My mom once told my then-boyfriend-now-husband, ‘when she falls for you, she’ll fall hard.’ This was in the midst of a mini-crisis when I, according to her, ‘loved him less than he loved...Read More →
My mom once told my then-boyfriend-now-husband, ‘when she falls for you, she’ll fall hard.’ This was in the midst of a mini-crisis when I, according to her, ‘loved him less than he loved me’. Girls can be fickle and uncertain creatures at times. She was right though and, as it turns out, my all or nothing personality applies to what I wear too. When I fall for an item I fall hard and wear it non-stop. Currently I can’t pull my hands and feet away from the following items (as pictured above): Jigsaw chelsea boots, J.Crew fingerless cashmere gloves, Jigsaw camel skirt with exposed side zip and Quiksilver evolution jacket. These are the items that have seen me through the recent drop in temperature. What are you currently glued to? Please tell me I’m not the only one with this weird disorder.
Arctic shades and steely silvers cascaded over each model’s figure at the Masha Ma show at London Fashion Week last month. The collection was enticing, with billowing elaborately constructed shapes that somehow managed to look perfectly wearable. The combination of textures brought each look to life. Sheer creams were paired with aluminum foil-esque pieces and were topped off with satin soft blues, which worked to conjure up dreams of some sort of fantasy Terminator in Antarctica remix. The construction was stunning. One part of me was left wondering how such pieces could possibly be created, while the other half considered whether starting a new savings account now might make it possible to wangle myself into one of their pieces come Spring… it’s never too early to start planning for the future, right? Am adding a silver three finger ring and matching bum bag to my Christmas list pronto.
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Someone recently posed the question, ‘Does new minimalism matter?’ In the great scheme of things probably not. But, when it comes to picking out what I want to wear in the morning and how I, more broadly, view the world it most certainly does. There has been a peeling back of outlandish labels and fussy details as of late. We can clearly blame the recession for this changing tide, but this is one positive that has come out of the bankers greedy shenanigans. Oh, how I loathe the thought of a dangling ‘J’ from a Juicy Tracksuit or a padlock swinging from a Chloe Paddington – details I embarrassingly coveted in the early noughties. Much rather would I have a Celine forever-bag or a label-less pair of cashmere sweats. Luxury that transcends trends and hovers above what’s ‘in’… that’s what I want and that, my friends, is new minimalism in a nutshell.
Sarah from We Shop Therefore We Are. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone that entered and apologies that I don’t double as an army surplus stockist by day… if I did I’d send one to you all.
Autumn is technically here but the weather in England is bizarrely warm with temperatures reaching the highs we enjoyed back in June. Despite being unable to wear a jacket or start a fire in my living room it’s impossible to not lean towards fall colours. Caramelly browns, deep greens and navy are what I currently want to be wrapped up in.
p.s. the vintage U.S. army jacket giveaway ends at midnight so be sure to enter here if you haven’t already.