Seasons change

Black tights, out and on! It's getting to autumn and I can't bloody wait. Jumpers, more jumpers, leather, wool and all black everything. Bring it on. 


Blue and green

...should never be seen? Never - ice blue and deep green seem like a winning combination, and a good way to wear these tricky trousers. I bought this ice blue jumper a few weeks ago - don't you love planning your new season wardrobe? I'm on a budget for mine this year so this jumper, plus two amazing vintage tartan skirts I'll trot out in due course, will (in theory) be it for a while...I'll reveal what I'm saving for soon! 
Still reluctant to retire the sandals and switch to toe-cramping closed shoes. So until the rain starts and autumn really sets in I'll keep hanging on to that last little bit of the warm weather. 


Shiny shiny

OMG A DIFFERENT POSE. Bet you thought I was only 2-D. 
I remember when I saw this skirt on ASOS last winter (when I was in my 'multiple black textures skirt' fashion phase - bring on cold weather for a revival) and thought that it would be easy to wear. It's not - the sadists (ha) decided not to line it, meaning it bunches up at front if you walk too fast. Don't even ask about wearing tights with it. I'm still working on a solution for this winter. 
BUT given that every high street store under the sun is offering a version of this, I feel smugly ahead of the trend. And it sets off my oilslick tote perfectly. I remember the obsessive way I semi-stalked this bag (given that it was stationary it probably doesn't count), circling, waiting for the final reduction and then POUNCING. Now, several years later, it's stylish again, and vying my beloved Alexander Wang for a place on my arm. 
But not everything can last forever in my wardrobe. Yep, you guys are in for a treat - I'm finally on ebay! Head this way for a currently small but soon-to-grow selection of wardrobe goodies. I've got a very exciting trip to raise funds for. More soon...



Just before the summer gave up the ghost and we tipped over from pushing 30 degrees to pushing 20 degrees. I'm sure it'll be back before we officially move into autumn. But there's definitely an icier nip in the air...


Late summer sparkle

It's September! But the summer shows no sign of ending just yet. As much as I LOVED the first early morning mist today and the slight chill in the air that means autumn will arrive soon, I am going to miss bare legs, bare shoulders and open-toed shoes. This has been a great summer.
I'm quite bad at posting full outfits here, as I've said before - often what you see is before the finshing touches like the trusty statement bag, the jacket or the slick of lipstick. But here's an actual outfit, complete with beautifully glittering midnight blue skirt (that feels 'like that thing you scrub the pans with', apparently, but has a very comfy knitted cotton stretchy waistband), the trustiest heels of Summer 2013 and my beloved Alexander Wang. It's been a year and no other 'it' bag has caught my eye since this baby came along. Well...except for the same bag in other colours....