Autumn casual

There’s always a day that signifies the turn of a season; a day where that “transitional” period ends and the season is in full swing.

These outfit pictures were taken on such a day and ironically, I wasn’t’t dressed for it.

I had been meaning for a few weeks to photograph this outfit that I had been enjoying wearing while the weather was still quite mild

and on the day I finally had a chance to shoot it, it was really too cold to wear it, so I had to change straight after.

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I have been enjoying wearing this outfit in more casual situations where too many black floaty things may seem over the top or at times where I need comfortable footwear but boots may be too hot.

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This little leather jacket was a great eBay find, I have been wearing it all summer and it only cost about a quarter of the price that it would have retailed for. I generally prefer the look, feel and durability of genuine leather over faux (more on that in a different post) but I try to keep is at ethical as possible by buying second hand items that have already been consumed.

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My jumper was also an eBay find, I realised I no longer had any lightweight knitwear in my wardrobe and was lucky to come across this Acne jumper that was exactly what I was looking for.

It makes a change from the vast amount of black in my wardrobe (I do like to change it up occassionaly) and makes a great transitional piece.

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As usual, I added some edge to my outfit with my accessories, my usual silver rings that I wear all the time and my custom-made, Richard Ayres chainmail piece.

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I put my hair in to a half-up twisted top-knot; my go-to lazy style and added some neutral, warm-tone make up. After years of denial, I have finally accepted that warm tones are usually more complimentary to my colouring.

Shooting on a windy day was not all bad as a helpful gust of wind helped me to capture and show of the side slits in my jumper. The front can be tucked into trousers, while the back hangs long.

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OUTFIT:

Jacket: Oasis

Jumper: Acne

Trousers: Zara

Trainers: Nike

Necklace: Richard Ayres

Some ring: Dixi

All black casual style

The weather has finally started to brighten up a bit and last weekend, I was able to take Ziva for a little walk without having to change into waterproofs!

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Photography by Richard Ayres

sheer batwing top: Eustratia

Sunglasses: Balmain (currently sold out)

Harness bra: Nichole de Carle

Crystal necklace: Infinity

Feather necklace: Richard Ayres

belt: Asos (similar)

Jeans: Next (similar here)

Boots: Dr. Martens 

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Manchester house

On Saturday we went to Manchester house for afternoon tea and cocktails.

They seem to serve a lot of classic treats with an interesting twist which really works for me and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Definitely one of my favourite places in Manchester.

The Manchester sky was sporting its trademark grey colour and I decided to take some pictures by the large windows on the 12th floor.

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Blazer: Karen Millen

Tunic: Topshop

Necklace: Richard Ayres

Earrings: Wildfox

Trousers: Eustratia

Clutch: H&M

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

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Monochrome dreams

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In the past, I probably never would have thought that pairing a t-shirt with a pleated chiffon maxi skirt was a good idea but recently I’ve been updating the categories I mentally assign clothing to.

I wanted a comfortable but striking outfit to attend a friend’s birthday drinks and this was definitely a hit.

The wedge trainers perfectly marry the contrasting elements and the accessories add the right amount of edge.

t-shirt: Topshop

skirt: similar here

trainers: Nike

harness: No:Wear

necklace: Eustratia

earrings: Richard Ayres

Images shot by Richard Ayres photography

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This month I like my latex… Harnessy!

As you all know I’m quite into latex fashion so I’ve decided to add a new, monthly feature that highlights what kind of latex I’m currently into.

At the moment I love harness details and I’ve been working on getting clearer product pictures of the harness style items I’ve already created for Eustratia.

Here are my top picks:

harness thingsAs a special treat, I’ve also decided to keep the sale on till Sunday to give everyone who gets paid on Friday an extra change at a bargain.

The featured products can be found here , here,here and here.

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