29 August 2014

Style // Transition

This, this right here is my favourite weather, from a sartorial perspective anyway. Those days where it is cold enough for layers and jumpers and jeans and hats but warm enough to not have to bundle up whatever outfit you wear under coats all day every day? That's the sweet spot. Time to pull out the autumn pieces you've wanted to wear for a while (felt fedora, hello again) as well as drag out the last few wears of the summer favourites (sandals and slides for as long as possible). Who says transitional weather has to be tricky to dress for? I'm just enjoying it whilst it lasts...
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Wearing - Jacket and Fedora: ASOS (old) // Jeans and Tee: Charity shopped // Slides: Adidas // Jewellery: assorted Dixi, Primark and Charity shops // Sunglasses // Barcelona street stall

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27 August 2014

New in // Veja Volley Trainers

chambray and curls Moving to a city again means one thing for sure- lots of walking. I had forgotten how much you end up on your feet, nipping here and there for this and that. My knees and feet have been complaining so I decided to bite the bullet and buy a good pair of trainers. What a grandma sentence! Thank god trainers have some good fashion credentials this season, so I can scrape back some credibility...
Anyway, I am in love with these trainers. Veja are an ethical brand based in Brazil. They manufacture with fair labour and trade priciples, use sustainable rubber as well as naturally tanned leather and organic cotton. They tick off a whole ton of ethical credentials! And, the major bonus, is that their shoes give me heart-eye-emoji face because they are so pretty. I plumped for their most classic style, the Volley, and yup, it is love. I'm so glad to have found these, because ethically made trainers with some street cred are definitely few and far between. Expect to see these around a LOT.

Veja Volley in Grey Bellini 

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14 August 2014

Life // All Change

chambray and curls East Dean house Summers have always been a time of transition for me, often a funny few months of limbo between one thing ending and another beginning. This summer is no different. Suddenly all of the new beginnings are upon us and it is time to say goodbye to this house, and all our friends on the South Coast. Harry and I are currently packing up our worldly goods into boxes before moving back up to Manchester tomorrow! For those of you who might not know, Harry and I lived in Manchester for 4 years before moving near Brighton. It is the city we first met in! We've known for a long time that we wanted city life again and the prices of Brighton make it impossible for two self employed youngsters. The links and friends we have in Manchester, plus its affordability, make a lot of sense for us now that we are looking at building our future together. So the North beckons once again! We've found a teeny tiny flat in the Northern Quarter that I'm itching to fill with plants and all our little bits and pieces. I've handed in my notice at work and Harry has his next move all set up. Its definitely all change over here but I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. Wish us luck!
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