This Sunday Edit comes to you from a very chilled family weekend where trying out matcha lattes for the first time was the most pressing concern. Blissful! And finding the silver lining when shooting in changeable weather (ah, I love the shadows being cast on my whiteboard) but hey, that’s life sometimes…
Just like the fact I may have nowhere to wear the latest crochet bikini offerings of Insta-gal favourite Triangl, but doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy it and the prospect of wearing it in months to come. Several (many, many) more weeks of jogging will do no harm for bearing the bod in bikini anyway. Gotta find that silver lining, right? 😉
Which is why now that I’m getting a little more serious about the jogging, I’m getting some proper kit in. Forget my black leggings of old. The new running me, likes them in grey – this awesome, very I-take-my-sport-seriously pair are are from Style PB. This pair has just sold out (think I bought the last pair), but there’s a shorter pair here, new grey styles dropping soon which I’ll point you in the direction of.
And now more silver lining chat: Like being mega upset that the Cos and Zara versions of these strange but wonderful new breed of glove/mid ballet shoe (the highstreet versions way better than the original designer ones, IMHO) that have hit the shops. Cos’ (not just a shop that I have yet to properly commit to because of sizing issues, but how we used to abbreviate ‘because’ back in the 90s, btw) when I found them in Topshop, they were in the best colour yet – yay-grey, which is how I now like to refer to that most versatile and right-for-every-occasion shade occupying all the places between white and black. And then I was alerted to this classy wood-heel style on Uterque in gorgeous suede (eek, need!) and silver (also similar on Office in black and silver!)
The tea-towel was a Christmas present, hand-printed on cotton, inspired by Scottish highland surrounds where designer Tery McCowan lives in Applecross. And the delicate little bracelets – by Italian but London based designer Esotic Jewellery – spell out words in Morse code; mine are my name and ‘Love’, check out the full range here.
So, say hello to book number two, Spark Joy, from the ultra-organised, folding expert Marie Kondo. Her best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying gave me the impetus to do a massive spring clean in the old house before we moved and I implemented (I hope!) lots of her advice in setting up our new place (which is over-all much better, if still a work in progress). The follow-up incorporates aspects of the first book and goes into more detail – even featuring illustrations – on how to organise your drawers, boxes etc. The main thing I took away – apart from knowing I will probably not manage all the folding – was the simple but effective ‘Store by material’ principle, which makes decisions easier and things look overall tidier eg. I always keep my wooden and metal utensils in separate jars.
And finally, but by no means least, the gorgeous lambswool jumper is from one of my favourite Stoke Newington boutiques. Hub Shop in Stoke Newington, who stock lots of my favourite brands – Samsoe & Samsoe, Ally Capellino, Beaumont Organic, Falke, Sessun, and, just noticed, the fab Bethnals. The jumper is actually by the store’s in-house brand, Allsea. British made, the perfect crew neck, I sized up for a comfortable fit. The green is out of stock just now but check the gorgeous grey and cumin. Shooting this for an outfit post later this week – it goes perfectly with a pair of neat-fitting straight jeans. Happy Sunday folks, and if you’re into Snapcaht, come join for all the silly stuff @stylonylon.
Bikini* | Triangl
Shoes | Topshop
Jumper* | Allsea at Hub Shop
Bracelets* | Esotic Jewellery
Book* | Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
Tea towel | Clement Design