Look Du Jour: Wisteria Miss


What: Silk top & blazer: Whistles, Jeans: J Brand, Shoes: Kurt Geiger, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery, Bag: Alberta Ferretti

Where: Lily & Lionel launch at Liberty London followed by Village Bicylce 1st Birthday Party at The Blues Kitchen

It’s official, Summer has arrived in London! I know that by saying that I’ve pretty much guaranteed us another month of rain starting tomorrow but I’m so over excited right know I just can’t help myself. You may remember that I featured these bright blue J Brands in my Weekly Wish List a few months ago. Well, like so many other things I try to entice you lot to buy, I ended up buying them myself. I justified my jeans purchase on the excuse that they would go perfectly with my Wisteria print top. Ever since then I’ve been hoping and praying for a sunny enough evening to take this ensemble out for a spin and at long last, here it is. Tonight I’m off on the party rounds (surprise, surprise) starting with the launch of Lily and Lionel’s latest collaboration at Libertys before heading on to Village Bicycle’s first birthday bash at The Blue Kitchen in Camden. Also have to give a presentation bright and early tomorrow… We’ll see how that goes.

Love Ella. X

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Look Du Jour: Pink Rainbow

Ella La Petite Anglaise in Whistles

What: Pink Heart Print Skirt: Whistles, Pink Blouse & Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Oliver Bonas, Necklace: Anne Bowes Jewellery

Where: Cutler & Gross drinks party/ Luke Waller exhibition, Knightsbridge

Having spent a considerable amount of time pre-planning my outfits for last weeks’ events (sad but true), I was fairly peeved when the return of the ran rendered my extreme organisation redundant. Committed though I am to the sartorial cause, no way in HELL was I wearing pop socks and strappy sandals in any form of moisture! On Thursday evening I was off to an intimate drinks party hosted by Cutler & Gross at their gorgeous flagship store in Knightsbridge. In between meetings, castings and endless emails, ended up running seriously behind schedule and suddenly found myself with approximately 10 minutes to choose a whole new outfit. This resulted in a wardrobe related meltdown and, ashamed though I am to admit it, I very nearly didn’t end up leaving the house! Luckily I managed to pull myself together enough to concoct this ensemble and was pretty pleased with the result. A couple of glasses of champagne later, my diva moment was little more than a distant memory. From now on I will always have a decent bottle of something stashed away in case of future fashion disasters.

Love Ella. X

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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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