mellow yellow.

All I do is complain about how I can’t get decent shoes in my size (a UK size 10), so when a good pair comes along I feel duty-bound to shout about it. I love my new black over-the-knee boots from Yours. They’re useful, so comfortable, and are basically everything I was looking for in a pair of boots. I wore them out for the first time on Friday evening and decided to pair them with this sweet little smock dress from ASOS Tall. Did you know many ASOS Tall items come in a size 20? (I have helpfully filtered here the range that are available in a 20) Many items I’ve ordered from ASOS Tall in a 20 have come up quite big so if you’re a 20 or a smaller 22, I would definitely give it a go. I love this dress but it creases so badly. Bless my new hand-held clothes steamer.

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Dress: ASOS Tall
Boots: Yours 

snakes and crocodiles.

I’m really happy that autumn has properly arrived and I’m celebrating with appropriate colours and luxurious textures. The berry colour of this bomber jacket looks so good with the snakeskin print on these new Elvi trousers, and I’m delighted about it. I’m a big fan of trousers, as everyone knows, and I’m always in the market for more non-casual, interesting pairs. These, from Elvi, fit the bill and I can see myself wearing them a lot this season. My advice on sizing is to size up if you’re in doubt- there’s no stretch and they’re tight around my calves.


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Jacket: Evans
Top: ASOS Curve
Trousers: Elvi
Shoes: Evans (old)

Lips are my beloved Stila liquid lipstick in Patina (which appears to be sold out in M&S but Baci is very similar), and eyes, yet again, are from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette.

stila-patina

baby blue.

I’m on an outerwear ban. I really, truly have everything I need and, if anything, I need to get rid of some stuff. But when I saw this incredible bomber jacket on ASOS, I knew I had room in my life for just one more jacket. I’m wearing it today with my beautiful, perfect shirt/dress from navabi Collection (yes, the place I work- I’m nothing if not loyal). I say shirt/dress because I thought it was a dress but my colleague assures me it’s a shirt.

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navabi-shirt-dress

Jacket: ASOS
Shirt/dress: navabi
Brogues: Clarks
Belt: ASOS

My lipstick is MAC Antique Velvet, and my eyeshadow is all from my A/W obsession, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I’ve used this palette non-stop since I got it for my birthday, and I’m completely blown away by it. The colours themselves are incredible but the quality of every shade is remarkable. I love the array of matte shadows in these rich,  beautiful reds and browns and oranges, plus grateful for the shimmer shadows that are also in there for a more evening look. If you’re sick of neutrals but don’t want to go for brights, I cannot recommend this palette enough.

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september.

Today is the first of September, and here I am, right on time, singing the praises of transitional dressing. It’s still quite warm in London, at least too warm for any kind of proper A/W fashion, but I don’t want to go full summer every day. I recently picked up two Junarose dresses that seemed to solve all my wardrobe problems, and turns out they have. The denim smock dress I wore yesterday was just perfect, and today I’m taking the loose breton dress out for the first time. This style is very similar to a Junarose dress I got last year, sold and then regretted selling (something that’s only happened maybe twice in the history of me selling my clothes), so when this appeared on the site I saw my chance to bring it back into my life. It’s slightly different, in that the sleeves are shorter and it’s a less fitted style, which makes it great for this time of year. To be honest, Junarose are consistently killing it. Even though I’m on an outerwear ban, I’m obsessed with this coat (I feel like it’s really Rooney Mara as Therese in Carol), and I know I would look amazing in this jumpsuit.


Plus size breton

Dress: Junarose
Shoes: Evans (old)

Makeup-wise I’m wearing Sephora Luster Matte in Electra Pink on my lips, and I’ve gone for a bit of matte bronzer on my nose and cheeks as well as my usual makeup routine.

Sephora Electra Pink

crocodile rock.

As soon as I saw this dress on ASOS, I knew it was one for me. It’s long-sleeved, midi-length, elegant but wearable. I just loved it. I wore it for the first time for early birthday drinks and dinner with some friends on Saturday night, and felt super comfortable. I would say, though, that it’s the first thing I’ve bought from ASOS Curve in a while that I might advise to size up in- it’s not particularly roomy especially round the hips. I like it so much I hope they bring out this shape in more colours and prints: they’ve made it in a more casual stretch cotton in a couple of colours (duck egg and black) but I would love the thin, silky material in a fiery orange-red or lilac.

ASOS Curve floral dress

Dress: ASOS Curve
Shoes: Evans (old)
Bag: Ragged Priest (old)

Lipstick is Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca, and my necklace (which a lot of people have been asking about on Instagram!) is from Ebay- I’ve linked to the item here.

Crocodile necklace