Happy LFW Eve!! I am too excited for London Fashion Week, and I’m not even going!* But I have booked the week off work so I can spend all day looking at the photos and hopefully get some blog posts done for you lovely lot.
Before that though, a quick new outfit post 🙂 You probably all remember my love for Bonne Chance Collections and their super cute and girly dresses (need reminding? Check here and here!). Now seemed the right time to continue my little love affair with the brand, and so I purchased my 4th, and not likely to be final, dress. Those of you following me on Instagram would’ve seen a sneaky peek a few weeks ago. This one is pretty exciting as it is so me!!
I always get so excited to open a package from Bonne Chance Collections as they wrap them so beautifully and include a handwritten thank you card inside too. Just look at nautical print. Can’t you just hear it scream ‘AHOY CAPTAIN CHARGHLEY!!’. It’s as though it was made for me; boats – check, anchors – check, Peter Pan collar – check, bow tie – check. How could I resist!
So, here’s how I wore the dress.
Bonne Chance’s dresses are always such a perfect fit for me, maybe a wee bit short, but I practically live in tights. I’ve already eyed up a few more of their designs I think deserve a new home in my wardrobe (I’m sure I can find a little space…). If you too find you can’t quite resist the urge, then be sure to use the code PASTEL to get 20% off – you’re welcome!!
My navy knitted hat was a Birthday present from my Aunty and Uncle. It came as part of a set with gloves and a thick woolly scarf. They have all seen me through this winter. The white fluffy cardigan I got from a Swapaholics clothes swap. It’s so lovely, soft and warm, but it does like to leave white fluff everywhere!
Now for the shoes!
These beauts I picked up from Absolute Vintage for a bargain price of £18! They fit like a glove, but for your foot… I’ve been wanting a pair of cute navy slip on shoes, and I do love Bally, so these seemed pretty much foolproof. That was until I wore them out whilst gallivanting around the streets of Covent Garden. Silly me forgot to check the heel on them. After slipping and nearly falling flat on me arse, I had to walk a little carefully. I took them to be repaired by the shoe guardian angels, AKA Timpsons – hey presto, good as new!
I took the dress out for it’s first spin the other week when I went to a friends flat to help start up a new Youtube Channel. Ask Honest Girls – keep a lookout as it’ll be launching soon!! I managed to gather up a few girl friends of mine to take part in this new Youtube project.
After we had finished shooting. I headed to Covent Garden Hotel for a quick hot chocolate before meeting my friend Jess for a wee catch-up and wander around Soho. If you ever see anyone wearing layers of coats, it’s probably just my photographer for the day…sorry Jess!
Once darkness had descended, I headed over to the Britannia pub near London Bridge for some games and beer with friends. This pub had the biggest selection of whiskey I had ever seen! They played some fab music (hello Bowie!) and the food was pretty scrumptious too! And get this, their bar tabs are old cassette tapes!
I got the chance to wear my nautical dress again for pancake day this Tuesday. I spent the evening having pancake toss-offs with my housemate Chloe, brother Joff and ex-housemate Luke. There was also a lot of time spent trying to decide just what to put on my pancake. I went for a combination of chocolate biscuit spread, Lotus Biscoff spread and peanutbutter, all smothered in butterscotch flavoured Brittains vodka – delish!!
What did everyone else chose to top their pancakes?
Don’t be shy, come and say hi 🙂
*at the time of writing I wasn’t going to LFW, but then Angelica at One Little Vice won us tickets to Felder Felder’s show, so watch this space!!