Flower Pin – Ebay
Two Toned Monochrome Shirt – AliExpress
Sheer Black Kaftan – H&M
Black High-Waisted Skinnies – Topshop
Chunky Two Tone Camden Boots – ASOS (Out of Stock) Alternatives – River Island
Bonjour mon petit fleurs,
I thought I’d be all charming and French for my first post in over 10 days(!) I admit that I have been quite bad but hopefully this look makes up for it ❤
I’m not quite sure how it worked out as well as it did but pictures don’t quite do this ensemble any justice. I got the blouse off the brilliant (and quite beautifully) priced Chinese retailer site AliExpress a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it as soon as I saw just how much better it looked in reality than in the pictures on the site. I’ve been going through a monochrome phase which more or less started when I had a day trip out to Birmingham with a couple of close friends, so this outfit is one of the few I’ve put together over the last week.
The kaftan which I’ve been using as a drape over on top of my bedtime cami slips (don’t judge me! I just like to look good for myself rather than only doll myself up when in the company of a man – scandalous eh?), worked well over the shirt and being of a sheer material didn’t overshadow the blouse letting the two tone panelled detailing shine through. It gave me a really refined feel, like I was a divine priestess or something of that calibre. The skinnies were a necessity – of course, when are they not? And the chunky camden boots are my babies forever and ever. I hope they never wear out!
I didn’t really know what to do with my hair so just put it into a bun and attached the flower pin on to encapsulate that 70’s hippie vibe – Lover of nature? That I am xo
P.S Did anyone else notice the OVO decal on the store front? For those that are interested in Drake merchandise – the store behind me stocks it! It’s called Browns Focus and is on the street directly behind the one that houses Bond Street station.
Hope y’all like the fusion of elements in this look, be sure to let me know what you think 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day
Bleue Faux Fur Coat – Topshop
Faux Fur Stole – Topshop
Checkered Dress alternative – River Island
I adore the alternate faux fur colour scheme this girl was wearing, the light blue and the pastel peach stole went well together and served as my route of escape from one of the promoters outside Shepherd’s Bush station. The reason as to why people adore the (in my own words) dreaded Winter season has always evaded me but I think I may be starting to realise the basis for their ardour. These cold, cold months give rise to fashion that we otherwise keep under wraps, rise to the layers and fabrics that stay silent during the warmer months. Recently I’ve been quite taken aback by the fur trend (faux of course). My primary coat for this season is faux fur itself and I wouldn’t want it any other way, it’s the Brown version of this coat by M&S and I am honestly in love. It keeps me super toasty and looking on point haha.
What’s your winter coat like? I’d love to know xo
Scarf – Vintage
Abe Sweatshirt – Forever 21
Black contrast leggings with ribbed panel – River Island
Fringe side bag – Jane Norman – Similar found Here and Here
Clare Lace Up Boots – BANK Fashion
My sister bought this amazing sweatshirt during the weekend and hasn’t seen it since… I may be to blame for that. I saw it peeking out of the corner of the Forever 21 carrier bag on Saturday evening and just haven’t been able to let it go. I guess I’ve got too much love for my homie Abe here. I’ve been looking for a statement sweatshirt for quite some time now and I think finding this one – albeit in my sisters clutches, is nothing short of a miracle! It’s so nice and warm as well as just being really cool. I teamed it with the contrast leggings and Clare boots to give off a really relaxing and chill vibe and the vintage scarf just added the allure of a 1970’s hippie-delic love child. The look was set up around the sweatshirt and using it as inspiration I decided to create an ensemble that existed between the 1970’s-80’s so with the inclusion of a few accessories (tasselled fringe bag and wooden necklace I got in Kenya) + incredibly messy hair the end result looked like a early 80’s grunge skater kid who see’s the world through rose tinted glasses (hippie influenced in other terms) but still has an edge.
I’d love to hear your opinions on the look 🙂
Paz e Amor,
Scarf – Matalan – A bargain at £6!
Shirt – Zara
Trouser – AllSaints
Black Patent Croc Toe Cap – Newlook
Similar Statement Necklace – Ebay , Asos and Topshop
I thought this look was effortlessly chic. The exclusion of pattern and print on the garments was made up for by the intricate floral design statement necklace and striped headscarf. This look just exudes an air of sophistication. Over all, very well put together.
Black Leather Look Pocket T-shirt – TOPMAN
Similar Floral Printed Trousers (Original were a brazilian brand that he couldn’t recall) can be gotten at – AliExpress (which takes about two weeks to deliver) and Ebay. The latter link expires in 25 days so make sure you grab these beautiful floral printed pants whilst you still can!
Grey knit Beanie – River Island
Pineapple Necklace/Pendant – Etsy
Boots – Dr Martens
I love, love, loved the floral printed trousers! The baggy pants paired with the well fitting black t-shirt with the leather pocket and the grey beanie + the gold pineapple necklace was a marvellous mix and match. I wish more men would embrace the floral hues and prints that the spring/summer seasons throw at us every year.
There’s a reason as to why many people (not just I) find Brazilian people so attractive, its not only their charming disposition or the fact that they speak one my favourite languages, it’s also due to their exotic style and manner in which they carry themselves.
And this Brasileiro carried it off perfectly!
This look whispers one word to me, a genteel, whimsical word that reached its peak popularity in France in the early 19th century; Bohemian.
Sweater – Chloe
Skirt – Zara
Bag – Chloe – No longer in stock.
Personally I’d dig this outfit with a satchel such as this one from River Island.
The pastel sweater and slightly darker flowy nude skirt complemented each other very well.
This woman however was a bit iffy when I first asked to take her picture and asked if it was for personal use… I’m still recovering from that accusation.
Similar sweater – Zara
Printed leggings – Asos 1 or Asos 2
Scarf – Asos
Beanie – River Island
I asked to photograph this woman on a whim when a friend and I were in Starbucks because I loved how laid-back and casual her outfit was, as well as being very fashion conscious. Imagine my surprise when she told me that she was a fashion designer called Dorotea Pospihalj. The stars must have shown in my favour that day as I got invited to the exclusive fashion book launch of ‘Fashionstyleologer: London Street Fashion’ on the 12th of September by her associate.
The book is the collaborative work of 200 street fashionistas covering over a 100 streets with 50 exclusive photographers from 25 nationalities.
I for one am thankful for the opportunity as well as excited to attend the event. I hope to write about it, so there should hopefully be a short article and pictures up by this weekend!
Other than that, I hope everyone’s having a good week! 🙂
Substitute inner floral print shirt – Zara
Dress – Urban Outfitters
I also found this dress in River Island which pretty much gives the same effect of layering the two articles of clothing mentioned above 🙂
Alternative Parka – Asos or if you want to magnify on the floral print there’s always Bershka
Socks – Topshop
Shoes – Dr Martens
Denim shirt – UNIQLO
Trousers – Topman
Jacket – Asos
Shoes – Office
Loved this couples style!
From their perfectly coiffed hair to their very well clad feet.
Their individual style complemented each others perfectly ☺