(photos via Whistles)
this past week:
• Tuesday (the working week actually started on Tuesday this week since Monday was Bank Holiday): jacket + t-shirt Etoile Isabel Marant + Nudie jeans + Comptoir des Cotonniers suede sandals
• Wednesday: blouse Whistles (I love the cut of this blouse, but unfortunately it’s not of very high quality. I’ve been practicing my sewing skills quite a lot because of this blouse) + jeans Oasis + shoes Office
• Thursday: jacket Mango + lace top Whistles + jeans Level 99 (bought at Anthropologie) + Isabel Marant boots
• Friday: plaid shirt Isabel Marant Etoile + jeans Oasis (still not convinced about Sonia+white jeans combo. I think they can look great on other people, but on me…bahh. Potential ebay material) + Ash Jalouse boots (anyone looking for an alternative to IM Dicker boots? Go for these boots. That’s my advice)
• Friday (evening): dress APC + leggings Uniqlo (unfortunately, I can’t stand wearing pantyhose. As a result, as soon as temperature drops I need to resort to cotton leggings/tights) + Isabel Marant boots
• Saturday (today!): plaid shirt Zara (new, now in stores) + jeans Topshop + ballerinas Repetto (200 years old and you actually can see it. shame on me)
This post was unashamedly inspired by Lin‘s “recently I wore” post from a couple of weeks ago (read it here). I was so impressed by her clean well-defined style that I wanted to put myself through a similar experiment and document all my daily outfits for a week. I knew before I started taking these pictures that I’m far from having such a clear style identity. I almost schizophrenically alternate between rock star print jeans (see here) and candid APC sailor dresses (see here).
But, well, this is me at the moment. I guess it may also say something about my personality? :)
The interesting thing about this ‘experiment’ (I like this word, it makes it all sound very scientific) and the whole blogging experience is that I’ve found out /confirmed a few things about my sartorial / stylistic preferences:
Look what was waiting for me when I arrived home yesterday
A pair of beautiful hand-made sandals sent from Italy by my mother and sister-in-law!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Franca and Giulia. I love the sandals and the colours you chose are perfect. I promise I’ll post pictures of me wearing them soon (I haven’t managed to take a decent one yet :)
The sandal situation has been sorted:
Black Ancient Greek sandals + White Salt-Water sandals
Actually, it has been sorted for a few weeks, but only now I’ve had the chance to wear them.
I got the AG sandals from Liberty and the Salt-waters from Toast. Both super-flat, super-comfortable and super-reasonably priced.
on the web over the past weeks…
1. Isabel Marant tie-dye skinny jeans 2. Ash Jalouse ankle boots 3. Alexander Wang Jane bag 4. See by Chloe Scale Print jeans 5. See by Chloe Scallop ankle wrap sandals 6. Isabel Marant Etoile Caliba crochet top 7. See by Chloe Twirl shoulder bag 8. T by Alexander Wang marled asymmetrical pullover 9. Carven falt suede slingbacks
I know this may seem a bit too insane considering I’m in the Northern hemisphere, it’s January and about 5°C outside, but I cannot stop thinking about Summer sandals since I’ve spotted Isabel Marant’s Merry sandals on Net-a-Porter.
I’ve been looking for this type of sandals for at least two years. I’m tired of all the super-gladiator craze (and by that I mean 2000 straps up to the knee, beads, studs and the like) that has taken over most of the brands for the past 5(?) or so years and I’d like something simple, well-made, in leather and as timeless as possible. Almost like IM sandals… And I say *almost* because I was never planning to spend £250 on a pair of leather Summer sandals. Mind you, I’m a Southern European girl living in London, which means that (i) I only wear Summer sandals with sunny weather and temperatures above 25°C, and (ii) there’s probably an absolute total max of 15 days per year that meet both the sun and the min temperature requirements.
But I might have found an alternative. It is called Ancient Greek Sandals. I heard about this brand last year but had never seen the actual sandals in person until last week, when I spotted several pairs for sale in Liberty’s shoe department. I loved them. They’re the kind of thing I’ve been looking for.
I’ll need to try both the IM and the AGS sandals to check what suits me better, but at the moment I’m leaning more towards the latter. Which ones do you prefer?