Style Update: The best faux shearling coat I've found so far...

posted on: Thursday, 23 November 2017

For the love of all things faux shearling! I have discovered the holy grail of faux this season and it's a doozy. In fact, every time I have worn this faux shearling coat out of the house, I've been stopped, petted and asked where said coat was from. Don't worry, there wasn't too much heavy petting. Just in case you were worried. And I absolutely love it when people ask me where items are from! It means I'm hunting with a cause - to share with the world the good clothing that does exist on shelves. The whole shopping experience can feel so overwhelming at times and even I wondered if I would find some great pieces this season when autumn winter first started hitting shelves. Then I find something like this and my faith is restored. So I'm sharing this QVC find. It called to me from across the showroom and I knew it was love at first sight. Clothing offers such an easy and reliable relationship, doesn't it? If only every other relationship in life were as easy as seeing it, loving it, buying it and treasuring it forever. But that's a whole different conversation. 

What I wore in Iceland: Day 2

posted on: Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Talk about print clashing. We've got fair isle, floral, tweed and a waxed Barbour. What could possibly be missing? Oh wait, maybe a bit of velvet! Let's just call this my "everything but the kitchen sink" look. But, when it's well below freezing outside, snowing like mad and slippery as all get out, these are the things you wear to pad yourself against the elements. I threw it all on, looked in the mirror and said to myself, "yup, I love it." And it was all a happy accident of a bunch of my favourite items coming together to keep me warm and cozy. And can I just say... we should all embrace a fair isle sweater this season! It puts you in a festive mood immediately. What's not to love?

Where to Stay, Iceland: Sandhotel Reykjavik

For those of you looking for a hotel in the centre of Reykjavik, Iceland, that reflects the historic heart and soul of the city, while also providing a comfy contemporary space and service, look no further than Sandhotel. From the city's best cinnamon buns (oh so important) to a concierge service that is rumoured to be the best in town, this is most definitely a getaway spot that needs to be on your radar. 

What I wore in Iceland: Day 1

posted on: Monday, 20 November 2017

You know how I keep going on and on about trying new things with fashion? Well, my new thing is all about wardrobe building with neutral colours. I'm trying to only buy serious colour pops when they strike me as must haves. Otherwise, I'm trying to build a wardrobe with a palette that means everything just "goes." This isn't the easiest thing in the world to do, but I'm giving it my best shot as packing is a hell of a lot easier if things can be worn every which way together to make an outfit.