Surely the Platonic form of ‘handbag’ would come in brown. And let’s make it a gentle on the eye, inviting to touch, yellowish, golden kind of brown. Variations on which can include camel, biscuit, beige, tawny, suntan veering into ecru, cream and nude. The kind of leather palette that makes my heart sing.
This little caramel beauty is by Mimi Berry London. An independent east London brand I’ve been familiar with ever since I first moved here, discovering the Cheshire Street shop nearly ten years. The Mimi Berry shop now resides in Clapton (yes!) and still home to beautifully made in England, wonderfully minimal in design but strong in earthy colour bags and accessories. This little Robin bag (comes in indigo, chilli red, olive & black) is gorgeous and yes, I may have bought a little caramel wallet to match, oops. Photo tour of Mimi’s shop coming very soon. But in the meantime check out the SS16 collection online. This Peggy style (already sported by the ever stylish Style Memos) is next on my list…!
Did you read this brilliant article on dressing by Topshop’s Kate Phelan? She perfectly sums up how us ladies in our 30s going on 40s going on 50s should dress – and takes away any pang of guilt from relying on the reliables. Hence my regular uniform of black, white and denim popping up on this blog yet again.
Interesting about the top is that it’s actually maternity wear by Just Polly – no, not preggers, eek! – but maternity wear that’s designed to be worn by the non-pregnant which is really the way most of it should be, no? Given you wear it in the run up to and then post-birth for quite a few months. And then even when very not pregnant or post-partum anymore just partial to nicely-made, loose, flowing comfortable clothes. I don’t need to tell you how comfy the elasticated black culottes are ahem. And how I plan to wear them next week on our forth-coming long-haul flight… Stay tuned, family Stylonylon are in search of some serious sunshine, no freak weather storms allowed this time, haha!
Bag* | Mimi Berry
Top* | Just Polly
Jeans | Grlfrnd @ Revolve
Jacket | Miss Selfridge