19 December 2014

dear pip

dress: karen walker long knot gown | necklace: maripossa | coat: maje | earrings: fashionology cross, fashionology quartz | ear cuff: etsy

 this post is dedicated to my friend, pip. hi pip!

apologies for neglecting this little space of the internet. i promised i was back and i failed. partly time, partly laziness and partly all i want to do is come home and watch suits (sigh, if only work was like that in reality #lawyerlyf).

anyway, it was my husband's christmas party on monday and it was a black tie ball. it was a nice excuse for me to look for a long black dress, which i've always thought would be a particularly useful wardrobe essential (take note, pip). this karen walker gown is probably not the most flattering (my husband said it looks like a sack...), but i don't care and i love it. the origami-like detailing in the low back (sorry no pictures) and the eating allowance tick all the right boxes.

with a somewhat blank canvas that this dress affords, it really is all about how you accessorise. i stepped it up a few notches by adding a maripossa necklace and wearing it backwards so it draped down the open back jlaw-style. i also wore my new etsy ear cuff, which i love for its subtlety. and the red lip adds the finishing touch.

all the other christmas parties i've attended have required the wearing of christmas jumpers. but don't get me wrong, i more than willingly rock that too. how i love this time of year!

in case i don't make it back here, happy christmas to everyone/anyone who reads this little blog of mine. i hope you have a blessed time and are surrounded by love, generosity and joy.

04 December 2014


shirt dress: cos | coat: vintage dries van noten (mum's) | bag: cos | shoes: porselli

i wore this on sunday to go christmas shopping on oxford street. mistake. 

speaking of which, christmas is literally around the corner and, other than having to deal with the crazies on oxford street, this is definitely my favourite time of the year. the christmas cheer is really in the air - the adverts are all out in full force (definitely watch the sainsburys, waitrose and john lewis ones - cried my eyes out), they've turned hyde park into a winter wonderland, christmas jumpers are now in fashion, you can see people lugging home real christmas trees and there are fairy lights everywhere. i freaking love it! 

this time of year makes me so nostalgic and i couldn't imagine celebrating christmas without my family, so thank goodness they are all making the long flight out here so we can all celebrate together in our daggy christmas jumpers drinking mulled wine.

'tis the season...

ps how brown is my hair looking?!