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Monday
Apr 2013

A Formal Affair

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A Formal Affair

Hello! I attended a beautiful wedding yesterday in Surrey for some wonderful friends we have made here in London. Since the weather has been such a tease with Spring I decided to layer up and bust out the penguin suit (which also proved to be a pretty sweet dance move later in the evening).  I had been on the hunt for a vintage tails jacket and finally found one that was small enough. I decided to glam it up a bit by updating the buttons (in the hour cab ride to the wedding venue, naturally).  Changing out the hardware is such an easy way to update a look or just add a little more interest to a piece.  Of course a tuxedo would not be complete without a tie, and thanks to my friend at Be Dazzle, she had this fabulous vintage one which helped to feminise the overall look. Hope you had a grand weekend! Cheers!

A Formal Affair

A Formal Affair

A Formal AffairA Formal Affair

A Formal Affair

Cheers to the beautiful bride & groom!

trousers: J.Crew,  tuxedo shirt: Amazon,  tuxedo jacket: vintage (there is a great selection at the vintage market at Spitalfields held every Thursday),  shoes: Nine West,  tie: vintage, belt: Free People,  purse: Chanel

 

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Monday
Apr 2013

Pocket Square

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pocket square

pocket square

pocket square

pocket squaredenim: Zara (recent),  pajama top: J.Crew,  pocket square: Charles Tyrwhitt,  hat: Reiss,  shoes: London shop,  jacket: H&M,  shades: asos, pins: vintage,  bag: Louis Vuitton,  watch: Michael Kors,  bracelet: Julia Failey

 

Take a scroll through the items below for what I am wearing and some of my other alternative choices!

 

 

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Wednesday
Apr 2013

Galway, Ireland

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GalwayHello! I just had a lovely long weekend away in Galway to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday. We were only allowed to take a carry-on bag on the plane so for someone that is a notorious over packer the challenge was set. Knowing that the weather would be fluctuating between sun and rain I opted to bring two jackets, but wear them as one. If it got warm enough I could leave the long coat and wear the short one, and they also looked fab together. A pair of denim, good walking boots and a few tops to swap out pretty much saw me through. Maybe there is something to the whole less is more? Cheers! Galway Galway GalwayGalway

While out celebrating I invited myself behind the bar and learned how to pour the perfect Guinness! Cheers to the bartender that put up with my shenanigans, and I am now seriously considering a part time bar-tending gig.

Galwaydenim: Zara,  shirt: Gap,  long jacket: Zara (recent),  short jacket: Zara (old),  belt: Topshop,  boots: Sam Edelman,  bag: Zara (old),  hat: Galway shop,  shades: Asos,  watch: Michael Kors

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Wednesday
Apr 2013

Spring has Sprung!

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Spring has Sprung! Spring is finally here! At least it feels that way today in London. The sun is out, the daffodils are in bloom, and the flats are on! (I am so over wearing boots).  Even though there still may be a slight nip in the air, I find the easiest way to prepare is to layer. A warm sweater underneath a leather vest will surely keep you warm for when you cross over onto the shady side of the street. I am so in love with my new Spring flats as well. They are the perfect mix of Parisian chic and classic Audrey. They are an absolute steal at ASOS (just note that they do run a full size larger if ordering). Hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you may be! Cheers!

Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!Spring has Sprung!

jacket: Zara (old),  leather top: Banana Republic (old),  spotted sweater: Jaeger (old),  trousers: asos,  shoes: asos,  watch: Michael Kors,  bracelet: Julia Failey,  earrings: J.Crew (old),  lips: Rimmel “lily extase”

In addition to some of the items I am wearing, there are some great alternatives picks I have included below! Enjoy!

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Friday
Apr 2013

Scotland

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Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotlanddenim: Paige (similar here),  shirt: Zara (recent, similar here and here),  sweater: Zara (old),  belt: Topshop,  hat: River Island (similar here),  scarf: Old Navy,  jacket: Madewell (this one looks so warm),  boots: Sam Edelman

 

I leave you with some scenes from the city….

Scotland Scotland Scotland

The best guide for selecting a whiskey. My drink of choice was the Oban 14 year, smack dab in the middle.

The best guide for selecting a whiskey. My drink of choice was the Oban 14 year, smack dab in the middle.

Greyfriars Bobby statue and his story according to Wikipedia: The best known version of the story is that Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman. When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby then became known locally, spending the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave.

Greyfriars Bobby statue and his story according to Wikipedia:
The best known version of the story is that Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman. When John Gray died he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby then became known locally, spending the rest of his life sitting on his master’s grave.

The castle

The castle