Friday, 24 October 2014

Chanel On The Go.

Denim Shirt- Monki
Joggers- H&M
Leather Jacket- Zara
Sneakers- Chanel 
Necklace- Chanel
Bracelet- Balenciaga
Rings- Cartier 'Love'

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to post about my absolute loves…The Chanel sneakers from AW14 collection. So I know i am a lucky pup. My job and hard work always pays off when it comes to getting the pieces I love. I was extra lucky when I was told I could buy as many pairs and I wanted 3 days before the launch of the collection! I of course had the pink on my list since the show and the bright multicolour, but I didn't realise I would fall in love with the grey as much as I did. 

But alas I stuck with my original 2 choices and a pair of the classic running sneakers which finally came in a colour combo that suited my style and taste. I instantly had to wear them so I wore my first and favourite out -These to die for Pink Tweed. Now these are the ones almost everyone wanted due to the whole runway look (Oh and Alexa Chung having them) so I was so smug walking around the days before launch but didn't realise walking to my meeting in Selfridges would lead to a woman screaming at me to tell her who sold them to me. Wow! 

That aside, this outfit was so planned pre obtaining my dream sneakers. When you ask? Well when I bought these joggers in H&M Paris. If you know me well you will know I am not big on sports luxe, I love sneakers but not the biggest jogger fan. I just immediately fell in love with these and instantly knew what to pair it with, classic denim shirt and leather jacket. I especially love that my favourite Monki denim shirt worked so so well with the outfit. Now it's time to work out what other outfits will go with my pants. 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

A Fairytale in Montmartre

Dress- Topshop
Denim Shirt- Primark
Bag- Celine Trio
Sandals- Ancient Greek
Sneakers- Saint Laurent
Floral Hairband- Vintage
Sunglasses- Miu Miu
Necklace- Chanel

They definitely kept the best till last at Rock en Seine. Sunday night saw us get absolutely hammered dancing to Brody Dalle, Lana Del Rey, La Roux, Kavinsky and the all mighty Queens of The Stone Age! But before we ventured off to the festival we took in the sights of my local area- Montmartre. God I love the Sacre Coeur. To say I wake up in this area never gets old. I really love walking around here and it was so nice to share it with my brother who always wonders what I am always talking about when I come home and spill the Parisian gossip.

As you know I LOVE this gingham dress from Topshop. I've blogged about it before in a previous post and just could not wear this in Paris. As you can see I did change my shoes. I went from gleefully running around the Sacre Coeur in Ancient Greek Sandals to be truly debaucherous and running from stage to stage in my beloved (and only 2 days old) Saint Laurent Fang sneakers! Plus an add of a floral hairband (vintage) and here I present a 2 ways to wear one outfit in the same day. 

As it was the last day at the festival and a Sunday we did take the opportunity to drop all necessary things off to the apartment which meant me and the boyfriend shared a tote bag. I absolutely loved the freedom of running around with no bag (of course he carried it!) it did make me more mischievous and we ended the night singing and skipping home…of course the repercussions of a hangover were not thought about! But hey we enjoyed it and we revelled in having a lovely hangover breakfast at Cafe de Flore (Seriously I recommend the Baileys espresso as a hangover cure!) and a spot of shopping in Saint Germain. Ah Paris I love you. 

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Jardin Du Luxembourg

This was technically day 1 of Rock En Seine (Friday, headline act Arctic Monkeys). What I love about this festival is the ability to have the morning free in Paris and then jump on a metro 30 minutes out to Parc Saint Cloud to enjoy great surroundings and music. We spent our morning walking to Jardin du Luxembourg, then through the Latin Quarter, to my favourite book shop in the world (Shakespeare and Co), around Notre Dame and across to Hotel de Ville! No wonder my feet were pounding at 2am in the morning! But this is the best thing about Paris, it is so easy to stroll around and find yourself and the cutest rue or by a historical monument you didn't realise you have ever seen. 

Shakespeare and Company will always hold a special place in my heart. It is just perfect and laced with so much history, to know you're sitting in a room where all the greats came to read and recite their works is such a huge thrill especially as I am an English literature graduate. 

I absolutely love this ASOS dress. Initially I picked this dress for my friend Lucy for our friend Tara's wedding but she ended up going with an equally lovely dress for the day (despite me constantly asking her about this one). So when I saw this on sale in June I knew it was meant to be. 

Equally I knew the dress would go perfectly with my Chloe boots! God I cannot believe I have had these for 4 years now! They still look like new! I just love them and obsessed with how comfortable they are. My key advice for a festival is always wear comfortable shoes, don't go with what goes with your outfit, festivals are mucky whether it's muddy or not! Ditch the wedges and open toe sandals!

