Ruby in the onyx

red feathers 4red feathers 5red feathers 2red feathers 1red feathers close up copyred feathers bagred feathers shoes copy Today I celebrated a week of hard work with Sunday brunch in small cafe in Didsbury. I’ve been working on a latex range for a different brand (details to be revealed soon), which alongside my regular schedule didn’t leave much time for sleep.

Near the cafe, I noticed this interesting old buildingthat looks like a chapel but actually operates as a library and decided it made an ideal background for my latest outfit post.

The starting point for this outfit was the blouse. I bought it off ebay last week after after a two-month-long search for one to match these shoes. The shade is almost exactly the same and I’m also really pleased my feather necklace shows up so well against it, as I never manage to get a picture that does it justice.

I decided to pair it with my sequin Joni jeans by Moto. These are a very fitted style and I find that they work really well with my proportions, being tight in the right places and flattering. I don’t wear jeans very often and find that high waisted styles are sometimes large on the waist. These also have a sequin front, which is very good quality, the sequins overlap each other to give a high shine and sturdy surface.

Hat: ASOS

Zip Blazer: Zara

Blouse: Ebay

Sequin jeans: Moto @Topshop

Shoes: Missguided

Feather necklace: Richard Ayres

Crystal necklaces: Dixi

Bag: H! by Henry Holland

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Current Obsessions: Style

This month I’ve been obsessed with re-defining my style and pin-pointing my new wardrobe staples.

I see style as something that constantly evolves as you mature and change circumstances and habits and I love that about it, but I also love those pieces you can wear year after year, without feeling they’ve become tired.

current obsessions- StyleI currently love easy but dramatic dresses, drapey cardigans,  printed sheers, harness bras, tight or harem style bottoms and leather boots and jackets.

I’d also love to hear what you’re wardrobe stapes are.

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Twigs

The piece of land next to my house has recently been cleared of all its trees which ended up in a large pile next to the back wall of my yard. I thought they resembled a pyre and would make a good backdrop for a shoot.

twigs 4twings1twigs 2twigs 5This is one of my favourite simple outfits at the moment. I like outfits that manage to balance elegance, drama and toughness and if they can be easy to wear as well that’s always a bonus. I could wear this almost anywhere and feel comfortable.

Dress: H&M

Harness: Eustratia

Sandals: Topshop

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Silver thorns

silver thorns 2a copysilver thorns 1silver thorns 4silver thornssilver thorns 6silver thorns 3I managed to get these images in just before the rain yesterday, it seems srping isn’t here after all. I’ve pretty much lived in this cardigan for the last year so I think it deserves to be featured. I’ve had several replacements but non of them seem to work quite as well.

Cardigan: Topshop

Shirt: H&M

Shorts: Miss Selfridge

tights: M&S

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Jewellery: Richard Ayres

Septum ring: Bodyjewelleryshop

Images by Richard Ayres

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A gap in the clouds

Manchester is known for its cloudy skies and constant drizzle so when you get sunny days in March, it’s pretty much compulsory to take pictures. It was particularly nice to not have to carry a jacket around!

house1house2 copyhouse3house6house7house5        Cardigan: Topsho

  Top: Topshop

Skirt: H&M

Leggings: Ebay

Boots: Irregular choice

Accessories: Richard Ayres

Body jewellery: bodyjewelleryshop

Images by Richard Ayres

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