We’ve been back in the UK for a week now, after three weeks in the Aussie sun. Whilst my body is busy adjusting from simmering hot summer to bitterly cold European winter, I’m indulging in the enjoyeous task of sifting through hundreds of holiday pictures with the aim of culling all but the cream.
These were snapped in peachy, late afternoon light at Avalon beach, one of Sydney’s Northerrn beaches. I much prefer these less crowded, under commercialised beaches to the more famous backpacker havens of Bondi and Manly. Sporting golden yellow sand, these unspoilt gems are further bolstered by delectable eateries and shabby beach style aestehtics straight out of a coffee table book.
Nailing beach style, I’m wearing one of my favourite summer staples: Stripes. I love them in all shapes and forms: From nautical to coloured, from bold and blocked to thin and delicate. The silk material is perfect to combat Sydney’s hot, humid climate.
- Stripey Dress by Antoni & Alison
- Cross body bag by Moschino
- Mirroed pink avviator shades by Ray Ban
- Beauty Note:
- Lipstick “Heatwave” (how fitting!) by Nars
Take three classic items, each made timeless by Coco Chanel:
- Little Bouclé jacket
- Two-toned ballet pump
Et voilà, the Coco Chanel look is perfect!
I find it fascinating that Madame Chanel liberated women from the constraints of their corsets in the 20’s, revolutionising the way women dress, and nearly a century later, her influence continues to make an impact. This is largely due to the genius of Karl Lagerfeld, who manages to keep Coco’s wardrobe classics fresh by constantly reinventing them.
What is your favourite Coco Canel basic? The long pearl necklace? The tweed suit? The quilted leather handbag? Or the simple breton striped shirt?
- Stripey dress by Max & Co SS2014
- Woven leather handbag from Gharani Strok
- Bouclé jacket by MKT Studio
- Silver cap ballet pump from Hispanitas
- Sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana
The sunshine arrived this weekend in London and I’m more than happy to leave my thick tights and winter coats in the cupboard (yes, it was warm enough to go out without tights). My summer clothes are still in storage, so I chose to wear a fresh, stripey look for the first warm day of the year. Rather than relying on my trusted navy striped shirts, I went for a more graphic take on the Breton look. Thick bands of denim blue and beige adorn my two-toned dress with a vertical stripe running through the middle, just for the fun of it.
I am wearing:
- Dress from Max and Co SS2014
- Pointy snake skin flats from Dolce Vita at TK Maxx
- Pink handbag from Bally
- Paris Earrings from Les Nereides
- Trench coat from Stefanel
Banish the Breton this summer and go for big and bold stripes this spring!
Mr Romantique and I went to Notting Hill today for a hearty Honest Burger. Sun hungry Londoners were soaking up the rays outside the bars and restaurants.
For the weekend, Mr Romantique and I travelled to Berlin to immerse ourselves in the city’s biggest tourist attraction in winter: The Christmas markets! More on the beautiful markets in a few days, for today I just want to share my dress and my new shoes! I felt very chrismassy in this outfit: Gold-bronze stripes on the top of this winter dress with a flowing, attached navy wool skirt. My new shoes are bronze with a chunky midi heel and three straps.
Above: Streetstyle Berlin! I am wearing: Stripey dress and bronze shoes from Max & Co, chain strap bag from Gianfranco Ferre.
The Galeries Lafayette Berlin and the adjacent luxurious department store Quartier 206 is one of my favorite shopping and cafe area in Berlin. It’s classy, beautiful, offers an array of high end and high street shops and is never too busy and stressful.
I love my new shoes! They have all a romantic gal needs: A walkable chunky midi-heel, trendy metallic color and three playful straps. Valentino and Chloe do the same model so I’m happy I scored an Italian made quality shoe for a more affordable price from Max & Co.
Sunglasses from Loewe. Paris hoop earrings from Les Nereides.