October 26, 2011

Search, and you will find.

On my first trip to Amsterdam earlier this year, I stumbled across a fabulous street which housed all of my soon-to-be favourite stores, one of which was Black Sheep Road. I fell in love with this store the moment I walked in -  they had such a great range of beautiful street clothing at very reasonable prices, which is quite surprising these days. I bought a nice jersey dress from there which I wear all the time and I've just found some more goodies online today (which is dangerous as pay day was yesterday)!

I love this tee! So nautical & on trend with the print style of the moment. It'd be one of those versatile babies that you can wear with anything: jeans, skirts, shorts etc. Love. Plus I heart the brand name, LikeThis - how could you not?

LikeThis Allover Printed Tee

This next item reminds me of bunnies, snuggling up in a fluffy duvet and hot chocolates with marshmallows. My only concern is that it'd leave fluff everywhere, but I think it'd be worth it to be wearing such a cuddly item. The denim patches on the shoulders make it that much better - I'm really tempted to buy this poppet asap!

Le Mont Saint Michel Angora Knit

I have been loving the clothing from the Danish brand Won Hundred more and more. Each time I see their stylish denim or casual numbers, I am impressed by both the design and quality. I especially like this dress because it's so classic, and therefore, versatile. The print isn't too outrageous and the style is pretty tame, so it'd be a great work - party option. Ideal.

Won Hundred Seven Dress

I'm still on the hunt for a winter coat, as the one I was lusting over recently didn't look as spectacular on as I'd remembered when I went back for a second viewing. C'est la vie. So now that means I get to do more shopping in search for the perfect one! Another piece from Won Hundred, this coat has beautiful tailoring and is in such a beautiful colour (wine is the new black), that it's definitely a contender for my AW11 coat. It also has a full length zip at the back which gives it an edge, which is good as I hate buying pieces that look same-same to everyone else's wardrobes.

Won Hundred Kali Coat

I love these pants by Modstrom! They're quite simple yet different - the pattern and style aren't that conventional, but they don't look too crazy that you could only wear them to select events / locations. I'd love to wear these with a basic tee & ankle boots, or a white shirt & heels for a night out. The fact that they're high-waisted means that they'd be super comfy too! 

Modstrom Vest Stroko Pants
Image source for all - www.blacksheeproad.com

Ahhh I love finding new stores when out exploring, it makes you wonder why we don't go out of our comfort zone / bubble more often!

xxx L

October 18, 2011

BBF (Best Brogues Forever)

The saying goes that you should walk a mile in someone's shoes before you criticise them, and baby, if you walked a mile in mine, you would have nothing but praise. That's because I bought the comfiest and loveliest shoes in Oxford over the weekend.

My old brogues were thrown in the bin in Paris by my Dad, as they were beyond repair & he knew I wouldn't get rid of them myself. I was quite saddened at the time, but little did I know that my new favourite brogues would be just around the corner.

Good things come to those who wait eh.

I stumbled across these while 'window' shopping in the local English stores with my Bella, and these shoes caught my eyes straight away. I literally couldn't stop thinking about them all weekend. Made from calf leather, these darlings have a GREAT sole (unlike so many shoes in the shops at the moment), they're the colour of the season (a lovely shade of burgundy wine), and they're made in Italy. Tick, tick tick.

Image Source: Calf Derby - www.toast.co.uk

The store I bought these from is quintessential English too - lots of plaid, woolen knits and earthy tones. Great home ware too! I found out they have a few stores in London as well, but I think I'll save my shopping sprees there to when I'm visiting beautiful Oxford.

Can't wait to work the socks & rolled up pants look with them too...just need to buy some preppy sock numbers from Toast! I'm definitely dressing more English these days, I guess it was only a matter of time!

Happy almost-hump day!

xxx L

P.S. - Thanks Bels for helping me to pick these beauties, I wore them today and the comfort level was phenomenal! Hearts to you.