Tag Archives: Winter

Chilling in my Docs

5 Feb

Red Bobble Hat: Primark

Check Scarf: TK Maxx

Grey Mixed Knit Jumper: H&M

Navy Leigh Jeans: Topshop

Parka: H&M

BIG Leather Bag: All Saints

Socks: Primark

Gloves: Mulberry

Boots: Doc Martens from Office

Nails: It’s Time to Rock by Sephora

So here’s a look from Friday before it snowed, it was still freezing cold so I had piled on the layers for a very casual day at work. I’m still breaking in my Doc Martens, which I do love so much. They are incredibly comfy and supportive at the same time! Wearing them with big snuggly socks makes me happy.

I didn’t realize quite how coordinated I was until I got to work and noticed all the red and maroon but think it somehow worked. I’m seriously obsessed with my new(ish) bag from All Saints, which is so huge I can store everything I could every need in it. I’m a big bag lady and proud!

To everyone who’s had some, I hope you enjoyed the snow. I kind of wish I’d done a snowy OOTD but it was just too cold and I had a massive duvet day instead!

LDNshopaholic xxx

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Trendwatch: The Everyday Boot

22 Nov

That time of year has arrived, it’s time to put away the ballet flats and pull out the all weather boot. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks hunting down my perfect pair and seem to have found several alter egos which appear to come across through my four choices:

First there’s the Topshop Abe Ultimate Chelsea Boot (£65), for the casual yet fashionable girl about London town look. They are ever so comfy whilst being timeless and going with pretty much everything in my wardrobe.

How about the Dr Marten Pascal Boot in Shiraz (£90), appealing to my ever more apparent grungy side… how cool would these be with skinny jeans and my H&M parka jacket?

Then there’s sensible Urban Outfitters Tan Fur Lined Boot (£75), the tan colour goes with everything whilst looking a little quirky, and the fluffy interior is perfect for Winter walks (aka shopping sprees).

Lastly the Carvela Smoke Boot at a slightly pricier £180. I never quite got on the biker boot bandwagon and I feel this might be the time? The fur detail makes it apt for winter and the design is exactly what I’m looking for in a hardwearing boot, however I am thinking that perhaps the Biker boot has had it’s day now…

Which do you think I should get? Please leave me a comment and help me decide,

LDNshopaholic x

Preview: 18 and East A/W Collection

15 Aug

Some of you may have seen that fashion brand 18 and East were running a bloggers competition last week. The task was to send them a playlist of five songs to play at their Autumn/Winter shoot and the winner would get to go down to the shoot itself. On Thursday I was over the moon to discover that my playlist had been chosen as the winner!

18 and East are a new brand which launched in April 2011, I first discovered them when visiting the Push PR day back in April and totally fell for their edgy yet wearable pieces. Their clothes are designed for those with their own sense of style, who like to show their personality through the way they dress and want to look individual – can anyone else relate?!

I was so excited to check out the new collection, which included some amazing brights:

18 and East also create their own unique in-house prints as seen on this floaty winged shirt and bird print skirt:

I absolutely fell in love with this jersey fringed cape, which was initially styled with Doc Martins and then a peep toe wedged boot:

The collection also featured two little black dresses with a difference. They both had eye-catching yet subtle detailing on them and were in beautiful feminine fabrics:

I was lucky enough to have a professional photo taken of me wearing one of their pieces, and I chose the beaded cape dress. I absolutely love the detailing and little capelet:

And as Tyra says, ‘this was my best shot’:


It was really interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes at a shoot and meet the lovely people behind the brand as well.

Dressing the model:

Looking through the photos:

The shoot took place at Kingsland Road Studio, a seriously awesome place, with a huge skylit room with communal kitchen and working area, and the beach huts are actually bedrooms – cool or what?

Although I’m a real high street girl, I think it’s so important to support smaller brands like 18 and East, so get shopping people! You can find their pieces on their website, New Look as well as various independent shops around the UK. The A/W collection will be available to buy at the end of August.

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your A/W shoot 18 and East, I had such a great day and loved every moment.

LDNshopaholic xxx