I Stole Her Chanel

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Reiss_Heels_Reformation_Skirt_Chanel_BagWhen it comes to accessories, I’m a basic-kinda-gal.  Black bag? Check.  Oversized bag? Check. Clutch? Check check. Anything else? Ermmmm….. doesn’t that cover all the options?

Happy am I, therefore, when I can ‘loan’ my new neighbor’s accessories for a blog shoot.  Since moving to Cambridge I’ve found myself in close proximity to fellow blogger Briony of A Girl A Style – we’d met prior to my move to Cambridge but quite co-incidentally we found ourselves a stone’s throw from each other.  Very handy when it comes to [motivation to attend your weekly barre fitness classes and] photoshoots out and about in Cambridge; mostly for the necessary humour when passers-by decide to comment on a) choice of outfit (yes, yes, thank you I like it too, please don’t stand and watch you are really putting me off) b) appropriateness of said choice of outfit during current climate (the fashion calendar works in advance leave me alone) or perhaps even c) just photobombing me (really? REALLY?). Actually c) only ever happened in NYC, we Brits are far too polite for that kind of thing.

But I digress. On this recent shoot I wanted to show an option for going-out in the winter evenings.  I can struggle to balance my love of fashion with my basic need for warmth (I hate being cold, Blog Reader,) so I’m constantly seeking solutions where I don’t have to make a choice in this dilemma.  I have this new three-quarter length sleeved polo neck by Pop Boutique which is a great choice for comfort, warmth and a dose of minimal chic-ness, which I’m wearing here with this midi skirt with a dramatic front split from US brand Reformation.  The Isla Heels are from Reiss (did you see the ‘My Style, After Dark’ collaboration with Reiss Fashion?) and the bag? A temporary loan from A Girl A Style.  She has all the best accessories. I stole her Chanel for this feature. It really made me want to be an accessories person, it really did*.

Photos: Beth Morton.

*saving starts now.

Monochrome Me: Reformation Wisteria Dress

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Reformation_wisteria_dressThe collection of dresses at Reformation is fast becoming my go-to when it comes to summer basics, for day or for night.  This Wisteria dress is a very well made gown with a beautiful neckline and dramatic low back, a great all-rounder for a capsule wardrobe.  This will work for weddings, garden parties, evening meals and brunches – despite the ‘dark drama’ of the style I’ve not been afraid to wear it at different times of the day.

Reformation have a beautiful series of ethically made dresses, gowns and separates.  Get familiar, Blog Reader.

Wearing: Dress by Reformation. Photos: Beth Morton Photography.

Little Black Dress: Reformation Carrera Dress

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Every now and then I fall in love with a dress at first sight.  On the Reformation website I  had such a moment, browsing their new collection of off the shoulder, maxi, plunging neckline and backless-wonder dresses.

The Carrera style has a lovely touch of modern day Hepburn to it.  Krystal Bick also wore the dress on her website recently, finding it the perfect sexy midi dress for summer.  I can’t help but think Reformation have struck little black dress gold here and if you’re not familiar with this brand then get acquainted asap.  Designing their gowns with biodegradable fabrics and using renewable energy in their factory and HQ, I think it’s safe to say that this brand makes you feel good (and look great) inside and out.

Wearing: Dress, Reformation; Heels, Zara.  Bag: Kzeniya.

Photography: Beth Morton.