I love this outfit. It feels perfectly seasonal and totally sleek. I especially love the coat, which is heavy and luxurious and falls beautifully. I basically love the whole Hayley Hasselhoff for Elvi range and would easily wear all of it. The only problem is, it’s not at all easy to wear. I’m 5ft9 and this coat would hit the floor if I wore it with flat shoes, aka the kind of shoes I wear 90% of the time. It’s much too long, and if it’s too long for me as a relatively tall person, I struggle to see how anyone of average height or below could wear it at all. One of the biggest problems is if you wear it unbelted, the belt is so long that at least 6 inches of it trails on the floor, so I’m counteracting that by pulling it down at the back so that it hangs loose at the back and shorter at the front. I know all these things (adjust the belt, wear platform/heeled shoes) seem minor, but I want clothes that work for me, that I can wear without thinking about. This coat is totally worth the effort it takes to wear it, though, and I love the dramatic effect and amazing quality. This weekend I wore it over my brilliant Zara velvet sweater. Zara is not a shop I can buy from 90% of the time, but I recently picked up this top and a beautiful embroidered shirt in the biggest size and miraculously they fit. Most stuff there is not made for someone of my size, but every so often it’s worth trying stuff on just to see!
And a closeup on the glitter! It’s multicoloured! (My name necklace is from Namefully, by the way)
Lipstick is my beloved Stila liquid lipstick in Bacca, eye makeup is Maybelline On And On Bronze cream eyeshadow on the lid with one of the shades from Nars Kalahari smoked around the eye.
Hello friends! Just thought I’d drop by with a quick little casual outfit from the weekend, featuring my excellent faux-shearling biker jacket that I think I’ll be wearing a lot this winter. I paired it with my favourite t-shirt, the kind of t-shirt you buy and it’s so easy and so useful that you want it in every colour. The classic navy stripe is already in my shopping bag.
I had been looking for a velvet bag in a sensible size and shape for a while. A lot of the cross-body bags I’d seen were too small, too impractical. So when I saw this, from Pull & Bear, I knew it was the one. It’s great, and provides a good incentive for me to not carry too much junk with me.
When I went to see Moonlight at the London Film Festival with my pal Eva she was wearing the most fantastic deep blood red with a great matte finish, so obviously I had to dash out and buy it ASAP. It was NYX’s Liquid Suede lipstick in Cherry Skies and it really hasn’t disappointed me.
Today’s post is basically 100% made up of items I bought in summer sales that I’m still wearing now autumn is here. I was really kind of confused about why this navy blue midi dress was in the Cos sale this summer- it’s exactly the kind of thing you’d buy for your autumn wardrobe. But it was 70% off and stretchy enough to fit me in their biggest size, so I bought it rather than spending any more time wondering why they’d put it in the sale. And this jacket is quilted, which means it’s less than ideal for summer, but again, I got it at 70% off a couple of months ago and have been waiting for the right time to break it out. I think I got it more reduced than it was meant to be because mine has a tiny hole in the collar, but it’s basically invisible and covered by my hair, so I can deal with it. And these sandals: I know I’m pushing it a bit by wearing white sandals in October, but I really feel like they work… I hope you do too!
Jacket: &Other Stories
Sandals: Yours Clothing
Look at that pattern!
Worn with Nars Valkyrie lipstick, one of my favourite non-liquid lipsticks. I find it hard to get pinky-brown lipstick right when it’s not in a matte liquid formula, but this is really one of my very, very favourites.
Outerwear ban? What outerwear ban? When I saw this coat on ASOS I knew it was worth trading in my old pink coat for a newer model, and this was the model. It combines three of my great loves: pink, coat, leopard, and I just adore it. Mixing it with snake print and extra leopard might seem excessive but… it’s the only way I know.
In other ASOS shopping news- there’s a 20% off code floating around for Curve. Enter HEYMYSIZE at checkout and you should get your 20% discount, valid til October 9th. You can shop Curve right here. I used it to pick up a delicious pink velvet ruffled top because I cannot get enough of pink or velvet at the moment.
Lipstick is my beloved Kat Von D liquid lipstick in Double Dare.
If you didn’t already see, yesterday I made an appearance on BBC World news, talking about young women’s body image. Check it out here if you missed it.
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.
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.