Tagged: style

Black is the new white..

Despite the prospect of summer round the corner I am surprisingly gripped with the idea of turning our front sitting room into a cocoon of darkness..slate grey, deep navy..something with gravitas.  I love the way it makes other colours pop but still wants to hug you close..then the next room, the  kitchen a complete contrast: white n wood n marble with floor tiles from the previous post..

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A girls gotta dream.

(P.S How things change!)

Laters, Kate x

Man-spiration..

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There’s no way to select life with silver tongs – no matter how much you want something, it doesn’t always happen.  But you can always react to it.  For instance, the Husband’s work has been a turdstool since forever, with it being even more ridiculous in the last few months and no sign of change.  I did suggest we saw this as an opportunity to throw life on it’s head and middle-class caution to the wind and head off in a camper van to the deep, dark unknown.

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He said, ‘Seriously Kate…’

And I said,’Yes, seriously..the window of opportunity to take the kids out of school is closing and if we don’t do it soon, we might never be able to..’

‘No, I meant, seriously Kate, who’s mid-life crisis is this?’

 

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So I haven’t got the keys to the camper van just yet, but that hasn’t stopped the constant thoughts of simplicity providing a goldfish loop of white noise in my brain space, whether it’s interiors,  clothes, people or life.

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Maybe that’s why these outfits are so appealing – they’re not big, brash and laden with special effects.

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(All pictures from Pinterest and Browns)

Just clear and present. Simple.

Laters, Kate x

LFW Street Style x

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Street style is about the unexpected – the clothes might’ve existed before, but the combinations probably didn’t: large furry collar, vintage vitamin cardigan, pleated midi skirt and a bowling bag? It’s a cunning mix..

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And even if you think the mix is wrong, it’s still exhilarating and liberating to know there are no rules, no requirement to colour co-ordinate.

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(Tapered just over the knees and this would be my ideal dress. Sigh)

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Every body, each story is different and the outfit is tailored to respond to the individual and what they want to say.

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And so a picture becomes a quick chat in the corridor.

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(All pics from Pinterest)

It’s that fantastic clash of sophistication and slightly out of order. Bring it on!

Laters, Kate x

Rosie Assoulin x

Rosie_001_1366.450x675 Rosie Assoulin SS14 holds my heart with a hot, throaty squeal.

Rosie_003_1366.450x675 Elongated lengths.

Rosie_006_1366.450x675 Playful proportions.

Rosie_014_1366.450x675 Embracing form with the confidence to draw new lines.

Rosie_015_1366.450x675And a hoarse, throaty chuckle.

Rosie_017_1366.450x675 A beguiling fluency.

Rosie_019_1366.450x675 Calm and hungry.

Rosie_024_1366.450x675 Quality and quantity.

Rosie_029_1366.450x675 And serious joy.

Rosie_030_1366.450x675Much more and I fear I could develop an embarrassing Assoulin habit..

Laters, Kate x

Black is the new white..

Despite the prospect of summer round the corner I am surprisingly gripped with the idea of turning our front sitting room into a cocoon of darkness..slate grey, deep navy..something with gravitas.  I love the way it makes other colours pop but still wants to hug you close..then the next room, the  kitchen a complete contrast: white n wood n marble with floor tiles from the previous post..1220638_originalimages-12 black-reading-room-design-decorating-ideas workspace-at-home-decorating-with-black-interior 1211933_original 1212221_original 1212476_original 1213416_original 1213834_original 1213993_original 1214377_original 1214537_original 1215077_original 528935_original(Photos courtesy of http://www.Elledecor.com)

A girls gotta dream.

Laters, Kate x

Liberty’s, lushness and London x

I am a great believer in feeding the visual mind so I make little forays into London whenever I can, which lets face it, isn’t exactly a hardship…one of my favourite haunts is the lovely Liberty’s…
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A temptation trove of delights and beautiful displays.

IMG_1316 IMG_1314 IMG_1313IMG_1312Love these candles – you lift up the domes and smell the scent caught in the tops of the glass. J’adore the whole styling/everything – like something out of Hogwarts…

IMG_1310 IMG_1311Check out the fabulous names and descriptions..

IMG_1309 IMG_1308 IMG_1307 IMG_1306Clever mind-confusing scent??…brilliant!

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IMG_1301Very simple, very elegant, easy to dress up or down. Timeless.

IMG_1296 IMG_1297Liberty’s – everything we aspire to be – beautiful inside and out.

IMG_1299When in London always look up.

IMG_1294A couple of minutes walk away through Soho is Beyond Vintage..well worth a browse.

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Laters, kate x