This street is becoming one of our favourite spots in Oxford, specially for photo. Now that Christmas shopping is making the streets crowded all day long, this is an alternative walk to city centre that is normally less busy, it’s also really old school with college entrances, dorms and mainly student accommodation . Looks like nothing, besides people, changed in the last 100 years (at least) so I like to imagine the stories and people that walked this exact same street.
The look is a combination of navy blue and taupe but you will have to believe me on this one as this is a black and white session. Madly in love with these Zara over the knee boots and this blue Mango coat that has probably more than 10 years, but people still ask me where is it from. The leather and fur vest I'm wearing under is a real piece of art that I will show you when temperatures allow.
Have a good start of December, still wondering what happened with 2017 and how come is gone already!
Mango coat,Loewe foulard,zara striped skirt and boots.
And the winter took us almost by surprise and so did this coat. Never thought I would go for a white coat; not because they are not gorgeous but because I am bit of a practical fashion addict, meaning I tend and intend to do long term relationships with my clothes. More and more I like the fact of buying less things, of nice quality, with a basic spirit and invest little by little on classics ... with this coat I just went for it and I love it, I would normally have picked the darker colour, that toasted tone that goes with everything and will probably have a longer life before going to the dry cleaners but in the end, this one was simply more special.
Uniqlo coat, Zara jumper, skirt and boots.
This look was my way to welcome the autumn...but now we almost have to say goodbye to it cause these days it really feels like winter in Oxford! We had these photos look from a couple of weekends ago and it was starting to get fresh but it was still nice, the season was changing and when this happens I always have that positive feeling of a fresh start. The outfit is simple and very functional but I think a good spring coat always adds a bit of sophistication, even more if you pair it with a nice bag. I keep saying the magical thing about Oxford are those hidden spots that you tend to overlook when you are rushing around, and this one is definitely one of them. I like to think this beautiful door is the secret entrance to an enchanted garden full of trees, plants and autumn colours.
Vila coat, Top Shop shirt, Zara jeans, Boch belt, Furla bag and Adidas Stan Smith.
To really get to know someone you just need that crazy and electric connection. You know someone when deep inside you feel you have been a part of their whole life without having really been. To know where someone is coming from you need to walk on the streets that saw them grow up, their school, their grandma’s house...you need to listen to the music they used to listen to when they were 16, and walk through those streets they used to walk by on their way back home from a very long night....you need to do this to realise they are yours, and you are theirs, and the only thing that matters is the here and now.
Top Shop shirt and dress. Adidas Stan Smith and Loewe vintage bag.
And, of course, the checked blazer had to come. I am looking for a gray checked blazer, who is not these days? But in the meantime I had to rescue this one from Zara that I've had for probably more than 5 years. In the middle of all this checked fever this burgundy one had to make it back to the spotlight. We all know fashion is all about resurrection and reinvention and as much as with some items resurrection might seem unthinkable, I‘ve came to the conclusion there is no exception to this rule when I discovered myself thinking elastic lycra boots are so cool that I almost like them again. Any suggestions for my gray checked blazer hunt? I saw a few that I like a lot but still didn't fall in love.
Zara total look, Boch belt and vintage bag.
Some looks just need a touch of colour to be good enough, and the combination of jeans, white top and black leather jacket is definitely one of them. These red booties always end up being the star of the outfit and it's because they are just perfect colour, shape and have the right heel to be cool but comfy enough. I like to wear them with this leather jacket for a bit of a rock'n roll spirit and the Oxford skatepark makes always a good photo spot.
Mango leather jacket, Zara top and jeans, Marta Jonson booties and Loewe bag.
This is what I call a relaxed look for a Saturday walk and coffee at the farmers market in Cowley Road. The market has been there every weekend forever but for one thing or the other we have just discovered it recently. From organic veggies to international foods and wonderful flowers, I fully recommend a visit. As for the outfit, I can't stop wearing this trouser for both smart and casual looks and I really love the combination with my favourite bomber all splashed with flowers, you only need to change the shoes to get a completely different result.
Zara trouser and bomber, French Connection top and NB.
I have to confess I am in a (life) mission to find the perfect trench. This is a matter of choice, also a matter of budget, but I really think a good trench is an investment for life. However, this is not an easy pick because when something is that basic, and classic, small details can make a big difference: what colour - beige of course - but what tone of beige, what length, type of collar, the of buttons...as I said, not an easy one. In the meantime, I am really liking this one from GAP and how its pale beige works with lighter colours. A pre fall look with a hint os summer nostalgia.
GAP trench coat, Zara basic t-shirt and jeans, Adidas Stan Smith and Loewe vintage bag.
And the summer is officially over but as you can see I still try to resist and make the most of the last transition days. The story is I was wearing the dress in the morning, with trainers, and then the day started to get ugly so had to swap to the rain proof version. Wellies are a must if you live in this island and I love the feeling of walking freely and not worrying about the puddles, I decided to go for red ones and I have never regretted. This dress is much more versatile than I expected at first and that's a quality I really like on clothes, depending on the rest of the look you get formal, informal, summery or wintery as you please.
Top Shop dress, Zara hat and parka, Hakei bag and Hunter wellies.
This dress is very special for me, it was the dress for a very big day, it was love at first sight and I always knew I was going to wear it again in a very different way, for a very different purpose. The occasion was perfect and the streets of Port Grimaud and Saint Tropez just the perfect frame. It was quite risky but I really liked the result. Long dresses are sometimes a bit too dressed but with the shorts under, you can wear them as a sort of long overshirt. I personally love the combination of white and colourful accessories and the espadrilles are just the lifesaver for any summer look, nice and comfy to walk around.
Zara dress and sunnies, H&M short, Bimba y Lola necklace and Cremades espadrilles. The bag is from somewhere in Thailand.
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