Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn Sun

Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Ray Ban, SXUC, Ksubi, Celine, Black, Nude, White, Wayfarer, Cat Eye, Catseye, Statement

Despite the fact we’re heading into autumn here it’s been surprisingly sunny, it’s as though the weathers trying to make up for the miserable summer we’ve had & it’s been making me dream about sunglasses! Not that I need the sun to wear mine though, I wear them as much in the winter as I do in the summer, thanks to my watery eyes.

I’m pretty set in my ways when buying sunglasses, most of my pairs are hard to tell apart, but I think with sunglasses it’s best to stick with what suits you. I’ve been told by every store I’ve been into to buy a pair that I should go for something rounded to soften up my angular features, but it just doesn’t work for me, I prefer to play up this angluarness by wearing heavy, squared frames & I’ve never met a pair of cat eyes I didn’t like! I also usually go for black, but recently I’ve found myself loving the softer neutral colours like cream & blush, I’m seriously longing for a pair of those nude coloured Celines…

Top of my wish list though are the squared off Celine cat eyes in black, they’re like superhero sunglasses & I love how the squareness really updates such a classic shape. I’ve always been a sucker for wayfarer styles too & I’ve got my eye on the Ksubi pair, the cream flecks are such a quirky touch & it helps to add a little softness to the heavy black frames.

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Late Afternoon

FAIIINT, Outfit, H&M, Faux, Fur, Snood, Lovestruck, Dress, Belt, Boots, Cuff, Black, Brown, Gold, Grey, Park, WIWT, OOTDFAIIINT, Outfit, H&M, Faux, Fur, Snood, Lovestruck, Dress, Belt, Boots, Cuff, Black, Brown, Gold, Grey, Park, WIWT, OOTD

Autumn is definitely on it’s way, I love when it’s bright & sunny like this but with a nice, crisp chill in the air too. As soon as I stepped out the door & realized it was a little too cold to not take a sweater with me, I jumped at the chance to chuck on my snood again! I’ve so missed wearing them, it’s like taking your duvet out with you, I feel so snug & cozy when I’m wearing one… Plus, they’re great for burying your face in & having a quick nap on the bus!

I’ve already worn this Lovestruck dress out for a meal since it arrived, but today I decided to really dress it down with my battered boots, thick ribbed tights & this wide AllSaints belt, which for some reason I barely wear. I love plain black dresses like this, but the ruffles & plaited gold straps on this one make it that little bit more interesting.

I’m not sure why I don’t wear this belt more often, it’s one of those things that everytime I put it on I take a look in the mirror & then decide to take it off again! I have heaps of things I don’t wear as much as I ought to, especially shoes, so I’m trying to make an effort to wear them more often & any that I still haven’t worn after a month are getting ebayed! I’m too much of a horder, I think I just hang onto clothes for the sake of it, thinking they might come in handy ‘one day’…

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09.09.12 – 16.09.12

FAIIINT, Inspiration, Mood, Board, Red, Black, White, Flesh, Cross, Crucifix, Fashion, Manicure, Tattoos, Caravaggio, Editorial

#1 : Peter Lingbergh for Vogue Italia / Lindbergh is one of my favourite photographers & I just adore Milla Jovovich, I won’t lie I have a total girl crush on her, plus I love the concept of the editorial too. You can see the rest of it here.
#2 : I have no idea where this is, but neon crucifixes, books & shoes… What’s not to love?!
#3 : Laurie Bartley for Numero Tokyo / Again, love Laurie Bartley, love Crystal Renn… The whole editorial is just gorgeous!
#4 : Drop Dead ring set / I’m not really a fan of Drop Dead, but I love these rings, I think it’s the way the photos been shot that’s selling them to me though!
#5 : Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones for Numero / How beautiful is this image… So striking!
#6 : Tattooed 50’s couple / I just love this!
#7 : Caravaggio ‘David & Goliath’ / Despite being very un-religious, I find religious art really beautiful… Caravaggio is one of my all time favourite artists, I love the intensity of his work & his trademark dramatic use of chiaroscuro.
#8 : Rose thorn choker / I have looked everywhere to find who this is by, I’d love it in gold, delicate & yet tough at the same time…
#9 : Red tipped manicure at Donna Karan / Gorgeous! Will definitely be trying this out!

