Look Du Jour: Petal to the Metal

petal to the metal

What: Heart and Petal Blouse: Whistles, Skirt: American Apparel, Boots: Hobbs

As you know all too well, my love for Whistles is so extreme it could almost be considered unhealthy. The second I set eyes on their lookbook each season I always immediately compile a hefty wish list that tends to include about 90% of the collection. I snapped up this little number as soon as it arrived in stores back in February but thanks to the unpredictable nature of British weather, haven’t had a chance to wear it until now. Being perfectly honest Spring still hasn’t really arrived but having had this heart and petal print blouse hanging, unworn in my wardrobe for 2 months I decided it was high time to take it out for a spin. The occasion in question was a private sale of Peter Pilotto’s AW12 collection hosted by Matches at their stunning, Marylebone townhouse/showroom. My intention was to attend in a purely professional capacity; catch up with the Matches team, meet the designers, indulge in a couple of glasses of Prosecco and head home with my bank balance intact. Naturally all good intentions swiftly went straight out of the window and I ended up pre-ordering a fair amount. In my defence, alcohol fuelled shopping is only ever really going to end one way. Plus when the garments on offer are quite as lovely as Peter Pilotto’s latest collection AND a steal at wholesale price it frankly would have been rude not to!

Love Ella. X

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