today.  I’ll never forget the outrage I experienced when I thought John Galliano was actually going to be designing for George as Asda!

Shoes – JustFab*
Items marked with an * have been gifted or purchased with a gift card from that brand


Mind The Marant

Isabel Marant is famous for teaming delicate lace dresses with contrasting black blazers and western themed boots and today’s look is an adaptation of that style.  The dress is from ASOS and was purchased as part of my Holiday wardrobe but like with all new additions to my collection I become impatient and want to wear them NOW.  It’s a pretty easy to look to achieve and I’m sure you probably have the basic pieces already existing in your wardrobe.

Blazer – Primark
Boots – Zara
Items marked with an * have been gifted or purchased with a gift card from that brand


Go-To

This is the blazer I was gifted from the Very.com event I went to the other week, it’s by their own brand ‘Love Label’.  It does also have coordinating shorts (see in last night’s post) to go with it which is what I was snapped in at the event for the Lookbook but they are just a little too short for me so instead I took a pair of Fearne Cotton for Very shoes away with me.  I love the over-sized shape of this blazer, it’s a great length too and perfect for just throwing over a simple tee and pair of jeans for my go-to everyday look.

T-Shirt – Primark
Belt – Primark
Shoes – Nelly.com (Similar here)
Bag – Zara
Items marked with an * have been gifted or purchased with a gift card from that brand