Tagged: Toast

Beans on Toast x

Just the name Toast takes on a whole new meaning when the temperatures start to drop and the smell of fallen leaves mixed with wood smoke permeates the air.

Their clothes capture that louche, appreciation of nature vibe: Loose cuts, soft textures, muddy palette.

If that’s not enough, not only do they do the best classic grey long cashmere cardigan.

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But each one of their eleven shops has a shelf filled with books from customers and staff. Inside each books are hand written notes, explaining how the book has enriched the sharer. Visit a shop to share your own book and take one in return. Genius.

 

Laters, Kate x

Cheers x

A toast to Toast for their latest collection: The perfect combination of simple, wearable, utility chic.

The beauty is in the details: Plackets, bibs, pockets and seems.

Check out the subtle pleating on the waistband and the neckline of this shirt.

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I want.

Laters, Kate x

New Weave x

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The summer has broken here with a bang;  I think we’re having the full whack of autumn rains today.  We walked into school, avoiding some of the puddles and laughing at everyone gridlocked in their cars, all nicely showered but still afraid of water! It was chaos.

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It’s brought fall dressing to a head though, and there’s nowhere better for browsing  transitional classics than Toast.  This group of clothes is from their OAS range, which stands for Ordinary Attire Studio and are also the three letters at the heart of Toast.

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The design aesthetic of simplicity, durability and wearability at it’s core.

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It’s workwear reinterpreted for easy workday wear in the modern world.

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It’s everything you want in your wardrobe really.

Laters, Kate x

Food for Breakfast..

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Things are moving on a pace on the renovation…painting has started on the cellar, lights have gone up and the hallway, which was boarded up for protection by the builders has been opened up again..it now feels twice the size.  More paint samples have been bought (I swear this is where paint companies make their profit)…but at least they’re starting to make sense. Pictures will follow soon…

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Outside the sky is brilliant blue and it genuinely feels that spring is knocking on the door..hence of the appeal of these spring pics from Toast, suggesting bare foot easy living with simplicity the main ingredient and quality the key.

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I want to be here.

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Toast also do the best summer scarves..expensive, but worth every penny.

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In contrast their Swedish clog shoes are great value – just £65..

Goes to show…there’s always something exciting around the corner…

Laters, Kate x

Hot Fuzz x

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Karen Walker has managed to capture the sex-factor in her new campaign..with a dog.  A dog called Toast with a strong sense of self who doesn’t let anyone walk over her, but is more than happy to throw us a bone..

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Like Karen Walker’s previous campaigns, it’s humourous, cheeky and rather wonderful, with just the perfect combination of wit and gristle.

 

The glasses aren’t bad either…

Laters, Kate x

Toast x

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The new Toast Lookbook is a world of languid self-possession with sleepy knowing eyes.

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The pastel colours inform the story..

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The dark silhouette packs a punch.

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Simple, durable, classy classics..

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They’re also having a fabulous Archive Sale – but be warned, things go fast..

 Laters, Kate x

Bargain Hunting..

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The wonderful Toast are having a brilliant sale..particularly their ‘Archive‘ section – true bargains..if it’s in your size, snap it up..I got my denim Chore coat at more then half price and I’m delighted with it..Not sure it was the wisest thing to take to Greece, but I couldn’t bear to leave it behind..and coming back to the UK could be cold, couldn’t it?

 

Laters, Kate x

Rose Tinted x

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(Women welders from World War II)

 

There are some clothes that my mother hates…but I love – Utility wear comes under that heading.  I suspect it’s a generation thing..my Grandmother hated brass beds associating them with poverty, the Husband’s mother hates our wooden floorboards preferring her perceived luxury of fitted carpets.  Then there’s the ongoing discussions between the benefits of a free-standing kitchen rather than a fitted one.  We definitely see things with different eyes depending on our subliminal associations.

 

 

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I love a good Chore coat, like this one from Toast.  But my mother would see small, grubby, repetitive work with a touch of coarse.  Clothes reduced to their bare essentials with aprons and housecoats abandoned for their practical purposes because the undercurrent of domestic containment is just too strong.89c16336741b9818c1aad428b42b6458

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But for me there’s an intrinsic quality – I embrace the practicality, the structured comfort, the soft detailing, the wholesome vintage charm.  Instead of servitude and drudgery it represents a time when we took pride in making things from scratch..when it seemed there was more space to breathe.

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(Also from Toast)

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(By Sisters by Sibling SS14) 

Of course,  you could just see them as brilliant coats, perfect for layering in this bridging the weather time till the lazy days of summer truly hit…

Laters, Kate x

Toast Becomes her..

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Sometimes it’s the little things like the cut of a waistband, a delicate brushstroke of detail that makes a pair of trousers sing with more than just noise and Toast has some of the best…and they’re having a huge Sale.

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The label is known for honest clothes for both men and women that are strong and confident with a sense of self.

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There’s an emphasis on masculine tailoring.

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As well as a a nod to the past that smiles like a warm, buttered crumpet.

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Like a sip of fine wine, there’s a magic touch of satisfaction of knowing these pieces will be timeless and won’t lose their allure: Quality not quantity, and that’s worth a great deal.

Laters, Kate x