stylist shops: April 2014

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sunshine Style

I've disappeared off for a few days of sunshine in the middle of this maniacally busy month! 
Packing for three days is always the hardest, especially when taking hand only luggage so all my toiletries have to be under 100ml.
Thank goodness I always have miniatures of all my favourite products....

Elemis Rehydrating Cleanser and Skin Buff, Clarins Hydrating Serum and SPF 15 moisturiser, Dermatalogica SPF 30 (the nicest facial suncream of them all), REN shampoo and conditioner, VICHY oil suncream, Clarins SPF 15 and lip protector SPF 30. 

Choosing the perfect pedi colour is a very serious matter - fortunately I had these epic pastel shades to choose from:
Blue and Lilac: Laura Mercier
Pastel Pink: Butter London
Shoes: Zara

 Superga's and Tumi: my travel essentials.

Today I'm wearing poolside: Tshirt Zara, Shorts Levi's at Urban Outfitters, Belt Vintage, Shoes Senso, Sunglasses Bottega Veneta. 

Monday, 28 April 2014

One Jacket 5 Ways

When F&F asked me to style up their denim jacket 5 ways I gladly obliged. As a lover of denim, it was hardly challenging working a mid wash cropped jacket into my wardrobe....

Look 1: Dress Zadig and Voltaire
Look 3: top old Dries Van Noten, Shorts Topshop (similar style here)
Look 4: Stripe top and trousers Dorothy Perkins
Look 5: Jeans Pepe Jeans, Shirt Gap, Birkenstocks from ASOS

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Whata-ya-got Gap?

It's here again, it's Sunday shopping day!
Today I'm hitting up a shop I spend way too much time and money in, wear far too much of and preach about it's brilliance far too regularly... 
I'm off to Gap. Purveyor of affordable basics.
Now the best part of today's Stylist Shops is that Gap currently have 20% off all full priced items online with the code GOGAP - so you can shop from today's post to your heart's content and totally guilt free. 

And off we go....

First up in the Gap-a-thon is the ever useful black skinny jean (£49.95, Small). Not just any black skinny jean mind you, a PERFECT fit skinny leg with no ankle sag for £49.95. They are the skinny jeans you've been searching for your whole life. 
I paired them with this open knit tee (£29.95, Medium) which is an excellent alternative to a standard tshirt. 

Next up is an item my wardrobe is full of, the grey marl jersey top (£14.99, Medium) which I would usually pair with a printed trouser / Isabel Marant-esq floaty skirt - but Gap is only the master of the basics, so I have thrown on the aforementioned skinny jean  (£49.95, Small) in a blue wash (that they don't seem to have online) just to reiterate how blooming brilliant these babies are. 


 Next up is a pinstripe collaboration between the ultimate classic trench (£69.95, Small)  and this nurse-come-hipster dress (£44.95, Size 10). The dress will look brilliant with Birkenstocks in an awkward sort of way, and the trench is the perfect length to wear with anything you could throw at it.

Double Denim - the ultimate cool if you can avoid doing a Britney and Justin.
This shirt is one I've been preaching for a while, the perfect fit denim chambray shirt (£24.95, Small) and I've paired it with these slightly baggy fit denim shorts (£29.95, Size 27) in a totally different denim shade. Totally different denim shade being the key here. Write it down.

Final outfit today and I've shoved back on the trusty black skinnies to show off this perfect denim jacket  (£54.95, Medium). Ive layered it over Gap's classic fit tee (£9.99, Small) but it would look perfect with a floral sundress / pair of leather shorts / lace blouse / silk dress - just about anything really. Proving my point and hereby crowning Gap, King of Basics.

Get shopping online at and remember your 20% off code 'GOGAP'

Thursday, 24 April 2014

White Stuff

Just a few images of things that are cluttering up my Pinterest boards at the moment.
Dreaming of linen sheets, chunky socks and summer knitwear.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bank Holiday Blues

This bank holiday I threw on my trust boiler suit for a dinner with friends. 
This is an outfit that has truly divided the masses. Simon spent the entire evening cracking British Gas jokes, whereas the girls all asked where it was from and if I'd mind if they bought the same one. I even had a compliment on it from Brit style icon Alexa Chung herself. 
Whether you like it or you hate it there's one thing I think we can all agree on when wearing a boiler suit... 
It's a total bitch to pee in.

Boilersuit Topshop, Jacket DKNY, Bag Prada, Boots Duo, Sunglasses Rayban, Necklaces from top: vintage, Dana Levy, Kabiri.

Monday, 21 April 2014

New Season Shopping

Still not over trainers. Seem to be buying them as fast as I can wear them out. 
I've always been an advocate of flat shoes, as a class-A hypochondriac the idea of wearing uncomfortable shoes has never bode particularly well with me, so I think ill be plugging this trend for as long as possible.

A few of my favourites...