Category Archives: Outfit

Beguile

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The start of autumn always has me reaching for my witchiest pieces. Long layers, floaty sleeves and airy fabrics just feel so right at this time of year. This romper dress from Tobi arrived a week or so ago and I’ve been patiently waiting for that first hit of crisp autumn air to give it its first outing. I’m not usually a fan of playsuits, their impracticalness means they’ll never see the light of day from my wardrobe, and that’s if I’m lucky enough to find one that actually fits my long body. How could I possibly resist this one though, with its deep slashed front, pretty cut out back and swishy maxi skirt layer?

Of course I had to pair it with my wide brim hat, for the full effect and to give it a more casual edge. I’m looking forward to styling this up for more formal occasions too though with a killer pair of heels, bare legs and a nice updo to really show the back off.

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Slick

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Sometimes the simplest outfits are my favourites. I think outfits like this really highlight why it’s important to seek out nice basic pieces. They’re the foundation of your wardrobe, and having a collection of great basics means that even the simplest of outfits, no matter how thrown together, feel a little more considered. And nice doesn’t have to mean expensive either, most of this outfit is from H&M, but the pieces are cut well and made from good quality materials. It can take some searching to find items which are both inexpensive and great quality, but it’s so worth it when you do. I think H&M have been particularly good for this lately, so I’ve been stocking up.

Jewellery will always be one of my favourite ways to add interest to an easy look. I’ve already spoken about my love for Toilworn, and these pieces are the perfect pairing with an outfit like this. They’re unusual and attention grabbing, but in a more understated way, giving them an air of effortlessness, like something you’ve just casually thrown on. Adding a few pieces instantly elevates an outfit and takes it from being simple in a kind of boring way, to a simple outfit you feel like you could take on the world in.

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Bold

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Over the past few weeks it seems I took a bit of an unplanned, accidental break from blogging. It’s been a mixture of things. I’ve been ill with a stomach bug, my laptop’s been on its last legs for months making editing photos almost impossible, it’s been raining every time I’ve had a spare moment to shoot and honestly, it’s been kind of nice to come home and not feel like I have to blog. I’ve always had these self-imposed rules I’ve set for myself when it comes to the blog, but it’s been nice to not feel stressed about missing a posting day, or feeling like I need to post something, anything, just to keep it updated. Posts may get a little more sporadic around here, but I would always rather that than post something I’m not excited about, just to get something new up.

These new frames from IOLLA are definitely something I’m excited about though, and quite a step away from my usual comfort zone – not only are they not all black, they’re printed too! I love a cat eye, but I usually tend to go for much more angular styles, instead of the rounded shapes those face shape guides always tell me I should choose. These ‘Muir’ frames are like a perfect mixture of both, they’ve got the nice upturned classic cat eye shape, but with a more rounded bottom giving them a much softer look. The unusual smoke tortoise colouring adds to this too, the splotchy print keeps the lines feeling soft and feminine, a world away from the harsh graphic lines I’m usually drawn to.

It’s not often I fall in love with a print like this, and for the price and such high quality, it made them kind of impossible to say no to. All of IOLLA‘s frames are a standard £65 a pair, including prescription lenses and lens coatings, making them perfect for trying out a new style or picking up a special, more statement pair.

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Toil

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I picked this simple little dress up one evening whilst browsing the night market in Chiang Mai. The shape caught my eye as we walked past, and then I spotted this black one in amongst all the colours and prints. It’s made from this lovely crinkly, raw cotton and you can see from the construction inside that it’s hand made. For a tiny ฿200 (about £4) I couldn’t say no and it became my go to dress in the sticky Thai heat.

Toilworn started life as The Windigo, but as the brand has grown this name no longer seemed to reflect the feeling it aimed to evoke through its pieces. Thea’s beautifully bold pieces have been on my radar for quite some time now, ever since I first laid eyes on the arrowhead pendant and became instantly enamoured. Made from solid silver, everything is so pleasantly weighty, especially the chunky rings. They feel substantial and tough, but have an undoubtedly feminine edge too. The vertebra ring had become one of my newest favourites, though it’s no surprise I was so drawn to it when it’s like a bone shaped mini weapon for my finger! I definitely feel a little fiercer whenever I’m wearing it.

Toilworn will be officially launching soon with its new online store, but in the meantime, get a sneak peek over on the brands Instagram.

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Arura

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Arura is a newly launched luxury knitwear brand based in Leicester. Their pieces are made in the UK, crafted from the finest quality yarns and produced in limited numbers, making these real forever pieces. Leicester has a long and rich history of knitwear production, so it’s really wonderful to see a new label emerge here and breathe new life into this sadly dwindling scene in the city.

This ‘Sofiya’ tee is knitted from the softest charcoal merino wool and features a unique geometric cable knit pattern to the front. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a short sleeved jumper before, but I definitely feel like I’ve been missing out now. It’s perfect for this inbetween kind of weather we’re having right now, where I can never seem to decide if I’m too cold or too warm. It’s also ridiculously snuggly, with a tight but comfy fit, which makes it feel like I’m in a cozy little cocoon that I never want to take off.

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