20.11.2019- What I Wore Today #392

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

At this time of year, there’s no doubt that a good knit is an indispensable essential. I’ve amassed quite a collection of woolly wonders over the last few years, and I’m always eternally grateful to my past self for investing in a selection of good quality staple knits when the chilly weather rolls around. This year, I’ve also added a few fresh favourites to my collection which I’m really enjoying teaming with some of my most-worn wardrobe heroes:  
Jumper- & Other Stories 
Trousers- Baum und Pferdgarten 
 Bag- Fjallraven 
Sunglasses- & Other Stories 
Shoes- Flossy 

I picked up this knit from & Other Stories at the start of the autumn, having been drawn to it as it’s such an unusual colour. So far, it’s been a godsend for bringing the gap between the season in my wardrobe, and is versatile enough to style with lots of my existing favourites, including these Baum und Pferdgarten trousers which I picked up back in the summer. The fact that it’s a slightly oversized knit makes it ideal for this time of the year too, especially for layering over some of my favourite skirts and dresses. 

Have you been styling any knitwear staples recently? 

(Image credit: Katherine Glyde, please do not reproduce without permission.)

18.11.2019- Beauty Buys: Winter Wonders

Monday, 18 November 2019

I don't quite know why, but it always surprises me just how much the sudden onset of the cold at this time of the year hits me like a ton of bricks- you'd have thought that I'd be well used to it by now! At the end of last week I made it along to the doctors to get to the bottom of a nasty cough which has been lingering for a little bit too long- needless to say that I've got the super-seasonal-special combination of a sinus and chest infection, so am armed with some steroid spray and antibiotics to tackle it! As well as the medicine, I've also been making more of a concerted effort to look after myself a little bit better, with a much-needed dose of early nights and some duvet days. I've also been reaching for a handful of essentials from my seasonal beauty stash, all of which have been working wonders in helping me to feel that little bit better:

Ren's Atlantic Sea Kelp and Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash is a relatively recent addition to my stash of essentials, and it's an investment which I'm really pleased I made. As well as being really refreshing, I've found that treating myself to a bath rather than a shower a few times a week has done wonders for helping me calm down and relax at the end of the day. Even better, it's presented in a bottle made from 100% recycled plastic, a fifth of which has been reclaimed from the oceans- a purchase well worth making for that reason alone. Next up, Drunk Elephant's B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, which is the dream ticket for beating the dullness which the winter always seems to bring with it. I've been using it after cleansing and toning in the evening, and it's definitely helping to keep my skin feeling healthy. Finally, for weekly use when my skin needs a bit more of an intensive boost, a product which I return to time and time again- Glossier's Moisturising Moon Mask- a real seasonal hero if ever there was one. 

What are your winter beauty heroes?

(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)

13.11.2019- What I Wore Today #391

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

With the weather looking decidedly gloomy of late, I’m looking back to the end of the summer with some style shaped snaps which I captured just before the temperatures tumbled. It’s always lovely to rediscover some old favourites in your wardrobe, and after having a good clear out earlier in the year I was delighted to get to grips with remixing some pieces which I’ve had stashed away for ages- including some staple styles which I am really please have stood the test of time:

Jumper- Marks and Spencer 
Jumpsuit- Zara 
Sunglasses- Warehouse 
Bag- Fjallraven 
Shoes- Flossy 

This jumpsuit from Zara is a piece which I picked up I can’t even remember how long ago, and for a while it languished in the back of my wardrobe as I tried to work out how to style it. For the end of the summer and beginning of autumn it proved to be the perfect piece for negotiating the changeable temperatures, and wins serious points for being one of those great go-to essentials which is really easy to reach for first thing in the morning without having to put too much thought into it! Here I layered it over a basic knit from M&S, so perhaps this is something to think about for making it a winter wonder too.

Have you refreshed any old wardrobe favourites recently? 

(Image credit: Michelle Chai, please do not reproduce without permission.)
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