While the blog updates have been a little sparse of late, things are finally back up and running (the joys of getting internetz in a new house are deep!) and I have my latest Sunday Edit for you…
My (in the throes of construction) wardrobe life has been getting all cosy and woolly with a grey alpaca knit from new designer Genevieve Sweeney (a former Creative Knitwear Designer for Hugo Boss). Sourcing her wools from the UK and Italy, everything is made up in the good old British Isles. Genevieve sent me two styles to try out and there’s a real sophistication and finesse about them. They are cleverly shaped jumpers that sit stylishly on – a great addition to any pair of jeans. I’m super impressed and excited to discover such a brilliant new brand. And I love that Genevieve restores antique knitting machines in her spare time with which she experiments with traditional techniques. Find out more here.
And then there’s the new style slim fit Ugg boots which I wasn’t sure about at first but do look a bit smarter than the original style. Although they do come up extremely snug, so def worth trying on before you buy or consider sizing up. I got my regular size and fine to wear with no socks or thin ones, but definitely not a big woolly one. Having said that I’m not sure I’d want to boot to look much bigger on my foot so I’m happy with my normal size…
More snug living in pyjamas by Mish London. I was in the market for some new PJs, so business graduate Zara Mishon dropped me an email at just the right time. With a focus on sweet prints, comfy jersey tops and mixing and matching separates – which suits me just fine as I always prefer to wear pyjamas bottoms with a t-shirt. I bought the IKAT trews and black ribbed top.
And the charming teacup is by Anthropologie – I am convinced their cups are by far the best. I’ve bought a selection of colours in two styles (this is the other one which I adore!; all my old ones have chipped, broken and lost their partners so I’m replenishing!) with my eye on the monogrammed ones next.
New jewellery in silver by my favourites EA Burns (earrings) and Jessie Harris London (rings) from Pärla Online which I couldn’t resist popping into last week for a catch up with the lovely Erin and a flick through The Sartorialist’s third and final street-style book with photos of people the world over; inspirational photography and style at its best. The hardback is available now, with this paperback coming out 27 October.
The beauty is first; my life essential, coconut oil, which I use mainly for moisturising, especially now it’s getting colder and my heels are starting to dry. I love the organic Vita Coco version, the smell is just divine. Also great for any little rashes that appear – I have very sensitive skin so often react to the smallest thing. And secondly spearmint & rosemary soap by Irish organic brand Voya, which I first discovered on my trip to Middleton Lodge. I have some anti-ageing seaweed for the bath to try out too, so will let you know how that goes!
Normal blog posting service is resumed (despite the fact we are still battling with out IKEA wardrobe, haha! Just one more sliding door to hang tho) so keep an eye out for new outfit posts and my LFW highlights. Happy Sunday!
Jumper* | Genevieve Sweeny
Boots* | Ugg
Pyjamas | Mish London
Tea cup | Anthropologie
Coconut oil | Vita Coco
Rings | Jessie Harris
Earrings | EA Burns
Book* | The Sartorialist