Look Du Jour: Mustard

What: Mustard Dress & Bag: Whistles, Shoes: Topshop, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery

Where: Launch Party for Chloe Green’s CJG Shoe collection for Topshop

I got this little mustard number for Christmas and have only worn it a handful of times since. Not because I don’t adore it – with it’s super flatting shape and attention-seeking hue I could quite happily wear this baby morning, noon and night! No, I just feel that something this effortlessly fab should I be worn when you really want to look your best. Plus, it’s pretty obvious if you re-wear the same bright yellow ensemble more than once every couple of months, non?

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Camel Culottes

What: Camel culottes, top & bag: Whistles, Pumps: Paris, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery

Where: Hermes’ Leather Forever Exhibition Private View at The Royal Academy, Mayfair.

I haven’t worn this outfit since waaaaay back in December so I decided it was due another outing. Of course, when this shorts n’ blouse combo last came out to play it was teamed with an extremely thick coat plus gloves, scarf and hat. This time around I popped it with my trusty trench coat and a simple pair of ballet flats. Naturally it rained all day so by the time I stopped for a spot of sushi I resembled a drowned rat.

Click here to read my review of the Hermes Leather Forever exhibition for Velour Magazine.

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Two Tone

What: Sister Jane blouse, Boutique by Jaeger shorts, Hobbs boots, BDG cardigan and Whistles bag.

Where: Rankin “The Hunger” Issue 2 Launch Party, London.

Instead of my usual musings on life – which, let’s be honest, generally boil down to a five line bitch about the weather – I’ve decided to start keeping my outfit posts strictly outfit related. I reckon that what I’ve been doing, thinking and coveting really gets covered in my other posts so, in the interest of avoiding repetition and/or boring anyone to death, it might be better to make “Look Du Jour” short and sweet. What do you think?

Love Ella. X

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La Petite Weekly Wish List, April 27th

Net-a-Porter, Matches, Mulberry, Jonathan Saunders, Whistles, Jaeger

1) Boutique by Jaeger Denim Keyhole Blouse, £80, click here to buy
2) Carven Jacquard Shorts, £334 at Matches, click here to buy
3) Charlotte Olympia Meredith Wedges, £665 at Matches, click here to buy
4) Mulberry Bayswater in Apple Green, £795, click here to buy
5) Lulu Guinness Kooky Cat Coin Purse, £55, click here to buy
6) Whistles Dree Leather Jacket, £295, click here to buy
7) Whistles Leopard Camouflage Scarf, £45, click here to buy
8) Repetto Brigit Bardot Patent Flats, £185 at Matches, click here to buy
9) Jonathan Saunders Creighten Star Print Blouse, £395 exclusively at Matches, click here to buy
10) Juicy Couture Cropped Low-Rise Skinnies, £145 at Net-a-Porter, click here to buy

Regardless of the abominable weather, my winter coat has offically made it’s last appearence until at least October. Ok, so this is partially to do with closet space issues (evidently I’ve shopped a LOT this season) but mainly because I feel that wearing heavy tweed in May is just plain wrong. So come hell or, more likely, high water I will be rocking non stop pastels, florals and itsy bitsy jackets as of next week. Given the number of new season items sitting unworn in my wardrobe, not to mention the state of my bank balance, I should really try to avoid temptation… But how could I bring you my wish list this week?!

Love Ella. X

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Whistles’ Pre Fall peplum top arrives a few months early at Selfridges…

Trust Whistles to come up with a mid-season treat so delicious that even the most frugal of shoppers (which I am most certainly NOT) can’t resist the urge to splurge. As soon as I’d, somewhat unrealistically, sworn not to buy anything for at least a month, that crafty Jane Shepardson just has to go and release a luscious leather peplum tee from the Pre Fall collection exclusively at Selfridges.


This latest development spells disaster for my finances for a number of reasons. Firstly I’m obviously going to need one of these perfect pepluma in my wardrobe asap which will set me back a cool £250. Secondly, the second I step inside Selfridges the many designer delights housed in London’s ultimate fashion emporium will inevitably result in me frittering away what little remains of my student loan on more new season treats. Then again, when the togs on offer are as chic as these leather lovelies, why would anyone want to resist?

Love Ella. X

Ps) Apologies for the last of wish list this week. I’m off to the Vogue Festival this morning and spent so long choosing my outfits I ran out of time to make it!

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