Like it or not, it is almost September and Autumn is almost upon us. This means, my what is turning into anual trip to Bluewater to build the foundations of my Autumn/ Winter wardrobe with my mother. This year, things were a bit different. First things first, I drove. This time last year I did not have a driving licence, it was the day I'd got my A Level results, but this years trip marked the first time I'd ever driven on a motorway. Needless to say, I'm very proud of myself! Also, rather than stocking up on my beloved knitted dresses to deal with an English Winter, looked for basics that are versatile enough to suit me in the much warmer LA climate.
Obviously this look would not be complete without the beautiful jewelled statement neckless at picked up for £1 at a Hobbs sample sale in Shoreditch last Winter and I have rarely been without since. I made my mind up I was going to buy the NW3 top when I saw it in Hobbs, because it is the perfect cut, shape and style to act as a replacement for this tee I picked up in H&M for £7.99 Summer before last, wore half to death and is not starting to look a little threadbare. It is also awesome as it is a quality upgrade, from one of my all time favourite brands and its beautiful cream makes the Breton stripe all so more awesome for Autumn/ Winter.
These wedge trainers from Ash were not actually a Bluewater find; the team at the shoe site Spartoo were kind enough to hook me up with them when they got them back in stock, when I mentioned how I've actually been after a pair since last Winter when they were practically sold out in a size 5 all over London. They are both super practical, and super comfortable and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of them across the pond!
Finally, the beauty in this look. My hair is an absolute mess and it is back to its natural 'mouse' colour (I've been stringing my next colour out as long as I can before I leave, but I'm off to see my stylist tomorrow afternoon), and it is a little worse for wear. I can really tell you that Moroccanoil works, because since I've stopped using it the last month and have been using Mythic Oil in an attempt not to open my new travel sized Moroccanoil bottle before I get to Los Angeles, my hair has in no way been as healthy or glossy as I've become accustomed to without it. As for my lips, it never seems to look pink in outfit photos, though it looked awesome with this outfit in the flesh, I'm wearing MAC's fantastically bright Amplified lip shade 'Impassioned'.