10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…

Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 09.09.12 – 16.09.12 ]

#1 : Beck / Loser
#2 : Beastie Boys / Sure Shot
#3 : TV On The Radio / Wolf Life Me
#4 : The Chapman Family / Anxiety
#5 : The Hot Melts / Red Lips
#6 : Dinosaur Jr. / Start Choppin’
#7 : The Smashing Pumpkins / Siva
#8 : Soundgarden / Limo Wreck
#9 : Jeff Buckley / Satisfied Mind
#10 : Radiohead / Karma Police

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Laser Cut

FAIIINT, Outfit, Black, Grey, Camp Beverly Hills, Tee, Mens, Topshop, Lazer Cut, Suede, Cropped, Jacket, Bracher Emden, Clutch, ASOS, Maxi Skirt, H&M, Silver, Choker, WIWT, OOTD, Street Style FAIIINT, Outfit, Black, Grey, Bracher Emden, Clutch, Geo, Leather, Chain, Strap, Oversized, TexturedFAIIINT, Outfit, Black, Grey, Camp Beverly Hills, Tee, Mens, Topshop, Lazer Cut, Suede, Cropped, Jacket, Bracher Emden, Clutch, ASOS, Maxi Skirt, H&M, Silver, Choker, WIWT, OOTD, Street StyleFAIIINT, Outfit, Black, Grey, Camp Beverly Hills, Tee, Mens, Topshop, Lazer Cut, Suede, Cropped, Jacket, Bracher Emden, Clutch, ASOS, Maxi Skirt, H&M, Silver, Choker, WIWT, OOTD, Street StyleFAIIINT, Outfit, Black, Grey, Camp Beverly Hills, Tee, Mens, Topshop, Lazer Cut, Suede, Cropped, Jacket, Bracher Emden, Clutch, ASOS, Maxi Skirt, H&M, Silver, Choker, WIWT, OOTD, Street Style, Details

Firstly, I apologize for the fact that I look like I’ve not slept for days, those who follow me on instagram or twitter will know that I got given a huge black eye by a very over-enthusiastic husky puppy whilst we were playing (I’m sure you can guess who!) last week. It’s almost healed now, but the puffiness & swelling is still hanging around making me look seriously sleep deprived!

I might be the only one, but I am so excited to be able to wear my heavy maxi skirts & jackets again, Autumn is definitely my favourite season & I can’t wait to layer up even more. This laser cut jacket from Topshop is one of those pieces I love & yet hate at the same time. I love the beautifully cut back & how attention grabbing it is (I got stopped by 4 different people today just to tell me how much they loved it) but I hate that I can only wear it when the weather’s just right. It’s too delicate to layer over any bulky sweaters to make it more winter appropriate & the suede is too thick, heavy & sweaty to wear during the summer, so I intend to wear it as much as possible whilst I can!

I’m developing a bit of an addiction to Bracher Emden’s bags. It’s as though they’ve peered into my brain, made a note of what my ideal bag would look like & designed them especially for me. I have been taking my Geo clutch everywhere with me, it’s such a showstopper & never fails to get people asking about it thanks to it’s unusual shape, but as someone who likes to pack everything but the kitchen sink into her bags it’s not something I can carry day to day. This soft oversized Lucy clutch is perfect for that though, it has all the same attitude & wonderful design elements of the Geo but in a more practical size & shape. I love the option of the removable shoulder strap & the geometric appliqué which gives it that same sci-fi feel I loved about the Geo.

Mens tees are one of my favourite things to wear, especially when paired with more streamlined & tailored pieces. This one from Camp Beverly Hills is exactly what I’ve been looking for, beautiful super soft cotton, boxy cut & minimalistic text to the front. It’s a perfect basic & I’ve always had a soft spot for heathered charcoal tees, so it’s a great addition to my collection… Well, I say ‘my collection’ most are the boyfriends that I’ve just never given back!

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Winter Boots

Winter, Autumn, Boots, Leather, Studded, Spiked, Spikes, Trainer, Wedges, Sneaker, Riding, Chunky, Black, Grey, Gold, Silver, KG, Kurt Geiger, Bertie, Steve Madden, Ash, Platform, Buckled, House of Fraser

I’m sure you’re all aware that I’m a bit of a boot fanatic, a good chunk of my wardrobe is taken over by them & almost all of them are black, heavy & stompy. It’s a bit of an obsession. I wear mine all year round, even in the Summer heat, but my favourite part of the year is when the Autumn/Winter collections start hitting the high street, as it means one thing – new boots!

House of Fraser is one of my favourite places to search for them, as they stock such a good variety of brands & have a huge selection, so there’s always something to tempt me. This year I’ve had my eye on quite a few biker & riding style boots, I don’t actually have any good flat boots so I can totally justify a pair of those. I just can’t decide between the metal covered Bertie ones or the strapped Steve Madden ones though! Are they different enough to be able to justify getting both?!

I’m also loving the sneaker style wedges that have been around for a while, I’ve been lusting after the Isabel Marant ones all year, but the Ash versions are also beautiful, look just as comfy & are much cheaper too.

I own endless pairs that look near identical to the Bertie platform ones, but I’ve still spent my lunch break trying to decide if they are too similar or not, adding them to my basket, removing them, adding them again…

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