My big sister, a keen fashion historian and seamstress, always wanted me to keep a daily fashion diary that would serve as a record for future generations of everyday dress in our lifetime.
Sadly, my sister died in 2011, before our project came to fruition. This blog is for her; I'm just sorry that I didn't start it sooner. I hope she would approve.
Funny, the peculiar things you find yourself doing late at night when you’re home alone. For some inexplicable reason, I spent last night decoupaging the shoebox for my wedding shoes. One of the most pointless tasks I’ve ever undertaken. Oddly enjoyable, though!
What do you think of the ruby slippers?
Tuesday 7 May 2013
I’m feeling so refreshed after the three-day weekend! How about you?
Really enjoying this balmy weather - a chance to wear cotton dresses like this sharp tailored shift (bought at Laura Ashley several years ago) with bright accessories, big sunglasses and bare limbs. A welcome change from jumpers and boots.
Do you like my Braun watch? My fiancé and I have the his and hers versions; maybe a little bit pukey, but we love them. So smart!
We’re in the middle of our first sewing project together! I’ve had this New Look pattern and green fabric for a few years, so it was high time that I pulled it out from the back of the cupboard. It’s been a real joint project; we’ve both been cutting, sewing and pressing. Hopefully we’ll finish it this week; if it looks ok, I’ll show you the finished piece! (We’re doing view B.)
Tuesday 30 April 2013
A coral lace pencil skirt paired with a royal blue blouse, topped off with a bold turquoise coat. Spring is here!
Lusting over this gorgeous red dress from Anthropologie… Really, really can’t afford it… Would be so perfect for our engagement shoot in June!
Saturday 27 April 2013
A quiet day of cooking, sewing, strolling around the local area and generally relaxing. The weather’s taken a turn for the worse again, so I wrapped up in grey velvet jeans (my mum’s), a crisp blouse (Laura Ashley), pure wool Fair Isle cardigan (Woolovers) and warm green coat Uniqlo). I accessorised with a pair of navy blue suede heels and a grey bag.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Today, I’m attending an event at Burberry in Central London. I’m wearing a Gharani Strok dress in taupe, black and navy with navy suede Mary Janes, a cream basket weave bag (Charles + Keith) and a pair of big sunglasses. The weather in London is perfect today!
Saturday 20 April 2013
I’m wearing a bold pink and white skirt that belonged to my sister today - it felt perfect on such a bright spring day. I’ve teamed it with a white shirt (my mum’s) and a cute blazer (also my mum’s!) - the finishing touch is a pair of navy blue, suede mary janes from Clarks. It’s been a great day - lunch with the future in-laws at the wonderful Bistro des Amis in Skipton, followed by a visit to the castle in the sunshine.
Do you like the picture with the antlers!?
Friday 19 April 2013
Sutton-in-Craven, North Yorkshire
This is the Church where we’ll be married in September. Last night, we called round for a chat with our vicar about some of the formalities; I can’t believe how quickly it’s coming round! We walked home past the church from the vicarage, and it was just beautiful in the evening sun. I can’t wait until September!
I wore a purple coat from John Lewis with skinny jeans, boots, a long Fair isle cardigan and red ruffled top.
Thursday 18 April 2013
A special post this morning, featuring David who just looks awesome. He’s setting off to Leeds to do some teaching for a couple of days, wearing Levi’s Commuter jeans, a crisp white shirt from Reiss, and MY green coat from Uniqlo! I find it galling that he looks better in it than I do. He’s thrilled to be wearing his Scarpa hiking boots (his latest obsession) and his Côte et Ciel backpack. He’s taking our cat north for a holiday. See you soon, Yuki! Enjoy the trip!
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Clad in a Reiss skirt, Laura Ashley shell top and Marks + Spencer blazer for a meeting in Central London. I accessorised with patent heels from Isola, a taupe bag from Marks + Spencer, and my grandmother’s brooch.
Monday 15 April 2013
Back to work after a really lovely weekend, in my lovely Albertina dress from Hobbs. Feeling suitably spring-like in a primrose yellow cardigan (a gift from my mum) and some splashes of hot pink!
We’re wearing his and hers hiking boots. Is that tragic, or sweet?