Before sinking into two seasons of heavy knits, heavy coats, and even heavier rain, I had to spend the last few days of summer embracing its style of Ibiza white blouses and rich denim. But now it’s officially September, and quite frankly, a little too nippy to be wearing off the shoulder tops on a daily basis without giving onlookers way more than they bargained for, it’s time to say sayonara to the old season, and hiya (struggling there) to the new one.
Friday - pay day - I can almost taste you. I can hardly focus on my work at present as the dollar (well, GBP) signs developing in my eyes are beginning to blur my vision just a little bit. Having finally settled into a full time job after finishing my MA in Fashion Journalism at CSM and working freelance (or for free) for what feels like forever, the security that comes in knowing I get a big chunk of money deposited into my account each month is incomparable.
It's not security though, is it. It's knowing that I can go out and buy whatever I want because I've entered adult life and that's what irresponsible, materialistic adults like me do. And what a time to get paid! The shops are dropping with the freshest autumnal pieces, so naturally, seventies inspired suede is featuring heavily in my pay day edit. As a coat addict, I've fallen hard for Topshop Boutiques wool blend coat and Story of Lola fur coat. And can we just talk about the Carvela Kurt Geiger burgundy beauties with hot pink heel? In oh-so fashion terms: I die. There's a lot of cropped lengths and kimono-esque silhouettes and ties.
At the intersection between seventies style and seventies fancy dress, you'll find me hop, skipping and twirling around in this retro inspired get up. Bell sleeves- check, (faux) suede - check, tan mules - check. And who can ignore the palette of saturated red, sepia tones and rich rust? Yes, it might blur the line between a trend and playing dress up, but when costume looks this good who really cares?
If you've been following my blog for some time now, then you'll be fully aware about my obsession over my hair. It's always been my thing. So naturally, the hair flick emoji is always my most used. Name a hair phase, I've done it (apart from the pixie cut- never ever the pixie cut) The Avril Lavigne skater phase (so long and greasy, basically), transcending into a little indie-cindy (violently swooshing fringe and messed up layers), then finally finding my place between loose waves and soft curls. Although I now feel as though I've reached my own personal hair nirvana, there's been an abundance of gorgeous plaits and twists doing the round on instagram I've been dying to try out. So when when Mark Hill and the wonderful people over at Label PR sent over some soon-to-be released products for me to try out, I thought why not have a little fun now? So I decided to challenge myself to do 3 easy boho braided hairstyles.
Did you manage to get your hands on Selfridges Summer Beauty Box? If you haven't you still can! Packed full of £176 worth of hot-weather-worthy products (although it'll only cost you £40), it's going to be your go-to for beach babe beauty all summer long. The box has even been replaced by a cute bag by Alphabet Bags, perfect for keeping all of your essentials in whether you're heading off to a festival, beach holiday, or city break away.