Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Lets talk about denim

Let's talk about denim. Who could live without it? One of the loves of my life, and I pretty much live in it in this cold weather. Free People are a serious denim favourite of mine, one of my favourite pairs of flares are a denim pair I bought over five years ago and they're still going strong, I just absolutely love the fit and the shape of them, they fit like a dream.

Free People have an amazing denim edit going on at the moment, and they asked me to style up these super cute red jeans. I mean what's not to love about a bit of coloured denim. I can't wait to wear them with cute vintage tees and crochet tops in summer, but for now I chose the cutest crescent moon top, and threw in a basket bag for good measure, because I'm holding on to the hope that Spring is literally just round the corner.

These jeans and lots more are currently available online and in their Kings Road store in London, where you can go and actually try them on, a real plus point as I for one definitely know the trials and tribulations when ordering jeans online! Free People are always true to size and I've never had a problem though. 

Midnight Moon Top: Free People*
Wicker Bag: Free People*
High Tide A-Line Jean: Free People*
Boots: Topshop


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Talking about: Personal Style


It’s that tricky time of year, when I’ve got it into my head that it’s Spring already. And it’s definitely not, if anything it’s got colder, and us Brits are doing what they do best, moaning about the weather. It’s also an odd sort of time at the moment where I’m not wearing what I want to wear, but what I have to wear, which I’ll be honest, does get me down!

It is hard in winter, I find it especially hard to stick to my ‘personal style’ when mine seems to favourite indian gauze or cheesecloth dresses and embroidered blouses, not very winter practical at all. So figuring out what to wear is something I especially struggle with every year around this winter period. I’m not really a jumper and jeans kind of girl, I just don't feel like I can pull it off, yet recently I’ve been living in, you’ve guessed it jumpers and jeans. Because I don’t want to dress like a 70s throwback all of the time, and that's ok. I don’t know why I make myself feel bad and think I’m not being 'me' when I’m my most comfortable in (flared) jeans and an oversized jumper but I do, and I shouldn’t. Personal style is and should be about changing and adapting, and definitely should be wearing things you feel comfortable in.

And what I’ve definitely come to realise over the years is just because I own a vintage shop doesn’t mean I have to dress head to toe in vintage all the time. Personal style is just something that changes and evolves, just as we do as we grow. I’m the first person to admit I am definitely influenced by any of my favourite bloggers over on instagram too, they provide endless source of style inspiration, and so they should,  I love trying new things and styling them in my own way, and although I couldn’t care less about trends, it doesn’t mean I don’t accidentally follow them (aka my straw bag addiction, baker boys, berets, etc etc). Some of my favourite people on instagram are those that have their own unique style completely different to mine, and just seem so effortlessly cool that I just really admire them, even though I wouldn’t really wear it myself. I think as I’ve got older I’ve definitely found and stuck to my ‘personal style’, but I love how it can be influenced and adapted at the same time, I’ve realised I don’t have to stick so rigidly to it, and no one is going to judge me if I spend half of February in the comfiest cosiest clothes possible.

Top: Waiste Vintage
Skirt: Vintage via Depop
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (old)
Hat: Brixton, similar here
Necklace: Two Feathers, 

Shot by Kaye Ford

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Perfect Vintage Coat

Yes I specifically bought cake for this shoot and it was delicious. But more about the coat. I think this has to be my favourite vintage seventies coat I've ever bought. I love everything about it, from the perfect tan colour to the white stitching and pocket detail, the pretty pink satin lining and enormous sheepskin collar, this is me in a coat. I actually can't even remember where I got this from, I definitely know it was online, I think either eBay or Etsy...

I do prefer vintage coats over anything high street/designer. Don't get me wrong I've definitely bought into the faux fur trend and the cute bombers this season, and who doesn't love a biker jacket, but for me, vintage is always my first love.

 I've had so many vintage ones over the years all in some variation of suede and sheepskin, some I regret selling and some I wondered why I even liked in the first place. But this one has really stood the test of time in my wardrobe. Which is quite hard let me tell you from someone who is so indecisive and changes their mind about their clothes every five minutes (definitely quite handy having a vintage shop where I can sell on anything I change my mind on). It's been through a lot these past years, it's moved flat at least four times and seen so many ups and downs, been photographed with those that have come and gone, been borrowed, had drinks spilt on, travelled to different countries, and kept me super cozy and warm throughout so many winters, plus it actually does go with just about anything. Literally it is the perfect coat for me.

 I've never seen another one like it, and although just now I did spend 20 minutes glueing sheepskin fluff back on, and it's coming apart a little at the seams on the inside, I'll never find another one to beat it. I love you. 

Has anyone else found their perfect coat? I would love to see!

Dress: Vintage
Coat: Vintage
Boots: Topshop

Photography: Kaye Ford
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