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Not too sure why, but Topshop has sort of dropped off my radar lately. Am I the only one? It’s been ages since I’d logged onto their site or stepped into one of their shops… but yesterday I spotted these little beauties. Well, actually, I spotted the neutral pair and thought they looked like the best summer heels ever. But then I got to thinking… would they be better if they came in a headache inducing bright shade of pink or yellow? Uhh, yes, they would be. Unfortunately though they only come in nude and black (which I still really like) but if they came in yellow they’d be mine in an instant, because colour popping is in little chickens and what better way to rock it than on your feet?
Please note: the yellow and pink shoes aren’t available in real life but were just dreamed up with a little help from photoshop.
When I pulled this little black and white number on over my head and felt the way the skirt stood out away from my body I couldn’t help but yelp, ‘this is such a happy dress!’ A couple of weeks ago I got to spend an afternoon with Elizabeth Lau in her West London studio. It was such a welcome and calming break from the mayhem of packing and moving. We sipped green tea, debated the Galliano news, and wondered whether the temperature in England would ever rise above freezing… thankfully, I’ve heard that it has.
More importantly though, I had the chance to coo over her AW11 collection and can I just say that it is so scarily straight up my street. Black and grey jumpers with quirky phrases, like ‘I (heart) Rosie’ and ‘The Guvnar’, sprawled across the front. The sayings were all borrowed from Cockney rhyming slang, quite possibly the perfect British memorabilia to bring over to Switzerland with me, eh eh? The simple colour palette is heavenly and the fabric is so soft, making them the kind of jumpers I would reach for every day. Additionally, the collection is stuffed full of adorable little dresses and, while they are all quite sweet and pretty, they are easy and wearable when teamed with little black converse. Just my idea of the perfect paired down outfit. Plus, it comes with a ribbon bow-tie to boot? Too cute. It could only get better if you had a mini-me doll to tot around with you…
View the Elizabeth Lau Spring 2011 collection here.
Big thanks to Kit for the first photo, Elizabeth for the tea, and Blythe for being a very good model.
While loud stripes and bold colours are currently fighting to take over our Spring Summer wardrobes, I’m craving simplicity and neutrality from Weekday. Possibly the Swiss mentality is edging into my dress sense…?
All items available at the Weekday website.
Discovered today that I made some epic packing fails in this first leg of my move to Switzerland. Somehow managed to bring all sorts of things that I have nothing to wear with… and nothing to wear under… and nothing to wear over… #slamshandonhead. Apologies for the less than ground breaking breton stripes, jeans, and converse combo… but hey, I’ve got to work with what I’ve got and this is proving to be a valuable lesson in not being a diva about my wardrobe.
p.s. I’m coming back to England at the end of next week and will thankfully be able to pick up some of the things I absentmindedly left behind.