Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s been over 4 months since I posted a proper outfit post! I started this incarnation of my blog in January 2017 and it feels like a nice kind of symmetry to begin 2018 with a similar style of post. I’ve been having a big think about my blog recently, and some changes I’m going to make for this year, but that’s for another post. For now, let’s talk about velvet and layering, two of my favourite things. Continue reading “Velvet and Suede and a Fancy Necklace”
And just like that, the sunshine comes back! After Monday’s post in full winter get-up, it’s suddenly summer again and I went for a stroll around Kensington gardens in the glorious sunshine. Days like these are my favourite, it’s always such a shame when I have to go back to the office after my lunch break. Continue reading “Return of the Sunshine (and the Pleated Velvet Skirt)”
This luscious green velvet skirt has appeared on the blog a couple of times before. I’ve mentioned that it’s a little too big, and I usually style it by folding the waistband and tucking it into a thick waist belt. Here I’ve gone for a more relaxed option, wearing it without a belt and layering a simple sweater over the top. Continue reading “Double Velvet”
I picked up this Mango dress in one of my online shopping sprees over the Christmas season. It sat in my wardrobe for months, as I just couldn’t work out how to style it. Last season’s velvet trend was a favourite of mine, and this midnight blue dress seemed like a perfect addition to my collection. These pictures don’t do justice to the deep blue colour. The lace hem detailing is beautiful, and the length is great for a transitional piece. Continue reading “Layering with velvet and lace”
Today is officially the first day of spring, huzzah! Sadly it’s pretty grey and miserable outside at the moment, so I’ll share this outfit from last week when the sun was shining. I first posted about this skirt a couple of months ago. I can’t believe I’ve not worn it since! Continue reading “Spring velvet and Leopard Faux Fur”
I’m wearing two new(ish) items here that I’ve not yet featured on the blog. This velvet cami and sparkly green loafers were both purchases from my big post-Christmas sale shopping adventure. I’ve worn the top once before but didn’t get a chance to photograph it. I love the feel of the velvet and the deep forest green colour. The sheer fabric at the neckline mixes up the textures and adds a unique touch. The velvet fabric of this top seems to be cut ever so slightly on the diagonal, which means it really wants to twist when you wear it. Whilst that’s not the end of the world, it is slightly annoying and requires fairly constant adjustment. Continue reading “Sparkly Green Loafers and a Velvet Cami”
I’m wearing 2 new pieces today from my shopping expeditions over the Christmas break. The rest of my outfit is some age old pieces that I still love and wear regularly. Mixing the new with the old: it’s what I do!
Continue reading “Pleated Velvet Skirt and Collectif Jacket”