What: J.Crew floral top (click here to buy) and coral skirt (similar here), Ostwald Helgason for ALDO Rise bag c/o (similar here), Pollini sandals c/o (similar here & here) and AllSaints studded leather jacket (similar here & here)
Where: Dinner at Wilton’s (read the review here)
I definitely don’t need to tell you how I feel about this particular ensemble! The Pollini sandals and Ostwald Helgason for ALDO Rise bag have been some of the most worn items in my wardrobe since they entered chez LPA. As for the J.Crew floral tank and flirty coral mini, where to begin… The colours, the prints, the chic yet comfortable shapes. Looking at them makes me happy and wearing them makes me even happier. Some might say it’s superficial and silly to find happiness through clothes but I think they couldn’t be more wrong. Just to be clear, I’m not talking profound, long lasting happiness and spiritual meaning here. The happiness I’m referring to is the transformative power that clothes and fashion in general can have over our mood and how we feel about ourselves, our personalities, identities and of course, our bodies. An outfit that makes you look in the mirror or any nearby reflective surface and think “hot DA-YUM” probably won’t guarantee that you’re going to spend the next decade in a state of deep personal fulfilment and yogi like blissed out zen. It can, however, make you feel good about yourself, confident and uplifted, helping you to put aside your own insecurities and anxieties for a while and focus your energies on work, friends, family and generally enjoying life. This slightly preppy, kinda flirty, minimalists-worst-nightmare get up does that for me.
Sorry if I got a little real there guys. My point is largely that neon shades and florals rock and fashion is great, but I stand by what I’ve written. Do certain outfits have a similark effect on your mood? Or do you reckon that happiness and fashion don’t equate? I’d love to know what you think!
Love Ella. X
Images by Michaela Peker