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My Winter Selects

These are the easy separates that take me through the cold weather season and work for every occasion. I often don’t have time t get changed between the office and after-work events, so I like pieces that I can dial up or down and will easily transition from day to night.

1 Navy Wool Coat by Mango
2 Suede & Leather Ankle Boots by Saint Laurent
3 Cropped Trousers by Zara
4 Suede Ankle Boots by Isabel Marant

5 Crew Neck T-Shirt by David Gandy for Autograph
6 Cropped Stretch-Leather Trousers by Joseph
7 Shearling-lined Canvas Parka by Mr & Mrs Italy
8 Faux Leather Gloves with Zip by Zara

9 Black Felt Hat by Maison Michele
10 Satin & Wool Tuxedo Blazer by Joseph
11 Ribbed Cashmere Sweater by The Row

12 Classic Cashmere Scarf by Burbery
13 Recycled Cashmere Jumper by Arket
14 Flare High-Rise Jeans by Frame
15 Leather Ankle Boots by Saint Laurent

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ONE-PIECE WONDERS

In praise of the non-bikini

I have a theory – you’re either a bikini girl or you’re not. It has less to do with size or shape, more with personal style: I’ve always favoured swimsuits. Sure, bikinis possess an obvious sexy quotient, but then I have never been into what’s obvious. I hate fidgeting and that’s the thing with bikinis and boobs – it’s a constant fidget-fest. I crave comfort and unfussy swimwear that doesn’t hinder my ability to move around on the beach. And thankfully fashion has moved on from a time when one-piece options were frump-ville central.
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SHOES OF SUMMER

The power-pairing I will be sporting this summer is definitely matchy-matchy.
I am the girl that rarely wears heels – show me a stiletto and I run for the hills (in my comfy trainers). Flats have a casual flair, but can also go ultra-dressy through texture and embellishments. And whilst I like clashing my pedi with my open-toed sandals – right now am feeling like matching it all up.

Free People Samantha Flatform Sandal 
Nails Inc White Out Nail Polish

Isabel Marant Maheo Leather Sandals
Christian Louboutin Nail Polish in Sweet Charity

Ancient Greek Sandals Niki Metallic Leather Sandals
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Dore Orfevre

Sanayi 313 Fringe Sandals
Burberry Nail Polish in Festive Gold 

Marques Almeida Gingham Sandals
Dior Nail Polish in Early

Topshop Hacienda Velvet Ribbon Sandal
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Satsuma

ATP Atelier Rosa Cutout Leather Slides
OPI Nail Lacquer in A Piers To Be Tan

Mercedes Castillo Odalia Leather-trimmed Appliqued Suede Sandals
Nails Inc in Better Together

No. 21 Knotted Gingham Twill Sandals
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Nail Colour in Red Bow Tie

Valentino Velvet & Leather Sandals 
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro in Miss Independent 

Alexander Wang Amelia Slides
NARS Nail Polish in Copper Brown

Topshop FIJI Fringe Sandals
Giorgio Armani Nail Lacquer in Maeve Eclipse 

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THE JEWELLERY UPDATE

My attitude towards jewellery is pretty much the same as how I approach my wardrobe: quality over quantity every time. And I wear the same items over and over – I get attached to my pieces and each have a story to tell. I do love to update my collection and see each new purchase as a precious investment –I guess my mantra would be “Buy less but buy the Best”- meaning the best I can afford. I’ll save up for the more expensive items, but since my taste is pretty classic, my jewellery is timeless and not trend dependent. I also love to mix different metals: I am partial to rose gold, which I think blends beautifully with silver and a few little sparkly diamond accents.

1 Kimberly McDonald 18-Karat White Gold, Geode, Pearl & Diamond Earrings
2 Cartier Juste Un Clou Bracelet in Yellow Gold
3 Piaget Possession 18-Karat Rose Gold Diamond Ring
4 Annoushka Personalised Chain Letters Necklace
5 Theodora Warre Zircon Simple Hoop Earrings

6 Marni Gold Tone Earrings
7 Lucy Williams x Missoma Mini Fang Necklace
8 Theodora Warre Blue Tigers Eye Horn Ring
9 Miansai 14-Karat Yellow Gold Thin Screw Cuff Diamond Bracelet
10 Ippolita Rock Candy Wire 18-Karat Gold, Quartz and Mother of Pearl Earrings

11 Tiffany & Co Infinity 18-Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Ring
12 Repossi Staple 18-Karat Black Gold-Washed Diamond Ear Cuff
13 Sophie Bille Brahe Croissant de Perle 14-Karat Gold Earring With Pearls
14 Mizuki 14-Karat Yellow Gold Earrings
15 Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Bracelet

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This week’s buys

My high-low edit of what’s hitting the shops

1 Mango Ruffled Stripe-Patterned Blouse

2 Victoria Victoria Beckham ‘Fashion Stole My Smile’ T-Shirt

3 Zara Lace Up Flat Sandals

4 Solid & Striped Gingham Swimsuit

 5 Proenza Schouler Hex Mini Leather Bucket Bag

6 Zara Pear Studded Trousers with Slits 

7 Alighieri No Lie Gold-Plated Earrings

8 Mango Structured Blazer

9 Proenza Schouler Pleated Jacquard-Knit Skirt

10 Isabel Marant Aurora Mini Skirt 

11 Zara Wrap Blouse with Bow in Back

12 Warehouse Ring Detail Leather Sandals

13 Balenciaga Panier Large Leather-Trimmed Raffia Tote

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This Week’s Buys

My high-low edit of what’s hitting the shops 

1 Chloé Miles Lace-Up Suede Sandals
2 Zara Cropped Tuxedo Trousers
3 Sensi Studio Natural Straw Cross Body Bag
4 & Other Stories Eyelet Top
5 & Other Stories Plate Earrings
6 Marco De Vincenzo Woven Satin Boots

7 H&M Blouse with Drawstrings
8 Saint Laurent Square-Frame Acetate Optical Glasses
9 Zara Flat Leather Shoes With Buckle
10 Elizabeth & James Mitchell Gold-Plated Hair Pin
11 All Saints Birds Cropped Boys Jeans
12 Zara Striped Embroidered Jumpsuit
13 Topshop Check Suit Jacket

14 All Saints Deidre Via Shirt
15 Alice + Olivia Black Leather Leggings
16 Charlotte Chesnais Tri-Colour Galilea Medium Earrings
17 APC Julianne Cotton Trench Coat
18 Kate Moss for Equipment Lake Striped Silk-Satin Shirt
19 Topshop Pom-Pom Kick Flare Trousers