Every time we passed by this little oasis, we would wonder how the owners would make it home through those stairs full of plants. The spot was beautiful and I wanted to share this other version of the last look. Just by changing the black skirt for these crochet shorts you get a very different look, in this case very in consonance with the scene of the typical village street with the clothes drying on the sun. The basket gives the final touch and actually had its purpose, as one of our little pleasures in France is doing the morning groceries in the Sunday market.
Zara turban, Top Shop t-shirt and Cremades espadrilles.
Another look from our holidays walking through streets and passages in South of France. This skirt, that is really half skirt-half shorts, is one of my summer musts. Even if I try to resist, I always end up packing it and wearing it more than once. I also have it in white and they are one of my best resources when it comes to go comfy but I want something a bit more dressed than a pair of shorts. I use them a lot with plain cotton t-shirst and then, depending on the shoes and the accessories, the look will be totally different. I already included this turban here, and looks also great as a headband for a more morning look.
Zara skirt and turban, Top Shop t-shirt, Cremades espadrilles sand Longchamp bag.
There is something really special about small villages, I love the fact that in theory there is no much to see, but if you pay attention and take your time, you discover little details everywhere. South of France always make a great scape and one of our favourite things to do there, besides eating and drinking wine, is just wonder around picking on the little shops, the windows, the doors and the flowers decorating the house entrances in every street. This dress is perfect for the spot and we couldn't resist to take the photos by the blue door. This look is simple but nice, fresh and comfy and this white Longchamp Le Pliage is proving to be my lifesaver this summer.
Zara dress, Bimba y Lola sandals.
We all knew East Oxford was the cool part of the city ;-) ... but now more than ever is worth a visit to see the new (and old) pieces hidden on its walls. This is one of my favourites for the wonderful colours and the strength of the painting. Every day you see people taking pictures and I am sure this graffiti hunt will become part of any alternative city tour. The outfit is just a classic with jeans and white t-shirt combination, but both have that seventies spirit that I love, with my favourite bag to give the final touch and close the look.
T-shirt and jeans from Zara. Furla bag and Bimba y Lola sandals.
Don't tell me this house doesn't look like one. With its title blue door and the bicycle by the fence! For me, mini plus long sleeve shirt is always a winner combination. This skirt is one of my latest crushes and makes me think about the Russian dolls: beautiful flower patterns full of colour on a black background. I've always loved their soft and rounded shape and the fact that they perfectly fit into each other. Every time you remove one layer you find a new look with new colours and patterns but is always the same doll. A bit like us; fashion in a certain way allows us to be different versions of the same woman, to play with clothes as different layers we can change and combine in many different ways to go out and tell the world which doll we feel like being today.
Zara skirt and clutch, Top Shop shirt and Espadrilles from Cremades.
In a city like this, some days you end up feeling like one more of the tourists exploring the city. Oxford can be many things, but quiet is not one of them...and even less during the summer. If you look around you always en up spotting a corner, a shop, a street or a door you've never seen before, even if you passed by probably a hundred times. The camera and the bag-pack do the rest when it comes to pretend you travelled to your own city. The star of this look is the trouser, I declare myself absolutely addicted to this type of culotte trouser, this navy blue one is the latest addition to my very own non-skinny trouser collection and I love the fact it does a bit the skirt effect on the front. The classic navy blue and white never fails, is always elegant and chic, and personally I love it with camel.
Zara total look and Adidas Stan Smith. Bag-pack from flea market in Morocco.
I love it when things apparently contradictory just make a great mix together...I always find the result more special because is less obvious, and therefore you have to risk a little but if you get it right is just perfect. This skirt is one of my favourites and the t-shirt has that rock&roll thing you sometimes feel like... Initially they have too much personality and ask for neutral company, you wouldn't see them together, but actually they work quite well as they balance each other when you don't want to do a total look, and you just feel like going punk, but also pink...and wearing trainers.
Zara t-shirt,H&M skirt,Loewe bag and NB
I was after a light flowery dress and when I saw this one I knew it was the one! I have a thing with dresses and is the love at first sight thing... it is that, or nothing. With other things I can have my doubts but with dresses is always crystal clear for me. The black element makes this one appropriate for the evening, but the flowers make it work with a pair a trainers as part of a very casual morning look. The streets in Oxford are always a nice background and this one is one of my favourites, only locals use it so is a great alternative this days when the city is buzzing with students and tourists.
Zara dress, Ray-Ban sunnies, Longchamp bag and Adidas Stan Smith.
It has become a tradition for us to go to France end of August to see family and friends so I coincidentally get to buy the desired Vogue Paris September issue. I can't wait to see what's the surprise this year, for the moment, the US edition has arrived with four different covers with Jennifer Lawrence photographed, and painted! This t-shirt is the ‘I Love Vogue Paris’ collectors' they featured in 2015. I like to wear it with any jeans for a chic simplicity, either shorts, skinny or boyfriend would do the trick. In this occasion y gave the touch of colour with the sunnies and the NB trainers and kept the rest neutral. The summer coat can't be more versatile, the texture is crepe and I've worn it from the office to a weeding a part of completely different looks. That I love vogue is not a secret but I also love Wednesdays... not beginning - not end of the week, lots of possibilities!
Zara wooden sunnies and jeans, H&M Divided coat and NB trainers.
Ça c'est la question… every day, unless the answer is clearly the hat and the umbrella. I am thinking of writing a post on how climatology is probably the origin and main influence factor for fashion evolution, I am sure that's the case, but let's not go off topic here ;) This look is what I call an ace for a relaxed day around Oxford: who doesn't have all these elements in the wardrobe and doesn't enjoy the cute, comfy and casual combination? We love to walk by the river and end up having coffee on the other side of the city on the weekends, but while we wait for the next one...Let's go for another week!
Hat from an independent shop in France, Zara sunnies, parka and jeans, Claudie Pierlot blouse and Adidas Stan Smith.
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