Dining at: Ivy Kensington Brasserie

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Ahhh January. Such potential to be the grimmest, coldest, wettest and generally most all round rubbish month of the year. Things can kick off super positive, busting with resolutions, determination and excitement then start to fall a bit flat as the reality of vile weather and dry January – which still sucks even if you’re sacking it off, hello guilt fest *insert year here* edition – coupled with post festive season empty bank account bummout and lack of clothes that fit post feasting kicks in. But it doesn’t have to be this way, mes amies. My view on January is that given its potential to be four weeks of sh*t, instead of making the whole thing more miserable by ditching the booze and switching solid food for juice it makes rather more sense to Treat. Yo. Self… In my experience, this can be rather moe conducive to actually getting work done and nailing the first month of the year than Punishing. Yo. Self… But either way, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is well worth a visit regardless of whether you’ll be getting your salad on or continuing the Christmas carb-a-thon until January is a distant memory…

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3 Brands I Need In My Life: January 2016

3 brands, Vivetta

Last year I started, and then embarrassingly quickly stopped, a would-be regular post entitled “3 Brand I Need In My Life”. I liked the idea a lot because, as much as I adore doing my “introducing” posts and going into a little more depth about one particular label, there are really a lot of labels I find out about, like a hell of a lot and want to share with you guys in some way. So I’m considering giving that another whack, but I’m still slightly undecided and would massively appreciate you letting me know your thoughts on the whole conundrum. Anyway, let’s get going. It’s a new year, a new fashion season and there are SO MANY THINGS I WANT IN MY WARDROBE!! Recently I’ve found myself afflicted by the the age old “clothes clothes everywhere but not a thing to wear” dilemma. This got me thinking that my sartorial arsenal could perhaps do with a bit of a refresh. And what better way to do that than by exploring a few exciting new brands? Hence the whole do I restart that “3 Brands” feature conundrum…

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Look Du Jour: Breton Again

Breton Again

What: Comme Des Garcons Breton striped top, Claudie Pierlot skirt, A.P.C coat, Saint Laurent boots, Aspinal x Être Cécile handbag and Bobbl beanie

Where: Everywhere all the time

So, this outfit. You may have spotted elements of it ALL OVER my Snapchat and Instagram already… And on the blog. I’ve had this A.P.C coat for since I was 19 after all and my absolute adoration for it hasn’t waned a bit. The Saint Laurent babies booties were an impulse purchase in last season’s winter sale. By “impulse” I meant that I’d spent the entire season obsessing over them and trying to resist the urge to buy them (Saint Laurent does NOT come cheap) before finally caving and hunting down the last available pair, which happened to be a size too small. But hey, they’re so goddamn gorgeous I can deal with the blisters. Moving on, the skirt and top. You know when you buy something you love so much and feel so incredibly great in that you want to wear it All. The Damn. Time and subsequently do just that? That’s these babies for me. What’s funny is that they were purchased on the most random whim…

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