saffron statement.

Let me just say: this jumper is perfect. I am so glad it’s come into my life. A few weeks ago, ASOS dropped me a line to offer me a voucher to celebrate LFW, the purpose of which was for me to buy a ‘statement piece’. I feel like ‘statement piece’ often has the connotations of being very special-occasion or formal, which is obviously very much not my lifestyle. So I perused the site looking for a couple of pieces that I felt I maybe wouldn’t normally order but that would be a real asset to my A/W wardrobe. As soon as I saw this jumper, I realised it was The One. I made the right decision. I can’t wait to wear this with my denim pinafore, with my pleated satin skirt, with my pleather leggings, basically all the time. And the colour? Now that’s a statement.


Jumper: ASOS Curve (main range here)
Jeans: ASOS Curve
Sneakers: Superga

My lipstick is NYX Lip Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt, which I like a lot. It’s a good non-statement lipstick that sort of blends in for when I want a more natural makeup look.


my pony.

I just can’t get enough of this top. It’s totally autumn-perfect and I feel like I’m wearing it all the time. With my plisse trousers, with jeans, tucked into skirts. I’m just wild about it. And at the weekend I wore it with my beautiful faux-ponyskin pencil skirt from Elvi and I feel like it made a really delicious transitional outfit.


Top: ASOS Tall
Skirt: Elvi
Shoes: Evans

Lipstick is NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment, a great cold lilac-grey. It’s quite drying but it’s not super expensive so I wouldn’t expect a perfect finish.


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.


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.



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.


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.



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.