27.1.14

Simply Red

In the Christmas sales I added this little pop of colour to my wardrobe, courtesy of one of my favourite men Marc Jacobs. This may be a random diversion from bag chat but have you seen his dog Neville? If you haven't then you need to follow Neville Jacobs on Instagram. This dog has a better life than most of us and is ridiculously cute to boot.  

Marc by Marc Jacobs collection the Uptown Lila in Red

Back to bag chat - I have been looking for something similar to the Céline Box Bag for a quite some time now, just without the price tag! I've seen the Céline around so much and it's the simplest way to add some interest to an otherwise plain outfit, so when I saw this Marc by Marc Jacobs Lila Bag it was everything I wanted. It's classic and versatile, and the colour! Another reason I love this is because it's small. Now that I'm not able to carry around my worldly possessions (plus an average of 20 lip balms/glosses/sticks!) with me at all times I really can only have what I need.

Simple!

Marc by Marc Jacobs collection the Uptown Lila in Red
Ordered from Matches and it came in a this lovely box. Bonus pretty storage!

Marc by Marc Jacobs collection the Uptown Lila in Red

Marc by Marc Jacobs collection the Uptown Lila in Red

Marc by Marc Jacobs collection the Uptown Lila in Red

About Town This Week...

10.1.14

Traditions


topshop faux fur hat

Edinburgh Christmas German Markets



topshop faux fur hat
Hat: Topshop 
Jacket and Scarf: Zara
Rings: Laura Lee
Nails: Chanel Bel-Argus


For the last three years I've spent the Christmas season in Edinburgh, so this year I think it can officially be called a tradition. 

7.1.14

Isabel Marant pour Moi

Isabel Marant pour h&m MOI.

Isabel Marant pour H&M fringe suede boot

I know, I know, I'm a little late. Isabel Marant pour H&M launched in November and where was I? Sitting up in bed late into the night in New Zealand hitting refresh on my iPad as I desperately pleaded for the blasted website to work. Being away travelling I didn't get my hands on these beauties until Christmas. I was really hoping to get the embellished jacket but unfortunately nothing available on the website even came in my size, but luckily having little feet came through for me again and I bagged myself the boots! 

Isabel Marant pour H&M fringe suede boot

Isabel Marant pour H&M fringe suede boot

Isabel Marant pour H&M fringe suede boot

Isabel Marant pour H&M fringe suede boot

The fringing is amazing (so soft!) and the mixture of textures adds interest to what could be an ordinary black boot. These are so relaxed and easy to wear, perfect with jeans and oversized sweaters in the current weather. I want to wear them all the time but am fearing the combination of suede & torrential rain! Can't wait to try them out with dresses in the summer too! Did you brave the stores to get yourself some Marant? 





5.1.14

Black / White

The Vanilla Vault

The Vanilla Vault

Stephanie Lauren for The Vanilla Vault

Stephanie Lauren for The Vanilla Vault

Stephanie Lauren for The Vanilla Vault

Stephanie Lauren for The Vanilla Vault

Stephanie Lauren for The Vanilla Vault

Leather shorts: Topshop
Tee: Allsiants
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Jewellery: Karen Walker, Anarchy Street, Michael Kors, Laura Lee 

This filigree Karen Walker Razor Blade necklace is probably my favourite purchase while in NZ. Or possibly my favourite purchase ever. I love the delicacy of the metal mixed with the razor blade and skull design, perfect combination!

4.1.14

The Lakers

[Tomarata Lake]

picnic by lake tomarata new zealand

picnic by lake tomarata new zealand

picnic by lake tomarata new zealand


I'm very much playing catch up after a hectic 3 weeks during which I left New Zealand, spent 4 days in London, then a week in Edinburgh for Christmas, next up a week in Ireland for New Years, and am now back to London where I have to entirely start my life again from scratch. No problem right! I was non-stop crazy for December. 

You'll have to bear with me as I throw together a bunch of posts from my final few weeks in NZ. They will probably not be in chronological order as I can't remember at the moment so… 

This one time Suz and I went to the lake. We picnicked (with an authentic vintage picnic basket!) & took photos, it was delightful! She took most of the photos and well, they were all of me. Awkward.

Stephanie Lauren photography by Susan Henderson