These photos were a mad dash. As in, they were all taken within the space of seven minutes by a random East London square that was cloaked in sunshine and shade and overlooked by high rise council flats, but what’s a fashion shoot without a bit of character, eh?
They were shot by Sofie-Eliza Price, who met me for a super speedy lunch and shoot whilst I was copywriting at Warehouse last week – and, aside from impromptu photos, we discussed aspirational products on blogs and ate Vietnamese pork baguettes. Dreamy.
I planned this entire outfit around the new bag, because obviously. I even made a mad dash to the New Change branch of H&M the lunch break before to grab this olive knit vest I’ve been eyeing up.
OK, so the outfit’s pretty bland, pretty easy, pretty run-of-the-mill, but I guess that’s the point – it’s the simplest way to dress and layer for the transitional weather we’re having at the moment. I was FREEZING whilst standing on the train platform at 7am, but getting major back sweat issues by the time it was 3pm and I was back at my desk – so for me right now it’s all about trying to balance things out.
Jeans with bare toes, dresses and bare legs with ankle boots and layered jumpers – you get the idea.
I bought the bag after a long Saturday in London. We got on the 11.09am train from Ippers for my nephew’s first birthday and arrived at an awkward time where we had 40 minutes to spare – too little time to do anything of note, but too much time to just swan up to the restaurant early, so we got off at South Kensington and just sort of pottered around. When I say pottered I mean we popped into a cafe and picked up some pressed-juices from a fridge, pressed juices that we only later realised cost £12 and tasted a bit like water sick with kale in, so that was nice.
Three courses and two bottles of cider later we were back in central London with time to burn before our second monsterous sized meal of the day (Shake Shack, obvs) so i insisted we went for a mosey round Oxford Street. Along with every tourist in the UK.
Chris was basically having a breakdown, I just wanted a nice sleeveless jacket, and it looked like it *might* rain and drown us all at any moment – and then I insisted we check out Aldo.
And that’s how my £17.50 tasselled bag came to be – reduced in the sale and looking all sassy and happy and ready to rock.
Jacket – Miss Selfridge (old – similar here)
Shirt – GAP, £24.99
Sleeveless jumper – H&M, £12.99
Jeans – Topshop, £40
Shoes – Office (old – similar here)
Bag – ALDO, £17.50
Necklace – Accessorize, £17
Watch – Daniel Wellington, £159
Sunglasses – ASOS, £10