It's winter again today - go figure. Having said that, I'm quite chuffed I get to wear my Max Mara camel coat which has been locked up in storage all winter. I'm rushing around today, so just a bite size of outfit inspiration for tomorrow's outfit for you to try. I sometimes find it hard to wear beige and camel, it's a bit of a granny colour unless it's a super expensive tan. To make it easier for myself, I like to pair it with denim, it's a smart equation that gives less of a "granny" touch to beige.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
When the J.Crew team in New York asked me to head to Paris to check out the new (and first) French store in the Marais, it was really a no brainer. My task: head to Jenna's favourite Parisian spots and photograph one outfit I loved in each location. From the Tour Eiffel, to St. Germain and the iconic Jardin Tuleries you can follow me through the streets of Paris every last Tuesday of the month as I play dress up in my favourite J.Crew items.
This month I'm wearing one of my favourite combos of all times: sequins and denim. I almost exclusively wear sequins in the day, I find that dressing them down with denim is much cooler, so I chose I bright yellow sequin knitted sweater (in store soon) and wore it with my favourite boyfriend jeans rolled up for added 'nonchalant' effect.
I added my black strappy pointy shoes (sadly no longer available and to this day one of the best buys of the season) and a spring summer must have cover-up: an ultra-classic trench coat made with bonded cotton for a sleek, sculpted look. And since sightseeing requires some hands free action, I also chose a compact leather cross-body bag that fit all of my essentials. I wondered around the streets of St. Germain, and even found a bunch of flowers to match my outfit...
If you missed my previous Paris post check it out on March the 30th and April the 1st -
See you on Tuesday the 26th May of part three!
Find the J.Crew Marais store at:
12 Rue Malher, Paris - +33 1 44 54 57 50
Shop the collection online on
Photos Eva K. Salvi
Monday, 27 April 2015
|Top Shop dress, J.Crew flats, Zara bag|
|Topshop Aztec print dress £70|
Labels: Dresses Be my mirror
Friday, 24 April 2015
On April the 9th we celebrated the official launch of Wardrobe ICONS's Personal Shopping service in collaboration with MATCHESFASHION.COM - it was a brilliant night dedicated to the corporate woman, we got to invite a few of our friends with the intention of showcasing a beautiful selection of stylish, work-appropriate clothes and give everyone a taster of the service we provide with our Personal Shopping service.
But corporate women are not the only ones in need of style advice, what about all mums like Petro and I? We've been thinking about all mums: the ones that have just come back from maternity and are stuck in a fashion rut, those that have just have had a baby and are maybe struggling with dressing for a new body shape, or perhaps those mums that are wanting help to find a stylish everyday uniform that is both slick and practical at the same time. Whatever your wardrobe malfunction we can help and so love meeting with you, discussing your problems and coming up with a solution to help you out. Our service is completely bespoke and since Petro, Deborah and I are all really friendly people it's a super fun day too!
Here are some photos form our first event; we are hoping to organise a "Mum event" soon, but in the mean timeif you are interested in getting a quote, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to get back to you.
More information on our Personal Shopping service can be found here
Thursday, 23 April 2015
|Étoile Isabel Marant Cassy crochet-paneled cotton-blend voile mini dress £340|
There are a few things things that I take immense pleasure from unpacking from my summer boxes, and little white dresses are certainly one of them. I buy them on repeat and have quite a collection, from Marni structured styles to billowy boho ones and delicate lace ones. I have High Street, designer and anything in between and I wear them to work, for going out, in the city and on holiday.
It's harder to wear a white dresses in the winter, so come summer I would wear them every day. For casual days I pair them with a denim jacket and flat shoes, but for smarter work days they need a smart cover-up like a trench or even a blazer. Today I am wearing my Isabel Marant Etoile floaty number with my trench coat and tan Chloe bag and will switch to high heels for a dinner party later. Oh.. and here's another LWD from I bought recently for our first Personal Shopping event at the beginning of the month (J.W. Andreson sleeveless shirt dress)
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
I'm so thrilled to have my wardrobe back and getting dressed in the morning is finally once again the best time of the day. Spring has definitely arrived in London but, especially in the morning, it's still quite chilly so I've taken out my trench coat for the occasion. A trench coat is a wardrobe staple every woman should own, Burberry Kensington would be the obvious choice, but if like me you are still saving for it, there are some great alternatives on the High Street. Mine today is from Banana Republic, it's few years old so I'm not sure they have the exact one in store but worth having a look. I know for sure J.Crew does a great quality one called Icon, and I've also tried on the Joseph one which is very chic. A few styling tips for trench coats:
- Tighten the sleeves straps and push up your sleeves for a more relaxed wear
- If you leave opened, tighten the belt in a knot at the back to avoid the "sac" look
- Think about your height when buying your perfect style: to-the-knee lengths are better for petites, whilst midi lengths look great on tall
- The colour is really important, especially if buying on the high street. Avoid yellow tones, and opt for a grey shades that look more expensive
- Always buy a lined one - the beauty of a trench is the structured fit. Flimsy styles look cheap.
