Tuesday, 21 October 2014

a trip to greenwich market

On Saturday I had a day off work so my Mum and Nan came down to London for the day. It's the first time I've seen them since leaving home so I did the emotional slow motion run through the crowd at St Pancras and had a little sob. We went to Greenwich Market after showing my Nan the O2, the mighty Westfield and er, getting my Mum to 'help' with the food shop..... I've been to Greenwich a couple of times before but never had the chance to take my camera along and have a proper look around. My Mum's friend has a stall there called Love Orgone Art, she makes lovely handmade orgone pieces filled with glitters and jewels to have a certain effect on the mind - so lovely. We also visited all the lovely vintage shops, the Tea Bird stand full of candles in tea cups and died of hunger from all the food stalls. Halloumi and falafel everywhere. I want to visit again soon as I bet it's lovely to visit around Christmas, I like Greenwich. It doesn't feel like London there.

Also I miss doing posts like this. I'm going to do more. 

now playing: joined the club and been listening to hozier

Sunday, 19 October 2014

classic tartan scarf

jacket - miss selfridge
scarf - c/o barbour
skirt - c/o urban outfitters
Hey you know it's officially winter when the tartan scarf comes out. Inspired by their Scottish heritage, this one has one of Barbour's classic tartan designs and I absolutely love it. With a broken radiator in my room, it's actually not left my neck since I received it - the cashmere is definitely keeping me warm. I thought I'd keep the rest of what I was wearing pretty simple (or normal, for the clothes I usually wear) - a basic black t-shirt, jacket, and this lovely skirt from Urban Outfitters. With black lace, embroidery and a zip down the front, the skirt's decorative but still really easy to wear. Basically, my ideal skirt.

I'm still confused by London weather. I've learnt that layers are the answer. 

now playing: if you wait london grammar/i forget where we were ben howard/why do you let me stay here? she & him/here comes the night time arcade fire/say you love me jessie ware

Friday, 17 October 2014

i spend too much time on asos

Nothing ever goes to plan when on ASOS. Thought I'd spend my Thursday evening scrolling through the sale section but then it turned into a general ASOS binge and that can never end well. Thought I'd turn my many open tabs into a blog post to show that something good has come out of it. Lots of basic black t-shirts including a high neck crop top which I thought would look nice with all the high waisted skirts and my jeans. I also love the Cocoon coat, I've been looking for one in this style for ages so it's nice to see one in the sale. A couple of other bits a pieces including the black bag I'm still looking at and these Dr Martens beauties which I would die for. I'm looking for a proper chunky shoe and I think these would fill the chunky shoe hole in my heart. So, er, saving starts now.

Let me know if you've seen anything worth getting in the ASOS sale too - I find it all too overwhelming!!!!!

now playing: gracious ben howard/want your feeling jessie ware/from eden hozier/arrival in nara alt j/when the sun goes down arctic monkeys

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

old rose jumper

jumper - h&m
shorts - forever 21
Living next to one of Europe's largest shopping centres is great, but literally every time I leave the house I become hypnotised by the giant Westfield logo and then it just kind of escalates from there (I'm comparing this to the symbolism of the Dr Eckleburg glasses from The Great Gatsby...is anyone following?) and then I have the realisation that all the clothes in my hands must be put back down and that I am a poor student living off 42p cans of Morrisons sweetcorn (telling a lie, it's not actually that bad, perhaps the lack of heating maybe). 

These were a kind of exception when I realised I had a bit of money left over from my Birthday. I love the colour and shape of this jumper. A lovely chalky rose shade with a yoke neck and dip hem, it's a bit different to H&M's usual knitwear pieces and I liked how it was a little more fancy. Also if I was technical I would've managed to have got a good photo of these shorts but unfortunately I'm not so I didn't so it might be worth looking the Forever 21 for a better look. With a scalloped trim and lace side panels these are so pretty and so comfy and so easy to wear and a good alternative if like my uni, it's not acceptable to attend wearing pyjamas. 

Sorry this turned into a lengthy post, I've not really spoken about anything useful. 

now playing: jessie ware's new album, so so beautiful

Monday, 13 October 2014


This is another one of those posts where I can't remember if I've blogged about it before but either way I'm just gonna go along with it and hopefully no one will realise? Mustard is a colour I wish I wore more - it's a bit daring but still refreshing - it kinda combines spring and autumn together. With bright cobalt blue or more subtle monochrome stripes, washed out denim and tartan, it adds a kind of classic Orla Kiely, 70s twist teamed with geometric prints and t-bar shoes. I also like mustard and grey coloured homeware.
Also I should've said this on my last post, but my last post was actually my 500th published post on my blog. Quite crazy really.

now playing: this forever 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

cosabella for urban outfitters

I've never owned such posh underwear. I did wonder if this was an 'appropriate' thing for my blog but you know what, at the end of the day, everyone wears pants so it's all cool. These were given to me by Urban Outfitters from their new underwear range with Cosabella - an Italian brand based in Miami. The pieces have all been handcrafted in Italy and are vintage inspired and absolutely beautiful. So elegant but comfy, full of sheer dot panels and cross backs, the bra's just fancy enough to wear with sheer shirts and layer with. 

The range is out this month and will be available in the Oxford Street store and online.

now playing: you and i forever jessie ware/let it go james bay/diane young vampire weekend/what doesn't kill you jake bugg/one for the road arctic monkeys

Thursday, 9 October 2014

navy daisy

shirt - & other stories
skirt - motel
bralette - urban outfitters

So much hair touching, so weird so weird. I really really like this outfit. It's one that I don't feel like so much of a mess in. I don't do cool and sophisticated very well so I literally think this is as close as I'm going to get (with holes in the toes of my tights, scuffed shoes and a primark bobble on my wrist). This shirt is my absolute favourite, like my proper favourite and yet I don't think I've shown it on my blog yet? I don't think? It's so special I even made the effort to hand wash it in our grubby shared sink...yep, this is the real deal. It's very drapey (is that a word?) with a crepe kind of feel but I love the tiny collar and the 3/4 length sleeves. I wore it with my lovely Motel skirt which is also one of my favourites as it has a zip down the back. (and did you know you can get 25% off everything at Motel with the code ElliesFT heeeeeeeeeeey)

Speaking of discounts, if anyone's in London tonight Cath Kidston are hosting a wicked student event  with 20% off everything at their Flagship store in Piccadilly. Here's all the details if you're interested, it'll be good fun!

now playing: hold back the river james bay/closer rae morris/want your feeling jessie ware/that black bat liquorice jack white/rabbit hole jamie t