THE POWER OF A RED JUMPER

I often forget how great the colour red makes me feel until I dig out an old favourite, or I catch the perfect red piece whilst shopping – it instantly prompts me to make a mental note, wear more red. That’s exactly how I feel about this Weekday knit – the perfect crop length for wearing with high waist items (because I don’t wear much else) and that rich red colour that reminds me of all things Anna Karina…

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THE A/W BASKET BAG | WICKER WINGS

I love a basket bag as much as the next Jane Birkin fanatic, but it has to be said that I just don’t feel cool enough to rock a traditional wicker basket in the depths of autumn/winter. That’s not to say that I won’t try my hardest to, but I’m always quite conscious of it, and feel that it often has summer memories attached. I was recently on the hunt for something that still had that Birkin edge to it, but felt more at home paired against my wool coats and over-sized jumpers…

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THE STATEMENT COAT | FREE PEOPLE

Autumn is definitely one of my favourite times of the year – it takes me back to being a kid and getting excited over the possibility of going shopping for a brand new coat. Back then it was usually something quite classic that would age well and keep me cosy on those bitter cold mornings. Not much has changed at twenty five – I still seek out coats that are well designed, but I also feel like I want something more adventurous. I was much more conscious about what people would think when I was younger – now I’m more bold in my choices and wear what makes me happy. Free People are a brand that always seem to just get coats right – their attention to detail is second to none, and I always feel like they manage to add a new spin on timeless favourites…

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ACNE JENSON BOOTS

If you have followed my outfits for a while now, you’ll probably be aware that I’m a lover of a pointed boot – the ultimate leg lengthener and one of the very few boot designs that makes me feel confident. Great with bare legs, jeans, tights, midi skirts – the list is endless, and they are a wardrobe staple that I always find myself returning to. I just always feel most confident in my personal style and most myself in a pair of pointed boots. With this is mind, they are always an item worth investing in…

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SKINCARE CATCH UP

I’ve recently introduced a few new products into my skincare routine that I thought were worth a mention – it’s approaching that time of year when my skin tends to act up and have a bit of a seasonal breakdown. This year however, I feel like I’ve really started to get to grips with the kind of ingredients that work in harmony with my skin, rather than irritate the hell out of it and encourage another expensive skincare binge. There really isn’t much worse than investing in products that just don’t work for you, so I thought I’d share a few that have definitely been worth the pennies, and are continuing to transform my skin and make me feel confident…

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THE PYJAMA BLOUSE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

I recently stuffed all my summer clothing away until next year, which meant saying goodbye to some of my most loved (and most worn) blouses of the last few months. Needless to say, my wardrobe was looking pretty empty by the end of my efforts – I hadn’t realised just quite how many overtly summer pieces I had picked up, and just how many of them wouldn’t work for the much cooler ahead. However, there were a few pieces that saved the day – the trusty pyjama style blouse is, in my opinion, the ultimate transitional blouse…

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24 HOURS IN PARIS | HERMESMATIC

Last week I was lucky enough to head back to one of my favourite places for a brand experience that I could only ever have dreamed of before now. I got the chance to fly to Paris for the night with Hermes, to discover more about their Hermesmatic pop up event and what truly inspires their timeless silk scarf designs…

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DRESSING UP | A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T

Getting invited to places is hard if you’re someone who lives their life in high waist denim. Ahh the dreaded no dress code invite that pops up unexpectedly every now and then – how I dread you. It always reminds me how much my style relies on the same simple combinations, and makes me wish I owned an array of way fancier shoes. Truth is, most of my shoes are black, and most of the clothing I own flips between super laid back or city inspired. Recently I had a huge wardrobe clear out so that I could make room for some new season pieces. I quickly realised that if I got invited to a wedding or any kind of fancy occasion, I would running around town like a headless chicken trying to find something last minute. In other words, my wardrobe was practically advertising a vacancy for something a little…

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A PLACE TO BE PEACEFUL

I think all of us need a happy place – a place that offers that much needed level of escapism, a place to be peaceful and watch the world go by. Since living in the very centre of Manchester, I find it increasingly hard to switch off and create an atmosphere that isn’t hectic of work fueled. People tend to walk faster in cities, they run around more, find themselves shouting aloud at public transport, and not stopping enough to say thank you or let people past. Everyone basically seems in a hurry about life – hence why moving to London has never appealed to me…

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MISCELLANEOUS FAVOURITES

I thought I’d compile a little random list of things that have caught my attention this month – basically just anything that I’ve enjoyed, been frantically retweeting, or just generally eager to share with whoever will listen…

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