Loves of Late
Autumn has definitely arrived in London. I find myself spending more time inside drinking cups of tea, getting acquainted with Netflix and changing up my skincare routine. To embrace the change of seasons I have rediscovered and found a few things to help me along my way.
I recently rediscovered this after sifting through a bag that was pushed way to the back of my closet. English Rose is the perfect your-lips-but-better colour with a buttery smooth formula. For those nights (or days) where you want an easy option and can’t figure out what to put on your lips to go with a cobalt blue winged liner and RuPaul lashes this ticks all the boxes (and it’s said to be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s favourite which couldn’t hurt).
I haven’t made a big bag purchase for a while now and I realised after sifting through my clutches, handbags, totes, bum bags (yes really) that I was in dire need of a great classic bag. Whilst I’m sadly not the person to walk into Hermes and buy a different Birkin for each month of the year, I’ve found the next best thing. Dior’s Diorever bag is a timeless classic that can be worn a variety of ways, wear this with a shoulder strap, keep it open, close it, take off the strap – it’s become a fully fledged staple in my wardrobe. I decided to go for a neutral colour and picked navy blue although I had been eyeballing the silver foil Diorever all summer long (I need another silver bag like a need a hole in the head). This has been on the of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time.
I must admit that the style of jean that I never thought I’d wear has suddenly become my favourite shilouette. After falling in love with a pair of Re/Done jeans I was hooked. I recently picked up my first pair of Zara Mom Jeans and after wearing them out on date night with my husband (who funnily enough loved them) I came home and immediately ordered two more pairs. They are comfortable, highwaisted, fitted but not spray on skinny and universally flattering. Perfect with a slouchy knit and a bad-ass pair of boots.
These are like walking on clouds. I’ve always loved sneakers but have never been someone to live up to the hype – you won’t catch me in line waiting for a pair of Yeezy’s or paying 15 times more than the retail price just to have the latest pair of Jordan’s. My husband suggested that we buy a pair of NMD’s when they were released and after getting the same sold out story from store to store I managed to track down a pair from Office. I can see why these are such a hot commodity, NMD’s are the most commutable shoe that I’ve ever worn and they look great too. I’m considering becoming that person who lines up for shoes to find a pair in nude.
This is a decadent recommendation. I always gawked at how overpriced The Row’s beautiful knits were and sadly once I purchased one I realised that this was going to be an expensive habit. This is one of those things that I totally accept being ripped off. The Row’s cashmere sweaters are so soft that anything else pales in comparison, their classic cuts and shilouettes make these classic pieces that if taken care of properly could last for years and years (this is exactly what I told my husband and I’m sticking to it). I would suggest waiting for these to go on sale to make the price a little less painful but they are certainly investment pieces and well worth the aggravated phone calls from your banker.
These have quickly become my go-to pair of earrings. They’re effortless, easy and go with absolutely everything. Theodora Warre is an old school chum who has always had a wonderful, eclectic sense of style and it was hardly surprising that her jewellery has taken off – Keith Richards was recently spotted in her shark tooth necklace (now if that isn’t career defining then I don’t know what is). My collection of Theodora Warre pieces is growing by the week.
With winter fast on our heels my skin is getting dryer than usual. I have to remind myself that moisturising each night after a bath isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps is my favourite moisturiser that I’ve been buying for over a decade. It’s got no frills, no astronomical scent but it’s buttery, smooth and thick which equals silky soft limbs all winter long. This will absolutely be in my arsenal forever and ever.
Before I travel the first place I hit up is the La Mer counter at Duty Free to see what’s new and figure out what I can’t possibly live without. My recent find is the Perfecting Treatment which is billed as a treatment to be used under moisturiser to inject moisture into skin and leave it luminous, smooth and blur any imperfections or this can be used under foundation to create a perfect canvas. I was sold. I have been actually using this over moisturiser as a primer and I must say that it acts like FaceTune for makeup – all lines, redness and sallow skin are gently blurred to create a perfect base for makeup, this also feels hydrating and doesn’t leave you feeling like you have a film of silicone on your face like so many primers. This is a versatile wonder which helps justify the astronomical price tag.
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