I am, Blog Reader, incredibly happy to have broadband back in my flat and to feel connected again. That not having internet gives me an end-of-the-world feeling has been an important lesson to me in how I am socially. I don’t think I’ve written a letter to a friend in months (I still have a penpal in Italy, I miss our written thoughts!) and I’m becoming one of those phone ‘checkers’ who look at their screen out of habit rather than when I hear it ring. Gah.
Although I am relieved to be able to write my blog regularly again and on my own time as opposed to in the gym bar* or local Starbucks, I realise I really have gone back to basics** with many of my outfits recently. More denim like my favourite Paige jeans here, more simplicity in shapes, more quality in brands and fabrics. I recently invested in the fabulous DKNY silk cashmere cozy and I adore it and the last pair of trousers I bought for work were largely purchased because of the wonderfully soft royal blue crepe they were made from.
This leather baseball cap (a faux-leather version is also available, click here) from ASOS was inspired by the sportswear spirit of Herve Leger‘s autumn winter collection. Vogue called the baseball cap ‘fashion’s latest accessory’ and I’m now all over this trend, helped tremendously by American-boyfriend’s modeling of said trend (to him not a trend – me: “So, American-boyfriend, why do you wear baseball caps?” Him: “Because I like them.”)
Baseball caps require a relaxed look to accompany them. I love the short sleeved boxy sweater I’m wearing here, also from ASOS, now reduced to 16 GBP in the sale. Laid back jersey and denim is a great weekend look to go with the new cap. Just remember, Blog Reader, if you build it, they will come.
Photos: William Williams.
*yes of course my bar has a gym. Obviously.