I also have to say my Vintage Louis Vuitton Noe was an absolute life saver! It's one of the bags you really do not have to baby because it's there to be loved and it grows more prettier with every wear. Not only that it holds so much without it being a heavy bag to carry around all day. I am keen to add a Epi Noe (in a petite) to my bag collection. I love the rebirth of the Noe, did you know the Noe was made with the intentions of holding 5 champagne bottles, 4 upright and 1 upside down in the middle. No wonder me and this bag get a long so well.

Dress- Asos (Similar Here)
Sunglasses- Kenzo 
Denim Shirt- Primark (Similar here)
Boots- Chloe (Buy here)
Bag- Louis Vuitton Noe (Buy Here)
Bracelet- Valentino Rock Stud (Buy Here)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Jump for Versailles

I cannot believe I am only just getting round to posting my outfit posts from my August holiday to Paris with my family. I love Paris, and even when I am here for work I struggle to just stroll around and take in the calm and serenity of the city. So since last year me and the boyfriend make an effort to come once a year for the Rock en Seine music festival. I am obsessed with music, it's been a huge part of my life, and we aren't just talking like a scenster. No. I absorb so many different styles of music, its like fashion you just know how to appreciate your rap metal to new season Fendi! Alas I digress as I usually do.This year with 3 major headliners (Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy and Queens of The Stone Age) my brother and sister decided to come along and join our week of fun. I have to stress how AMAZING french festivals are, they are clean and polite and a far cry from british ones. It's also refreshing to see people are there for the music and not there because a fashion brand has called them over to party and take photos of there VERY planned "Festival Chic". My personal opinion of festival fashion is, seriously get a grip and be yourself, the Uk festivals have become less about the music and more about looking like a poor poor drag act. Please leave it for the professionals!

Again digression has kicked in. Back to my week of fun. We arrived in Paris on a Wednesday and enjoyed a lovely meal at Creperie Josselin in the Montparnasse area of Paris. I highly recommend this creperie, it's so perfect and quaint although the queue is as long as a sale at Chanel. The festival was a friday to sunday job, so we decided to do a day at Versailles on the thursday taking into account the weather for the week ahead. This wasn't my first time at Versailles (nor my last as I was only there last week) but it was the first for my brother and sister. Of course they loved it. You would be a fool not to love such an amazing historical place. It really is one of the most majestic grounds I've ever walked and I have travelled a fair bit in my 27 years. It would have been a cruel crime not to take advantage of Alan with his camera, the sweet back drop, my Chanel back pack oh and another denim dress! I TOLD YOU I WAS OBSESSED. 

This little denim dress is from Topshop and well I don't need to explain the love of denim to you guys again do I?

Ever since I bought my Chanel backpack in March it has been in non-stop use. I wanna stick my middle finger up to the cocky sales assistant in a non relevant shop who told me I would get bored of my backpack. Sorry love don't think that will ever happen seen as though 1. You don't know me, 2. You don't know my style, 3. You chat shit and the whole world doesn't want to be a fashion android constantly using the same classic Chanel in different colours. This for me has been the perfect addition to my bag collection. It was perfect for the holiday too and I can see it going across the world to Japan with me next year.

One thing I wish I did do differently was not use these amazing burgundy with navy toe Chanel ballerinas. They were perfect for inside the Chateau, but walking around outside in the rubble they got a bit dusty…but fear not they have been dusted and polished and back to a happy form. This pair has to be one of my most worn pair of ballerinas because the colour is just me all over. I swear by Chanel Ballerinas, they are my go to work and play shoes! 

The Moschino fever just keeps on growing in the world. I have always had this fever. I remember my sisters sweater back in the 90's that she once left on one of the rare weekends she was home from university. Like everything back then (when we were the same size clothes and shoes…my feet continued to work against me and my plans to invade my sisters size 5 Tom Ford Gucci shoe closet failed as they went on to become the raging Krusty the clown size 8) I wore it with gleeful pride in our back then shared bedroom and once even ventured out with it on which of course angered her and amused my mother who still claims to know nothing of these memories despite being the person who dropped me off to school in said bright red MOSCHINO jumper. I love what Jeremy Scott has done to the brand. Reviving the vintage elements with a modern twist is always a winning combo especially in the case of Moschino. When it was first announced Jeremy was heading to Moschino I know I wasn't the only one thinking "Well why didn't that happen sooner". I loved the whole AW14 collection in moderation of course. As I always do, I fell insanely in love with this bracelet, I rarely wear my vintage Moschino belts and thought this was too cute to leave behind. I have worn in practically all summer and can't recommend it enough, It's just so chic in its own loud vintage manner. 

Dress- Topshop (Similar Here)
Shoes- Chanel Ballerinas (Similar Here
Bag- Chanel (Similar Here)
Sunglasses- Dior SoReal (Buy Here)
Bracelet- Moschino (Buy Here)

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