Have you ever had one of those unexpected hectic weeks where you’d envisaged cruising straight through to the weekend but somehow found yourself feeling like you worked an entire week before Tuesday was even over? Nothing has gone quite to plan this week; I’ve been putting out other people’s fires at work and haven’t had any time to focus on all the extra workload challenges thrown in my corner. The woman who replenishes the candy machine has been working overtime this week because of me and I’m bummed I haven’t even had the chance to step outside the office during daylight hours to enjoy the mini heat wave we had in London the other day (it was like, double digit degrees!).
I know it’s terribly cliched but I find retail therapy calms me down. I find it soothing to wander quietly into one of my favourite stores and mentally put together outfits. Luckily I get to do this through T-Styled Me’s personal Styling and Shopping services for my client so it doesn’t get too expensive 😛
I’ve been working hard putting together an early Spring Capsule Wardrobe for one of my clients and I have been so excited about helping her experiment with new fabrics, textures and colours that she hasn’t worked with before. Below are snapshots of the outfits I’ve put together as well as ideas on how to style the pieces together.
After missing out on London Fashion Weekend tickets last year, I stalked the website like there was a crazy secret online sale on and made sure that Kylee and I got tickets for this year’s event. London Fashion Weekend is open to the public (note London Fashion Week is different and reserved for elite designers, buyers, celebrities and famous bloggers only) and this year’s event promised all that shopaholics and fashion enthusiasts could hope for: Catwalk shows, pop-up boutiques, make-up/hair stations and a Mulberry designed LFW12 tote bag filled with goodies that I was more excited about than the event itself.
However… in my haste in ordering tickets, I managed to stuff up our booking and forgot to order the LFW Mulberry Goody bag! *cries* I know what you’re thinking, it’s just a printed tote bag with a lot of freebies/goodies but you must understand, I.LOVE.FREEBIES. Samples, miniature goodies, catalogues, magazines, free food tasting at the markets, whatever it is, I want a part of it. So I was really annoyed at myself for making such a silly mistake and watched enviously as everyone picked up their bags like badges for a club – I know it could have been a lot worse; I could have turned up on the wrong day (don’t laugh, I have done that before; I have arrived a day early at the airport for my flight) and it’s fine, I’ll just just have to attend next year’s London Fashion Weekend now won’t I ? 😛
We purchased the basic set of tickets (and used a free discount code on the Internet -Win!) which included entry into the event and a catwalk show but overall, I found the ticket prices dear for what basically allowed you to shop and watch a short 15 minute catwalk show (Ticket prices ranged from £24 – £150 depending on the package purchased). The highlight of my day was just being amongst a crowd of predominantly women and girls who shared a common interest for fashion (you could tell everyone there had made an effort to dress up or down for the event) and the fact that I was in London experiencing the multitude of different styles from the high end to funky street style which is what fashion is all about.
My Top five pics from this week’s Tumblr & my instgram (@tstyledme)
I’m in Croatia at the moment – Loving the hot weather and the beautiful sunsets ! Hope you’re having a great weekend too!
Rebloggged fromTumblr: This is a villa in Positano – It brings me back to the memories of our huge Summer trip last year to Positano, Santorini, Kefalonia, Mykonos & Cinque Terra with such dear friends from Oz. Take me back anyday!
TSM iPhone Snap: Brunch @Aubaine for a farewell on the weekend. The Squid from there was excellente!
TSM Instagram: Spent a relaxing Sunday in the the Kensington Palace gardens with beautiful white swans by the pond.
TSM Outfit Tumblr: Whistles Tee, Seduce Shorts, Chanel Pearls, Chloe Paraty Bag & Missoni Flats. Also ventured out to Oxford St in the London’s hot weather and fell in love with this YSL Chyc mini bag I saw in Selfridges …
Reblogged from Tumblr: But then reminded myself that I’m basically broke atm and that the YSL Mini Chyc bag is just a bag and for now, I have plenty of those
It’s 35 degrees in Hvar today ! Have a great weekend everyone and for those in the UK, enjoy the last Bank Holiday of the 2012 xx
I’ve been asked a lot lately about how to dress casually; most people seem to have their work and special occasion outfits down pat but struggle with inspiration for the weekend. I tend to be very casual on weekends; you’ll never find me in heels and my typical weekend (if not travelling) involves meeting friends for brunch, shopping or exploring London. I personally think a chambray shirt is a really great staple for weekend wear. I’ve had a really comfy blue shirt (not quite a chambray shirt) for over a year now that I use constantly; it works as an alternative to a cardigan, looks chic tucked into skinny jeans with boots and equally cool worn loose with a tee and leggings. It’s versatility extends beyond age barriers – particularly great for new mums to throw on when going for a walk and convenient while nursing as well.
I took a few snaps from a ‘no plans just chillin’ type weekend my bf. We spent it browsing the Whitechapel Gallery, ducking into a cafe, admiring Brick Lane Street Art and picking up an afternoon sugary snack from Old Spitafields markets in London …
I found a decent cup of coffee @ the Exmouth Coffee cafe on Whitechapel street London!