Coach 1941, a high end label introduced by ex-Loewe creative director Stuart Vevers, made it’s debut at NYFW last month for Spring/Summer 2016.
The collections ‘melting pot of American countercultures’ translated into hard-edged leather patchwork bikers, softened with whimsical floral prints, lace and pleats. Referred to as the brands ‘youthquake’, it looks to emulate the same cool-girl vibes Marc by Marc left behind following the merge into its mainline label.
I’m not quite sure how this happened but all of a sudden I’m obsessed with anything thats fall under either patchwork or colour block! Definitely blaming ASOS stylist Anna and model Joanna Halpin for prompting me to buy this super cute Patchwork Denim Pinafore Dress (£38). Luckily I’ve already stocked up on 10494859 turtle necks for A/W and it goes nicely with a plain tee too so the outfit combos are endless.
Sunday, what to do? How about stalking the fashion pack round London to get some amazing street style shots? This is actually the first time I’ve ventured into Westminster, Warren St and Kings Cross (outside the station, obvs). It was quite traumatic. See the results of my trip behind the cut.
The highlight was without a doubt meeting the amazing Kristina Bazan from Kayture – just as flawless in the flesh! While I’m name dropping – this post also features Alexandra Shulman, Hilary Alexander, The Man Repeller, Scott Schuman… it’s all good for search terms, right?
It’s getting milder – queue the return of my favourite Isabel Marant wedge sneakers! I got these comfy calfskin and velvet booties from the Selfridges sale earlier this year for 60% off (it helps that I have tiny size 2.5 feet). Many urban hiking vibes, which helps as it was a bit of a trek to our brunch venue of choice.
To say it was the payday bank holiday weekend I’d say this was a pretty modest haul! I’ve been obsessing over every denim piece in the Zara TRF section so I’m pleased I left with just one – the Zara denim button-down dress which was only £19.99 and proved super comfy for my Sunday hangover.
My wardrobe is full of sleeveless knits already but I had to have this off-white top – it also comes in orange/black which I’m hoping to nab during sale time – it’s so versatile and pairs with anything, from my boyfriend jeans to my new A-line faux leather skirt for more workwear vibes.
I know this is probably the worst time to do a wedding guest edit just at the end of the season – but I had a reception to go last week and was so surprised at how difficult it was to find an appropriate, affordable outfit!
While up-market stores Reiss and Whistles had some phenomenal dresses – I’m unfortunate enough to have a Whistles store right next to my work, it’s very dangerous – they were a little out of my price range. ASOS actually had a great selection, many of which had already gone into sale so I’ve included a few of the gems I found while delving into their dresses category.
All black for a gloomy day of shopping this Sunday. The dress is from last years ASOS sale, sandals are this season (only £12 – steaaaal). The faux leather gilet is probably one of my favourite buys from when I used to work at Missguided – believe it’s sold out now but you can find a similar one from Select here for £19.99.
Finally managed to venture further into the city this weekend! I head towards London Bridge, after endless foodie recommendations, for an afternoon binge-fest at Borough Market. Quickly discovered that the cropped top and culotte combo wasn’t the best choice for concealing my food baby though… (more…)