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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Black and Grey

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London

Black and grey layers on Holborn Viaduct in London


Location:
Holborn Viaduct, London

Style:
H&M wool felt hat: style and steal
Zara black wool cocoon coat: style and steal
Lochleven grey cashmere drape cardigan: style and steal
American Vintage grey viscose drape t-shirt: style and steal
Topshop black skinny Leigh jeans: style and steal
Amanda Wakeley black leather double buckle belt: style and steal
Christian Louboutin black suede ankle boots: style and steal
Prada black saffiano leather tote bag: style and steal

Memo:
Last night I headed out to the launch of Workshop Holborn, the third site in a small chain of slick modern coffee bars run by one of my oldest friends, the lovely James Dickson. It was bitterly cold so I piled on the layers and dug out an ancient Amanda Wakeley belt which brought back very fond memories of my early days in London interning for the gorgeous Amanda. Topshop's Leigh jeans are some of my favourite skinnies - super long and super skinny with the perfect amount of stretch for running around town.

Photos: Caroline Peers

Monday, 24 March 2014

Black on Black

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair

Black crop top and midi skirt in Mayfair
 
Location:
Hertford Street, Mayfair, London
 
Style:
Alexander Wang black long sleeved crop top: style and steal
H&M black jacquard midi skirt: style and steal
Mulberry black crocodile clutch bag: style and steal
Holiday black bangle: style and steal
Christian Dior black patent leather and mesh heels: style and steal
Dolce & Gabbana black sunglasses: style and steal
 
Memo:
Back to black...but I'm still loving these midi skirts. It's quite a different look for me. Being tall, skirts and dresses generally come up short so I inevitably show off my legs, but I love the elegance of this big swirling skirt that cuts mid calf. A night out at The Arts Club and I couldn't resist spinning around to the live band in the club.
 
Photos: Caroline Peers


Friday, 21 March 2014

Sunshine & Colour

H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

Spinning in a H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

Sitting on a step in a H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair

Sitting on a step in a H&M floral dress and Christian Dior purple heels on a sunny day in Mayfair
 
 
Location:
Derby Street, Mayfair, London

Style:
H&M print cotton dress: style and steal
Christian Dior purple ostrich heels: style and steal
Caroline's turquoise necklace: style and steal
Dolce & Gabbana gold aviator sunglasses: style and steal

Memo:
You might not recognise me in this post... I'm known for my love of black. It's hard to tell what anything is in my overstuffed wardrobe since pretty much everything is that colour. Anyway, I was wandering through Knightsbridge the other day and spotted this little number. Somehow it called out to me in spite of the vivid colours and print...another thing I am rarely seen in. It seemed perfect for Spring, and in the cutest style - a fitted body, long skinny sleeves and a flippy little skirt for spinning on a sunny day. I amped up the colour with some crazy Christian Dior campaign shoes, a turquoise necklace borrowed from my sis and some mirrored aviators.

Photos: Caroline Peers

Monday, 17 March 2014

Ballerina

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair

Pale pink midi skirt and black cashmere sweater in Mayfair
 
 
Location:
Hertford Street, Mayfair, London
 
Style:
Equipment black cashmere sweater: style and steal
H&M pale pink jacquard midi skirt: style and steal
Christian Louboutin black leather Bianca pumps: style and steal
Holiday rope and rose gold necklace: style and steal
Christian Dior black oversized sunglasses: style and steal
 
Memo:
How perfect is this skirt for twirling in... I felt more ladylike the moment I put it on and I definitely had a little spring in my step this sunshiney Saturday. Pulled back hair, oversized sunglasses and some sky high Louboutins with that naughty zip up the length of the heel.


Friday, 14 March 2014

Back to Black and White

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse

Cream cashmere jumper and black leather skirt against a Mayfair townhouse
 
 
Location:
Charles Street, Mayfair, London
 
Style:
Equipment cream cashmere sweater: style and steal
Zara black leather quilted skirt: style and steal
Topshop black slippers: style and steal
Dolce & Gabbana black sunglasses: style and steal
 
Memo:

Back to monochrome and wandering in Mayfair on another balmy day. Spring is in the air and I'm loving it - I'm much more of a sunshine, summer person... I'm kinda liking this transeasonal dressing - a tiny leather mini, bare legs and some easy, comfy slippers, whilst keeping cosy on top with a cashmere jumper thrown off one shoulder.

Photos: Caroline Peers

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Parka Life

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair

Khaki parka and Giuseppe Zanotti heels in Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair


Location:
Mount Street Gardens, Mayfair, London

Style:
Topshop khaki cotton parka: style and steal
James Perse black ribbed vest: style and steal
J Brand black ripped skinny jeans: style and steal
Giuseppe Zanotti leopard print calf hair heels: style and steal
Victoria Beckham tortoiseshell and gold sunglasses: style and steal

Memo:
My mostly monochrome wardrobe sometimes needs a little colour. This often comes in the form of grey, navy, beige, khaki...ok, so it's not really COLOUR, but a pair of leopard print heels and a khaki parka thrown over an all black outfit brightens things up a little bit right? And I ripped a couple of holes in my jeans to show off a little leg.
On a sunny day a cute place to hang out is Mount Street Gardens. It's set right in the heart of busy Mayfair but it's like a quiet oasis with a million benches amidst the hustle and bustle.

Photos: Caroline Peers

Monday, 10 March 2014

Coat Dressing

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair
 
Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Tweed wool coat and felt hat on Curzon Street in Mayfair

Location:
Curzon Street, Mayfair, London

Style:
Zara black and cream wool tweed coat: style and steal
Vintage black grosgrain jeweled belt: style and steal
H&M wool felt hat: style and steal
Christian Louboutin black suede ankle boots: style and steal

Memo:
London turned milder recently and presented the opportunity for a little transeasonal dressing - bare legs, a felt floppy hat and taking the edge off by wrapping up in a wool tweed coat. I love pulling a coat in with a old wide waist belt - a modern twist on the old school coat dresses my mummy used to wear in the 80s... These boots are one of the best buys - a beautiful curved heel, the perfect height, and of course that red sole gets me every time.

Photos: Caroline Peers
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