Apologies for being M.I.A lately and a belated Happy Christmas to all!

I've been enjoying some serious downtime at home in the country with family for Christmas and blogging has slightly fallen by the wayside... Eating and drinking far too much seems to have been mandatory over the festive period but it's been just what I needed after a manic couple of weeks in London. 

As someone who generally spends all spare pennies on clothes, it's always nice to get a few bits and pieces for Christmas that aren't for my wardrobe! A Topshop boutique silk camisole and a couple of additions to my burgeoning friendship bracelet collection satisfied any sartorial cravings for the day... But the main event was the black wool and leather coat I picked up from The Kooples sale a few days before Christmas. While I'm not a huge fan of coats with full leather sleeves, I do love a leather detail or two so the black leather lepels and pocket trims work really well and suit me down to the ground. It's one of those coats you can throw on over jeans and scuffed boots and instantly feel pulled together and, dare I say it, chic - not something I'm used to but am currently kind of loving! 




These boots from Nelly.com were such a good find but after limping all the way to work depsite wearing 2 pairs of socks I have had to accept they are just too big.  I've already raced onto Nelly.com and ordered a smaller size so if anyone's interested in buying these, leave your details in the comments box.  They are a size 38/UK 5 but come up big so would fit a U.K size 5.5-6 I reckon (I'm a U.K 4.5 so have gone for the 37 this time).

They retail on Nelly.com for €42.95 but as I've worn mine twice I'm selling them for £25.

Let me know if you're interested!

These have now been sold... I did it on a first come first serve basis so apologies to those of you who were interested and missed out.  The boots are still available from Nelly.com now.




Here's a quick snap shot of about half of my boots collection. Slightly ridiculous I've asked for another pair for Christmas?  My flatmate certainly thinks so but personally, I don't think you can ever have enough!

Clockwise from top left:

red velvet-Penelope Chilvers, black with zips-Topshop, black with chains-Office, black with side zips-Kurt Geiger, snakeskin and black-Vintage, black desert boots-New Look, Multi chain biker boots-Next, ponyskin leopard-Bertie, studs and buckles-Office, square toe cowboy-Nelly.com



Tights Please

An oldie but a goodie, Ashley Olsen's look is jsut the sort of thing I'm feeling right now. Grown-up, elegant and yet still the just the right side of low-key. Really want to find some tights like these and rock them like a true copycat with a leather skirt and basic grey marl top. So simple and yet so good!

If anyone's seen any tights like these anywhere it would be amazing if you could give me a head's up!




Apologies I've been a bad blogger recently, the festive season is now in full swing and life has gottena  little on top of me...

A little inspiration for you. Racing off to my office Christmas party now (go go go!) but promise to post some outfit pics asap....




The temperature has just suddenly dropped in London which means the only thing leather, thick, thick tights and vintage fur (and a thick, knitted vest!) will do.
A quick lunchtime post, super rushed as trying to brave the cold. Wearing the perfect leather skirt kindly borrowed from my editor at work-perfect length and sits just right on the waist/hips so its the perfect level to do the half tuck-in. A hard feat when it comes to little leather skirts!

Shirt-Ralph Lauren, Coat-Vintage, leather skirt-borrowed from my editor-boots-vintage


Gillian's Place

Another girl crush that shows no signs of going away....

Gillian Zinser (aka 90210's surf babe Ivy Sullivan) at home for Esquire



So, that very stylish friend of mine Charlie who works at Deuxieme (see below post 'LurexLurex') I was telling you about...well, she is also a very talented TV presenter and has recently started an exclusive interview series called Teabreaks.  Up first, of-the-moment London-based band The Vaccines. Recently returned from touring with The Artic Monkeys, The Vaccines share a pot of tea and chat with Charlie.

Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of The Vaccines, and if you're not, well...why not?!

There are a whole load more of interviews with bands and musicians to come as part of the Teabreak series so stay tuned!