I'm a bit obsessed with fashion, I think we've established that over the last three decades... In fact sometimes I tend to take the obsession slightly over the top (I have a few cringe-worthy memories of turning up slightly overdressed, ok, very overdressed, for me to treasure forever) and lately I've tried to think real hard about where I'm headed, what's the occasion, and what I'll be doing.
If there is one occasion I don't like being overdressed for, it's for casual meals with my lovely guys... so for Mother's Day breakfast at The Delaunay last week-end, it was all about comfort, ease and practicality: I put together this look a bit randomly (sometimes sleep wins over style, I'll admit) and I ended up being pleasantly surprised at how it seemed to work in some effortless way. Sadly, not all of my random mixes work so well, and consequently they don't end up on this page for you all to see, thankfully!
I think one of the reasons why I find this look so easy is because it has somewhat turned into a week-end uniform for me: skinny jeans (from Donna Ida of course, I don't seem to buy jeans anywhere else anymore!), boho blouse or top, cool jacket, a mixed batch of accessories, and of course flats, always flats. Why do I not wear my high heels on the week-end? Easy: try running after a toddler across the cobbled stones of Covent Garden, I guarantee you'll tumble over and break something, and whomever A-list celeb you've seen pictures of carrying a toddler in 5-inch Loubies is almost always closely followed by a minder, I'm just saying!
There is however at least one thing absolutely wrong with this look, I totally forgot how cold it suddenly got in London again over the week-end, and walked out sockless into the freezing weather. Obviously, I regretted it and kicked my hare-brained self all day long.
Outfit details anyone?
- Skinny dark-wash jeans, James Jeans at Donna Ida
- Embroidered peasant 1920s style blouse, Zara
- Peplum heavy wool jacket, Burberry
- Cabas chyc in medium size, Yves Saint Laurent
- Croc print patent leather ballerinas, French Sole
- Cashmere and silk shawl, L'Arbre de Vie by Hermès