back home.

Hello babies! Sorry I haven’t been around much since holiday, but I’m here now. I’m loving the shirt I wore yesterday so much that I thought I should share it with you. I ordered a bunch of stuff off ASOS last week and ended up returning most of it (a green broderie anglaise dress that wasn’t as chic as I’d hoped, a blue spotted midi dress with a back zip that’s impossible to reach by yourself and a pair of oddly-fitting black trousers). This was one of the success stories, though- an oversized blue and green check shirt that I can just wear with any skinny trousers my heart desires.

Also pictured is my absolutely wonderful new back, which was my luxury bitch purchase in New York. I got it in the sale at Kate Spade and it’s turned out to be just perfect for me. Great size, shape, lovely soft textured leather, a compartment for me to keep my heart-shaped mirror and lipsticks in, a long strap and a short strap. Just excellent. And look at that colour!

Shirt : ASOS Curve
Jeans : Simply Be
Sandals : Dr Marten
Bag : Kate SpadeĀ 

Final fling.

Here is my outfit from my last evening in Brooklyn. We went for dinner at Cafe Mogador, where we enjoyed a massive thunderstorm with pouring rain from inside the conservatory, then for drinks at the Wythe Hotel bar where you could see lightning hitting the Freedom Tower every so often. Since the only other weather I’ve ever experienced like that was also in New York, 15 years ago, it felt harmonious.

 

Jacket : Primark
Jumpsuit: Dorothy Perkins
Sandals : Dr Martens

On my face is my very exciting new lipstick. I’ve never really bonded with a red lipstick (the closest I’ve come has been Illamasqua in Box), so when I came across the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in SoHo where you can have your own lipstick mixed to your specification in a consultation, I decided to try to nail it once and for all. I love the colour I’ve mixed, the extra matte formula and the rose scent I chose.

 

pastelbabe.

A chilled outfit from a chilled Saturday, spent brunching, sitting on the waterfront in Williamsburg, seeing the absolutely amazing Kara Walker sugar sculptures and meeting an internet babe pal for dinner. This is my favourite t-shirt of all time, and I lost it for nearly a year until I found it at my parents’ house just before I came on holiday. A genuinely happy ending.

T-shirt : Topshop
Jeans : Boohoo Plus
Necklace : Tatty Devine
Sneakers : Nike

summergoth.

Another day, another outfit: this time my excellent Evans playsuit. It’s light jersey, so ideal for horribly humid New York days. It also means I can wear relatively little but still fight the chub rub, because it’s longer in the leg than a lot of shorts I’ve seen. I wore this for a day of strolling around the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village and the West Village, stopping off for eats, drinks and shoppings as I went along.

Playsuit : Evans
Sandals : Dr Martens
Bag : Marc by Marc Jacobs

living the high line.

Clearly being on holiday with internet access and my laptop makes me extraordinarily productive with blogging. Who can remember a time when I blogged three days in a row? Not me, that’s for sure. Yesterday I went for an excellent diner breakfast before going for a stroll along the High Line, which is fantastically lovely, especially on a sunny summer’s day. I thought it would be wise to cover my shoulders as much as possible so I don’t get burned AGAIN, which meant it was a good opportunity to wear this Forever 21+ crop top with long mesh sleeves. Very summergoth.

I keep making friends wherever I go because of my necklace! I don’t know if Americans are just better at giving compliments to strangers (probably), or if English people are less enthusiastic about LARGE PASTEL CRUSTACEAN JEWELLERY.

Top : Forever 21+
Skirt : ASOS Curve
Sandals : Dr Martens
Bag : Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace : Tatty Devine
Sunglasses : Miu MiuĀ