23.7.13

Sombre

We finally had rainfall! As a result it's rendered my tiny patio garden greener again. Hasn't done much about the heat, though.
The solution to too-short trousers is to combine them with a tunic dress. The solution to funking up a basic LBD is to mix it in ways you wouldn't expect. I'm pretty happy with this (entirely ASOS) ensemble, especially coupled with ridiculously bright shoes. 

15.7.13

Wardrobe staple

From before this heatwave rendered wearing jackets insufferable...

If anyone finds a blazer like this, tell me. And if you find a blazer like this, buy it. I've had this machine-washable, M&S badboy for eight years and it's still the hardest working item in my wardrobe. Housemates borrow it, its spare button still languishes somewhere in the bars of Camden and it's seen me through school, university and beyond. Seasons come and go, fashions change, but a good blazer never goes out of style. Have you got one?

1.7.13

Le Smoking

Classic Karl-style pseudo-tuxedo look for...a house party. Luckily it was in Kensington.
You know how Coco Chanel or someone supposedly said that you should always take off the last thing you put on before you leave the house? I kind of have the opposite problem - what you see here is often only 90% of the complete picture, and rarely what I actually leave the house in. You often feel before you step out of the door that you've got one thing on that's not right, your favourite lipstick will make you feel like you, or your trusty jacket (more on this later) is needed. Take my bag - you met my beloved Alexander Wang at Christmas and bar a few days I've never not left the house with it. Things like that that take an outfit from a look to your look often don't get seen here. Maybe it's a little private thing I like to keep for myself.
This time, however, I knew just what would complete the look. You can see it, and a lot more little snippets that don't make the blog, on Instagram.com/redheadfashion. You'll also get to see how bright this top is in real life - seriously, it's fluorescent.