- Slip it over your shoulders for a very "fashion editor" look ;-)
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
|Topshop jumpsuit, J.Crew shoes|
I've been off unpacking one gazillion boxes and, believe it or not, this is what I've been wearing most of the time. I can't even begin to describe the comfort and versatility of this Topshop all-in-one £55; at the time of taking this pic I whizzed on a pair of heels, slathered on a bit or red lipsticks and got ready to illustrate my page of eight of the best high street buys online this week for The ICONS Update.
Due to the success of our previous High Street issue, Petro and I have been busy looking through the Internet and clocking every store for the most fabulous yet affordable items available right now. Plus, we asked fashion blogger Lucy Williams from www.fashionmenow.co.uk to do the same, and with an incredible eye she too has picked five top buys from the "premium" store, such as Whistles and J. Crew.
The result? 40 irresistible buys that may very well pass for designer. Check it out now! www.wardobeicon.com
Monday, 13 April 2015
Friday, 10 April 2015
The chic-boho look works just as well on my days off as it does for my days "on". I find a peasant top endlessly versatile and I like to pair mine with with anything from my smart black Marks and Spencers trousers for a meeting, and with a pair of jeans at the weekend. Same goes for my strappy shoes, tassled bags and embroidered dresses - the key is in the styling: pair each item with smart accessories and a bit of tailoring during the day, and with denim and casual accessories on your days with the kids. So today, I wanted to look for chic boho buys that won't break the bank balance - enjoy and happy weekend! (p.s I bought my skirt a while ago but there's a similar midi version at £35 from Marks and Spencer)
Labels: WIT mama Friday Be my mirror
Thursday, 9 April 2015
|Whistles skirt, J.Crew shirt, Isabel Marant shoes, Smythson bag|
Hey, someone has to do it first!
I'm super busy today with finishing things off in the office, then press days and in the afternoon (rather excitingly) Petro and I are hosting our first Wardrobe ICONS event in London. I bought a new dress for the occasion... you saw it on Instagram a while ago and I couldn't stop thinking about it. My shirt obsession continues! Come on Instagram later to see which one it is...
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
|J.Crew shirt, Chloe bag, Topshop trousers, Gianvito Rossi shoes|
Labels: Casual Be my mirror
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
I'm off to Italy with GZ to celebrate Easter with my family, I am taking a little time off to be a good mum but before I go Petro and I have prepared a juicy ICONS Update bumper issue to take you right through to our return, and I have a few buys, beauty ideas and packing tips I wanted to share with you.
Then don't forget to check out my denim "Obsession" page because that's exactly what I am, obsessed with denim (and tan) at the moment. I've selected 8 brilliant buys from Boden to Stella McCartney that would make fabulous and easy additions to your wardrobe. We also focused on flares and explained why we think they are this month's "Unexpected hero".
Take a look at our "Beauty Focus" mascara review too - Petro and I tried and tested four popular brands to give you a honest opinion if they are worth the money. If you are spending an average of £15 on something, we reckoned you would want to know if they really deliver what they promise.
Also, I know I've often talked about packing rules for us grownups but what about packing your child's suitcase? I apply the same rules I do for my own edit: everything has to go with anything, that way if a cardigan gets stained with a bit of ice cream onto goes the next thing with no trouble at all. I lay everything on the floor and make sure I have little outfits planned for every occasion. Now that Greta is a little older, I'm teaching her to be responsible by carrying her own little bag (also because look how cute it is!). I bought her a Crewcuts glitter backpack which literally gets heads turning at the airport ;-)!
And finally, I am doing a mini skin detox over the holidays. I've been feeling very tired and my skin has never looked so dull, so I've established a seven day regime of plenty of sleep, lots of water, no make up (no nail varnish on toes and nails) with Creme de la Mer applied in the morning and Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial facial at night. One note about Creme de la Mer (yes it works), I prefer the soft cream (it's less greasy and you can wear it underneath mak up too), but I'm currently testing out the original formula that is much thicker and is much better at night if you don't want a shiny face all day. I cleanse morning and night with Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser and I promise you that with the combination of all, I am already seeing results.
See you next week and Happy Easter!