Jaeger is a brand I’d never paid the slightest bit of attention to. Until I spied this little frock on ASOS. Hello my pretty.
Silk, black and lovely 1/2 sleeves. And you can get 20 percent off Jaeger on their website or in store with InStyle this month, making the £170 price tag a little less eye-watering.
P.S An awesome cat gif. Just because it’s Friday.
I can’t stop thinking about this dress. Daydreaming about the flowing emerald green silk.
Green silk dress – See by Chloe.
At full price for more than £500 it was completely out of my price range, and very much just a daydream. At £245 it’s still out of my price range, but I keep trying to convince myself it’s doable. Maybe it’s the dress of my life. Maybe it’s the one. Maybe there’ll never be another dress for me.
There are very few lovely green dresses out there. For all the lovely dresses in the wonderful world of internet shopping, very few of them are green.
Le sigh. Cost per wear right?
I don’t generally go for bright or bold. I prefer things to be soft, pretty or plain. Or at least I used to until I discovered Josef Frank textiles and wallpaper.
I first noticed Frank’s vibrant patterns when living with friends for a few months while in-between flats (ahhh the joy of finding somewhere to live in London). Their kitchen walls are papered with the white Springbells pattern as shown below. I spent countless moments gazing at the tulips and violets before my morning coffee kicked in.
A highlight of our visit to Stockholm in April was afternoon tea at the wonderful Svenskt Tenn department store. Founded by Estrid Ericson in 1924, the store was originally opened to sell pewter goods (Svenskt Tenn translates to Swedish Pewter). Ericson recruited Frank, an Austrian-born architect, designer and artist to the business 10 years later and the duo became synonymous with Swedish modernism.
Today, the store still sells designs by Ericson and Frank and, as we discovered, is home to some of the loveliest tea-rooms I’ve had the pleasure of sipping tea in.
How amazing are the chairs designed by Frank below? And the rattan and bamboo design chairs which you can just glimpse. I’m afraid my photos don’t really do them justice.
We left the department store empty handed, but warmed by tea. I’m still kicking myself for not buying, at the very least, a cushion. The exchange rate and Sweden’s super expensive prices were all a bit too much for my cold-addled brain. Fortunately the store’s website is awesome. I’ll be dreaming over Josef’s patterns for many more days to come. You can read more about Svenskt Tenn over on Apartment Therapy.
Don’t you love Peony season? One thing that this dreadful weather can’t take away from Summer for us.
I picked up this glorious bunch at Columbia Road flower market on Sunday for just £10. They are looking rather splendid in this lovely jug my sister found in charity shop on her last visit to London. (It was too big and heavy to fit in the suitcase to go back to New Zealand.)
It’s all been a bit quiet on the blog lately. I have so much to blog about, but barely any time to write it. Let’s just say my approach to blogging is sporadic at best.
I hope to be spending more time listening to records and writing in this peaceful corner soon.
The little flat we rented in Stockholm was a-maz-ing. We found it on City Living Apt. If you’re going on holiday somewhere soon check it out, there are loads of gorgeous places on there.
Having a little rest.
Roller skates, a lovely jug and books. It was filled with lovely vintage finds and gorgeous parquet floors.
As I mentioned in this post – I LOVED these lamps.
A peacock rug and parquet floors.
Mirrors in the kitchen.
A globe lamp! Can I go back now instead of going to work tomorrow? Please?
Have you ever fallen in love with someone else home?
- Image: Tatty Devine
I grew up in an old cottage underneath a very, very large oak tree. And I have been eyeing up this Tatty Devine necklace each time I walk past their Brick Lane store. I even went for a wander last week thinking that I would pop in and buy it, only to find they were closed. But it was meant to be as it’s now the Tatty Devine sale so they’re now half price. The only thing is I can’t decide between the wooden leaves or the plain black. What do you think?
I am completely, utterly besotted with this Starlette Crown by Giant Dwarf on Etsy. I can’t remember where I first saw it but I spied it again featured over on Design*Sponge and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I could wear it to work right?
Summer where did you go? Actually, Autumn where did you go? I was quite enjoying the golden trees outside my bedroom window and the crisp clear days. But now it’s cold outside and raining and after a day of delayed trains and too many meetings I’m pining after a bit of sunshine.
This photo I took in Bruges of this cheery bunting against a bright blue sky, cheers me up a little. Almost as much as my hot water bottle, duvet and book are going to shortly. What cheers you up when the daily grind gets you down?
I want. Only £18 from Topshop. I know, it’s not really bank account busting but I’m trying my hardest to save for our coming trip to San Francisco.
But it could be worn in a number of ways with many outfits I already own. And I do love a collar.
I really want a new winter coat. Or a cape. But I can’t decide which. Please help.
I’m in love with this boiled wool leopard number from Zara, which I could make or buy a Peter Pan collar for. It looks very sleek and flattering unlike the big fluffy teddy bear-esque fake fur coats that are so popular at this time of year.
I’m equally enamoured with the idea of wearing a lovely black cape. I just haven’t found the right style yet. This asos one comes pretty close. I tried my hardest to get a vintage black cape on eBay last Winter but never managed to find the right one that was in my price range. When I did buy a plaid one from eBay two winters ago it was ‘lost’ in the post so I gave up on that idea all together.
Is it too military? Should I be trying to find one more Victorian or nurse style? Will it make me look the size of house? Does it only work with jeans or is it okay with a frock underneath? What will I do with my handbag and endless other bags that I seem to be lugging around constantly?
Please let me know what you think so I can decide! Cape or coat?