Snow has finally made its way to London! I couldn’t help it. As soon as I opened my curtains and saw that the streets were covered in white, I dashed right outside to jump around in the snow… until I realised how cold it actually was and that I was still in my pyjamas. Slightly silly and reminiscent of my 5-year-old self who saw snow for the first time. But hey, snow does weird things to people – or am I its only victim?
To keep myself warm, I’ve been relying on layers and layers of clothes. My Uniqlo Heat Tech thermals have been really good daily companions. I’m thinking that you might be fed up with my creepers now that they have appeared in roughly 3/4 of my outfit posts recently but I just cannot stress enough how practical they are. Not only they’re easy to dress up with, they’ve been keeping me safe from the water puddles during the heavy London rains and now from the thick layers of snow as well. Such a great investment.
I recently got this animal print coat from ASOS during the sales. Although it’s called the “ASOS Coat in Leopard with Button Front“, it looks more like a cheetah print to me. Minor detail, but seeing that it’s a rather good deal, I wouldn’t mind even if it was called something silly like ‘gorilla suit’. I love the vibrancy of the pattern and texture. Initially, I wanted a thick furry one but then opted for this slimmer one instead so that I could still wear it during the warmer season. To counterbalance and highlight the boldness of the feline print, I chose to combine it with a simple dark outfit.
Anyhow, I’m sorry for the really long hiatus. Seeing that term has now started, I had to prioritise my time to catch up on school work but hopefully, I will be able to post more things on this blog soon!
I started the year in Edinburgh,
Travelled to Cornwall for the first time,
Saw the Queen (from afar) during her Diamond Jubilee,
Went on a spontaneous trip to Brighton,
Learned how to do a Ombre Hair Dye,
Took so many pictures,
Went to the Lake District,
Went to the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out,
Experienced London Fashion Week,
Aside from those many highlights, I also interned at a fashion magazine, saw Roger Federer during the Olympics, got a new job that I adore, went back to Cornwall to learn how to surf, spent a lot of money on shopping, survived the apocalypse (hah!) and last but certainly not least, started investing more time and commitment to this blog. 2012 has been a fantastic year but also a pretty turbulent one. I went through a roller coaster of emotions, made so many new friends, discovered new places, expanded my wardrobe by almost a double. It was such a thrill and I really enjoyed sharing my experiences on this blog for everyone to see. I’m extremely grateful that some people actually take the time to read my rants and comment on my posts. Hopefully, 2013 will bring about more exciting experiences for me to share with everyone. So with that being said, I hope that everyone is having an amazing time celebrating the arrival of 2013. I’m off to see the fireworks on the Thames now so see you all again in 2013!
You can’t be stereotyped as a fashion blogger until you own a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Litas and I might be rather late but I finally got myself a pair so that my friends could start making fun of me. Seeing them on sale with a great discount at Sole Trader in Covent Garden (check my Instagram for picture proof), I simply couldn’t say no.They have a wide variety of other designs on sale as well so do check the store out if you are looking to buy a pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes. Alternatively, have a look at Office, Solestruck, Urban Outfitters and NastyGal as they also have various models of JC shoes on sale at the moment. My particular favourite is the Jeffrey Campbell Madame in Black Suede at £45. I would have grabbed that deal in a heartbeat but I’ve put myself on a shopping ban for now…
The heel of these Litas is about 5.2″ high and the platform is 2″ high. At first, I was a bit hesitant about making this purchase because of the extra height that it would give me. Considering that I’m already 5’11, these shoes would make me over 6′ tall! Nevertheless, they have been on my wishlist for such a long time that I felt like it was probably the right time to put a tick next to it. They look rather scary with the spikes and thick platforms but they are surprisingly comfortable for heels of that height. However, they are slightly heavier than the normal litas due to the spike embellishments. These shoes are definitely the craziest shoes that I have ever owned but I’m sure that I’ll be able to make good use out of them. As usual, I chose a black pair to easily pair with my clothes. The spikes are insane and would surely make the simplest outfits stand out.