is it just me or does the marc by marc jacobs petal to the metal messenger bag look eerily similar to my alexander mcqueen flapper bag? all i’m saying is i know which...Read More →
is it just me or does the marc by marc jacobs petal to the metal messenger bag look eerily similar to my alexander mcqueen flapper bag? all i’m saying is i know which came first… and it wasn’t the one with the silly little birds.
after waiting for almost 2 weeks for my swedish clogs to arrive they finally landed down in my living room yesterday. way more comfortable to wear than i expected, my only criticism would be the slight sauna sensation that started to develop around my feet after hours of walking around town. never-mind though, that certainly is not a reason to put me off of them. i decided to go for this very traditional version, as opposed to all the more fancy high heeled and studded varieties that are everywhere. although the clog trend already feels slightly overdone, i realized today (while people kept staring at my feet) that they haven’t trickled down to mainstream street style yet. i know people who have bought pairs but none that actually wear them. this is because they always complain that the versions they purchased are too high and too difficult to walk in (especially on the cobblestone roads in oxford). with this said, i’m totally chuffed about the pair that i got. i will upload more detailed shots later and will include info on where you can find them – they are from some very random swedish site that my husband found and were a real bargain. thanks mr crusader! i love them.
Wearing: Rare ditsy print top, Urban Outfitters pull on jeans, Alexander McQueen bag, Swedish Clogs, Chanel Blue Satin nail polish – they I got as a birthday present from the gorgeous Jackie of platform princess. (thanks my love!)
p.s. did you notice? i’m officially thestylecrusader.com now!
Oxford is a bizarre and wonderful place – hence the totally surreal happenings that take place bright and early every 1st of May. Reluctantly I dragged myself (and Mr Crusader) out of bed at 5:30am this morning and headed down to the High Street to find out what all the fuss was about. The streets were full of people – some had stayed out all night at balls while others were toting around small children and looking remarkably fresh faced. All the madness culminates in front of Magdalen college where a choir sings from the top of a tower. I wont lie to you, I could just barely make out the sound of their angelic voices radiating across the heaps of people – but regardless of that pivotal moment the whole experience of May Morning was totally perfect. The energy of hundreds of people, some who have triumphed over the night and were struggling to stand up straight, was totally electrifying. Some traditions really are worth all the hype.
Dapper Oxford gents wearing brogues, society jackets, burberry trenches, smoking cigars and drinking champagne – all before 6:30am. That is what it’s all about.
Oxford High Street at 6am.
Morris dancers next to Hertford College.
Parades go through the streets with people dancing behind them.
Triumphant party-goers who managed to stay awake through the whole night! All this before 7am…
asos and i are having a moment. i have never actually bought anything from the website (gasp!) but i seriously want pretty much everything they’ve got. i do not know what has gotten in to me but i feel like i need the above printed trousers! after seeing this post where sarah wears a similar pair – i just can’t get them out of my head. do you think i’ve lost my marbles? are they actually hideous? on a less controversial note, the above skirt would pretty much be perfection- with my new clogs… uh, yes please. all the skirts i currently have seem to be either too bodycon (AA stretchy ones) or too… well, too not this one pictured above. in addition to those two pieces i’m also craving an army inspired little jacket and the rayban cat sunglasses that are on sale. yes, that’s right, i’ve got some serious style cravings going on at the moment.
is there anything your dreaming about?
not a colour that is highly connected with spring but it is totally working on this girl. this rusty orange shade that she’s got in her hair, around her neck, and slung over her shoulder is the perfect accent to her otherwise neutral shaded outfit. i just love the laid back, but very well put together, and in sync look of these three. plus, i’m totally after an army khaki jacket (like the one hanging over her arm) and wedged desert boots (like both girls are wearing). seriously covetable – a masterclass on how to put together contrasting prints and colours and a reminder that attention to detail really makes all the difference.
p.s. apologies that i haven’t been keeping up on everyone’s blogs very well – i’m totally feeling overwhelmed with university work at the moment, but i promise i’ll make an effort to catch put this weekend!