Winter survival kit

I've been mostly hibernating this February. By Island standards, the weather this winter is North Pole cold. I tend to ramble on about the weather on the blog, I know, but I'm a practical dresser; as an innate concept, clothing is a protective layer over our skin after all. That bing said, I also love dressing up, duh, so winter after winter I surround myself with pieces that, as well as being statement ones, will also keep my bones warm:

  1. A cape. This Max&Co number can be thrown over any wooly, or a coat for extra warmth. without even looking a bit bulky!
  2. Leather-like and waxed-effect pants. The texture and colour of my Massimo Dutti trousers and ZARA dungarees keep my legs warm (plus dungarees add an extra layer on top!) while adding an interesting material quality to an otherwise-ordinary outfit.
  3. A weekend bag. This ZARA bag is small enough to avoid collecting junk you don't need but voluminous enough to hold an umbrella, gloves and the ever-so-important beanie
  4. The overly oversized sweater. I bought this massive grey piece last year at Zara and it's still my warmest fuzzy. Belt it, wear it over a shirt or dress, the most versatile piece in your winter wardrobe.
  5. The Blanket Scarf. I've invested in loads of these this winter. They literaly keep everything under wraps and double up as a makeshift hoodie when your umbrella can't handle both wind and rain! This one from H&M adds a much-needed pop of colour too!
  6. Chelsea boots. These brogue-style chelsea boots from Massimo Dutti are a perfect go-to when knee high boots just won't really do. They're 100% watertight and keep my toes from freezing right off.
  7. Knee-highs. I've finally found a pair at Darmanin that don't insist of giving me cankles. Definitely a must-have for the rainy days. 

to warmer days,

C X

In Praise of Shadows

I took my (ominous) shadow out to play in the sun last Tuesday. Armed in a wool polo and a leather jacket and pants combo, I braved the cold and embraced those beautiful rays! Putty grey and burnt sienna are my new favourite complimentary shades.

wearing leather jacket by Topshop, harem pants and poloneck by ZARA, marble necklace by Urban Outfitters, sunnies from Blush & Panic

Bah-bye,

C X

Burnt Blanket

No, you don't need to adjust your screen settings, that actually is colour on the blog! I'm actually loving the pop of colour this blanket scarf is adding to my all-black outfit choices. Burnt colour-ways are basically the only hues allowed to enter my wardrobe in Winter and this scarf just embodies these lovely tones! Definitely one of my favourite gifts this Xmas (thank you dears!).

scarf and trousers by H&M, cuff by Pamela Love, rings by Michael Kors, sunnies by Ray-Ban, dress by Suite Blanco 

C X