What I Wore – I’m Yelling Timber

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I’m not sure what kind of images you associate with the brand Timberland, but my very hypervisual brain sees everything from 90s rappers to hard-working Midwesterners. Not me. Not my own shoe closet.

Here I am, eating my own brain juice. Pray tell: when exactly did Timberland boots get so attractive?

What I Wore:
Pink collared shirt (similar here)
Second Female coat
Autumnal floral scarf (similar here)
Timberland Rangeley boots from Get The Label
Zara leggings (similar here)

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What I Wore – Tis The Season

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My adolescent discovery of red lipstick was something of a game changer. Like celebrating ten Christmases at once…on the mouth.

Boy, do I excel at awkward wording.

Lipstick aside, red has never really been a colour of choice. I have spent a ruling number of years with rosy cheeks and ginger curls, meaning red often felt like overkill.

This season? With this blonde? And this satchel? I can’t be kept away.

What I Wore:
The 15-inch satchel from Cut Make Trim
This little number from Get The Label (belt removed, white belt added)
The trusty ol’ Loubous (similar here)
Vintage red jacket (similar here)

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What I Wore – Checking In

checked retro dress
I don’t tend to pack very many ‘pretty things’ when heading off for business trips. While I would if I could, the care and attention needed for my ‘nicer’ items is rarely suitcase friendly.

I have, however, found compromise in Boden. Their dresses are gloriously retro, well made, statement making, and easy to pack – all in one. With less than 48 hours to get from wedding, to business meetings, to Halloween parties, and more, Boden became my saving grace.

What I Wore:
Checked blue dress – The Amy – from Boden
Vintage blue heels (dream version here)

checked retro dress
checked retro dress

What I Wore – Tom Ford Eyes

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Have you ever discovered sunglasses so perfect you buy them in the darkest months of the year? This lady has.

Say hello to my brand new Tom Ford Lana superspy shades (from the sunglass superstore that is SmartBuyGlasses).

To keep my eyes feeling happy after multiple laser surgeries, I have been wearing a selection of old school sunglasses, then throwing them in my handbag in the evening. Naturally, this has resulted in some wear and tear. To combat the issue, I have been wearing my Tom Fords from sunrise to sundown, then tucking them into their uber luxe suede case like a responsible adult.

It must be love.

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What I Wore – The Tiny Red Telephone Box

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Once upon a month ago, I was chatting to the folk at HTC about the release of the HTC One M8 (you’ll see the red version in my paws, above). While we all know I’m something of a nerdypants, this was actually more of a fashion chat than a tech talk.

In collaboration with one of the industry’s leading fashion illustrators, Jacqueline Bissett, HTC just launched the first ever illustrated look book for a smartphone, placing their flagship device in the limelight.

I was asked if I’d like to be included in the project and have Jacqueline illustrate me with the scarlet smartphone.

Have me illustrated at the creative hands which curated the illustrations of Givenchy, Swarovski, Harrods and more? I didn’t need to be asked twice.

The result is below, digitally, though the full illustration has been hung as the focal point in my hallway. While the illustration is altogether more glamorous than the tired remains of Post-Fashion Week Lela, I think it only proves the accessory magic of a beautiful smartphone. Like a red lip, a red phone is the wearable cherry on top.

(And when all your energy has been spent running around the country in your get-out-of-jail-free-card*…that’s an essential.)

What I Wore:
(in illustration)
My #1 Autumn/Winter pick – the Simone Rocha tulle embroidered dress
(in real life)
* The get-out-of-jail-free-card (the perfect Winter coat) from Superdry – the spoils from their Fashion’s Night Out celebration!
Sargossa heels

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