Well I don’t know about anyone else but these random glimpses of sunshine recently have got me craving Spring even more. Literally as soon as the sun comes out even just a little bit I’m tempted to swap my wardrobe over and rediscover all my summer pieces again but I know I’m peaking that little bit too soon. I went out with no coat on the other day as it looked so sunny but let me tell you I was FREEZING. Big mistake.

However I thought I’d put together a little post on all the brands and pieces I am coveting and want to buy for Spring that I’ve been day dreaming about for a LONGGGG time now. It’s very easy to get carried away and impulse buy (which is something I am trying to no longer do) so be having this as a post I can see the things here on my wishlist and if I still want them in a couple of weeks/a month when it finally gets warmer I know I’ll be ready to make that investment. I’ve just chosen my three favourite pieces, otherwise we’ll be here all day.

White blouse gifted: Bohemy Shop, Check trousers: Sezane

First up we have Sezane, which suit I’m wearing in these photos. I love this french brand, every collection just gets better, it’s my favourite place to shop knitwear in winter, and pretty tops in summer. The white top is such a summer staple piece and one I’ve been searching for for a while, and the mustardy one looks like it could be vintage-I dream of finding something like that. I love how vintage inspired Sezane is (it started off as a vintage shop I believe) their quality is amazing, and this collection is their best yet.

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Second we have the whole new Faithfull collection. I want it all. I’ve always loved this brand they really epitomise summer for me. If I could afford to own it all I would. However, I’ve narrowed it down to three pieces (oh and also possibly this dress) which I feel would work well in my wardrobe. First up we have the vintage floral midi dress-how cute would this be with a cream cardigan and mules, or a basket bag come summer? The print might not be to everyones tastes but it’s definitely to mine. Next are those 60s inspired patterned trousers which I adore, there’s a matching bikini top that goes with them-or would look amazing with a cream puff sleeve or vintage blouse. And lastly we have the dress in the same print, I’m just sold on that sweetheart neckline, shirred bodice and puff sleeves. So flattering !

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Next on my wishlist, (and that first dress has been on it for a longgg while-I have dreams about that dress) is anything by Doen. It’s a little more of the expensive side so it’s definitely more of an investment piece, but they are woman owned ethical clothing brand from LA and really care for the environment. You can buy selected and exclusive pieces from Net-a-Porter so you swerve the customs charge too. I’m hoping they add more pieces soon but at the moment these three are at the top of my list.

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I feel like I’ve saved the best til last. I want everything from Dodo Bar Or! Just look at all. Have you ever seen a more me brand? It’s seventies inspired heaven. Omg I can’t wait for summer. I am definitely investing in something from Dodo. They do matching swimwear as well, I just love a retro print with a modern silhouette.

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Suit jacket: Sezane

All photography : Sophie Anneliese

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I love cardigans. There’s something so chic (and also of course they have that perfect French vibe to them) They look great tucked into jeans, paired with a slip skirt or thrown unbuttoned over a dress. The versatility of them really is endless and they’re perfect for layering. Definitely a wardrobe staple. Oh and most recently I’ve been obsessing overlaying them with an oversized collar too. See I told you they were great ! I think some of my favourite French brands do the best options-think Sezane, Rouje, Musier etc, their cardigans are almost always sell outs. Trust me, I’ve created so many alerts for my favourites to come back in stock, it’s worth doing.

I especially love the details that they can have, the posibilities are endless-short sleeves, oversized, chunky knit, cropped, patterned, floor length, embroidered (I LOVE the trend for embroidered ones at the moment I have a beautiful vintage one), puff sleeves, matching buttons, etc etc I literally could be here all day. There’s so many variations there really is something for everyone. The only problem I have with them…is that I need more of them! Who knew one person could be so passionate about cardigans? I’m just here to share the love.

Also, before I share with you my ten favourite below, here is a special mention to one I discovered via instagram. It’s on the more expensive side but it is handmade to order, this Tach embroidered cardigan is truly beautiful. You better believe I’m saving up for that beauty.

Cardigan: Musier (sold out similar here) Bag: Dream Baskets (gift) Skirt: Realisation Par

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHY: NIC FORD

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Creams, beiges, neutral tones and textures. Shearlings, chiffons, silks, with gold accents. That’s where my head is at this week! And I want that car.

 

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Organising my life/diary out with a little help from Papier

January can sometimes feel like the longest month of the year. The weather’s miserable, Christmas has long gone and you’re either impatiently waiting to get paid, or you have the dreaded tax bill looming. And I have two tax bills. My personal and my company so DOUBLE joy for me. I’m really trying hard not to sit around in my pjs feeling sorry for myself, so I’ve thought of some things below that (hopefully) will help pass the rest of this long month, and you won’t need to spend a penny to do them.

Organise your wardrobe.

This is of course the most obvious one, I don’t know about you but this new year when I got back from home, to my home, I just wanted to declutter and organise EVERYTHING. Apart from the fact I was sick of staring at my wardrobe feeling like I had nothing to wear, I decided to take action and go through it all to see what I needed and was amazed to find things I forgot I even had.

Plus note: depop/ebay anything you think someone might love more than you and you can make a bit of extra cash. Anything else recycle/charity shop.

Shop your own wardrobe

Following on from your wardrobe declutter, shopping your own wardrobe is a great trick in January when you’re trying not to shop IRL. Try and put together new outfits from things you already have. Have a look on pinterest for some outfit inspiration-it’s where I get a lot of mine. I’ve now thought of three other ways to wear my Realisation Par paisley skirt-it’s not just for summer.

Rearrange your house/flat

This is a great one to make you feel more motivated again-especially if you work predominately from home like I do. You don’t need to buy anything to do this (I did just buy the lamp above- after we sold our vintage 60s bar to pay for it, so technically I didn’t actually spend any money and got rid or something I didn’t need for something I needed! win win) Even the littlest things like rearranging ornaments, changing your coffee table display or switching up your cushions from your bedroom to your living room can make all the difference.

DIY projects

Do you ever just endlessly save DIY projects pins to pinterest in the hope you’d one day get round to them, or you’ve got piles of things you want to alter, photos to frame etc. I know I do. January is the time to finally do them. I finally hung up my boyfriends cowboy shirt collection that he wanted me to in the hall and I’ve framed prints that have been lying around since last year, January is such a great time to do things like this as there’s not really a whole lot else going on.

Book Club

I feel like I have the most free time in January, as apart from anything else I hate going outside in this weather, so it’s the perfect time to catch up on my reading or start those books just lying by my bedside table waiting to be read, instead of scrolling aimlessly through Netflix. It’s the perfect time to get cosy with a book (preferably in the bath) and again you don’t need money for this-that’s what libraries are for. You could even look to starting your own book club if being in the house  is getting too much for you, or you loved a book so much you want to hear what if everyone else thought the same.

 

 

 

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This year I’m getting a little more organised with blog posts, I want to start doing certain themes a week/bi weekly. For example off the top of my head: my weekly Pinterest inspiration, the ten best, my week in outfits etc.

I’m just trying to get a little more into a routine of dedicating more time to my blog and blogging and making regular posts-so far so good!

So, without further ado, here is the first my weekly inspiration post, and it’s all things pink that I seem to be saving this week. To find out sources of images etc, head over (and follow me if you like) to my Pinterest.

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